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The Flash: Kevin Smith Compares Visual Effects to Arrow

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The visual effects budget for Arrow surprisingly makes up one-tenth of the effects budget for The Flash. It’s no secret that production budgets can reduce (or increase) the quality of movies — and the same goes for TV shows. Some shows out there have suffered greatly from their elementary visual effects, which are largely due to those shows struggling to make ends meet with their low visual effects budgets. That’s why some production crews like to emphasize practical effects over CGI.

When it comes to broadcast television, it’s not always easy making fantasy worlds come to life on the small screen, ...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Writer’s Room Starts Work on Season 5

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The writer’s room for Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. begins work on the upcoming season 5. The ABC series recently wrapped up its fourth season on the network, tying together three relatively disparate plot threads – broken down into “pods” – revolving around Robbie Reyes aka Ghost Rider (Gabriel Luna), Life Model Decoys like Aida (Mallory Jansen), and the simulated alternate reality called the Framework. Of course, the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season 4 finale ended with a cliffhanger, depicting Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg) in some kind of spaceship after an unknown length of time.

A few days before the season 4 finale aired, ABC renewed ...

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X-Men: 16 Most WTF Things That Happened To Nightcrawler

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Between his unique appearance, cool powers, and introspective nature, Kurt Wagner, AKA Nightcrawler, may be one of the most underrated characters of all comic history. Writers seemed to use his faith as his main defining characteristic in the movies, completely neglecting the sharp, insightful mutant with the surprising leadership qualities that fans know from his days with Excalibur.

It’s fair enough to say that there are so many different worlds to choose from in the multiverse that writers went with the most popular version of Kurt, but they didn’t have to create drama between him and Angel to create the apocalyptic angle they were looking ...

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Transformers Bumblebee Spinoff: Hailee Steinfeld In Talks to Star

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Paramount’s first spinoff in the Transformers cinematic universe, Bumblebee, eyes Hailee Steinfeld for the human lead. Steinfeld has been on the radar since her roles in True Grit and Ender’s Game, but has recently become a much bigger name by joining the Pitch Perfect franchise as well as getting awards buzz for her performance in The Edge of Seventeen. It was only a matter of time before a rising female star as herself found a new franchise to plant her feet, and it may come courtesy of the Transformers universe.

Paramount will soon debut the fifth installment in the franchise, but next up will be their first spinoff film in this universe – ...

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The Deuce: Teaser & Images for James Franco’s HBO Drama

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The forthcoming HBO original drama series The Deuce – as created by showrunner David Simon and starring James Franco – has just seen the release of an official teaser trailer and slate of images from the new show. Following his work on the critically acclaimed drama that is The Wire and the underrated musically tinged series in the form of Treme, Simon has set his sights next on the rise of the pornography industry in 1970s Times Square, New York.

Set to pay plenty of attention to the concurrently ensuing epidemics of HIV, violence, drugs, and the real estate booms and busts of 1970s New York City, The Deuce is sure to be another highly original small screen production created and executive produced by Simon. Starring Franco as twin brothers Vincent and Frankie Martino – who become fronts for the Mob following the legalization and rise of the porn industry – the latest teaser for the ...

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