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Relatives of Aurora Victims 'Horrified' by Joker Trailer

'such unnecessary violence ... chilled me to my bones,' says one victim's mom

(Newser) - Relatives of some of the 12 people killed in a mass shooting during a Batman movie in 2012 say they found the trailer for the new Joker movie disturbing—and they have asked Warner Bros. to help gun control causes. Sandy Phillips, whose daughter, Jessica Ghawi, was killed in the... More »

Warner Bros. Gets Trump Video Pulled From Twitter

Campaign clip yanked after Warner Bros. complains about use of 'Dark Knight Rises' music

(Newser) - President Trump posted a 2020 campaign video on Twitter late Tuesday afternoon, and in just a few hours it racked up more than a million views, per BuzzFeed . But if you haven't seen it by now, you may not get to anytime soon, as legal action from Warner Bros.... More »

Another Big Hollywood Figure Steps Down

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara is out over relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk

(Newser) - This development isn't too much of a surprise after the damning investigation by the Hollywood Reporter: Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara has stepped down over allegations of an improper relationship with actress Charlotte Kirk, reports the Wall Street Journal . Essentially, Tsujihara is accused of wielding improper influence to land... More »

Read Telling Texts Between Hollywood Exec, Actress

Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara allegedly tried to boost career of Charlotte Kirk amid affair

(Newser) - A new Hollywood scandal is in the news, thanks to text messages revealed by the Hollywood Reporter . The upshot: Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara, 54, is accused of trying to improperly arrange roles for British actress Charlotte Kirk, with whom he was reportedly having a sexual relationship. A sample of... More »

Report: Henry Cavill Is Done With the Red Cape

Sources say Warner Bros. wanted a Superman cameo in upcoming film, but it didn't pan out

(Newser) - After three go-rounds, Henry Cavill is forever done with the red cape, at least according to the Hollywood Reporter 's sources, though it hasn't gotten confirmation from the actor or Warner Bros. The studio had reportedly been in talks with Cavill over a Superman cameo in Shazam!, but... More »

Future Trips to Hollywood Sign Could Take Just 6 Minutes

Warner Bros. reveals $100M plan for tram to ease traffic

(Newser) - Getting to the Hollywood sign could take only six traffic-free minutes if Warner Bros. has its way. As a means of solving the problem of congestion on roads and hiking trails leading to the famed attraction, the entertainment company says it will pay to build a mile-long, pay-per-ride tramway that... More »

Jumanji Tops the Charts Again With $20M

It's the third week in a row for the family adventure film

(Newser) - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. Jumanji sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing... More »

It's a Tale of 'Toxic Masculinity.' 2 Men Think It Should Star Girls

Modern film adaptation of William Golding's novel is taking flak

(Newser) - William Golding's popular 1954 novel Lord of the Flies, which explores the very worst of humanity as exhibited by young boys stranded alone on a remote island, "is a book about toxic masculinity and what happens when that is left unchecked," per the Hollywood Reporter . So if... More »

'No Misconduct' Found by Bachelor in Paradise Probe

Reality series will resume filming

(Newser) - Bachelor in Paradise has survived its big scandal. Following allegations of sexual misconduct, the show was suspended and rumored to be done for good . But Warner Bros. Television, which produces the reality show, announced Tuesday that it has completed an investigation—with the help of an outside law firm—and... More »

Sources Spill Dirty Details as Bachelor in Paradise Put on Ice

Warner Bros. says there were 'allegations of misconduct on the set'

(Newser) - Trouble in paradise: Warner Bros. on Sunday announced it has suspended production on season four of Bachelor in Paradise following "allegations of misconduct on the set." The Bachelor spinoff was filming in Mexico ahead of an Aug. 8 premiere date, and Warner Bros. had little more to add... More »

Stallone Sues Warner Bros. Over Demolition Man

Actor is suing 'greedy studio' for missing profits

(Newser) - Sylvester Stallone might've found a new punching bag. The actor is suing Warner Bros. for fraud, claiming the "greedy" studio failed to pay him profits owed for the 1993 film Demolition Man. According to the lawsuit filed Wednesday, Stallone was to receive at least 15% of the film'... More »

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 »

Owners of The Conjuring Home Sue for Real-Life Horror

RI couple files against Warner Bros. for depicting their farmhouse in 'The Conjuring'

(Newser) - The owners of a Rhode Island farmhouse depicted in the 2013 horror film The Conjuring are suing Warner Bros., saying it's created a real-life nightmare for them. Norma Sutcliffe and her husband are suing the filmmaker and others—including people who've put up videos of her home on... More »

LeBron Signs Hollywood Deal

He'll team up with Warner Bros. for TV, movies

(Newser) - If you liked LeBron James in the new Amy Schumer film— critics did —get ready for much more. The NBA star has signed a deal with Warner Bros. that includes movies, TV, and digital content, reports USA Today . The deal with James' production company, SpringHill Entertainment, led to speculation... More »

Superhero Movie Genre About to Fizzle

It probably won't survive the coming glut of movies from Warner Bros: columnist

(Newser) - News that Warner Bros. is planning no fewer than 10 DC comics movies in the next six years is great news for superhero fans, yes? No, writes Stephanie Merry at the Washington Post . In fact, the announcement might just herald the end of the genre. "Decades from now, cinephiles... More »

Veronica Mars' Release Takes Novel Approach for Hollywood

Warner Bros. will make it available for home viewers on same day as opening

(Newser) - Veronica Mars already set a Hollywood precedent by turning to Kickstarter for a successful fundraising campaign. Now it will set another on its release date of March 14, reports the Wall Street Journal . Warner Bros. will make the movie available online and for video-on-demand services the same day it opens... 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 »

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