If you think you’re having a rough Monday, consider that Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes recently admitted that Warner Bros.’ DC movies have missed the mark. According to Variety, Bewkes disclosed on an investor call that, “we can do a little better on the creative.”
Given the criticism DC movies have generated in recent years, this may be an understatement. The last two films in the franchise—Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad—produced 1.5 billion in worldwide revenue. Yet both films were savaged by critics and fans alike for their misrepresentation of the DC Comics legacy. Bewkes also shared that the movies reached their goal of “reinvigorating the fan base.” One can only assume inspiring petitions to shut down Rotten Tomatoes isn’t what he had in mind. Discuss
Since the Syrian army launched an offensive starting late last week (when the ceasefire ended), dozens of airstrikes have hit the rebel-held city of Aleppo city in Syria. Last night, airstrikes were particularly devastating.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said yesterday that a series of strikes killed 237 people—and that’s including 38 children. Experts suggest that 162 were east Aleppo and so far, around 400 people have died total in the past week.
Rescue efforts are being held up because all of the bombing has made the roads impassable and much of the rescue equipment has been destroyed in the same way. Discuss