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Jack Ryan Reboot Points Up Problems of Franchise Management

William Bradley | Posted 01.21.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While Paramount says the next movie will be released in 50th anniversary year 2016, it still has no director attached and no release date. But why worry after seeing how well the Jack Ryan franchise is being handled?

Watch Christian Bale's Batman Audition

Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment

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Get to Know Man of Steel's Henry Cavill

Jeff Sorensen | Posted 08.14.2013 | Entertainment
Jeff Sorensen

With Man of Steel coming out, and an iconic superhero being the main showcase, people always want to know about the person playing that superhero.

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

No Girls Allowed? On the Value of *Not* Arbitrarily Inserting Token Love Interests into Male-centric Genre Films

Scott Mendelson | Posted 12.12.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

By arbitrarily inserting token love interests into movies that neither require them nor benefit from them, you not only insult the actresses involved, but harm your own movie in the process.

Liam Neeson vs. Liam Neeson: Who Would Win?

Tyler Moss | Posted 12.01.2012 | Comedy
Tyler Moss

Even at 60 years old, Neeson still manages to have cross-generational appeal, and makes a far more believable action hero than puerile pretty boys like Shia LeBeouf or Liam Hemsworth, whose acting is an amalgamation of upper lip peach fuzz and dour glowers.

Considering The Dark Knight Trilogy

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Dark Knight showed that a comic book movie could be not only big, but epic. That it could thoughtfully engage major themes and concerns in society while providing a thoroughly satisfying entertainment experience.

Is 'Dark Knight Rises' Just 'Batman Begins'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 09.21.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

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

Who Needs Origins? 8 Comic Book Films That Just Dove Right In

Scott Mendelson | Posted 09.16.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There exists at least a handful of comic book adaptations that either completely eschew or compartmentalize the origin material. Be they successful as art or not, they represent the idea that it is possible to start (or restart) a comic book series without retelling the same origin.

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises -- A Dissenting View

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.15.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There is very little about The Dark Knight Rises that will make you tense, hold you in suspense or cause your adrenaline to squirt.

Is The Amazing Spider-Man the Next Batman Begins or Merely the Next Superman Returns?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 07.08.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

I'd argue that Sony may have won the battle with The Amazing Spider-Man (it's not a flop by any means), but they may have lost the war.

Which 'Batman Begins' Star Will Return For 'The Dark Knight Rises'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.28.2012 | Entertainment

Back in January, Liam Neeson confirmed that he made an appearance on the set of "The Dark Knight Rises," Christopher Nolan's eagerly awaited Batman fi...

Batman Turns Into Spider-Man And 'Strokes' Villains?

Posted 10.29.2011 | Comedy

Sure, when you translate something from one language to another and back again, key elements are bound to be lost. But this one really loses the myth...

Watch 'Hairspray,' Eat From An Urban Farm & Dance At Amoeba

| Katie Bain | Posted 10.04.2011 | Los Angeles

This weekend is all about Batman, fetish lamps and veggies from your neighbors' backyard, but not all at the same time. Go get it, LA. FRIDAY What...

What Drew A Shakespearean Master To A Flashy Blockbuster About Viking Mythology?

Newsweek | Chris LeeMay 01, 2011 | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

You’d be forgiven for wondering what precisely is up with Kenneth Branagh directing Marvel Studios’ new superhero flick Thor, a flashy $150 millio...

No Slump Then, No Slump Now! Why Comparing Cumulative Weekend Box Office Makes No Sense

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.26.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

There is a reason I never discuss how well a respective weekend performed compared to the same weekend last year or the year before. It's irrelevant.

Five Shamless Sci-Fi Oscar Robberies, Spearheaded by Avatar

Scott Thill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

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A Flash of Genius: Inception, This Summer's Blockbuster Movie

Angella Nazarian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Angella Nazarian

I conduct workshops in dream interpretation. There are no words to describe the brilliance of the plot, where you are led from one dream state to another deeper one.

Blu Ray Review: Batman: Under the Hood (2010)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Batman: Under the Hood is a brisk, exciting, and violent roller coaster that improves on the source material purely by existing as a standalone narrative.

Movie Review: Inception

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Nolan's ingenious film never loses its ability to surprise and contains one of those overwhelming visual moments that become iconic -- like that first shot of Darth Vader's spaceship in the first Star Wars.

Inception Review - brace yourselves to be taken to unimaginable heights

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

Inception is the most original, visually stunning and intellectually stimulating film to come across the screen in years.

Enough of comic-book movies

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There are a lot of elements of modern cinema on which I'd like to see a moratorium declared. Let's start with remakes - particularly remakes of reall...

Annals of the Over-Rated: Tim Burton

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

America (and the world) has spoken: The less-than-mediocre Alice in Wonderland is a hit. Allow me to disagree. Tim Burton is Exhibit A for my unified theory of movies.

"Iron Man" & "Batman Begins" Are The Exact Same Movie (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Have you ever had film deja vu? Where you're watching a movie and suddenly realize "I've seen this before, only with different people." Well luckily s...

Star Trek Firsts... 43 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Some 43 years after it began, and seven years after the movie franchise seemed completely played out, Star Trek is making firsts again. And so far, it's the most popular movie of the year in America.