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Robert Evans Dead: ‘Chinatown’ Producer Dies at 89

Richard Natale and Carmel Dagan report: Robert Evans, the Paramount executive who produced “Chinatown” and “Urban Cowboy,” and whose life became as melodramatic and jaw-dropping as any of his films, died on Saturday night. He was 89. Even [...]

‘Blade Runner’ Star Rutger Hauer Dead at 75

Dutch actor Rutger Hauer, best known for his role as Harrison Ford’s nemesis in Ridley Scott’s 1982 film ‘Blade Runner,’ has died. He was 75. According to Hauer’s agent, the actor died at his Dutch home after ‘a [...]

Netflix Surges; Licensed Shows Still Take the Crown

David NG writes: Netflix’s promotional tagline is “See what’s next” — a nod to the numerous titles that are instantly available to watch at the click of a remote. For the streaming entertainment giant, “what’s next” is changing in [...]

Universal to Distribute Bond 25 Internationally

Erin Nyren reports: Universal has won the rights to internationally distribute the upcoming Bond 25 film directed by Danny Boyle. Daniel Craig will return as 007 and Boyle will direct from an original screenplay by John Hodge. The film will begin [...]

Is Pachinko Headed for Extinction in Japan?

Studies reveal huge drop in players, hall operators Casey Baseel reports: A grim mortality rate for pachinko parlor management companies shines a light on the poor health of the industry. I’ve lived in the same neighborhood of Yokohama for more [...]

Japan leaves Pyeongchang with 13 Medals

  The Pyeongchang Olympics came to an end on Sunday, with Japan winning 13 medals, surpassing its previous record of 10 at the 1998 Nagano Games. Speed skater Nana Takagi won gold in the women’s mass start on Saturday. It was Takagi’s [...]

All Marvel Movies: Ranked Worst to Best

The record-breaking success of Deadpool will surely have many side effects, the most obvious of which being a sudden uptick in curse words spouted by Spandex-clad protagonists. For genre fans who’ve spent recent years obsessing over the arcana [...]