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Square Enix Batman: Arkham Asylum Figure Review

The guys over at onepercase have out done themselves again with this review of Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Asylum . Square Enix has produced some of the best affordable museum-quality pieces in recent memory. How does the Play Arts Kai Batman: Arkham Asylum series hold up? Click on the jump to find out as we delve into their Batman No. 1. Square Enix is well known for its various and excellent figure lines, particularly those in the Play Arts Kai line: each has demonstrated that companies like Hot Toys, SideShow, and others no longer have the monopoly on museum-quality pieces. Add to that the affordability of many of their lines ($50-100), and Square Enix is helping to re-write the industry. In no other line is this more true than with their offerings for Batman: Arkham Asylum series, in particular the Batman No. 1 release, which quite possibly the most amazing figure I've seen at this price point since the Marvel Select's large figure lines of The Hulks, Thanos, an

The Sequel Map- Are Sequels Better Originals

The Sequel Map: Are The Any Sequels Better Than Their Originals? The scores on the chart come from Rotten Tomatoes with the originals’ scores on the X-axis, and the sequels’ scores on the Y. Films at the center line are sequels with the exact rating as the original; films above are sequels that have surpassed the original; films below, ones that fared worse. The bubble size is the domestic gross. There are exceptions – Godfather II hit harder than the original. The Dark Knight took the start of Batman Begins and made it into either the most thoughtful action movie of all time, or the fasted-paced thoughtful movie of all time (at least until Inception) – but, sadly, far more films fit the rule – and more sequels fail to surpass their original work. Check out the chart after the Jump.. Click the image above for the larger version. As evidence, all sequels with Rotten Tomatoes scores have been categorized below, with the originals’ scores on the X-axis, and the sequels’ scores o

Katie Holmes Joins Sandler's Jack And Jill

Katie Holmes Joins Sandler's Jack And Jill Katie Holmes is in talks to star opposite Adam Sandler and Al Pacino in " Jack and Jill ," a Columbia comedy being directed by Dennis Dugan. In the film, Jack, a family man, deals with his twin sister, Jill, when she visits for Thanksgiving then won't leave. Sandler will play both characters. Holmes would play Sandler's wife; Pacino is set to play himself. "Jack," being produced by Sandler and Happy Madison partner Jack Giarraputo with Todd Garner, is planning an October shoot. The role marks Holmes' first studio film since 2005's " Batman Begins ." In between, she took a break from acting but graced the screen in 2008's small-budgeted " Mad Money ." She has several ensemble indies in the can -- including romantic drama "The Romantics" and crime thriller " The Son of No One " -- and stars in the Guillermo del Toro-produced chiller " Don't

Ghost Rider 2 Going To Be A Sequel

Ghost Rider 2 Going To Be A Sequel Not A Reboot David Goyer ("Batman Begins") is toning down a script he wrote for a friendlier PG rating tone. Goyer tells MTV News: "It's not exactly a reboot," said Goyer, who's currently hard at work on his "FlashForward" television series. "I hate to say it's more realistic, because he's got a flaming skull for a head, but it's a bit more stripped down and darker. It's definitely changing tone. What 'Casino Royale' was to the Bond movies, hopefully this will be to 'Ghost Rider.'" The "Ghost Rider" sequel is planned to "roll before cameras next year," according to Goyer, who also said that Nicolas Cage is currently still attached to the lead role of Johnny Blaze. "This story picks up eight years after the first film," said Goyer. "You don't have to have seen the first film. It doesn't contradict anything that happened in the firs