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The Five Best Film Franchises

28 June 2015 1:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras with the five best film franchises…

As we continue to examine the state of Hollywood’s biggest franchises, it’s time to dole out a little love. We’ve looked at the Five Worst Film Franchises and Five Film Franchises on the Fence. It’s time for the Five Best Film Franchises. Yes, there are franchises that deserve love. Movie series that consistently entertain and deliver at the box office. Films that make the concept of franchises more palatable, even when studios are trying to crap garbage like G.I. Joe: Retaliation down you’re throat.

Once again, we are only considering franchises that have films actively in production with two or more installments previously produced.

With that in mind… here’s the best of the best:

1. James Bond

The longest film franchise is still the best. Super-Spy James Bond has been entertaining audiences since the 1960’s with his alcohol fueled sexual exploits. »

- Anghus Houvouras

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I Kind Of Love Batman Forever

23 June 2015 1:35 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Anghus Houvouras on why he kind of loves Batman Forever

It was 20 years ago that the third modern Batman movie was released. An uncertain time for the character who just six years earlier had revolutionized the modern blockbuster, helped launch the modern age of comic book adaptations, and made an untold millions for Warner Bros. The follow-up, Batman Returns, was seen as a disappointment by the studio who felt the series had taken a dark turn and lost much of its mainstream appeal.

The third installment would be a departure both for Michael Keaton and Tim Burton who left the franchise in the hands of Joel Schumacher. Joel Schumacher… who would one day brutally murder the franchise with reckless abandon and shelve the Dark Knight for nearly a decade before Christopher Nolan found a way to make him interesting (and profitable) again. We all know that Batman & Robin is a »

- Anghus Houvouras

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Comics on Film: Could 'Batman Unchained' Have Saved Superhero Movies in the '90s?

22 June 2015 6:30 PM, PDT | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

  Joel Schumacher is a name that lives in infamy with Batman fans around the world. Although the director of A Time to Kill and The Phantom of the Opera was primarily known for crafting darker movies in the mid-1990s, things changed when he was given the keys to the kingdom of DC Comics' Dark Knight.   After the somewhat polarizing reception to 1992's Batman Returns, Warner Bros. wanted to take the franchise in a bit of a different direction. Previous series director Tim Burton would transition into a producer capacity for the upcoming third film, and Schumacher was selected to direct what ultimately became 1995's Batman Forever. That film was the series' biggest financial success up to that point, so it...

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- Chris Clow

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Producer Denise Di Novi to Direct Thriller ‘Unforgettable’

22 June 2015 1:05 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Warner Bros. has tapped longtime producer Denise Di Novi to make her directorial debut with the thriller “Unforgettable.”

Belle” director Amma Asante was initially attached to helm the project and Kerry Washington was in talks to star, but the two are no longer involved.

Di Novi is producing the film with her partner Alison Greenspan. Christina Hodson is writing the script for “Unforgettable,” which centers on a man whose new spouse is menaced by his ex-wife.

Di Novi has produced a long list of films for Warner Bros., going back to Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” in 1992 and including “Crazy Stupid Love,” “Nights in Rodanthe,” “If I Stay” and the two “Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” films.

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- Dave McNary

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Denise Di Novi to Direct Thriller ‘Unforgettable’

22 June 2015 1:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

For decades Denise Di Novi has worked as a producer. She consulted on Videodrome; her name is on Heathers; and she was among the most significant members of the team that brought early Tim Burton films to the screen. She worked to make Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Ed Wood, for starters. Now Di […]

The post Denise Di Novi to Direct Thriller ‘Unforgettable’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Russ Fischer

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'Batman Forever': The Story Behind the Surprise Hit "Nobody Really Wanted"

16 June 2015 10:52 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

In 1993, Batman was at a crossroads. Just four years earlier, Tim Burton had achieved what many thought impossible — launching a big-screen take on the Dark Knight that was both critically acclaimed and a commercial hit. Burton's Batman was not the campy version Adam West had popularized on TV in the 1960s. But Batman Returns, Burton's 1992 follow-up, left studio Warner Bros. itching for a change. While the film was successful, it fell $145 million short of the 1989 film's $411.3 million global gross. Its darker tone and grotesque villain Penguin (Danny DeVito) was far less

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- Aaron Couch

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Doug Jones, The Man of 1000 Faces: An Interview with Cochise from Falling Skies

10 June 2015 5:54 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Manny Camacho chats with Doug Jones about Falling Skies, Hellboy, Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer and more…

Summer is here, for some it’s still coming, as they wait for a variety of summer series that begin this month. For me winter is still here, it came (and I hope it doesn’t leave) with Game of Thrones—I don’t even remember spring. But the summer season is just beginning with amazing new entries in a variety of series. For one of those shows it is the beginning of the end. Falling Skies begins its final season June 28th and there are so many questions for us that need answered.

Flickering Myth had a great opportunity to sit and chat with Star Doug Jones, who plays the enigmatic Volm Cochise. I was able to talk to him about this upcoming season and what it means to the 2nd Mass. »

- Manny Camacho

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Superhero Bits: Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman

15 May 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Want to see some great new photos from the sets of Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad? Which X-Men mutant did Kodi Smit-McPhee almost play? How much has Avengers: Age of Ultron made so far at the box office? Want to see an amazing new collectible from Batman Returns? Is there an update on the TNT […]

The post Superhero Bits: Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, Daredevil, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Batman appeared first on /Film. »

- Germain Lussier

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Points of Articulation: Hot Toys Batman Returns and Bruce Wayne

6 May 2015 1:45 PM, PDT | FamousMonsters of Filmland | See recent Famous Monsters of Filmland news »

With the overwhelming hate and backlash the naysayers have spewed about the casting of Ben Affleck as Batman, it makes me wonder how bad the internet trolling would have been in 1989 when Michael Keaton played the lead role of Tim Burton’s take on The Dark Knight and its sequel. I was a kid when those films were released, and even I remember being a bit concerned that “Beetlejuice” and “Mr. Mom” was going to be playing my favorite superhero on the big screen. I mean, this guy was a comedian, he was too short, and he didn’t fit the M.O. of Bruce Wayne/Batman at all, in any way. He wasn’t classically good looking and he sure as heck didn’t look like he could beat the holy snot out of anybody.

I don’t particularly care for Burton’s Batman films, but there is one »

- Dominic F

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Hot Toys’ Batman Returns 1/6th scale Batman collectible figure revealed

6 May 2015 6:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Hot Toys has officially revealed its upcoming 1/6th scale collectible Batman figure from Tim Burton’s 1992 sequel Batman Returns! Check it out here…

 

The movie-accurate Batman Collectible Figure is specially crafted based on the image of Michael Keaton as the iconic character Batman, and features a newly developed masked head sculpt with separate rolling eyeballs and interchangeable lower faces, a specially created Batsuit, detailed Batman gadgets, and a Led light-up figure base. The figure is expected to arrive towards the end of this year.

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- Gary Collinson

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Gotham Season 1 Episode 20 Review – ‘Under the Knife’

4 May 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Martin Carr reviews the twentieth episode of Gotham

Unbalanced personalities, damaged psychosis and narrative conventions all jostle for position, in this penultimate portion of Gotham on Fox. Erin Richards, all but forgotten in the ebb and flow of events, comes to the fore opposite Ogre extraordinaire Milo Ventimigilia. Elsewhere Lord Taylor continues his plotting while the underused Carole Kane milks eccentric like a crazed bag lady playing dress up. Shoehorn in a coming of age subplot to give teenagers Bruce and Selina relevance, and everything else remains business as usual at Fox.

Now I have defended Gotham relentlessly against conspicuous and vocal opposition. My evidence has been heartfelt but in the main fallen on deaf ears. Educated in comic folklore and able to spout from a position of assumed supremacy, these debates were short lived. My reasoning time and again was always to take it on face value. Ignore for »

- Gary Collinson

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Batman Facts: 25 Things You (Probably) Don't Know About the Dark Knight

1 May 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Happy Batman Day, everyone! Around the world, May 1st may mark a spring holiday, but here, it marks the first appearance of the Dark Knight, in Detective Comics No. 27, in 1939.

For the past 76 years, the Caped Crusader has been fighting Gotham City evildoers in comic books, movies, TV shows, and pretty much anywhere else you can shine a Bat-signal. Throughout the years, Bruce Wayne's alter ego has gone through many incarnations, not just in actors (from Adam West to Michael Keaton to Christian Bale to Ben Affleck, among the many), but also in character, from haunted avenger to squeaky-clean do-gooder to campy clown to kinky prowler to world-weary fighter. He's due for yet another change this week, with the releases of DC's Batman No. 40 -- in which Bruce Wayne and the Joker finally kill each other (or do they?) and a special issue of DC's Divergence, where an undisclosed character »

- Gary Susman

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This Glamor Video Of The New Batmobile Is Pretty Sexy

28 April 2015 12:47 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

When Batman returns to the big screen next year in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, he’ll have a new set of wheels. As with almost every incarnation of the Dark Knight, the Batmobile will be the Caped Crusader’s primary method of transportation in his war against crime. Although fans have already seen the car several times, a new glamor video gives us an all-around look at the Batmobile from a variety of angles. Check it out. This B-roll, courtesy of JoBlo Movie Trailers, is the same footage that was used during last week’s Bleacher Report video. Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan recently visited the Batman exhibit at the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Hollywood, and during that time he was able to get an up-close look at the new Batmobile. This footage originally had audio of the tour guide explaining the car& »

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Why 1980 Was the Best Year in Movie History

27 April 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

All week long our writers will debate: Which was the greatest film year of the past half century.  Click here for a complete list of our essays. How to decide in the grand scheme of things which film year stands above all others?  History gives us no clear methodology to unravel this thorny but extremely important question. Is it the year with the highest average score of movies?  So a year that averages out to a B + might be the winner over a field strewn with B’s, despite a few A +’s. Or do a few masterpieces lift up a year so far that whatever else happened beyond those three or four films is of no consequence? Both measures are worthy, and the winner by either of those would certainly be a year not to be sneezed at. But I contend the only true measure of a year’s »

- Richard Rushfield

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The Surprisingly Prolific Comic Book Actors

20 April 2015 10:00 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Hugh Jackman has played Logan aka Wolverine in seven different films. It’s an impressive number that will shortly increase with a third solo Wolverine film and possibly X-Men:Apocalypse, although at the time of writing he has yet to be officially cast. A few other names are snapping at the heels of Jackman, notably the cast of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. If you include the forthcoming Avengers: Age of Ultron, Chris Evans has played Captain America four times (five if you include his appearance as Loki using magic to look like the first Avenger in Thor: The Dark World), Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth have portrayed Black Widow and Thor respectively four times each whilst the King of the McU, Robert Downey Jr. has made an impressive six appearances as Iron Man/Tony Stark (including his post-credit appearance in The Incredible Hulk).

Unfortunately for Hugh Jackman, as far as this article is concerned, »

- Brendan Bergmanski

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A Comedian Restored A Michael Keaton Batmobile, And It.s Gorgeous

5 April 2015 2:53 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Comedian Jeff Dunham has gained a significant fan following thanks to his work as a ventriloquist, entertaining audiences with a variety of characters that sit on his arm. What you may not know, however, is that he's also a rather avid car collector, and arguably the jewel of his collection is the actual Batmobile from Tim Burton's 1992 hit Batman Returns that he wound up building on to and making even more awesome than it was originally. The Wall Street Journal has published a piece about Duhham's special vehicle titled "How a Joker Revived a Batmobile," and it reveals some amazing custom work that the comedian did on the Batman Returns Batmobile since purchasing it back in 2011 (you can see a image on the article page). While he didn't mention how much the amazing movie prop actually cost him, he notes that he has done about half-a-million dollars worth of »

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Watch: ‘SNL’ Cast Begs Michael Keaton to Reprise Batman, Beetlejuice

5 April 2015 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Keaton may have been recently nominated for an Oscar for his critically acclaimed turn in “Birdman,” but it should be little surprise that his two truly most iconic characters — Batman and Beetlejuice — were mentioned right away when Keaton returned to “Saturday Night Live” this weekend.

In Keaton’s first “SNL” hosting gig in more than two decades, castmembers Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan crashed his opening monologue, and went into full fanboy mode as they asked Keaton a favor.

“Will you play Batman with us, Michael Keaton?” the two comedians sing. “Come on put the suit, we’ll be the villains that you’ve beaten!”

Keaton doesn’t particularly like the idea at first, but Killam and Moynihan are persistent. The bit even includes a bit of badly edited video, which superimposes the Batman and Beetlejuice costumes onto backstage footage of Keaton as Killam and Moynihan play supporting characters from the movies, »

- Alex Stedman

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Watch The SNL Cast Hysterically Beg Michael Keaton To Reprise Batman And Beetlejuice

5 April 2015 8:16 AM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

P { margin-bottom: 0.08in; }A:link { } Last night Michael Keaton returned to Saturday Night Live after not having hosted for over two decades. As many of us were expecting the highly-respected actor reprised two of his most iconic big screen characters, Batman and Beetlejuice, after being begged by a few SNL fanboy cast members . although it didn't go quite as you may think. As you can see in Michael Keaton's opening monologue above, the actor appeared pretty thrilled to be back on the stage he first graced back in 1982, then again in 1992, the latter following the release of his film Batman Returns. That said, it took less than a minute for Taran Killam and Bobby Moynihan to squeeze in on each side of him and break into song, in an attempt to get the Birdman actor to reprise his roles as Batman and Beetlejuice. While the songs weren't necessarily all that »

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What movie, TV show or music did your parents ban from you as a kid?

25 March 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Raunchy comedies. Scary movies. Songs with explicit lyrics. Space, the final frontier. When we're kids, we're frequently banned from checking out films, TV, music or other entertainment before we're "ready." Whatever that means. At HitFix, we discovered there's a range of what was banned in our households when we were children. Some folks like lucky-duck Gregory Ellwood had no bans at all. Some bans didn't hold. Some bans were so intense, they blanketed all corners of media. Below are some of our staffers sounding off on what wasn't allowed in their household. Share with us in the comments what stuff you couldn't watch or hear. Chris Eggertsen - "Married...With Children" "Married...With Children" was like the Devil in our house, and here's the kicker: I'm almost positive my mother never watched it before banning it. It was enough that a random Christian woman living halfway across the country whom »

- Katie Hasty, HitFix Staff

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The Big Bang Theory's Jim Parsons wants to play Batman villain The Riddler

18 March 2015 8:20 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Jim Parsons has revealed that he would like to play The Riddler in a future movie.

The Big Bang Theory actor told MTV that he would be up for playing the DC villain opposite Ben Affleck as Batman.

"I would love to play a superhero in a movie - I would like it to be a villain," he said.

"I would like to play The Riddler. I don't feel they're using The Riddler very much, are they?"

When told that he would be "dope" in the role, he added: "You hear that? I would be dope as The Riddler. Girls, tell your friends."

Jim Carrey last portrayed The Riddler on the big screen in 1995's Batman Returns, while Cory Michael Smith currently plays him in the TV series Gotham.

Parsons will star in the upcoming DreamWorks film Home opposite Rihanna and Steve Martin, which is released on Friday (March 20).

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