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Jennifer Lawrence's 'mother!' Comes Home, Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

  • Movies.com
Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical Despicable Me 3 (animated sequel; voices: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, Dana Gaier, Julie Andrews, Russell Brand; rated PG) American Assassin (action-thriller; Dylan O'Brien, Michael Keaton, Sanaa Latham, Shiva Negar, David Suchet, Navid Negahban, Scott Adkins, Taylor Kitsch; rated R)   Digital HD: Rent from $4-$7 or own from $13-$20 (HD may cost more than Sd). Check with your favorite Digital HD provider to see if the...

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Fist Fight director to helm comic book adaptation Imagine Agents

Back in 2015 it was announced that Michael Keaton would be producing an adaptation of Brian Joines and Bachan’s Boom! Studios comic book series Imagine Agents, and now it seems that the project is starting to move forward.

THR is reporting that 20th Century Fox has tapped Richie Keen (Fist Fight) to direct the film, which Shawn Levy (Stranger Things) has come on board to produce through his 21 Laps Entertainment.

The comic “tackles the idea that the imaginary friends of children are actually very real and centers on an organization titled I.M.A.G.I.N.E., which handles things when these figments get out of control [and tells the story of] a jaded 20-year veteran agent who must mentor a young archivist, with a routine day becoming something much larger.”

Keaton, Levy, Michael Sugar and Boom’s Ross Richie are producing the film, with Stephen Christy, Dan Cohen and Ashley Zalta executive producing
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Film News Roundup: ‘Fist Fight’ Director Richie Keen Boards ‘Imagine Agents’ for Fox

Film News Roundup: ‘Fist Fight’ Director Richie Keen Boards ‘Imagine Agents’ for Fox
In today’s film news roundup, “Fist Fight” director Richie Keen boards “Imagine Agents,” Caitlin Carver and Nick Bateman are the leads in “Matchmaker’s Playbook,” and the Orchard dates Zoey Deutch’s “Flower.”

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Fox has tapped “Fist Fight” director Richie Keen to helm fantasy actioner “Imagine Agents,” based on the Boom! Studios comic.

Simon Rich has written the screenplay. “Stranger Things” producer Shawn Levy, is producing through his 21 Laps Entertainment along with Michael Keaton, Michael Sugar, and Boom!’s Ross Richie. 21 Laps exec Dan Cohen is exec producing with Stephen Christy and Ashley Zalta. Adam Yoelin is co-producing and overseeing the project for Boom!

The comic, published in 2013, was created by writer Brian Joines with Bachan illustrating. The story is centered on an organization (I.M.A.G.I.N.E.) to combat the uncontrollable imaginary friends that children create. Two agents find themselves pushed to the limit when one of the baddest “figments
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Armie Hammer Recalls His “Dark, Deranged” Batman In Justice League Mortal

It’s going on 10 years since Warner Bros. officially scrapped plans for Justice League Mortal, yet DC superfans still like to ponder over what could have been.

Armie Hammer was undoubtedly the fulcrum of that botched project, having signed on to play the Caped Crusader back in 2007. Dogged by internal setbacks and a high-profile writers strike, production was ultimately abandoned two years later, which is all the more disheartening when you consider that Justice League Mortal would have introduced us to a “dark, deranged” Batman – one who was more akin to Christian Bale’s Dark Knight than previous incarnations.

But don’t just take our word for it; here’s Armie Hammer talking to MTV’s Happy Sad Confused podcast about what could have been:

It was pre-Christian Bale but the Christian Bale Batman had a lot more in common with it than any of the previous ones, whether
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'Fist Fight' Director Tackling 'Imagine Agents' for Fox (Exclusive)

Twentieth Century Fox’s Imagine Agents is getting more real.

Richie Keen, who directed the Ice Cube-Charlie Day comedy Fist Fight, has come aboard to helm the project that adapts the Boom! Studios comic.

At the same time, Shawn Levy, the director-producer behind Stranger Things and the Night at the Museum movies, has joined the project as a producer while his 21 Laps Entertainment cohort Dan Cohen joins as exec producer.

Michael Keaton, Michael Sugar, and Boom!’s Ross Richie are also producing while Stephen Christy and Ashley Zalta are exec producing. Adam Yoelin is co-producing and overseeing the project for Boom!

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Should Michael Keaton Return as The Batman?

Should Michael Keaton Return as The Batman?
The Batman is supposed to be old, past his prime. A superhero who is in the process of retiring from the vigilante game. Sure, Ben Affleck has done a good job of giving fans a weathered crime fighter who has trouble keeping up. But maybe the standalone movie coming from Matt Reeves should take it a step further. Perhaps it should bring back someone with some real age on him. And we think Michael Keaton would be perfect for the part. Though George Clooney could keep the Ben Affleck continuity going very well.

There's a lot of talk about Ben Affleck not returning to play Batman after the Justice League circus dies down. Affleck originally signed on to write, direct, and star in The Batman, but over the last year, it was announced that the actor was no longer directing the project, then it was later revealed that he was no longer writing the movie,
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Top 5 Movie Mistakes - Batman (1989)

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This time on Top 5 Movie Mistakes we cast our minds back a few decades to the seminal superhero movie from director Tim Burton, Batman. While it was in no way the first comic book movie, nor the first big screen adaptation of a DC property, it was the beginning of what we see today in terms of the superhero blockbuster. At the time the moviegoing public scoffed at the idea of Michael Keaton playing The Dark Knight, but the inclusion of Jack Nicholson to the cast, stepping into the iconic role... Read More...
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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr, Marisa Tomei, Jacob Batalon, Laura Harrier, Zendaya | Written by Jonathan Goldstein, John Francis Daley, Jon Watts, Christopher Ford, Chris McKenna, Erik Sommers | Directed by Jon Watts

Obviously, “Homecoming” has multiple meanings, not least of which is Spider-Man’s switch to the cool side of the Marvel fence, outside of Sony’s control. Makes sense. One could argue that the very DNA of the modern Marvel movie machine is based on what made Sam Raimi’s first two movies so successful: larger-than-life characters tackling real-world themes, with a lightness of touch that didn’t undermine the gravity of the drama. It’s a difficult balancing act; one which Marc Webb’s aborted reboot largely failed to replicate.

Today, Marvel is a blockbuster production line of Toyota-like efficiency, and part of its success lies in squeezing the authorship out of its directors. It was too much for Edgar Wright,
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Bye bye Batman: should Ben Affleck bow out as the caped crusader?

Justice League’s weak box office performance spotlights Affleck’s tricky position – whether to limp on, or join the order of failed dark knights

If there is a “Batman curse” affecting those who have pulled on the cape and cowl on the big screen, it is not always a lasting one. George Clooney recovered from portraying a detested version of Gotham’s dark knight for Joel Schumacher in 1997’s Batman & Robin to become one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors and film-makers. Christian Bale is rarely out of the awards season spotlight for long, and Michael Keaton is currently experiencing a gilded career revival that has even seen him return to superhero movies.

It would be fair to say, however, that the role can be something of a poisoned chalice. Clooney was perhaps fortunate to recover from the critical drubbing handed to Schumacher’s film (his co-star Chris O’Donnell
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The Batman Won't Be a Reboot, Even with a New Actor

The Batman Won't Be a Reboot, Even with a New Actor
In the wake of Justice League, Ben Affleck's future as Batman in the Dceu continues to be called into question. The actor has suggested in recent interviews that he may be done with the role and recently, it was reported that The Batman director Matt Reeves may be eyeing Jake Gyllenhaal to take over in the upcoming solo movie. Now, we have some new details on the movie, which make the possibility of Affleck not returning all the more interesting.

When the news of Jake Gyllenhaal's possible involvement in The Batman broke, it was reported that Matt Reeves' proposed Batman trilogy would take place either before the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or outside of the Dceu continuity altogether. According to film reporter Mario Francisco-Robles, The Batman will take place after the events of Justice League and will just be swapping out actors.
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The Rise Of Tom Holland

Tom Holland’s portrayal of Peter Parker in the Spider-Man franchise proved to be a huge hit with audiences. He was praised for bringing youthful energy and a sense of humour to the role. Since being spotted at a local dance show by the choreographer of Billy Elliot, Holland’s career has blossomed over the last decade. His latest film, Spider-Man: Homecoming (out on Digital Download and Blu-ray now) was a global success, becoming the fourth highest grossing film of 2017 and breathing new life into the Marvel Universe. To celebrate the release, we’re taking a look at the performances that have been key to his success.

Billy Elliott the Musical (2008)

At the age of twelve, Holland made his West End debut in Billy Elliot the Musical as Michael, requiring eight auditions and two years of training. Later that year he starred as Billy in the show, receiving rave reviews for his performance.
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Here’s What Jake Gyllenhaal Could Look Like As Batman

Jake Gyllenhaal as the ninth incarnation of Gotham’s Dark Knight?

That’s the rumor currently doing the rounds online, after one report claimed Matt Reeves, writer-director on The Batman, has hand-picked Gyllenhaal to be his Caped Crusader, and the one who would eventually succeed Ben Affleck in the title role.

Keep in mind that many of DC’s bigwigs have since voiced their support of Affleck’s costumed crusader on the belief that he will indeed reprise the part in time for The Batman in 2018, despite all of those conflicting reports swirling online. So, until we have something official from the studio, it’d be best to treat this all just as a rumor for now. Still, that hasn’t stopped fan artist extraordinaire Boss Logic from putting together a quick design of how the Stronger star may appear should he indeed take over the role, and you can
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What Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Like as The Batman

What Jake Gyllenhaal Looks Like as The Batman
To say Ben Affleck has been wishy-washy about returning as Bruce Wayne in DC's The Batman would be an understatement. The 'will he or won't he' parade of news has been unbearable, and on par with whether or not Daniel Craig would come back as James Bond. While doing press for Justice League, Affleck has admitted that he's not committing himself to the role. And that he's looking for a way out of the Dceu that is quick, painless, and drama-free. In recent days, we've learned that director Matt Reeves is already testing new Batmen. And at the top of his list is Jake Gyllenhaal. Now, we have an idea what that might look like.

Evergreen fan artist BossLogic has rendered a new piece that puts Gyllenhaal in the batsuit. He's dark, brooding. But is he right for the role.? We'll let you tale a look and decide for yourself.
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Timothée Chalamet and Sam Rockwell Set for Psiff Honors, Lois Smith Gets Lifetime Achievement Award, and More

Timothée Chalamet and Sam Rockwell Set for Psiff Honors, Lois Smith Gets Lifetime Achievement Award, and More
As awards season takes over Hollywood, keep up with all the ins, outs, and big accolades with our bi-weekly Awards Roundup column.

-The 29th annual Palm Springs International Film Festival (Psiff) will present Timothée Chalamet with the Rising Star Award – Actor at its annual Film Awards Gala for his performance in “Call Me by Your Name.” The Film Awards Gala, hosted by Mary Hart, will be held Tuesday, January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The Festival runs January 4 – 15, 2018. Past recipients of the Rising Star Award include Ruth Negga, Alicia Vikander, Jennifer Lawrence, Scarlett Johansson, Anna Kendrick, Dakota Fanning, Terrence Howard, and Adam Beach.

Timothée Chalamet gives a stirring performance as Elio, a 17-year-old on the brink of passion and self-discovery. It’s an intimate and erotic performance that transports the audience to another time and place and stays with us long after we’ve left the theater,” said Festival
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‘Three Billboards’ Cinematographer Ben Davis on Camera Placement, Single Takes, and Authentically Capturing America

Our rave review of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri notes that cinematographer Ben Davis “captures the action and outbursts of violence with assured zip and clarity.” Though true, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Martin McDonagh’s third feature — his second with Davis behind the camera, following 2012’s Seven Psychopaths — is among the most beautiful released this year, photographed with a knowledge of its small-town environment (North Carolina rather than Missouri, but let’s not hold that against the film) that renders seemingly quotidian settings a scarred landscape of pain and anger.

Speaking one-on-one with Davis will make clear that Billboards‘ fine palette is no happy accident, instead being the result of intense consideration for environment, emotion, color, space, and, especially in the case of a show-stopping single take — one that hardly asks for us to stand and applaud, even as we’re wondering how it could be pulled off — movement.
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Matt Reeves Already Has Someone In Mind To Replace Ben Affleck As Batman

One of the biggest questions hanging over the future of the Dceu is whether or not Ben Affleck will be staying on board as Batman for the long haul. Despite only appearing in two movies so far (well, three if you count his Suicide Squad cameos), it’s long been rumoured that the actor is looking to hang up his cowl for good. Of course, this has led to fans casting doubt over him returning for upcoming solo film The Batman, wondering if perhaps he’ll walk before the project gets off the ground.

It’s definitely possible, but according to John Campea, who previously broke the scoop that Affleck was looking to leave the role earlier in the year, there’s already a contingency plan in place if that were to happen. He claims that Hollywood insiders have told him that The Batman director Matt Reeves has a specific
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Gary Oldman to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Gary Oldman to Receive Maltin Modern Master Award at Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Gary Oldman will be honored with the Maltin Modern Master Award at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

Oldman will be presented with the award on Feb. 2, 2018 for his longstanding contributions to the film industry culminating with Focus Features’ “Darkest Hour,” in which Oldman plays Winston Churchill. Leonard Maltin will return to moderate the evening for the 27th time.

Gary Oldman has dazzled audiences for decades with an array of brilliant performances,” said Maltin. “With ‘Darkest Hour,’ he has once again proven that he is a force to be reckoned with, and a true master of his craft.”

Darkest Hour” takes place during the early days of World War II, as the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly-appointed British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Directed by Joe Wright from a screenplay by Anthony McCarten, the film also
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Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Batman Actor?

Poll: Who’s Your Favorite Batman Actor?
When “Justice League” debuts this weekend, Ben Affleck will make his return as the Caped Crusader, which first arrived in 2015’s “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

And when a new actor dons the pointy-eared cowl, it’s bound to draw comparisons to past Batmans/Bruce Waynes. For many, it’s the late Adam West who set the standard when he starred in ABC’s “Batman” series in the 1960s, embodying the superhero for generations to come.

A couple of decades later came Warner Bros.’ initial “Batman” film series, starring Michael Keaton in the Tim Burton-directed “Batman” and “Batman Returns” in 1989 and 1992, respectively. Val Kilmer took over the role, as the directing reins went to Joel Schumacher, for “Batman Forever” (1995), before George Clooney became Batman for “Batman & Robin” in 1997.

After the first series, a new millennia ushered in a new trilogy. Christian Bale starred in Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed movie series comprised of “Batman Begins,” “[link
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Happy 50th, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are Famous Friends Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ About You (Video)

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Happy 50th, Jimmy Kimmel! Here Are Famous Friends Reading ‘Mean Tweets’ About You (Video)
Happy Birthday, Jimmy Kimmel! Your celebrity friends all came together to insult you in a secret “Mean Tweets” session. Talk about birthday punches. Ray Romano, Michael Keaton, Halle Berry, Anthony Anderson, Howard Stern, David Spade, Chris Hemsworth, Kristen Bell, Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, Liam Neeson, Larry David, Mike Tyson, Jeff Bridges, Zach Galifianakis, Kim Kardashian West, Stephen Colbert, Jennifer Lawrence, David Letterman and Will Ferrell all gathered together for the worst 50th birthday celebration of all time. Our Top 3 are below this “Also Read,” which itself is very much worth the click. Also Read: Jimmy Kimmel Wrote a Comic.
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See David Letterman, Kim Kardashian Read Mean Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel

See David Letterman, Kim Kardashian Read Mean Tweets About Jimmy Kimmel
In honor of Jimmy Kimmel's 50th birthday, a slew of celebrity guests from Ray Romano to Mike Tyson roasted the host with a special edition of mean tweets – about Kimmel.

Most of the tweets were, as expected, hilariously bland. "I thought I saw Jimmy Kimmel at Home Depot. Turns out it was just a sloppy dude with dimples," Michael Keaton said. "Is Jimmy Kimmel crosseyed or just ridiculously ugly?" Howard Stern said as he rolled his eyes. The tweet David Letterman got simply read: "Jimmy Kimmel is not funny.
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