The New Shazam Movie Has Some Odd Video Game References

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This weekend the newest DC superhero film, Shazam, was released. Critics enjoyed it. I liked it a lot too. Though while the action and jokes are strong in Shazam, there are some weird video game references that caught me off guard.

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https://kotaku.com/the-new-shazam-movie-has-some-odd-video-game-references-1833860728

Shazam’s Director Got a Delightful Memento of the Production

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I’m always interested to see what objects from a film’s production get a second life in the real world, becoming personal mementos, auctionable collectibles, or being re-used in some other way. For Shazam, director David F. Sandberg got a costume—but not in the way you might expect.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/shazam-s-director-got-a-delightful-memento-of-the-produ-1833701866

Celebrate Batman’s 80th Birthday With Yet Another Screening of the Nolan Trilogy

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Batman turns 80 this month, so to celebrate, Warner Bros. is teaming up with IMAX to host a tour of screenings for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Which is great! Those films are (mostly) good, and have influenced superhero media greatly. But still, I can’t help but wish the studio had chosen to screen a wider…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/celebrate-batmans-80th-birthday-with-yet-another-screen-1833245572

The First Reactions to Shazam Signal Another Win for DC

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The next film in the DC Universe, Shazam, won’t open until April 5, but Warner Bros. decided to show it to critics early. Why? To hopefully build some buzz and anticipation for the film using social media. It’s a gamble, to be sure—but judging from a large majority of the reactions, it’s a gamble that paid off.

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/the-first-reactions-to-shazam-signal-another-win-for-dc-1833143689