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    Warner Bros. Pushes 'Gangster Squad' Release from September to January in Wake of Aurora Shootings

    As expected, in the wake of the "Dark Knight Rises" Aurora shootings on July 19, Warner Bros. has opted to push back the release from September to January of Ruben Fleischer's "Gangster Squad." The film features a climactic sequence in which machine-gun-wielding gangsters surprise an audience from b...

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    Career Watch: Christian Bale - The Dark Superhero We Need

    Batman is not like other superheroes, and Christian Bale's iteration of him stands apart from the Thors and Iron Mans of contemporary hero-cinema. Because Bale's Batman, as we know him from Christopher Nolan's trilogy, is human and flawed, the tragedy that accompanied "The Dark Knight Rises" openin...

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    'Gangster Squad' Officially Pushed Back To January 11, 2013; Rewrites & Reshoots Planned

    Well, it didn’t take Warner Bros. long to finally make a decision on “Gangster Squad.” After the tragedy that occurred in Aurora, Colorado -- which happened a week ago tonight -- Warner Bros. went into crisis mode figuring out how to handle the Ruben Fleischer-directed film, which ...

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    My Precious: Talks Get Serious For 'The Hobbit' To Be Turned Into A Trilogy

    Can you blame Warner Bros.? "The Dark Knight Rises" puts Batman to bed for the next few years, and aside from "Man of Steel" next summer, the studio doesn't have any more comic book movies until at least 2015. In 2013, Superman aside, they have a guaranteed hit in "The Hangover Part III," but everyt...

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    Warner Bros. To Remove Scene & Undergo Reshoots On 'Gangster Squad' In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

    With the saga of James Holmes and the awful Aurora, Colorado shooting at the end of last week only just beginning, as the young man had his first court date today -- televised, of course -- it seems Warner Bros. has made a decision regarding "Gangster Squad." As you might recall, the studio quickly ...

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    Warner Bros. Considers Recutting Or Delaying Release Of 'Gangster Squad' In Wake Of Colorado Shooting

    With the country still reeling from the shocking and awful shooting in Colorado during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," an incident that has left twelve dead and more than fifty injured, the industry itself is figuring out how best to respond. Warner Bros. has been left in ...

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    The Best & Worst At Comic-Con: Which Films & Studios Had Good, Bad Or Middling Reactions

    Well, Comic-Con is done for another year. The San Diego Conference Center is currently getting a thorough hosing down, hungover cos-players have done their awkward walks of shame, and film press are returning to their various corners of the world longing, like ourselves, to watch and write about som...

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    Nice Dodge? Peter Jackson Is Keeping 48 fps & 3D Out Of 'The Hobbit' Comic-Con Presentation

    An odd, and potentially disappointing move on the surface, but a keen and cagey one from a political perspective. In an L.A. Times article with director Peter Jackson about what to expect from his "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" presentation at Comic-Con this weekend, the Kiwi director...

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    Flixster Offers Free WB Titles to Comic-Con Tweeters

    Flixster announced today that it is giving Comic-Con attendees free Ultra-Violet enabled copies of popular Warner Bros. titles through its digital platform.

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    Raymond Scott Back On The Big Screen

    If you grew up watching Warner Bros. cartoons, you know the music of Raymond Scott, even if his name isn’t familiar. He was an innovative musician and composer whose propulsive, syncopated piece “Powerhouse” was adopted by Warner’s music director Carl Stalling as a recurring theme in his Looney Tune...

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