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VideoMy father taught me to play chess. As a child, I played against him constantly, unaware my meager skills were boring to him. But he indulged me, we played practically every day, and by the time I reached my teens I was a good player. Not great, but good enough to play against [...]
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Zack Snyder revealed a new Batman costume from JUSTICE LEAGUE today -- but the image might reveal something else, too!

#Batman #JusticeLeague #DCU #Deathstroke

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/09/14/new-batman-suit-from-justice-league-may-confirm-deathstroke-in-film/#5147b0251488
VideoToday, director Zack Snyder released a photo from the set of Justice League, revealing Ben Affleck in a cool new Batman tactical outfit. The suit is a tweaked version of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice costume with added armor, some mech gear, and goggles. I was lucky enough to [...]
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VideoDigital content's ability to disrupt traditional entertainment models will get an interesting and significant test later this month, as The Fun Group's latest production Laid In America premieres on digital download in the U.K. on September 26 and in the U.S. on September 27. The film will have its Blu-ray/DVD release the same [...]
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See Ben Affleck's big reveal of #DEATHSTROKE  today -- plus, who it might be under the mask, where the scene could take place, and a possible surprise hidden in the footage!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/08/29/is-joe-manganiello-playing-deathstroke-in-justice-league-and-the-batman/
VideoWarner Bros.' DC Comics cinematic universe just got a new player, in the form of a fan-favorite villain revealed in full costume this morning. Earlier this morning, actor-director Ben Affleck -- who plays Batman in the new DCU films -- tweeted a cell phone video of a monitor playing footage of someone [...]
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I recently brought you exclusive word about the state of the Jonny Quest live-action film project at Warner Bros., including a review of the new screenplay and some additional information about directors and a casting wish-list. Today, I'm here to expand on that with a look at some of the top [...]
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From me at Forbes today -- SUICIDE SQUAD may top MAN OF STEEL at box office, but could it have climbed even higher? Read on and find out!

#suicidesquad   #batmanvsuperman   #manofsteel   #dcu  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/08/23/suicide-squad-3rd-weekend-drop-is-2nd-lowest-for-genre-this-year/
Suicide Squad fell 52.1% on its third weekend of release, taking $20.8 million and raising its domestic cume to $262.4 million. Worldwide, the film topped $575 million this weekend after 17 days of release. Meaning it is certain to top $600 million next weekend, likely ending the weekend at around $615-620 million, depending on [...]
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Today at Forbes, I count down the best of #Batman in cinema, ranking all of his big-screen appearances from worst to best!
#DCU #JusticeLeague #DarkKnight #SuicideSquad

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/09/16/the-best-of-batman-ranking-batman-in-cinema/
This Saturday is the official annual "Batman Day." Batman has been popular since his introduction 77 years ago in the pages of Detective Comics #27. In that time, he's spawned numerous cartoons, movies, games, toys, and a vast array of other merchandise worth billions of dollars over the many decades. Nowhere [...]
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VideoTwo-time Oscar-winning (four-time nominee) director Clint Eastwood and two-time Oscar-winning (five-time nominee) Tom Hanks bring their considerable talents and loyal fanbases together for the first time with this weekend's new release Sully. Based on the true story of the inspiring "Miracle on the Hudson" events (which I'll discuss at length [...]
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From me today at Forbes -- #Marvel and #iTunes bring big changes to immersive digital content options, as Captain America CIVIL WAR hits home entertainment this weekend!
#CaptainAmericaCivilWar

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/09/01/captain-america-civil-war-brings-immersive-content-to-itunes-digital-release/
VideoThis Friday, Captain America: Civil War releases in Digital-HD format, and audiences have a unique opportunity for an exclusive experience that could redefine the home entertainment experience. Marvel has partnered with iTunes to provide a vast array of new exclusive content and extra features in a completely different approach to immersive [...]
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With four months to go, 2016 has seemed a mixed bag at the box office so far, according to many a media story. But that impression is a false one, as the real numbers demonstrate (which I'll get to momentarily). Regardless of one's perception of the year's financial outlook to [...]
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More from me today at Forbes -- the top 10 casting picks for PRINCE NAMOR THE SUB-MARINER in Marvel's Cinematic Universe!

#Marve   #Namor   #MCU  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/08/23/top-10-casting-picks-for-prince-namorsub-mariner-in-marvel-universe/
As Marvel Studios has slowly reacquired the rights to many of their superhero characters previously licensed to other studios, the potential for the MCU to adapt certain of their most long-lived and greatest properties grows. Among these formerly unavailable characters who -- according to Joe Quesada in remarks earlier this [...]
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Read my review of KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, and see why it's one of the best-reviewed films of the year!
#kubomovie   #kuboandthetwostrings   #Kubo   #Stopmotion   #animationmovies   #animation  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/08/19/review-kubo-and-the-two-strings-is-a-mesmerizing-emotional-animated-film/
Animation has become one of the most consistently reliable "genres" of film in modern times (I know, animation isn't technically a "genre," but on the other hand animated cinema -- particularly for families-- has adopted certain conventions of style, characterization, storytelling, and so on that make it easier to apply [...]
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