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Time to fly for ‘Battle Angel’

Famed producer Jon Landau, partner of James Cameron, has a long and storied career. He produced “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids,” “Dick Tracy,” “Titanic,” “Avatar” and the newly released “Alita: Battle Angel.” “Alita,” based on the manga by Yukito Kishiro and directed by Robert Rodriguez, made a splash because of its cyberpunk aesthetic, its martial…

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ brings Baldwin’s story to the screen

The Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim claimed that many musicals are failures because “their authors are blinded by the attractiveness of the source material,” but “they never ask themselves what music will do for the story that hasn’t already been accomplished by the original author.” Sondheim calls these works “why” musicals, because there’s no reason why…

Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ showrunner Maurissa Tancharoen on life, television, and her inseparable love of the two

In television, it takes a great showrunner — the top dog behind the scenes of TV shows  — to make and keep a show successful. So when it comes to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel’s strongest television brand, there’s no one better to turn to than Maurissa Tancharoen, one of the series’ co-creators and showrunners (the…