Warner Combines Movie Streaming Services, Shutting Down Warner Archive Instant

Time Warner had FilmStruck (launched 2016), an arthouse movie streaming service focusing on indie and foreign films. They also had Warner Archive Instant (launched 2013), which provided streaming of classic movie and TV shows. Now, they just have FilmStruck, with the classic movies moving over to the first service, including such well-known titles as Casablanca, Rebel Without a Cause, Singin’ in the Rain, Citizen Kane, The Music Man, Bringing Up Baby, The Thin Man, and Cat People. The Warner Archive […]

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Studio Ghibli Fest Returns for 2018

Last year, the Studio Ghibli Fest, an exhibition of six anime classics, was so popular that additional showings were added. Now comes the announcement for Studio Ghibli Fest 2018, this time with nine films. Each film is shown across three days, two dubbed (Sundays and Wednesdays) and one subtitled (Mondays). Here’s the schedule: Ponyo (10th Anniversary) — Sunday, March 25; Monday, March 26; and Wednesday, March 28 When Sosuke, a young boy who lives on a clifftop overlooking the sea, […]

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Lady and the Tramp Gets Signature Edition

Lady and the Tramp is coming back to Blu-ray at the end of next month as a Walt Disney Signature Collection Edition, and they’ve managed to come up with some new extra features for it. The 1955 animated movie was Disney’s 15th, the story of a pampered cocker spaniel and a street-savvy mongrel dog falling in love. It was previously released as part of the Diamond Edition line in 2012 and as a 50th anniversary DVD Platinum Edition in 2006. […]

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Win Cool Craft Swag From Comet TV

That terrific young witches movie The Craft is showing on Comet TV this coming weekend — Sunday, January 21, at 6E/5C/6P and Monday, January 22, at 8E/7C/8P. If you’re unfamiliar, four teens — played by Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True, and Fairuza Balk — experiment with witchcraft, but when they start taking revenge on those who’ve wronged them, things get out of control. Here’s the trailer: And an oral history of making the film, which came out in 1996. […]

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Teen Titans Go! Gets an Animated Movie

The popular cartoon Teen Titans Go!, which launched in 2013 and is in its fourth season, is the latest superhero franchise to get a movie. And it’s going to be about … wanting to get a superhero movie. That suits the style of the cartoon, which is a comedy take on what the teen heroes do when they’re hanging around Titans Tower between times of heroing. Warner Bros. Pictures has announced that Teen Titans GO! to the Movies will be […]

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Get Free Tickets for Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold in Los Angeles This Saturday

If you’re in the Los Angeles area, you can get free tickets to attend the world premiere of Scooby-Doo and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. There will be an autograph signing after with Diedrich Bader (Batman), John DiMaggio (Aquaman), Kate Micucci (Velma Dinkley), and filmmakers Jake Castorena (director), James Tucker (supervising producer), Michael Jelenic (producer), and Paul Giacoppo (screenwriter). This all takes place this coming Saturday, January 6 at the TCL Chinese Theater at noon. The rest of us […]

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Goldie Vance in Development for Movie

The charming girl detective comic by Hope Larson and Brittney Williams is now in development at Fox (who has a minority stake in publisher Boom! Studios) as a potential “family film franchise”. The talent involved is impressive. Kerry Washington is producing, while Rashida Jones will adapt and direct. Jones, who co-wrote Celeste and Jesse Forever and stars in Angie Tribeca, calls Goldie “exactly the kind of fearless, curious, and funny heroine we need right now.” Goldie’s adventures are set in […]

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Batman: The Brave and the Bold Returns in Scooby-Doo Movie

I really liked the version of the Batman we saw in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. He was strong and courageous and could be scary, but only in keeping with his mission for justice. And everyone involved with that cartoon had a sense of humor about it, whether it was satirizing what the Batman franchise had become in “Mitefall!” or doing musical episodes. So I’m glad to see that he hasn’t been forgotten, as Warner has announced that a […]

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