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Suicide Squad Tones Down Darkness to Draw Kiddie Crowd; See New Trailer!

“Suicide Squad” is featured in a new teaser trailer and it’s pretty clear the movie has been watered down to cut the sex and violence. Studio Warner Bros and DC Entertainment are going for the short money by angling for a PG-13 rating. So much for artistic integrity. The lead characters include Will Smith as Deadshot, an expert marksman an assassin, Jared Leto as Joker, a psychopathic criminal and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn, a crazed former psychiatrist. Other cast members include Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Jai Courtney, Jay Hernandez, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Eastwood and model Cara Delevingne....

Suicide Squad Will Be Unending Freak Show; See New Comic Con Trailer!

“Suicide Squad,” the new David Ayer film starring Will Smith, Jared Leto, Margot Robbie and Joel Kinnaman, sets a new standard for dark, freakish comic book movies. Scenes from the crime noir movie were revealed for the first time at Comic Con in San Diego. The film is Warner Bros.' bid to crash the comic book movie genre dominated with great success by Disney and Marvel Comics....

Right Wing Big Money Eyes Hollywood in Its Own Image

Right wing conservatives have long lambasted supposedly left-leaning Hollywood for making films that don’t espouse their values or worse, promote what they claim is a liberal-left political agenda. But now, they’re not getting mad, they’re getting even. Right-wing media multibillionaire Phil Anschutz appears to be leading the charge. He’s financed a film studio called Walden Media that is producing movies with a decidely right-wing political agenda. Walden’s second film, “Won’t Back Down,” debuted this weekend in about 2,500 theaters across the country. Not surprisingly, 20th Century Fox, owned by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. has the distribution deal....

Viola Davis, 'The Help' Win Night of Big Dreams at SAG Awards

Viola Davis was named best actress and her movie “The Help” won for best ensemble cast, marking a night of big dreams come true at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. “The Artist” juggernaut was stopped cold. “The Help” won three awards while only French actor Jean Dujardin represented “The Artist” on the awards podium. He won best actor in a drama for his role as silent film star George Valentin....