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The New Mortal Kombat Film Has Started Shooting and Full Cast of Characters Revealed

New Line Cinema has officially started production on their highly anticipated Mortal Kombat movie. The announcement came from screenwriter Greg Russo, who shared a behind-the-scenes photo on Twitter with the caption, “May the Elder Gods watch over us! #Ithasbegun”.

May the Elder Gods watch over us! #Ithasbegun pic.twitter.com/Lkovg7Glwo

— Greg Russo (@WriterRusso) September 15, 2019

The movie is being directed by Simon McQuoid, who is aiming for an R-rating with the film which will feature some of the famous fatalities. It was also previously explained that fans will see “a lot of familiar faces” in the film, but there are some other popular characters that will be saved for the sequel.

As far as the casting for the film goes, Joe Taslim (The Raid) will play Sub Zero, Ludi Lin (Power Rangers) plays Liu Kang, Jessica McNamee (The Meg) plays Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson (Superstore) takes on the role of Kano,
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Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 14 Review: Today and Tomorrow

Fear the Walking Dead season 5 continues to sabotage its characters and itself with a trope-heavy, logic-defying episode.

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This Fear the Walking Dead review contains spoilers.

Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 14

As I sat down to write this review, it suddenly occurred to me that Fear the Walking Dead is a lot like an A+ student that keeps turning in C+ work—and no amount of tutoring is going to fix the issue unless Fear starts applying itself. Until then, it looks like Fear is content to squander its potential until the end of the semester. And with only two assignments left this semester, it’s not looking like the show will be making the Honor Roll. Just to take this analogy one step further, I realize Fear has already been renewed for a sixth season. So, really, why bother swinging for the fences, when your teachers
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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Actor include Adam Driver, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix and …

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Oscar predictions: Top 10 frontrunners for Best Actor include Adam Driver, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joaquin Phoenix and …
Frontrunners are already forming for the Oscar Best Actor race, according to early predictions at Gold Derby. Now that the three major fall film festivals — Telluride, Venice and Toronto — have premiered many of the most anticipated titles, the predictions reflect the flux now that some film critics and industry leaders have passed judgment on possible contenders. The top 10 for male leads have completely shifted save for Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”), who retains the eighth spot. Whereas Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) held first place for a while, he has dropped to third while Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”) zoomed up to No. 1. Similarly, Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) bumped Robert De Niro (“The Irishman”) out of the second place and down to the fifth spot. We’ve confirmed most category placements with studios or campaigners, but — as awards season veterans know — some decisions aren’t yet final and changes may occur.
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'It 2' Repeats at #1, 'Hustlers' Exceeds Expectations & 'The Goldfinch' Flies into a Wall

'It 2' Repeats at #1, 'Hustlers' Exceeds Expectations & 'The Goldfinch' Flies into a Wall
It was a mixed bag of a weekend for Warner Bros. which saw It: Chapter Two deliver a strong hold and retain the weekend's #1 spot at the box office, but their new release, The Goldfinch, bombed, delivering one of the worst openings ever for a wide release. Alternatively, STXfilms's Hustlers exploded out of the gates with the studio's largest opening in its five year history as well as star Jennifer Lopez's largest live-action opening of all-time. With an estimated $40.7 million, WB and New Line's It: Chapter Two topped the weekend for the second week in a row, dipping just -55% compared to its opening weekend and pushing the film's domestic cume over $153 million after ten days in release. In addition to that, the horror sequel added another $47 million internationally this weekend for a global tally that now stands at $323.3 million. That total includes a $4.7 million #1 opening in France while
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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Heat

In 1995, nobody would know the lasting impact of Michael Mann’s grandiose sweeping crime drama, Heat would have on pop culture and audiences. Originally billed as the showdown between Al Pacino as Detective Vincent Hanna and Robert DeNiro as master thief Neil McCauley, there was more substance to the historical moment than expected.

The movie isn’t just a character study of both men and their respective crews, it’s a blueprint for how to do an action film, a heist film, and a drama film, all in one. It’s the movie Christopher Nolan cited as a direct influence on The Dark Knight which, over ten years later, is still the definitive Bat-flick. After almost 25 years, Heat is still the decisive crime-drama. Without further delay, here are 10 things you didn't know about Heat.
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Kevin Smith Thinks Robert Pattinson’s A Good Choice For Batman

The news of Robert Pattinson becoming the next actor to play Batman has been making waves in the comic book community for months now. Recently, successful filmmaker and celebrated aficionado of all things comic book-related, Kevin Smith waded into the casting choice on his Fatman Beyond podcast. In response to a comment by his co-host Marc Bernardin about meeting Pattinson, Smith affirmed his support for the teen heartthrob turned indie-darling, saying:

“I like him as an actor and look forward to this movie The Lighthouse in a big and bad way,” Smith said on the podcast. “I think he’s a good choice. I know he doesn’t look the part, I guess traditionally speaking because he seems like a lanky kid.”

While Pattinson’s lack of muscle was a big reason for some Batman fans being disappointed by his casting, an even bigger reservation on the part of many
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Superhero Bits: ‘The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child’, New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Funko POPs & More

Was the Marvel and DC Comics crossover from a long time ago considered canon? What Batman story is Frank Miller telling next? Was Leonardo DiCaprio ever actually considered to play Joker? Where will production for The Suicide Squad take place? How old was Captain America at the end of Avengers: Endgame? Is James Gunn done […]

The post Superhero Bits: ‘The Dark Knight Returns: The Golden Child’, New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Funko POPs & More appeared first on /Film.
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Kevin Smith Says The Batman Is Based On The Long Halloween

Aside from a synopsis or some such thing, odds are we won’t know too much about The Batman‘s story until opening weekend. Still, that doesn’t mean we can’t fall back on our comic book collections while boning up before venturing to the nearest cinema.

If any singular literary work is said to have influenced Matt Reeves while assembling his blockbuster, it’d have to be The Long Halloween. After all, we’ve been told to expect a film noir murder mystery, and few Batman comics have pulled off that element so well. Plus, Robert Pattinson himself did kind of hint at that recently, as did our trusted source flat-out telling us Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s 13-issue classic served as inspiration.

Another person seemingly confirming this notion is that of filmmaker and comic book writer Kevin Smith on an episode of his Fatman Beyond podcast.
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‘The Dark Knight’ Writer David S. Goyer Inks Overall Deal With Skydance Television

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‘The Dark Knight’ Writer David S. Goyer Inks Overall Deal With Skydance Television
Prolific writer-producer David S. Goyer is expanding his relationship with Skydance Television, signing a multi-year overall deal with the studio. Under the pact, Goyer will create, develop and produce original scripted series via his Phantom Four production banner headed by Keith Levine. Goyer currently serves as showrunner and executive producer on Skydance Television’s upcoming Apple TV+ sci-fi drama series Foundation, based on the seminal Isaac Asimov science fiction novel trilogy.

“Throughout his career, David has proven time and again he is a one-of-a-kind visionary talent as a storyteller and producer for both the big and small screen,” said Marcy Ross, President, Skydance Television. “David is masterful at bringing to life epic stories and creating massive worlds and we couldn’t be more excited to continue our collaboration with him.”

Goyer is also credited as a writer on Skydance’s upcoming feature film Terminator: Dark Fate,
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David S. Goyer Inks Overall TV Deal With Skydance

David S. Goyer Inks Overall TV Deal With Skydance
David S. Goyer has another new home.

The writer-producer behind The Dark Knight and DaVinci's Demons has signed a multiyear overall deal with Skydance Television.

Under the pact, Goyer and his Phantom Four banner will expand his relationship with Skydance and create, develop and produce original scripted series for the studio. Goyer is currently showrunning and executive producing the Apple sci-fi drama series Foundation, based on Isaac Asimov's best-selling book series of the same name.

“Throughout his career, David has proven time and again he is a one-of-a-kind visionary talent as a storyteller and producer ...
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Exciting New Trailer for the WWII Action Film Midway From Director Roland Emmerich

Roland Emmerich, the director of films such as Stargate and Independence Day, got a hell of a great cast of actors together for his upcoming action film which tells the epic World War II story of the battle of Midway. The film is called Midway, we’ve got a new trailer for it for you to watch today, and it’s filled with exciting action-packed footage!

The movie recounts the clash between “the American fleet and the Imperial Japanese Navy which marked a pivotal turning point in the Pacific Theater during WWII. The film, based on the real-life events of this heroic feat, tells the story of the leaders and soldiers who used their instincts, fortitude and bravery to overcome the odds.” These soldiers and aviators “pulled off the unbelievable to turn the tide of the war in June 1942.”

I love watching films that are set during the big historical wars,
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The 17 Movies to Watch Before ‘Joker’

The 17 Movies to Watch Before ‘Joker’
Todd Phillips’ “Joker” has dominated cinema buzz ever since world premiering in competition at the Venice Film Festival last month. The comic book film, starring Joaquin Phoenix as the infamous Batman villain, went on to shock the world by winning Venice’s top prize, the Golden Lion, before heading to the Toronto International Film Festival where it picked up equal amounts rave reviews and outrage. What’s become clear is that superhero movies might never be the same after the movie’s release next month. IndieWire’s David Ehrlich observed as much in his review, writing the film is “the boldest and most exciting superhero movie since ‘The Dark Knight,” for better and for worse.

With Warner Bros. gearing up to release “Joker” in theaters nationwide October 4, now is as good a time as ever to start getting ready for the movie by watching the 1970s crime classics, contemporary superhero movies,
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Here’s How Pierce Brosnan Could Look As Alfred In The Batman

With Robert Pattinson now locked in for the title role, fans are wondering who will be joining him in Matt Reeves’ upcoming Dark Knight reboot The Batman. Speculation is mostly focused on the many villains Bruce is expected to battle in the movie. However, let’s not overlook Master Wayne’s faithful butler Alfred Pennyworth, who’s been in every Batman cinematic outing to date.

Rumors have pointed to Reeves considering former James Bond Pierce Brosnan for the part and if you can’t see that yourself, take a look at this cool digital art from Instagram user Barrett.digital who’s dressed up the Irish actor for the part. With the classic butler outfit and hair loss issues, he looks every bit the Alfred we know and love. The fact that he’s presenting a grappling hook is also a nice touch.

The Batman Fan Art Casts Pierce Brosnan
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Christian Bale Is Dying to See Joker, Calls Joaquin Phoenix Brave

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Christian Bale Is Dying to See Joker, Calls Joaquin Phoenix Brave
The excitement surrounding Joker is reaching a fever pitch as the film nears release after having recently won the best film award at the Venice Film Festival. The last time a Batman-related movie received this much critical acclaim was The Dark Knight featuring Heath Ledger's Oscar-winning Joker performance.

Ledger's co-star in the film, Christian Bale, commented on Joaquin Phoenix reprising the role of the Clown Prince of Crime during promotions for his new film Ford v Ferrari.

"Joaquin is one of the best actors around, you know, and obviously I worked with Heath. You know, it's a brave thing to follow up that performance and he always makes interesting choices."

Bale then offered this.

"Dying to see it... I wish them the best with that."

Encouraging words coming from the Batman who headed the most critically acclaimed films ever about the world of The Dark Knight. While Ledger's performance
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Christian Bale Says It’s Brave For Joaquin Phoenix To Follow Heath Ledger’s Joker

It’s no secret that Heath Ledger’s award-winning performance in The Dark Knight is one of the most iconic movie moments in recent memory. Following up that legendary portrayal of the evil Clown Prince is undoubtedly difficult, though. Just ask Jared Leto. Still, Joaquin Phoenix seems like he may be up for the task, as reviews pouring in from the premiere of Joker have been largely positive thus far, with many praising the lead actor.

Christian Bale was lucky enough to get a front row seat to Ledger’s career-defining take on the infamous character when he played Bruce Wayne in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, and in a recent interview, the Academy Award winner shared his thoughts about the upcoming origin story, saying the following:

“Joaquin is one of the best actors around, you know, and obviously I worked with Heath… You know, it’s a brave thing
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Will Oscars Embrace 'Joker,' a Comic Book Movie Without a Superhero but With Gun Violence?

Will Oscars Embrace 'Joker,' a Comic Book Movie Without a Superhero but With Gun Violence?
Heath Ledger was awarded the best supporting actor Oscar for The Dark Knight. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse snagged a best animated feature Oscar. And Black Panther was nominated for the best picture Oscar, plus six other Oscars, three of which it won. In other words, over the past decade or so, comic book movies have not only taken over American cinemas, but have made major inroads at the Oscars, too.

But could a comic book movie without a superhero, centered solely on a truly despicable villain, also be embraced by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences? Joker, which The Hangover helmer Todd Phillips co-wrote (with ...
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Netflix Anoints Swedish Actor Adam Pålsson As ‘Young Wallander’ Alongside ‘Argo’s Richard Dillane & ‘Black Mirror’s Leanne Best

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Exclusive: Netflix has found its Young Wallander – the Svod service has cast Swedish actor Adam Pålsson in the role alongside Argo’s Richard Dillane and Black Mirror’s Leanne Best.

Pålsson, who starred in Svt drama Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves as well as The Bridge, takes on the role previously played by Kenneth Branagh in the adaptation of Henning Mankell’s novels.

The six-part series, which has just started filming, tells the story of detective Kurt Wallander’s first case and is produced by Banijay-backed Yellow Bird UK. The story focuses on the formative experiences – professional and personal – faced by Wallander as a recently graduated police officer in his early twenties. It launches on Netflix in 2020.

Pålsson plays Kurt Wallander, Dillane, who also starred in The Dark Knight and Peaky Blinders, plays Superintendent Hemberg and Best, who also starred in Line of Duty and Tin Star,
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Joaquin Phoenix Never Liked Thomas Wayne Being Included in ‘Joker’ Script

Joaquin Phoenix Never Liked Thomas Wayne Being Included in ‘Joker’ Script
“Joker” has taken the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival by storm, but not everything about the acclaimed comic book film sits well with leading star Joaquin Phoenix. The actor’s interview with The New York Times includes a revelation from “Joker” director and co-writer Todd Phillips that Phoenix dislikes the inclusion of Thomas Wayne in the film’s script. The movie’s explicit connection to the DC Comics mythology was Phoenix’s “greatest misgiving” about “Joker.”

“[Joaquin] never liked saying the name Thomas Wayne,” Phillips said. “It would have been easier for him if the movie was called ‘Arthur’ and had nothing to do with any of that stuff. But in the long run, I think he got it and appreciated it.”

Actor Brett Cullen stars in “Joker” as Thomas Wayne. By writing Thomas Wayne into the script, Phillips and co-screenwriter Scott Silver keep “Joker” tied to
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Christian Bale gives thoughts on Phoenix as Joker and Pattinson as Batman

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Christian Bale had his time with the cape and cowl as Batman from 2005-2012 in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy, so he knows just as well as anyone what it’s like to step into both the suit and the city of Gotham. With the new movie Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix on the horizon (and winning rave reviews and awards), and with Robert Pattinson set to don the…
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Joker Review [Tiff 2019]

Take this as you will: Todd Phillips’ Joker is exactly the kind of movie the Clown Prince of Crime would have wanted. Vicious, dangerous, transcendent, it’s the boldest and most shattering addition to the comic cinema canon since The Dark Knight. But even so, this slow burn film has forged its own path on the outskirts of blockbuster creativity, not only reinventing one of entertainment’s most iconic villains, but our conception – and hopefully, a whole string of future filmmakers’ notions – of the comic book genre itself.

Muck and junk flood the streets of Gotham City. Travis Bickle longed for the day the rain would wash the streets clean of such filth, and in 1989’s Do the Right Thing, set and released at the tail end of the decade this film’s events take place, the overbearing heat did its part in igniting a block-contained, yet thunderous rebellion. In that spirit,
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