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Joker Team Talk Defying Categorisation

“Joker” Team Talk Defying Categorisation

People's reactions to the recent trailer for "Joker" this week show that some are still trying to force the film into a template that's comfortably familiar to them. Some are trying to see how it connects to the DCEU...
Cameron Talks New Terminator Trilogy Plans

Cameron Talks New “Terminator” Trilogy Plans

Following the drop of the full trailer a few hours ago, filmmaker James Cameron has sat down with Deadline for an extended interview about "Terminator: Dark Fate" which marks his return to the franchise that launched his career. Skydance Productions,...
Dh Interview Domhnall Gleeson Talks The Kitchen

DH Interview: Domhnall Gleeson On “The Kitchen”

-- EDITOR'S NOTE: A guest column today from one of Dark Horizons' colleagues, award-wining pop culture journalist and author Maria Lewis whose next book, "The Wailing Woman," is out in November. Maria recently attended a junket for "The...
Schumacher Reflects On Batman Forever

Schumacher Reflects On “Batman Forever”

Filmmaker Joel Schumacher has rather interesting stories to share. In a wide-ranging interview for Vulture, the now 79-year-old "Batman and Robin" and "Falling Down" director reflected on the films he made across a range of genres from 1974 to 2011...
James Gray Cinema In Utterly Perilous State

James Gray: Cinema In ‘Utterly Perilous State’

The Venice Film Festival has kicked off and one of the highlights of the upcoming slate is "The Lost City of Z" and "We Own the Night" director James Gray's new big-budget sci-fi epic "Ad Astra," a Brad Pitt-led...
Netflix Sets Fall 2019 Awards Film Slate

Netflix Sets Fall 2019 Awards Film Slate

With only the odd exception, Netflix generally doesn't announce its new film and TV season release dates until a month or two before release. Therefore there is often a question as to when their more high-profile film projects...
First Trailer The Mandalorian Series

First Trailer: “The Mandalorian” Series

Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy was on hand to unveil the first trailer for the first live-action "Star Wars" series "The Mandalorian" which has now gone online. The series is set five years after the events of "Return of the Jedi",...
Moon Knight She Hulk Coming To Disney

“Moon Knight,” “She-Hulk” Coming To Disney+

Following on from this morning's announcement of the "Ms. Marvel" TV series, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed at D23 this morning two more previously unannounced shows coming to the Disney+ streaming service. Those shows? "Moon Knight" and...
Marvel Is Out From Future Spider Man Films

Marvel Is Out From Future “Spider-Man” Films

An inability by Disney and Sony Pictures to reach new terms in an agreement means Marvel Studios and its president Kevin Feige will no longer be involved in the production of any more "Spider-Man" films - effectively terminating the...

Reeves, Moss, Wachowski Set For “Matrix 4”

There's been stirrings but now it's official - a fourth "The Matrix" film is on the way from Warner Bros. Pictures and Village Roadshow Pictures. In even better news, three key talents - stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss and...
Apple Tv Targets November Launch Pricing

Apple TV+ Targets November Launch & Pricing

The coming Apple TV+ streaming service looks like it's joining the streaming wars earlier than anticipated. Bloomberg reports that Apple Inc. plans to roll out its Apple TV+ subscription service by November this year, putting it in direct competition with...
Movie Trailer Editor On Pre Reels Spoilers

Movie Trailer Editor On Pre-Reels & Spoilers

The last few years have seen the birth of a super annoying phenomenon in terms of online film trailers - the 'pre-trailer reel'. They are the five-second short snippet of the trailer you're about to see that play...
Disneys Canada Australia Nz Launch Details

Disney+ Canada, Australia & NZ Launch Details

Disney has finally revealed the first elements of its international rollout plans for the Disney+ streaming service. Until now the company's discussion of the service has been strictly about its domestic launch on November 12th. That has changed today...
Cbs Viacom Merger Agreement Reached

CBS-Viacom Merger Agreement Reached

The reunification of a media empire is officially underway. After days of negotiations, CBS Corp. has reached an agreement to acquire Viacom which will now take on the name ViacomCBS Inc.. CBS and Viacom announced the agreement Tuesday after...
Disney Concerned Over New Mutants More

Disney Concerned Over “New Mutants” & More

Last week, as part of a quarterly investor conference call, 20th Century Fox got a public dressing down by Disney chief executive Bob Iger who said Fox's performance "was well below where it had been and well below where...
Disney Fox Deal To Close March 20th

What’s Gone From Fox’s Development Slate

What has been expected for months was made official in an investment call this past week - that Disney has essentially gutted 20th Century Fox's film development slate. The studio had several hundred projects in development and while many would...
Universal Cancels The Hunt Release

Universal Cancels “The Hunt” Release

Universal Pictures has cancelled the release of Craig Zobel's new thriller "The Hunt," pulling it from its proposed September 27th release date. Jason Blum and Damon Lindelof produced the film which follows twelve strangers who mysteriously wake up in a...
Donald Trump Slams Hollywood As Racist

Donald Trump Slams Hollywood As Racist

U.S. President Donald Trump is once again in the entertainment news columns, this time for comments made whilst speaking to press outside the White House on Friday. After criticising big tech companies earlier in the week with plans to draft...
Field Of Dreams Field To Host Actual Game

“Field of Dreams” Field To Host Actual Game

When "Dodgeball" sports cable network ESPN8 'The Ocho' came to life (albeit briefly), it was a joy for those in overlap section of the sports fans-cinephiles Venn diagram. Now something similarly cool is happening again, this time inspired...
Video Game Industry Slams Trump Comments

Video Game Industry Slams Trump Comments

The tragic back-to-back mass shootings in the United States has reignited the ongoing debate over the alleged correlation between video games and violent behavior. In remarks from the White House on Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said: "We...
Furious Male Stars Scared To Look Weak

“Furious” Male Stars Refuse To Look Weak

With "Hobbs & Shaw" having just hit cinemas, talk is running high about the film which made an impressive $5.8 million in Thursday night previews domestically along with $25 million in early international openings over Wednesday and Thursday. However one...
Original Raimis Spider Man Teaser Restored

Original Raimi’s “Spider-Man” Teaser Restored

The original first teaser trailer for Sam Raimi's 2002 "Spider-Man," one that was pulled from distribution in September 2001 due to it featuring the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center prominently, has come back online in a big...
Ps4 Has Reached 100m Console Sales

PS4 Has Reached 100M Console Sales

Sony has revealed that the PlayStation 4 game console reached the 100 million milestone by the end of the second calendar quarter of 2019, making it the fastest home console to reach that mark. The PS4 reached the...
Afflecks Batman Film Wouldve Visited Arkham

Affleck’s “Batman” Film Would’ve Visited Arkham

Famed cinematographer Robert Richardson has been out doing press rounds for "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" this week, talking up the Tarantino period drama. During a chat on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, he also spoke about one other...
Star Trek Motion Picture Gets A Re Release

“Star Trek: The Motion Picture” Gets A Re-Release

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its release, the original theatrical cut of 1979's "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" is coming back to the big screen for the first time with a two-day only nationwide U.S. re-release on September...
Ledger Blasted Brokeback Mountain Jokes

Ledger Blasted “Brokeback Mountain” Jokes

Back when it was in the works and still to this day, Ang Lee's celebrated 2005 film "Brokeback Mountain" is still summed up by people all over as the 'gay cowboy' movie. It's not an unfair description, but...
Movie Theatres Consider Dynamic Pricing Again

Movie Theatres Consider Dynamic Pricing Again

'Tightwad Tuesdays' is the nickname in certain parts of the world for that mid-week day when business is slow and so movie tickets are discounted in order to get more human traffic flowing through the multiplexes. Recently some large U.S....
People Would Pay 21 Per Month On Svod

People Would Pay $21-Per-Month On SVOD

A new Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult poll finds that a combined $21 is the sweet spot that households are willing to pay per month for multiple streaming services. Taken from a national sample of 2,200 adults, the poll finds the acceptable...
R I P Rutger Hauer

R.I.P. Rutger Hauer

Legendary actor Rutger Hauer has died at his home in the Netherlands at the age of 75 following a short illness. The celebrated Dutch actor was a leading man in the 1970s, launched to success with Paul Verhoeven's series "Floris"...
Joker Knives Laundromatt More Hit Tiff

“Joker,” “Knives,” “Laundromat” & More Hit TIFF

This year’s Toronto Film Festival unveiled its 2019 lineup on Tuesday with a healthy mix of awards fare, crowd-pleasers and auteur vehicles. Notable highlights this year include Todd Phillips' very R-rated standalone comic adaptation "Joker," the Mr. Rogers biopic "A...

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