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The Internet can be a minefield of misinformation, from simple mistakes to the intentional stirring up trouble type. Another form that has been developing lately is the chain effect. Where one page reports something as a rumor or some whispers heard and another site picks that up, and then another, as the rumor is diluted until some sites start reporting those rumors as confirmed facts. Over the weekend one such story hit the Internet, that included both, a confirmed fact (Flash director Seth Grahame-Smith had left the production due to creative differences) and some whispered rumors that many took as fact, that James Wan was, “feeling a tremendous amount of trepidation about Aquaman,”  which many turned into Wan’s exit from the movie. Now Wan has taken to Twitter to clear the whole thing up, and ask the Internet to lay off the guy who started the whole thing. (more…)

Battle Over ‘Pokémon’ Live Action Movie Rages

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Between the seemingly endless video games, trading card games, movies, manga and a TV anime that has been running for almost twenty years, the Pokémon franchise has touched the hearts of all kinds of people, bridging the gap between generations and continents. With two new games Pokémon Sun and Moon – and an inevitable third to complete the classic trio – announced for later on this year, it shows no sign of slowing down its legacy. (more…)

RadioBastard Episode 147 Batman v Superman


Now that protests have finally died down, now that our customary 3 week spoiler silence ended, now that Jeremy finally had 5 minutes to toss the whole random grab bag of a podcast together, we are now ready to share the 90 minute conversation on the 151 minute big screen edition of the 75 year build up to the battle between the world’s greatest 4 color titans (that lasts about 8 minutes.)

MILD SPOILER ALERT: Jeremy, Jason, and Matt talk in depth(ish) about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice so this will spoil it for you if you are one of the few who have yet to take in billion dollar (let’s call it) divisive blockbuster that no one can seem to agree upon. Is it the greatest movie ever? The worst? Is it fever dream of a mad space-god-turtle? The guys are not here to convince you of any of that. What you will hear is a little exploration in the highs, the lows, and expansive middles the movie had to offer. (more…)

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The movie adaptation for Ernest Cline‘s novel Ready Player One has been in the works since before the book had even been released. Warner Bros bought the film rights on the same day as the published deal with Random House was finalised. Published in 2011, it has drawn a lot of attention to itself. Between Wil Wheaton’s narration of the audiobook and Steven Spielberg signing on as director in March 2015, the news surrounding the movie keeps getting bigger and better. (more…)

 

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Over the last 5  years there’s been a resurgence in popular 80’s and 90’s cartoons or TV shows,  some of which have been revived and brought back for our viewing pleasure. Of course we’ve got a Full House revival, a miniseries continuation of The X-Files, new Twin Peaks next year, new Powerpuff Girls, and that’s just a tip of the nostalgia iceberg. This month the Animaniacs was made available for streaming on Netflix, but for all lovers of our Zanny trio: Yakko, Wakko & Dot; the fun doesn’t stop at just watching the show. Warner Bros. is rewarding the love with some live-action song stylings. Check out more after the jump.

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suicide-squad-trailer-3Tonight (Apr. 10) the as promised release of an all new trailer for David Ayer‘s Suicide Squad made it’s debut during the MTV Movie Awards and it did not disappoint (the trailer that is, I will not pass judgement on an award show for movies on a channel that has ‘music’ in it’s name but only runs TV shows about people being ‘catfished’ on the internet.) Packed with new footage featuring more of Jared Leto’s Joker and Ben Affleck’s stunt doubles Batman and even, amazingly enough, those rumored jokes the reshoots were suppose to add*. Already? Damn, Ayer you are quick at the editing bay.

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Warner Bros. is certainly in a tight spot. After Batman V Superman’s massive second weekend drop, the company is pretty much scrambling to reassure their financial success. Recent rumors suggest that Warner Bros.’ knee-jerk reaction to this was to focus all of their resources on their tentpole franchises, abandoning their smaller-scale and original releases. Of course, house favorites like Christopher Nolan, Clint Eastwood, and Ben Affleck will still make movies for them, but smaller films like Midnight Special may be denied by WB in the near future. One of the biggest alleged casualties from WB’s restructuring is the live action adaptation of Death Note, which was recently dropped by the company. Fortunately, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and there is still hope for the film.

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The critical blitzkrieg on Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and the apparent reflection of that in the box office return – despite the fact that those returns have added up to $700 million globally so far – has reportedly gotten the heads of Warner Bros. worried. Sure they’ve made almost three-quarters of a billion dollars so far, but it seems unlikely that the film will break ten figures, and after a year of expensive disasters like Jupiter Ascending, Pan and In the Heart of the Sea, there was a lot more riding on BvS financially than just the DC Extended Universe; Warner Bros. was hoping it would be a license to print money. So how are they reacting? Interestingly, the rumor mill says fewer movies in general, but more franchises specifically. (more…)

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In what will surely add fire to the schadenfreude being experienced by those that hate what Zack Snyder has done with the DC Comics Extended Universe, it seems that Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice can come in at number one at the box office in its second weekend, but still lose. Batman V. Superman collected another $52.4 million at the domestic box office this weekend, which normally isn’t a cause of concern, but after a $166 million opening weekend, making significantly less than half  then that in the second weekend is not a good sign for the longevity of the film. (more…)