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‘Army of the Dead’ in Theaters Means Netflix and Exhibition Both Get to Win

“Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.”The final line in “Casablanca,” with Humphrey Bogart’s Rick commenting on the marriage of convenience with French Vichy Captain Renault, might serve for theaters and Netflix. The movie that’s testing that bond is not a cinema classic; it’s Zack Snyder’s “Army of the Dead,” an […]

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Zack Snyder Says WB “Has Been Aggressively Anti-Snyder” When It Comes to More ‘Justice League’ Movies

Zack Snyder is having quite the year. After walking away from Justice League due to a family tragedy, he took a few years off from making feature films and then unexpectedly returned to the center of the movie world earlier this year with Zack Snyder’s Justice League on HBO Max, a four-hour, kitchen-sink version of […]

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Dave Bautista Says Marvel ‘Dropped the Ball’ with Drax: ‘Wished They Would’ve Invested’ in Backstory

Dave Bautista has played Drax the Destroyer in four Marvel movies so far, two “Guardians of the Galaxy” films and two “Avengers” films. The actor is gearing up to reprise the character in James Gunn’s “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” which Bautista is viewing as his MCU swan song. The actor is appreciative of […]

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Top Stars Talk Funny Business in ‘Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians’

Top female stars reflect on the “secret weapon” of being funny, their path to fame and their heroes in “Lifetime Presents Variety’s Power of Women: The Comedians,” which premiered Monday on Lifetime.The special featured interviews with Michaela Coel, Mindy Kaling, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kate McKinnon, Maya Rudolph and Sofia Vergara, who were celebrated in the May […]

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Phil Lord & Chris Miller to Direct ‘The Premonition: A Pandemic Story,’ Producing With Amy Pascal

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct the film adaptation of “The Premonition: A Pandemic Story.”Universal Pictures has optioned screen rights to the new book by New York Times bestselling author and journalist Michael Lewis, about the early days of Covid-19 and those U.S. heroes who tried to warn against the dangers of […]

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‘Sweet Tooth’ Featurette: Robert Downey Jr. Talks About Tweaking the Source Material for the Netflix Adaptation

Jeff Lemire‘s comic book series Sweet Tooth is getting the Netflix treatment as a streaming show, courtesy of executive producers Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey. In a new featurette, the two talk about altering the tone of Lemire’s comics from the “foreboding” vibe of the graphic novels to something that is much more family-friendly…which […]

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