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Matt Reeves Says He Has His Story Worked Out For The Batman

The Batman director Matt Reeves has offered an update on his development of the film. In the past, he talked about all the comic book research he was doing for the film and he said that he wanted to focus on the detective aspect of the character. We also know that the filmmaker was looking to plan a trilogy, but he said that he has to start with one first. Now it seems he has locked in the story he wants to tell and he is currently in the process of outlining it.

While a guest on Jeff Goldsmith's podcast The Q&A, Reeves said, "I am outlining, I have the story worked out and I am outlining."

This isn't a huge update, but it offers a little insight on where the project currently stands. It also gives us an opportunity to talk about the things that we would
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Why 'Mudbound' Star Jason Mitchell Is This Generation's Next Leading Man

Why 'Mudbound' Star Jason Mitchell Is This Generation's Next Leading Man
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Jason Mitchell is apologizing for being tired. The 30-year-old actor is pouring a double espresso into what may be the single blackest cup of coffee ever brewed; he just flew straight from Chicago to New York this morning, right after he wrapped his new Showtime series The Chi about life in the South Side, then got whisked to a photo shoot. Somewhere in there, he managed an impromptu nap. He's been busy and a little burnt out, Mitchell admits as he leans back on a hotel lobby couch,
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Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race Continues Frank Miller’s Epic Saga

If you’re reading this, there’s a very strong chance that you have some level of familiarity with Frank Miller’s immortal classic, The Dark Knight Returns (Dkr). Since its original publication in the mid-1980’s, it’s managed to change the way mainstream outlets view the comic book industry, been adapted to an animated feature, and has influenced countless other Batman comics – along with several of the live action films.

So, when the acclaimed author rolled out the sequel that was The Dark Knight Strikes Again! (DK2) back in 2001, expectations were understandably high. Unfortunately, it didn’t reach the bar that its predecessor did, but we’re happy to say that the threequel – Dark Knight III: The Master Race – has lived up to the legacy of the original, with the collected edition undergoing a slight re-titling of Batman: The Dark Knight: Master Race.

This time around, Miller
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‘The Defiant Ones’ Director Allen Hughes on How He Got Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, and Dr. Dre to Spill Secrets On Camera

‘The Defiant Ones’ Director Allen Hughes on How He Got Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, and Dr. Dre to Spill Secrets On Camera
Sometimes, when you’re documenting history, you still have to make your own moments.

“When the camera’s rolling and when I yell cut, I made sure my team knew, ‘Don’t ever cut until the subject is off the set,'” Hughes said.

Some of the most satisfying moments in the new HBO docuseries, “The Defiant Ones” — an expansive, four-part history of the last four decades of popular music, premiering Sunday night on HBO — are candid ones. Interview subjects occasionally tinker away on a keyboard or wander around a living room. Stevie Nicks plunks out a tune on a baby grand. Eminem strolls right onto set and starts dishing. As Hughes described in a recent interview with IndieWire, those moments were part of the plan from the beginning.

“There’s always a veneer,” Hughes said. “People are being guarded about their image. From early on, I said, ‘Start the
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Comic Book Review – Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso

Ricky Church reviews Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso…

This deluxe edition hardcover from the award-winning team of writer Brian Azzarello and artist Eduardo Risso collects the six-issue Batman epic “Broken City,” an examination of the Dark Knight and the city he protects. While hunting the murderer of a small boy’s parents, Batman is caught up in his own investigation and ruminations, only to fall prey to a deadly new pair of killers who have been stalking him. Collects Batman #620-625, Flashpoint: Batman—Knight Of Vengeance #1-3 and stories from Wednesday Comics #1-12 and Batman: Gotham Knights #8.

Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso are a team that is beloved by fans for their Eisner Award winning series 100 Bullets as well as their various Batman stories. DC has collected the latter into one deluxe hardcover collection, Batman by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, for fans to enjoy. Collected in
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The Hunt Begins In Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 First Look

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Despite thinking the Wonder Woman/Tasmanian Devil mashup was alright, the wealth of DC’s recently released Looney Tunes crossovers just haven’t managed to capture my interest. But, when you throw in the Dark Knight, I’ll give just about any absurd idea a read. Thus, I’ll be investing some time in Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 when it comes across my desk.

Some of the more stone-faced of you out there may ask how I could bring myself to do such a thing (the more light-hearted among you may very well be all in), but you, too, may give it a chance upon reading that “after a chance meeting with billionaire Bruce Wayne, Elmer Fudd’s obsession quickly escalates into stalking Batman through the dark alleys and high-class social settings of Gotham City. Welcome to Bat Season!” Yes, that all came from the official synopsis, showing us that we may end up seeing a darker side to Elmer.

Actually, if you’ve managed to browse through the gallery at the top, you’d see that writer Tom King and artist Lee Weeks somehow managed to make this look about as hard-boiled as something by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, and as noir-ish as the legendary works of Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale. Sure, we may not end up putting this in the same class as either Broken City or The Long Halloween, but you have to admit that it’s showing promise.

Also included will be a backup story more visually in line with classic Looney Tunes, also written by King, but with art provided by Byron Vaughns. That one, however, may not end up enthralling me as much, but I’ll still give it a whirl.

Batman/Elmer Fudd Special #1 arrives in comic shops next Wednesday, June 28.
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The Batman Director Matt Reeves Says The Film Will Be Influenced By Alfred Hitchcock

Ever since Matt Reeves stepped into the director's chair for The Batman, there's been no concrete information on what we can expect from the film. Today, however, we learned from the director that his film will be influenced and inspired by the films of the great Alfred Hitchcock. If any comic book film could fit in with Hitchcock's filmmaking style, it's Batman!

While talking to CNET during the press tour for his upcoming film War for the Planet of the Apes., the director explained: 

"For me, point of view is really important. I want to make sure you are experiencing something from the perspective of the main character in the story. I'm a huge Hitchcock fan -- I like the idea of being immersed in that perspective."

It'll be interesting to see how he incorporates the things he loves about Hitchcock into The Batman. Hitchcock was known as the Master of Suspense, and it'd be great to see a truly suspenseful Batman film.

I've always wanted to see a film noir-style Batman movie where we get to see the story really dig into him being a detective. I know some people might think that's a boring way to go, but Batman is known as "The Worlds Greatest Detective", I think it's about time he lived up to that title in the films. 

Don't get me wrong, Batman has done some detective work in his films, but I'm talking about Se7en-style detective work. Comic book story arcs like Batman Unseen, The Long Halloween, Dark Victory, The Black Mirror, and Broken City. These stories relied more on his detective work than his fighting skills and would all work great with a Hitchcockian style.

Who knows what he's planning, though. He said they are just starting on developing the project, so there's a long way to go!

What kind of Batman film would you want to see Reeves make?
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Wamg Giveaway – Win the Arsenal Bu-ray – Stars John Cusack and Nicolas Cage

A man sets out on a mission to rescue his brother from a formidable mobster when the thriller Arsenal arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD March 28 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction), the action-packed movie features an all-star cast including Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), and Golden Globe Nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, High Fidelity, 2001).

Now, you can own the Arsenal Blu-ray. Wamg has three copies to give away. All you have to do is leave a comment answering this question: What is your favorite movie co-starring John Cusack? (mine is The Grifters!). It’s so easy!

Good Luck!

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John Cusack and Nicolas Cage in Arsenal Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD March 28th

A man sets out on a mission to rescue his brother from a formidable mobster when the thriller Arsenal arrives on Blu-ray (plus Digital HD), DVD and Digital HD March 28 from Lionsgate. The film is currently available On Demand. Directed by Steven C. Miller (Marauders, Extraction), the action-packed movie features an all-star cast including Adrian Grenier, Johnathon Schaech, Lydia Hull, Academy Award Winner Nicolas Cage (Best Actor in a Leading Role, Leaving Las Vegas, 1995), and Golden Globe Nominee John Cusack (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, High Fidelity, 2001). From the producers of Lone Survivor, the Arsenal Blu-ray and DVD will be available for the suggested retail price of $24.99 and $19.98, respectively.

Official Synopsis

Family loyalty is tested in this ferocious thriller about a successful businessman (Adrian Grenier) willing to do anything for his deadbeat brother (Johnathon Schaech) – including tracking down the vicious mobster (Nicolas Cage) holding him hostage.
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Patriots Day movie review: blurry portrait of a city

MaryAnn’s quick take… Unfocused like a 1970s cast-of-thousands disaster flick, and with little point beyond engaging in bland and easy propagandistic cheering. Boston deserves better. I’m “biast” (pro): have enjoyed Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg’s previous collaborations

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

There are likely hundreds of amazing, moving stories to be told about the 2013 bombing at the finish line of Boston’s annual marathon… and dang if Patriots Day — named after the local holiday on which the bombing occurred — doesn’t seem to want to tell all of them all at once.

Patriots Day barely introduces us to one set of characters before jumping away to another.

Director and screenwriter (with Matt Cook and Joshua Zetumer) Peter Berg might have been more successful zooming in on star Mark Wahlberg’s composite cop character Tommy Saunders
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The 12 Mark Wahlberg films where he holds a gun on the poster

Jake Wilson Feb 28, 2017

From The Big Hit to Patriots Day, we explore Mark Wahlberg's dozen films where he holds a gun on the promo poster....

Mark Wahlberg is a man of many talents. His rhymes are fresh, his frown is legendary, and it turns out he’s pretty decent in a bout of fisticuffs.

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And then there's his acting. He has been in a wealth of films, usually fighting for, or alongside, the American flag. He's a gun-toting ass-kicker, and the world seems to dig it.

This is his game, his brand. Wahlberg moves between moral, no-nonsense cop and powerful, maverick law breaker and whilst he doesn’t always play armed characters, it is through these films that we can see the strands that
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Exclusive Interview – Kyle Chandler talks Manchester by the Sea

Kyle Chandler discusses his role as Joe Chandler in Manchester by the Sea

When Kyle Chandler was preparing for his role in Kenneth Lonergan’s eagerly awaited new drama, Manchester by the Sea, he admits that the prospect of nailing his character’s distinctive accent was troubling him.

“I think I almost said ‘no’ just because of the Boston accent. I might have even asked Kenny, ‘can I keep my Texas accent? Does that work? Maybe my character went away and came back!’” he laughs. “But we had a wonderful dialect coach, and that all worked out. I think I did a pretty good job, and she kept a whip over me.”

Kyle spent many of his childhood years in Georgia and now lives in Texas with his wife and family, and his natural voice has that distinctive southern drawl. But he certainly did more than a “pretty good job” playing Joe.
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Adi Shankar, Frederator Studios Reportedly Developing ‘Castlevania’ Series Adaptation

Noted Hollywood film producer and YouTube creator Adi Shankar is reportedly working on a digital series based on the Castlevania video game series in collaboration with Frederator Studios.

Castlevania is a franchise of fantasy games developed by Japanese entertainment giant Konami that tells the story of a clan of vampire hunters waging battle against Dracula. The “super violent” animated series is reportedly in development by 31-year-old Shankar, according to The A.V. Club. Shankar has served as an executive producer on films including The Grey, Dredd, Broken City, Lone Survivor, and A Walk Among Tombstones. Late last year, Shankar -- whose YouTube shorts have received millions of views -- also inked a three-film deal with Maker Studios.

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San Diego Film Fest Honors Annette Bening, Jason Mitchell, Simon Helberg, and Kate Beckinsale

San Diego Film Fest Honors Annette Bening, Jason Mitchell, Simon Helberg, and Kate Beckinsale
Annette Bening

The Gregory Peck Award

The actress may have been born in Topeka, Kans. , and grown up in San Diego, where she’ll receive her award this year, but she’s long been Hollywood royalty and is a four-time Academy Award nominee, and a two-time Golden Globe and SAG winner. And at an age when most of her peers have either slowed down, are struggling to find meaty roles, or contemplating retirement, Bening is busier than ever. In the next few months alone she has three high-profile, female-centric projects. In November she stars opposite husband Warren Beatty in his Howard Hughes romantic drama “Rules Don’t Apply” for Fox. In December she stars in another period piece, A24’s “20th Century Women,” directed by Mike Mills. She’ll also be starring as Irina in the upcoming Michael Mayer adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s play “The Seagull,” and she just
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‘Broken City’ Fraud & Breach Of Contract Suit Settled

‘Broken City’ Fraud & Breach Of Contract Suit Settled
The producers of the 2013 film Broken City have settled a $6.2 million fraud and breach of contract suit brought by the film's investor Nemesis Finance. The Allen Hughes-directed film stars Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe and Catherine Zeta-Jones, who were not party to the dispute. Filed in June, the suit claimed Nemesis faced losing $1.6 million after producers Randall Emmett and George Furla allegedly misrepresented the amount of debt owed to investors so that they could…
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Carol movie review: flung out of space

Flawless in every way: sumptuous visually and emotionally. One of the more mature and sophisticated romances the big screen has ever seen. I’m “biast” (pro): adore Cate Blanchett and Todd Haynes

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

I first saw Carol at the London Film Festival last October. So, three months ago. And I’ve been terrified to write about it ever since. This happens sometimes with a movie I fall in love with, because I fear that nothing I could say would do it justice, that I would somehow diminish it with words that fail to capture how transcendent it is. I’ve seen the film twice more since — including again just this morning — in the hope that something would inspire me to feel as if I could pin it down in a fair way.
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Adrien Brody set to play a poisoned CIA agent in action thriller Expiration

  • JoBlo
THR is reporting that Adrien Brody is set to star in an action thriller penned by Broken City scribe Brian Tucker titled Expiration. The project doesn't have a director yet, but filming is scheduled to begin in March 2016 in Europe. Brody will also co-produce through his Fable House shingle. Corsan World Sales will deal with international distribution, with Paradigm handling domestic rights, and Corsan... Read More...
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Adrien Brody set to star in action-thriller Expiration

Oscar winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist) is set to star in new action-thriller Expiration.

The film, written by Brian Tucker (Broken City), is described as “a fast-paced action thriller detailing a day in the life of Bobby (Brody), a former tough rogue CIA agent, who upon waking up in a hospital bed after a failed hit, one last job away from finally finishing with this lifestyle, finds out he has been poisoned. With only one day to live, he goes on mission to retrace his last 24 hours.”

Brody will also co-produce the film, which is set to start production in March 2016.
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Adrien Brody Ready For Expiration

In danger of setting itself up for a fall with pun-happy critics if it doesn’t land well, a new action thriller with Adrien Brody attached as the lead comes bearing the title Expiration. And if the concept feels a tad familiar, that’s because it’s a spin on an idea that has been tackled before – the tough guy with a ticking time clock, last seen, in some version at least, with Kevin Costner and 3 Days To Kill. Expiration, which has a script from Broken City’s Brian Tucker, finds Brody as a rogue former CIA agent who has turned to the life of a hitman. Because that sort of career switch rarely works out well for anyone in film, he wakes up in hospital after a failed assassination attempt that was supposed to seal his retirement from his killer career with his veins pulsing in the grip of poison.
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Sinister 2 movie review: baloney Boogeyman

Disjointed, incohesive, and psychologically ridiculous. And actually repulsive on multiple levels in ways that the first film was not. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

The only good thing about Sinister was Ethan Hawke’s portrayal of a writer having what looked like a mental breakdown, to the degree that it was easy to suspect that perhaps he was the perpetrator of the family murder he was investigating for a true-crime book. Before that film was half over, however, such a potentially intriguing scenario was rendered impossible, and Sinister became yet another by-the-numbers demon-haunted funhouse. And here’s Sinister 2, which doesn’t have anything so minimally compelling going for it.

Another family has been targeted for ritual killings by the devil Bhughul, which is just a fancy name for the Boogeyman, and he’s
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