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Rob Leane Jun 19, 2017
It may have shifted a fair few toys and given us some great Arnie lines to recite, but Joel Schumacher’s Batman & Robin will mainly be remembered as a franchise killer. What Tim Burton began with the luscious, gothic brace of Batman and Batman Returns, Schumacher well and truly wrote off with the colourful crapness of Batman & Robin.
The Bat-franchise managed to live on after Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones chewed the scenery into tiny little pieces during Batman Forever, but Bat-nipples, “cool party!”, and Alfred making a skin-tight costume for his niece was just too much for the series to survive.
Nowadays, if reviewers savage a film, the cast and crew come out and defend it. They say things like ‘we made this for the fans, »
Batman has had an interesting history on screen. The character goes from huge highs, like The Dark Knight, to pretty big lows, like Batman & Robin, a movie that many consider to be one of the worst superhero movies of all time. Now, the man responsible for that dreadful disaster of a Batman movie, director Joel Schumacher, has officially apologized for making it.
In honor (is honor the right word?) of Batman & Robin turning twenty this year, Vice spoke with Joel Schumacher about his time with the Batman franchise. One of the first things he did while talking to the publication was straight-up say sorry for Batman & Robin.
"Look, I apologize. I want to apologize to every fan that was disappointed because I think I owe them that."
Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will join the cast of Showtime’s “Ray Donovan” for the show’s fifth season, the network announced on Monday. Sarandon will have a recurring role on the drama as a strong, focused head of a motion picture studio by the name of Samantha Winslow. An Oscar winner for “Dead Man Walking,” Sarandon also received nominations for “Thelma and Louise,” “Lorenzo’s Oil,” “The Client” and “Atlantic City.” In 2010, she received her fourth Emmy nomination for her work in Barry Levinson’s “You Don’t Know Jack” with Al Pacino, following a lead actress nomination in the film Bernard and Doris. »
- Thom Geier
Author: Dave Roper
Actors, Writers, Directors, they all have their part to play and all have their echelons of excellence. For every Scorsese working at the top of their game, there’s a journeyman like Peter Berg and then a hack like McG (sorry to any McG fans out there). It’s all (obviously) much the same with the greatest actresses too – some consistently hit high notes, others work faithfully but perhaps unexceptionally and others struggle to ever escape derivative and low-brow work. Here are a few who fall squarely in the first group.
Susan Sarandon is often underappreciated and underrated for her versatility. Consider the contrast between her campaigning, gracious nun in Dead Man Walking, her feisty southerner in Thelma & Louise, her boo-hiss Queen in Enchanted, the comparative gentleness (but definitely not blandness) of her roles in Robot & Frank and Elizabethtown and the oomph »
- Dave Roper
Mali Finn was an American casting director and former English and drama teacher. She cast numerous actors in successful films, including Edward Furlong, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Russell Crowe. She already had a handful of casting credits on her résumé, including The Untouchables (1987), when she established her own firm, Mali Finn Casting, in ’89. She boosted Leonardo DiCaprio’s career by casting him in the James Cameron film Titanic (1997); she also cast Russell Crowe in L.A. Confidential (1997). Finn discovered actor Brad Renfro when he was ten years old and cast him in Joel Schumacher’s The Client (1994). Recently a
Audition Polaroids Of Actors From The 1980s from Casting Director Mali Finn »
- Nat Berman
5 items from 2017
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