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New Sonic the Hedgehog movie images surface, can they fix this mess?

By: Shannon Robb | HT & Movies | Posted: 2 hours, 45 mins ago

The Sonic the Hedgehog movie has been previewed by Paramount pictures in April of 2019, and it was not received with much fanfare. Many long-time video games and Sonic fans lamented to the origin of the cartoonish character. Which took a garish turn trying to recreate the live-action film style that so many of our childhoods have had to endure thanks to modern CGI. To catch up, the less initiated, let's roll the trailer.

As you can see, the Sonic character is a bit too real for what Sonic is. Everything about Sonic's anatomy and overall appearance feels wrong for what he has been through the life of his character and associated game's character art.

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CBS order eSports comedy pilot set in the world of eSports teams

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 9 hours, 45 mins ago

Imagine a new comedy set in the world of eSports, well, that is just what is going to happen as CBS given out a put pilot order for a series, according to Variety.

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Variety says that the currently untitled single-camera series will follow the story of the recently retired pro basketball star who attempts to try and reconnect with his son by purchasing an eSports team franchise. Kapital Entertainment's Aaron Kaplan and Dana Honor will executive produce the show alongside Dan Kopelman who will also be the writer.

Dan Kopelman is known for his other CBS comedy series "Me, Myself, and I", and his other accomplishments include "Malcolm in the Middle," "Big Wolf on Campus," "Galavant," and "Rules of Engagement." So if the coming eSports series is anything like the previously mentioned titles, gamers could have an amazingly funny series to enjoy.

Joker movie climbs box office charts, pushing $200 million in 11 days

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 11 hours, 40 mins ago

Joker continues to be a massive hit in the box office as recent reports have indicated that the controversial movie has already surpassed the $200 million mark in its second weekend.

The DC Film raked in another $8.4 million from domestic theaters on Monday which pushes the 11-day domestic total past $200 million to a precise $201.99 million. Just over the weekend, Joker already set a new record in the box office, earning $55 million and creaming movie projections that expected it to only reach $40 million.

Joker also cracked the opening weekend record with $96 million, previously the record was set by Venom that debuted at $80 million. Joker also broke Venom's October Friday box office record by raking in $39.8 million in its first day in theaters. If you haven't seen Joker yet, I cannot recommend the movie enough. If you are planning on going to see the film, I recommend that you go into it by taking out any previous thought that the movie is about comic book characters. The film is instead about the slow decline of a persons mental health, and how much a persons mentality can take before their mindset becomes that of the Joker.

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Ryan Reynolds trolls Marvel over Deadpool 3 coming to the MCU

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 16 hours, 10 mins ago

Disney has been slowly acquiring what feels like every single company in the world, with the gigantic company owning both Marvel Studios and Fox -- and now Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is doing what he does best: trolling.

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Reynolds posted a new photo up on his personal Instagram when he visited Marvel Studios, where he said he auditioned for the role of Anthony Stark, before he was escorted from the building. The news could be leading right into Deadpool entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but if Deadpool does, it most likely won't be until we see Phase 5.

Deadpool wasn't included in any of Marvel Studios' recent teases of Phase 4, but if he was it's not like the studio (nor Disney) would allow that news to break before it was ready and all those contracts and NDAs were signed. Reynolds is as I said at the start of the article, doing what he does best... and that is being just like his alter-ego in Deadpool, and trolling the world.

Matrix 4 adds Neil Patrick Harris to its cast

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 20 hours, 16 mins ago

The Matrix 4 will surely be one of the most-hyped movies ever, with returning franchise stars in Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss being joined by How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris.

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Variety has the scoop on Harris joining The Matrix 4, with no details on what role he will have in the movie. The Matrix 4 will be directed by the Wachowskis once again, while Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell co-wrote the script with Lana Wachowski (who will be the director of The Matrix 4).

Harris has been in plenty of big movies but nothing like The Matrix franchise, with my favorite role of Harris over the years definitely being Starship Troopers. He also starred in David Fincher's Gone Girl alongside Ben Affleck in an impressive, and creepy role. This news was so awesome I had to go off and make my own meme for it.

Henry Cavill prepared for The Witcher TV series by playing the games

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

Netflix's upcoming Witcher TV series has got both gamers and fans of the book series waiting on the edge of their seats. While both gamers and the book readers are prepared, no one was more prepared then Henry Cavill for the role of Geralt of Rivia.

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According to a recent interview with French magazine Premiere, Cavill said that even before the casting for the show begun, he was living and breathing The Witcher universe as truly means something to him. The Reddit translation from the interview reads as follows; "I discovered the games, then I discovered the books, and the universe of The Witcher instantly meant something to me. I often thought about playing Geralt. When the opportunity appeared, I didn't let the chance pass me. I asked my agent to meet Lauren as soon as possible... I didn't even have the need to prepare myself for the role."

You might wonder why Cavill was already prepared for the role, this was because throughout his completion of The Witcher games, he was able to spend a considerable amount of time fleshing out the character Geralt. Cavill says he understands the role "Because I breathe, I live this universe every day. I already got numerous opportunities to think about this character while I was playing the games. My preparation was already made before the casting started." The Witcher TV show is expected to release later this year.

Here's a list of everything coming to Disney+ on November 12

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Disney has just announced everything that will hit its new streaming service Disney+ on its launch in the US on November 12, which is going to be a lot -- enough that you could stream 24/7 through to Christmas Day and not run out of things to watch. Disney has a huge Twitter thread (over 300 tweets) with all of the announcements starting with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Check it out:

Disney+ will include everything from the earliest Walt Disney Animation Studios movie Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs right through to the latest and super-hot Star Wars series 'The Mandalorian'. There will be everything in between including Disney Afternoon classics, Marvel movies (of course), Pixar movies (again, of course), and Disney Channel Original Movies.

Don't expect absolutely everything overnight as there are distribution rights and issues that will stop movies like Iron Man 2 and Spider-Man: Homecoming from hitting Disney+ right away. Disney is hard at work on getting the rights to those titles (and many others) so expect there to be a constant flow of new (well, older) content coming to Disney+ as those issues are sorted out and the rights returned to Disney.

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Zoe Kravitz cast as Catwoman in The Batman

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 22 hours ago

While there's no sign of Henry Cavill confirmed as Superman in any future DCEU movies, The Batman has just scored its Catwoman with 'Big Little Lies' star Zoe Kravitz to star as the possible love interest of Batman.

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Kravitz joins Robert Pattinson who will play Batman in Matt Reeves' upcoming take on the caped crusader, with pre-production on the movie expected to begin in the summer. Insider sources of Variety add that The Batman could be filming as soon as later this year or early-2020 with the movie to hit theaters on June 25, 2021.

Kravitz stars in Big Little Lies on HBO which is just finishing up its second season, and will be found in 'High Fidelity' which will be on Hulu later this year. The last time we saw Catwoman on screen was in The Dark Knight Rises back in 2012 under the direction of Christopher Nolan, with Anne Hathaway playing the character. Before that, we saw Michelle Pfeiffer in the iconic role back in 1992's 'Batman Returns'.

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Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland star in new 'Dr. Dolittle' movie

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

The first trailer for 'Dolittle' has been released by Universal Pictures, and from it we can see Robert Donwy Jr. discovering that he can in fact talk to animals.

Robert Downy Jr. returns to the big screen in his first film since his departure from the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Avengers: Infinity War. While Downy played Iron Man in the MCU he will be returning to the big screen as a different type of character, one that can magically talk to animals, Dr. Dolittle. 'Dolittle' is directed by Stephen Gaghan who also co-wrote the film.

Story wise, 'Dolittle' is expected to tell the story of Dr. Dolittle discovering he can speak to animals and how he wants to positively invoke his gift on the world. Throughout his efforts in trying to use his gift for good, he will also be attempting to help a young Queen Victoria, who is played by Jessie Buckley, find a cure for a serious disease. Other actors who are both voice starring and physically starring in the film are; Antonio Banders and Emma Thompson. Voices from Tom Holland, Rami Malek, Octavia Spencer, Kumail Nanjiani, Marion Cotillard and more. 'Dolittle' will be arriving in theaters around the globe on January 17th, 2020.

Apple's first TV show: new Band of Brothers series with $200M+ budget

By: Anthony Garreffa | HT & Movies | Posted: 4 days, 13 hours ago

Apple has just announced its first TV series that it will be producing in-house, securing a new entry in the successful Band of Brothers franchise. Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman (and their respective companies) are all continuing their involvement with the new series over at Apple.

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The new Band of Brothers TV series will go for over 8 hours and have a budget of over $200 million. It will be based on Donald L. Miller's book 'Masters of the Air: America's Bomber Boys Who Fought The Air War Against Nazi Germany'. The new Band of Brothers TV series will be centered around members of the Air Force during World War II.

Until now, HBO had been making the Band of Brothers and The Pacific TV shows securing a huge swath of Emmy awards during the series' run between 2002 and 2010. In total, Band of Brothers and The Pacific were nominated for 43 Emmy's and took home 14 of them.

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