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Let the annual 'Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?' debate begin

Mashable

Everybody's got a favorite holiday movie that's not really a holiday movie. So what elements put an otherwise regular movie over the "okay NOW it's a holiday movie" line? Clint, Ti and Michael discuss along with a few of their own favorite not-a-holiday movies!


Disney Plus will only have 7 Marvel movies at launch

#artificialintelligence

Only seven MCU movies will be on Disney Plus at launch. With Disney this week revealing what it will and won't have when it launches its streaming service Disney Plus next month, it's become apparent that there are a few Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) titles missing. As reported earlier Tuesday by Digital Spy, while Disney Plus tweeted out what seemed like a never-ending list of launch titles Monday, there were scant MCU movies to be seen. At launch, Disney Plus tweeted it will have Avengers: Age of Ultron, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Captain Marvel, Thor: The Dark World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man. Beyond the MCU movies, animated series including X-Men: Evolution from 2000, Wolverine and the X-Men from 2009, Guardians of the Galaxy from 2015 and Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors from 2018 will also be on the platform.


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WIRED

Sometimes, actors will try to convince you that making big budget movies is a difficult, rough job that is emotionally and physically exhausting, and that they suffer in the name of our entertainment like celluloid saints. As you can see, I've got my hands full. As we all gird our loins and other body parts in anticipation of Comic-Con International next week, here are the highlights of this past week's superhero movie news. In a movie filled with villains and anti-heroes, who is the big bad of David Ayer's Suicide Squad? We already know that there's a villain called the Adversary at the root of the team's troubles, but now it's beginning to look as if the Adversary is a shared identity of some sort.


Movie studio AI predicts who will like a film based on its trailer

New Scientist

In a world… where artificial intelligence seems unstoppable, one studio has developed algorithms that can predict what kind of audience will go to see a movie when it is released just by analysing film trailers. Working out who will find a movie appealing is not an easy task. Film companies get anonymised data on who watches a movie after the fact, but by that point trailers to run alongside it have already been selected.


Emojis: Now there's a movie coming

PCWorld

Emojis have become an important and essential communication tool for hundreds of millions of people, so naturally, now there's a movie coming. Sony Pictures Animation said Monday that it will produce an animated movie about "the secret world of our phones and the beloved characters that have become daily necessities in global interpersonal communication." "Emojimovie: Express Yourself" is due in August 2017. It will be written by Eric Siegel and Anthony Leondis and directed by Leondis. He previously wrote and directed "Lilo & Stitch 2: Stitch Has a Glitch" and "Igor."