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Batgirl Easter Egg Discovered in Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition

21 July 2016 3:30 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

While production was under way on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, director Zack Snyder was spotted in a few set photos with his Sucker Punch co-star Jena Malone. Since the actress wasn't confirmed as part of the cast at that point, it didn't take long for rumors to surface that she was playing Batgirl in this superhero adventure. As it turned out, she didn't play Batgirl, and her scenes didn't make it into the theatrical cut, although you can see her as S.T.A.R. Labs scientist Jenet Klyburn in the Ultimate Edition, which debuted on Blu-ray and DVD this week. Today we have word that a new Easter Egg was discovered, which hints that Batgirl may be waiting in the wings after all.

An eagle-eyed Reddit user discovered something in a scene where Alfred (Jeremy Irons) is working at the Bat-computer. As you can see in the photo below, »

- MovieWeb

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‘Batman v Superman’ Honest Trailer Pokes Fun At The Film That Didn’t Bring ‘Justice’ to Either Hero

19 July 2016 4:09 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is the latest film to get the Honest Trailer treatment from Screen Junkies. Calling it the “battle of the century between critics and fans,” the video starts off by noting that the greatest fight was between the most rabid supporters who sent out death threats and the harshest critics who refused to admit that anything about it was cool.

The seven-minute video tries to explain what happened in the film, but gets overwhelmed by the amount of content and information that was given to viewers. Instead, it resorts to just listing the main plot points.

“Whose idea was it to cram all this into one movie?” the voiceover asks. “They just burned through like six movies worth of good material.”

Read More: ‘Batman v Superman v Critics’: Zack Snyder’s Superhero Showdown Pummelled

The trailer also describes the Zack Snyder picture as “a cool new Batman movie, »

- Liz Calvario

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Blu-ray Review – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)

18 July 2016 4:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, 2016.

Directed by Zack Snyder.

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, Tao Okamoto, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Ezra Miller and Callan Mulvey.


In “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.

When Warner Bros. announced that the follow up movie to Man of Steel would feature a clash of two of the greatest comic book titans ever, I was beyond excited. »

- Tai Freligh

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Review: Batman v Superman the Ultimate Edition

18 July 2016 12:30 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »

I remain astonished that the executives at DC Entertainment and parent company Warner Bros were surprised by the nearly uniform negative reaction to March’s Batman v Superman film. The film violated many of the key elements of good storytelling and showed a distinct dislike for the Man of Steel so the resulting experience felt oppressive, dark, and dislikable. Much of the blame is laid at director Zack Snyder’s feet since he edited the film in such a way as to emphasize the Dark Knight over Superman and never really addressed the questions he wisely raises in this sequel to his Man of Steel.

Out tomorrow is Batman v Superman the Ultimate Edition, a combo pack that has the theatrical cut available on DVD and Blu-ray with a second Blu-ray disc containing the three hour director’s cut.

The longer version earned an R rating for the extensive violence »

- Robert Greenberger

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Scott Eastwood's Mystery Role in Suicide Squad Revealed?

10 July 2016 3:41 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Is very close to unleashing their latest DC Comics movie on the world when Suicide Squad drops next month. The studio and fans have very high hopes for the movie after the massive disappointment that was Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Suicide Squad boasts a massive {ensemble cast, and we know who most of the stars a playing in the movie, but some elements of the cast remain a mystery. One of the mysteries may have finally been solved though, as it looks like Scott Eastwood's mystery role in Suicide Squad may have finally been revealed.

This needs to be taken with a pretty big grain of salt, but according to a report from a German website named|Cinemaxx, Scott Eastwood is playing a character named Lieutenant "GQ" Edwards. The character is said to be under the command »

- MovieWeb

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‘The Neon Demon’ Review: “A Beautiful Nightmare”

10 July 2016 4:23 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Nicolas Winding Refn returns with The Neon Demon, his most beautiful film to date. The Neon Demon review

The Neon Demon is the latest feature film to be directed by Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. The director has made a name for both himself and actor Ryan Gosling with previous films Drive and Only God Forgives. This time he’s working without Gosling, instead switching to a female lead in the form of Elle Fanning. Our story tells of young girl Jessie (Fanning) as she arrives in Los Angeles aspiring to be a model. An instant success, she soon has to deal with the envy and dark desires of those around her. The film screened at Cannes earlier this year and was received with a bizarre mixture of boos and cheers. The Neon Demon it seems is a true marmite movie, you either love it or hate it. So where does Thn sit? »

- Kat Hughes

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Have Ike Barinholtz And Scott Eastwood's Suicide Squad Roles Finally Been Revealed?

9 July 2016 10:50 AM, PDT | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Is Scott Eastwood playing Dick Grayson aka Nightwing? That's the most popular rumor, which further states that Ben Affleck's Batman sends Grayson undercover to find out what Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) is planning.  However, there's also rumors that Eastwood is playing a descendant of Chris Pine's Steve Trevor, who's a key character in Wonder Woman, which is set during World War I.   In yet another rumor (from last Summer), Heroic Hollywood stated that Eastwood was playing Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke. With all the rumors floating around out there, it's important to remember that fans that love a certain amount of speculation have been burned before by the Dceu.  After months and months of wild theories, it turned out Jena Malone was playing an obscure S.T.A.R. Labs scientist in Batman v Superman.  Dan Amboyer, who was rumored to be playing Hal Jordan, turned out to be »

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Movie Review – The Neon Demon (2016)

7 July 2016 3:08 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Neon Demon, 2016.

Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn.

Starring Elle Fanning, Jena Malone, Bella Heathcote, Abbey Lee, Karl Glusman, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks, Desmond Harrington and Keanu Reeves.


When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has.

Style over substance – the go-to phrase poured over Nicolas Winding Refn’s most recent works as the director showcased his grandiose artistic endeavours while perhaps never giving his written work quite so much love and affection. With The Neon Demon however those fears can be laid to rest, as this is his richest and most compelling work since Bronson. From the mesmerising opening moments, as colours twinkle and cascade across the credits, you are summoned into his new whirlwind of lucid images and blushing textures that hypnotises you and never let’s go, »

- Scott J. Davis

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Sundance Next Fest Lineup Features ‘Lovesong,’ ‘Goat’

6 July 2016 11:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Sundance’ Los Angeles Next Fest will kick off with “Lovesong,” starring Riley Keough and Jena Malone, with a performance by Shamir on Aug. 12. The festival, which runs from Aug. 12-14, will take place at the Ace Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles and showcase six independent films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Aug. 13’s lineup will include “Morris From America” starring Craig Robinson paired with a local teen talent show hosted by Robinson; “White Girl,” starring Morgan Saylor, Brian ‘Sene’ Marc, Justin Bartha and Chris Noth, and “Goat,” starring Nick Jonas coupled with a musical performance by Sunflower Bean.

The last day features Downtown & Dirty Shorts, a showcase of comedy short films from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival hosted by Nick Kroll, followed by a short film master class for filmmakers and the premiere of highly acclaimed Iranian horror film “Under the Shadow.” The festival will close with “The Greasy »

- Maria Cavassuto

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Interviewing 'The Neon Demon's' defiled corpse: 'It kept going further'

5 July 2016 3:01 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Note: The below interview contains plot spoilers for The Neon Demon. The Neon Demon is a hugely divisive film that for me was never less than a fascinating watch. Love him or loathe him, Nicholas Winding Refn takes things to extremes that most other filmmakers wouldn’t dare; in Neon Demon specifically, the late-second and third acts are full of moments both shocking in their audacity and striking in how they manage to lure us in even as they repel us. Chief among these is a scene involving Jena Malone’s makeup artist Ruby and a blond female cadaver that gets very uncomfortable very fast. The more obvious, and equally valid, approach here would be to reach out to Refn and/or Malone to discuss the mechanics of an incredibly disturbing, button-pushing scene, and yet -- as someone perpetually fascinated by those who occupy the lower rungs on the Hollywood »

- Chris Eggertsen

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The top 25 films of Jeff Daniels

5 July 2016 3:16 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Dan Cooper Jul 8, 2016

From Dumb & Dumber and The Martian, through to Arachnophobia and Steve Jobs - we salute the screen work of Jeff Daniels...

They say that when you play the Game of Thrones, “you win or you die”. The Game of Jeff Daniels, however, is an undeniably different beast and for the most part is a definite “you win or you win”. After viewing dozens of Jeff Daniels movies and spending many, many hours with his on-screen personas, it’s fair to say that the maxim has been sorely tested but guess what? It still holds true. This list has been carefully curated to celebrate the veteran actor’s talent, versatility and wit and no matter which (if any) of these movies you decide to revisit or check out for the first time, Jeff is guaranteed to give you something to love in each and every one.

25. Dumb And Dumber To (2014)

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'Batman v Superman: Ultimate Edition' Review: The Cleaner, More Cohesive Version Fans Deserve

30 June 2016 1:39 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Author's Note: This article will contain spoilers for both the theatrical cut and the Ultimate Edition cut of Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice.

I've always been a defender of Batman v Superman. Yes, it was a movie that had a myriad of flaws, but at the end of the day, I admired Zack Snyder's ambition to try something meaningful and unique, even if it stumbled along the way. While I can tout the visuals, themes, and interesting characterizations in a positive way, there is one thing I could never defend: the choppy narrative. No matter how many times I saw the movie in theaters (3), I couldn't deny the fact that the overall flow of the film was confusing at best.

In the theatrical cut of Batman v Superman, plot threads are left hanging, implications are left for viewers to interpret, and on the whole, characters are left with flat, »

- Joseph Medina

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The Neon Demon review

30 June 2016 7:50 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Ryan Lambie Published Date  Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:38

“When a film makes you gag, and you leave the cinema feeling kinda weird, then that’s a sign that it’s working.” Director and Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox was talking about David Cronenberg’s debut feature Shivers when he said those words in the 1990s, but he could have just as easily been talking about Nicolas Winding Refn’s The Neon Demon.

This is the film, you may recall, that left people wailing and yelling at the screen when it made its debut in Cannes earlier this year. It isn’t difficult to imagine Refn standing off to one side somewhere and smiling at such a seething reaction, because his films are engineered to provoke and prod. You might not like Refn’s movies - which include Bronson, Valhalla Rising, Drive (his most commercial film yet) and 2013‘s Only God Forgives, »

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Molly Jackson: Editing Strength!

29 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent Comicmix news »


I’ve beaten back the technological revolt happening in my apartment! It’s a time for celebration and joy. So two days ago, I saw the Batman Vs. Superman Ultimate Edition at a special event in theaters. On purpose. Seriously.

I purposefully dragged my fellow ComicMix columnist Joe Corallo because I couldn’t suffer through it a second time alone. For the record, he agreed to go and then was confused as to why he agreed. Also, I purposefully did not tell Mike, our fearless editor, that we were doing this since he tried to talk us out of seeing it the first go-around. (I only wish I could see his face when he reads this.)

A little backstory, I hated it the first time. I remember stumbling out of the theater wondering how the studio executives could have let that happen. How? Why?! Still, for reasons unbeknownst to me, »

- Molly Jackson

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Interview with Bella Heathcote for ‘The Neon Demon’

29 June 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Beauty is everything.

The Neon Demon explores the beauty, sexuality and horror in this unique film from director Nicolas Winding Refn. Jesse, an aspiring 16-year-old model, moves to Los Angeles to pursue a career. She encounters deadly vixens who are jealous of the fresh new face in the industry. As her career blossoms, her rivals plot an insidious plan to eliminate the beautiful competition.

The film stars Elle Fanning, Keanu Reeves, Christina Hendricks, Jena Malone and Bella Heathcote.

Latino-Review had a sit-down interview with Bella Heathcote, one of the deadly vixens in the film.

The Neon Demon is currently playing in theaters.

Watch the interview below.


- Gig Patta

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The Current Debate: Seeing and Believing in "The Neon Demon"

29 June 2016 6:11 AM, PDT | MUBI | See recent MUBI news »

Nicolas Winding Refn’s new film, The Neon Demon, has earned both pans and raves, which has started to seem like the inevitable critical response to a new film from Refn—part of the promise that it delivers on, if you will. And, as Justin Chang notes at the Los Angeles Times, if nothing else, The Neon Demon very much delivers on the promise of being a Refn film:Even if you were to somehow miss the elegant “Nwr” monogram in the opening credits, you would be safe in assuming that Nicolas Winding Refn’s latest film is a self-indulgent exercise in style. But what self-indulgence, and what style! A surreal urban fairy tale, “The Neon Demon” unfolds in a murderously debauched corner of the Los Angeles fashion industry, one prowled by predatory beasts, silky-smooth operators and gorgeous blonde vampires on stiletto heels. Languorously paced and literally dressed to kill, the »

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Movie Review – Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition (2016)

28 June 2016 1:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Ultimate Edition, 2016.

Directed by Zack Snyder.

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Gal Gadot, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, Scoot McNairy, Tao Okamoto, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ray Fisher, Jena Malone, Ezra Miller and Callan Mulvey.


Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman takes on the Man of Steel, while the world wrestles with what kind of a hero it really needs.

It’s rare to find a blockbuster movie as popular, polarizing, and perplexing at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Since it’s release this past March the film has been met with a maelstrom of opinions. At best the movie was perceived as an interesting mess: a tone deaf work of staggering disconnect that left many fans feeling short changed by the epic promises of seeing two of the most »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Film Review: Beauty Becomes Beastly in Uneven ‘The Neon Demon’

26 June 2016 5:56 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Chicago – “The Neon Demon” is definitely worth seeing, if only to create an understanding as to what you think beauty is, but the film suffers in its last quarter by taking a turn towards horror. This mix of decisions by director Nicolas Winding Refn (“Drive”) is audacious and maddening.

Rating: 3.0/5.0

Elle Fanning is the lead actor, a young girl running away to Los Angeles to become “famous” in the world of modeling. As Refn in an interview with described it, “an archetype.” Her wide-eyed innocence, in the midst of the competitive bitch-ery, is the highlight of the film. I also liked that she never really was confident with her fast rise, and the palpable embarrassment of her youthful naiveté among women in bra/panties who have to walk in front of people is starkly realized. Refn is definitely on to something, until for some creative reason he decides »

- (Adam Fendelman)

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Drive Director Wants to Make a Batgirl Movie

26 June 2016 1:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

When Warner Bros. released Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in March, there had long been rumors that Jena Malone was playing a mysterious charater, long rumored to be Batgirl. As it turns out, she wasn't actually Batgirl, and her scenes cut from the movie as a whole, although her scenes will be included in the Ultimate Edition debuting on Digital HD June 28 and on Blu-ray and DVD July 19. While we'll have to wait and see if Batgirl will return to the big screen again, one filmmaker would like to make that movie, Nicolas Winding Refn.

The filmmaker was promoting his new film The Neon Demon, which opened this weekend, when he was asked by Business Insider if he has any interest in making a superhero movie. The filmmaker teased that he would love to make one, calling out Warner Bros. to put a Batgirl movie into development. Here's what he had to say below. »

- MovieWeb

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Nicolas Winding Refn would like to direct a Batgirl movie

26 June 2016 1:05 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It looks like Nicolas Winding Refn is keen to go from female-led horror to female-led superheroes, with The Neon Demon director revealing to Business Insider that he’d like to direct a Batgirl movie.

“God, I would love to make [a superhero movie], it would probably be great fun,” said Refn. “I just don’t know when it’s going to happen. I very much enjoy my freedom, creatively, but I also would love to make one of those big Hollywood films that costs a lot of money and has a lot of people running around with cell phones and all that insanity. What ones are left? You know the one I want to do? I want to make Batgirl. Let’s get Warner working on it.”

Would you like to see Nicolas Winding Refn directing a Batgirl movie as part of the DC Extended Universe? Let us know in the comments below… »

- Gary Collinson

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