Ben Affleck Out as ‘The Batman’ Director

Big news from The Batman movie. Ben Affleck has decided to drop out as director, though he’ll still play Batman. According to Affleck’s statement: “There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions…Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate [Read Entire Story]

Your ’90s Boyfriend Is ‘Finally Ready’ To Make Casper 2

‘Casper’ star Devon Sawa confesses he now wants to make a sequel to the ’90s hit SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pedro Almodovar Named Cannes Jury President

The Spanish director will head the jury for the 70th edition of the festival that begins May 17. read more SOURCE: Hollywood Reporter - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Dark Horse Comics Unleashes Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow

Geof Darrow’s slick, precise inks and stunning detail have amazed comics fans for decades, from his early work with Moebius to Hard Boiled, his first collaboration with Frank Miller, to the overwhelming success of his current series, The Shaolin Cowboy. Now Darrow provides incredible insight into his process by sharing the pencil drawings behind his meticulous inks in a huge hardcover collection, Lead Poisoning: The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow. Dark Horse Comics will release the oversized 128 page [Read Entire Story]

Ben Affleck steps down from directing The Batman

According to Variety, Ben Affleck has backed out of directing "The Batman," but will still star in and produce the film. SOURCE: The Beat - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Eventual Highlander Remake Will Combine Stories From Across the Franchise

Nowhere is it more obvious that Highlander is immortal than in Hollywood. The town has been trying to remake the film for the better part of a decade and the thing just won’t die.Read more... SOURCE: Gizmodo - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Take A Ride On This Awesome Fan-Designed ‘Star Wars’ Roller Coaster [Video]

Disney is hard at work building their Star Wars theme park expansions, and we can only hope that they’ve cooked up something as fun as this coaster design from YouTuber Chuck Maurice. Take it for a spin below (the ride itself begins at the 1:50 mark). Queue line scenery : you’re in a Rebel hidden base. Did you ever wonder how x-wings and rebels ships were made ? Let’s take a loot at it ! I built my own starspeeder 3000 inspired from Disneyland Paris. The whole thing looks [Read Entire Story]

These Storyboards May Reveal Another Alternate Ending to Jurassic Park

The ending of Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park is perfect: The tension, the staging, and the turn of the Tyrannosaurus Rex from villain to hero, complete with the falling banner. It’s so good it seems impossible it could have been handled differently—but history tells us it originally was.Read more... SOURCE: io9 - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

PGA and SAG Awards: What to Watch for

THR's awards columnist explains why he thinks Saturday night will be a big night for 'La La Land,' while Sunday night will clarify which film will pose the biggest challenge to it in the Oscar race.read more SOURCE: The Race - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Don’t Watch The New Fifty Shades Darker Video If You Hate PDA

Watch Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele's scandalous elevator ride in the new ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ teaser video SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Pitch Perfect’s Bellas Threw A Hilariously Awkward Family Reunion Party

The ‘Pitch Perfect’ squad dressed up as the world’s weirdest family at a costume party SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

‘Cries From Syria’: Film Review | Sundance 2017

'Cries From Syria," from Evgeny Afineevsky, who directed the Oscar-nominated documentary 'Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom,' looks at the ongoing conflict in Syria.read more SOURCE: Movie Reviews - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sundance Diary, Day 4: The Day The FBI Came To Park City

Three documentaries on Syria and a day in Sundance’s virtual-reality tent SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

What’s New on Digital HD

Available Now Trolls The colorful, richly textured Troll Village is full of optimistic Trolls, who are always ready to sing, dance and party. When the comically pessimistic Bergens invade, Poppy (Anna Kendrick), the happiest Troll ever born, and the overly-cautious, curmudgeonly Branch (Justin Timberlake) set off on an epic journey to rescue her friends.  Their mission is full of adventure and mishaps, as this mismatched duo try to tolerate each other long enough to get the job done. From [Read Entire Story]

Titanic Director Settles That Leonardo DiCaprio Raft Debate Once And For All

‘Titanic’ director James Cameron debunks the ‘MythBusters’ episode about Leonardo DiCaprio surviving on the raft SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

‘Hoggy Warty Hogwarts’ Has Some Competition In Fantastic Beasts Deleted Scene

Hear Ilvermorny's school song in a 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' deleted scene. SOURCE: News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Rian Johnson Introduces "Ultimate Jedi" in Darkly Funny Song

Bones bones bones bones bones.read more SOURCE: Heat Vision - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Interview: Lupita Nyong’o on Queen of Katwe’s Hopeful Message and the Backlash to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globes Speech – Plus, a little bit on…

he Queen of Katwe is the uplifting true story of 10-year-old Phiona Mutesi who lives with her family in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda. Selling corn on the streets, her destiny changes when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a former soccer player turned missionary who teaches the local kids to play chess. Phiona quickly picks up the game and she quickly advances through local tournaments. Through these winnings, she has the opportunity to lift her family out of poverty. I had the [Read Entire Story]

Mandy Moore And Shane West Look Back On A Walk To Remember 15 Years Later

Mandy Moore and Shane West celebrated the 15th anniversary of ‘A Walk to Remember’ by answering fans’ questions about the movie SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

Sundance: Amazon Closes Deal for ISIS Doc ‘City of Ghosts’ for More Than $2 Million

A&E, which produced the critically acclaimed film, will retain the TV rights after the film's theatrical run.read more SOURCE: Movies - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

The Founder Is A Capitalist Happy Meal With A Vanilla Shake

In 1948, brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald launched their billion-dollar burger franchise with two sandwiches and a hundred rules. McDonald’s banned more things than it served: plates, silverware, jukeboxes, carhops, cigarette machines, frozen foods, phone booths, tables, tipping, and women, who weren’t allowed to work at the restaurant until all the teen boys were busy... Read more » SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

19 Disney Channel Original Movies You Didn’t Know Were Based On Books

Check out which of your favorite Disney Channel Original Movies were inspired by books SOURCE: Movies – News - Read entire story here. [Read Entire Story]

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