Batman: Gotham By Gaslight Animated Flick Takes Batman Back To Victorian-Era London | One Angry Gamer

DC Entertainment is working on releasing a new animated feature called Batman: Gotham by Gaslight, featuring the caped crusader going head-to-head against Jack the Ripper. It’s set during the 19th century London, England, borrowing heavily from the one-shot comic book by Brian Augustyn and Mike Mignola.

A recent featurette was posted up online, featuring an eight minute behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming animated cartoon. They talk about how Batman during the Victorian depiction has him with loser fitt

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Hollywood Studios Are Forcing Movie Theaters to Rethink Their Traditions — The Motley Fool

Friday morning, Bloomberg reported that several Hollywood studios are planning to launch a premium video streaming service without asking movie theater chains for a thumbs-up first.

In an age of falling DVD sales and lower foot traffic at the box office, major studios including Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) division Warner Bros. and Comcast’s (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Universal Studios are discussing new streaming ideas with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and the cable side of Comcast, according to the report.

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What Your Favorite Disney Movies Say About Nostalgia

It all started with a tweet. Last week, after seeing a couple of other such tweets catch fire amidst the madness of real-world news, I posed a question to the denizens of Twitter. “What are your five favorite Disney animated films?” I thought it would be fun to tally up some of the responses, and see what film takes the day in an unscientific survey. Maybe I could even pit the top few vote-getters in an actual Twitter poll. Would The Lion King be the big favorite? Maybe the first Disney feature, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, would take the day. Alternatively, a dark-horse contender could surprise everyone and reach the top.

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Watch Jim Carrey Talk Art, Vulnerability in New Mini Doc – Rolling Stone

Jim Carrey shows a more vulnerable side in a new mini-documentary called Jim Carrey: I Needed Color. The six-minute short chronicles the famous comedian’s lesser-known past time: fine art. Carrey’s work is a range of miniature clay sculptures, colorful life-size paintings and collages comprised of words, shapes and soft colors.

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7 NFB Movies That Prove Canada Is An Animation Powerhouse | Cultured Vultures

Formed in 1939, the National Film Board of Canada has been bringing the work of great Canadian filmmakers to the world.

They are responsible for some of the most politically incisive and socially impactive documentaries of the 20th century, their initiatives to create programs for indigenous filmmakers has helped to promote diversity in the arts, and their influence on the technology of medium is immeasurable.

But, more importantly, they produce cartoons.

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Sony Sued Over Baby Driver’s Unauthorized Music Usage | Pitchfork

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A lawsuit has been brought against Sony Pictures that alleges the studio unlawfully used the T. Rex song “Debora” in Edgar Wright’s recent music-centric action movie Baby Driver, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The plaintiff, Rolan Feld, is the son of T. Rex frontman Marc Bolan, who died in 1977. In 2014, Feld successfully sued for the rights to 144 copyrights connected to the band’s catalog, including a claim to “Debora.” In the complaint, Feld states that Sony reached out to his lawyer to request a license for the song to be included on the soundtrack, but then cut off communication shortly after Feld informed the company that its use of the song in the film was unauthorized.

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Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat

Billboard is bringing a music documentary series to Snapchat.

“Artist Pass” is Snapchat’s first original music programming, featuring a behind-the-scenes look at artists as they prepare for performances. The episodes, which are sponsored by Honda and are four to five minutes in length, will air biweekly starting Sunday and be available on Discover for 48 hours. Musicians Luke Bryan, Demi Lovato and Rae Sremmurd will be featured on the show, with more musicians to be announced.

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Bill Clinton, James Patterson Courting Spielberg, Clooney to Adapt ‘President’ Book | Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood will be getting a visit from one of the most high-profile names in politics this week as a battle begins to brew for the film rights to one of the biggest literary properties of the year.

Former President Bill Clinton and best-selling author James Patterson will be meeting producers to talk about an adaptation of their novel The President Is Missing, due out in June 2018.

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