May 22, 2013
Comic Book Movies You Can Watch Online
Comic book movies are all the rage these days, and every year we see more of them hitting theaters than before. Whether you're into quirky indie comics (Ghost World, American Splendor), superhero action titles (The Dark Knight, The Avengers), graphic novels (300, Persepolis), or even manga (Oldboy), there's probably a big screen adaptation on this list for you. Click through to find out what's available to watch online right now.
February 15, 2011
Guy Ritchie to Direct Xerxes?
With Zack Snyder concentrating on the next Superman movie, Warner Bros. needs a new director for "Xerxes" -- and Vulture says they've offered the gig to none other than Guy Ritchie.
October 15, 2010
Zack Snyder Talks Xerxes
Zack Snyder has "Sucker Punch" and the new "Superman" coming up, but he's also planning his adaptation of the "300" spinoff "Xerxes," which he discussed in a recent interview.
October 8, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: 300's Zack Snyder to direct Superman
This week saw Hollywood announcing projects in overtime, with many movies not making the top 10 cut of the Ketchup that would have easily done so in other weeks. So, I snuck some of those in with other stories, so you're really getting a top 15. Included in the mix are news stories for the Spider-Man and Superman reboot projects, movie musicals based on both the Beach Boys and Jersey Boys, and possible new roles for Sandra Bullock, Tom Cruise, Johnny Depp, Jodie Foster, Tom Hanks and Mike Myers.
July 23, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: Zack Snyder Pursues 300 Prequel Xerxes
This is the week of San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), so you're getting two helpings of the Weekly Ketchup. This first segment was written on Thursday morning (just as the Comic Con is starting its first full day), and the second helping will be posted after the weekend is over, to cover all of the additional news that comes out. Included in this batch is a new movie for director Sam Raimi, new roles for Brad Pitt and Mark Wahlberg, news about the 300 sequel and an adaptation of one of the 1990s' most award-winning comic books. Note: not all news covered in either segment of this Week's Ketchup is necessarily related to San Diego Comic-Con.
March 22, 2010
300 + 3-D?
According to Zack Snyder, "300" may see a theatrical re-release in 3-D.
December 14, 2008
Frank Miller Talks Sin City 2, 300 Follow-Up
Now that he's out promoting "The Spirit," Frank Miller can expect to field a lot of questions about that "300" follow-up and the long-discussed "Sin City 2" -- both of which he was happy to chat about during a recent interview with Superhero Hype!
November 17, 2008
RT on DVD: WALL-E And An Exclusive Tropic Thunder Deleted Scene!
The summer's biggest oohs and ahhs (and guffaws) hit DVD this week, as Wall-E and Tropic Thunder hit shelves with tons of bonus content for fans. Cineastes will be rewarded by the latest from Harmony Korine (Mister Lonely) and David Lynch (the multi-film Lime Green set), while early gift hunters should check out a 300 Limited Collector's Edition and Columbia's massive Best Pictures set.
October 2, 2008
300 Follow-Up Details Revealed
If you've been wondering what the storyline for that proposed "300" sequel (or is it prequel?) will be, you'll be glad to know that Zack Snyder has let a couple of details slip.
September 5, 2008
Video Exclusive: Gerard Butler talks RocknRolla and 300 sequel with RT
RocknRolla is, critics are rumbling, Guy Ritchie's powerful return to form, a snappy ensemble crime caper featuring drug dealers, Russian billionaires, rock stars and a priceless painting. RT caught up with Gerard Butler in London to talk RocknRolla and learn more about the rumours of a 300 sequel.
June 30, 2008
Legendary Confirms 300 Follow-Up
Following up on (but not crediting) Collider's earlier report, Variety has confirmed that Legendary and Warner Bros. are working on either a prequel or a sequel to 300.
June 26, 2008
300 "Prequel/Sequel" on the Way?
Producers Mark Canton, Gianni Nunnari and Bernie Goldmann recently had a chat with Collider, and revealed they're working on a "sequel/prequel" to 300.
March 27, 2008
Box Office Guru Preview: Four New Players Join The Game
Four new releases take a gamble debuting in theaters across North America hoping to hit the jackpot with audiences. The blackjack drama 21 and the spoof comedy Superhero Movie lead the way and will try their best to reach the number one spot.
March 4, 2008
Rush Hour 3 Takes '07 DVD Rental Crown
It may not have been quite the box-office phenomenon that its predecessors were -- and critics may have disliked it enough to keep it down at 20 percent on the Tomatometer -- but that didn't stop Rush Hour 3 from emerging as the top DVD rental of 2007.
December 20, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: Five New Films Fight For Holiday Cheer
Moviegoers are in for a feast as studios will unleash a wide menu of new options on Friday trying to reach holiday patrons on the weekend before Santa comes to town. With so many choices, there should be something for everyone allowing the overall box office to remain healthy.
November 28, 2007
Mr. Skin Reveals Top 20 Nude Scenes of 2007
In an age of fast-rising Hollywood production costs, the young actresses who strive to keep movie budgets down -- specifically in the wardrobe department -- deserve to be saluted.
October 18, 2007
Box Office Guru Preview: 30 Days of Night Gets Halloween Started Early
Competition, or a lack of it, will be the deciding factor at the North American box office this weekend for the half-dozen new releases that studios are packing into already overcrowded multiplexes. With far too many films aiming for the same finite audience segment, some are sure to eat into the potential of others.
October 12, 2007
Zack Snyder Developing The Last Photograph
Zack Snyder has already taken audiences onto the battlefields of ancient Greece. Now, according to Variety, he's planning on taking them on "a journey...through war-torn Afghanistan."
October 3, 2007
Malin Akerman Says Watchmen Light On Green Screen
Watchmen has begun filming but Malin Akerman is still on the press rounds for The Heartbreak Kid. She provided a preview of her role as The Silk Spectre before she joins the rest of the cast on the set.
October 3, 2007
National Lampoon + Kevin Dillon = A 300 Spoof
It might look like random gibberish typed by monkeys, but National Lampoon's 301: The Legend of Awesomest Maximus Wallace Leonidas is actually the title of an upcoming movie. And Kevin Dillon will be starring in it.
August 29, 2007
Zack Snyder to Helm New Illustrated Man
Zack Snyder, director of the comic book adaptations 300 and the soon-to-start-filming Watchmen, has already demonstrated a fondness for hand-drawn source material. According to Variety, his next project will take its inspiration from a different kind of illustration -- specifically, Ray Bradbury's 1951 collection of short stories, The Illustrated Man.
August 15, 2007
Wiseman Will Escape from New York
Just about two weeks ago, we discussed the rumor that Live Free or Die Hard director Len Wiseman was in line to helm the Escape from New York remake -- and it looks like the rumormongers were onto something, because Variety is now reporting that Wiseman is indeed in final negotiations with New Line for the project.
August 3, 2007
Frank Miller's Spirit Gets Its Star
Since being confirmed as the writer and director for 2009's live-action adaptation of the classic Will Eisner comic The Spirit, Frank Miller has resisted naming the actor who will be strapping on the domino mask, fedora, and gloves for the title role. Miller only has enough mojo to keep a secret for so long, however, and -- as Variety reports -- an announcement has finally been made.
July 23, 2007
Jackie Earle Haley, More Confirmed for Watchmen Cast
Expect to see a whole lot of "Watchmen" updates over the next several months. And here's one: Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, and Malin Akerman have signed deals to appear in Zack Snyder's Alan Moore adaptation.
July 12, 2007
"10,000 B.C.," 1 Teaser Trailer
As many of the folks who turned out for the opening day of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" could tell you, the teaser trailer for director Roland Emmerich's upcoming "10,000 B.C." has been released. If you've got a weakness for loincloths and woolly mammoths, this will be your news item of the day.
June 1, 2007
Another "Hercules" Flick?
Anyone out there ever seen the Lou Ferrigno "Hercules" movies? Hilarious stuff. Anyway, Millennium Films is planning to bring the character back to the big screen. Again.
May 2, 2007
WB Grabs Another Hot Frank Miller Title
With "300" in the rear-view mirror, but not before snagging more than $430 million in worldwide box office, Warner Bros. is hungry for another Frank Miller project. And now they have one...
May 1, 2007
Frank Miller on "300," "The Spirit" & "Sin City 2"
Frank Miller had to suffer through some really terrible years where Hollywood is concerned, but now with "Sin City" and "300" behind him, and an adaptatation of Will Eisner's "The Spirit" to call his very own, the celebrated artist is finally happy with the movie world.
April 22, 2007
Box Office Wrapup: New Films No Match For Scary Shia
In the battle of the single-word-titled thrillers, "Fracture" beat out "Vacancy" but neither could dislodge "Disturbia" from the number one spot this weeend. It was mostly a sluggish frame at the North American box office as the top ten slumped to its third worst level of 2007.
April 15, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Disturbia" Scares Up #1 Opening
Paramount replaced itself at the top of the North American box office chart as its new teen thriller "Disturbia" opened ahead of expectations in first place bumping the studio's two-week champ "Blades of Glory" into the runnerup spot.
April 8, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Ferrell & Heder Still America's Favorite Couple
Will Ferrell and Jon Heder skated to another gold medal victory over the Easter holiday as the comedy "Blades of Glory" remained atop the charts despite the arrival of a handful of new pictures. The Quentin Tarantino-Robert Rodriguez experiment "Grindhouse" opened well below expectations and finished with disappointing results in fourth place.
April 2, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: Audiences Love Will Ferrell's Lady Humps
Will Ferrell scored the gold medal at the North American box office with his latest comedy "Blades of Glory" which skated to a top spot bow. Disney settled for a silver for its new animated kids offering "Meet the Robinsons" which debuted impressively as well.
March 19, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: "300" Reigns Again as Box Office King
Three new competitors were no match this weekend for the mighty action epic "300," which easily defended its box office crown to rule North American theaters for a second straight time. Sandra Bullock reached a new career high with the thriller "Premonition," which debuted in third place while the horror film "Dead Silence" and the Chris Rock comedy "I Think I Love My Wife" opened in the top five with mixed results. "300" grossed as much as all three new releases combined.
March 19, 2007
Frank Miller Prepping a "300" Sequel After "Sin City 2"?
When a movie comes out with no stars and a hard R rating, and STILL explodes at the box office, you just know you can expect some sequel talk. And while details are very sketchy at this point, Variety states that Frank Miller wants to mount a "300" sequel.
March 14, 2007
"300" Star Butler to Star in "Escape from New York" Remake
The critical response to "300" has been divided, but that hasn't stopped moviegoers from turning out to see it en masse -- which means this is a pretty good time for "300" star Gerard Butler to announce his next project. Snake Plissken fans, rejoice: Butler has signed on to do a remake of John Carpenter's 1981 classic, "Escape from New York."
March 8, 2007
Snyder Sticks to Miller, History, Graphic Novel Form in "300"
Any time a story from another medium becomes a movie, there are some changes. Yet every time, fans of the original harp over every little detail that may be altered. "300" director Zack Snyder respects that, and may have made one of the closest graphic novel adaptations ever.
March 7, 2007
Rodrigo Santoro Becomes Xerxes of Legend in "300"
In a larger than life battle film like "300," the villain has to be extra-larger than life. Xerxes, the king of Persia, is portrayed as seven feet tall. Actor Rodrigo Santoro is only 6'2". Not too shabby, but the other 10 inches are special effects. To look the part though, Santoro had to let go of vanity.
March 6, 2007
Gerard Butler Kicks Ass Sans Stunt Double in "300"
King Leonidas led 300 Spartans against Persia's army of thousands. In the film adaptation of Frank Miller's historical graphic novel, Gerard Butler portrays the legendary leader. When the film shows Leonidas taking out some 20 Persians in one stretch, Butler had to deliver.
March 5, 2007
WonderCon: Zack Snyder Talks "Watchmen"
Now that Zack Snyder is done with "300," and looks to have done a fine job with it, he's ready to move on to his next project, "Watchmen." Originally a twelve-issue graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, "Watchman" will be an R-rated super hero movie, if Snyder has his way. Here's what he had to say about his next movie during my interview with him for "300."
March 5, 2007
MTV Offers 300 Seconds of "300"
After months of talking and waiting, Zack Snyder's "300" finally arrives this Friday. And here's a little treat: 300 pretty cool seconds of the movie for free! (That's gotta equal at least five minutes of footage, right?)
March 2, 2007
"Spider-Man 3" Trailer on "300" and New Poster!
Things look to be gearing up again with the "Spider-Man 3" marketing machine. Yesterday we learned that a new clip would piggyback on NBC's "Heroes," and now comes word that a new trailer will come attached to the prints of Zack Snyder's "300."
February 27, 2007
"300" Has an Epic-Sized Tomatometer!
It's fast approaching. The day we get to watch "300" good guys and about a zillion bad ones meet their bloody, cool-looking demises. And you know what that means: advance reviews are now coming in. So far, praise has been unanimous: "300" currently stands with a 100 percent Tomatometer.
February 20, 2007
Nine Crazy New "300" Clips!
I've heard from some folks who freakin' loved it, and I've heard from a few who thought it was certifiably silly, but Zack Snyder's "300" is definitely around the corner and the press push is now in full effect. Those who simply cannot wait for March 9th can now check out nine full clips from the flick.
February 13, 2007
JoBlo Raves Over "Hot Fuzz"
Summer's always great for a handful of big, fun movies, but Spring of 2007 looks to be shaping up into something pretty special. Danny Boyle's "Sunshine" and Zack Snyder's "300" are atop my wish list, but tucked in at #3 is Edgar Wright's "Hot Fuzz." One of JoBlo's lieutenants recently saw the flick, and he can't stop raving.
February 12, 2007
Early (and Exuberant) Reaction to "300"
One of AICN's regular "scoopers" was able to squeeze his way into an early screening of Zack Snyder's "300" -- and it seems like the high-octane, mega-testosteroned action epic blew the kid's mind in a big way.
January 26, 2007
"300" Just Got Even Cooler -- IMAX Cool!!
As we discussed earlier in the week, the countdown has begun to March 9th's "300," the epic, visually stunning retelling of the Battle of Thermopylae, as adapted from Frank Miller's graphic novel. If you weren't around for the conversation, or have somehow missed the assorted crazy-cool trailers, posters, and other assorted pre-release bits that have been making the rounds, here's a simple recap...
January 24, 2007
Final "300" Poster Unveiled!
Ah, the battle of Thermopylae: 300 Spartans, squaring off against an enormous herd of bloodthirsty Persians, and redefining courage and sacrifice in the process. You probably fell asleep when your high school history teacher tried to tell you about it, but luckily, Frank Miller used it as the inspiration for a graphic novel; since filmmakers seem to really enjoy adapting Miller's books, the battle of Thermopylae will be hitting screens March 9 in the form of Warner Bros. Pictures' Zack Snyder-directed "300."
December 8, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: The Amazing-Looking "300"
Between RT and the other sites I write for, I've pretty much run out of adjectives for how awesome Zack Snyder's "300" looks. I by "looks" I mean ... wow. The visual fireworks are pretty darn dazzling. And now there's even more in an all-new theatrical trailer.
November 16, 2006
Early Screening Report on "300"
A few more buzzings have leaked out regarding Zack Snyder's "300," which is of course the highly-anticipated action flick based on the novel by Frank Miller. Apparently another guy saw it -- and loved it.
November 15, 2006
Don't Hold Your Breath on a "Watchmen" Sequel
The very busy Zack Snyder ("Dawn of the Dead," "300") recently sat down with IGN's Scott Collura and delivered a rather thorough breakdown of what we might expect to find in his adaptation of Alan Moore's "Watchmen" -- although don't expect any sequels.
November 10, 2006
Frank Miller Discusses "Sin City 2" Progress
While treating a few lucky SOBs to an advanced screening of Zack Snyder's (awesome-looking) "300," artist/filmmaker Frank Miller assured the nearby fans that, yes, the "Sin City" sequel is still moving forward.
November 8, 2006
We Have a New Sarah Connor!
Remember when we told you that some folks were turning the "Terminator" series into a weekly TV show? Well, they still are -- and they hired a really attractive actress to play Sarah Connor.
October 6, 2006
Snyder & Co. Finish Up Their "Watchman" Screenplay
If there's one young filmmaker who's poised to become a huge fanboy-favorite, it's gotta be Mr. Zack Snyder. After winning over most of the skeptics with his "Dawn of the Dead" remake, the guy poured a whole lot of effort into the seriously cool-looking "300." And after that? Oh, he's just adapting a little comic series called "Watchmen."
October 5, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Zack Snyder & Frank Miller's "300"
A few weeks back I saw that "300" promotional clip, and it pretty much blew me away. Now comes WB's first official trailer for the Zack Snyder/Frank Miller collaboration -- and let's just say I cannot WAIT for March 9th already! Click here for images from the trailer flipbook!
September 21, 2006
"300" Promo Clip is Pretty Drop-Dead Awesome
It's never wise to get too hyped for a movie based on only one promo clip, but ... wow. The movie is Zack Snyder's "300," which is based on the graphic novel by Frank Miller. And maybe I'm nuts, but this thing looks like "Sin City" meets "Gladiator" -- only cooler.
July 24, 2006
Comic Con 2006: Teaser for Frank Miller's "300" Looks Amazing
Even if you are not familiar with Frank Miller's graphic novel "300," but is a fan of the movie "Sin City," you ought to be excited about the forthcoming adaptation of that novel. I know I was after watching the awesome teaser clip. If the finished movie is anything like what's promised in this teaser, it's going to be an amazing piece of work.
July 24, 2006
Comic-Con 2006: Frank Miller on "Will Eisner's The Spirit"
Will Eisner is a legend in the comic book world and his seminal work, "The Spirit," is getting the movie treatment by a man no less of a comic book legend himself: Frank Miller who will both write and direct. The character The Spirit is a masked crime fighter who is unlike Batman. He has no special powers, often using wit instead force to subdue his opponents.
July 11, 2006
The Comic-Con is Coming!
I attend several film festivals each year, but there's always one movie-centric event that I'd really love to attend: The San Diego Comic-Con. Movie geek heaven is what I like to call it. Read on to find out why...
December 23, 2005
"300" Site Goes Live
Borrowing a page from Peter Jackson, "Dawn of the Dead" director Zack Snyder is participating in an interactive website for his upcoming adaptation of Frank Miller's "300," a project that sounds, well, pretty damn awesome if you ask me.