'Black Panther' Movie Review: History-Making Superhero Flick Features Phenomenal Michael B. Jordan

Black Panther movie with Chadwick Boseman. Directed and co-written by Ryan Coogler, Disney/Marvel's Black Panther is the first big-budget release centering on a black superhero – played by Marshall and Message from the King actor Chadwick Boseman, T'Challa a.k.a. the Black Panther is the ruler of the immensely wealthy, eyepoppingly hi-tech land of Wakanda, where the energy-manipulating metal vibranium is found in abundance. Co-written by […]

'Logan' Movie Review: Wolverine Hugh Jackman Carries One of the Best Superhero Films

Logan movie with Hugh Jackman as the mutant Wolverine: 20th Century Fox's gamble results in one of the best superhero movies. 'Logan' movie review: 'Wolverine' trilogy concluded 'in surprising and rewarding fashion' The trailer for Logan, the final film in the standalone Wolverine trilogy, is set to Johnny Cash's funereal cover of “Hurt,” the already-depressing song by Nine Inch Nails. If there was ever a […]

'X-Men: Apocalypse' Review: Weaker Film Despite 'Artist' Bryan Singer & Profound Themes

X-Men: Apocalypse with Oscar Isaac a cartoonish presence as the supervillainous title character. 'X-Men: Apocalypse' review: Step back for series, but latest 'X-Men' movie 'works well enough' There's a three-way brawl going on in the Marvel universe, but it doesn't involve Spider-Man, Captain America, or Deadpool. Instead, the combatants are the three major movie studios who've divvied up the film rights to Marvel characters in […]

'Captain America: Civil War' Review: Surprisingly Entertaining Not-So-Escapist Summer Fare

Captain America: Civil War: Chris Evans as rogue military leader vs. “Ayn Rand archetype of a self-made man.” 'Captain America: Civil War' review: So good it made film critic & Prince fan forget pop icon's death April 21 '16, 9:53 a.m. – I was sitting down to watch an early screening of Captain America: Civil War on the Disney Studios lot in Burbank, California. I […]

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' Review: DC Movies' Grim Self-Importance

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice: “Grim and ponderous” DC Comics adaptation starring Henry Cavill and Ben Affleck. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' review: Self-important 'hip and affected pessimism' According to no less an expert then director Zack Snyder, when saying the title of his relentlessly grave, monochromatic, and humorless superhero epic, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, do not say “versus.” Just say […]

Christopher Nolan New Movie Release Date

Christopher Nolan: 'Batman' trilogy director's next movie has release date. Next Christopher Nolan movie release date Warner Bros. will release the first post-Interstellar Christopher Nolan movie on July 21, '17. The film has yet to be baptized. Warners, which began its days as the Rin Tin Tin studio, also released Nolan's Batman trilogy movies, which collected $2.463 billion worldwide. Besides, the studio handled the sorta […]

'Fantastic Four' Box Office: Worst Big-Budget Superhero Movie Opening This Century?

'Fantastic Four' 2015: Miles Teller as Reed Richards a.k.a. Mister Fantastic in box office bomb-in-the-making. Box office: 'Fantastic Four' 2015 bombs, 'Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation' to pass $100 million mark Derided by critics and fans alike, 20th Century Fox's Fantastic Four is about to become one of 2015's domestic box office bombs. After earning a paltry $11.3 million on Friday – including Thursday evening […]

'Fantastic Four' 2015 Box Office: Costly Flop?

'Fantastic Four' 2015: Expensive box office dud stars Miles Teller, Kate Mara, The Thing (Jamie Bell) and Michael B. Jordan. 'Fantastic Four' 2015 box office: A costly domestic flop in the making? Fantastic Four 2015, a 20th Century Fox release “in association with Marvel Entertainment,” is about to become the biggest big-budget superhero(es) dud at the domestic office since at least The Green Hornet (not […]

'Ant-Man' Box Office: Lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe Domestic Debut

Ant-Man: Paul Rudd as Scott Lang. 'Ant-Man' box office below expectations: Lowest Marvel Cinematic Universe domestic debut Starring Paul Rudd as a bug-like (sizewise) action hero, Ant-Man was expected to open with $60-$65 million from 3,856 U.S. and Canada locations this past weekend, July 17-19. That didn't happen. A mere three days ago, Variety enthused that Ant-Man was “marching to a solid $65 million weekend […]

'Ant-Man' Movie Review: Marvel 'Just Okay' Entry

'Ant-Man' movie with Paul Rudd: Marvel Cinematic Universe 'minor' effort. 'Ant-Man' movie review: Latest Marvel Cinematic Universe entry 'just okay' – but definitely not a 'certified turkey' For those wondering or possibly hoping that Ant-Man was going to be Marvel's first certified turkey, the Cars 2 of their ingeniously planned and, on the whole, exceedingly well executed Marvel Cinematic Universe, there's news from the front […]

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Review: Marvel Cinematic Universe 'Starting to Wear Thin'

'Avengers: Age of Ultron': Chris Evans as Captain America and Chris Hemsworth as Thor. 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' review: More of same in 'The Avengers' gargantuan sequel Someday somebody's going to make a superhero tentpole movie that doesn't involve the fate of the world or lay waste to vast chunks of God's green earth. Writer/director Joss Whedon, he of the numbingly gargantuan action sequence, is […]

Christopher Reeve 'Superman' Movies and Surprise Oscar Ceremony Speech

Christopher Reeve in 'Superman' 1978: First superhero blockbuster. Christopher Reeve: 'Superman' and his movies Christopher Reeve, Superman in four movies from 1978 to 1987, died ten years ago today, Oct. 10, '14. In 1995, while taking part in a cross-country horse race in Culpeper, Virginia, Reeve was thrown off his horse, hitting his head on the top rail of a jump; the near-fatal accident left […]

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' (2014) Review: What Other Superhero Movies Lack

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' review: Bryan Singer has a surefire hit with latest 'X-Men' sequel (image: Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past') With yet another spring and summer movie season overstuffed with superhero extravaganzas, 20th Century Fox's X-Men series, which debuted in 2000 and spans more than half a dozen films, now feels like the granddaddy of the genre. […]

'Batman v Superman' Movie: Batsuit (Ben Affleck), Batmobile Revealed

'Batman v Superman' movie: Batsuit, Batmobile revealed – Will the world ever be the same again?? (image: Brooding Ben Affleck as Batman in 'Batman vs. Superman') Batman v Superman director Zack Snyder has used his Twitter account to post a couple of monochrome shots taken on the set of his upcoming DC Comics flick, ahem, epic. One, posted yesterday (May 12, 2014), shows a half-covered […]

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' Review: Green Goblin Wasted in 'Mediocre' Sequel

'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' review: 'Professionally mediocre' sequel is 'loud, dull, and, forced' (image: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man in 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2') Part of the appeal of Spider-Man, in all his paper and celluloid incarnations, is the character's recognizably human scale. Neither a trillionaire industrialist (Batman), a Norse God (Thor), nor an indestructible Christ figure (Superman), Spider-Man is just awkward, orphaned teenager Peter Parker, […]

'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Box Office: Weekend to Pass $100 Million Domestic?

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' box office: 'Captain America 2' to pass $100 million on opening weekend? (image: Chris Evans and Robert Redford in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier') The Avengers effect has yet to subside. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, a sequel to both The Avengers and Captain America: The First Avenger, debuted with an estimated $10.2 million from Thursday night (April 3, '14) […]

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Review: 'Second Best' Marvel Movie

'Captain America: The Winter Soldier': The second best of the Marvel films (image: Chris Evans in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier') With each new Marvel superhero film that bullies its way into multiplexes, the magnitude of the company's achievement gets more impressive, if not historic. Focusing just on the Marvel characters controlled by Disney (as opposed to Sony's lockup of Spider-Man and Fox's oversight of […]

Scarlett Johansson Hot 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Poster + 'The Hateful Eight' & Screenplay Leaks

Hot Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow in one of the character posters for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Hot Scarlett Johansson in latest 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' poster Scarlett Johansson has created quite a bit of a stir in recent days. Yesterday, Jan. 30, Captain America: The Winter Soldier posters came out, revealing Chris Evans as Captain America, Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, and a tightly […]

'Thor 2': No Iron Man or Spider-Man, Superman or Batman

'Thor 2' box office: 'The Avengers' bump not enough to propel Thor into 'super man' territory Nov. 10, '13, update: Directed by Alan Taylor and starring Chris Hemsworth, Thor 2 – officially Thor: The Dark World – debuted in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, Nov. 7, '13, collecting an estimated $31.63 million from 3,841 sites, according to figures found at Boxofficemojo.com. That amount includes […]

'The Wolverine' 2013 Movie: Major Disappointment?

'The Wolverine' 2013 movie box office: Latest domestic summer season disappointment Starring Hugh Jackman, the James Mangold-directed The Wolverine debuted with a way lower than expected $21 million from 3,924 venues (3,063 of which in 3D) on Friday, July 26, 2013, including $4 million from Thursday evening and midnight shows, according to studio estimates found at Boxofficemojo.com. Generally speaking, $4 million or whereabouts from midnight […]

'Man of Steel' vs. 'Superman' Movies & Henry Cavill Films + Domestic Milestone Passed

possibly after his Man of Steel workout, Henry Cavill chats with director Zack Snyder Man of Steel 2013 box office: $250 million milestone in North America July 3, '13, update: Directed by Zack Snyder, and starring Henry Cavill, Man of Steel passed the $250 million milestone at the North American box office on Monday, July 1, 2013. On that day, Man of Steel added $3.04 […]

'Man of Steel' Movie Review: Zack Snyder to Blame for Dull & Heart-Deprived Superman

Henry Cavill in 'Man of Steel.' Man of Steel review: Zack Snyder's sensory-bludgeoning Superman movie lacks humor, charm, wonder Two hundred and twenty-five million dollars buys a lot when you're making a superhero blockbuster. In Zack Snyder's 143-minute sensory bludgeoning, Man of Steel, the director spends almost a quarter of a billion smackers on planetary vistas, collapsing buildings, flying bodies, and a sound mix so […]

'Iron Man' Movie Sequel: Second Biggest Domestic Opening Weekend Ever?

'Iron Man 3' with Robert Downey Jr. 'Iron Man 3' box office: Second biggest domestic debut ever? May 4, '13, update: Directed by Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr, Iron Man 3 will likely boast the second biggest opening weekend ever at the North American box office – not factoring in inflation. According to studio estimates found at Boxofficemojo.com, Iron Man 3 grossed $68.31 […]

'Iron Man 3' Review: Worthy Sequel Compromised by Eagerness to Appease Chinese Market

'Iron Man 3' with Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow. 'Iron Man 3': 'A worthy addition to Marvel's movie library' compromised by 'clever, stealth ways' to appease the Chinese market Much has happened since the events of 2010's Iron Man 2, and we're not talking about Tony Stark's side adventure in last year's surprisingly satisfying The Avengers. Nor are we talking about anything related to […]

'Iron Man 3' Trailer-TV Spot: Thirteen or Nothing

Iron Man 3 Super Bowl TV Spot: Thirteen or nothing An Iron Man 3 trailer was shown during the Super Bowl (needless to say, U.S. only – or perhaps Canada, too) on Sunday, Feb. 3. Let me rephrase that: the Iron Man 3 trailer wasn't really a trailer, but a TV spot. Anyhow, whatever you call it, the whole thing goes by in the blink […]

'Iron Man 3' Trailer HD: Tony Stark vs. Mandarin, Sea Water

Iron Man 3 trailer HD: Tony Stark vs. deadly Mandarin and even deadlier ocean water The Iron Man 3 trailer begins with Tony Stark a.k.a. Iron Man a.k.a. Sherlock Holmes a.k.a. Robert Downey Jr admitting to himself, to the universe: “I have a lot of apologies to make.” He also has to try to remain alive, as, he himself also admits in the trailer, “there […]

'Dark Knight' Movies Box Office Comparison + Colin Farrell Sci-Fi Remake Bombs

The Dark Knight Rises. 'The Dark Knight Rises' passes $600 million milestone at the worldwide box office Sept. 10 update: The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, is lagging far behind its predecessor, The Dark Knight, at the domestic box office. Outside North America, however, The Dark Knight Rises has far surpassed “Batman 2.” In fact, TDKR's international take has just […]

'The Avengers' Return Bombs & 'The Possession' Scary

Labor Day weekend box office verdict: Scary Sept. 3, '12, update: Labor Day is generally a slow holiday at the North American box office. Why? Good question. Perhaps that's merely a Hollywood tradition – as the tail end of the movie summer season, Labor Day weekend has usually been a dumping ground for B (horror) movies and A movies gone awry, so why attempt something […]

Henry Cavill Body: Superman of Latex + Joss Whedon to Direct New 'Avengers' Movie

Henry Cavill body beautiful: Man of Latex. Henry Cavill body in 'Man of Steel' Missing out on the role of Edward Cullen may (or may not) have been a professional blow for British actor Henry Cavill. (Author Stephenie Meyer wanted him, but he was "too old" at 24.) Anyhow, you lose one, you win one. Robert Pattinson became a superstar as a result of the […]

'The Dark Knight Rises': Right-Wing Political Message vs. Occupy Wall Street? + Rabid Fans Attack Critics

'The Dark Knight Rises.' The Dark Knight Rises right-wing politics? July 27 update: In Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, Who represents You People? (Did you read the remarks by U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife last week?) So, who does? Bane or Bruce Wayne? Their names sound similar (could that be a liberal conspiracy?), but while one is a mad terrorist, the other […]

'Dark Knight' Shooting: Christopher Nolan & Actors Christian Bale + Anne Hathaway Statements

July 20: The Dark Knight Rises Denver shooting. (Image: Catwoman poster.) A masked man reportedly shot dead ten people and wounded approximately 40 others at a movie theater showing The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb of Aurora. He also set off a smoke or tear gas bomb in the theater. (Other sources claim 14 dead, while others yet have reported about 20 injured […]

'The Dark Knight Rises' Box Office: Millions Below Estimates + Sharp Drop

'The Dark Knight Rises' poster. The Dark Knight Rises box office: $300 million milestone Aug. 1 update: Christopher Nolan's third and final installment in his Batman movie franchise, The Dark Knight Rises, raked in $8.77 million on Tuesday, July 31, at the North American box office. As a result, TDKR has passed the $300 million milestone domestically. Starring Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne / Batman, […]

'The Dark Knight Rises' Trailer: New Footage

Batman Movie Trilogy Marathon: The Dark Knight (2008) June 22 update: The Dark Knight Rises viral campaign is now in full swing. Directed by Christopher Nolan, and starring Christian Bale (Bruce Wayne / Batman), Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle / Catwoman), Tom Hardy (Bane), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (John Blake), Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate), and Gary Oldman (Jim Gordon), The Dark Knight Rises opens at midnight July 20. […]

Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's romantic epic starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Gloria Stuart, and a gigantic iceberg cumed at […]

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Trailer x2

The Amazing Spider-Man: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone Watching the new The Amazing Spider-Man trailer, it's hard – make that impossible – not to compare it to Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, another summer 2012 movie based on comic books, featuring a distraught superhero, terrifying villains, and a major attack in New York City a.k.a. Gotham City. So, which one comes out on top, Christian […]

Samuel L. Jackson Goes After Film Critic's Job + 'Prometheus' Doomed 'At the Mountains of Madness'

Samuel L. Jackson, The Avengers   The Avengers actor Samuel L. Jackson, whose self-righteous Nick Fury looks like an amateur next to Tom Hiddleston's brilliantly wicked Loki, has gone the James Cameron way. It's “either you like my movie, or you have no job writing about movies.” In response to an unenthusiastic The Avengers review by the New York Times' A.O. Scott, a couple of […]

'Batman 3': Trailer & 'Thunderous' Applause

Tom Hardy, The Dark Knight Rises April 30 The Dark Knight Rises trailer 3 is out. The search for the TDKR trailer 3 has been as frantic as – if not more so than – Batman's search for Bane or Bane's search for Batman. I'm not sure exactly who'll be searching for whom, but I do hope Bane's dialogue will be more intelligible once the […]

'The Avengers' Trailer & Clips: Tom Hiddleston Loki Rules

Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, The Avengers The Avengers are here. Have no fear. Scroll down for the extended Super Bowl Avengers trailer, and feel free to start laughing. For to call the Avengers trailer silly would be quite an understatement. Robert Downey Jr's deadpan delivery is supposed to be funny, but what had me cracking up instead were Scarlett Johansson as a dead serious Black […]

Bane: Batman Villain Unintelligible? + 'The Dark Knight Rises' Oscar Pedigree

'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: Tom Hardy as the unintelligible Bane. 'The Dark Knight Rises' villain: The unintelligible Mr. Bane Regarding the villainous Bane's oftentimes unintelligible dialogue in The Dark Knight Rises prologue and trailer, director/co-screenwriter Christopher Nolan has recently explained: “I think when people see the film, things will come into focus. Bane is very complex and very interesting and when people see the […]

Jean Dujardin: Next James Bond Villain?

Jean Dujardin, James Bond villain When I read that The Artist's Best Actor Academy Award nominee and SAG Award winner Jean Dujardin was going to play a villain in the next James Bond movie, I was outraged. Why do renowned foreign actors (excepting those from English-speaking countries) have to play villains in big-budget Hollywood productions? Why don't they have instead Adam Sandler playing a vicious […]

Channing Tatum & Alex Pettyfer Shirtless Strippers + Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins

Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Magic Mike. Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer play strippers in Steven Soderbergh's next, a comedy entitled Magic Mike. Back in 1983, The Blue Lagoon's Christopher Atkins played a “sexy” dancer in John G. Avildsen's drama A Night in Heaven; it flopped. Paul Verhoeven's Showgirls (1995) was such a critical and box office disaster that it all but ruined the director's Hollywood […]

Henry Cavill: Shirtless Clark Kent on 'Man of Steel' Set

Henry Cavill shirtless as Clark Kent/Superman on the set of Man of Steel Henry Cavill, Stephenie Meyer's initial choice for the Twilight movies' Edward Cullen (eventually played by Robert Pattinson), will apparently be going the Taylor Lautner route in Zack Snyder's Superman reboot Man of Steel. The above photo and a couple of others were published at Crave Online; they were taken by a reader […]

Russell Crowe Jor-El: 'Man of Steel' Set

Russell Crowe's Jor-El doesn't look at all like Marlon Brando's, as can be attested by Man of Steel on-set pictures found at the Daily Mail (via Flynetpictures.com). As Superman's papa, Crowe looks like a (admittedly, quite well-dressed) medieval wrestler; Brando, for his part, looked like a futuristic grey-haired wise man. Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, will be played by Angels & Demons' Ayelet Zurer, replacing the […]

Catwoman & Spider-Man + Madonna & New TDK Posters

This year's Oscar show may have been a critical and ratings flop, but the careers (of at least some) of those involved clearly haven't suffered as a result. Co-producer Don Mischer has been called back to co-produce the Oscar 2012 ceremony with action filmmaker Brett Ratner; James Franco stars in the well-received The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which is expected to top […]

'Captain America' Tops 'Harry Potter,' Trails 'Iron Man': Box Office

Captain America: The First Avenger with Hayley Atwell as Peggy Cater July 25 Captain America: The First Avenger grossed $65.05 million – including about $4 million from midnight screenings – at the North American box office this past weekend (July 22-24), according to box office actuals found at Box Office Mojo. Distributor Paramount had overestimated Captain America's box office take by nearly $800,000, which led […]

'Captain America' Poster: Chris Evans Profile + Punching Hitler Retro Look

Chris Evans Captain America poster Captain America poster: Chris Evans' determined profile Captain America: The First Avenger, starring Chris Evans (Fantastic Four, Push), has a new poster out via Yahoo Movies. As can be attested by the image above, Evans looks good (and quite determined) in profile. Personally, however, I much prefer the previous Captain America poster, in which Evans looks somber and about ready […]

'Green Lantern' Movie: Ryan Reynolds Superhero Trailing 'Batman' & 'Thor'

Green Lantern movie: Tomar-Re (voice by Geoffrey Rush), Kilowog (voice by Michael Clarke Duncan), Green Lantern (voice and body by Ryan Reynolds) Starring Ryan Reynolds as the tightly dressed superhero, and featuring Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard, Mark Strong, Angela Bassett, and Tim Robbins, in addition to the voices of Michael Clarke Duncan and Geoffrey Rush, the Green Lantern movie adaptation directed by Martin Campbell took […]

Marlon Brando as Jor-El: 'Record-Breaking' 'Superman' Salary

Marlon Brando as Jor-El, Superman Long before Russell Crowe made his first film, Marlon Brando pocketed a reported $3.7 million for two weeks of work on the Richard Donner-directed 1978 version of Superman. Brando's wages made headlines at the time, being reported as the highest amount (per day) ever paid a performer. As Jor-El, Brando is briefly seen in a few sequences set on Krypton, […]

Russell Crowe: Superman's Father Jor-El

Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott, Robin Hood Russell Crowe is in talks to play Jor-El, Superman's father in Zack Snyder's Man of Steel. Henry Cavill will play Clark Kent/Superman in this reboot of the story about an alien orphan adopted by earthlings (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), and who goes on to romance fellow journalistLois Lane (Amy Adams). Of late, in addition to getting […]

'X-Men: First Class' Box Office: Least Attended 'X-Men' Movie

James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, X-Men: First Class June 10 Directed by Matthew Vaughn, and starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Kevin Bacon, Nicholas Hoult, Oliver Platt, and Jason Flemyng, X-Men: First Class scored $4.02 million at the North America box office on Thursday, June 9, according to Box Office Mojo. Since Monday, X-Men: First Class has […]

Shirtless Chris Hemsworth or No: 'Thor' Trailing Previous Marvel Superheroes

Shirtless Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor': Box office beefcake not enough to push latest Marvel superhero past predecessors. Shirtless Chris Hemsworth or no, 'Thor' behind previous Marvel superheroes May 9 update: Directed by Kenneth Branagh (he of Henry V and Hamlet), and starring a – however briefly – shirtless Chris Hemsworth, in addition to Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, and Tom Hiddleston, over the Mother's Day weekend […]

Gay Rights & Sperm Donor + Julianne Moore Is Sarah Palin & Catherine Deneuve Closing Cannes

Controversial 'I Am' Topics: From Anti-Gay Discrimination & Child Abuse to Abusive Cops & Sperm Donor Search "Why can't the guy get AIDS from a popular Bollywood actress?" According to 41-year-old Indian filmmaker Onir (right), that's what one potential backer asked him when he tried to raise funds for his 2005 AIDS drama My Brother … Nikhil, which features Sanjay Suri, Juhi Chawla, and A […]

'The Hangover 2' Trailer & Chris Evans 'Captain America'

'The Hangover 2' trailer. 'The Hangover 2' trailer: Funny? Does it make you want to watch the full movie? In The Hangover 2, the same three unbearable jerks who found themselves stranded in Las Vegas in The Hangover, which happened to be one of the biggest worldwide box office hits of 2009, now find themselves stranded in Bangkok after a night of revelry. They are […]

Lois Lane Model Joanne Siegel Dead at 93

Joanne Siegel: Lois Lane model. Joanne Siegel dead at 93: Superman girlfriend Lois Lane model Joanne Siegel, the widow of Superman co-creator Jerry Siegel and the original model for the Man of Steel's love interest, Lois Lane, died on Saturday, Feb. 12, '11, in Santa Monica, about 20 km from downtown Los Angeles. Siegel (born Jolan Kovacs on Dec. 1, 1917, in Cleveland, Ohio) was […]

Justin Bieber 'Never Say Never' Premiere + Mickey Rooney Granted Restraining Order & Meryl Streep Oscar Bait Role

Justin Bieber: 'Never Say Never' London premiere. 'Justin Bieber: Never Say Never' London premiere Justin Bieber was in attendance at the Justin Bieber: Never Say Never premiere held at London's 02 Arena on Feb. 16, '11. Directed by Jon M. Chu – instead of the previously (and incongruously) announced Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) – Never Say Never is a mix of concert and biographical […]

Christopher Nolan & 'The Dark Knight': Biggest Oscar Snubs #3a

Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, The Dark Knight Biggest Oscar Snubs #4e In early 2009, Christopher Nolan's megablockbuster The Dark Knight received nominations from the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, and the Writers Guild (for Nolan, his brother Jonathan Nolan, and David S. Goyer). Additionally, Heath Ledger was nominated for and eventually won the Screen Actors Guild's Best Supporting Actor Award for his performance as The […]

'The Green Hornet' Disappoints & 'The Dilemma' Has 'Gay' Debut

Jay Chou, Seth Rogen, The Green Hornet Jan. 21, '11, update: Starring Seth Rogen, Jay Chou, Cameron Diaz, Tom Wilkinson, and Christoph Waltz, Michel Gondry's adventure movie The Green Hornet earned $1.6 million at the U.S. and Canada box office on Thursday, Jan. 20, according to Box Office Mojo. The Green Hornet, currently with a cume of $45.34 million, should be passing the $50 million […]

'Twilight' Sex Scene: PG-Rated BD1? + Inexplicably Drooling Fanboys

'Twilight' sex scene: 'Breaking Dawn – Part 1' to feature PG-rated Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart close encounter? 'Twilight' sex scene: PG-rated 'Breaking Dawn – Part 1'? In the last couple of days, new images of eagerly anticipated 2011 releases have been cropping up online and in newsstands. These include a close-up of the eagerly anticipated Twilight sex scene – featuring Robert Pattinson and Kristen […]

Taylor Lautner Thriller & 'Thor' Trailer: Dystopian Future & Brooding Superhero

Taylor Lautner in Eclipse. At least for the time being, the futuristic thriller Incarceron, a planned film adaptation of Catherine Fisher's young adult novel, is reportedly to star the Jacob Black of The Twilight Saga movies, Taylor Lautner. Set in a dystopian future, Incarceron revolves around the relationship that develops between a prison inmate and the warden's daughter, who also happens to live in her […]

Annette Bening & Harrison Ford + Javier Bardem to Receive Film Festival Honors

Annette Bening, a top contender for the 2011 Best Actress Academy Award for her performance as a lesbian mother in The Kids Are All Right, will receive the Santa Barbara International Film Festival's (SBIFF) American Riviera Award. The ceremony honoring Bening, 52, will take place at the Arlington Theatre on Friday, January 28, 2011, at the Santa Barbara Film Festival's 26th edition, which runs January […]

Chris Evans Shirtless: 'Captain America: The First Avenger' + Operatic Batman

Forget Jon Stewart. Taylor Lautner is the most influential man of the year. Just look at the shirtless Chris Evans photo above that was published in Entertainment Weekly. Evans, of Fantastic Four fame, plays Steve Rogers a.k.a. Captain America in Joe Johnston's film adaptation of the Marvel Comics hero, Captain America: The First Avenger. Here's a synopsis found in EW (via Collider): The year is […]

Michelle Yeoh Martial Arts Fighting & 'True Grit' Trailer + 'Blue Valentine' Sex Excess?

Michelle Yeoh gets some martial arts practice in 'Reign of Assassins.' Michelle Yeoh martial arts skills displayed in 'Reign of Assassins' Chao-Bin Su's upcoming Reign of Assassins marks the return of Michelle Yeoh, 48, to the martial arts genre. Yeoh hadn't kicked, fought, and flown on screen since her ferocious star turn in Ang Lee's Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award winner Crouching Tiger Hidden […]

Mark Ruffalo (Not Yet) Set as The Incredible Hulk, Roman Polanski to Adapt Yasmina Reza Play

Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore and Annette Bening The Kids Are All Right Mark Ruffalo to play Bruce Banner a.k.a. The Incredible Hulk? According to Deadline.com, Ruffalo is in late-stage talks to take on the role of Banner in Marvel's film project The Avengers. The Hollywood Reporter, however, says otherwise. Although Ruffalo has been offered the role, he has not decided on whether he wants it. […]

Edward Norton Out of 'The Avengers,' Former Hulk Actor Defends Himself

July 12, '10, update: First Marvel's Kevin Feige lambasted Edward Norton, who played Bruce Banner in Louis Leterrier's 2008 The Incredible Hulk, in a missive sent to hitfix.com. Feige bluntly explained that Norton's temper had been the cause for the actor's being dropped from the upcoming The Avengers. Then Norton's agent lambasted Feige for having sent out such an undiplomatic – and, according to the […]

'Iron Man 2' Tops 'Robin Hood' & Trails 'New Moon'?

Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood May 21 update: On what surely was its last day at the top of the North American box office, Robert Downey Jr's Iron Man 2 grossed $3.03 million (down 3.4 percent) at no. 1 – barely staying above the $3 million per day mark – on Thursday, May 20, according to Box Office Mojo. Iron Man 2 dropped […]

'Iron Man 2' Reviews: Top Critics

Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2 There were some positive reviews for Iron Man 2 out there now, but, really, a 5.9 average at Rotten Tomatoes isn't exactly what I'd call a fruit I'd want to eat. Directed by Jon Favreau from a screenplay by Justin Theroux, Iron Man 2 brings back Robert Downey Jr as Tony Stark, in addition to, […]

'Iron Man 2' Reviews: Mostly Thumbs Down

Robert Downey Jr Iron Man 2 Reviews for Iron Man 2, one of the most anticipated movies of the summer (or late spring), have mostly ranged from lukewarm to downright negative. The original Iron Man has become the Tin Man, to paraphrase The Hollywood Reporter's reviewer. See below snippets from several Iron Man 2 reviews. (Rotten Tomatoes' current 82 percent approval rating is deceiving because […]

Chris Hemsworth 'Thor' & Carey Mulligan as 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'?

Chris Hemsworth in 'Thor': 'First look.' Chris Hemsworth as Thor Chris Hemsworth has the title role in Kenneth Branagh's upcoming Thor, Paramount's fantasy-adventure written by Ashley Miller and Don Payne, and based on the Marvel comic books. The image above is the first one released online. In addition to Chris Hemsworth, the Thor cast includes: Natalie Portman. Anthony Hopkins. Tom Hiddleston. Stellan Skarsgård. Rene Russo. […]

'Kick-Ass' Movie Disappoints: 'Pioneering' R-Rated Comic Superhero Box Office

Aaron Johnson, Kick-Ass April 17 update: Kick-Ass may have disappointed somewhat – perhaps expectations had been too high – but it was still the #1 movie this past weekend in the U.S. and Canada. Final studio figures have been released at Box Office Mojo. Matthew Vaughn's R-rated action-packed, expletive-filled comic-book adventure starring Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz grossed $19.82 million, a little more than […]

Worst Actress Sandra Bullock? Razzie Winners

Worst Actress Sandra Bullock, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Transformers 2 director Michael Bay, and Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, and Joe Jonas were the rock-bottom winners at the 2010 Razzie Awards. Billy Ray Cyrus pulled an upset victory, defeating Robert Pattinson in the Worst Supporting Actor category. (See 2010 Razzies' nominations.) It's not that Pattinson (in the running for The Twilight Saga: New Moon) was […]

New 'Superman' Movie: Christopher Nolan 'Mentor'

Brandon Routh in Bryan Singer's Superman Returns Christopher Nolan will act as “godfather” of the next Superman movie, Nikki Finke and Mike Fleming report at Deadline Hollywood. According to the article, Superman 3.0 is in its very early stages. Nolan would likely act as an executive producer, but will probably not direct at least in part because he's also involved in the third installment of […]

Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart, Daniel Radcliffe: Top 40 Hollywood Moneymakers

Michael Bay's Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Vanity Fair strikes again. No, no photo shoots this time. Just the list of Hollywood's Top 40 moneymakers in 2009, based on estimates that take into consideration up-front fees, box-office/DVD percentages and other revenue sources. White guys, most of them directors and/or producers, took the top ten slots: Michael Bay ($125 million, mostly from Transformers: Revenge of the […]

New 'Spider-Man' Director + Meredith Monk DVD

Marc Webb directs Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel in (500) Days of Summer (Chuck Zlotnick / Fox Searchlight) Former music video director Marc Webb, whose quirky romantic comedy (500) Days of Summer became one of the sleeper hits of 2009, will be the next Spider-Man director, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced. After disagreements over the screenplay, director Sam Raimi and actor Tobey Maguire […]

Robert Pattinson 'Remember Me' + Kristen Stewart Meadow Madness & Spider-Man Rumors

'Remember Me' poster I don't know if Remember Me will be any good, but I gotta say that I'm looking forward to checking it out. Besides Robert Pattinson, the Allen Coulter movie has Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, and Martha Plimpton, and it was co-written by Jenny Lumet of Rachel Getting Married, the movie that earned Anne Hathaway an Academy Award nomination. It'll […]

'Spider-Man' Reboot Getting New Star & Director

Star Tobey Maguire (above, in Spider-Man 3) and director Sam Raimi will not be back for the next installment of the Spider-Man franchise. Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios have announced that the next Spider-Man film will be based on a script by James Vanderbilt centered on Peter Parker's high-school days. The film is to be released in 2012. Problems had been reported when Spider-Man 4 […]

When Worlds Collide: The Science of Movies

Heath Ledger in The Dark Knight (top); Tobey Maguire in Spider Man 3 (bottom) “When Worlds Collide: The Science of Movies” is the title of the Academy's Science and Technology Council's program about the physics behind some of Hollywood's best-known action and science-fiction scenes. “When Worlds Collide” will be presented on Thursday, August 6, at 7:30 p.m. at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. […]

'Moon' Tops Edinburgh Film Festival + Well-Regarded Indie Finds Distribution

2009 Edinburgh Film Festival Awards 2009 Edinburgh Film Festival: June 17–28. After spending three years at a moon base extracting a gas needed to reverse Earths energy crisis, an astronaut (Sam Rockwell) is about to return to his home planet when he starts seeing and hearing things. His company has apparently come up with an eerie retirement plan of their own. Michael Powell Award for […]

Hugh Jackman & Ryan Reynolds + Taylor Kitsch & Alice Cooper: 'X-Men Origins: Wolverine'

Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Taylor Kitsch, Liev Schreiber, Lynn Collins, Will.i.am at the world premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine at Harkin's Theaters Tempe Marketplace on April 27, '09, in Tempe, Arizona. Photos: Mike Moore/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox Hugh Jackman who stars as The Wolverine. Taylor Kitsch Ryan Reynolds Hugh Jackman, Taylor Kitsch, Liev Schreiber at the world premiere of X-Men Origins: Wolverine at […]

'The Dark Knight' Trailing Only 'Star Wars' & 'Titanic'?

'The Dark Knight' with Heath Ledger as The Joker and Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes: Latest Batman movie trailing only 'Star Wars' and 'Titanic'? 'The Dark Knight' has climbed to third spot on all-time domestic box office chart – or has it? Aug. 11, '08, update: The Dark Knight topped the North American box office for the fourth consecutive weekend (Aug. 8–10, '08) with $26 […]

'Hulk' 2008 + Fawning Amy Adams P.R.

Hulk 2008. Way, way back, I used to enjoy watching The Incredible Hulk on television. The plots of most TV episodes, if memory doesn't fail me, were quite silly, but Bill Bixby's Zen-ishly handsome Bruce Banner was my kind of hero. I missed the 2003 Ang Lee version with Eric Bana, but now here comes another The Incredible Hulk, this time in the form of […]

'Spider-Man 3' Movie Review: Revenge or Forgiveness?

Spider-Man punches the Sandman with such violence, that the digested spaghetti in the villain's stomach is splattered all over the place. Spidey seems a little tired after five years serving your neighborhood movie theater. Although the third installment of the ultra-popular Spider-Man franchise offers a solid amount of fast-paced action and dazzling visuals, the film fails to reach the level of its two predecessors. The […]