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  • When Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins get together it's a lovefest — but they've earned it

    When Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins get together it's a lovefest — but they've earned it

    Wonder Woman is about to blush. “There is an effortless intelligence and humor and delight,” says director Patty Jenkins of “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot, who happens to be sitting beside her on the couch. “You hit all the beats of strength and power and warmth, but there’s this delightful other...

  • 'Apes' director Matt Reeves: I wanted to push ... Caesar's story into the realm of the mythic'

    'Apes' director Matt Reeves: I wanted to push ... Caesar's story into the realm of the mythic'

    When he was 8 years old, Matt Reeves started making 8-millimeter movies inspired by his love for the original “Planet of the Apes.” “I’d have my friends put on gorilla masks and run around shooting these little sci-fi films,” he recalls. “As a kid, I was captivated by these images of horses with...

  • Henry Cavill on the secrets of Superman's return in 'Justice League'

    Henry Cavill on the secrets of Superman's return in 'Justice League'

    By now it’s likely not a spoiler to reveal that “Justice League” includes the return of Superman, who sacrificed himself to save humanity at the end of 2016’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” That film, which was generally regarded as overly dark and somewhat unwieldy, gave audiences a version...

  • Can 'Wonder Woman' buck the odds for superhero movies at the Oscars?

    Can 'Wonder Woman' buck the odds for superhero movies at the Oscars?

    First she won over critics, stirred up audiences and vanquished the box office. Now Wonder Woman is hoping to do what no superhero before her has done: Crack the Oscars. Charging into awards season like Princess Diana of Themyscira into No Man’s Land, Warner Bros.’ $821 million-grossing “Wonder...

  • New heroes on the block: 'Justice League' introduces Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg

    New heroes on the block: 'Justice League' introduces Aquaman, the Flash and Cyborg

    Several years ago, on a Sunday evening, “Justice League” director Zack Snyder discovered a superhero in a not-so-unlikely place. “We’re big ‘Game of Thrones’ fans,” explains Deborah Snyder, Zack’s wife and producing partner. “I remember Jason Momoa [as Dothraki chieftain Khal Drogo]. Zack was like,...

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