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'The Dark Knight Rises,' Johnny Depp, and 'Lost' top IMDb's top-searched lists

It seems like some folks have found a way to pass the time until movie-event The Dark Knight Rises hits theaters on July 20: Check the IMDb page for it obsessively.  (Okay, phew, Anne Hathaway is still there.)

Christopher Nolan’s final installment of his Batman saga has topped IMDb.com‘s most-viewed list for Anticipated In-Production Movies. While it’s certainly no big surprise that that particular film tops that list (I wonder how many visitors went to the Quotes section to figure out what Bane is saying), it is somewhat jarring to see other biggies like The Hunger Games and Prometheus being out-searched by the likes of G.I. Joe: Retaliation and Battleship. (Does that mean it will be — forgive me — a hit?)

Mena Suvari really loves America


I love America. July Fourth, freedom, apple pie, all those things. But (speaking of pie), I clearly don’t love America as much as Mena Suvari. As a friend of mine on Facebook astutely pointed out today, her guest appearance as the Black Dahlia on American Horror Story last night brings the grand total of “American” entries on her resume to six: American Pie, American BeautyAmerican Virgin, American Pie 2, American Horror Story, and American Reunion.

That is a lot of red, white, and blue. But oddly, that list isn’t enough to top her American Pie co-star Eugene Levy’s “American” hits (opting in to all the American Pie franchise movies bumped him up a few U.S. of A’s).

Then again, Levy has about 30 years on Suvari, so there’s time for her. Wet Hot American Summer sequel, anyone?

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Samuel L. Jackson is the highest grossing actor of all time, and by god, he's worth every penny

There are literally infinite ways you could argue against that statistic. The bulk of Jackson’s estimated $7.2 billion gross comes from big franchise films where he had, at best, a supporting role. He serenely swanned through the background of the Star Wars prequels. He typed frantically on a computer in Jurassic Park. He’s been in all four Marvel-verse blockbusters –Captain America, Thor, two Iron Men — but his Nick Fury is less a character than a walking commercial for The Avengers. You could point out that Jackson’s carpet-bomb career is filled with more misses than hits. You could say, with some justification, that Jackson is never the primary draw for any of his movies: He’s not a “movie star” in the classic sense, but just a dude who stars in a lot of movies. You could even note that Guinness didn’t adjust for inflation, and the real highest grossing actor of all time is probably Mary Pickford or something.

And you’d be right on all counts. But I think all those arguments miss the point. Jackson has been simply omnipresent for almost two decades now. READ FULL STORY

Is Jennifer Love Hewitt the worst actress of the last 25 years? Hewitt responds: 'Clearly, I need to learn French and go to Paris.'

It’s impossible to convert the subjective experience of artistry into an objective number-crunching ranking system. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying. Slate.com recently sifted through Rotten Tomatoes, the popular website that aggregates all the reviews of a film and grades them on a binary “fresh”/”rotten” critical scale, in an attempt to come up with the actors and actresses with the best track records in onscreen greatness. Get this: According to the study, Jennifer Love Hewitt has the worst track record of any movie actress in Hollywood. The conclusion derives from the fact that Hewitt has never starred in a film to earn a “fresh” rating.

When asked to comment, Hewitt released a statement to EW: “Clearly, I need to learn French and go to Paris to make some French films, since those seem to be the favorites of critics. And do they give trophies for this?” READ FULL STORY

'Tiptoes' is real. Really. Watch the trailer.

Thanks to last night’s Tosh.0‘s “Spoiler Alert” movie segment, the film Tiptoes — which stars Matthew McConaughey as a man worried that the child Kate Beckinsale is about to deliver will be a dwarf like the rest of his family (including, “in the role of a lifetime,” Gary Oldman) — is a popular search term today. Watch the trailer below, along with Daniel Tosh’s synopsis. If Tosh is right, the film does not have the happy ending the preview hints at. I did a quick search through the EW archives, and we appear to have only ever written about this film once in the magazine. Covering the 2004 Sundance Film Festival, where the drama premiered, we reported: “Biggest Meltdown: Tiptoes director Matthew Bright, whose creative differences with the film’s husband-and-wife producers caused him to wish them ‘dead’ and note that one resembled ‘an a–hole with teeth.'” BRILLIANT. Bright has never directed a feature again, but he’s listed as a writer on the reportedly in-the-works adaptation of Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Idiot, which is rumored to star Twilight‘s Jackson Rathbone. Tiptoes writer Bill Weiner has no credits listed before the film, or after. The movie, should you be so inspired, is available through Netflix. It’s also available on Amazon Instant Video for $9.99, though you might be better off purchasing a used DVD for $0.49. I myself have never seen it, which is shocking considering my love of the craptacular and penchant for finding bad ideas more fascinating than good ones. But before you drop two quarters, make sure you can at least sit through this scene and these ones (tough even with the always awesome Peter Dinklage). I couldn’t.  READ FULL STORY

Rachael Leigh Cook joins Eric McCormack in 'Perception': Let's hear it for Laney Boggs!

rachael-leigh-cookImage Credit: Amanda Edwards/WireImage.comTNT has confirmed with EW that Rachael Leigh Cook will co-star with Eric McCormack in Perception. The new series revolves around a crime-solving neuroscientist Geoffrey Pierce (McCormack) who lends his talents to the federal government in order to solve complex cases. Cook will be playing FBI agent Kate Rossi, Pierce’s former student who has since recruited him to work for the government.

Can you believe that it’s been 11 years since Cook played Laney Boggs, the “art freak,” opposite Freddie Prinze Jr. in She’s All That? Sure, you may scoff at the title, but in addition to having a huge dance number, a school with an in-house DJ and outdoor lockers (which, behind a house with two staircases, is what I wanted most growing up. Damn you, New York winters!), this ’90s Cinderella story managed to fit Usher, Lil’ Kim, Anna Paquin, Kieran Culkin, Dulé Hill, and Kevin Pollack into the same 95-minute film. Since her big “Kiss Me” moment, Cook has most notably had a recurring role on Psych and done voice work for Seth Green’s Robot Chicken series (yet may be most remembered for her intense anti-drug commercials). Have you been waiting patiently for her career fully take off? Will this leading role be the vehicle to make her more of a household name? And what kind of chemistry do you think she’ll have with McCormack?

And speaking of She’s All That, since Laney Rachael is sensitive to bets, let’s take a poll. (You didn’t really think I’d post this without asking you a question, did you? Oh, you did? That’s so sweet.) Which ’90s high school movie star are you hoping to see make a comeback next? Vote after the jump! READ FULL STORY

Happy Birthday, Ben Savage! Let's celebrate your age...and 'Boy Meets World'

Ben-SavageImage Credit: Everett CollectionLast week, I started to feel a little old once I discovered my first love Jonathan Taylor Thomas had turned 29. But apparently I spoke too soon. My ’90s nostalgia alarm went off yet again today when I learned that Cory Matthews — er, I mean Ben Savage — turns 30 today! I wonder how old that makes Mr. Feeny?

Anyway, since Boy Meets World was one of my favorite shows growing up, I have seen each episode more times than I can count (and I’m starting to question my life choice of not yet owning any of the seasons on DVD). I always felt like Cory, Shawn, Eric, Topanga, and later Jack, Angela, and Rachel really were the friends who would always stand by me. So to honor Ben on his 30th birthday, I present you with a few of my favorite episodes from the gone (but far from forgotten) Boy Meets World: READ FULL STORY

Great moments in IMDb keyword history

FlashdanceImage Credit: Everett CollectionOver the course of any given day, I surf through a lot of websites. Like, a lot a lot. And sometimes those twisty journeys lead to pure Internet gold, which is what happened when I found myself on the IMDb entry for Flashdance this afternoon and discovered what I believe is a new high (low?) in IMDb keyword categories: Female to Male Foot in Crotch. There are 146 titles! You’re welcome, fetishists!

This set off a quest to discover more strange or delightfully weird categories, like “reference to Calvin Coolidge” (a mere two entries), “sole black character dies cliché” (62 entries), “science runs amok” (77), “friends who hate each other” (39), “sitting on toilet” (31), “long tongue” (47)… and yet nothing could top that foot-in-crotch list.

Prove me wrong, PopWatch nation. Put your web-surfin’ pants on and dig up some better IMDb keywords!

'Ghost Whisperer' Pop Quiz: Where have you seen this Web series' star before?

ghost-whispererEven though I’m a Ghost Whisperer fan, I’ve never actually watched the Web series semi-associated with the show. But someone (read: my editor) sent me the link to the premiere of the fourth “season,” so I just sat through the first episode of Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV. I spent the first minute wondering if I was watching an ad — it’s sponsored by GMC Acadia, the vehicle driven by the mother who has to explain to her young daughter why her room will be smaller in their new haunted house — and the next four asking myself where I knew the dad from. Because figuring that out was the only thing that made those five minutes of my life worthwhile, I want to let you experience that joy as well. Watch Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side IV webisode 1 here. After the jump, the answer! READ FULL STORY

Adam Scott, I love you -- now that I know your name!

When I saw that trailer for Leap Year I had one of those “hey I love that guy, but what’s his name?!” moments with Amy Adams’ American boyfriend. And then today a friend forwarded me a trailer for this new indie film Passenger Side (I’ll watch anything named after a Wilco song) and there’s the guy again.

Turns out the actor in question Adam Scott (not the equally attractive PGA golfer of the same name). I first realized I’d seen Scott in Passenger Side director Matt Bissonnette’s charming earlier film Who Loves The Sun. READ FULL STORY

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