Sorry Christian Bale/Batman Fans But... 


Christian Bale will not appear as Batman in any upcoming "Justice League" movie. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the actor said that he's done wearing the Batman costume.

Yet, if Christopher Nolan comes up with a brilliant idea for "The Dark Knight 4," Bale may rethink his position. But the actor says he's not involved with any "Justice League" talks, at least for now. ”I have no information, no knowledge about anything. I’ve literally not had a conversation with a living soul. I understand that they may be making a Justice League movie, that’s it.”

Here's what we know. When I sat down and interviewed "Man of Steel" director Zack Snyder, he said that it's a trickle down effect. If "Man of Steel" makes money, then "Justice League" could soon follow. Well, we all know that "Man of Steel" continues to fly high at worldwide box-office, so we should get very excited for a "Justice League" film. Who doesn't want to see Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern fight evil together?

If Bale returns as Batman for "Justice League," it will be a plus! Can you imagine "The Avengers" without Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man? Oh yeah, Downey Jr. also famously said that he won't be back as Iron Man for the "Avengers" sequel. But, look! He's back! And with more money! Maybe Bale is copying his ploy?

Regardless, Bale is happy to pass Batman's costume to a new actor: “It’s a torch that should be handed from one actor to another. So I enjoy looking forward to what somebody else will come up with.”

We too but we love you as Batman!

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Sorry "Hobbit" Fans But... 


"The Desolation of Smaug" is NOT headed to Comic-Con. Awwww....

According to director Peter Jackson via Facebook, "The Hobbit 2" is still in production and the cast and crew will not be available for the biggest fan convention in the world! And truth be told, I like Jackson's reasoning -- he just wants to make a good movie!

And rightfully so! The first one was just eh, here's hoping the second one will make the movie buff in me happy!

Here's Jackson taking us inside the production of "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." Plus, his explanation on why they will not have Comic-Con presence this year:



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"White House Down" Flops! What Happened Channing Tatum? 


Yes, folks, "White House Down" flopped at the box-office. Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx were no match for the star power of Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy whose "The Heat" triumphed at No. 2 with a $40 million debut. "White House Down?" $25.7 million and with a reported budget of $150 million, it's a certifiable flop! Worst than "After Earth," "Jack the Giant Slayer," and "The Hangover Part III."

So what happened? Well, first, there was a movie called "Olympus Has Fallen" that shared the same DNA as "White House Down." And actually, I found that movie better than the Tatum-Foxx collaboration. Why? Because it had a singular vision -- the terrorists are bad, but don't worry, Gerard Butler is here to save the day. Its simplicity is what saved the film.

"White House Down" has a lot of angles that people were not able to connect the dots. Is it about White House being attacked? Is it a buddy comedy? Is it a father-daughter dramedy? Is it all of the above? Do you even care?

And lastly, as much as we love Channing Tatum, shirtless or otherwise, he is still NOT a major superstar! And even with the help from Foxx, their collaboration is just not as dynamic as the Bullock-McCarthy tandem. "The Heat" is funny, sure, predictable, but still funny. "White House Down" is sometimes funny, sometimes exciting, sometimes thrilling. But "sometimes" will not generate buzz.

Here's the Top 10 Box-Office Films from last weekend again. I'm sure the one-two punch of "The Lone Ranger" and "Despicable Me 2" will change the order by the weekend. Yes, "White House Down" will be down, way down, by then.

1. "Monsters University," $46.1 million ($44.2 million international).

2. "The Heat," $40 million.

3. "World War Z," $29.8 million ($70.1 million international).

4. "White House Down," $25.7 million ($6.8 million international.)

5. "Man of Steel," $20.8 million ($52.2 million international).

6. "This Is the End," $8.7 million.

7. "Now You See Me," $5.5 million ($5 million international).

8. "Fast & Furious 6," $2.4 million ($6.1 million international).

9. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $2 million ($2 million international).

10. "The Internship," $1.4 million ($3.6 million international).

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Top 10 Best Buddy Movies -- See My Picks in Homage to "The Heat" and "White House Down" Release 


"The Heat" starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy and "White House Down" with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx are opening this weekend and both are offshoots of the quintessential American genre -- the buddy movie. You know the type -- put two seemingly different characters together, give them a problem, and make them come together to solve their dilemma. Which got me thinking -- what are my Top 10 Best Buddy Movies ever made? Here are my picks:



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"Fifty Shades of Grey" Release Date Announced, Sam Taylor-Johnson to Direct Movie Adaptation 


Fans of "Fifty Shades of Grey" rejoice! The movie version has a release date!

According to producer Dana Brunetti, the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James' popular S&M novel will be unveiled on August 1, 2014. Sam Taylor-Johnson ("Nowhere Boy") will direct the film from a script by Kelly Marcel.

"Fifty Shades of Grey" will be a trilogy of films focusing on the erotic love story between college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and young entrepreneur Christian Grey. Focus Features and Universal Pictures are jointly producing the adaptation.



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