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Meet ‘Chibatman,’ Japan’s Real-Life Dark Knight

While it’s not known whether he’s out looking for the likes of the Joker, the Penguin and Poison Ivy, it does appear Batman has some sort of real life counterpart in Japan, where various people have caught ‘Chibatman’ in a highly detailed bat-suit, riding around on a pretty badass three wheeled bat-cycle. 

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Activision wants to start its own movie company to bring its games to the big screen

Marvel, with a lot of help from Disney, has built itself a mighty movie empire from its comic books, one that may just keep going and going and going forever. DC and WB are trying to do the same, and now Activision, with its huge stable of popular and iconic video game titles wants some of that movie/video game/action figure action. Just because video game movie adaptations have mostly flopped doesn’t mean they always will. Just look at the brief live action superhero boom of the 1970s— they tried, most TV and movie adaptations from that time sucked, but eventually, it worked out. And with titles like Call of Duty, Warcraft, Starcraft, Skylanders, Crash Bandicoot, Spyro, Guitar Hero and pages more, Activision’s decades of development and acquisitions has made it a powerhouse of familiar titles with storylines that can possibly be milked for a long, long time, just has Marvel has discovered it can do.

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IHCer made movies: ‘The Digital Dead’

Eight young girls with the help of a rogue Vampire and a coven of Witches do battle with a horde of flesh eating Zombies.

The DIGITAL DEAD is a full length animated movie made entirely on a single computer using computer generated voices.

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Wendell Cowart

IHC Movie Reviews: The Expendables 3 (2014)

The Expendables 3 is in theatres now, wrangling up every washed up action star of the last 30 years, again, and trying to cram them in another film. For the most part, the franchise has been fun, and this one looks to up the action. But as this film proves, more is not always better.

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Saturday morning cartoons: ‘Ghost Janitor’, A Peppy Animated Short About a Friendly Spirit Who Cleans Offices After Hours

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Check out the first trailer for ‘Camp X-Ray’

A young woman joins the military to be part of something bigger than herself and her small town roots. But she ends up as a new guard at Guantanamo Bay instead, where her mission is far from black and white. Surrounded by hostile jihadists and aggressive squadmates, she strikes up an unusual friendship with one of the detainees. A story of two people, on opposite sides of a war, struggling to find their way through the ethical quagmire of Guantanamo Bay. And in the process, they form an unlikely bond that changes them both.

Check out the trailer for ‘The Theory of Everything’, the story of Stephen Hawking

Starring Eddie Redmayne (“Les Misérables”) and Felicity Jones (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”), this is the extraordinary story of one of the world’s greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde. Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis at 21 years of age. With Jane fighting tirelessly by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of – time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new ground in medicine and science, and achieving more than they could ever have dreamed. The film is based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen, by Jane Hawking, and is directed by Academy Award winner James Marsh (“Man on Wire”).

More Hollywood sadness: Lauren Bacall died yesterday at the age of 89

While the death of actress Lauren Bacall didn’t send nearly the shock waves through the world as did the passing of Robin Williams, it’s only because Bacall did most of her ass kicking in the 40s and 50s, probably around the time that many of your parents were just tots. Yet Bacall, once the wife of Humphrey Bogart, drew audiences with her sultry charm in movies such as ‘To Have and Have Not’, ‘The Big Sleep’ and ‘Key Largo’.

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