Crouching Tiger theaters

By premiering Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend in IMAX and on Netflix on the same date, Netflix, IMAX, and The Weinstein Co. are disrupting the traditional theatrical release model. And not surprisingly, traditional theaters are none too happy about that.

Two of the biggest cinema chains in the country, Cinemark and Regal, have just announced that they will not be showing Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend (or really any other day-and-date releases) in their IMAX theaters. Hit the jump for more details.

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Gotham season trailer

We’re into the second week of Gotham, so audiences are starting to get a good idea of what Bruno Heller and his cast and crew have planned for Batman’s home town. (Hint: it seems to be an uneasy combination of camp and very serious drama, and we’ll give it another couple weeks to see how that balance settles.) A new Gotham season trailer now teases what’s to come for the rest of the year. Here you’ll see the murderer Victor Zsasz, along with hints of a few other characters.  Read More »

Beauty and the Beast writer

Disney’s new Beauty and the Beast is getting a polish from a guy who should know a thing or two about bookish, attractive outsiders. Stephen Chbosky, the author/screenwriter/director behind YA classic The Perks of Being a Wallflower, has just come aboard to rewrite the live-action adaptation. Bill Condon is directing.

Interestingly, the hire pits Chbosky against his own Perks star Emma Watson, who’s attached to lead the competing Beauty project at Warner Bros. Unless she jumps ship for Chbosky, that is. Hit the jump for more about the new Beauty and the Beast writer.

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Luigi’s Flying Tires

It looks like the Luigi’s Flying Tires ride in Disney California Adventure’s Cars Land might be very short lived. A new report claims that the ride will be closed in January with a quick turnaround to replace it with another Cars-themed attraction. What happened? Could this be the shortest lived ride in Disney history? Find out, after the jump.

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Batman stamps header

When and where can you get Batman stamps? Want to hear Ben Affleck talk about his role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice? How about see some new set photos from the film? What’s going to happen later this season on Gotham and was there a nod to another big hero on the recent episode? Has a title for the Flash/Arrow crossover episode been revealed? How is the female Thor revealed? Where can you get a Batman burger? And want to see a Jennifer Lawrence deleted scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

‘Tak3n’ Trailer: Liam Neeson Is Now a Fugitiv3

Tak3n trailer

Liam Neeson, special set of skills, daughter in danger, it’s all pretty familiar now. Time to shake things up just enough to bring audiences back. So for Taken 3, now officially called Tak3n, the Neeson character Bryan Mills is in Richard Kimble mode as he’s framed for the murder of his wife. Now a fugitive, Mills goes on the run to preserve his own freedom and watch over his surviving daughter (Maggie Grace) while trying to elude authorities. (Here Forest Whitaker seemingly stands in Tommy Lee Jones as the lead voice of authority.) Watch the Tak3n trailer here.  Read More »

Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters sequel director

Hansel and Gretel may be on the hunt for a new director. Tommy Wirkola has dropped out of the Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters sequel, after directing the first movie. The filmmaker cited a desire to “not just do sequels” as the reason for his exit.

Hit the jump for more on the Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters sequel director drop-out.

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But Of Course: ‘Tetris’ Movie in the Works

Tetris

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. Threshold Entertainment announced today that it is developing a live-action film based on the game Tetris, because there’s no ’80s property that Hollywood isn’t trying to turn into a movie right now.

Naturally, it’s described as “a very big, epic sci-fi movie,” because what isn’t these days? Hit the jump to learn all about the impending Tetris movie.

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