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Michael Jordan’s ‘Tune Squad’ uniform from ‘Space Jam’ is up for auction.
The uniform Michael Jordan wore in Space Jam is being auctioned off and it’s certainly not going cheap. The ‘Tune Squad’ shirt and shorts basketball superstar Jordan wore during the scenes he shot for the animated game between the Looney Tunes and the Monstars in the film is being auctioned online in October.
Michael Jordan and his wife Yvette Prieto at the Derek Jeter Celebrity Invitational in Las Vegas in March 2015.
Eddie Redmayne is likely to lead the Harry Potter spin-off.
Eddie Redmayne has been offered the lead role of Newt Scamander in Warner Bros' Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Redmayne has always been the frontrunner for the role though wanted to look over a finished script before committing.
Eddie Redmayne [R] won the Oscar for best actor for The Theory of Everything
According to Variety, the Oscar-winning actor is happy with what he has read and is close to signing on for the project. J.K Rowling is making her screenwriting debut on the triology, with David Yates directing.
Continue reading: Eddie Redmayne Offered Lead In 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'
In-demand programming like 'Game of Thrones' will be available through subscription to Dish customers for the first time.
Media empire Time Warner Inc. and satellite TV network provider Dish Network Corp. have agreed a new distribution deal which will apparently include making HBO available through Dish’s new online TV streaming offering.
Those with Sling TV, which is Dish’s web TV service, will be able to subscribe to HBO for an extra $15 per month. However, newcomers will not be able to subscribe to HBO using this method unless they also purchase the existing $20 per month online service that already includes other Time Warner channels (like CNN, TBS and ESPN) and add the HBO subscription on top of it, according to the Wall Street Journal.
HBO shows like 'Game of Thrones' are to be available for Dish Network subscribers very soon
Ooo! Adventure Time is being made into a movie!
Adventure Time is being made into an animated feature film. The hugely popular Cartoon Network show is currently being developed by Warner Bros. The news comes after years of speculation about the possibility of adapting the series for the big screen but the project has officially been confirmed, according to Deadline. Details remain sketchy but the show's creator Pendleton Ward is rumoured to be involved in the project and the producers' names have been revealed.
John Di Maggio provides the voice for Jake the Dog.
Continue reading: Warner Bros. Set To Turn Cartoon Network's 'Adventure Time' Into A Movie
Watch the explosive 'Batman: Arkham Knight' trailer below.
While hysteria surrounding Microsoft and Sony’s next generation of consoles has certainly been palpable, it’s been dampened somewhat by the lack of stellar titles available on the XBOX ONE and PS4. Titanfall, Watchdogs and The Witcher 3 are all nice promises to look forward to, but Dead Rising 3, Knack and Killzone 4 weren’t exactly titles worthy of ushering in the latest specification of hardware.
Batman fights the bad guys in Arkham Origins
But it was only a matter of time before the big, next-gen only titles were going to be announced, and the fourth instalment of the Arkham series is certainly that: a triple A, blockbuster title for the new generation of consoles. “Invest in Gotham,” says Bruce Wayne’s dead father in the trailer’s voiceover. “Treat its people like family. Watch over them. Use this money to safeguard them from forces beyond their control.”
Continue reading: 'Batman: Arkham Knight' Will Serve As The Series' Next Gen Conclusion
The rumors were true...
Despite being released back in 2009 in beta, Minecraft is one of the most widely played games today. The indie title has been nothing short of a phenomenon, racking up millions of sales and dominating gaming news over the past 5 years. And these well-documented success stories (established markets) don’t avoid Hollywood for long – a Minecraft movie is in production.
Warner Bros. – who recently enjoyed critical and fiscal success with The Lego Movie – have acquired the rights from Mojang, the Swedish company behind the game, whose name means ‘Gadget’ in English. Minecraft’s creator, Notch, revealed the news on Twitter. "Someone is trying leak the fact that we're working with Warner Brothers on a potential Minecraft Movie," said Markus Persson. "I wanted to be the leak!"
Continue reading: From Sandbox To Box Office: Minecraft The Movie Is Happening!
Of course, a second film was always on the way
The Lego Movie went down so well with the critics and fans alike, Warner Bros. have set a release date for its sequel while the first one is still in cinemas. May 26, 2017 is the magic day the studio confirmed on Friday.
The Lego movie has been a smash hit
Will Ferrell, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks all enjoyed voice roles in The Lego Movie, which opened with nearly $70m at the domestic box office. It then went on to gross more than $200m in the global market in what was a remarkable success story. It didn’t just stun on a fiscal level, though. The critics were equally impressed, lauding the film’s original style and refreshing dynamic. It soon accumulated a very respectable 96% on review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes.
Continue reading: Warner Brothers Building Lego Sequel, Want It Done By May 2017
Chris Dodd confirmed that China has now paid the money owed in full.
The Chinese government has paid six major Hollywood studios in full, following a lengthy dispute over box-office payments, the Motion Picture Association of America announced on Tuesday, reports the Wall Street Journal.
"We are pleased to hear that the Chinese government has addressed the matter and all money due will be paid in full. It is our understanding that the payment process has recommenced," said Chris Dodd, head of the MPAA.
The dispute concerns a 2 per cent luxury tax that China wanted to impose on box-office receipts. According to The Wrap, that tax was not part of the new more Hollywood-friendly trade agreement the sides had hammered out last year and the major studios saw it as a violation of the pact.
Continue reading: China Finally Pays Hollywood Studios For 'Life Of Pi' And Others
Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim may have been worth the wait.
Guillermo Del Toro's big-budget sci-fi action movie Pacific Rim should have been horrible. I mean, it really should have been horrible. It costs hundreds of millions to make, it's about monstrous creatures called Kaiju rising from the sea and beginning a war with humanity and, well, it's called Pacific Rim - which just sounds weird.
The problem is, it's not that horrible, apparently. Critics have been weighing in on del Toro's movie for the past couple of days and the consensus appears to be that the Mexican filmmaker has done a pretty good job. "Pacific Rim is just the kind of big-ticket sci-fi adventure you'd want del Toro to make -- provided you'd want him to make one at all," said Stephanie Zacharek of the Village Voice. Matthew Toomey of ABC Radio Brisbane was the most effusive in his praise for the all-action film, he said: "I'd strongly argue that Pacific Rim is one of the more memorable, distinctive action releases in recent years."
Ian Nathan of Empire magazine continued the plaudits, "Del Toro is giving scope to a boyhood lust for mayhem, the multi-million-dollar equivalent of kicking over sandcastles and torturing insects. There is something infectiously juvenile in that. Catch his Drift and you'll have a brawl," he said.
Continue reading: 'Pacific Rim' Dubbed One Of The Most Memorable Movies In Years
Good Morning to You, a New York based Production Company, has filed a lawsuit against the Warner Music Group over the rights of the song 'Happy Birthday'.
Good Morning to You is filming a documentary about the origins of the song - the documentary (originally enough) shares the same name. The lawsuit was filed in Manhattan on the grounds the copyright is invalid thus should be declared void and refunds issued to all those who paid royalties. Considering Warner Brothers collects around $2 million of royalties from the use of the song every year this will not be a small sum. Those who neglect to pay the $1500 licencing fee face a fine of $150,000 for breaching Warner Brother's copyright.
The song originates from Kentucky where it was created by the Hill Sisters and published in 1893. It was only in 1935 that the lyrics and score were copyrighted. They have belonged and will continue (until 2030) to belong to Warner Brothers. This is the issue underpinning the whole case. This version of the song is copyrighted by Warner yet others may have pre-existed this score allowing Good Morning to You (and others) to use a previously un-copyrighted version.
Owing to the obscure origins of the song, Good Morning to You have been forced to delve into copyrighting archives around the US including those of an Indiana school which attempted to have the song copyrighted in 1912.
Josh Berger, Warner Bros, President and Stephen Mangan - Josh Berger (Warner Bros. UK President) and Stephen Mangan Monday 5th November 2012 The 24th Chickenshed Annual Fundraising Gala at The Guildhall
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