‘Justice League’ is Coming Together for $110+ Million Opening While ‘Wonder’ Looks to Surprise

This weekend Marvel’s latest hit Thor: Ragnarok is looking to top $ 250 million after 17 days in release while Warner Bros. and DC Comics unveil their latest entry into the DC Extended Universe, Justice League looking to make a splash globally, though it’s not the only new release the weekend has to offer. Lionsgate will debut the highly anticipated adaptation Wonder while Sony is debuting their faith-based animated title The Star. All-in-all we should be looking at a strong weekend in which…
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Superhero Bits: Thor: Ragnarok Official Runtime, Black Panther Trailer Coming Soon & More

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What is the best-selling comic book of the year? How long is Thor: Ragnarok? What role could Jeff Goldblum have played in Captain America: The First Avenger? When can we expect a new trailer for Black Panther? Can you guess what Justice League has been rated by the MPAA? What can we expect from the Arrowverse crossover wedding this year? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Injustice 2 will be adding Atom to the mix of playable characters very soon. Check out his powers on display here.

Marvel Legacy #1 is now the top selling comic book title of 2017 so far, selling over 300,000 copies of the issue.

Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman will be getting new Steelbook covers with artwork by comic artist Jim Lee.

If Loving You Is Wrong star Edwina Findley has landed a recurring role on The CW’s new series Black Lightning.

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Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige is confident that they will work with Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi again.

The sixth season premiere of Arrow debuted this week, and the ratings are slightly lower than the fifth season premiere.

The LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 trailer features intrepid space exploring dog Cosmo asking for your help.

The final runtime for Thor: Ragnarok is 130 minutes, making it the longest film in the god of thunder’s franchise.

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Medical delivery drones are coming to Switzerland

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Next month, Switzerland’s hospitals will be equipped with a potentially revolutionary autonomous drone delivery network. 

Healthcare providers and a Menlo Park, California company called Matternet have teamed up to implement the system across the country. And on Wednesday, Matternet announced that they had completed “the third and final technology component” to make their drone and information system a reality. 

It’s called the Matternet Station: a two square foot robotic drone loading dock and smart launching and landing pad that enables hospitals to quickly send and receive crucial medical samples and resources, all by drone. Read more…

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New ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Character Reveal Coming During Force Friday II

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We’re just one week away from Force Friday II, the big merchandising event that will see a slew of Star Wars: The Last Jedi toys, clothing, posters, books and more thrown on shelves as part of Disney and Lucasfilm’s massive hype machine that we happily crank up each and every week. While most of the secrets of The Last Jedi will likely be kept intact, it doesn’t mean there won’t be some details gleaned from the event. In fact, part of the Force Friday II promotion will include the reveal of a new character through the “Find the Force” augmented reality event accessed through the official Star Wars app.

Find out more about Star Wars Force Friday II and this special promotion below.

This video explains how you can unlock characters in the Star Wars app by participating in Force Friday II:

As you can see, by scanning the “Find the Force” logo, you’ll unlock characters in the app, almost as if they were trading cards. Apparently at least one of the characters you’ll be able to unlock during the global event that spans three days at 20,000 retail locations spread across 30 countries will be a never-before-seen character from Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

Will this be a new key character in the Star Wars saga or are we talking about getting a glimpse at another Constable Zuvio here? It’s difficult to say, but it’s a relatively cool way to keep fans active on the Star Wars app while also unlocking new information about the movie.

You can use the Star Wars app right now to get an early look at the Porgs in augmented reality before the treasure hunt for more characters goes live next week for Force Friday II on September 1st. In fact, once you start the treasure hunt, you’ll be able to post photos and videos on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtags #FindtheForce and #Sweepstakes throughout that weekend for a chance to win the ultimate fan experience: tickets to the Star Wars: The Last Jedi premiere in December.

If you’re wondering where the best place to go for Force Friday II is going to be, StarWars.com has all the details on the various events and parties that certain retail locations are having. Some establishments like Target, Walmart and Meijer will be opening at midnight to start selling The Last Jedi merchandise immediately. Other retailers have their own exclusives and whatnot too, which you can find about in much more detail right here.

Happy hunting, and may the Force be with you!

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George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn Coming in October

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New box set from Arrow Video compiles three of George A. Romero’s most interested films and packs them withe extras

This writer is still reeling from the loss of the great George A. Romero, a filmmaker that altered the course of the contemporary horror film but who also fully embodied the independent cinema spirit. And on top of that, he was a sweet, kind, funny, intelligent and humble human being whose company I will forever miss.

RELATED: George A. Romero’s Dead Films Ranked

But in the context of his filmography, there are a slew of fine films George made in the 1970s post-Night of the Living Dead that are flawed, fascinating and essential pieces of his cinematic journey. There’s Always Vanilla, Season of the Witch, and The Crazies, made between Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead, showcase the extraordinary versatility and dynamism of this irreplaceable American auteur,Three films from the late, legendary director that prove that although he might have defined zombie cinema, it didn’t define him. And now, Arrow Video has compiled these three pictures in a stunning 6-disc, limited edition set, due out October 24th.

George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn includes the following films:

There’s Always Vanilla (1971): Young drifter Chris and beautiful model Lynn embark upon a tumultuous relationship which seems doomed from the outset.

Season of the Witch (aka Jack’s Wife, 1972) : Joan Mitchell is a bored housewife whose dissatisfaction with her humdrum life leads to an unhealthy interest in the occult.

The Crazies (aka Code Name: Trixie, 1973): A small rural town finds itself in the grip of an infection which sends its hosts into a violent, homicidal frenzy.

Special Features Include:

– High Definition Blu-ray (1080p) and Standard DVD presentations
– English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing
– Reversible sleeves for each film featuring original and newly-commissioned artwork by Gilles Vranckx
– Limited Edition 60-page booklet featuring new writing on the films

There’s Always Vanilla:
– Brand new 2K restoration from the original negative
– Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
– Brand new interviews with actors Judith Ridley and Richard Ricci, producer Russ Streiner and – sound recordist Gary Streiner
– Digging Up the Dead – The Lost Films of George A. Romero – archive interview with Romero looking at his early films There’s Always Vanilla and Season of the Witch Trailer
– Trailer

Season of the Witch:
– Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
– Alternate extended cut
– Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
– When Romero met Del Toro – celebrated filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro sits down with George Romero for this candid career-spanning conversation
– The Secret Life of Jack’s Wife – archive interview with actress Jan White
– Alternate Opening Titles
– Trailers

The Crazies:
– Brand new 4K restoration from original film elements
– Brand new audio commentary by Travis Crawford
– Romero Was Here – featurette revisiting The Crazies filming locations in Evans City, PA
– Never Before Seen BTS footage
– 2016 Q&A with Lynn Lowry from Abertoir Film Festival
– Alternate Opening Titles
– Trailers

Pre-order this amazing set HERE.

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David Letterman Is Coming to Netflix for a New Series, But Will His Epic Beard Come Too?

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David Letterman stepped down from his longtime post as the host of The Late Show on CBS in 2015, replaced by comedian Stephen Colbert. But as any good comedian will tell you, it’s hard to stay away from the spotlight, and David Letterman is a great comedian, so it should come as no surprise that he’s coming out of retirement with a new show. But it won’t be on any of the big networks.

Netflix is bringing David Letterman into their ever-expanding roster of comedy talent for a new series on the streaming service with six episodes in 2018. But exactly what kind of show can we expect from the legendary, respected comedian and television host?

The New York Times reports news of Netflix rounding up David Letterman for a series that doesn’t have a title yet, but the streaming service said it will be an hour-long program that will have Letterman doing two of the things he does best “in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and humor.”

With 33 years of late night hosting experience under his belt, not to mention all the time he spent honing his skills as a stand-up comedian, Letterman is one of the best in the business, and the fact that Netflix was able to coax him out of retirement is a big deal. Actually, the comedian was the one who was getting antsy about doing a new project, telling NYT, “I keep saying, jeez, I still think I can do something. I want that epiphany that others have had. It’s the same epiphany that I had about wanting to do a TV show when I was, like, 17.”

Letterman has kept a low profile since leaving television in 2015, though he has made a few appearances here and there on the National Geographic Channel and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. In the press release from Netflix, Letterman himself said, “I feel excited and lucky to be working on this project for Netflix. Here’s what I have learned, if you retire to spend more time with your family, check with your family first. Thanks for watching, drive safely.”

Now the comedian is another huge name added to the comedy mix on the streaming service, which will soon have new specials from Jerry Seinfeld and Chris Rock on the way. It remains to be seen if this is just the beginning of a larger relationship that Letterman will have with Netflix, but for now, this is a good start. Whether or not his Santa Claus style beard will stick around when he returns to TV hosting, we’ll have to wait and see.

Are you looking forward to the David Letterman Netflix show?

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Dementia 13 Remake Coming from Chiller Films

Dementia 13 Remake Coming from Chiller Films

Dementia 13: Remake of famous Corman/Coppola shocker coming from Chiller Films

Director Francis Ford Coppola‘s 1963 shocker Dementia 13 was quickly thrown together by the young filmmaker (his first feature, outside of an earlier nudie Tonite for Sure) at the behest of producer Roger Corman, who was mentoring the young filmmaker at the time. The crew was in Ireland and finished shooting The Young Racers early and Corman pushed Coppola to whip out a Psycho-riff quick. He did. And many cite the results as one of Coppola’s best films.

Now, 54 years later, Chiller Films have announced that they will be releasing a remake of the shuddery, black and white psychodrama in theaters on October 6, 2017 and on VOD and Digital HD on October 10, 2017. This retelling is directed by Richard LeMay (The Dark Rite, Naked As We Come) and is written by Dan DeFilippo (The Invaders, Chilling Visions: 5 Sates of Fear) and Justin Smith (Siren, The Boy). The cast includes Julia Campanelli (Walking Away), Ana Isabelle (The Eye, Lost Cat Corona), Marianne Noscheze (Horror Time), Channing Pickett (Redheads Anonymous) and Christian Ryan (Celebrity Ghost Stories).

In the original Dementia 13, Luana Anders murders her husband and ventures to Ireland to his family estate where she is menaced by his disturbed family and then beheaded by a roaming axe-murderer. In this remake, a vengeful ghost, a mysterious killer and a family brimming with secrets converge in one night of terror. Dementia 13 is produced by DeFilippo and is executive produced by Smith.

For more information on the film, please visit the official Dementia 13 Facebook page.

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Superhero Bits: Green Lantern Comic Reboot, Batman Coming to Gotham, She-Venom & More

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Will Batman ever make his debut on Gotham? How many days did the initial Spider-Man: Homecoming writers have to write their pitch for Marvel? Are you ready for a Green Lantern reboot from DC Comics? Do you want to get your genes tested at San Diego Comic-Con as a promotion for The Gifted? Will She-Venom appear in the Venom spin-off? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Marvel goes behind the scenes at Sphero to get a closer look at the company’s new interactive Spider-Man toy.

Director Stephen Surjik says The Punisher series on Netflix is more of an adult drama than other Marvel shows.

Gag gift from @peter_deming We start shooting tomorrow! Wish us luck! #newmutants #xmen

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Director Josh Boone confirmed New Mutants has officially started production this week with this gag film slate.

io9 points out that the Spider-Man: Homecoming cross-promotion with Audi betrays a key piece of Spidey lore.

Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and more get ready to head back to school in this Walmart commercial.

Sony and Synchrony Bank have given $ 25,000 to a STEM focused school inspired by Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming gets posters inspired by The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and Taxi Driver.

Sean Pertwee, better known as Gotham‘s Alfred Pennyworth, wants to see the show’s cast in a Batman movie.

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Daily Dialogue theme next week: Coming Out

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The Daily Dialogue theme for next week: Coming Out, suggested by Angry Cyborg.

This could be a challenge as only a couple of movie moments came to mind, but if you help me out, I trust we can fill up an entire week’s worth of Daily Dialogue posts.

What to do:

  • Copy/paste dialogue from IMDb Quotes or some other transcript source.
  • Copy/paste the URL of an accompanying video from YouTube or some other video source.
  • Any trivia about the movie which you think would be of interest to readers, we always welcome that.

I’d also ask you to think about why the dialogue is notable. Is there anything about the dialogue which provides some takeaway related to the craft of writing? If so, feel free to share your Dialogue On Dialogue.

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Be a part of the proud Daily Dialogue tradition, post a suggestion in a RESPONSE, and have your name emblazoned on a blog post which will forever hold a hallowed spot in the Go Into The Story archives!

Upcoming schedule of themes:

May 1-May 7: Meet Cute
May 8-May 14: Revelation [@etom212]
May 15-May 21: Mealtime
May 22-May 28: Hospital [Angry Cyborg]
May 29-June 4: Seduction
June 5-June 11: Triumph [Shannon Corbeil]
June 12-June 18: Telephone
June 19-June 25: Unexpected Death [Angry Cyborg]
June 26-July 2: Voiceover
July 3-July 9: Sacrifice [Denise Garcia]

If you have any suggestions for Daily Dialogue themes, please post them in a RESPONSE and I’ll be happy to consider them for the series.

Be sure to post your ideas for this week’s theme: Coming Out.

Continued thanks to all of you Daily Dialogue devotees, your suggested dialogue and dialogue themes. Grateful for your ongoing support of this series!


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