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Everybody is a fan of something. Even celebrities are often fans of other celebrities, which is both awesome and awesomely meta.
But of all the things in pop culture people could be fans of, perhaps the most popular is Superman, who gets a modern update this week in "Man of Steel" thanks to super-fans Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan. For 75 years, regular folks and celebrities alike have thrilled to the adventures of the Last Son of Krypton — and they haven't been shy about showing their devotion. Get More »
Ah, Google. The greatest information superhighway, where most of us cruise on the daily, searching for intel only an absurdly complex, fast-acting algorithm can provide (unless you use Bing). We look for recipes, statistics, images, ourselves … pretty much anything and everything.
Google is a judgment-free zone, thus you can ask it whatever you'd like without fear or embarrassment. It's a mostly secret enterprise, as far as your personal search history is concerned. But ever since the search giant introduced the auto-fill drop-down function Google Instant, it's given us delicious insight into what others most commonly seek out around a subject.
Vulture made great use of this last week when it looked at what people most commonly asked about when it came to the Google love-fest "The Internship." It inspired us to look at a broader spectrum of Hollywood, plucking the very best/ most hilarious/ most absurd/ most depressing queries. Really, this list could go on forever ... Get More »
At the end of the brand new Yahoo! Movies trailer for the upcoming serial killer thriller "The Frozen Ground," star Nicolas Cage grimly intones the question, "have you ever seen anybody do anything like this before?"
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. A bunch of times. Get More »
Changing appearances for the sake of entertainment is nothing new in Hollywood; it's all part of the gig. But when professional heartthrob Ryan Gosling tweaks his look, disgruntled fans are going to have something to say about it.
In "The Place Beyond the Pines," Gosling sports a bleach-blond 'do for his role as a motorcycle racer-turned-bank robber. As photos started surfacing during the film's production, people were wondering what the heck was going on with his hair. Serious drama. Get More »
[From MTV Splash Page] "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" is very much a movie for me. As a fan of co-directors Mark Neveldine and Bryan Taylor well before their Marvel adaptation, and as a fan of Nicolas Cage's signature brand of over-the-top performances, "Spirit of Vengeance" was a movie that worked for me on every level — or, at least, on the important ones.
That said, I am the first to admit that it's not a movie for everyone. Its 17% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes says it, too. With that statistic in mind, perhaps it's not surprising to hear that Cage is done making "Ghost Rider" movies.
"I think the ship has sailed on that one," Cage told MTV News at the recent press junket for "The Croods," his new animated movie from Fox and DreamWorks Animation. "At least with me involved."
Read the rest of the article at MTV Splash Page.
Don't get your hopes up. The internet moves way too fast to see the item not get sold in the blink of an eye, but eBay user jacobwrf recently took to the online marketplace to sell the best garment ever: a denim jacket emblazoned with images of Nicolas Cage and the logo for Crystal Pepsi. And — and! — the denim was acid-washed.
Eventually selling for $199.99, the most ironic jacket in history combined two cultural phenoms: a failed soft drink from the '90's and the guy with a flavorful resume of flicks like "Raising Arizona," "Moonstruck," and "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance " The jury is out on whether the auction winner is Brooklyn's cheekiest hipster or a "National Treasure" obsessive, but one thing's for sure: he will never take off that jacket. Get More »
"Nicolas Cage Awards are given out for distinguished performances in Nicolas Cage movies."
That's a loaded statement that leaves a whole lot of room for context, but the Nicolas Cage Awards, as imagined by College Humor, definitely delivers on that front, honoring a cinematic genre that specializes bursting with "range, diversity, and fearless originality." From "Ghost Rider" to "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" to "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance," Nic Cage has certainly claimed his place in Hollywood as an acclaimed actor-cum-crappy-blockbuster bait.
The Nicolas Cage Awards rewards Nic Cage-y things like wifebeaters and regional accents, characters who give up retirement for all-out capers, and a plethora of Nicolas Cage tropes. And it's pretty dead on, especially if you can count all the "Demon Guy" villains on one hand.
Also, remember "The Wicker Man"? Us either.
Winning an Oscar represents the culmination of years of labor and faith in the careers of those who work in film. When your name is called, it's etched in stone forever, never to be taken away by anyone or anything. And that's all fantastic.
There's one final detail that can still go terribly awry, however; something that can, fair or unfair, eternally undermine your win and your performance in the film: A botched acceptance speech.
Don't **** up the acceptance speech.
Here are nine unfortunate incidences of a less-than-stellar moment in the Oscar spotlight. Get More »
They don't call it the "Information Superhighway" for nothing, you know.
Where would we be without Infographics? Sometimes you just can't grasp the general concept, fine details and/or basic facts of something unless you have a visual aid with pictures and charts and numbers and stuff. An Infographic is like a really cool PowerPoint presentation that someone else had to make and that you don't have to be in a conference room to look at. Get More »