‘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”

‘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”

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”

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”

WB renames ‘Harley Quinn’ film to boost box office

1+ That was fast. Although box office tracking for Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) initially came in at $50 million domestically before Thursday’s early preview numbers were finalized, the film only grossed $33.2 million over the previous weekend. These numbers give Birds of Prey the lowest opening weekend gross for any DC Extended Universe film, … Continue reading “WB renames ‘Harley Quinn’ film to boost box office”

Framestore appoints Sinha as head of Mumbai studio

1+ Akhauri P. Sinha has been appointed by Framestore as the head of its new, purpose-built Mumbai studio. Akhauri joins from Method, where he was Managing Director of the studio’s Indian operations. He will report directly to Framestore’s Global Managing Director, Film, Fiona Walkinshaw, and will be responsible for setting up Framestore’s newest office, a state-of-the-art … Continue reading “Framestore appoints Sinha as head of Mumbai studio”

Ziegelman Brothers get greenlight from Seed&Spark

2+ You’ve heard of the Russo Brothers. Probably also the Coen Brothers and Sklar Brothers. Of course there are the Duplass Brothers and Duffer Brothers. And there were the Wachowskis, before they transitioned to sisters. But have you heard of the Ziegelman Brothers? The twin filmmakers are hoping that you will very soon with their … Continue reading “Ziegelman Brothers get greenlight from Seed&Spark”

WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’

3+ We finally have a release date for The Flash. Maybe this time with IT and IT: Chapter 2’s Andrés Muschietti at the helm, the long-delayed film about the Scarlet Speedster will actually happen. WB also set release dates for The Matrix 4, Shazam 2 and a slew of other films. According to Deadline, The … Continue reading “WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’”

Brian Eno honored with his own asteroid

3+ The stellar music legend’s place in outer space has been secured by an honorary celestial rock On Monday June 24, the Starmus Festival added scientific credibility to a belief that music fans have held for generations: Brian Eno is a star. The fifth edition of the annual global celebration, held in Zürich this year, … Continue reading “Brian Eno honored with his own asteroid”

Warner Bros. reportedly loves ‘The Batman’ script

2+ This is good news for The Batman fans. Maybe. It’s no secret that Warners Bros. has had a hard time getting the DCEU (DC Extended Universe) off the ground. What started promisingly with 2013’s Man of Steel has skydived into a veritable mess… save for 2017’s Wonder Woman. That mess was exacerbated two weeks … Continue reading “Warner Bros. reportedly loves ‘The Batman’ script”