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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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Michelle Pfieffer Begged Tim Burton For 'Dark Shadows' Role

May 1st, 2012 11:09am EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer was so desperate to star in the big screen remake of her favorite show Dark Shadows she pleaded director Tim Burton for a part.

The actress was a huge fan of the cult 1960s TV series growing up, and when she heard her Batman Returns director was overseeing the remake she took matters into her own hands and made a groveling phone call.

Nevertheless, Pfeiffer was forced to wait for a year before finally getting the go-ahead to play Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family.

She tells Empire magazine, "I was really uncomfortable doing it and I don't ...
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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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Michelle Pfeiffer May Play Vampire In 'Dark Shadows' Remake

February 16th, 2011 8:14am EST
Michelle Pfeiffer
Michelle Pfeiffer is in talks to reteam with moviemaker Tim Burton for his movie adaptation of 1960s TV show "Dark Shadows."

The actress played Catwoman in Burton's 1992 film "Batman Returns," and now she's considering playing Elizabeth Collins Stoddard, the matriarch of a vampire family, opposite the filmmaker's regular collaborator Johnny Depp.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bond girl Eva Green and Jackie Earle Haley have signed up for roles and Burton's wife Helena Bonham Carter is also expected to take the part of a psychologist in the film.
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Anne Hathaway To Play Catwoman In Next 'Batman' Movie

January 19th, 2011 4:06pm EST
Anne Hathaway
Anne Hathaway has beaten competition from Sienna Miller, Charlize Theron and Kate Beckinsale to land the coveted role of comic book villain Catwoman in the new Batman movie.

A slew of Hollywood actresses were clawing at the opportunity to play the feline femme fatale after movie bosses announced plans for The Dark Knight Rises - the follow-up to 2008 blockbuster The Dark Knight.

However, it will be Hathaway who climbs into the sexy catsuit to bring back Catwoman for the next installment of the superhero franchise in a role previously played by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's Batman Returns,...
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Our Favorite Short Celebrities

February 3rd, 2010 2:39pm EST
Reese Witherspoon
In honor of our shortest month, February, we compiled a list of some of our favorite short celebrities - starting with the lovely Reese Witherspoon (5' 2").

Verne Troyer, 2' 8"

Notable Works: Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, The Love Guru

Danny DeVito, 5'

Notable Works: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Be Cool, Drowning Mona, Batman Returns

Gary Coleman, 4' 8"

Notable Works: Diff'rent Strokes

Mickey Rooney, 5' 3"

Notable Works: Boy's Town, Baby Face Nelson, The Black Stallion

Peter Dinklage, 4'5"

Notable Works:...
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Our Favorite Bug-Eyed Celebrities

April 21st, 2009 10:11am EDT
Jonathan Rhys-Meyers
In Hollywood, you've got show-stopping performances and eye-popping beauties. But what about those Hollywood beauties whose eyes just pop? Some celebrities are recognized by their plunger lips, or by their adorable pair of dimples, while others are distinguished by their bulging peepers. The bug-eye feature is very hit or miss, however. On one hand, bug-eyes have the ability to create unconventional gorgeosity in a person, but on the other hand, they are also capable of making good faces go Muppet.

Christina Ricci falls into the former category of bug-eyed celebrities. Her sizeable...
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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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12 Days Of Christmas Films

December 14th, 2008 9:15am EST
Scrooged
Most people have heard of The 12 Days of Christmas and most no nothing more about them than the strange song with geese a-laying and five golden rings somewhere in the middle section. For some they mean a religious celebration beginning on Christmas day and ending with Epiphany on January 6th, the day the three Wise Men delivered their presents to baby Jesus. For those of us who worship movies as a religion we can present some gifts to ourselves, and our fellow movie lovers, by celebrating the 12 Films of Christmas. Whether you choose to lead up to Christmas with these classics or flip the ...
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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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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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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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Over 40 & Hot!

March 26th, 2008 2:01pm EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
It is rude to ask a women her age. Most people are taught that lesson early in life, along with the lesson that it's rude to guess a woman's age. Fortunately for us, actresses have their ages posted all over the internet, so we don't have to ask or guess. What we can tell you is that they are all over 40, and all are very sexy. So for all you aspiring cougars out there, this is how it's done. The top 10 sexy actresses over forty are (in no particular order):

Joan Allen (51)

Relegated to motherly roles lately, it is Allen's portrayal of Pam Landy in the Bourne sequels that really get ...
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Michelle Pfeiffer To Appear On Bravo's 'Inside The Actors Studio' Monday, August 6

July 31st, 2007 10:34am EDT
Michelle Pfeiffer
"Inside the Actor's Studio" welcomes three-time Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Michelle Pfeiffer to the stage on Monday, August 6, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

The private actress opens up to host James Lipton as he takes an in-depth look into her life and career. Pfeiffer takes viewers down her long road of successful films from "Scarface" and "Batman Returns" to the musical hit "Hairspray." "Even More…Inside The Actors Studio" at BravoTV.com, offers exclusive bonus clips of Pfeiffer as she commands the stage with her ever-present sophistication and beauty.

During her wide-r...
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Danny Elfman's Original Score For Charlotte's Web Hits Stores Dec. 5; Features Sarah McLachlan; Win It!

December 6th, 2006 4:37pm EST
Charlotte’s Web
Three-time Oscar nominee and Grammy Award-winning composer Danny Elfman’s inspiring score for the motion picture Charlotte’s Web will be released December 5 on Sony Classical’s original soundtrack recording, which will also introduce the original song “Ordinary Miracle,” performed by Sarah McLachlan and written by acclaimed songwriter/record producer Glen Ballard and music legend Dave Stewart.

In the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web from writer E.B. White, someone very small finds that the most powerful force in the world is friendship. In the big-screen adaptation, the characters embar...
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Movie Snippets: The Penguin in 'Batman,' Al Gore's Documentary & More

February 15th, 2006 11:53am EST
Batman Begins
* British actor Bob Hoskins will not play The Penguin in the next Batman movie. The 63-year-old was leading front-runner among superhero fans to play the Caped Crusader's evil adversary in the sequel to Batman Begins. But he says, "No, I'm not doing it." The Penguin was played by Danny DeVito in the 1992 film Batman Returns.

* Former Vice President Al Gore has found a new voice after Hollywood studio Paramount Pictures purchased the rights to new documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which he narrated. The independent environmental film - which voices the ex-politician's global warmin...
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