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'Love, Simon's' Keiynan Lonsdale on playing Kid Flash and LGBTQ representation in Hollywood
Do critics overlook the wrong movies? The case for 'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle'

Of all the things I get asked as a film critic, I’m always tickled, though no longer surprised, by one of the most frequent questions: “How do you decide what you’re reviewing?”

Buried within that question is really another. It’s not just a matter of “What do you like and dislike?” but also “How much control do you exercise over what you get paid to see and write about?”

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U.S. households with paid streaming service surged 450% in less than a decade, study says

In yet another sign of streaming media’s growing dominance in the entertainment industry, the majority of U.S. households now subscribe to at least one digital video streaming service such as Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu, with a surge of original content driving consumer adoption, according to a new survey that will be released Tuesday by Deloitte.

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WSJ's Ben Fritz weighs in on the present and future of movies

In the 21st century, cinematic universes housing the canons of Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Harry Potter and other franchises have largely replaced movie stars on the big screen.

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Amazon's 'Sneaky Pete' relocating to California due to state tax credit

“Sneaky Pete,” the Amazon drama series starring Giovanni Ribisi, is relocating to California from the New York area due to the California tax incentive program that has approved $9.2 million for the show’s third season.

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New video: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' is a twisty, emotionally compelling chapter in the franchise

New on Blu-ray

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Disney/Buena Vista DVD, $19.96; Blu-ray, $24.96; 4K, $29.96; also available on VOD)

The “Star Wars” franchise is so monolithic and means so many different things to so many different people that it’s hard to make a movie that’ll please every fan.

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