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Thanksgiving is drawing to a close, and Christmas is right around the corner. You will be dealing with an influx of family members coming and going through your doors, bringing presents and looking for food. And when the dust settles, everyone’s going to crash on your couch, snack on your food, and stream some of your entertainment. Well, you are in luck. Amazon Prime is refreshing its streaming options for December, and adding a few gems to the lineup. Here rae five movies you can stream, as an Amazon Prime member, in December (as well as the dates that they will be made available). What are you going to watch tonight? Interstellar Selfishly, I’m glad I can stream Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi adventure Interstellar over and over now because I’m not entirely sure I understood everything that happened. Especially at the end. With »
Well, I’ll be swoggled! I do believe that’s Patsy Walker moving across my television screen. Haven’t seen her since we stopped working together at Marvel Comics a half-century or so ago. Wonder if she still hangs with her friend Hedy Wolfe. I heard that she became a superhero named Hellcat and the hero thing could put a strain on friendship, particularly if Hedy remained just a girl on the go-go. And who is this, coming to join Patsy? Darned if it isn’t Luke Cage, otherwise known as Power Man. (Brace yourself for a spoiler.) Didn’t he marry Jessica Jones somewhere along the line? Are they still an item? According to the story that’s materializing on my screen, they are, though I don’t see any wedding rings. Oops! Getting late. I’d better change the channel and…
Here we are, back in the “real world. »
- Dennis O'Neil
The Kardashians as the Hocus Pocus witches? What about a millennial version of The Sandlot? Thomas Batten shares executives’ latest pitches for revamping beloved classics from the 90s and early 2000s
With news that Christopher Nolan’s breakthrough film Memento is being remade just 15 years after the original, and The Mummy (1999) is getting an equally unsolicited reboot, perhaps starring Tom Cruise, Thomas Batten listens in on Hollywood executives as they plan how to improve classics and blockbusters of recent memory and bring them kicking and screaming into the modern day.
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- Thomas Batten
Smaller-scale television projects such as the latest Arrow spin-off Legends of Tomorrow allow DC to flesh out its characters and cater for die-hard fans and casual viewers, while in the cinema it faces a crushing battle against its rival Marvel
Comic-book characters are everywhere. Both DC and its rival Marvel have laid out their release schedules for the foreseeable future – a run of 20-odd new films such as Justice League Part One, Wonder Woman, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War and Guardians of the Galaxy Volume Two that will take us up to 2019 …
So far on the big screen, there has been one clear winner: Marvel and Disney teamed up to crush all before them with a Hulk-sized fist, leaving DC to reminisce over the success of Christopher Nolan’s celebrated Batman trilogy, and not much else.
Related: Noir nights and superpowered sex – everything you need to know about Marvel's Jessica Jones
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- Raj Bains
Call it the Tsujihara Doctrine.
Soon after Kevin Tsujihara took over as Warner Bros. chairman-ceo, he made the decision to break with protocol from the previous regime — a change that would have a profound effect on the studio. At an early strategy session, senior execs recall him issuing a new edict: DC Entertainment is open for business across the lot.
Tsujihara made it clear that the vast archive of comic-book characters in the DC vault would no longer be under the tight control of Warner Bros.’ film division. WB’s television and interactive units would have new flexibility to develop projects derived from the properties, even if they were concurrently being eyed for movie projects.
He established the studio’s equivalent of the Justice League. Every two weeks, top execs including DC Entertainment’s Diane Nelson and Geoff Johns, Warner Bros. Pictures’ Sue Kroll and Greg Silverman and Warner Bros. »
- Cynthia Littleton
In 2016 the two comic book giants cross swords like never before. But who - Marvel or DC - will claim the ultimate victory?
Throughout the decades, the battle for comic book supremacy has swung back and forth between Marvel and DC, the two publishing giants that have dominated the medium’s market since its Silver Age heyday back in the mid-50s. Whilst the perennial war of attrition between the big two has sometimes seen one company on the ropes (such as the time during 80s when Warner Bros. reportedly came close to selling DC to Marvel, or even in the 90s when an ailing Marvel declared bankruptcy), for the most part the two comic book behemoths have existed on a relatively equal footing.
However, the same cannot be said about the duo’s cinematic and television endeavours.
Whilst DC are certainly finding success on the smaller screen, »
On this week’s episode, Brian and Zach invite The Av Club’s Mike D’Angelo to talk about his recent article, “What I learned from watching the first 10 minutes of 500 movies.” They discuss whether that became a learning experience for screenwriters, what made him decide to watch the beginning of so many movies, and what his final takeaway was after three years of doing it. They also look at top stories such as the new trailer for Zoolander 2, the team getting back together for the next Mission: Impossible, and John Malkovich’s 100 year project.
First trailer for Zoolander 2 First trailer for SXSW entry, Midnight Special Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some to open 2016 SXSW festival Christopher McQuarrie back for M:i 6, Rebecca Ferguson may follow Edgar Wright to write, direct a Dreamworks animated film about shadows Christopher Nolan’s Memento getting the remake treatment
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- Zach Dennis
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- Oli Davis
Back on Friday, director Matt Reeves revealed the official logo for War for the Planet of the Apes, and that a special announcement will be made during tonight's episode of The Walking Dead. It was revealed earlier tonight that fans can enter a new contest to become an actual ape in War For the Planet of the Apes. Fans can visit to submit a video of your most lifelike ape impersonation. One lucky winner will be on set during Caesar's "greatest battle yet."
Fans who wish to enter this contest must create a YouTube less than 30 seconds long with your ape impersonation, and each entry must include the text, "This Video Was Made For The #WarForTheApesContest." The video must be submitted in English, and if the winner is from the United States, you must have a valid passport to claim the grand prize, which includes travel to the set in Canada. »
Jessica Jones, Season 1
Created by Melissa Rosenberg
Released November 20th, 2015 by Netflix
Five episodes watched for review
Is there more to say about gritty, troubled superheroes? Yes, according to Jessica Jones, the latest Netflix entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. After this year’s Daredevil, a show following the modern trend of dark comic book characters kickstarted by Christopher Nolan’s Batman films but dating back at least to the work of Frank Miller and Alan Moore, the thought of the style being passé seemed more than plausible. Especially in light of sharing a distribution platform with Daredevil, creator Melissa Rosenberg appeared to have her work cut out for her in making Jessica Jones stand out.
And to a certain extent, the series is of a kind with its moody forbears. The voice-over narration and shadowy city streets establish a strong linkage to film noir, revisiting ground well trodden by »
- Max Bledstein
The Important News First Looks: Chris Pine and Said Taghmaoui in Wonder Woman. "Constable Zuvio" in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Marvel Madness: Scott Adkins joined Doctor Strange. Remake Report: Christopher Nolan's Memento is going to be remade. Roar Uthaug will direct the Tomb Raider reboot. Casting Net: Matthew McConaughey might star in The Dark Tower. Alexandra Daddario joined the Baywatch movie. Emma Stone will portray Billie Jean King in Battle of the Sexes. Reunion Station: Julianne Moore will reunite with Todd Haynes for Wonderstruck. Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with Casey Affleck for Far Bright Star. Sequelitis: Prometheus 2 is now...
- Christopher Campbell
If you can't wait for War for the Planet of the Apes, you better not miss this Sunday's all-new episode of The Walking Dead. Director Matt Reeves has just dropped the official logo for the third chapter in the Apes prequel series. And it comes with news that a special War for the Planet of the Apes announcement will happen Sunday night. Here's what he had to say on his official Twitter
"And something else begins... Tune in to @WalkingDead_AMC Sunday night for a special #WarForTheApes announcement..."
We're still a little less than two years away from seeing War for the Planet of the Apes, when it premieres in theaters summer 2017. So it's not likely that we'll get to see the first trailer. Shooting just began almost exactly a month ago, with Matt Reeves revealing the first set photo on October 18th. At this time, it's hard to even »
In all the lamentations of the decline of the video store, a common refrain is the loss of the relationship between the clerks and the customers, specifically the art of movie recommendations. While services like Netflix have vast catalogs, navigating through the large libraries can be tricky, and although algorithms are in place that are meant to cater to the viewer’s tastes, it’s not exactly foolproof. Just because someone loves “Rosemary’s Baby” doesn’t mean that they're interested in some random found footage junk from an unknown distributor. Fortunately, the folks over at Cinefix have a great series of videos, called “Like it/Love it,” that recommend lesser-known films that are similar to more popular recent films. The latest movie tackled? The soon-to-be remade “Memento.” Read More: Remake Of Christopher Nolan's 'Memento' Is In The Works Clocking in at under four minutes, the newest »
- Cain Rodriguez
Both of game designer David Cage’s cinematic, interactive dramas are coming to PlayStation 4. His telepathic tale Beyond: Two Souls, originally released in 2013, will make its way to the PlayStation Store next week. It will be followed by a port of Heavy Rain, where players will once again be faced with the horrors of the Origami Killer on March 1st, 2016.
While not a lot is known about the update of Heavy Rain, next week’s Beyond: Two Souls remaster will feature several new features to enhance the experience. These include 1080p graphics with motion blur effects as well as improved lighting and shadows, improved controls for action sequences, and use of the DualShock 4 Speaker.
Another main addition will be that once »
- Joseph Banham
Nothing like getting the gang back together after a successful entry. That seems to be the case for the Mission: Impossible franchise, and that includes doing something they’ve never done before.
Variety reports Christopher McQuarrie, who wrote and directed this year’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, is in talks to return in both capacities for the sixth entry. If McQuarrie agrees, he would be the first director in the franchise to return for a second entry.
On top of bringing McQuarrie back, Variety adds that stand-out Rebecca Ferguson could also be coming back for the next movie after the studio signed her for an option. Paramount is looking to turn around the next Mi film after Rogue Nation was such a runaway hit.
- Zach Dennis
Directed by Jörn Threlfall.
Synopsis: Over presents a crime scene. During the course of 9 wide shots told in reverse order, we witness an intriguing story unfold. What has happened in this quiet neighborhood? A murder, a hit-and-run, an accident? The reality is profound, and deeply unexpected.
Set in a quiet neighbourhood in West London, Over tells the story of a road and its inhabitants in the wake of the disturbing discovery of the body of a man in the middle of the road. How did he get there? Who or what took his life? What does this mean for the people of this quiet London road, their families, or the city at large? Through the powerful medium of the short film, Threlfall explores a present social issue deftly.
What’s brilliant is that it’s told backwards, in an unassuming tone, simply taking us back through the hours »
- Kat Kourbeti
It was the year 2000 and a little film from an unknown filmmaker was generating some buzz. Memento became an introduction for audiences to Christopher Nolan‘s mind twisting storytelling style. Told from the perspective of a man (Guy Pearce) who cannot retain short term memories, the film is a compelling thriller as he hunts down the […]
The post A Remake Of Christopher Nolan’s Breakout Hit Is Coming appeared first on FilmReview.com. »
- Jeff Bricker
Variant Comics recently scored a full Warner Bros. Studio Tour and shot a video piece exploring the history of the Batmobile on-screen. From the 8min 50sec mark though, the clip offers a close-up and detailed look at the new Batmobile from Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice".
The car is 20ft long, 12ft wide in the back. It boasts gattling guns, shaved down tractor tires, and it will raise up on a hydraulic system when in battle. Two were created for the film, were assembled out of carbon fiber and fibreglass, and both are "camera ready on the interior" which means they could shoot inside them - unlike the Tumbler cockpits from the Chris Nolan films.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: is set to open worldwide on March 25th 2016.
- Garth Franklin
One of the centerpiece props in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the new Batmobile. And if you're heading to Los Angeles before the end of the year, you can see the actual car used in the movie. It is currently housed at the Warner Bros. studio lot, and is part of their tour offered to the public. Variant Comics has a special featurette, where they visit the lot, and offer an in-depth look at all the past vehicles used by Bruce Wayne in fighting crime.
While it's neat to see all of the Batmobiles utilized throughout the film franchise, which begins with Tim Burton's 1989 superhero classic Batman, and goes all the way through Christopher Nolan's trilogy ending sequel The Dark Knight Rises, the best part of this history tour is the brand new armored Batmobile that is being used by Ben Affleck's aging caped crusador in the upcoming movie. »
Anthony Michael Hall has joined the cast of Ben Affleck‘s “Live By Night.” Hall will play a Southern bootlegger who tangles with Affleck’s Joe Coughlin, the son of a prominent police captain who enters a world of organized crime that takes him from Boston to Florida and Havana, Cuba. The Warner Bros. release is an adaptation of Dennis Lehane‘s novel of the same name. The studio previously recruited Hall for Christopher Nolan‘s “The Dark Knight.” He also recently appeared in Bennett Miller‘s “Foxcatcher.” Also Read: Scott Eastwood to Play Ben Affleck's Brother in WB's »
- Jeff Sneider
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