The standout from 2016’s Suicide Squad returns for her own film, Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) — and she’s got a few friends this time.
A new trailer for the highly-anticipated film starts with Robbie’s Quinn relationship with Jared Leto‘s Joker ending under fiery circumstances. After some crying, she’s ready to face the world on her own.
“This all started when the Joker and I broke up. It was completely mutual. And soon enough I was back on my feet, ready to embrace the fierce goddess within,” she says in a voiceover, though a shot of her crying and eating cheese straight out of a can tells a different story.
“Now that I’ve cut ties with Mr. J, I’m about to learn that a lot of people want me dead,” she adds, pointing to Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask as the one at the top of the list.
Luckily for her, she’s not the only one he’s hunting.
The trailer then introduces Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary, Rosie Perez’s Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco’s Cassandra Cain.
“He’s after all of us. The kid just robbed him, you betrayed him, you killed his BFF and you’re dumb enough to be building a case against him. So unless we all wanna die very unpleasant deaths, we’re gonna have to work together,” Quinn tells the group, who all reluctantly agree.
Directed by Cathy Yan, written by Christina Hodson, and with Robbie also on board as a producer, Birds of Prey takes a distinctly female perspective on a character of whom some previous incarnations have veered into male-fantasy territory.
“It’s definitely less male gaze-y,” Robbie told Vogue, while trying on some of Harley’s wacky new wardrobe, in the magazine’s July cover story.
Birds of Prey hits theaters Feb. 7, and Robbie will appear as Harley Quinn again in James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, due Aug. 6, 2021.
This Sunday and Next Weekend on the MKULTRASOUND PodCast: ALEX ZANDER and TOO DARK MARK do Their Maiden Bluetooth PodCast AND Saturday 1/25/2020 MORTIIS
As our videographer Cassie Balazic is editing the latest show and a best of this week Too Dark Mark and Alex Zander will enable the Bluetooth feature of the RodeCaster Pro and do an hour of conversation from the north end of the Mississippi in Chicago to south end in Baton Rouge, thus enabling the future ability to take call ins.
MORTIIS Saturday 1/25/2020
MK ULTRA Magazine and MORTIIS go back to 1995 when Alex Zander first interviewed the artist, Håvard Ellefsen, often referred to as Mortiis, is the only constant band member. He was born in Skien, Telemark. Mortiis began his musical career playing bass for the black metal act Emperor. He stayed with the band just over one year before going on to create his own solo project, though unlike his previous band the music would be dark ambient oriented. Ellefsen was experimenting greatly with music during his early solo career. He started four separate projects, though the focus was always on Mortiis.
MK ULTRA was there for his very first US performance at the Expo of the Extreme in 1997 a year before AZ relocated to Chicago. MORTIIS is performing in Chicago at Reggies on Saturday 1/25/2020
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LOS ANGELES — Glenn Danzig’s directorial debut, “Verotika,” co-starring adult performer, director and Deeper studio head Kayden Kross, will finally have its debut on DVD next month.
According the horror film news site DreadCentral, “Verotika” will be finally released on DVD on February 25, 2020.
As XBIZ reported in October, “Verotika” was originally slated by distributor Cleopatra Entertainment to have a special theatrical run and VOD platform release on Halloween 2019, with Blu-ray and DVD following before the end of the year.
The film co-stars 2019 XBIZ Director of the Year Kayden Kross, Alice Haig, Ashley Wisdom, Natalia Borowsky, Rachel Alig, Scotch Hopkins and Sean Kanan. Kross is a regular Danzig artistic collaborator for music videos, photo shoots and album artwork.
Noted adult director/producer Craven Morehead, a longtime friend and associate of Danzig, was also involved in the production, which shot in Los Angeles’ Skid Row on a shoestring budget.
“Verotika” is the iconic horror-punk vocalist’s adaptation of his own comic book series and was anticipated as something in the league of the extremely successful Rob Zombie horror franchises.
Fans who have seen special-event previews of the film, however, have dubbed it an unintentionally funny instant cult movie, and the horror-punk equivalent of Tommy Wiseau’s “The Room.”
Writing about one of the preview screenings, horror news and review site BloodyDisgusting wrote that Danzig, who “was on hand to introduce the film and for a post-screening Q&A,” didn’t seem to understand the audience’s laughter. “Yet his passion for the project was clearly unparalleled. He made his movie, his way, and was proud of it. If anything, ‘Verotika’ is authentic — and that’s what separates this from wannabe bad movies like ‘Sharknado.’ It’s a must-see film.”
According to reviewer Patrick Bromley, “Verotika” is “a horror anthology with its origins in the pages of Danzig’s own ‘Verotik’ comic book. ‘Hosted’ by a woman named Morella (Kross), there are three stories contained within the film, which Danzig described as his tribute to anthologies he loves like ‘Trilogy of Terror’ and Mario Bava’s ‘Black Sabbath.’ The first segment, set in Paris — meaning every actor speaks in a different but equally cartoonish French accent — tells the story of a woman with eyeballs for nipples who conjures a giant, murderous albino man-spider every time she falls asleep. In the second story, a disfigured dancer collects other women’s faces. The third and final segment is a take on the Elizabeth Bathory legend, about a countess who bathes in the blood of virgins to remain youthful.”
Danzig is reportedly in production for his sophomore effort, a “horror-Western.”
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Ari Lehman performing artist, composer, and actor, known for having played the first Jason Voorhees as a child in the Paramount horror film Friday the 13th. Lehman currently performs in a punk rock/heavy metal band, First Jason
ARI LEHMAN has appeared in E!, Entertainment Weekly, Blender Magazine, Chicago Reader, The Chicago-Sun Times, Illinois Entertainer, Dark City Magazine, Gore Noir Magazine, Denver CBS4-TV News, and Fangoria Radio. He has also appeared at events in Spain, France, Italy, Germany, The Netherlands, and the UK. A seasoned, professional musician and vocalist, LEHMAN studied at New York University and the Center for Media Arts (NY).
FIRSTJASON the punk-metal project fronted by ARI LEHMAN. the singer/actor who has the unique honor of having played the role of the First Jason Voorhees in the Paramount Classic Horror Film “Friday the 13th” (1980). A native New Yorker, seasoned artist and professional musician, Lehman rips through the tight melodies and vicious hooks with his arsenal, a shredding Keytar and powerful voice. FIRSTJASON performs in punk/metal clubs, metal fests, film festivals, and horror conventions throughout Europe and the US, including THE VIPER ROOM, THE WHISKY A GO-GO, LUCKY 13, THE HARD ROCK CAFE, LEBOWSKI FEST, DAYS OF THE DEAD HORROR CON, HORRORHOUND WEEKEND, FANGORIA WEEKEND OF HORRORS, ROCK AND SHOCK, MOTOR CITY NIGHTMARES, FESTIVAL DE CINE DE TERROR in SPAIN, FANTASY HORROR AWARDS CEREMONY in ITALY, BLOODY WEEK-END in FRANCE, SAVAGEFEST, THE MILWAUKEE METAL MASSACRE, METAL MERGENCE, THE COBRA LOUNGE, HEARTBREAKERS, THE DUCK INN, NATHAN P. MURPHY’S, THE I-ROCK, THE EARL etc