The domino mask hasn't gotten much love during the last decade of cinematic superhero ubiquity, maybe because of the prevalence of grounded approaches that make such disguises look laughably ineffectual.
A grounded superhero on TV is taking up the old fashioned mask, though. Stephen Amell's square-jawed Oliver Queen is replacing his painted face-stripe with an emerald mask on Arrow.
These are turbulent times, times of danger and uncertainty.
Times that call for fixed stars in the celestial firmament, for the assurance that only heroes can provide. There is a man suited for the task, a man who can show us the way in these disorienting days.
That man is Keanu Reeves.
For decades now, audiences have been taking the stoic leading man for granted, but around here at IAR HQ, the walls might as well be covered in posters featuring his piercing stare. Many movie stars find their groove in a specific type of role that play to their strengths and suit their particular stripe of charisma. Despite all the easy potshots folks have taken over the years, Keanu Reeves has maintained a rare kind of fearlessness, tackling all manner of characters and collaborating with the likes of Gus Van Sant, Bernardo Bertolucci, Kathryn Bigelow, and Francis Ford Coppola. He's played Siddartha Guatama, for example, and directed his own kung-fu extravaganza.
So out latest Rogue 10 compiles ten of our favorite Keanu Reeves performances, all of which remind us to appreciate his unique talents. If you're looking for something tongue in cheek, something mockingly ironic, then this isn't the list for you. This list sincerely celebrates Keanu in all his ballsy, enigmatic glory.
Fake trailers are Machete's bread and butter.
So even though Machete Kills went over like a wet fart at the domestic box office, it only makes sense that we have a trailer for the as-yet nonexistent third installment Machete Kills Again...In Space.
It took fourteen years for The Best Man to get a sequel.
Expect a third installment to follow The Best Man Holiday a whole lot quicker.
If your Monday night could use a little glamor and you can't make it to Los Angeles for the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, then you're in luck.
That's right, you can practically walk the red carpet alongside the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Jena Malone, and Sam Claflin. And you don't even have to leave home to rub virtual elbows with the stars and filmmakers behind the next entry in the sprawling Hunger Games story.
The CW is changing its plans for the Justice League's resident sprinter.
While Barry Allen will still be introduced in two episodes of the CW series Arrow this season, Barry's costumed alter-ego The Flash will no longer appear in all his costumed glory on the existing show. Instead, Grant Gustin will don the superhero's costume in a conventional pilot for his own solo The Flash CW series.
A pair of clips from this December's 47 Ronin provide a sense of how the historical adventure incorporates over-the-top fantasy creatures large and small.
Specifically, these clips introduce a lumbering orge-guy fighting Keanu Reeves and a nasty little arachnid made out of a man's envy and hatred.
Hey Spider-fans, an official picture from next year's The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is here to show Jamie Foxx as Max Dillon prior to becoming the villainous Electro.
Not only that, but this picture is accompanied by two images that we've seen before, but only in cruddy low-resolution scans and whatnot. With the new versions, you get much better looks at Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan as Peter Parker and Harry Osborn, as well as Peter's cluttered bedroom.
Preacher, writer Garth Ennis and penciler Steve Dillon's jet-black ultra-violent religious odyssey, is destined for adaptation. It's too great – too strange, too audacious, too singular – not to jump from comic books to another medium. And that medium might just be television, as cable network AMC has reportedly ordered a Preacher pilot.
The God of Thunder surprised absolutely no one by repeating his first place performance at the domestic box office. The surprise here was not Thor: The Dark World, but The Best Man Holiday, a sequel that surpassed every expectation.