shazam editor

Just like director David F. Sandberg, editor Michel Aller came into Shazam! from the horror genre. But as odd a transition as that may seem, going from editing films like The Nun and Annabelle: Creation to editing this year’s most joyful superhero movie was pretty seamless for Aller.

“The approach doesn’t differ that much, it’s mainly the content,” Aller told /Film in a phone interview. “I’m working on a comedy so you’re trying to make the laughs land just like how scares land.”

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Dark Arts at Hogwarts
Universal Studios Hollywood keeps upgrading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s offerings. A couple of years back, they began doing a projection mapping show on Hogwarts Castle that was called the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. This year they are taking a turn to the Dark Arts and presenting a new nighttime light show based on the evil side of the Wizarding World.

Over the weekend, I got to attend the premiere event for the new show, Dark Arts at Hogwarts. In addition to my thoughts on the new show, I took some video of this stunning event. Watch it below.

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john cena suicide squad

Looks like writer/director James Gunn truly is using a similar formula with DC’s The Suicide Squad as he did with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – at least when it comes to casting. Gunn chose Dave Bautista, a former wrestler, to play one of the members of his ensemble in Guardians, and now a new report says that former wrestler John Cena is in talks to join returning players Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and fellow newcomer Idris Elba in the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. Read More »

Minecraft Movie Release Date

It’s been a long road to the big screen for the popular world-building video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. Pictures landed the rights back in 2014, and since then directors like Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) have come and gone from the project. More recently, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett signed on to helm the Minecraft movie, and now the studio has given it an official release date. Read More »

six billion dollar man director

Warner Bros. is putting its money on Travis Knight, the director of the surprise critical success Bumblebee, to helm its reboot The Six Billion Dollar Man. The Laika chief has been tapped as the new Six Billion Dollar Man director, replacing Damian Szifron after the project was picked up by Warner Bros. from the Weinstein Co. Mark Wahlberg is still set to star in the feature adaptation of beloved 1970s TV series.

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birds of prey first look

Birds of Prey has wrapped production this week, and the Warner Bros. superhero movie commemorated the occasion with a reveal of the film’s logo — snuggled right underneath Margot Robbie‘s very festive Harley Quinn outfit. See the Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn) logo below.

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The Nun Reviews

While The Nun was critically slammed, there’s no denying the dollar signs that appeared in New Line Cinema’s eyes when the Conjuring spin-off made $365 million worldwide. A sequel was an inevitability. It was just a matter of when, and who would be involved.

Now we know at least one name. The Nun 2 is moving forward, with screenwriter Akela Cooper set to write the script. She may not be a household name, but she’s cut her teeth on plenty of genre projects before this, so she has the bonafides to help us care about the people populating the screen between the jump scares.

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tomb raider sequel

While the Tomb Raider reboot with Alicia Vikander didn’t generate much buzz, it did well-enough at the box office worldwide for MGM and Warner Bros. to go ahead with a sequel. And they’ve hired a new writer to get the job done. Amy Jump, who co-wrote Kill ListA Field in EnglandHigh-Rise, and more, will handle the script. Plot details are still buried deep beneath the earth, but the first film was more of a prequel, so hopefully this follow-up will cut with the world-building and make with the tomb raiding.

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Godzilla King of the Monsters TV Spots

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is stomping into theaters next month, but the giant lizard isn’t the only monster making noise this time. The sequel to 2014’s blockbuster reboot of the classic franchise is bringing Motrha, Rodan and the three-headed Ghidorah into battle, but people are having a little trouble pronouncing the name of the final titan in that roster. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the new Godzilla King of the Monsters TV spots below. Read More »

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Harry Potter Hallmark Ornaments

So far we’ve seen the new Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments inspired by Pixar Animation, Marvel and DC Comics, and the revered sci-fi franchises of Star Wars and Star Trek. Now Christmas is getting truly magical with a new series of Harry Potter Hallmark ornaments. Not only are there new ornaments joining the ongoing collection, but Hallmark is giving the Harry Potter franchise the same light and sound treatment that they gave to some of their Star Wars ornaments. See what we’re talking about below. Read More »