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(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

Ready for the latest Blu-ray round-up? I sure hope so, because it’s here, right in front of your eyes. This week, one of the best and most over-looked films of 2017 comes to Blu-ray. And that’s not the only overlooked film hitting shelves! An unjustly ignored 1993 comedy from the director of Gremlins receives a special collector’s edition from Shout! Factory! In addition to that, there’s a star-studded Agatha Christie adaptation (no, not that one), and a John Ford classic from the Criterion Collection. Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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The wizarding world of Harry Potter is about to get a whole lot bigger. While the original children’s fantasy franchise remained firmly in the close-knit magical community in Britain, its spin-off series, Fantastic Beastshas made a concerted effort to move beyond the comfy confines of Hogwarts.

First, the series went West, with the franchise setting foot on American soil for the first time in the New York City-set Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Its sequel, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will go a tad more international, primarily taking place in Paris. But this isn’t the only globe-trotting that our intrepid magizoologist Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) will be doing — the next three Fantastic Beasts movies will all take place in a different city.

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In this edition of Sequel Bits

  • John Wick 3 has a working title!
  • Stallone teases Expendables 4 yet again.
  • Tom Cruise shows off some more crazy Mission: Impossible stunts!
  • A new Fantastic Beasts sequel photo!
  • Doug Liman might make Edge of Tomorrow 2 next!

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Paddington 2 Rotten Tomatoes

The year has just begun, but one film has already netted the coveted “best reviewed film of the year” classification: Paddington 2. The film currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 196 positive reviews. This makes Paddington 2 the second family film in history, and the fourth film overall, to remain at 100% with over 100 reviews. Find more details on the Paddington 2 Rotten Tomatoes score below.

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Superman Red Son Movie

While the DC Extended Universe on the big screen is having some difficulty finding solid ground to stand on, the DC Universe Animated Original Movies series appears to be moving along with great success. After 11 years of adapting comic book storylines into animated movies, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics have created a cool animated universe for their superheroes. And there’s a chance one of the more revered comic book arcs might be next on the docket to become a DC Universe Animated movie.

Imagine a world where the Kryptonian baby Kal-El didn’t land on the Kent family farm in Kansas. Instead, what would have happened if Kal-El grew up to become Superman after being raised in the Soviet Union? That’s exactly what the comic storyline Superman: Red Son imagines, and now DC Universe Animated executive producer Bruce Timm hopes it will be the next story to get the animated film treatment. Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

daphne and velma

Ashley Tisdale and her sister Jennifer Tisdale are producing a Scooby-Doo spin-off for Warner Brothers Digitals’ Blue Ribbon Content. Daphne & Velma stars Sarah Jeffrey and Sarah Gilman as Mystery Gang members Daphne and Velma respectively. In this prequel, before they met Scooby, Fred and Shaggy, Daphne and Velma were already solving mysteries as best friends.

The Tisdales were on a Television Critics Association panel for Blue Ribbon Content to speak about the film. Jennifer Tisdale said the feature will exist as on traditional home video formats as well.

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‘Shazam!’ Sets 2019 Release Date

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Mark your calendars: Shazam! will hit theaters in a little over a year. The DCEU entry directed by Annabelle: Creation and Lights Out director David F. Sandberg adapts the comic about a young boy who has the power to turn into an adult superhero. Zachary Levi stars. The Shazam release date now puts it one month before the release of Avengers 4.

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Avengers TV Show

Shane Black has worked with one kind of Avenger in Iron Man 3, but he may be setting his sights on a different Avengers team. The Nice Guys director, who is currently knee-deep in post-production on The Predator, has reportedly co-written a script for a TV reboot of the British 1960s spy series The Avengers. And to be fair, they had the name first.

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In this edition of sequel bits

  • Guillermo del Toro‘s involvement with Pacific Rim 2
  • The Rock says there are no plans for another Journey movie
  • Maleficent 2 begins shooting this spring
  • Is Expendables 4 still happening?
  • The Big Sick 2 a possibility?
  • How J.K. Rowling helped Jude Law become Hot Dumbledore

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Green Lantern Corps movie

A year ago, we learned that Batman Begins and Man of Steel screenwriter David S. Goyer was hired to write the script for DC and Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern Corps movie alongside writer Justin Rhodes. Not long after, there were whispers that Goyer might end up directing the movie as well, but that rumor remains unconfirmed and the movie is still currently without a director.

Since then, we haven’t heard any concrete updates about the project. But that’s changed today, since an outlet caught up with Goyer yesterday and got him to confirm that the movie is “still in the works.” But it’s what he said next that paints a more interesting picture.
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