There are bad movies that come and go with barely a notice. And then there are the giant, colossal wastes of celluloid that made millions of dollars worldwide despite the fact that absolutely no one you know went to see them.
Sad to say, we live in a world where people would rather see a movie starring Tom Cruise than Tom Mapother IV. Or Michael Caine than Maurice Micklewhite. We know -- we don't understand it either.
Movie studios love successful franchises because they ensure a steady stream of box office bank. But for every hot property like Batman, Iron Man, or 'Star Trek,' there are many that never take off. Consider Disney's 'The Lone Ranger,' for example. Tepid reviews and weak earnings mean it will likely never spawn sequels. Instead, it seems destined to go down in history as a poorly-received $225 million one-off flick.
While some fans hit Comic-Con to stand in line for hours to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars or comic book creators, we prefer getting something tangible to make up for our achey legs. That's why we have no qualms about lining up to score some of the awesome exclusive toys at the con.
When Tom Hanks is in a movie, it's hard to imagine anyone else portraying his character. Such is the case for his Oscar-nominated performance as Chuck Noland, the stranded FedEx employee in 'Cast Away.'
Maria in 'Metropolis.' The Iron Giant. Wall-E. Gort in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.' R2-D2 in 'Star Wars.' The Terminator. Movie history is filled with incredible and iconic artificial beings, robots who have both chilled our bones and warmed our hearts.
When putting together this list of best video games released in 2013 so far, we had to set a couple ground rules. We couldn’t include DLC or ports because that would kind of be cheating. So great games like The Walking Dead 400 days, Final Fantasy V, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, and more just didn’t make the cut due to technicalities
Movie history is littered with films that failed to get off the ground, from historical epics to sci-fi thrillers to even a version of 'Lord of the Rings' that would've starred the Fab Four.
Some of these films went no further than the conceptual stage, others lost funding and some were derailed by tragedy