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Weekend Movie Takeaway: Captain Marvel

In its second weekend in theaters, Captain Marvel earned an emphatic $69 million, more than drowning out the internet trolls that sought to undermine the film's opening.

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'Whiskey Cavalier Writer: This Show is Exactly What TV Needs

For 37-year-old Jameel Saleem, Whiskey Cavalier is the escapism every viewer needs— a mix of action, emotion and humor after a long day soaked in reality.

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Sebastián Lelio on Gloria Bell: It’s the Ultimate Portrait of a Woman

Gloria Bell is your mother, your aunt or whoever you may aspire to be in middle age. Julianne Moore is exquisite in her portrayal of the ‘everywoman’ in a movie that will leaves you full of promise and inspired to live your own ordinary life in the m...

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All the Write Moves: Captain Marvel

Much has been written about Captain Marvel marking a milestone for Marvel Studios because it’s the company’s first movie with a solo female lead, and much has been written about the social media trolls who find this milestone disturbing. Now that the...

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Tristan Barr Continuance Pictures’ Short Film Initiative

“Continuance Pictures was born out of the idea for a quality, low-budget production model similar to that of Blumhouse and A24,” says Tristan Barr, head producer and co-founder of Continuance Pictures. Along with his business partner, David Gim, Barr...

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Write On with "Devil's Path" Writer-Director-Producer Matthew Montgomery

Writer-director-producer Matthew Montgomery discusses his start as an actor and how he eventually moved behind the camera to produce Devil's Path.  The drama/thriller is about two men who encounter each other on a dangerous gay cruising park trail, a...

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Part I: 'The Hole in the Ground' Writer-Director Lee Cronin on Getting Your Hands Dirty When Writing

Irish writer-director Lee Cronin’s passion for horror films culminates in his debut feature film, The Hole in the Ground. Co-written with Stephen Shields, the story centers around Sarah O’Neill (Seána Kerslake), who flees an abusive marriage and move...

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All the Write Moves: 'Fighting with My Family

The comedy-drama Fighting with My Family, about the life of a wrestling star who performed under the name “Paige” before retiring last year, might seem like it’s only for diehard WWE fans. But like most of the best sports movies, Fighting with My Fam...

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Weekend Writing Inspiration: Use "Systems" to Keep Your Writing Organized

In part one of our organization series, we reviewed methods to tackle your writing space organization, along with giving thought to all of the tools we need to keep it organized (it’s more than you’d think!).

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