‘Pennyworth’ : Batman’s Butler

‘Pennyworth’ : Batman’s Butler

Before Alfred was Batman’s loyal manservant he was … well he was still Alfred, but he was, like, way cooler. He did awesome spy stuff! The messes he cleaned up [puts on sunglasses] were international incidents with the fate of the world at stake.

At least that is the premise of the new series Pennyworth, coming to EPIX later this summer. On the show, Alfred (played by Jack Bannon) is still a young man, working for Bruce Wayne’s pops Thomas many years before Bruce’s birth. The show will show how Alfred became Alfred, and presumably why he’s so loyal to the Wayne family (and so oddly adept at sewing battle wounds and fixing Batmobiles).

Watch the show’s full trailer above; Here’s the series’ synopsis:

Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred...

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Men In Black: International

Men in Black: International is one of Sony’s big summer blockbusters and hoping to launch a new series within the franchise, but it was actually the cheapest installment in the property to make. On the big screen, Men in Black got its start back in 1997 and was one of the biggest hits of the year, earning $589.3 million worldwide and positive reviews praising the fresh concept and buddy cop chemistry between Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Unsurprisingly, sequels were made, but both followups failed to recapture the magic of the original and saw diminishing returns.

After a potential crossover with Sony’s successful Jump Street franchise went south, the studio opted to give MIB a soft reboot in the form of this weekend’s Men in Black: International. Pairing Thor: Ragnarok co-stars Chr...

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The Secret Life Of Pets 2:

The Secret Life Of Pets 2

The Secret Life Of Pets 2 Max and Duke and child eat from bowls

We’ve been on a bit of a blockbuster high the last few weeks, particularly thanks to the insane performance by Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame – which is getting closer everyday towards becoming the biggest movie of all time. Unfortunately, though, that particular film fever is coming down now, and helped us once again acknowledge something we’ve now recognized for months: 2019 is really disappointing at the box office. This weekend is a perfect example, as what should have been an absolutely massive three days – featuring the launch of both a new X-Men movie and Illumination Entertainment title – we instead just got… blah.

Check out the numbers for Chris Renaud & Jonathan del Val’s The Secret Life Of Pets 2, Simon Kinberg’s Dark Phoenix and...

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‘Dark Phoenix’

The news looked bad for Dark Phoenix after its Friday box office numbers were released, and it seems worse now. Experts claimed it was headed for an opening of about $35 million, but the film — the 12th movie in the X-Men franchise — wound up with even less than that.

According to estimates, the film earned $33 million in the U.S. in its opening weekend. That’s not only the worst debut for an X-Men movie in the 20-year history of the series, it’s the worst debut for an X-Men movie in the 20-year history of the series by $20 million dollars. The previous low was The Wolverine, which opened with $53.1 million in U.S. theaters in 2013.

These numbers aren’t adjusted for inflation either. After you do that, these numbers look even worse. X-Men’s $54...

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Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle Comes Home

Annabelle Comes Home

The beginning of the summer season is exploring playtime in some twisted ways. The return of Woody, Buzz and the gang in Toy Story 4 is an outlier to the vengeance of Chucky in the Child’s Play remake and the Conjuring universe’s own Annabelle Comes Home.

Ahead of the next Annabelle release, you can immerse yourself in the terrifying doll’s next location: locked away in an artifact room in the Warren’s home. Check out the 360 experience compatible with VR headsets, to click through on your desktop or move around with your mobile device. Give it a watch… if you dare:

Anyone jump out of their seats? The immersive experience simulates a scene in the film that was teased in the Annabelle trailer where Judy Warren’s babysitter Mary Ellen (played by Kat...

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Baby Shark

Baby Shark Animated TV Series in Development at Nickelodeon

Baby Shark

Baby Shark

If you haven’t heard of “Baby Shark,” chances are you probably don’t spend a lot of time with children, because as almost anyone with young ones can attest, the song is everywhere now. It’s not quite as annoying as the various iterations of “Finger Family” or as tedious as The Wheels on the Bus” or “Old MacDonald Had a Farm,” but its lyrics have the same unstoppable earworm effect, which means if you’ve ever heard it, you’re probably hearing it again in your head right now (doo doo doo doo doo doo doo).

Baby Shark is coming to life in a new animated TV as Nickelodeon is developing the project based on the viral song, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

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Nickelodeon is working with the YouTube ...

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Russian TV Station ‘Chernobyl’

Russian TV Station  'Chernobyl'

Russian TV Station ‘Chernobyl’

Russian TV Station ‘Chernobyl’

Interest in Chernobyl has skyrocketed since the airing of the surprise hit HBO miniseries about the infamous nuclear disaster. (Reuters reports a “a 40% rise in [tour] trip bookings since the series.” But not everyone is happy about the increase in attention. The Moscow Times reports that general reaction to the series in Russia has been heavily negative, with some in the media claiming it was designed “to tarnish this country’s image as a nuclear power” and that the show presents “a caricature and not the truth.”

To counteract that “caricature,” one Russian TV station is prepping a response: Its own Chernobyl series with a somewhat different account of what went wrong...

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Spider-Man’s New Stealth Suit

Spider-Man’s New Stealth Suit

Spider-Man: Far from Home features a suit that is more complicated than the Batsuit. Peter Parker has shown off a few new looks in the promotional material for the sequel, but none have been more intriguing than the black stealth suit. Tony Stark obviously won’t be around for the movie, but his influence is there and so is a lot of his tech, thanks to a hidden lab on a Stark jet. With that being said, a lot of hard work went on behind-the-scenes to bring the new suit to life.

The Stealth Suit in Far From Home is not a Tony Stark design. However, the suit is “very much in the world” of Black Widow and S.H.I.E.L.D., according to Graham Churchyard, the costume FX supervisor on the sequel...

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Sharp Objects:

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects

Gillian Flynn’s novel Sharp Objects was adapted into a great miniseries. It had all the makings of an intriguing murder mystery. So, of course, when it hit the small screen we were beyond excited. It brought the grittiness of Wind Gap to life and make the characters even more jarring and broken than we imagined. The mystery was revealed in the last episode but it also left us with a few questions. Now, there are talks for a possible season 2 and let’s be clear, we need some pressing questions answered. There are a few stones left unturned about Adora, Amma, Marian and Camille that would get us a little closer to finding out who they really are. We know that Flynn probably did this on purpose but what’s the harm in answering them now?

10 Camille’s Words

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John Wick 3 Parabellum

John Wick 3 Parabellum

John Wick 3 Parabellum

John Wick 3 Parabellum

In this third installment of the adrenaline-fueled action franchise, super-assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

The Good

John Wick 3 did not skip a single moment of suspense following up where John Wick 2 left off. The first 20 minutes of the movie were incredibly suspenseful given the pressure of the looming countdown. If you have ever seen an episode of the TV show “24“, then this will feel pretty similar...

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Ford V Ferrari Trailer Races

20th Century Fox and Walt Disney Studios have released the official trailer and poster for their upcoming film Ford v Ferrari, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Matt Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Kevin Miles (Christian Bale).

The film follows Shelby and Miles, who battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966. Ford v Ferrari is directed by James Mangold and also stars Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Rupe, Remo Girone and Ray McKinnon.

Previously titled Go Like Hell the film courted Brad Pitt to star alongside Tom...

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50s Sci-Fi Classic This Island Earth

One of the all-time classic 1950s sci-fi classic movies comes to blu-ray on July 9, when Scream Factory launches This Island Earth into orbit. Extras are plentiful, and include new audio commentary with author Robert Skotak, a new audio interview with film historian David Schecter, a new interview with filmmaker Luigi Cozzi, a new text-based gallery of information titled Facts about Perspecta Stereophonic Sound by Bob Furmanek, and much, much more.

Prepare to blast off from planet Earth with one of the most popular classic sci-fi films of all time! When atomic scientist Dr. Meacham (Rex Reason, The Creature Walks Among Us) is chosen to take part in a top-secret research experiment in a remote lab, he quickly discovers that he is really involved in an evil scheme by alien Metalunans to take...

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X-MEN: Dark Phoenix

X-MEN: Dark Phoenix

X-MEN: Dark Phoenix

Get ready for the X-Men: Dark Phoenix

The Dark Phoenix saga, is one of the most popular comic book storylines ever, and its movie treatment is finally hitting the big screen. X-Men: The Last Stand nodded to the arc tethered to an ever-powerful and unhinged Jean Grey who becomes at odds with the X-Men, but that one fell kinda flat. This latest effort from director Simon Kinberg at least pays more tribute to parts of the original storyline, with Jean’s powers coming from a cosmic force and something resembling Emma Frost (though she’s different) taking part in Grey’s corruption.

The rest of Dark Phoenix‘s plot is very much taking liberties with the original saga in order to contain and connect the narrative, for better or worse...

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Fear The Walking Dead Season 5

This Fear The Walking Dead review is spoiler-free. 

Fear The Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 1

I’ll admit, after last season’s disappointing finale, I approached this new season of Fear The Walking Dead with a fair bit of trepidation. As viewers know, Season 4 was meant as a course correction for the show as new talent was brought in on both sides of the camera. Out was original showrunner Dave Erickson, Fear’s steward since day one. Also out were show mainstays Kim Dickens and Frank Dillane, whose Madison and Nick Clarke were killed off...

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Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

“It’s hard to stay sane, living like this. It’s painful. I know that. But even so, we need to move forward.”

The previous episode of Attack on Titan focused heavily on stunning sequences of staggering violence and grueling sacrifices, but this week’s aftermath instead deals with the moral questions and different decisions that now have to be made in order to go on surviving. It’s proof that a comrade’s emotional betrayal or egotistical thinking can be just as debilitating as a physical barrage from a Titan. “Midnight Sun” is a moral uppercut that turns last week’s assault into an elegant one-two attack.

Before this installment really digs into its heavier territory and the conflict between the Scouts, it features a long overdue meeting betw...

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Godzilla

Godzilla is King of the Box Office with $179 Million Worldwide

Godzilla

Godzilla

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters opened at the #1 spot at the domestic box office, debuting with $49 million. Internationally the film opened with $130 million for a worldwide total of $179 million. Though the film saw a significant drop in the US as the 2014 Godzilla reboot opened with $93 million in May of 2014, the film opened higher internationally than the previous movie ($130 million to $103 million in 2014). The film had a similar drop domestically and rise internationally compared to Kong: Skull Island, which opened with $61 million in the US but $81.6 million internationally. Godzilla and Kong will do battle in 2020.

Aladdin slipped into second placed, dropping 54% and bringing in $42 million domestically for a US total o...

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Luther

Luther

Over the past few years, Neil Cross has continued to cultivate a particular brand of gritty, bleak storytelling that has more or less become his signature style. While he’s written for Doctor Who and even NBC’s ill-fated Crossbones, he’s likely best known for his collaboration with Idris Elba as the titular hardbitten detective in Luther. Since Elba’s star has been on a precipitous rise, the series has only intermittently appeared on television since 2010, with the last outing airing in 2015. And during that time, Cross has written increasingly dark stories, like the 2013 horror film Mama, and 2018’s dreary, semi-sci-fi drama Hard Sun, which was so persistently gloomy and brutal it made Luther look like Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 

In other words, Cross has staked a claim in a pa...

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Oceans 8

Oceans 8

Oceans 8

Oceans 8 throws us back in to the action with the release from prison of Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), Danny’s (George Clooney) younger sister. After five long years in the penitentiary, Debbie reunites with her former partner in crime Lou (Cate Blanchett) to formulate a monster plan to remove $150 million dollars worth of jewels from the neck of actress Daphne Kluger (Anne Hathaway) at the iconic Met Gala. In true Oceans fashion, it takes an army, and the pair recruit jewellery maker Amita (Mindy Kaling), profiteer Tammy (Sarah Paulson), pickpocket Constance (Awkwafina), hacker Nine Ball (Rihanna) and fashion designer Rose Weil (Helena Bonham Carter) to help them pull off the diamond snatch of the century.

Let me be level headed for a hot second first...

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Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight

The Transformers movies have always been films that have divided opinions, but were always very successful at the Box Office. I am one of the people who have enjoyed the Transformers films whilst growing up, and on many occasions found myself defending them, but sadly when it comes to Transformers 5: The Last Knight, I am unable to defend it. I struggle for words when it comes to describing the 5th installment of the robots in disguise, but I am going to try!

The Last Knight starts off well, with it going back into the medieval days, where we see another twist on the legendary wizard, Merlin,  and how he came to getting his magical powers – they happened to be given to him by a Transformer who was hiding on planet Earth...

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Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame is not the end of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), but it is the culmination of 11 years and a 22-movie arc that began in 2008 with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark declaring to the world, “I am Iron Man.” Marvel built and built to 2012’s The Avengers where Iron Man, along with Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) fought back an alien invasion over New York City. That film also teased a pending clash with Thanos (Josh Brolin) over the Infinity Stones. Since then, more characters, too many to list here, were introduced to the MCU...

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