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Batman v Superman cinematographer says severe criticism of the film “hurts”

The cinematographer on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has addressed the criticism the film received upon release.

While Zack Snyder’s Batman v Superman performed well enough at the box office, the film certainly didn’t land with applause from critics and it also received a mixed reaction from fans.

There was a lot of very strong criticism directed at Snyder, the film, and those who worked on the production. One of those individuals, cinematographer Larry Fong, told ComicBookDebate that he can’t accept some of the reactions to the film:

“Everyone has their opinion. Does everyone have to love the movie? Of course not… visually I feel like me and my crew killed it, so when you hear things about it, it kind of hurts. To be honest the weirdest thing… I’ve never really talked about this. But the weirdest thing, and this has happened a lot,
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Dylan McDermott (‘La to Vegas’): Drunken, womanizing Captain Dave ‘is the guy I’ve been waiting for’ [Exclusive Video Interview]

Dylan McDermott (‘La to Vegas’): Drunken, womanizing Captain Dave ‘is the guy I’ve been waiting for’ [Exclusive Video Interview]
When Dylan McDermott first read the role of Captain Dave in the Fox comedy “La to Vegas” he knew instantly that “this is the guy I’ve been waiting for.” McDermott, who did stand-up in New York and grew up admiring Peter Sellers, was “looking to do something different” from the heavy dramas that made him a star. “I love this absurd humor,” he reveals, “and Captain Dave obviously is absurd, so I was just completely attracted to him.” Dave is the drunken, womanizing pilot of a budget airline whose main flight is a weekend route from Los Angeles to Las Vegas. Watch our exclusive video interview with McDermott above.

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The actor describes his character as “a throwback,” explaining, “I put him specifically in 1991, and he has stayed there ever since. He doesn’t watch the news,
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Book To Film Adaptations That Will Steal Your Heart

If you find a book leaves you wanting more or you just can’t get enough of the story, then you probably love a good book-to-film adaptation. From devoted bookworms to avid cinema goers, these heart-warming narratives often have the perfect combination of romance, comedy and thought-provoking messages that are only boosted by their presence on the big screen!

To celebrate the release of Every Day, in cinemas Friday 20th April, we’re taking a look at why these novels do so well on the screen…

The Fault in Our Stars

When two teens meet at a cancer support group, it’s clear they share the same quick-wit and contempt for the conventional and quickly discover a love that takes them on a journey, both emotionally and physically, via a trip to Amsterdam to meet a beloved author. Based on John Green’s sixth novel of the same name published
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12 Best Movie Prom Scenes, From ‘Carrie’ to ‘Back to the Future’ (Photos)

12 Best Movie Prom Scenes, From ‘Carrie’ to ‘Back to the Future’ (Photos)
Ah, prom night. I remember it fondly: awkward hand holding, barely making eye contact, a freezing cold midnight boat ride on the lake, getting in around 4 Am and then going straight to bed. Good times. Wait, is that not how prom nights go for most teens? Typical movie proms are far more magical than what I assume is the average prom experience. We did not have Usher as a DJ at our party, nor did we have a ripping, literally ahead of-its-time guitar solo as our evening entertainment. I guess I should be thankful that my prom didn’t end with getting a bucket of pig’s blood poured over my head. This week “Blockers” imagines how three teenage girls form a pact to lose their virginity on prom night. I’m guessing their prom ends up going better than mine did. These are the best movie prom scenes:

Carrie

The prom scene in “Carrie” is a masterclass in demonic paranoia. Brian De Palma’s kaleidoscopic nightmare, with teens cackling at Carrie in silent, slow motion and the action broken up in split screen chaos, looks like hell unleashed. De Palma could’ve set this bloody climax anywhere, but to put it on prom night, such a pivotal moment in the transition to adulthood for so many teens, makes its emotional terror all the greater.

Back to the Future

What happens on prom night may feel like a matter of life and death for most teens, but it was literally true for Marty McFly, where if things didn’t go right during the “Enchantment Under the Sea” if we’re being exact, he would never be born. The Johnny B. Goode scene is a classic, a nostalgic throwback that shows Marty actually isn’t just a screw-up, one that provides an inspired nod to music history and ends on a great gag that still says a lot about Marty’s character.

Pretty in Pink

When in doubt, look to John Hughes. Just the sight of Molly Ringwald entering the room sends hearts racing in this scene. Instead of a showy dance number, Hughes found a tenderly emotional way to bring the kids back together, rub it in James Spader’s face, and even send Jon Cryer’s Duckie off on a good note. Cryer’s quick, knowing glance to the camera is hysterical.

“Napoleon Dynamite”

“I like your sleeves. They’re real big.” After about an hour of deadpan awkwardness, “Napoleon Dynamite” proved it had a heart too once it went to prom and Pedro loaned out Deb to Napoleon for a dance.

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

There’s no calling “It’s a Wonderful Life” a teen movie, but it does have a charming prom scene, where the gag isn’t that James Stewart and Donna Reed fall into a pool beneath the gymnasium floor, but that Stewart’s George Bailey has the charm and tenacity to keep splashing his arms around dancing long after they’ve been water logged.

Grease

There aren’t many teen films where the prom isn’t the emotional high point or biggest set piece in your movie, but the hand-jive is always going to be less interesting than “Summer Nights” or “Greased Lightnin.'”

Footloose

“Let’S Dance!” This glittery prom scene has become so iconic, now Kevin Bacon has to slip the DJ a $20 every time he goes to a wedding.

Mean Girls

Technically it’s the “Spring Fling” and not the prom, but Cady’s totally unnecessary speech is very sweet, and you gotta love those matching purple suits rocked by Janice and Damian.

“10 Things I Hate About You”

Bonus: “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”

I know, this is a scene from Homecoming. These are Totally different events in a high schooler’s life. But this scene from Stephen Chbosky’s “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is beautiful. I can relate to that invigorating sensation when the DJ amazingly plays some actual good music. Logan Lerman working his body into a rhythm in the hopes that Dexys Midnight Runners can provide some courage is a stirring image, and it’s even more touching when Emma Watson and Ezra Miller welcome him with open arms.

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World Premiere of Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero to Benefit Variety - the Children's Charity of Southern Californial

Fun Academy Motion Pictures, the studio behind the upcoming animated family film Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero and Variety – The Children’s Charity of Southern California, one of the entertainment industry’s most respected and generous non-profit institutions, are co-hosting the world premiere of the animated family feature as a fundraising event to benefit Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California and the Boys and Girls Club of Boyle Heights on Tuesday, March 27 at the Regal L.A. Live in downtown Los Angeles.

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero opens nationwide on April 13

Red carpet is 4:30 p.m.; with a reception at 5:00 p.m. and screening at 6:00 p.m.

Tickets and event sponsorships are available to allow kids from underserved L.A. communities to attend the premiere. All net proceeds will be donated by Fun Academy to Variety – the Children’s Charity of Southern California, which has
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Win ‘Wonder’ On Blu-ray Along With A Copy Of The Book On Which It Is Based

To coincide with the release of Wonder – out on DVD, Blu-ray, 4K Uhd and digital download on Monday 26th March 2018, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray, along with three copies of the original book on which it was based.

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio, the Academy Award®* and BAFTA** nominated Wonder tells the inspiring and heart-warming story of August “Auggie” Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the fifth grade at his local school. As his family, new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Outstanding young actor Jacob Tremblay (Room,
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Humane Society of the United States Supports Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero

Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, which marches into theaters everywhere April 13, is based on the incredible true story of the unbreakable bond between a young Soldier and a stray dog who, for his valorous feats, was the first dog promoted to the rank of Sergeant in the U.S. Army, remains the most decorated dog in U.S. Armed Forces history and is widely considered the forerunner to the Army’s working dog program.

From Fun Academy Motion Pictures, Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero, opening in theaters nationwide on April 13,

Beyond his extraordinary military exploits – well documented in history books, but largely forgotten until now – Stubby’s status as an adopted stray is earning him recognition by animal rescues and welfare organizations. As part of that celebration of this four-legged hero, Fun Academy Motion Pictures announces a partnership with The Humane Society of the United States and approximately 90 other regional and
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Win Wonder Blu-ray and poster

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To mark the release of Wonder on 26th March, we’ve been given 3 sets of the Blu-ray and poster to give away.

Based on the New York Times bestseller by R.J. Palacio, the Academy Award®* and BAFTA** nominated Wonder tells the inspiring and heart-warming story of August “Auggie” Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the fifth grade at his local school. As his family, new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.

Outstanding young actor Jacob Tremblay (Room, The Book of Henry) superbly anchors an A-list cast that boasts Academy Award® winner Julia Roberts (Eat Pray Love, Erin Brockovich) and Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris,
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Pilot News: Projects for Nina Dobrev and Cazzie David, Directing Gig for Patricia Riggen

Dobrev in “The Vampire Diaries”: Annette Brown/The CW

“Vampire Diaries” alumna Nina Dobrev, “Eighty Sixed” web series co-creator and star Cazzie David, and “Miracles from Heaven” director Patricia Riggen have all booked pilots. Dobrev is set to star in CBS sitcom “Fam,” David will topline and co-write Amazon comedy “Half-Empty,” and Riggen will direct an untitled legal drama for Fox.

Written by Corinne Kingsbury, “Fam” will see Dobrev playing Clem, a “grounded, deeply funny, quick-witted, and outspoken” woman whose younger sister (Odessa Adlon) comes to live with her and her fiancé, Deadline reports. Kingsbury is among the project’s EPs.

Clem “was a bit of a hot mess in her younger years, but since then, she has worked hard to create the best version of herself and her life is on track,” the source summarizes. She’s “ecstatic when Jay, the love of her life, proposes. In the ‘best version of herself,
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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice concept art shows unused Metallo design

In addition to battling each other, The World’s Finest saw themselves taking on Lex Luthor, Doomsday and KGBeast in 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and it seems we could have had another classic Superman adversary in the movie.

Via Batman-News, some concept art from illustrator Rob McKinnon has arrived online showing a design for the kryptonite-powered cyborg Metallo:

You may recall that way back in 2013, a rumour emerged claiming that Metallo would be the main antagonist in Batman v Superman, and as the above concept art shows, he was certainly considered at one point or another.

Let us know what you make of the Metallo design, and if you’d like to see him featuring in a future Dceu movie…

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the
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Emma Watson In "Vogue"

Take a look at new images of actress Emma Watson in the March 2018 issue of "Vogue Australia", wearing Stella McCartney, Jil Sander, Rosie Assoulin and Gabriela Hearst, photographed by Peter Lindbergh:

Watson rose to prominence playing 'Hermione Granger' in the "Harry Potter" film series, starting at the age of nine and appearing in all eight "Harry Potter" movies, earning several awards.

She made her modelling debut for "Burberry's" autumn/winter campaign (2009), with subsequent film credits including "Ballet Shoes" (2007), "The Tale of Despereaux" (2008), "My Week with Marilyn"(2011) and "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012).

Other notable features include "This Is the End" (2013), "The Bling Ring" (2013), "Noah" (2014), "The Circle"...

..."Regression", "Colonia", "The Vicar of Dibley" and "Beauty and the Beast".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek Emma Watson...
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Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts: Feeding Time, Kadence, and Furocious

Back in January, one of the things Patrick Bromley and I discussed on our episode of Horrigins was that there were a lot of amazing short films out there, but it can be hard for fans to keep up with all of the content that gets released over time. With that in mind, this writer thought it would be fun to turn the spotlight onto the short format horrors on the internet once a month with our new column, Daily Dead Salutes Your Shorts.

For this first installment, we have a terror-filled trio of short films, including Feeding Time from Matt Mercer (which was an official selection of Screamfest 2016), Jacob Johnston’s Kadence, and Furocious, by the directorial duo of Zachary Eglinton and Brandon Walz. So, sit back and enjoy some bite sized horror-fied treats, and be sure to check back next month for more great short films right here on Daily Dead!
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Dr. Seuss Biopic Coming from ‘Wonder’ Director Stephen Chbosky

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Dr. Seuss Biopic Coming from ‘Wonder’ Director Stephen Chbosky
Dr. Seuss, Aka Theodor Geisel, will be the subject of a new biopic from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Wonder director Stephen Chbosky. The film, called Seuss, will follow Geisel in his early days, before he became the children’s author still renowned to this day. It will also chronicle his relationship with his wife Helen. More on […]

The post Dr. Seuss Biopic Coming from ‘Wonder’ Director Stephen Chbosky appeared first on /Film.
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‘Billions’ Season 3 Adds John Malkovich in Guest Role

‘Billions’ Season 3 Adds John Malkovich in Guest Role
John Malkovich has signed on for a guest starring role in Season 3 of the Showtime drama “Billions,” the premium cabler announced Wednesday.

Malkovich will play Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov. The role is certainly fitting considering that Malkovich previously played a Russian mobster named Teddy KGB in the movie “Rounders,” which was written by “Billions” co-creators David Levien and Brian Koppelman.

“John appeared in our first two films, ‘Rounders’ and ‘Knockaround Guys,’ and we have a long creative history together. We are ecstatic to be reunited with the man who played Teddy KGB once again,” said Koppelman and Levien.

Malkovich is an Emmy-winning and two-time Oscar nominated actor, director, producer and fashion designer. He received Oscar nominations for his roles in “Places in the Heart” and “In the Line of Fire.” In 1985, he appeared in the Broadway revival of “Death of a Salesman,” which would earn him an Emmy when it was made into a television film. He
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Timothée Chalamet on His ‘Hero’ Paul Thomas Anderson and ‘Intensely Honest’ Scene in ‘The Master’ That Changed His Life

Timothée Chalamet on His ‘Hero’ Paul Thomas Anderson and ‘Intensely Honest’ Scene in ‘The Master’ That Changed His Life
It’s the hottest move on the awards season circuit these days: using an acceptance speech to pay homage to your cinematic heroes while also attempting to line up your next big gig. At last week’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards, “Phantom Thread” star Lesley Manville filled in for Paul Thomas Anderson when it came time to accept his Best Screenplay award, reading off a speech that included an appeal to Best Supporting Actress winner Tiffany Haddish to work with him, going so far as to literally provide her (and the entire room) with his phone number in hopes of connecting.

At Tuesday night’s National Board of Review awards event in New York City, the tables were turned, with Breakthrough Performance winner Timothée Chalamet, the revelatory star of “Call Me by Your Name,” using his own acceptance speech to profess his adoration for Anderson, lightly asking for
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Wonder review – nuanced young adult tale

Strong performances and shifting viewpoints steer the story of a disfigured boy overcoming bullying clear of mawkishness

Room’s Jacob Tremblay stars as Auggie, an unspeakably cute, indelibly clever 10-year-old with a facial disfigurement, in this adaptation of Rj Palacio’s 2012 novel. Homeschooled up until this point, his parents (Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson) decide to send him to middle school, where he is speedily eviscerated by a pack of pre-teen bullies led by smooth-talking trust fund kid Julian (Bryce Gheisar). It’s hard not to feel a lump rising in the throat when Auggie cries “Why do I have to be so ugly!”, in response to the casual cruelty of his classmates, who christen him “Barf Hideous” (an unfortunate pun on Star Wars’ Darth Sidious) on his first day. But writer-director Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower) doesn’t spend too much time letting his squeaky-voiced hero wallow,
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‘Wonder’ Review: Dir. Stephen Chbosky (2017)

Wonder review: Jacob Tremblay leads the cast of this warming winter wonder, a film that is peppered with endearing performances across the whole cast.

Wonder review by Andrew Gaudion.

Sentiment, in any form, can be tricky. If you pour too much syrupy whimsy on top, many an audience member could back away from the sickly sweet concoction in front of them. The balance has to be just right, not only to engage the viewer, but to also earn that level of sentimentality. If you want to make your audience cry, you better make sure you’re not taking any cheap shots, otherwise you en up undermining your own story.

On the surface of it, Wonder looks to be a concoction that would fall into this sickly sweet category, one that may be little too much to swallow for some audience members. While it can be guilty over the occasional moment of sap,
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7 Things to Know About Ezra Miller, the Guy Who Plays The Flash in Justice League

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7 Things to Know About Ezra Miller, the Guy Who Plays The Flash in Justice League
Image Source: Getty / Karwai Tang Ezra Miller is about to become a household name. The 25-year-old actor is set to star alongside Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Henry Cavill in the upcoming Justice League film as The Flash - which means we're going to see a lot more of his handsome face in the near future. To get you up to speed - pun intended - we've rounded up seven quick facts about Ezra that will surely make you a new fan. Related11 Ezra Miller Moments That Will Make You Reconsider Everything 1. He identifies as queer. In 2012, Ezra opened up about his sexuality in Out Magazine, saying, "I'm queer. I have a lot of really wonderful friends who are of very different sexes and genders. I am very much in love with no one in particular." The actor also opened up about "trying to kiss boys" in school
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‘Three Billboards’ Production Designer Inbal Weinberg On Martin McDonagh’s Unique Approach To Screen Language

‘Three Billboards’ Production Designer Inbal Weinberg On Martin McDonagh’s Unique Approach To Screen Language
Known for critically acclaimed collaborations with lauded filmmakers including Derek Cianfrance (The Place Beyond The Pines) and Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower), production designer Inbal Weinberg has added Irish auteur Martin McDonagh to that list with Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. With Three Billboards, Weinberg was tasked with crafting the fictional Ebbing, Missouri, a middle American small town that was neither bustling nor broken — a…
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Stephen Chbosky to write and potentially direct Disney’s Prince Charming

According to THR, filmmaker Stephen Chbosky (The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Wonder) has signed on to write the script for Disney’s live-action fairy tale reimagining Prince Charming, with a view to directing the project.

Prince Charming has been scripted by Matt Fogel (Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son) and is described as a “revisionist take” on the character who appeared in the likes of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, exploring the life of the iconic prince from the point of view of his brother, who never quite lived up to the family name.

The film reunites Chbosky with Disney, having worked as a writer on the live-action Beauty and the Beast, as well as Wonder producers David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films.

Disney has several live-action adaptations of its animated classics in the works, including Dumbo, Aladdin and The Lion King,
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