the sisterhood of the traveling pants musical

Time to get the girls back together: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is being made into a stage musical. 13 years after the 2005 coming-of-age drama first hit the screens and changed millennial girls’ lives forever, a musical adaptation is being developed by Tony Award-winning theatrical producer Scott Delman.

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Sophia Lillis and Jessica Chastain It Chapter 2

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Jessica Chastain shares a new photo from It: Chapter 2
  • The Shape towers over a victim in an awesome new Comic-Con exclusive Halloween poster
  • Christopher Lloyd gives an update about Back to the Future 4
  • New books and comics are coming that will be set in the Blade Runner universe
  • And more!

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Godzilla King of the Monsters Millie Bobby Brown

Did you feel that giant rumble? Something big is coming to San Diego Comic-Con International very soon, but before a trailer (almost certainly) drops later this week, actress Millie Bobby Brown has just revealed the first Godzilla King of the Monsters footage online. Check it out below.
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(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.)

There has always been a strange appeal to Heath Ledger’s The Joker in The Dark Knight, a playful yet formidable villain capable of making you laugh uncomfortably just as easily as he could throw you off a roof and skip away without so much of a second glance. It’s a fascination propelled by the fact that he not only walks around in a wrinkled purple suit and a face caked with melted clown makeup, but he has a long jagged red scar where his smile is supposed to be. Because as absurd as his maquillage and attire are, The Joker’s scars hide something far more sinister and tell a story about him that, until The Dark Knight, we hadn’t heard before.

But The Joker doesn’t simply recall a haunting tale from his past to appease his curious victims. Rather, he captivates them with the comforting sense that his maniacal behavior is not ungrounded — right before he turns that on its head in the most brutal way.

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(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.)

Christian Bale’s “Batman voice” was one of the most divisive components of his iconic portrayal of the Dark Knight. Deep and raspy, like a lifelong smoker who just thrashed Marilyn Manson at karaoke, it was intended in-universe as an auditory disguise and intimidation tool – but many audience members found it silly. Regardless of your view on Bale’s bold acting choice, it not only helped define his take on the character, it made his ordinarily intense acting all the more so.

Among the most-imitated aspects of the voice is the way Batman yells. That bellow probably necessitated some kind of insurance policy specifically for Bale’s vocal cords, but it resulted in a wide array of memorable moments. In honour of The Dark Knight‘s tenth anniversary, we hereby present the complete, ranked collection of Batman bellows – 20 of them, across three films, not including anything delivered in a whispered, growled, or “ordinary” speaking voice. Grab a mug of honey lemon ginger tea, and let’s begin.

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the dark knight imax

Ten years ago, The Dark Knight changed the way we would see superhero movies. And it also changed the way that IMAX cameras would be used in mega-blockbusters. In 2008, director Christopher Nolan made the radical choice to shoot select sequences from the movie in IMAX, making The Dark Knight the first major feature film to use IMAX 70mm film. It was a joy to behold in theaters — and now you can experience it again.

The Dark Knight is returning to IMAX 70mm theaters for a limited engagement in honor of the superhero film’s 10th anniversary. But it’s only in four select locations across the continent.

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fantastic beasts dumbledore

One of the reasons Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is so highly anticipated is the prospect of seeing a young, hot Dumbledore played by Jude Law. Well, and the fact that it’s part of a spin-off from the most beloved children’s fantasy series ever. And while we’ve been gifted with a few great shots of Dumbledore lounging in a dapper, tailored suit, one of the most important aspects of Dumbledore’s youth has been largely left out: his sexuality.

In the second film of the Fantastic Beasts franchise, the Wizarding World lore will dive deep into Dumbledore’s backstory and his conflicted relationship with the series’ Big Bad, Grindelwald (Johnny Depp). But it seems like Fantastic Beasts is playing the long game: in Fantastic Beasts 2 Dumbledore and Grindelwald will share no scenes together.

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Shazam image

Can Aquaman and Shazam save the DCEU? Maybe! The DC film universe over at Warner Bros. has been struggling lately, but the future looks bright. The films coming up, including Wonder Woman 1984, look to be dead set on bringing some light to the darkness. A new Shazam image has surfaced along with some new info about the upcoming film, and all signs point to a much more enjoyable DC superhero movie.

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(Welcome to The Dark Knight Legacy, a series of articles that explore Christopher Nolan’s superhero masterpiece in celebration of its 10th anniversary.)

A decade ago, Christopher Nolan stepped into an echelon that only a few filmmakers occupy, wherein moviegoers around the world know his name as well as they know any movie star. Only a handful of directors — Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Scorsese — can claim entrée into this exclusive club. For Nolan, it’s thanks to his second superhero film, The Dark Knight, celebrating its tenth anniversary this week. There are many reasons why The Dark Knight remains an incredible, exciting, if still very disquieting blockbuster; perhaps the biggest reason of all is the conception, in writing, directing and performing, of Batman’s most feared villain, the Joker.

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The LEGO Movie 2 Playsets

One of the best things about The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part is that we’ll be getting a whole new slew of LEGO sets featuring the characters, vehicles and settings from the movie. While they won’t all be worth picking up from the store, the first three that have been revealed from the animated sequel certainly like they’ll make solid additions to any LEGO fan’s collection. Read More »