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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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Logic Is Set To Write A Movie JJ Abrams

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Logic is ready for the next stage of his career.

The Maryland rapper announced his upcoming project with legendary producer/director J.J. Abrams on Twitter.

“I cannot express my excitement nor my gratitude to @jjabramsofficial and everyone at for believing in me as an actor and writer. I am so excited to move into this next step of creativity in my career! Aaaahhhhhh this is gonna be so epic!!!”, wrote Logic.

Logic hinted at working on movie earlier this year. The 29-year-old spoke about it on the red carpet during the  2018 Grammy Awards.

“Yeah, well there’s a lot of things that are going on right now, which is awesome,” Logic said at the time. “I just finished my first novel. I started the second one. I just wrote and finished a movie that I’m really excited to star in now. I’ve been working really hard. It’s been amazing.”

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The Stakes Are High In The First Trailer For ‘The Informer’

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Aviron Pictures has released the first trailer for their upcoming thriller The Informer.

In the film, honorably discharged Special Ops soldier Pete Koslow’s (Joel Kinnaman) world is turned upside-down when he is jailed after a fight to protect his wife (Ana de Armas). He’s given a chance for early release by becoming an informant for the FBI (Academy Award nominees Rosamund Pike and Clive Owen) and using his covert skills in an operation to take down The General, the most powerful crime boss in New York. But when the FBI sting meant to finally earn Koslow his freedom results in the death of an undercover NYPD cop, Koslow finds himself caught in the crossfire between the mob and the FBI. The General insists Koslow takes the heat and sends him back to prison to spearhead a drug operation from inside, and the FBI affirms that going back to jail to do The General’s bidding is the only way for Koslow to keep his deal with them alive.

The Informer hits theaters March 22, 2019. Joel Kinnaman stars with Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, Common, and Ana de Armas.

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Aquaman Will Screen 5 Days Earlier For Amazon Prime Subscribers

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Amazon Prime users will get treated to the Aquaman first standalone movie sooner than most.

U.S. Amazon Prime members will get to see James Wan’s vision of DCs underwater hero nearly a week ahead of its theatrical release on December 21st.

The shopping and streaming giant is reportedly working with exhibitors like Regal Cinemas, ArcLight, Cinepolis, Bow Tie Cinemas, Showcase Cinemas, and Studio Movie Grill to host early screenings on Saturday, December 15th with tickets to be sold exclusively to Amazon Prime members and it’s expected people may book up to ten tickets.

Amazon held a similar promotion last year for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and earlier this year for the third Hotel Transylvania.

The film is opening on December 13th and 14th in much of the rest of the world so this screening would more in line with that launch.

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