July 12, 2011
Marvel Movie Madness! Part 28: Daredevil
Tim: Why on earth does this movie have such a lousy reputation? The mind boggles. Daredevil is a second-tier movie about a second-tier Marvel character, and so it follows that it lacks the operatic grandeur, emotional complexity, and mind-bending special effects of the Spider-Man and X-Men movies. Therefore, taken on its own modest merits, Daredevil delivers.
February 5, 2010
Ready for More Daredevil?
Regency is on the hunt for an actor who can step into Ben Affleck's red boots: Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio, in order to hang onto the film rights to the character, is planning a "Daredevil" reboot.
September 10, 2008
Fox Mulls More X-Men Spinoffs, Daredevil Reboot
Fox's dismal summer doesn't seem to have triggered panic mode at the studio yet -- but executives are meeting to discuss a number of superhero projects, including more "X-Men" spinoffs and a possible "Daredevil" reboot.
February 26, 2007
Box Office Guru Wrapup: "Ghost Rides" High Again at #1
Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage ruled Oscar weekend with his skull-on-fire motorcycle actioner "Ghost Rider," which held steady at number one in North America for the second straight time. Moviegoers delivered different verdicts to the handful of new releases led by the Jim Carrey thriller "The Number 23," which fared best and debuted in second place. Overall, the top ten was about even with the corresponding weekends from the last two years.
February 8, 2007
Guess the Tomatometer as "Ghost Rider" Flies Past the Critics
The New York Post's Lou Lumenick informs us that Sony's (very) long-awaited "Ghost Rider" would be landing in theaters next week without making a pit stop with the movie press. And that means two things: 1. The movie is probably not very good, based on the average Tomatometer (15 percent) of unscreened movies; 2. It's time to play Guess the Tomatometer!
July 23, 2006
Comic-Con 2006: "Iron Man" Villain, Armor Design, and Plot Details
...Talking about the feel of the armor, Favreau stated, "There is a sort of Robocop-like quality this character could have; I like the weight and mass and power," adding that this Iron Man would never be about martial arts "Power Rangers" moves, and instead all about heavy metal and heavy weapons.
May 31, 2006
The "Ghost Rider" Poses for Some Snapshots
If last week's trailers and the past six months of wondering have combined to get you all excited to see Nicolas Cage as "Ghost Rider," then you just might want to visit the official Marvel site and check out a bunch of new movie stills.
May 24, 2006
Trailer Bulletin: Ghost Rider
The flick's peen pushed back more times than Ralph Malph on prom night, but that doesn't stop Sony from banging out these "Ghost Rider" trailers. Hey, the flick's only 9 months from release, so now's a perfect time for this all-new trailer.
April 28, 2006
Favreau to Direct "Iron Man"
The Hollywood Reporter indicates that "Elf" & "Zathura" director Jon Favreau will be behind the helm (early next year) on the long-awaited big-screen rendition of "Iron Man."
December 21, 2005
The "Rider" Revealed!
Head on over to the official "Ghost Rider" wesbite for the very first peek at the anti-hero's flaming-skull visage. And enjoy it, because it's the most you'll see of the flick until early 2007.
December 1, 2005
Jennifer Garner Gives Birth to Baby Bennifer
Not to be confused with Bennifer I (Ben Affleck's scrapped engagement to Jennifer Lopez), Bennifer II -- the recently married Ben Affleck and "Alias" star Jennifer Garner -- welcomed their first bundle of joy, baby daughter Violet, Wednesday night.
September 7, 2005
Marvel Entertainment Announces Its "Big Ten" Lineup
Variety reports that Marvel Enterprises will now be known as Marvel Entertainment, and that they have ten potential movies lined up to produce, and for Paramount to distribute. Curious to see which characters Marvel didn't lease to the other studios? Well, of course "Captain America" is one of 'em!
July 29, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Ghost Rider
MatterMusic.com has an exclusive look at the all-new trailer for the Nicolas Cage superhero flick "Ghost Rider," which (of course) is based on the Marvel Comic of the same name.
June 23, 2005
Take a Good Long Look at the Face of "Ghost Rider"
ComingSoon.net, by way of RangerBoard, brings us a clear and fairly impressive look at next year's "Ghost Rider." It's Nicolas Cage, of course, who plays the title character ... although we can safely assume that it's not Nick who's plated in steel and covered with flame.
June 17, 2005
Nicolas Cage Talks "Ghost Rider"
ComingSoon's Andrew Weil sat down for a chat with actor the ever-busy Nicolas Cage, and the actor gave up some pretty interesting information regarding next year's "Ghost Rider" adaptation: "Well, he's the devil's bounty hunter. One of his rules is that he will never take a human being's life. But he will go after demons, other demons, and this movie's loaded with what they call The Hidden, which are these elemental demons that Mephistopheles, or Black Heart, Mephistopheles' son, is using, and so the Ghost Rider goes into battle with them more than the people."
May 20, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: The Island
Yahoo! Movies brings us an all-new trailer for Michael Bay's sci-fi thriller "The Island." A tale of utopian societies, rampant cloning, and desperate escapes, "The Island" hopes to be one of the "out of left field" hits this summer. Ewan McGregor ("Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith") stars alongside Scarlett Johansson ("Lost in Translation'), and they're supported by folks like Sean Bean ("National Treasure"), Michael Clarke Duncan ("Daredevil"), Djimon Hounsou ("Amistad"), and Steve Buscemi ("Reservoir Dogs").
March 23, 2005
Affleck Returns to His Filmmaking Roots
After surviving a fairly tumultuous slump (which included "Daredevil," "Gigli," JLo, "Paycheck," "Jersey Girl" & "Surviving Christmas"), actor / screenwriter Ben Affleck aims to take his first turn in the director's chair. Mr. Affleck will be directing an adaptation of Dennis Lehane's "Gone, Baby, Gone," which is a drama about "a pair of private detectives in a working-class Boston neighborhood who are hired to search for a kidnapped 4-year-old girl."