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Studios Step Back Into the Best Picture Spotlight

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After a summer during which a controversy swelled over the possibility of a “popular film” honor being included in the Academy Awards mix, a funny thing happened on Hollywood’s annual trek to the Dolby Theater: the traditional studios are making something of a best picture comeback. Acclaim for Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born,” Universal Pictures’ “First Man” and “Green Book”; Walt Disney Studios’ “Black Panther” and “Mary Poppins Returns”; 20th Century Fox’s “Widows” and “Bohemian Rhapsody,” as well as Sony Pictures’ “The Front Runner” have given the old guard new life in a category the studios have won only four times this century (the last being “Argo” in 2013).

Yet, Donna Langley, chairman of Universal Pictures, preaches caution to anyone suggesting that this is somehow “their year.”

“If you look over the last few years, you’ve had movies like ‘Gravity,’ which is a big studio movie. You had ‘Lincoln,
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Most Memorable Movie Scores

In any action movie, a powerful music score is essential to set pulses racing and crank up the intensity. A movie moment can be transformed with the use of one simple chord when struck at the right moment – and can turn a movie into an instant classic.

Fast-paced action films are nothing without a pulsating movie score to raise the stakes and maintain the momentum throughout the most dramatic sequences. A brilliant example is the powerful theme “The Beast” by the late composer Jóhann Jóhannsson for the Oscar®-nominated film Sicario, which was re-imagined for the sequel Sicario 2: Soldado by composer Hildur Guðnadóttir.

To celebrate the release of Sicario 2: Soldado on digital download from 22nd October and on 4K Uhd, Steelbook, Blu-Ray & DVD from 29th October 2018, we are rounding up the top movies with the most memorable scores that continue to stir the senses time after time.

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10 Actors Who Regretted Being In DC Movies (And 10 Who Adored Them)

Today, superhero movies have reached such a high level of prestige that high-quality actors and actresses have signed on to appear in the movies. Everyone from esteemed actors like Robert Redford and Jeremy Irons to award-winning stars like Viola Davis and Michael Douglas has signed on to play characters in movies that used to be ridiculed as kid's stuff. With movies like all three of The Avengers offerings breaking the billion dollar mark worldwide, these are movies that can make and break a career for many actors. It also allowed an actor like Robert Downey Jr. to relaunch his career and a man like Chris Evans to be able to make his own passion projects on the side.

However, not everyone who has appeared in a Marvel or DC Comics movie has enjoyed playing a role in their sandboxes. When it comes to DC movies, it is even worse because
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Captain Marvel’s Comic Book Origin Story Has Been Revamped to Match the Movie

Captain Marvel’s Comic Book Origin Story Has Been Revamped to Match the Movie
Some comic book characters’ backstories are simple. Batman’s parents are murdered in front of him, inspiring him to become The Dark Knight. Superman’s home planet explodes and he crash lands on Earth, etc. The Captain Marvel origin story is…well, it’s considerably more complicated than that. But now Marvel Comics has decided to tweak it just […]

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Oscar for Killmonger? Top 4 reasons Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther’) could be a contender

Oscar for Killmonger? Top 4 reasons Michael B. Jordan (‘Black Panther’) could be a contender
Comic book movies aren’t usually Oscar bait, but “Black Panther” could change that this year. The size and demographics of the motion picture academy are gradually expanding, and we’ve seen genre movies contend in top categories in recent years like “Avatar” (2009), “Mad Max: Fury Road” (2015) and “Get Out” (2017). But while “Black Panther” has looked like a potential Best Picture contender almost since its release (it currently ranks in the top 10 in our odds), what about for acting?

Among the cast members, Michael B. Jordan probably stands the best chance at the Oscars for his role as villain Erik Killmonger. In fact, six of the Expert journalists we’ve polled think he’ll be nominated, and two of them even think he’ll win: Claudia Puig (Kpcc) and Glenn Whipp (La Times). Here are four reasons why I think they might be on the right track.

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Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker is under arrest in latest set photos from the DC movie

In scenes reminiscent of The Dark Knight, the latest set photos for Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Joker movie show Joaquin Phoenix’s Clown Prince of Crime laughing maniacally as he’s hauled away in the back of a Gotham City Police Department patrol car.

Of course, there hasn’t been a prison designed that can hold The Joker for long, so we’ll be very surprised if this is his final fate in the movie. Take a look at the set photos via the Twitter link below…

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This is going to be good

— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) October 16, 2018

Joker centers around the iconic arch nemesis and is an original, standalone story not seen before on the big screen. Todd Phillips’ exploration of Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix), a man disregarded by society, is not only a gritty character study,
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15 Supervillains Who Became Stronger With Age (And 10 Who Became Much Weaker)

Once upon a time, the comic book worlds of superheroes and supervillains were solely nerd culture. However, as the age of superhero movies has dawned, they have jumped into the pop culture and are marveled by countless fans all across the globe. Almost every kid has a favorite hero, be it Batman, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, Thor, or any of the many other iconic good guys from the comic book world.

However, as often as fans adore heroes, they also adore a good supervillain. After the epic premiere of DC's The Dark Knight, everyone was abuzz about The Joker. Any X-Men fan is enamored with Magneto as much as Professor X. These villains become just as fascinating, if not more, than their heroic counterparts.

With Marvel's Avengers 4 teasing the evolution of the Avengers' roster, one must wonder what that will mean for older heroes and villains. Obviously, some will head for retirement.
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‘X-Men Trilogy’ 4K Brings Everything into Focus, Including the Trilogy’s Problems

From a historical perspective Bryan Singer’s X-Men, along with Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, is an essential movie for blockbusters. It started the new age of superhero cinema, taking what was a cheesy and limited genre and trying to usher it into a more realistic and immediate space with the help of bold narrative moves and new strides in digital effects. And yet the thing that has hurt the X-Men Trilogy the most aren’t dated VFX or the leaps forward made by films like The Dark Knight and the McU. What hurts X-Men now is …
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‘Pennyworth’: Jack Bannon To Star In Title Alfred Role On Epix’s Batman Prequel

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Epix and Warner Bros. TV have found their Alfred Pennyworth. Jack Bannon has been cast in the title role of the upcoming Epix drama series Pennyworth, a Batman prequel from Gotham showrunner Bruno Heller, executive producer/director Danny Cannon and Warner Horizon Scripted TV.

The 10-episode Pennyworth will begin production October 22 at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden in the UK, becoming the first series to film in the Warner Bros.-owned studio complex north of London which has housed production for such movies as WB’s Harry Potter/Fantastic Beasts franchise, The Dark Knight, Inception and Wonder Woman as well as outside productions such as Jason Bourne, Kingsman, Paddington and the most recent Mission Impossible installments.

Based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Bannon), a former British Sas soldier in his 20’s, who forms a security company and
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Gotham Batsuit inspired by The Dark Knight Rises

During the New York Comic Con last weekend, it was confirmed by Gotham producer John Stephens that Batman will appear in the season five finale, as the final episode of the Fox series skips ten years ahead to give us a peek at Bruce Wayne’s (David Mazouz) future once he dons the cape and cowl.

Now, chatting to BamSmackPow, Stephens has been discussing the design of Gotham’s Batsuit, stating that it will be similar to the one worn by Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the pressure of living up to fan expectations when it comes to Batman’s costume.

“It’s inspired by, if I had to compare to any one costume, I’d say it’s closer to The Dark Knight Rises,” said Stephens. “It’s a little more metallic Bat battle-y looking rather than something
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The Romanoffs Episode 1: Grade It!

The following sentence is brought to you by the Peak TV era: Amazon on Friday unveiled the first two episodes of The Romanoffs, an anthology drama from Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner. (It’s like playing Prestige TV Mad Libs!)

Boasting a star-studded cast — including some familiar faces from the Mad Men world — the series spans eight episodes, the next six of which will roll out weekly following Friday’s two-installment debut. The episodes are all Black Mirror-esque mini-movies, each one telling a self-contained story about people who believe themselves to be descendants of the Russian Romanov family, famously
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Superhero Bits: ‘Lego DC Super-Villains’ Launch Trailer, SAG Investigating ‘Joker’ Set Incident & More

Superhero Bits: ‘Lego DC Super-Villains’ Launch Trailer, SAG Investigating ‘Joker’ Set Incident & More
Did Gotham almost turn another character into Harley Quinn? How were the season premiere ratings for The Flash and Black Lightning? Who does the Kraven the Hunter writer want to see direct the movie? What did Maggie Gyllenhaal think the first time he saw Heath Ledger shooting The Dark Knight? What scene got cut from […]

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The Dark Knight’s Maggie Gyllenhaal Recalls Her First Time Seeing Heath Ledger’s Joker

When Heath Ledger was first cast to play the Joker in 2008’s The Dark Knight, few anticipated the indelible mark the late actor would make on the history of comic book cinema. In fact, it wasn’t until co-star Maggie Gyllenhaal had an up-close encounter with the Clown Prince of Crime on the set of Christopher Nolan’s film that she really got a sense of the sinister screen presence she was dealing with.

In an interview on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, the actress known for playing Rachel Dawes was asked about her favorite memory of working with Ledger, prompting the star to recall the first time she saw the actor’s manic, Academy Award-winning performance.

“I remember coming to work and seeing him – that scene where the Joker throws me off a roof – and seeing him come in and start to do what he was doing,
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Timothee Chalamet Talks ‘Little Women’: ‘I Would Do Anything Greta Wanted Me to Be a Part Of’

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Timothee Chalamet Talks ‘Little Women’: ‘I Would Do Anything Greta Wanted Me to Be a Part Of’
Timothee Chalamet continues to be one of the busiest young actors in Hollywood and at the premiere for his latest film, “Beautiful Boy,” the “Call Me by Your Name” breakout gave an update on one of his most anticipated upcoming projects and his thoughts on portraying one of DC’s most famous superheroes.

“They’ve started shooting, they’ve been very nice to me,” Chalamet said of the “Little Women” team. Chalamet is playing Laurie in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott. He told Variety‘s Marc Malkin he’s set to start shooting in a few weeks. “They’ve basically let me try and get [‘Beautiful Boy’] out to the world.”

“I would do anything Greta wanted me to be a part of,” the Oscar nominee continued. He worked with Gerwig previously on her directorial debut “Lady Bird.”

“I knew ‘Little Women’; I hadn’t read it,
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New Joker Set Pics Give Us Our Best Look Yet At The Clown Prince Of Crime

Though we’ve yet to get a lot of plot details on next year’s Joker movie, we are starting to get a pretty good idea of what Joaquin Phoenix’s particular take on the Clown Prince of Crime will be like – and seeing how this film’s being promoted primarily as a character study, perhaps that’s more important than any story elements.

A set video released last month already showed us a crowded subway scene where a fully made-up Arthur Fleck casually strolls away from the chaos unfolding around him. Now, this new batch of pics indicates a similar series of events, as Phoenix is seen walking away from an off-camera crime scene while police officers run down the hall in the opposite direction, paying little mind to the man in the clown costume who’s presumably responsible for the trouble.

A scene from the #Joker movie was
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‘Gotham’ Panel At Nycc Reveals Some Big News!

During their panel at Nycc Fox’s “Gotham” revealed some pretty big news to fans. Showrunner John Stephens not only confirmed that actor Shane West has been cast as villain Bane in the final season, but also that the last episode of the series, which will be episode 10 will be taking place 10 years in the future.

Fans know that this is just enough time for the arrival of one major character ….. possibly The Dark Knight, himself!

The network also revealed a new trailer for “Gotham’s” final season and both Stephens and Sean Pertwee, who plays Alfred Pennyworth, teased some of the Bane’s forthcoming plot points.

“He has a nice showdown with Alfred,” Stephens said, shooting a gaze to Pertwee.

“We have an altercation, and Cat’s involved, and we give very good account of ourselves,” Pertwee said, “but I get my back broken.”

The story will follow the
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25 Crazy DC Fan Castings Better Than What We Got

Every DC fan has their favorite dream casting. Sometimes dream castings come to life, and iconic characters are made because of it. Unfortunately, there are other times when casting directors totally miss the mark-- that's when fan artists come out of the woodwork to fix things in their own way.

We would never change some of the greats, like Christian Bale as Batman and Heath Ledger as the Joker in The Dark Knight, or Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in Suicide Squad - but there were plenty that missed the mark too. Remember Halle Berry as Catwoman, or George Clooney as Batman in Batman & Robin? Well, sometimes even the biggest stars can't save terrible renditions of a character. When all hope seems lost, and a franchise seems destroyed, the fans are here to remind us that there's a light at the end of the tunnel.

Thankfully there are a
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Venom Review #2: Searching for Dumb Fun in a Sea of Terrible

Sony hasn't produced a downright good comic book movie since 2004 with Spider-Man 2. While cinema is largely objective, that's probably pretty close to a generally accepted statement. With Spidey hanging out with his Avengers pals, the studio is trying to make use of their library of Marvel characters, all of them at least tangentially related to Spider-Man who, for contractual reasons, can't show up in these movies. If such a thing must happen, Venom seems, or seemed rather, like a good place to start. Unfortunately, this is very much a comic book movie that feels like it's learned nothing from the last decade or so and mostly winds up being a full-on trainwreck. Yet one that winds up being enjoyable on some level for those who allow it.

Venom centers on Journalist Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), who, despite being good at his job, has hit a few roadblocks, mostly of his own doing.
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Here's Our First Look at Lobo in Krypton

We recently learned that Emmett J. Scanlan had been cast in the role of the DC’s ruthless intergalactic bounty hunter Lobo in Krypton. Now today, thanks to EW, we have our first photo of the character showing us what he will look like when he makes his big debut in Season 2.

It’s really strange seeing this character brought to life. He’s such a crazy and interesting looking character. While they completely nailed the look of the character here, it still a little weird seeing him in live-action form. Make sure to let us know what you think of the character design:

The character is described as possessing super-human strength, a genius level intellect in matters of warfare, and immortality. It’s explained that Lobo “will keep coming until the job is finished. His word is the only thing that Lobo holds sacred; although, he’ll never violate the letter of an agreement,
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Amazingly Cool Collection of Geek-Culture Art From Bottleneck Gallery

Bottleneck Gallery has revealed a collection of awesome geek culture movie art that will be available for purchase at New York Comic-Con 2018 this weekend. There’s a lot of great prints here for fans to buy! There’s poster art for E.T., Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Predator 2, Halloween 2, The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Batman Beyond, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy, Rick and Morty, Superman, Batman, Beetlejuice and more! Thanks to /Film for the heads up on this!

Matt FergusonJurassic Park” screen print, 36 x 24 inches, numbered edition of 250, co-Released with Vice Press, available for $50

Matt Ferguson “Jurassic Park” variant screen print, 36 x 24 inches, numbered edition of 100, co-Released with Vice Press, available for $60

Laurent Durieux “E.T.” screen print, 24 x 36 inches, numbered edition of 300, co-Released with Vice Press, available for $65

Laurent Durieux “E.T.” variant screen print, 24 x 36 inches, numbered edition of 125, co-Released with Vice Press,
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