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DC Disappoints With “Justice League” At The Box Office

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According to the box office numbers, fans didn’t exactly line up for DC’s “Justice League”.  Earning only $96 million in the U.S. market this weekend, this marks the lowest grossing opening for the DC Expanded Universe. Fans of the classic DC Comics’ motley crew of superheroes entered theaters with mixed hopes. With most leaving theaters with even less.

In response to the commercial success of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, DC executives hoped to achieve the same results.  It’s first Expanded Universe film being “Man of Steel” (2013). The latest entry in the connected universe for DC “Justice League” came into theaters on November 17, 2017. The film starts shortly after the closing events in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” (2016).

The film follows the established characters of Batman and Wonder Woman played by  Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot, respectfully. The pair set out to recruit members to fight the latest threat to Earth. Joining the ranks is the young and eager The Flash, the brooding Cyborg, and the loner prince of the sea, Aquaman.

“Justice League” tries to establish 3 new heroes, in addition to setting the stage for the DC Expanded Universe. However, the movie falls short on both counts. The movie not only under performed DC’s projected sales goals, but also fans’ and newcomers’ expectations. In some instances the film was visually appeasing. However, the storytelling and atmosphere leaves critics with a lot to be desired.

Critic with New York Times, Manohla Dargis, had this to say about the film:

Mr. Snyder remains regrettably committed to a dark, desaturated palette that borders on the murky, and this movie’s chaotic, unimaginative action scenes can drag on forever.

Dargis goes on to say while not the worst film in the franchise. The touches of humor are a welcomed relief to the film that the gloomy “Batman V Superman“” lacked.

Despite the mixed to negative reviews of “Justice League”, Warner Bro’s still remain hopeful of the movie’s long term success. Head of domestic distribution at Warner Bros., Jeff Goldstein, said, ”This is a big vacation week, and we have an opportunity to get a big audience to see us in a different pattern.” We can only hope that future DC movies will follow a different pattern from the “Justice League” film as well.

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Chance The Rapper Is Trying To Escape Ghost And Werewolves In First ‘Slice’ Trailer

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Chance The Rapper is ready to make his acting debut in the horror comedy Slice.

The film will focus on a  string of murders of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job. Chance will play one of the two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree.

Chance posted out posters spoof classic pizza delivery chains. One poster teased an image of a miniature Little Caeser’s pizza man holding a slice of pizza with his head chopped off. “It’s coming,” he captioned the photo.

It’s coming. #slicemovie @A24 @zaziebeetz @slicefilm @austinvesely

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Tiffany Haddish Puts Kevin Hart In Arm Bar In New ‘Night School’ Trailer

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Universal Pictures has released the third Night School trailer for the upcoming comedy from Girls Trip and The Best Man Holiday filmmaker Malcolm D. Lee. The film stars Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish and revolves around a man who has to go back to school to get his GED in order to become a financial analyst. Hard plays the student, while Haddish plays his teacher.

Kevin Hart and producer Will Packer, who partnered for the hit Ride Along and Think Like a Man series, bring their signature style to Night School. The comedy from director Malcolm D. Lee (Girls Trip) follows a group of misfits who are forced to attend adult classes in the longshot chance they’ll pass the GED exam. Co-stars Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Taran Killam and Romany Malco join Hart on-screen for the film that Hart produces for his Hartbeat Productions, and Packer via his Will Packer Productions.

Night School  also stars Ben Schwartz, Rob Riggle, and Romany Malco and opens in theaters on September 28th.

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New Poster Revealed For Will Smith’s Gemini Man

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Will Smith teams up with Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee for Gemini Man.

Gemini Man centers on an elite assassin becomes the target of a mysterious young operative who can seemingly predict his every move. The movie also stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead (10 Cloverfield Lane) Clive Owen (The Knick) and Benedict Wong (Doctor Strange). This young operative is allegedly going to be a younger version of Will Smith’s character.

Gemini Man will hit theaters October 4, 2019.

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