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    Bond, Dracula, Batman & More: Who Played These 10 Iconic Characters Best?

    This past weekend saw the release of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit," the latest film to feature Tom Clancy's CIA analyst. It's probably fair to say that the film didn't live up to Paramount's expectations as a franchise re-starter, opening in fourth at the box office with a disappointing $15 million, a...

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    Gal Gadot of 'Fast and Furious' Franchise Is Wonder Woman in 'Batman vs. Superman' UPDATED

    UPDATE: Actress Gal Gadot has been cast as Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder's "Batman vs. Superman." Gadot is best known for her role as Gisele in "Fast & Furious," "Fast Five" and this past summer's "Furious 6."

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    More Details on Ben Affleck in Snyder's Superman/Batman UPDATED

    Ben Affleck would not play Batman unless he had a role in how this script turns out. He will have a strong hand at Warner Bros., which backed him on "The Town" and the Oscar-winning "Argo." If this works out he could have a major franchise to play with for years ahead. Affleck tends to do better as ...

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    POLL: Who Should Play Batman in New Batman-Superman Mashup?

    As we all know, the big news out of Comic-Con was that Zack Snyder will direct a "Man of Steel" sequel for Warner Bros. that will feature a Superman-Batman team-up. Beefy Henry Cavill is Superman; but Christian Bale won't be returning to Gotham. So the question remains: Who will play Batman? Take ou...

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    How Comic Books Have Changed Movie Storytelling

    How comic-book movies went from apologizing to newcomers to making them feel left out.

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    Why Batman and Superman Mashup is a Bad Idea--And Reveals Warner Bros. Weakness

    You know Malcolm Gladwell's "Blink"? That moment when you look at something and you know it's wrong? That happens to me when studios announce a new project that is a really bad idea. Some movies based on good ideas just turn out badly, and plenty of great movies turn out to to be less than commercia...

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    VidCritz: Max Landis Reviews 'Man of Steel'

    The writer of "Chronicle" has some stern words for Zack Snyder.

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    Can Critics Make Their Mark on 'Man of Steel?'

    A field report from one New York City movie theater, where Jordan Hoffman investigates whether "Man of Steel" fans are engaging with the ongoing critical debate about the film.

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    'Man of Steel': Superguy For Our Times

    If casting really were everything, Man of Steel would be phenomenal: Henry Cavill soars away with the title Best Looking Superman Ever; Russell Crowe brings emotional depth to the role of his father, Jor-El; Michael Shannon glowers as Jor-El's power-hungry nemesis, General Zod, yet makes us see t...

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    How Hit Movies Become Flops

    Hype can be a movie's yellow sun and Kryptonite all rolled into one.

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