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Movie Review – Power Rangers (2017)

24 March 2017 1:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Power Rangers, 2017.

Directed by Dean Israelite

Starring Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, Rj Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, Matt Shively, John Stewart, Cody Kearsley, David Denman, Robert Moloney, Anjali Jay, Sarah Grey, Morgan Taylor Campbell, Wesley MacInnes, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader, Bryan Cranston, Amy Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank.


A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

You can’t have your Krispy Kreme doughnut and eat it too. That sentence is more relevant than you might imagine given the wacky plot of Power Rangers, but at some point, the levels of camp that fans are accustomed to adoring conflicts with director Dean Israelite’s (Project Almanac) grounded reimagining of the color-coded superheroes. When Christopher Nolan decided to reboot Batman as a dark and gritty crime drama, he didn’t include traces of Joel Schumacher’s insanity »

- Robert Kojder

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HeyUGuys visits Paris for a Ghost in the Shell fashion event

8 March 2017 3:45 AM, PST | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Scott Davis

Last night in Paris, during the city’s busiest period that is Fashion Week, we were invited to the beautiful city for a very special event to coincide with the hugely anticipated release of Ghost In The Shell, which arrives in cinemas at the end of March.

Related: Ghost in the Shell Teasers, Trailers and Posters

The film, which stars Scarlet Johansson in the lead, is a neo-drenched tech-Noir based on the hugely successful anime film of the same name. And with such anticipation and talk around the film, Paris Fashion Week got in on the act and introduced us to some special costumes and designs that were based around the aesthetic of the film, directed by Rupert Sanders (Snow White and The Huntsman).

As you can see from some of the photos below, neon is very much the name of the game and the look and feel, »

- Scott Davis

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The reconstruction of Batman in animated movies

5 March 2017 7:45 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Harrison Mar 15, 2017

The Lego Batman Movie and Return Of The Caped Crusaders have brought the light back to big screen Batman...

This article contains mild spoilers for The Lego Batman Movie and Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders.

Batman & Robin has a lot to answer for. Almost 20 years after its release, Joel Schumacher's brightly-coloured art nouveau confection is widely acknowledge as the nadir of the cinematic Bat-canon, even though that canon has very recently incorporated the DC Extended Universe entries, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and the Academy Award-winning* Suicide Squad.

But two decades on, it sometimes feels like the films have wound up going too far the other way. Warner Bros rightly ran in the opposite direction with the Dark Knight trilogy, which began eight years later with Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins. However, they haven't replicated the success of those films by doubling down on »

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In praise of Batman (1966): a postmodern masterpiece

2 March 2017 11:53 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Mark Allison Mar 2, 2017

We salute the original Batman big screen movie, comfortably one of the most enjoyable comic book movies to date...

These days, film audiences are expected to take the cinematic Batman very seriously. He’s no longer an object of fantastical escapism, but a manifestation of society’s greatest fears. Tim Burton arguably first popularised this trend with 1989’s Batman, while Christopher Nolan’s masterful Dark Knight trilogy used the Caped Crusader as a heavy-handed metaphor for the war on terror. Zack Snyder took this murkiness to new heights with last year’s Batman V Superman, in which Ben Affleck’s ageing Batman wantonly beat criminals to death and blew them to pieces without remorse.

In this context, the original Batman movie from 1966 might seem like an archaic oddity – a simple adventure for a more innocent time, when the Dark Knight was no more than an out-of-shape Adam West in lyrca. »

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Audition Polaroids Of Actors From The 1980s from Casting Director Mali Finn

2 March 2017 4:00 AM, PST | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Mali Finn  was an American casting director and former English and drama teacher. She cast numerous actors in successful films, including Edward Furlong, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russell Crowe.  She already had a handful of casting credits on her résumé, including The Untouchables (1987), when she established her own firm, Mali Finn Casting, in ’89. She boosted Leonardo DiCaprio’s career by casting him in the James Cameron film Titanic (1997); she also cast Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential (1997). Finn discovered actor Brad Renfro when he was ten years old and cast him in Joel Schumacher’s The Client (1994). Recently a

Audition Polaroids Of Actors From The 1980s from Casting Director Mali Finn »

- Nat Berman

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Batman Begins gets an Honest Trailer

15 February 2017 8:55 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the Caped Crusader currently sitting atop the box office once again with Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie, Screen Junkies has delved into the Bat-back catalogue to give the Honest Trailer treatment to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2005 reboot Batman Begins.

“After Joel Schumacher made Batman silly, but before Zack Snyder made him a joke, Chris Nolan made a movie that got the Dark Knight just right…”

Check out the Honest Trailer here…

See Also: Check out previous Honest Trailers here

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, »

- Gary Collinson

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Can Matt Reeves Save Batman & The DC Universe?

13 February 2017 12:10 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

You’d think that getting a movie about Batman into production would be the easiest thing in the world. Created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger in 1939, the billionaire who dresses up as a rodent to fight crime has consistently been one of the most famous characters in pop culture, across multiple mediums and incarnations. And cinematically speaking, he probably still stands as the most consistently popular superhero.

But despite all of that, history is littered with unmade or what-if Batman movies — a third Joel Schumacher film, Darren Aronofsky’s “Year One,” an aborted early battle with Superman that Wolfgang Petersen would have directed.

Continue reading Can Matt Reeves Save Batman & The DC Universe? at The Playlist. »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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The Week in Movies – Avengers: Infinity War character accidentally revealed, new Batman director announced, Star Wars Land!!! and more…

12 February 2017 11:19 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Week in Movies discusses the last seven days in cinema, including Josh Brolin accidentally revealing an Avengers: Infinity War character, the new Batman director being announced, Star Wars Land and more…

The Week in Movies is an excerpt from the weekly Flickering Myth Super Newsletter. Subscribe here to get it delivered to your inbox every Sunday.

These weekly Batman movie updates are getting more and more like the 1966 television show.

Next Week! The Evil Warner Bros. takes on BatFleck! Can our caped hero escape his contractual agreement alive!? Find out same Bat Time, same Bat Channel!

The answer, for now, appears to be ‘yes’. Cloverfield and Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves is in early talks to direct The Batman, and the studio are “very happy” with the script.

Which sounds comforting, until you remember Affleck told The Guardian last month he wouldn’t direct The Batman if »

- Oli Davis

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To Horror, with Love: Cinema’s Biggest Genre Fans – The Frog Brothers from The Lost Boys (1987)

11 February 2017 9:59 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

[Hello, readers! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, we here at Daily Dead thought it would be fun to do things a little different this year. We're putting the spotlight on our favorite horror-loving characters from genre cinema, people who have represented our own fandom on screen and, in many cases, helped bring our passion for horror into the mainstream. Be sure to check back here on Daily Dead every day through Valentine's Day for our tributes to some of the greatest horror fans to ever grace the big screen.]

“Kill your brother. You’ll feel better.” Such is the self-assured advice of Mr. Alan Frog (Jamison Newlander), one-half of the Frog Brothers, the Santa Carla vampire-killing duo from Joel Schumacher’s 1987 glampire flick, The Lost Boys. He is addressing Sam (Corey Haim), the new kid in town who has noticed his brother Michael (Jason Patric) suffering some very strange symptoms, including staying up late at night, showing a translucent reflection, and having the ability to uncontrollably float past Sam’s room.

Equipped with little more than two fingers slapped together in a makeshift crucifix, Sam is clearly in over his head. Thankfully, the Frog Brothers are more than happy to impart on Sam their collective wisdom on vampires, which you might also know as night crawlers, bloodsuckers, or even el vampiro. Their overzealous need to share this knowledge would be right at home in a horror convention, because at their core, »

- Bryan Christopher

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Scarlett Johansson defends Ghost in the Shell whitewashing, Warcraft 2 update, Halloween reboot and more – Daily News Roundup

11 February 2017 12:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Scarjo Defends Ghost In The Shell

One of the big talking points coming out of the casting of Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell was the reported “whitewashing” of the role. Many have come out to defend the casting, and now Johansson herself has spoken out about it. “I certainly would never presume to play another race of a person,” she said in an interview. “Diversity is important in Hollywood, and I would never want to feel like I was playing a character that was offensive. Also, having a franchise with a female protagonist driving it is such a rare opportunity. Certainly, I feel the enormous pressure of that—the weight of such a big property on my shoulders.” Read more about that here.

Halloween Rebooted

Yep, it’s time to dust off the Michael Myers mask and knife as the original film’s creator John Carpenter announced via »

- Luke Owen

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Coolio Says He Was Supposed To Be Scarecrow In Unproduced ‘Batman & Robin’ Sequel

10 February 2017 2:08 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

The first month and a half of 2017 has been rocky. People need some good news. Rejoice! We can all breathe a sigh of relief knowing that in the late 90s we dodged a bullet. Coolio, the man behind the song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” was almost the Scarecrow in Joel Schumacher’s unproduced “Batman & Robin” sequel. However, due to that film’s horrendous reception, Schumacher was kicked off any potential sequels and we didn’t have to endure almost 2 hours of Coolio as the classic Batman villain.

Continue reading Coolio Says He Was Supposed To Be Scarecrow In Unproduced ‘Batman & Robin’ Sequel at The Playlist. »

- Charles Dean

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The Lego Batman Movie: references and Easter Egg guide

10 February 2017 8:17 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Feb 13, 2017

The movie, TV show, cartoon and comic references of The Lego Batman Movie...

This article contains major The Lego Batman Movie spoilers.

Holy plastic building blocks, Batman! Almost everything really was awesome about The Lego Batman Movie. After years of dark nights and grim glares at other superheroes, the newest adventure of the Caped Crusader, as voiced by Will Arnett’s perfectly overdone gravel, was a breath of fresh air. Not afraid to let Batman’s sidekicks have fun - even if our cantankerous main guy still prefers to wear only black and sing about “darkness” - The Lego Batman Movie is poised to entertain Bat-fans of all Bat-ages.

Still one of its best gags is its shameless (and relentless) use of references, cutaways, and in-jokes to overstuff its narrative with more meta-humor than the most unwieldy episode of Community. As a consequence, it’s easy to »

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Coolio Says He Almost Played Scarecrow in a Third Joel Schumacher ‘Batman’ Movie

10 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

I’m not going to turn this post into a defense of Joel Schumacher‘s much-maligned Batman movies, but if someone cut me a check with the appropriate number of zeroes and asked me to defend them, I could do it! Few movies are so unique in their terribleness, so astonishingly wrongheaded as to cause migraines amongst […]

The post Coolio Says He Almost Played Scarecrow in a Third Joel Schumacher ‘Batman’ Movie appeared first on /Film. »

- Jacob Hall

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Batman at the Movies – The Films That Never Were

10 February 2017 6:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on the Batman films that never were…

One of the most lucrative and successful movie franchises in cinematic history, Batman prefigured the current superhero franchise craze and set the standard after Tim Burton’s 1989 picture established a succession of films which changed the long-held perception of Batman on screen as a camp throwback to his 1960’s colourful incarnation. As The Lego Batman Movie debuts, launching the Caped Crusader into a new animated dimension, it’s interesting to consider the numerous Batman projects that never made it out of development hell, because even though we’ve had the Christopher Nolan trilogy in recent years which sent the character into the stratosphere, it’s not always been plain sailing for the Dark Knight.

Batman vs Superman

“But this film happened?!” a million voices all cried out in terror. Yes indeed, last year’s Dawn of Justice, part of the formative and troubled DC Extended Universe, »

- Tony Black

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Apparently, Coolio was going to play Scarecrow in the Batman & Robin sequel

10 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It’s legend now, but there was a time when Joel Schumacher was working on a follow-up to Batman & Robin, which was green-lit when Warner Bros. were ecstatic with the dailies that were coming back from its production. Since then we’ve heard many rumours about who was going to play certain roles, but a new story has come out today that has taken us all a bit by surprise.

According to rapper Coolio, who features in Batman & Robin as the leader of a motorcycle gang, he was supposed to play Scarecrow in the fifth movie, titled Batman Unchained.

“The only reason I did that part was because they promised me the villain part in the following Batman,” Coolio said in this interview (via The Hollywood Reporter). “Which they didn’t do because Joel Schumacher – they fired him. Me and him didn’t get along that great anyway… [In] the next »

- Luke Owen

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Batman & Robin sequel was to feature Coolio as The Scarecrow

9 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Feb 10, 2017

Coolio might have been considered to play the Scarecrow by Joel Schumacher in the unproduced Batman 5...

This weekend, The Lego Batman Movie will open as a kind of celebration for all things Batman. Yep, even those two less than loved Joel Schumacher Batman films will be getting tips of the hat. Still, before that movie even lands, THR is getting the Batman movie nostalgia started early with the revelation that rapper and sometime-actor Coolio almost played the Scarecrow in an unproduced fifth Batman movie.

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As surprising as it sounds, Coolio broke the news himself while chatting with the trade about why he even appeared in 1997’s notorious Batman & Robin. If you don’t recall, he »

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Coolio Claims He Was Set To Play Scarecrow In Batman & Robin Sequel

9 February 2017 10:23 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Although the Batman film franchise has brought joy to millions of people since 1943 (oh yes, we’re counting the serials starring Lewis Wilson), it has certainly had its ups and downs. After all, they can’t all be The Dark Knight Trilogy.

No matter which movies are to your liking, most of you will probably agree that Batman & Robin was a failure on pretty much every level (although I do experience much amusement whenever seeing Arnold Schwarzenegger’s take on Mr. Freeze). What you may or may not know though was that Warner Bros. were confident in the film prior to its release and thought it would be a grand slam with moviegoers, so much that they were ready to move forward with a sequel titled Batman Triumphant or Batman Unchained, depending on whom you ask on what day of the week. But when Batman & Robin bombed, plans for that »

- Eric Joseph

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Newswire: The world was very nearly blessed with Coolio as a Batman villain

9 February 2017 8:13 AM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

Somewhere, in one of the infinite universes paralleling our own, Sinbad was in a genie movie called Shazam, and the face of Batman supervillain Scarecrow is the same face that was a staple at the Kids’ Choice Awards in the mid-to-late ’90s. That’s right, Coolio was almost the big bad in a Joel Schumacher Batman movie.

This revelation comes by way of local paper Burleson Star, which interviewed Coolio in conjunction with his performance at the Turkey Creek Bar & Grill in Alvarado, Texas (population 4,289). In the interview, he says that the reason he took the part of street racer Banker in Batman & Robin was because Schumacher promised him the main villain role in his next Batman movie in return. Coolio says he was going to play Scarecrow in Batman Unchained (a.k.a. Batman Triumphant), a part that was also reportedly offered to Nicolas Cage ...


- Katie Rife

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Ranking The Modern Batman Actors - Who Is The Best?

4 February 2017 12:21 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

This editorial must be started with a few things: First, I will not be including Lewis G Wilson, Robert Lowrey, or Adam West. They played Batman before many of us were born, it was a different time where campy jokes were abound, and I simply have never seen two of the three actors in action. Second, I am also not including the voice actors, and while Kevin Conroy is greatness, I can't list him here. Finally, I will try my best to not include the performance of the movie while judging the actor's work. At times this will be impossible, as seen in my pick for #5.

The problem for actors in portraying Batman is the fact that they also have to be Bruce Wayne as well. This can be problematic as the characters are almost a complete opposite from one another. Bruce Wayne is the mask of Batman, and it »

- Drew Carlton

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Billy Dee Williams on Secret 'Star Wars' Lunch With Donald Glover and Finally Playing Two-Face

3 February 2017 11:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

In 1989, Billy Dee Williams starred as Gotham City district attorney Harvey Dent in director Tim Burton's seminal Batman. The plan, as legend goes, was for Williams to return in subsequent Caped Crusader sequels as the dastardly, dichotomous villain Two-Face, but it never came to fruition.

Instead, for 1992's Batman Returns, Dent was replaced with Oswald Cobblepot, better known as the Penguin, and when Burton exited the franchise as a director, the role of Two-Face went to Tommy Lee Jones in 1995's Joel Schumacher-helmed Batman Forever. 

Now, 28 years down the line, Williams is finally getting the chance to »

- Patrick Shanley

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