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Valentine's Day is great for getting cards and candy and flowers and stuff. But some people take the concept of "Be Mine" to rather sinister and even psychotic levels.
No, we're not talking about anyone's ex (well, not in particular, anyway). We speak of the diabolical romantics that make for some of cinema's most memorable and twisted villains. This Valentine's Day, you should recall a different holiday and be thankful that you're not the one receiving some of the sentiments below.
On Super Bowl Sunday a 34-minute power failure cast a pallor of darkness over the big game, and though many valid conspiracy theories exist (voodoo priests avenging Katrina, concerted effort to bombard viewers with ads, etc) only one man could be the cause of it all: BANE!
In desperate search for his Adult Asthma Inhaler lost somewhere among the bleachers, the masked "Dark Knight Rises" bad guy announced his act of sports terrorism via, well, a few too many outlets, and Buzzfeed has the proof. Get More »
Christian Bale may have hung up his cape and cowl, but he is and forever will be Batman to a lot of people. And the star seems to be taking that seriously as he engages in some pretty superheroic acts in real life.
Eight-year-old leukemia patient Zach Guillot was able to talk about his favorite superhero with none other than his favorite superhero when Bale called him on the phone to have a chat about the Bat. Zach talked about his own Batman costume and cardboard Batmobile, to which Bale responded:
"The whole point of the movie is anybody can be Batman. Anybody can be as strong as that and help people and put good out into the world."
Bale and Zach enjoyed a lengthy conversation, of which Bale promised to tell "the lady who plays Catwoman" (Anne Hathaway) even "the man who played the evil Bane" (Tom Hardy).
This seems to be a completely different Christian Bale than the lunatic who threw an infamous temper tantrum on the set of "Terminator Salvation." Last year, he paid for a four-year-old leukemia patient to meet him at Disneyland and this past summer he made an appearance at a Colorado hospital to visit several of the people who were injured in the Aurora theater shooting.
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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.
David Cronenberg mentioned me in a recent interview with Indiewire (well, not by name — he actually called me "the journalist woman," but I'll take what I can get) and while part of me is honored to earn an inch of real estate in his brain, I'm not crazy about the content of the conversation.
When asked about negative comments he made to me, months ago, about "The Dark Knight Rises" and the pedestrian nature of superhero movies in general, Cronenberg replied, "See, this is how it all gets distorted," and suggested that the interview we published had taken his remarks out of context.
Let me be clear: I have no problem with his opinion. None. I love superhero movies — and I love Cronenberg's movies, too — but being a good director or a good critic doesn't make anyone's opinion more objectively true than mine. Or yours. He says that people who consider Christopher Nolan's Batman movies art don't know "what the f**k they're talking about." I say, in matters of total subjectivity, we all know exactly what the f**k we're talking about, by definition. Get More »
Now that 2013 is underway, we're officially in the thick of Oscars season. Which means that studios are putting on the full-court publicity press for films they want to snag Oscar nominations (to be announced Jan. 10). Industry magazines like Variety are brimming with "For Your Consideration" ads for probable shoo-ins like Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis in "Lincoln" and Best Supporting Actress for Anne Hathaway in "Les Miserables."
But what about those potential nominees and angles that aren't quite so obvious? With the help of our friend Old Red Jalopy, we've unearthed ten, shall we say, "unorthodox" Oscar campaign posters you might have missed.
Man, it's gotta be pretty hard for a superhero to keep a secret identity these days, what with the internet all up in everyone's business. Take Batman, for example: No matter how carefully he disguises his voice by making it sound like angry Grover, one snapshot and a face recognition algorithm later and suddenly we've got Bruce Wayne's face posted all over Gotham City.
The sleeper spring break release was downloaded 8.7 million times on populat filesharing site BitTorrent, taking this year's crown for movie people most want to stare at, huddled glassy-eyed at the laptops in the middle of the night, mumbling, "Dude. Duuuuuude." Get More »
We first fell in love with Anne Hathaway's charming turn as teenage princess Mia in "The Princess Diaries," and we've been hooked ever since. Whether Anne is playing a recovering drug addict ("Rachel Getting Married"), the incomparable Catwoman ("The Dark Knight Rises") or a poor wretched factory worker turned prostitute who can sing like nobody's business ("Les Miserables"), she's matured into quite the leading lady and one of the hottest actresses in Hollywood.
Anne also seems like one of the friendliest stars out there, showing off her gorgeous smile in just about every photo. There's really nothing we don't love about this actress, and we know you'll feel the same way after flipping through this Hot People Looking Hot gallery.
Like every year, 2012 seems to have gone by far too quickly. But, unlike almost every year, 2012 was filled to the brim with great movies. From moving dramas and unforgettable indies to shockingly worthy comedies and actually super superhero blockbusters, Team NextMovie really had a difficult time narrowing down our 25 favorite flicks of the year.
In fact, the only thing we all agreed on unanimously was what film should sit at the very top. What was it? Get More »