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James Gunn DC Slate Comic Book Inspirations: Batman, Superman

What are you smiling at, Superman?Picture: DC Comics It’s been an exciting week for fans of superhero movies, especially if you love DC Comics. This week, James Gunn and Peter Safranwho together run DC Studios at Warner Bros., revealed the start of their 8-10 year plan to bring DC heroes like Batman, Superman, and Wonder …

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Taylor Lautner recalls Kanye West interrupting Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift embraces Taylor Lautner at the 2009 VMAs moments before Kanye West’s hiatusPhoto: Kevin Mazur (Getty Images) Within the Taylor Swift cinematic universe, there are two main categories of supporting players: her long list of ex-lovers and her (possibly longer?) list of enemies. Taylor Lautner belongs to the former category, but you may have …

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Linda Ronstadt Won’t Profit From Last of Us “Long, Long Time”

Picture: HBO Everyone who has seen eepisode three of The Last of Us has been absolutely weepy about the romance at its center. “Long Long Time”—named after Linda Ronstadt’s 1970 hit, which plays a key part in the story—feels the internet into collective hysterics over its tender old men surviving during the apocalypse. But while …

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Sarah Michelle Gellar Confirms Dolly Parton Produced Buffy

Photo: Theo Wargo (Getty Images), Picture: 20th Century Studios (Getty Images) Into every generation a powerhouse is born, one who will save us from the plague, bring knowledge to children, and defeat demons like Jolene. country legend Dolly Parton is that chosen one—who without whom we would not have gotten Buffy the Vampire Slayeras it …

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Freecock is no more as Peacock kills free tier for new users

Peacock’s “overhead binge”Photo: peacock Peacock, the streaming platform that’s most followed with the phrase “uh, yeah, I think I have that one,” is actually pretty good these days. Outside of the obvious benefits for pro-wrestling fans, they also have new movies like She Said and Tar and original shows in Paul T. Goldman and Poker …

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Best Horror, Sci-Fi, and Fantasy Films Streaming February 2023

Edge of TomorrowPicture: Warner Bros. What’s available on HBO Max on February 1? Blair Witch, 2016 Casino Royale, 2006 Cooties, 2014 Diamonds Are Forever, 1971 Dr. No, 1962 Goldeneye, 1995 Hannibal, 2001 Heist, 2001 Hotel for Dogs, 2009 Moonraker, 1979 Octopussy, 1983 Quantum of Solace, 2008 Red, 2010 Scary Movie, 2000 Scary Movie 2, 2001 …

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Stephen King calls geographic shenanigans on The Last Of Us

Murray Bartlett and Nick Offerman have dinner as far away from a Dunkin as humanly possiblePhoto: Liane Hentscher (HBO) This past week’s episode of The Last Of Us was a watershed moment in queer television, depicting a compassionate, painful, and rewarding romance played by Nick Offerman and Murray Bartlett to rapturous acclaim. This very website …

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All the newly announced DC projects coming to TV and film

Booster Gold (Hi-Fi/DC Comics), Superman (Jim Lee/DC Comics), Damian Wayne (Frank Quitely/DC Comics)Graphic: The AV Club When Warner Bros. tapped James Gunn and Peter Safran to run DC Studios, we expected they’d draw a new roadmap for the turbulent comics-to-film universe. Now that they’ve revealed plans for their upcoming projects, we have our first sense …

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Where Ezra Miller and everyone else stand within DC Studios now

LR: Jason Momoa, Henry Cavill, Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Ray Fisher, and Ben Affleck Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images) The long-promised long-term plan for DC’s cinematic universe is finally upon us, and it means big changes for some of the studio’s beloved characters. Yet some things are also staying very much the same: new boss …

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Streaming Services Showtime and Paramount+ Set to Merge

Picture: JOCA_PH (Shutterstock) A new rebrand is in the works for Paramount after CEO Bob Bakish announced the company is merging Showtime and Paramount+. As part of the merger, Paramount+ will be rebranded as Paramount+ With Showtime, which will be overseen by Tom Ryan. Meanwhile, Chris McCarthy will continue to oversee network operations for Showtime, …

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