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Movie Cliché Du Jour: Bad Guys Getting Caught on Purpose

Warning: Spoilers Running Free.

Generally speaking, bad guys are bad guys because they want to do bad things and get away with them, so if you see one get caught in the middle of a movie it usually means they've got an ace up their sleeve. Lately we've been seeing this trend of the bad guy getting caught on purpose (capture, interrogation, threat, destruction, escape) in big tentpole blockbusters, and either every copy of Final Draft has a glitch that automatically pastes that into a script … or folks are getting lazy.

Seeing as how it's used once again in "Star Trek Into Darkness," let's cite five recent examples of this cliché in the hopes that we can declare a moratorium on it ... at least until it counts as nostalgia.

Culprit #1: 'The Dark Knight' (2008)

Mastermind: The Joker (Heath Ledger)

The Plan: Get caught while attempting to kill District
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Jim fixed it for Iron Maiden and me

Dom Lawson was a shy 14-year-old when he wrote to the late Jimmy Savile asking to meet his heavy-metal heroes. What happened next changed his life for ever …

Most people have a claim to fame, don't they? I've got a couple of poor but respectable ones: I once held a door open for John Cleese (he said "Thank you" rather sternly) and I once witnessed the late Kenneth Williams buying a newspaper (he looked tiny, fragile and unhappy). Not exactly jaw-dropping anecdotes, I'll admit, and I have never dined out on either. But then, I do have a fairly spectacular claim to fame that tends to triumph in any impromptu bout of one-upmanship: back in 1986, at the tender age of 14, courtesy of Jim'll Fix It, I spent a whole day at the Hammersmith Odeon in London with my favourite band, Iron Maiden. Yeah, so your mum once copped off with Keith Moon.
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The 2010 Mlb All Star Game Playlist

With the Home Run Derby and the Celebrity Softball Challenge out of the way, there is only one thing left to do, and that's play the 2010 Major League Baseball All Star Game. The match-up between the best players from the American League and the elite athletes from the National League is always an entertaining outing, and probably the best and liveliest all star game in any major sport. Perhaps that is because there is actually something at stake: The winning league gets home field advantage during the World Series in October.

The National League has gone winless in its last 13 tries (they have gone 0-12-1 in that span), but this year's squad might be the one to push them over the top. The main reason is because of their pitching, as the National League features sharp hurlers like Ubaldo Jimenez, Tim Lincecum, Tim Hudson, Roy Halladay and Yovani Gallardo
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Video: Miley Cyrus Declares Her Love for Iron Maiden

In a newly posted video on MileyWorld, Miley Cyrus makes no attempt to hide her love for heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Greater than that, she even mentions some of their songs that become her favorites.

"I'm sure you all have seen me rocking an Iron Maiden shirt lately," so says the young celebrity. "And I know there's been some people saying, 'Oh, she's a poser,' and 'The only reason she's wearing Iron Maiden is because she wants to be a rock star.' So, Iron Maiden - 'Run To The Hills', 'Fear of the Dark', 'Running Free,' [all] good song(s), check it out. So thank you guys. I actually do run Iron Maiden."

Miley Cyrus was last spotted sporting Iron Maiden shirt while she was enjoying a girl's day out with older sister Brandi and Bff Mandy Jiroux in Los Angeles on Saturday, January 17. At that time,
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