Beat the heat by biting into this week's peppermint-flavored Hottest Stories and Best Comments. Inside you'll find the refreshing taste of Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox, Trek squabbles, X-Men squabbles (why all the fighting, kids?), Batman, Superman, new games, kidneys-for-tech and actors ... playing with themselves. CHOMP!
Your best comment: Optimus Prime's voice does it for me every time. I'm a woman. I get exactly what I want from the movies just listening to him talk. I'd rather do him than Shia any day. — M
Your best comment: I would have liked to see a "Star Trek meets Alias" type show. Where it is centered around the super secret agency of Section 31. A Secret agent (a la Sydney Bristo) traveling the galaxy, keeping the Federation safe via kick-ass undercover/covert missions. — admdave
Your best comment: Not big on the latest trend for these writers/directors/producers attacking each others' work. They need to keep their mouths shut. Not defending Jones's acting, just saying it isn't very smart to poison the waters that you might end up drinking from someday. — Argos
Your best comment: The most tragic thing about Street Fighter is that it was Raul Julia's last film. Sean Connery should take note. Does he really want Extraordinary Gentlemen to be his? — Oberon
Your best comment: I was curious how the numbers really played out, so I checked the worldwide gross listed on the chart Ratner tweeted. Out of the three Xmen movies and Wolverine, X3 came in last on return of investment (2.2xbudget), even worse than Wolverine (2.5x), compared to X1 (3.95x) and X2 (3.7x). So Ratner has nthing to brag about here. Looking at straight net income, X3 did better, bringing in 249M, beat only by X2 at 298M. X1 and Wolverine were both about 222M. I would also point out that for all the hate on Wolverine, that movie was by far the strongest week to week performer, maintaining its draw much better than the others.
So, Vaughn is a jerk and Ratner really shouldn't be crowing about his numbers. I think the lesson here for the movie companies is that budget doesn't count for all that much.
Ok, I am sure that someone is going to insult me for being so anal. I like facts over opinions, sue me. — jdmimic
Your best comment: General Patton was killed in a car accident going 25 MPH...stuff happens, and not every hero can have a "blaze-of-glory" death. Kirk was just having a bad day. — Chris
Your best comment: "Bruce Timm (a true master of the Dark Knight in his own right) decided he wasn't going to mess around with his casting." Oh really? Then why didn't they cast Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman? Any animated movie with Batman in it that doesn't have Kevin Conroy voicing him immediately loses credibility. DC should never let another person voice that character until the day Conroy passes away. Which if we are all lucky, won't be for a very long time...WAKE UP DC!!! — Kevin Conroy
Your best comment: For someone that remembers pong (ok i just aged myself), I am amazed how the line between movies and video games are bluring. My wallet is not looking foward to this hoilday season, or my free time. — John
Your best comment: Shouldn't that read: "Three fun pics of sci-fi actors playing with themselves" — hawkeye666
Your best comment: Wow... everyone's a critic! I think this is amazing work. Is it perfect? Probably not. But, if you'd shown me this photo WITHOUT telling me it was a statue, I probably would have thought it was:
a) the real Christopher Reeve with lighting a bit off, or
b) a real person who looked a lot like Christopher Reeve.
Great job, Mike Hill! — Lophius
Your best comment: WOW, cause getting a job is to risky— Jay
Your best comment: I'm not a comic reader myself, but I know how it must feel to those who are, and I do feel for you. However, you try writing a story about the same people for in some cases longer than our grandparents have been around...see if you don't pop up with a few desperate ideas. If you want to be loyal, be positive. If you don't, then remember it's not going to negate anything that has come before. They haven't invented memory removal technology yet. — Deon