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Celebrity Showdown: Hugh Jackman vs Liam Neeson

15 Mar

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While two of Hollywood’s most popular action stars are duking it out in the box office, we thought it might be a good time for them to face off in the only thunderdome that really matters: The Celebrity Showdown.

Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic’s reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars’ careers to show who’s really the best.

So, will Chappie star Hugh Jackman (beloved for his many, many turns playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise) be able to take down action veteran Liam Neeson (best known for the many films in which he’s had to retrieve people who have been taken)? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

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The Totally Crazy Ways Hollywood Uses Fire To Sell Movies

13 Nov

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[NOTE: I originally wrote this story for ETonline.com, where it was first published]

In the newly released poster for Insurgent, we see a brave, stoic Shailene Woodley standing on top of a cube-shaped building which is on fire. It’s also floating in mid-air through the middle of a post-apocalyptic cityscape, but that’s beside the point.

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While admittedly the poster is a bit surreal, what really seems to set the tone is the blazing inferno raging beneath Woodley’s feet, pouring out of the windows.

It’s almost as if the poster designers were worried that the strange image of a warrior woman on a floating building wouldn’t be eye-catching enough. However, like sex and the color red, fire is used all the time by poster designers for a whole multitude of reasons – and with an equally large variety of insane results.

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