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BATFLECK NO MORE?!?!

There’s been plenty of Batman-Ben Affleck (Batfleck?) news in the past couple of weeks, Ben Affleck who was initially intended to be director, writer and actor for “The Batman” had dropped out of being director at the end of January this year, releasing this statement:
“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Now, he might not even be acting in it.

So far, this is only coming from a single person, with that person being John Campea from Collider Movie Talk, who claims to get his intel from multiple sources close to the project, said on record that “Ben Affleck, make no mistake, he does want out…He doesn’t want to be Batman anymore.” Additionally, Campea added that, “I’ve been told, Ben Affleck is talking with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get out of being Batman. And if they do not let him out of being Batman, the standalone Batman film that ultimately happens will be the last time we see Ben Affleck as Batman.”

Here’s the snippet from Collider Movie Talk:

If Ben Affleck does end up leaving his role as Batman, who do you think should be the next BATMAN?
Leave your comments in the section below, we would love to hear what you have to say.

Maaaaaaaybe this guy? No, really. Tom Hardy would be perfect, don’t believe me? Just watch any of his movies or even his tv shows, Taboo and Peaky Blinders.
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– Written by DJ
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The LEGO® Batman Movie – REVIEW

In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The LEGO® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble—LEGO® Batman—stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham City, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up.

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Hilarious, Must Watch for Fans of Comedy, Batman, Lego and Movies (9/10)
The LEGO® Movie is one of the most surprising movies I’ve ever watched, I went in to that with very low expectations but I can happily admit that I was wrong because I loved it. One of the most lovable characters was the LEGO® Batman which I’m glad was picked up and given his own movie. Due to being a massive fan of Batman and growing up with LEGO® toys, I went in to The LEGO® Batman movie with high expectations. Thankfully, The LEGO® Batman Movie lived up to my expectations because it is hilarious. It’s genuinely a really good time for any movie goer and an even better time for someone who understands pop culture humour references.

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Get your stomachs ready because it will ache from all the laughing. I started laughing before I even finished laughing about the previous joke. I can’t stress this enough, this is a high energy movie. It’s literally joke after joke for the first thirty minutes but then it dips and turns into a bit of a downer BUT isn’t that much of an issue due to pushing towards the more serious, family values aspect of the story.
Oh and Batman raps about the awesomeness of Batman.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Teaser Trailer

We are little late but here you go; Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer. Some similarity like Batman: the Dark Knight Returns, Part 2.

Robocop joins Suicide Squad?

After Tom Hardy removed himself from the Suicide Squad in January, as Rick Flag, the position has been vacant. To our suprise, Joel Kinnaman has joined the cast as Rick Flag. Joel also known for his role in Robocop will have to pump up some muscles for this movie.

Rick Flag is a military expert in both guerrilla and demolitions. A Frank Castle some would say.
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“All I can say is that I will be in the movie, and it’s going to be amazing,” said Kinnaman to French entertainment website Allocine.

The movie will also feature Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Cara Delevingne and Viola Davis will be directed by David Ayer.

MUST WATCH MOVIES (2014)

Happy New Year.

Now that you’ve heard it for the millionth time today since it’s New Year’s Eve, you’re probably getting ready for a wild night out or perhaps a cozy night in, either way you’ve still got time to breeze through this list of must watch movies. I’m secretly hoping that you haven’t watched any of these yet so that I’d get some credit for introducing them to you.

So before you get drunk, dance on the bar, lose your phone, get naked or get arrested, here’s a couple of movies in no order whatsoever that you’d probably wanna check out so you won’t feel left out when it pops up during a conversation tonight with that pretty girl.
(or guy, handsome guy, not pretty guy -wait, no.. well, let’s just go with whatever you turns you on, alright).

I love you, I fear you.

I love you, I fear you.

Gone Girl 9/10
A wicked satire of how fear works within the confines of a relationship. I found Gone Girl to be rather illogical at times but I have to admit, it kept me wondering what would happen next and not just that, it kept me WANTING to know what would happen next.

Dev's Bucket list : Fall in love with a French woman.

Dev’s Bucket list : Fall in love with a French woman.

The Hundred-Foot Journey (7/10)
If like me, you share a fondness towards French & Indian culture, food and acting quality then this is the movie for you. On the other hand, it’s 2014’s foodie movie alongside a personal favourite of mine, Jon Favreau’s Chef.

Alright, alright, alright.

Alright, alright, alright.

Interstellar (7/10)
Interstellar is full of moral ambition, breathtaking visuals and award-winning acting ability. However, it is presented in a rather pedestrian manner due to Nolan’s rightly placed lack of confidence in the intelligence of his audience. Over-hyped by the masses, above-average for the critics.

You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy.

You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy. You can bring me the boy.

The Babadook (8/10)
The horror genre has been plagued by a multitude of generic plots and failed attempts at milking franchises (*cough* Annabelle) but The Babadook brings a fresh perspective that is usually seen in thrillers. By the end of this haunting tale about a grieving mother and her child, you’d be wondering who you should fear more, the monster in the dark or yourself?

Keep Calm and Reset.

Keep Calm and Reset.

The Edge of Tomorrow (8/10)
Exceptionally entertaining, consistently humorous and all-around great visuals that makes you feel like you’re watching a 2-hour video game, which in my book, is fantastic. Tom Cruise remains lovable even when we should feel the exact opposite for his character.

What a bunch of A-holes.

What a bunch of A-holes.

Guardians of the Galaxy (10/10)
Not much can be said about this comic adaptation that you haven’t already heard or read somewhere else besides it successfully introducing a generally unknown team of dysfunctional superheroes and turning Guardians of the Galaxy into a household name alongside the likes of Batman, Superman & the X-Men. Another new addition to the A-list acting fraternity is the charmingly hilarious Chris Pratt who makes Star-Lord his own in similar fashion to Hugh Jackman’s Wolverine & Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man.
All in all, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is my pick for 2014’s Best Movie.

You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know babies taste the best.

You know what I hate about myself? I know what people taste like. I know babies taste the best.

Snowpiercer (7/10)
Much like the Edge of Tomorrow, this too plays out like a video game but instead has a darker, grittier appeal to it that promises to be highly entertaining, fast-paced and morally-provoking.

There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that's what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant... oh, fuck it.

There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity. Indeed that’s what we provide in our own modest, humble, insignificant… oh, fuck it.

The Grand Budapest Hotel (9/10)
Wes Anderson retains his rather eccentric but highly entertaining direction style in The Grand Budapest Hotel to present the oddball adventures of the European hotel’s concierge and it’s lobby boy. Artsy backdrops and quirky characters makes The Grand Budapest Hotel a strong contender for 2014’s Movie of the Year.

The sky looks beautiful. Maybe I should fall off the roof more often.

The sky looks beautiful.
Maybe I should fall off the roof more often.

Boyhood (9/10)
A cinematic masterpiece in every sense of the word. Filmed over the course of 12 years to not just tell a coming of age story but to truly revolutionize the genre. Richard Linklater’s ability to capture natural human chemistry is as much of a gift to the cinematic art form as this movie.
(P.S: Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise is one of the best romance movies ever made.)

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AND I'M BATMAN!

EVERYTHING IS AWESOME AND I’M BATMAN!

The LEGO Movie (7/10)
Retaining the same qualities that made LEGO the brand powerhouse that it is, The LEGO Movie is contemporary, inventive & most importantly, fun for all ages. Backed by loads of stars, The LEGO Movie is most definitely 2014’s surprise of the year. Oh and… I’M BATMAN.

My Name is Jeff

My Name is Jeff

22 Jump Street (8/10)
From the same guys that brought you The Lego Movie, 22 Jump Street is EXACTLY the same as it’s prequel. With that fact in mind, it laughs at itself making this one of the best comedies that’s been released in quite some time. Not to mention, spawning the hilarious internet meme/ catch phrase, “My Name is Jeff”.

My motto is if you want to win the lottery you've got to make money to get a ticket.

My motto is if you want to win the lottery you’ve got to make money to get a ticket.

Nightcrawler (7/10)
If you were captivated by the brutal depths of the human psyche seen in American Psycho & Taxi Driver, you’d enjoy Jake Gyllenhaal’s disturbingly brilliant portrayal of an enthusiastic young man beginning a career in the morally abject world of crime journalism.

I feel like Birdman would make this list if it wasn’t being released in Malaysia NEXT YEAR ON JANUARY 15TH. sigh.

Bonus. Worst Movie of 2014?

Kill. Me. Now.

Kill. Me. Now.

Pre-pubescent rubbish known as The Interview. You’d probably enjoy this movie if you were smoking up but let’s be honest, we’d laugh at the word “skittles” if we were high. I love James Franco but I’m afraid even Green Hornet is better than this which is no way a compliment to that Seth Rogen disaster. Props to the advertising/marketing team though, the movie would be nothing if it weren’t for you guys. (2/10)

I’d like to point out that most of my favourites for this year aren’t on the list mainly because they’re either too artsy, too indie or French. If your interests are along those lines, hit me up in the comment section below and I’d be glad to provide you with a bunch of names to quench your creative thirst.

I hope you had a Merry Christmas and regardless of how well 2014 was for you, have a better year in 2015.

-Dev

“Having a blast” – Batman vs Superman

While we are still guessing what’s the plot and outcome of the movie, it seems Bruce Wayne is a having a good time filming it. No official picture has been out on the Batman suits and so far Affleck has only been seen as Bruce Wayne.

Sources are claiming that the action is all taking place on a seaside port after the sun has set. Also believe to be in place is the The Batmobile as the scene involves some chasing and crazy stunts. One of the stunt involves The Dark Knight standing on a 40 plus story crane and all done by a stunt double.

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During an interview on September 3th, the Agro producer acknowledge that he is “having a blast” working on the film.

 

THE EQUALIZER : the Story of the Movie

Some of you have seen the trailer of Denzel Washington latest work, The Equalizer. It’s about a man who is basically an unmasked Batman. Denzel’s charisma stands out in it but why is he obsess with his watch is one thing we have to wait for movie to be out.

Jason Momoa is Aquaman?

The Game of Thrones star, Jason Momoa is rumored playing Aquaman in the latest DC Comics movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. and reps for Momoa has refuse to comment on that matter.

Previously the character has been played by Alan Ritchison in Smallville, Justin Hartley in CW’s Aquaman tv series, and Adrian Grenier in HBO Entourage. To be honest, Jason’s body build is suitably for the role but his acting is what we worries. He has not really shine in most movie he acted like for example Conan the Barbarian and Bullet to the head with Sylvester Stallone.
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Even his role in Game of Throne hardly had any dialogues beside screaming and having sex.

New Batmobile

Zack Snyder is playing with our feeling when he posted a picture of what possibility the new Batmobile. Since the new movie will be bringing all the super powers in one, Zack wants to differentiate his style from Nolan’s.

Who will direct Justice League?

While some are excited for Spider-Man 2 which will be release in few days time, Warner Brothers has drop the bomb on the DC Comic franchise.
It started with Man of Steel with Henry Cavill playing the legendary icon. Later the news of Ben Affleck taking the role of the dark crusader which raised up alot of doubts on his ability to wear the cape. Christian Bale has put the bar high for Ben to follow up but speculation has going around saying that might not be an issue.
The second Warner Brothers is “Batman vs. Superman” which is directed by Zack Snyder. Last year, Zack also directed Man of Steel – in which we now presume the continuation would be “Batman vs. Superman”.

superman-batman-1Now that the DC Avenger has been confirm and guess who they decide to direct it – Zack Snyder! Justice League would be focus on Batman, Superman and Wonderwoman. Gal Gadot will be playing the feisty Amazon woman.

Gal-Gadot-Wonder-Woman-Workout-One thing for sure, Justice League is gonna have a hard time kicking Avenger *ss.