Want to know how they made Looking Glass‘ reflective mask in Watchmen? How about some Spider-Bots battling outside Avengers Campus? Who could John Diggle‘s new mystery character be on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow? What did George Clooney say when asked if he would pop up as Batman in The Flash movie? What’s one thing that bugs Ian McKellen about Magneto? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Netflix has picked up Stowaway, a sci-fi film featuring Anna Kendrick (A Simple Favor, Pitch Perfect), Toni Collette (Velvet Buzzsaw, Hereditary), Daniel Dae Kim (Hawaii Five-O, Lost, Always Be My Maybe), and Shamier Anderson (Race, Destroyer). The Joe Penna-directed movie involves a mission to Mars gone wrong. Netflix will release the pic in the US, UK, Australia/New Zealand, India, Latin America, Africa, and select other countries in Asia and Europe.
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Netflix is heading down under for their latest animated family movie. Back to the Outback has been slated for release in the fall of 2021, and the streaming service has announced the impressive cast of Australians (and more) who will be lending their voices to the movie about a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures who plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback. Read More »
Song Exploder is back for more. The Netflix series, adapted from the podcast of the same name hosted by Hrishikesh Hirway, is returning for more episodes featuring musical artists explaining the backstories of some of their hit songs. The first volume featured Alicia Keys, Lin-Manuel Miranda, R.E.M., and Ty Dolla $ign, while volume 2 includes Dua Lipa, The Killers, Trent Reznor, and Natalia Lafourcade. Check out a trailer below.
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Considering how many people decided it was okay to fly across the country for Thanksgiving in the middle of a pandemic, it should come as no surprise that some people were also willing to risk their lives to see what an animated caveman family has been up to after seven years.
The Croods 2: A New Age opened in theaters for the holiday weekend, and while it had no problem taking the top spot at the box office and surpassing Tenet for the biggest box office opening since the coronavirus pandemic began, these numbers are still nothing to brag about. Read More »
STX Films has debuted the trailer for a true-life courtroom drama with such a star-studded cast that it’s no wonder they squeezed it in just under the wire for awards season. The Mauritanian is based on the true story of Mohamedou Ould Slahi (A Prophet breakout Tahar Rahim) who, in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, was held captive and tortured by the U.S. government in Guantanamo Bay detention camp for 10 years without charge or trial. Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Shailene Woodley star, with varying levels of believable accents, as the attorneys who cross swords on the courtroom over Slahi’s case. Watch The Mauritanian trailer below.
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Apparently, someone just made Armie Hammer an offer he couldn’t refuse.
That offer: to play producer Al Ruddy in The Offer, an upcoming television series about the making of Francis Ford Coppola’s cinematic classic The Godfather. The show is aiming to be one of the big titles for the streaming service Paramount+, which is soon being rebranded from its current name, CBS All Access. Get more info about Armie Hammer in The Offer below.
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It’s been a surprisingly busy year for Hellraiser news (perhaps because we’re all trapped in hell). There’s a Hellraiser TV series in the works at HBO, with Halloween director David Gordon Green at the helm. And then there’s a Hellraiser reboot from filmmaker David Bruckner (The Night House). And now here’s perhaps the biggest Hellraiser news of all: the American rights to the franchise are now back in the hands of original creator Clive Barker.
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The gentrification-themed comedy/drama Blindspotting was one of the best movies of 2018, and it’s been more than a year since we heard that a TV spin-off was in the works at Starz. Now the cast for the Blindspotting TV show has been locked in. We already knew the series would focus on Jasmine Cephas Jones‘ Ashley character from the movie, but now we know that Rafael Casal, who co-wrote and co-starred in the film, will be serving as the showrunner and will also reprise his role as Miles in a recurring capacity. Read More »
HBO Max has been missing several key features since it launched earlier this year, but chief among them has been the ability to showcase titles in 4K. Thankfully, that’s about to change – just in time for the streaming platform’s highest-profile release yet.
Today, director Patty Jenkins revealed on Twitter that her highly anticipated superhero sequel Wonder Woman 1984 will be the first title on HBO Max that will be available to stream in 4K Ultra HD, HDR 10, Dolby Vision, and Dolby Atmos. Read More »