While that interpretation is easy to refute, its ramifications raise important questions about Bird Box, Netflix, and the future of film. How does the industry handle and commoditize the success of the film, its director, and its stars? Does this increase the appeal of sending a movie to a streaming service for creators? And what was it about Bird Box specifically, of all the films that have premiered on streaming, that made it such a hit? … [Read more...] about Is ‘Bird Box’ Really More Popular Than ‘Black Panther’?
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All Things Must Pass, which aims to tell the definitive oral history of Tower Records from its unlikely origins in a Sacramento drug store to its glory days of cocaine-fueled rock-and-roll excess to its final, stunning downfall in 2006, seems like an odd first project for Hanks. The actor—who finished up an acclaimed run last season as police deputy Gus Grimly on FX’s Fargo and currently co-stars in the CBS comedy Life in Pieces—never worked at the store, though he wanted to, badly. He applied at two different L.A. locations while in college but never got a callback. “They both said the same thing: ‘Look. We can give you this application, you can fill it out, and we’ll put it on top of this gigantic stack of applications—but I’m telling you right now that there are so many people in front of you that we will never call you,’” Hanks recalls. … [Read more...] about Colin Hanks Explores the Rise and Fall of Tower Records
In addition to Ahsoka -- who had served as Anakin Skywalker's padawan before his fall to the dark side -- the new season introduced Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan Kryze, reprising a Mandalorian warrior she voiced on those animated programs. Ahsoka also referenced seeking Grand Admiral Thrawn, a blue-faced bad guy from "Rebels." … [Read more...] about ‘The Mandalorian’ keeps making major links to the past ‘Star Wars’ galaxy