Lockdown HBO Max

Director Doug Liman‘s star-studded pandemic heist film is going straight to streaming.

The worldwide rights to Lockdown, Liman’s new mixture of heist film and romantic comedy, has been acquired by Warner Bros. Pictures, which has a plan to release the film on HBO in early 2021. Read on for a refresher of the plot and all of the A-list talent who appear in this this movie.
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Pandemic trailer

There are plenty of movies set during various zombie apocalypses, but Pandemic pulls you right into the thick of the action with a first-person POV. Rachel Nichols plays a doctor who arrives in Los Angeles to stop the epidemic from taking over the entire world — though based on the conventions of the genre, I’m going to go ahead and guess that her efforts will prove ultimately futile. Mekhi PhiferAlfie AllenPat Healy, and Missi Pyle also star. Check out the first Pandemic trailer after the jump. Read More »

Board Game Movies Hollywood Should Make Next

Mice and Mystics

Which board game movies should Hollywood make next? This week it was announced that Gail Katz (The Perfect Storm, Air Force One) had acquired the film and TV rights to Settlers of Catan, a very popular eurogame which while fun, probably wouldn’t make a great film. So I thought now is a good time to republish my list of the 11 board game movies Hollywood should make next.

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What Killed the The Dark Knight Videogame?

Some years ago the Brisbane wing of software developer Pandemic began working on a Batman videogame to be published by EA.  It was some months into development that they were instructed it had to be revised and that it now had to be based upon the then-upcoming The Dark Knight movie.  There were minor restrictions attached to this – adherence to the style and, to some extent at least, the narrative of the feature film; and also a major limitation – they would have to have it ready for the film’s launch

You probably noticed you don’t have a Dark Knight game in your collection.  After the break, I’ll tell you some of the reasons why.

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