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Frightfest Flick ‘Are We Dead Yet’ Gets First-Look Trailer

GridLoc Films is proud to announce Are We Dead Yet is now available to view online. Directed and written by Fredi ‘Kruga’ Nwaka, Are We Dead Yet has been shortlisted for the Screen Genre Rising Star Award at this year’s Screen Awards and will be shown at this year’s FrightFest.

Are We Dead Yet is the story of a robbery gone horrifyingly wrong when five ‘have a go criminals’ are forced to take refuge from the police in an old castle. What starts out as ‘one last job’ quickly becomes a hilarious fun filled journey of ghostly misfortunes.

Are We Dead Yet is lead by British Actress Jessica Jane-Stafford and supported by a cast including Tim Faraday, Khali Best, Charles Venn and Winston Ellis and with a whole host of cameos from well-known celebrity faces such as Marcel Somerville, Paul Danan and comedians Hakan Hassan, Kojo, Chunkz, Jahanah James,
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Heath Ledger’s Joker gets a Premium Format Figure from Sideshow

Sideshow has unveiled its Joker Premium Format figure which is based the likeness of Heath Ledger as the Clown Prince of Crime in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2008 Batman movie The Dark Knight. The collectible is available to pre-order now, priced at $650.00; check it out here…

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The Joker Premium Format™ Figure measures 20” tall and captures every chilling detail of Heath Ledger’s haunting performance as the Clown Prince of Crime himself. Based on the Gotham City police department scene from the film, this collectible includes a detailed environment base with jail bars that can be magnetically placed in front of or behind the figure for multiple display options.

The polystone Joker Premium Format™ Figure includes a fully fabric, custom-tailored costume recreating Ledger’s signature style from The Dark Knight. The
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Batman: Hush Review: Another Stellar Entry in DC's Animated Universe

Batman: Hush Review: Another Stellar Entry in DC's Animated Universe
The Dark Knight gets hot and heavy with Catwoman while being threatened by a mysterious villain. Batman: Hush is an action-packed, decidedly more adult entry in the DC Animated Universe. Crisp animation and a clever plot keeps the pacing sleek. Adapted from the brilliant comic series by Jeph Loeb and Jim Lee, Batman: Hush also follows up on events after Reign of the Supermen; with the voice cast reprising their roles. Gotham's rogues gallery does some of their best supporting work. I rarely find Poison Ivy (Peyton List) interesting, but she's nearly a scene stealer here.

Batman: Hush begins with Bruce Wayne (Jason O'Mara) seeing Selina Kyle (Jennifer Morrison) at a fundraiser. Their mutual attraction reignites before Batman is called away urgently. Bane (Adam Gifford) has kidnapped a child for ransom. When Batman faces the venom fueled brute, he notices Bane's odd behavior. Catwoman joins the fracas, but we soon
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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3: David Ajala Joins Cast

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Season 3: David Ajala Joins Cast
David Ajala has joined the cast of “Star Trek: Discovery” for the show’s third season. The casting was announced during the show’s segment of the “Star Trek Universe” Hall H panel at Comic-Con 2019.

Ajala will play a new character named Cleveland Booker, also known as “Book.” He was joined on stage at Comic-Con by “Discovery” star Sonequa Martin-Green and executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin.

“Book is gonna be a chatracter that’s gonna break the rules just a little bit. It’s always fun to break the rules, and we’re gonna do that right from the start this season,” Ajala said about the character.

Ajala appeared in “Jupiter Ascending,” “Fast & Furious 6” and “The Dark Knight,” and most recently he starred in episodes of “Supergirl” as Manchester Black.

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: David Ajala Joins Season 3 Of CBS All Access Series

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: David Ajala Joins Season 3 Of CBS All Access Series
Exclusive: Former Nightflyers star David Ajala is boarding CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery as a new series regular for the upcoming third season of the sci-fi drama. Ajala, the biggest new cast addition for next season, will play a new character, Cleveland Booker (aka Book). He will be introduced Saturday during the Star Trek Universe panel at the San Diego Comic-Con. He will join on stage Discovery star Sonequa Martin-Green and executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise and Heather Kadin.

Smart and capable, Ajala’s Book has a natural charisma and devil-may-care attitude that tends to get him into trouble as often as it gets him out. You can see him in character in the photo above.

The second season of Star Trek: Discovery launched in January with the crew of the U.S.S. Discovery joining forces with Captain Christopher Pike to investigate seven red signals and the
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Second Trailer for Action Movie '21 Bridges' with Chadwick Boseman

"What is going on here?" "That's what I'm trying to figure out." Stx Entertainment has released a second trailer for the NYC action thriller 21 Bridges. This trailer debuted at Comic-Con as a surprise, revealed by the Russo Brothers who produced it. The title is a reference to the decision in the movie, during a citywide manhunt, to shut down and block off all 21 bridges that access Manhattan (and all the tunnels and trains). Chadwick Boseman stars as a disgraced detective seeking redemption who gets into the massive manhunt for a cop killer which leads him to discover a massive conspiracy that links his fellow cops to a criminal empire. The big ensemble cast includes Taylor Kitsch, Sienna Miller, J.K. Simmons, Keith David, Stephan James, Dale Pavinski, Gary Carr, Victoria Cartagena, and Toby Hemingway. This trailer is leaning heavily on The Dark Knight and Tdk Rises, feeling very similar to when
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Quentin Tarantino and ‘The Lion King’: The Future of Movies Is in Their Hands

Quentin Tarantino and ‘The Lion King’: The Future of Movies Is in Their Hands
The last two weeks of July are usually a time to open multiple blockbusters. The midpoint of summer offers plenty of time to capture kids on vacation, but the window is starting to close. Recent examples include “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” “Jason Bourne,” “Dunkirk,” and “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.”

Not this year. There are exactly two wide releases through the end of the month, school schedules be damned: Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” this weekend, followed by Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In Hollywood.”

Clearly, the market perceives these titles as too big to compete. However, each also carries its own enormous burden.

Film box office is in a slump. It is down $250 million from last year, or about 7%. For the year to date, the drop is 9%, or $610 million. If both of these films perform at the high end of projections, we could end July with
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Batman Beyond Comes to Blu-ray in Collector’s Edition

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Burbank, CA – Batman Beyond, the landmark animated television series that illuminated the imagination of a new generation of Batman fans with its creation of an altogether new hero, is celebrating its 20th anniversary – and you get the gift! Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has remastered the heralded series for its first-ever presentation on Blu-ray in the all-encompassing Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition, arriving on Digital starting October 15, 2019 and in a stunning box set on October 29, 2019. Distribution in Canada will be day-and-date with the USA, Pre-orders are now available.

The extraordinary Batman Beyond: The Complete Animated Series Limited Edition package features approximately 1,500 minutes of entertainment spread over four Blu-ray discs, plus the two bonus discs of enhanced content. In addition to a newly-remastered Blu-ray presentation of Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, there are 15 featurettes on the bonus discs, highlighted by two new inside looks at the beloved television series,
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Hans Zimmer on Recreating Iconic Score: ‘The Lion King’ ‘Brought People Together’

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Hans Zimmer on Recreating Iconic Score: ‘The Lion King’ ‘Brought People Together’
Composer Hans Zimmer is seated at the mixing board at the Sony scoring stage, head bobbing to the music being performed by 107 musicians just a few yards away. He’s wearing a vintage “Lion King World Tour” T-shirt, frayed at the collar.

On the giant screen behind the orchestra, two lions are bounding across the African veldt. As the ensemble finishes playing cue 5M31, Hans tells conductor Nick Glennie-Smith, “I like the feel — one more time, from the beginning,” while Jon Favreau, director of this new, all-computer-imagery “Lion King,” says simply, “That was pretty cool, Hans.”

Twenty-four years ago, Zimmer won an Oscar for his score for the original animated version of “The Lion King.” Since then, he has written such influential scores as “Gladiator,” “The Dark Knight” and “Inception” — yet when Favreau asked him to re-create his music for Disney’s elaborate new version, and to supervise production of
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Ranking Hans Zimmer’s 17 greatest scores (that aren’t Batman or Pirates of the Caribbean)

Composer Hans Zimmer revisits Oscar-winning territory with his score for Disney’s remake of The Lion King. In celebration, here are Zimmer’s 17 greatest film works presented and ranked – with a few notable omissions…

In 1994, Disney released one of the jewels of their renaissance period: The Lion King. This anthropomorphised take on Hamlet, playing out to luscious hand-drawn visuals, bold characterizations and showstopping tunes, boasted the kind of generational impact that is never forgotten.

And now The Jungle Book film-maker Jon Favreau puts a photo-realistic CGI spin on the material in Disney’s remake. The new version hews very closely to the original while mixing up newer cast members with returning favourites (James Earl Jones as Mufasa). And Favreau has also made the pivotal decision to stick with the original film’s trio of soundtrack composers: Hans Zimmer for the score, plus Elton John and Tim Rice for the songs,
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Hans Zimmer Turned Down Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Because He Couldn’t Say No to ‘Dune’

Hans Zimmer Turned Down Christopher Nolan’s ‘Tenet’ Because He Couldn’t Say No to ‘Dune’
Over the course of six films, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer have become one of the most dominant director-composer duos in Hollywood. The two artists got their start on “Batman Begins” (2005) and have collaborated on some of the most acclaimed blockbusters of the century, from “The Dark Knight” (2008) to “Inception” (2010) and “Dunkirk” (2017), with Zimmer picking up three Oscar nominations for Best Original Score along the way. Despite their winning success, Zimmer recently had to turn Nolan down for the first time in over a decade because a passion project came calling: Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune.”

In a new interview with The Playlist, Zimmer says his personal love for the “Dune” source material made it impossible not to join the 2020 Villeneuve tentpole. Both Villeneuve and Nolan are currently filming their new movies and have 2020 release dates already set, making it impossible for Zimmer to work on both.

“‘Dune’ is one of
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David Dastmalchian to Write Comic 'Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter' (Exclusive)

David Dastmalchian to Write Comic 'Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter' (Exclusive)
David Dastmalchian started his career with The Dark Knight and appears in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man franchise. Now, the actor is plunging into the other side of comic books, this time by creating his own.

Dastmalchian will pen Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter for Dark Horse Comics. The series, which has art from Lukas Ketner, takes place in 1983 and centers on Jerri Bartman, a once-rising TV journalist who moves back to her home town in the midwest when her career hits a snag after struggles with alcoholism. She hosts the nightly Creature Feature, but soon learns her job comes with hidden ...
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How The Lion King’s Classic Score Was Updated

Don Kaye Jul 17, 2019

Composer Hans Zimmer on how and why he revisited his Oscar-winning score for The Lion King.

Hans Zimmer is one of the best-known and most acclaimed film composers of the past 35 years. The German-born Zimmer began working on films in 1984, landed his first Oscar nomination four years later for Rain Man, and won his first Oscar for Best Original Score in 1994 for the Disney animated classic The Lion King, which combined Zimmer’s work with traditional African music composed by the South African artist Lebo M.

The music from The Lion King has become as iconic as the film itself, and Zimmer has returned to perform the same duties on director Jon Favreau’s new photorealistic computer-animated remake, which recreates nearly all of the 1994 film’s story and emotional beats while trading its traditional animated style for the look and sweep of a nature documentary.

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DC And Warner Bros. Super Friends Unite To Create An Epic Digital Mega-Booth For Comic-Con 2019

For the first time ever, Comic-Con titans DC and Warner Bros. will join forces on the convention floor in a digitally revamped, two-story combination DC Warner Bros. booth. With more than 6,500 square feet across two levels, this iconic space produced by Vision Events will host nearly 40 signings featuring not only the stars and creative teams from Warner Bros., HBO series and New Line Cinema films, but also almost 50 legendary DC writers and artists, proving to be the ultimate DC and Warner Bros. fan destination. Utilizing constantly evolving digital signage on towers and screens, the DC Warner Bros. booth will serve as a must-experience environment, including an Arkham Asylum Activation that delves into the world of Harley Quinn; a re-creation of one of Riverdale’s Pop’s Diner booths; an Instagram-worthy station with the Central Perk couch from Friends; actual costumes and props from The Dark Knight film trilogy, in
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Heather Graham Set to Join Aaron Eckhart in Thriller Wander

Heather Graham has joined the cast of director April Mullen’s conspiracy thriller, Wander. Graham joins the previously cast Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and Katheryn Winnick (Vikings). The film is being written by Tim Doiron (Real Detective), and Deadline reports the following synopsis:

Wander follows Arthur Bretnik (Eckhart), a mentally unstable private investigator, who, after being hired to probe a suspicious death in the town of Wander, becomes convinced the case is linked to the same ‘conspiracy cover up’ that caused the death of his daughter. Graham is set to play Shelley Luscomb, an attorney and close friend of Arthur. Shelley has known Arthur long before his world unraveled and acts a voice of reason in his life.

This sounds like an interesting premise. Production is set to begin this month in New Mexico. Are you interested in this story? Let us know below.
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Todd Phillips Expects ‘Joker’ Backlash Because Film ‘Doesn’t Follow Anything From Comics’

Todd Phillips Expects ‘Joker’ Backlash Because Film ‘Doesn’t Follow Anything From Comics’
Now that “Spider-Man: Far From Home” has opened in theaters to big box office numbers, only one major superhero tentpole remains in 2019: “Joker.” The Warner Bros. fall tentpole from “The Hangover” director Todd Phillips stars Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous Batman villain. The movie might use the Joker character and the setting of Gotham City from the comic books, but it’s hardly an adaptation, During a recent chat with Empire magazine, Phillips says he’s fully preparing for comic book fans to be angry over just how unfaithful “Joker” is to the comics.

“We didn’t follow anything from the comic-books, which people are gonna be mad about,” Phillips said. “We just wrote our own version of where a guy like Joker might come from. That’s what was interesting to me. We’re not even doing Joker, but the story of becoming Joker. It’s about this man.
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Gotham's Barbara Coldly Questions Baby Daddy Jim's Fitness as a Father in Deleted Final Season Scene

Gotham's Barbara Coldly Questions Baby Daddy Jim's Fitness as a Father in Deleted Final Season Scene
A trip down memory lane take a sharp and brutal turn in this exclusive deleted scene from Gotham‘s fifth and final season.

In the above clip from Season 5, Episode 8, Barbara Kean (played by Erin Richards) gives Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) the answer to a question he had asked earlier in the hour, when trying to tell his ex apart from “shapeshifter” Jane Doe — quizzing the ladies on where they first met.

That warm-ish and semi-fuzzy moment leads to talk of Barbara’s fate, once reunification happens with Gotham and the mainland. Will Jim have his baby momma’s back?
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The Dark Knight: Top 10 Darkest Moments From Nolan’s Trilogy

Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy began almost 15 years ago. After some laughable Batman entries like Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, Warner Bros. was looking to reboot the series. Nolan crafted a film with a much darker tone than previous Batman movies, which most people were more than okay with.

Related: How The Batman Movie Logo Has Evolved, From Keaton To Affleck

His trilogy began in 2005 with Batman Begins starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne. The actor and director both returned for two more sequels; The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises. The trilogy is highly regarded among superhero buffs, with The Dark Knight even holding the number four spot on IMDb’s top 250 movies of all-time. Here is The Dark Knight: Top 10 Darkest Moments From Nolan’s Trilogy.
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Jaden Smith Is Super Excited About Robert Pattinson’s Casting As Batman

Matt ReevesThe Batman has had a bit of a troubled history, to say the least. Originally announced way back in July 2015 when Ben Affleck was attached to star, produce and direct, the production ground to a halt in the wake of the general apathy that greeted both Justice League and the wider DC cinematic universe at large. After much back-and-forth, Affleck decided to hang up the cape and cowl for good, with Planet of the Apes director Matt Reeves drafted in as his replacement in April 2017.

Over two years later and The Batman still hasn’t shot a single frame yet, due to Reeves abandoning Affleck and Chris Terrio’s script in favor of starting from scratch, but is nonetheless scheduled for release in the summer of 2021. As is the case whenever a new actor is being cast as The Dark Knight, the internet went into a mini-meltdown when
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10 Alternate Versions of DC/Marvel Heroes We Won’t See in The Movies

As superhero movies continue to grow in popularity, so does the demand for more unique and subversive takes on the genre. The genre has answered in kind, offering updated and improved versions of certain classic characters or breaking ground with genre-defying and deconstructive films such as The Dark Knight and Logan.

But not all alternate versions of popular superheroes are welcome, either because these new takes are too outrageous even for the medium or they’re just too controversial to bother with. Here are 10 alternate versions of DC and Marvel heroes that we’ll most probably not be seeing in the movies in the near future.

Related: Every Single Avengers Movie (In Chronological Order)
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