Patton Oswalt has a very good take on Heath Ledger's Joker

Pondering the origins of the Batman universe’s Joker has proven to be a fruitful pastime, one that changes and evolves depending on which version of the character you’re exploring. There are a few stories out there—Alan Moore and Brian Bolland’s The Killing Joke, for example, or Tim Burton’s Batman—as well as a…

Nicolas Cage would return to superhero movies if he could be the Joker or Dr. Doom

Nicolas Cage already brought us the definitive cinematic incarnation of Marvel’s Ghost Rider (but only because there haven’t been many other attempts) and he’ll finally get a chance to play Superman in Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, but he recently told JoBlo that he thinks his superhero movie days are mostly behind…

The Dark Knight’s first 5 minutes say more about The Joker than the rest of the movie

A film’s opening scene is massively important, especially given the surplus of movies to choose from if you’re the type of person subscribed to a few streaming services. And one of the great opening scenes of the last decade, film historians are beginning to agree, is the one kicking off Christopher Nolan’s The Dark…

Nothing to disagree with here, just a definitive list of the best actors to play each superhero

Many a night at the local watering hole has been spent debating which actor best embodies our favorite superheroes. Luckily, Cracked’s Daniel Dockery is here with a definitive answer, at least when it comes to Batman, Superman, Spiderman, the Joker, the Incredible Hulk, and the Punisher. While most superhero fans…

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The historical roots of America’s current anti-clown madness

The professional clowning community has a serious image problem in America. In recent weeks, stories of so-called “creepy clowns” and “killer clowns” have been popping up all over local newscasts across the country and disseminated through social media. While parents and educators express concern for the safety of…