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9 items from 2016


The evolution of the Batman suit on screen from 1943 to 2017

19 September 2016 6:08 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen looks back at Batman’s past…

As Saturday was Batman Day [you can read two other op-eds here and here] and following on from my look back at the evolution of Spider-Man and Daredevil‘s costumes (and the Batmobile), I thought it would be fun to look back at all the big screen and (some of ) the small screen versions of everyone’s favourite Dark Knight. Starting from the serials in the 1940s all the way through to Zack Snyder’s Batman who brands people.

But what makes the Bat Suit so iconic? Is it the emblem on his chest? Is it the cowl? Is it the colour scheme? Or is it all of the above. Let’s find out.

1943: Lewis Wilson (Batman)

Wilson starred in the 15-chapter serial Batman against Douglas Croft as Robin, which saw the Dynamic Duo as U.S. secret agents taking down Dr. Dako during World War II. The costume is fairly modest, »

- Luke Owen

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Should Anne Hathaway reprise her Catwoman role in the current DC universe?

10 September 2016 12:33 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Anne Hathaway wasn't the first person to play DC Comics Catwoman and she won't be the last. But is there a future for her version of the classic character in the current Warner Bros. DC film universe? Hathaway recently spoke to Variety while promoting her latest film, Colossal. Considering Warner Bros' DC Comics films are getting a lot of attention right now, and she played Selina Kyle in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, they asked her if she'd be opposed to doing a Catwoman movie. She replied, "Of course not." That's not to say it's going to become a reality. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was also recently asked about continuing his Dkr role and said in part the third film was "the perfect ending to that story." "I loved that character so much and I had such a blast playing it," Hathaway told Variety but added the obvious caveat, "I'm »

- Jill Pantozzi

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16mm Double Feature Night Sept. 6th – Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and The 4D Man

30 August 2016 7:37 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Join us for some old-school 16mm Movie Madness! – It’s our monthly 16Mm Double Feature Night at The Way Out Club (2525 Jefferson Avenue in St. Louis)! Join Tom Stockman and Roger from “Roger’s Reels’ for a double feature of two complete films projected on 16mm film. The show is Tuesday August 2nd and starts at 8pm. Admission is Free though we will be setting out a jar to take donations for the National Children’s Cancer Society.

First up is Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

If entertaining ‘70s car culture movies with great chases are your thing, then check out Dirty Mary Crazy Larry. In 1974, John Hough delivered a fast paced, and surprisingly entertaining film. Peter Fonda is Larry Rayder, a down and out race car driver with dreams of driving in the big-time Nascar circuit. Along with his mechanic, Deke Sommers (Adam Roarke), they rob a supermarket to finance their dreams, »

- Tom Stockman

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Staring Down The 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival

24 April 2016 10:22 AM, PDT | Trailers from Hell | See recent Trailers from Hell news »

I live in Los Angeles, and my residency here means that a lot of great film programming-- revival screenings, advance looks at upcoming releases and vital, fascinating glimpses at unheralded, unexpected cinema from around the world—is available to me on a week-by-week basis. But I’ve never been to Cannes. Toronto, Tribeca, New York, Venice, Berlin, Sundance, SXSW, these festivals are all events that I have yet to be lucky enough to attend, and I can reasonably expect that it’s probably going to stay that way for the foreseeable future. I never attended a film festival of any kind until I made my way to the outskirts of the Mojave Desert for the  Lone Pine Film Festival in 2006, which was its own kind of grand adventure, even if it wasn’t exactly one for bumping shoulders with critics, stars and fanatics on the French Riviera.

But since 2010 there »

- Dennis Cozzalio

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Female Superheroes Ranked: See How Wonder Woman Stacks Up Against Catwoman, Black Widow and More

24 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This Friday, a little movie titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters. Perhaps you may have seen an advertisement or two about it. The film marks the first official pairing of Bats and Supes in a feature film. Surely there are longtime fans eager to see them pec-to-pec, but some fans will be excited about the film's other big debut: Wonder Woman. Ever since Gal Gadot was cast in the role, comic book (and TV) fans have been eager to find out how Wonder Woman would be realized on the big screen. Shockingly, the character has never had »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Female Superheroes Ranked: See How Wonder Woman Stacks Up Against Catwoman, Black Widow and More

24 March 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

This Friday, a little movie titled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters. Perhaps you may have seen an advertisement or two about it. The film marks the first official pairing of Bats and Supes in a feature film. Surely there are longtime fans eager to see them pec-to-pec, but some fans will be excited about the film's other big debut: Wonder Woman. Ever since Gal Gadot was cast in the role, comic book (and TV) fans have been eager to find out how Wonder Woman would be realized on the big screen. Shockingly, the character has never had »

- Drew Mackie, @drewgmackie

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Chloe Sevigny’s ‘Kitty’ Picked Up by Refinery29 for Women’s Short Film Series

26 January 2016 9:30 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Digital-media company Refinery29 is launching ShatterBox Anthology, a short-film series dedicated to emerging female filmmakers, with Chloe Sevigny’s directorial debut “Kitty” headlining the new effort.

Refinery29 announced the series at the Sundance Film Festival. ShatterBox, which it is producing with creative support from Sundance Institute, is set to comprise 12 shorts from women directors, writers and animators. The series will run monthly on Refinery29, a femme-focused lifestyle brand, beginning this spring.

Sevigny’s “Kitty,” adapted from Paul Bowles’ short story of the same name, follows a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and finds herself transformed into one. The short film stars Ione Skye (“Say Anything,” “Arrested Development”) and Lee Meriwether (“Barnaby Jones”). Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement,” “The Avengers”) is cinematographer. The film is produced by Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films, and Lizzie Nastro, in collaboration with executive producers Tidal and Refinery29.

In addition, independent producers Christine Vachon »

- Todd Spangler

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Chloe Sevigny Making Directorial Debut on Short Film ‘Kitty’

8 January 2016 1:37 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Chloe Sevigny has started shooting the short film “Kitty” in Los Angeles, marking her directorial debut.

Producers are Christina Piovesan of First Generation Films and Lizzie Nastro. “Kitty” has been adapted by Sevigny from Paul Bowles’ short story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and finds herself transformed into one.

“Kitty” stars Ione Skye (“Arrested Development”), newcomer Edie Yvonne and Lee Meriwether.

Sevigny’s acting credits include “Kids,” “The Last Days of Disco,” “Boys Don’t Cry” and “American Psycho.” She won a Golden Globe for her role in HBO’s “Big Love” and has starred in the Netflix series “Bloodline” and Ryan Murphy’s “American Horror Story.”

Seamus McGarvey, whose credits include “Fifty Shades of Grey,” “Atonement” and “The Avengers,” is the cinematographer.

Nastro’s producing credits include “Look Away,” starring Shannon Tarbet, Aidan Turner, Benjamin Walker and Sevigny; “The Wannabe,” starring Patricia Arquette and Vincent Piazza; and “Bluebird, »

- Dave McNary

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Chloë Sevigny Making Directorial Debut In Short Film ‘Kitty’

8 January 2016 12:56 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Principal photography began in Los Angeles today on Kitty, a short film that will mark the directorial debut of actress Chloë Sevigny. She also wrote the adaptation of the Paul Bowles short story about a little girl who dreams of becoming a kitten and transforms into one. The veteran actress has compiled a strong cast and crew as she makes her foray behind the camera. Ione Skye, Lee Meriwether and Edie Yvonne star, and also in the mix are Dp Seamus McGarvey (Atonement, The… »

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