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Brightburn Comes Home This August on 4K, Blu-ray, Digital

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James Gunn’s Brightburn is coming to 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital this August. The genre-bending film releases on Digital August 6, with a physical release on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 20. All formats of the movie will include three vignettes, two featurettes, and an audio commentary as bonus features. […]

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Brightburn arrives on Digital 8/6 and on 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray™ & DVD 8/20

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror. Brightburn arrives on Digital August …

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Superhero Bits: ‘Justice League’ Deleted Scene, ‘Supergirl’ Gets a Haircut, Superman Smashes the Klan & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Justice League’ Deleted Scene, ‘Supergirl’ Gets a Haircut, Superman Smashes the Klan & More
Which villain was spotted on the set of The Flash season six? Want to see Supergirl‘s new haircut from the next season? Ready to see Superman take on the Ku Klux Klan again? When does James Gunn‘s Superman horror movie Brightburn come home? Want a sneak peek at a deleted Justice League scene with Aquaman? […]

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Jaw-Dropping Special Features Revealed for Brightburn Blu-ray Release in August

The James Gunn-produced superhero horror movie Brightburn is, hands down, one of the best genre offerings of 2019 (so far). If you missed the film while it was in theaters, you’ll be able to catch Brightburn when it arrives on 4K Ultra, Blu-ray. DVD, and Digital beginning August 20th. Related Article: A Sequel to James […] The post Jaw-Dropping Special Features Revealed for Brightburn Blu-ray Release in August appeared first on Dread Central.
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Brightburn to Unleash Sinister Superpowers on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 20th

What if someone with superpowers akin to Superman decided to use their abilities for evil instead of good? The chilling answer to that question is explored in David Yarovesky's Brightburn (which Heather Wixson wrote "soars as a gory slasher/superhero hybrid" in her 4-star review), and if you missed it in theaters or want to experience it again, you'll be pleased to know that Sony is releasing the film on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray, and DVD on August 20th (following an August 6th digital release), and we've been provided with the cover art and full list of bonus features:

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What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister? With Brightburn, the visionary filmmaker of Guardians of the Galaxy and Slither presents a startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror.
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James Gunn Teases Discussions Of A ‘Brightburn’ Sequel

James Gunn Teases Discussions Of A ‘Brightburn’ Sequel
Despite our glowing review for the film, “Brightburn” has been a polarizing topic of debate among those at this site, as well as the general public at large. The film, with such an easy to explain premise (“What if Superman broke bad as a kid?”), gained quite a bit of buzz coming into its release earlier this year, but ultimately, didn’t leave much of a box office footprint, despite its low budget and mild expectations.

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For Those of You Hoping for a Brightburn Sequel, It Sounds Like It'll Eventually Happen

I know a lot of fans have been excited about the prospect of a sequel to James Gunn’s horror film Brightburn. The movie told a Superman-like origin story but with an evil and sinister twist. The powerful alien boy who crashes on Earth turns out to be a little prick hellbent on murdering people instead of helping them.

While I liked the film and thought it was well-made, it didn’t sit well with me. That being said, if the movie would have kept going after it ended I would have liked to watch the story continue. This first film set the stage for something that could be much more interesting, complex, and engaging.

As of right now, there is no sequel for the film in development, but producer James Gunn did confirm with EW that he is talking about it with the creative team, which includes director David Yarovesky
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Brightburn 2 Talks Are Happening Confirms James Gunn

Brightburn 2 Talks Are Happening Confirms James Gunn
Earlier this year, Slither and Super director James Gunn produced a "startling, subversive take on a radical new genre: superhero horror" with director David Yarovesky's, you know, superhero horror movie Brightburn. And today we have word via producer James Gunn himself over on Instagram that talks have already begun for a Brightburn 2.

You see, what had happened was, a fan over on Instagram commented on a recent post by Gunn on the ending of Mad magazine and said that we definitely need a sequel to Brightburn, and the fan asked James Gunn if he would be so kind as to direct it. Gunn replied with this.

"I think I'm tied up for the next few years with [The] Suicide Squad and Guardians [of the Galaxy Vol. 3], but we're talking about the [Brightburn] sequel."

Now truth be told, I have not seen this superhero horror movie yet so I cannot comment on whether or not I'd
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James Gunn Says They’re Talking About A Brightburn Sequel

James Gunn’s latest film, Brightburn (which he produced), released earlier this year and proved to be a little more divisive than his other more recent offerings. The pic portrayed a darker version of the Superman mythos (albeit without the namesake character) where an alien crashes on earth but doesn’t quite become a world-saving hero.

Just like with the Man of Steel, the protagonist is taken in by a loving family and cared for, but when his powers start to develop, instead of becoming a benevolent protector, he turns on those around him and ends up as something of a villain, showcasing that good and evil is essentially just a flip of a coin.

And while it didn’t receive the universal acclaim that some had expected, its audacity and forward thinking were constantly applauded, and its garnered its fair share of love in the ensuing months. Given that
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Meredith Hagner Joins Anna Kendrick & Donal Logue In Quibi Comedy ‘Dummy’

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Meredith Hagner Joins Anna Kendrick & Donal Logue In Quibi Comedy ‘Dummy’
Exclusive: Search Party‘s Meredith Hagner has been cast opposite Anna Kendrick and Donal Logue in Dummy, a comedy for Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s short-form video platform Quibi from Deadbeat co-creator Cody Heller and independent studio wiip.

Created by Heller, Dummy is a buddy comedy that follows Cody, an aspiring writer (Kendrick) and her boyfriend’s (Logue) sex doll, Barbara (Hagner). It will be a serialized movie-length story told in chapters of under 10 minutes in length.

Hagner’s Barbara is an inanimate sex doll. Only able to be heard by Cody (Kendrick), Barbara (a self-proclaimed “feminist”) is a spoiled, jealous, and manipulative valley girl who will do whatever it takes to get her way. After she is discarded by her original owner, she convinces Cody to take her home so that she can be the inspiration to help cure Cody’s writers block.

Hagner stars as Portia on Search Party,
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Orion Unboxes Strong Opening for the ‘Child’s Play’ Remake [Box Office]

Orion Unboxes Strong Opening for the ‘Child’s Play’ Remake [Box Office]
It’s called counter-programing, but opening against Toy Story 4 in a crowded box office was nothing short of dangerous. Orion took a huge risk in opening their Child’s Play (read our review) remake against the Disney franchise that also follows several weeks of genre rollouts that include that of Godzilla, BrightBurn, The Dead Don’t Die, Ma and […]
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Supervized Trailer: Bridges & Berenger Are the Oldest Heroes in Town

A brand new trailer for Supervised has arrived online. Superhero movies are the biggest thing in Hollywood right now and they've been that way for more than a decade. At some point, studios are going to have to find ways to try and reinvent the genre in order to give audiences something a little fresh. That doesn't always mean better, but it's an inevitability. In this case, Lionsgate is giving us a look at some Hollywood veterans as retiree superheroes. To what degree that may be appealing, as presented, very much depends on the viewer's sensibilities.

The trailer begins with a look at a retirement home specifically designed for superheroes who have aged out of the job. Their powers are being kept in check and everyone seems to be pretty miserable. It's not long before we realize that something isn't as it seems and a few of these old-school heroes
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UK box office preview: 'Toy Story 4' is ready to launch

UK box office preview: 'Toy Story 4' is ready to launch
The animated title is opening in 668 venues.

Disney’s latest franchise instalment Toy Story 4 is looking to excite UK audiences this weekend, opening in 668 sites and a strong bet for the number one spot.

With Inside Out co-writer Josh Cooley directing, the film sees Woody, Buzz and the gang joined by a new toy called Forky, as they go on a road trip with owner Bonnie and her family.

The previous film in the series, 2010’s Toy Story 3, had a three-day opening weekend of £11.5m, although it had opened on Monday and made £21.2m in total on that first week.
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Movie Review – Brightburn (2019)

Brightburn, 2019.

Directed By David Yarovesky.

Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner.

Synopsis:

What if a child from another world crash-landed on Earth, but instead of becoming a hero to mankind, he proved to be something far more sinister?

As much as folk might want to wring their hands about the prospect of “superhero fatigue” in our comic book-saturated cinematic landscape, the genre is in a greater state of flux than ever before. Avengers: Endgame showed the truly mind-melting rabbit-hole talented filmmakers can take audiences down, its success proving the storytelling viability of parallel universes and tangential “what if?” stories.

Brightburn, produced by James Gunn and written by his brothers Brian and Mark, couldn’t be much further from Endgame tonally or budget-wise, but it does present its own compelling test to the typical superhero formula, by taking a name property and giving it a not-so-subtle,
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There Was Almost a Spider-man Horror Movie Directed by Tobe Hooper!

Superhero and supervillain movies have been tip-toeing towards horror territory for years, but we’ve only recently seen examples of truly terrifying flicks set in comic book universes. The James Gun-produced Brightburn thrilled genre fans and hopes are high for Todd Phillips’ Joker, which the director recently confirmed will be rated R. Related Article: Todd Phillips’ […] The post There Was Almost a Spider-man Horror Movie Directed by Tobe Hooper! appeared first on Dread Central.
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Movie Review – Brightburn (2019)

Brightburn, 2019.

Directed By David Yarovesky.

Starring Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones, and Meredith Hagner.

Synopsis:

After raising a crash landed alien orphan for 12 years his onset of super abilities open up dark possibilities for the town of Brightburn

A couple, Tori (Elizabeth Banks) and Kyle Breyer (David Denman) , struggling to conceive themselves, adopt a seemingly normal little boy who crash lands in an alien ship in their backyard. In a small mid-western town they raise him as their own son Brandon (Jackson A. Dunn). They don’t reveal his true identity until powers begin to manifest and strange things begin happening around him. Sound familiar at all?

Almost every review of Brightburn is going to reference its similarities to Superman, which is inevitable as the similarities are completely on the surface with zero subtlety about it from the writer Briand and Mark Gunn. There are definite
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Inside the Economics of the Modern Indie Studio: Forget Home Runs, Aim for Singles and Doubles

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Inside the Economics of the Modern Indie Studio: Forget Home Runs, Aim for Singles and Doubles
-The economics of running a successful independent film studio can be wearing. As former Relativity Studios head Ryan Kavanaugh said recently, “You’re on the edge at all times. You need $1 billion in cash a year just to keep it going, between releasing movies and making movies… it’s very hard.”

And he would know. Kavanaugh last year saw his company essentially fold, for a second time, joining the likes of Open Road and The Weinstein Company as independent studios to fade from view in 2018.

Add that to the narratives of turbulence and scaling-back that have circled other indie production and distribution houses like Stx Entertainment and Annapurna Pictures, and the industry paints a picture of almost perpetual uncertainty among indies.

Still, experts caution that the box office performance of indies can’t be compared to that of major Hollywood studios. “They’re operating in a completely different universe from their major blockbuster studio counterparts,
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Exclusive Brightburn Interviews: Elizabeth Banks, James Gunn, David Denman & more on the horror/superhero mashup

Elizabeth Banks, David Denman, Jackson Dunn, Director David Yarovesky and Producer James Gunn are interviewed by DaniElle DeLaite for their movie Brightburn which moulds the superhero movie with the horror genre. The film was written by Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn and also stars Abraham Clinkscales, Christian Finlayson, Jennifer Holland and Emmie Hunter.

Jackson Dunn talks about the many different variants of the Brightburn suit he tried on, and then how he felt stepping into the final costume. Elizabeth Banks tells us about the time she walked into the dressing room with dozens of Brightburn masks staring at her.

Related: We loved the film – here’s our glowing review.

James Gunn talks about taking elements of the superhero and horror genres and making something new and exciting. The idea of a superhero that was actually a supervillain is a very simple one, and Gunn talked about deconstructing superhero myths to help bring this idea alive.
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The Superhero Horror Genre Takes Flight With Jackson A. Dunn And ‘Brightburn’

Some movie fans may be a bit tired of the constant stream of superhero flicks, but thankfully Brightburn is a step in a different direction. Produced by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Brightburn is an alternate take on the Superman origin story, as we follow the journey of a boy named Brandon (Jackson A. [...]

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Box-Office Weekend: Secret Life of Pets Sequel Leads Disappointing Box Office

While the top two film’s over the box-office weekend were new releases, they both proved to be disappointments, of sorts. Although the animated family film The Secret Life of Pets 2 finished on top of the box-office weekend with $47.1 million, it failed to make anywhere near what its predecessor had made during its opening weekend just a few years earlier. Elsewhere, the latest offering in the X-Men series, Dark Phoenix, opened with $33 million, which gives it the lowest opening of any film in the franchise to date (as well as it being the worst reviewed film of the series).

The live-action reinterpretation of Aladdin made $24.5 million in its third week of release to give it a total haul of $232.4 million, which was good enough to land it squarely in third place. Dropping to a disappointing fourth place was Godzilla: King of the Monsters, which managed only $15.5 million in its second week,
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