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Soundtrack Review: The LEGO Batman Movie

The LEGO Batman Movie – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack loves its Batman by upping the dramatic camp and delivering it in a black cowl.
Review by Matt Cummings
The LEGO Batman Movie was a hilarious tribute to the 75-year history of The Dark Knight, offering up heavy meta to every incarnation including the infamous Bat Nipple. While it's not as good as the fantastic The LEGO Movie, there's so much going on here that you need multiple viewings just to get all the jokes and to appreciate Actor Will Arnett's performance. An important component to my elevation of the film as one of the best of early 2017, The LEGO Batman Movie – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is also full of terrific tips-of-the-hat to previous Batman movies, blending heavy orchestrations, guitar rock, electronic drums, and interesting sound effects into a must-buy.

Billionaire Bruce Wayne and his doppelganger Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) revel in the life each has created for himself. For the Caped…

Movie Review: #AUnitedKingdom

Race, love, colonialism, politics, and diamonds are all on the table in the period drama A United Kingdom
Review by Matt Cummings
A United Kingdom posits an important question without being willing to come up with an answer: why is race still such a politically-charged subject for so many around the world? Viewers will need to find those answers elsewhere, although the few that will see this indie drama will enjoy the well-appointed acting and beautifully-shot landscapes, while chagrining at its paint-by-the-numbers racist villains.

Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), heir to the kingdom of Bechuanaland and (eventually) his country’s first democratically-elected president, falls in love with Ruth (Rosamund Pike) while studying law in 1947 London. Ruth, a beautiful but simple office worker, shares Khama's love of jazz, but is aware that many (including her father) don't approve of her grand plan to marry Khama. Neither does the English government, lead by a snooty chancellor (J…

#TheBelkoExperiment CLAYMATION SHORT #1

Watch The Belko Experiment in bloody, beautiful, NSFW claymation, courtesy of Lee Hardastle.

In a twisted social experiment, a group of 80 Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogata, Colombia and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.



The Belko Experiment stars John Gallagher Jr., Tony Goldwyn, John C. McGinley and Michael Rooker.

Written by the acclaimed writer/director James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy, Slither) and directed by Greg McLean (creator of the Wolf Creek franchise), THE BELKO EXPERIMENT is a terrifying, provocative and at times hilarious thrill-ride that literally provokes the question; what does it take to survive at work?

From Orion Pictures, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT stars John Gallagher Jr. (“The Newsroom”, 10 Cloverfield Lane), Tony Goldwyn (“Scandal”), John C. McGinley (“Stan Against Evil,” “Scrubs”), Adria Arjona (“True Detective”), Josh Brener (“Silicon …

Nightwing Movie On It's Way

THR is reporting Chris McKay will helm a film based on the DC character Dick Grayson, best known as a member of the Batman family.

Warner Bros. is plotting a new DC superhero film based on the Batman-centric character Nightwing.

Chris McKay, who most recently directed The Lego Batman Movie for Warner Bros., is in negotiations to helm the new live-action film, and Bill Dubuque (The Accountant) is writing the script.

Nightwing, aka Dick Grayson, is perhaps best known for being the original Robin. Grayson was the youngest member of a family of acrobats known as the Flying Graysons. He was created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger and illustrator Jerry Robinson, and first introduced in Detective Comics No. 38 in April 1940. After his parents were murdered, he was taken in as the legal ward of Bruce Wayne/Batman. He then became Robin and teamed up with the Dark Knight on many an adventure to fight crime in the city of Gotham.

Grayson famously shed his persona in the 1980s as the character aged up…

Enter For A Chance To Win Passes To See KONG: SKULL ISLAND In Las Vegas

Enter for a chance to see KONG: SKULL ISLAND on March 6 at 7:00 PM in Las Vegas.

The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” This compelling, original adventure tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.



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Enter for a chance to see KONG: SKULL ISLAND on March 7 at 7:00 PM in Phoenix.

The producers of Godzilla reimagine the origins of one the most powerful monster myths of all in “KONG: SKULL ISLAND” This compelling, original adventure tells the story of a diverse team of scientists, soldiers and adventurers uniting to explore a mythical, uncharted island in the Pacific, as dangerous as it is beautiful. Cut off from everything they know, the team ventures into the domain of the mighty Kong, igniting the ultimate battle between man and nature. As their mission of discovery becomes one of survival, they must fight to escape a primal Eden in which humanity does not belong.



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#BeautyandtheBeast Takes London by Storm

The cast and filmmakers from Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” including Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, director Bill Condon and composer Alan Menken, continued their way through Europe and attended a gala screening of the film in London last night.




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“Beauty and the Beast,” which brings the story and characters audiences know and love to life in a stunning, cinematic event, opens in theaters nationwide on March 17.

















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#PATRIOTSDAY arrives on Digital HD March 14 & 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack

Mark Wahlberg Stars in the Powerful and Emotional Action-Thriller Arriving on Digital HD March 14 and 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, and DVD March 28 from Lionsgate and CBS Films.

Witness the heroism behind one of the most sophisticated manhunts in law enforcement history in the critically acclaimed film Patriots Day, arriving on Digital HD March 14 and 4k Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD, and On Demand March 28 from Lionsgate and CBS Films. Director Peter Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) and Academy Award® nominee Mark Wahlberg (Best Supporting Actor, The Departed, 2006) reunite in this intense and courageous story of a tragedy that shocked the nation. Patriots Day is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with critics raving that it is a moving tribute that “showcases the bravery and heart of everyday heroes” (IGN.com) and features an all-star cast including Golden Globe® winner Kevin Bacon (Mysti…

Movie Review: #RockDog

A Tibetan Mastiff seeks rock n' roll glory in a visually appealing but forgettable kids flick.
Review by Matt Cummings If the seemingly recent and large wave of animated films has made you feel a bit burned out, you're not alone. They seem to happen every month now, with many failing to establish themselves as anything more than excuses to get the kids out of the house. Rock Dog is one of these middle-of-the-road, non-offensive flicks, gorgeously rendered but failing entirely to capture our hearts with its paper-thin, almost corporate storyline of big dreams and plug-and-play rock anthems. The Tibetan Mastiff Bodi (Luke Wilson) lives in the pretty mountain village of Snow Mountain, where sheep wool dominates the economy. For a period though, music also set the stage, until an attack by wolves forced Bodi's gruff father and defender Khampa (J.K. Simmons) to stop the tunes and focus on defense. Using those same shorn sheep, Khampa builds fake mastiffs with mean snarls…

Movie Review: Get Out

An original horror film? Get out!
Review by Brandon Wolfe
Jordan Peele, one half of the comedy duo Key and Peele, doesn’t, put mildly, seem like a natural fit for the horror genre. A lifelong horror fan, Peele had noted that the genre, while no stranger to tackling social issues, has never really grappled with the subject of race in any substantial way (he has said that the original Night of the Living Dead was the closest the genre has come, but Tales from the Hood probably merits at least a mention). To wit, Peele has made his directorial debut with the racially tinged Get Out, a story that addresses race head-on. The question that immediately emerges is whether or not such a dyed-in-the-wool comedy fixture could make a straightforward, serious-minded horror film. The answer is a full-throated “sorta.”

Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) is a college student six months deep into an exceedingly cutesy relationship with Rose (Girls’ Allison Williams). Rose invites Chris to accompany her to visit …

Matt Reeves Will Direct Batman Solo Film

By: April Meneghetti
Matt Reeves has closed a deal to direct “The Batman.”

Reeves took over the reins as director after Ben Affleck stepped aside to focus on starring as the Caped Crusader. Reeves will also produce the movie.


News broke last week that negotiations had collapsed, but that there was a strong possibility that they could resume. WB had offered Reeves the directing gig two weeks ago after Affleck exited the film.

Sources stressed last week that it was a priority for the studio to sign a helmer as soon as possible in order to move the pre-production forward.

“I have loved the Batman story since I was a child,” Reeves said. “He is such an iconic and compelling character, and one that resonates with me deeply. I am incredibly honored and excited to be working with Warner Bros. to bring an epic and emotional new take on the Caped Crusader to the big screen.”

Reeves, Affleck, and the studio can now focus on moving the film into production and begin casting. Sources indicate tha…

Star Wars Celebration Orlando Kicks Off with Epic Tribute to Saga’s 40th Anniversary

A very special tribute to the 40th anniversary of Star Wars will kick start Celebration Orlando in grand fashion.

The panel, hosted by Warwick Davis, will feature Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and discussions with some of the saga’s brightest stars, highlighting the impact of the galaxy far, far, away and the fandom that has propelled it for the last four decades. As is tradition, this marquee Celebration event will undoubtedly include many not-to-be-missed surprises. Fans will definitely want to mark their calendars for Thursday, April 13th and make the Star Wars 40th anniversary panel a priority for their Celebration weekend!

Star Wars Celebration Orlando will take place April 13 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center.


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#TheirFinest Starring Gemma Arterton Trailer & New Images

With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired by the British Ministry of Information as a "slop" scriptwriter charged with bringing "a woman's touch" to morale-boosting propaganda films. Her natural flair quickly gets her noticed by dashing movie producer Buckley (Sam Claflin) whose path would never have crossed hers in peacetime.



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As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and a colorful crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. Although Catrin's artist husband looks down on her job,
she quickly discovers there is as much camaraderie, laughter and passion behind the camera as
there is onscreen.

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Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend @WizardWorld Cleveland

Gene Simmons, Michael C. Hall, Millie Bobby Brown, Jennifer Carpenter Among Top Celebrities Scheduled To Attend Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, March 17-19

Loren Lester, Kevin Conroy, Jewel Staite, James Remar, Nichelle Nichols Also Headline Guest Roster; Talented Comics Creators, SocialCon, Live Entertainment, Variety of Exhibitors, Cosplayers, Robust Programming At Huntington Convention Center Of Cleveland

Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) continues its 2017 schedule with its third trip to the Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland at Wizard World Comic Con Cleveland, March 17-19. Gene Simmons (Lead Singer, KISS, "Gene Simmons Family Jewels"), Michael C. Hall ("Dexter," "Six Feet Under"), Millie Bobby Brown ("Stranger Things"), Jennifer Carpenter ("Dexter," "The Exorcism of Emily Rose") and Loren Lester and Kevin Conroy of "Batman: The Animated Series" headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend…

#AlienCovenant Welcome To The Last Supper

The Prologue: Last Supper short introduces the crew of the mission. Set aboard the Covenant, a colonization ship on its way to a remote planet to form a new human settlement, the main crew (all couples) and their android, Walter, enjoy one last meal together before cryosleep.



Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created, with ALIEN: COVENANT, a new chapter in his groundbreaking ALIEN franchise. The crew of the colony ship Covenant, bound for a remote planet on the far side of the galaxy, discovers what they think is an uncharted paradise, but is actually a dark, dangerous world. When they uncover a threat beyond their imagination, they must attempt a harrowing escape.

Conceived by Ridley Scott and 3AM, directed by Luke Scott, and produced by RSA Films.

ALIEN: COVENANT hits theaters everywhere on May 19, 2017.

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Offical Poster For Atomic Blonde Starring Charlize Theron

Oscar® winner Charlize Theron explodes into summer in Atomic Blonde, a breakneck action-thriller that follows MI6’s most lethal assassin through a ticking time bomb of a city simmering with revolution and double-crossing hives of traitors.

The crown jewel of Her Majesty’s Secret Intelligence Service, Agent Lorraine Broughton (Theron) is equal parts spycraft, sensuality and savagery, willing to deploy any of her skills to stay alive on her impossible mission. Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

A blistering blend of sleek action, gritty sexuality and dazzling style, Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, upcoming Deadpool 2). Also starring John Goodman, Til Schweiger, Eddie Marsan, Sofia Boutella and Toby Jones, the film is based on the Oni Press graphic novel “The Coldest City,” by Antony Johnsto…

#Cars3 Teaming Up With @NASCAR

Disney•Pixar’s “Cars 3” is teaming up with NASCAR this year as crowd favorite Lightning McQueen prepares to return to the big screen June 16, 2017. Plans for the joint effort were shared by “Cars 3” director Brian Fee, Cristela Alonzo—the voice of the film’s elite trainer Cruz Ramirez—and NASCAR’S vice president of entertainment marketing & content development Zane Stoddard today at the Daytona International Speedway in Florida as fans gear up for the DAYTONA 500 (live Feb. 26 at 2 p.m. ET on FOX). Owen Wilson, the voice of Lightning McQueen, will serve as grand marshal for the 59th annual “Great American Race.”

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NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney, Daniel Suárez and Bubba Wallace will join NASCAR legends Jeff Gordon and Richard Petty as voices in the upcoming film.

“‘Cars 3’ very much pays homage to stock car racing and its rich history,” said Fee. “Our story leans into the drama, emotion and excitement NASCAR fans find at every race.”

“We’r…

Hellboy 3 Isn't Going To Happen Anytime Soon

Bad news if your hopes were recently raised by director Guillermo del Toro drumming up support for a third Hellboy movie. According to a tweet from the man himself, it's really, officially not happening this time.

There have been flares of flaming hope in the last few years, hope that was then quashed by the hard realities of filmmaking. Hellboy 3 is not a movie that can necessarily be made by crowdfunding, and rights issues make shopping it around tough.

So despite the driving passion of GDT, Ron Perlman and others to finish the trilogy with one more film, the book appears closed on that front. Of course, there remains the chance that del Toro could find some other outlet for the story, especially in comic book form. Which would be fitting given Big Red's roots.

And at least we get to enjoy more del Toro filmmaking: his latest, The Shape Of Water, should be with us later this year.

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Iwan Rheon Joins Upcoming #Inhumans Show

If you're seeking complexity in your superhero TV, Marvel's Inhumans could very well be the answer, a point supported by the casting of Iwan Rheon in the role of Maximus.

As he's previously proven on shows like Misfits, and, particularly, Game Of Thrones (where he played Ramsay Bolton), complicated is his comfort zone. "The characters I tend to play are a little more intresting than the standard heroes," Rheon recently mused. "Romantic leads can be a little more straightforward, I guess. But it just seems to be the parts I get; I don't know what that says about me. I enjoy interesting characters and interesting people, I suppose."

Inhumans are a race of transformed humans genetically engineered by the Kree, who embedded them with the ability to acquire superhuman abilities. The focus of the series is on the Inhuman royal family, led by Black Bolt. Marvel describes the Maximus character as being charming, clever and devoted to his people, particularly…

Jamie Chung Cast As Blink In Upcoming X-Men Show

Variety reporting Another X-Men character has been cast in Fox’s Marvel pilot from Matt Nix and Bryan Singer.

Jamie Chung will star as Blink, the popular character from the comics with the power of teleportation.

The untitled action-adventure series is a hot project at Fox with A-listers behind the scenes. Nix penned the pilot and will serve as executive producer with Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and Bryan Singer, who is on board to direct the pilot.

The pilot from 20th Century Fox TV and Marvel Television will focus on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive.

Chung’s character Blink — real name Clarice Fong — is described as sarcastic, lively and a bit of a tomboy. Her naturally strong exuberance has taken a hit after a sudden and traumatic upheaval of her life. As she adjusts to the new peo…

Alamo Drafthouse & @Mondo Release Officially Licensed "A Clockwork Orange" Apparel

ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE, MONDO AND WARNER BROS. CONSUMER PRODUCTS RELEASE
LICENSED APPAREL FOR STANLEY KUBRICK MASTERPIECE "A CLOCKWORK ORANGE"

Alamo Drafthouse and Mondo, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products, are excited to announce the release of officially licensed apparel for Stanley Kubrick's dystopic masterpiece, A CLOCKWORK ORANGE. Available for a limited time exclusively at Mondotees.com, the epic new t-shirts, hooded sweatshirts and enamel pins designed by Mondo for Alamo Drafthouse feature iconic imagery of Alex and his droogs as well as the instantly recognizable bright and bold opening credits screen from the film featuring "A Stanley Kubrick Production."

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"To launch our Stanley Kubrick apparel collection with A CLOCKWORK ORANGE is particularly meaningful for us," said Jay Shaw, Brand Director. "For so many years, the film's total design and forceful iconography has inspir…