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Original 1960s Batman TV show cast returns for new animated movie

Original 1960s Batman TV show cast returns for new animated movie

There's been a lot of poorly received Batman releases in the last year, from the disappointing Batman v Superman movie, to the recent animated adaptation of The Killing Joke and its portrayal of violence against women. But just when you think DC has ruined the Batman excellence that was built up with Christopher Nolan's trilogy comes something straight out of left field: a new animated movie with the cast of the original 1960s Batman TV show providing the voices.

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Star Wars Rogue One trailer Beastie Boys “Sabotage” remix is the bomb

Star Wars Rogue One trailer Beastie Boys “Sabotage” remix is the bomb

This week someone remixed the latest trailer for Star Wars Rogue One to include the Beastie Boys single "Sabotage." This is significant for several reasons. One - there's a Star Trek trailer that's come out in the last year that uses the same song - the song which was also a part of the first Star Trek movie series era we're living in now. This trailer puts the song to some very good use, the editor making not only the action match the song, but some Star Wars sound effects match up as well.

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First Arrival trailer lands with plenty of suspense

First Arrival trailer lands with plenty of suspense

Science fiction movies can tend to be a little action-heavy, but it would appear that Paramount's incoming movie, Arrival, will give us something of a departure from the standard formula. The first trailer for Arrival has landed, and instead of a constant stream of epic space battles and massive explosions, the the trailer is more toned-down (for the most part, at least), offering an early look that is both dramatic and somewhat suspenseful.

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This Hidden Figures trailer is a preview of a true story from NASA

This Hidden Figures trailer is a preview of a true story from NASA

This week the first trailer for Hidden Figures was released, showing a preview of a movie based on a book based on a true story. This movie is about three African American women who broke stereotypical barriers to not only work at NASA in the late 1960s, but play key roles in the United States' efforts to catch Russia in the original Space Race. The original book "Hidden Figures" was written by Margot Lee Shetterly and the screenplay for this film was written by Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi.

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Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Star Wars’ R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker passes away at 81

Fans, actors, and the crew behind the Star Wars movies are in mourning today as it was revealed that Kenny Baker, the actor who played the iconic character R2-D2, has passed away at the age of 81. With a height of just under four feet, the British actor was cast to work in the small interior of the prop robot. He not only played the droid in the original trilogy, but returned for the prequel films, and was even listed as "R2-D2 Consultant" in the credits for last year's The Force Awakens.

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Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

Suicide Squad sets opening night record with $20.5M despite numerous poor reviews

While critics have widely panned Suicide Squad, the new DC Comics supervillain movie from Warner Bros., that isn't stopping eager fans from buying tickets to its theatrical release. The film made its domestic debut on Thursday evening, and ended up setting a box office record for August openings, bringing in $20.5 million.

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‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

‘The Division’ is being turned into a movie

Ubisoft has announced that the wildly popular video game ‘The Division’ will be turned into a movie staring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain. The movie will be made by Ubisoft Motion Pictures and both Chastain and Gyllenhaal’s own production companies Nine Stories and Freckle Films. What storyline will the movie focus on? Ubisoft won't say, teasing instead that "we'll have to wait to find out what avenues the film will explore."

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Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War movie will no longer be two parts

Fans of the Avengers movies and Marvel's "Cinematic Universe" as a whole have been eagerly waiting for the Infinity War story arc to come to the big screen. And that's been the plan since at least 2014, when Marvel Studios revealed its release schedule for the next few years included Avengers: Infinity War Part 1 in 2018 and Part 2 in 2019. However, the movie studio has just confirmed that Infinity War will no longer be split into two films.

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Batman: The Killing Joke can now be preordered on Blu-ray

Batman: The Killing Joke can now be preordered on Blu-ray

Warner Bros announced plans last year to create an animated adaption of “Batman: The Killing Joke,” an R-rated movie with Mark Hamill voicing the Joker. The movie made its limited theatrical debut this month as promised, giving the first round of fans a chance to catch the movie before everyone else. Now, for everyone who enjoyed it or haven't yet had a chance to see it, the Blu-ray and DVD versions are available for preorder from Amazon.

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Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Warcraft arrives on DVD and Blu-ray this September

Can't wait to grab the disc version of Warcraft for your movie collection? There's a little less than two months remaining before you can get the Warcraft DVD, Blu-ray, and Digital HD editions, per a new announcement. You can preorder the unit now if you want to make sure you get it as soon as possible, otherwise you'll be able to pick it up from your nearest retail store starting September 27.

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Blair Witch sequel is the latest surprise movie announcement

Blair Witch sequel is the latest surprise movie announcement

Earlier this year, movie lovers were pleasantly surprised (and later horribly disappointed) with the unexpected announcement of a Cloverfield sequel, which had been kept secret all the way up until its official announcement. In recent days we've been blindsided with the same kind of totally unexpected movie announcement: there's a new Blair Witch sequel, and it'll be hitting theaters on September 16.

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Wonder Woman, Justice League, LEGO Batman trailers fly high

Wonder Woman, Justice League, LEGO Batman trailers fly high

The San Diego Comic-Con, a.k.a SDCC, isn't simply a gathering of comics fans, artists, writers, and companies. It has also become the venue for dropping teasers and revealing trailers for all things related to comics. And sometimes even things that aren't. We've already caught a glimpsed of Netflix's upcoming renditions Marvel's comics universe, so it's only fair to give DC Comics its time in the spotlight as well. Aside from the expected Suicide Squad drops, Warner Bros. has released official trailers for three (or two and a blocky half) highly anticipated superhero films descending on cinemas next year.

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