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7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions

May 24th, 2014 10:00am EDT
7 Video Game Titles Based on Hit Hollywood Productions
Most video game fans cringe when they hear they're favorite franchise is being given the Hollywood treatment. From the likes of

Angelina Jolie's Tomb Raider to Uwe Boll's Far Cry, Tinsel Town has often struggled at adapting video game blockbusters to the big screen.

If there's any consolation here, it's that the video game industry has demonstrated that it has no problem with the conversion between media genres when it's the other way around.

Here are 7 of the best video games based on or inspired by major Hollywood franchises.

Kingdom Hearts

Ok, so the first entry isn't so much base...
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12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs

May 8th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
12 Modern Day Movie-Duo BFFs
We all need a friend to lie on now when faced with life’s toughest hurdles are thrust in our paths, and movie characters are no different. Friends provide wisdom and solace, a much needed supporting ear and voice to guide us through familiar relationship and financial problems.

And while movie characters' problems are much more dangerous, with alien evils, mutant xenophobia and death match competitions threatening their livelihood, they still couldn't have succeeded without the dedicated support of their secondary cast. These characters may have been well written, but they didn’t fully com...
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Examining Realism In Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy

September 27th, 2013 7:08am EDT
Batman Begins
One could argue Batman Begins ushered in an era of darker, more realistic super hero films. Gone were the garish colors, cheesy one-liners, and "nippled" armor. But how realistic was Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy? In honor of the 6 disc Blu-ray Ultimate Collector's Edition, out this week, we take a look.

The Gadgets and Equipment:

A preface: Projects for the military can be expensive (it can cost billions of dollars to design and prototype vehicles) so consider money no object for Wayne Enterprises. Just because something doesn't exist yet doesn't mean it's not plausible, if you...
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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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The Morning Roundup: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Weds, Kate Middleton In Labor, Superman & Batman Movie Coming

July 22nd, 2013 10:14am EDT
Jesse Tyler Ferguson
"Modern Family" star Jesse Tyler Ferguson got married over the weekend. The actor wed his longtime partner Justin Mikita in New York City on Saturday in front of a lot of celebrity guests, including some of his co-stars. (story)

Kanye West could find himself in serious trouble if the Los Angeles district attorney's office decides to charge him with felony robbery instead of misdemeanor battery over an altercation at LAX on Friday. The rapper got into a scuffle with a photographer, wrestled him to the ground and attempted to take his camera. The paparazzo ended up in the hospital and Kanye ...
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Superman To Share The Screen With Batman In 'Man Of Steel' Sequel

July 21st, 2013 10:22pm EDT
Batman and Superman
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder confirmed on Saturday that Superman and Batman will share the screen together in 2015.

The director revealed that Warner Bros. has plans to include the The Dark Knight in the sequel to this year's reboot of the Superman franchise, and Henry Cavill and Amy Adams are both on board.

The Batman character will presumably be slightly different than Christian Bale's version, as the star won't be reprising the character from Christopher Nolan's highly successful "Dark Knight" trilogy.

The announcement for the film, which involved an image of the Batman logo with...
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Check Out 'The Dark Knight Rises' On Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Download & More Dec. 4

December 1st, 2012 7:08am EST
The Dark Knight Rises
Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy concludes with "The Dark Knight Rises," which finds Batman pitted against Bane, an unstoppable foe possessed of tremendous physical and intellectual strength.

Nearly a decade after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's death and disappearing into the darkness, a fugitive Batman (Christian Bale) watches from the shadows as the Dent Act keeps the streets of Gotham City free of crime.

Meanwhile, an elusive cat burglar seizes the chance to strike, and a masked anarchist plots a devastating series of attacks designed to lure Bruce Wayne out of the shadows. ...
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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.

Ra...
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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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For The 'The Avengers' Assembly – Our Top Ten Superhero Movies Of All Time

May 3rd, 2012 9:00am EDT
The Avengers
As the Avengers finally assemble, bringing the biggest superhero movie yet to the big screen, we have to ask: Of all these darn superhero movies, which ones are the best? Luckily, we can also answer that question we just asked ourselves. Let the debate commence!

10) THE SHADOW (1994)

A lot of movies could’ve taken this spot on the list, but for the sake of mixing things up, I’m going with this oft-dismissed adaptation of the classic radio / pulp / comics hero (many will argue he’s not a superhero, but he fits the criteria). Director Russell Mulcahy crafted a moody, stylish art-deco peri...
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Liam Neeson To Reprise Role In 'The Dark Knight Rises'

March 29th, 2012 9:00am EDT
Liam Neeson
Liam Neeson will reprise his role of Ra's Al Ghul for "The Dark Knight Rises," ending months of speculation about his casting in the eagerly awaited blockbuster.

Neeson's character was killed off in 2005's "Batman Begins" but there have been several rumors about the villain's return in Christopher Nolan's final Caped Crusader movie.

And his appearance was finally confirmed in the production notes of his fantasy epic "Wrath of Titans." The press notes state, "Neeson next appears in Peter Berg's actioner Battleship, and he also will be seen in Christopher Nolan's much-anticipated action thr...
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Second Trailer For 'The Dark Knight Rises' Released (Watch It Here!)

December 19th, 2011 9:42pm EST
The Dark Knight Rises
The first official trailer for The Dark Knight Rises has finally been released and it doesn't disappoint!

The new clip features some serious action packed into just two minutes, and fans seeking out even more early footage from 2012's most anticipated movie can head to their local Imax theater and catch a special six minute trailer that runs before showings of Tom Cruise's new film, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

Last week director Christopher Nolan told Starpulse's Fred Topel that Imax is the way to go when they see the third installment in his Batman trilogy.

"[W]e're pushing ha...
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Best On-Screen Crime Fighting Duos

December 16th, 2011 12:00pm EST
Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows
Everyone loves a hero. They stand up for what’s right, battle the forces of evil, and somehow manage to look sexy in spandex. But sometimes one hero isn’t enough. Sometimes the problem is too great for any one man (or Superman) to handle. Sometimes audiences want to hear a dick-joke while justice is being served. That’s where Dynamic Duos come in. Two heroes, paired together, fighting the good fight and keeping us laughing the whole way through. That’s what audiences love more than anything. To honor the release of Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows, let’s take a look at the best on-screen cr...
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Batman Occupies Wall Street (Video)

November 7th, 2011 11:23pm EST
The Dark Knight Rises
Chances are, if you're anything like us you can't wait until July 20, 2012 when The Dark Knight Rises comes to theaters, wrapping up Christopher Nolan's intense Batman trilogy.

The film's star, Christian Bale, was spotted donning a "new and improved" Batsuit while filming scenes on Wall Street in New York City on Monday. He was joined by co-stars Matthew Modine, who plays a corrupt cop named Nixon, and Tom Hardy who plays Bat super-villain Bane.

During the filming of one scene, several "Tumblers" - the desert-camouflaged version of the Batmobile - were spotted on the street during a key G...
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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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Watch The Official 'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer

July 18th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Dark Knight
On Friday we were so close to showing you the first trailer for the third and final Batman movie directed by Christopher Nolan, The Dark Knight Rises. However, the trailer turned out to be a bootleg and was subsequentlypulled from the internet. However, now we can offer you the official trailer direct from Warner Bros.!

The trailer features a voiceover from Liam Neeson, who played Ra's Al Ghul in Batman Begins. He apparently died in the first film, but it wouldn't surprise us if he returned.

As mentioned on Friday, Gary Oldman's character Commissioner Gordon seems to...
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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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Katie Holmes Receives Apology From Star Magazine

April 27th, 2011 3:15pm EDT
Katie Holmes
Katie Holmes has won a formal apology from editors at Star magazine after filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit against them over an article suggesting she was a drug addict.

A photo of Tom Cruise's wife was printed on the cover of the magazine in late February under the headline, 'Addiction nightmare - Katie drug shocker! - The real reason she can't leave Tom'.

The story did not actually allege any drug use by the Batman Begins star, but she took issue over the suggestive article and launched legal action, with her representative blasting the publication for making "malicious claims"...
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Marion Cotillard & Joseph Gordon-Levitt's 'Batman' Roles Revealed

April 19th, 2011 8:49pm EDT
Marion Cotillard
Oscar winner Marion Cotillard will play high-powered socialite Miranda Tate in the latest Batman film.

She and her Inception co-star Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed to reteam with director Christopher Nolan last year, but details of their characters in The Dark Knight Rises have been kept under wraps - until now.

Speculation suggested Cotillard would portray Talia Al-Ghul and Gordon-Levitt The Holiday Killer, but now it appears both will play straightforward characters.

According to CinemaBlend.com, Cotillard's Miranda Tate is a Wayne Enterprises board member eager to help Batman's alter-ego...
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New Casting Rumors For Spider-Man & Batman (Video)

March 21st, 2011 11:15am EDT
The Dark Knight
With big casting rumors swirling, Superheroes were all the rage this weekend.

Who will be the next villain in "The Amazing Spiderman?" What big news just got confirmed for "The Dark Knight Rises?" Check out today's NextMovie Daily to find out more. (click for video)

If you haven't seen the show yet, nextmovie daily is a funny, irreverent look at what's going on in Hollywood. You can check out the show, plus gain access to showtimes, trailers and the hottest movie news at nextmovie.com.
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Katie Holmes Is A Sewer

March 20th, 2011 4:22pm EDT
Katie Holmes
Actress Katie Holmes has become an avid seamstress thanks to a sewing machine gift from husband Tom Cruise.

The Batman Begins star insists she never has problems passing the time on boring movie sets because she's too busy making curtains and dresses.

Holmes tells Women's Wear Daily, "My husband got me a sewing machine for my birthday and my mom grew up making curtains and pillows and everything, and it made our home very warm, so I like to do things like that with my daughter."

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Michael Caine Is Awesome (And The French Agree)

January 6th, 2011 2:20pm EST
Michael Caine
Acting legend Sir Michael Caine has been made a Commander of Arts and Letters in France after receiving the country's highest cultural honor on Thursday.

"The Italian Job" star, 77, was awarded the medal by Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand, who paid tribute to his lengthy movie career and highlighted his most iconic roles from "Alfie" to the "Batman" franchise.

Caine's wife, Shakira Baksh, looked on with pride as Caine was hailed a "true gentleman" and "a giant" of the acting profession, who embodied "the humour, magic and the warmth of the cinema."

Accepting the honor in French, the...
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Celebrities Who Lost A Lot Weight For Their Roles

November 30th, 2010 4:00pm EST
The Black Swan
Some actors and actresses are completely dedicated to their craft - just look at Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis, who both shed some serious weight for their roles as rival ballerinas in Black Swan. However, they are just a few of many stars that lost pounds to perfect their characters.

Mila Kunis dropped to 95 pounds, and Natalie Portman was beginning to scare Black Swan director Darren Aronofsky with her thin looks. Mila said at the time, "I could see why this industry is so f**ked up, because at 95 pounds, I would literally look at myself in the mirror and I was like, 'Oh my God!"

Adr...
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Christian Bale: 'This Will Be The Last Time I'll Be Playing Batman'

November 25th, 2010 7:45am EST
The Dark Knight
Christian Bale is planning to hang up Batman's cape after playing the vigilante in a third and final movie.

The actor insists "The Dark Knight Rises" will be his final outing as the comic book superhero - unless director Christopher Nolan has other plans.

Bale says, "This will be, I believe, until Chris says different, the last time I'll be playing Batman."
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Zack Snyder Is Directing The Next 'Superman' Installment

October 5th, 2010 9:56am EDT
Zack Snyder
Finally some movement on the long turmoiled 'Superman' movie! There has been a lot of speculation and rumors surrounding the next ‘Superman’ installment and what they can do to breathe some fresh air into the franchise. We’ve heard talk of Darren Aronofsky directing, Natalie Portman as Lois Lane and Brandon Routh returning as the Man of Steel again and we know the villain is going to be General Zod but none of the actors have been cast thus far. Well we finally have official word on a least one aspect and maybe the most important one. Yesterday, Zack Snyder ('300' 'Watchmen' 'Sucker Pun...
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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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Ed Westwick: 'I Would Kill To Be Batman'

June 8th, 2010 9:18am EDT
Ed Westwick
"Gossip Girl" star Ed Westwick would love to emulate the career of fellow British actor Christian Bale.

He explained, "I would kill to be Batman, simple as that. I could play the new version of 'American Psycho.' I love that movie and I know every line from that movie."

Ed has reportedly found himself another TV beauty following his split from co-star Jessica Szohr - he has been linked to "90210's" Annalynne McCord.

See more photos of Ed here!
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