Batgirl writers

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that Joss Whedon is leaving Warner Bros. and DC Comics’ Batgirl movie, two acclaimed female writers are looking to fill the now-vacated writing slot. Roxane Gay and Hope Larson separately chimed in on Twitter that they’re ready to dive in and take over should DC come calling, and here’s the weird part: a DC executive actually responded to one of them. Learn more about the would-be Batgirl writers below.
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Mondo Batman The Animated Series Action Figure

It’s been over 25 years since Batman: The Animated Series debuted, and it’s still one of the most beloved iterations of The Dark Knight. There have been some fantastic collectibles over the years commemorating the animated series starring Kevin Conroy as Batman, especially with the action figure line from DC Collectibles that keeps churning out fantastic toy versions of the various characters from the series. But we’ve never seen one like this.

Mondo has announced the release of a new sixth scale Batman The Animated Series action figure with a flawless sculpt and a paint job that perfectly captures the stylized animation of the series. You won’t believe how amazing this figure looks. Check it out below. Read More »

Joss Whedon Won’t Direct ‘Batgirl’ Film After All

Joss Whedon Batgirl

Joss Whedon‘s Batgirl is no more. After moving from Marvel Studios to Warner Bros. and DC last year in the hopes of writing and directing a movie based on Barbara Gordon (aka Batgirl), the writer/director has officially exited the project, leaving it without a filmmaker at the moment. Read Whedon’s comments about parting ways with the film below.
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mowgli movie rating

For a movie that takes place in an untamed jungle filled with ravenous bears, snakes, and tigers, you would think The Jungle Book would have more bloodshed. But both the Disney animated version and its live-action remake are surprisingly bloodless, with the few scary moments punctuated by cheery songs.

Andy Serkis‘ Mowgli will be different. Serkis’ adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s book will hew more closely to reality, complete with a “dark Baloo,” and “bloody imagery.” That bloody imagery is how the film earned a PG-13 from the MPAA.

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Tomb Raider clip

How important is accuracy to a film adaptation of a video game? This new Tomb Raider clip from Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie reboot proves that director Roar Uthaug has absolutely nailed the visual aesthetic of the 2013 video game, but is capturing that aspect enough to pull off a successful adaptation? Check out the new clip below.
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game night trailer

More than two decades later, David Fincher’s dark thriller The Game now seems almost prescient in its depiction of a company that stages “games” for unwitting participants. There are plenty of outlets for people who just like to play board games or trivia in 2018, but escape rooms and more elaborate interactive murder-mysteries are vastly more common and popular now than they were in the late 1990s.

So the premise of the new dark comedy/thriller Game Night no longer feels quite as fantastical as it might have, even if the movie’s attempt to balance genres doesn’t always quite work in its favor.

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Justice League Honest Trailer

Justice League didn’t exactly make a big splash when it debuted last fall. In fact, Black Panther made more at the domestic box office in its first four days of release than the entire theatrical run of DC’s first big screen assembly of their superheroes. What should have been an exciting moment for DC Comics fans kind of fizzled out, but that’s not stopping the folks at Screen Junkies from holding anything back when it comes to taking jabs at its weirdly computer generated face in the Justice League Honest Trailer. Read More »

It sequel cast Jessica Chastain

Good news, horror fans: after months of speculation and fan-casting, Jessica Chastain is officially in talks to join the It sequel. Chastain previously worked with It director Andy Muschietti on the horror film Mama. If the actress joins the sequel, she’ll play the adult Beverly Marsh, originally played by Sophia Lillis in the 2017 horror blockbuster. More on Jessica Chastain joining the It sequel cast below.

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Harry Potter LEGO Sets

It’s been years since any Harry Potter themed LEGO sets were manufactured. There were a variety of sets available when the original film franchise was at the height of its popularity, but ever since the original franchise came to an end in 2011, the creation of any new sets has been stagnant. But that’s about to change.

A new line of Harry Potter LEGO sets will be released starting in the second half of 2018 with the Hogwarts Great Hall playset. The new sets will bring to life scenes and characters from both the original Harry Potter franchise and the more recent Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them franchise. Get a first look at the first of the new Harry Potter LEGO sets below. Read More »

The final Ready Player One trailer here, and it’s overflowing with action and references galore. Steven Spielberg directs this spectacle-laden adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s pop culture extravaganza. It seems like a perfect pairing, but the question remains: will Ready Player One be any good?

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