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16 Of Our Favorite Blue Movie Characters, From 'Avatar' To 'X-Men'

August 5th, 2013 8:05pm EDT
Avatar
Last week, director James Cameron promised not one, not two, but three sequels to his hit film Avatar.

Hot off the success of the 2009 film, Cameron revealed that there were plenty more tales to tell about the planet Pandora and its race of blue beings - the Na'vi.

Cameron plans on shooting the three sequels simultaneously, and he's got four new screenwriters on board to help him pen the three stories.

"Building upon the world we created with Avatar has been a rare and incredibly rewarding experience," the director said in a statement. "In writing the new films, I've come to realize that...
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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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10 Movie Sequels We Never Asked For

October 19th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Paranormal Activity 4
Hindsight is 20/20, but sometimes you know a sequel is going to stink. Even worse is when it's a sequel to something that didn't need a sequel. Now, the jury isn't out on Paranormal Activity 4, and we're sure it's going to make a mint (the last two broke midnight showing records) - but isn't the "found house security film of paranormal event" genre kind of played out? Here are 10 sequels we never asked for:

Yearly Saw installments: Okay, so the first few films in the series used great twists, innovative traps, and serious gore. By the time we were three films in and we realized this woul...
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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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Kim Kardashian Rocks A Poison Ivy Costume For Halloween

October 30th, 2011 9:54pm EDT
Kim Kardashian
Watch out Uma Thurman! Kim Kardashian hosted the Midori Melon Green Halloween Party at the Lavo nightclub in New York City on Saturday dressed to kill as Batman villain Poison Ivy!

We think Kim looked fantastic as the temptress, who last brought the dynamic duo to their knees in Batman And Robin, and might even rival supermodel Heidi Klum's costume this year.

Heidi even Tweeted Kim earlier Saturday while she was putting the finishing touches on her makeup for the night.

"@kimkardashian I think I look sexier than you tonight!! ;)" she wrote.

Kim was able to cast her spell on her best fri...
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George Clooney Made Hotel Staff Call Him Mr. Schwarzenegger

October 7th, 2011 8:28am EDT
George Clooney
George Clooney used to revel in using Arnold Schwarzenegger's name as an alias to check into hotels because he would chuckle whenever he was addressed as the action man.

The Hollywood hunk admits his "Batman & Robin" co-star's name was a favourite mock moniker early on in his career and he would get a kick out of using it every time.

He says, "The funny thing is, when you stay in a hotel, no matter what alias you use, all of the people at the hotel have to use that name. So I would always go as Arnold Schwarzenegger. And then they (hotel staff) would go, 'Right away Mr. Schwarzenegger!' A...
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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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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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Alicia Silverstone Struggled With Childhood Vegetarianism

May 13th, 2009 8:58am EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Famous vegetarian Alicia Silverstone first gave up eating meat when she was eight but was too young to go completely veggie.

The big screen's one-time Batgirl admits it took years for her to become a devoted non-meat eater.

She explains, "I didn't grow up on vegetarian food. I ate the same things that everyone else did. There were times when I would get selfish and eat meat - at eight years old it's hard to stick to your guns - and so through the years I was always starting and stopping trying to be a vegetarian."

It was a stint spent saving dogs from experimentation that ...
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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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George Clooney Has No Regrets Over 'Batman & Robin'

October 1st, 2008 11:24am EDT
George Clooney
Hollywood actor George Clooney has no regrets over his appearance as comic book hero Batman - insisting the poorly-received movie shot him to superstardom.

The former ER star landed the lead role in 1997's Batman & Robin - and despite the movie's commercial success, it was universally panned by critics.

But Clooney insists that even though he is embarrassed by his poor performance in the movie, he is adamant playing the caped crusader helped raise his profile in the acting world.

He says, "I don't regret anything. With hindsight it's easy to look back at Batman and go, 'Woah!...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should They Make 'Jurassic Park IV?'

July 31st, 2008 9:24am EDT
Jurassic Park
"Jurassic Park IV" is currently "in production" with producers and writers working on the script. Many question whether a fourth film is necessary, particularly following what many call a disastrous third installment in the franchise. Two Starpulse writers have strong opinions on whether making a fourth film is really what the public needs or wants:

Point

Anyone who is familiar with my opinions on sequels and my general distaste for the work of Steven Spielberg are going to be surprised to learn that I love Jurassic Park and both of its sequels. Now don't get me wrong, the act...
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Old Batman Versus New Batman

July 14th, 2008 9:17am EDT
Batman
When film director Joel Schumacher took over the Batman franchise, fans didn't know what to expect. Some were excited that new blood was injected into the series and that certain characters such as Robin would finally appear on the big screen. By the time "Batman and Robin" was released into theaters in 1997 however, anger and resentment boiled to the surface. Fans were irate that a director would inject so much camp and kitsch into such a beloved franchise.

As time went by, the love for the two Tim Burton Batman films starring Michael Keaton - "Batman" and "Batman Returns" - bega...
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DC Movies vs Marvel Movies: Which Are Better?

June 12th, 2008 10:00am EDT
Dark Knight
After months of anticipation the two candidates are finally ready to square of against one another. There has quite possibly never been such a sharp contrast the American public has to choose between. One candidate possesses the mind of an intellectual while the other uses gut instincts. One maintains a trim and chiseled physique and the other uses brute strength to get his point across. One is a relative newcomer that was born in the early 1960's while one has a long and storied history having been born in the late 1930's. Are we talking about Barack Obama and John McCain? Well… I suppose ...
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Best & Worst Comic Book Superheroes On Film

June 11th, 2008 9:19am EDT
Robert Downey Jr.
With the temperature rising and summer almost officially here, there is no doubt that the multiplexes will be overrun by men in tights. With a handful of superhero characters hitting the big screen this year, it's only fitting to examine the best and worst portrayals of superhero characters on film.

BEST:

Hugh Jackman as Wolverine - When it was announced that Hollywood was going to make an "X-Men" movie, fan boys all had the same question, "who will play Wolverine?" Such a beloved character, it was a joy to see Jackman accurately portray the man full of adimentium. Jackman perfe...
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Things We Don't Want To See In 'The Dark Knight'

June 11th, 2008 8:45am EDT
The Dark Knight
There were eight years between "Batman & Robin" (1997) and "Batman Begins" (2005), which became a blockbuster hit, and it was no wonder considering the extremely negative backlash "Batman & Robin" received. With cringe-worthy puns from all of the main actors - George Clooney, Uma Thurman, Alicia Silverstone, etc. - and a lack of any plot substance or inner contemplation the previous movies had showed, it seemed like the Batman movies would be given an early grave.

Then Christopher Nolan signed on to the "Batman Begins" project, a film loosely based off of "Batman: Year One" written by...
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Top Five Best/Worst Action Sequels

May 19th, 2008 12:23pm EDT
Indiana Jones
With summer now upon us, people across the country will be flocking to multiplexes everywhere. Let's face it, this summer will usher in yet another season of sequels. With highly anticipated action films such as "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Dark Knight," and "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," it is only fitting to take a look back at the top five best and worst action sequels of all time.

Best Action Sequels:

5. Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson are reluctant allies as they try to hunt down a villain who is all...
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Turning Twenty: A Look Back At 1988's 'Beetlejuice'

March 31st, 2008 4:06pm EDT
Beetlejuice
Half "Bloody Mary" and half decomposing sleezeball, Beetlejuice is the titular anti-hero that helped put Tim Burton into the who's who of Hollywood. Now at its 20th anniversary, let's take a look back at a sparkling example of dark comedy that stands as a precursor to Burton's magical films.

The Movie

Reading the cast list will illicit at least one "oh yeah, he/she was in this" reaction. The ensemble would also make a 1990s romantic comedy cast director salivate: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Winona Ryder, Catherine O'Hara, an appearance by the late Robert Goulet, and...
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The Three Best & Worst Films Starring George Clooney

March 28th, 2008 2:00pm EDT
George Clooney in Syriana
George Clooney is a strange player in the entertainment world. While widely renowned as an A-list movie star with universal sex appeal, Clooney's film career isn't as rife with blockbuster hits as one may think.

He does have the fashionably discredited, and thusly underrated, Ocean's series, but today's Cary Grant has only two films, The Perfect Storm and Batman and Robin, that grossed over $100 million domestically. The majority of his films are what one might call prestige films - vehicles to exhibit his considerable acting and directing talent. This is possibly because his star was...
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Alicia Silverstone Denies Quitting TV Show Because Of Britney Spears

March 12th, 2008 4:00pm EDT
Alicia Silverstone
Clueless star Alicia Silverstone is laughing off reports she pulled out of a role in the sitcom How I Met Your Mother after learning she'd be appearing opposite Britney Spears.

Spears plays a receptionist/secretary in an upcoming episode of the show, and insiders claim her boss was supposed to be the big screen's one-time Batgirl. However Silverstone's publicist Elizabeth Much insists the actress' links to the TV show ended long before Spears' name was even mentioned.

She explains, "Alicia was in discussions to do the show but the deal never went through. This happens all of the...
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Quotes From The Oscars

February 25th, 2008 9:20am EST
Jon Stewart
"The town was torn apart by a bitter writers strike, but I'm happy to say the fight is over, so tonight, welcome to the make-up sex." Oscars host Jon Stewart opened the 80th Academy Awards by recalling the four-month-long Hollywood hold-out.

"George Clooney... the seriousness and dedication to your art, seeing you climb into that rubber batsuit, from Batman & Robin the one with the nipples - every morning under your costume... hanging upside down at lunch, you rock man." Best Supporting Actress winner Tilda Swinton jokes about working with her Michael Clayton co-star, a former Batman, ...
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Minute-By-Minute Account Of The 80th Academy Awards

February 25th, 2008 8:35am EST
Jon Stewart
Only about 3,000 lucky spectators get to experience the majesty of Oscar night from inside the Kodak Theater, while the rest of us follow the action from our couch.

The following is minute-by-minute account from my couch. The snack of choice - frozen TGI Friday's Potato Skins. The drink of choice - selection of Henry Weinhardt's finest soft drinks.

For photos from the red carpet and show go here.

Now let's go to the play-by-play:

5:30 - So it appears the Oscars are delivered to the Kodak Theater by UPS through a digital dream world inhabited by all movie chase scenes. ...
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Point/Counterpoint: Should Hollywood Stop Remaking Classic Films?

January 18th, 2008 1:45pm EST
Rob Zombie
Over the years many classic movies have been remade. Don't get me wrong, some of those remakes have been really good. But the majority of the movies have been really bad.

These days, special effects are being taken to a whole new level, but that's not always a good thing. One of the main reasons these films are classics is because CGI was in the distant future. People loved the original "Godzilla" because you can see the man in the Godzilla costume crushing a cardboard box, also known as Tokyo.

There are few movies that have scared me, and one of those films was the 1978 movie "Ha...
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Notable Quotables

August 2nd, 2007 4:00pm EDT
Slash
"I'm not great at it. A lot of that has to do with the fact that it's hard for me to get rid of 30 years... of playing in a certain way and then all of the sudden become accustomed to pressing some buttons and stuff." Slash, the star of Guitar Hero III, is struggling to come to terms with the video game.

"I figure if Bin Laden wants me, and everybody is looking for him, it probably won't happen. But if he wants to try and find me for something so stupid, he can do what he wants. I have to leave it in the hands of my higher power. Come on, if anybody (else was) threatened by Al Qaeda, t...
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'Pirates' And 'Spider-Man' Sequels Shamed

June 7th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Highlander II
The new Pirates Of The Caribbean and Spider-Man movies have been voted among the worst sequels ever made, by an online poll. Highlander II topped the poll, compiled by Moviehole.net - but it's more embarrassing for the new releases, which feature in 12th and 15th places respectively.

After Highlander, Batman And Robin came second, Superman IV third, The Exorcist II fourth and Matrix Reloaded/Revolutions fifth.

Moviehole editor Clint Morris says, "Bottom line: Sequels - even bad ones - sell. They make money, loads of it. And that's why we're starting to see a whole bunch of disap...
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George Clooney Embarrassed By 'Street Hawk' Clip

June 6th, 2007 3:32pm EDT
George Clooney
Hollywood superstar George Clooney was left red-faced when talk show host Jay Leno screened clips of his bit part in '80s TV hit Street Hawk last night. The 46-year-old had a brief role in an episode of the combat motorcycle cop show.

He said, "It was my second job. I was excited to get the Street Hawk gig. I was excited to get Batman & Robin too though. I was an evil twin - I got to play both. This is where I developed my acting chops."

-Check out George Clooney's Filmography

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)
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Superheroes Come To Starz April 4 - May 4 In Anticipation Of 'Spider-Man 3'

April 2nd, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Spider-Man 3
Comic books are set to attack Starz in advance of the anticipated theatrical release of Spider-Man 3. Beginning Wednesday, April 4, you can see sneak-peeks of the superhero movie and enter the "Starz Spider-Man 3 Sweepstakes." Later in the month, watch the premiere of the Starz-exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the movie, "On the Set: Spider-Man 3" and "When Comic Books Attack," a day-long marathon of comic-book inspired films.

"On the Set: Spider-Man 3" features interviews with Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, plus behind-the-scenes footage and clips from the film. This exclusive s...
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'Doctor Who' Costume Sells For 12 Times More Than Expected

March 6th, 2007 10:30pm EST
Doctor Who
An outfit worn by Doctor Who star Tom Baker on the legendary sci-fi show has been bought for $48,000 at auction, 12 times what organizers expected it to fetch.

The 73-year-old's trademark brown tweed trousers, burgundy coat and striped scarf were sold at Bonhams auction house in London earlier today.

Baker starred as Doctor Who in 173 episodes of the BBC TV drama between 1974 and 1981.

Also auctioned was a pair of Batman and Robin costumes once worn in a festive episode of long-running British TV comedy Only Fool And Horses.

(This news article provided by World Entertain...
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'Batman' George Clooney Fights 'Spider-Man' Tobey Maguire in 'The Good German'

December 9th, 2006 5:00pm EST
George Clooney
George Clooney is warning comic book fans not to get too excited about the prospect of seeing "Batman" and "Spider-Man" fight it out in his new movie The Good German - the scene features two actors trying not to re-injure their backs.

Clooney fears some filmgoers will hit the cinema to see him scrap with Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire in the period war film, but he insists the fight scene between them was ridiculous.

The movie hunk, who is still recovering from 2005 back surgery to stop spinal fluid leaking into his brain, says, "It's Spiderman versus an old Batman, and Tobey's big...
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