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Reign of the Supermen Review: An Action-Packed Superhero Sequel

Reign of the Supermen Review: An Action-Packed Superhero Sequel
Reign of the Supermen is the action-packed sequel to last year's Clark Kent focused, The Death of Superman. Both films are adaptations of the 1992, classic DC comics crossover storyline. Helmed by Warner Bros. Animation veteran Sam Liu, Reign of the Supermen is a real crowd pleaser with a popcorn cinema delivery. Recent films in the DC Animated Movie Universe have skewed darker for a more adult audience. Reign of the Superman plays it straightforward for wide appeal. It's a superhero bonanza that would have kicked major ass as a live action film.

The story picks up six months after Superman (Jerry O'Connell) was killed fighting the monstrous Doomsday. Lois Lane (Rebecca Romijn) struggles with the loss of her beloved. The Justice League is stretched thin without their heavy hitter. Metropolis is surprised when four different "supermen" appear out of the blue; each claiming to carry the mantle of the last son of Krypton.
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"Young Justice: Outsiders"

  • SneakPeek
DC Comics' "Young Justice" #1, now available, in support of the 'DC Universe' "Young Justice: Outsiders" TV series, is written by Brian Michael Bendis and illustrated by Patrick Gleason, with covers by Gleason, Amy Reeder, Derrick Chew, Yasmine Putri, Jorge Jimenez and Evan Shaner:

"...'Superboy', 'Wonder Girl', 'Robin', 'Impulse', 'Amethyst', plus 'Teen Lantern' and 'Jinny Hex', come together in 'Young Justice' #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series.

"When the nightmare dimension known as 'Gemworld' invades 'Metropolis', these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation -- but they're shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of 'Conner Kent'..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak peek "Young Justice: Outsiders"...
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Steel saves Jimmy Olsen in Reign of the Supermen clip

Following a batch of promo images for Reign of the Supermen, a new clip has arrived online from the DC animated feature which sees Steel saving Superman’s pal Jimmy Olsen; watch it here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Reign of the Supermen

It’s been months since the unfathomable death of Superman, and the world is still shaken when four Super Heroes arrive in Metropolis, all battling to be the reincarnation of the Man of Steel. Even Metropolis isn’t big enough for these brawlers, it’s only a matter of time until dark forces make their moves from the shadows…

The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen will be released in UK cinemas on January 14th as a double bill, with Reign of the Supermen then hitting digital on January 15th and Blu-ray on January 28th.

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Movie Review – The Death of Superman (2018)

The Death of Superman, 2018.

Directed by Sam Liu and James Tucker.

Featuring the voice talents of Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn, Rainn Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Nathan Fillion, Christopher Gorham, Matt Lanter, Shemar Moore, Jason O’Mara, Rocky Carroll, and Patrick Fabian.

Synopsis:

The Man of Steel’s final confrontation pits him against a monstrous creature that cannot be reasoned with after it crash lands on Earth.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No! It’s Superman’s dead body. Too Soon? It would be hard to expect any less in a film so aptly titled that it almost ruins itself. The Death of Superman takes place in a shared animated universe that DC and Warner Bros. Animation have neatly created for themselves. It allows them to bring classic comic book storylines in animation with some surprisingly big cast names voicing some of the most iconic characters that DC have to offer.
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Cinematographers Share Their List of the 100 Best Shot Films of the 20th Century

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the American Society of Cinematographers has released a list of the 100 best shot films of the 20th century.

This list was released to "showcase the best of cinematography as selected by professional cinematographers.” Here's how the list was put together:

The process of cultivating the 100 films began with Asc members each submitting 10 to 25 titles that were personally inspirational or perhaps changed the way they approached their craft. “I asked them — as cinematographers, members of the Asc, artists, filmmakers and people who love film and whose lives were shaped by films — to list the films that were most influential,” Fierberg explains. A master list was then complied, and members voted on what they considered to be the most essential 100 titles.

Here's a little sizzle reel that was cut together showcasing some of the films on the list:

It's hard to argue with the Top 10 films,
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The 100 Greatest Achievements in Cinematography in the 20th Century, According to Asc

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Society of Cinematographers (Asc) this year, they’ve polled their members to determine 100 milestone films in the art and craft of cinematography of the 20th century. Topping the list is David Lean’s epic Lawrence of Arabia, shot by Freddie Young. Also in the top ten is Blade Runner (Jordan Cronenweth), The Conformist (Vittorio Storaro), Days of Heaven (Néstor Almendros), and more.

Organized by Steven Fierberg, he said “Asc members wanted to call attention to the most significant achievements of the cinematographer’s art but not refer to one achievement as ‘better’ than another. The selected films represent a range of styles, eras and visual artistry, but most importantly, it commemorates films that are inspirational or influential to Asc members and have exhibited enduring influence on generations of filmmakers.”

See the top 10 below, along with the full list.

1. Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Freddie Young,
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Preview of DC’s Young Justice #1

Following the premiere of Young Justice: Outsiders on DC Universe this month, DC launches a new Young Justice comic book series today, and you can take a look at a preview of the first issue here…

Superboy! Wonder Girl! Robin! Impulse! Amethyst! They’re all united in Young Justice #1, the debut issue of a brand-new series that also introduces new heroes Teen Lantern and Jinny Hex! When the nightmare dimension known as Gemworld invades Metropolis, these teen heroes reunite to deal with the situation-but they’re shocked to discover the battle may be the key to the return of Conner Kent, a.k.a. Superboy! This mix of fan favorites and new legacy heroes will be the center point for some of the biggest goings-on at DC! As if that weren’t enough, Bendis reunites with all-star artist Patrick Gleason to bring the new heroes of DC’s Wonder Comics to life!
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DC Universe Streaming Service Struggling To Pick Up Subscribers

DC Universe, Warner Bros.’ video-on-demand streaming service, is reportedly in a spot of bother. According to Thomas Polito of The Gww, the service hasn’t been a profitable venture for the studio and he’d be “surprised” if its numbers were eventually boosted.

Now, Polito doesn’t seem to give a source for his information and WB aren’t releasing subscriber numbers to the public, but if this were true, it’d be a very bad omen for the in-development stable of shows including Metropolis, Doom Patrol and Swamp Thing. But what could be going wrong?

Well, though the flagship series Titans proved to be better than anticipated, it still arrived surrounded by deep fan skepticism and a godawful marketing campaign (which seems to be continuing with the cheap-looking Doom Patrol posters). But while the show did certainly earn some good publicity in the end, it doesn’t seem to
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‘Lawrence of Arabia’ Tops Asc’s List of 100 20th Century Cinematography Milestones

  • Variety
The American Society of Cinematographers, in celebration of the organization’s 100th anniversary, has revealed its list of 100 milestone films in the art and craft of cinematography from the 20th century. The list culminates with a top 10, topped by Freddie Young’s lensing of David Lean’s Oscar-winning 1962 epic “Lawrence of Arabia.”

Jordan Cronenweth’s work on Ridley Scott’s 1982 sci-fi standard “Blade Runner” came in at number two. Celebrated cinematographer Roger Deakins finally won an Oscar last year for the film’s sequel, “Blade Runner 2049.”

Vittorio Storaro rounded out the top three for Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 Vietnam odyssey “Apocalypse Now.” He, Conrad Hall and Gordon Willis each appeared on the overall list five times, leading the pack. John Alcott, Caleb Deschanel and Haskell Wexler each lensed four.

Organized by Steven Fierberg, Asc (“The Affair”) and voted on by Asc members, the milestones list is the first of
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New Images From Animated Feature ‘Reign Of The Supermen’

Warner Bros. and DC have released a bunch of new stills from the upcoming Reign Of The Supermen, a new animated feature coming to cinemas next week as one half of a double feature. Packaged with the film is The Death Of Superman, DC’s’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, featuring an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn and Rainn Wilson as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

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The potent trio is joined by the DC Universe Movies’ returning voices of the Justice League: Jason O’Mara as Batman, Rosario Dawson as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, and Christopher Gorham as The Flash.

Here’s the plot for The Death of Superman as provided by the studio.

An Asteroid hurtles through our atmosphere and with it arrives an unstoppable force known only as Doomsday.
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New images from Reign of the Supermen animated movie

With Reign of the Supermen set for a Us and UK release next week, we’ve got a batch of new images from the sequel to last year’s DC animated feature The Death of Superman; take a look here…

See Also: Watch the trailer for Reign of the Supermen

It’s been months since the unfathomable death of Superman, and the world is still shaken when four Super Heroes arrive in Metropolis, all battling to be the reincarnation of the Man of Steel. Even Metropolis isn’t big enough for these brawlers, it’s only a matter of time until dark forces make their moves from the shadows…

The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen will be released in UK cinemas on January 14th as a double bill, with Reign of the Supermen then hitting digital on January 15th and Blu-ray on January 28th.

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2019: Welcome to Blade Runner Year

Tom Jolliffe looks back at Blade Runner as we enter the year it was set…

Remember when 2014 was coming to an end? There was a clamour of snorting giggles as people bemoaned the impending 2015’s lack of self drying clothes, flying cars, hydropizza and hover-boards. Granted, Back to the Future Part II did get a few things right, like a shift to more environmentally friendly power sources, as well as a retro fascination. Maybe in the mid-80’s, Robert Zemeckis et al realised that they were in the best era ever, and future generations, or misty eyed nostalgia fiends, would look back obsessively over the decade with themed cafes etc.

Well, another sci-fi opus from yesteryear, set in a distant, slightly dystopian future, has now caught up with reality. We have now entered 2019, Blade Runner year. Lets be honest here, Blade Runner is iconic cinema. It’s a beloved classic
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The Death of Superman And Reign of the Supermen Double Feature From Fathom Events Coming To Cinemas January 13 And 14

Fathom Events, Warner Bros and DC invite you to a premiere event when Reign of the Supermen comes to cinemas nationwide for a special two-day event on January 13th and January 14th.

The action-packed event will include two features, audiences will first see The Death of Superman followed by the brand-new release of Reign of the Supermen.

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell, Rebecca Romijn and Rainn Wilson as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

The Death of Superman

An Asteroid hurtles through our atmosphere and with it arrives an unstoppable force known only as Doomsday. With innocent lives threatened and Metropolis under attack, the Justice League rally to meet this otherwordly menace. But when the dust settles, only an epic showdown between
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Interview with Fritz Lang, Beverley Hills, August 12, 1972

  • MUBI
This is the first time the transcript of this interview has been made available in its entirety, although an edited version (entitled “The Lost Interview”) was published in Movie Maker Magazine in February 2004. At the time of the interview, Fritz Lang was recently home from hospital, recuperating from an operation. The interviewers, Lloyd Chesley and Michael Gould, were recent film graduates from York University in Toronto. Gould is the author of Surrealism and the Cinema: Open-eyed Screening 1972), one of the first English language books on this topic. One can access the complete audio of the Lang interview by buying an electronic version of the revised book at his website. Lloyd Chesley is the owner of Legends Comics and Books in Victoria, Canada. Fritz Lang: Danke schoen.Lloyd Chesley: Interviewing you here in the Hollywood Hills, and you started off in Austria, and you’ve been an expatriate it seems all your life,
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New Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice Easter Egg Shows How Obsessed Bruce Wayne Was

It’s coming up to three years since the release of Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and fans are still finding new details that they missed in previous viewings. Zack Snyder’s movie was lambasted upon its arrival in cinemas back in 2016, but since then it’s received a reprisal from a lot of comic book lovers who believe it to be vastly underrated, partly because there’s so much to discover in it.

Take this little detail, for example. DC Film Hub’s John Aaron Garza shared some screenshots of a moment from Bvs on Twitter which reveal that Ben Affleck’s Bruce Wayne has been monitoring the activity of Superman much closer than we’d realized. As you can see in the gallery below, a map of Metropolis he’s viewing on a screen in the Batcave is marked with various ‘S’ emblems denoting where the Man of Steel has saved people.
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"DC Universe" Sizzle Reel

  • SneakPeek
Sneak Peek a new 'sizzle reel' revealing more footage from the "DC Universe" video on demand service operated by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Networks, that includes original television programming, access to select animated series/films from DC's back catalogue, a rotating selection of comics from DC Comics, forum discussion space and a merchandise store:

The service's first slate of programming, the live-action "Titans" and animated "Young Justice: Outsiders" was revealed April 2017, with a "Harley Quinn" half-hour animated series announced November 2018.

Other shows offered include a "Superman" prequel series "Metropolis", focusing on 'Lois Lane' and 'Lex Luthor', a live-action "Swamp Thing" and "Doom Patrol" series, a live-action "Stargirl" including the "Justice Society of America", plus daily news program "DC Daily".

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "DC Universe"...
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The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen set for UK theatrical release

Last month it was announced that Warner Bros. will be bringing the animated movies The Death of Superman and Reign of the Supermen to U.S. theaters, and now we have word that the double-bill will also be screening in UK cinemas for one night only on January 14th 2019.

The two-part film is an animated adaptation of “The Death of Superman,” DC’s’ landmark 1992-93 comic phenomenon, and features an all-star voice cast led by Jerry O’Connell (Stand By Me), Rebecca Romijn (X-Men) and Rainn Wilson (The Meg) as the voices of Superman, Lois Lane and Lex Luthor, respectively.

Here’s the official synopses for the two movies:

The Death of Superman

An Asteroid hurtles through our atmosphere and with it arrives an unstoppable force known only as Doomsday. With innocent lives threatened and Metropolis under attack, the Justice League rally to meet this otherwordly menace. But when the dust settles,
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Titans Boss Confirms Our Theory About That Batty Season 1 Finale — Plus, Are 'Super' Things Yet to Come?

DC Universe’s Titans tied up its freshman run on Friday with not its 12th episode of the season (as once planned), but No. 11.

In the dark-n-twisty hour, Trigon (played by Seamus Dever) lured Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) into a dreamscape where his idyllic suburban life in Los Angeles — with wife Dawn (!) and their family — was interrupted by Jason Todd’s warning that Bruce Wayne aka Batman has gone off the rails in Gotham, and means to kill the Joker. Dick returned to Gotham just in time to find the Joker face-planted on a car windshield after being lobbed off a rooftop,
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‘Doom Patrol': Here’s the First Teaser and Premiere Date for Next DC Universe Live-Action Show (Video)

  • The Wrap
As the DC Universe wrapped up the debut season of its flagship series “Titans” on Friday, the streaming service also unveiled the first trailer for its next show, “Doom Patrol” — and the it’s premiere date.

We’ll get right to it: “Doom Patrol” the series will debut Friday, Feb. 15 on DC Universe. “Doom Patrol” the trailer is however available right now, and you can watch it above.

Starring Matt Bomer, Brendan Fraser, April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero, Joivan Wade and Timothy Dalton, “Doom Patrol” is based on the super team of heroes whose powers have caused them alienation and trauma, created in 1963 by Arnold Drake, Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani.

The team has appeared in nearly a dozen different incarnations since then, including a celebrated 1989-1993 run written by Grant Morrison. The DC Universe series features original Doom Patrol characters Larry Trainor/Negative Man (Bomer), Cliff Steele/Robotman (Fraser), Elasti-Woman
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‘Swamp Thing': ‘Sharknado’ Star Ian Ziering Joins DC Series as Daniel Cassidy/Blue Devil

  • The Wrap
‘Swamp Thing': ‘Sharknado’ Star Ian Ziering Joins DC Series as Daniel Cassidy/Blue Devil
Swamp Thing” has found its Blue Devil in “Sharknado” star Ian Ziering.

Ziering will play Daniel Cassidy in the DC Universe series in a recurring role.

Stuntman-turned-movie star Daniel Cassidy became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil. But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny. In the comics version of the story, that includes Cassidy becoming physically bonded with the Blue Devil suit, complete with an exoskeleton, he used for the “Blue Devil” movie that exists in the “Swamp Thing” universe.

Also Read: 'Swamp Thing': DC Universe Show Casts Its Swamp Thing, His Human Alter-Ego

Per DC Universe, “Swamp Thing” follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets.
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