Matt Reeves posts 1st look at Robert Pattinson as Batman

With apologies to our amazing publisher, Barbara L. Roche, this article will probably break The Reel 360 server. With filming well underway on the new Warner Bros film, The Batman, director Matt Reeves has decided to get ahead of the internet leaks and has posted a new video of actor Robert Pattinson dressed as the … Continue reading “Matt Reeves posts 1st look at Robert Pattinson as Batman”

‘The Batman’ officially begins production

No, that is not an official image of Robert Pattinson as the titular character of Matt Reeves’ upcoming film, The Batman. However, it is official that production has started on the new film in Dublin. Matt Reeves took to his Twitter account on Monday to share an image of the slate from the first day … Continue reading “‘The Batman’ officially begins production”

Reel 360’s last-minute gift guide of must-haves

Christmas, Hanukkah and Chrismakkah are literally around the corner. Hanukkah starts Saturday the 21st and we know when St. Nick is trespassing via our chimneys with the perfect gift. To make your last minute holiday gift buying just a l’il bit easier before the oohs and aahs from that creative director or director who’s very … Continue reading “Reel 360’s last-minute gift guide of must-haves”

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

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 Flash, … Continue reading “WB sets release dates for ‘Flash,’ ‘Matrix’ & ‘Shazam 2’”

SAG Awards nominations announced

Nominees for the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for  outstanding individual, cast and ensemble performances in film and television of 2019, as well as the nominees for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles, were announced this morning at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris introduced America Ferrera (Superstore, Ugly Betty) and Danai … Continue reading “SAG Awards nominations announced”

John Turturro cast as Carmine Falcone in ‘Batman’

Director Matt Reeves continues to surprise with his out-of-the-box casting for the upcoming The Batman. The director revealed via Twitter that he has added 2x Golden Globe nominee John Turturro (Transformers, Do the Right Thing) to play iconic Gotham City crimelord Carmine Falcone. Turturro joins an all-star cast headlined by Robert Pattinson (The Lighthouse), who … Continue reading “John Turturro cast as Carmine Falcone in ‘Batman’”

Review: Strong performances drive ‘Queen & Slim’

We’ve all had Tinder dates that have taken a wrong turn. But in Melina Matsoukas’ mostly-riveting romantic-thriller, Queen & Slim, this is a date that goes south. Really fast. In the past decade, there have been a slate of important films that have shined a spotlight on the history of racial tensions in this country. … Continue reading “Review: Strong performances drive ‘Queen & Slim’”

Andy Serkis to play Alfred in Reeves ‘The Batman’

Wow. Gollum (or for those of you who just remember Andy Serkis as Ulysses S. Klaw) is going to play faithful butler Alfred in director Matt Reeves’ (War of the Planet the Apes, Cloverfield) upcoming The Batman. Gollum. My Precious. We kid. Andy Serkis (Black Panther) is an amazing talent and should add gravitas to … Continue reading “Andy Serkis to play Alfred in Reeves ‘The Batman’”

Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ cast evacuated after bomb scare

Scary news from the set of Marvel’s The Eternals. According to Comic Book Movie, production on the highly anticipated film was halted after the discovery of an unexploded bomb on the Canary Island of Fuerteventura where the movie is currently shooting. According to the story, it appears the bomb was a remnant from a Nazi … Continue reading “Marvel’s ‘Eternals’ cast evacuated after bomb scare”

Marvel Studios confirms ‘Ant-Man 3’ for 2022

Martin Scorsese, James Cameron and Francis Ford Coppola can say Marvel Studios is evil and ruining movies all they want. It won’t stop the juggernaut. Or fans salivating for more Marvel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, development is now underway for the second sequel to the hit 2015 film starring Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly. … Continue reading “Marvel Studios confirms ‘Ant-Man 3’ for 2022”

‘Get Out’s’ Kaluuya, Mattel bring Barney to big screen

Looks like Academy Award-nominee Daniel Kaluuya (Get Out, Black Panther) loves Barney. Mattel, Inc. and production companies 59% and Valparaiso Pictures announced a partnership to develop a live-action motion picture based on Barney, Mattel’s iconic lovable, purple dinosaur. Mattel Films will co-produce Barney alongside Academy Award-nominee Kaluuya, Rowan Riley and Amandla Crichlow at 59%, as … Continue reading “‘Get Out’s’ Kaluuya, Mattel bring Barney to big screen”

Trailer for ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’ drops

It’s been six years since we last saw meth king cooker Walter White (played by Bryan Cranston) kill off the Aryan Brotherhood and rescue his partner in crime (literally) Jesse Pinkman (played by Aaron Paul). When White died and we faded to black, many thought that was the end of Breaking Bad. But Pinkman did … Continue reading “Trailer for ‘El Camino: A Breaking Bad Story’ drops”

‘Lion King’ is B.O. king, ‘Avengers’ tops ‘Avatar’

Even decidedly mixed reviews (54% on Rotten Tomatoes) couldn’t keep the King down. Walt Disney Studios’ live-action adaptation of the The Lion King roared its way to the top of the Weekend Box Office heap with an astounding $185 million opening weekend. This sets a new record for biggest July opening ever, biting previous record-holder … Continue reading “‘Lion King’ is B.O. king, ‘Avengers’ tops ‘Avatar’”

Marvel Studios announces ‘Phase Four’ slate

What many would call, “The Main Event” of Comic-Con finally happened. Marvel Studios’ head honcho, Kevin Feige, took the stage at massive Hall H, stood before a salivating packed house of fans and announced most of Marvel’s ‘Phase Four’ films. From the crowd’s reaction, Feige did not disappoint. He also had a few bombshells. ‘Phase … Continue reading “Marvel Studios announces ‘Phase Four’ slate”

Rick Grimes returns in untitled ‘Walking Dead’ movie

Hall H was filled with dead people. Today at San Diego Comic-Con, AMC networks held its Walking Dead panel. The big news and surprise is that Andrew Lincoln’s character, Sheriff Rick Grimes, is returning. To theaters. And only theaters. Lincoln, who was last seen in the 9th season, being whisked away by a mysterious helicopter, … Continue reading “Rick Grimes returns in untitled ‘Walking Dead’ movie”

Iger says “very difficult” to film in GA if abortion law goes

Yesterday on the Reel Chicago Facebook page, a user posted on a response to Netflix possibly pulling out of Georgia if the controversial abortion bill goes into effect. The post read, “I don’t think we will hear from *Disney…” Wrong.   Trades and news outlets are reporting that Disney CEO Bob Iger actually did weigh … Continue reading “Iger says “very difficult” to film in GA if abortion law goes”

Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia

A Variety report says that Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos will consider pulling the streaming giant’s massive film and television production from Georgia if the state moves forward with the controversial abortion ban. On May 7, Governor Brian Kemp signed a a heartbeat bill that would essentially make abortion illegal if a fetal heartbeat … Continue reading “Netflix productions mull leaving Georgia”

‘Avengers’ hold off ‘Detective Pikachu’ for top spot

Even with its record opening for a video game adaptation, WB’s Pokemon: Detective Pikachu still couldn’t unsnap Avengers: Endgame from the top spot for the three-day weekend. According to Boxoffice Mojo, the Disney–Marvel film dipped a little more than expected but was still able to haul in an estimated $63 million. Its domestic cume now … Continue reading “‘Avengers’ hold off ‘Detective Pikachu’ for top spot”

Titmouse promotes Mark Brooks to CD

Titmouse, the Emmy-award winning animation production company, has announced that Mark Brooks joins the executive team as creative director. Based in the animation house’s LA studio, Mark is an acclaimed artist with ties to the studio dating back to 2006 for his storyboarding, directing and writing work on Metalocalypse, which follows the adventures of Dethklok, … Continue reading “Titmouse promotes Mark Brooks to CD”