DC waited 81 years to make an animated Justice Society film. It should have waited longer.

At long last, DC Comics’ Justice Society of America star in their own animated film.

The first super-team of all time debuted in “All-Star Comics” No. 3 in 1940.

The comic was a hit, and for the next decade, DC’s greatest heroes banded together to fight villains on this world and across the cosmos.

Superhero comics dropped out of popularity in the early 1950s, and “All-Star Comics” went western and then went kaput.

In the 1960s, DC relaunched the Justice Society concept as the Justice League, and then in one of the most ground-breaking comics ever, established the existence of a parallel earth in which the original Golden Age heroes still battled evildoers in “The Flash” No. 123 (September 1961).

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‘Just Mercy’ Makes a Case for Best Film of 2020

Michael B. Jordan, "Just Mercy."
Michael B. Jordan, promoting “Just Mercy.”

Michael B. Jordan has delivered riveting performances in such films as “Fruitvale Station,” “Black Panther” and the “Creed” films, but in his new film, “Just Mercy,” he turns in his finest work.

In this true story, Jordan plays Bryan Stevenson, an idealistic young lawyer fighting for death row inmates in 1990s Alabama.

One of his first clients is Walter “Johnnie D.” McMillian (played by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx), convicted of the murder of a white dry-cleaner clerk under circumstances that scream frame job.

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Diana Rides Lightning in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Trailer

The trailer for “Wonder Woman 1984” has dropped, and it is bonkers, in the best way possible.

Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot re-team for the next installment of the amazing amazon’s adventures, set in the time of big hair, shoulder pads and destination malls.

There’s so much to dig in this trailer.

Wonder Woman tossing her tiara like a boomerang. Diana whipping her magic lasso to take out a group of baddies. Is Diana piloting the invisible jet? The music, oh, that thumping ’80s music. More action on Paradise Island. That golden armor. Diana using her lasso to ride freaking lightning! Whaaaaatttt! 

Suffering Sappho! Is Kristen Wiig’s Barbara Minerva – the ferocious Cheetah – in love with Diana? Well, who isn’t?

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We’re Finally Getting a JSA Movie

The Justice Society of America lineup circa 2005: Another Alex Ross masterpiece.
The Justice Society of America lineup circa 2005: Another Alex Ross masterpiece.

It’s news that almost seems to be too good to be true.

The Justice Society of America will be hitting the big screen – and we have confirmation from no less than the Rock himself – “Fast and Furious” star Dwayne Johnson.

Johnson told ScreenRant that his long-awaited Black Adam film will “introduce the world to the JSA.”

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‘4 Moons’ Shines a Light on the Search for Love

"4 Moons" DVD coverIn the bonus interview on the DVD for his 2014 film “4 Moons,” director Sergio Tovar Velarde revealed he was inspired by the concept of the four stages of a man’s life. In this film, he crafts the story of men of various ages struggling with coming out, accepting themselves and forging lives with love.

A schoolboy acts on his attraction to an older pal, forcing his parents to come to terms with his sexuality. Two college friends fall in love, but the stress of the closet might be too much for both of them. A thirtysomething couple, together for years, find their relationship threatened by an outsider. An older man faced with the end of his career and perhaps the finality of his life becomes obsessed with a hustler.

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