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What does Supergirl executive producer Andrew Kreisberg have to say about Miley Cyrus’ remarks about the show’s title? Would you believe that Batman is helping stop the clown terror wave over in the United Kingdom? Did you know Danny DeVito had his crotch attacked by a monkey on the set of Batman Returns? Will Lynda […]
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- Ethan Anderton
Following on from the huge success of Smallville, is shouldn’t have come as much of a surprise to hear that Warner Bros were actively exploring the idea of a Batman prequel series. A deal was then struck with Fox, which allowed Warner’s to finally release the original Adam West adventures on Blu-ray, in exchange for the television rights to each and every character within the Batman universe. Not a bad arrangement, considering that Fox’s previous contractual hold over the original series had been a been a big headache for both fans and studio executives for many years.
This resulted in the birth of Gotham, a dark combination of gothic horror and crime noir. As you might have assumed, the series chronicles the events that lead to the downfall of Gotham city and the rise of the Dark Knight. However, rather than focusing solely on a young Bruce Wayne, »
- Ben Read
Looks like monkeys are not too fond of penguins. Related: George Clooney And Danny DeVito Star In Nespresso Commercial Sitting down on “The Graham Norton Show” with a slew of other guests, Danny DeVito recalled a frightening encounter had with a trained monkey on the set of “Batman Returns”. In a scene, the monkey was expected to […] »
- Shakiel Mahjouri
Despite Gotham continuing to play with every toy in the box as it were, I must admit that Benedict Samuel’s performance as Jervis Tetch/The Mad Hatter in this past Monday’s episode was nothing short of brilliant. His various nuances and display of showmanship have no doubt placed him among the pantheon of stellar villainous performances seen in this young series. Considering that the character hadn’t appeared in live action since the Batman TV show that aired in the 1960’s, Samuel certainly did have enough room to make his mark on Tetch’s legacy.
If the plot thread that saw Mad Hatter pursuing his sister, Alice, at no expense enthralled you, then strap yourself in because it looks like the situation will get much more intense in “Mad City: New Day Rising.” Personally, I’m most interested to see the history between those two detailed and why »
- Eric Joseph
Gotham is back with episode 3 of season 3! What does this episode have in store for viewers? Will Gordon meet with Lee? Are Fish and Strange actually out of the picture for awhile? How will Benedict Samuel's portrayal of Mad Hatter go over with fans? Check out my review below to find out!
****Spoilers for Gotham: Season 3 Episode 3****
Episode 3 opens with Jervs Tetch opening as a hypnotist at Barbara and Tabitha's bar. Barbara is intrigued by Jervis' ability to hypnotize, and make people do whatever they internally desire. My first thought is that she wants Tetch to help her hypnotize Gordon into being under her control. This could present an interesting parallel between Gordon, Barbara and Tetch. The Hatter later breaks into a house and it is truly eerie. I enjoyed Benedict Samuel's portrayal of Mad Hatter. This is the first live action version of the character since the 60's, »
- Mark Cook
I think it’s safe to say that Disney will be printing money in 2017. Not only do they have two Marvel Studios films slated for release, in addition to yet another installment in the Star Wars franchise proper, but the long awaited return of Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) to cinemas is set with the arrival of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.
Our first look at the fifth entry in the popular swashbuckling series initially came during the season finale of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead before officially being released online. Boasting some impressive CGI effects as per usual and what is to be the first of many gorgeous locales, audiences are no doubt in for a visual feast next summer.
What many fans will want to take note of is an intimate look at Javier Bardem’s wonderfully grotesque Captain Salazar. If the man gives »
- Eric Joseph
Ryan Lambie Published Date Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 09:52
A mad young inventor in a loft constructs living creatures from spare parts. A teenage girl wears asbestos gloves to prevent herself from lighting fires with her hands. A small boy has a right eye which can project his dreams onto a wall. These and other shunned oddments of society live in a neo-gothic house on a remote Welsh island, all watched over by the imposing yet good-natured Miss Peregrine - who you might recognise as Eva Green smoking a pipe.
There’s much in the novels by Ransom Riggs that seems tailor made for Tim Burton’s cheerfully macabre sensibility, and Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children arrives on the silver screen like an X-Men comic drawn by Edward Gorey. Viewers familiar with such movies as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Dark Shadows will recognise Burton’s handiwork here; Miss Peregrine is, »
Tim Burton is responsible for two of the best comic book movies of all time, or at least of the pre-superhero-overload era. And he wasn't going to end with 1989's Batman and its sequel, Batman Returns, either, having been long involved with another DC Comics adaptation, Superman Lives, until the whole project fell apart. Burton's latest movie, an adaptation of the Ya novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, is almost like...
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I'm really looking forward to Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children. Basically gothic X-Men directed by Tim Burton? Sign me the f*ck up! Hell, the last time Tim Burton did a superhero movie it was Batman Returns, and while this may be a divisive opinion, but I f*cking love that film (I even think it has the best romance out of all twelve live-action Batman films - and that... Read More »
- Damion Damaske
Tim Burton is responsible for two of the best comic book movies of all time, or at least of the pre-superhero-overload era. And he wasn't going to end with 1989's Batman and its sequel, Batman Returns, either, having been long involved with another DC Comics adaptation, Superman Lives, until the whole project fell apart. Burton's latest movie, an adaptation of the Ya novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, is almost like an X-Men movie with him at the helm and modeled after his style of drawings, the sort seen in his book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories and in exhibitions of his concept design work. That notion has us wondering what other actual superhero movies he could do...
- Christopher Campbell
As Saturday was Batman Day [you can read two other op-eds here and here] and following on from my look back at the evolution of Spider-Man and Daredevil‘s costumes (and the Batmobile), I thought it would be fun to look back at all the big screen and (some of ) the small screen versions of everyone’s favourite Dark Knight. Starting from the serials in the 1940s all the way through to Zack Snyder’s Batman who brands people.
But what makes the Bat Suit so iconic? Is it the emblem on his chest? Is it the cowl? Is it the colour scheme? Or is it all of the above. Let’s find out.
Wilson starred in the 15-chapter serial Batman against Douglas Croft as Robin, which saw the Dynamic Duo as U.S. secret agents taking down Dr. Dako during World War II. The costume is fairly modest, »
- Luke Owen
There are many stories in Hollywood of potentially great superhero movies that never got made, and now we have yet another one to add to that list. Gremlins director Joe Dante, as it turns out, had been approached prior to Tim Burton to direct a Batman movie for Warner Bros. Not only that, but he revealed that he had plans to make John Lithgow The Joker in what would have been his version.
Joe Dante recently talked a bit about the project in an interview with Psychotronic Cinema. The screenplay for this Batman movie that never was would have been based on a screenplay written by Tom Mankiewicz, who wrote the Roger Moore Bond movie Live and Let Die. In terms of tone, the movie would have been darker than the 1960s Batman TV series, but not as gritty as the Christopher Nolan movies. Here is what the director had to say about it. »
Comic book adaptations are all the rage in Hollywood right now, but Adam Wingard's upcoming adaptation of Death Note could usher in the era of the manga and anime adaptations. The project has had a rough road to production, but the movie is coming to Netflix next year and Wingard recently said that his adaptation will take a page or two from Christopher Nolan's Batman movies. That is encouraging, being that Batman Returns and The Dark Knight are still two of the finest comic book movies ever made.
Wingard recently did an Ama on Reddit in order to promote his upcoming movie Blair Witch, a sequel to the 1999 found footage movie The Blair Witch Project. During the course of the Ama, a fan asked abou anime adaptations in Hollywood and if big studios will take them seriously. Here is what he had to say.
"I think Anime are »
Graeme Robertson continues his series looking at directors who damaged their careers; next up is Michael Sarne (read the first part on Richard Kelly here, the second part on Michael Cimino here, the third part on George Lucas here, and the fourth part on Michael Sarne here)…
Joel Schumacher is a strange addition to this series, mainly because his career implosion occurred much slower than previous entries, and somehow managing to survive a colossal disaster of a film that would have ended most careers. Not only surviving, but also continuing to make films with significant backing, before almost completely finishing it off by making one stinker too many.
Schumacher originally made his name as a director in the 1980s; bringing us films featuring the then popular “brat pack” group of actors, directing successful movies like St Elmo’s Fire (1984), The Lost Boys (1987).
Schumacher continuing his winning streak into the 1990s »
- Graeme Robertson
YouTuber Stryder HD created a retro trailer for the new Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice film, pulling clips from 80s film and television. Nostalgic Retro Batman Vs. Superman Trailer Footage from 89’s Batman, 92’s Batman Returns, and 95’s Batman Forever, plus from 78’s Superman, 80’s Superman II, 83’s Superman III, and 87’s Superman IV, was used, along with scenes from the Wonder Woman TV series […]
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- Hillary Luehring-Jones
Padraig Cotter Sep 9, 2016
This article contains a spoiler for the ending of Big.
I can still see it clear as day. The year was 1992 and I was watching Batman Returns on the big screen, when I was possibly a little too young for it. During the climax the Penguin’s base has been destroyed, Catwoman has gained revenge on Max Shreck and Batman watches a chorus of sad penguins drag their fallen master to the water.
One particular image always stuck with me - the Penguin’s lifeless body floating in the water looking up at the camera, and as it passes out of frame Batman’s torn mask can be seen at the bottom of the water. The only problem with this poetic image is it doesn’t exist. »
Tomorrow is the last day for the public to vote for a winner in the Her Universe fashion show that I was fortunate to see live at the San Diego Comic Con (and that you can watch as the finale of its own docu-series on the new on-demand streaming network Comic Con HQ). So what better time for my fashion show recap?
But first, a little background. The fashion show, now in its third year, was started by Ashley Eckstein of the women’s geek fashion company Her Universe to bring true haute couture to geek fashion. The show is very professionally done, with video clips of the designers talking about their inspiration and works-in-progress; models (who may also be the outfit’s designer, and who are of all different body types, which is cool) strutting their stuff on the catwalk; and a DJ to keep the party going. It »
- Emily S. Whitten
It emerged on Tuesday that Roger Jay Pietschmann died in his Los Angeles home on July 26 after a six-year battle with multiple symptom atrophy. He was 71.
Pietschmann grew up in Los Angeles, attending University High School, Santa Monica Community College, and California State University at Long Beach.
Following in the footsteps of his father and grandfather, Pietschmann worked as a boom operator, sound recordist and mixer.
He began his career as the sound recorder on Taxi Driver and assembled a roster of credits that included Batman Returns, Project X, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Honey, I Blew Up The Kid, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure and The X Files.
He received a Primetime Emmy nomination for Sleeper Cell and a Cinema Audio Society Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing nomination for the same show, as well as »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Alec Govi)
Marc Buxton Aug 22, 2016
He's the greatest villain of them all. He's the evil that tests Batman and makes the hero better. He's an uncontrollable force of chaos, more akin to a hurricane than a criminal, who strikes without warning. He believes that life is a chaotic farce and everything exists as part of a twisted game between him and Batman. He is the star of comics, television, cartoons, and film. He's the Joker, one of the most enduring symbols of evil in the last century.
The Joker is no match for Batman physically, so when he puts one over on the Dark Knight, when he 'gets' him, it has to be a masterpiece of chaos and violence. These are just some of the greatest moments where the Joker »
Suicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We LoveSuicide Squad inspired Top 10 list: Villains We LoveScott Goodyer8/3/2016 9:42:00 Am
We here at Cineplex are very excited that Suicide Squad, the most buzzed about film of the summer is almost upon us!
This action-packed blockbuster is about a secret government agency that recruits imprisoned super villains to take on extremely dangerous missions in order to save the world, in return for clemency.
The massive and impressive cast includes: Will Smith (as Deadshot), Jared Leto (Joker), Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Adeale Akinnuoye-Agbaje (Killer Croc), Jay Hernandez (El Diablo), Jai Courtney (Boomerang) and Viola Davis as Secret Agent Amanda Willer, who brings this motely crew together.
With so many fun villains in this movie, we decided to make our own fun list of movie villains we love! »
- Scott Goodyer
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