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Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain – TechCrunch

Infinity War’ is an overstuffed adventure with a terrific villain – TechCrunch Seriously, Thanos is the best part of the movie When I saw the first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War, I was really excited and really worried. Excited because holy crap, there were so many characters. Iron Man! Captain …

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Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ is a new high point for superhero cinema

Black Panther doesn’t look like any movie I’ve seen. I don’t want to downplay America’s long history of black cinema (a history that already includes a handful of black superheroes). Nor am I ignoring the fact that Black Panther is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe — so yes, …

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Disney has begun populating its parks with autonomous, personality-driven robots

The process of making a Disney park feel alive is most easily encapsulated in animatronic figures. These hydraulic, pneumatic and now electric figures have been a fixture at Disneyland since the 60s. Since then, massive advancements have been made in control systems, movement architecture and programming. The most advanced animatronic …

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The showrunners behind ‘Game of Thrones’ have signed on to write some ‘Star Wars’ movies

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the writers who turned George R.R. Martin’s fantasy novels into a television phenomenon, will be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films. We’re starting a vague sense of Disney and Lucasfilm’s plans for the Star Wars franchise after the release of the …

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Pixar’s John Lasseter taking a six-month leave of absence amid reports of inappropriate behavior

John Lasseter, the chief creative officer of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the latest media executive to face allegations of inappropriate behavior. In a memo to employees, Lasseter acknowledged “missteps” and said he will be taking a six month sabbatical. He added that after “a number of …

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