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  1. Today in Movie Culture: 'Justice League' Easter Eggs, 'Deadpool 2' Theories and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Easter Eggs of the Day: Now that Justice League is in theaters, ScreenCrush spotlights all the Easter eggs in the superhero team-up movie:   Fan Theories of the Day: ScreenRant highlights the best fan theories about Deadpool 2 based on what little footage we see in the new teaser for the solo:   Recasting Idea of the Day: We need a new Wolverine anyway, so how about Dacre Montgomery? BossLogic shows what that could look like as part of his Stranger Things cast as X-Men series: Stranger X-men - @dacremontgomery Wolverine - now I think I may make one poster featuring them all together @netflix @Stranger_Things...
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  2. The Week in Movie News: 'Super Mario Bros.', 'Fantastic Beasts' and More
    Need a quick recap on the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Super Mario Bros. is finally headed to the movies again: It's been almost 25 years since the failed first Super Mario Bros. movie arrived in theaters, and now Nintendo is finally ready to let Hollywood try again, this time with an animated feature. Read more here.   GREAT NEWS Another Spider-Man villain gets his own movie: While Spider-Man has joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe, his foes continue to get their own solo movies from Sony. The latest villain to get his due is Morbius, the Living Vampire. Read more here.   FIRST LOOK Fantastic Beasts 2 has a new title and first look photo: With one year away from...
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  3. Comics on Film: 'Justice League' Is Gleeful, Beautiful Mayhem
    It was right around the halfway point during a preliminary fight between our heroes and the film's antagonist that it really began to sink in: this movie is a blast to watch. Coming off of a legendary and arduously troubled production that seemed to have just as many twists and turns behind the camera as it does in front of it, a lot of people in both the circles of fans and of critics seemed to already make up their minds about Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films' ambitious team-up film, Justice League, quite a while ago. And really, who could blame them? In addition to having to change directors and composers on top of an extensive schedule of reshoots and creative patches, the film being good was quite a longshot. Sometimes, though, some perceived plotholes...
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  4. 'Multiple Man': James Franco and James Franco and James Franco to Star in 'X-Men' Spin-off
    There's an ongoing joke about how James Franco has found a way to duplicate himself. That's how he's able to work on so many projects. His recent stint on the HBO series The Deuce allowed for the joke to seem to be truth. On the show, he acts opposite himself, playing twin brothers. Now it's even further being played with in the announceent (via Deadline) that Franco will star in an X-Men spin-off about the Marvel Comics character Multiple Man. Jamie Madrox is the mutant superhero's real name. He was born with the gift and hardship of duplication. Basically, he can create many clones of himself, which comes in handy when you need an army-sized team to defeat a villain. In the comics, Multiple Man became best known as a member of X-Factor in...
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  5. Movie News: George Clooney Heads Back to TV for 'Catch-22'; 'Get Down' Actor to Star in 'Detective Pikachu'
    Catch-22: Set in Italy during World War II, Joseph Heller's satirical novel Catch-22 was a critical and popular success after it was first published in 1961. Mike Nichols directed an ambitious if uneven film version in 1970. Now a six-episode adaptation is being prepared for the small screen; George Clooney (above in Money Monster) will star and also direct with his usual production partner Grant Heslov. Luke Davies (Lion) and David Michôd (War Machine) wrote the scripts; no network is yet attached. [The Wrap]   Pokémon's Detective Pikachu: Justice Smith, who broke out in Netflix's The Get Down, will star in Detective Pikachu. The live-action movie is based on a character and storyline in the incredibly popular Pokémon...
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  6. Today in Movie Culture: Superman's Most Dangerous Power, How 'The Incredibles' Should Have Ended and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Science of the Day: In honor of the release of Justice League, Kyle Hill scientifically explains why Superman turning back time would be catastrophic:   Alternate Ending of the Day: Speaking of superhero movies, here's a different way Pixar's The Incredibles could have ended:   Fan Surprise of the Day: Speaking of Pixar, watch the stars of Coco surprise fans at Dowtown Disney with a musical performance promoting the upcoming movie:   VFX Breakdown of the Day: Netflix presents a look at the exceptional visual effects that went into creating the creature for Bong Joon Ho's Okja:   Vintage Image...
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  7. Watch Dwayne Johnson vs. Monsters in First 'Rampage' Trailer
    We've seen Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson fight Jason Statham, Cobra Commander, the mythological three-headed hound Cerberus, a devastating earthquake and, of course, other professional wrestlers. Now he's going up against a bunch of giant monsters that are laying waste to major U.S. cities in the first trailer for Rampage. Based on the popular multi-player arcade game, the upcoming movie sees Johnson as a primatologist who prefers friendship with an intelligent silverback gorilla than other humans. But that ape is turned into an enormous King Kong-like beast by genetic experiments gone wrong. And Johnson's primate pal isn't the only one.  Watch the trailer below.    Directed by: Brad Peyton, who previously directed Johnson...
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  8. 'Fantastic Beasts' Sequel Gets a New Title and Motion Poster: Here's What We Know
    We're exactly one year away from the release of the follow-up to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, so Warner Bros. has marked the occasion by revealing the sequel's official title and sharing a motion poster showcasing the ensemble cast. Instead of Fantastic Beasts 2, the movie shall henceforth be known as Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. See the title reveal and a motion photo (just like those in the Wizarding World of this franchise) of the cast below. In one year, return to the Wizarding World with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. #MagicInProgress #FantasticBeasts pic.twitter.com/8aWj8xhGj5 — Fantastic Beasts (@FantasticBeasts) November 16, 2017   Here's what we know about the meaning of the...
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  9. DVD Obscura: 'Personal Shopper,' 'Aquarius,' 'Dawson City: Frozen Time' and More Home Video Picks
    What's new in the wonderful world of physical media? Here's a roundup of recent titles.  New Indie As folks start prepping their “Best of 2017” lists, anyone who missed Personal Shopper (The Criterion Collection) in theaters earlier this year needs to get caught up. Re-teaming with her Clouds of Sils Maria director Olivier Assayas, Kristen Stewart gives another performance that proves that the former Twilight star has matured into one of this generation’s finest actresses. This isn’t your usual ghost story, although the characters are definitely haunted by the past and by people who are no longer around. (You’ll never look at texting the same way after seeing Stewart receive messages that might be coming from beyond.) Provocative and...
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  10. Movie News: 'Wonder' Director Tapped for Disney's 'Prince Charming'; Mel Gibson, Frank Grillo to Star in 'Boss Level'
    Prince Charming: Stephen Chbosky (Wonder, above) will rewrite and may direct a new, live-action version of Disney's Prince Charming. Matt Fogel wrote the initial draft of the script, which is said to be a "revisionist take" on the classic fairy tale character, telling the story through the eyes of the prince's disappointing brother. [THR]   Boss Level: Mel Gibson (Daddy's Home 2, above) and Frank Grillo (The Purge: Election Year) are in talks to star in action thriller Boss Level. If things work out, Grillo will play a military veteran who is trapped in a time loop that ends in his death. Joe Carnahan (Stretch) wrote the screenplay and is set to direct. [Deadline]   Destroyer: Recently we heard that Nicole Kidman will be starring in the...
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