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The 15 Movies That Showed Up Most Often in Twitter’s #7FavFilms Hashtag

You know what's even more fun than finding out your friends' favorite movies? Looking at data! Of course.

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Bryan Cranston Also Very Surprised That He’s in the Power Rangers Movie

Morphin' in the middle.

During an interview with The Huffington Post in support of his new film The Infiltrator, Bryan Cranston also talked about his role as Zordon in the upcoming Power Rangers movie, and revealed that he was at first very reluctant to even consider the part.

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Dawn of Fascists: Examining Authoritarianism in Superhero Fiction

Batman v Superman v fundamental civil liberties.

Superhero narratives are politically fascist. That’s not really a criticism, it’s just a statement of fact. Integral elements of the genre, such as the nearly unlimited power and authority superheroes are handed with little to no oversight, are inherently authoritarian concepts. As such, superhero stories that wind up addressing or examining these themes tend to […]

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Christian Bale Doesn’t Feel Like He Did Batman Right in The Dark Knight Trilogy

When Christian Bale came face-to-face with Heath Ledger's Joker, he said to himself, "He’s so much more interesting than me and what I’m doing."

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What I Worry About When I Worry About Jared Leto’s Joker

Jared "have a live rat" Leto has been a pretty effective one-man Suicide Squad hype machine for months now, and his confidence isn't wavering; at Dubai Music Week recently, Leto allegedly told a fan that his portrayal of the Joker is so real, "They’re going to lock me away in a box after this movie comes out.”

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Remember Heath Ledger’s Awesomeness With a Glimpse Into His Joker Diary for The Dark Knight

RIP Heath.

Heath Ledger was always one of my favorite actors long before his iconic role in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (10 Things I Hate About You, anyone?), but its obvious that his turn as the Joker in TDK was one of, if not the most amazing roles he'd ever performed. So it's cool to see this glimpse into his process making the internet rounds again, as his father, Kim, shows a documentary film crew Ledger's Joker diary, which he used as a tool to prepare for the role.

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Nerdy Knittings: All Your Favorite Nerdy/Horror Characters Made Out of Yarn

I need to learn to knit now...

Oxford-based Hannah Simpson sells knitted dolls based on her favorite nerdy and horror movies!

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Do I Need This Life-Size Dark Knight Sideshow Bust On My Nightstand?

But can it turn its head?

Sideshow Collectibles puts out some gorgeous items and their new life-size Batman bust featuring Christian Bale's likeness from The Dark Knight is no different.

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These Statues of Pop Culture Icons Are So Realistic It’s Frankly A Little Scary

Hyperrealistic Pop Culture Statues

No, that's not Heath Ledger's Joker about to pop a pencil in your eye. It's a statue of Heath Ledger's Joker about to pop a pencil in your eye by Bobby Causey. Yeah. I know. I'm frightened, too. Other statues, including David from The Lost Boys, Hellboy, and Christopher Reeve's Superman, are behind the cut.

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Bane Cat Returns And He’s Brought Along Another Batman Rogue To Plague Gotham [VIDEO]

I Am The Night

When last we left Bane Cat, he'd just discovered his owner was putting him up for sale. Things get kicked up a notch in part 2. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Watch This Awesome Nerd Medley, The Dark Game of Hobbit Knight Thrones

"You got your Westeros in my Middle Earth!" "You got your Middle Earth in my Gotham!"

What do Game of ThronesThe Hobbit, Lord of the Rings and The Dark Knight trilogy all have in common? Unbearable nerd sadness. Oh, and some of the songs in each movie have chord progressions that work really well together. Just ask violinist Jason Yang, and also watch this rad video.

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Orphan Black Visual Recap: Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion


We liveblogged the Orphan Black Season 2 premiere but well it's hard to enjoy the show, type, and drink at the same time (you guys drink during the show too, right?). So I'm stealing a page from Rebecca's book and trying to replicate the awesome that is her Vikings visual recaps for Orphan Black seeing as how their images are so entertaining as-is. I fully admit I'm in second place but hope you'll enjoy nonetheless.

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Batman Producer Michael Uslan On Ben Affleck And Controversial Comic Book Movie Casting

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Michael Uslan grew up on Batman and after being disappointed with his debut on the small screen in the 60s, he made it his goal to bring a better Batman to life. He acquired the film rights in 1979 but it took him ten years to make his dream come true with 1989's Batman. Since then, he's produced every Batman film and has some perspective to share as it pertains to controversial casting decisions.

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If Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy Were An 80s Film, This Would Be The Trailer

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

And I say 80s film because that's how I remember the 80s. That and nabbing the unexpected love interest. Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?

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Announcing the Winners of Our The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition #Batgeekgiveaway

Also some great honorable mentions.

Our friends at Warner Bros. set us up with two copies of The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition Blu-ray to give away, so we made our readers scream "Swear to me!" in their best Batman voice on Vine. The results were exactly as incredible as we hope. Here are the winning Vines and some honorable mentions.

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Give Us Your Best “Swear To Me!!!” and You Could Win The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector’s Edition Blu-ray

Swear to Geekosystem!!!

Our friends at Warner Bros. are hooking us up with some copies of The Dark Knight Trilogy: Ultimate Collector's Edition and we're giving them away. All you have to do is Tweet a Vine of yourself screaming "Swear to me!!!" in your best Batman voice for our entertainment. Details after the jump.

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Batman Is Done With Crime Fighting, Prefers To Sit Back With A Good Book

Holy Rusted Metal Batman!

Photographer David Ngo snapped this photo of a very relaxed Batman during San Diego Comic-Con. He could be taking it slow, waiting in line for the Game of Thrones panel, and enjoying his retirement. On the other hand, the Bat could be subtly advertising for the new web series The Dark Knight Retires, which launches tomorrow. Either way, it's nice to see Bruce Wayne kicking back and letting others take on the vigilante justice for a while. (Via Fashionably Geek) Previously in Cosplay

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Batman Rules YouTube, Surprising No One

He’s the hero YouTube commenters deserve.

It’s no real shocker that the internet loves Batman. Between Christopher Nolan’s trilogy, the Arkham games, and recent news that Bruce Wayne will invade Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel, it’s a rare day when Reddit isn’t buzzing over the Bat. Now YouTube Trends has proof that yes, Batman is the internet’s one and only caped crusader.

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The Dark Knight Rises… Again… Then Beats Up Superman

Or Man of Steel: The Punch From Space That Exploded Batman's Internal Organs

Needless to say, we're all pretty damn excited about the upcoming movie starring Batman and Superman. But what do the two heroes think about it? Watch the video to see two opposite superheroes engage in coffee drinking (at least, I think it's coffee) and a metaphorical measuring contest, and also the only movie I will now accept being made.

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Heath Ledger Created A Joker Diary For His Dark Knight Role [VIDEO]

A video excerpt from the documentary "Too Young To Die" has recently made its way online. It features Heath Ledger's father, Kim Ledger, flipping through a research diary the actor put together for his role as the Joker in The Dark Knight. There's a French translation over the entire thing so we've included the transcription after the jump.

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