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Exclusive Infographic: Which Summer 2012 Movie Superhero Are You?

Happy Batman Week, folks! May your days be filled with excited thoughts of escaped convicts and venom masks. Time flies, doesn’t it? It feels like just yesterday that the world was abuzz with the release of The Amazing Spider-Man, and the day before that, The Avengers. Tonight’s midnight debut of The Dark Knight Rises will unfortunately wrap up our summer of impressive superhero blockbusters, so we decided to make a silly infographic to honor the occasion. After the jump, we’ll help you discover your summer 2012 superhero alter ego through a series of odd, quick questions, and the occasional Miley Cyrus reference. Enjoy! … Read More

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Brutally Honest Posters for Summer Blockbusters

How have the summer blockbusters been treating you thus far, folks? Already tired of all the superheroes, or are you thirsty for more? It’s been quite a while since the Academy Awards, but remember when we brought you a hilarious selection of Shiznit’s truth-telling posters for 2012 Oscar nominated films? Well, we decided it’s about time we made some exclusive Flavorwire posters of a similar, brutally honest breed. After the jump, we’ve created new versions of seven popular summer blockbusters’ posters. As always, hit the comments to let us know what you think. … Read More

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Will Be an Unnessary Trilogy

Perhaps in times like these, we shouldn’t be surprised by the news that Sony Pictures is planning to make The Amazing Spider-Man into a trilogy. But we can’t help it. The film hasn’t even been in theaters a full week yet! As The Playlist reports, regardless of how unnecessary many movie critics find… Read More

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Watch Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone Sing a Spider-Man Song

When Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield decided to become a real-life couple while shooting The Amazing Spider-Man, some of the more jaded among us might have written it off as a well-timed publicity ploy, something for the weekly rags to obsess about in the months leading up to the film’s July 3rd premiere. But after watching this adorable video that was unearthed by BuzzFeed, we’re convinced that it’s the real deal — or at least we really, really hope it is. How cute are the two of them singing this made-up theme song together? Frankly, it’s enough to permanently erase upside Tobey Maguire from our memory. … Read More

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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

1. A new four-minute “super preview” of Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man — which opens with a pretty incredible action scene set on the Brooklyn Bridge — has arrived online. Watch it here.

2. Alan Rickman will play Hilly Kristal, the legendary owner of the iconic New York rock venue CBGB, in… Read More

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Which Pop Culture-Inspired Nail Polish Line Is the Most Baffling?

Clearly, here at Flavorpill, we love nail art almost as much as we love pop culture, and we get especially enthusiastic when those two interests merge. So do other people, apparently, because it’s become incredibly trendy now for polish makers (especially OPI) to launch lines inspired by television, movies, books, and celebrity branding. Sometimes the mash-ups make sense; sometimes they really don’t. We’ve rounded up some of these nail polish lines and ranked them by how confused we are by their existence, after the jump. … Read More

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10 of Cinema’s Ugliest Screen Villains

Soon we’ll get to see what Harry Potter star Rhys Ifans will look like in his reptilian get-up as Spidey’s archenemy in Marc Webb’s upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man. Ifans will star as The Lizard — or in his human form, Curtis Connors. A brilliant scientist who loses an arm, Connors tries to regrow his lost limb, but the experiment goes awry. He finds himself transformed into a reptilian humanoid, which we got a glimpse of this week — first in the form of a soon-to-be released Pez dispenser, and some new concept art. If the sketches bear any real resemblance to the eccentric Notting Hill actor’s costume, then yep: he’s a giant, creepy lizard.

We felt inspired to look back at a few of cinema’s ugliest screen villains. Movie heroes’ hideous enemies have ranged from really repulsive men to vile creatures. Note the amount of horror or sci-fi on our list. Too often films attempt to make the villain attractive. Click through to see which baddies were beaten with the ugly stick, renew your appreciation for old-fashioned, unpleasant-looking villains, and then add your picks below. … Read More

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Trailer Park: Superheroes, Ghosts, and Orgies

Welcome to “Trailer Park,” our regular Friday feature where we collect the week’s new trailers all in one place and do a little “judging a book by its cover,” ranking them from worst to best and taking our best guess at what they may be hiding. This week, we’ve only got six new ones — perhaps due to last week’s trailer overload — but there are two very big superheroes among them. Check ‘em all out after the jump. … Read More

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