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Pophouse buys up most of the rights to Avicii’s catalog

AviciiPhoto: Rich Polk/Getty Images for Rolling Stone Producer and DJ Tim Bergling, better known as Avicii, died in 2018and the majority of his catalog and publishing rights have just been sold off to Pophouse Entertainment—a licensing company co-founded by ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus. That comes from Billboardwhich says that Pophouse is actually planning to do stuff …

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Netflix settles dispute with The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical

Actual BridgertonPhoto: Liam Daniel/Netflix Netflix has given up its lawsuit against Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear, creators of The Unofficial Bridgerton Musicalwhich seemed to have the company’s tacit approval right up until Bear and Barlow started winning Grammys and making money off of it. The musical began as a TikTok thing, a love letter to …

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Kevin Feige felt it was “much too soon” to recast Black Panther

Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer; Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) The release of the Black Panther the sequel is sure to dredge up feelings about the death of Chadwick Boseman, one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most beloved stars. While most of the details of Wakanda Forever are still under wraps, we know that the movie will deal …

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Joyce Carol Oates weighs in on the brutality in Blonde

Joyce Carol Oates; Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe BlondePhoto: Thos Robinson; Netflix/YouTube (Getty Images) In another press cycle, Blonde would be the most controversial film of the year. It took decades for Andrew Dominik to get his brutally graphic fictionalized version of Marilyn Monroe’s life off the ground, and several years after that to …

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Charlie’s Angels is no feminist manifesto, says Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth Banks Photo: Leon Bennett (Getty Images) There are many pitfalls on the road to a good remake; Elizabeth Banks, who directed 2019’s ill-fated Charlie’s Angels reboot, may know this better than anyone. But ahead of her return to the director’s chair for the upcoming abortion drama Call Jane, a specific set of complaints about …

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Kiki Layne says she was cut from “most” of Don’t Worry Darling

Kiki LaynePhoto: Fraser Harrison (Getty Images) We regret to inform you that the Don’t Worry Darling press cycle isn’t quite over (although surely it must be soon, right? Right?). Yes, the film is finally out, and Chris Pine and Florence Pugh skipped the final premiere, and Pugh may or may not have gotten into a …

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A Review Of Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon

Kate Hudson and Jeon Jong-seo in Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon.Photo: Saban Films Movies so often try to increase the stakes of their action and chase sequences—seriously, does every action hero study parkour now?—so it’s refreshingly amusing when Mona Lisa And The Blood Moon deliberately lowers them, with one of the …

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House Of The Dragon showrunner Ryan Condal on Sapochnik’s exit

Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik Image: The AV Club, Photo: Frazer Harrison/Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images HBO’s House Of The Dragon may only be half a season into its expansive register of Targaryen rule in Westeros, but one of its showrunners have already seen sail for a different country. Miguel Sapochnik, a Game Of Thrones veteran ice …

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