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Critics Slam ‘Batman vs. Superman’, What Does This Mean For ‘Justice League’ Plans?

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by Mike Sampson March 23, 2016 @ 12:22 PM
Warner Bros.
The first critic reviews of Batman vs. Superman hit the web last night and early word was…not kind. The film currently sits at 40% on Rotten Tomatoes. By comparison, the divisive Man of Steel had a 56%. Even The Amazing Spider-Man 2 had a 53% and that film was so bad it single-handedly killed a franchise. Our own critic, Matt Singer, called it a “a burdensome 150-minute slog” in his review. Other reviews have called it “an holy mess,” “a near-total drag” and “a deeply disappointing experience.” Perhaps most importantly though is this sentiment from GQ, which seems to be a recurring theme amongst negative reviews: “The wider problem is that [Batman vs. Superman] doesn’t make you want a Justice League film.” Studios are used to bad reviews, but if the overwhelming sentiment is that the Dawn of Justice doesn’t make you want to see Justice arrive, Warner Bros. has a supersized problem.

What’s Expiring From Netflix Instant: April 2016

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by Britt Hayes March 22, 2016 @ 3:02 PM
Universal
We lucked out this month when only a handful of titles expired from Netflix, but even more (lots more) movies and TV shows are leaving the service next month, including favorites like The Professional, Let the Right One In and M*A*S*H (the series). Read on for our guide to what’s expiring from Netflix Instant in April.

New Netflix Instant Releases: April 2016

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by Britt Hayes March 22, 2016 @ 2:43 PM
Netflix
It's a miracle! Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Season 2 is hitting Netflix next month, along with the debut of new original series The Ranch and Kong: King of the Apes. In addition to the streaming service's latest original offerings, lots of television shows and movies are arriving, including everything from new favorites to old classics. Read on for our guide to April's new Netflix Instant releases.

New Movie Releases: April 2016

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by Britt Hayes March 21, 2016 @ 6:46 PM
Disney
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hitting theaters this month and Captain America: Civil War arriving in May, April offers us a chance to catch our breath a bit between superhero movies and steel ourselves for the blockbuster onslaught of summer. Next month brings exciting films like The Jungle Book and Key & Peele’s Keanu, along with the totally bonkers Huntsman: Winter’s War and a few thrilling indies (Green Room, anyone?). There’s much more in store in our guide to April’s new movie releases.

New Amazon Prime Instant Video Releases: April 2016

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by Britt Hayes March 19, 2016 @ 2:53 PM
Warner Bros.
If you’re paying for Amazon Prime, you should be taking advantage of all the great new titles added to the Instant Video library each month. April brings new seasons of Veep and the critically-acclaimed British series Catastrophe, along with plenty of movies to stream from new favorites to old classics like Batman and Gremlins. Read on for our guide to the new releases hitting Amazon Prime Instant Video in April.

‘Krisha’ Director Trey Edward Shults on His Personal Family Drama and Being Terrence Malick’s Intern

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by Erin Whitney March 18, 2016 @ 3:02 PM
A24
There’s no doubt about it – Trey Edward Shults’ feature film debut ‘Krisha’ is intense as hell. It’s a family drama about addiction and alcoholism that’s far from easy to digest, yet one with little resemblance to films about similar topics. From the aggressive, yet exhilarating ‘Trainspotting’ to the utterly traumatizing ‘Requiem for a Dream,’ many films about addicts rely on graphic depictions of substance abuse to portray how low one can fall. As important as such stories can be, sometimes smaller personal traumas resonate the loudest.

‘Daredevil’ Season 2 FAQ: Your Biggest Questions About Marvel’s Punishing Return, Answered

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 16, 2016 @ 9:21 AM
Marvel / Netflix
Marvel’s Daredevil returns his horned brand of vigilante justice to Hell’s Kitchen as early as this Friday, introducing MCU takes on The Punisher and Elektra Natchios for Season 2. We’ve already touted Marvel’s most explosive season yet, but before your own binge, get answers to some of Daredevil Season 2's most burning questions with our spoilery FAQ review of the first seven episodes!

The Top Five Worst CGI Effects in Movie History

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by Matt Singer March 16, 2016 @ 9:04 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies and You Think You Know TV comes a new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

‘Captain America: Civil War’ Trailer Breakdown: Spider-Man, Secrets and Screenshots!

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 10, 2016 @ 12:44 PM
Marvel
OK, we all know that Spider-Man made his big debut in the Captain America: Civil War trailer. That was certainly the big takeaway, but it was far from the only takeaway. We went through the new Civil War trailer with a fine-toothed comb to see what...