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Newswire: Julia Roberts is turning the Batkid story into a feature film

Back in 2013, the Make-A-Wish foundation treated a 5-year-old with leukemia to an elaborate adventure across San Francisco in which he became Batkid—a non-canonical sidekick of The Dark Knight—and saved the city from The Penguin and The Riddler. It was very touching, and for one precious day, the world was allowed to actually feel good about something. Filmmaker Dana Nachman […]

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Newswire: Netflix signs a four-picture deal with the Duplass brothers

It looks like Netflix is getting in on that hot Duplass business. According to Deadline, the acting/directing/producing brothers Mark and Jay Duplass have made a deal with Netflix to finance four movies through their Duplass Brothers Productions. Each movie will have “a short theatrical window” and then they’ll be hitting Netflix, making them a little more special than your average […]

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Newswire: IFC cancels The Birthday Boys

Indicating the death of either sketch comedy or birthdays, IFC has canceled The Birthday Boys after two seasons. The series was produced by Mr. Show‘s Bob Odenkirk, and its eponymous Birthday Boys included comedians Jefferson Dutton, David Ferguson, Mike Hanford, Tim Kalpakis, Matt Kowalick, Mike Mitchell, and Chris VanArtsdalen. Ever the jokesters, the gang released a video saying that it […]

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Newswire: R.I.P. Edgar Froese, founder of Tangerine Dream

Edgar Froese—who, as founder and stable center of Tangerine Dream, crafted sounds that inspired generations of electronic music artists—has died at the age of 70. According to a message posted on the Tangerine Dream website, Froese “suddenly and unexpectedly passed away from the effects of a pulmonary embolism” this past Tuesday. Froese was the only constant member of Tangerine Dream […]

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Newswire: Lego adds Scooby-Doo to its list of licensed playsets

Lego, the multimedia brand that occasionally also makes plastic toys, has announced that Scooby-Doo will be the latest franchise to receive its profit-granting touch. The Denmark-based toy company will start producing minifigures and playsets for the long-running cartoon franchise—including the members of Mystery Inc. and the titular canine, long considered pop culture’s most erudite crime-solving dog—later this year. The company […]

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