‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ book release and movie

2+ Available today! One of the most eagerly awaited publishing events of the year, Suzanne Collins’  The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. This latest, highly anticipated novel in Collins’ Hunger Games series was released today by Scholastic simultaneously in print, digital and audio formats in the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. The first three books in … Continue reading “‘Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes’ book release and movie”

‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing

2+ If you’re a “toxic, privileged white male with no sense of humor” do not see the recently retitled, Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey. If you happen to be all the above, but possess a sense of humor and love DC Comics, and in particular, Harley Quinn, then you will have a blast at this … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ soars with fun suffers from man-bashing”

Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office

3+ Despite resting at an extremely respectable 80% on Rotten Tomatoes, Warner Bros Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) opened well below its expected 50 million projections. The R-rated girl-gang film came in almost $20 million lower earning $33.2 million. According to Comic Book Movie, this is the worst start … Continue reading “Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office”

‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes

2+ Ummmmm, maybe we were wrong about Warner Bros. newest DC Comics film, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)? The film which stars Margot Robbie reprising her role as, on again/off again Joker girlfriend and accomplice Harley Quinn has received mostly good to great reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes, where … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes”

Warner Bros releases final ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer

2+ This is a surprise. Typically, studios do not release trailers on Thursday or they at least give 24 hours warning. Neither is the case with Warner Bros final trailer for  Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn). Apparently, the trailer has been attached to the upcoming Kristin Stewart thriller, Underwater, … Continue reading “Warner Bros releases final ‘Birds of Prey’ trailer”

New Yorkers rage against Angry Birds Venting Machine

2+ New Yorkers are stereotypically known for being mad AF. If you were Thursday November 21, you were in luck if you happened to be in Times Square. It was here you could punch, kick, yell and do all kinds of other pissed off things to the new Angry Birds Venting Machine. The machine, concocted … Continue reading “New Yorkers rage against Angry Birds Venting Machine”

‘IT’ director & ‘Birds of Prey’ writer tied to ‘Flash’

3+ As the new DC Movie Universe, known in some parts as the “DCEU,” continues to dig itself out from under the poorly received “Snyderverse,” in reference to Zack Snyder’s take on the iconic DC characters, there are changes abound for upcoming films. Of course, we all know director Matt Reeves is teaming with Robert … Continue reading “‘IT’ director & ‘Birds of Prey’ writer tied to ‘Flash’”

DC FanDome releases August 22 schedule

1+ Eschewing Comic-Con, which was fairly tame, for their own supersized event DC’s Fandome, Warner Bros. has now revealed the exciting and enticing full schedule for Saturday’s event. Can. Not. Wait. Highlights include a Wonder Woman:1984 panel featuring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins join forces with Brazilian … Continue reading “DC FanDome releases August 22 schedule”

‘Dark Knight,’ ‘American Pickle,’ coming to HBO Max

1+ Christopher Nolan’s brilliant The Dark Knight, which was arguably a game-changer for superhero films when it was released in 2008, is now finding a new home on streamer HBO Max. From blockbuster films to star-studded new original series, there’s plenty of content to enjoy this August on HBO Max. Max Originals debuting in the … Continue reading “‘Dark Knight,’ ‘American Pickle,’ coming to HBO Max”

Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming

1+ Get ready for more streaming. Peacock, NBCUniversal’s new highly anticipated streaming service, will officially launch tomorrow offering consumers across the country a world-class collection of the best live and on demand programming from NBCUniversal and beyond. Peacock will offer more than 20,000 hours of premium content from networks and studios including NBC, Bravo, USA Network, SYFY, Oxygen, … Continue reading “Everything you need to know about Peacock streaming”

Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites

1+ The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 819 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to theatrical motion pictures.  The 2020 class is 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries.  There are 75 Oscar® nominees, including 15 winners, … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

Keaton in talks to play older Batman in ‘Flash’ movie

2+ This will lead to a Geekgasm if it happens. Today, there are rumors circulating that original Batman, Michael Keaton, is in talks with Warner Bros. about returning to the big screen as older Bruce Wayne in The Flash movie. Keaton first appeared in Tim Burton’s 1989 classic and then returned in 1992’s Batman Returns. While the … Continue reading “Keaton in talks to play older Batman in ‘Flash’ movie”

‘Punisher’ co-creator blasts police for wearing skull

3+ Created in 1974, Frank Castle, aka The Punisher is a murderous vigilante, who has no problem taking the law into his own ruthless hands. While his skull has become iconic, it has also become a symbol worn by white supremacist and nationalist groups as well as the police. . He has been brought to life … Continue reading “‘Punisher’ co-creator blasts police for wearing skull”

DNA launches #Hibeernation for Rainier Beer

2+ Drawing on Rainier Beer’s legacy as a quirky brand loved by outdoorsy beer dudes and dudettes, Seattle creative agency DNA has launched the “Hibeernation Survival Guide” – a social campaign designed to help Rainier’s fans stay connected to the outdoors while stuck at home due to Covid-19 stay-home orders. The campaign kicked off with social … Continue reading “DNA launches #Hibeernation for Rainier Beer”

Crowds flood Atlanta mall to buy Air Jordans

7+ Even with businesses wary of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s (R) decision to reopen nonessential businesses in the Peach State, shoppers did emerge in droves. Atlanta’s Greenbriar Mall saw massive crowds gather Saturday to buy the new Air Jordan sneakers after lockdown restrictions were lifted, according to a report. Shoppers packed close to form lines … Continue reading “Crowds flood Atlanta mall to buy Air Jordans”

UPDATED: Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Florence Pugh join Zoë Bell in “Boss Bitch Challenge”

1+ Last month, our sister publication Reel Chicago reported on an outstanding viral video created by the Chicago Stunt Community. Inspired by stuntman Aaron Toney, (Avengers: Infinity War/End Game and Black Panther), to create a “worldwide fight,” Chicago stuntman Shawn Bernal (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Jungle Cruise, Zombieland: Double Tap (2019), Bad Boys for Life) corralled his brothers and … Continue reading “UPDATED: Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Florence Pugh join Zoë Bell in “Boss Bitch Challenge””

Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?

1+ Last week, we reported on Justice League, Flash and Fantastic Beasts star Ezra Miller allegedly choking a fan outside of Prikið Kaffihús, a pub in Reykjavik, Iceland. Apparently some fans of the actor, who made a name for himself in We Need To Talk About Kevin and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, became aggressive which … Continue reading “Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?”

Universal to begin streaming current films Friday

3+ With the global production shutdowns of such major films as The Batman, The Matrix 4, Mission Impossible combined with the closure of movie theaters due to the spread of the COVID-19 , Universal Pictures has decided to make its current theatrical releases available on Home Video earlier than planned. The studio has announced that The … Continue reading “Universal to begin streaming current films Friday”

Even more footage from ‘Matrix 4’ San Francisco set

2+ There is a small independent film shooting in San Francisco right now. Perhaps you’ve heard of it? The Matrix. Recently, Keanu Reeves tweeted out footage of his stunt double performing a high wire stunt along with co-star Carrie Anne Moss’ stunt double. Now, we have more video from the San Francisco set of The Matrix … Continue reading “Even more footage from ‘Matrix 4’ San Francisco set”

New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter

2+ Although Harley Quinn: Birds of Prey has not taken flight with audiences as Warner Bros had hoped, that has not stopped the studio and the DCEU from continuing their support of actress Margot Robbie’s portrayal of the titular character. Coming in 2021, will be the sort of sequel/soft reboot to David Ayer‘s 2016 film … Continue reading “New footage from ‘The Suicide Squad’ on Twitter”