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The House with a Clock in Its Walls Review

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For a director mostly known for gory cannibal/torture flicks like Hostel and The Green Inferno, Eli Roth has gone on to helm one of his finest features yet with an Amblin family fantasy! But before horror hounds run for the hills screaming “sell-out!”, The House with a Clock in Its Walls is far from the plastic PG fright-laden picture some might imagine, given the oddly Christmassy “Harry Potter for horror fans” posters. Based on a book by John Bellairs, Roth and screenwriter Eric Kripke’s gaudy haunted film fun-house is bursting with a firework display of vibrant concepts, riveting fantasy dread, necromancy, ghouls and squirmy purple tentacles. All a young horror fan could hope for and far creepier than the demon nuns and slender men of recent “grown-up” genre hiccups.

It’s 1955, New Zebedee, Michigan: after the death of his parents, Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) is sent to live with his strange,
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Nicolas Cage says Henry Cavill is “a very good Superman”, would still love to play the character himself

Last week it was reported – and still unconfirmed – that Henry Cavill’s time as the Last Son of Krypton has come to an end, with the actor reportedly exiting the role of Superman after failing to reach a deal with Warner Bros. and DC Films for an appearance in Shazam!.

Speaking to IndieWire to promote his new movie Mandy, Nicolas Cage – who has himself played Superman this year in Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, and is a huge fan of the character – has praised Cavill’s Man of Steel, stating that: “I thought Henry Cavill was a very good Superman and I liked the anger he brought to the role.”

Cage was famously attached to play Superman in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives in the mid-to-late 90s, and he went on to reveal that he’s still open to taking on the iconic role: “I’d love to [play Superman], but they have to invite me,
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Film Review: Jack Black in ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’

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Film Review: Jack Black in ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’
“Movie magic.” That expression used to mean something quite different back when filmmakers relied on practical effects to make the impossible seem possible, and not every Ya protagonist had dormant supernatural powers just waiting to be discovered. Yet another in a pipeline of vaguely Harry Potter-esque wish-fulfillment fantasies, Universal’s clunky, but not entirely un-charming “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” makes enchantment so easy — and so ubiquitous — as to feel almost ordinary, being the all-too-familiar story of an orphan who picks up some nifty tricks when he goes to live in a house that ticks.

Looking back, Amblin Entertainment — that Steven Spielberg-hatched shingle responsible for such films as “Gremlins” and “The Goonies” — may as well have defined the concept of movie magic for a generation, only to see it watered down by all the computer-generated juvenile thrill rides that followed. The Amblin-produced “House” may as well
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Brett Cullen Will Play Bruce Wayne’s Father In ‘The Joker’

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Brett Cullen Will Play Bruce Wayne’s Father In ‘The Joker’
After Alec Baldwin passed on the iconic role of Thomas Wayne in Todd Phillip’s The Joker, Narcos actor Brett Cullen is stepping into the role.

Cullen’s acting career spans 38 years with a few roles in comic-book related projects, namely he starred as Barton Blaze, father of Nicolas Cage’s Johnny Blaze in the 2007 feature adaptation of Marvel’s Ghost Rider and as a congressman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Rises. In 1981 Cullen also starred as Joe Dumming in an episode of CBSThe Incredible Hulk. Recently, the actor starred as Arthur Crosby on Netflix’s Narcos, Cole Van Awken on Queen of the South, and Nathan Ingram on CBS’ Person of Interest.

Thomas Wayne was first introduced in Detective Comics #33 (Nov. 1939) and he is a respected physician and philanthropist in Gotham. Wayne and his wife were murdered exiting the theater before young Bruce’s eyes, and that
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DC's Supergirl Movie is Rumored To Feature Brainiac as The Villain

One of Warner Bros.’ main focus right now is getting a Supergirl movie made. That’s one of the reasons that was given as to why Henry Cavill and the studio decided to part ways on Superman. As of right now there are no plans for another Superman movie.

But today we have some information regarding the main villain in the planned Supergirl film. According to a rumor that spawned from SuperBroMovies' Daniel Rpk, Brainiac could end up being the the big bad villain in the story.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this turned out to be true. Brainiac is a great DC villain that has yet to be brought to the big screen. He was supposed to be the villain in Kevin Smith, Tim Burton, and Nicolas Cage’s Superman Lives, but that never happened. He was also reportedly the planned villain for the sequel to Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns.
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5 Things You Need To See On DC Universe

Ej Moreno with five things you need to see on the new DC Universe streaming service…

DC finally launched their streaming service, filled with an archive of the brand’s most iconic films, shows, and comics. With such an expansive catalog of hits, navigating through all the content is seemingly very overwhelming. Everything from Super Friends to 2018’s The Death of Superman is there at your disposable but where do you start first?

Use this list below as your “must-see guide” for viewing things on the DC Universe. Don’t forget to let us know your must-see shows on the streaming service in the comments below.

Honorable Mentions:

Wonder Woman (TV Series)

Young Justice

Batman Ninja

Batman Returns

If you think the recent Dceu films are too dark, then you would shudder at the idea of Batman Returns. By far one of the darkest films in the entire DC lineup,
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Nicolas Cage Praises Henry Cavill’s Superman, Says What He Wants To See Next

DC fans were left rattled this week when it was revealed that Henry Cavill was potentially saying goodbye to the role of Superman after only three appearances. One of the – half-serious – suggestions that many have put forward for the next incumbent of the iconic part is Nicolas Cage, whose abandoned Superman Lives movie from the 1990s is the stuff of comic book cinema legend.

Cage, a lifelong fan of the Man of Steel, was speaking to IndieWire when he was asked what he thought of Cavill’s take on the Last Son of Krypton. The Ghost Rider and Kick-Ass star had good things to say about the British actor’s portrayal, citing the “anger” of Cavill’s Superman as something he appreciated.

“I thought Henry Cavill was a very good Superman and I liked the anger he brought to the role.”

Though we didn’t get an answer to the
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Nicolas Cage Was a Fan of Henry Cavill’s Superman, But Sees a Lot More Potential For the Role

Nicolas Cage Was a Fan of Henry Cavill’s Superman, But Sees a Lot More Potential For the Role
Nicolas Cage did his time with superhero movies. In the late nineties, he was attached to play the Man of Steel in “Superman Lives,” an unrealized project set to be directed by Tim Burton. Over the years, the potential of that collaboration gained mythological status, with photos of Cage in the iconic red-and-blue outfit making the rounds online. Cage eventually did get the chance to play a superhero, albeit a very different one, in two “Ghost Rider” movies — but the Superman franchise moved on without him.

This week, as rumors circulated that Warner Bros. and DC would be dropping Henry Cavill from the role as the studio refocused its priorities on a Supergirl movie, hordes of Cage fans mobilized to remind the world of the potential the actor showed decades ago. However, Cage has moved in a different direction over the years, epitomized by the movie opening this week.

In “Mandy,
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Every DC Comics Movie in Development

DC Comics is home to some of the most recognizable characters on the planet. Forget about those Justice League headlines - there are plenty of DC heroes, villains, and their related associates headed for the big screen in the coming years. Here, we'll take a look at Every DC Comics Movie In Development and what we know.

The DC Comics Universe is full of beloved superheroes and rich storylines ripe for cinematic adaptation. The Adventures of Superman pilot actually had a theatrical release back in 1951. Adam West's Batman leapt into theaters from the small screen in 1966. Richard Donner's Superman, starring the late Christopher Reeve, is revered as one of the greatest superhero movies of all time. We've seen commercial and critical successes like Tim Burton's Batman and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight and box office duds like Steel, Catwoman, Jonah Hex, and Green Lantern.

In 2013, Watchmen
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WB’s Supergirl Movie Said To Be Eyeing Brainiac As Its Major Villain

It’s all change at Warner Bros. and DC Films.

Earlier this week, The Hollywood Reporter dropped an S-shaped bombshell: Henry Cavill will no longer play the part of Clark Kent/Superman, sending the Internet into a tizzy of conflicting reports and mass confusion.

Amid the furore, it was confirmed that Warner Bros. will now focus its energies into the Supergirl origin movie from writer Oren Uziel, and today we’re learning that Brainiac has been earmarked as Kara Zor-El’s big bad.

That’s according to industry tipster ‘DanielRPK’, who claims that, at least for now, Uziel is plotting a big-screen clash between Supergirl and Brainiac, arguably one of the most famous villains in all of Superman lore.

Via Twitter:

The plan (for now) is that Brainiac will be the main villain.

— Daniel R (@DanielRPK) September 14, 2018

The mere mention of Brainiac will no doubt evoke memories of Superman Lives,
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ThrowBat Thursday: The 1989 Toy Biz Batman Toys!

Welcome to the Legions of Gotham ThrowBat Thursday spotlight on the 1989 Toy Biz Batman toyline. It feels like yesterday for some of us old-timers, but 1989 was nearly 30 years ago now. When the Tim Burton helmed Batman film hit theaters, it helped to change the look, feel and reception of Batman in the public eye forever.

The initial toy offerings came from Toy Biz. I can remember seeing the initial images for the toyline, which were basically re-painted Kenner Super Powers figures! The promotional images needed to be solicited for Toy Fair before the tooling was ready, so they made do.

The toyline would be short lived, as the license passed back to Kenner by 1991, but the original Toy Biz line was an absolute blast. There were many variants and nuances to the figures released, which we've detailed below. Here is a fun walk down memory lane and a checklist for the 1989 Toy Biz Batman line.
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All 9 Roald Dahl Movies Ranked From Worst to Best

All 9 Roald Dahl Movies Ranked From Worst to Best
Roald Dahl Rankings

by Sam Adams

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

When it comes to Roald Dahl adaptations, there’s Wes Anderson‘s, and then there’s everyone else’s. Stop-motion animation was a logical step for one of the movies’ great miniaturists, and the animal-kingdom setting softens the harshness of Dahl’s worldview, which on screen often hardens into grotesquerie and cynicism. Like most of Anderson’s movies, “Mr. Fox” hides serious melancholy beneath its lacquered surface, just as Dahl’s whimsy mingles with the macabre.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Watched with adult eyes, Mel Stuart’s candy-coated adventure looks awfully threadbare in spots, but the movie got one thing gloriously, unequivocally right in casting Gene Wilder as its impish misanthrope. Like an Everlasting Gobstopper, Wilder’s always changing, from light to dark, sweet to sour, and if the movie sometimes struggles to keep up with him, Stuart was
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The Internet Wants Nicolas Cage To Be The Next Superman

While the announcement that Henry Cavill would be stepping down from his role as Superman left many a DC fan feeling disappointed, some are choosing to stay optimistic, and suggesting that now might finally be the time for the legendary Nicolas Cage to assume the role.

As the actor who named his son Kal-El, it’s no secret that Cage is a fan of the Man of Steel, and there was once a time when it looked like he would be donning the red cape himself. For those unaware of this strange saga from the ‘90s, Superman Lives was a cancelled film that was to be directed by Tim Burton, written by Kevin Smith, and featured the endlessly meme-able star in the title role. Evidently, the movie never came into existence, but the film’s journey through development hell was interesting enough to spawn a movie in itself, with the
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Comics Corner: Tim Burton’S The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero’S Journey #3, B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #10, The Wicked + The Divine #39, Head Lopper #9

Jack and his pet sidekick Zero have so many adventures to show you in this week's Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey #3, which headlines today's Comics Corner. We also have a look at B.P.R.D.: The Devil You Know #10, The Wicked + The Divine #39, and Head Lopper #9.

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Zero's Journey #3: "(W) Dj Milky (A) Kei Ishiyama (CA) Kiyoshi Aria

When Jack Skellington's faithful pet Zero gets lost, the ghost pup must get the help of the residents of Christmas Town to find his way back. With Halloween plans on hold while Jack mounts a search, will they be reunited in time to save both holidays? Explore the magical realms of Halloween Town and Christmas Town through the eyes of Zero as he tries to find his way home in an unfamiliar world.

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Coen Brothers Book: Read This Exclusive Excerpt About the Making of ‘Burn After Reading’

Coen Brothers Book: Read This Exclusive Excerpt About the Making of ‘Burn After Reading’
In a filmmaking career that spans nearly four decades, Joel and Ethan Coen have made films that defy genre classification but always maintain their distinctive humor and realist point of view. From cult comedies like “Raising Arizona” (1987) and “The Big Lebowski” (1998) to Oscar winners “Fargo” (1996) and “No Country for Old Men” (2007), the Coen brothers have become one of the defining voices of contemporary American cinema. In “The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together,” film critic Adam Nayman weaves biography, critical analysis, and interviews with Coen collaborators (including longtime cinematographer Roger Deakins) to present the definitive history of the Coen brothers oeuvre.

Published by Abrams Books in conjunction with the film magazine “Little White Lies,” “The Coen Brothers: This Book Really Ties the Films Together” will be released on September 11, 2018. IndieWire has obtained an exclusive excerpt about the making of “Burn After Reading” (2008), as well as key art from the book.
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Beetlejuice 2 Fan Posters Tease The Supernatural Sequel We All Want To See

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Tim Burton’s strange unusual horror/comedy Beetlejuice, which has got fans hoping for that long-touted sequel once again. Though it’s been discussed on and off for the past few years, sadly, the Ghost with the Most doesn’t seem to be climbing out of his grave with any urgency. In the absence of any official news on Beetlejuice 2, then, these amazing fan posters have imagined what a follow-up to the 1988 cult classic would be like.

The two character posters from artist Alex Murillo feature Michael Keaton’s titular perverted poltergeist and Winona Ryder’s goth icon Lydia Deetz. The Beetlejuice piece sees the spirit playfully covering his mouth with some fabric of the same pattern as his distinctive black and white striped coat.

The Lydia one is perhaps more inventive, though, as it imagines the formally teenage character as a middle-aged woman.
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Ryan Gosling’s Not That Interested In Playing Batman

Whether or not Ben Affleck reprises his role as the Dark Knight in Matt Reeves’ Batman film, the fact of the matter is that he’ll pass the torch he inherited at some point. As per usual, the excitement that surrounds pondering who’ll be Gotham City’s next protector has already started heating up.

There’d been rumors of X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Oscar Isaac possibly being the next Caped Crusader, but that notion was swiftly shot down. Still, the seemingly never-ending chatter orbiting Ryan Gosling has continued, this time rearing its head during a segment hosted by Variety.

In it, Gosling was asked if he’d play Batman, to which he answered:

“I don’t think anybody wants that. I don’t know.”

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Colin Farrell and Common join Jessica Chastain in Eve

With a new director now on board in The Help’s Tate Taylor, Voltage Pictures and Freckle Films are pushing ahead with casting on the Jessica Chastain-headlined action thriller Eve, with Colin Farrell and Common joining the actress in the cast.

Eve sees Chastain in the title role, playing an assassin. Farrell will play the head of a black ops organisation whom Eve works for, while Common will portray her ex-fiance.

Chastain is producing Eve through her Freckle Films banner, with Matthew Newton having penned the script. Newton was previously attached to direct, but stepped down after a backlash due to his history of domestic violence and assault.

Farrell will next be seen in Steve McQueen’s new film Widows, and has Tim Burton’s live-action Disney adaptation Dumbo arriving next year. Common meanwhile has a number of projects incoming before the year’s end, including the animated feature Smallfoot,
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Alpha Wolf Trailer Turns Casper Van Dien Into a Kill Happy Animal

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Alpha Wolf Trailer Turns Casper Van Dien Into a Kill Happy Animal
'Her husband was an animal!' You don't need much more enticement than that to pull you into the new horror thriller Alpha Wolf. But wait, there's more! This latest entry in the werewolf horror sub-genre stars Casper Van Dien as the flesh hungry animal. Tell me you're not going to see it now.

In Alpha Wolf, when Virginia and her husband Jack spend a long weekend in the idyllic countryside, they encounter a creature that tears their lives apart. While the attack has an effect on each of them, it brings out the worst in Jack.

Kevin VanHook directs Alpha Wolf from a screenplay by Wes C. Caefer. VanHook got his start as a VFX artist, first working on TV shows like Xena: Warrior Princess and Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. He also worked on Hercules before making his mark on feature films with Sandra Bullock's Miss Congeniality.
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‘The Nun’ Review

Stars: Demián Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, Jonas Bloquet, Bonnie Aarons, Ingrid Bisu, Charlotte Hope, Sandra Teles, August Maturo, Jack Falk, Lynnette Gaza, Ani Sava, Michael Smiley | Written by Gary Dauberman | Directed by Corin Hardy

Corin Hardy’s The Nun is the latest chapter in the ever-expanding and highly successful horror universe in that of ‘The Conjuring.’

The character of the Nun, or Valak, was first explored in James Wan’s The Conjuring 2 back in 2016. Initially, a simple CGI villain was retconned in post-production and reshoots by Wan himself were conducted to give the villain a far more evil entity and in its place birthed the Nun. A highly lucrative and incredibly foreseeing addition which came to be a highly sought after and rich commodity within the horror community, leading Warner Bros to explore the roots of Valak in its own inevitable spin-off and two years later here we are with the highly anticipated final product.
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