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True Lies Stuntman Dropped by Agency After Eliza Dushku Allegations

True Lies Stuntman Dropped by Agency After Eliza Dushku Allegations
Just days after Eliza Dushku opened up and accused True Lies stunt coordinator Joel Kramer of sexual assault, his agency has dropped him. The Worldwide Production Agency released a statement this morning revealing they have parted ways with the stunt coordinator after the allegations surfaced. Take a look at Wpa's brief statement below from the agency's president and general counsel Richard Caleel.

"Wpa has elected to part ways with Joel Kramer based on the allegations of misconduct now being reported. Such behavior is unacceptable and entirely at odds with the the standards of conduct we demand of ourselves, and expect from our clients."

While Joel Kramer has denied these claims, first revealed by Eliza Dushku on a lengthy Facebook post, they have since been backed up by her mother, brother, her legal guardian on the set, and her former agent. Director James Cameron also showed his support for the actress,
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The 11 Most Disappointing Movies of 2017

The 11 Most Disappointing Movies of 2017
When you look back at 2017, most of the movies weren’t what made history. Hollywood was rocked by a series of sexual harassment allegations, which led to the firings of Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose and others. That led to an important national dialogue about conduct in the workplace.

TV once again proved to be ahead of the blockbusters, at least when it came to offering textured roles for women. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” scored a coup by landing three of the biggest actresses out there (Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Shailene Woodley). FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” shot for the stars with Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange portraying acting royalty. And Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” earned Elisabeth Moss an Emmy, amid a wave of reinvigorated feminism during Donald Trump’s first year in the White House.

At the multiplexes, ticket sales were at the lowest since 1995, with a projected
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50 Shades of Grey to Brokeback Mountain: are these really the most boring films ever?

Showgirls? The Blair Witch Project? And not a Bertolucci film in sight? The public’s judgment has hit a new low with this list of cinematic snorefests

The British public, wrong as they are about everything, have just outdone themselves. A survey has been published – a survey to promote a new type of washing machine, but still – listing the 20 most boring films of all time. And, lord, it is a mess. Let’s begin by showing you which films the public chose:

1. 50 Shades of Grey

2. The Blair Witch Project

3. Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace

4. Brokeback Mountain

5. Transformers

6. The Postman

7. The Artist

8. Australia

9. Vanilla Sky

10. Seven Years in Tibet

11. Batman and Robin

12. 2001: A Space Odyssey

13. The Matrix Revolutions

14. Showgirls

15. Far and Away

16. The Tree of Life

17. Noah

18. Meet Joe Black

19. Lincoln

20. Cleopatra

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Comic Book Review – Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1

Ricky Church reviews Superman: Rebirth Deluxe Edition Book 1…

Its an easy argument to say Superman has had a tough time in comics in the last few years. DC’s New 52 reboot was, many fans felt, contrary to many of the core characteristics and ideals of Superman in his line of comics. Gone was his marriage to Lois Lane, instead replaced by relationship with Wonder Woman, and, for most of the New 52’s time, his job at the Daily Planet. Even his demeanour was different; depending on the writer, Superman was depicted as fairly brooding and grim with the exception of Grant Morrison’s run on Action Comics and Geoff John’s brief arc on Superman.

DC Rebirth has not only been a return to form for the company, but for the Man of Steel himself. Superman by Peter Tomasi and Patrick Gleason sees his marriage with Lois not only restored,
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Comic Book Review – Batman and Robin by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Omnibus

Ricky Church reviews Batman and Robin by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason Omnibus…

When he was first introduced in Grant Morrison’s epic run on Batman, many people didn’t like Damian Wayne and felt he was a spoiled, annoying, ungrateful little brat. Over time he became a fan-favourite character and developed into quite an interesting and even sympathetic Robin. One of the highlights of Damian’s time in comics hasn’t come from Morrison, though, but from writer Peter J. Tomasi and his frequent collaborator artist Patrick Gleason. DC’s newest omnibus collection, Batman and Robin by Peter J. Tomasi and Patrick Gleason, collects the entirety of their run in one hefty, glorious book.

Their run shone a light on Batman’s growing role as a father to young Damian, trying to veer him away from his darker instincts after being raised by Talia al Ghul and the
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5 Reasons Why ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Deserves an Oscar Nomination

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5 Reasons Why ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Deserves an Oscar Nomination
2017 has been an unequivocally weak year for animation. There wasn’t a new Laika movie, although strong Gkids titles like “The Breadwinner” helped fill the void. There wasn’t a new Studio Ghibli movie (although the forthcoming “Mary and the Witch’s Flower” is the next best thing). There were two offerings from Pixar, one of which was totally solid, and the other of which was “Cars 3.” By the summer, the situation was already so dire that something called “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” was considered a merciful reprieve from the endless trash parade of soulless corporate dreck like “Despicable Me 3” and “Smurfs: The Lost Village.”

And yet, amidst all of this darkness, there was a glimmering bright spot. And that bright spot… was something even darker. Black. “All important movies start with a black screen.” Those are the first words we hear in Chris McKay’s “The Lego Batman Movie,
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Batman Forever Gets the Honest Trailer Treatment

Batman Forever was an interesting film. I feel like it took almost a complete 180 compared to Tim Burton’s previous Batman films. After two dark, Burton-y Batman movies, Joel Schumacher definitely puts a different spin on the films. The Honest Trailer team over at Screen Junkies is not afraid to point out how ridiculous most of the movie is (why doesn’t Val Kilmer ever close his mouth?!) but maintains (as it should) that it’s still not as bad as Batman and Robin. As Screen Junkies commented:

.Before Justice League comes out this week look back on the Batman movie that changed Batman.....Forever - It’s Batman Forever!.
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Every Batman Movie Ranked, Including ‘Justice League’

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Every Batman Movie Ranked, Including ‘Justice League’
Justice League” is here, and it’s a Batman movie alright. How does it stack up against all the other Batman movies that came before. Scroll through our list to find out. 15. “Batman and Robin” (1949) is just an abysmal experience, with a bad lead actor wearing a floppy-eared Batsuit. Though The Wizard, a villain original to this serial, is admittedly cool looking, it’s not enough to stem the boredom in this four-hour slog. 14. “Batman” (1943) gets points for novelty thanks to its hilariously over-the-top old fashioned World War II racism. But Batman’s first onscreen appearance lacks pretty much everything.
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10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew

10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew
The Dark Knight is one of the greatest comic book movies of all time, ranked among the popcorn cinema elite in fan polls as one of the best movies ever. The penultimate chapter of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy saw Christian Bale's Batman go up against the Joker, portrayed with haunting villainy by the late Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role. Ledger's commitment to the character is the stuff of legend. But there were plenty of other cool facts behind the scenes, as well.

Katie Holmes skipped the sequel to make a terrible comedy.

Memento filmmaker Christopher Nolan rescued the World's Greatest Detective from the train wreck of glossy camp that was Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin with 2005's Batman Begins, a serious minded reboot adored by fans and critics. Katie Holmes co-starred as Bruce Wayne love interest Rachel Dawes, but the Dawson's Creek
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Batman vs. Two-Face Blu-Ray Review

Buy this blu-ray today!

Using King Tut as a pawn, the mysterious crime boss known only as Two Face, stages a daring crime wave that baffles Batman and Robin and threatens all of Gotham City! Will Bruce Wayne suspect that his closest friend could also be Batman's greatest enemy? With Catwoman's help, can The Caped Crusaders discover the secret identity of this devious Jekyll/Hyde hoodlum before he discovers theirs?

This is the long awaited introduction of Two-Face into the classic television 1966 Batman universe. Voiced masterfully by William Shatner, the villain doesn't overdue the camp, but rather brings dignity and prose to the deformed rogue. The last 1966 Batman performance that the world will get from the late, great Adam West, Batman vs. Two-Face is a must-have for Batman fans!
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Preview of The Shadow/Batman #2

Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics releases The Shadow/Batman #2 this coming Wednesday, and we have a preview of the issue here; check it out…

The truth of what the Shadow doesn’t know threatens to destroy his partnership with Batman and Robin just when they need him the most. Three generations of heroes stand at a crossroads as the secret of the Silent Seven threatens to encompass and obliterate them all. To fight the Seven, Batman and the Shadow must force them to reveal themselves. But how do men make moves against a behemoth evil that measures assaults in centuries?

The Shadow/Batman #2 is out on November 1st, priced $3.99.
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Exclusive Interview – Burt Ward on new DC animated film Batman vs. Two-Face, working with Adam West and more

Shaun Munro chats with the original Boy Wonder himself, Burt Ward, about his new DC animated film Batman vs. Two-Face

Hello Mr. Burt Ward, the Boy Wonder himself!

Hello citizen!

Thank you for taking the time out to speak to me today, and I wanted to start off by asking, what was it that initially attracted you to these new DC animated films, Return of the Caped Crusaders and Batman vs. Two-Face?

The brilliant writing, the brilliant style. Warner Bros. captured everything that was the essence of what we did in 1966, 1967 and 1968, and catapulted it forward into modern times; including references to their Batman movies. The writers, directors and producers who worked on this show were not just people that were hired to just do it, these were intense Batman fans, they grew up watching our show. There are so many references, some subtle, some not so subtle; it’s just brilliant workmanship.
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Exclusive: Burt Ward on working with Adam West on Batman

Tomorrow sees the UK release of Batman vs. Two-Face, which – following the sad passing of Adam West earlier this year – marks the final collaboration between West and Burt Ward’s Dynamic Duo. Ahead of the film’s release, Flickering Myth’s Shaun Munro got the chance to speak to Burt Ward, during which he reflected on his time working alongside Adam West on the classic TV series Batman.

“When we came on in 1966, we did something that no-one in history had ever done, which was we produced a program that was targeted on multiple levels,” said Ward. “For children, it was hero worship, the Batmobile, climbing walls, fighting crime, but for the adults, it was the nostalgia of the comic book, and for an audience that no network could get at that time, which was the teenagers and the college kids, whose attitude was ‘Why should I watch television? Let me go
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The New Batman Ninja Anime: What We Know So Far

Both DC and Marvel have launched a number of projects that made use of Japanese visual style as well as other Japanese elements. Some of these projects have been successful. Others, not so much. The latest example from DC seems to be Batman Ninja, which will be an anime movie with some rather well-known names involved in the project. What Do We Know about Batman Ninja? For starters, Batman Ninja will not be featuring either an ancient Japanese version of Batman or ancient Japanese versions of his friends and foes. Instead, it will see Batman and Robin time-traveling to the

The New Batman Ninja Anime: What We Know So Far
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‘Batman vs Two-Face’ Composers on Villain Themes and Batman’s Evolving Music

Dmp, the collective formed by musicians Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis, and Kristopher Carter, has been providing the music to Batman's on-screen adventures since the early 90s. Starting with Batman: The Animated Series and continuing over the years right up to their Annie Award-nominated composition for Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Dmp is continuing to bring music to the animated DC Comics universe. Next up, the follow-up to that 60s-inspired Batman and Robin adventure, Batman vs. Two-Face. The new animated feature film will make its world premiere at the …
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Batman & Harley Quinn and Batman vs. Two-Face Scores Available October 6 From Water Tower Music

Water Tower Music announced today the October 6 release of two titles: Batman and Harley Quinn: Music From The DC Universe Original Movie And Batman Vs. Two-Face: Music From The DC Animated Movie. The albums feature the movie’s original score by Dynamic Music Partners (Dmp), a team of 3 composers who previously scored Batman Beyond. The soundtracks will be available at all digital music providers and on CD exclusively at Fye stores. “We’re thrilled that WaterTower Music is releasing soundtracks for two of our current projects: Batman & Harley Quinn and Batman vs. Two-Face!” explained the three Emmy Award-winning composers Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners. “The “Batman vs. Two-Face” score gave us one final opportunity to honor the late Adam West as Batman, with all the Bams! Zings! and Pows! made famous by the original television series music written by musical
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Jim Carrey Reveals Tommy Lee Jones Couldn’t Stand Him During ‘Batman Forever’ Filming: ‘I Was The Star And That Was The Problem’

Batman Forever” remains notable in the Caped Crusader’s film franchise for being: a) the only film to feature Val Kilmer as Batman; and b) slightly less awful than the film that followed, the critically reviled “Batman and Robin”. And while any high points in the movie can be attributed to Jim Carrey’s manic turn as […]
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Adapt or Die, Hollywood!

Moneyball’s Billy Beane said it best when it came to surviving in a hard industry. “Adapt or die.” Powerful words and while Hollywood is not baseball, they’ve got more in common than most would think about. You see, both require stars to perform their craft admirably for an audience, sell merchandise, and get butts in seats. However, one thing that Hollywood does better than baseball, and pretty much every other profession is: adaptation.

For those of you who don’t know, adaptation refers to the process of making something suitable for a new use or purpose. Our bodies adapt to time changes, animals adapt to environmental shifts, and Hollywood adapts novels, comic books, plays, and video games to try and get more money. While not identical in the biological sense, Hollywood is just doing what we do all the time. They are changing to better fit the new situation they are presented with.
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Ed Catto: One Man’s Treasure

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You know the old saying: One’s man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That applies to me and my pals so often.

Now, I realize I’m very blessed: I have a great bunch of friends. I share interests and/or a long history with each them. I guess that’s part of the definition of a friend. But we don’t all love the same stuff. And when it comes to Geek Culture, a bunch of my friends just aren’t that into it.

I pity those fools as I flip through the latest PaperGirls.

Freddie P is that type of friend. He’s a long-time pal. We grew up in the same small town, kept in touch through college and lived near another in those wild just-a-few-years-outta-college days. After that, we always stayed in touch. We’ve watched each other’s families grow up. We laughed
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What Robin Almost Looked Like in Tim Burton's Batman Returns

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What Robin Almost Looked Like in Tim Burton's Batman Returns
Tim Burton almost got to play with Robin. But he changed his mind and ditched that concept for his 1992 sequel Batman Returns. The movie was already stuffed with perhaps one too many characters, with the follow-up to 1989's blockbuster hit Batman introducing Penguin and Catwoman. While we wouldn't see Robin until 1995's Batman Forever, we now have an idea of what Tim Burton's Robin would have looked like.

Robin is an elusive character. When 1989's Batman was being produced, comic book fans warned that the character was too goofy for such a serious take on the material. And he was left on the sidelines. But Tim Burton toyed with introducing the character in his next movie. And thanks to Bart Sears Twitter, we have an idea what that may have looked like.

The movie brought Michael Keaton back as the caped crusader, and cast high profile actors Michelle Pfeiffer
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