May
24
2020
2

The suits manage to keep the Snyder Cut from getting new shooting.

Makes sense that Zack Snyder would ask, though. The worst that’d happen is they’d say “No,” right?

“There’s not going to be any reshoots of any kind with any actors,” Gonzalez said. “It’s just additional dialogue. Here’s something that hasn’t been reported yet: (Snyder) did want to shoot and he wanted to do additional photography but HBO Max said no, that’s not happening. We’ll give you money for post-production, for special effects, for scoring, and even ADR but no reshoots of any kind on this movie.”

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Mar
31
2020
1

The JUSTICE LEAGUE: THE SNYDER CUT Honest Trailer.

Damned coronavirus is screwing up all of my usual movie news sites. I gotta say, though: provoking Sonny Bunch like that? Gutsy move there, Honest Trailers. Gutsy move.

Nov
17
2019
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Tweet of the Day, I Don’t Feel Like Giving Context To This edition.

I may be running a small fever, you see — and certainly am coughing and sore-throaty. So I’m going to just chuckle at this generally and decline to explain why.

Oct
05
2018
6

OK, Aquaman now definitely looks like It Will Not Suck.

That’s a damn solid trailer, there.

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Jan
04
2018
6

Warner Bros. taps Walter Hamada as new overseer for DCU.

Oh, Warner Bros, why must you taunt me with hope?

As part of a shake-up of its DC film operations, Warner Bros. is promoting Walter Hamada to oversee its comic book movies, Variety has learned. He will serve as president of DC-based film production. In December, the studio decided to replace Jon Berg and Geoff Johns as the heads of the DC movies. Berg became a production partner with Roy Lee, the producer of “The Lego Movie” and “It,” who has a deal on the lot.

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Dec
07
2017
7

Warner Bros.’ Jon Berg expiates dishonor for Justice League.

Jon Berg’s the guy who was keeping an eye on the production of the DCEU on behalf of Warner Bros. And he’s been removed.

 

Jon Berg, co-president of production at Warner Bros. Pictures, will leave his post at the studio to become a producer with filmmaker Roy Lee, who has produced successful movies for the studio including “It” and “The Lego Movie.” Berg, who ran point on DC movies and was credited as a producer on “Justice League,” has been an executive at the studio for about a decade. Toby Emmerich, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, said it was Berg’s decision to step down.

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Nov
21
2017
1

My mini-review of Justice League.

Short version: Justice League, perhaps surprisingly, did not actually suck. There is even a hint of a suggestion that the people who put the movie it may have tried to have fun in the process. I dunno just how much each one of you have felt betrayed by DCEU to date, but this is at least matinee-worthy.

Somewhat longer version: ach, well, it’s not a Marvel film, for better or for worse. I’m not going to get in on the relative merits of DC vs. Marvel comic books (largely because I was always on Team DC, so I’m obviously prejudiced there) but there are things that one IP can do more easily than the other, and vice versa. It’s hard for Marvel movies to achieve gravitas, and it’s bloody difficult for DC ones to shed their excess. If Justice League was trying to do anything else, it was trying to get out from under the gloomy nature of the DCEU films that preceded it. And I think that it did a better job than I expected it to.

Also: the movie actually rectified a nigh-constant complaint that I have had in the past. I won’t say more because spoilers.




Nov
15
2017
2

So. Justice League is gonna suck, huh?

I mean, we’ll know in a half hour, when Rotten Tomatoes ends an embargo on Justice League that everybody’s largely assuming signifies that the reviews aren’t going to be great. Certainly the New York Times, which doesn’t need no stinking embargoes, isn’t saying the same things about it that people said about Thor or Wonder Woman. And the Times didn’t even hate it! They graded it on a curve, but they didn’t hate it.

It’ll likely make a ton of money, though. If not here, overseas. So how to correct the DCEU? Well, if only there was a director with a proven ability to make a blockbuster film – preferably, one set in the DCEU universe – that was also widely applauded as being a good blockbuster film. But where could DC find such a wonder?




Oct
27
2017
3

Is this Gary Clark cover of Come Together for Justice League good, or bad?

I dunno. I kind of started out wanting to love it, then I kind of wanted to hate it, and now it’s growing a little on me.

Come Together, Gary Clark Jr.

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