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Cha-Ching! The 10 Richest Characters in Movies & TV

Article: Cha-Ching! The 10 Richest Characters in Movies & TV

In IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon, Jonas Morehouse, an ambitious family patriarch, gets into the oil business and strikes gold. With his money he builds an empire – one of the biggest ever seen in movies and television. Who rivals him as far as fictional fortunes go? Let’s take look. 10. Smaug This dragon has…

10 Movie Castings That Pissed People Off

Article: 10 Movie Castings That Pissed People Off

With Ben Affleck getting tons of nerd flack over taking the role of Batman in Zack Snyder’s upcoming Batman/Superman team-up, we thought it might be fun to take a look back at other casting announcements that ruffled some feathers. 1. Daniel Craig as James Bond The concept of a blonde 007 was reviled by many…

5 Reasons Ben Affleck’s Batman Will Be Awesome

Article: 5 Reasons Ben Affleck’s Batman Will Be Awesome

It’s official! Rugged, respected Ben Affleck will don the cape and cowl for Zack Snyder in Warner Brothers’ upcoming Batman vs Superman. Here are some predictions for how it will go down. 1. Batman Will Have a Boston Accent Rather than speak in an affected growl, Affleck’s Batman will speak in a thick Boston accent…

What to watch on IFC tonight: Batman, Batman and more Batman

Article: What to watch on IFC tonight: Batman, Batman and more Batman

Spend the night arguing about whether Michael Keaton, Val Kilmer or George Clooney was the best Batman when we show back-to-back- Batman movies. We’re kicking things off with George Clooney suiting up to play Gotham’s Dark Knight in Joel Shumacher’s take on “Batman & Robin” at 5:15 p.m. ET/4:15 p.m. CT. Batman faces off against…

The Batman is coming to IFC

Article: The Batman is coming to IFC

Tonight at 7:15 p.m. ET we are lighting up the sky over Gotham with the Bat Signal, because the Dark Knight is coming to IFC. Tim Burton’s 1989 “Batman” is the big-screen response to the serious (and seriously violent) revisionist comic book tales of the ’80s. The film reimagines Gotham as a foreboding industrial metropolis…

What to watch on IFC tonight: “The Prestige”

Article: What to watch on IFC tonight: “The Prestige”

Guess what we’re showing tonight at 8/7c. Here’s a hint: That’s right, tonight we are showing “The Prestige.” Christopher Nolan’s film focuses on the tense relationship between two turn-of-the-century magicians Rupert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale). Yep, it’s Jackman versus Bale: Okay, so they aren’t Wolverine and Batman (except for forever in…

Ten funny things about Batman

Article: Ten funny things about Batman

The Caped Crusader isn’t dark and gritty all the time. Here are ten instances of him loosening the cowl.

The 10 funniest superheroes (with video)

Article: The 10 funniest superheroes (with video)

“The Avengers” is going to be the big hit of the whole year, certainly, but while it has its fair share of funny moments, there are actually superheroes whose stock in trade is comedy. One of the most glaring omissions from the otherwise solid Sam Raimi “Spider-Man” films are the crucial element of Peter Parker’s…

“The Dark Knight Rises” gets a fiery new poster

Article: “The Dark Knight Rises” gets a fiery new poster

Sure, everyone’s talking about “The Avengers” these days, but even Marvel’s record-breaking superhero team-up movie could face some stiff competition at the box office when “The Dark Knight Rises” finally hits theaters. Only adding to the anticipation surrounding Christopher Nolan’s franchise-ending film is a new poster that arrived online today for the third — and…

The top 5 Batman villains

Article: The top 5 Batman villains

In The Dark Knight Rises, Batman faces an incredibly brutal villain named Bane, a behemoth well known to readers of the graphic novel. “He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and -oriented fighting style,” actor Tom Hardy said of Bane, the character he plays, in Empire. “It’s…

The 10 coolest vehicles from comic book movies

Article: The 10 coolest vehicles from comic book movies

“Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” roars into theaters this weekend, leaving a trail of fire and burnt rubber in its wake. Sporting a new set of directors and a reinvented take on the motorcycle-riding anti-hero, “Spirit of Vengeance” also features a new look at the way Ghost Rider interacts with his fire-spitting ride and anything…

The 7 best unproduced Batman screenplays (and what happened)

Article: The 7 best unproduced Batman screenplays (and what happened)

Not every vision of The Dark Knight has seen the light of day. Here are a few Batman film projects that never got out of the Batcave, from Tim Burton’s proposed third installment to Darren Aronofsky’s much-hyped “Batman: Year One” to a Batman vs. Superman mash-up (the logo of which can be spotted amongst the…

Our favorite comic book moments from 2011

Article: Our favorite comic book moments from 2011

In a year that gave us big screen blockbusters like “Captain America,” “Thor,” “Green Lantern” and “Transformers,” sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and appreciate the medium where these stories got their start. With the book officially closed on 2011, I and my fellow contributor, Matt Singer, thought we’d offer up what were…

Five things we didn’t see in “The Dark Knight Rises” trailer, but wanted to

Article: Five things we didn’t see in “The Dark Knight Rises” trailer, but wanted to

Sure, there was a lot to digest in the new trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises,” but let’s face it — there’s still a lot we haven’t seen in previews for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming conclusion to his big-screen Batman trilogy. And while it’s all well and good to leave some elements for the movie itself…

“The Dark Knight Rises” trailer offers explosive look at Nolan’s grand finale

Article: “The Dark Knight Rises” trailer offers explosive look at Nolan’s grand finale

The first trailer for “The Dark Knight Rises” has finally arrived, offering fans their first, official look at the preview for next year’s trilogy-ending finale to Christopher Nolan’s Batman franchise. Promising to bring an “end” to the legend, the trailer offers quite a bit of footage showcasing Bane’s explosive assault on Gotham, and hints that…

DC’s New 52 Omnibus lets new readers jump into the universe without any “crisis”

Article: DC’s New 52 Omnibus lets new readers jump into the universe without any “crisis”

In the course of collecting comic books over the last 25 years, I’ve noticed that there are two things readers show up for: stories where everything falls apart and the corresponding rebirths from those cataclysmic events. DC Comics has been a pioneer of these major events, from their continuity shattering “Crisis on Infinite Earths” to…

“The Dark Knight Rises” will feature nearly an hour of IMAX footage

Article: “The Dark Knight Rises” will feature nearly an hour of IMAX footage

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s no surprise that “The Dark Knight Rises” is heading to IMAX theaters with a bevy of footage native to the ginormous format. Now we have a little more information about exactly how much of the running time will be dedicated to IMAX, and it’s a doozy. At…

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