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Live action Batman drama puts Gotham Police on HBO Max

Live action Batman drama puts Gotham Police on HBO Max

The Robert Pattinson "The Batman" movie is still scheduled for October 2021, so it's not out yet. But it already has a spin-off. The show doesn't yet have a title, but it'll focus on the Gotham Police Department. It'll expand on the story told by the movie The Batman after* it's released on October 1, 2021.

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Horror movie fans can better handle pandemic stress, study finds

Horror movie fans can better handle pandemic stress, study finds

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly increased stress levels among the general public -- the concerns range from unemployment to more extreme things like fears about the breakdown of society or widespread death. New research has found that some people are better able to handle this stress than others, and they're also more likely to love horror movies.

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Disney’s ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ 4K theater re-release plan canceled

Disney’s ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ 4K theater re-release plan canceled

Disney has decided to skip a previously revealed plan to debut a 4K version of the Star Wars movie The Empire Strikes Back in theaters, according to a new report. This would have been a milestone moment for the iconic trilogy, marking the first time a 4K version of the original Star Wars movies were presented in theaters. The big change here is the resolution, however, not the re-release plans.

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Hamilton alone makes Disney+ worth it

Hamilton alone makes Disney+ worth it

Assuming you haven't been living under a rock for the past three weeks, then you likely know that Hamilton is now live on Disney+. Hamilton is one of those benchmark Broadway musicals, like Phantom of the Opera or Wicked, that changed the game and generated insane amounts of hype when it first premiered. And like those two shows, it's going to be a long, long time before we see Hamilton close on Broadway or stop touring.

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Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

Watch Hamilton on Disney+ now: 5 key facts you’ll want to know

So you're watching the Disney+ (or Disney Plus, if you prefer) release of Hamilton right now. You've listened to the Broadway soundtrack a billion times at this point, and you might well have seen a bootleg version of the play - maybe you even saw the play live on stage. Now you're watching this Disney+ version and you're wondering if there are any interesting tidbits, any facts you can share with your family and/or friends with whom you're watching the play at home. We've collected a few that you can use, right here!

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Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Back to the Future Transformer toy revealed: Gigawatt!

Hasbro and Universal Brand Development collaborated to bring to life a true oddity. This is the Back to the Future branded Transformer called Gigawatt. Alongside the release of this transforming plastic toy, IDW will release at least one issue of a crossover Transformers x Back to the Future adventure, also in collaboration with Amblin Entertainment.

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Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart’s movie plan will transform parking lots into drive-in theaters

Walmart just made a surprising announcement: it will turn some of its store parking lots into drive-in movie theaters, using its existing real estate to revive a largely defunct way to view movies. The drive-in theaters will start going live in early August, according to the company, but they won't be available at every Walmart destination. In case you're wondering: yes, there will be popcorn.

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Beavis and Butt-Head return, with potential for Daria, King of the Hill

Beavis and Butt-Head return, with potential for Daria, King of the Hill

Beavis and Butt-Head creator Mike Judge signed a deal with Comedy Central to bring the show back for at least two seasons of episodes. In a release this morning, Comedy Central said they'd "announced an expansive deal" with Judge "to reimagine MTV's seminal, Gen-X defining "Beavis and Butt-Head," as well as additional spin-offs and specials."

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Disney’s live-action Mulan movie delayed yet again

Disney’s live-action Mulan movie delayed yet again

Disney has bumped the theatrical release date for its live-action Mulan movie yet again, underscoring the uncertainty we still face in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The movie was originally scheduled to hit theaters earlier this year, but was delayed as theaters shut down around the world as part of social distancing efforts and lockdowns.

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C13Features will make fictional podcasts styled after theatrical movies

C13Features will make fictional podcasts styled after theatrical movies

Podcasting company Cadence13, which produces, publishes, and distributes a large number of notable audio shows, is launching a new brand called C13Features that aims to offer the equivalent of movies in audio format. The move comes amid the growing popularity of podcast shows, something that has also triggered notable deals including Marvel's decision to bring some of its biggest superheroes to audio.

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Warner Bros delays Tenet release because of COVID-19 spikes

Warner Bros delays Tenet release because of COVID-19 spikes

Christopher Nolan's Tenet was supposed to be one of the biggest movie releases of the summer, but it seems the COVID-19 pandemic is making Warner Bros push the movie's release back. The good news is that while Tenet is getting delayed again, it isn't getting delayed by much - instead of releasing on July 31st, Warner Bros will instead be release Tenet in mid-August.

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Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

Cinemark theaters just made home theaters a lot more appealing

This week the folks at Cinemark Theaters released a video to their Twitter account showing their sanitization process. The video is brief - just 18 seconds long. In the video we see a man by the name of "Marc" in a theater in West Planto, Texas. Marc's job is "sanitizing [Cinemark's] auditorium seats before each movie." The entire situation is strange, to be sure.

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