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“The Game Continues” When Jigsaw Comes to Home Media in January

If you missed Billy the Puppet's return to the big screen this past Halloween or you want to invite him into your own home, Lionsgate has you covered with their January home media releases of Jigsaw, the eighth film in the slice-and-dice Saw franchise:

Press Release: Santa Monica, CA (December 12, 2017) –The Jigsaw Killer is back and taking his signature brand of twisted scenarios to the next level when Jigsaw arrives on Digital January 9 and on 4K Ultra HD (plus Blu-ray and Digital), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital), DVD, and On Demand January 23 from Lionsgate. Renown genre directors Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers, Undead) and writers Josh Stolberg and Peter Goldfinger reinvigorate one of the most successful horror franchises of all time with their latest installment starring Tobin Bell (Manson Family Vacation, The Firm, The Saw franchise), Laura Vandervoot (TV’s “Smallville” and “V”), Callum Keith Rennie
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Superman: The Movie Added To National Film Registry

Even though we receive at least a half dozen superhero films on a yearly basis these days, the fact of the matter is that we owe a great debt to director Richard Donner and all involved in the production of Superman: The Movie back in the late 1970s. Before then, a blockbuster of that scale centered on a comic book character was simply unheard of, so to think that a genre was handily legitimized with such an effort is indeed commendable.

Taking that and other factors into consideration, the Library of Congress has chosen the movie that made us believe a man could fly to be among the 25 selected this year to be a part of the National Film Registry. And when you consider how many movies the American entertainment industry has produced over the years, that really puts it in perspective as to how much of an honor this is.
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National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress

National Film Registry Adds ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Titles to Library of Congress
As is annual tradition, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has announced this year’s 25 film set to join the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress. Selected for their “cultural, historic and/or aesthetic importance,” the films picked range from such beloved actioners as “Die Hard,” childhood classic “The Goonies,” the seminal “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” and the mind-bending “Memento,” with plenty of other genres and styles represented among the list.

The additions span 1905 to 2000, and includes Hollywood blockbusters, documentaries, silent movies, animation, shorts, independent, and even home movies. The 2017 selections bring the number of films in the registry to 725.

“The selection of a film to the National Film Registry recognizes its importance to American cinema and the nation’s cultural and historical heritage,” Hayden said in an official statement. “Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and
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‘Titanic,’ ‘Die Hard,’ ‘Ace in the Hole,’ ‘Memento,’ and More Added to National Film Registry

Since 1989, the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress has been accomplishing the important task of preserving films that “represent important cultural, artistic and historic achievements in filmmaking.” From films way back in 1897 all the way up to 2004, they’ve now reached 725 films that celebrate our heritage and encapsulate our film history.

Today they’ve unveiled their 2017 list, which includes such Hollywood classics as Die Hard, Titanic, and Superman along with groundbreaking independent features like Yvonne Rainer’s Lives of Performers, Charles Burnett’s To Sleep with Anger, and Barbara Loden’s Wanda. Also making this list are a pair of Kirk Douglas-led features, Ace in the Hole and Spartacus, as well as Christopher Nolan’s Memento and more. Check out the full list below and you can watch some films on the registry for free here.

Ace in the Hole (aka Big Carnival) (1951)

Based on the infamous
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‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry

‘Titanic,’ ‘The Goonies,’ ‘Field of Dreams,’ ‘Memento’ Added to National Film Registry
James Cameron’s disaster epic “Titanic,” the beloved fantasy “The Goonies,” Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” and 1989’s “Field of Dreams” are among the 25 films selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress’ National Film Registry.

The 2017 selections range from obscure documentaries to a Mexican-American family’s home movies from 1920s Texas to Disney’s 1941 animated classic “Dumbo” to the 1979 Luis Valdez-directed drama “Boulevard Nights” to 1960’s “Spartacus,” the Kirk Douglas-Stanley Kubrick sword-and-sandal drama that helped end the era of the blacklist.

The titles will be added to the Library’s collection of films designated as having cultural, social or aesthetic significance.

“Our love affair with motion pictures is a testament to their enduring power to enlighten, inspire and inform us as individuals and a nation as a whole,” said Carla Hayden, Librarian of Congress. “Being tasked with selecting only 25 each year is daunting because there are so many great films deserving of this honor
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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Today Show’ and More: A Complete Guide To TV Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals have had an immediate effect on the industry — and on TV viewers as well. As networks and studios are confronted with allegations of misconduct and assault by their stars, producers, and even executives, heightened publicity has also prevented them from sweeping such news under the rug.

Instead, from morning to primetime, broadcast, cable and streaming services have been faced with making big moves on some of their biggest properties. In the $1 billion morning show competition, both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “This Morning” fired key anchors. Netflix’s and Amazon’s signature, award-winning dramas are expected to return without their lead stars. Paramount Network planned to launch by leveraging the Weinstein brand — but that strategy is dead. And FX must now rebuild its comedy brand without the producer who inspired much of it.

Here’s a continually updated roundup of TV productions that have been
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‘House of Cards,’ ‘Transparent,’ ‘Today Show’ and More: A Complete Guide To TV Rocked By Sexual Harassment Scandals

Hollywood’s sexual harassment scandals have had an immediate effect on the industry — and on TV viewers as well. As networks and studios are confronted with allegations of misconduct and assault by their stars, producers, and even executives, heightened publicity has also prevented them from sweeping such news under the rug.

Instead, from morning to primetime, broadcast, cable and streaming services have been faced with making big moves on some of their biggest properties. In the $1 billion morning show competition, both NBC’s “Today” and CBS’ “This Morning” fired key anchors. Netflix’s and Amazon’s signature, award-winning dramas are expected to return without their lead stars. Paramount Network planned to launch by leveraging the Weinstein brand — but that strategy is dead. And FX must now rebuild its comedy brand without the producer who inspired much of it.

Here’s a continually updated roundup of TV productions that have been
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First look at Brenton Thwaites as Robin in Titans

DC Entertainment has released a first look image of Brenton Thwaites as Dick Grayson/Robin in the upcoming live-action Teen Titans series, Titans; check it out here and let us know what you make of his look in the comments below…

See Also: Teen Titans TV series will reportedly include The Flying Graysons

Update: And here’s a behind-the-scenes image of Thwaites in costume…

Titans will follow Dick Grayson as he emerges from Batman’s shadow to become the leader of a fearless band of young, soon-to-be superheroes recruited from every corner of the DC Universe. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales star Brenton Thwaites leads the cast as Dick Grayson, alongside Teagan Croft (The Osiris Child) as Raven, Anna Diop (24: Legacy) as Starfire, Ryan Potter (Big Hero 6) as Beast Boy, Alan Ritchson (Smallville) as Hawk, Minka Kelly (Friday Night Lights) as Dove and Lindsey Gort
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Arrowverse Crossover Unmasks Blitzen And Prometheus-x, May Have Introduced Xs

So far, this year’s Arrowverse crossover, “Crisis on Earth-x,” is making its bid at being the best DC TV mashup to date. Really, it’s utilizing the major players from each of the four shows making up this constellation, and flows like a true miniseries – not three distinct parts as was the case last year.

Tonight, we were treated to the first two installments via the latest episodes of Supergirl and Arrow, which saw the villains from Earth-x crash the wedding of Barry Allen and Iris West. Now, we already knew to expect that Oliver Queen and Kara Zor-El’s respective Nazi doppelgangers, Dark Arrow and Overgirl, were morbid reflections of them, but it’s the other reveals that came as a bit of a surprise.

For those of you who follow major spoilers, you may recall when set photos showing Tom Cavanagh under Blitzen’s cowl emerged some time ago.
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Justice League, Batman's Knightmare & the future of the Dceu

Mark Harrison Nov 21, 2017

A spoiler-y look at Batman Vs Superman, Justice League, and Batman's 'Knightmare'...

This article contains spoilers for Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Justice League.

One of the most surreal and oft-discussed scenes in Zack Snyder's Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice comes around an hour into the film, when Bruce Wayne nods off at his desk in the Batcave. The five minute sequence that follows, dubbed 'the Knightmare' (but not the Citv gameshow), is the sum of all Bruce's fears about Superman, showing a dystopian future that could have foreshadowed the future of the DC cinematic universe.

However, these plans have been significantly changed over the course of the 20 months between the release of Batman V Superman and its follow-up, Justice League, by a combination of the vitriolic reception of the former, a frantic course correction on the latter and the real life
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The Aquaman TV Show That Failed To Make A Splash

Neil Calloway looks at the less than successful Aquaman TV pilot from 2006…

Though we’ve seen brief glimpses of him in Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad, the release of Justice League this weekend gives cinemagoers will get their first experience of Aquaman on the big screen. It turns out he isn’t a superhero who flies around the world to a soundtrack of that Danish band who sung Barbie Girl, but rather someone who has exceptional underwater abilities.

He might not be well known to the general public, but if you’d have said Iron Man to all but the biggest comic book fan before 2008 they’d think you were talking about a particularly taxing triathlon rather than a Elon Musk like superhero. As with most comic book characters, there have been previous attempts to bring him to the screen. After a version of the character appearing in an
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Supergirl Recap: Road to Recovery (Plus, Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh Map Out the Danvers' Next Steps)

Supergirl Recap: Road to Recovery (Plus, Melissa Benoist and Chyler Leigh Map Out the Danvers' Next Steps)
Monday’s Supergirl hit pause on the drama in National City to give the Danvers sisters some time to heal.

RelatedSupergirl Casts Laurie Metcalf as [Spoiler]’s Estranged Mother

Alex and Kara made tracks for their hometown of Midvale, where they balanced their time between bickering and reflecting on their childhood… which was also full of bickering. (Side note: This episode only flashed back 10 years, yet Alex was still in school. Exactly how young are we to believe she is?)

Anyway, young Kara and Alex — while perfectly cast — had a pretty rough go of things in their early days. “Before you came along,
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Universes Collide In This Epic Avengers V. Justice League Fan Film

With the news that Disney’s thinking of buying 20th Century Fox, the X-Men universe crossing over with the Marvel Cinematic Universe might actually be a possibility at some point in the future. But, while that’s amazing enough in and of itself, what about that other superhero crossover that fans would love to see happen? We’re talking, of course, about an almighty alliance between Marvel’s Avengers and DC’s Justice League.

Unfortunately, that’s probably never going to materialize anywhere except in fan films, so thankfully, we’ve got YouTubers like Alex Luthor, who’s now posted an epic supercut which splices together clips from various Marvel and DC productions to imagine what would happen if the two comic book behemoths ever met. This isn’t just a trailer-length piece, either, but rather a whole 12-minute long fan film, and it’s definitely worth a watch

Also,
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The Week in Spandex – Justice League, Marvel vs DC, Aquaman, Flashpoint, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, The Punisher, Disney’s Fox takeover and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Justice League, Aquaman, Flashpoint, The Batman, Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, Nightwing, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Gotham, Wonder Woman, Smallville, Thor: Ragnarok, Avengers 4, Black Panther, Spider-Man, Venom, The Punisher, Daredevil, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Runaways, Deadpool 2, The Gifted, Glass, The Boys, The Umbrella Academy and more…

With less than a week to go until the release of Justice League (and the first reactions ranging from mixed to “fine” to positive), Warner Bros. has fully opened the floodgates on the promotion for the DC blockbuster (which – given the extensive reshoots – reportedly has a budget north of $300 million). London played host to The Justice League Experience this week, with the cast and crew on hand for the film’s junket and press conference. Our invite got lost in the post, but Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris did
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Countdown to Justice League – Smallville’s Justice

Ricky Church continues his countdown to Justice League with Smallville’s Justice…

While Justice League is the first feature film with DC’s biggest heroes coming together, it is not the first live action interpretation of the team’s formation. There was a 1997 Justice League of America TV movie that failed as a pilot, which is better left forgotten, and Smallville‘s interpretation of the team in the sixth season episode appropriately titled ‘Justice’. This was a pretty big moment for the Justice League and even bigger moment for Smallville; the series had dipped its toes in the wider world of the DC universe before, but this was the first time it embraced the collective future the group had in store.

In the episode, Clark discovers Oliver Queen and some of the other heroes Clark previously met have united to take down Lex Luthor’s superhuman labs. They discovered Lex
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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jared Keeso

Jared Keeso is a Canadian actor who was born in Listowel, Ontario, on July 1, 1984. His acting career began in 2004 when he appeared in the television film ‘Eve’s Christmas’ and in the television series ‘Life As We Know It’ and ‘Smallville’. Keeso’s big break came when he became a series regular in ‘Monster Warriors’. He played the role of Luke in 53 episodes between 2006 and 2007. He has gone on to establish a successful career in both film and television. He is currently best-known for playing Ben Chartier in ’19-2’ and Wayne in ‘Letterkenny’. Here are five

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Jared Keeso
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Supergirl casts Jesse Rath as Brainiac 5

TV Line is reporting that Jesse Rath (Defiance) has been cast in the third season of Supergirl in the recurring role of Brainiac 5.

A member of the Legion of Super-Heroes, Brainiac 5 is half-computer, half-organic and travels from the 31st Century to help Melissa Benoist’s Supergirl in her battle with Reign (Odette Annable). Rath is set to make his first appearance in the show in the tenth episode of the current season, titled ‘Legion of Super-Heroes’.

In DC Comics lore, Brainiac 5 has long held an attraction to Supergirl, and it seems that will transfer into the show, with executive producer Andrew Kreisberg previously stating that: “Someone down the road will like Kara a lot, which will be a lot of fun.”

This won’t be Brainiac 5’s first live-action appearance, as the character also featured in Smallville in its tenth season, where he was portrayed by James Marsters.
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Tom Welling Defends Not Wearing Superman Suit In Smallville

It’s been over six years now, but some DC fans are still bitter that the series finale of Smallville didn’t deliver what they hoped for. Superman lovers had waited a whole ten seasons for Clark Kent to don the iconic red and blue outfit and finally suit up as the Man of Steel. In the end, though, the most we got were a few blurry glimpses at a CGI Supes and, in the episode’s final moments, the classic shirt-rip, revealing the ‘S’ shield underneath.

To promote his return to the DC TV universe in Fox’s Lucifer, Tom Welling turned up on daytime show The Talk recently and was pressed yet again for information on the controversial Smallville finale. The actor maintained that the way it was handled was in keeping with what the show was all about and also hopes that fans were on board with the decision,
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Failed 'Aquaman' TV Pilot Was as Hardcore as It Was Hokey

Jason Momoa playing Aquaman may be one of the more highly anticipated aspects of the Justice League debut next week, but Justin Hartley swimming with the fishes is pretty entertaining — and cringeworthy.

The This Is Us actor starred as Arthur Curry/Aquaman in the unsold 2006 pilot Aquaman, which was developed by Smallville creators Al Gough and Miles Millar for the now-defunct WB network.

The action was Sharknado big and so are the eye rolls the dialogue elicits.

The Aquaman character did appear on Smallville in the October 2005 episode "Aqua," in which Alan Ritchson played the DC hero.

Hartley landed (no pun intended) the role for the single episode...
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