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DC Sets 2019 Release Date for ‘Shazam!’

While Justice League may have under-performed last year, Warner Bros and DC are still moving ahead with a number of DC projects following the recent shake-up of the DC film production team. Patty JenkinsWonder Woman 2 is already slated for a November 2, 2019 release date, while we’ll see James Wan’s Aquaman in December this year.

We can now add another film to the confirmed DC release slate, with Variety reporting that the adaptation of Shazam! will hit cinema screens on April 19th, 2019. The film is set to be directed by David F. Sandberg (Lights Out, Annabelle Creation) and follow the adventures of young Billy Batson (Asher Angel) who has the power to turn into a muscle-bound superhero by the name of Captain Marvel (set to be played by Zachery Levi) when he cries out ‘Shazam!’

Shazam! should continue to enforce DC’s more optimistic approach to their films
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Jumanji Swings Past Justice League at the Worldwide Box Office

Sony has found themselves a massive hit with Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. The movie spent its first couple of weekends trailing The Last Jedi, but it's won two straight weeks at the box office and has crossed a pretty surprising milestone. Jumanj has officially passed Justice League at the global box office. That's surprising for an array of reasons, but it, if anything, proves just how reliable The Rock has become in terms of delivering a hit.

With the Mlk weekend box office added in, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has brought in a grand total of $674.5 million worldwide. That's already a sizable amount more than Warner Bros.' Justice League, which made $654.4 million worldwide during its run. This both indicates how much of a surprise hit the Jumanji sequel has been and how much of a disappointment Justice League was. Especially considering how well Wonder Woman did financially and critically.
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Preview of Superman #39

Ahead of its release this Wednesday, DC Comics has unveiled a preview of Superman #39, which we have for you here…

“Super Sons Of Tomorrow” finale! With no other choice left, the Batman of Tomorrow brings in the Titans of Tomorrow to take on today’s Teen Titans—as the life of Superman’s son hangs in the balance! See the return of future Superman Conner Kent, Wonder Woman Cassie Sandsmark and Bart Allen Flash in the final battle of this epic crossover.

Superman #39 is out on January 17th, priced $2.99.

Via Den of Geek

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Bride of Frankenstein Revs Back Up to Save Dark Universe?

Bride of Frankenstein Revs Back Up to Save Dark Universe?
Is Universal's Bride of Frankenstein on a path to resurrection? That certainly appears to be the case. Last October, we reported that director Bill Condon's remake of the classic monster movie was delayed indefinitely. The remake was already in pre-production, but the crew were told to pack up shop and head home. Universal's Dark Universe, which optimistically would have seen their classic monster franchises come together in a cinematic universe, was viewed as more or less dead in the water. But now we have news that Bride of Frankenstein may be gearing up for production after all. There may still be hope.

According to a new report, Universal has assembled a brand new production team for Bride of Frankenstein, meaning that they're serious about getting this movie going. There's no telling when they'll actually start filming, but it looks like the studio isn't ready to scrap this thing just yet.
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17 Highest-Grossing Movies Directed by Women, From ‘Mamma Mia!’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Photos)

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17 Highest-Grossing Movies Directed by Women, From ‘Mamma Mia!’ to ‘Wonder Woman’ (Photos)
Take a look at which films directed by women are on this list, unadjusted for inflation. 1. “Frozen” (2013) Directors: Jennifer Lee, Chris Buck Domestic gross: $400.7 million 2. “Wonder Woman” (2017) Director: Patty Jenkins Domestic gross: $285.3 million 3. “Shrek” (2001) Directors: Vicky Jenson, Andrew Adamson Domestic gross: $267.7 million 4. Brave” (2012”) Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman Domestic gross: $237.3 million 5. “Alvin And The Chipmunks: The Squeakquel” (2009) Director: Betty Thomas Domestic gross: $219.6 million 6. “Twilight” (2008) Director: Catherine Hardwicke Domestic gross: $192.8 million 7. “Pitch Perfect 2” (2015) Director: Elizabeth Banks Domestic gross: $183.8 million 8. “What Women Want” (2000) Director: Nancy Meyers Domestic gross: $182.8 million 9. “Fifty Shades of Grey” (2015) Director: Sam Taylor-Johnson Domestic gross: $166.1 million 10. “Kung...
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Lebanon Bans Steven Spielberg's The Post

Lebanon Bans Steven Spielberg's The Post
Steven Spielberg got some unexpected news in regards to his latest Oscar hopeful. His new movie The Post, starring Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, has just been banned in Lebanon, a source close to the project has revealed. The movie was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which banned it, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg due to his Oscar-winning Holocaust movie Schindler's List, because the 1993 movie shot scenes in Jerusalem. However, the decision may be overturned when it reaches Lebanon's Minister of Interior and Municipalities, who will have the final say in the matter.

Wonder Woman was also banned in Lebanon over the summer due to star Gal Gadot being a former member of the Israeli Army, which is required of all Israeli citizens. Lebanon and Israel are currently at war with each other, leading to all kinds of artistic controversy of musicians performing concerts in Israel
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Guest Post: Mary Pickford, Frances Marion, and the Influence of Women in Hollywood’s Early Days

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Guest Post by Melanie Benjamin

Some of the highest grossing and critically-acclaimed films released last year were by and about women. 2017 was somewhat of a banner year for women in Hollywood, thanks largely to titles such as “Wonder Woman,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Lady Bird,” and “Mudbound.”

But there was a time when this would not have been huge news. There was a time when women — two women in particular — were making the most popular movies coming out of Hollywood. And that is the story I tell in my new historical novel, “The Girls in the Picture.”

This novel is about two pioneers of early Hollywood, Mary Pickford and Frances Marion. I’m a movie buff, and I’ve always been drawn to the silent era because it was just so exciting and raw. In reading about those early days, I was
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Vote Now! The 2017 Cinelinx Movie Awards Nominees

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2017 is now behind us, and to celebrate the achievements in film over the last 12 months, Cinelinx presents our nominees for our 2017 Movie Awards. We need the help of you fellow cinephiles, however, in order to decide the winners, so come inside to check out the nominees and vote on your picks!

2018 has arrived, and although there are a lot of exciting films on the horizon, it is important to reflect upon all the accomplishments in film from last year. For this reason, we are proud to present the categories and nominees for the 2017 Cinelinx Movie Awards (“The Linxies”). This will be our third year of handing out these special awards and with your help we can make it something really fun and special. Listed below are the categories we’ve chosen to highlight all of the hard work that goes into movies. These categories are organized to reflect our review system.
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Bruce Timm is Looking To Develop Superman: Red Son as an Animated Film

Bruce Timm has been overseeing a ton of DC animated films and series since Batman: The Animated Series. He's now looking at another DC animated film project that is going to excite Superman fans!

During a Q&A at the premiere of Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, Timm said the next story he would like to adapt in the fan-favorite Elseworlds Superman story arc is Superman: Red Son. The limited three-issue comic series was written by Mark Millar (Kick-Ass, Old Man Logan).

Red Son tells a story that shows us what would have happened if Kal-El's ship landed in the Soviet Union instead of Kansas. This brings huge changes to the DC Universe. If you've never read it, you should; it's an intriguing story.

Here's the official synopsis for Superman: Red Son:

"Imagine a reality where the world’s most powerful super-being does not grow up in Smallville, Kansas – or even America,
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Women in film: which female directors deserve an Oscar?

Tell us what 2017 films by women directors should be nominated for awards – and what has to change to ensure female directors recognition

After the year Patty JenkinsWonder Woman was one of the top grossing movies and the #MeToo campaign dominated much industry coverage, it will have surprised few people there were no female directors nominated at the Baftas, nor at the Golden Globes.

We’d like to hear from people working in the film industry about the lack of representation for female filmmakers on the 2018 shortlists so far, ahead of the Academy Award nominations on 23 January.

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The Week in Spandex – Avengers 4 wraps filming, Gambit loses another director, The New Mutants delayed, Justice League extended cut rumours and more

In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War, Avengers 4, Spider-Man: Homecoming 2, Silver & Black, Venom, Thor: Ragnarok, Ant-Man 3, Black Widow, Captain America: Civil War, Runaways, Inhumans, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Gambit, Deadpool 2, The New Mutants, Kitty Pryde, Doctor Doom, Justice League, Shazam, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Green Lantern Corps, Batgirl, Supergirl, The Flash, Black Lightning, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Krypton, Watchmen, Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, Scooby-Doo! & Batman: The Brave and the Bold, Bloodshot and more…

We’re just over a month away from the release of the first superhero movie of 2018, and it looks like Marvel can expect another solid hit with Black Panther, with the film setting a new Marvel Cinematic Universe record for advance ticket sales, shifting more than any other Marvel movie in its first 24 hours (even Lupita Nyong’o couldn’t get one!
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If ‘Cyborg’ Is an Origin Movie, then What Was the Point of ‘Justice League?’

There’s no secret about it: the Dceu – Warner Bros’ superhero mega-franchise that was designed from the ground up to compete with the Disney-owned McU – is floundering. Man of Steel never quite got off the ground the way that it was meant to. Batman v Superman ate up most of the remaining good will that fans were willing to give the series. Suicide Squad was somehow even more abysmal than that. People love Wonder Woman, but it was definitely a case of ‘too little, too late.’ By the time Justice League came around, its broad base of movie-goers had

If ‘Cyborg’ Is an Origin Movie, then What Was the Point of ‘Justice League?’
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Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' Gets Banned in Lebanon

Lebanon has banned Steven Spielberg's newspaper drama The Post just days before the film is set to premiere in Beirut.

A source involved with The Post's international rollout says the movie, which stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, was presented to the Lebanese censorship board, which nixed it, citing a "boycott Israel" list that includes Spielberg due to his Oscar-winning Holocaust film Schindler's List (the 1993 film shot some scenes in Jerusalem).

The matter has been transferred to Lebanon's Minister of Interior and Municipalities, who could overturn the decision.

Unlike Gal Gadot, whose film Wonder Woman was banned...
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‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

So far this awards season the festival has already presented Judi Dench with its Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film; the festival will also give Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) its Maltin
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‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award

‘Lady Bird’ Star Saoirse Ronan to Accept Santa Barbara Award
This year’s Santa Barbara International Film Festival (January 31 to February 10) will present “Lady Bird” Golden Globe Comedy winner Saoirse Ronan with its Santa Barbara Award on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at the Arlington Theatre.

Ronan has been delivering strong performances ever since her Oscar-nominated breakout role in Joe Wright’s “Atonement.” Since then she has earned a best Actress nomination for “Brooklyn.” She also starred in Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” Joe Wright’s “Hanna,” Peter Jackson’s “The Lovely Bones,” and Peter Weir’s “The Way Back.”

Past recipients of the award include Isabelle Huppert, Sylvester Stallone, Jennifer Aniston, Oprah Winfrey, Daniel Day-Lewis, Geoffrey Rush, Julianne Moore, Kate Winslet, Javier Bardem, Bill Condon, and Naomi Watts.

So far this awards season the festival has already presented Judi Dench with its Kirk Douglas Award for Excellence in Film; the festival will also give Gary Oldman (“Darkest Hour”) its Maltin
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It Cruises Past $700 Million At The Box Office

If nothing else, It has certainly proven the point about the vastness of the spectrum of Stephen King adaptations. After all, the popularity of the author is by no means a guarantee of quality, as for every Misery or The Shining, there are several Dreamcatchers.

2017 has seen something of a Stephen King flurry across screens both big and small, though, with Gerald’s Game arriving on Netflix, and The Dark Tower and It both creeping into cinemas. While the former landed with a dull thud, It has planted its feet firmly in the realm of success – both critically and commercially.

Muschietti’s ambitious adaptation had been in development for some time before the director climbed aboard, but once he took the reins, he cast Bill Skarsgard as Pennywise – alongside child actors Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer and Wyatt Oleff.

It’s surely this combination of performers,
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‘American Made’ Tops DVD, Blu-ray Charts

Universal Pictures’ “American Made” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Jan. 6.

The film, which stars Tom Cruise as a pilot working for the CIA who becomes a smuggler for Central American drug lords, earned $51.3 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s “Dunkirk,” the top seller the previous week, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its third week on shelves.

Rounding out the top five on both charts were Universal’s “Despicable Me 3” at No. 3, Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” at No. 4, and Warner’s “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at No. 5.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 61% of total unit sales for “American Made,” with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray contributing 12% of the total.

“American Made” also debuted at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 7.

Despicable Me 3
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Cyborg movie still happening, says Justice League’s Joe Morton

As Warner Bros. and DC continues to shake-up its leadership and future slate, one film that fans have been wondering about for quite some time is reportedly still in development according Justice League star Joe Morton, who played Victor Stone’s father Silas Stone. Cyborg has appeared on and off DC’s slate, first being a solo movie before the character was teased for The Flash’s solo film as a type of buddy story.

Speaking with Et, Morton said Cyborg should still be in development and spoke about what the film will be about. According to the actor, Cyborg will focus on the relationship between Victor Stone and his father Silas as well as Victor’s place in the world as not only a superhero, but a hybrid between man and machine.

“From what I understand, there will be a Cyborg movie,” Morton said. “It will be about him and I,
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DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Gets 2019 Release Date

DC’s ‘Shazam!’ Gets 2019 Release Date
Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment’s superhero movie “Shazam!” has been set for an April 19, 2019, release date.

The film stars Zachary Levi, who plays the titular superhero, and Asher Angel, who plays Billy Batson, a young boy who turns into Shazam when he utters the name. “It” star Jack Dylan Grazer will play Freddy, Billy Batson’s best friend. Grace Fulton has been in negotiations to star as one of Batson’s friends and Mark Strong has been rumored to be attached as the villain.

David F. Sandberg (“Lights Out”) is directing from a script by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Peter Safran is producing, with filming planned for this year. Sandberg, Safran, and Fulton worked together on New Line’s “Annabelle: Creation,” which has grossed over $300 million worldwide.

The name Shazam is an acronym of the ancient gods and historical figures Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury. Batson derives his heroic attributes from those figures
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Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins Play Charades on 'The Tonight Show'

Wonder Woman star/director duo Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins went head-to-head in a game of charades during their Thursday-night appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

“Just watch the magic,” Gadot, who was paired up with Fallon, boasted to Jenkins and her teammate, The Roots’ Tariq Trotter.

Gadot, who played the game for the first time ever during a past appearance on Fallon, went first, acting out Shakira’s song “Hips Don’t Lie," which Fallon successfully guessed. Jenkins then acted out The Karate Kid, prompting Fallon to comment that her moves were more “kung-fu than karate.”

During Fallon’s turn, Gadot...
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