If you’ve gone to the movies recently, you may have felt a strangely familiar feeling: You’ve seen this movie before. Not this exact movie, but some of these exact story beats: the hero dressed down by his mentor in the first 15 minutes (Star Trek Into Darkness, Battleship); the villain who gets caught on purpose (The Dark Knight, The Avengers, Skyfall, Star Trek Into Darkness); the moment of hopelessness and disarray a half-hour before the movie ends (Olympus Has Fallen, Oblivion, 21 Jump Street, Fast & Furious 6)
Mark Wahlberg’s dark comedy ‘Pain & Gain’ brought enough box office muscle to knock Tom Cruise out of the No. 1 spot on movie charts in the United States and Canada
The Holocaust is a crime that never seems to quit.
Calm and composed in a sharp suit and dark sunglasses, Yemen’s embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh took to the podium on Friday and before a massive crowd announced that he was ready to transfer power but only to the right people. And yet, while that may have sounded cynical to most of his opponents, Saleh also chose to address the heart of the popular movement against him, directly speaking to the young activists who had begun the calls for the collapse of his regime in January
Imagine taking the best characters and elements of your favorite fictional universe and weaving them into a new story that captures the imagination of fans. That’s what Emmy-winning TV writer Paul Dini did in creating “Batman: Arkham Asylum,” a video game coming out in late August
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