David Ayer

Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay Trailer Released

A trailer has been released for Warner Bros. new animated feature <i>Suicide Squad: Hell To Pay</i>. Fans of the ragtag group of villains may recall 2014’s …

Batman

Why Kendrick Lamar & Top Dawg's Hollywood Takeover Feels Imminent: Op-Ed

TDE is in a position to make its mark on film & television, starting with "Black Panther: The Album."<p>Top Dawg Entertainment is already one of music’s …

Music

10 Netflix original movies to look out for in 2018

When you can fall into a pile of centaur dung and come up smelling like fairy dust, you must be doing something right.<p>That’s how it went with last …

Movies

The Strange Magic of Good Schlock Movies

What separates the truly unredeemable bad movie from good camp?<p>Last night, my friends and I decided to watch <i>Bright</i> in a fit of morbid curiosity. After satisfying that curiosity (but absolutely nothing else), we were craving an <i>enjoyably</i> bad movie in the vein of <i>Wing Commander</i> or <i>Doom</i>. We alighted on</i> …

Jeremy Renner

Superbad: 20 Insulting On-Screen Supervillain Performances That Fans Hated

A hero is only as good as his or her villains. Look at some of the most iconic and legendary figures in comic book lore and for each you’ll see a …

Comics

The Batman May Not Exist in DCEU; Ben Affleck To Get Final Film

Matt Reeves’ <b>The Batman</b> may not exist within the DC Extended Universe. Warner Bros. Pictures’ recently launched DCEU hasn’t gone according to plan …

Batman

Suicide Squad 2: 3 early expectations for the sequel

LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: A general view ahead of the European Premiere of ‘Suicide Squad 2’ at the Odeon Leicester Square on August 3, 2016 in …

Batman

How Bright 2 Can Beat The Haters And Actually Be Great

When Netflix announced that they were producing the urban cop fantasy <i>Bright</i>, it came with a heavy price tag and plenty of expectation. The streaming giant shelled out $90 million for the movie, and lined up a formidable team: stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, <i>Suicide Squad</i> director David Ayer, and …

Movies

Michael De Luca Boards ‘Suicide Squad 2’ As Producer

Oscar-winning producer Michael De Luca is coming aboard to produce <i>Suicide Squad 2</i>, the DC Universe follow-up that has Gavin O’Connor aboard to …

Batman

Michael De Luca joins Suicide Squad 2 in producer role

As Warner Bros. continues to shake up its slate for the DC Extended Universe, the studio has added a new name to <b>Suicide Squad 2</b>. Michael De Luca has …

Movies

The Good, the Bad, and the Extremely Ugly: What Critics Are Saying About Bright

I have to hand it to <b>Bright</b> — the concept behind the film, which takes place in an alternate version of LA where orcs, fairies, and elves live …

Movies

SUICIDE SQUAD Sequel Adds Oscar-Winning THE SOCIAL NETWORK Producer Michael De Luca

Warner Bros.' upcoming <i>Suicide Squad</i> 2 has gained some Academy Award-winning producing power behind it, as Michael De Luca (<i>The Social Network, Ghost</i> …

Movies

The Netflix Model: What's the Best Content to Move Forward With?

<i>George Chrysostomou on the Netflix model…</i><p>The Netflix model is one that is duplicated in many different forms, with companies jumping on the streaming …

Netflix

Netflix's Original Content Strategy Begins to Emerge

<b>Netflix</b>'s(NASDAQ: NFLX) new blockbuster movie, <i>Bright</i>, starring Will Smith, may be the most controversial movie of the year -- not for its subject matter but because critics and audiences had polar opposite reactions to it.<p>The Hollywood elite roundly trashed the movie. <i>CNN</i>'s Brian Lowry called it a …

Netflix

“Bright” Reviewed: Will Smith Risks Becoming the New Tom Cruise

Credit to David Ayer, the director of the Netflix film “Bright,” and Max Landis, the screenwriter: they find new kinds of awful and do so in the movie’s very first sequence, which is as efficient an exposition of plot as it is a repulsive display of rancid attitudes. Describing the sequence in …

Culture

1980s sci-fi movies: The thrill of being not quite terrified on mum's floral sofa

2017 saw two major cinematic milestones of different extremes. One was the mega release of <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, the originally unplanned sequel to, yes,</i> …

Mad Max

42 Details From Action Movies That'll Make You Shout "Yippee Ki-Yay!"

So. Much. Adrenaline.

Movies

David Ayer on the critical mauling of Suicide Squad and Bright

Despite grossing almost $750 million worldwide, 2016’s DC supervillain team-up <b>Suicide Squad</b> was absolutely savaged by critics, and director David …

Batman

Does Bright Prove That Film Criticism Is A Dying Art?

Last year was an interesting one for the film industry. First, ticket sales were the lowest they’ve been in 25 years at the U.S. box office. Second, …

Movies

Review:’Bright’ is a different kind of cop film

<b>Netflix</b> hit the world with an unlikely hit in their supernatural cop movie <i>‘Bright‘</i> starring <b>Will Smith</b> and <b>Joel Edgerton</b>.The film, directed by <b>David …

Movies

Netflix Comes Out for Net Neutrality, Tells FCC 'We Will See You in Court'

Streaming giant announces support for legal action by lobby group Internet Association<p>Netflix isn’t letting net neutrality go without a fight.<p>The …

Net Neutrality

Netflix signs huge deal with Batman director Matt Reeves

Over the last year, Netflix has begun releasing an increasing number of their own films featuring big-name actors and directors, including Bong …

Movies

20 Questions We Have About Bright and Its Sequel

The movie <i>Bright</i>— hailed as “The Worst Movie of 2017” by IndieWire — was … a lot. A lot of looks, a lot of big swings at saying something Important …

Entertainment

The Week in Movie News: 'Bright' Sequel Confirmed, 'Slender Man' Trailer and More

<b>Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:</b><p><b>BIG NEWS</b><p><b>Netflix's Bright is getting a sequel:</b> Netflix revealed that the …

Movies

I Am Shark releasing new glow-in-the-dark Attack The Block vinyl score

Joe Cornish's <i>Attack The Block</i> was a minor horror hit when it struck theaters back in 2011, starring a young John Boyega (<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i>) …

Edgar Wright

Netflix Boosts Its Film Cred by Signing Batman Director Matt Reeves to a Production Deal

Netflix just keeps signing up big-ticket items. Mere days after announcing a sequel to its $90 million film <i>Bright</i>, the company has signed a …

Geek

Original Content podcast: Netflix’s ‘Bright’ offers dumb fun with orcs and elves in modern LA

Netflix’s original film <i>Bright</i> has been decimated by critics, but Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha, the hosts of TechCrunch’s Original Content podcast enjoyed it — kind of? Maybe?<p>As Darrell put it: “I don’t regret watching it.”<p>To be clear, it’s a very silly movie, combining <i>Lord of the Rings</i> high …

Octavia Spencer

Exclaim!'s 10 Most Disappointing Films of 2017 2017 in Lists

There's no denying that 2017 sucked in myriad ways, both globally and locally. Since the sociopolitical climate (and, uh, the actual climate itself) …

Movies

13 Ridiculous 'Bright' Moments That'll Make You LOL At Netflix's Orc Cop Movie

Netflix's newest original movie, <i>Bright</i> (executive producer: Sarah Bowen), is many, many things. But first and foremost: it is a ridiculous piece of …

Movies

Talking Bright

Will Smith in Bright. Photo courtesy of Netflix<p>Released globally a few weeks ago, Bright is the ambitious Netflix original genre-bending film that …