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Akira or No Akira, Here Are Six Projects Christopher Nolan Needs To Tackle Next

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Nerds, anime freaks, cinephiles, and The Dark Knight-obsessed have (mostly) come together to agree that a Christopher Nolan-helmed live-action remake of cyberpunk classic Akira might actually be pretty damn cool. Sure, there will always be a few purists who wish no director would lay his or her greasy fingers across such a hallowed piece of fiction as Akira (not to mention the manga readers who are still griping about one of their classics being turned into the 1988 masterpiece), but it’s easy to see why a Nolan remake would be an easy pill to swallow. The man’s track record is absolutely phenomenal.

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10 Things We Want To See In ‘Bad Boys III’

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The most badass cops in the precinct are returning and we can’t wait to see what they have in store. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence made buddy-cop history when Bad Boys exploded onto the screen in 1995 with a shower of explosions, gun duels and rapid-fire jokes. Bad Boys II continued the winning formula and even added the very sexy Gabrielle Union as Smith’s love interest and Lawrence’s sister.

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Fall 2014 TV Preview: 10 Shows We’re Anticipating

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Ice cream trucks may still be rolling down the block, but fall is on the way. Before you get too depressed thinking about sweaters and Timbs, allow yourself a moment to be reminded of all the great television that will soon be debuting. This fall TV season promises to be one of the best in years, with shows featuring Anthony Anderson, Maggie Q, Terrence Howard, Viola Davis and other stars jostling for the position at the top. Take a look at our 2014 fall preview, and don’t miss any of your favorites.

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Change Is Good And If You Don’t Think So Ask Any 80-Year-Old Gay Black Woman

If a smiley Jackie Chan doesn’t inspire the world to legalize gay marriage then what will?

If a smiley Jackie Chan doesn’t inspire the world to legalize gay marriage then what will?

You know that David Bowie song, “Changes”? It’s the one where he develops a stutter in a very specific portion of the chorus. (Ch-ch-ch-changes/Turn and face the stranger/Ch-ch-ch-changes…) Yeah, you know the song. My own life has changed fairly drastically as I recently traveled down a few highways, back alleys, and pot-hole filled roads until I arrived at my new apartment in the middle of the Bronx. And as much as I would like to spend my next 900 or so words talking about the aesthetics of Jackie Chan’s Rumble in the Bronx and how I futilely searched for the movie’s pivotal supermarket before realizing Rumble was actually filmed in Vancouver, I won’t because that would be silly and this is a serious film editorial for serious film editorial readers in a serious film editorial kind of world. (And, no, I don’t actually understand what that means either.)

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10 Great Movies By Standup Comedians

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There was a time (and it really wasn’t that long ago) when Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, Dave Chappelle, Robin Williams, and other comedians were better known for their outrageous stand-up comedy performances than for their movie roles. These jokers stalked club stages around the world and shot rapid-fire jokes for years before transitioning into feature film actors. But we shouldn’t be too sad for the change because they’ve also blessed us with some incredible films.

Today, we pay tribute to the greatest movies ever made by (current or former) stand-up comedians. It’s a selective list because not every great comedian is able to make an amazing film. So don’t yell at us because we didn’t include movies by comedic legends like Redd Foxx or Bill Cosby.

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10 Great Movies Set In Summertime

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Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes scorching heat, humidity (in New York) and neighborhood kids who want to enjoy every moment of their temporary freedom. For the rest of us, it’s business as usual. Unless you’re a teacher or a ski instructor, summer usually just means a higher electric bill and a back that refuses to remain non-sweaty.

These 10 flicks set in the summertime remind us of the days of no responsibility and swimming in overcrowded public pools filled with piss. Click through and don’t forget your Italian Ice.

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Why is Everyone Always Watching Me!?!

Fact: Will Smith wrote “Just the Two of Us” because he prophesied Jesse Eisenberg would star in The Double.

Fact: Will Smith wrote “Just the Two of Us” because he prophesied Jesse Eisenberg would star in The Double.

As a child, I used to spend hours trying to imagine what my identical twin was doing on the opposite side of the world. To the best of my knowledge, I didn’t (and I don’t) have an identical twin, but that little bit of information had no place in the world of a child’s imagination. I simply reasoned that on a planet of six billion or so people there had to be someone who looked and acted exactly like me.

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It’s Time To Restore Your Faith in the Cinema Gods – Watch ‘Hausu’

Nine out of ten critics agree, including a flying ass-biting head is necessary for a great movie.

Nine out of ten critics agree, including a flying ass-biting head is necessary for a great movie.

Cinematic burnout. No one is safe from it. There you are with your feet up on your desk, comfy chair underneath your butt, a bowl of thinly sliced apples, and a laptop chock full of delightful movies to watch – but you just can’t seem to find one that interests you in that moment. Cinematic burnout. It can happen to the best of us and it is most definitely a “First World Problem.”

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If You Would Like To Tell Me About Your Religion, I’ll Tell You About Mine

There is a proportional relationship between craziness and beard length.

There is a proportional relationship between craziness and beard length.

I visited Toronto this past Memorial Day weekend and had a lovely conversation with a beautiful woman. (Aren’t good conversations just a little bit better when the other party is easy on the eyes?) We covered numerous topics, but perhaps the most important was a brief exchange of information about her religion and mine. And as I gazed into her cavernous eyes, the color of which my mind has, sadly, already forgotten, my mind danced with the promise of that which would not be.

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