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7 things you didn’t know about ‘Mad Max’

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The latest entry in the long-running Mad Max series, Mad Max: Fury Road, surprised everyone with both its insane action sequences and its 10 Academy Award nominations.

But did you know the original film was so cheap, it had to pay workers with beer? Our CineFix series, Things You Didn’t Know, digs into the action-packed franchise’s humble roots, from the cosplay-fodder costumes to the reason why so many people in the post-apocalypse are horribly deformed.

How the beloved ’Where the Wild Things Are’ book became a film

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Where the Wild Things Are is one of the most beloved children’s books in American literary history (even though the wild rumpus was not so warmly welcomed when it was first published in 1963).

How ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ turned a gritty novel into a family film

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the 1988 film set in a world in which flesh-and-blood people lived and worked alongside cartoon characters, is loosely based on the noire novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit, by Gary Wolf. Beyond the basic premise, they’re almost nothing alike.

Our CineFix series, What’s the Difference, reads between the lines to find the differences between the book and the film.

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7 things you didn’t know about the ‘Mad Max’ films

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The latest entry in the long-running Mad Max series, Mad Max: Fury Road, surprised everyone with both its insane action sequences and its 10 Academy Award nominations.

But did you know the original Mad Max film was so cheap that it had to pay workers with beer? Our CineFix series, Things You Didn’t Know, digs into the action-packed franchise’s humble roots, from the cosplay-fodder costumes to the reason so many people in that post-apocalyptic world are horribly deformed.

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‘Harry Potter’ fans, rejoice: You can now discover your true Patronus

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LONDON — The quiz we’ve all been waiting for is finally here.

After a day of teasing out clues on Twitter, official Harry Potter site Pottermore has finally confirmed what many were suspecting: we now have an actual Patronus quiz.

Pottermore shared a link to the quiz — which invites you to answer a series of questions to determine which animal your Patronus would be — in a tweet early Thursday afternoon.

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Netflix says it knows exactly when you get hooked on its shows

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LOS ANGELES – Netflix knows you’re hooked and exactly when you got hooked to its shows.

The Los Gatos-based streaming service on Wednesday released the latest data unveiling “hooked episodes,” a.k.a. the “specific episodes that take watchers from indecision to infatuation” for a handful of shows available to stream from the platform.

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When 70 percent of viewers who watched that episode went on to complete season one of the same series, it is considered a hooked episode. The…