Want to Know What’s Sadder than the ‘Left Behind’ Remake?

People actually think the new movie is based on (future) true events.

Here’s the newly released poster, which I still have a hard time believing isn’t part of some elaborate hoax:

Left Behind poster

(H/T AV Club)

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The Scene that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Should Have but Definitely Won’t

It’s not possible to earn the grace of God, but out of all of us, Christopher Nolan has probably come the closest.

We’re less than a month away from the release of The Dark Knight Rises. That means that we skinny dudes have about four months to work out really hard so when we dress like Bane for Halloween, we don’t look like complete idiots.

While there’s so much that I can’t wait to see of this movie, here’s something I hope will be in it that most likely won’t: a subtle clue as to what happens at the end of Inception.

If you haven’t seen that movie by now, then it’s own your fault that you’re about to get spoiled. Inception ends with Leonardo DiCapio spinning that top one final time before he goes to hug his children, his exile from them having finally come to an end. The top doesn’t fall over before the credits roll, which leaves us to wonder if Leo is still living in a dream.

(For the record, I think he escaped. The spinning top never wavers in any of the dream sequences, and in that last scene in Inception, it’s clearly losing some of its spin.)

Half the cast of Inception is in TDKR. Tom Hardy is playing Bane. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is playing a street cop (and possible replacement for Bruce Wayne?). Marion Cottilard plays a character named Miranda Tate, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if she turned out to be Talia Al Ghul, daughter of the villain from Batman Begins.

So I think it’d be cool if Nolan decided to drop a hint or two in TDKR as to what really happens to Leo at the end of Inception. I’m not sure what that would be. Maybe JG-L has a spinning top that he decides to knock over, and in a later scene, Leo appears?

If not that, then maybe this:

Batman and Bane had one final, bloody fight in which Bane kills the Dark Knight. Instead of being greeted by the other side of death, Bruce Wayne wakes up, discovers that he’s still a child, and that his parents have never been killed.

BOOM.

End of movie.

On the After-the-Credits ‘Avengers’ Scene (SPOILERS AHEAD)

I saw The Avengers at midnight, which means I am a full 8-hour workday ahead of a good number of people who are reading this. So, if you don’t want me to spoil one of the movie’s two after-credits scenes (yes, you need to stay seated for the entire time after the movie ends), then stop reading now.

Right now.

Still reading? Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Go-go gadget Spoilers!

Having never really read The Avengers as a kid (the closest I ever came was a few issues of Iron Man), I’m not really familiar with the back story between Earth’s mightiest heroes and the intergalactic superbad, Thanos.

Thanos, if you haven’t taken the time to Google this yet, is the guy who smirked at the Other’s suggestion that trying to defeat the Earth is a folly. That’s alien-speak for “I’m going to wipe the smirk off of Tony Stark’s face.” That’s also Hollywood-speak for “I can already count the money from the sequel.”

When we get a partial face shot of him, you can see the lines on his chin that clearly distinguish him as the movie-version of this:

From what I’ve read, the dude sounds like he’d be a good villian for a sequel, although I was hoping for something a little different than alien invaders from other worlds. Now I know, the Marvel Universe is filled with other worlds and alternates of those other worlds, but we just had an Avengers movie with an alien invasion. There’s a risk that Avengers II could be a recycled version of the first film.

At the moment, that’s my only real concern, and I’ll be glad to be proven wrong. Other than that, the film was fantastic.

What about you, dear reader? What’d you think of the film? And what do you hope to see in the sequel?