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Wonder Woman Is a Wonder? Too Easy, But Accurate!

GAL GADOT as Wonder Woman – Photo by Clay Enos/ TM & (c) DC Comics/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures. 

How long has it been since we’ve seen a brilliant, completely unironic superhero movie? 2011’s Captain America: First Avenger. Before that? Probably Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978)/Richard Lester & Donner’s Superman II (1980).

To that remarkable (and remarkably short) list we can add Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.

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Creepy Clown Trailer: Stephen King’s IT!

The first trailer for Stephen King’s IT has arrived and it’s really, really creepy (yay scary clowns!).

The story of four boys who have to take on Pennywise – a clown who has been killing centuries – is pretty compelling stuff (to be watched between one’s fingers – preferably during the daylight hours.

Directed by  Andy Muschietti (Mama), It opens on September 8th.

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CHiPS – It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Loses Their Head!

(L-R) MICHAEL PEÑA as Ponch and DAX SHEPARD as Jon in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action comedy “CHiPS,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Peter Iovino

There are two good movies lurking beneath the surface of CHiPS – an R-rated comedy and an R-rated cop drama. The problem is that they’re both chopped up and are jammed together in such a way that the result is an unhappy compromise that lets down the movie as a whole.

The drama would work if the puerile comedy wasn’t stitched in and the puerile comedy would work if that pesky drama wasn’t there.

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Fist Fight Is Three O’Clock High With Potty-Mouthed Teachers!

(L-r) ICE CUBE as Ron Strickland and CHARLIE DAY as Andy Campbell in the New Line Cinema and Village Roadshow Pictures comedy “FIST FIGHT,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Almost thirty years ago, there was a sleeper comedy hit called, Three O’Clock High, in which a nerd named Jerry Mitchell got himself in hot water with the school’s behemoth of a bully and found himself challenged to a fight after school. It was pretty good.

Fist Fight is essentially the same film only with potty-mouthed teachers and played for R-rated comedy. It’s not quite as good, but after an extensive set-up, it builds into an explosive, hilarious Big Finish.

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The LEGO Batman Movie – Lacking Something/Everything!

LEGO® minifigure Batman (voiced by WILL ARNETT) “The LEGO® Batman Movie,” from Warner Bros. Pictures and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment. A Warner Bros. Pictures release. BATMAN and all related characters and elements TM & (c) DC Comics Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.

The LEGO Movie was original, inventive, witty and stylish. Batman was used as punctuation – injected a bit of pompous self-congratulation while saving a few lives.

The LEGO Batman Movie takes those few moments and puffs them up into a 104-minute excursion into the EGO part of The LEGO Batman. By the time he decides that he can’t do it all alone, the film’s relentless barrage of witless gags, unsubtle digs and brilliantly animated but repetitive sight gags have pretty much put its audience over the age of 5, to sleep (I heard no laughter during the screening I attended).

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Canadian Fans Gets To Step Inside Newt Scamander’s Suitcase!

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The director, producer and stars of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them came to Toronto to open a world exclusive fan experience for the (hopefully) magical film.

Canadian fans will have the opportunity to step inside a giant replica of Newt Scamander’s suitcase to see props and costumes from the film and take part in VR and gaming activations. Read on for details.

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Zack Snyder Unveils Justice League’s New Bat Suit!

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As any long time Batman fan can tell you, Batman has a number of suits beyond the standard scare-the-crap-outta-the-bad-guys-night-time-avenger uniform. There are suits for deep sea, outer space and many more.

Zack Snyder has just revealed a new Batsuit from Justice League and it looks like a serious tactical suit – sporting goggles and much heavier looking armor. In short, it’s kinda bad@$$. Check it out after the break.

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Warner Bros. Releases Key Character Videos from Suicide Squad!

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Warner Bros. continues its inspired marketing for David Ayer’s Suicide Squad with a number of nifty character videos featuring Joker, Harley, Amanda Waller and the featured characters from the film.

Check them out after the break. Suicide Squad opens on August, 5th.

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Vexacious Trailer: Suicide Squad!

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The first Suicide Squad trailer proclaimed ‘this is a film!’ The second suggested, ‘This is Film – but with these characters it will be fun!’

The new trailer focuses completely on the fun part of that equation with Harley leading the way and Deadshot getting a pretty great moment, too – set to Sweet’s Ballroom Blitz. The whole ‘Worst. Heroes. Ever.’ thing still applies…

Check it out after the break. Suicide Squad opens on August 5th.