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It’s been two and a half years since Jack Gleeson’s time on “Game of Thrones” as the vicious King Joffrey came to a poisonous end. But even today, he’s the toast of the nerd world for his memorably disgusting performance. This past weekend, Gleeson was one of the marquee panelists at New York Comic-Con, where he had a bit of an embarrassing tale to tell from his child acting days. In 2002, Gleeson was one of nearly two dozen Irish boys involved in a scene in “Reign of Fire,” a film in which dragons are reawakened in the present day and. »
- Jeremy Fuster
With the release of Gerard Butler’s sequel-that-nobody-asked-for this week, London Has Fallen, we’ve got the return of Secret Serviceman Mike Banning, back once again to be uncouth, deal with alcoholism and save the President (again), all at the same time. It’s a sleepwalk for Butler, who can do mindless action in his sleep, but what about the rest of his career?
He’s had a tendency to show up in the most questionable places, from misjudged horror movies to banal rom-coms. Yet at the same time, he’s had a number of (occasionally surprising) successes – the right career choices at the right time seeing his profile rise over the last ten years.
Sometimes the films he’s chosen to participate in are poorly made, but make a lot of money, and sometimes they’re critical hits. His track record is simply so all over the shop »
- Dan Woburn
Until recently, the most powerful scene from a Star Wars movie hadn't actually been in a Star Wars movie. On the contrary, it came approximately 20 minutes into Reign of Fire, a 2002 fantasy adventure about Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey fighting massive dragons in the ruins of post-apocalyptic London. The few surviving humans have huddled together in underground caves for shelter, where they raise future generations and entertain the children by re-enacting the lightsaber duel from the end of The Empire Strikes Back. The names Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader have »
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