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The Greatest Movie Characters of all Time

It’s summer, which means the movie studios are pulling out all the stops to get you into an air-conditioned theater to see the best that they can offer.

This past weekend, Ted 2 opened up, which features Mark Wahlberg and a talking teddy bear.

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Wait ‘Til You Get a Load of These 10 ‘Batman’ Facts

Before Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman movie, Batman was largely known for the campy Adam West/Burt Ward TV series. In fact, they wanted to make a Batman movie based on that show called Batman in Outer Space. Luckily, two movie producers bought the rights and wanted to make a darker version of Batman's story. In the mid-80s, after the success of Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman was attached to direct and he wanted to cast Bill Murray as Batman and Eddie Murphy as Robin. These are just some of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Gotham with the original Batman!

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break – Dachshund Batman & Robin Fight Crime [Video]

I haven't done a workday dog break in quite some time, but this short video I came across today had to be shared.

We all want a crime-fighting duo out there protecting us, but how cool would it be if that crime-fighting duo was comprised of Daschunds (wiener dogs)?!?

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Tommy Lee Jones Hated Jim Carrey While Filming ‘Batman Forever’

Comic book fans surely remember the '90s. It was a strange time to be a superhero fan. A dark time. A time when Joel Schumacher was directing Batman movies and baffling the entire world. A decade before Christopher Nolan made 'Batman Begins,' Schumacher made 'Batman Forever,' which featured Jim Carrey as The Riddler and Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. No one remembers either performance fondly, but it turns out that there's some pretty interesting stories regarding their casting. It turns out that Jones did not like Carrey. Like, at all.

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20 Completely Batty Facts From ‘The Dark Knight’ in One Video

'The Dark Knight' is one of the most popular superhero movies ever. Heck, it might even be one of the most popular movies of any genre in the past 10 years. But, even if you think you've seen and read all there is on 'The Dark Knight,' you still might not know everything there is to know about one of the biggest movies of all-time.

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How ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Will Explain Wonder Woman’s Origin

We really don't know much about how Wonder Woman will fit into the plot of 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' We do know that she's being played by Gal Gadot and that she will, somehow, get some screen time alongside Henry Cavill's Superman, Ben Affleck's Batman and Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor. But that's about it ... until now! Thanks to a tiny snippet (caught on Vine, no less) we now know that DC's Amazon warrior will forego her classic origin story in favor of her modern beginning.

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Batman From ‘The LEGO Movie’ is Getting His Own Spinoff

When 'The LEGO Movie' instantly became one of the biggest critical and financial successes of 2014, the sequel announcement was inevitable. However, in a surprising turn of events, 'The LEGO Movie 2' has been delayed in favor of a spin-off staring the film's hilariously twisted take on Batman. Yes, LEGO Batman is getting his own movie.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′: First Official Footage of the Millennium Falcon Has Landed

It's here, folks! After weeks of seeing leaked images of 'Star Wars: Episode 7' set pieces and cast and crew members, the first official footage of the Millennium Falcon has landed. Better still, it's a continuation of J.J. Abrams and Zack Snyder's ongoing 'Star Wars'-'Batman' crossovers.

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‘Batman vs. Superman’ Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con 2014

When Warner Bros. announced its Comic-Con 2014 film lineup, 'Batman vs. Superman' was not on the list, which seemed more than a bit odd at the time. Now we know it was all just a rouse to give the surprise panel more impact.

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Batman’s 75th Anniversary: What Warner Bros. and DC Comics Have in the Works

Few characters have the pop culture clout of Batman, who has spent the better part of a century dominating comic books, the better part of a generation dominating movies, and the better part of a decade dominating video games. To geeks and businessmen alike, he's kind of a big, huge, massive deal. Now, Warner Bros. and DC Comics plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their biggest cash cow with a year-long celebration, announcing all kinds of special events and releases to commemorate the creation of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego.

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‘Batman’ TV Series Creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dead at 91

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter best known for creating the hilariously campy 'Batman' TV series from the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 91.

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The Adventures of Batkid: Make-A-Wish Transforms San Francisco Into Gotham for a Day

The Make-A-Wish Greater Bay Area Foundation truly set the bar for themselves. In fulfilling the dream of 5-year-old Miles, an epic Batman fan in remission from leukemia, the organization transformed San Francisco into a modern-day Gotham City on Friday and called on Miles to come save the day.

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