• What Can We Learn from a New Hollywood MVP List? Franchises Matter, Not Movie Stars
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    Jordan Zakarin

    What Can We Learn from a New Hollywood MVP List? Franchises Matter, Not Movie Stars

    The most famous — and valuable — people in Hollywood today are fictional characters. Today Vulture released its annual ranking of Hollywood’s Most Valuable Stars. Using a formula that weighs hard data like box office numbers and intangibles like likeability, the site determined an A-list pecking order that — inadvertently or not — reflects the monumental shift that continues to reshape the movie industry as actors become more and more subservient to the franchises they headline.

  • From James Bond to 'The Equalizer,' We Rate Hollywood's Most Murderously Creative Good Guys
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    Meriah Doty

    From James Bond to 'The Equalizer,' We Rate Hollywood's Most Murderously Creative Good Guys

    Methodology: During a scuffle in which both fighters are pulled underwater — with a huge shark swimming nearby, mind you! — Bond forces Kananga to ingest an inflation pellet. Kananga becomes buoyant and begins expanding, eventually rising out of the water like a balloon before finally exploding. Bond’s waterlogged send-off — “He always did have an inflated opinion of himself” — is perfectly dry.

  • Casting Rumors: Matt Damon to Play Aquaman — and More
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    Kevin Polowy

    Casting Rumors: Matt Damon to Play Aquaman — and More

    Hollywood rumor mills are belching smoke this week, with unconfirmed reports linking big-name actors with several high-profile roles.