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  • Warner Bros. to Debut Entire 2021 Film Slate, Including ‘Dune’ and ‘Matrix 4,’ Both on HBO Max and In Theaters

    12/03/2020 11:18:32 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Variety ^ | December 3, 2020 | Rebecca Rubin and Matt Donnelly
    When Warner Bros. announced that “Wonder Woman 1984” would land on the streaming service HBO Max on Christmas, the same time it debuts in theaters, many expected it to be an isolated case in response to an unprecedented pandemic. Instead, the studio will deploy a similar release strategy for the next 12 months. In a surprising break from industry standards, Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate — a list of films that includes “The Matrix 4,” Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune” remake, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical adaptation of “In the Heights,” “Sopranos” prequel “The Many Saints of Newark” and “The Suicide Squad” — will...
  • Man Destroys 3 Statues from Sunrise [FLA] Catholic Church, Shoves 2 Down Sewer Drain

    11/29/2020 6:07:45 PM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies
    SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man was caught by a Sunrise church’s surveillance cameras vandalizing a statue of Jesus, knocking it off its pedestal, smashing it to pieces and setting the garden where it once stood on fire. Sunrise Police said the man went on a rampage at Saint Bernard Catholic Church near North University Drive and Sunset Strip at around 1:20 a.m., Sunday. “It’s very unsettling. It’s upsetting,” Babette Heron, the church’s office manager, said. “These statues have been with St. Bernard’s for over 30 years and have a lot of sentimental value, and price-wise, we’re looking at $6,000...
  • ‘Transhood’ Documentary Shows Parents Brainwashing 4-Year-Olds Into Transgenderism

    11/25/2020 10:27:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 25, 2020 | Chad Felix Greene
    New HBO documentary depicts parents propagandizing their children in radical gender theory and robbing them of life in their natural bodies.A new HBO documentary, titled “Transhood,” is pushing the limits of what America understands as the transgender rights movement. Following four so-called transgender children, aged 4, 7, 12, and 15, the documentary’s description says it demonstrates “how the kids are challenged and transformed as they experience the complexity of their identities.” While through the lens of leftist LGBT advocacy this might sound empowering, from a rational point of view, it is far from a positive development.In a scene shared by...
  • WATCH: Jenna Ellis Shreds Bill Maher's Election Take and It's Delicious

    11/14/2020 10:44:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | November 14, 2020 | Beth Bauman
    Trump campaign Senior Legal Adviser Jenna Ellis on Friday shredded HBO's Bill Maher for asking why so many people are congratulating Joe Biden for a projected win. "Why do you think so many people on the right, including people like Rupert Murdoch, Karl Rove, Erdewan – a strong man of Turkey – the Pope, China now congratulating Biden?" Maher asked. "Why have so many people have come over to this idea, 'Okay, America had a free and fair election, we're congratulating the news guy, that's how it works, you win some, you lose some.' Why?" "Well, China is definitely congratulating...
  • John Oliver now has a sewage plant named after him

    10/19/2020 11:27:51 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    AP ^ | 10 19 2020 | Staff
    DANBURY, Conn. (AP) — Comedian John Oliver made a secret trip to Connecticut last week to help cut the ribbon on a sign naming a sewage treatment plant in his honor. Danbury’s City Council voted earlier this month to rename the sewage plant “The John Oliver Memorial Sewer Plant,” following a tongue-in-cheek battle that began with an expletive-filled rant against the city on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” in August. Mayor Mark Boughton responded to the attack by posting a video of himself at the sewage plant saying the city was going to name it after Oliver “because...
  • HBO’s ‘Perry Mason’ Is A Welcome Spiritual Allegory For Our Dark Times

    08/29/2020 11:45:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 70 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 29, 2020 | Brian Dunigan
    Dismissed by some critics as a needless origin story, HBO's 'Perry Mason' reboot is exactly the type of high-minded storytelling we need today. This article contains spoilers. The man from the country has not expected such difficulties: the law should always be accessible for everyone, he thinks, but as he now looks more closely at the gatekeeper in his fur coat, his large pointed nose and his long, thin, black Tartar’s beard, he decides that it would be better to wait until he gets permission to go inside. — Franz Kafka, “Before The Law” Franz Kafka hated the draconian bureaucracies...
  • HBO’s ‘Lovecraft Country’ Star Jurnee Smollett Says the Show Reflects America’s Current ‘Quest to Bring Down White Supremacy’

    08/16/2020 1:45:34 PM PDT · by rktman · 50 replies ^ | 8/15/2020 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Jurnee Smollett, brother of hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett, says HBO’s latest racially charged drama, Lovecraft Country, is a fictional reflection of a segregation and Jim Crow-era America that black people “are still on that quest today in 2020” to overcome. “[Racism] is sometimes even more of a threat because it’s unexpected,” Jurnee Smollett said on a Television Critics Association panel discussing the HBO series, which is set in 1950s. The J.J. Abrams and Jordan Peele-produced drama sees black characters face racism while battling the fictional creatures and monsters of Marc Ruff’s famous fiction novel. “It affects your livelihood...
  • WarnerMedia Layoffs Expected to Hit Warner Bros., HBO

    08/09/2020 5:19:05 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 28 replies
    Variety ^ | 8/9/2020 | Brian Steinberg
    WarnerMedia is expected to let go of at least 800 staffers at its Warner Bros. and HBO operations as part of a broad restructuring put in place by the unit’s CEO, Jason Kilar. Warner Bros. is expected to commence layoffs of around 650 people starting Monday, according to people familiar with the matter, while HBO is seen shedding between 150 and 175 staffers.
  • Disney, Netflix, Nike, Warner Bros, NFL, Amazon, Hulu openly support riot instigators

    06/01/2020 6:11:55 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 29 replies
    One Angry Gamer ^ | May 31st 2020 | Billy D
    Following up on companies like Sony, Funimation, and NetherRealm Studios showing their true colors, various other corporations have stepped out of the shadows to openly make it known that they are traitors of peace, and betrayers of the American people. You can find the full list for the Traitors of America here. One of the original instigators of race baiting and sowing the seeds of corporate treason in America, Nike, was also one of the first to start the corporate bandwagon to pit America against itself when they tweeted out the following on May 29th, 2020. LetÂ’s all be part...
  • Warner Bros. says newspaper out to 'malign' Richard Jewell by requesting disclaimer for female reporter

    12/10/2019 2:40:37 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 71 replies
    EW ^ | 12 10 2019 | Sydney Bucksbaum
    The controversy surrounding Richard Jewell is heating up. Warner Bros. has released a statement responding to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s demand for a disclaimer saying the late journalist Kathy Scruggs (portrayed in the film by Olivia Wilde) did not sleep with an FBI source for information in real life. “The film is based on a wide range of highly credible source material,” the studio’s statement, obtained by EW, says. “There is no disputing that Richard Jewell was an innocent man whose reputation and life were shredded by a miscarriage of justice. It is unfortunate and the ultimate irony that the...
  • Could the next Willy Wonka be a woman? Warner Bros are 'considering casting female actress as the titular chocolatier in upcoming prequel'

    01/31/2020 6:30:13 AM PST · by C19fan · 83 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 31, 2020 | William Cole
    Willy Wonka could reportedly return to screens as a woman in a new prequel film. Bosses at Warner Bros. are allegedly considering taking on a female actress to play the role of the iconic chocolatier, after two previous adaptations starred Johnny Depp and Gene Wilder. It's also been reported that after Warner Bros. acquired the rights to the character from the Dahl estate in 2016, they are in the process of putting together a production team for the film.
  • Colin Farrell confirmed as The Penguin in Warner Bros. The Batman by director Matt Reeves after the first photos leak from the London set

    01/07/2020 9:23:49 AM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 7, 2020 | Brian Gallagher
    Months after it was first reported that Colin Farrell will be playing The Penguin in Warner Bros.' The Batman, director Matt Reeves has confirmed the news. The director took to Twitter on Monday to confirm that Farrell is indeed playing the Penguin, sharing a GIF of Farrell from the 2008 movie In Bruges with the caption, 'Wait - Is that you, #Oz?' along with a bat emoji. 'Oz' is a reference to The Penguin's given name, Oswald Cobblepot, and the tweet comes hours after the first photos of Farrell leaked from the London set.
  • In era of mass murder, Warner Bros' JOKER will be too much for many

    09/11/2019 2:44:34 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 49 replies
    SF Gate ^ | Sep 11, 2019 | Steven Zeitchik
    The film is "Joker," and while it comes in the form of a comic-book movie, it is the opposite of light. The movie focuses on the pre-Joker Arthur Fleck, circa early 1980s Gotham - a sad-sack clown slowly unraveling u At the Venice premiere, a moviegoer approached Phillips and said he thought Paris would burn as a result of the movie. Stephanie Zacharek wrote that Phoenix's character "could easily be adopted as the patron saint of incels," referring to the "involuntary celibates" group of frustrated males whose beliefs have come up in several mass killings. "In America, there's a mass...
  • Warner Bros. announces 'Matrix 4' starring Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss

    08/20/2019 7:38:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 52 replies
    "Matrix 4" has officially been greenlit! Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss will reprise their roles as Neo and Trinity while Lana Wachowski, who co-created the original trilogy, is also attached to the project. Lana will co-write, direct and produce the film. She will be joined by writers Aleksandar Hemon and David Mitchell, as well as producer Grant Hill, according to Variety. Warner Bros. Pictures Group chairman Toby Emmerich announced the news on Tuesday.
  • Trump Video That Used ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Score Removed After Warner Bros. Takes Legal Action (Tr)

    04/10/2019 7:44:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Variety ^ | April 10, 2019 | ERIN NYREN
    President Trump’s latest 2020 campaign video was removed from Twitter Tuesday night after Warner Brothers Pictures requested it be taken down due to the use of music from “The Dark Knight Rises'” score in the clip. “The use of Warner Bros.’ score from ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ in the campaign video was unauthorized,” a Warner Brothers spokesperson said in a statement before the removal. “We are working through the appropriate legal channels to have it removed.” The two-minute video not only utilized Hans Zimmer’s “Why Do We Fall?” from the 2012 threequel, but also shared the font used for the...
  • WarnerMedia CEO shakes up company with layoffs and focus on HBO Max

    08/08/2020 12:48:32 PM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 13 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/7/2020 | Lauren Feiner
    WarnerMedia’s new CEO, Jason Kilar, announced a management shake-up Friday that promotes its streaming executive Andy Forssell to lead a new HBO Max operating business unit. Kilar also announced layoffs, and the departure of some top executives.
  • Gone With the Wind Has Returned to HBO Max With Prologue About How Film 'Denies the Horrors of Slavery'

    06/24/2020 2:59:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 62 replies
    TV Line ^ | June 24, 2020 | Matt Webb Mitovich
    Gone With the Wind is no longer gone from HBO Max, having been restored to the streaming service’s library with a new prologue about the film’s problematic themes and depictionof the antebellum South. Jacqueline Stewart, host of TCM’s “Silent Sunday Nights” and a professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, leads the four-and-a-half minute intro, which starts off with a general cinematic lesson — recounting the eight Academy Awards (including for Best Picture) won in 1939 by the “highly anticipated” adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel, as well as its inflation-adjusted standing as the...
  • Sesame Street's Official Twitter Account: Love always wins. #PrideMonth

    06/17/2020 12:28:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Twitter ^ | June 16, 2020 | Sesame Street
  • 'Gone with the Wind' to return to HBO Max with introduction from black scholar Jacqueline Stewart

    06/14/2020 6:32:25 PM PDT · by kevcol · 88 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 14, 2020 | Nate Day
    "Gone with the Wind" will be returning to HBO Max with some new material. The 1939 film was pulled from HBO Max amid heightened racial tension around the world following the death of George Floyd, who died while in police custody after officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for over eight minutes. When the film returns to the streaming service -- the date of which is still unclear -- it will include an introduction from Jacqueline Stewart, a Turner Classic Movies host and professor in the Department of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago.
  • ‘Gone With The Wind’ Races To No. 1 Day After HBO Max Pulls Classic Film From Library to Appease Cancel Culture

    06/11/2020 6:53:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/11/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    ‘Gone With The Wind’ Races To No. 1 Day After HBO Max Pulls Classic Film From Library to Appease Cancel Culture HBO Max on Tuesday yanked the Civil War epic “Gone With The Wind” from its catalog amid rising racial tensions in dozens of cities across the nation. The film immediately became the bestselling film on Amazon by early Wednesday morning, “even though both DVDs and Blu-ray discs were sold out,” Breitbart reported.HBO’s move is the latest from the cancel culture following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died on Memorial Day while in police...