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Supernatural's Jared Padalecki Wants to Play Nightwing

11 hours ago | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Just a few days ago, we reported that The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay will next tackle a live-action Nightwing movie. Now that we know this movie is actually happening, many are wondering who will actually play the title character. Over the weekend, one potential candidate emerged, with Supernatural star Jared Padalecki responding to a fan on social media, revealing that he would love to play Nightwing.

While this is far from a confirmation that he will take on the role the actor was asked by a fan on Twitter if he would consider playing Nightwing, with Jared Padalecki revealing that he "always wanted to" play this character on the big screen. Although this project is actually moving forward, it may be quite some time before they are ready to start casting, so it seems unlikely that the studio is actually looking to cast this title role quite yet. »

- MovieWeb

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The Biggest Oscar Moments of All Time: Heath Ledger Wins Posthumous Academy Award Following His Tragic Death

25 February 2017 4:00 AM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Heath Ledger made his mark on the world with his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight—so much so that it landed him a posthumous Oscar, something that's only happened eight times in the history of the show. The actor tragically passed away in January 2008 from a drug overdose, just a few months before The Dark Knight was released in July of that year. Despite his passing, however, his role in the film immediately put his name in the ring for an Academy Award nod. Low and behold, he ended up winning Best Supporting Actor for his work at the 2009 Oscars, where his grieving family—including his mother, Sally Bell, his father, Kim Ledger, and sister, Kate—took to »

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Crosstalk: Should the Oscars go back to having only 5 Best Picture nominees?

24 February 2017 10:00 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Sean O’Neal: In 2009, the Academy announced that it would expand the list of Best Picture contenders to 10, a move that its then-president Sid Ganis characterized as a throwback to the crowded nominees of the 1930s and 1940s, as well as a bold step toward a future of recognizing a broader scope of movies. The decision, Ganis said, would “make it more interesting and less cloistered”—a subtle reference to the growing exhaustion with the category’s refusal to consider more popular fare, which had fueled many an op-ed during the previous year’s snubs of The Dark Knight and Wall-e. It was time for the Oscars to start reflecting the movies people actually go to see, and Ganis speculated that opening up the borders might allow for documentaries, foreign-language films, animated films—“maybe even a comedy.” Loosening up would probably also increase the chances of people actually »

- A.A. Dowd, Sean O'Neal

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Is the Fantastic Four Dead as a Film Franchise?

24 February 2017 9:18 PM, PST | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

There have been four not-so-fantastic attempts to bring Marvel’s Fantastic Four to the big screen. After so many failures, is there still hope for this foursome as a film franchise? Without even a comic book on the market to help promote it, is there any hope for a future Ff film or is the damage already done?

It’s expected that not every comic book adaptation will be good. Even the best characters have had their ups-and-downs. There have been great Batman movies (The Dark Knight) and awful ones (Batman & Robin.) There have been great Superman films (Superman: the Movie) and awful ones (Superman 3; Superman 4: the Quest for Peace.) We all accept that these things happen sometimes. But no comic book property has ever been screwed up as consistently as the Fantastic Four.

There have been no less than four tries at adapting the Fantastic Four to film. »

- (Rob Young)

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Film Acquisition Rundown: Neon Picks Up Errol Morris’ ‘The B-Side,’ FilmRise Gets Two Sundance Premieres and More

24 February 2017 7:30 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Keep up with the wild and wooly world of indie film acquisitions with our weekly Rundown of everything that’s been picked up around the globe. Check out last week’s Rundown here.

Neon, the recently launched distribution company founded by Tom Quinn and Tim League, will release Oscar winning director Errol Morris’ “The B-Side,” a heartfelt portrait of photographer, Elsa Dorfman. The film premiered at the Telluride Film Festival in 2016 followed by a prestigious festival run, screening at the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival and the International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam (Idfa).

The film is slated to open theatrically on June 2.

Gravitas Ventures has secured worldwide rights to “Mission Control: The Unsung Heroes of Apollo,” the compelling untold story about an extraordinary team.

The story is told told “with unprecedented access to archival footage and stories from the men who lived it, including the creator of Mission Control, »

- Kate Erbland

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5 ways Warner Bros can fix the Dceu

24 February 2017 12:59 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The DC Extended Universe has seen better days. After the critical bashing received by both Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad, rumours are now swirling that Ben Affleck is eager to step away from the clumsy comic book world. This comes after The Flash losing two separate directors in the space of a year, and recent reports that Wonder Woman is also in trouble.

This is all beginning to look like DC’s cinematic universe is crumbling under its own weight, before it has even gotten off the ground. In contrast to the immense excitement and success currently surrounding the Marvel cinematic universe, Warner Bros has a real problem on their hands. Here are five ways that the Dceu can be fixed, before it is broken beyond repair.

5. Let Superman be fun

2013’s Man of Steel was a mixed bag, to say the least. The film scratched the surface of some interesting themes, »

- Ben Read

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Official: Matt Reeves will definitely direct and produce The Batman

23 February 2017 11:41 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Filmmaker Matt Reeves has been confirmed to direct The Batman for Warner Bros. and DC, as we reported a couple of weeks ago. What is interesting, is that in the official press release, which we’ve included below, is that Ben Affleck is not mentioned once, despite the fact that he co-wrote the film with Geoff Johns, and plays the title character.

Warner Bros. Pictures announced yesterday that Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield) has been set to direct The Batman. Reeves will also serve as a producer on the new standalone action adventure centering on one of DC’s most enduringly popular Super Heroes. The announcement was made by Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures Group.

Emmerich stated, “We are thrilled to have Matt Reeves taking the helm of Batman, the crown jewel of our DC slate. Matt’s deep roots »

- Paul Heath

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Man Down Starring Shia Labeouf and Gary Oldman On Blu-ray and DVD March 7th

23 February 2017 6:50 PM, PST | | See recent news »

The mind-bending war thriller Man Down heads home on Digital HD on February 21 and Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and On Demand on March 7 from Lionsgate. Shia Labeouf stars as a former U.S. Marine who returns home from Afghanistan to a completely different world, and sets out on a mission to find his estranged wife and son. Nominated for Best Film at the 2015 Venice Film Festival, this psychological suspense-thriller features stellar performances from Jai Courtney, Academy Award®nominee Gary Oldman (Best Leading Actor, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, 2011), Emmy® nominee Kate Mara (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, Netflix’s “House of Cards,” 2014) and Emmy® nominee Clifton Collins Jr. (Outstanding Supporting Actor, Thief, 2006). The Man Down Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

When U.S. Marine Gabriel Drummer (Shia Labeouf) returns home from his tour in Afghanistan, he finds that the »

- Tom Stockman

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Nightwing Movie Is Coming from Lego Batman Director

23 February 2017 12:48 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. and DC still has a couple of open slots on its impending release slate heading out of this decade. It has now been confirmed that Nightwing is one of those movies. And the live-action adventure will be directed by none other than Chris McKay, the filmmaker behind this month's hugely successful animated comedy The Lego Batman Movie.

Nightwing will revolve around the DC character of Dick Grayson, also known as Robin, and perhaps the best known member of the Batman family outside of Bruce Wayne. The movie will tie directly into The Batman, which was confirmed earlier today to still be moving forward with Cloverfield and Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves at the helm.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris McKay is currently in negotiations for the standalone DC movie, with The Accountant screenwriter Bill Dubuque tackling the script. In DC lore, Dick Grayson is the original Robin. »

- MovieWeb

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Peter Travers' 2017 Alt-Oscars: From Scorsese to 'Deadpool'

23 February 2017 7:13 AM, PST | | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Come Sunday, a.k.a. Oscars night, we'll all be tipping our hats to the year's winners. But before we do that, here's to the "losers" – the worthy ones of 2016 that, for whatever cockamamie reason, didn't even get a nomination.

In an effort to do right where the Academy effed up, I give you the Travers Awards – my own personal version of the Alt-Oscars. (For those of you playing along at home, the award is an engraved image of a critic screaming.) It's one last chance to single out the »

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Oscars: How Well Do the Motion Picture Sound Editors Predict the Best Sound Editing Winner?

23 February 2017 6:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

La La Land’ and ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ (Courtesy: Lionsgate; Summit Entertainment)

By: Carson Blackwelder

Managing Editor

The best sound editing category is going to be tough to call at this year’s Oscars, but the race is boiling down to Hacksaw Ridge versus La La Land. While we won’t know who won the Academy’s favor until Sunday, we already know the Motion Picture Sound Editors have honored these two films — among others — at their annual Golden Reel Awards. How often does this society of sound editors predict the corresponding category at the Academy Awards? Let’s take a look and find out.

Nominated alongside Hacksaw Ridge and La La Land in the best sound editing category at this year’s Oscars are Arrival, Sully, and Deepwater Horizon. The Hollywood Reporter’s Scott Feinberg predicts that Damien Chazelle’s modern musical will take home the trophy by overtaking Mel Gibson’s big Hollywood return. »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Legion episode 3 review: Chapter Three

22 February 2017 8:17 PM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Nick Harley Feb 24, 2017

When Legion leans into its horror influences, things get very interesting...

This review contains spoilers.

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1.3 Chapter Three

The best superhero stories experiment with genre. The Dark Knight is a crime drama, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a classic espionage tale, Guardians Of The Galaxy is a space opera, and Deadpool is a satire. By using the conventions of other genres, these films told heroic tales that felt fresh in the face of superhero fatigue. Instead of Jessica Jones playing like a superhero show with noir elements, it stands apart as a detective series that just so happens to feature a super strong protagonist.

Legion has had a chance to try on a couple different hats in its early episodes, indulging in psychedelic surrealism, »

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Popular Hollywood Themed Online Slots

22 February 2017 5:08 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Online slots have been inspired many Hollywood movies that are a big hit. Many players across the world love to play their favourite slot and casino game that is themed on a Hollywood movie as that gives loads of entertainment and thrill. You are going to look at some of the fantastic Hollywood-themed online slots that the players love to play.

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First up is the movie, which is based on Dinosaurs and is titled “The Jurassic Park. Even today, people love to watch these movies with the same zeal and enthusiasm. The online slot and the movie are both entertaining, worth watching and playing and can be played at Mr Mobi Casino , the casino based out of the United Kingdom.

Second up, is the popular machines-based Hollywood flick, titled “The Terminator”.  The Terminator II: Judgement Day is the most popular version, which is »

- The Hollywood News

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Watch ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ End Credits to Relive The Dark Knight’s Musical Spectacular

22 February 2017 12:00 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

The Lego Batman Movie is in theaters right now, and if you haven’t taken the time to experience the exquisite joy that comes from watching this great piece of Dark Knight cinema, you should fix that immediately. As our own Jacob Hall pointed out, the movie is basically a road map for being a better […]

The post Watch ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ End Credits to Relive The Dark Knight’s Musical Spectacular appeared first on /Film. »

- Ethan Anderton

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Great Job, Internet!: Abandon hope all ye who never wanted to hear R2-D2 with a real voice

22 February 2017 8:26 AM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

Auralnauts, the comedic team who have previously riffed on the rest of the Star Wars series, The Dark Knight Returns, Terminator, and much more, have here done the public service of redoing A New Hope, only this time R2-D2 can talk. In hindsight, it is sort of surprising that George Lucas did not deem this one of the things he had planned to do but was unable to using the technology of 1977, as it performs the very Lucas-ian service of dissolving the film’s sci-fi allure in favor of literalism and lame banter. R2-D2 is not necessarily funny; the notion that he is comes from the unexpected reactions by C-3Po and others as they repeat his sarcastic asides or scoff at him.

About nine minutes in, though, the joke takes a turn, when Obi Wan Kenobi first shows up and acts like he has never met R2. “You »

- Clayton Purdom

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Fantasia, and the marketing that made it a $500m VHS release

21 February 2017 11:52 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Feb 23, 2017

Fantasia, for all its merits, isn't many people's favourite Disney film. But in the early 90s, it became the biggest selling VHS ever...

I don’t think I’m going out on much of a limb to suggest that we all have a favourite Disney animated movie. Mine is Beauty & The Beast, for an abundance of reasons, not least that it caught me off guard and I wasn’t really expecting the utter treat I got. Yours is likely different.

But also, for all its merits, there are few people, I’d suggest, who list Fantasia as their top choice. Sure, I believe lots of people admire it, and there are segments of the film that remain cherished: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice sequence is an obvious standout. It’s also bold, ambitious and full of beautiful work. Yet how many watch it on a loop? Furthermore, how »

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Oscar Host Jimmy Kimmel Wanted ‘Deadpool’ Nominated for Best Picture

21 February 2017 10:54 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In selecting this year’s best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Finding Dory.”

But disappointed fanboys can at least take comfort in knowing that Oscar host Jimmy Kimmel is equally bummed that “Deadpool,” the 20th Century Fox tentpole starring Ryan Reynolds as a disfigured anti-hero, got snubbed by voters.


Jimmy Kimmel on Hosting the Oscars, Donald Trump Jokes and If Hillary Clinton Will Show Up

“I would have liked to have seen ‘Deadpool’ get nominated,” Kimmel said in this week’s Variety cover story, as he gears up for Sunday’s show. “I do think there’s a certain type of movie that’s not considered for awards. It’s a shame, because there’s nothing serious about the movies; they’re an escape.”

“I think comedies are also underappreciated,” Kimmel added. “There’s »

- Ramin Setoodeh

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How Much Has Changed Since Oscar Expanded Best Picture Nominations?

21 February 2017 10:15 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It has been nearly a decade since the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences expanded the number of nominations for best picture from five to a possible 10 films, in a move meant to inject more blockbusters into the Oscar mix and generate more excitement around the telecast. Whatever the intentions, the experiment in populism has yielded mixed results.

Popcorn adventures like “Avatar,” “Inception,” and “Toy Story 3” have been nominated for best picture, but the vast majority of films in the category are smaller dramas and indie fare. This year, no big studio blockbusters made the cut.

“The more happy meals and candy and cereal boxes that your film is plastered across, the less chance you have of being taken seriously at the end of the year,” notes Jeff Bock, analyst with Exhibitor Relations.

That bias was exactly what the category’s expansion was supposed to address. After 2008’s “The Dark Knight »

- Brent Lang

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The Lego Batman Movie Is DC’s First Good Theatrical Release Since ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

21 February 2017 3:30 AM, PST | | See recent news »

DC has been struggling hard to keep up with Marvel in recent years.  Sure, their bottom line doesn’t look that bad, but it’s been nothing to brag about either.  Across the board, their movies have fallen increasingly far behind their chief rival both critically and financially.  Even their most ardent supporters are failing to drum up much enthusiasm for previously anticipated movies like Wonder Woman and Justice League. The tides, however, appear to be changing.  They just released a new Batman movie that is their highest rated theatrical release since 2008’s The Dark Knight and cleared more than $100 million

The Lego Batman Movie Is DC’s First Good Theatrical Release Since ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ »

- Brian Hadsell

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The Fate of the Furious may have a 160-minute runtime

20 February 2017 12:25 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Between the countless absurd action sequences, fist-pumping one-liners and monologues about family, you’d think each Fast & Furious film had a lengthy runtime, but such is not the case — at least not yet. According to European movie site Cinemarx, the upcoming eighth entry in the beloved franchise, The Fate of the Furious, will be the longest film yet.

While, of course, the runtime won’t be official until Universal Pictures confirms it themselves, reportedly The Fate of the Furious will clock in at a giant 160 minutes (two hours 40 minutes).

Over time, the Fast & Furious movies have generally been getting longer, while still remaining at a reasonable length, with the first four films in the series all running in the 100-minute range and the three more recent movies in the 130-minute range. In fact, Furious 7 was the previous title holder of longest in the series, coming in at 137 minutes. Despite this trend, »

- Justin Cook

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