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Source: Fans May Have To Wait Years For New DC Comics Shows To Hit Netflix, Hulu – Comic Book Resources

According to comments made by Time Warner Inc. chief executive Jeff Bewkes during a conference call with analysts on Wednesday, Time Warner may begin releasing DC-based series to Netflix and Hulu several years after they first air, rather than one year. In the intervening years, already-aired episodes might be available on-demand to fans with traditional cable.

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Those who have watched the latest episode of The Flash, Cisco delivered a great line, “You know, our Dr. Wells may have been evil, but you’re just a dick.” We know corporations are in the market to make money. Some may look at them as a form of evil but I would defend them. However, in a free market, companies have the right to make a product or service that consumers want and charge whatever rate to be compensated. If the price is too high and the demand is low, the invisible hand theory will come along and lower that price. On the other hand, if demand is high, the cost of that product will go up. However, what Jeff Bewkes is planning on doing is a very dick move.

There is no disputing the popularity of these shows. Some fans will watch the show week to week on traditional tv or cable or buy the complete season on dvd/blu ray. Or in other cases, catch up via streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. For me, it’s all the above. In all the different options I have to watch, one way or another, I will see my shows. What I gave up years ago was cable because of the high cost that was involved and plus the economic downturn other alternatives came up to fill the need of cable. Like many others, people are living without the need to watch cable tv and that is what is worrying companies’ bottom dollar like WB.

Cable tv is not dead but the domination it once had will never be again provided moves like Bewkes is considering does not happen. Delaying these shows can be dangerous game that the WB is playing. I mentioned on a earlier entry about CBS creating a new Star Trek series but only making it for their All Access streaming service. Sure, some fans will you their money and I believe that the majority of fans will not be supporting the show behind a paywall. Again, I understand their decision but what if Star Trek Beyond sucks? Will fans care about a new series on the small screen? When it comes to Arrow and The Flash, if delay or restricted early seasons, you may not capitalize on the buzz factor the show is generation because you’re just want the show only for those who have cable. The writing’s on the wall and I believe Bewkes/WB refuse to read it or maybe they can’t read it at all.

 


morpheusOne of my earliest memories of The Sandman series was when I worked at Borders back in 1993. A co-worker had mentioned to read this series which was a great departure from the normal DC/Marvel superheroes. I was quickly engaged with Morpheus, The Sandman, and The Season on the Mists was one of my all time favorite stories. Since it’s been a long time, many details escape me but I remembered how the lettering in the comics was done in a non traditional way and how unique this feature gave each character their own voice.

Today, reading the news about JGL and The Sandman, I have hopes.  Then again, I thought JGL was going to be the next Batman, he might be the next Doctor Strange and now Morpheus. Yes to all the above because JGL has proven to be a real actor of great worth. Watching Looper with Bruce Willis, I saw how much effort JGL put in to act like Willis from the side smirk to the raise eyebrow and everything else in-between. He totally nails those subtle notes which is a rare talent these days. So, having said this, please – let this happen – something worth his talents can make movie magic.

There’s a new issue of Neil Gaiman‘s The Sandman on stands now. It launches a short ongoing story called The Sandman: Overture, acting as an explanation of events that preceded the first issue of the seminal comic series. It’s the first new Sandman story since 2003, and the first series of multiple issues since the series originally ended in 1996. (And, in keeping with some periods of the original publication, Overture is already experiencing delays.)

All of which is a long way of saying that a lot of people are thinking and talking about Sandman again, and that seems to have re-ignited the interest in making a movie at Warner Bros. The latest word is that David Goyer has pitched a take that WB likes, and that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is the ideal candidate to play the lynchpin character Morpheus.

via David Goyer Pitching ‘Sandman’ Movie to Warner Bros.; Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s Name Connected | /Film.


My hope with less 3D movies in the future that my headaches will go away. I’m not knocking the 3D technology but watching Avatar really hurt despite watching this incredible spectacle. Tron Legacy however had a partial 2D sequences which helped eased my discomfort. While there was some incredible framed shots where the 3D worked really well in Tron, it was not necessary to deliver the amazing visuals. Having said this, not everything needs to be in 3D and with Nolan in essence ruling out 3D for the next Batman I will be happy once more to watch a regular 2D movie in the theaters. I understand how much money 3D movies make for the studios and how this helps to cut down on movie privacy but for me having to wear 3D glasses on top of my glasses is really annoying. If am going to shell out extra for admission, I want to be well worth it rather than the studios slapping on the sticker, “Now with 3D” to all their films. Otherwise, the youtube clip from Second City helps to illustrate the lameness of watching 3D for everything.

Jan 9, 2011 by Rob Keyes

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Christopher Nolan explains the reasoning behind not implementing 3D into ‘Inception’ and why he won’t introduce the format with the conclusion of his Batman trilogy, in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’

While comic book fans and movie buffs theorize on what characters, villains and stories Christopher Nolan is drawing from to conclude his Batman trilogy with The Dark Knight Rises, we do have some important

hard facts about the film. What may be the most interesting design choice about the movie – and certainly very pleasing to moviegoers – is that Nolan will not will shooting Batman 3 in 3D, nor converting it afterward as per the desire of Warner Bros.

Nolan’s interest in utilizing IMAX tech may lead to them shooting most, if not all, of The Dark Knight Rises in the higher resolution (and expensive) format instead. And if director of photography, Wally Pfister, has his way, he’d love to do the entire movie in IMAX as well. But with 3D offering and obvious method of bringing in more cash for the studio, why didn’t Nolan share his Inception in 3D and why will The Dark Knight Rises not be shot that way either?

via Christopher Nolan Explains Choice of No 3D in Batman 3 – Screen Rant.