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It’s one of the most well-known Batman stories ever written, one that’s influenced the comics, the movies and all other Batman ephemera for almost 30 years now, and as you’re undoubtedly already aware, Batman: The Killing Joke is coming soon to a Blu-ray player near you. Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment announced last year that they were taking on the seminal Alan Moore and Brian Bolland story and bringing it to life in a new animated film, and now you’re only a few months away from seeing it for yourself. Mark your calendars, because Warners knows exactly when you’ll get your chance to see The Killing Joke. (more…)

Star Wars: The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey

The South-by-Southwest Film Festival is currently in full swing, and the lineup of events, panels, and screenings for the week-long celebration of movies is impressive, to say the least.  Recently, the festival hosted some of the top behind-the-scenes brass from Star Wars: The Force Awakens to chat about the making of the film in advance of the movie’s home-video release. (more…)

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So far, the collaboration between Netflix and Marvel Studios has been two-for-two with Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but can they make it three-for-three? That will be the big question when Luke Cage debuts on the streaming site later this year, but when will that be precisely? Cage will have a leg up because the character’s already been introduced in Jessica Jones, but it will be a bold new step for the Marvel Movie and TV Universe as it will be the first to feature an African-American hero, one with a cult following and a lot of history. So when will you get a chance to see Luke Cage? Think “Back to School.” (more…)

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By now you’ve probably seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens two, three, maybe even seven or eight times at the movie theater. So now what? You’re probably eager to have the experience at home, keeping it close at hand on your Blu-ray shelf or your computer hard drive. Well here’s good news because it sounds like the Force (Awakens) will soon be with you on home video! Just one small problem, and that’s this news is not coming from anyone in any official capacity at Lucasfilm or Disney. On the bright side, if this report is right, Star Wars is only a couple of weeks away from its home video launch. (more…)

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If there has been any Nintendo franchise deserving of a revival, it is Star Fox. The vulpine fighter pilot hasn’t had his own game for almost a decade, and fans have been asking for another one ever since. That’s why the announcement of a new Star Fox game at E3 2014 was regarded as a symbol of hope for the franchise. Star Fox Zero was originally set for release for the 2015 holiday season; however, due to an alleged lack of polish, the game was delayed to this April. At first this seemed like no big deal; Nintendo’s commitment to quality over release deadlines has put it above its competition over the years. Unfortunately, a new rumor suggests that fans may have to wait even longer for the game – and not only that, but the game itself needs more than just a little tweaking. (more…)

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It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise that with all the hub-bub about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and how it opened on the same day six years after Avatar, and how it looks primed to beat the nearly $3 billion made by Avatar, that the time was right for a James Cameron reappearance. On cue, the so-called “King of the World” decided to take this opportunity to update us all on his own sci-fi franchise, the long, long-awaited sequels to Avatar. Despite the universal quiet lately on all things Avatar, Cameron has said that he’s, like, *this* close to staring the movies, and that they’re still on target for a release date two year hence. (more…)

George R.R. Martin to Skip Cons to Focus on Work

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They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but what about George? The “George” in this case is author George R.R. Martin, the author of a series of books that are the basis for a little show you might have heard of called Game of Thrones. The HBO series is about to enter its fifth season, and the reason that matters is because if the show goes into season six it may officially be entering uncharted territory. That is to say that it will be forced to move on through the arc of the story without Martin’s books to guide them. And that’s one of the reasons that Martin says he’ll be bowing out of appearing at a number of high-profile cons this summer, including San Diego Comic Con, to finish book number six. (more…)

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It was the heart-warming story of the year. When the Make-A-Wish Foundation sought to give a young boy an adventure to remember dressed up as his favorite superhero, the City of San Francisco responded in incredible fashion, creating one those truth is stranger than fiction occasions as thousands of people, from the San Francisco Mayor’s office to the newsroom of the San Francisco Chronicle to the cast of Arrow all lent their support to the endeavor. All the Batkid action as captured by filmmaker Dana Nachman, who turned her footage into a documentary called Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around the World. It premiered at Slamdance a couple of months ago, but a new distribution deal seems to indicate that audiences across the country will get a chance to see it for themselves on the big screen. (more…)

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Marvel Studios and Netflix have announced a late Easter treat for superheo fans: Daredevil. The first of five series co-produced by Marvel and Netflix has been in the works since last summer, and is now just four months away from mass consumption according to the video streaming site. Daredevil, based on the super-powered crimefighter created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, will be the latest test for the Marvel empire launching the series on – drumroll please – April 10, 2015. As per usual, all 13 episodes of the series will be available for immediate binge watching obsessive types just after midnight on April 10, hopefully tidying over Marvel fans just a few short weeks before Avengers: Age of Ultron. By the way, that’s not all the Daredevil news we’ve got. See below. (more…)

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At the beginning of the year, it’s only natural to start re-evaluating where you are and where you’re going, and to start making plans to change course and get to that new place. We call them New Year’s Resolutions, and a great many of us make them every January 1. Should we expect movie studios to be so different? In the game of “Musical Chairs” that is the major studio release schedule, we’ve got some old favorites making some new moves. 20th Century Fox has announced several big moves for major releases over the next couple of years, included among them are a couple of comic book franchises, a video game movie, and a continuation of a major science fiction series. (more…)