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Warner Bros. Releases Special Anniversary Diamon Luxe Editions: 'Gremlins,' 'The Green Mile,' & More!

December 7th, 2014 5:14am EST
Check Out Warner Bros.' Special Anniversary Diamond Luxe Edition
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is releasing a treasure trove of films celebrating their anniversaries. Films getting the special Diamond Luxe treatment include: The Green Mile 15th Anniversary Edition, Natural Born Killers 20th Anniversary Edition, Forrest Gump 20th Anniversary Edition, Batman 25th Anniversary, and Gremlins 30th Anniversary Edition. The studio is also releasing Ben-Hur: Two-Disc Blu-ray.

The two-disc set anniverasy editions are packaged in sleek hard cases and are dubbed "Diamond Luxe Editions." Collectors will find a handful of new special features ("Green Mile," "Natura...
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New Photo Of Ben Affleck's Aging Caped Crusader From 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice' Debuts At Comic Con

July 25th, 2014 4:34pm EDT
Ben Affleck as Batman
Batman is celebrating his 75th birthday at this year's Comic Con, and to honor the Caped Crusader, Warner Bros. unveiled a new photo of Ben Affleck wearing the hero's famed cowl at the annual pop culture event.

While Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is still nearly two years away, it's a good bet that DC Comics will be using the occasion to steal a little thunder from rival Marvel Comics, which will be trotting out several superhero films between now and then, beginning with this summer's Guardians of the Galaxy, which opens August 1 and will be the studio's main focus at Comic Con.

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11 Controversial Comic Book Movie Castings

March 19th, 2014 1:01pm EDT
Idris Elba
As a comic book nerd, nothing is worse than seeing a poor attempt at a movie adaptation of one of your beloved super heroes. So one could understand why so many casting decisions in comic book films create a controversy. Here are 11 controversial comic book movie castings:

Idris Elba - Heimdall in Thor. In what will be an occurring theme in this list, Elba's casting as Asgard Sentry Heimdall was a controversy only because of the color of this skin. Several white supremacist groups employ Norse mythology, so the perceived slight was twofold for them. In the end, the boycott attempts failed ...
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Five Reasons FANS Don’t Want Ben Affleck As Batman

August 26th, 2013 11:30am EDT
Batman
Love it or hate it, Ben Affleck will soon be the Caped Crusader.  But amidst the contrversy what’s most surprising is how folks can’t understand why fans are so outraged over the selection.  So for those who are a little confused, here are some Cliff Notes on the subject.  Here are...Five Reasons Fans Don’t Want Ben Affleck As Batman.

Daredevil

Affleck already tried a more meek superhero role and it was about as welcome as a turd in a swimming pool.  With no muscles, no attitude and simply no character cool, Affleck clearly showed why not everyone can be a superhero. 

 

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Five Reasons Ben Affleck Is A Good Choice To Play Batman (And One Really Bad One)

August 25th, 2013 10:01am EDT
Ben Affleck
Friday morning the internet blew up after it was revealed that Ben Affleck was cast in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman for the 2015 sequel to this summer's blockbuster Superman film, Man of Steel.

Affleck will portray a more aged and wiser Dark Knight opposite Henry Cavill's Superman, and the casting move has been met with lots of backlash.

Producers had to find someone new for the role after Christian Bale revealed he wouldn't portray the character again after last year's The Dark Knight Rises, even reportedly turning down a $50 million offer to put on the Batsuit one more time for a plan...
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'Man Of Steel' Sequel To Be Titled Either 'Superman vs. Batman' or 'Batman vs. Superman'

July 24th, 2013 2:01pm EDT
Batman and Superman
Superman and Batman are set to share the screen in Zack Snyder's sequel to this summer's Man of Steel.

The director surprised fans with the news during Comic Con over the weekend, following the presentation of upcoming films on the way from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, taking the stage to make the big reveal.

Snyder then brought out "Man of Steel" actor Harry Lennix, who read a passage from graphic novelist Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," which involves both superheroes at odds with each other.

"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most p...
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Jeremy Renner In 'Bourne Legacy' And 10 Other Franchise Recasts

August 9th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
The Bourne Legacy
Jeremy Renner isn't playing Jason Bourne, but he's taking over the Bourne franchise for Matt Damon in The Bourne Legacy. Renner's also not the first actor or actress to become the new face of a franchise. Here are 10 other franchise recasts:

Bruce Banner - Eric Bana/Edward Norton/Mark Ruffalo: Bana signed for three Hulk films, but was replaced by super fan Norton when Marvel re-acquired the rights. Norton re-wrote The Incredible Hulk and starred in a hit, but was unable to come to a deal when a role in The Avengers was available. Ruffalo filled in, and was given positive reviews.

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Top 10 Batman Villains From Comics, TV And The Big Screen

July 19th, 2012 10:01pm EDT
Bane
The final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, The Dark Knight Rises, is upon us; and much like Heath Ledger's Joker the film's villains are once again posed to steal the show.

This time around we'll be reintroduced to three bad guys: Bane, (Tom Hardy), Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Ra's al Ghul (Liam Neeson). Both Bane and Catwoman made their first appearances in the original film run that Tim Burton started in the 1990s (and, fortunately, we'll be seeing a much different Bane in TDKR); and Ra's al Ghul returns to the series after his intro in Batman Begins.

But where do the...
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Can 'Avengers,' 'Dark Knight Rises,' And 'Amazing Spider-Man' Make 2012 The Best Movie Summer Ever?

May 2nd, 2012 2:07pm EDT
The Avengers
The movie industry earned $4.3 billion last summer at the U.S. box office to make it the best summer ever (I thought piracy was killing the industry?) but don't expect the mark to last for long. There's a team of superhero movies coming along, and each one could break records.

The Dark Knight Rises and The Avengers look to score over $400 million each and should be boosted with IMAX and 3D premiums. Thus far, The Avengers have already made $218 million overseas. There's also PIXAR's Brave and The Amazing Spider-Man - Pixar is always good for a cash infusion, but we'll have to wait and see ...
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Ethan Hawke Turned Down 'Batman'

September 15th, 2011 8:39pm EDT
Ethan Hawke
Actor Ethan Hawke has revealed he once turned down the chance to play Batman.

The Before Sunrise star, who was married to one-time Batman villain Uma Thurman, was offered the role of the Caped Crusader after Michael Keaton stepped away from the role, but he opted out.

He tells Details magazine, "This was after Tim Burton's (Batman films), before the bad period. I just didn't want to go to the (New York) Knicks (basketball) game and have everybody go, 'Wow, you were a great Batman!' That wasn't my f**king goal in life. Now I wish I'd done it, because I could have used it to do other things...
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Eliza Dushku To Play Animated Catwoman

July 6th, 2011 10:50pm EDT
Eliza Dushku
Anne Hathaway isn't the only star getting catty for Batman - actress Eliza Dushku has landed the role as the animated Catwoman in a new DVD release.

The Buffy The Vampire Slayer star will play Selina Kyle, aka femme fatale Catwoman, in Batman: Year One, which hits video stores and the Internet in October.

She joins a cast that includes Ben McKenzie as a young Bruce Wayne/Batman, Bryan Cranston as Lieutenant James Gordon and Katee Sackhoff.

Hathaway is currently dressing up as Catwoman for the latest Christopher Nolan Batman blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises.

Halle Berry and Michelle Pf...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger Is Back In 'The Governator' Trailer - Watch It

April 5th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
EW's Governator Cover
Despite the announcement arriving around April Fools' Day, Arnold Schwarzenegger wasn't joking around when he said he would be back as The Governator. A trailer was released today for the cartoon series, which is tentatively set to air in 2012 and was co-developed by Stan Lee.

Uhm, wow. Part-Terminator, part-Batman, Arnold access his secret hanger underneath his mansion and saddles up on a motorcycle while wearing some sort of power suit. Of course, there is that Matrix bullet-dodge thrown in as well. I'm also wondering what random kids are doing hanging out in Arnold's basemen...
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Kate Beckinsale Looks Amazing - As Usual

August 24th, 2010 11:59am EDT
Kate Beckinsale
Kate Beckinsale could wear a garbage bag and she'd still look sexy. The actress attended the "Going the Distance" Los Angeles premiere on Monday wearing a simple white shift dress with polka dotted pockets. We think she looks great, as usual. What do you think?

The actress was recently voted the third hottest mom in Hollywood, following Halle Berry and Monica Bellucci. Kate is mom to 11-year-old Lily.

Kate is one of the rumored actresses to take on Catwoman in an upcoming Batman movie. She faces stiff competition from Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, and....wait for it...Cher (?).

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Latest Riddler Rumors Include Leonardo DiCaprio & Joseph Gordon-Levitt

August 3rd, 2010 10:53pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
"Inception" co-stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tom Hardy are reportedly battling it out to land the role of The Riddler in the upcoming Batman movie.

Speculation has been rife about which actors will join Christoper Nolan's third superhero film ever since "The Dark Knight" hit cinemas in 2008.

Megan Fox, Angelina Jolie, Cher and Kate Beckinsale have all been linked to the possible revival of feline femme fatale Catwoman, while Shia LaBeouf, Johnny Depp and Eddie Murphy are also rumored to be attached to the picture.

And the latest names to be associated with the blockbu...
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An Exclusive First Look At Ryan Reynolds As Green Lantern In This Week's EW

July 15th, 2010 12:12pm EDT
Green Lantern EW July 15
Ryan Reynolds is Hollywood's newest superhero, as he prepares to star in next summer's Green Lantern. This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly, which is the third annual Comic-Con Preview issue, takes a look at whether Reynolds' power ring (and his six-pack abs) can save the universe.

As he was propelled at 60 feet a second on a wire to create the illusion he can fly, Reynolds opens up about the perils of flying at high speed. "The first time you do it, you're deeply considering an adult diaper," he admits. He's spent countless hours training for elaborately choreographed fight scenes ...
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Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

December 18th, 2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...
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OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder Talks New Album (Out Today!), A Dream Collaborator & Has A Message For Fans

November 17th, 2009 2:36pm EST
OneRepublic
OneRepublic's highly anticipated album "Waking Up" is available today! The band's follow-up to their "Dreaming Out Loud" debut features the powerful single "All The Right Moves." "Waking Up" is available in both a regular and deluxe

edition which will include bonus tracks "Trap Door," "Sucker Punch," "Passenger," and "It's A Shame."

"Waking Up", recorded in their hometown of Denver, Colorado, is the band's most sweeping, cinematic effort to date, with even more strings and movie-like moments, thanks in part to the use of the same children's choir and orchestra used by Batman and Edwa...
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Writer's Viewpoint: Tim Burton Has Become A Fad Disguised As Art

August 19th, 2009 10:40am EDT
Tim Burton
I'm not against fads per se, but this Tim Burton mess bothers me. It's not the kind of harmless era-defining fad that jelly bracelets and scrunchies were in the 80s, and it's certainly not as subtle as Apple's catchy use of the lower-case "i."

Since the turn of the new millennium, Tim Burton has emerged as a kind of self-perpetuating cultural organism, eating other fads and franchises as it grows overstuffed and unable to control its own ego. And now it might be too late for us to do anything about it. It's like a monster straight out of, well - a Tim Burton film.

The kind of people...
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Sarah's Cinema Musings: When A Remake Is Redundant

August 17th, 2009 2:37pm EDT
Buffy The Vampire Slayer
As many of you have noticed, even those of you who have sought residence under a comfortable moss-laden rock, there is a virus in cinema. This virus is the concept of the remake. Yes, in a time when production budgets are dependent on a 'sure bet', there will be hyper-formulaic films. The issue now is the remake-remake. Confused? You are not the only one. Remakes of remakes, sometimes more positively spun as 'reimaginings', are not unheard of. 'Batman', 'Superman', and many of the old sci-fi classics like 'War of the Worlds', 'Dracula', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', amongst many o...
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Everything Geeky - Give Female Superheroes A Chance!

August 4th, 2009 2:25pm EDT
Wonder Woman
At the San Diego Comic Con I was speaking with Michael Jelenic, the writer of the recent animated movie "Wonder Woman," and we were lamenting that the film did not do quite as well as everyone hoped. Even with the positive critical response and excellent promotion, it just didn't get the high sell numbers fans were waiting for, although it did moderately well overall.

The reason I personally watched closely was because without proving that a female superhero can sell DVDs and toys, it is unlikely we'll see very much more of it in the mass media. They mostly sold the movies Elektra and C...
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Starpulse Asks Michael Keaton About Directing 'The Merry Gentleman'

April 30th, 2009 10:28am EDT
Michael Keaton
Isn't it nice to have Michael Keaton back in our lives? Now, he may point out that he hadn't actually gone anywhere. But it has been three years since we've seen Keaton in theaters. Keaton's a charming guy, which was always a signature of a Michael Keaton Movie -- Mr. Mom, Gung Ho and, yes, even Batman.

Keaton is back in theaters this Friday with what could be, arguably, described as the first true Michael Keaton movie, considering he's making his directorial debut -- as well as starring -- in The Merry Gentleman. A story that follows a woman (Kelly MacDonald) who moves to Chicago aft...
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Drugs Are Bad, M'Kay (Links & Stuff)

April 20th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
4:20 4/20 Four Twenty South Park
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

"Family Guy" - Bag of weed:

15 unfortunately placed ads - Oddee

Video: Ridiculous bike skills - YouTube

Kate Hudson Shows Off Her Tennis Body - Celebrity Milkshake

Top 10 things from your 20's you'...
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Hey! Not My Shorts! (Links & Stuff)

March 12th, 2009 7:00pm EDT
Howard the Duck
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

After years of waiting it has finally happened... "Howard the Duck" is now on DVD. - Spout.com

Rihanna parties at nightclub with her new Morris Day hairdo. Oh wee oh wee oh. - Bitten & Bound

Seven badass cartoon ...
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Check Out 'Batman: The Motion Picture Anthology' On DVD March 10

March 7th, 2009 7:23am EST
Batman Anthology
This year the Bat goes Blu! All four box office "Batman" hits will be released on Blu-Ray for the very first time!

Batman - Batman (Michael Keaton) vs. The Joker (Jack Nicholson) in the amazing first extravaganza! With Kim Basinger.

Batman Returns - The Bat (Michael Keaton), the Cat (Michelle Pfeiffer), the Penguin (Danny DeVito). And Christopher Walken, too!

Batman Forever - Riddle me this: The Dark Knight (Val Kilmer) bat-battles Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) and the Riddler (Jim Carrey). With Nicole Kidman, Chris O'Donnell.

Batman & Robin - Will Mr. Freeze (Arnold Sch...
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Will 'Watchmen' Live Up To The Hype?

March 3rd, 2009 9:01am EST
Watchmen
2008 was the year of the comic book movie, but this genre has only grown in popularity over the years thanks to the X-Men and Spider-Man series. In truth, they were enormously popular in the 70s and 80s due to Superman and Batman rocking the big screen, but all of these comic books are well known and ingrained into pop culture. On average most people do know who Bruce Wayne is and what happened to his parents one tragic night, or that Kal-El is the last of his kind.

Yet it is not just mainstream comics getting the attention; 300 and Sin City proved otherwise. The newest entry into the...
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Attack Of The Comic Book Movies

February 12th, 2009 12:02pm EST
Watchmen
Bringing comic book heroes (and villains) to the big screen has meant big bucks for movie studios in recent years. With huge budgets and state of the art special effects, it's easier than ever for filmmakers to convincingly create the fantasy worlds that classic comic characters inhabit, both delighting die-hard "geeks," and captivating folks who've never picked up a comic book in their lives.

Comic book films have always been popular, dating back to the movie serials of the 1940s featuring Superman, Batman, and Flash Gordon, just to name a few. Christopher Reeve's "Superman" in 1978...
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Ten Years Later: Still Bitter About 'Seinfeld' Finale, Reunion Needed

September 18th, 2008 11:05am EDT
Seinfeld
If a tree falls in the woods and 76.3 million people are there to watch it, will it make a noise? Yes! It will! It will make the most horrendous thud that can possibly be imagined. This is what happened in May of 1998-- yes, over ten years ago-- when the series finale of "Seinfeld" aired.

Jerry Seinfeld, over the years, has dropped coy hints that there is a possibility that the Seinfeld cast may reunite for a one off movie or reunion special. This needs to happen. The final episode of "Seinfeld"-- what many would agree is a landmark series in the history of television-- is, in a word,...
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Slideshow: Batman Vs. Superman

September 6th, 2008 11:06am EDT
The Dark Knight
Everyone loves superheroes, and everyone has a favorite. But if you had to choose between the caped crusader and the man of steel, which one would you pick? Peruse our Batman and Superman photo slideshow, and choose sides. Comment on why you like one or the other!

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Batman Begins

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Writer's Viewpoint: Certain Films Lose Their Allure As We Age

July 28th, 2008 8:45am EDT
1989
I witnessed the masterpiece that is "The Dark Knight" over the weekend. We do not need to rehash why this film is so good; every perceivable media outlet has already done that. For me, one notable side effect of the film's greatness was to revisit "Batman" from 1989. Unfortunately, the years have not been kind to Tim Burton's vision of Batman, to the point where the film comes off almost campy. This is surprising considering that in 1989 the film was marketed as an answer to fans that complained about the tongue-in-cheek attitude of the 1960's television series.

"The Dark Knight" made...
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Will 'The Dark Knight' Need Darker Villians For Future Films?

July 17th, 2008 9:20am EDT
The Dark Knight
Purple suit, caked-white face, delirious, hand-in-the-cookie-jar grin: the Joker. In 1989's Batman, Jack Nicholson played the role as a coked out 'toon far past loony, at ease in the company of rapists or ravers. In 2008's The Dark Knight, Heath Ledger plays the role like a congenitally hallucinogenic child tight roping over hellfire, dragging behind him the world like limp teddy bear. The newer version is obviously a dark turn for a character with such a light-hearted name, but, so it seems, the entire Batman franchise has taken a dark turn since Batman Begins. In honor of Ledger's, not t...
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