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Angry Joker Fan Says He's Suing Over Suicide Squad

He claims trailers promised a level of Jared Leto that the movie didn't deliver

(Newser) - The only people more villainous than clown-faced maniacs are the people who make movie trailers about them, apparently. Comicbook.com reports a Scottish Reddit user named BlackPanther2016 claims he or she is suing Warner Bros. and DC over what he claims were misleading Suicide Squad trailers that heavily featured Jared... More »

Comics Fans Want to Shut Down Rotten Tomatoes

They're accusing site of being unfair to DC Universe

(Newser) - Batman v Superman has a Tomatometer score of just 27%, and there are people out there who believe that is the result of a Rotten Tomatoes conspiracy, not the result of the superhero flick being what Chris Klimek at NPR calls a "ponderous, smothering, over-pixelated zeppelin crash of a... More »

Weinsteins Sue Warner Bros Over 3-Part Hobbit Film

They say it was a plot to deprive them of money

(Newser) - If you thought you were annoyed when you heard Warner Bros. was turning a 300-page children's book into three epic movies, well, you're probably not quite as annoyed as the Weinstein brothers. In fact, Bob and Harvey are suing Warner over the decision to make three Hobbit movies,... More »

A Superhero First: Next Superman Movie Will Have Batman, Too

Director Zack Snyder reveals at Comic-Con

(Newser) - Superman is coming back, and he'll have a caped co-star. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder announced today at San Diego's Comic-Con that he was making another Superman film and that it will include Batman—the first time the two superheroes will be united on the big screen.... More »

Erased From Netflix: 1.8K Classic Films

If you were planning to get a 'Goldfinger' fix ... sorry

(Newser) - Bad news: You've lost your chance to watch 1,794 classic movies on Netflix streaming, PC Mag reports. The films (from the likes of Warner Bros., MGM, etc.) that disappeared at midnight include James Bond flicks, at least one Abbot & Costello picture, and movies by Robert Altman,... More »

Mel Gibson Glad Lennon Was Shot: Screenwriter

And he 'hates Jews,' adds Joe Eszterhas

(Newser) - Yet another potential reason to dislike Mel Gibson: He was happy when John Lennon was shot, says screenwriter and almost-collaborator Joe Eszterhas. And that's only part of a laundry list of serious complaints Eszterhas bares about Gibson now that the two have had a major falling out over a... More »

Sheen Settles Suit for $25M ... Plus $100M

Mouthy actor wins payment plus syndication profits

(Newser) - How's that for tiger blood? Charlie Sheen settled his wrongful termination lawsuit with Warner Brothers and Two & a Half Men producer Chuck Lorre today for a handy $25 million, TMZ reports. Thanks to the settlement, the actor will also earn around $100 million in syndication profits over the... More »

Harry Potter Crew Overcome on Final Day

Cast burbles on last day in latest Warner Bros. film

(Newser) - Now it can be shown: The last day of filming of the last Harry Potter movie was not so magical. It was rather heartbreaking. Cast mates applauded one another, and burbled, and recalled their amazing time together and expressed grief that it was over. "How do I put into... More »

Sheen Sues Lorre, WB for $100M

Suit claims Lorre made Sheen a 'scapegoat'

(Newser) - Hell hath no fury like Charlie Sheen scorned —he's suing Warner Bros. and his arch-nemesis Chuck Lorre for the amount he and the crew would've made on the eight episodes of Two and a Half Men that had yet to be made—a whopping $100 million, TMZ reports. The... More »

Sheen Gives Erratic Interview

Star says he's ready to return to sitcom ... and some other stuff

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen said he's ready to get back to work on Two and a Half Men—and compared himself to an 80-year-old Demi Moore—in an interview with the Dan Patrick Show yesterday that the LA Times called "highly erratic." Among his rambling comments:
  • There's clearly no love
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'Laughing Too Hard' Lands Sheen in Hospital

Studio execs hoping to get star into rehab

(Newser) - Charlie Sheen was hospitalized yesterday morning with a hernia, an injury a friend says was caused by laughing too hard at the TV. According to TMZ , however, the hard-partying Two and a Half Men star had been smoking cocaine and critiquing porn videos with porn star friends during a 36-hour... More »

Mel Gibson Fired From Hangover 2

Cast, crew can't stand actor

(Newser) - Mel Gibson's cameo in The Hangover 2, touted as his first step of a comeback, has been cut because the cast and crew couldn't stand working with him, TMZ reports. Gibson had been lined up to play a Bangkok tattoo artist in what one source described as a "pivotal"... More »

Batman Savior Flies to Rescue of Superman Movie

'Dark Knight' director Christopher Nolan is called in

(Newser) - Warner Bros. has hired Dark Knight impresario Christopher Nolan to be the “godfather” of its next Superman movie. Nolan probably won’t direct, but he will guide the film through development, insiders tell Nikki Finke of Deadline Hollywood . The studio doesn’t know much about the film, but one... More »

Simon Monjack: Warner Bros. 'Killed' Murphy

Husband will file wrongful death suit in Brittany Murphy's death

(Newser) - In an exclusive—and four-page long—interview with the Daily Beast , Brittany Murphy’s husband and mother Sharon confront gossip ranging from Simon Monjack’s reputation as the “bad guy” to Brittany’s rumored drug use. But the biggest news to emerge is Monjack’s plan to file a... More »

Wild Things Runs Rampant

Law Abiding Citizen also enjoys strong opening weekend

(Newser) - Where the Wild Things Are ran wild at the weekend box office, exceeding expectations by doing $32.5 million worth of business. Spike Jonze's first foray into children's cinema earned the director his strongest opening weekend ever. "I can't imagine too many people who could do what Spike did,... More »

Spike Jonze Brings Wild Things to Life

Director fought for years for his vision of Sendak's classic

(Newser) - Spike Jonze grew up on the children's classic Where the Wild Things Are, and wanted to make a very raw, very unconventional movie of it, portraying the wild things as the scary emotions kids feel. Jonze persuaded Maurice Sendak to take a shot on his vision, but the studio was... More »

Studios, YouTube Talk Movie Rentals

(Newser) - YouTube is in talks with big Hollywood studios about making movies available for rent on the popular video-sharing site, the Wall Street Journal reports—a rare move toward making YouTube users actually pay for content. Lions Gate, Warner Brothers and Sony are among the studios that could make titles available,... More »

Studios Sweating August Releases

(Newser) - Studios used to spending August releasing movies from slightly out in left field, free from the pressure of early summer blockbusters, are finding this year more stressful than usual, the New York Times reports. A soft four weeks has put releases such as Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds under pressure to... More »

Warner Bros. Slashing 10% of Workforce

600 workers to be laid off; 300 jobs to be outsourced

(Newser) - Even the Dark Knight is no match for this economy. Warner Bros. is cutting 800 jobs across all levels of the firm, shrinking its workforce by 10%, the Wall Street Journal reports. That means 600 employees will have to leave, with 300 departing in the next few weeks. The rest... More »

Studios Call Off Watchmen War

Long-awaited comic adaptation to hit theaters after Fox, Warners settle

(Newser) - Audiences will be able to watch Watchmen as scheduled now that Warner Bros and Fox smoothed out a super hero dispute, E! Online reports. Fox, which sued Warners for copyright infringement over the DC Comics film adaptation, has agreed to relinquish distribution rights for a cash payment and a... More »

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