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    Comic-Con Movie Preview: Warner Bros., Sony, Legendary, Paramount, Marvel, 'Sin City' and More

    Details are arriving on what movies the studios will showcase at Comic-Con, which launches in San Diego on July 24. Not all of them will be in Show H--more and more, they are traveling off-site to play to press directly, away from the fan hordes.

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    Distribution Maestro Jeff Blake Exits Sony After 22 Years: Dynamo and Class Act

    The news that Jeff Blake is departing his position as Chairman of Sony Pictures and Vice-Chairman of Worldwide Marketing and Distribution for the company leaves the industry, at least until his future plans as announced, without one its most revered and honorable executives.

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    Discuss: Why One Size Does Not Fit All For Superhero Franchises & Where Sony Went Wrong With ‘Amazing Spider-Man’

    Though they've been made since the very beginning of the medium, studios are still learning how to craft sequels. Follow-ups used to be frowned upon, perceived as nakedly commercial tactics that frequently didn't involve the participants of the originals. Then they became elaborate, ongoing serializ...

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    Animation Highlights From Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3)

    This year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) kicked off today with press conferences and game reveals. There was a steady parade of zombies, mercenaries, and post apocalyptic gun play, there were also quite a few animated surprises - mostly from independent developers. Here are a few we think you ...

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    How Sony Imageworks Embraced Challenging Animation, Gritty Realism and Alien Mimics for 'Edge of Tomorrow' (VIDEO)

    Sony Pictures Imageworks, which is moving its headquarters from Culver City to Vancouver to stay competitive, embraced gritty, CG photorealism for the first time with Doug Liman's smart and trippy "Edge of Tomorrow." Truly "War of the Worlds" meets "Groundhog Day," with Tom Cruise caught in a nightm...

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    Hollywood Isn't Giving Up Its Repetition Disorder Anytime Soon; See 'The Gray Man'

    Hollywood is hellbent to find franchises and multi-part literary properties not just because they seek easy-sell established brands with huge fan bases. To state the obvious, the studios have figured out that spending multi-millions to launch a one-off product just doesn't make sense.

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    Sony Takes Rights to Snowden Book 'No Place to Hide'

    Sony has secured rights to Glenn Greenwald's "No Place to Hide," the buzzy book on Edward Snowden and what he revealed about US security officials' electronic surveillance.

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    Box Office Top Ten: 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Clears the Field, But Sets No Records

    This year the official summer season launches, as did last, with a Marvel comic sequel. But Sony's costly "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," while it opened $2 million ahead of the expected gross of $90 million, is nowhere close to last year's Marvel entry. While it's scoring overseas, it could face a long...

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    Sony Reportedly Aiming For $1 Billion Worldwide Box Office For 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2'

    After Marvel's "The Avengers" made a billion dollars, and became the third highest grossing movie of all time, rival studios freaked. And so, they began to plot their own massive, cinematic comic universes while also spending big money on their properties, hoping to join Marvel in the billion dollar...

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