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Netflix Is Purging a Ton of TV in April

21 hours ago | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

The time has come. Netflix has announced the titles it's pulling from its catalog in April, and it's a staggering list. There are a handful of movies leaving, but it's really the TV shows that have us devastated. Multiple seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Bones, House, M.D., and Ally McBeal will all disappear into the night. At least there are new shows and movies coming to comfort us, but this is still pretty depressing. Expiring April 1 Ally McBeal, seasons one to five Angel, seasons one to five Better Off Ted, season one Barbershop 2: Back in Business Bones, seasons one to four Buffy the Vampire Slayer, seasons one to seven Chaplin Dollhouse, season one Ferris Bueller's Day Off Firefly House, M.D., seasons one to eight Lie to Me, season one Menace II Society Resident Evil: Extinction Rosewell, seasons one to three Snow Day Stomp the Yard Superman II »

- Maggie Pehanick

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Slideshow: Heroes & Villains Fest, Walker Stalker Con in Chicago on Mar. 25-26, 2017

20 March 2017 3:09 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Previous | Image 1 of 17 | NextDavid Mazouz, portrays young Bruce Wayne on ‘Gotham.’

Chicago – Of the pop culture gatherings in the Chicagoland area, nothing provides the sheer fun of today’s comic-inspired TV shows and movies like “Heroes & Villains Fest” and “Walker Stalker Con.” Not only is there an opportunity to meet the performers who star in the shows and movies, but the H&V Fest is also an interactive hero experience, with zip lines, obstacle course and safe archery, and is paired with Walker Stalker Con, which has a horror, sci-fi and fantasy theme. TV shows like “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “Agents of Shield,” “The Walking Dead” and movies like “Superman Returns,” “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Hellboy” will all be represented. The next H&V/Walker Stalker event is March 25th and and 26th, 2017, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois. (detail link below).

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Movie News: 'Man of Steel' Sequel May Get 'X-Men' Director; Ridley Scott Wants a 'Gladiator' Sequel

14 March 2017 1:00 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Man of Steel 2: Even though Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is basically a Man of Steel sequel, Warner Bros. is moving ahead on a presumably Batman-free follow-up centered solely on Superman. And they might be looking at Kingsman: The Secret Service helmer Matthew Vaughn to direct. He'd be the second X-Men franchise director to tackle the DC hero (he did First Class, while main X-movie helmer Bryan Singer directed the unrelated Superman Returns), and it would be his fifth comic book adaptation after First Class, Kick-Ass, Kingsman and its upcoming sequel. Reportedly, if he doesn't do Man of Steel 2, he will likely do some other DC Extended Universe installment. [Collider]   Gladiator...

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- Christopher Campbell

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‘Kong: Skull Island’ Post-Credits Scene: How It Will Shape Legendary’s MonsterVerse

11 March 2017 11:00 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

In an industry increasingly fueled by franchises, it came as little surprise when Legendary Entertainment used their splashy Comic-Con 2014 appearance to confirm their intentions to develop their so-called “MonsterVerse.” Hot on the heels of the release of Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla,” Legendary announced they had picked up the rights to other classic Toho beasts Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, teasing the audience with a title card that read “Conflict: inevitable. Let them fight.”

But before those inevitable battles can hit the big screen, there was a necessary amount of groundwork to lay. Enter Jordan Vogt-Roberts’ “Kong: Skull Island,” this weekend’s big release and the second entry in the burgeoning MonsterVerse. While Vogt-Roberts’ Vietnam War era-set adventure drama works well enough on its own, the film also introduces a slew of new monsters that make it clear that there are all kinds of M.U.T.O. (MonsterVerse for “Massive Unidentified »

- Kate Erbland

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Comics on Film: Can the Now-Shooting 'Avengers: Infinity War' Possibly Live Up to the Hype?

17 February 2017 3:00 PM, PST | | See recent news »

When the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with 2008's original Iron Man film, few people realized that the first appearance of Nick Fury in the inaugural Marvel Studios post-credits scene would've led to something so monumental. It's actually kind of hard now to think about a superhero film climate without the massive shared universe's presence, since it's existed for nearly a decade by now. In 2008, the big superhero movies that arrived that summer were the aforementioned Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk, and that was also the summer that gave us The Dark Knight. We were only two years removed from entries like X-Men: The Last Stand and Superman Returns, with both of those franchises being in precarious positions by the time the McU debuted. Now, though, we...

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- Chris Clow

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The unmade films of Kevin Smith

12 February 2017 6:35 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 13, 2017

Superman Lives, The Green Hornet and sadly now Clerks III: here’s a rundown of the Kevin Smith films we’ll probably never see...

Kevin Smith has always had to fight to get his films off the ground: he started his filmmaking career by maxing out multiple credit cards to self-finance Clerks, and more recently, legend has it, it was only Johnny Depp’s decision to come on board as a wacky supporting character that allowed Smith to secure financing for his walrus-centric horror flick Tusk.

Smith has, across his career, been offered several barmy jobs (he rejected a chance to pen Beetlejuice Goes Hawaiian back in the 90s) and he’s also signed up for a lot of projects that never got past the script phase.

The latter camp of could’ve-beens is what we’re talking about today, following that news that Clerks III »

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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Blu-ray of Life On The Line Starring John Travolta

8 February 2017 7:25 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Working hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, experience the heart-racing story of Beau, played by Academy Award® Nominee John Travolta (Best Actor, 1994, Pulp Fiction; Best Actor, 1977, Saturday Night Fever), and his linemen when Life on the Line arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD February 7 from Lionsgate. Braving dangerously dizzying heights, the unsung heroes dedicated to keeping the populace safe must face a deadly storm as it heads straight for their Texas town. Can they keep their community connected? Also starring Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, and Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, 1995, Casino), the Life on the Line Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Now you can own the Blu-ray of Life On The Line. We Are Movie Geeks has four copies to give away! All you have to »

- Tom Stockman

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Mfr Explores The Dceu's Road To Ruin: Column #5

6 February 2017 8:49 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

[Editor's Note: This is a re-post of the last entry in this series. As I prepared for the latest installment, I realized that- through some sort of bizarre technical glitch- this post has disappeared from Lrm Online. The other four remained in place, but this one somehow vanished. I'm preparing Column #6 for later today, so you can reread this in the meantime.]

Welcome back to a special ongoing look at Warner Bros. and how it's handled its DC Comics properties. It's going to be a weekly, ongoing miniseries here at Lrm.

It's suggested that you read the previous entries in the series, as they all build upon one another:

Column #1

Column #2

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Column #4

Last week, we left off with the arrival of Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice. The film that began its first real rounds in the cinematic pop culture lexicon way back in 2002, and which gave birth to Batman Begins and Superman Returns– despite the fact neither of those films ended up factoring into the final evolution of the project- finally arrived on March 25, 2016.

Entertainment Weekly #664, back on July 26, 2002 when the project was first being buzzed about.

The film, based on a story by David S. Goyer (The Dark Knight Trilogy) and a final script by Chris Terrio (Argo), was »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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41 trailer scenes that didn’t make the final film

6 February 2017 3:24 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Rob Leane Feb 10, 2017

Star Wars, Terminator 2, Fantastic Beasts and more: they all have scenes in the trailer, that never made the final film...

More often than you might think, scenes that appear in movie trailer don’t turn up in the finished film. This can leave trailer-loving audience members confused as the credits roll, wondering if they dropped off and missed something important. 

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A couple of massive movies have done this recently, and the internet has been quick to fill in the blanks with speculation. Fingers have been pointed at tinkering studio bigwigs and extensive reshoots, when the reality is often a little less dramatic: filmmakers always chop some footage in the edit, and they rarely have much involvement in the trailers. »

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Life On The Line starring John Travolta arrives on Blu-ray and DVD Tuesday February 7th

2 February 2017 9:01 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Working hundreds of feet in the air on wires carrying as much as 500,000 volts of electricity, experience the heart-racing story of Beau, played by Academy Award® Nominee John Travolta (Best Actor, 1994, Pulp Fiction; Best Actor, 1977, Saturday Night Fever), and his linemen when Life on the Line arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD February 7 from Lionsgate. Braving dangerously dizzying heights, the unsung heroes dedicated to keeping the populace safe must face a deadly storm as it heads straight for their Texas town. Can they keep their community connected? Also starring Kate Bosworth, Devon Sawa, and Academy Award® Nominee Sharon Stone (Best Actress, 1995, Casino), the Life on the Line Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

As a huge electrical storm sweeps towards Texas, lineman Beau (John Travolta) is haunted by memories of his brother’s death by lightning years earlier. »

- Tom Stockman

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Breaking: Bryan Singer Announced To Direct Fox's X-men TV Series Pilot

25 January 2017 11:03 AM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

We have learned that veteran X-Men director and producer Bryan Singer has been given the reins to direct Fox's X-Men TV series pilot, created by the talented mind of Matt Nix.

Singer is no amateur to this franchise as he has directed; X-Men: Apocalypse, X-Men: Days of Future Past (my favorite), X-Men 2, and the original X-Men. Let us also not forget that he directed one of the greatest cult movies of all time, The Usual Suspects, and he directed Superman Returns which both another writer and myself here actually liked quite a bit. The Fox X-Men TV series will be Singer's most recent venture after his TV shows Battle Creek and the Munster's reboot entitled Mockingbird Lane.

We also need to realize that this show is created by the great Matt Nix, who taught us after creating Burn Notice that Bruce Campbell is more than just Ash from The Evil Dead, »

- Drew Carlton

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Krampus helmer Michael Dougherty to direct Godzilla sequel

23 January 2017 10:44 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Krampus and Trick ‘R Treat helmer Michael Dougherty will direct the sequel to Gareth Edwards’ 2014 remake of Godzilla. The project is set up at Warner Bros. and Legendary, and has a release date set for March 22nd 2019.

Dougherty has been working on the screenplay to the big-budget film since October, and will now take on the directing gig for his biggest project yet.

There are huge plans for the franchise over at Warner Bros. Later this year they will release Kong: Skull Island featuring the iconic King Kong, a character who will cross paths with Godzilla in Godzilla vs. Kong, which is set for a May 29th 2020 bow.

Dougherty also co-wrote screenplays for Superman Returns and X2: X-Men United, so he’s not stranger to big-budget fare.

More as we get it.

The post Krampus helmer Michael Dougherty to direct Godzilla sequel appeared first on The Hollywood News. »

- Paul Heath

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Michael Dougherty Confirmed to Direct Godzilla 2

23 January 2017 12:56 PM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Last October, horror fans received a Halloween treat when it was rumored that Trick ’r Treat and Krampus director Michael Dougherty would be directing the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla, and now, as a late holiday gift, those rumors have been confirmed.

Variety reports that Dougherty will indeed be directing Godzilla 2 as well as co-writing the latest version of the screenplay with his Krampus co-penner Zach Shields.

The Legendary Pictures’ film will be overseen by Alex Garcia, with Warner Bros. scheduled to release the movie in theaters on March 22nd, 2019, a little over one year before Godzilla vs. Kong shakes the big screens on May 29th, 2020.

Having directed Trick ’r Treat and Krampus, and with his co-writer’s credit on Superman Returns, Dougherty is no stranger to working with Legendary and Warner Bros. Are you excited to see a new Godzilla movie roar to life with Dougherty at the helm?

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- Derek Anderson

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Krampus & Trick 'R Treat Director Michael Dougherty Set To Helm Godzilla 2

23 January 2017 11:43 AM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Variety is reporting that Michael Dougherty has officially signed on to direct Legendary & Warner Bros.' upcoming Godzilla sequel, which is due out in 2019. Dougherty initially signed on to the project with Zach Shields back in October of last year as just a screenwriter, but after seeing all the work he put into the film's script, Legendary offered him a chance to direct as well. The Godzilla sequel, which is rumored to be titled Godzilla: King of Monsters, is expected to arrive in theaters March 22, 2019, followed by a crossover for the ages with Godzilla vs. Kong, which is expected to hit the following summer on May 29, 2020. Dougherty's past credits include the critically acclaimed horror films Trick 'r Treat and Krampus, two features he both wrote and directed. He also has experience in the comic book movie genre, having worked on the screenplays for X-Men 2, Superman Returns, and X-Men: Apocalypse. His »

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‘Godzilla 2’ Finds Director in Michael Dougherty

23 January 2017 11:42 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

After first being hired to run the “Godzilla” universe writing room, “Krampus” director Michael Dougherty has now been tapped to direct the next installment in the monster movie franchise as well.

When news first broke that Dougherty and his “Krampus” co-writer Zach Shields would be penning the sequel, reports surfaced that Dougherty would also helm the pic, but insiders said then that the deal was only to write the sequel, not direct. After months of work in the writers room, Legendary eventually extended an offer for him to direct as well.

Alex Garcia will oversee the project for Legendary.


New ‘Kong: Skull Island’ Spots Reveal Back Story, More Monsters

In October 2015, Legendary and Warner Bros. made a joint announcement that all future “King Kong” and “Godzilla” films would be developed by Legendary and distributed by Warner Bros., starting with “Kong: Skull Island” in March. Legendary currently holds a distribution deal with Universal, »

- Justin Kroll

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Is X-men Star James Marsden Also Being Eyed For Hal Jordan Role In Green Lantern Corps?

20 January 2017 2:14 PM, PST | | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

It was earlier today that a possible shortlist of actors to play Hal Jordan in Green Lantern Corps, but We Got This Covered claims to have now learned of an additional name to be under consideration.  Well, after reaching out to a source about this possible casting news, they've been told that "Ever since Westworld Marsden has been pretty hot around here. They’ve discussed him for Hal as well." That makes sense seeing as the actor has made something of a comeback thanks to the HBO series, though it definitely sounds like Warner Bros. is seemingly just throwing around random names at this stage. For that reason, it's best to also take this with a pinch of salt for the time being, though Marsden would certainly be a decent enough fit for a character like Hal. He has superhero experience after playing Cyclops in the X-Men movies and even »

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Dceu: The WB's Bizarre Bookkeeping Strikes Again, As 'Banned' Producer Made $50M on Man Of Steel, More!

17 January 2017 3:17 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

Something I've touched on many times before is that the accounting offices over at Warner Bros. deserve a closer look. If you follow box office analysis like I do, you'll come across experts in the field making claims like Harry Potter And The Order of The Phoenix actually Lost money for the studio, despite earning $938 million worldwide (I'll include a link to that in the Source). You'll also hear about the idea that Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice needed to make something like $900-$920 million in order to be profitable, meaning the $827M it made actually leaves Warner Bros. in the red!

A new report from The Hollywood Reporter reveals exactly what kinds of practices often lead Warner Bros. to doing anything but "laughing all the way to the bank" when their movies fail critically but seemingly do so well financially. 

Producer Jon Peters, famous in fanboy circles for »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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Man of Steel Producer Was Paid $80M to Do Nothing

13 January 2017 1:18 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Many DC fans won't know who Jon Peters is by name, but they will probably know his work, since he produced movies like Caddyshack, Batman and technically Man of Steel. Though, he didn't actually work on that latter movie. He started out, oddly enough, as a hairdresser and eventually wound up as a bit time Hollywood producer. So how successful is he? Well, he was good enough, or at least smart enough, to make about $80 million for doing absolutely nothing on both Superman Returns and Man of Steel.

After spending quite a long time away from the limelight, Jon Peters recently granted an interview to The Hollywood Reporter. Just to give an idea of the kind of reputation Jon Peters has, the THR report noted that he had a loaded gun on the table during the interview. The publication reported a while back that he was paid somewhere between $10 and $15 million for Man of Steel, »

- MovieWeb

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The Hollywood Reporter Called Out By Jon Schnepp

12 January 2017 10:53 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Shots fired. The Hollywood Reporter is in the news again for the wrong reason. This time, the publication has been lambasted for its declaration that it’s the first to interview famed American film producer Jon Peters in over a decade. In case you’ve been frozen for the past 50 years, Peters was the producer behind the failed Superman Lives film, which was set to be directed by Tim Burton and star Nicolas Cage as Clark Kent/Superman. Naturally, and possibly thankfully, the film didn’t see the light of day, and we received Superman Returns instead.

The website’s claim didn’t sit well with Jon Schnepp, the creator of the documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?, which was released in 2015 and featured an interview with Peters. Schnepp took to his verified Twitter account to call out The Hollywood Reporter for false information and said the »

- Sergio Pereira

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Christopher Nolan banned Jon Peters from Man Of Steel set

12 January 2017 12:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

David Crow Jan 13, 2017

Controversial producer Jon Peters suggests he made tens of millions on Man of Steel while Christopher Nolan banned him from the set.

Jon Peters has had one of the most infamous and oddly-inspiring rises to power in Hollywood history. Once a hair-dresser bad boy who was supposedly the inspiration for Warren Beatty’s Shampoo, Peters somehow found himself as Barbara Streisand’s lover/producer on the A Star Is Born remake, and then a well-regarded producer who, along with Peter Guber, presided over classic 1980s blockbusters like Batman, Flashdance, and An American Werewolf In London. He also was the first guy to attempt to 'reboot' Superman before that jargon existed in the 1990s… mind you, his idea was to have Nicolas Cage with flowing locks to star in it while fighting a giant spider, but you know… he was still first.

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