What are some of the funniest takes on Bane‘s voice in The Dark Knight Rises? Has someone finally made a parody video on the subject? Want to find out when the animated Blade TV series is set to premiere? What’s the deal with Marvel‘s new Massive Multi-player Online game? Is there a clue that Pepper Potts might appear in The Avengers? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »

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This is the first edition in a new regular series where I attempt to answer your questions about the film industry. We’ll be taking a look at the box office, forgotten Hollywood landmarks, the marketing process and more. Sometimes I’ll attempt to answer the question myself, and other times I will contact experts in the particular field to give a more detailed answer. Please feel free to send your questions to orfilms@gmail.com. I decided to start off this series with an easier question, and use it as a jumping-off point to delve into the more complex world of screen credits.

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No More Costumed Superheroes in Hollywood?

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One of my favorite parts of Hollywood Boulevard was the ridiculous costumed superheroes that posed for photos near the Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Jimmy Kimmel regularly featured these performers on his show, and a documentary was even made about the characters called Confessions of a Superhero (watch it on Hulu for free).

Well it appears there will soon be no more costumed characters on the Walk of Fame, as Los Angeles police have launched an effort to clear the area of unlicensed Hollywood character impersonators, making a dozen arrests this week. In recent years some tourists and shop-owners have complained that the costumed characters had become more aggressive and pestered some of the tourists for money/tips. Arrests made over the past couple days include Spiderman, Catwoman, Batman, Scooby Doo, a Johnny Depp lookalike Jack Sparrow, Elvis, another Catwoman, and a few others

. After the jump, you can watch a video report from NBC LA which caught The Dark Knight being arrested on camera.
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VOTD: A Tribute to DC Comics Movie Adaptations

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Marvel seems to be getting all the attention as of late, but what about the DC Comics film adaptations? Where’s the love?! With the recent buzz ramping up for the now-in-production big screen adaptation of Green Lantern, I thought this video might be in order. Videoprototype has created a eight and a half minute video tribute to the movies which have been produced from DC Comics/Vertigo Comics, which includes everything from V for Vendetta to Catwoman, Watchmen to Constantine and Superman Returns to The Dark Knight.

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Peter Berg Directs Christina Aguilera as Catwoman?

Okay, so the headline of this post is a bit gimmicky. No, Peter Berg is not going to direct a Catwoman film with Christina Aguilera as the star. But the Hancock director did film Aguilera’s latest music video “Keeps Gettin’ Better”, where the singer appears in the Catwoman cowl as she travels though time.. Yes, the same Peter Berg that directed Friday Night Lights and The Rundown. Unfortunately the resulting video is not very good. Check it out below.

The /Filmcast: After Dark – Episode 8

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The /Filmcast: After Dark is a recording of what happens right after The /Filmcast is over, when the kids have gone to bed and the guys feel free to speak whatever is on their minds. In other words, it’s the leftover and disorganized ramblings, mindfarts, and brain diarrhea from The /Filmcast, all in one convenient audio file. In this episode, David, Devindra, and Adam, and Dave3 reflect on Batman Begins in preparation for The Dark Knight’s release. The lovely Neha Tiwari also joins us for tonight’s discussion.

Have any questions, comments, suggestions? Want to advertise your movie, product, or service with the /Filmcast? E-mail us at slashfilmcast@gmail.com or reach the /Filmcast voicemail at 781-583-1993. Join us for our next broadcast, live on Monday night at 10 PM EST / 7 PM PST as we review The Dark Knight with Kevin Smith.

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