To celebrate Hallowe’en, the good folks at Rakuten’s Play.com spent a huge amount of time and money faffing around with heart monitors and spooky DVDs to decide what the scariest film ever was. They decided, and then we sent Duncan along to watch it. It’s Abattoir Blues, but with more infographics than usual…
Dwayne Johnson has proved himself a (minor) force to be reckoned with both in and out of the WWE square circle. We think he should move in to Hollywood full-time. So in light of that we’ve rounded up ten of his best – or least terrible – film roles he has played over the years from the gritty, nameless action hero in Faster, to the wing-wearing joker in Tooth Fairy. You can’t say he ain’t versatile.
God forbid RDJ should ever decide Iron Man isn’t for him any more, but in case he does it’s worth looking at his potential replacements. How about a retired Tony Stark? What about a stand-up comic Tony Stark? Would you say no to a FEMALE Tony Stark? We’ve done some casting so Marvel don’t have to.
Mazzara has some pretty big shoes to fill…
Some days it feels like every ruddy actor out there is getting on set and making shit up. With all of the apocryphal stories about improvised lines and made up scenes you begin to wonder why Hollywood still needs screenwriters at all. Normally these tales are 100% bull. And no matter how many times Dustin Hoffman says he made up the “I’m walking here!” line we all know that he really didn’t. Every now and then though something comes along that just feels real. So here are the best, non-surgically enhanced wowza lines in cinema history. (Hello Boys! Yeah, they’re real.)
With Barack Obama’s long road to keeping the White House finally over, let’s cast an eye back and explore the truly great presidents of history. Eight of them are fictional and one doesn’t have a name, but they remain icons of dignity, sleaziness, oratory and badassery. Everything we should expect from the man in charge.
Coinciding with this Friday’s release of the extended US cut of The Shining, Room 237 delves into the puzzles, patterns and riddles found in Stanley Kubrick’s horror masterpiece. By turns insightful, hilarious and (literally) out of this world, Rodney Ascher’s documentary is a cinephile’s dream. Or nightmare, depending on how deep you’re willing to dig.
There’s only one villain who has really been the salsa on the Old El Batman enchilada, and that’s the Joker. Between Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger, that role is all sewn up, and we pray no one ever touches it again. Ever. However, with Tom Hardy’s Bane looking legitimately bed-wettingly scary, we at BFF Towers wondered why so many of Batman’s other enemies didn’t make the cut. From Anarky to Calendar Man, let us take you through what could have been, if Nolan’s films had been intended for the Disney Channel.