The Week in Movie News: Sundance Buzz, ‘The Batman’ and ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Updates and More

The Week in Movie News: Sundance Buzz, ‘The Batman’ and ‘Suicide Squad 2’ Updates and More

Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights: BIG NEWS DC’s The Batman and Suicide Squad 2 get release dates: Ben Affleck was confirmed to be exiting the role of Batman and James Gunn was confirmed as the director of Suicide Squad 2 as DC updated their release calendar to include The Batman and the Suicide Squad sequel both arriving in 2021. Read all about what DC has…

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Idris Elba is a Literally Super Villain in First ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

Idris Elba is a Literally Super Villain in First ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Trailer; Here’s Everything We Know

If you loved the antagonistic chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham in The Fate of the Furious, you’re in luck because there’s a spin-off in the works focused on their rivalry. Both actors began their respective roles in the Fast and the Furious franchise as antagonists for the main team, but they’ve become the breakout favorites of the series and will likely continue a new strain of movies to the side of the ongoing…

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Remembering Dick Miller, Carol Channing and More Reel-Important People We Lost in January

Remembering Dick Miller, Carol Channing and More Reel-Important People We Lost in January

Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies that have left us in recent weeks. Below you’ll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Bill Anagnos (1958-2019) – Stunt Performer. He was a stunt driver for Hackers, The Fisher King, Jungle Fever and the 1998 Godzilla and also performed…

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The Last Horror Blog: New Universal Monsters, ‘The Grudge,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

The Last Horror Blog: New Universal Monsters, ‘The Grudge,’ ‘Doctor Sleep’

Blumhouse and Leigh Whannell tackle Universal Monsters – Reports that Universal’s ‘Dark Universe’ franchise is dead appear to be premature. While Tom Cruise’s The Mummy (above) didn’t exactly set the world on fire, it did apparently convince the studio that they need to hand over their classic horror properties to people who actually understand them, people like Jason Blum at Blumhouse and filmmaker Leigh Whannell. The team has been tapped with developing an updated version…

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Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Aquaman’ Should Have Ended, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in Lego and More

Today in Movie Culture: How ‘Aquaman’ Should Have Ended, ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ in Lego and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Alternate Endings of the Day: Here’s a funny animated look at a few different ways Aquaman should have ended: Actor in the Spotlight: With Ben Affleck apparently stepping down as Batman in the DC Extended Universe, one fan pays tribute to the actor and his portrayal of the Caped Crusader: Retro Trailer of the Day: Darth Blender shows us what the…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ VFX Breakdown, Why Hollywood Cares About Oscars, and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ VFX Breakdown, Why Hollywood Cares About Oscars, and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: VFX Breakdown of the Day: In honor of The Girl in the Spider’s Web now being available to rent on digital, here’s Pixomondo with a look at the movie’s digital effects: Fan Build of the Day: If you have to wear a face mask while you’re sleeping, and you love Alien, you might as well have a little fun with it:…

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Today in Movie Culture: ‘Aquaman’ VFX Breakdown, The History of Spider-Man in Movies and More

Today in Movie Culture: ‘Aquaman’ VFX Breakdown, The History of Spider-Man in Movies and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: VFX Breakdown of the Day: Aquaman is surprisingly not Oscar-nominated for Best Visual Effects, but as you can see in this breakdown its VFX are amazing: Fan Theory of the Day: In the latest Film Theory video, MatPat tackles the theories about which characters will be revealed as undercover Skrulls in Captain Marvel: Character in Close-Up: Speaking of Marvel superheroes, ScreenRant…

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Sundance Buzz: The Big Movies Coming to Theaters Soon

Sundance Buzz: The Big Movies Coming to Theaters Soon

Do you suffer from serious FOMO during Sundance? Many of the biggest movies of the year make their debut at the film festival, and hearing all the buzz can make any movie lover anxious. Well, the bad news is that most Sundance selections won’t immediately be available to the rest of us. The good news, though, is that many are set for theatrical distribution soon enough. Below is a guide to what to look forward…

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Next 3 Exciting Family Adventures: ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Detective Pikachu,’ ‘Aladdin’

Next 3 Exciting Family Adventures: ‘Dumbo,’ ‘Detective Pikachu,’ ‘Aladdin’

Directed by Joe Cornish (Attack the Block), The Kid Who Would Be King is a swashbuckling family adventure that rated highly with critics, as noted at Rotten Tomatoes. Sadly, it hasn’t fared as well at the box office, though; more people turned out in theaters over this past weekend for Glass, The Upside and Aquaman. Still, the potential audience for family-friendly adventures remains incredibly large, so the question becomes: Which forthcoming live-action productions will grab…

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