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People have been complaining a lot about the recent action-movie titling trend that forgoes any sense of specific flavor and instead just presents the main character’s full name. It’s a curious marketing choice, to be sure, but there really aren’t as many offenders as you might think. A lot of them do seem to start with the letter “J,” though.

With the release of this week’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (a title… Continue reading Who Wins in a Battle of the Titular Action Heroes: 'Jack Ryan,' 'John Carter,' 'Jack Reacher,' 'Alex Cross' or...?

Escape From Planet Earth

The 3D animated family comedy catapults moviegoers to planet Baab where admired astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser) i… Read More

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Ready to meet your new favorite animated heroes?

From the planet Baab comes a group of rag-tag aliens in “Escape From Planet Earth.” The film follows brawny astronaut Scorch Supernova (Brendan Fraser), who travels to “The Dark Planet” (aka Earth) with his friends… Continue reading 'Escape From Planet Earth' Character Posters: Meet Your New Favorite Animated Heroes (PHOTOS)

The company will also distribute the film worldwide and release it across 400 screens in India on November 2, 2012

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | July 23, 2012

Sons of Ram Maya Digital brings ‘Sons of Ram – Heroes will rise’ in 3DMaya Digital studios, the company that pioneered the art & technology of animation & visual effects in India in the 1990s, is also a leading 2D to stereoscopic 3D conversion studio today.

Maya’s… Continue reading Maya Digital brings ‘Sons of Ram – Heroes will rise’ in 3D

Why Do We Make Presidents Into Action Heroes?

You’d think being president of the United States would be a dramatic enough occupation, but no. Being leader of the free world is isn’t exactly a low-stakes assignment, but in the dream-life of our movies, we also need our presidents to be two-fisted action heroes.

Exhibit A: This weekend’s “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter,” which imagines the Railsplitter splitting open the heads of undead bloodsuckers with an ax. Its star, Benjamin Walker… Continue reading Why Do We Make Presidents Into Action Heroes?

chris hayes msnbc Chris Hayes apologizes for not calling fallen soldiers heroesMSNBC anchor Chris Hayes probably should’ve probably thought twice before making controversial statements about fallen soldiers on a special Memorial Day episode of his show. Hayes mentioned during a panel discussion that he is uncomfortable using the word “hero” as a blanket term for all fallen soldiers because it can be skewed to justify war.

“Why do I feel so [uncomfortable] about the word ‘hero’? I… Continue reading Chris Hayes apologizes for not calling fallen soldiers 'heroes'