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Video Movie Review: The Lego Batman Movie (2017): Funniest Batman Movie Ever

24 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

The Lego Batman Movie Review The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Video Movie Review, a Warner Animation Group movie directed by Chris McKay and starring Will Arnett as Batman, Michael Cera as Dick Grayson,  Rosario Dawson as Barbara Gordon, Ralph Fiennes as Alfred Pennyworth and Zach Galifanakis as Joker In this video review, I delve into Chris McKay’s The Lego Batman […] »

- Mathieu Brunet

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'Twin Peaks' SXSW Events to Feature Kyle MacLachlan, Neko Case

23 February 2017 5:23 PM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Twin Peaks is heading to Austin for the South by Southwest Conference and Film Festival. Showtime's two-day event will feature one of the show's stars and a host of artist performances "inspired by the series." It takes place March 16th-17th at The Showtime House at Clive Bar on Rainey Street.

The lineup includes Neko Case, Real Estate, M. Ward, Tame Impala's Cameron Avery and Let's Eat Grandma, among other artists. Kyle MacLachlan, who plays series star Special Agent Dale Cooper, is slated to make an appearance during the first night's events. »

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Breaking: Live-Action Nightwing To Be Directed By Lego Batman's Chris Mckay

23 February 2017 3:13 PM, PST | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Dan Didio is turning over in his grave, or at least he would be if he was passed on to the eternal life where comic book gods go. If you do not know, he made a damn good effort to kill Nightwing quite awhile ago, and he was a huge part of DC Comics, and is the co-producer of DC Comics now. Well, whether he likes it or not, it sounds like we'll be seeing more Nightwing.

We have just learned that the Lego Batman director Chris McKay will be helming a live action Nightwing movie.

I think we all have a bit of a Ben Affleck, Batman, headache right now, so my endorphins are flowing with this news. But What has McKay done with Robin/Nightwing so far?

In Lego Batman, Robin (Dick Grayson, Nightwing) was voiced by Michael Cera, and while McKay's Batman & Robin may have been one »

- Drew Carlton

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Batman Spinoff ‘Nightwing’ in the Works With ‘Lego Batman’ Director

23 February 2017 2:12 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. is developing a live-action “Nightwing” movie, based on the DC character, with “The Lego Batman Movie” director Chris McKay in negotiations to helm.

The Nightwing character first appeared in a 1963 DC comic book as an alias used by Superman in stories set in Kandor, a Kryptonian city that was preserved in a bottle. Nightwing was later re-imagined as a vigilante character, taken on by Dick Grayson when he left behind his Robin identity. Michael Cera voiced the Dick Grayson/Robin role in “Lego Batman.”

Bill Dubuque, who wrote “The Accountant,” is writing the “Nightwing” script. The project is part of Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe, which launched with 2013’s “Man of Steel,” followed by last year’s “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and “Suicide Squad.” Upcoming films that have been dated include “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot and opening June 2; “Justice League,” opening Nov. 17; and “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa and opening Oct. »

- Dave McNary

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Newswire: DC and Warner Bros. to confuse things even further with a Nightwing movie

23 February 2017 1:26 PM, PST | avclub.com | See recent The AV Club news »

If you thought you had a handle on the DC superhero movies, Warner Bros. is about to mess everything up once again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay is currently in talks to direct a movie about Nightwing—a.k.a. Dick Grayson, the original Robin and Batman’s first sidekick—with The Accountant‘s Bill Dubuque writing the script.

This is where it gets confusing: Though McKay directed The Lego Batman Movie and that did include a goofy take on Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera), this project will be part of the live-action Justice League-based universe and not the animated Lego universe. Also, while none of the traditional Robin characters have physically appeared in the live-action movie universe, an old Robin suit with a taunting message from the Joker painted on it did appear in Batman V Superman.

That seemed like a »

- Sam Barsanti

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Lego Batman director Chris McKay in talks to direct Nightwing film

23 February 2017 1:15 PM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Lego Batman, while not perfect, was still a great ode to the character of Batman and his history. Hell, I couldn't help but get a little misty-eyed at the end. However, one of the big stand-outs, surprisingly, was Michael Cera's portrayal of the Dick Grayson-version of Robin. So it's no surprise that huge Bat-fan Chris McKay (director of Lego Batman Movie) has been tapped to flesh... Read More »

- Damion Damaske

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‘Nightwing’ Movie Added to Dceu Slate; ‘Lego Batman’ Director Chris McKay in Talks

23 February 2017 12:56 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Dick Grayson will be following his famous mentor right into the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. is plotting a Nightwing movie, with Chris McKay in talks to direct. McKay actually has some very recent experience with the character: he last helmed The Lego Batman Movie, which prominently featured Dick Grayson (voiced by Michael Cera) as Batman’s overeager sidekick.  […]

The post ‘Nightwing’ Movie Added to Dceu Slate; ‘Lego Batman’ Director Chris McKay in Talks appeared first on /Film. »

- Angie Han

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Nightwing Movie Is Coming from Lego Batman Director

23 February 2017 12:48 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. and DC still has a couple of open slots on its impending release slate heading out of this decade. It has now been confirmed that Nightwing is one of those movies. And the live-action adventure will be directed by none other than Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind this month's hugely successful animated comedy The Lego Batman Movie.

Nightwing will revolve around the DC character of Dick Grayson, also known as Robin, and perhaps the best known member of the Batman family outside of Bruce Wayne. The movie will tie directly into The Batman, which was confirmed earlier today to still be moving forward with Cloverfield and Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves at the helm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris McKay is currently in negotiations for the standalone DC movie, with The Accountant screenwriter Bill Dubuque tackling the script. In DC lore, Dick Grayson is the original Robin. »

- MovieWeb

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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.

The Lego Batman Movie »

- 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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