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For seven seasons, Pretty Little Liars has been a mainstay of the Freeform (formerly ABC Family) lineup. Over the course of its 150+ episodes, it’s provided plenty of shocking moments as the storyline’s taken numerous turns. If you find yourself needing a scorecard to keep track of all the plot twists, you’re not alone. Even [...]


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From his very first appearance, in 1984’s A Nightmare on Elm Street, to the present day, Johnny Depp has made a career of playing enigmatic characters. Perhaps that’s why he still has a career. He rarely plays the same character twice (Pirates of the Caribbean’s Captain Jack Sparrow being the notable exception), which helps him [...]


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When you think of Adam Sandler, what comes to mind? If you said “his serious movies,” you might want to get your head examined. After all, he made his name as a comedian, and all of his most successful movies have been comedies. He has tried to stretch himself as an actor, taking on more [...]


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On May 25, 1977, 20th Century Fox released a new movie into 32 theaters with little fanfare. Some industry insiders believed the studio was essentially burying the film with such a limited rollout. Nobody believed that it would make Hollywood history.

That movie, of course, was Star Wars. Before it became Episode IV: A New [...]


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Considering that his entry into the entertainment business came via the world of pro wrestling, it wouldn’t be unfair to say that Dwayne Johnson’s physique has certainly factored into his popularity. So it makes perfect sense that he’s playing the savior in swim trunks, lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, in the big-screen version of Baywatch. Even though [...]


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After taking on Captain Kirk in the rebooted Star Trek series and playing the title character in the Jack Ryan franchise, Chris Pine was a natural choice to star in a superhero movie. And while he was — for obvious reasons — never in consideration for the lead in the Wonder Woman movie, he was [...]


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Nick Cannon’s abrupt and controversial departure from America’s Got Talent left the show scrambling to find a new host for its 12th season. The producers hired supermodel/talk show host Tyra Banks, who had plenty of reality show experience as a judge on America’s Next Top Model. But even with all of Banks’s experience and exposure, [...]


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Arrested Development fans got some great news this past week: A new season of the show is in the works, and it will stream on Netflix in 2018. As with the fourth season, it took some fancy logistics to coordinate a shooting schedule, because the show’s large, talented cast is always in demand. Jason Bateman [...]


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In Hollywood, sequels walk a very fine line. On one hand, you want to give audiences the elements that made the original popular in the first place. On the other hand, you don’t want to bore them with something that’s too similar to its predecessor. Things get especially tricky once you get into multiple sequels. [...]


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At this year’s Sundance Film Festival writer-director Jack Henry Robbins premiered his short Hot Winter: A Film by Dick Pierre. The project, which paid homage to the VHS tape era was an aesthetic challenge for Robbins, but it was probably a cakewalk compared to his first rate series Ultimate Ultimate.

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