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Zack Snyder: Gcpd Comic in BvS Embodies Gotham’s Feelings About Batman

Writer/Director Zack Snyder – best known for his work on various comic book adaptations including 300 and Watchmen – recently revealed an astounding Easter Egg for his movie Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Egg in question is an editorial cartoon, which was hidden in the background, taped to a desk on the police station set.

Snyder has been on something of a social media frenzy in recent weeks, offering up commentary and <a href="https://screenrant.
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Young Sheldon Season 1 Episode 18 Review – ‘A Mother, a Child, and a Blue Man’s Backside’

Martin Carr reviews the eighteenth episode of Young Sheldon

Young Sheldon is increasingly about the little things. Comic asides, chuck away one liners between characters and risqué moments which enrich rather than diminish any Sheldon centric situation. Perry and Armitage take great pleasure in stealing many of the best lines, while the latter proves his timing is impeccable when it comes to providing belly laughs this week.

What Molaro and Lorre broach here with no little skill and quality content is the merging of comic book royalty and a fictional geek for all seasons. Taking their cue from Watchmen both a landmark graphic novel and political call to arms these writers have shown sit-com bravery by employing it to promote debate. Putting an indisputable work of religious doctrine up against an extremely adult social commentary piece is dicey stuff, even if the argument comes from a child. In terms of challenging conventional thinking on religion,
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The Incredibles 2’s Biggest Challenge Is Overcoming Watchmen

The Incredibles 2 may have very little trouble winning over audiences at the box office, but its biggest storytelling challenge is moving beyond the themes explored in Alan Moore’s Watchmen. At first glance, this seems like an odd comparison. With vastly different target audiences, these two properties hardly seem like they’re even in the same ballpark, but Watchmen’s influence is more woven into The Incredibles than any casual fan might have ever noticed.
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Exclusive Interview – Malin Akerman on Rampage, Watchmen and Childrens Hospital

Earlier this week Flickering Myth’s Thomas Harris got the opportunity to sit down with Malin Akerman to discuss her villainous role in the new action blockbuster Rampage, as well as sharing a few words on her previous work in the superhero epic Watchmen and the cult comedy series Childrens Hospital. Watch the interview below, or check it out over on our YouTube channel…

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“Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry transforms this gentle ape into a raging monster. To make matters worse, it’s soon discovered there are other similarly altered alpha predators. As these newly created monsters tear across North America,
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Naomi Harris, & Malin Ackerman Interview: Rampage

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is an American actor most known for his work in the cult series, Supernatural. Since playing the infamous John Winchester, he has gone on to play The Comedian in Watchmen and the Lucille-wielding Negan in The Walking Dead series. Naomi Harris is an English actress, who has become known for her work in multiple genres. She played the voodoo witch Tia Dalma in the second and third Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Harris has also portrayed Eve Moneypenny in the Skyfall and Spectre, but acquired further recognition for her performance in the award-winning Moonlight. Malin Ackerman is a Swedish-Canadian actress, who first grew to world wide recognition for her role of Silk Spectre II in the Watchmen film. Since that film, she has been in films like Wanderlust, Rock of Ages, and The Romantics.
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Podtalk: Malin Akerman of ‘Rampage’ on Michigan Avenue Cover

Chicago – The restaurant Katana, in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, was the setting for the unveiling of Michigan Avenue Magazine’s latest cover on April 3rd… their 2018 Spring Style issue. Actress Malin Akerman, whose latest film is “Rampage,” graced the front of the issue.

The event, sponsored by the magazine, celebrated the Spring Issue with an appearance by Ms. Akerman, who walked a Red Carpet and posed for photos with the assembled attendees. Michigan Avenue Market President/Group Publisher Dan Uslan and Editor-in-Chief J.P. Anderson were also there to represent the magazine and toast the new issue. Malin Akerman’s role in “Rampage” – which is primarily set in Chicago – will be seen when the film is released on Thursday, April 12th, 2018.

Michigan Avenue Magazine Celebrates its Spring Style Issue with Cover Star Malin Akerman at Katana Chicago

Photo credit: Nigel Barker for Michigan Avenue Magazine

Malin Akerman was born in Stockholm,
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Paloma Baeza to Direct “The Toymaker’s Secret” for TriStar Pictures

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Paloma Baeza is set to make her feature directorial debut. The BAFTA winner will helm fantasy story “The Toymaker’s Secret” for TriStar Pictures. Variety broke the news.

A combination of live-action and animation, the pic centers on an American family who moves to London and fears their old Victorian house may be haunted.

The spec comes from “Annihilation” and “Ex Machina” writer-director Alex Garland, Baeza’s husband. “Several other suitors” were interested in the project before TriStar locked it down, according to the source. Unlike Garland’s other credits, which could be classified as dark sci-fi, this new project is family-friendly. According to The Hollywood Reporter, its “whimsical tone” is comparable to “The Princess Bride.”

“‘The Toymaker’s Secret’ is an original movie with such heart and humor and magic that it is sure to become an instant classic for the whole family,” said Hannah Minghella,
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Knows How He’d Play Batman In Flashpoint

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is already something of a DC hero thanks to his two roles in the superhero universe to date – namely, the Comedian in Watchmen and his cameo as Thomas Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (both of which were directed by Zack Snyder, might we add). But the part that fans really want him to play is Batman himself in the upcoming Flashpoint. And given that he’s only human, Morgan has revealed that he’d also love to put on the iconic bat-eared costume at some point. After all, who wouldn’t?

Last month, the actor said that portraying the Caped Crusader would be the thrill of a lifetime, and while it remains to be seen if he’ll get the chance to suit up as Batman, he already knows how he’d play the role. Speaking with ComicBook.com to promote his new film
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Global Road, Lorenzo di Bonaventura to Team Up on Us-Chinese Co-Production With Tang Media

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Global Road Entertainment will team up with filmmaker Lorenzo di Bonaventura to produce “The Last Masters,” its inaugural U.S.-Chinese co-production with parent company Tang Media Partners, it was announced Monday.

Alex Tse, best known for writing Zack Snyder’s adaptation of “Watchmen,” will write the martial arts action thriller, which will be filmed in China among other global locations. Lynn Harris, Global Road Entertainment’s president of worldwide production, will oversee the project on behalf of the companies.

“I have known and worked with Lorenzo for many years and not only is he one of the best producers in our industry, he also has a passion for making great films with top tier talent,” said Rob Friedman, chairman and CEO of Global Road Entertainment. “Working with him on our first Chinese co-production is a great way to jumpstart this part of our business and is the start of what we hope are many collaborations to come.”

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Di Bonaventura added, “Alex and I are excited to be collaborating with Rob and his team at Global Road. I love this type of movie, it brings together a sense of tradition, high voltage action, emotional challenges for its characters and speaks to a worldwide audience.”

“The Last Masters” will follow three generations of martial arts fighters who must come together to defeat an international operation that unites legit pharma with powerful drug kingpins.

Also Read: Global Road's Head of Publicity Liz Biber to Exit

Di Bonaventura’s production company, which is based at Paramount Pictures, has produced over 30 films including the “Transformers” series, Angelina Jolie’s “Salt,” “GI Joe,” “Deepwater Horizon” and “American Assassin.” Prior to starting his own production company, di Bonaventura was involved in over 130 productions at Warner Bros., including “Training Day,” “Ocean’s Eleven” and “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”

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Jeffrey Dean Morgan praises Zack Snyder’s Watchmen as “ahead of its time”

As with most of his films, Zack Snyder’s first foray into the superhero genre, Watchmen, proved highly polarizing with audiences. Some fans praised the movie as a mostly-faithful take on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal comic book series, while others criticised the filmmaker’s take on the material.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan, who played The Comedian, is in the former camp, with the actor taking the time to praise the movie to Variety during the red carpet premiere of Rampage, and suggesting that it was “ahead of its time”.

“I’m very proud of that movie,” said Morgan. “People are still finding it and watching it, and I think it’ll have fans forever. I think it was ahead of its time, and again, I don’t know what else to say other than I’m extremely proud of it. Not long ago, I caught like, the second half
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Tang Media Partners pacts with Tencent to acquire Us films for China

Agreement with Tencent and China Everbright will see acquisition of 10 to 20 Hollywood titles a year.

Donald Tang’s Tang Media Partners (Tmp) has signed a pact with Tencent and China Everbright to acquire 10-20 Hollywood titles a year for distribution in China.

China Everbright and Tencent are both strategic investors in Tmp, which was launched in 2015 and is the parent company of La-based Global Road Entertainment.

Tencent is one of China’s leading tech giants, which operates two separate film production arms and a streaming platform, while China Everbright is a state-owned financial services company.

Tmp is also working with another strategic investor,
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Global Road, Lorenzo di Bonaventura Partner on China-u.S. Co-Production 'The Last Masters'

Donald Tang's growing U.S.-China mini studio Global Road Entertainment is partnering with Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura to co-produce action thriller The Last Masters.

The film will be written by Alex Tse, best known for scripting Zach Synder's Watchmen. The story follows three generations of martial arts fighters who must come together to vanquish an international operation that unites legit pharma with the world’s most powerful drug kingpins.

"This Hollywood-China co-production will offer a fresh perspective on one of China's most treasured cultural exports — martial arts — exploring how this ancient discipline is still relevant in today's world," Global...
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Tang Media Pacts With Tencent to Buy Hollywood Movies for China

Donald Tang’s Tang Media Partners has struck a pact with China Everbright and Tencent Films to acquire Hollywood movies. The deal foresees the acquisition of 10 to 20 titles per year – but only two or three of which would be released theatrically in China.

The deal is part of a raft of growth initiatives that Tmp announced Monday in Hong Kong, ahead of an intended Ipo.

Tang said that Tmp is aiming for a share flotation in the next 18 to 24 months; the group is currently putting together a round of pre-ipo financing. But Tang said any Ipo would depend on market conditions and timing. He also declined to commit to a particular stock market for the eventual flotation.

Kevin Kang, head of Tmp China, said that the acquisition strategy includes an upstream investment component and that the acquisition teams currently being assembled will be working across the range of Tmp activities,
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says “Watchmen” Was Ahead of Its Time

Jeffrey Dean Morgan stating that Watchmen was ahead of its time makes you think, and wonder. He does have a point really, since some people absolutely loved the movie and others just about hated it. In many ways it wasn’t like other superhero movies since it was a lot more violent and didn’t make any apologies for it. But in a way that was great since if anyone reading comics has known for years and years, comic books are not the nice, touchy-feely stories we read as little kids when people might get boo-boo’s and then get taken to big-people

Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says “Watchmen” Was Ahead of Its Time
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Watchmen’s Malin Ackerman And Jeffrey Dean Morgan Are Down To Reprise Their Roles

Zack Snyder’s Watchmen is an interesting film. While it doesn’t hold together particularly well as a narrative, it’s full of striking images, is shot beautifully and contains several excellent performances. Obvious highlights are Jackie Earle Haley’s Rorschach, the opening credits and the incredible Dr. Manhattan origin scene, soundtracked to Philip Glass’ score from Koyaanisqatsi.

Now, in a slightly confusing development, Malin Ackerman and Jeffrey Dean Morgan have indicated in an interview with CinemaBlend that they’d be up for returning to their roles as Silk Spectre and the Comedian:

Malin Akerman: Yeah, all of the people that we worked with, we’re still friends. I mean, it was… we spent a lot of time together. If anyone will have me as Silk Spectre again, I will do it, sand the latex outfit. Maybe we go cotton this time. [Laughs]

Morgan: I love playing The Comedian. I
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Watchmen Star Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says It Was ‘Ahead of Its Time’

Jeffrey Dean Morgan calls Zack Snyder’s Watchmen “ahead of its time.” Based on the DC Comics limited series by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons of the same name, Watchmen is set in an alternate history in 1985 during the height of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union.

Revolving around a group of mostly retired American superheroes, the movie sends the squad to investigate the anomalous murder of one of their own.
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Jeffrey Dean Morgan Says Watchmen Was Ahead Of Its Time

Zack Snyder’s Watchmen has got to be one of the most divisive superhero movies ever made. For every person who thinks it bungled bringing Alan Moore’s seminal graphic novel to the big screen, there’s another who thinks Snyder did an amazing job. There are enough of the latter group for many to have called for more movies set in the Watchmen universe over the years, too – perhaps based off the Before Watchmen prequel comics. Unfortunately, though, no further films were ever made, and that’s certainly a shame.

The visionary director’s take on the material may not have totally understood what Alan Moore was trying to say in his comic, and gave us too much distractingly gory action and one of the most absurd sex scenes ever committed to celluloid, but it wasn’t all bad. Jackie Earle Haley was an excellent Rorschach and the Koyaanisqatsi
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Death Of Superman Easter Egg Discovered In Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Three years on from the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and fans are still finding new easter eggs and easily-missed references hidden throughout the movie. Director Zack Snyder himself has even been pointing out a few deeper meanings to the film on social media. Here’s one that a fan managed to spot all by themselves, though.

It turns out the climactic scene of BvS features a clever nod to “The Death of Superman” comic book storyline. This was obviously a big influence on the third act of the movie, as Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel dies in a battle with the Kryptonian monstrosity Doomsday, just as in the source material. In a callback to its inspiration, though, the issue in which Supes met his match is hinted at during a scene.

As Twitter user @AaronSlightly writes: “Found a Death of Superman Easter Egg whilst watching
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Comic Book Review – Doomsday Clock #4

Ricky Church reviews Doomsday Clock #4…

Its been a long couple of months since Doomsday Clock switched to a bi-monthly schedule, but the latest issue of Geoff Johns and Gary Frank’s series has arrived. While Doomsday Clock #4 didn’t contain a whole lot of action or answers to what’s going on in the DC universe, this issue was a great dramatic story where we finally learnt the origin behind the new Rorschach.

After being placed in Arkham Asylum by Batman at the end of the previous issue, Reggie had to gain control of himself before he spiralled back into despair. Much like the chapter in Watchmen that detailed how Walter Kovacs became Rorscach, this issue focused exclusively on Reggie and his past, making him much more endearing by separating him from a simple Rorschach copycat. He’s a much more relatable and tragic figure now that we know who
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New Justice League Easter Egg Calls Back To Adam West’s Batman

For all its faults, Justice League definitely made an effort to celebrate the long history of DC adaptations to date. Danny Elfman’s score, for instance, featured musical cues from 1978’s Superman and 1989’s Batman, while costume choices contained nods to movies such as Watchmen. It turns out that the team-up film sports another easter egg though, one which pays tribute to an iconic DC TV show we never thought the once ultra-serious Dceu would reference: the classic campy Batman series from the 1960s.

As discovered by Redditor @officialjfftv, when the prison guard who meets Barry Allen sends a signal to Bruce Wayne to let him know that he’s spotted the speedster, the symbol on his phone appears as a red old-fashioned telephone. Old-school Bat-fans will recognize this as a nod to the Bat-Phone featured in the show, which starred the late, great Adam West.

Check it out in the gallery down below,
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