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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Has a Real Title Now. It’s Silly.

Also in the Afternoon Links: and John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey as younger versions of the Robert De Niro/Samuel L. Jackson characters from ‘Jackie Brown.’

Zack Snyder and the Brothers Warner have decided, against all good judgment, to not use the once-in-a-lifetime title Batman vs. Superman for their Man of Steel follow-up. Nor will they use any of the rumored, terrible titles like Man of Steel: Battle the Knight, Man of Steel: Black of Knight, or Man of Steel: The Blackest Hour. Instead, they’re running with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. It’s a deliberate hype-up for the forthcoming Snyder-directed Justice League, and it also has a “v.” sitting right there in the middle of the title, acting all goofy. The Internet is poking fun accordingly.

Watch John Hawkes and Yasiin Bey as younger versions of the Robert De Niro/Samuel L. Jackson characters from Jackie Brown. The movie’s called Life of Crime, and it’s based on an Elmore Leonard novel, just like Jackie.
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Gillian Jacobs (Community) snagged a recurring role on Girls Season 4.

Quincy Jones speaks on Xscape: “They’re trying to make money. And I understand it. Everybody’s after money, the estate, the lawyers. It’s about money.”

The trailer for Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight is here. Can’t wait to watch 53-year-old Colin Firth put the moves on 25-year-old Emma Stone!

The Coens are rewriting Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller.

Awesome semi-spoilery details on Jurassic World. Chris Pratt is going to … gah, I can’t ruin it if you don’t want it ruined. IT’S JUST SO EXCITING.

New Nicki, scrubs. After a bunch of rapping, she’s putting a little pop back into the world.
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Jack White started individual collaborations with Kanye and Jay Z, only for both Thronies to lose interest. Sorry, Jackie buddy.

Bill Hader will create and star in his own HBO series. Congrats, Billy boy.

Spotify Premium just passed the 10 million–user mark.

Watch Colbert informing Matthew Weiner how Mad Men must end.
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Molly Ringwald and the Holograms.

There’s a Lego Ninjago spinoff movie coming September 2016.

And just for gory, bloody fun, here’s Conan taking a samurai sword to the stomach, kung-fu movie style. [via]