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Entries by Mike Ryan from 07/2012

'Ted' Movie: One Lingering Question

| Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

According to the weekend box office report, there's a good chance that you saw Ted. Or, perhaps you saw Magic Mike or the new Madea movie. But most of you saw Ted. It's Monday morning, which means it's time for me to ask a spoiler-ish question about this past weekend's biggest box office hit. So, this week, it's a question about Ted. And to still be hung up on a question about the finer plot points of Ted seems foolish, considering that it's a movie about a talking teddy bear. Still, that doesn't mean that there's not still one lingering question...

Mark Duplass & Chris Messina: The Busiest Actors In Hollywood?

Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment

It's the classic dilemma: You're at the movie theater with your significant other and the two of you can't agree on what to see. "I want to see the mo...

Remember This? Slim Goodbody

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment

"Remember This?" is a recurring feature on HuffPost Entertainment, resurrecting pop-cultural artifacts that haven't enjoyed the spotlight for quite ...

'The Amazing Spider-Man': Michael Papajohn, The Man Who Was In Both Spider-Man Movies

Posted 07.03.2012 | Entertainment

"The Amazing Spider-Man," as you know, is a complete reboot of the Spider-Man story, featuring an entirely different cast than the Sam Raimi series of...

'The Amazing Spider-Man' End Credits Scene: Director Marc Webb Explains

Posted 07.05.2012 | Entertainment

"Amazing Spider-Man" end credits spoilers ahead. Shortly after the credits begin during "The Amazing Spider-Man," the audience is treated to an add...

'The Amazing Spider-Man': 6 Lingering Questions

| Posted 07.09.2012 | Entertainment

Since opening on July 3, The Amazing Spider-Man has set a few box office records. It also set a few new records in relation to the amount of lingeri...

Comic-Con 2012 Preview: 8 Things That Frighten Me

| Posted 07.10.2012 | Entertainment

You know, I've always wanted to go to San Diego Comic-Con. Well, that is, until I started to know more and more people who have been to Comic-Con. ...

'Breaking Dawn' Comic-Con Press Conference: 10 Revelations From The 'Twilight' Cast & Crew

Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

On Thursday, the "Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2" cast participated in a press conference at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in San Diego to coincide with C...

'The Expendables 2' Comic-Con Panel: The 9 Nuttiest Things That Happened

Posted 07.12.2012 | Entertainment

"The Expendables," a movie that you thought starred every action hero from 1980s, now has a sequel -- which actually does include every action star fr...

Mackenzie Foy, Renesmee In 'Breaking Dawn,' On 'Twilight' Fans And Her Swear Jar

Posted 07.13.2012 | Entertainment

At the Comic-Con press conference for "Breaking Dawn Part 2," author Stephenie Meyer admitted that the character of Renesmee Cullen -- daughter of Edw...

Matt Damon, 'Bourne' Star, On 'Elysium,' Jimmy Kimmel and 'Rounders 2'

Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment

"District 9" director Neill Blomkamp didn't want Matt Damon to star in his follow-up film, "Elysium." As Damon recalled, Blomkamp -- a South African n...

Emily Blunt, 'Looper' Star, On Comic-Con And 'True Nerd' Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment

The hardest thing about doing interviews at Comic-Con is that -- more often than not -- you haven't seen the movie the interviewee is discussing. Such...

'Django Unchained' Comic-Con Panel: The 8 Most Badass Things Quentin Tarantino Brought To San Diego

Posted 07.14.2012 | Entertainment

On Saturday afternoon in Hall H at the San Diego Convention Center, Quentin Tarantino and the cast of the (admittedly, pretty terrific looking) "Djang...

Jamie Foxx & Kerry Washington, 'Django Unchained' Stars, On How Quentin Tarantino Is Hip-Hop

Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

Shorty after the sizzle reel of "Django Unchained" premiered at Comic-Con on Saturday, I met with two stars of the film, Jamie Foxx and Kerry Washingt...

Peter Jackson, 'The Hobbit' Director, On The 48 FPS Debate: 'If You Hate It, You Hate It'

Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

In April, Peter Jackson premiered footage of his highly anticipated return to Middle-earth, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," at CinemaCon in Las V...

Charlie Day, 'Pacific Rim' Star On Getting Serious And 'Horrible Bosses 2'

Posted 07.15.2012 | Entertainment

Charlie Day isn't exactly the first name that springs to mind when asked, "Who should be one of the stars of Guillermo del Toro's new robots-versus-mo...

'You're Like A Nerd': Larry King & Peter Cullen, Voice Of Optimus Prime, Interviewed At Comic-Con

Posted 07.16.2012 | Entertainment

In lieu of the standard introduction of interview subjects, I'm going to just explain how I wound up in a room with Peter Cullen, the man who does the...

'The Dark Knight Rises': Is It As Good As 'The Dark Knight'?

| Posted 07.17.2012 | Entertainment

This weekend, Batman returns in the most anticipated movie of the year, The Dark Knight Rises. This is not to be confused with the movie that came out in 2008, The Dark Knight, which is also a Batman movie, only with one less word in the title. (Nor is it to be confused with Tim Burton's Batman Returns, even though the first sentence I wrote was "Batman returns." I didn't mean to do that.) Your anticipation level is palpable.

Remember This? 'Challenge Of The Super Friends'

| Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment

"Remember This?" is a recurring feature on HuffPost Entertainment, resurrecting pop-cultural artifacts that haven't enjoyed the spotlight for quite ...

At A Loss About a Midnight Screening

| Posted 07.20.2012 | Entertainment

I wasn't going to write anything today because I really can't think of anything to say about these events. I am angry and horrified, like anyone would be, but what else can be added other than reckless speculation or foolhardy political posturing? (And there's plenty of that already.) But then I started reading the Twitter feed of one of the victims.

'The Dark Knight Rises': Batman Begins, Again

| Posted 07.22.2012 | Entertainment

There was never any guarantee that Christopher Nolan would make a third Batman movie. After The Dark Knight, Nolan would have probably been satisfie...

'The Dark Knight Rises': 7 Lingering Questions

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Entertainment

Over the weekend, many of you saw the most anticipated movie of the year, The Dark Knight Rises. A lot of you seemed to enjoy The Dark Knight Rises....

'Superman IV: The Quest For Peace' 25th Anniversary: Thanks For Being Terrible

| Posted 07.24.2012 | Entertainment

Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of Superman IV: The Quest For Peace. If I had to make a list of "worst movies ever made that have no excuse for bein...

'The 'Burbs,' 'The Watch' & How Tom Hanks Changed His Career

| Posted 07.25.2012 | Entertainment

This weekend, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hill join forces to defeat a presence that threatens their moderately sized suburban city in The W...

'The Watch': Is 'The Watch' The Most Unfortunately Timed Movie Of The Year?

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Entertainment

This weekend, a mildly funny movie with unfortunate timing starring Ben Stiller (Permanent Midnight) will be released into theaters. Once called Nei...