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Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Gotham, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman

21 November 2014 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

How does Iron Man‘s Arc Reactor work? Was Evangeline Lilly scared to do Ant-Man once Edgar Wright left? What is Jennifer Lawrence‘s favorite superhero movie? Which James Bond actor almost played Batman for Tim Burton? Will Lego do an Avengers Helicarrier set? What’s up with this Wolverine Kia? Read about all this and more in […]

The post Superhero Bits: Ant-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man, Gotham, Guardians of the Galaxy, Wonder Woman appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Too many bats: DC might have a problem with Valencia Cf's Bat logo

21 November 2014 2:55 PM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Batman is a comic book character created in 1939 by Bill Finger and Bob Kane. Valencia Cf is a soccer team (or "club" if you want to be fancy) that was founded in 1919. Batman wears a bat on his chest to strike fear into the hearts of criminals, a superstitious and cowardly lot. Valencia has a bat on their team crest, presumably to strike fear in the hearts of other football clubs, who may or may not be superstitious and cowardly. As you can see, there is a lot of room for confusion there—Batman fans have a long history of wandering into soccer games unawares, »

- Joshua Rivera

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Leeds International Film Festival 2014 Review – Birdman (2014)

21 November 2014 5:00 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Birdman, 2014.

Directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Edward Norton, Zach Galifianakis and Naomi Watts.

Synopsis:

Riggan Thomas (Michael Keaton) attempts to distance himself from his famous role as the superhero, Birdman by staging a Broadway play adaptation of Raymond Carver’s ‘What We Talk About When We Talk About Love‘. In the days leading to the premier, Riggan must overcome his ego and family troubles to ensure he can once again hit the big time.

There’s a scene in Birdman where Michael Keaton’s character, Riggan Thomas, confronts the theatre critic who threatens to shut down his play with a single review, without even seeing it. It’s one of the films best scenes – in a film where it’s difficult to choose just one – as Keaton describes her writing as full of labels and adjectives, with nothing about technique, structure or execution, reducing his »

- Gary Collinson

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Cosplay: Evey Dantès As Supergirl, Catwoman & April O'Neil

20 November 2014 8:53 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

DC Comics - Supergirl (Latex) Cosplayer: Evey Dantès - Dantès Inferno Photographer: What A Big Camera ........................................................................ Tmnt - April O'Neil Cosplayer: Evey Dantès - Dantès Inferno Photographer: What A Big Camera ........................................................................ Batman Returns - Catwoman Cosplayer: Evey Dantès - Dantès Inferno Photographer: Andrew Ratter Photography Sequel to Tim Burton's hugely successful 'Batman' (1989). Oswald Cobblepot was abandoned by his parents as a baby. Thirty three years later, bent on revenge, he returns to Gotham City as the Penguin (Danny DeVito). First he begins a warped campaign to become Mayor, helped by millionaire businessman Max Shreck (Christopher Walken); next, he undertakes a mission to murder every first born son in Gotham - a plan which will avenge his own beginnings. Meanwhile, he has two adversaries to contend with: Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer), the embittered ex-secretary of Max Shreck, and, of course, the old caped crusader »

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Sliff 2014 Interview: Wyatt Weed – Director of Four Color Eulogy

19 November 2014 3:52 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Four Color Eulogy will screen at 3:00pm Sunday, November 23rd at the Tivoli Theater as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. Ticket information can be found Here

Shot in the St. Louis area by the  team behind Shadowland, Four Color Eulogy is a dramatic comedy that shows it’s never too late to let go of the past or to create a new future. Growing up the only child of a single mother, aspiring comic-book creator Chris (Jason Contini) escaped St. Louis 10 years ago and moved to Portland, Ore., with girlfriend Anne to forge a new life. But when Chris learns that his mother is ill, he and Anne have no choice but to pack up their lives and move back home. Uprooted, his life completely disrupted, Chris is forced to face both his mother’s mortality and a nagging childhood question: Who was his father and why wasn’t he around? »

- Tom Stockman

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Lego Batman Movie Will Pay Tribute to “Every Era of Batman Filmmaking”

19 November 2014 11:37 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

Last month, Warner Bros. announced that they'll be developing a Lego Batman spinoff film, which is being directed by Chris McKay, who was the animation supervisor on The Lego Movie. There weren't really any details revealed for the film, but Will Arnett is set to reprise his role as the voice of the Dark Knight. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are also attached to produce the feature.

Miller recently talked to Empire Magazine, and he offered up a really cool piece of information that Batman fans are sure to love. He says,

"Rest assured that every era of Batman filmmaking will be acknowledged. There have been so many interpretations of Batman and there is so much to play with there. There are 40 versions of his origin story alone."

That's so awesome that they are looking to pay tribute to every era of Batman. There's no doubt that they are going »

- Joey Paur

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‘Lego Batman’ Movie Will Acknowledge “Every Era of Batman Filmmaking”

19 November 2014 9:00 AM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

What a long, strange trip it’s been for Batman on the big screen. There was the 1966 movie based on the TV show. Tim Burton’s 1989 hit, which lead us to the wild Joel Schumacher films. Christopher Nolan then took over and turned it into Oscar-bait and in a few years, not only will Batman […]

The post ‘Lego Batman’ Movie Will Acknowledge “Every Era of Batman Filmmaking” appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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‘Birdman’ Review

19 November 2014 4:17 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Stars: Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Amy Ryan, Naomi Watts | Written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone | Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu

So contrary to popular belief director Alejandro González Iñárritu is actually capable of having a sense of humor.  The man who gave us the two hour misery fests like BabelBiutiful, and 21 Grams is now shockingly making a comedy – well as close to a comedy that he can get.

His latest film Birdman is an all-out assault on the comic book movie culture of today’s Hollywood. Along with an indictment of the current movie going audience that favors the popcorn fantasy over the cold hard truth.  Also taking aim at the idea of celebrity and the warped mental state one can find themselves in when seeking universal artistic glory.  Birdman’s true personality comes from its abrasive style that is like an exploding shotgun »

- Dan Clark

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Are Bruce Wayne's parents the most killed characters in movie history?

18 November 2014 6:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Walk down the wrong alleyway in Gotham City and you're in for a nasty shock. Nobody has found this out more frequently (or violently) than Thomas and Martha Wayne, the most murdered people in all of film and television history apart from Sean Bean.

This event proves to be a formative moment in the life of a young Bruce Wayne, the turning point that spurs him on to a life of fighting crime as a masked vigilante.

With the news that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will recreate this iconic Dark Knight moment, Digital Spy looks back at some of the screen recreations of that fateful Gotham night.

Batman (1989)

The first big screen depiction of the Waynes' death happened in Tim Burton's 1989 blockbuster. Here there's a twist in the tale as it's not Joe Chill but Jack Napier (later reborn as The Joker) who ambushes the millionaires.

Switching »

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"Gotham: Harvey Dent"

17 November 2014 6:01 PM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Sneak Peek more clips of footage from the "Gotham" episode "Harvey Dent" airing November 17, 2014 on Fox:

"...trying to close the 'Wayne' murder case, a young 'Harvey Dent' (Nicholas D’Agosto) and 'Gordon' (Ben Mackenzie) team up, much to the chagrin of 'Mayor James’ (Richard Kind).

"Meanwhile, 'Penguin' makes contact with the secret weapon of 'Mooney' (Jada Pinkett Smith), the seductress 'Liza' (Makenzie Leigh)..."

Debuting in "Detective Comics" #66 (Aug. 1942), created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, 'Harvey Dent' aka 'Two-Face', was a clean-cut district attorney of 'Gotham City' and an ally of 'Batman'. 

But Dent goes insane after mob boss 'Sal Maroni' throws acid at him during a trial, hideously scarring the left side of his face.

Dent adopts the 'Two-Face' persona and becomes a criminal, choosing to bring about good or evil based upon the outcome of a coin flip.

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- Michael Stevens

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Batman v Superman to recreate iconic Dark Knight origins scene

17 November 2014 2:34 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Spoilers: This article contains details on Batman v Superman that some readers may wish to avoid.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will feature an iconic scene from the Dark Knight's origins.

During filming in Chicago last week, Zack Snyder's superhero blockbuster recreated the moment when Bruce Wayne witnessed his parents being murdered after an alleyway mugging.

The scene first played out in the November 1939 issue of Detective Comics, with Joe Chill identified as the killer.

Subsequent films, TV shows, comics and video games have replayed the murder, although Tim Burton's 1989 Batman changed the killer from Chill to Jack Nicholson's Jack Napier, who eventually became The Joker.

A photo posted by Dan Marcus (@danimalish) on Nov 11, 2014 at 2:48pm Pst

Batman v Superman has taken inspiration from Frank Miller's Dark Knight Returns graphic novel by showing the Waynes getting ambushed outside a cinema after seeing The Mark of Zorro »

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10 Actors Who Should Play The Joker In Suicide Squad

16 November 2014 4:35 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

While it seemed inevitable that the Joker would appear in DC and Warner Bros. rapidly-expanding cinematic universe, many people were expecting the character to be saved for a standalone Batman movie. However, a recent rumor has indicated that the Clown Prince of Crime may appear in DC’s rapidly-expanding cinematic universe a lot sooner than expected, with reports claiming that the character may feature in David Ayer’s Suicide Squad.

Casting rumors are already swirling around the project; Jesse Eisenberg may be reprising his role as Lex Luthor, Margot Robbie could be playing Harley Quinn and offers are reportedly out to a number of stars including Will Smith, Tom Hardy and Jai Courtney to join the ensemble, but the rumored appearance of the Clown Prince of Crime has been the biggest news so far. Any actor that signs on to play the Joker has incredibly big shoes to fill, with »

- Scott Campbell

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Batman

14 November 2014 11:43 PM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

DC Comics

Quick poll: who is the coolest superhero?

If you answered Spider-Man, Wolverine, Iron Man or Aquaman (God forbid), you’re mistaken. Sorry, but it really is that simple.

As you all know, the correct answer is Batman because… he’s Batman, as he likes to remind us. Frequently. Batman’s popularity has much to do with the fact that, unlike the vast majority of superheroes, anyone could be him if they can only summon the requisite will and make the necessary sacrifices. And if they’re a billionaire – the last part’s pretty crucial.

Still, non-billionaires everywhere have fantasised about being Batman ever since the World’s Greatest Detective (suck it, Sherlock) made his bow in Detective Comics #27 over seventy-five years ago. The Caped Crusader has since become one of popular fiction’s most enduring icons and moved well beyond the comic book medium: finding allies in Tim Burton, »

- Jonathan Cordiner

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Guardians Of The Galaxy Wins Hollywood Blockbuster Film Award

14 November 2014 10:08 PM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

With the premiere of the 18th Annual Hollywood Film Awards, Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther) came out to honor Guardians of the Galaxy which won the Blockbuster Hollywood Film Award. Director James Gunn and Chris Pratt (Star-Lord) were on hand to accept the award. Guardians of the Galaxy also took home Best Visual Effects, and Best Make-up and Costume. Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) won Best Actor for his performance in the true to life film, The Imitation Game. Michael Keaton (Batman) was also awarded for his career Achievement that included Beetlejuice. Other superhero stars in attendance were Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) as a presenter, Ben Affleck (Batman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane) also a presenter, and Channing Tatum (Gambit).   »

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Competition: Win ‘Batman’ on Blu-ray!

14 November 2014 11:02 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Out now, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is released as the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe Edition. Visually stunning, sleek, contemporary packaging to appeal to the modern collector, Diamond Luxe Editions are built with a revolutionary lithographic material for an unprecedented hyper­glossy finish including a hidden magnet that maintains a secure, yet soft closure. Limited to 2000 copies, this must-own release contains new and several vintage bonus features!

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon.

The Diamond Luxe Edition is available to buy from Zavvi today: http://bit.ly/1xSfQvU

© 1989 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved. »

- Phil Wheat

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Competition: Win’ Batman’ on Blu-ray!

14 November 2014 11:01 AM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Out now, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is released as the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe Edition. Visually stunning, sleek, contemporary packaging to appeal to the modern collector, Diamond Luxe Editions are built with a revolutionary lithographic material for an unprecedented hyper­glossy finish including a hidden magnet that maintains a secure, yet soft closure. Limited to 2000 copies, this must-own release contains new and several vintage bonus features!

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon.

The Diamond Luxe Edition is available to buy from Zavvi today: http://bit.ly/1xSfQvU

© 1989 Warner Bros. All Rights Reserved. »

- Phil Wheat

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The Joker’s New Face is Revealed in Comic Art

14 November 2014 7:07 AM, PST | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

DC Comics' New 52 Batman kicked off with The Joker cutting off his own face. It was actually insanely terrifying. The Clown Prince of Crime recently revealed himself to the Dark Knight in Batman: Endgame #36: But now we all get to see the villain’s full new look thanks to the cover art for the upcoming Batman: Endgame #37. I’ve got to admit, he looks pretty slick. He's not as nightmarish looking as he was, but he’s still pretty f’ed up in the head.

The cover art above was created by Greg Capullo, and the variant art below was done by Andy Kubert. DC also revealed that Kubert will be doing a total of six variant covers for the Batman: Endgame issues #35 through #40. Each one is based on the theme “Joker’s Greatest Hits.”

Source: HitFix »

- Joey Paur

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Re-Viewed: Tim Burton's Batman, the superhero movie that changed everything

14 November 2014 5:09 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

When Steven Spielberg's Jaws smashed box office records in 1975 it ushered in a new era for the Hollywood blockbuster. The term, coined some years earlier for epics such as The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur, came to represent something more than just financial success after Spielberg's Great White tore through Amity Island. Usually released at the height of summer, this new breed of film had to have scope, scale and deliver on entertainment value. Go big or go home. The blockbuster now became a genre unto itself.

Tim Burton's first Batman movie didn't invent the blockbuster, but it left an indelible mark on cinema when it arrived on a wave of hype in June 1989. The film, like many of today's tentpoles (films designed to support a studio's entire slate), was based on an existing intellectual property and thus had an inbuilt audience primed to fork out money for cinema tickets. »

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Win ‘Batman’ On Blu-ray!

13 November 2014 2:46 PM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Out now, this Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s (Wbhe) 25th Anniversary Blu-ray is released as the studio’s distinctive new sleek Diamond Luxe Edition.

Visually stunning, sleek, contemporary packaging to appeal to the modern collector, Diamond Luxe Editions are built with a revolutionary lithographic material for an unprecedented hyper­glossy finish including a hidden magnet that maintains a secure, yet soft closure.

Limited to 2000 copies, this must-own release contains new and several vintage bonus features!

In 1989, director Tim Burton breathed new life into one of the most complex and intriguing characters in popular culture. Burton cast off the 1960s camp depiction of the Dark Knight and launched for Warner Bros. one of the most popular comic book film series ever. Batman was the top-grossing movie that year and subsequently became a global phenomenon.

The Diamond Luxe Edition is available to buy from Zavvi today: http://bit.ly/1xSfQvU

To celebrate »

- Dan Bullock

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Tech Support: 'Budapest,' 'Into the Woods,' 'Exodus' highlight Best Production Design

13 November 2014 12:58 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Grandeur often rules the day in Best Production Design, which awards the men and women responsible for a movie's set design and construction. The category typically favors period pieces, though at least one fantasy title tends to find a home every year. It is rare for truly contemporary films to be nominated. However, the category is more open to fantasy and contemporary pieces than its cousin Best Costume Design. (Last year was the first year the costume designers had their own branch, but no easily discernible new trends could be observed in my opinion.) Recent years have also suggested openness to CGI-complemented work ("Life of Pi" and "Gravity" immediately jump to mind). On that note, it's worth mentioning that the Art Directors Guild has implemented a new rule somewhat under the radar for its precursor awards this season. According to the new provision, period films must now have the majority »

- Gerard Kennedy

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