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Today in Movie Culture: Wonder Woman Meets Captain America, 'Justice League' vs. 'The Avengers' and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Mashup of the Day: If you need more of Wonder Woman after Justice League, here's a fun mashup of her remembering Steve Rogers, aka Captain America:   Movie Comparison of the Day: Speaking of DC and Marvel movies, ScreenCrush looks at all the similarities between Justice League and The Avengers:   Cosplay of the Day: After those two items, we might as well share some fantastic Wonder Woman cosplay: Love our Cosplay & Disney expert Joanna Bert here as Wonder Woman #malibu #WonderWoman pic.twitter.com/GalEcTzYtK — Barcelona (@Bclona) November 21, 2017     Movie Primer of the Day: With Coco out this week, Oh...

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- Christopher Campbell

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How to See 'Coco' in Theaters -- in Spanish!

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Disney Pixar’s Coco hits theaters on Wednesday, just in time for families enjoying the Thanksgiving holiday together. This entertainment option will also be extended to Spanish-speaking families who might not speak or understand English. Before we explore the details of this exhibition model, let’s review the significance of Coco as a film. The story follows Miguel, a 12-year-old Mexican boy who dreams of becoming a musician. The only problem is his family banned music and he must trek through the Land of the Dead in hopes of changing his fate. It's set during Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday reserved for honoring deceased loved ones. Coco is practically tailor-made for Mexican audiences. In fact, the film opened in Mexico on October...

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- J.S. Lewis

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New 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' TV Spots Focus on Hope and Heroes

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The last full trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi made the movie seem pretty daunting, and a recent TV spot that is focused on "darkness rising" hasn't helped quell fans' fears for the good guys. But new spots have recently dropped offering a new hope for the heroes and the lighter side of the Force.  One of these spots is actually entited "Heroes" and focuses on the younger good guys Finn (John Boyega), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Rey (Daisey Ridley) and their presumed triumphs in battle against Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and the First Order, with Tie Fighters going down and positive speeches promising victory.   "Where's Rey," Finn asks in that spot, showing how these heroes' priorities are with each...

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- Christopher Campbell

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'Despicable Me 3' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

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Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Hitman's Bodyguard (action-comedy; Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman,Salma Hayek, Elodie Yung; rated R) Leap! (animated; voices: Elle Fanning, Nat Wolff, Maddie Ziegler, Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Kate McKinnon; rated PG) Good Time (action; Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh; rated R) Beach Rats (drama; Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein; rated R) Hangman (drama; Al Pacino, Karl Urban, Brittany Snow; pretheatrical release; rated R) California Typewriter...

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- Robert B. DeSalvo

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How 'Justice League' Sets Up the Future of DC on Film

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Warning: Spoilers for Justice League will follow immediately. Although yesterday's headlines were focused more on the struggling box office performance of Warner Bros. Pictures' ambitious DC Comics-based superhero team-up film, we certainly found that there was quite a lot to like in Justice League. While the actual future of DC Comics on film will undoubtedly be debated within board rooms on the WB lot in Burbank for a while to come, that doesn't mean that the film as it was released doesn't have some pretty notable happenings that could reverberate through the future of the DC movie slate. In addition to both mid- and post-credits scenes, some present expository work midway through the film definitely laid the groundwork for a solo adventure that...

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- Chris Clow

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Movie News: Lizzy Caplan to Star in 'X-Men' Spin-off 'Gambit'; 'Murder on the Orient Express' Sequel on Its Way

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Gambit: Lizzy Caplan (TV's Masters of Sex; Now You See Me 2, above) is in talks to join the cast of Gambit. If things work out, Caplan will play the female lead in the X-Men spin-off opposite Channing Tatum, who is set to portray the titular mutant character. Gore Verbinski (A Cure for Wellness) will direct the super-powered adventure, which is scheduled for release on February 24, 2019. [Variety]   Death on the Nile: The new version of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as Agatha Christie's famed detective Hercule Poirot, has already earned more than $148 million at the box office worldwide and so a sequel is on its way. Death on the Nile, based on another mystery novel by Christie featuring Poirot and set on a cruise boat...

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Today in Movie Culture: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' in Lego, Jake Gyllenhaal as Batman and More

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Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Remade Trailer of the Day: We're less than a month from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and Huxley Berg Studios presents a Lego remake of the movie's trailer:   Casting Rendering of the Day: Rumor has it that Matt Reeves wants Jake Gyllenhaal for The Batman. BossLogic shows us what he could look like in the role (see here for an unmasked version): Masked version pic.twitter.com/gw62DjqAGp — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 19, 2017     Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that Justice League has opened, Mr. Sunday Movies humorously details all its Easter eggs and more:   Franchise Takedown of the Day: Why...

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- Christopher Campbell

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Plot Revealed for Quentin Tarantino's Next Movie: Here's What We Know So Far

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Charles Manson, one of the most notorious figures of the 20th century, died yesterday in a California state prison. The cult leader has been subject of many TV and movie projects in the past, and he'll be part of at least one more in the future. Quentin Tarantino's next feature was once thought to be entirely about Manson, though new plot details reveal he's merely a minor piece of a larger story.  Here's everything we know so far: What is the plot of Tarantino's next feature? Vanity Fair got the scoop on the basic plot synopsis, which involves a male TV star, hot off a hit series, and his stunt double sidekick as they both try to transition to the movies. Set in the summer of 1969, the story unfolds at the same time as the Manson-ordered murders of...

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- Christopher Campbell

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DVD Obscura for the Holidays

20 November 2017 3:00 PM, PST

Whatever kind of entertainment gets you – or your guests -- in the mood for the holidays, there’s an overflowing stocking-full of new Blu-ray and DVD releases that will make your home theater the most festive spot in town.   Don’t Forget Thanksgiving Before Christmas takes over, check out these two holiday favorites that revolve around the holiday season’s November warm-up, Thanksgiving. Director Jodie Foster offers a commentary track on the new Blu-ray for Home for the Holidays (Shout Factory), a merry dysfunctional-family comedy whose impressive ensemble cast includes Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Anne Bancroft, Claire Danes, Charles Durning, Geraldine Chaplin, Dylan McDermott, Steve Guttenberg and Cynthia Stevenson. And I know plenty of...

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- Alonso Duralde

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Movie News: New 'Terminator' Moves Forward; Watch First 'A Wrinkle in Time' Trailer

20 November 2017 1:00 PM, PST

Terminator: After securing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton and director Tim Miller (Deadpool), the next installment in the Terminator series continues to move forward. Veteran scribe Billy Ray, an Academy Award nominee for Captain Phillips, has now been hired to rewrite the screenplay, which is based on a story by producer James Cameron that follows events after Terminator 2: Judgment Day and introduces a new set of characters. [The Wrap]   I Almost Forgot About You: Viola Davis (Fences, above) will star in an adaptation of I Almost Forgot About You, based on the popular novel by Terry McMillan. The story follows a successful optometrist who embarks on a journey of self-discovery. Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) will direct. Oscar winner Ron Bass (Rain Man) will write...

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Box Office Report: 'Justice League' on Track to Be a Huge Disappointment

20 November 2017 11:00 AM, PST

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Justice League - $96.0 million ($96.0 million total) 2. Wonder - $27.0 million ($27.0 million total) 3. Thor: Ragnarok - $21.7 million ($247.3 million total) 4. Daddy’s Home 2 - $14.8 million ($50.5 million total) 5. Murder on the Orient Express - $13.8 million ($51.7 million total) 6. The Star - $10.0 million ($10.0 million total) 7. A Bad Moms Christmas - $6.8 million ($50.9 million total) 8. Lady Bird - $2.5 million ($4.7 million total) 9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri - $1.11 million ($1.5 million total) 10. Jigsaw - $1.07 million ($36.4 million total)   The Big Stories If someone were to win the $119 million Powerball jackpot this weekend and took the lump...

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- Erik Childress

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