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Movie Review: Aquaman
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Aquaman

Aquaman
Director: James Wan
Writers: David Leslie, Johnson-McGoldrick, Will Beall
Cast: Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Nicole Kidman
Studio: Warner Bros.
Rated PG-13 | 143 Minutes
Release Date: December 21, 2018

Aquaman may be one of the most iconic superheroes in the DC lineup, but the character himself has a reputation for being one of the silliest superheroes. Furthermore, his introduction in Zach Snyder’s Justice League did not do him any favors. That being said, Jason Momoa‘s portrayal was a radical change for the one-dimensional pasty white hero. Instead, we got something that truly represented the character’s struggle of living in two worlds while acknowledging his overall cheesiness.

This helped lay the foundation for his own standalone film. Directed by James Wan, Aquaman sees the return of Momoa playing the aquatic eponymous hero in a globe-trotting superhero epic. By embracing many of the title character’s foibles and cheesiness, the film turns out to be one of the best DCEU entries to date. And while that is an easy bar to cross over, its world-building and willingness to have fun expands the cinematic universe and opens the door for the DCEU to explore bold and new possibilities. Check out my review of Aquaman here below.

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‘Godzilla: King Of The Monsters’ Trailer: Titans Battle For Title Of Alpha Kaiju
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If there is going to be a Godzilla sequel called Godzilla: King Of The Monsters, there’d very well better be a fight that reflects that subtitle. And Michael Dougherty‘s film looks like it will live up to that title. Warner Bros. has just dropped the newest trailer for the highly anticipated sequel that sees the title Kaiju engaging in an all-out battle with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. All the while, humans pin their hopes of survival on Godzilla as they do all they can to bring the three giants down. Check out the trailer here below.

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Anne Hathaway In Talks To Join ‘Sesame Street’ Film
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Anne Hathaway Sesame Street

Anne Hathaway is one of the many A-list talents who has visited Sesame Street, appearing in Elmo’s Christmas Countdown in 2009 to sing “I Want A Snuffy For Christmas” (seen below) with Big Bird and Snuffleupagus.

Now it looks like she will have a larger Sesame Street role. New reports say the actress is being eyed to star in a film based on the long-running children’s show alongside Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, and many more. Check out the full report, below.

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‘The Mule’ Trailer: Clint Eastwood Is A Mule For A Drug Cartel
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The Mule Clint Eastwood

Warner Bros. has released the new trailer for The Mule, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. The film finds Eastwood playing an elderly man who is alone and on the verge of losing his house. In order to fix his broken relationships and earn enough money to keep his house, he has to take on a new job, which turns out to be a dangerous one. Unbeknownst to him, he’s a mule for the drug cartel, and now, he will become the target of an FBI agent (Bradley Cooper) who is hot on his trail.

Watch the trailer here below.

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‘Birds Of Prey:’ Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado and More Testing For Roles
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Birds of Prey

Warner Bros. has made some excellent progress when it comes to adding diversity in their DC films. They were among the first to have a solo female superhero film to be directed by a female director. And now they’ve taken another huge step with Birds Of Prey, an all-female DC superhero ensemble. Directed by Cathy Yan, the film will see Margot Robbie reprising her DCEU role as Harley Quinn, who will be joined by DC characters Black Canary, Huntress, Cassandra Cain, and Renee Montoya in a fight to defend Gotham City against one of Batman’s most notable villains, Black Mask.

While Robbie is the only confirmed actress to board the film, a new report says Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Justina Machado,, and more are being considered for various roles. More on the story here below.

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Joker and Harley Spinoff Will Blend ‘This Is Us’ With ‘Bad Santa’
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Jared Leto and Margot Robbie as The Joker and Harley Quinn

Yes, there are multiple Joker films that are currently in development. There is even a spinoff that is completely separate from the DCEU from Todd Phillips and starring Joaquin Phoenix as the title character. And then there is that Joker and Harley film.

Glenn Ficarra and John Requa are currently working on the script and have given interested fans an update on their work. According to them, the film will be a like Bad Santa meets This Is Us. Check out what they had to say here below.

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Black Mask Will Be The Main Villain In ‘Birds Of Prey’
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Black Mask

Batman may have a lot of villains in his rogue gallery, but many of those A-list villains have appeared as different versions in all of the known film franchises. That being said, the current DCEU is building around the Batman family, which would, in turn, allow it to use other Batman villains that may not appear in the Caped Crusader’s films. Now, new reports confirm that Roman Sionis, aka Black Mask, will be the main villain of the Birds Of Prey film that is currently under development with Warner Bros. and DC Films. More on the story below.

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‘Supergirl’ Movie In The Works From ’22 Jump Street’ Writer
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Supergirl

Supergirl (Melissa Benoist) may be saving National City from otherworldly threats on the small screen on The CW’s Supergirl, but it looks like the character will make one giant leap to the big one. According to a brand new report, the Girl Of Steel will get her chance to fly once more on a cinematic level thanks to a script that will be penned by 22 Jump Street writer Oren Uziel. More on the story below.

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‘Aquaman’ Photos and Director James Wan’s Vision For The Underwater Hero
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Justice League Aquaman Jason Momoa

The DCEU is undergoing a rebrand in the wake of Justice League‘s flop. And directors are taking note of distancing themselves from the film with stories that serve the characters rather than lead up to the ensemble event.

While Aquaman may be the only DCEU film to hit theaters later this year, WB is now releasing a batch of new images from the upcoming film. In addition, director James Wan spoke about his vision for the character and why the film will distance itself from Justice League. More on the story below.

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Brett Ratner Says He Will Direct ‘Rush Hour 4’ Though No One Wants To Tell Him He’s Really Not
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Rush Hour Brett Ratner directs

Remember Rush Hour 4? Yeah, it was once an unnecessary sequel that was talked about in some circles. However, plans for that fell through in the wake of the multiple sexual misconduct allegations against director Brett Ratner. But even that isn’t stopping the filmmaker from going around and shopping the sequel to others. There are reports saying Ratner is going around town saying he will return to direct Rush Hour 4. Meanwhile, Warner Bros. says there are no plans for that. More on the story below.

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