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You can watch Marlon Wayans' hilarious hijinks with the supernatural when A Haunted House 2 hits theaters on April 18. Below, the 41-year-old comedian shares 25 things you don't know about him with Us Weekly. 1. My all-time favorite comedians are Richard Pryor and Eddie Murphy. 2. When I was 6, I was caught stealing candy. My life of crime ended there. 3. My favorite brother is Keenen, unless Damon and Shawn are reading this. 4. I was originally cast as Robin in Batman Returns. 5. My middle name is Lamont. [...] »
Interview Simon Brew 15 Apr 2014 - 06:49
Marc Webb's third film as director - following (500) Days Of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man - sees him return for the second part of his webslinger trilogy. He was in London last week to talk about the film, and we chatted to him about the first film, directing action, Statham, and the day a drone camera landed on set...
I was a bit torn on your first Spider-Man film, if I'm being truthful with you, but I enjoyed this one a lot more. I couldn't help but think back to Tim Burton, when he made Batman and Batman Returns. He always said that his second Batman film as being far more of his film than the one before. »
It seems hard to believe that there could even be 25 films in the superhero genre that would be worth putting on a list at this point, much less enough that there are worthy titles I feel were left off, but that's where we are in 2014. As the reviews started rolling in for "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," with many people calling it the best superhero movie ever made, we decided to throw the question out to the entire HitFix staff to ask people to rank their favorite films in the genre. We did this several years ago with the top ten, but at this point, we felt like the roster was deep enough to ask people to vote for their favorite 25. What surprised me is just how much variety there were in the answers. There are many films that were on my list that didn't make the final tally, and that was true with everyone. »
- Drew McWeeny
While Batman is returning to the big screen in 2016′s Man of Steel followup alongside Wonder Woman – who’s finally making her cinematic debut – no one can forget the powerful female character we’ve already met in the DC Comics movies. Selina Kyle, the iconic femme fatale played by Michelle Pfeiffer in Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, and re-introduced 20 years later in the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy played by Anne Hathaway, is one of the most interesting and iconic comic book characters of all-time.
And for every onscreen portrayal of Catwoman, there are many more variations of the character’s look and costume on the pages of DC Comics and in other mediums (see: Click to continue reading Sr Giveaway – Win A Catwoman Sixth Scale Figure From Sideshow Collectibles!
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- Rob Keyes
Vampire Academy is finally headed to home video, so if you missed it in theatres you'll be able to sink your teeth into it on Blu-ray and DVD soon enough! Read on for details.
From the Press Release
Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the Blu-ray™ and DVD release of Vampire Academy based on the best-selling novel by #1 New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Fantasy Author, Richelle Mead. Director Mark Waters, known for films, Freaky Friday and Just Like Heaven, is best recognized for his work on the 2004 hit Mean Girls starring Lindsay Lohan. His brother and Vampire Academy Writer Daniel Waters was acclaimed for his Heathers screenplay which received an Edgar Award in 1990. His other past projects include Batman Returns and Demolition Man.
- Steve Barton
So we all saw Captain America: The Winter Soldier. (Seriously, we all saw it.) And we’ve all had a good, long, thoughtful conversation about the deeper themes lingering under the surface of the paranoia-inducing, wiki-leaking, surveillance-state-exploding superhero sequel. But there’s a more obvious thing we need to address — a question hovering over the whole movie that remains unanswered. Captain America. Black Widow. Question mark?
To recap, with spoilers. At the start of Winter Soldier, Cap and Widow’s relationship has evolved a little since The Avengers. But only a little. They’re co-workers. Widow’s mildly concerned that »
- Darren Franich
We live in an age of franchises. One of the simple truths of modern pop culture is that there is nothing a studio values more than the ability to get a series off the ground where they can constantly count on fans coming back for more of the same. My kids are on the hook for so many ongoing series at this point that I have to sometimes remind them that films that aren't part of a series are also worth watching. There are some series that they're not ready for yet, like "Lord Of The Rings" or "The Terminator," and Toshi is constantly pushing to see the things that have been on the "not yet" shelf for a while. Recently, we've dabbled with a few series, and the reactions from both of the kids have been interesting, and not what I expected. For example, one would think that based »
- Drew McWeeny
The final piece of Fox’s recent promotional campaign for Gotham was revealed today, as we now have our first official looks at Jim Gordon and The Penguin. For the past week or so we’ve been receiving character shots of all the major players on the show. From Harvey Bullock to Alfred Pennyworth to Selina Kyle and a young Bruce Wayne, we’ve seen it all. Now, the final two pieces are here, and we have them for your viewing pleasure below.
Gordon, a detective in Gotham during this prequel but destined to become Police Commissioner and ally himself with the Dark Knight, looks pretty unremarkable in his shot, seeing as it’s simply Ben McKenzie in a suit. For Gordon more than perhaps any other character, we’ll have to see him in action before making any judgments.
The Penguin, on the other hand, is kind of interesting »
- Matt Joseph
It's not that hard to believe that it's been 25 years since the release of "Heathers," on March 31, 1989.
Really, the movie seems like an artifact from a different era, one paradoxically bolder than our own. It's hard to imagine a movie getting made today that makes fun of teen suicide, schoolhouse violence, and the public grieving process that follows both. "Heathers"'s gleefully gruesome satire made stars out of Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, and Shannen Doherty, launched the careers of screenwriter Daniel Waters and director Michael Lehmann, and created the mold for subversive schoolgirl comedies to come, from "Clueless" to "Mean Girls."
"Heathers" wasn't a hit at first, but it eventually became such a huge cult success that it made lunchroom polls and lines like "What's your damage?" into pop-culture fixtures. Still, as many times as you've seen it, there's still much you may not know about "Heathers," from which other »
- Gary Susman
Art by JasonCasteel
I know what will cheer you up today! A little video supercut that has nothing except Christopher Walken dancing. I didn't realize just how much he's danced over the course of his career. The guy has sure got some crazy moves! Below the video you'll find the full list of movies that are featured in the video which comes to us from The Huffington Post.
“The Deer Hunter” (1978)
“Pennies from Heaven” (1981)
“The Dead Zone” (1983)
“A View To A Kill” (1985)
“At Close Range” (1986)
“Puss in Boots” (1988)
“King of New York” (1990)
“The Comfort of Strangers” (1990)
“Sarah, Plain and Tall” (1991)
“All-American Murder” (1991)
“Batman Returns” (1992)
“True Romance” (1993)
“Wayne’s World 2″ (1993)
“A Business Affair” (1994)
“Pulp Fiction” (1994)
“The Prophecy” (1995)
“Search and Destroy” (1995)
“Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead” (1995)
“The Funeral” (1996)
“Suicide Kings” (1997)
“New Rose Hotel” (1998)
“Blast from the Past” (1999)
“Sleepy Hollow” (1999)
“The Opportunists” (2000)
- Joey Paur
So as promised I watched the first episode of From Dusk Till Dawn the series and….pretty damn good actually. It starts off with a scene that will come to mean more as the series wears on and which calls back to the second straight to DVD From Dusk Till Dawn sequel Hangman’s Daughter which dealt with the origins of Salma Hayek’s Santanico Pandemonium head vampire character. After this we are back in sort of familiar territory with Don Johnson playing a suitably grizzled and weary Texas Ranger Earl McGraw on the look out for the Gecko Brothers who are on the lam and headed for Mexico.
Basically when it comes down to it, From Dusk Till Dawn is like a faithful adaptation of the original novel that the first film was based on if that were the case and it wasn’t an early Tarantino script. So »
- Chris Holt
Most of the artwork seen below was created by Stan Winston Studio's famed conceptual illustrator, Mark “Crash” McCreery. The artwork was part of several collections that were auctioned off at icollector.com. The first batch of Batman Returns concept art includes facial, body and hands variations of Danny Devito’s character “The Penguin.” The next batch is a series of renderings for Penguin's flock of penguins that were strapped with a mind-control helmet and a harness for their deadly missiles. 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 »
“The reason this is happening is because I’m pursuing my own agenda about the school and what I think it should teach,” said George Lucas, who endowed three new chairs in a dedication at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Thursday. The audience laughed, but he drove his point home.
“Don’t forget the basics. Don’t get enamored with new technology, because it’s not new. Just the medium we’re working in is new, but that doesn’t change anything. The art of what we do is exactly the same. It’s beyond technology. It’s the art of movies.”
The younger attendees in the audience tittered with excitement as the “Star Wars” creator – who was perhaps the most casually dressed that night in jeans – spoke.
- Alex Stedman
Sugar and spice and slice-and-dice.
Women are not natural born killers. That’s the commonly held belief, supported by crime statistics that show that 93% of all murders are committed by men. But, what about that 7% of women that do kill, the ones responsible for 16,000 murders a year? Are women killers different, somehow, than other women, or are they just regular women driven to acts of insanity by money, revenge or passion? Examining the motivations and methodologies of women killers is what makes our crime series Snapped (weekdays at 6pm Et/3pm Pt) so wickedly fascinating.
As in real life, violent female characters comprise only a small percentage of the perpetrators of violence depicted on the big screen, but the truly terrifying ones make a lasting impression on us. Here's our rundown of the most infamous female characters in cinema, women that snapped and resorted to violence and even murder to achieve their goals. »
- BJSprecher Sprecher
Our weekly round up of all the latest stories from the world of screen superheroes, including Batman vs. Superman, Watchmen, Gotham, Arrow, The Flash, Constantine, Teen Titans Go!, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Batman: The Animated Series, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel's Avengers Assemble, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and more...
In a week that's seen Bryan Cranston (Godzilla, Breaking Bad) confirming that he was never approached about the role of Lex Luthor for Batman vs. Superman, director Zack Snyder and his wife and producing partner Deborah Snyder have spoken about leaks, with Deborah stating that: "Things get leaked so often these days, it's a shame because even casing announcements, or whatever, you're in the middle of a process and sometimes they're so off base -- and then it gets picked up by »
- Gary Collinson
The internet was sent into uproar last year when Ben Affleck was announcing as the next Dark Knight for Zack Snyder's upcoming Man of Steel sequel Batman vs. Superman, with the backlash harking back to the late 80s when Warner Bros. received over 50,000 letters of complaint about Tim Burton hiring Beetlejuice star Michael Keaton for 1989's live action movie.
"He's going to be great," Keaton told The Today Show, via Metro. "I don't follow it much, but I guess there was some sort of... I don't know why people get excited about things. Frankly, I don't understand it."
- Gary Collinson
Make no mistake about it -- the '90s are back. Myriad people are sporting flannel and backwards baseball hats, Furbys are the "new" hot toys, and even Nirvana seems to have gained popularity again recently. Since one of the most gnarly decades is rearing its grungy head again, how else should one reminisce about the good 'ol days than to list of the baddest Bettys of the 1990s? Read on, and count down the boss femme fatales of the '90s.
10. Vera Cosgrove - Dead Alive (1992)
You may think she's just another crazy old white woman, but Vera Cosgrove is much more sociopathic than the average spinster. She won't let her son go, even after she's dead and walking. When Lionel Cosgrove takes his mother to the zoo, she gets bitten by a Sumatran rat monkey, and immediately feels ill. Her health goes downhill quickly, and after much pain and swelling, »
- Kalyn Corrigan
While doing the press rounds for Need for Speed, Michael Keaton opened up more about his time working with director Tim Burton on 1988's Beetlejuice and 1989's Batman. As he's said in the past, he does want to return for Beetlejuice 2. But only under the right conditions, and if Tim Burton returns to helm this long gestating follow-up. Now, he claims its the only sequel he's ever wanted to do, despite having donned the bat cowl a second time in 1992's Batman Returns.
"I've been talking about it for years and I've been saying if I ever did anything again, it'd be that. I want to do that. The rumors, they've risen before and fallen away. Now, if Tim is involved, and I think he might be involved, I'd be more than interested. I mean, he's so original, and he's an artist. It's unique. There's nothing like it. You can't compare it to anything. »
Before Johnny Depp came along and became Tim Burton's ever-odd muse, the director with a taste for the dark side was fixated on Michael Keaton. The pair made Batman, Batman Returns and Beetlejuice together, but haven't collaborated on a film since. Even though more than twenty years have passed between now and their last joint effort, Keaton is game to reunite with Burton for the oft-rumored sequel to Beetlejuice. In promotion of his upcoming vehicle Need for Speed, Keaton appeared on The Today Show where he was subjected to the awkward interview stylings of Savannah Guthrie. Asked about if he's be game to return to the green wig and rot makeup worn by the devilish ghost with the most, Keaton offered: "I.ve been talking about it for years and saying it.s the one thing . if I ever did anything again, it would be that, or I.d »
Fox's "Gotham" keeps looking better and better, as more cast members are announced. Producer Warner Bros. TV has named the actors who will portray young versions of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle, before they become Batman and Catwoman.
David Mazouz, the 13-year-old former star of "Touch," will play Bruce Wayne as a preteen, "sentenced to a solitary life after the tragic murder of his wealthy parents. Serious and soulful, young Bruce relies on the guidance and protection of Alfred Pennyworth and James Gordon."
Selina Kyle will be played by Camren Bicondova. The character is described as "a teenage orphan who is suspicious and wholly unpredictable. A street thief and skilled pickpocket, she's dangerous when cornered." What's interesting about Bicondova is she's got a bit of a young Michelle Pfeiffer look going on. Pfeiffer, of course, played arguably the best Catwoman in "Batman Returns."
Mazouz and Bicondova are the last two series regulars for "Gotham, »
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