1-20 of 52 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
Batman and Robin. Like The Amazing Spider-Man 2, it's a movie only idiots or children enjoyed*. Too mean? Anyway, in the video below, George Clooney talks in detail about his experience filming that movie and why he regrets being the one to nearly destroy the Batman franchise. It's hard not to feel a little sorry for Clooney when he talks about how he thought at the time it would be a smart career move (he's still done well though, so it's not that big of a deal). It sounds like filming Batman and Robin was a unique few months anyway, so check out the video below for his comments. *in My opinion, anyway. You know what else sucks? Pacific Rim! »
Looking back at the great actors from the Golden Age of Hollywood – the stars like Clarke Gable and Spencer Tracey – and it’s apparent how few A-list actors working today have quite the same sense of style and gravitas. George Clooney is one of the few who follows in their illustrious footsteps and brings a degree of class to his films.
Clooney’s effortless suave and sophistication is apparent in many of the films he’s starred in – from the mediocre rom-coms all actors of his stature appear to be obliged to star in through to the textbook Ocean’s heist movie franchise, few other actors quite manage to exude cool as well as Clooney.
- Andrew Dilks
"I got the call while on my honeymoon and was told it was really important that I fly in," Clooney said. "First I had to explain that to my wife, which didn't play well.
"And then, the whole idea of spending part of your honeymoon with people dressed up like Captain Kirk and Star Wars characters somehow wasn't easy to explain to my new bride. But, I showed up and it was actually fun."
Clooney, who is well known for pranking his famous co-stars, also told Norton about his »
Villains are everything to a story, and especially in the comic book medium, a hero is only as good as the villains that they thwart. Batman has the most recognizable, most iconic, and overall best rogue’s gallery in all of comics. From classics such as Two-Face, Catwoman, and the Riddler to relative newcomers like Bane, The Court of Owls, and Hush, all of these villains, and are strongly ingrained in comic book lore to a degree unmatched by other comic book villains. There are some heroes like Superman, Shazam, and the Hulk who have such a shallow crop of villains to draw from that it works against a creator’s ability to tell quality stories. Batman doesn’t have this problem; in fact, one of the greatest comic book villains calls the Dark Knight his archenemy.
What makes the Joker such an exciting villain isn’t just his diabolical deeds, »
- Andrew Doscas
Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. At a certain point, you cannot think of one without the other. Action icons of the 80s, they are as synonymous with 80spop culture as the side ponytail, hair metal and New Coke. For action fans they are yin and yang, the flip sides of the same sweaty bicep. While they bear some superficial similarities, their star personas are actually quite different.
Stallone - The Underdog
Though he boasts a bulky physique comparable to the former Mr Universe, the essence of Stallone’s appeal is that he is inherently an underdog — this is why he is perfect for Rocky Balboa, and miscast in Cobra and Judge Dredd. »
Tim Burton, Joel Schumacher, Christopher Nolan, and Zack Snyder have all done what most superhero junkies could only dream of doing: direct a Batman movie. But there was one other filmmaker privileged enough to have suited up the masked manhunter for cinema, achieving almost overnight success in 2003 and a cult classic amongst Batman fans—without the “superpowers” of a million dollar budget or the tyranny of studio executives. The director: Sandy Collora. The film: Batman: Dead End.
“Behind The Mask”, a 90-minute documentary on the life and career of Sandy Collora, was shown recently at Monsterpalooza in Burbank, CA, telling the story of the indie filmmaker’s refusal to “sell out” to major studios and finding satisfaction in directing his own films.
- Holly Interlandi
Hot Pursuit has opened to critical panning and unfavorable audience reactions today. The $35 million Action-Comedy’s 6% rottentomatoes score, lack of persistent marketing and generally-unfunny jokes in its major trailer all point at a financial loss for Warner Bros. But there lies the hope for women filmmakers in this article: this movie was still released amidst all the panning, the negativity generally-aimed at female filmmakers, and the recent backlash from the leaked emails between Marvel CEOs concerning the perceived lack of appeal for female superhero films.
The leaked emails remind us of the general sexist attitude towards female filmmakers, specifically directors. The major studios, including Warner Bros, nowadays produce and distribute just a few dozen films a year with an average budget of over $100 million. All those superhero and mega-expensive films we’ve come to love, hate, and blog about are the proof. By now, we’ve all noticed that a »
- Christopher Ortiz
Arnold Schwarzenegger appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden to talk about his latest movie Maggie and his upcoming blockbuster sequel Terminator Genisys. But while there was serious promotion on the cards, Schwarzenegger also had some fun with his host by acting out his entire career in six minutes.
See Also: Read Our Review Of Maggie Here
- Scott J. Davis
Written by Jeff King
Published by DC Comics
DC’s hyped up event of the summer reaches its halfway point and sadly not much can be said about it. Last time, the refugee heroes of Earth 2 found themselves aiding the sorcerer Deimos whom unknown to them has been keeping his own private prison of time travelers from across the DC multiverse as Batman and Dick Grayson ran into the pre-Flashpoint villains of Grant Morrison’s Batman and Robin series, costing Thomas Wayne his life and earning Dick a bullet to the spine. Things are not looking up for these wayward heroes and it looks like things are only getting worse.
Despite this entire event being quite dreary and dull, »
- Grant Raycroft
Read More: Watch: Tom Hanks and James Corden Reenact His Best Roles (Wigs and All) on 'The Late Late Show' Arnold Schwarzenegger has starred in some rather extreme, absurd movies over his long career as an actor. When condensed to any abbreviated length, his filmography would probably be something extremely hard to describe (including his new indie movie, "Maggie"). Thankfully, he appeared on "The Late Late Show" last night, and host James Corden did exactly that — in six minutes, no less. The duo acted out a good amount of Schwarzenegger's starring endeavors, from action heavyweights "The Terminator" and "Predator" to comedies like "Twins" and "Batman and Robin" (if you tell yourself it's a comedy, it's all that more enjoyable). Corden donned everything from a wig to portray the Predator and, well, just about nothing for an over-the-top but hilarious rendition of "True Lies." Lets just say Corden gets. »
- Travis Clark
"This Thanksgiving it's not cranberry sauce." Arrow Video is releasing the 1980s Thanksgiving slasher film, Blood Rage, on Blu-ray for the first time in both the Us and UK. Also featured in our latest round-up is the cover art and synopsis for the Free Comic Book Day issue of Wonderland, the dark reimagining of Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland. We also have details on Stephen King's upcoming short story collection, The Bazaar of Bad Dreams.
"Synopsis: It’S Not Cranberry Sauce!!!
What do you get if you combine Thanksgiving, American TV star Louise Lasser (Mary Hartman), killer 80s synths and some of the most gruesome special effects in all of slasher history courtesy of Ed (Terminator 2) French. »
- Derek Anderson
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
It’s been 24 hours since David Ayer unleashed his vision for The Joker. Jared Leto’s heavily tattooed, Marilyn Manson inspired take on the character has left hardcore fans perplexed. The reaction online has been a healthy mix of love, hate, and downright disdain. However, some of the cooler heads have prevailed giving us some interesting insights on this new version of the classic character celebrating his 75th Birthday this week. Let’s take a moment, take a deep breath, and try to find some perspective on this polarizing first image.
“This is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.”
- Anghus Houvouras
At first he wasn’t a thief. Then he was. Now he isn’t again thanks to Batman, Incorporated.
Last week I wrote that every time Batman appropriated prototypes from Wayne Enterprises projects and adapted them into Bat-tools, he was stealing from the shareholders of Wayne Enterprises. I’m happy to report that as of Batman and Robin v 1 16 http://dc.wikia.com/wiki/Batman_and_Robin_Vol_1_16, he stopped being a thief.
In that landmark issue, Bruce Wayne publicly admitted that he had been secretly bankrolling Batman’s operations for years. Then Bruce announced his new initiative; Batman, Incorporated.
Batman, Incorporated is an international organization in which Batman franchised out his brand to crime fighters all over the world. He engaged surrogates in locations as diverse and wide-spread as England, Argentina, Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, Paris, and Japan. Even that far-off and exotic land of South Dakota. Batman, Inc. »
- Bob Ingersoll
Stars: Jason O’Mara, Stuart Allan, Troy Baker, Kevin Conroy, Trevor Devall, Robin Atkin Downes, Griffin Gluck, Grey Griffin, Sean Maher, David McCallum, Jeremy Sisto, ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic | Directed by Jay Oliva
Damian Wayne has established himself as Robin, but he and Batman continue to clash over the latter’s rule of not killing criminals. But when he becomes the recruiting target of a criminal secret society called the Court of Owls, the Dynamic Duo face their greatest challenge yet…each other!
Never have I watched a DC animated film and said ‘What?’ every few moments before this one, because Batman vs. Robin in my is view one of their worst offerings (it is just as bad if not worse than Son of Batman and Justice League: War) in recent years. When I first heard the title of this film, I was pretty excited about it because I »
DC Comics has announced that it is set to delve into the origin of the Arkham Knight – the eponymous villain of the hotly-anticipated Batman: Arkham Knight – with a new six-issue comic book miniseries from writer Peter Tomasi and artist Alisson Borges entitled Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis, which is set to get underway in July.
Witness the birth of Gotham City’s newest villain, the Arkham Knight, in this stunning new 6-issue miniseries written by Peter J. Tomasi, the man behind the hit series Batman: Arkham Knight and Batman And Robin!
Batman: Arkham Knight is out on June 2nd, while Batman: Arkham Knight – Genesis will hit shelves on July 29th.
- Gary Collinson
Click the above title to read more...
About the Book:In this second volume, produced in partnership with DC Entertainment, Batman's rare 1960s newspaper adventures continue. Will Batman and Robin survive the double dealings of Madame Zodiac, not to mention the redoubtable Blue Max? If so, can the Caped Crusader then survive being trapped on an island with an atomic time bomb beneath him? Can his friend Superman save him when the Man of Steel might not be able to save himself? Can Aquaman come to rescue them both? The answers to these questsions - and many more - are in this breathtaking Bat-Volume, reprinting all daily and Sunday strips from January 1, 1968 through May 31, 1969!
Our Take: There are very few parts of Batman's print legacy that aren't readily available to the public. The various runs of newspaper comic strips are finally collected in hardcover form for the hardcore fan. This great »
- Matt MacNabb
We’ve already seen a clip of Damian Wayne taking on Nightwing [watch it here], and now ahead of its release on Tuesday Warner Bros. has debuted another clip from the animated feature Batman vs. Robin, this time showing the first meeting between the young Boy Wonder and Talon; take a look…
The shadows of Gotham City are no place for a child but Damian Wayne is no ordinary child. Now bearing the mantle of Robin, he blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary, each other! Based on the #1 best-selling graphic novel, Batman: The Court of Owls, this action-packed »
- Gary Collinson
The shadows of Gotham City are no place for a child but Damian Wayne is no ordinary child. Now bearing the mantle of Robin, he blazes a headstrong and sometimes reckless trail alongside his father, Batman. While investigating a crime scene, Robin encounters a mysterious figure, Talon, who leads him on a life-altering course through the depths of Gotham’s secret society, known as The Court of Owls. It’s a dangerous journey that will force Batman and Robin to face their most dangerous adversary, each other! The film is based on the #1 best-selling graphic novel, "Batman: The Court of Owls." Starring Jason O’Mara (Batman), Stuart Allan (Robin), Jeremy Sisto (Talon), Al Yankovic (The Dollmaker), David McCallum (Alfred), Sean Maher (Nightwing), and Kevin Conroy (Thomas Wayne), Batman vs Robin is set to be released as a Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD on »
This weekend, at East Coast Comicon, I got the chance to chat with writer Brandon Montclare (Fearsome Four) and artist Amy Reeder (Madame Xanadu) about their work, especially on their creator owned title Rocket Girl, which is published by Image Comics as well as sci-fi, action scenes, and much more. Rocket Girl is about a teen cop from the future named DaYoung Johansson, who travels back to 1980s New York to prevent an evil corporation from inventing technology to basically take over the world.
Sound on Sight: So why should readers pick up the second arc of Rocket Girl?
Amy Reeder: If you loved the first one, it’s so worth it to keep reading. We had originally planned to make our story five issues, but we were talking and realized that wasn’t enough time to tell this story. You have to develop the characters first so people can »
- Logan Dalton
1-20 of 52 items from 2015 « Prev | Next »
IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.See our NewsDesk partners