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12 items from 2016


Is 'Batman v Superman' and the DC Movie Universe in Trouble?

13 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is not only one of this year's most highly-anticipated movies, but it also sets up the studio's massive DC Comics movie universe, which is currently slated to run until 2020. While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hasn't screened for the press yet, a new report from Hitfix claims that a select few have seen the movie, and the response wasn't what the studio hoped for. Here's what Hitfix's Drew McWeeny had to say, teasing that it could alter the massive slate of movies that will follow.

"Warner is a little bit worried. This movie is starting to scare them. It's scaring them because they're showing it to people now, people are actually laying eyes on the film now, and the response has not been what I think they wanted. If I were going to lay a bat on how it may happen, »

- MovieWeb

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Why Do Fans Lose Their Minds Over Bad Reviews of Superhero Films?

15 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As genre fans, we’ve grown used to impassioned responses.  Superhero films in particular seem to inspire fan fervor. Each new image, trailer, character change, or plot tease will inspire a wealth of debate. Sometimes, that dialogue devolves into something that is difficult to understand. Yesterday, the final Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was released. Drew McWeeny sat down with me to give a response and during the course of our conversation he touched on some reports he’d been getting from early screenings at the studio.  Among other things, he revealed that the studio was worried and that Zack Snyder may not return to direct Justice League. Adding that it’s possible that a re-evaluation of some aspects of the slate may occur.  The response was rapid-fire and intense. And, sadly, included a fair number – an overwhelming number -- of vitriolic personal attacks. What’s difficult to comprehend is how one report, »

- Roth Cornet

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Despite a great trailer, Warner Bros is worried about Batman V Superman and Justice League may be in jeapordy

11 February 2016 11:35 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The final Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer was released this morning and has set the Internet on fire. This is arguably the best we’ve seen from the film to date. But is it selling a movie that doesn’t exist? Drew McWeeny gives Roth Cornet the scoop on what's really happening behind the scenes of Batman v Superman. Spoiler Alert: Warner Bros. is worried. Take a look in the player above or below and talk with us here or on Twitter. Drew: @DrewAtHitfix Roth: @RothCornet »

- Roth Cornet

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Joel and Ethan Coen on how they turned Hollywood history into the hysterical 'Hail, Caesar!'

8 February 2016 1:25 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

I still get nervous about certain interviews. It's human. I love movies dearly, and have since I was young, and when I talk to filmmakers who I respect enormously, I tend to either talk waaaaaaay too fast or just overcomplicate my questions. Once things start, though, a good conversation is a good conversation, and I relax into things. That's particularly easy when you're talking to someone who give back as good as they get, and that's the Coen Brothers in spades. Three quick points before we dig in. First, enjoy Backstory, a new video series we're doing here at HitFix in which I pull back the curtain a bit on the stories that went unreported or untold over the last 25 years while I've been working here in La. While I spoke to the Coens about To The White Sea during our interview, we didn't get into the impact that the film's implosion had on them, »

- Drew McWeeny

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Deadpool is totally a feminist, according to Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan

8 February 2016 1:20 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

This weekend, Deadpool heads to theaters to right the atrocities committed against the character in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. You can see what our movie critic Drew McWeeny thought of the film over here. But before you make Valentine’s Day plans to watch the Merc with the Mouth re-pop the superhero genre’s Rated R cherry, get to know the characters a little bit better. HitFix Harpy caught up with Gerry Duggan — the current writer for the Deadpool comics — to ask  how much he knows about the film, if Deadpool is a feminist, and just who Negasonic Teenage Warhead is. By happy serendipity, I was also given a look at some pages from the upcoming Deadpool #8. Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment Hitfix Harpy: How long have you been writing Deadpool? Gerry Duggan: Longer than it feels like. I still feel fresh, but I began with co-writing with Brian Posehn in »

- Donna Dickens

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No one can agree on the top 5 greatest Coen Brothers films

4 February 2016 9:00 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

As we began talking about editorial content we could publish to celebrate the release of Hail, Caesar!, the latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen, we realized that none of us had the same top five lists, and that it seems unusual for that to be the case. The Coens have had such a rich and varied career that it is impossible to pin them down to one style or one theme or one type of storytelling. Some people love their comedies. Some people love it when they get dark. Some people love the underdogs, the least-liked of their films. But what's clear is that every film they've made has its fans, and even their worst films are beloved by someone. There are few artists like the Coen Brothers, and we were delighted to get lists from each of our special guest contributors this time. The diversity of the replies »

- HitFix Staff

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Movie theaters are extinct, virtual reality rules in this French sci-fi film

1 February 2016 6:27 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

“The curtain opening on the screen. The smell of popcorn. Your generation will never know that.” So opens the teaser trailer for French sci-fi film Ickerman, which imagines a future where virtual reality rules society. It seems like an eerily plausible future, as virtual reality makes headlines at 2016’s tech expos and even at Sundance. Just today, HitFix’s Drew McWeeny speculated on the possibility that Star Wars is the property that may bring virtual reality into the mainstream. But in Ickerman that exciting tech has a dark side — the death of movie theaters (a nightmarish future for any film fan!) and the dangers of being so plugged into Vr that you need to be rescued back to reality. Today Ickerman filmmakers Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard dropped a teaser trailer for the movie. The teaser is more like a proof-of-concept video — one with a Blade Runner-reminiscent metropolis and »

- Emily Rome

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Here's the new trailer for 2016's most promising horror movie

1 February 2016 11:25 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In his review from last year's Sundance Film Festival, HitFix's own Drew McWeeny had this to say about director Robert Eggers' upcoming period horror film The Witch: "Eggers manages to create a sense of mood and dread that is so suffocating at times that it feels like we're watching something genuinely transgressive, something we should not be seeing." For horror fans in particular, that's a promising sentence. We are, after all, lovers of the genre for its very ability to transgress boundaries, and we're always looking out for the next film that will take us to genuinely unexpected and terrifying places. In that vein, The Witch seems destined to be this year's It Follows or The Babadook: an under-the-radar, word-of-mouth sleeper that gives us something new and compelling to chew on and introduces the world to a fresh and unique talent in the horror arena. Here's the latest trailer, »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'10 Cloverfield Lane' Is Not 'Cloverfield 2', But Part of an Anthology?

16 January 2016 2:25 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Yesterday, fans were treated to a surprise trailer for 10 Cloverfield Lane, which many have speculated is a sequel to the 2008 hit Cloverfield. There is still very little we know about the story, but since both 10 Cloverfield Lane and Cloverfield were produced by J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot, many assume there is some sort of connection between the two. Earlier today, a user cleared the air about this mysterious project, revealing that it may not be a direct sequel, but it is set in the same Cloverfield universe.

"This film was originally made under the names Valencia and The Cellar for Paramount's Insurge division (a subsidiary for films made for under 5 million dollars like The Devil Inside), and when Paramount closed it down, this movie (shot and completed) was thrown out to the wind and orphaned. Paramount bought it back up and had Daniel Casey and Damien Chazelle do some re-writes »

- MovieWeb

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'Cloverfield’ Cinematic Universe makes perfect sense if you were paying attention

15 January 2016 10:35 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Spitting in the face of spoiler culture, last night Bad Robot and J.J. Abrams dropped the trailer for “10 Cloverfield Lane,” managing to pull off what might be the biggest Mystery Box™ of all time. You can head over here to read Drew McWeeny’s take on this project directed by Dan Trachtenberg. But the important takeaway is this bit: “The idea came up a long time ago during production. We wanted to make it a blood relative of Cloverfield. The idea was developed over time. We wanted to hold back the title for as long as possible.” I’ve already seen people bandying about the idea that this is the beginning of the Cloverfield Cinematic Universe. Opinions on if this is a good idea or not vary, but if you were a nerd with an Internet connection and a passing interest in “Cloverfield” in 2007 this seems like the most natural progression in the world. »

- Donna Dickens

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This surprising character was the original villain in 'The Force Awakens'

12 January 2016 2:28 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Somebody else may have been the villain in an early draft of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” who wasn't in the end according to one of our critics. Interesting, this news is. Here, Drew McWeeny and Roth Cornet discuss what might have been in “The Force Awakens,” as well as what’s to come in Episode 8. Take a look in the video above. And watch the full show below, as we discuss the film’s chances of taking “Avatar”’s global record, the changes that are happening in the dark and the light sides of the force, and the weirdness that Rian Johnson is bringing to Episode 8. Chat with us here or on Twitter! Drew: @DrewAtHitfix Roth: @RothCornet »

- Roth Cornet

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Do film critics matter?

6 January 2016 12:53 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on film critics and whether they matter…

Do film critics matter?

It’s an age-old question. One that has been asked as far back as the creation of the movie medium. Maxim Gorky, a Russian writer, was one of the first ever to pen a movie review after seeing a collection of Lumiere films in 1896. Even after witnessing the birth of this new art form, after seeing moving images for the first time, he remained ever critical:

“Their smiles are lifeless, even though their movements are full of living energy and are so swift as to be almost imperceptible. Their laughter is soundless although you see the muscles contracting in their grey faces. Before you a life is surging, a life deprived of words and shorn of the living spectrum of colours — the grey, the soundless, the bleak and dismal life.”

The miracle of the motion picture presented »

- Anghus Houvouras

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