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You guys, it is only Tuesday.
And Tuesday is almost worse than Monday because you're no longer rested up from the weekend — unless you were one of those select few peeps who got Columbus Day off — and yet there's still so much week left.
So, we here at the net's most entertaining film site would like to offer you a condolence laugh or two by way of a squirrel photoshopped into your favorite superheroes and other iconic film characters. Of course. Get More »
You might still be scratching your head over Ben Affleck being chosen as the next Batman, but there's a reason the role has become so sacrosanct to Batfans and normies alike these days. That reason, of course, is Christian Bale. Get More »
We've been watching American versions of Japanese films for years, whether it's "The Grudge" or Spike Lee's forthcoming retelling of "Oldboy." Clint Eastwood's classic Western "A Fistful of Dollars" was basically an English language clone of the work of Akira Kurosawa, who was of course inspired by American Westerns (cue Justin Timberlake singing "What Goes Around...")
Keeping that tradition alive, Ken Watanabe steps in for Clint Eastwood in a Japanese language remake of 1990 Best Picture Oscar winner "Unforgiven." American audiences know Watanabe from "Inception" and "Batman Begins," but let's not forget his introduction to Western folks via Tom Cruise and 2003's "The Last Samurai," where the Cruisemeister actually played the title character. Get More »
There's always been a lot of tripping in movies, and man, is it hilarious. People trip all the time. Why, just the other day, I had dropped my backpack on the floor of my apartment right when I walked in, and as I circled back around really quickly I ended up stepping right into ...
Oh. OHHH. That type of tripping. The one with hallucinogenic drugs. Okay, got it. Yeah, that type of tripping is funny, too. And hey, that's in a bunch of movies as well! Like, say, this week's "This is the End." Or so we hear. Get More »
Did you happen to miss all three Christopher Nolan-directed Batman films? Well, congratulations, you're a social outcast who can't be counted on for anything.
Just kidding! You're probably a wonderful person. And good news: Our friends at Screenrant are here to help! They've mashed up all 458 combined minutes of "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "The Dark Knight Rises" into one handy little three minute clip with all the basics.
So now when your friends get into a heated debate over who was the better villain, between Joker and Bane, you can chime in with an appropriately-placed, context-free tidbit from the video above. Example: "I like it when the Joker says, 'This town needs a better class of criminal, and I'm going to give it to them.' That was great." Then, sit back and enjoy the suspicion-free praise of your taste in dramatic movie lines.
Liam Neeson has played thoughtful and sensitive in movies like "Kinsey," or romantic in "Love Actually," but we love him best when he's slinging swords or kicking butt.
Since he's reprising his role of ex-CIA man Bryan Mills in this week's rip-roaring sequel "Taken 2," we thought we'd refresh your memory on just how big of a badass this 60-year-old Irishman really is before you watch him blow away Albanians for two hours. Get More »
Christopher Nolan's Batman series will reach its zenith this weekend when the capper on the trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," blasts its way into the geekosphere.
All you need to do to rise to the occasion is to have watched the previous two films, "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight," about a thousand times like we have… or simply read our easily absorbed recap below.
Think of it as Reader's Digest, but with more grappling hooks. Get More »
Girlfriends. Gal pals. Sidekicks. Whatever you call them, superheroes just wouldn't be able to rise to their full powers without a love interest — and usually a healthy dose of some smoldering on-screen sexuality.
So whether it's the famous upside down kiss between Tobey Maguire's Spider-Man and girlfriend Kirsten Dunst or Gwyneth Paltrow's slinky skirts and witty banter with Iron Man Robert Downey, Jr., the chemistry between a superhero and his civilian paramour is usually an integral part of the story. Get More »
IMAX cameras. Bat pods. Anne Hathaway in a tight leather outfit. Where does Christopher Nolan get those wonderful toys?
Nolan was behind Warner Bros.' hugely successful relaunch of the DC Comics icon, "Batman Begins," which proved a revelation after the cinematic devastation of "Batman & Robin." After the triumph of 2008's super-sequel "The Dark Knight" -- which garnered buckets of praise, a posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger, and north of a billion Bat Bucks -- a third and final chapter was inevitable. With all the key players back, it's about damn time "The Dark Knight Rises." Get More »
The name of the movie is "The Green Hornet," but everyone knows that the title character isn't the coolest costumed cat to appear in Michel Gondry's new flick.
That honor goes to Kato (Jay Chou), ostensibly the Green Hornet's driver and sidekick, but also a kung-fu badass capable of delivering the smackdown to evil wherever he finds it.
He's just the latest entrant in a lineup of superhero second bananas who shine as brightly as the guys they back up, so join us as we salute the guys behind the guys. Get More »