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The 14 Most Ridiculous & Iconic Death Scenes In Hollywood

May 1st, 2014 5:00pm EDT
Pulp Fiction
Hollywood movies are full of extravagance - fast cars, beautiful women, international men of mystery, evil villians and giant, global conspiracies. It's also full of elaborate endings, many of which ultimately culminate in at least one death. The problem is, in that quest for a real show-stopper, some of these deaths cross the line from 'iconic' to ... well, 'ridiculous.' Here, we will pay homage to the Hollywood deaths that have gone down in history as iconic, as well as dissect what ones ultimately went too far.

Please be warned, the following pages will have considerable amounts of gore...
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The Best of A Decade : The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009

April 19th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
The Best of A Decade :  The18 Greatest Movies Of 2000-2009
It may have been just a few years since these films were released, but the early seminal films of the 21st century have been able to hold their own against Hollywood heavyweight classics. From Roman gladiator epics to unconventional family road trips and all the hamburger phones, bottles of Merlot and deadly coin flips inbetween, the films of the early aught's first decade have already made a strong case for cinematic storytelling in the new millenium. Here are the best movies of 2000-2009.

Gladiator (2000)

Ridley Scott’s thrilling Roman battle epic about revenge and redemption surely ent...
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9 Most Convincing Movie Psychopaths That Truly Scared Us

March 19th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
Watching a classic horror film starring a trademark murderous psychopath always makes for good movie fun. But there are a select few of onscreen murderers whose presence has been so mesmerizingly terrifying that we couldn’t help but leap out of our seats when they slashed and diced up victims on screen. Sure, it’s only a movie, but tell that to these 9 psychopaths who really did scare us in real life.

Colonel Hans Landa in “Inglourious Basterds”

There is no scene as tense in recent cinema memory quite like Landa’s introductory encounter with the French dairy farmer. His smiles and courte...
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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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Four Parts In Upcoming Batman Prequel Series 'Gotham' Cast

February 12th, 2014 12:41am EST
Sean Pertwee
Four new roles in Fox's upcoming Batman prequel series "Gotham" have been cast.

The network announced on Tuesday that the roles of Gotham City's police captain, Bruce Wayne's butler Alfred Pennyworth, and villain Oswald Cobblepot aka The Penguin have been cast; along with the role of Barbara Kean, the fiance of police detective James Gordon (Benjamin McKenzie).

Burn Notice's Zabryna Guevara will play Captain Essen, Gordon's boss; while veteran TV actor Sean Pertwee will take on the role of Pennyworth. Dramatic TV extra Robin Lord Taylor will take on the role of the cold-blooded Penguin, w...
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Violence In PG-13 Movies On The Rise, According To New Report

November 12th, 2013 8:53pm EST
Skyfall
A new study has revealed that violence in the movies is on the rise, more specifically that films rated PG-13 have triple the amount of violence as R-rated movies from the mid-1980s.

Films like "The Terminator" and "Die Hard" were originally slapped with an R-rating when they came out, but their recent sequels have gotten by with only PG-13 ratings despite containing more guns and more violent scenes.

"The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) website clearly says that R-rated films contain more violence. But PG-13 films now contain significantly more violence than R-rated films," ...
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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 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. 

 

The Everym...
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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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Christopher Nolan's Influence Felt In Second Trailer For 'Man Of Steel'

December 11th, 2012 1:47pm EST
Man of Steel
After a teaser which gave away very little about the latest Superman reboot, Warner Bros. has finally released the first big clip for Man of Steel -- and director Zack Snyder's take on the legendary superhero looks very promising!

Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent/Superman in the film and the new trailer feels a little more like Christopher Nolan The Dark Knight trilogy than the classic Christopher Reeve Superman films, which is to be expected since Nolan produced the upcoming film.

Most people know about Superman's origins -- he came to earth from the planet Krypton and grew up as the ado...
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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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In Honor Of 'Sparkle,' The 6 Best Posthumous Film Releases

August 14th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Sparkle
This weekend's release of Sparkle will mark the final film for the recently deceased Whitney Houston. Posthumous film releases aren't too common, but there have been some fantastic films that hit theaters after a star's tragic death. Here are the Top 6:

The Deer Hunter (John Cazale) Cazale was in six films and all of them were nominated for Academy Awards for Best Picture. He was dying from terminal lung cancer during The Deer Hunter, but his girlfriend Meryl Streep and director Michael Cimino threatened to walk away from the film if the studio fired Cazale. Robert De Niro used his own m...
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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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Christian Bale Had Trouble Breathing In His Batman Costume

June 19th, 2012 9:13am EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
Christian Bale won't miss wearing his Batman getup because he had a difficult time breathing when he wore it. The actor has revealed he nearly fainted while filming "The Dark Knight" trilogy because of the restrictiveness of the suit.

He told Empire magazine, "When it gets cold the cowl is extremely tight, and it gets better the warmer I get it; it becomes more flexible. But, after a couple of takes, I was trying to breathe properly in my nose. I was starting to see stars and I said, 'I have to take this off.'"

He added, "And thank God, on this one (film) I can - on (first movie) Batman B...
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TV Report Card: Grading 10 Season Finales

May 25th, 2012 12:07pm EDT
Revenge Cast
Season finales are essentially the Hollywood version of final exams. They have to shock and awe and entice viewers into returning after four arduous months of dead air. From births and deaths to break-ups and OMG-worthy shockers, I’m grading 10 season finales. The SPOILER ALERT is implied.

Reckoning, Revenge’s thrilling season ender saw Emily Thorne (Emily VanCamp) not only confront her father’s killer in a satisfying and strangely sweet final fight, but surrender to her feelings for ruggedly handsome bartender, Jack. It wouldn’t be “Revenge” without infuriating twists and double-c...
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Hulk Smash! 'The Avengers' Crushes Box Office Records With Biggest Opening Of All Time

May 7th, 2012 8:41am EDT
The Avengers
"The Avengers" shattered box office records by becoming the first film ever to break the $200 million mark in its opening weekend. The film is projected to have made $200.3 million since its midnight release on Friday, May 4.

The movie ties together such characters as Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth) for a big-screen franchise team-up like no other.

"The Avengers" slides "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," into second place in the record books. It earned $169 millio...
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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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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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'The Dark Knight Rises' Fans Rush To Unlock New Trailer In Viral Campaign

April 30th, 2012 6:03pm EDT
The Dark Knight Rises
When The Dark Knight finally released, it was riding a huge wave of buzz thanks in part to an intricate viral campaign that included websites like WhySoSerious. Now, with only one more trailer left to reveal, The Dark Knight Rises has finally gotten into the viral act, asking fans across the world to search for hidden messages.

On thedarkknightrises.com, a Batman dossier has arrived that lists addresses marked with "Batman graffiti." Fans can email or tweet photos of the graffiti, and each successful submission unlocks a single frame of the final trailer. That's right... fans are being giv...
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Maggie Gyllenhaal And Peter Sarsgaard Welcome Second Daughter

April 30th, 2012 3:02pm EDT
Peter Sarsgaard
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has given birth to her second daughter.

The Dark Knight star and her actor husband Peter Sarsgaard welcomed a baby girl named Gloria Ray on April 19th.

The couple's representative confirmed the news to UsMagazine.com on Monday.

Gyllenhaal and Sarsgaard, who wed in 2009, are also parents to daughter Ramona, five.
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'Hunger Games' Debuts To Record-Breaking Midnight Gross

March 23rd, 2012 3:50pm EDT
The Hunger Games
The Hunger Games has broken box office records, raking in a stunning $19.7 million overnight to make it the highest-grossing midnight opener ever for a non-sequel.

The movie adaptation of author Suzanne Collins' action books, starring Jennifer Lawrence as heroine Katniss Everdeen, had already made $15 million in advance ticket sales, and it drew huge crowds as fans lined up outside theatres across the country to get a first-look at the film upon its release in the early hours of Friday.

The big opening also rockets The Hunger Games into seventh place in the list of top midnight grosses,...
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Christopher Nolan Says Completing 'Dark Knight Rises' Was 'Pretty Emotional'

December 31st, 2011 8:30am EST
Christopher Nolan
Moviemaker Christopher Nolan is experiencing mixed emotions as he completes editing on his final "Batman" movie after saying farewell to his cast just before Christmas.

The shoot on the hotly-anticipated "The Dark Knight Rises" is complete, and now Nolan is in post-production getting the sequel ready for its summer release.

And he admits his Christmas was tinged with sadness as he realized there were great friends he'd never get the chance to work with again.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "It was pretty emotional as we would finish these characters and say goodbye to Alfred (Michael Ca...
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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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Christian Bale Blocked From Visiting Chinese Human Rights Activist (See Video)

December 16th, 2011 8:22am EST
Christian Bale
Christian Bale was rounded on by authorities as he tried to meet with an activist under home arrest in China.

The Dark Knight star made an eight-hour car journey from Beijing to visit Chen Guangcheng, a blind human rights campaigner who has been detained in his home for 15 months.

However, upon reaching a checkpoint near the village of Dongshigu, Bale and a CNN camera crew were jostled by plain-clothes officers and turned away.

In footage of the incident, Bale can be heard asking through a translator, "Why can I not visit this man?" as the officials attempted to grab the group's camera...
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Christopher Nolan: 'Once You See The 'The Dark Knight Rises' Imax Preview, You Won’t Settle For Less'

December 9th, 2011 2:15pm EST
Nolan,_Christopher
Next year’s most anticipated movie is the third Batman film The Dark Knight Rises. Following up the monstrous success and legendary cinema of The Dark Knight, it will be director Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, and the last time Christian Bale plays the caped crusader.

Next weekend, you’ll get a chance to see the beginning of the film. A complete six minute sequence, the opening of The Dark Knight Rises, will be a special trailer before Imax screenings of Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The entire opening of the film was shot and presented in Imax, so you have to seek out a la...
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