Does JUSTICE LEAGUE Get The DCEU Back On Track? One Minute Movie Review

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Batman comes together with Wonder Woman, Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg in DC's superhero team-up film Justice League. Not counting Wonder Woman, the DCEU has faced a rough patch of disappointing films with Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad. So will Justice League follow the success Wonder Woman and carry the torch at the box office, or will it be another super disappointment?

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MoviePass Offers $6.95/Month Subscription Price For New Customers

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This year MoviePass made an offer that seemed like the deal of the century, and WAY too good to be true: $10 a month to see one movie a day at the theaters. But now, three months after that big announcement MoviePass is already offering up a new deal: an up-front annual subscription of $89.95, which breaks down to about $6.95 a month. But how much of a discount is it really?

This MoviePass annual subscription is a limited-time promotion that will last 12 months, according to the website. The only way to get the $6.95/month deal is to pay $89.95 up front, plus a $6.55 processing fee. MoviePass says “Once your year is up, your plan will convert back into your $9.95 a month. Offer valid until it’s not. Limit two per household."

And if you're already a subscriber, the service says you can change to the annual plan for 12 months, after which the subscription will revert to the $9.95 per month plan. According to the MoviePass, the annual plan is the only one available to new subscribers, who can’t subscribe to the monthly $9.95 plan until the limited offer expires. And you can cancel the service whenever you want, but the site says "There are no refunds for the remaining unused time on your plan. If you change your mind, you will not be able to set up a new account for nine months."

A few months ago I signed up for the plan shortly after they announced the $9.95 per month service price. I was pretty skeptical, but after a few weeks I was completely sold. I made this short video explaining how to sign up and how the whole thing works. I also explain the few catches and problems I have experienced with the service.  I highly recommend MoviePass, and especially now with this HUGE drop in price.

We Might Get that AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer in Early December

As the year comes quickly to a close one can't help but wonder if we'll be getting a teaser or trailer soon for the highly anticipated Avengers: Infinity War. Some screenshots for the film surfaced yesterday. Now, according to journalist Jeremy Conrad, a former IGN employee, the early awaited trailer will arrive in the early December.

We don't know exactly how early, but it will most likely play before the upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi when it releases in the US on December 15th.

Disney’s Prince Charming Movie Moves Forward With the Director of WONDER

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Stephen Chbosky has signed on to write and maybe even direct Disney’s live-action movie Charming, a re-telling of the Prince Charming folk tale. Variety reports that Chbosky will reteam with the same producing team he worked with on Wonder in which he wrote and directed.

Matt Fogel wrote the first script for the project, which focused on the point of view of Prince Charming’s brother who never quite lived up to the family name.

Chbosky is no stranger to the "Mouse House," as he worked on the screenplay for Disney’s huge live-action Beauty and the Beast movie. He also wrote and directed the 2012 film The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Wonder opens in theaters on Friday. It's an adaptation of the R.J. Palacio novel that tells the story of a boy born with a facial deformity who enters fifth grade. It stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, and Jacob Tremblay.

Charming is part of Disney’s strategy of using fairytale properties like Maleficent, Cinderella, and Beauty and the Beast as the basis for live-action movies.

New Trailer for The Crime-Thriller BULLET HEAD Starring Adrien Brody and John Malkovich

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Adrien Brody and John Malkovich co-star in funky crime thriller titled Bullet Head, from writer/director Paul Solet. The movie is about three career criminals who end up stuck inside a warehouse after finding money inside. A vicious dog keeps them trapped inside the building. We're getting our first look at the trailer for the movie that stars Brody and Malkovich, along with Antonio BanderasOri PfefferAlexandra DinuVelizar BinevOwen Davis, and Cristina Segovia

The movie seems to have a decent cast, but will it be a decent movie? You be the judge:

Check This New Dolby Cinema Poster for STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI

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We are mere weeks away from the next chapter in the Star Wars saga's arrival in theaters, and we've got another new poster for The Last Jedi for the second new poster this week for the film. You can see the previously released IMAX poster here. This new one comes from Dolby Cinema, they revealed their exclusive artwork for the highly anticipated film on their twitter account.

The artwork is very similar to many of the other posters we've seen for The Last Jedi, all having a clear emphasis on the color red. Again Luke Skywalker appears to have a looming, ominous presence over the other cast of characters, Rey and Kylo Ren are prominent as well. The rest of the supporting cast, including Leia, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca and the rest of their allies can all be found scattered around the image.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi arrives in theaters on December 15th.

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LORD OF THE RINGS Actor Says J.R.R. Tolkien Would Not Approve Of TV Series

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Now that we know JRR Tolkien's seminal Lord of the Rings fantasy series, is getting its own Amazon series that will take place before the events of The Fellowship of the Ring, we have been getting mixed reactions all over the internet. Now one of the stars of the original Peter Jackson trilogy is sharing his opinion. John Rhys-Davies recently revealed his thoughts on the project, going as far as saying were he still alive, Tolkien would be "spinning in his grave" at the thought of the project. While talking to Den of Geek, he said:

"Well, you know they have the money to do it. Why we quite need Lord Of The Rings as a TV series baffles me slightly. I mean, poor Tolkien must be spinning in his grave."

A lot of Tolkien fans see this series as a financial opportunity instead of a creative one. Rhys-Davies feels the same way about it.

"This is the point you see - it’s not about doing it better, it’s about making more money, that’s all. If they think they can make more money, then they will."

Rhys-Davies also suggested what might be a better alternative to the fantasy realm.

"Actually, I've got a better idea for them, or for any company – Lord Of The Rings spun-off an awful lot of imitations about elves and dwarves and things like that and I would simply buy those up and put them together and make a wonderful elvish… there was a trilogy of books that were given to me the other day by a lady author, who’d written an account of the adventures of a dwarvish lady. That would make a far more interesting account of Tolkien's words, in a world like that."

With Game of Thrones wrapping up for good following its next season, there will be a gigantic demand in fantasy-themed programming, which this new series could potentially capture.

"And you know there are hundreds and hundreds of young writers, who have made their contributions and if was a well-heeled film producer, that’s where I'd be looking, because that gives more actors more chances and it’s still a great tribute to Tolkien. It costs less to make and it would be original and fresh, but then what the hell do I know!?"

What do you guys think? Do you agree with Rhys-Davies or do you really want to see what Amazon can do with the Middle Earth?

THE BATMAN Director Matt Reeves Has An Actor In Mind If Ben Affleck Walks Away

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There have long been rumors that Ben Affleck wants out of the DC Extended Universe as Batman, and with Justice League just a few days away, a new rumor says a replacement for Affleck is already being considered if he decides to walk.

On a recent episode of John Campea's YouTube show, he shared that a Hollywood insider revealed to him that The Batman director Matt Reeves has already thought about who will replace Affleck should he leave.

"I'm hesitant to say anything, but I talked to a Hollywood producer yesterday and they gave me the name of who Matt Reeves wants [to replace Affleck] as Batman," Campea said. "And, I've got to be honest with you, that name caught me a little bit by surprise. I called somebody else later in the day, saying 'hey, I heard this, is there any validity to this?' And they said 'well, Matt does want him.' But, that doesn't mean it's going to happen. There's been no movement or anything like that."

There has not been any official word that Affleck is departing the Batman role, even Affleck himself has openly said that he's already considering how to hang up his cowl. In a recent interview, Affleck said he was pondering how it would end, noting that playing Batman is something he can't do forever.

This wouldn't be the first time Batman actors changed within the same cinematic universe. You may remember that in 1995, Val Kilmer replaced Michael Keaton's Batman in Batman Forever only to be replaced AGAIN by George Clooney in 1998 for Batman & Robin. And even though the DCEU may use the upcoming Flashpoint movie as a way to address a potential casting change, Campea didn't think that any recast would even be acknowledged.

"I think it's going to be a pure recast. I don't think they're going to do anything terribly convoluted with Flashpoint."

Unfortunately, no names were given as to whom Reeves would want, but it could be fun to speculate. But, for now, Affleck is Batman in the DCEU and fans will get to see him in action this week. Who do you think would make a decent replacement for Ben Affleck as batman?

Justice League opens in theaters November 17th.

THE FIFTH ELEMENT Director Luc Besson Set To Direct ABC Pilot THE FRENCH DETECTIVE

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ABC has ordered a pilot for The French Detective, which is based on James Patterson‘s Luc Moncrief mysteries. ComingSoon.net reports that Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) is set to direct, it will also be his TV directorial debut and Jean Dujardin (The Artist) will star in the series.

The French Detective is written by Assassin's Creed scribes Bill Collage and Adam Cooper and Jonathan Collier (Bones). The show is being described as a “light procedural drama” and will tell the story of Parisian detective Luc Moncrief who joins the NYPD in an effort to start a new life.  

The James Patterson series has three books; French Kiss, The Christmas Mystery and French Twist. On Amazon the description of French Kiss reads: 

“Very handsome and charming French detective Luc Moncrief joined the NYPD for a fresh start–but someone wants to make his first big case his last. Welcome to New York.“

Dujardin is, of course, best known for playing the role of George Valentin in the 2011 movie The Artist. The film won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Dujardin won the award for Best Actor. 

Besson created the NBC series Taken, which is a prequel to his movie franchise. 

Netflix Won’t Say if Martin Scorsese’s THE IRISHMAN Will Be Released In Theaters

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Martin Scorsese is currently shooting The Irishman in and around New York but it still isn't completely clear if the iconic filmmaker's movie will even make it to the big screen.

Scorsese is believed to have asked Netflix that the film get a theatrical run in 2019. Variety reports that sources familiar with the negotiations say Netflix’s film division chief, has told Scorsese that the film will have a minimum two-week theatrical window. That would at least qualify it for Oscar contention.

But Netflix head of film publicity Julie Fontaine recently told the news outlet that “it’s premature to say anything at this point.” 

But even if Scorsese's film goes to theaters it will likely go out on the same day it is available to stream on Netflix, something the streaming giant usually does. 

Production of the pic, whose All-star cast includes Robert De NiroAl Pacino, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, Ray Romano and an out-from-retirement Joe Pesci, has faced several complications. For starters the film has been in development since 2008, then it was pulled out of turnaround at Paramount last year by Mexican producer Pavlovich. 

Paramount withdrew when it became clear that the visual effects necessary to make De Niro’s character look 30 years younger in flashback scenes would push the film’s budget far past the initial $100 million estimate. 

“We quickly realized that that Marty and De Niro really thought that the aging process was going to be a very important aspect of this film,” Pavlovich said. “The traditional [business] model was not going to work with this new vision of the project, and that’s when we entered conversations with Netflix.”

The Irishman is targeting a 2019 release.