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Star Wars, Jurassic Park, more: 9 original trailers for classic movies

16 hours ago | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

The huge level of hype surrounding movie trailers doesn't seem like it's going to subside anytime soon. "First looks" and teaser premieres seem to have more currency in film fandom than the actual movies themselves these days.

With the big unveiling of the Jurassic World teaser this week and the incoming promo for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Digital Spy has decided to look back through the archives to see how the art of cutting a trailer has changed over the years.

1. Star Wars

"Somewhere in space... this may all be happening right now!" This opening voiceover doesn't quite have the same ring to it as "a galaxy far, far away", and without the John Williams score or polished sound mix it just doesn't really feel like Star Wars at all. Still, this first-ever trailer didn't put off audiences from seeing the finished film in the summer of 1977.

2. Jurassic Park »

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What Movie Have You Watched the Most? The Hitfix Staff Answers

19 hours ago | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Everybody has that one movie that they've watched so many times, "knowing it by heart" doesn't even begin to describe the relationship. It's the film that you drop everything to watch when it comes on TV, or that you bought and wore out the VHS copy, and then the DVD and the Blu-Ray... and you're still happy to watch it again on Netflix. Maybe it all started with what your family liked to watch (or what they hated) or what ended up in your stocking at holiday time, or what you fell in love with at the theater. Below, the HitFix editorial staff shares its most-watched movies of all time. What is yours? Tell us in the comments! Donna Dickens "Titanic" I was that fourteen year old girl. The one that saw “Titanic” in theaters multiple times (my personal tally was seven.) I bought the VHS two-pack. I recorded the »

- HitFix Staff

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Heralding the New Gotham Television Series: Bringing Batman Further into the 21st Century

21 hours ago | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

While contemporary films such as X-Men may provide the most recent and popular examples of comic book characters being replicated on the silver screen, this is the continuation of a trend that first began in 1989. Back then, ambitious director Tim Burton took on the iconic comic strip legend that was Batman and transformed him into a three-dimensional superhero that took Hollywood by storm. In this respect, Batman was the first character to transcend his humble beginnings and become a multi-media, global sensation.

The New Gotham Series: Continuing the Popularisation of Batman

While many other comic book characters have gone through the same transition in the last two decades, it is Batman that continues to fascinate everyone from movie makers to game designers and television executives. Not only is the character expected to feature in another Hollywood blockbuster alongside Superman in 2016  (Batman v Superman: The Dawn of Justice) but Fox has »

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Future blockbuster hype: the lost art of living in the now

27 November 2014 12:16 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

We all enjoy speculating about future movies, but can this distract from the films already out now, James wonders...

When World War Z broke out in 2013, it all happened very fast. Brad Pitt and his family were just driving along, slowly inching their way through a traffic jam in the Philadelphia streets and suddenly - zoompf! The zombie apocalypse just came out of nowhere.

Rabid rakshasas started ripping all vestiges of modern western civilisation to shreds, attacking people who were simply going about their regular daily business. From there the whole planet is revealed to be falling to hell, Brad Pitt and fellow survivors of the viral uprising engaged in continent-crossing combat to repel the bloodthirsty hordes and find a cure for the contagion.

For Pitt's character, though, the turning point was that moment of realisation back in the Philly gridlock, back in the driving seat of his family's SUV. »

- ryanlambie

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Watch: Tim Burton's Full 'Alfred Hitchcock Presents' Episode 'The Jar' Starring Griffin Dunne

26 November 2014 8:47 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

With “Big Eyes” opening next month (apparently to a less-than-enthusiastic response from those who’ve already seen it), and the holiday season just around the corner, it's an appropriate time for us here at the Playlist to appreciate the Tim Burton of yore. Indeed, there was a time when Burton’s now-inimitable style seemed genuinely fresh. A delicate marriage of morbid gothic weirdness and a sort of aching fairy-tale fragility is and was the director’s signature operating mode, but he’s exhausted this technique to diminishing returns in the last few years in disappointing vehicles like “Dark Shadows” and “Alice in Wonderland.” What’s important to remember, though, is that Burton had a stellar run early in his career, back when he was the macabre genius known for sick-puppy classics like “Beetlejuice,” “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure,” and—still the glummest of all the Batman films, in this writer’s opinion—“Batman Returns. »

- Nicholas Laskin

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Childhood Memories: Tim Burton’s ‘Batman’

25 November 2014 5:28 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Batman

Directed by Tim Burton

Written by Sam Hamm and Warren Skaaren

USA, 1989

For me, film has always been a strong source of inspiration. As long as I can remember, I have been truly captivated by the motion picture. One of my earliest memories would have to be seeing the first Batman in theaters a quarter of a century ago. In 1989, “Batmania” was sweeping the nation and I was perfectly content playing with my Toy Biz and Kenner action figures. The character of Batman had been around 50 years before I was even born and I’m sure other children before me have been amazed by The Caped Crusader’s various adventures. Tim Burton’s epic would have to be my first experience seeing The Dark Knight in action and it was monumental one at that.

If you aren’t familiar with 1989’s smash hit, then please let me enlighten you. »

- Randall Unger

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‘The Flash 1×04: Going Rogue’ Review

25 November 2014 2:54 PM, PST | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

Written by Geoff Johns,Kai Yu Wu | Directed by Glen Winter

Plot:

Barry gets a surprise visit from his friend Felicity Smoak, just as a Bank Robber appears on the scene armed with a freezing gun.

Verdict:

And so The Flash continues it’s strong opening season with another quality episode, introducing one the DC hero’s most prominent villains in the form of Leonard Snart (aka Captain Cold), played by Wentworth Millar (of Prison Break). And the actor does a great job with the role, though Snart in this version does appear to be more a ‘stone cold killer’ than any of the comics or cartoons have portrayed him in the past (with him having morals and code of honour in the other versions). But despite that niggle of mine (like with how Tim Burton’s Batman could casually kill his enemies in those classic movies), that didn’t »

- ApolloXL5

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5 Actors Who Could Play The Joker

25 November 2014 2:10 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thomas Roach with five actors who could play The Joker in the new DC Universe…

After Heath Ledger’s tragic death in 2008 and the actor leaving his mark on the world with his iconic portrayal of The Joker in The Dark Knight, the next person to take on the role of the Clown Prince of Crime faces a difficult struggle indeed. With The Joker expected to make an appearance in the rebooted DC Universe as part of the Suicide Squad movie, there’s been discussion as to who could portray a new version of the character. Jared Leto seems to have been tipped for the role in Suicide Squad, but as yet there’s been no solid confirmation. There are so many actors who could bring something very special to The Joker, and here are five I believe would fit the role…

Willem Dafoe

Dafoe has played his fair share »

- Thomas Roach

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Kate Middleton Had an Emotional Day at the Children's Hospice Launch

25 November 2014 1:20 PM, PST | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Find out why Kate Middleton reportedly cried during her appearance - Us Weekly Is this Lady Gaga's least wearable outfit yet? - HuffPost Celebrity Rihanna's new album could drop before Christmas - Lainey Gossip Chevy Chase reportedly pulled a Johnny Depp at a recent event - Dlisted Did Kendra Wilkinson actually sleep with Hugh Hefner? - Et Kendall Jenner's latest model shot will make you do a double take - JustJared Bella Thorne stirs up trouble in her TV guest-starring role - Hollywood Tuna Prince just made a very bold move on social media - Pink Is the New Blog Christian Bale's surprising admission about the new Batman movie - The Superficial »

- Ryan-Roschke

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Thn Turns 11! A Look Back At Our Favourite Films – Batman Begins (2005)

25 November 2014 4:45 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

If we go back before the huge success of The Dark Knight (2008) and the media-hyped excitement of The Dark Knight Rises (2012), there still lives a pure gem from Christopher Nolan in the shape of Batman Begins (2005).

Tim Burton’s Batman (1989) and Batman Returns (1992) brought our cave and mansion dwelling hero to the big screen in a way no-one had ever expected and those two movies, very specifically, still stand up to the endlessly changeable tests of time. When Joel Schumacher took up the reigns for the likes of Batman Forever (1995) and Batman & Robin (1997), none of us ever thought that the Bat-man would make such an ambitious return some years later when Christopher Nolan turned up with an absolute game-changer for both his back catalogue and the superhero film industry.

Batman Begins remains one of the best of the last 11 years with a truly tremendous origin story that’s swathed in truth, »

- Dan Bullock

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Christian Bale Confesses He Was Initially Jealous Of Ben Affleck’s Batman

24 November 2014 8:52 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

One question that often arises among Batman fans — and frequently leads to a heated debate in the process — is who played the best version of The Caped Crusader? More than likely, such a debate boils down to either Adam WestGeorge Clooney, Christian Bale and Michael Keaton, and it’s often the latter actor that takes home the proverbial mantle. But coupled with Christopher Nolan’s M.O., Bale’s rendition of Bruce Wayne can’t be under overstated, and it turns out the actor wanted to continue his run as Gotham’s watchful protector beyond the planned trilogy.

In fact, in a recent interview with Empire, the British actor spoke candidly about Ben Affleck’s involvement in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and how he was initially jealous of someone taking up the coveted cape and cowl so soon after he hung it up.

“I’ve got to admit initially, »

- Michael Briers

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Christian Bale Admits He Was Initially "Jealous" When Ben Affleck Was Cast As Batman

24 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer, George Clooney, Christian Bale and now....Ben Affleck. By the time "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" arrives it will be five actors playing Bruce Wayne/Batman in just under thirty years. It speaks both to the viability of the character and the constant reinvention the franchise has gone through. But arguably, the peak thus far has been Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight trilogy. Together with Christian Bale, they created a Batman worthy of the comic mythology, grounded in reality and stripped of the more cartoony takes in previous efforts. Many people wanted more after "The Dark Knight Rises" -- as it turns out, so did Bale. With the actor now doing the rounds for "Exodus: Gods And Kings," it was inevitable that he would be asked about Affleck taking over the cowl, and rather than the standard I-wish-him-luck speech, Bale was candid about the »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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"Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" - Young 'Bruce Wayne'

23 November 2014 11:01 AM, PST | SneakPeek | See recent SneakPeek news »

Take another look @ footage from the Chicago set of director Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice", showing the death of the parents of 'Bruce Wayne' in front of a movie theater screening "The Mark Of Zorro" (which was the inspiration for 'Batman' creator Bob Kane) :

"...'Dr. Thomas Wayne' and his wife 'Martha' take their son 'Bruce to see 'The Mark of Zorro'. 

"After the film, the Wayne family exits the theater and are confronted by a petty mugger, who ends up murdering Bruce's parents right in front of him..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice"...

A video posted by Luis Gomez (@tribluis) on Nov 11, 2014 at 6:07pm Pst

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- Michael Stevens

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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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