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Late-breaking news/rumors today about #FLASH  and #AQUAMAN losing their directors -- here's my assessment, complete with silver lining suggestions!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/29/flash-director-departs-aquaman-director-rumored-reconsidering/
Warner Bros. is reportedly facing the potential loss of two directors attached to their upcoming DC Comics superhero films. Borys Kit at The Hollywood Report broke the story today that Seth Graham-Smith is departing as director of the Flash movie, although his script is currently still in play for that project. Shortly [...]
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It's official! See the new #PUNISHER  teaser trailer here! Plus, read what it means for #Netflix , #Marvel , and superhero TV!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/29/marvel-greenlights-punisher-series-for-netflix-see-the-teaser-trailer/
VideoThe rumors have swirled for many months, and the buzz got louder after the release of season 2 of Daredevil on Netflix last month, but today we got the official announcement: Marvel and Netflix have officially greenlit The Punisher live-action series. To date, the Marvel-Netflix team-up has been a roaring success, [...]
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VideoWith the summer movie season fast upon us, some studios respond to the rush of blockbuster tentpoles with counter-programming to appeal to audiences -- particularly older adult viewers and female viewers -- who are often not among the target audience for many of the big effects-driven action spectacles dominating summer [...]
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Already one of the highest-grossing animated films of all time -- and one of the five most successful non-sequel animated features in history to boot -- Disney's Zootopia continues its impressive box office run by attempting to cross the $900 million mark this weekend. Whether or not it hops past that [...]
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Read my review of THE JUNGLE BOOK today and find out what makes this a game-changing film for many reasons!
#TheJungleBook

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/14/review-the-jungle-book/
Advances in technology come fast these days. In cinema, it seems every few years brings new innovations either to the art of filmmaking or the way we consume movies. Yet certain moments stand out as major shifts in the landscape, introducing huge leaps that redefine audience expectations about what is [...]
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Read some great insights into how director Jon Favreau and the cast of THE JUNGLE BOOK brought the story to life!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/07/how-the-jungle-book-cast-gave-characters-life-and-director-revived-disneys-fantasound/
VideoDisney introduces the world to the next glorious stage of visual effects animation when The Jungle Book roars into theaters April 15th, sporting an entire world and animal characters created entirely as CGI. None of the jungle or animals you see in the film are real, regardless of how real they appear [...]
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Read my review of #KEANU, complete with a pitch for Key & Peele to star in a DC superhero movie.
Wait, what?
Yep, seriously!
#KeyandPeel  
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/29/review-keanu-brings-key-and-peele-to-the-big-screen-in-hilarious-style/
Comedy is probably the hardest of all genres to get right, partly because it defies conventions of usual filmmaking in ways making it hard to predict what audiences will respond to. If a plot is weak and nonsensical, it usually undermines storytelling and the movie suffers. But in comedy, having thin, senseless [...]
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I have to see this movie and I don't know why! The whole thing just makes me laugh!!!!

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With just over a week before its domestic release, Marvel's latest superhero team-up extravaganza Captain America: Civil War begins its international rollout with 26 countries on Wednesday and Thursday this week, and adds another 7 countries on Friday for a total of 33 markets this weekend and a likely foreign [...]
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Read my new Forbes list of the best & worst horror movie remakes of all time!   #Horror   #horrormovies   #horrorfan  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/20/the-best-and-worst-horror-remakes-of-all-time/
VideoSummer movie season is approaching fast, so you know what that means -- horror movies! Sure, summer is also time for blockbusters and family entertainment, but there are always a few big horror hits dropped into the summer mix, and this year is no exception. The Conjuring 2, a sequel to [...]
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Read my review of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR now at Forbes! Strap in for some serious superhero cinema analysis, folks...

#captainamerica   #captainamericacivilwar   #civilwar  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/14/review-captain-america-civil-war-wins-crown-for-best-pure-superhero-movie/
Summer box office season officially kicks off May 6th, when the biggest genre in the world sees the arrival of what could turn out to be its absolute biggest entry to date. Marvel will attempt to prove the superhero genre isn't remotely in danger of suffering from audience "fatigue," and that the [...]
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Thanks Jack! And honestly, while I did face a lot of nasty remarks accusing me of being paid off etc for reviews, a big part of why I wrote about it was to try to convince fans to avoid doing that same thing to OTHER reviewers now that Civil War reviews are coming out. I just see so many people convinced reviews are "paid for" every time a review contradicts their personal preferences/opinions, and I'm hoping to convince fans to declare a cease-fire in the war against each other and against reviewers.

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Read my new interview with BATMAN V SUPERMAN producer Charles Roven, discussing the change from making the DARK KNIGHT TRILOGY to the new DC cinematic universe!
#batmanvsuperman   #batmanvsupermandawnofjustice  

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/08/interview-charles-roven-discusses-evolution-from-dark-knight-to-batman-v-superman/
Heading into its third weekend of release, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice sits on roughly $730 million in global receipts and should hit $800 million on Sunday or Monday. Despite bad reviews and only moderate word of mouth, the film's record-setting opening weekend, lower foreign drops, and high audience scores from younger crowds and parents kept the film [...]
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Another big interview from me today at Forbes -- read my discussion with #BatmanvSuperman  producer DEBORAH SNYDER!

http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhughes/2016/04/01/interview-deborah-snyder-talks-batman-v-superman-flash-wonder-woman-and-more/
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice now sitting at about $555 million with Friday's estimated domestic receipts -- not including foreign totals, however, which should push the film well north of $570+ million worldwide -- it looks like the film will climb toward $690-$700+ million range over the rest of [...]
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