Tim Burton played fast and loose with the caped crusader in his visionary blockbuster Batman

For a little while there, people were shaving the Batman insignia into their hair. That’s the level of cultural dominance that Tim Burton’s Batman had going for it in the summer of 1989. Batman made a ton of money—over $400 million globally, in 1989 dollars—but that’s really only the half of it.


UPDATED: Jack Nicholson to star in the American Toni Erdmann remake, his first film since 2010

Jack Nicholson hasn’t been in a new movie since 2010, but apparently he’s found the project that will bring him out of semi-retirement: According to Variety, he’s going to play the lead in a remake of Germany’s critically-acclaimed and Oscar-nominated Toni Erdmann. Nicholson will star as the false-teeth-loving father…

A supercut pays tribute to cinema’s worst cases of writer’s block

Writer’s block is traditionally not very cinematic. After all, movies are supposed to depict things happening, and this is specifically about something not happening. And yet, writer’s block is a theme the movies have returned to many times. Now, Ben Watts and Ivan Kander have curated cinema’s best moments of creative…


Attention all creeps: What famous person’s life would you want to assume?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…