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9 Ways Suicide Squad Will Crush Captain America: Civil War

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9 Ways Suicide Squad Will Crush Captain America: Civil War

The late, groundbreaking producer Julia Philips referenced the following saying in her book You’ll Never Eat Lunch In This Town Again: ‘If you can’t be the best, be first’. By this logic, the cinematic smack-down between Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad is already over. Why? Well, Civil War comes out May 6 and Suicide Squad drops August 5.

To that end, considering that the films come out three months apart, this really isn’t a fair fight. We’ll only know which film did better by the box office receipts that are tallied. At present, word of mouth on Captain America: Civil War is quite good. Suicide Squadhas had decent word of mouth, but it seems that there are many things working against it.

First of all, it is has to live up to Heath Ledger’s Joker...

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11 Best Spring Break Movies of All Time

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11 Best Spring Break Movies of All Time

Spring Break movies are a unique beast. While there might not be direct research into this, it seems that these films are offshoots of the “beach, blanket, bingo films” from the 1960s. As the genre really seemed to catch fire in the late 1970s and then in the 80s, the connection between the two is actually more acute than one might think.

The beach movies of the 1960s were simple, fun and represented All American values. The spring break movie, truthfully, hailing more from the 1980s than the 70s, are similar in that their characters are looking for fun and a good time. However, spring break films have a devilish side, and that makes for many moments of boobs and butts that my generation has never forgotten. Yes, when you have a Spring Break movie, you can expect to see some sex!

How coul...

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Stephen Amell Talks Arrow Season 5 Villain and Supergirl Crossover

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Stephen Amell Talks Arrow Season 5 Villain and Supergirl Crossover

In just a few short days, the beloved superhero series Arrow will wrap up Season 4 with the season finale Schism set to air on Wednesday, May 25. Each season, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) has had a new villain to contend with, with Olly getting set to confront this year’s primary villain Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), as teased in the new photosreleased earlier this week. While we still don’t know for sure who the Season 4 villain will be, Stephen Amell dropped some tantalizing hints after The CW’s upfront presentation last week.

The show was already renewedback in March, along with the network’s other superhero programs The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, although nothing has been revealed about the new season quite yet...

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Netflix’s Iron Fist Adds Jessica Jones Star Carrie-Anne Moss

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Marvel’s Iron Fist, coming soon to Netflix, just got some extra legal expertise with the addition of Carrie-Anne Moss to the cast! Moss will reprise her role as lawyer Jeri Hogarth, first seen in Marvel’s Jessica Jones before also appearing in the Season 2 finale of Marvel’s Daredevil, to provide Danny Rand (Finn Jones) with help as he returns to New York. Here’s what Jeph Loeb, executive producer and Head of Marvel Television, had to say about the casting in a statement.

“Carrie-Anne has fast become a fan-favorite part of our street level saga, and we share our viewers’ excitement in bringing her intoMarvel’s Iron Fist. As Marvel fans know, Hogarth in the comics plays a critical role in the life of Danny Rand so it seems only fitting that Carrie-Anne join in.”

In Marvel’s Iron Fist, Dann...

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Green Lantern Isn’t Coming to The CW Anytime Soon

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Green Lantern Isn't Coming to The CW Anytime Soon

Back in March, it was teased that The CW’s new DC Comics TV series Legends of Tomorrow will be introducing a new character from the comics in the Season 1 finale. Just a few weeks later, it was revealed that Suits star Patrick J. Adams has come aboard to play this mysterious character, who was later rumored to be both Booster Gold and Green Lantern. As it turns out, both of those reports were wrong, with the season finale, which aired last night, revealing the actor as DC hero Hourman. Just hours before the finale aired, though, executive producer Marc Guggenheim made it clear that there are no future plans for Green Lantern to appear in the DC TV universe.

Shortly after the Booster Goldrumor surfaced in March, another report claimed Patrick J...

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Mark Ruffalo Promises Hulk Will Be “Hulk-ier” in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

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Avengers: Age of Ultron

Late last week we heard that Jeff Goldblum and Karl Urban would be joining the cast of Thor: Ragnarok, which already included the returning Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Idris Elba, as well as new additions Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett.

Mark Ruffalo is also starring in the movie as Hulk, though we still don’t have an official idea about how he and his fellow Avenger Thor might be hooking up. We got a small clue from Marvel head Kevin Feige recently, when he confirmed that Natalie Portman would not be returning for the third installment in the Thor series because “there are only a couple of scenes on Earth in this movie,” with most of the story taking place “in the cosmos.”

Now Ruffalo has provided further hints about the movie, telling Entertainment Tonig...

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Watch: When the Actors In Michael Bay’s ’13 Hours’ Met the ‘Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

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When people think of Michael Bay movies, the think of fancy cars and explosions and whirling CGI and sometimes fancy cars that turn into whirling CGI explosions. But there’s another core aspect to Michael Bay movies that most people overlook. He’s very patriotic, with an unapologetic, deep admiration of the American military.

Most of the time this just comes in the form of his movies having a few military¬†characters or vehicles on display. Sometimes it gets a bit more overt, as it did with his most recent movie,13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. This isn’t Transformers-mode Michael Bay. It’s much closer to The Rock. It’s all about highly skilled men just doing their job, which in this case happens to involve some guns and explosions.

If the title somehow didn’t give it away, 13 H...

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Yes, That ‘Big Trouble in Little China’ Remake Is Still Happening

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Roughly one year ago, it was announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was in talks to star in a remake of John Carpenter’s classic, Big Trouble in Little China, for 20th Century Fox. At the time it was announced that X-Men: First Class writers Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz were writing the script, and that Johnson was going to play the Jack Burton role made famous by Kurt Russell in the 1986 original.

In that film Russell plays a blue-collar truck driver who finds himself roped into a centuries-old battle with an evil sorcerer. The divisive remake — Big Trouble is one of those properties fans hold near and dear to their hearts — will likely update that story and contemporize¬†it with a more modern-day spin, utilizing all the latest special effects. That’s if it’s still happening at all.

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11 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2016

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11 Biggest Potential Bombs of 2016

Right off the bat, let’s just get this out of the way. We have nothing against any of the films in this list. Especially Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But it’s going to have to throw one heck of a Hail Mary pass to break even at the box office. Movies have always been big business. Budgets have continued to increase since Thomas Edison’s Black Maria started churning out films in the late 1800s. As anybody in the industry will tell you, this is generally a business where you have to spend money to make money. And bobs are inevitable.

And that axiom has never been more prescient than it is in today’s film world. Movies routinely cost upwards of $100 million dollars...

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13 Sci-Fi Movies You Can’t Miss in 2016

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13 Sci-Fi Movies You Can't Miss in 2016

Science Fiction is a truly beautiful term. On the one hand you have science which many people (rightly or wrongly) count as irrefutable. The other side of the coin gives us fiction. This can literally be whatever the mind can conjure up. Merge the two and you have the best of both worlds, right?

In 2016 it sure seems like that is the case. This year we have the usual culprits. Sequels of reboots, maiden voyage reboots, regular sequels and brand spanking new films. This might be a stretch, but it honestly seems like sci-fi is the place where cinema truly chooses to break new ground.

Think I am wrong? Let’s just start with A Trip to the Moon...

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