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I have been a Batman fan all my life. I've been running Legions of Gotham for 11 years and never have I had to give such a grim review of a Batman related property.
I went into Gotham with high hopes. I was looking for a dark and gritty crime drama that centers around the universe and characters that I know and love. What I got was some pretty poor acting, unnecessary character changes and and overall sense of confusion about why we even need this show at all.
I have seen other reviews criticizing Jada Pinkett Smith as Fish Mooney. In my opinion she actually delivers the best and most believable performance in the cast. I had high hopes for Donal Logue as Bullock and was very disappointed with his lackluster and rather empy performance. I saw him play a shady creepy in Sons of Anarchy and it was amazing. »
- Matt MacNabb
Arrow: The Complete Second Season
Starling City has been torn apart by the Undertaking, so the need for the hooded vigilante, now known as The Arrow, is more urgent than ever – especially as the city finds itself caught in the grip of a former friend, who has now become one of the mightiest adversaries The Arrow has ever encountered.
The second season of The CW’s DC Comics series Arrow picks up several months after the conclusion to the first season, with billionaire playboy turned masked vigilante Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) having retreated to Lian Yu e following the events of The Undertaking, and the death of his best friend Tommy Merlyn (Colin Donnell). Tracked down by his ‘Team Arrow’ buddies John Diggle (David Ramsey »
- Gary Collinson
There’s been a flood of television shows that lean, to one extant or another, toward the sci-fi/fantasy realm, with varying success, and comic book films have been taking over the box office, so it isn’t very surprising that comic characters would return to the small screen, and with Supergirl now on the horizon, it doesn’t look like we’re turning back any time soon. The twist with Gotham, that does make it a bit surprising, and more difficult to judge, is that it is a sort of anti-comic series. It’s the prequel to Batman, and while that might be an area worth exploring, it doesn’t immediately open the door for knowing what you’re getting into by watching.
- Marc Eastman
To my mind, the only computer game based on a Christopher Nolan film is the pretty decent Batman Begins. But that all changes with the launch of the Interstellar mobile app, a game where players design and navigate solar systems in the Endurance, the space ship from the movie. Featuring realistic physics created by theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, the movie's scientific advisor, players navigate their way through solar systems, created by themselves or other players, avoiding moons, asteroids, and other celestial bodies, seeing how far far they can pilot the Endurance without running out of fuel or losing time relative to Earth. It's a nice little taster while we wait for the movie to be released on November 7th. A trailer for the app can be seen below, and you can download the game here. On top of the app, Wired have revealed another new poster, the third in as many days, »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
The title and promotional campaign do “Gotham” no favors, fostering expectations about a stronger link to the “Batman” franchise than can possibly exist — at least, considering the setting, not for another 20 years or so. Taken strictly on its own terms, the Fox series is a handsome, gritty crime drama, with Ben McKenzie as the idealistic young cop and Donal Logue as his grizzled, ethically compromised partner. Yet if the show is supposed to work for its peripheral connection to the Dark Knight and his colorful menagerie of villains before they became such … well, that bat simply won’t fly.
It’s difficult to consider “Gotham” without drawing obvious comparisons to “Marvel’s Agents of Shield,” which also operates with a hand (as well as a shield, hammer and some armor) tied behind its back. That’s because the references to “The Avengers” seem calibrated to evoke tingles in the most »
- Brian Lowry
One of the few true surprises at this year's Comic-Con was the unexpected reveal that Legendary, makers of the likes of Batman Begins and Godzilla, would be making a King Kong prequel called Skull Island. There was a bit of jungle-shaking teaser footage, which was created exclusively to announce the project's release date of November 4, 2016, but that was all the info we had. Well now we at least know two names involved with the project: Jordan Vogt-Roberts and Tom Hiddleston. You may not recognize that first name, and that's totally fair because so far Vogt-Roberts hasn't directed any projects as high profile as Skull Island. However, he did direct the Sundance hit The Kings of Summer, which seemed to kick his career to the next level. Since then, he's done...
- Peter Hall
Following yesterday's awesome Poster Posse collection from Blurppy for this fall's release of Interstellar from director Christopher Nolan, an official poster from Paramount Pictures has debuted online. This one is a little more conventional as it merely shows Matthew McConaughey on another world, which we've seen glimpsed in the most recent trailer for the film as well. Some think that the most recent trailer showed too much, but considering it's all out of context and a Nolan movie has never been spoiled by trailers, it shouldn't be anything to worry about. Could we get one more trailer before the release? We'll see. Here's the latest official poster for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar from Empire: Watch the most recent trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar right here! Interstellar is directed by British filmmaker Christopher Nolan, of the films Doodlebug, Following, Memento, Insomnia, Batman Begins, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception and The Dark Knight Rises. »
- Ethan Anderton
Through numerous incarnations in comics, film, and television, Batman has become one of the most popular comic book characters, with 2016′s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice bringing a new version of the character, and the Fox show Gotham exploring the world further. With the death of his parents at the hands of a criminal being the catalyst for Bruce Wayne’s turn into vigilante justice, the story of Batman’s origins have been explored in film and television a number of times, most notably in 1989′s Batman and 2005′s Batman Begins. A new comedy skit, however, written by Thrilling Adventure Hour‘s Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, explores the idea of the elder Waynes having faked their death, unbeknownst to Bruce. Mark Gagliardi plays Bruce, with Marc Evan Jackson and Paget Brewster taking on the roles of his parents, and John Ennis playing Alfred. The video can be seen below. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
After years in front of the camera with her roles in Dawson’s Creek, The Gift and Batman Begins, Katie Holmes has now set her sights on getting behind the camera and is set to direct an adaptation of Annie Weatherwax’s debut novel All We Had, the story of a poverty-striken mother and daughter who find solace in a quirky town.
Holmes said in a statement: “I am very excited and honored to be collaborating with Jane and Josh on this project and look so forward to bringing Annie’s incredible characters to the screen,”
Producer Rosenthal added, “Katie has such a clear vision for the book’s irreverent, original mother-daughter relationship. Her passion for the material, along with Josh Boone’s »
- Scott Davis
The ranks of female film directors are about to swell a little more, as Katie Holmes confirms her plan to helm the upcoming adaptation of the debut novel from Annie Weatherwax – All We Had. The script is being written by Josh Boone (Stuck In Love, The Fault In Our Stars), with Holmes starring and pulling producer duties alongside Jane Rosenthal (Little Fockers) and Berry Welsh (NYC 22).
The story is described as ‘wry and sharply observed’ by publishers Simon And Schuster, and centres on a mother and 13 year old daughter, who find themselves existing on the verge of poverty in small town America, after their old life implodes. Holmes will play the role of the mother, but there is no news yet on wider casting.
While this news will almost certainly be met in many quarters with derision, it is important to note that, of late, Holmes has finally begun to come into her own. »
- Sarah Myles
After making the leap from small screen success in series like "Dawson's Creek" to big films like Batman Begins and The Giver, actress Katie Holmes is ready for a new challenge in the world of film. Variety reports Holmes will now get behind the camera to make her directorial debut with All We Had, a mother-daughter centric drama based on the novel of the same name by Annie Weatherwax. And she'll have help from a recent big screen success with The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone adapting the book. Holmes picked up the rights to the book, the author's first, in July before it was even published. Read on! The book tells the story of a mother and her 13-year old daughter, down on their luck on the brink of poverty, who find their luck might be changing when they end up in a small town called Fat River. »
- Ethan Anderton
Nice wheels. After several unofficial on-set photo of the Batmobile circulated online Wednesday, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice director Zack Snyder decided to tweet "a real picture" of iconic vehicle. Snyder's trusted photographer Clay Enos also commented on the leaked images, tweeting, "iPhone photography is great but some things deserve more. (Nikon D800 Iso 500 24mm f/11 1/25th sec)." A glimpse of the Batmobile was shown in May when Snyder provided the first look at Ben Affleck in costume as the Caped Crusader. It's the first new model since 2005's Batman Begins, the first in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy of films. Snyder's version of the vehicle apparently blends »
With the announcement of a new Batmobile via some leaked photos and then Zack Synder’s Twitter account, we at Flickering Myth decided to look at the various incarnations of the The Dark Knight’s most iconic of accessories….
The Batmobile first debuted in DC Comics’ Batman #27, a red convertible with nothing overly special in its functionality. But in an interesting piece of trivia, the term “Batmobile” was not used until Detective Comics #48 in 1941.
Moving into the live action realm on our list is one of the most well-loved looks for people of “a certain age” of the Batmobile, courtesy of the 1966 Batman TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward as the dynamic duo. With great gadgets like an anti-theft switch, Bat Beam, Mobile Batcomputer and the Emergency Bat-turn lever, this version of the Batmobile is well respected and has been used by many as their transport on their wedding days. »
- Luke Owen
Alex Kurtzman, who has been tasked with bringing a Venom film to the big screen as a spinoff from Sony's Amazing Spider-Man franchise, took some time to chat with MTV about how they're approaching the character. While discussing the way Spidey's arch nemesis will differ from our favorite web-head, he dusts off everyone's favorite post-Nolan buzz word: "Darker."
"The idea is that you can do things with Venom that you can’t do with Spider-Man," says Kurtzman. "Venom is the representation of every line that will get crossed,” Kurtzman continued. He then added that magical word that Hollywood types love to throw out there when discussing their comic book properties: “He’s a much darker character."
Of course, that special word does hold water in this case, as he's a character that definitely should be quite dark. I guess I'm just still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder from the number of times I heard directors, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Summer movie season is a magic time of year when Hollywood traditionally rolls out its most appealing merchandise. It’s true that some summer movie seasons are better than others. This is our ranking of all the summer movie seasons since 1980 from worst to best.
On January 20th, 1975, Steven Spielberg and Universal Studios released Jaws. The movie landscape would be forever changed from that date. Jaws is widely credited as being the first blockbuster film because it was the first movie to make over $100 million (non-adjusted). The fact that the film had a meager $8 million budget meant that it was a huge cash cow for the studio and rocketed Spielberg to the the forefront of a new generation of filmmakers for a new era of movie mass-consumption. George Lucas and Spielberg followed up in 1977 with Star Wars, which became a sensational and very profitable hit. It helped to convince production »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (G.S. Perno)
It might be quite a while before we see some official footage from Zack Snyder's currently shooting Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, so for now check out this fan-made trailer. Zelenks isn't overly ambitious with the choice of footage (there's shots from the likes of To The Wonder, Now You See Me, Batman Begins and, of course, Man Of Steel) used, and that coupled with some very good editing makes for an effective couple of minutes. It would have been nice to see more Wonder Woman, but you can't have everything! Zack Snyder directs Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. the film hits theaters March 25th, »
Back in July, we learned that iconic Batman villain Ra’s al Ghul would be the “Big Bad” of Arrow‘s third season, and now we know who will play him. According to series star Stephen Amell, Australian actor Matt Nable (Riddick) has landed the coveted role.
Along with the announcement came a new character description from the CW, outlining what we should expect from the Head of the Demon when he makes his debut in the fourth episode of the upcoming season (the 50th episode overall), titled “The Magician:”
“The leader of the League of Assassins and father of Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), Ra’s is proud and unforgiving. A ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts and a shaper of history, Ra’s carries the wisdom of the ages and protects some of its greatest secrets.”
The description seems to hint at the mystical elements of the Ra’s character, »
- James Garcia
Matt Nable will star as DC Comics' famous villain Ra's al Ghul in Season 3 of The CW's "Arrow," according to The Hollywood Reporter. Providing much of the conflict this season, Ra's al Ghul will be a recurring character starting with Episode 4. His presence has been foreshadowed since Season 1, with his organization the League of Assassins and his daughter Nyssa (Katrina Law) already playing key roles in the series. "We have a really clever way of doing Ra's this year that is true to the comic-book origins but different from the way Ra's was portrayed in the (Christopher) Nolan movies," said "Arrow" executive producer Marc Guggenheim at Comic-Con International in July. "You don't want to compete with 'Batman Begins,' even though we've always said 'Batman Begins' was a big influence »
Less than a week after Liam Neeson expressed his interest in playing Ra's al Ghul on The CW's hit series Arrow, another actor has won the villainous role. Series star Stephen Amell announced on his Twitter page today that Matt Nable has signed on to play the League of Shadows founder, although it still isn't known when we'll first see him in Season 3.
— Stephen Amell (@amellywood) September 4, 2014
The CW Network announced at Comic-Con 2014 that Ra's al Ghul will be the primary Season 3 nemesis for Oliver Queen, although he was hinted at a number of different times in Season 2, including the presence of his daughter Nyssa (Katrina Law).
Here's what executive producer Marc Guggenheim said during an interview at Comic-Con in July, revealing that they are approaching the character in a much different way »
Stephen Amell, who stars as Oliver Queen/The Arrow in the show, tweeted about the casting on Thursday:
Stephen Amell (@amellywood) September 04, 2014
Nable is a former professional rugby player who has transitioned into writing and acting, including a starring role in “Riddick.” His “Arrow” character, played by Liam Neeson in “Batman Begins” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” is the leader of the League of Assassins in the show, and father of Nyssa al Ghul (played by Katrina Law). Proud and unforgiving, Ra’s is a ruthless strategist, a master of martial arts, and a shaper of history. He carries the wisdom of the ages, »
- Kevin Noonan
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