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Ready for one of those "so that's how they did it" moments? Great. Strap in for the geeky ride.
As you might've figured out by now — you are smart enough to be visiting the raddest movie site on the web-o-sphere, after all — movies don't just appear out of thin air. A lot of technique, manpower and good old fashion ingenuity goes into making every single frame happen on-screen.
Some movies require more creativity and craftsmanship than others, of course, and with the most iconic movies in history, there's a lot to be explored about how these awesome flicks came to be. Get More »
The inimitable Patton Oswalt stars as the Penguin in this laugh-out-loud (I mean that in a literal way, not in a "standard adjective for funny" way; I laughed out loud while watching it) video from College Humor that co-stars fellow comedian Pete Holmes as the Caped Crusader.
In the video, the Penguin and Commissioner Gordon good-naturedly but futilely attempt to explain to Batman that his "one rule" — that he will not kill people — has actually been broken several times, before ultimately realizing that Batman has no actual grasp of the concept of death. Batman gruesomely kills multiple criminals mid-conversation without realizing that they are dead and not "asleep," which astounds both Gordon and the Penguin. Then things take a turn for the ultra-violent. Get More »
Now we know why Robin begins most of his exclamations with the word "Holy."
Comic book culture has found its way into almost every facet of our everyday lives in recent years, so it really comes as no surprise that it would finally find its way into religion. Witness above the bizarre and somewhat ominous tweet that came out of the Vatican on Thursday (thanks to E! Online for the pic).
The tweet came from a verified Twitter handle for Pontifical Council for Social Communications that linked to an article detailing the evolution of the Caped Crusader. Officials claim it was an "internal system failure due to a non-native English speaker posting the story on the website," which created an automatic tweet, according to Huffington Post.
"Admittedly some people might have been thrown off by the headline," said Greg Burke, a Vatican communications adviser. Nah, what makes you say that, Greg?
What's most interesting is the Batman article remains on the site. Perhaps we should be reading in-between the lines of Pope Francis' recent tweet that said, "True power is service. The Pope must serve all people, especially the poor, the weak, the vulnerable." Did anyone in Rome notice a bat-shaped symbol lighting up the sky last night?
Anyway, now we also know the Batcave is really in Italy.
Everybody has at least one friend who is obsessed with Batman. They collect the comics, put the pointy ears and cape on for Halloween, or watch "The Dark Knight" like it's their job.
There's probably a part of these incurable obsessives that wishes either A) they could live in Wayne Manor with Alfred or B) that Batman was in every movie, and luckily that second fantasy has been fulfilled with the YouTube vid "Batman in Classic Movie Scenes." Get More »
"The hero can be anyone, even a man doing something as simple as putting a code on a young boy's shoulders." Get More »
Everyone was young once: your teachers, your bosses, your parents. And in Hollywood, the land of movie magic, not only were your favorite fictional characters once children, they were all young at the same time.
We know, it doesn't make sense. But what other conclusion could we draw from this, a page from the Hollywood Movie High School yearbook? It features future VIPs like Bruce Wayne and Elle Woods before they hit the big time, Nina Sayers before she donned the Black Swan's feathers, Anton Chigurh before he grew out his bangs in "No Country For Old Men."
Hollywood Movie High School Rules!
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.
You know what we love most about K-Pop stars? It's not the songs, obviously, the the silly dances or even their obvious joie de vivre, which comes out in every infectious note of their music. No, what we really love most is the fact that they all have code name that sound like weird-ass comic book characters. PSY, G-Dragon, Crying Nut — we love it.
Which is why this ridiculous video of a group of K-Pop stars performing while dressed up as Batman villains almost makes sense. Get More »
"That's not a road uhhhh ... uhhhhh ...!"
The Dark Knight is on a life-or-death rescue mission but finds it difficult to navigate the streets of Gotham City using his Apple Maps app in this parody video that pokes at the iPhone 5.
Parodies that make fun of Christian Bale's decidedly gravelly-voiced approach to the Caped Crusader are hit or miss, but this one is particularly amusing as Batman even growls to himself as the app takes him to the most random and out-of-the-way places. "Oh my God, I'm in a mall ... get out of the way ... Rachelllll!" Get More »
We knew the Joker was down by law, but we never realized just how much until now.
We'll (unfortunately) never know for sure, but Heat Vision has conjured up pretty decent evidence that one of the main inspirations for Heath Ledger's particular interpretation of the villainous Joker in "The Dark Knight" may have been everyone's favorite poet-crooner-hipster, Tom Waits. Get More »