Scooby-Doo Origin Movie Goes to Home Video

Warner Bros. has announced that Scoob!, the first full-length animated Scooby-Doo movie intended for theaters, will instead be available through home video services beginning on May 15. Or, as they put it, “available for both Premium Video On Demand (PVOD) and for premium digital ownership in the U.S. and Canada… while theaters remain closed due to the current global health crisis.” I don’t know why “premium” keeps popping up, unless it’s to make us feel better about the pricing, or […]

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Superman to Play Sherlock Holmes

Poor Henry Cavill – he’s going to be known as Superman the rest of his life. And I’m not helping. They’re making an Enola Holmes movie, inspired by the six-volume young adult book series by Nancy Springer in which the pre-teen sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes runs away and solves mysteries. I’m familiar with it because IDW has been putting out graphic novel adaptations; The Case of the Missing Marquess and The Case of the Left-Handed Lady have been […]

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A Christmas Movie Quiz

A quick trivia quiz about the Christmas movies I care enough to own. They’re listed in reverse chronological order, and you can find the answer by clicking the link, which will take you to IMDB. Happy winter holiday of your choice! 1. This lovely bit of house porn, accomplished through residence swapping, covers more winter celebrations than just Christmas, but it’s flawed by its refusal to solve its central romantic complication. Answer Buy on Amazon 2. An atypical action movie, […]

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New Mutants Movie Delayed Again

It’s got to be hard, merging two major movie studios. No matter how bad it will eventually be for the customer, Disney is plowing ahead with its acquisition of Fox, and one of the results seems to be not knowing what to do with The New Mutants movie. Originally produced by Fox as part of the X-Men franchise, it’s now owned by Disney, along with the rest of the Marvel properties (except for Sony’s Spider-Man rights). Originally scheduled for release […]

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Avengers Cast Has Some Singing Fun

It’s not like the sure-to-make-a-billion-dollars superhero movie opening this coming weekend needs any promotional help at this point, but after re-watching Captain America: Civil War last night, it was nice to see these Avengers actors goofing off. The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon rewrote Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” to cover Marvel superheroes and had some of the cast of Avengers: Endgame sing it. Here it is: (Now that I found the source, I realized the guy in […]

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UltraViolet, for Digital Movies, Is Done

UltraViolet, launched in 2011 as a movie studio alternative to iTunes’ growing dominance of digital video, is ending. (The first studio to use it was Warner.) The service, which was planned to allow you to aggregate digital copies of TV shows and movies and watch on a variety of devices, has been generally replaced by Movies Anywhere (assuming you’re in the US), which has the benefit of including Disney (who originally launched it) and working across more services, including iTunes. […]

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Batman on DC Universe Free Today

Today, March 30, to celebrate 80 years of Batman, there’s a whole bunch of content featuring the Dark Knight available at the DC Universe streaming service. If you’re in the US, you can watch the following: Batman (1989) Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero Batman & Robin Batman Beyond Batman Beyond: The Return of the Joker Batman Forever Batman Ninja Batman Returns The Batman vs Dracula Batman vs. Robin The Batman Batman: Assault on Arkham Batman: Gotham Knight Batman: Mask of […]

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Well, That Was Quick! Venom Now Available for Home Viewing

Venom seemed like a crazy idea for a stand-alone superhero film, but it’s doing quite well. It’s a top 10 movie in domestic take for 2018, and it shows that Sony/Columbia doesn’t have to team up with Marvel Studios (as they did for Spider-Man: Homecoming) to make an enjoyable Spider-Verse movie. What surprised me was that it became available for digital rental last week and comes out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, December 18. This is unusual because its theatrical […]

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