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Jude Law on why he turned down the role of Superman

Behind many of Hollywood's most famous roles are a line of actors who didn't get it, either because someone better came along or because the actor passed on the project themselves. When Bryan Singer was developing what would become SUPERMAN RETURNS, he was faced with finding an actor who could not only embody the man of steel, but follow in the footsteps of the late...
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Top 5 Movie Mistakes: Batman Returns vs. Superman Returns (video)

This weeks sees the release of the much-anticipated BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and for this month's Top 5 Movie Mistakes we're pitting the two titans against each other with some of their previous big-screen efforts: Bryan Singer 's SUPERMAN RETURNS and Tim Burton 's BATMAN RETURNS. We dissect 5 mistakes from each film, while also providing the answer as to...
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Our Favorite Movie Easter Eggs: The Dark Knight, Hot Fuzz, 2001 and more!

These days, part of the fun of watching a movie in theaters or at home with the ability to freeze frames, is finding the Easter eggs hidden within. For the history buffs out there, the origin of the cinematic Easter egg dates back to THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW . Supposedly one day on the set, the cast decided to have a traditional Easter egg hunt, as you do, but some of the eggs...
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Movie Jail: This week's defendant is...Kate Bosworth!

This is Movie Jail, a unique maximum security prison that houses some of the worst writers, directors, actors and producers from Hollywood and beyond. Their crimes? The offenses vary from convict to convict but most of these inmates have contributed negatively to the film world to some capacity* and his or her misdeeds have covered a long enough period of time that the authorities had...
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Brandon Routh to play another DC superhero on The CW's Arrow

When The CW series ARROW returns for a third season this fall, it will be with a very familiar actor donning the persona of a DC Comics character. SUPERMAN RETURNS star Brandon Routh will be joining ARROW to portray Ray Palmer, the man who will become The Atom. For those not familiar with DC Comics, The Atom is an Ant-Man type hero who is able to shrink himself to the size of, well,...
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Josh Hartnett turned down playing Batman, Superman and Spider-Man

Most of you probably know Josh Hartnet t turned down playing Superman in Bryan Singer 's SUPERMAN RETURNS, but did you know the actor was also in talks to play Batman and Spider-Man, and turned both of those roles down as well? Hartnett revealed the news in a recent interview with Details for his new television series Penny Dreadful . DETAILS: You're 35 now, but in...
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Bryan Singer on what he would have changed about Superman Returns

I made no secret that I am a fan of SUPERMAN RETURNS. Both as an homage to the Richard Donner film and the classic version of Superman, SUPERMAN RETURNS is not the modern take of the Man of Steel that everyone was hoping for. Bryan Singer has always stood quietly behind the movie he made, but he recently made comments explaining what he would have done differently. Empire...
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Face-Off: Batman Begins vs. Man of Steel

Last week's face-off featured an intense battle between Harrison “Get off my plane!” Ford and Gary “Then you die the three of you!” Oldman which I called a tie. You guys struck back with your thoughts and the result was Dr. Jones barely edging out Dracula by a vote or two. The rest of the month of August has left me uninspired for Face-Off ideas and with the announcement of the BATMAN...
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Cool Videos: Superheroes introducing themselves supercut

It's important to have a cool sounding name if you're going to be a superhero or villain. If you're going to call yourself "The Taint Goblin," chances are the only way you're going to be stopping bad guys is if they can't run away because they are laughing too hard after you've told them your name. Or because you actually do have a creature that...
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C'mon Hollywood: Get back in the Fight!

In the summer of 1989, a little movie by the name of BATMAN came out. I was 12 years old, immersed in comics, and ready to have my mind blown on the day that I finally got to the theater to see Tim Burton ’s vision come to life. The theater was jam-packed on the afternoon I went and as I got to the ticket counter I saw my best friend exiting his screening, looking like...
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The UnPopular Opinion: Superman Returns

THE UNPOPULAR OPINION is an ongoing column featuring different takes on films that either the writer HATED, but that the majority of film fans LOVED, or that the writer LOVED, but that most others LOATHED. We're hoping this column will promote constructive and geek fueled discussion. Enjoy! **** SOME SPOILERS ENSUE**** Yes, the same guy who hated THE...
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