Halloween is here! It's a bit close to the starting line, sure, but is it ever too late for costume suggestions? If you're anything like us, you're running around headless trying to figure out what to wear to parties and as you go candy-collecting this evening.
But comic book movie fans, we implore you: resist those urges to wear the conventional "Avengers" and "Dark Knight Rises" costumes. There are so many better possible interpretations to comic book movies from 2012 that you can wear this year.
Read on for our least conventional comic book movie costume ideas!
"The Walking Dead" premiered its third season tonight, and true to its word, the pace of the episode, "Seed," was quicker and deadlier than season two's final escape from Hershel's farm. In fact, not everybody made it out of the premiere unscathed — one character in particular met a very gruesome ending indeed.
We spoke with the "Walking Dead" cast for their eulogies of the fallen hero. Read on for their thoughts. Needless to say, MASSIVE SPOILERS ahead!
by Ryan Rigley
Martin McDonagh's latest comedy, "Seven Psychopaths," tells the story of an aspiring screenwriter who unwittingly entangles himself in the criminal underworld of Los Angeles as his bizarre friends accidentally kidnap an unpredictable gangster's cherished Shih Tzu. With a star studded cast (Colin Farrell, Sam Rockwell, Christopher Walken, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits) and an engaging story, "Seven Psychopaths" is sure to be another home-run for the writer/director of 2008's "In Bruges."
In honor of McDonagh's new film, we've taken the liberty of compiling our own list of psychopaths. Comic book psychopaths, of course! These deranged madmen range everywhere from misjudged anti-hero to dangerous serial killer, but one thing that they all have in common is the fact that they are completely out of their minds.
Click past the jump for our list of seven comic book psychopaths!
Just how far back does Joss Whedon's hunger for Earth's mightiest snack — shawarma, for those not paying attention — really go? The answer: pretty damn far.
Courtesy of CinemaBlend, we have video evidence of Whedon chatting about Tony Stark's favorite mystery meat as far back as the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" Chosen Collection. But the reason he's talking about it goes back even further: apparently, the entire reason that Nicholas Brendon won the role of Xander on "Buffy" is because he inserted a shawarma reference into his audition.
Even if 2012 was the Year of Bane, it'll always be the Year of the Joker.
Heath Ledger's Clown Prince of Crime remains at the heart of pop culture all these years since "The Dark Knight," inspiring countless forms of inventive cosplay and equally inventive memes — like the Joker Kid meme, launched on Reddit this week.
Check out some examples below.
"The Amazing Spider-Man" did an admirable job resetting the tale of Peter Parker with compelling new leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone in tow, but few would argue that it was a perfect film. There are major plot holes surrounding the Lizard, questions of corniness revolving around Spidey's use of construction vehicles to get to the bad guy, and then minor nitpicks ranging from carelessly realized terrorist plots to Uncle Ben's lack of a real "with great power" speech.
All of those flaws, shortcomings and other forms of weirdness are on full display in the latest parody from the How It Should Have Ended gang. Check it out below!
"Marvel's The Avengers," for everything it gets right, is not a perfect movie. Close, perhaps, but not perfect. When you take a closer look at Earth's mightiest heroes and their big-screen debut as a team, you'll surely notice some flaws and eccentricities here and there — like S.H.I.E.L.D. and their apparent obsession with blue tooth technology, for one, or the fact that Bruce Banner can suddenly control his Hulk rampage pretty much purely for plot purposes.
ScreenJunkies tackled "Avengers" as the latest entry in its Honest Trailer series. Check it out below!
Mark Ruffalo recently told MTV News that he didn't think Marvel knew what exactly they wanted to do with the "Hulk" film franchise. For his own part, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently told us that another "Hulk" film is very much possible, just not until after "Avengers 2" hits theaters.
We've pondered some possibilities of our own as to where another story centered entirely on Bruce Banner could go. (Seriously. "Planet Hulk." Needs. To. Happen.) But we're not the only ones with an opinion around here. During our chat with Ruffalo at the Toronto International Film Festival, his "Thanks for Sharing" co-star Josh Gad offered his own ideas for where to take the Jade Giant in a future cinematic outing. His ideas are firmly outside the box. They're a little bit weird. And a little bit… dare we say it… sexy?
Check out Gad's "Hulk" ideas in the video below.
Nathan Fillion might not have room on his plate for "Guardians of the Galaxy," but there's always room for hugs. The Joss Whedon favorite, next appearing in the filmmaker's "Much Ado About Nothing" adaptation, is the best there is at what he does, and what he does is very nice. See the hug-happy actor doing his nice guy act in the latest episode of After Hours, viewable below.
There are no words to adequately describe what awaits you after the break. Just go.