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Ghostbusters backlash 'the greatest thing that ever happened,’ per Sony chief

Ever since Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot was first announced, the project’s been caught up in a whirlwind of online controversy (largely dominated by a few loud trolls who think women shouldn’t be Ghostbusters). Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon have all brushed off the backlash, and in a new interview, Sony movie chief Tom Rothman is doing the same.

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Animated Spider-Man movie pushed back five months, gets December 2018 release date

Spider-Man fans have a holiday treat to look forward to… in three years, that is. Sony’s animated Spider-Man film, originally planned for a July 2018 release, has been pushed back to Dec. 21 of the same year, EW has confirmed.

Per Sony’s announcement at CinemaCon in April, the animated movie will be written and directed by The Lego Movie’s Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The original release date was set for July 20, 2018.

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Exclusive teaser debut for 'The Walk': Joseph Gordon-Levitt stands atop the twin towers


That crosshatch construction is familiar, though we haven’t seen it for a long time. And when we do see it, we tend to picture it in smoldering ruins—not gleaming, strong, and new.

Then there’s the young man standing atop those 110 stories, stepping to the edge, balancing precariously on an I-beam that juts out into the void.

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Sundance 2013: Juror Tom Rothman on the legacy of indie film and the future of robot revolution

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During his 18 years as an executive at 20th Century Fox, Tom Rothman oversaw two of the biggest movies in history – Titanic and Avatar. But as a juror at the Sundance Film Festival this past week, he has been focusing on some of the smaller, scrappier movies being made on the indie circuit for roughly the catering budget (for a day, maybe) of those kinds of films.

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Ed Burns, Tom Rothman headline Sundance Film Festival juries


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Ed Burns, whose debut film The Brothers McMullen premiered at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, was announced today as a jury member for next month’s Sundance in Park City, Utah. Burns joins documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim, executive Tom Rothman and 16 others named to five juries that will award prizes at independent film’s most high-profile showcase.

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