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Watch: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice warehouse fight set to The Lego Batman Movie theme

20 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The handy tool that is the Internet certainly allows for some creative and strange mashups to reach an audience. Lately, the most bizarre yet also weirdly fitting fanmade creation takes the warehouse fight scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and plays over it one of the many catchy themes from The Lego Batman Movie. Check it out 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, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie sees Will Arnett reprising his role as Batman from The Lego Movie alongside Michael Cera (Superbad) as Robin, »

- Robert Kojder

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Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Flies High Over ‘Great Wall,’ ‘Fist Fight’

19 February 2017 8:43 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Lego Batman Movie” is dominating the North American box office with an estimated $44 million this President’s Day weekend — nearly matching the combined haul of “Fifty Shades Darker” and “The Great Wall.”

Universal’s second weekend of “Fifty Shades” is heading for $24 million at 3,714 sites and its action-fantasy “The Great Wall” was projected to wind up with $21 million at 3,325 locations for the Friday-Monday period. Lionsgate’s second weekend of “John Wick: Chapter 2” is finishing in a solid fourth place with $19.5 million at 3,113 venues as holdovers propped up the holiday weekend business.

New Line’s opening of high school comedy “Fist Fight” showed only a modest punch in fifth with around $14 million at 3,185 locations. And Fox’s horror-thriller “A Cure for Wellness” was scaring up a modest $4.9 million at 2,704 screens as it was projected to finish 11th.

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- Dave McNary

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Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ to Tear Down ‘The Great Wall,’ Beat ‘Fist Fight’

17 February 2017 3:21 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Holy, box office champ! “The Lego Batman Movie” is heading for a dominant $41 million at the North American box office this Presidents Day weekend, taking in more than the combined haul of three new entries, early estimates showed Friday.

Action-fantasy “The Great Wall” was heading for $18 million at 3,325 sites for the Friday-Monday period, while high school comedy “Fist Fight” looks likely to finish around $14 million at 3,185 locations. Meanwhile, horror-thriller “A Cure for Wellness” was scaring up a modest $5 million at 2,704 screens.

The second weekend of “Fifty Shades Darker” appeared likely to challenge “The Great Wall” for runner-up as the erotic sequel saw patronage plunge by about 67% from its opening weekend. The follow-up to “John Wick” may also contend for second with a projection of $16 million.

“Lego Batman,” Warner Bros.’ spinoff of 2014’s “The Lego Movie,” is playing at 4,088 sites and will wind up the weekend with more than $103 million in its first 11 days. »

- Dave McNary

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Box Office Democracy: The Lego Batman Movie

16 February 2017 8:00 AM, PST | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

I wonder if there’s a pop culture franchise I wouldn’t be excited to see turned in to a Lego production at this point.  The Lego Batman Movie could have so easily been an uninspired cash-in to take advantage of how profitable Batman is as a character and the good will we all still feel from The Lego Movie but instead we have a movie chock full of funny jokes, intriguing themes, and most importantly a monumental amount of effort.  This is such a strong children’s movie that I saw it in a packed house on a Saturday night with basically no children, and it was the most boisterous crowd I’ve been a part of in recent memory.  Lego Batman is a triumph, a shining beacon, that every other DC movie should be trying to reach the same level of competence or at least figuring out how »

- Arthur Tebbel

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Movie Review – The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

16 February 2017 1:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.

Directed by Chris McKay.

Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.

Synopsis:

As well as defending Gotham City from criminals, Batman must now face the challenge of raising the young boy he adopted.

As the hilarious trailer pointed out, Batman has appeared in many different incarnations and films over the last fifty years, but The Lego Batman Movie is the first one that’s out-and-out comedy since the days of Adam West (or arguably, George Clooney). Although technically a spin-off from 2015’s surprise smash The Lego Movie, there’s no real connection to that film’s world or narrative (apart »

- Amie Cranswick

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2017 New Directors/New Films Announces Full Lineup, Including ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Menashe’ and More

15 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center has today announces their complete lineup for the 46th annual New Directors/New Films (Nd/Nf), running March 15 – 26. Dedicated to the discovery of new works by emerging and dynamic filmmaking talent, this year’s festival will screen 29 features and nine short films. This year’s lineup boasts nine North American premieres, seven U.S. premieres, and two world premieres, with features and shorts from 32 countries across five continents.

The opening, centerpiece, and closing night selections showcase three exciting new voices in American independent cinema that all recently debuted at Sundance: Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$” is the opening night pick, while Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” is the centerpiece selection and Dustin Guy Defa will close the festival with “Person to Person.” Other standouts include “Menashe,” “My Happy Family,” “Quest” and “The Wound.”

Read More: The Sundance Rebel: »

- Kate Erbland

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New Directors/New Films 2017: ‘Patti Cake$,’ ‘Beach Rats,’ ‘Person to Person’ Lead Slate

15 February 2017 9:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

New Directors/New Films, the annual New York festival of work by emerging filmmakers presented by the Museum of Modern Art and the Film Society of Lincoln Center, has set a 2017 lineup of 29 features and nine shorts that includes Geremy Jasper’s “Patti Cake$,” Eliza Hittman’s “Beach Rats” and Dustin Guy Defa’s “Person to Person” in prominent slots.

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All three films premiered earlier this year at the Sundance Film Festival. “Patti Cake$,” about a Jersey girl’s quest to become a rapper, will open the festival, while ensemble comedy “Person to Person” — with a cast that includes Abbi Jacobson and Michael Cera — will close it. Brooklyn-set sexual-awakening tale “Beach Rats” screens as the centerpiece.

“Patti Cakes$” turned heads at Sundance when it emerged from the festival with a $9.5 million distribution deal with Fox Searchlight, while new indie label Neon nabbed “Beach Rats. »

- Gordon Cox

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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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Batman #17 Review

15 February 2017 8:07 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

This review contains minor spoilers.

As the world celebrates the fun, silly side of Batman in The Lego Batman Movie, it’s good to see DC hasn’t gotten carried away with it in the main series. While I love the Brick Knight as much as the next guy, I like Batman like my coffee: black and without Michael Cera. So, yes, I’d like the comics to reflect this preference as well. Tom King might’ve taken 16 issues to find this sweet spot, but “I Am Bane” looks like the real deal.

Like the previous issue, Batman #17 is a thrilling humdinger. Time is against the Dark Knight, as he tries to protect all those he holds dear while helping Gotham Girl. Despite his attempts to plan for every possibility and outcome, Bane is always one step ahead of him. It’s a refreshing change to the usual narrative where »

- Sergio Pereira

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Batman Likes to Fight Around in action-packed musical number from The Lego Batman Movie

14 February 2017 9:20 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot off the heels of its box office success and highly positive critical reception (you can read my review here), Warner Bros. Thailand has released a clip from The Lego Batman Movie. The action-packed scene features a number Bat references related to gadgets, villains, beat-downs, and one of the films catchier musical numbers ‘I Like to Fight Around’. Check it out here…

See Also: Lego Batman Is The Hero Hollywood Needs Right Now

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, learn to lighten up.

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- Robert Kojder

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Get Addicted To ‘Love’ With The New Trailer For Season 2

14 February 2017 8:49 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Whether you like it or not, today is going to be filled with the l-word, and Netflix isn’t missing a beat, delivering the new trailer for “Love” season two.

Read More: Sour ‘Lemon’ With Brett Gelman, Michael Cera, Judy Greer & Gillian Jacobs Is Heavy On Quirk, But Little Else [Review]

Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust are back for more complicated adventures in romance (and comedy and drama), in the Judd Apatow produced series, about a sex addict and her relationship with an aspiring screenwriter.

Continue reading Get Addicted To ‘Love’ With The New Trailer For Season 2 at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Comedy Network Jash To Produce Co-Founder Sarah Silverman’s Netflix Special

13 February 2017 3:17 PM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Back in 2013, Sarah Silverman teamed up with fellow comedy notables Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, and Reggie Watts to launch Jash, a digital comedy with roots on YouTube. Since then, Jash has expanded to encompass everything from long-form shows to branded content, and for its latest project, it is working with its co-founder once again. It will produced Silverman’s upcoming comedy special, which will become available on Netflix on May 30th.

Silverman’s special doesn’t yet have a title, but no matter its theme, it will add the 46-year-old funnywoman to the list of comedians who have released projects exclusively through Netflix. The subscription video platform has shared more than 50 originals in the stand-up comedy world, with big names like Aziz Ansari, Hannibal Burress, and Jash co-founder Reggie Watts contributing sets to the Netflix library.

Jash, which is producing Silverman’s Netflix special alongside Amy Zvi of Thruline, »

- Sam Gutelle

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Sarah Silverman Heading to Netflix for Stand-Up Special

13 February 2017 9:37 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Netflix has nabbed Sarah Silverman for an all-new stand-up comedy special.

Silverman is the latest comedian to head to the streaming giant, following high profile gets like Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle, whose stand-up specials will stream on Netflix in the near future.

Silverman’s special is slated for a global launch May 30 on Netflix. It will shoot later this month.

Silverman’s 2013 comedy special on HBO, “Sarah Silverman: We are Miracles,” earned her a primetime Emmy win, plus nominations for the Writers Guild and the Grammys. She was also nominated for outstanding lead actress in a comedy series at the 2009 Emmys for her Comedy Central show, “The Sarah Silverman Program,” which ran for three seasons. Aside from comedy, her acting resume is impressive with roles on Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” CBS’s “The Good Wife,” films “I Smile Back” and “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” plus »

- Elizabeth Wagmeister

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Lego takes over The CW’s Arrowverse end cards

13 February 2017 9:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

As part of the promotion for Warner Bros.The Lego Batman Movie – which topped the U.S. box office this past weekend, helping it to a $92.6 million global opening – Lego is taking over the end cards for The CW’s four DC superhero shows Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow; check them out below, and watch a couple of promos featuring Lego Batman alongside the CW DC heroes 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, learn to lighten up.

The Lego Batman Movie »

- Gary Collinson

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Sarah Silverman Set for Netflix Stand-Up Special

13 February 2017 9:17 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - TV News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - TV News news »

Sarah Silverman is the latest stand-up comedian headed to Netflix.

The streaming giant announced Monday that it will debut a new special from Silverman in late spring. The untitled special will film later this month for a May 30 premiere.

Liam Lynch will direct the special, with Jash signing on to produce with Thruline’s Amy Zvi. (Silverman founded Jash, a comedy-driven media company, alongside fellow comedians Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker & Eric Wareheim and Reggie Watts.)

The comic, best known for her Comedy Central series, won an Emmy in 2014 for her HBO special Sarah »

- Kate Stanhope

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Sarah Silverman Scores New Netflix Stand-up Special

13 February 2017 9:11 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Sarah Silverman will shoot a new stand-up comedy special for Netflix later this month. Launching globally on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, this one won’t be without pressure or precedent. Silverman’s 2013 comedy special, “We Are Miracles,” scored an Emmy Award win for writing and a nomination for Outstanding Variety Special. Its subsequent audio album would be Grammy nominated two years later. Silverman’s upcoming Netflix stand-up comedy special will be directed by Liam Lynch. Jash — a comedy-driven media company that she co-founded with Michael Cera, Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim and Reggie Watts — will produce alongside Thruline’s Amy Zvi. Also Read: 'Unbreakable. »

- Tony Maglio

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Movie Review – The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

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

The Lego Batman Movie, 2017.

Directed by Chris McKay.

Featuring the voice talents of Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson, Ralph Fiennes, Mariah Carey, Jenny Slate, Billy Dee Williams, Hector Elizondo, Conan O’Brien, Jason Mantzoukas, Doug Benson, Zoe Kravitz, Kate Micucci, Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, Riki Lindhome, Eddie Izzard, Seth Green, Jermaine Clement, Ellie Kemper, Siri, and Adam DeVine.

Synopsis:

Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.

The sense of relief I felt watching The Lego Batman Movie cannot be underestimated. After 2016’s heavy, serious Batman v Superman this movie is the breath of fun fresh air that the Dark Knight has been calling out for. That’s not to say Batfleck doesn’t have his merits (he was –in my opinion – one of the only decent parts of Batman v Superman) but »

- Helen Murdoch

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Japan’s Wowow Nabs Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks,’ Two Other Series From CBS

13 February 2017 2:49 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

David Lynch’s rebooted “Twin Peaks” will be broadcast in Japan by leading premium pay-tv broadcaster Wowow, part of a three-series, first-broadcast licensing agreement between Wowow and CBS Studios International, announced Monday.

The deal also sees Wowow taking the top new U.S. drama “Bull” and acclaimed murder-mystery series “American Gothic.” All three shows will be aired on the Japanese’s broadcaster’s Prime Channel, which is already home to other Showtime and CBS hits including “The Affair,” “Zoo” and “Elementary.”

It marks a coming home for “Twin Peaks” in Japan. The cult show formed part of Wowow’s original lineup when it launched in 1991.

“For the millions of Wowow subscribers who have been watching the company’s programming since its launch 25 years ago, the new ‘Twin Peaks’ will reignite great memories of the original series that helped audiences identify Wowow as a destination for the highest-quality entertainment, due to its tremendous popularity,” said »

- Robert Mitchell

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The Lego Batman Movie earns $92.6 million global opening, second to Fifty Shades Darker on $146.9 million

12 February 2017 12:33 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Warner Bros.’ animated superhero comedy The Lego Batman Movie has grossed $92.6 million in its opening weekend around the globe.

The film grossed $55.6 million domestically to finish the weekend in top spot at the box office ahead of fellow new releases Fifty Shades Darker ($46.8 million) and John Wick: Chapter 2 ($30 million), and setting a record for the biggest opening of 2017 to date. It added a further $37 million from 60 international markets, although it could not take the worldwide crown, with Fifty Shades Darker pulling in a total of $146.9 million worldwide.

The Lego Movie launched a franchise and Lego Batman is a standalone that’s part of this family,” said Jeff Goldstein, president of domestic distribution at Warner Bros. This result shows the immense interest in each of these Lego movies. We have The Lego Ninjago Movie in September, and later on The Lego Movie Sequel.  It’s an exciting future for this franchise. »

- Gary Collinson

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Lego Batman Movie Beats Fifty Shades, John Wick at the Box Office

12 February 2017 11:56 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Before The Hunger Games set box office records in March 2012, that month wasn't normally considered one to launch a franchise. Lately, February has been a go-to month to launch some unconventional blockbusters, following the success of Warner Bros.' The Lego Movie ($69 million opening, $469.1 million worldwide). Fifty Shades of Grey ($85.1 million opening weekend, $571 million worldwide), Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2 million opening weekend, $414.3 million worldwide) and the R-rated Deadpool ($132.4 million debut, $783.1 million worldwide). This year, three highly-anticipated movies square off, with The Lego Movie spin-off The Lego Batman movie facing a pair of R-rated sequels, Universal's sexually-charged erotic drama Fifty Shades Darker and Lionsgate's action-packed John Wick: Chapter 2. As expected, all three newcomers fared quite well, but The Lego Batman Movie came out on top with $55.6 million.

Box Office Mojo reports that The Lego Batman Movie debuted in 4,088 theaters, with this animated spin-off earning an impressive $13,609. Fifty Shades Darker opened in second place with $46.7 million, »

- MovieWeb

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