‘Suicide Squad’ Comic-Con Trailer Shines With Film Noir Flourishes

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Although the D.C. universe has been painted with the assured visual imagination of directors Zack Snyder (Man of Steel, upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice) and Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight trilogy), a new filmmaker is stepping out of the shadows. David Ayer, who directed last year’s underrated war feature Fury, is the man behind the camera for Suicide Squad, which received a rousing response at last weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con.

Though the trailer featured the appearances of baddies Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Smith’s Focus co-star Margot Robbie), and the Joker (Jared Leto), the biggest scene stealer was none other than Amanda Waller (Viola Davis) the no-nonsense agent who organizes this clandestine operative (whether Joker is part of the team or is their target adversary hasn’t been confirmed).

The trailer begins with an establishing shot of a rain soaked window that peers into a dimly light dinner headed by Waller and a couple of peers. “It’s taken some work but I finally have them,” says Waller. “The worst of the worst.” As she cuts up her juicy, high priced steak, Waller breaks down why the suicide squad is actually a fool proof outfit. As Deadshot accurately mentions in another sequence, they’ll be the “patsy” if their mission goes sideways.

Director David Ayer, a longtime native of Los Angeles, infuses his films (most notably End of Watch) with an unadorned, gritty aesthetic. Though Suicide Squad deals within fantastical realms, the darkness that permeates from the film actually feels organic. This tough, muscular approach to storytelling should bode well for the film, which unfortunately doesn’t open until August 5, 2016!!

Check out the Comic-Con first look trailer and tell us what you think by commenting below!

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How Ed Helms & Christina Applegate’s ‘Vacation’ Plans Came Together

_DSC6085.DNGEd Helms and Christina Applegate have a big set of comedic shoes to fill, as they topline the eagerly awaited Vacation. Four films of the popular franchise have already been released, but thankfully Vacation isn’t a reboot or regurgitation of past stories. Instead, the Griswolds have prepared for an all new adventure.

Helms and Applegate told us they were initially hesitant about working on Vacation since it’s a pop culture staple that they enjoyed watching during their youth. But once they read the script and learned that Chevy Chase and Beverly D’ Angelo would be reprising their roles as Clark and Ellen Griswold, they were eager to join the production. (Click on the media bar below to hear Ed Helms and Christina Applegate).

Vacation, co-starring Chris Hemsworth and Elizabeth Gillies, opens in theaters July 29.

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‘Hot Pursuit’ With Reese Witherspoon & Sofia Vergara Hits Blu-Ray In August

hotpursuit2dThe Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy Hot Pursuit hits Blu-ray Combo Pack and DVD August 11 via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Directed by Anne Fletcher, the filmmaker behind the comedies The Proposal and The Guilt Trip, the story centers on Cooper (Reese Witherspoon), a dedicated police officer who is tasked with protecting a criminal’s widow (Sofia Vergara), who is set to testify against a drug kingpin. Thanks to corrupt cops and criminals that litter their path, their journey to the trial is less than peaceful.

The comedy was penned by scribes David Feeney (New Girl) and John Quaintance (Ben & Kate), with John Carroll Lynch and Robert Kazinsky among the film’s co-stars. Witherspoon and Vergara also executive produced the feature.

Special features on the Blu-ray Combo Pack include three featurettes (The Womance, Say What?, Action Like A Lady) and an alternate ending. The standard DVD only comes with The Womance featurette.


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Neil Patrick Harris Is Excited To Be A Guest Judge On America’s Got Talent

150708_2879715_neil_patrick_harris_interview_anvver_1Whether it’s cracking a joke or singing in front of a packed house, Neil Patrick Harris understands the nuances of performing. Thanks to an invitation from Howard Stern, Harris serves as a guest judge on tonight’s America’s Got Talent, and it’s an honor that the multi-talented performer is thrilled about (Click on the media bar below to hear Neil Patrick Harris).

Harris, who is a huge fan of America’s Got Talent, is one of Howard Stern’s more entertaining guests on his highly rated Sirius/XM Satellite Radio show. The former How I Met Your Mother star, along with appreciating Stern’s talents as a broadcaster, believes he is also an amazing judge on AGT. (Click on the media bar below to hear Neil Patrick Harris).

Check out Neil Patrick Harris guest judge tonight on America’s Got Talent 8/7c on NBC.

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EA Sports Rory McIIroy PGA Tour Launches On Xbox One & PlayStation 4

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It’s a big day for Electronic Arts Inc., as EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is now available for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.

The fully realized feature Frostbite 3 allows the quicker rending of courses, thus eliminating the frustrating hole-to-hole load times and saving gamers up to 15 minutes per round. The game also offers up more detailed courses and with the extrication of the artificial out of bounds rules, the entire course is in play on every shot. This attention to detail, which reportedly includes a Baba Booey reference, will hopefully give gamers a more immersive experience.

“This is a really proud day for our team, and we’re so happy fans can finally play EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR for themselves,” said executive producer Brent Nielsen. “We think everyone’s going to find something about this game to love, plus we’re looking forward to delivering free content post-launch to everyone who picks up the game.”

EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA Tour was developed by EA Tiburon and is rated E for everyone. For more info, check out www.easports.com.

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