Jared Leto’s Joker Met With Mixed Reactions

(PCM) Writer and Director of Warner Bros. Pictures upcoming Suicide Squad, David Ayer,  surprised fans on Friday night when he revealed the first full look at Jared Leto as the Joker on Twitter.

Ayer shared the official portrait with his 62k+ Twitter followers in celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Joker’s first appearance in Batman #1 on April 25, 1940, saying, “The Suicide Squad wishes you a Happy Anniversary Mr. J! #Joker75 #SuicideSquad @WarnerBrosEnt @DCComics.”

Less than a day later and the majority of fans have warmly welcomed Leto’s Joker, expressing their excitement for a fresh take on the D.C. supervillain that is clearly trying to distinguish itself from Heath Ledger’s Oscar-winning portrayal.

In a survey on Buzzfeed, 41% of those polled said they they’re “terrified – and loving it,” 20% claimed they “loved it,” 16% admitted to wanting to see more before making a judgement, 13% said “Eh,” and 10% claimed to be “terrifed – and uncomfortable.”

Other fans have not been so quick to jump on the bandwagon, saying that Ayer’s vision of the Joker resembles a rockstar with his numerous tattoos and grill. Some bemoan the “damaged” tattoo across the Joker’s forehead, calling it heavy-handed for the iconic comic book character.

Will Smith, Tom Hardy, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Jesse Eisenberg, and Cara Delevingne will all star in the action-adventure flick following DC Comics Universe’s anti-hero team of incarcerated supervillains. In exchange for shorter and more lenient prison sentences, the group take on dangerous undercover black ops missions, working as deniable assets for the U.S. government.

The official synopsis for Suicide Squad has yet to be released, but the film is still in pre-production, not scheduled to hit theaters until August 5, 2016.

Tom Hardy stars as Rick Flagg, Margot Robbie is Harley Quinn, Will Smith is Deadshot, Cara Delevingne is Enchantress, Jared Leto stars as The Joker, Jai Courtney is Boomerang, and Jesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor.

Greg Silverman, President of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Creative Development and Worldwide Production, hinted at Ayers’ unique take on D.C.’s villains when he said at the official cast announcement back in early December, “The Warner Bros. roots are deep on this one. David Ayer returns to the studio where he wrote ‘Training Day’ and brings his incredible ability to craft multidimensional villains to this iconic DC property…We look forward to seeing this terrific ensemble, under Ayer’s amazing guidance, give new meaning to what it means to be a villain and what it means to be a hero.”

Stay tuned for more info and updates!

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Disney Songs Set To 90’s R&B Works A Little Too Well!

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(PCM) YouTube star Todrick Hall is at it again!  This time with an absolutely hilarious and incredibly well-done mash-up of hit Disney songs set to the style of classic 90’s R&B.  We can’t believe how well these work!

The “90’s Disney” compilation is performed by both Todrick and Shoshana Bean and features songs from Disney films such as “The Little Mermaid”, “The Lion King”, “Beauty And The Beast” and “Aladdin”!

Check it out below and just try not to jam out in front of your screen!

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Say It Isn’t So: All of The Movies and Shows Leaving Netflix in May

NetflixNetflix(PCM) May might bring beautiful spring flowers and warm promises of summer, but it also means the end for these titles on Netflix!

Starting May 1, a number of TV show and movies will expire from Netflix’s Instant Streaming, leaving us bereft of such classics as Airplane!, Robocop, Funny Face, Sabrina, and The Secret of NIMH. Other notable titles leaving the service include Skyfall, Flight, Ichi the Killer, and Robot & Frank.

Don’t fret though! Netflix will bring a fresh crop of movies and TV shows to its streaming service while all of the below titles make their way out throughout the month of May.

Check out the full list of titles leaving Netflix throughout May below and start binging now!

May 1

6 Bullets (2012)
12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue (2012)
A Knight’s Tale (2001)
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
Along Came Polly (2004)
An American Haunting (2006)
Baby Genius: The Four Seasons (2003)
Baby Genius: Underwater Adventures (2003)
BASEketball (1998)
Bitter Moon (1992)
Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Bratz: Babyz: The Movie (2005)
Call Me Claus (2001)
Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (2013)
Cecil B. Demented (2000)
Deuces Wild (2002)
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
Finding Forrester (2000)
Friday the 13th: Pary 7: The New Blood (1988)
Funny Face (1957)
Ichi the Killer (2001)
Into the Blue 2: The Reef (2009)
Life Is Beautiful (1997)
RoboCop (1987)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
Sabrina (1954)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)
The Accused (1988)
The Brothers Bloom (2008)
The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
The Secret of NIMH (1982)
True Justice: Season 1
Valkyrie (2008)

May 2

Flight (2012)

May 3

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004)

May 5

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)
Frank Skinner Stand-Up: Live from Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena (2008)
Grumpy Old Women Live (2008)
Russell Kane: Smokescreens & Castles Live (2011)
Skyfall (2012)

May 6

1428 (2009)
Grimm’s Snow White (2012)
Robot & Frank (2012)

May 13

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos (2011)

May 15

Buffalo Girls (2012)

May 16

Fun Size (2012)

May 17

Bridezillas: Season 9
Cloud 9 (2014)
Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden (2007)

May 19

Red Dawn (2012)

May 20

No Woman, No Cry (2010)

May 23

Silent House (2011)

May 28

The New Guy (2002)

May 31

The Haunting in Connecticut 2: Ghosts of Georgia (2013)

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Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades of Freed Get Release Dates

fifty-shades-darker(PCM) Fifty Shades of Grey brought audiences out to theaters in droves over 2015’s Valentine’s Day weekend, breaking box office records along the way, and now Universal Pictures has set the release dates for the film’s two sequels, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed.

Fifty Shades Darker is slated to open in theaters nationwide on February 10, 2017 while Fifty Shades Freed will be released a year later on February 9, 2018. The announcement was made yesterday at CinemaCon, along with the announcement that Fifty Shades series writer E.L. James’s husband, Niall Leonard, will pen the screenplay.

Fifty Shades of Grey director Sam Taylor-Johnson will not be returning to direct the sequels.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment delivered more good news to fans, revealing that an exclusive Fifty Shades Darker tease will be available on the Digital HD release of Fifty Shades of Grey on May 1st and the May 8th release of Fifty Shades of Grey on Blu-ray, also giving audiences a preview of the tease with a still of Jamie Dornan in masquerade attire, which you can see below!

Gaining viral popularity after sparking controversy around its treatment of BDSM, its origins as an erotic Twilight fan-fiction, and its grammar/literary content, Fifty Shades of Grey has one on to sell over 100 million copies worldwide.

Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson (Nowhere Boy) from the screenplay by Kelly Marcel (Saving Mr. Banks) based on the the novel by E.L James, Fifty Shades of Grey opened in theaters nationwide on February 13, 2015, just in time to capitalize on Valentine’s Day.

Fifty Shades of Grey stars Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, alongside Victor Rasuk, Marcia Gay Harden, Callum Keith Rennie, Jennifer Ehle, Max Martini, Luke Grimes, Eloise Mumford, and Rita Ora.

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New Poltergeist Preview Features Filmmakers Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan

Poltergeist_Poster(PCM) MGM and 20th Century Fox released a new preview for director Gil Kenan’s updated remake of Poltergeist via ComingSoon featuring Kenan and Sam Raimi discussing their update on the classic 1982 supernatural horror film.

The preview contains previously-released footage and behind-the-scenes style clips of Sam Raimi and Gil Kenan discussing their hopes for their updated version of Poltergeist, with Raimi saying, “This is a chance to reintroduce the story and make it accessible to the modern audience.” Watch the new preview below!

Legendary filmmaker Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Evil Dead, The Grudge) and director Gil Kenan (Monster House) contemporize the classic tale about a family whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. When the terrifying apparitions escalate their attacks and hold the youngest daughter captive, the family must come together to rescue her before she disappears forever.

Sam Rockwell (The Way Way Back, Moon) and Rosemarie DeWitt (Cinderella Man, The Watch) star in Poltergeist as the troubled parents, trying desperately to save their daughter from poltergeists haunting their home. Jared Harris (Natural Born Killers, Lincoln), Saxon Sharbino (I Spit On Your Grave, Julia X), and Jane Adams (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Happiness) also star.

The original 1982 Poltergeist used the growing prevalence of televisions in the average American’s home to convey horror, and with the increasingly technology consumed world we live in today, this update is sure to make use of the screens not only found around our homes but in our pockets and hands to induce the chills that made the original a classic.

Poltergeist opens in theaters nationwide May 22, 2015! Watch the new preview below and visit the official website, Facebook, and Twitter for more info and updates!

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Johnny Depp is Terrifying and Unrecognizable in The New Trailer For Black Mass

Black_Mass(PCM) Warner Bros. Pictures debuted the first trailer for director Scott Cooper’s crime drama, Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp via iTunes Movie Trailers today, and the actor’s latest film looks like a very far-cry from his most recent flop, Mortdecai.

With his balding blonde hair and icy blue contacts, Johnny Depp is almost unrecognizable in his role as real-life convicted murderer and former mob boss Whitey Bulger in Black Mass, opening in U.S. theaters on September 18, 2015.

Depp is a formidable force in the new trailer, aggressively blind-siding one of his lackeys at dinner with a seemingly innocent question that turns into an ominous accusation, proving his acting is still as versatile as ever. Watch the new trailer below.

In 1970s South Boston, FBI Agent John Connolly (Joel Edgerton) persuades Irish mobster James “Whitey” Bulger (Johnny Depp) to collaborate with the FBI and eliminate a common enemy: the Italian mob. The drama tells the true story of this unholy alliance, which spiraled out of control, allowing Whitey to evade law enforcement, consolidate power, and become one of the most ruthless and powerful gangsters in Boston history.

Directed by Scott Cooper (Crazy Heart, Out of the Furnace) from the screenplay by Mark Mallouk and Jez Butterworth (Edge of Tomorrow), Black Mass is based on the book, Black Mass: The True Story of an Unholy Alliance Between the FBI and the Irish Mob written by Dick Lehr and Gerard O’Neill.

Starring alongside Johnny Depp are Adam Scott, Sienna Miller, Kevin Bacon, Juno Temple, Joel Edgerton, Rory Cochrane, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Dakota Johnson, and Corey Stoll.

Black Mass opens in theaters nationwide starting September 18, 2015. Visit BlackMasstheMovie.com for more info!

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