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    Film Review: ‘Scoob!’ Is a Manic Misstep

    “Scoob!” may be a computer-animated modern reboot of the Hanna-Barbera classic series, but the sleuth squad of childhood legend is nowhere to be found. “Scoob!” has a frightening case of impostor syndrome. The goofy ’70s sound effects are here, the singular exclamations like “zoinks” and “jinkies” are present, but other than Frank Welker’s befuddled “ruff” […] More

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    Culture Circuit: The Roles for Hispanic Americans

    LATINO CIRCUIT: Last month we looked at the relatively meager showing that Hispanic actors have had at the Academy Awards. We theorized that resistance to accents could be among the many reasons why these stars have not found Oscar gold. Today we explore another theory: whether Hispanic Americans are being typecast into roles keeping them […] More

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    Zendaya Releases Original Song for Upcoming ‘Smallfoot’ Animated Feature

    Animated features are often the source of original song submissions at the Oscars. Obviously the Disney and Pixar films have won original song categories in years past, but they’re not the only ones to make a run at a gold statue. “Happy,” “Everything is Awesome” and “Accidentally in Love” have all been highlights of Oscar night. The most […] More

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    WATCH: New Trailer for the Animated Adventure ‘Smallfoot’

    Animation is a genre of film thoroughly dominated by Pixar. As such, it’s easy to dismiss other efforts as being of a lesser quality. That’s not necessarily the case though, as there’s a multitude of cartoon offerings each year. This year, Warner Brothers has an interesting one on their hands in “Smallfoot,” which imagines Yeti […] More

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    CW Renews 10 Series Including ‘Riverdale,’ ‘Jane the Virgin,’ and ‘Supernatural’

    The CW announced they are renewing most series in their current lineup, according to Variety. The CW is renewing the following series: “Arrow”—Season 7 “Black Lightning”—Season 2 “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”—Season 4 “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”—Season 4 “Dynasty”—Season 2 “The Flash”—Season 5 “Jane the Virgin”—Season 5 “Riverdale”—Season 3 “Supergirl”—Season 4 “Supernatural”—Season 14 Several shows are still waiting […] More

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    Film Review: ‘Annihilation’ is a Visual and Psychological Feast

    Sometimes you walk out of a movie theater feeling overwhelmed with joy over the experience you’ve just had. Other times, it might be an annoyance or even anger at what you’ve just sat through for two hours. And, then there is a film like “Annihilation,” which is so bizarre and mind-bending that you aren’t sure […] More

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    90th Oscars®: 10 More Presenters Announced Including Gal Gadot and Zendaya

    The 90th Oscars® are less than two weeks away, and producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced the next group of presenters for the big show. In a statement accompanying the announcement, the producers said: “Together, these artists represent some of the most beloved movies of our generation. It’s an honor to welcome them […] More

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    ACLU SoCal Announces Bill of Rights Dinner Honorees

    Each year, the ACLU of Southern California celebrates the anniversary of the ratification of the Bill of Rights by paying tribute to individuals who are making a difference in the struggle to fulfill the historic promise of “liberty and justice for all” and helping to preserve civil liberties and civil rights. Continuing this tradition, the ACLU […] More

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    WATCH: Natalie Portman Searches for Answers in First Trailer for ‘Annihilation’

    Paramount Pictures released a teaser trailer for the science fiction film “Annihilation.” Based on a trilogy of novels from Jeff VanderMeer, “Annihilation” is the story of a biologist who signs up for a dangerous secret mission. Her journey is further complicated when her husband becomes ill, she discovers a strange creature, and the disappearances start. […] More