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

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, and … Continue reading “Florence Pugh, Lulu Wang, John David Washington among Academy invites”

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

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 talks … Continue reading “Keaton in talks to play older Batman in ‘Flash’ movie”

Amber Heard’s legal team pulls out

It’s never a good sign when your legal team withdraws from your case. And that is the situation with Aquaman co-star Amber Heard. Just ahead of her upcoming libel trial (which could potentially lead to incarceration) with ex-hubby, Fantastic Beasts and Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp, Heard and her team, led by prominent … Continue reading “Amber Heard’s legal team pulls out”

Zack Snyder reveals peek at ‘Justice League’s’ Darkseid

Zack Snyder has shared the official first look at the Snydercut version of Darkseid from the upcoming Justice League coming to HBO Max in 2021. “The bells already been run, and they heard it,” says Jesse Eisenberg’s Lex Luthor. This line is a carryover from the final scene of 2016’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of … Continue reading “Zack Snyder reveals peek at ‘Justice League’s’ Darkseid”

Warner Bros. and DC announce virtual event

It seems very likely that Warner Bros and DC will skip this year’s virtual Comic Con. On Saturday, August 22, starting at 10 a.m. PDT, the studio will welcome fans everywhere into the DC FanDome — a free virtual fan experience where no badge is required. Imagine all the Super Heroes and Super-Villains you’ve ever … Continue reading “Warner Bros. and DC announce virtual event”

HBO Max launches today

WarnerMedia’s highly anticipated streaming platform, HBO Max, has officially launched today, featuring a leading collection of content curated from across WarnerMedia’s legendary catalog and a roster of new Max Originals, plus fan-favorite acquired franchises and films. The launch of HBO Max is the culmination of efforts over the past year to bring the best of WarnerMedia … Continue reading “HBO Max launches today”

Affleck, Cavill, Momoa and more react to Snyder news

Off the top of my head, I cannot think of a single film, definitely not of the comic book genre, where the effort tanked at the box office, was generally panned by critics and fans alike, not only get a re-release, but a completely new version. But that is the case with Zack Snyder’s Justice … Continue reading “Affleck, Cavill, Momoa and more react to Snyder news”

‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ gets new posters

When you piss off your girlfriend or wife, depending on the level of anger you’ve achieved, you buy flowers, or a bracelet to apologize. Sometimes it’s a BMW i8. Other times, half your income. If you piss off a Zack Snyder Justice League fan, which Warner Bros. clearly did when it released the under two … Continue reading “‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ gets new posters”

Watch Zack Snyder announce ‘Justice League’

There will be justice for director Zach Snyder after all. After global passionate fan calls to action and the #ReleaseTheSnyderCut movement, HBO Max and Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that it will exclusively world premiere Zack Snyder’s director’s cut of the Warner Bros. Pictures/DC feature film  Justice League  in 2021. Snyder surprised fans with the news this morning during … Continue reading “Watch Zack Snyder announce ‘Justice League’”

‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020

Lots of CW news today. With the COVID-19 global pandemic having shut down production, it would seem no show was affected more than Supernatural. The series which was supposed to end its spectacular 15-year run this May still had seven episodes to air. The CW has announced that they still will air… just in the … Continue reading “‘Supernatural’ to air final 7 episodes in fall 2020”

‘Doom Patrol’ Season 2 premieres HBO Max June 25

HBO Max has revealed the second slate of premium Max Originals available to viewers after the streamer’s May 27th launch. On Thursday, June 25th, HBO Max will premiere an original second season of the critically acclaimed DC Universe fan-favorite Doom Patrol. If you didn’t catch season one, you have no idea what glorious strangeness you’re missing out on. Cliff … Continue reading “‘Doom Patrol’ Season 2 premieres HBO Max June 25”

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

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 angered … Continue reading “Is Ezra Miller a ‘Flash’ in the pan for Warner Bros?”

Kylie Jenner delivers hand sanitizers to medical centers

Kylie and mother Kris Jenner have started the process of distributing boxes of hand sanitizers to medical centers and healthcare workers across southern California. The state currently has 21,794 positive coronavirus cases at this writing. Three hundred and seven have recovered and there have been 651 deaths. Through the 22-year-old billionaire’s skincare brand Kylie Skin and its major … Continue reading “Kylie Jenner delivers hand sanitizers to medical centers”

Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September

Due to the global health crisis at hand, most U.S. theaters are expected to remain closed through most of the summer, Universal Pictures, which has already pushed the latest entries in the F9 and the Minions franchises back to 2021, has decided to push back their upcoming Candyman sequel/reboot from June 12 to September 25. The decision comes just a … Continue reading “Universal gives ‘Candyman’ the hook until September”

REEL WOMEN: Joanna Shaw, a Unicorn in Los Angeles

Editor’s Note: They are leaders. They are inspirational. They are mentors. They are visionaries. They are, quite frankly, badasses. They are our 2020 REEL WOMEN. During Women’s History Month, you will be able to meet these incredible personalities in Advertising, Entertainment, Media and Production. Get ready, they are making “Herstory.” For over two decades, producer … Continue reading “REEL WOMEN: Joanna Shaw, a Unicorn in Los Angeles”

‘Candyman’ wants you to be his victim in first trailer

Let’s just cut (pun intended) to the chase. This trailer is scary AF. Yes. Yes it is. Universal Pictures has debuted the first official trailer for Nia DaCosta’s upcoming horror remake/spiritual sequel Candyman, which will star Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen; Aquaman), Teyonah Parris (WandaVision; Empire), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Dracula; The Kid Who Would Be King) and Colman Domingo (Fear the … Continue reading “‘Candyman’ wants you to be his victim in first trailer”

Peele takes ‘Candyman’ to its origins – Cabrini Green

The Geek still won’t say it in a mirror after all this time. Not once. Not twice. And definitely not five times. That is how much the original 1992 horror film Candyman, starring Tony Todd, affected me. Now, Jordan Peele has taken on the IP and is producing a new version which takes place in … Continue reading “Peele takes ‘Candyman’ to its origins – Cabrini Green”

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

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 for … Continue reading “Five reasons ‘Birds of Prey’ didn’t soar at box office”

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

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 the … Continue reading “‘Birds of Prey’ perches at 88% on Rotten Tomatoes”

LaMarr’s ‘Canal Street’ premieres on BET

Canal Street, Chicago director Rhyan LaMarr’s modern-day thriller telling the story of a teen who gets caught up in a mysterious death of a classmate, premieres tonight on BET. The 2017 film tells the story of a community that is torn apart and divided when the lives of two teenage boys (one Black and one … Continue reading “LaMarr’s ‘Canal Street’ premieres on BET”