Even though the Hellboy reboot bombed, is David Harbour‘s portrayal better than Ron Perlman? Ready for some Avengers: Endgame updates for your favorite Marvel mobile games? Did Johnny Depp really try to have Amber Heard fired from Aquaman? What can we expect from Shazam! deleted scenes? What comic book answer won the new Jeopardy record holder another round? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Japanese studio behind Godzilla is planning to expand to Hollywood. Toho, the movie group responsible for the creation of the iconic giant lizard, is expanding a subsidiary in the U.S. with the goal of working more with Hollywood. This may put in question the fate of Legendary’s mammoth MonsterVerse, the first series of Godzilla films to be completely produced by a Hollywood Studio. Read More »
Today in “shut up and take my money” news, MGM is set to make Yasuke, a film based on the true story of the only African samurai in history. Yasuke was perhaps the first black man to set foot in Japan, and his arrival caused an uproar and piqued the interest of a warlord named Oda Nobunaga. There’s no director or actor attached to the Yasuka movie yet, but this is the kind of original project that is bound to get a lot of attention.
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In the wake of The Wolf of Wall Street, actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill planned to quickly re-team for a movie called The Ballad of Richard Jewell, the true story of a man who discovered a bomb at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia and then was falsely vilified as a suspect in the crime.
Over the next several years, directors like Paul Greengrass (Jason Bourne), Ezra Edelman (O.J.: Made in America), and Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven) came and went as potential directors, but now Eastwood has circled back around and is looking to make it his next directing project. Learn more about the story below. Read More »
Based on the true story of former Neo-Nazi Bryon Widner, Skin stars Jamie Bell as a skinhead who turns FBI informant against his white supremacist group. Set to be released by A24, Skin dramatizes the story of removing Widner’s removal of his tattoos and breaking out of his white-power group that was the subject in the 2011 documentary Erasing Hate. Watch the Skin trailer below.
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Netflix has become such an integral part of our entertainment livelihood that most subscribers don’t even care when the streaming subscription service raises their prices a little bit. Thankfully, they’re finally coming around to giving their users new ways to find programs to watch, as well as making it easier for them to pick something to watch on a Saturday night.
After years of Netflix customers asking for the ability to choose something to watch at random, the streaming service may finally come through. They’re testing a new feature that would allow users to play a random episode of a given TV series, which will help keep you from wasting time trying to pick an episode to watch.
On top of that, Netflix is also trying out a feature that gives users Top 10 lists of popular programs in certain categories to see if they want to watch what everyone else is watching.
Find out more about the Netflix testing random feature and Top 10 list features below. Read More »
This week, DC Universe is adding roughly 10,000 digital comics to the library that is available to customers who signed up for the subscription service. It’s part of their recently announced efforts to have nearly every DC Comics issue they’ve ever released available through the digital library. However, if you’re a fan of the DC Comics imprints like Vertigo, Milestone, and Black Label, then you might be disappointed to hear they won’t be in the DC Universe comics library. Read More »
The Karate Kid is one of the most beloved sports movies of all time, and like many properties from the 1980s, it made a modern comeback in the form of a new television series. Cobra Kai follows the exploits of a grown-up Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who still have some bitterness between each other after their famed karate tournament match-up in the 1984 film. But for those of you who may not be as familiar with the drama and tension of this rivalry, ESPN has given the 1984 All-Valley Karate Championships a 30 for 30 documentary short. Read More »
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Quentin Tarantino has offered some new Once Upon a Time in Hollywood character details – specifically in regards to the roles played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The new Tarantino flick has a stacked cast, but DiCaprio, Pitt and Margot Robbie are likely to get the most attention. Robbie is playing real-life figure Sharon Tate, and we already know a lot about her. But what of the characters portrayed by DiCaprio and Pitt? According to Tarantino, DiCaprio’s character is a self-pitying has-been, and Pitt plays “one of the deadliest guys alive.”
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With her latest powerful project under Netflix, Ava DuVernay seeks to give the four teenagers who were falsely accused and convicted of rape in the Central Park Five case, a voice. Netflix has released an official When They See Us trailer packed with its star-studded cast, and a more in-depth examination of the injustices that took place in 1989. Watch the new When They See Us trailer below.
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