Earlier this year, the reported return of Michael Keaton as Batman in the upcoming solo movie for The Flash starring Ezra Miller seemed to still be in question. The lingering concern of COVID-19 and some potential scheduling issues had Tim Burton’s superhero franchise star still unsure about reprising his iconic role. Thankfully, everything worked out and Michael Keaton has returned as the Dark Knight, and The Flash director Andy Muschietti has teased a first look at the Caped Crusader’s new suit. Read More »
In 2020 word broke that Micheal Keaton would be taking up the cape and cowl and playing Batman once again for The Flash. Then just last month Keaton said his involvement with the film wasn’t a done deal, and there was a chance he might not appear after all. Now it’s time to put all this to rest, as it’s been confirmed once and for all that Keaton’s Dark Knight will be in The Flash, marking his first return to the iconic role in nearly 30 years.
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 took the top prize at the 2021 SAG Awards, picking a little momentum as we head toward the April 25 Oscars ceremony. The cast of Aaron Sorkin‘s courtroom drama picked up Best Picture at the 27th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which rewarded more people of color in its film acting categories than it ever has in history.
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Batman fans went crazy when news surfaced that Michael Keaton would be returning as the Caped Crusader in The Flash, which would have marked the first of several movies that would bring back Tim Burton’s version of The Dark Knight. But it might be time to get that excitement in check, because according to the Beetlejuice star himself, scheduling and the lingering concern of COVID-19 may keep the actor from closing a deal. Read More »
The Trial of the Chicago 7 has garnered up plenty of buzz this awards season. It remains to be seen if the movie has what it takes to land Oscar nominations next month, but he Golden Globes already nominated the movie for Best Motion Picture – Drama, not to mention nominations for Aaron Sorkin as a writer and director. Now Netflix is making sure everyone sees all the hard work that went into the true story of one of the most notorious trials in history with a nearly 30-minute featurette. Read More »
Worth, a film about Kenneth Feinberg, the lawyer who oversaw the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, is headed to Netflix this September – a month which will mark the 20th anniversary of the attacks. Michael Keaton plays Feinberg in the movie, which comes from director Sara Colangelo and writer Max Borenstein. Amy Ryan, Stanley Tucci, Tate Donovan, Shunori Ramanathan, Talia Balsam, and Laura Benanti also star in Worth, which had its premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
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The Trial of the Chicago 7 is nothing if not a showcase for great performances. Writer-director Aaron Sorkin has his flaws – some of which are on display here – but one thing he does very well is creating the kind of punchy, snappy, rat-a-tat dialogue that good actors love to sink their teeth into. Some of that dialogue may not always sound natural – indeed, it often borders on speechifying. But Sorkin’s way with words, and a good actor’s talent for delivering those words, usually makes all the difference.
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If the new The Trial of the Chicago 7 is any indicator, the movie will undoubtedly be a key player in the upcoming awards season. The timely and relevant story focuses on the peaceful protest at the 1968 Democratic National Convention that turned into a violent clash with police and the court case that followed when seven protesters were charged by the federal government with conspiracy. What followed was a case full of biased politics, unabashed corruption, and absolute prejudice. Sound familiar? Read More »
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Aaron Sorkin‘s upcoming drama The Trial of the Chicago 7 was meant to be released in theaters this fall by Paramount Pictures. The studio had slated the movie for a limited release on September 25 followed by a wide release on October 16. However, Netflix is now negotiating to acquire the global rights to the movie from Cross Creek Pictures, which would give the streaming service another awards contender.
UPDATE: Deadline reports Netflix has officially picked up global distribution rights for the movie with a $56 million deal. Our original story from June 22, 2020 follows below. Read More »
Michael Keaton will be Batman again. Warner Bros. is planning on bringing Keaton back as the Caped Crusader in The Flash, the upcoming superhero movie based on the Flashpoint comic story. Keaton played the Dark Knight in Tim Burton’s 1989 blockbuster Batman, and reprised the role again in 1992’s Batman Returns. And while this all seems out of left field, it makes a lot of sense when you consider the plot of Flashpoint and the current state of the DC Universe on the big screen.
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