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Justice League (Huge Financial Disaster for Warner Bros.)

It's finally official.....

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Nearly three years after the announcement that Zack Snyder was stepping away from Justice League, it's finally been announced that the Snyder Cut is coming to HBO Max. In the time since Joss Whedon's theatrical cut of Justice League hit theaters, there's been endless debate about the existence of a Zack Snyder cut of the movie, whether or not it would be better, and if Warner Bros. would ever even consider releasing it, and now everyone has an answer: it exists and it's coming.

Zack Snyder completed 100% of principal photography and several months of post-production before leaving Justice League in the wake of a family tragedy, with Joss Whedon taking his place for what was marketed as minor reshoots to add connective tissue and complete Snyder's original vision. In the three years since his departure, we've learned the rewrites and reshoots were far more extensive than indicated and the primary objective was to alter the movie from Snyder's original story plan and lighten the tone. The final two-hour blend of Snyder and Whedon was basically an entirely different movie with only superficial similarities to Snyder's original three-and-a-half-hour superhero epic.

During the Q&A following Snyder's live-commentary of Man of Steel on the Vero social media platform, the Justice League director was asked by a fan when his cut of Justice League would be released, to which Snyder responded with the news that's sure to break the internet: Snyder Cut, now titled Zack Snyder's Justice League is being released on HBO Max in 2021.

Snyder gave heartfelt thanks to fans in an HBO Max press release: “I want to thank HBO Max and Warner Brothers for this brave gesture of supporting artists and allowing their true visions to be realized. Also a special thank you to all of those involved in the SnyderCut movement for making this a reality.”

Warner Bros. Chairman Toby Emmerich, who oversaw Whedon's changes to Snyder's original vision, is also quoted saying “Thanks to the efforts of a lot people, we’re excited to bring fans this highly anticipated version of Justice League. This feels like the right time to share Zack’s story, and HBO Max is the perfect platform for it. We’re glad the creative planets aligned, allowing us to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut.”

According to THR, the project could arrive as a six-part mini-series or a four-hour director's cut and will cost upwards of $20 million to complete. The original cast and crew is also expected to assemble to complete post-production work, including some additional photography.

Calls for the Snyder Cut dominated headlines and social media for over two years after Justice League's release, and after the #RelesaeTheSnyderCut rallying cry amassed nearly 1 million tweets with the help of cast members like Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Ray Fisher, and trended #1 on Twitter after the two-year anniversary of its November 17th, 2017 release, Snyder got a call from his agent who told him HBO Max wanted to talk about finally getting it released.

It's been a long road, and it's certainly not over yet, with more work to complete the movie for its 2021 release, but the stars aligned to get Snyder back in the director's chair in the universe he created. With this move by HBO Max, the sky is the limit for what happens next as demand will surely turn its attention to David Ayer's cut of Suicide Squad and start questioning: is there more DCEU in Snyder's future?

by UltimateMarvel
on 5/20/2020, 2:26 pm
 
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Random Thoughts

@WyldeMan wrote:In more amusing news, AMC Theaters is ready for war with Universal Studios over Trolls World Tour. Universal was chest thumping yesterday about how Trolls has pulled in $95 million this month in VOD rental fees and made a statement that going forward they would be releasing movies in theaters and at home in a much shorter window than the 90 days that theaters require. AMC the largest theater in the world says they will not license a single Universal movie in their theaters under those release terms. Somebody is going to have to bend over first....only question now is will the one who doesn't bend, bring the Vaseline?


I think Universal will bend over eventually. They could make more money in theaters and I don't think AMC will nudge on this decision and I don't blame them.

@WyldeMan wrote:Also, America is finally #1 at something in the world!!!!

The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported Tuesday that the total number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has passed 1 million, with the country representing one third of all cases globally. The milestone comes on  the 49th day since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, with the U.S. declaring a national emergency two days later.


How are U.S. numbers one third when China is more populated? Question With all the precautions we've been taking with quarantine and masks? The math doesn't add up.
by UltimateMarvel
on 4/29/2020, 2:18 pm
 
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@UltimateMarvel wrote:Wow, some people are just affected differently than others. Feel sorry for him.


Yeah that and as I keep saying, hospitals are Petrie dishes where you go to die. He probably wouldn't have lost his leg, gotten a pacemaker and gone into septic shock if he wasn't in the hospital surrounded by the infected and the dying. The dude's in a coma that they put him in and they just keep taking pieces off him while he sleeps.

In more amusing news, AMC Theaters is ready for war with Universal Studios over Trolls World Tour. Universal was chest thumping yesterday about how Trolls has pulled in $95 million this month in VOD rental fees and made a statement that going forward they would be releasing movies in theaters and at home in a much shorter window than the 90 days that theaters require. AMC the largest theater in the world says they will not license a single Universal movie in their theaters under those release terms. Somebody is going to have to bend over first....only question now is will the one who doesn't bend, bring the Vaseline?

And for the first time in Oscar history, they will allow streaming movies to qualify for awards. But once theaters open again, this rule is cancelled.

Also, America is finally #1 at something in the world!!!!


The Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center reported Tuesday that the total number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. has passed 1 million, with the country representing one third of all cases globally. The milestone comes on  the 49th day since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic, with the U.S. declaring a national emergency two days later.
by WyldeMan
on 4/29/2020, 7:22 am
 
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Justice League Dark (Bad Robot Developing Film & TV Projects Based on Dark Property)

Justice League Dark: Bad Robot Developing Film & TV Projects Based On Warner Bros. DC Comics
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EXCLUSIVE: I hear that Bad Robot, through its new deal at Warner Media, is exclusively developing both film and TV ideas based on DC’s Justice League Dark universe at Warner Bros.

This deal is all very nascent and at this point in time there aren’t any specific projects or characters that are being specifically developed out of the franchise. I understand that Bad Robot’s Head of Motion Pictures Hannah Minghella and Head of Television Ben Stephenson will soon be taking meetings with talent reps and their writing clients on which characters will get their own projects.

Justice League Dark (or JLD team) first appeared in the September 2011 issue of Justice League Dark #1 featuring such superheros, mostly occult and offbeat, as John Constantine, mystic and fortune teller Madame Xanadu, Deadman, Shade, the Changing Man, and Zatanna. The roster is much larger, and members joined later on, with Swamp Thing being added in issue 19. Other members of JLD include Andrew Bennett (a centuries old vampire), Black Orchid (a shapeshifter), Doctor Mist (a spy who worked for villain Felix Faust), Frankenstein (a erudite creature), Pandora (based on the Greek character), Nightmare Nurse (a healer of supernatural wounds), among several others.  Given their powers, they typically handled situations outside of the scope of the traditional Justice League, which includes Wonder Woman, Batman, Superman, Aquaman and The Flash. The JLD title and team were created by Peter Milligan, with art by Mikel Janín.

Again, this is all so early, so it’s not specific yet if Bad Robot boss J.J. Abrams will be directing any of these projects. Minghella on the feature side will work with Warner Bros. President of DC-based Film Production Walter Hamada, while Stephenson will work in correlation with the Warner Bros. Television Group including President & Chief Content Officer Peter Roth, President Susan Rovner and President Brett Paul. Following the $1 billion-plus success of Disney’s Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Abrams is currently meeting with potential showrunners for his HBO epic sci-fi fantasy drama Demimonde. The series follows a world’s battle against a monstrous, oppressive force. It’s the first series solely created by Abrams since the 2001 ABC drama Alias.

A sampling of some JLD universe properties that were previously adapted for the screen and TV:

There was a Justice League Dark animated film made in 2017 for the home entertainment market starring Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, and Nicholas Turturro.

The character of John Constantine was adapted into the 2005 Warner Bros. feature Constantine starring Keanu Reeves which grossed close to $231M WW. In the movie, Constantine was an exorcist and a demonologist and in the Justice League Dark comics, he’s a Liverpudlian magician who became the leader of JLD, but is then ousted and replaced by magician Zatanna. She’s been in the DC universe for some time, created by Gardner Fox and Murphy Anderson, and first appearing in Hawkman #4 (November 1964). Constantine was also turned into a NBC series by Daniel Cerone and David S. Goyer and ran for 13 episodes from October 2014 to February 2015.

To date there’s only been one Swamp Thing feature, released in 1982 and directed by Wes Craven. The DC digital service, DC Universe, ran one season of Swamp Thing, last summer which James Wan’s Atomic Monster produced, created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
by WyldeMan
on 1/27/2020, 2:23 pm
 
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Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes Lead Latino Superhero Movie in Development at DC and Warner Bro)

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DC and Warner Bros. are developing their first Latino superhero movie about Jaime Reyes, aka the “Blue Beetle,” individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tells TheWrap.

Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface,” has been tapped to write the screenplay. Dunnet-Alocer also wrote the upcoming “Miss Bala” remake for Sony.

Zev Foreman is executive producing for Warner Bros.

In the comics, Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes is the third character to assume the mantle of the Blue Beetle after Dan Garret and Ted Kord. Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, the character made his first appearance in the comics in 2006’s “Infinite Crisis” #5. His own monthly series debuted two months later with “Blue Beetle” #1 in May 2006.

Jaime Reyes discovered the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school with two of his best friends Paco and Brenda, half-buried in a disused lot. Reyes took the scarab home, curious as to what it might be. That night, the scarab came alive, and grafted itself to the base of Jaime’s spine, and provided him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields.

While DC has had Latino characters in its movie universe, (Jay Hernandez as El Diablo in “Suicide Squad,” and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya in the soon to be filming “Birds of Prey”), this will be the first stand-alone title to feature a Latino lead.

According to the MPAA, in 2017, Hispanic/Latino audiences had the highest per-capita attendance at the movies, going to the movie an average of 4.5 times a year. Latinos make up 18 percent of the population, and they buy 24 percent of the movie tickets sold in the United States. It is also worth noting, superhero movies tend to draw the most diverse audiences as Latinos made up 22 percent of the audience for “Wonder Woman” and 21 percent of the audience for “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”

by WyldeMan
on 11/29/2018, 5:20 pm
 
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Hellboy (April 12, 2019)

Hellboy Day Announced for 2019
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Next year is officially the 25th anniversary of Hellboy, and creator Mike Mignola, as well as publisher Dark Horse Comics, intend to celebrate the momentous occasion in style. They have officially announced the first ever Hellboy Day, set for March 23, 2019, a holiday dedicated to celebrating the big red hell-spawned hero's legacy. Mignola had this to say about the announcement in a statement.

   "When I created Hellboy way back when, I never imagined he would be around long enough to celebrate a 25th anniversary. I'm grateful to the writers, artists, colorists and letterers who have joined me in telling Hellboy stories or all these years. And, of course, so grateful to the fans. This thing could not exist without their support, and it's a pleasure every time I get to go out to meet them."

Dark Horse Comics will be doing several things to make Hellboy Day worth marking down in fans' calendars. They will be republishing the character's first ever full comic book appearance, Seed of Destruction #1, which will feature a new cover from Mike Mignola and his longtime collaborator Dave Stewart. Mignola is also scheduled to appear at a signing at Earth 2 Comics in Sherman Oaks, California on the first edition of this newly minted day of celebration.

In addition, Dark Horse is offering various promotional material for retailers. This includes a tattoo sheet, a Right Hand of Doom bookmark, window cling, a Hellboy open/close store sign. Plus, they're bringing up a new version of the "Mignolaverse" timeline, which recently debuted at New York Comic Con. To top it all off, the publisher is offering promotional pricing on its back catalog of Hellboy titles. Stores that participate will be entered in a drawing for prizes from Dark Horse.

The timing of the event is rather convenient. The new Hellboy reboot, which comes from director Neil Marshall (The Descent) and stars David Harbour (Stranger Things) as the titular character, is set to hit theaters just a few weeks after Hellboy Day on April 12, 2019. This could serve as a nice way to get a last-second promotional boost for the movie, which is being eyed as a hopeful start to a brand new franchise.

Hellboy was first introduced to the world in 1993 in the pages of San Diego Comic-Con Comics #2 before getting his own series in 1994. A decade later, director Guillermo del Toro would bring the character to the big screen with a live-action Hellboy movie, which was followed up by the 2008 sequel, Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Unfortunately, Guillermo del Toro never got to finish up his trilogy, but his movies, with the help or Ron Perlman's portrayal, did help bring the character to the masses. Next year's reboot will finally bring him into the modern comic book movie landscape. Dark Horse has also released a poster for Hellboy day, which you can check out below. This news originated with The Hollywood Reporter.
by WyldeMan
on 11/19/2018, 1:08 pm
 
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The Predator ($160,542,134)

Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Bites Off $24 Million Bow
20th Century Fox's release of The Predator may have topped the weekend box office, but whether it was the controversy swirling around the film, dwindling franchise interest or a combination of both, the film delivered the lowest opening weekend gross for a live-action film debuting in over 4,000 theaters. Meanwhile, Lionsgate's A Simple Favor delivered solid numbers in a third place finish, Studio 8's White Boy Rick debuted with moderate results and Pure Flix's Unbroken: Path to Redemption debuted on the lower end of expectations.

With an estimated $24 million, 20th Century Fox's The Predator took the weekend's #1 spot, but the film has little to celebrate. Debuting in 4,037 theaters, the film's opening is the worst for a live-action film opening in over 4,000 locations, unseating The Mummy, which previously held the distinction after its $31.6 million opening in 4,035 theaters last summer. The opening currently falls short of even 2010's Predators which opened with $24.76 million in just 2,669 locations. That film went on to gross just over $52 million.

The Predator received a disappointing "C+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Weekend crowds were 62% male with 66% of the audience coming in 25 years of age or older. These are the exact same demos Alien: Covenant saw last year, and should The Predator deliver a similar 2.05x multiplier we're looking at a domestic run just shy of $50 million.

Internationally, The Predator debuted in 72 markets with an estimated $30.7 million. Leading the way was Russia with an estimated $4.7 million followed by the UK ($3.1m), Thailand ($1.1m) and Hong Kong ($948k). Next weekend, the film opens in 11 additional markets including Argentina (Sep 20) and Mexico (Sep 21) followed by October releases in Belgium, France and Italy.

by WyldeMan
on 9/16/2018, 8:48 pm
 
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Random Thoughts

This is the book I mentioned right after his arrest...... Cool 




Docuseries Based On Michelle McNamara’s Golden State Killer Book ‘I’ll Be Gone In the Dark’ Greenlighted By HBO
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[b]EXCLUSIVE: HBO Documentary Films has given the green light to a docuseries based on Michelle McNamara’s bestselling true-crime book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer, and production is underway. Oscar nominee and Emmy winner Liz Garbus (HBO’s Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt & Anderson Cooper; What Happened, Miss Simone?) is directing.[/b]

It has been a pretty quick turnaround for the project, with production starting less than a month after HBO Documentary Films announced the acquisition of rights to the tome. McNamara’s book was thrust into the spotlight by the April 24 arrest of former police officer Joseph James DeAngelo, who was identified through DNA evidence as the notorious serial killer and charged with a number of the crimes. The big breakthrough in the cold case, subject of McNamara’s book, made the documentary very timely.

McNamara was determined to find the violent psychopath she dubbed “The Golden State Killer,” who terrorized California in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s, committing 50 home-invasion sexual assaults and ten murders. He then disappeared for more than three decades, eluding multiple police forces and some of the best detectives in the area until his arrest last week by the Sacramento Sheriff’s Office.

I’ll Be Gone in the Dark is comprehensive exploration of the case of an elusive, violent predator by McNamara, the late wife of Patton Oswalt, was in the midst of writing the book when she unexpectedly died in her sleep in 2016. It is also a haunting personal memoir and self-examination of McNamara’s obsessive quest for justice on behalf of the victims and survivors of the crimes. The book was completed by McNamara’s lead researcher Paul Haynes and a close colleague, Billy Jensen, and framed by an introduction by Gillian Flynn and afterword by Oswalt, who also executive produces the docuseries.

While McNamara’s work was not directly credited by by the police for DeAngelo’s arrest, the arrest came less than two months after her book was published, debuting at #1 on the New York Times, and brought attention to the long-dormant case.

Oswalt reacted to the news of the arrest, expressing his desire to get to visit DeAngelo in prison “not to gloat or gawk — to ask him the questions that (McNamara) wanted answered in her “Letter To An Old Man” at the end of I’ll Be Gone In the Dark“.
by WyldeMan
on 5/2/2018, 11:23 am
 
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The Outsider (March 9, 2018) NETFLIX

@UltimateMarvel wrote:Holy shit! Wasn't expecting to see those names. They were all so young.


C Thomas played nothing but good guys until he got old and grey, then he grew a goatee and became tv's #1 choice to play every long absent father with a hidden dark agenda.
by WyldeMan
on 2/24/2018, 2:39 pm
 
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Movies You've Watched Recently

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Munich - 9/10

Since I'm on a CT kick, I jumped straight into Munich, based on the Black September attack at the '72 Olympic Games - also known as the Munich Massacre. The film deals with the after-math of the attack, specifically Israel's retaliation on those involved: Operation Wrath of God.

Eric Bana's best film; Daniel Craig's best film; and Stephen Spielberg's second best film (Jaws will always be #1).

Whilst the scenes revolving around the initial attack are pretty damn accurate, the aftermath takes on a bit of an artistic flair Very Happy Which is not a bad thing, especially given that it's Mossad, and there's not a chance anyone will ever know how things transpired - regardless of how many books are written about it.

Absolute must see film.
by Rusty
on 2/20/2018, 4:54 pm
 
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Blu-ray You Last Bought/Watched

@joey con carne wrote:Damn. The last post in here was from January 2017.

Okay, here is my complete list of blu-ray and DVD purchases from 2017:

1. The Baytown Outlaws
2. Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker
3. Pompeii 3D (I got this because it was five bucks and I hear it is the best use of 3D ever. I don't even have a 3D player or TV but I figured if I ever get one or go somewhere, I will have it. It came with a 2D copy on a separate blu-ray.)
4. Gunslinger Girl and Gunslinger Girl Il Teatrino set
5. Gods of Egypt
6. Army of Darkness
7. Gantz: The Complete Series (DVD)
8. The Warriors
9. Sicario
10. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
11. Underworld: Blood Wars
12. Wonder Woman
13. Storks
14. Hitman: Agent 47
15. 47 Ronin
16. Mechanic Resurrection
17. The 6th Day

Fuck, that's a lot. I didn't know I bought so many.


#1 is the winner!

I think I bought maybe two blu-rays. Can;t remember. It's been so long.
by Rusty
on 2/14/2018, 9:25 pm
 
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It: Chapter One ($671,678,434)

@UltimateMarvel wrote:I heard highest horror film to bring this kind of money in. This will change things for Bill for sure.


It's already the #1 highest grossing horror film and the #4 R rated film ever.
by WyldeMan
on 10/10/2017, 6:09 pm
 
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The Suicide Squad ($724,133,343)

These are my favorite parts of that great article, thanks Abe.

Zack Snyder is not delivering. Is he being punished? Assistants who were doing fantastic work certainly were. People in finance and in marketing and in IT. They had no say in a movie called Batman V Superman only having 8 minutes of Batman fighting Superman in it, that ends because their moms have the same name.

You just don't get it. And it's not just DC movies, it's your whole slate. Jupiter Ascending. Get Hard. Hot Pursuit. Max. Vacation. Pan. Point Break. Fucking PAN, you jerk. People lost their jobs and you decided Pan was a good idea. You think another Jungle Book is a good idea.


However, this sucks........


What are you even doing? I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn't be such a mess. Don't try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it's another mess. It is almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes, over and over.
by WyldeMan
on 8/12/2016, 11:36 am
 
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The Suicide Squad ($724,133,343)


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An Open Letter To Warner Bros CEO Kevin Tsujihara About Layoffs, Zack Snyder, and Donuts

When I left my screening of Suicide Squad last week, I was angry. I was annoyed and let down and frustrated as well, but mostly I was just angry.

Look, I'm a big dork. So of course I thought this trainwreck of a movie did a major disservice to the characters, concept, cast, and crew, but that wasn't why I was mad. Yes, it is unfathomable to me that Warner Bros could mess up a movie starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and The Joker so completely. But that just had me flummoxed.

I was angry because I couldn't stop thinking about you, Kevin Tsujihara.

A lot of fans might be angry (and rightfully so) because you keep completely whiffing at properties that they are desperate to love and enjoy, but this is a little more personal for me. See, I am a former Warner Bros employee. I have so much respect for your studio. I love every square inch of that magical backlot, from Stars Hollow to the fitness center I always meant to use. The people I worked with during my time with your company are now close friends. On my last day, I hugged them and I told them I loved them.

I was also there in 2014, when you made the decision to lay off 10 percent of your workforce. It was a terrible year. Let me catch you up: Every morning I woke up with a pit in my stomach, because I assumed that would be the day I lost my job. Every day I saw someone packing up their desk, or carrying a box to their car. I can not describe to you the relief I felt when my department was told we were safe, or the guilt I felt afterwards walking through the halls of my office with that relief.

But out of all that, the thing that really sticks with me is the memo you sent to all of us. Let me refresh you on my favorite part:

"I wanted you to hear directly from me about our plans for the studio. In recent days, we have started to hear rumors here at the company and to read misinformation in the press, so I'd like to set the record straight. I know that the hard work and dedication of every employee around the world is the key to Warner Bros.' success, and I am sorry for the distraction this situation brings to the workplace.

At Warner Bros., we work with the world's most extraordinary storytellers, and our focus has always been to provide the creative environment and financial resources they need to realize their vision. Our commitment to that won't change. In fact, we're investing more than ever in our film and television productions."


This is how you opened a memo about layoffs. "Hey guys, we work hard for the people telling stories here and we want to make sure those visions are realized." The balls on you.

That year we pursued the storytelling vision of Adam Sandler's Blended and Clint Eastwood's Jersey Boys. Failures. We pursued a potentially great summer movie like Edge of Tomorrow and completely botched its release. Same with Man From UNCLE. We dug in our heels and hoped The Hobbit Trilogy would somehow stop being a mediocre case of diminishing returns. Talented, loyal people packed their boxes and went home while your story tellers dropped the ball.

One could argue that this was not your fault. That you inherited former CEO Barry Meyer's agenda and were merely trying to correct the course of an ocean liner heading for an iceberg.

I would not make this argument. And here's why: I wrote this letter last year. I actually started forming it in my head after Man of Steel was a box office failure instead of the modern classic tentpole you were expecting.

I kept holding off on doing anything with it because of one title: Suicide Squad. Zack Snyder's Dawn of Justice was a fiasco, but here comes this plucky little dark adventure about antiheroes. I love David Ayer. I love Harley Quinn. I love Will Smith. Put the letter in a drawer. The ship isn't sinking anymore. Everything is fine. There's no way this movie is bad.

And here we are. I got back from my screening and dusted this sucker off. You, your executive team, and the vision of your 'extraordinary storytellers' that resulted in the loss of around one thousand jobs seem intent on crashing the ship into as much shit as you can find in the ocean by making inane decisions over and over again.

Zack Snyder is not delivering. Is he being punished? Assistants who were doing fantastic work certainly were. People in finance and in marketing and in IT. They had no say in a movie called Batman V Superman only having 8 minutes of Batman fighting Superman in it, that ends because their moms have the same name. Snyder is a producer on every DC movie. He is still directing Justice League. He is being rewarded with more opportunity to get more people laid off. I'm assuming you yourself haven't been financially affected in any real way. You and your studio are the biggest lesson about life one can learn: The top screws up and the bottom suffers. Peter Jackson phones it in and a marketing supervisor has to figure out a plan B for house payments.

Your uneven Hall H presentation at Comic Con this year was a ridiculous mess that ranged from rushed to boring. When Marvel announced their full slate of films with a fun fan event several years ago, you announced yours on a shareholder conference call.

You just don't get it. And it's not just DC movies, it's your whole slate. Jupiter Ascending. Get Hard. Hot Pursuit. Max. Vacation. Pan. Point Break. Fucking PAN, you jerk. People lost their jobs and you decided Pan was a good idea. You think another Jungle Book is a good idea.

What are you even doing? I wish to God you were forced to live out of a car until you made a #1 movie of the year. Maybe Wonder Woman wouldn't be such a mess. Don't try to hide behind the great trailer. People inside are already confirming it's another mess. It is almost impressive how you keep rewarding the same producers and executives for making the same mistakes, over and over.

If I worked at a donut stand, and I kept fucking up donuts, I'd be fired. Even if I made a tiny decent one every now and then, it doesn't matter. I'm gonna get fired.

I love that studio, and you're allowing it to sink. It's not about making movies for 'the fans' and not 'the critics.' It's not even about 'ruining childhoods.' It's about protecting livelihoods.

It's time to wake up and make the fucking donuts, Kevin.
by UltimateMarvel
on 8/12/2016, 10:26 am
 
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Topic: The Suicide Squad ($724,133,343)
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Papillon (Malek / Hunnam) (August 24, 2018)

@ForeverBlu wrote:No, they don't.

Saw it once back when I was teen.

My DB still has the plastic on it.

LOL.


You'd think Shawshank was the only prison movie ever made because it's the #1 go to film that is discussed in every tv show or movie, every time that discussion is had.

What do you think of Hunnam as Papillon? He's a decent actor with questionable accent skills and I don't know how to feel about this casting. Papillon feels like a role written for Fassy but instead they went with a Jax Teller.....
by WyldeMan
on 8/3/2016, 11:40 am
 
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Topic: Papillon (Malek / Hunnam) (August 24, 2018)
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Warcraft ($276,764,490)

WARCRAFT Struggles Stateside, But A Massive China Debut Could Lead to a Sequel
Like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and X-Men: Apocalypse before it, bad reviews for Wacraft have hampered its chances of making a significant amount at the North American box office this weekend. Instead, horror sequel The Conjuring 2 (directed by Aquaman helmer James Wan) earned $16.4 million on Friday for an impressive weekend haul of $38 million - $39 million which places it firmly at #1. Reviews have been positive and it has an A- CinemaScore, a rarity for a horror movie.

Warcraft on the other hand is looking at a debut of $26 million - $27 million, a poor result for a major blockbuster with a budget of $160 million. It has a B+ CinemaScore though, and the majority of fans do seem to be embracing the video game adaptation. However, like Pacific Rim and a number of other movies, the US may prove to be largely irrelevant when it comes to the possibility of a sequel.

The movie has been huge in China, earning a record $144.7 million in four days. By tomorrow, Warcraft will have earned $300 million worldwide, a figure which puts it in the black and could very well open the door to a follow-up depending how high it goes. We'll have to wait and see on that front, but things are looking good for the movie which initially appeared to be on the road to being a huge flop!
by WyldeMan
on 6/11/2016, 8:36 pm
 
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Doc Savage (Dwayne Johnson)

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It's OFFICIAL: For all comic book fans you already know the world's first superhero (pre-dating Superman) is the "Man of Bronze" himself Clark "Doc" Savage. Want to thank my bud director/writer Shane Black and his writing team Anthony Bagarozzi and Chuck Mondry for flying in from LA and sitting with me and our @sevenbucksprod's producer @hhgarcia41 on this Memorial Day weekend to chop up creative and break story on this very cool project. Comic book fans around the world know that the cool thing about "Doc" Savage is that he's the inspiration for Superman. First name Clark, called "Man of Bronze", retreats to his "Fortress of Solitude" in the Arctic etc etc. Doc was physically and mentally trained from birth by his father and a team of scientists to become the perfect human specimen with a genius level intellect. His heightened senses are beyond comprehension. He can even identify a women's perfume from half a mile away. He is literally the master of everything. But here's the #1 reason I'm excited to become Doc Savage.. HE'S A F*CKING HILARIOUS WEIRDO! Confidently, yet innocently he has zero social graces whatsoever due to his upbringing so every interaction he has with someone is direct, odd, often uncomfortable and amazingly hilarious. After speaking for hours w/ Shane Black I can see why the creator of Superman took only the best parts of Doc Savage and leaving the "weirdo" part behind. But to us, it's that "weirdo" part that makes Clark "Doc" Savage dope! Can't wait to sink my teeth into this one of a kind character. #ItsOfficial #WorldsFirstSuperhero #GeniusIntellect #PhysicalSpecimen #FnLoveableWeirdo #DocSavage
by WyldeMan
on 5/30/2016, 4:02 pm
 
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Random Thoughts

Seems like every damned trade site is obsessed over Kelly Ripa's attention tantrums cause she's not #1. Ever since Strahan told her to get fucked it seems like her hurt feelings are the only thing being covered by my news sites. I've never seen her show, so I don't care what happens but my god how pathetic can one person not named Bruce Jenner be?
by WyldeMan
on 4/23/2016, 1:21 pm
 
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Graphic Novels

Today I picked up Frank Miller's newest Dark Knight adventure. Dark Knight III: The Master Race

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Decent first issue, but it also made me remember why I hate single issues so much. I was finished before I started. You do get to see Wonder Women boob and nipple, so there's that.

Comes with a companion mini-comic of Atom #1.



Picked up the new Batman/TMNT crossover as well.

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Decent read. Will pick the rest of the series up (6 issues total) but will probably wait until I have all 6 before reading them. I like the story, but that whole single issue thing comes back again. haha.

The Batmobile looks hideous. Looks like the artists 10 year old kid drew it.  pig

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by Rusty
on 12/12/2015, 8:08 pm
 
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The Flash (Under Talented Ezra Miller and Overrated Comic Hack Writer Grant Morrison Working on Garbage Script)



Seth Grahame-Smith is in talks to direct the movie adaptation of “The Flash” for Warner Bros.

Charles Roven is producing the film, based on the studio’s DC Entertainment property about the crime-fighting superhero who can move at superhuman speeds. Zack Snyder and wife Deborah Snyder are executive producing.

The character, created by writer Gardner Fox and artist Harry Lampert, first appeared in Flash Comics #1 in 1940. The TV series “The Flash,” developed by Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg and Geoff Johns, began airing on the CW last October.

“The Flash” would mark Grahame-Smith’s feature directorial debut. He would helm from his own script. Grahame-Smith is the author of “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” and “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” and the screenwriter of Warner Bros.’s upcoming “Lego Batman.”

“The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller, will hit theaters on March 3, 2018. The character will be introduced in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” in March and appear in “Justice League: Part One” in 2017.
by WyldeMan
on 10/5/2015, 9:23 am
 
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Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice ($873,260,194)

It always seemed like Garner won a #1 fan contest.

The prize, being married to Ben.

Plus it's Karma, for how she cheated/dumped Foley for Michael Vartan.

The did the same to him, for Ben.
by ForeverBlu
on 6/30/2015, 2:59 pm
 
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Mallrats 2 (Turned into a 10-Episode Series)

Rusty Cunt wrote:Fanboy & Steve-Dave have to be in it. Have to! Very Happy I was thinking that's another way for them to hate each other. Brodie does a podcast, but he's #2 in New Jersey, because the Tell Em Steve-Dave boys are #1 - which makes him furious - and you see them doing a podcast from their comic shop (which they do in real life). That would be a nice little nugget for TESD fans like myself.

Jay was the first person to join up, so Silent Bob would have to make a return. I think his fans would kill him if there was no Jay & Silent Bob in it.


Glad to see their back, maybe Mosier will be next.

If there was Jay but no Silent Bob, it wouldn't work.
by WyldeMan
on 4/2/2015, 3:02 pm
 
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Mallrats 2 (Turned into a 10-Episode Series)

@WyldeMan wrote:
Brandi! Oh shit......how did I forget Claire Forlani???? Woah, I think this is the first time she's even been discussed in this thread.

Maybe Steve Dave and Fanboy? With Stan Lee back, it'd make sense for them to come back too. 

Is Kevin coming back as Silent Bob or is he not appearing? I just realized I don't recall his name in the cast list.

I hope the boy from the escalator returns...



I mentioned Brandi a few posts back.

Fanboy & Steve-Dave have to be in it. Have to! Very Happy I was thinking that's another way for them to hate each other. Brodie does a podcast, but he's #2 in New Jersey, because the Tell Em Steve-Dave boys are #1 - which makes him furious - and you see them doing a podcast from their comic shop (which they do in real life). That would be a nice little nugget for TESD fans like myself.

Jay was the first person to join up, so Silent Bob would have to make a return. I think his fans would kill him if there was no Jay & Silent Bob in it.
by Rusty
on 4/1/2015, 10:21 pm
 
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Kevin Smith's Projects (Free 90 Minute Tusk Documentary Released on YouTube)

Rusty Cunt wrote:
@GrooThePerverted wrote:Jackie Brown will always be the GOAT Tarantino movie.


3rd. Death Proof (the full non-Grindhouse version) is #1, followed by Reservoir Dogs.


I will allow your blasphemy because you supply me with Digital Copies.

Everyone else does not get the pass. Topics tagged under 1 on BDTV Ropitj10
by GrooThePerverted
on 12/25/2014, 11:45 pm
 
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Kevin Smith's Projects (Free 90 Minute Tusk Documentary Released on YouTube)

@GrooThePerverted wrote:Jackie Brown will always be the GOAT Tarantino movie.


3rd. Death Proof (the full non-Grindhouse version) is #1, followed by Reservoir Dogs.
by Rusty
on 12/25/2014, 11:36 pm
 
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