Warner Bros. recently removed six seconds of LGBTQ content in Fantastic Beasts 3 in order to appease censors and release the film. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore is just the latest film. Six seconds in a film that is 143-minutes long! Sure, they might be removing six seconds but it tells me that LGBTQ people are disposable in the studio’s eyes. You cannot tell me that you support LGBTQ rights in one statement while…"Warner Bros.: Please Stop Removing LGBTQ Content"
In response to the continuing invasion of Ukraine, Disney, Warner Bros., and Sony have put a stop on releasing films in Russia. While we’re just at three studios so far, I expect that Paramount and NBCUniversal will follow. It would make zero sense for them to not take action. I’m glad to see Hollywood responding this early. It’s a different situation than how slow the response was in the 1930s. Universal founder Carl Laemmle did…"Ukraine Invasion: Studios Stop Releasing in Russia"
Reminiscence, the futuristic noir set in a flooded Miami (because Miami, of course) years down the road, makes its arrival on home video. There may not be any cocaine cowboys in this film but Miami is starting to get the brunt of the damage on screen. Miami’s future is bleak whether it’s an alien attack or a vanishing coastline. It’s a nice break for the likes of Chicago and San Francisco after suffering damages in…"Reminiscence Arrives on Home Video"
Reminiscence is a futuristic noir set in a flooded Miami years down the road so let the fact alone serve as a warning because Miami. There may not be any cocaine cowboys in this film but Miami is starting to get the brunt of the damage on screen. Miami’s future is bleak whether it’s an alien attack or a vanishing coastline. It’s a nice break for the likes of Chicago and San Francisco after suffering…"Reminiscence Seeks Nostalgia Because Miami"
Mister Roberts features a star-studded cast of actors while the Best Picture nominee beautifully translates from the stage to the screen. The film is based on the play, which in turn was based on the novel of the same name. In addition to Best Picture, the film would earn a Best Sound, Recording nomination and Jack Lemmon would win his first Oscar with a Best Supporting Actor win. Mister Roberts may be set during World…"Mister Roberts: Best Picture Nominee Is On Blu-ray"
Time is running out for fans everywhere to visit The Friends Experience: The One in Chicago before they close on May 31, 2021! Before I get into the fun stuff, I just have to say that I did not really watch Friends growing up. Come to think of it, my family also didn’t watch much of the Must-See-TV lineup on NBC, actually. By the time, I was old enough to really start watching TV and…"The Friends Experience: The One in Chicago"
Warner Bros. Pictures is planning to end their theatrical online press screeners after May and resume in-person press screenings. I decided to check in with the studio after hearing a report in a critics group. On one hand, I am not surprised that the studio is “slowly but surely returning to theatrical-only screenings as theaters are open and operating.” However, the good news here is that they will be working with their regional teams. The…"Warner Bros.: Online Press Screeners Ending in May"
A rumored live-action Harry Potter TV series shows that Warner Bros. and HBO Max would rather keep supporting transphobic J.K. Rowling. It’s time for the Harry Potter franchise to end. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. is in early development for a live-action series. Stop right there. Do not go any further. Just don’t do this. It is completely irresponsible to keep putting money in J.K. Rowling’s hands. I said it when Warner Bros.…"Harry Potter: Stop Doing Business with J.K. Rowling"
While most people are staying away during the pandemic, movie theaters are still important and people will return once vaccinated. One of the things I keep going back this early in the year is The Big Picture by Ben Fritz. It’s been a few years since the book was published but what Fritz has to say is still relevant. Do not be surprised if you see me come back to this book throughout the year…"Movie Theaters: I Will Return When The Time Comes"
Warner Bros. Pictures botched the theatrical and streaming rollout of Wonder Woman 1984 in one of the worst ways possible. I was very outspoken on Twitter upon learning that the Wonder Woman 1984 embargo would be lifting on December 15. Why? Because once again, the studio decided to screen their film for select press–including those press members participating in press junkets and receiving swag for doing so. In choosing who got to see the film…"Warner Bros. An Open Letter After WW84 Rollout"