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The Callow Way – Why Stars Are Worth Their Huge Salaries

29 March 2015 8:32 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

This week, Neil Calloway argues that a $25 million salary for a movie might not be as ridiculous as it first seems…

This week the latest salaries of Hollywood stars were revealed; the top earner recently was Leonardo DiCaprio, who earned $25 million up front for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Your first thought might be to say is that this is ridiculous; like the salaries of sports stars, that sort of money is impossible to comprehend for mere mortals; I’m not badly paid in my day job, but DiCaprio’s fee is hundreds of times what I might earn in a year.

Then again, the more I think about it, the more I see that fee is justified. DiCaprio was not only the star of The Wolf of Wall Street, he was the producer; he bought the rights to the book in 2007, the film didn’t come out until the »

- Neil Calloway

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9 Awesome Fan Theories About The Joker

27 March 2015 7:11 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Few villains can compete with either the iconic status or the longevity of The Joker: he is a phenomenon in his own right, and has as many fans as his moral opposite. That’s quite the achievement for a character whose actions are quite often utterly despicable, but then he’s so unique, colourful and interesting that it’s hard to dislike him.

Having first appeared in the 1940’s Batman, he has gone on to be an almost permanent thorn in the Dark Knight’s side (a notable absence in the 1960’s aside). He has appeared across the board in all Batman media and on all Batman paraphernalia – from comic books, movies and television shows, to lunch boxes, keyrings and underpants – and is every bit as popular today as he has ever been, if not more so.

That kind of popularity means he is often talked about, and »

- K.J. Stewart

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Op-Ed: Why the Batgirl Cover Should Have Been Cancelled!

25 March 2015 1:20 PM, PDT | Legions of Gotham | See recent Legions of Gotham news »

 Op-Ed: Why the Batgirl Cover Should Have Been Cancelled!by Matt MacNabb

In recent weeks a controversy has arisen in the comic book fan community over a variant cover to Batgirl #41 that pays homage to the dark 1988 Batman one-shot, The Killing Joke. The story has been picked up by national media outlets and some may be wondering why this is such a big deal. The idea that this is an issue of censorship has been thrown around, as has a huge movement by the predominantly male comic book community for Dc Comics to release the cover as scheduled. The request to not release this cover came directly from the artist, Rafael Albuquerque.  We aren't talking about censorship here, or freedom of speech.  Niether of those qualify in this instance.  You have a private company that opted not to release a cover that they commissioned to be created, based on sensitivity to the public. »

- Matt MacNabb

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Trailers Revealed

25 March 2015 9:32 AM, PDT | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take a closer look @ the official "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" teaser trailer, screened exclusively at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International, an animated trailer clarifying what that original footage reveals, plus more trailers put together by ambitious fans:

"...'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' stars Henry Cavill in the role of 'Clark Kent'/'Superman', Ben Affleck as 'Bruce Wayne'/Batman'...

"...Gal Gadot as 'Diana Prince'/'Wonder Woman', Amy Adams as 'Lois Lane', Laurence Fishburne as 'Perry White', Diane Lane as 'Ma Kent'...

"...Jesse Eisenberg as 'Lex Luthor', Jeremy Irons as 'Alfred' and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.

"'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is based on 'Superman' characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster...

"...'Batman' characters created by Bob Kane and 'Wonder Woman' created by William Moulton Marston. »

- Michael Stevens

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'Terminator Genisys': Will Matt Smith's Role Upset Fans?

24 March 2015 1:23 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Over the weekend, Empire Magazine released new photos for Terminator Genisys, along with the magazine cover featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emilia Clarke. Today, Empire has released four more photos, along with new plot details from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself. If that's not enough, we also have another report which reportedly reveals the mysterious character that Matt Smith is playing. There will be Spoilers towards the end of this story, regarding Matt Smith's character, so read on at your own risk.

Terminator Genisys follows John Connor (Jason Clarke) as he sends his trusted soldier Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984, to protect his mother Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke). When Kyle goes back in time, it is not what he expected, with Sarah being protected by an "aging" T-800 Terminator (Arnold Schwarzenegger) as they all go on a new mission to "reset" the future. Here's what Arnold Schwarzenegger had to say about »

- MovieWeb

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Remembering Irwin Hasen: 1918-2015

20 March 2015 2:05 PM, PDT | Comicmix.com | See recent Comicmix news »

At its best, comics is like a family, where people in the field are known by their first names by fans and peers alike. Jerry, Joe (well, several Joes, actually, but context always makes it clear which one), Will, Bob, Bill, Stan, Jack, Steve, Marie, Carmine, Len, Marv, Flo.

Irwin.

Irwin Hasen was my friend, just as he was a lot of people’s friend. Of course, millions of people knew Irwin through his comics (Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Wildcat, the Fox, and, of course, Dondi). But because he had no children and no local relatives, Irwin’s friends and companions were his cartooning contemporaries, the cartoonists he mentored, and a steady stream of admirers, thirty to fifty years his junior, who crossed his path in various ways. Some were fans, some fellow comics pros. Some were descendants of his contemporaries, seeking information about and connection with their parents or grandparents through Irwin, »

- Danny Fingeroth

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Female superhero adaptations that nearly happened

18 March 2015 4:20 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Wonder Woman to Red Sonja, here are the female comic book projects that we’ve missed out on…

Although Supergirl, Catwoman and Elektra are movies that exist, there are times when we wish they didn’t. To be honest, the ‘perfect’ female-headlined superhero movie is still the stuff of our cinematic dreams. Saying that, TV’s Agent Carter provided us with a brilliant example of bringing a female comic book character to the small screen earlier this year, which hopefully Hollywood will learn a lot from going forward.

Of course, Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel will be joining their respective cinematic universes soon, with Supergirl getting a pop at small screen success too. It looks like female comic book heroes will be getting the attention they deserve in the live action realm, finally.

This isn’t the first time the powers-that-be in Hollywood have tried to launch a slate of female superheroes, »

- simonbrew

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Nascar's Joey Logano -- Cruisin' Vegas in Batmobile ... With Jeff Dunham

17 March 2015 4:16 PM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

"Chicks love the car"               -- Batman (1995) Nascar superstar Joey Logano was channeling his inner-Bruce Wayne out in Sin City today -- cruising around Vegas in a Batmobile.  And not just any Batmobile ... the good one from the Michael Keaton era.  Turns out, Logano was hangin' with Vegas mega-comic Jeff Dunham (the ventriloquist) ... who owns the car and wanted to take Joey out for a spin while he was in town for a Nascar event.  But like any other whip, »

- TMZ Staff

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Gotham: No Cameron Monaghan until season 2 or 3

17 March 2015 2:44 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Cameron Monaghan’s Jerome, a favourite in the who’s-the-Joker stakes, wont be back to Gotham for a while…

Gotham fans won't need much reminding of who Cameron Monaghan is. Starring in The Blind Fortune Teller, he became a lot of fans’ favourite Joker contender by offering up a laugh that Mark Hamill would be proud of and a grin that reminded us of Jack Nicholson.

When reviewing Gotham’s Red Hood episode, the memory of Monaghan stuck with this writer so much that the next would-be Joker failed to make much of an impression. Sadly, it now looks like we will be stuck in this Monaghan-less state for quite some time.

“When I was on set, we discussed the possibly of me coming back in the second or third season,” he revealed. “Nothing is set in stone yet. I think the producers have a firm plan for what they want to do, »

- rleane

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Cameron Monaghan on playing ‘The Joker’ in Gotham

16 March 2015 3:16 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

In its sixteenth episode ‘The Blind Fortune Teller’ [read our review here], Gotham took what is presumed to be the first step in exploring the origins of The Joker as Cameron Monaghan took on the role of ‘Jerome’ in the Batman prequel series, and now the young actor has been speaking about portraying the potential future Clown Prince of Crime in the Fox series.

“I read pretty much every comic I could get ahold of,” said Monaghan with regards to his preparation for the role during an interview with Comic Book Resources. “There were the obvious ones, like The Dark Knight Returns or The Killing Joke, and some older ones like The Laughing Fish. I looked at pretty much every writer you can think of, from Grant Morrison to Brian Azzarello. I was trying to understand how the Joker is portrayed throughout the media… I very much adore the sadistic nature of him. There »

- Gary Collinson

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Details About Batman's Role In Suicide Squad; He's The Boogeyman Everyone Fears

16 March 2015 7:25 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Latino-Review's El Mayimbe has struck again! After bringing us three big Suicide Squad-related scoops, concerning the villains, Deathstroke, and the Joker, this morning he's dropped some serious information about how Ben Affleck's Batman plays into the upcoming David Ayer-directed film! According to Mayimbe's sources, prior to the events of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, the Dark Knight is considered a sort of urban legend, a sort of boogeyman that criminals fear and that the government absolutely despises. Additionally, up to that point, the Joker is actually the only person to have ever come face-to-face and/or met with the Caped Crusader for an extended period of time, possibly due to him murdering one of Batman's sidekicks, which makes the Clown Prince a vital asset for Viola Davis' Amanda Waller. Due to his propensity to live in the shadows, Batman has managed to become a »

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Comics: Batgirl #41 Variant Cover Pays Homage To The Killing Joke

14 March 2015 8:33 AM, PDT | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Cbr debuted our first look at the cover, along with Joker variants for The Flash #41 by Eddy Barrows and Marcelo Maiolo; Gotham Academy #7 by Craig Rousseau; Justice League #41 by David Finch, Jonathan Glapion and Brad Anderson; and Superman. #41 by Karl Kerschl. There's also a full list of the June titles that'll be taken over by the Clown Prince of Crime. "Action Comics" #41 by Darwin Cooke
 Aquaman" #41 by Walter Simonson and Laura Martin
 "Batgirl" #41 by Rafael Albuquerque
 "Batman" #41 by Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth 
 "Batman/Superman" #21 by Jock "Catwoman" #41 by Javier Pulido
 "Deathstroke" #7 by Lee Weeks and R&T Horie 
"Detective Comics" #41 by Patrick Gleason and John Kalisz
 "Gotham Academy" #7 by Craig Rousseau
 "Gotham By Midnight" by John Van Fleet
 " Grayson" #9 by Dave Johnson 
"Green Arrow" #41 by Bill Sienkiewicz 
 "Green Lantern" #41 by Ben Oliver 
 "Harley Quinn" #17 by Eduardo Risso
 "Justice League" #41 by David Finch & Jonathan Glapion »

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5 Big Reveals About Jared Leto's Joker In Suicide Squad

13 March 2015 4:26 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

As a character, the Joker has been a villain deep-seated in mystery for decades, and that.s no different for the version appearing in Suicide Squad. Although we.ve known for awhile that Jared Leto will be playing the new big screen version of the Clown Prince of Crime, there.s been no official information on what his role will be in the film. Several reports have stated he.s not a member of the Squad itself, but what kind of antics he will be getting up to is mostly still a mystery. Fortunately, we now have new information about what the Dccu Joker will be like. Earlier today, Latino Review posted new information on what fans will see of Joker in Suicide Squad, including interactions with fellow Batman villain Hugo Strange. Some of these details harken back to the character.s oldest roots while others will adapt iconic moments »

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Jared Leto's Joker in 'Suicide Squad' is Based on Frank Miller's "Dark Knight Returns"

13 March 2015 11:30 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

I know what you're thinking, why does the picture of Jared Leto at right look like something out the French New Wave, isn't this post about Suicide Squadc To answer your first question, I'm not sure, and to answer your second, yes it is, but this is the picture director David Ayer tweeted of Leto earlier this month so it is the one I'm using and you'll just have to roll with it. Continuing on... I feel like half the things I've produced for the site since I began writing in the fall have been about the upcoming adaptation of DC Comics' Suicide Squad, and the trend continues today as Latino Review (via The Playlist) reports the film's version of The Joker, played by a newly coiffed Jared Leto, draws heavily from Frank Miller's take on the character in his beloved graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns". The »

- Jordan Benesh

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Suicide Squad May Feature Another Batman Villain

13 March 2015 11:04 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

If there.s one thing that separates Suicide Squad from other superhero films, it's that it (ironically) mostly stars supervillains. This movie is chock full of villainy, from the team members themselves to the antagonist the villains are rumored to face off against. If the lineup already announced isn.t bad to the bone enough for you, evidently the 2016 blockbuster isn.t done including evildoers. Now it.s being reported that Suicide Squad will be payed a house call by Batman villain Dr. Hugo Strange.  In the film, Strange will reportedly be the psychiatrist at the prison where Joker is being held, and will have several scenes with both the Clown Prince of Crime and Harley Quinn. Despite being part of the story, Latino Review says they have yet to hear any castings or casting choices for the character. Principal photography is scheduled to begin next month, so if Strange »

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Jared Leto's Joker In 'Suicide Squad' Reportedly Based On Frank Miller's 'The Dark Knight Returns'

13 March 2015 7:35 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Last week, the internet experienced a minor meltdown when director David Ayer tweeted images of Jared Leto's golden locks being cut in preparation for his role as the Joker in "Suicide Squad." Certainly, the 30 Seconds To Mars frontman and Oscar-winning actor has big shoes to fill with both Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger having delivered titanic performances as Batman's arch-nemesis. But Leto is reportedly drawing from beloved source material for his take on the character. According to Latino Review, the Joker in "Suicide Squad" is based on Frank Miller's work in the graphic novel "The Dark Knight Returns," the 1986 graphic novel that more than any other work rehabilitated the Bat-mythos' image: the general public's idea of Batman, the Joker and supporting characters up to that point was based on the campy 1960s tv show. After "The Dark Knight Returns," Batman et al would be defined by a relentlessly dark tone, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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Warner Home Entertainment Announces "The Golden Year Collection" Blu-ray Set

12 March 2015 7:17 PM, PDT | Cinemaretro.com | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Cinema Retro has received the following press release:

Revisit 1939, Hollywood’s Greatest Year, with 4 New Blu-ray™ Debuts

The Golden Year Collection June 9

Features Newly Restored Blu-ray Debut of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Starring Charles Laughton, and Blu-ray Debuts of – Bette DavisDark Victory, Errol Flynn’s Dodge City and Greta Garbo’s Ninotchka. Collection also includes Gone With the Wind.

Burbank, Calif. March 10, 2015 – On June 9, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate one of the most prolific twelve months in Hollywood’s history with the 6-disc The Golden Year Collection. Leading the five-film set will be the Blu-ray debut of

The Hunchback of Notre Dame, in a new restoration which will have its world premiere at TCM’s Classic Film Festival beginning March 26 in Los Angeles. Charles Laughton and Maureen O’Hara star in Victor Hugo’s tragic tale which William Dieterle directed.

The other films featured in the Wbhe »

- nospam@example.com (Cinema Retro)

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'Miss Peregrine' Begins Shooting with Director Tim Burton

12 March 2015 8:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Production is underway on visionary filmmakerTim Burton's Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based upon the best-selling novel of the same name by Ransom Riggs. The film, which 20th Century Fox releases in theaters everywhere March 4, 2016, starsEva Green,Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O'Dowd,Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens,Rupert Everett, with Judi Dench and Samuel L. Jackson. Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping are producing under the Chernin Entertainment banner. The screenplay is by Jane Goldman.

The unforgettable, thrilling and haunting tale centers on 16-year-old Jacob (portrayed by Asa Butterfield), who follows clues that take him to a mysterious island, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways, he discovers that its former occupants were far more than peculiar; they possessed incredible powers. And they may still be alive.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will »

- MovieWeb

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Dick Bakalyan, Character Actor Who Appeared in ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 84

11 March 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Character actor Richard (Dick) Bakalyan, who famously appeared in “Chinatown” as Loach, the partner of Jake Gittes’ former partner, who plays a key role in the movie’s climax, among many other films and TV shows, died in his sleep in Elmira, N.Y. on February 27 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 84.

Bakalyan was known for his broken nose and a streetwise twist of a phrase. Some fans might not remember the name, but everyone knew the face; they’d wave and call to him from cars or on the street. He said, “You have to the ride the horse you’re given” — a dedication to authenticity and subtlety that ensured his portrayal was always appropriate to the role and the scene.

In his mid-20s, Bakalyan appeared as an antisocial teen in “The Delinquents,” “The Delicate Delinquent,” “Juvenile Jungle” and “Hot Car Girl,” among others. By 30, he graduated to »

- Variety Staff

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Dick Bakalyan, Character Actor Who Appeared in ‘Chinatown,’ Dies at 84

11 March 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Character actor Richard (Dick) Bakalyan, who famously appeared in “Chinatown” as Loach, the partner of Jake Gittes’ former partner, who plays a key role in the movie’s climax, among many other films and TV shows, died in his sleep in Elmira, N.Y. on February 27 of a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 84.

Bakalyan was known for his broken nose and a streetwise twist of a phrase. Some fans might not remember the name, but everyone knew the face; they’d wave and call to him from cars or on the street. He said, “You have to the ride the horse you’re given” — a dedication to authenticity and subtlety that ensured his portrayal was always appropriate to the role and the scene.

In his mid-20s, Bakalyan appeared as an antisocial teen in “The Delinquents,” “The Delicate Delinquent,” “Juvenile Jungle” and “Hot Car Girl,” among others. By 30, he graduated to »

- Variety Staff

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