What's one way Warner Bros. and DC Comics can get the delayed "Justice League" movie to compete with Marvel's established "The Avengers" franchise? By getting Christian Bale to play Batman again. It once seemed impossible, considering the ending of "The Dark Knight Rises," but reports have surfaced that Christopher Nolan and David Goyer will help guide "Justice League" to the big screen, and that Bale may be coming along for the ride. Considering that the development of the potential tentpole "JL" has seen nothing but fits and starts so far, any concrete news would surely be welcomed.
As for the rest of this week's list...
March 10, 2013
1. "Justice League" (Last week: not ranked)
Will we really see a "Justice League" produced by Christopher Nolan and featuring the return of Christian Bale as Batman? Or is this some sort of villainous trick?
2. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" (Last week: No. 7)
By the beard of Zeus, this cast is looking better and better. The latest addition? Han Solo himself, Harrison Ford. We want this movie now.
3. "Oz the Great and Powerful" (Last week: Not ranked)
Sam Raimi's take on L. Frank Baum's beloved book series is making a huge splash at the box office this weekend. There's no place like the bank.
4. "Amazing Spider-Man 2" (Last week: No. 3)
The great Chris Cooper has signed on to play Norman Osborn, which could mean he'll try on the Green Goblin costume. Of course, ol' webhead will already have his hands full with Electro (Jamie Foxx) and The Rhino (Paul Giamatti).
5. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (Last week: Not ranked)
Franchise vet Halle Berry revealed that a Storm front is heading to the set of Bryan Singer's "First Class" follow-up. Now, where's Cyclops?
6. "Prometheus 2" (Last week: not ranked)
Noomi Rapace and director Ridley Scott have been meeting to discuss the sequel, and she says a script is being worked on. Will it actually happen? Will it actually make sense?
7. Academy Awards (Last week: No. 1)
Tina Fey doesn't want to host next year. Does that mean we don't have to watch it?
8. Cannes Film Festival (Last week: not ranked)
Steven Spielberg was named president of this year’s Cannes jury, which must feel like a pretty nifty consolation prize after failing to pick up an Oscar for directing "Lincoln." The festival takes place May 15-25.
9. "Hulk" (Last week: not ranked)
We all want to see Mark Ruffalo play the Hulk in a solo film, but it looks like it won't happen anytime soon, according to "Avengers" director Joss Whedon. Summer 2015 isn't that far away though, if you think about it.
10. ''The Hobbit: There and Back Again" (Last week: Not ranked)
The third film in Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy has been pushed back to December 2014 in order to avoid going head-to-head with "X-Men: Days of Future Past." Now we'll never get to see who would win in a fight between Bilbo and Wolverine.
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2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
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