Archives for the month of: June, 2013

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The casting of an established comic book character is of the utmost importance. Get it right and you win the admiration of comic fans around the world. Get it wrong and those same fans are not afraid to air their dissatisfaction.

With Marvel potentially looking to recast the little-known Damien Poitier, who briefly appeared mid-credits after The Avengers movie, the role of the Mad Titan Thanos in future Marvel Cinematic Universe movie offerings is there for the taking.

Additionally, the Man of Steel movie looks to be the start of DC’s attempt to build a movie continuity rivalling that of Marvel’s and will hopefully culminate in the formation of a big screen Justice League. If that is indeed the case, expect Darkseid to appear at some point – the boots of the Lord of Apokolips thus needing to be filled by a suitable actor.

The two villainous characters from rival comic book companies share some undeniable similarities – both being huge and physically imposing (with a formidable jawline), both being alien entities from distant planets, both possessing massive levels of physical and esoteric power and both being scourges of teams of superheroes (the Justice League in Darkseid’s case and the Avengers in the case of Thanos).

So it will require a certain kind of actor to play them. The actor will need to be physically imposing and should probably have a booming voice (nonetheless, I’m ruling out Brian Blessed here and now!), although CGI and sound effects could alter either of those if they are lacking. I don’t necessarily think a star name is required. It might help, but casting an A-lister for the sake of it would be unnecessary.

With that in mind, here are 5 actors – some well-know, some not so much – who could pull off the roles of both Darkseid and Thanos, if given the opportunity…

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Everybody likes a nice dollop of sex in their cinematic palette once in a while – hey, sex is what perpetuates civilisation. Sex can be very badly done in a film. Take Showgirls for example – I’m pretty sure Paul Verhoeven wanted to make an erotic film, but he ended up with a camp piece of trash that we all tittered at. And this was from the man who made X-rated erotic classic Turkish Delight – one of the randiest films I have ever watched.

I have presented in this list, films who are chiefly erotic in their style and intent. Many of them did indeed receive an X certificate back in the day and if that system of classification were still around, many of them would be branded X rated.

It is time for you to sit back, lower the lights and mellow out as I present to you 10 Decadent Delights to float your respective boats. All tastes have been covered for…

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TMZ TV

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Diane Lane is divorcing Josh Brolin — which is not great news for the ex-couple … but is a great excuse to remind us why we love Diane so much. Roll those killer sex scenes!

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Tareq Salahi is finally moving on … dog-wise, at least.  Dog sources tell TMZ … the famed White House crasher has replaced his beloved Doberman Pinscher with … another Dobie.

You’ll recall … Tareq formerly shared a Doberman named Rio with ex-wife Michaele … that is, before she turned into a Journey-banging groupie and left him. Rio got super depressed soon after … and later died of a broken heart … at least that’s Tareq’s story.

And get this — we’re told the first thing the 1-year-old doggie replacement did was run over to Rio’s grave and pay tribute to the fallen pooch.

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As for a name … it’s between either Bruno or Bravo.

Bravo, Tareq. Bravo.

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has famously used her failed romances as song inspiration and has no problem with her musician exes following her example, insisting it’s “fair game.”

The country pop star has dated several well-known stars, including actor Jake Gyllenhaal, rocker John Mayer and One Direction’s Harry Styles. She has become known for break-up anthems like “I Knew You Were Trouble” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and has openly admitted to drawing from her own relationship troubles for the songs.

The tune “Dear John” was reportedly based on her 2009 fling with Mayer, prompting the rocker to criticize at her for making him “feel terrible” with her “cheap songwriting”, but she insists her former lovers are more than welcome to pen songs about their break-up too.

Swift told Britain’s InStyle magazine, “If I’m gonna write songs about my exes they can write songs about me. That’s how it works. I’m not gonna complain about it. I’m not gonna sit there and say, ‘I’m the only one who can write songs about this relationship’. It’s fair game.”

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Jermaine Jackson, Now Jacksun

A judge has granted Jermaine Jackson, 58, permission to officially change the spelling of his famous last name.

In November, Michael Jackson’s older brother filed papers in Los Angeles Superior Court, requesting to legally alter his surname to “Jacksun” for “artistic reasons.”

Steve Dennis, a friend of the singer, said Jermaine’s reasons for the spelling change is purely for performance purposes. “Phonetically, it changes nothing,” Dennis told the AP. He added, “It is something he has chosen to do, and it’s fair to say that you cannot blame this one on the boogie, you’ve got to blame it on the sunshine.”

Dennis was referring to one of the Jackson 5’s famous songs “Blame It On The Boogie.”

On Friday a judge approved Jermain’s petition, according to TMZ.com. Jermaine did not attend the hearing because he is currently on tour in Europe with his brothers as The Jacksons.

The singer is married and has nine children. No word on whether any of them are changing their names.

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Jenny McCarthy hosts a new VH1 late-night talk show, The Jenny McCarthy Show, but the 40-year-old star and mom found time to chat with PEOPLE.

Here’s one last thing:

Last time I laughed
My son [Evan] does this funny thing with me. He rubs my nose with his and he says, “Evan loves you so much!” To have your little baby boy – who is now 10 – come to your face and do that, it is the best serotonin booster ever.

Last time I I blushed
I accidentally farted on an airplane sitting next to a stranger. It was embarrassing because he recognized me, and it was a loud and deadly one. I immediately did a little scream and turned on the air vent to get rid of the smell. I then put a blanket over my head. It was horrible!

Last celebrity crush
Bradley Cooper. He’s such a hunky, delicious stud. He’s talented, and there’s no cockiness to him. I hear he’s single, and I’m available to hang out anytime!

Film critics around the globe have all casted their predictions for Sunday’s Oscars, but what about Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi?

As a cinephile, the Snooki & JWoww star told Celebuzz who she thought would be taking home an Academy Award when she stopped by our Hollywood studio this week.

For the award for Best Supporting Actress, the 25-year-old predicted that Anne Hathaway – who has already won a Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award will take home the Oscar for her role of Fantine in Les Miserable.

Why?

“Because she played a prostitute. She’s gorgeous, and she’s a really good prostitute,” she quipped.

As for the top prize of Best Picture, Snooki said she wants Ben Affleck and his film, Argo, to win.

“I just watched it and I thought it was amazing,” she said. “Plus, I’m a big fan of Ben Affleck and I think he did an amazing job of directing it.”

“I thought it was such a good movie. I was tense and on my feet the entire time. I honestly think the award should go to Ben Affleck [and] Argo.”

Well, she did say she wanted him to direct her “porno” as well.

Watch Snooki predict the rest of the Oscars in the video, above.

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Over the years, a large number of comic book supervillains have been portrayed on the big screen.

Some, like the depictions of Lex Luthor (by both Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey respectively) and Two-Face (by both Tommy Lee Jones and Aaron Eckhart respectively), have been acceptable but not exceptional or horrible.

And, despite the fact that they appeared in blockbuster movies, the likes of Bane (Tom Hardy) and Sandman (Thomas Haden Church) weren’t exactly the highlights of their respective movies, but were decent nonetheless.

So many others were merely average and neither improved nor worsened the overall quality of the movie in which they starred.

Other villainous portrayals, however, have been fantastic, whilst a startling amount of them have been outright horrible. It is those that we will be concentrating on in this article.

To begin with, let’s look at 5 live action depictions of supervillains that were great…

5. Magneto (Ian McKellen)

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Ian McKellen portrayed the mutant Magneto in X-Men, X2 and X-Men: The Last Stand and did a grand job.

Conveying a real air of authority and influence, McKellen’s Magneto leads the Brotherhood of mutants who include the likes of Mystique, Toad, Sabretooth and Juggernaut (who isn’t a mutant in the comics, incidentally) over the course of the trilogy.

Not appearing to possess the same level of power and intricacy or the forcefields that Magneto has in the comics, McKellen plays a Magneto who still has sufficient power to lift the Golden Gate Bridge using his control over metal.

Quote: “Are you a God-fearing man, Senator? That is such a strange phrase. I’ve always thought of God as a teacher; a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding. You see, I think what you really fear is me. Me and my kind. The Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, it’s not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn’t understand. Well, don’t fear God, Senator, and certainly don’t fear me. Not any more.”

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Shameless DVD

Catch up with Series 9 of SHAMELESS on DVD, available to own from Monday 25th February. We have two copies to giveaway to our readers.

SHAMELESS SERIES 9 kicks off with The Chatsworth Estate in a time of darkest austerity as half of the residents are evicted to make way for Operation New Start – a multi-agency crackdown on the benefits culture of those in social housing, led by ruthless project consultant Carmen Kenaway (Morwenna Banks: Skins, Peppa Pig) and her toxic sidekick, Feeney (Judy Flynn). But of course, in true Chatsworthians style, the residents continue to be comrades-in-arms, socially irresponsible and outrageous in their everyday rollercoaster lives.

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