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John Lithgow deliberately sabotaged his audition for The Joker

A Batman movie in which John Lithgow plays the Joker is one of movies’ great “what ifs.” Some time ago, Joe Dante revealed that if he had made a Batman movie the 3rd Rock From The Sun actor—now probably more closely associated with The Crown—would have been his choice for the villain. Now, Lithgow himself explains in…

Joe Dante’s Batman movie would have starred John Lithgow as the Joker

Somewhere out in the cosmos, there exists a parallel world—an Earth-Two if you will—in which Jack Nicholson was never The Joker. A reality without that iconic mirror-smashing scene or the sublime weirdness of the “Batdance.” This is a universe in which we are all still arguing about whether Heath Ledger was a better…

Tales Of Halloween hopes to hit that Trick ’R Treat horror-anthology sweet spot

It’s been a few months, which means it’s time for another horror anthology film hoping to land in that magic middle ground between the exhausting ADD of The ABCs of Death and the run-it-into-the-ground of VHS: Viral. In short, to be something akin to the solid fun/spooky ratio of Trick ’R Treat, which—along with the …

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Joe Dante isn’t involved with the Gremlins remake, thinks remakes are stupid

Everybody hates remakes—even the ones that are really good/necessary—but it’s usually a good sign when the people who made the original are willing to accept the new one. It’s like saying, “Yeah, we put in all of the work to create this piece of art, but feel free to enjoy this thing that’s exactly the same. We get…

Horror anthology Tales Of Halloween lands Joe Dante, John Landis, and more

An upcoming horror anthology has landed some very excellent directors, though sadly, they’re appearing within the film, not behind the camera. Tales Of Halloween—no, not another V/H/S. No, not the next ABCs Of Death, either. Not Trick ’R Treat 2, XX, The Gathering, or… you know what? Let’s start again: Neil Marshall…