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Superhero Bits: ‘Justice League’ Deleted Scene, ‘Supergirl’ Gets a Haircut, Superman Smashes the Klan & More

Which villain was spotted on the set of The Flash season six? Want to see Supergirl‘s new haircut from the next season? Ready to see Superman take on the Ku Klux Klan again? When does James Gunn‘s Superman horror movie Brightburn come home? Want a sneak peek at a deleted Justice League scene with Aquaman? […]

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The ‘Booksmart’ Box Office Controversy, ‘The Perfection,’ ‘Brightburn’ & Much More [Podcast]

It was a packed Memorial Day weekend for film— both theatrically and streaming—and we attempt to cover most of it on this week’s iteration of The Playlist Podcast.Read More: Summer Movie Preview: 35 Films You Shouldn’t MissOn this episode, Jenny Nulf returns to the show to help navigate through the minefield of titles that came […]

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‘Aladdin’ Tops the Holiday Weekend Box Office, ‘Brightburn’ and ‘Booksmart’ Are Mostly on Target

The Memorial Day weekend box office gave audiences an extra day to catch new releases this weekend, and it seems like everyone was clamoring to see how Disney fared with their latest live-action remake of an animated classic. Aladdin topped the weekend box office with a three-day opening weekend of $85 million. But when all […]

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‘Aladdin’ Grants Disney’s Box Office Wishes As ‘Brightburn’ & ‘Booksmart’ Disappoint During Holiday Weekend

Disney may rule the film industry and control most major franchises that you know and love, but that doesn’t mean the studio is perfect. Every now and then, the Mouse House releases a stinker at the box office, proving that even with all the money in the world and the most recognizable IP, Disney is […]

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Disney’s ‘Aladdin’ Soars Over Memorial Day Weekend at the Box Office

Disney’s Aladdin topped the weekend with an impressive debut, delivering over $85 million for the three-day and is expected to top $100 million for the four-day, Memorial Day holiday weekend. Meanwhile, fellow newcomers Brightburn and Booksmart finished more in line with studio expectations than Mojo’s aggressive pre-weekend forecast and Avengers: Endgame will become only the […]

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Superhero Bits: Ancient One Reshoots in ‘Avengers: Endgame’, Matt Murdock Stepping Down as Daredevil & More

Who will replace Matt Murdock as Daredevil in Marvel Comics this August? Which X-Men are coming to Marvel Strike Force later this year? Did you notice a cool wardrobe detail for Rocket Raccoon in Avengers: Endgame? Did Brightburn rub DC Comics the wrong way at all? Why did Tilda Swinton have to reshoot some of […]

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‘Brightburn’ Screenwriters on the Scenes They Cut and a Larger Superhero Horror Universe [Interview]

James Gunn is using his clout in Hollywood to get more original horror movies made. He produced The Belko Experiments from his own screenplay, and now he’s produced Brightburn, written by his brothers Brian and Mark Gunn and directed by Dave Yarovesky. Brightburn is the story of a childless couple (Elizabeth Banks and David Denman) […]

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‘Brightburn’ Director David Yarovesky on How His Mother Inspired This Superhero Horror Movie [Interview]

This weekend sees the release of Brightburn, a movie that flew mostly under the radar until they dropped their first trailer and people realized the little genre movie James Gunn was producing was a superhero horror film. Gunn’s longtime friend and protege David Yarovesky directed Brightburn from a script by Brian and Mark Gunn and […]

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‘Brightburn’ Terrorizes With Gleeful Gore As An Allegory For The Hypocrisy Of The American Way [Review]

Originally announced as an “untitled James Gunn horror project,” shrouded in mystery, and then finding itself caught in the crosshairs of the filmmaker’s controversial firing from the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” by Disney (since re-hired), the dark, deconstructive superhero film, “Brightburn” has been through the wringer on its way to the screen. […]

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