Gillian MacLeod

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No laughing matter: When exactly did clowns become scary?

NEW YORK (AP) — His nose was round and bright red, his face as white as a sheet. His mouth was surrounded by an exaggerated smear of red makeup and …

Christoper Nolan Explains Secret To Heath Ledger's Iconic Joker Performance

"I took huge pride in having been in any way involved"<p>The late Heath Ledger's unique take on the anarchic and sadistic Clown Prince of Crime in <i>The Dark Knight</i> has resonated with fans since it first hit screens all those years ago.<p>Looking back on the actor's approach to playing the legendary …

At This Point, It Seems Like Warner Brothers Is Trying to Ruin DC's Cinematic Universe

Though Warner Brothers and DC were slow to begin building their own shared cinematic universe in a fashion similar to Marvel’s, there was no reason …

The Entire Universe As We Know It In One Spectacular Photograph

There’s a tremendous amount of information available about the universe, so much so that it’s a feat to even comprehend how much scientists have documented. In 1946, we saw the very first photograph from outer space; 70 years later, we have images of over 5,500 different galaxies courtesy of the …

Universe

Thousands of worlds may lurk beyond Pluto — and a stunning new animation shows the ones we've found

You may be familiar with our solar system's eight planets — Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. There's also their famous dwarf-planet companion, Pluto.<p>But this icy world may just be an appetizer to what lurks in a region beyond Pluto called the Kuiper Belt.<p>As this …

In the ‘Heat’ of "The Dark Knight’

The influence of Mann’s masterful crime film on the best Batman movie ever.<p>Directors often have their cast and crew watch specific films before …

A Look at How Batman Has Totally Taken Over One Batfan’s Life

Before you start to worry, the subject of the <i>Being Batman</i> short film clearly states he knows the difference between reality and fiction. Still, this …

Proof That the Creators of Batman: The Animated Series Knew What They Were Doing From the Start

<i>Batman: The Animated Series</i> still remains as one of the most iconic takes on the Dark Knight years after it graced our screens. But to get there, the …

There's Actually a Reason Characters Always Drink Milk in Movies

Not just because it's creepy.<p>Of all the many brilliant set pieces in <i>Inglourious Basterds</i>, the most memorable scene in the movie involves Christoph Waltz enjoying a fresh glass of milk. Maybe you found it unsettling, or even gross, and didn't know why—the way he happily chugs the glass down, smacks …

Why Some Filmmakers Make Viewers Work To Figure Out What’s Going On

<b>WHAT:</b> A new video explores the control of information in last year’s small-scale sci-fi hit, <i>Ex Machina</i>.<p><b>WHO:</b> Michael Tucker of film analysis site, Lessons From the Screenplay.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Some films, such as 2013’s <i>Upstream Color</i>, can challenge audiences with abstract ideas to the point where they …

Printable Paper Snowflake Patterns Based on Marvel and DC Comics Superheroes

Fun.com has created a wonderful collection of DIY paper Marvel and DC Comics themed superhero snowflake designs for the Christmas season. The free …

Crafting

Well, Here's a Deeply Upsetting Rumor About the Next Batman Movie (UPDATED)

<i>American Psycho</i> author Bret Easton Ellis is sitting at dinner with some movie executives. They say they know some other executives working on Ben …

Film Industry

Awesome Video Links Together Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Universe

Everybody knows that Quentin Tarantino loves to connect his movies into one cinematic universe. People smoke Red Apple cigarettes, people eat Big …

Pulp Fiction

How Doctor Strange's Director Is Making Mads Mikkelsen's Kaecilius a Compelling Villain

Scott Derrickson talks about avoiding Marvel's villain problem.<p>Marvel films have a villain problem, something that's been discussed again and again …

Learn How Quentin Tarantino Masterfully Uses Violence in His Films

A short video essay about the cult favorite director.<p>Thanks to YouTube channel The Discarded Image, a short video essay on the cult favorite director Quentin Tarantino has been made. The video takes a close and analytical look at the way Tarantino uses violence in his films to shock and entertain, …

Powerful Characters Who Have Beaten Up Superman

(Image Link)<p>Superman is generally thought of as the most powerful and least vulnerable character in the comics, an alien badass who apparently can't …

Man of Steel

The Philosophy of the Joker

The Joker isn’t just the most fascinating villain in Batman’s rogues gallery, he’s very probably the most fascinating super-villain <i>period.</i> So, even …

America's Only Humor Site

Sometimes it’s the smallest details that turn out to be the most insane to get right.<p>60<p>By CRACKED Readers<br>• /<br>• May 28, 2018<p>Let's talk about olive oil, …

Artist Who Lost A Friend Creates A Comic Tribute That’ll Inspire You To Drop Everything And Start Living

Ever feel trapped by life? Ever wanted to quit your job, sell your car, and hit the open road with nothing but what you can carry on your back? Well …

Where does Hollywood go from here after a difficult summer?

The running theme this summer was of big movies not living up to the hype, for either moviegoers, critics or both. What should studios do …

Film Industry

Why the Joker in The Dark Knight Was the Ultimate Villain

Even if you didn’t see <i>Suicide Squad</i> and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn’t hear the horror stories about Jared Leto’s Joker, …

Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time List

The 10 Best Psychological Thrillers of All-Time<p>Audiences have always flocked to thrillers, though it’s the ones that play mind games and really get …

From Suicide Squad to Batman v Superman, why are DC’s films so bad?

While rivals Marvel go from strength to strength with their superhero movies, DC’s are being slated by critics. Why? The answer is Zack Snyder<p>Why do DC keep on getting it so wrong with their movies? Having burned their two main tentpoles earlier this year with the unloved Batman V Superman, the …

Comic Books

Whatever happened to Hollywood's really evil villains?

The release of Suicide Squad confirms a cinematic trend: all of our heroes are antiheroes and all of our baddies have been humanised. It’s time for the return of some proper bogeymen<p>Time was when the movie villain was stuck in second fiddle. Their primary role: to devise over-elaborate – and …

Prequels

The Evolution of The Joker in Film and TV

See How Colors In Your Favorite Movies Subtly Convey Themes

<b>WHAT:</b> <i>Color Psychology</i>, a short film about how color is used in movies.<p><b>WHO:</b> Audiovisual media student Lilly Mtz-Seara.<p><b>WHY WE CARE:</b> Color has a lot more work to do in a movie beyond just keeping it visually interesting. The right level of saturation, for instance, immediately communicates that we’re …

The Scientific Method of Writing

Browse any writing forum and you’ll notice a pervasive question manifested in a myriad of forms. How do I keep the reader engaged? What is the …

This Robot Exists To Hurt You, Just Because It Feels Like It

Art knows no bounds,<p>no decency.<p>A robot has been built with the specific intention of possibly harming someone, a decision it makes of its own volition at least insofar as a robot can. Alexander Reben, a kinetic engineer and an artist, has built the robot to challenge one of the most famous pop …

How Much Does Everyone Really Earn on a $200 Million Movie?

It's good to be Lead Actor #1.<p>Moviemaking is an art, of course—but it’s also a business, and a lucrative one at that. How lucrative? Well, that depends on your place in the pecking order. Let’s just say that if you’re helping to make a $200 million movie, it’s better to be a producer than a dolly …