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Aretha Franklin's Amazing Grace

You'll be forgiven for not having heard of the film "Amazing Grace." After all, it was shot 47 years ago and until recently never available due to a combination of technical difficulties and legal issues. However, it is now available and showing in theaters and definitely worth seeing.  The film was originally shot in 16mm by Sydney Pollack at the behest of Warner Brothers. The occasion was to be a live recording of the Queen of Soul's return to her gospel roots at the New Temple Missio...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Mick Jagger, Guitars, Warner Brothers, Pollack, Woodstock, Watts, Franklin, Sydney Pollack, Southern California Community Choir, Charlie Watts, Music / DVDs, James Cleveland, Alan Elliott, New Temple Missionary Baptist Church

‘Shazam!’ Editor Michel Aller on Striking the Balance Between Horror and Comedy

Just like director David F. Sandberg, editor Michel Aller came into Shazam! from the horror genre. But as odd a transition as that may seem, going from editing films like The Nun and Annabelle: Creation to editing this year’s most joyful superhero movie was pretty seamless for Aller. “The approach doesn’t differ that much, it’s mainly the content,” Aller told /Film in a phone interview. “I’m working on a comedy so you’re trying to make the laughs land just like how scares land.” Aller first ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, David, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Annabelle, Sandberg, Comic Book/Superhero, David F Sandberg, Featured Stories Sidebar, Aller, Sivana, Michel Aller, Shazam Aller

Universal’s ‘Dark Arts at Hogwarts’ Show is Huge and Impressive – See a Patronus Spell Created With Drones

Universal Studios Hollywood keeps upgrading The Wizarding World of Harry Potter‘s offerings. A couple of years back, they began doing a projection mapping show on Hogwarts Castle that was called the Nighttime Lights at Hogwarts Castle. This year they are taking a turn to the Dark Arts and presenting a new nighttime light show based on the evil side of the Wizarding World. Over the weekend, I got to attend the premiere event for the new show, Dark Arts at Hogwarts. In addition to my thoughts on ...
Tags: London, Movies, Features, Harry-Potter, Theme Parks, John Williams, Warner Brothers, London Symphony Orchestra, Hogwarts, Universal Studios Hollywood, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Hogwarts Castle, William Ross, Aragog, Featured Stories Sidebar, Hogwarts Show Dark Arts

John Cena in Talks to Suit Up For James Gunn’s ‘The Suicide Squad’

Looks like writer/director James Gunn truly is using a similar formula with DC’s The Suicide Squad as he did with Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – at least when it comes to casting. Gunn chose Dave Bautista, a former wrestler, to play one of the members of his ensemble in Guardians, and now a new report says that former wrestler John Cena is in talks to join returning players Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, and fellow newcomer Idris Elba in the ensemble cast of The Suicide Squad. ...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Suicide Squad, Idris Elba, Will Smith, Warner Bros, James Gunn, Smith, Margot Robbie, Warner Brothers, John-Cena, Jai Courtney, Elba, Gunn

Live-Action ‘Minecraft’ Movie Finally Sets Spring 2022 Release Date

It’s been a long road to the big screen for the popular world-building video game Minecraft. Warner Bros. Pictures landed the rights back in 2014, and since then directors like Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) and Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) have come and gone from the project. More recently, Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett signed on to helm the Minecraft movie, and now the studio has given it an official release date. Over at the official Minecraft ...
Tags: Movies, Philadelphia, Minecraft, Steve Carell, Mojang, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Peter-Sollett, Rob McElhenney, Shawn Levy, Release Dates, Nick Norah, Minecraft Warner Bros Pictures

The ‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Movie is Back on With ‘Bumblebee’ Director Travis Knight

Warner Bros. is putting its money on Travis Knight, the director of the surprise critical success Bumblebee, to helm its reboot The Six Billion Dollar Man. The Laika chief has been tapped as the new Six Billion Dollar Man director, replacing Damian Szifron after the project was picked up by Warner Bros. from the Weinstein Co. Mark Wahlberg is still set to star in the feature adaptation of beloved 1970s TV series. Hollywood is abuzz over Travis Knight following his success at revitalizing the...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Sci-fi, Six Billion Dollar Man, Harvey Weinstein, Mark-Wahlberg, Jim Carrey, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Remakes, Kevin Smith, Richard Anderson, Travis, Steve Austin, Sue Kroll, Weinstein Co

‘Birds of Prey’ Gets a Fantabulous Logo as Filming Wraps

Birds of Prey has wrapped production this week, and the Warner Bros. superhero movie commemorated the occasion with a reveal of the film’s logo — snuggled right underneath Margot Robbie‘s very festive Harley Quinn outfit. See the Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn) logo below. Birds of Prey Logo View this post on Instagram That’s a wrap! ? A post shared by LuckyChap Ente...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Huntress, Birds Of Prey, Gotham City, Warner Bros, Rosie Perez, Margot Robbie, Ewan McGregor, Warner Brothers, Harley, Chris Messina, Comic Book/Superhero, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett Bell, LuckyChap Entertainment

China Box Office: ‘P Storm’ Continues Weak Reign as ‘Shazam!’ Fades Quickly

Hong Kong’s “P Storm” continued to wash over the China box office during another lackluster weekend.  The film enjoyed an $18.5 million haul in its second weekend, down 55% from its $39.8 million opening, according to data from Artisan Gateway. The thriller is the fourth installment of a franchise that follows actor Louis Koo as […]
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, China, Global, Box Office, Warner Brothers, Shazam, China Box Office, Louis Koo, Andhadhun, P Storm

‘The Nun 2’ Set to Haunt ‘Luke Cage’ Writer Akela Cooper

While The Nun was critically slammed, there’s no denying the dollar signs that appeared in New Line Cinema’s eyes when the Conjuring spin-off made $365 million worldwide. A sequel was an inevitability. It was just a matter of when, and who would be involved. Now we know at least one name. The Nun 2 is moving forward, with screenwriter Akela Cooper set to write the script. She may not be a household name, but she’s cut her teeth on plenty of genre projects before this, so she has the bonafides t...
Tags: Movies, Horror, Sequels, New Line, Warner Brothers, Grimm, Cooper, Annabelle, Hardy, Corin Hardy, The Nun, The Conjuring Universe, Akela Cooper, Curse of La Llorona, Annabelle Comes Home, The Nun 2

As Hollywood Embraces Diversity, Jobs for Female Directors Remain Sparse

After years of being called to task for sidelining female filmmakers, studios as a whole continue to rely overwhelmingly on men to lead productions.
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, News, Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Paramount Pictures, Warner Brothers, Women and Girls, Stxfilms, Universal Studios Inc

‘Shazam!’ Keeps Box-Office Lead as ‘Hellboy’ Flounders

“Little,” a comedy in the kid-adult switcheroo tradition of “Big” and “Freaky Friday,” came in second place.
Tags: Movies, News, Dc Comics, Warner Brothers, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation, Comic Books and Strips, Shazam! (Movie, Hellboy (2019) (Movie, Little (Movie

Hitman 2 Unveils Content Roadmap

Io Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. have announced the content roadmap for their stealth assassination game Hitman 2, highlighting weekly and monthly content releases. The content roadmap takes a closer look at every bit of content coming Hitman 2’s way, starting from spring all the way to the fall season. The overview of all the upcoming […]
Tags: Games, Anime, Warner Bros, Announcements, Warner Brothers, Dlc, Hitman, IO Interactive

Ni no Kuni Anime Trailer Released

Warner Bros. has now released the first trailer for the Ni no Kuni anime film, which is set to hit Japanese cinemas in summer. The Japanese division of Warner Bros. published the first trailer for the upcoming anime film based on the Ni no Kuni franchise. The trailer introduces the main characters (Haru, Kotona and […]
Tags: Movies, Anime, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, RPG, JRPG, Adaptations, Kuni, Ni no Kuni, Haru Kotona

‘Tomb Raider’ Sequel With Alicia Vikander Will Desecrate Some More Graves

While the Tomb Raider reboot with Alicia Vikander didn’t generate much buzz, it did well-enough at the box office worldwide for MGM and Warner Bros. to go ahead with a sequel. And they’ve hired a new writer to get the job done. Amy Jump, who co-wrote Kill List, A Field in England, High-Rise, and more, will handle the script. Plot details are still buried deep beneath the earth, but the first film was more of a prequel, so hopefully this follow-up will cut with the world-building and make with t...
Tags: England, Movies, Sequels, Warner Bros, MGM, Warner Brothers, Tomb raider, Video Game, Alicia Vikander, Wheatley, Lara Croft, Ben Wheatley, Kristin Scott Thomas, Action/Adventure, Geneva Robertson Dworet, Amy Jump

‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ TV Spots: Ghidorah Is Not a Sexually Transmitted Disease

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is stomping into theaters next month, but the giant lizard isn’t the only monster making noise this time. The sequel to 2014’s blockbuster reboot of the classic franchise is bringing Motrha, Rodan and the three-headed Ghidorah into battle, but people are having a little trouble pronouncing the name of the final titan in that roster. You’ll see what I’m talking about in the new Godzilla King of the Monsters TV spots below. Godzilla King of the Monsters TV Spots ...
Tags: Movies, Sci-fi, Sequels, Godzilla, Warner Brothers, Thomas Middleditch, Action/Adventure, TV Spots, Millie Bobby Brown, Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Mothra Rodan, Emma Russell Vera Farmiga, Motrha Rodan, Zhang Ziyi You

Cool Stuff: Harry Potter Makes Christmas Magical with New Light and Sound Hallmark Ornaments

So far we’ve seen the new Hallmark Keepsake Ornaments inspired by Pixar Animation, Marvel and DC Comics, and the revered sci-fi franchises of Star Wars and Star Trek. Now Christmas is getting truly magical with a new series of Harry Potter Hallmark ornaments. Not only are there new ornaments joining the ongoing collection, but Hallmark is giving the Harry Potter franchise the same light and sound treatment that they gave to some of their Star Wars ornaments. See what we’re talking about below. ...
Tags: Movies, Fantasy, Dc Comics, United States, Sequels, Harry-Potter, John Williams, Collectibles, Warner Brothers, Cool Stuff, Hermione Granger, Hallmark, Fred, Weasley, Harry Potter Ron Weasley, Harry Potter And The Sorcerer's Stone

‘Space Jam 2’ to Get Rewrite by Ryan Coogler as LeBron James Struggles to Cast Sequel

After years of development, it looked like Space Jam 2 was gaining steam once NBA superstar LeBron James officially signed on last year to star in and produce the sequel to the 1996 film. However, it seems like Space Jam 2 will be sidelined for a little longer as producer Ryan Coogler teams up with Searching co-writer Sev Ohanian to pen a Space Jam 2 rewrite while James negotiates a sneaker contract that may prevent NBA stars from showing up in the film entirely. A new report from The Hollyw...
Tags: Apple, Comedy, Hollywood, Movies, Casting, Sports, Nike, Adidas, Animation, Sequels, Michael Jordan, Nba, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Ryan Coogler, Warner Brothers

CS Interview: Terry Gilliam on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote & More!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW CS Interview: Terry Gilliam on The Man Who Killed Don Quixote & More! Screen Media invited to have an exclusive 1:1 with legendary director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys, Time Bandits) about the film he has been trying to make for 25 years, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, which will be released in partnership with Fathom Events to the U.S. on over 700 U.S. cinemas and select Canadian locations for one night on Wednesday, April 10 with exclusive bonus fea...
Tags: Apple, New York, Hollywood, Movies, Netflix, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo Del Toro, Brazil, Harry, Brussels, Las Vegas, Terry Gilliam, Kubrick

‘Detective Pikachu’ “Audition” Video Gives An Up-Close Look at More Pokémon as Tickets Go On Sale

As if the marketing for Detective Pikachu couldn’t get any more charming, Warner Bros. has released a tongue-in-cheek “audition” video spotlighting a slew of beloved Pokemon and bringing back what many old-school Pokémon loved best about the franchise: statistics! You know what I’m talking about, Pokemon players — the trading cards and video games are what made this franchise such a global phenomenon, and the new Detective Pikachu teaser does a great job of tapping into that. Watch the Detectiv...
Tags: Movies, Adaptation, Pokemon, Harry, Anime, Warner Bros, Ryan Reynolds, Warner Brothers, Video Game, Video Clips, Tim, Reynolds, Pikachu, Harry Goodman, Dan Hernandez, Kathryn Newton

Trump news: President admits he has not even read Mueller report, as key aide branded a 'scumbag'

Donald Trump has told reporters he had not seen or read a report produced by Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Speaking on the White House lawn before departing for a trip to Texas, the president told media “I won” while claiming he did not care to read the conclusion from the special counsel’s findings. His comments arrived as Attorney General William Barr arrived on Capitol Hill for another day of testimony in front of Congressional ...
Tags: Texas, News, White House, Capitol Hill, Donald Trump, Warner Brothers, Trump, Interior, Congressional, Hans Zimmer, Mueller, Barr, Robert Mueller, David Bernhardt, William Barr

Warner Bros shuts down Trump 2020 campaign video for using 'The Dark Knight Rises' score

Warner Brothers has filed a copyright infringement complaint to try and get a video tweeted out by President Trump removed.            [Author: Buzz60]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Trump, Buzz60

Warner Bros. Taking Legal Action After Trump Campaign Video Uses ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Score

Warner Brothers Pictures will file a copyright infringement suit against the White House, the studio has confirmed, after President Donald Trump used music from “The Dark Knight Rises'” score for his latest 2020 campaign video. “The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers […]
Tags: News, White House, Warner Bros, Donald Trump, Warner Brothers, Warner Brothers Pictures, President Donald Trump, Warner Bros Taking Legal Action After Trump

‘Shazam!’ Box Office Exceeds Expectations, Gets Dwayne Johnson Excited for Black Adam Arrival

This past weekend, Shazam! bolted into theaters as the next chapter in the ever-changing landscape of the DC Extended Universe, and it sounds like audiences were very pleased with what they got from the superhero played by Zachary Levi. Along with a 92% Certified Fresh rating from critics at Rotten Tomatoes and a 90% score from audience, Shazam! also landed an “A” CinemaScore. So it should come as no surprise that the Shazam box office haul took the movie to the #1 spot on the charts, and execu...
Tags: Japan, Movies, Dwayne-Johnson, China, Sequels, Box Office, Warner Bros, Johnson, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Adam, CinemaScore, Comic Book/Superhero, Zachary Levi, Black Adam, DCEU

‘Shazam’ Sequel Bringing Back First Film’s Writer; Director David F. Sandberg Expected to Return as Well

Shazam exceeded box office expectations, which meant it was only a matter of time before Warner Bros. went ahead and started thinking about the sequel. Sure enough, word is out that Henry Gayden, who wrote the first film, is set to write the Shazam sequel as well. Gayden is obviously moving up in the film world, since his only other feature writing credit before Shazam was the E.T. knock-off Earth to Echo. The Wrap broke the news about Henry Gayden writing the Shazam sequel. Director David F...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Earth, Sequels, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Peter Safran, Comic Book/Superhero, Billy Batson, David F. Sandberg, Hoai Tran Bui, Henry Gayden, Thaddeus Sivana, Gayden, Shazam 2

‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel Is Dead, Won’t Be Returning From the Grave

You can try saying his name three times in a row, but it looks like Beetlejuice isn’t coming back. There’s been talk of a potential Beetlejuice sequel ever since Tim Burton‘s supernatural comedy arrived in 1988, but according to Burton himself, any prospect of a return of Michael Keaton‘s ghost with the most is dead. While this will no doubt break the hearts of Hot Topic shoppers everywhere, it’s probably for the best. In 2015, Lydia Deetz herself, Winona Ryder, confirmed the prospect of a B...
Tags: Movies, Geena Davis, Tim-Burton, Hawaii, Sequels, Warner Bros, Usa Today, Smith, Alec Baldwin, Michael Keaton, Warner Brothers, Kevin Smith, Burton, Keaton, Lydia, Winona Ryder

Let’s Talk About the Surprise Third Act of ‘Shazam!’ and What It Means

Superhero movies rarely hide their climaxes this skillfully. Let’s keep it that way. Major  spoilers for Shazam! follow. Based on the trailers, Shazam! seems like “ Big with superheroes,” with the bare presence of a mildly threatening villain, Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong). The actual film certainly fits this description, but it keeps secret some of its most alluring aspects, from Sivana’s true nature, to Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) backstory, to a third-act set piece so utterly del...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Features, Movie Reviews, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Billy, Mary, Freddie, Thaddeus, Comic Book/Superhero, Billy Batson, Thad, Zachary Levi, Darla, Marve

‘Shazam!’ May be the the Most Positive Superhero Movie Ever Made – But It Has One Serious Failing

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Shazam! is a delightful movie about finding your ideal self – but it fails in one key way.) Shazam! continues the onscreen DC Universe’s pivot to brighter, more joyful entertainment and it does it with a big, goofy grin on its face. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie that felt more genetically engineered to become the new favorite movie for...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Features, Philadelphia, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Rian Johnson, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Pedro, Billy, Mary, Eugene, Freddy, Men s Health, Comic Book/Superhero

Four ‘Batman’ Movies Are Coming Back to Theaters This Summer

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman in comics. To celebrate the fact that The Dark Knight is now an octogenarian, Fathom Events is re-releasing four Batman movies back in theaters this summer, each for one night only. Director Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns and Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman & Robin will blast back onto the big screen, allowing fans to experience them in all of their proper glory once again. No need to break out your Bat-m...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Hollywood, Movies, Tim Burton, Sequels, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carrey, Exhibition, Batman, Batman Forever, Batman Returns, Warner Brothers, Robin, Burton, Schumacher, Carrey

‘Shazam!’ Director David F. Sandberg on How His Horror Roots Prepared Him for a Superhero Movie [Interview]

Shazam! turns the very idea of a DC movie on its head. It’s not just that the film is about a teenager who becomes a superhero, it’s that they play with Batman toys, throw shade on Aquaman, and have Easter eggs for some of the oldest superhero comics. Billy Batson (Asher Angel) goes to live in a foster home, where his roommate Freddy Freeman (Jack Dylan Grazer) is obsessed with known superheroes like Batman, Superman and The Flash. When Billy gets the powers of an ancient wizard (Djimon Hou...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Features, Batman, Warner Brothers, Shazam, Pedro, Billy, Freddy, Batman Superman, Geoff Johns, Comic Book/Superhero, Thad, Jerry Ordway, David F. Sandberg, Featured Stories Sidebar

Viola Davis is Reprising Her Role as Amanda Waller in ‘The Suicide Squad’

Despite reports that James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad is going to be a “total reboot” of David Ayer’s Suicide Squad, that seems less and less likely to be the case. Viola Davis, who played the ruthless government agent Amanda Waller in the 2016 comic book movie, will be back in The Suicide Squad, joining Jai Courtney in reprising their roles from the first movie. The Wrap reports that Viola Davis will return as Amanda Waller in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, which has been reported to be a “r...
Tags: Viola Davis, Movies, Casting, Sequels, Davis, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Idris Elba, James Gunn, Smith, Deadshot, Warner Brothers, Boomerang, Jai Courtney, Ayer, Courtney