Disney’s Problem with Creatives and Creativity

Almost in the exact same hour on Jan 9, two big pieces of Disney news broke: the project departures of Doctor Strange 2 director Scott Derrickson and creator-showrunner Terri Minsky from the Disney Plus revival of Lizzie McGuire.  Both exits were said to be based on creative conflict, with both Marvel and Derrickson citing “creative…

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‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: A Rushed Journey to Little Reward

The stakes for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are about as high as they can get for any movie. It's the ninth and apparently final installment in the widely beloved Skywalker saga, part of a globally popular franchise spanning 40 years, eleven movies and TV shows, books, video games—the full works. Such a film…