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Nicolas Cage as The Joker could be a masterstroke or a major mistake

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The very good, or very bad actor, depending on your tastes, has said that he would like to play Batmans nemesis. Will the studios take the bait?

If there were ever a Marmite actor, dividing opinion equally between those who believe he is a maverick genius and those who see him as a giant ham, it is Nicolas Cage. When the part is right, as it was for Cages Oscar-winning role as a suicidal alcoholic in Mike Figgiss Leaving Las Vegas, or as an unhinged cop in Werner Herzogs mesmeric Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans, he is one of the most watchable actors on the planet. When Cage goes too far out on a limb one need hardly mention his infamous The bees! scene in Neil LaButes horrendous 2006 remake of The Wicker Man it can feel as if he is not only appearing in a completely different movie from those around him, but perhaps inhabiting a parallel acting reality.

At least Cage tries things his decision to channel Adam West as vigilante Big Daddy in the comic book flick Kick-Ass was inspired, and helped mark that movie out from the crowd. The problem is thatthe things Cage tries are as likely to go wrong as right, and once they have done so there seems to be no off switch. That should perhaps lead us to view with caution the actors suggestion this week that he might make a decent Joker in an upcoming Batman movie.

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Hard act to follow? Jared Leto as Joker in Suicide Squad. Photograph: Warner Bros

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/apr/11/nicolas-cage-joker-batman-gotham

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Ruby Rose debuts her sensational Batwoman costume for The CW

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In August, we learned that Ruby Rose will be The CW’s Batwoman. Now we have our first look at Kate Kane’s costumed alter ego.

Let’s skip the preamble. Take a look for yourself:

“Rose, whose casting was announced in August, joins The CW’s DC Comics universe in December as a bunch of other ongoing series — Arrow, The Flash, and Supergirl — come together in a crossover event. The network is also planning a standalone Batwoman TV series for 2019.

The Kate Kane character is canonically lesbian in the comics, and her TV counterpart will be the same. Producers sought out an actor with the same sexuality as the character, and Rose — an out Australian star whose credits include Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, John Wick: Chapter 2, and Pitch Perfect 3 — turned out to be the perfect choice…………………………”

Read more: https://mashable.com/article/ruby-rose-batwoman-costume-cw-crossover/

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X-Men Dark Phoenix Official Trailer

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Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

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IMAX is having a 20-film Marvel movie marathon

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Are you not entertained??

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Marvel’s having a 10th birthday bash, and you’re invited.

IMAX, Marvel Studios, and Walt Disney Studios have announced that, in a celebration of the franchise’s 10th anniversary, all 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies are coming to IMAX theaters this Labor Day weekend.

Yup, all of them – including, for the first time ever in that jumbo-sized format, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Captain America: The First Avenger.

And the Marvel crew couldn’t be more excited, as explained in this promotional video explaining just why it’s so important for you to not just watch these movies, but to watch them in IMAX.

“A lot of superheroes coming together. Sounds like IMAX was the appropriate call,” says Chris Evans.

Hey, who are we to argue with Captain America?

The “Marvel Studios 10th Anniversary Film Festival,” as it’s called, will run from Thursday, Aug. 30 through Thursday, Sep. 6 in select IMAX theaters across the U.S. and Canada.

For the first five days (Aug. 30 – Sep. 3), all 20 films will be shown in the order they were released. The following two days (Sep. 4-5) will be “theme days” centered around origin stories and team-ups. Finally, the event will wrap up on Sep. 6 with encore showings of two of the films, as voted on by fans.

Tickets are on sale now at IMAX.com/MarvelFest.

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