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.
June 30, 2011
Marvel Movie Madness! Part 23: Spider-Man 2
Alex: Spider-Man 2 shows Sam Raimi at peak form -- a mischievous filmmaker with a big budget and the studio trust to do whatever the hell he pleases with the expectation that a great huge blockbuster will come out of it. It dutifully treks the path laid out at the end of Spider-Man: Peter Parker is in the city as a struggling college student, Mary Jane is making strides in her acting career, and Harry Osborne picks up the Oscorp pieces in the wake of his father's death. Spider-Man 2 has the same semi-serious bubblegum tone as the first, but with the distinct advantage of having a much juicier villain: Dr. Otto Octavius, whose arc from romantic scientist to Dr. Octopus to repentant villain is simple but always compelling.
July 12, 2007
"Harry Potter" Conjures Up Box Office Records
Four years after "The Return of the King" set the $8 million record for a midnight screening, cinemagoers have boosted the latest "Harry Potter" flick above the bar: "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" rang up a stunning $12 million for its witching (and wizarding) hour screenings early Wednesday.
June 18, 2007
Marvel Takes Time on "Spider-Man 4"
Whatever critics and analysts say about "Spider-Man 3," a fourth one is still a given. Even Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige concedes that, though what form it would take with which actors and directors remains to be decided.
May 7, 2007
Who'll Be the Villains in "Spider-Man 4"?
It's a very amusing game for those who adore comic books and movies in equal measure: Not only who'll be playing which role in the next superhero flicks, but which characters will be making their big-screen debuts. One source seems to know a little something about "Spider-Man 4."
May 2, 2007
"Spider-Man 3" Producer Explains Bigger Budget
Sequel budgets always get higher as they have to top their predecessors. But when the franchise is "Spider-Man," the studio tends to loosen the checkbook. Producer Laura Ziskin explained why "Spider-Man 3" had to cost more than the previous two.
April 30, 2007
Dunst Admits Bad Spidey Acting
Kirsten Dunst is an acclaimed actor having conquered period pieces, character drama and comedy. Can the "Spider-Man" films be her biggest acting challenge to date?
April 20, 2007
Raimi & Dunst "Would" do "Spider-Man 4"
As part of our daily "Spider-Man 3" coverage, we bring you a recent statement by series director Sam Raimi. Short version: Clearly he's not averse to doing another "Spider-Man" flick some time in the future, maybe.
April 16, 2007
"Spider-Man 3" Reactions Starting to Come In
A prickly one again for me: There's a brand-new "spy review" of "Spider-Man 3" over at AICN, but since I refuse to read extensive opinions about a movie until I see it for myself, I'll just have to point you in the right direction and say "The spy really liked it."
April 5, 2007
Tobey Maguire Thinks Twice About a "Spider-Man 4"
This kind of stuff seems to happen like clockwork: An actor in the midst of publicizing a "part 3" will talk about how he's "done" with the series ... and then a few weeks later his tune will change just a little bit. Just ask Tobey Maguire.
April 4, 2007
New York to Become Spider-ized for a Full Week!
Wow. I've seen some big "marketing pushes" in my time, but this kinda takes the take. Looks like "Spider-Man" is about to overtake New York City in a very big way ... all in an effort to get YOU to see a movie you were probably going to see anyway.
March 9, 2007
"Spider-Man" Will Go On Without Tobey Maguire
They're not even done constructing all the "Spider-Man 3" footage into an actual movie yet, but that won't stop the astute movie-geek interviewers from asking Avi Arad about if and when we can expect a "Spider-Man 4."
March 1, 2007
"Spider-Man 3" Clip to Piggyback "Heroes"
If you're a "Spider-Man" freak then you're someone who probably watches NBC's "Heroes" pretty consistently. Either way you should check out the episode that runs on March 5th; it'll come packing some Spidey sequel goodies.
February 6, 2007
Very Mysterious New "Spider-Man 3" Promo!
I think it's really great that this movie marketing company called National CineMedia has some as-yet-unseen "Spider-Man 3" footage residing on its website -- but know what would be even better? If I could actually watch the clip!
February 1, 2007
De Laurentiises Bless "Evil Dead" Remake ... and Want More "Hannibal"
Sam Raimi is a bona fide mogul now with his Ghost House Pictures studio producing horror movies while he's off making "Spider-Man" movies. Back in the day, he needed Dino De Laurentiis's help to make the third "Evil Dead" film, "Army of Darkness." Now that Raimi plans to remake his original "Evil Dead" through Ghost House, De Laurentiis thinks it's a great idea.
January 24, 2007
Look Out! Screenshots of "Spider-Man 3"
It won't arrive in theaters for more than three months, but the spoilers, interviews, and other assorted information regarding "Spider-Man 3" are already in full swing -- it's almost as if the studio was looking for free advance publicity or something. And now, courtesy of IGN Movies, we've got 22 new stills from the movie to stare at. They won't last you until May 4 -- but then again, at the rate this stuff is leaking out, they won't have to.
January 22, 2007
Lizard Still in Play for Spidey Films
Dylan Baker will still have a supporting role in "Spider-Man 3." With Sandman, Venom and Harry Osborn's Green Goblin, there isn't much room to bring in The Lizard. But the films have kept his alter ego, played by Dylan Baker, in play.
January 16, 2007
"Spider-Man 3"'s Venom Makes His First Appearance!
Up until now the appearance of the infamous Venom has been one of the biggest "Spider-Man 3" secrets, but thanks to the toymakers of the world, we now have a whole bunch of images of the villainous symbiote ... and an action figure!
January 10, 2007
New Writers (& Director) for "The Mummy 3"
Yep, looks like Universal is finally about to get off its butt and make a third "Mummy" movie. Though not signed yet, Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz are expected to return. And wait till you see who they got to writer and direct the sequel!
December 26, 2006
Sam Raimi Spills Some "Spider-Man 3" Beans
The world has to wait for May to see what's up with good ol' "Spider-Man," but based on the guy's most recent theatrical trailer, the web-head looks to be knee-deep in trouble. Director Sam Raimi recently had a chat with Premiere Magazine and shared some insights that the fans should find pretty enticing.
December 19, 2006
Franco Talks "Spidey 3" ... and Probably Not "Spidey 4"
We've been hearing a lot of the same stuff from the "Spider-Man" principals about how they'd all been signed for three-picture deals, which is why you don't hear much concrete buzz about a "Spider-Man 4," etc. etc. And now James Franco has chimed in...
November 24, 2006
Brand-New "Spider-Man 3" Footage Online
If you and your turkey-stuffed family happened to watch TV last night, you might have been enjoying "Spider-Man 2" on Fox. If so, you may have already seen these "Spider-Man 3" promo clips. Me, I was fast asleep by 9pm.
October 23, 2006
Grant Curtis and Kirsten Dunst Talk "Spidey 3"
In a pair of recent interviews, two of the folks behind the "Spider-Man" series shared a few little tidbits on what we might expect to find in the third entry, which hits theaters next summer. Producer Grant Curtis and leading lady Kirsten Dunst are the ones doing the talking.
October 19, 2006
Critical Consensus: "Flags" Flies High; "The Prestige" Is Magic; "Flicka" Is A Pretty Good Ride; "Marie Antoinette" Spared Critical Guillotine
This week at the movies, we've got a complex tale of heroism (Clint Eastwood's "Flags of Our Fathers," starring Ryan Phillippe), a story of dueling magicians (Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige," starring Christian Bale, Scarlett Johansson, and Hugh Jackman), a yarn about a girl and her horse ("Flicka," starring Alison Lohman and Tim McGraw), and a post-punk-scored period piece about the least punk human being ever (Sofia Coppola's "Marie Antoinette," starring Kirsten Dunst). What do the critics have to say?
October 2, 2006
Kirsten Dunst Chats Up "Spider-Man 3"
As she's apt to do every few years, Ms. Kirsten Dunst gets chatty about her role in the newest "Spider-Man" movie, and this time she's got plenty to talk about_: Peter Parker has to choose between Dunst and Bryce Dallas Howard! The poor guy.
August 28, 2006
Expect Several Subsequent "Spidey" Sequels
Remember that silly little buzz that used to go a little something like this? "The third Spider-Man movie will certainly be the last one." Yeah, well, forget that. New Marvel Movie-Man Kevin Feige has stepped in to replace Avi Arad, and this guy's got some plans for the web-slinger.
August 25, 2006
Early Word on a "Spider-Man 3" Trailer
Yes, some movies are so big that even the discussion of their eventual trailer is enough to get the geeks excited. And since I'm the one sharing this news with you, I guess we can all agree I'm a geek. Sue me, I dig the "Spider-Man" flicks.
July 26, 2006
Spidey to Swing, IMAX-Style!
It seems like kind of a tease, seeing as how the movie doesn't open for another ten months, but the IMAX folks would like you to know that "Spider-Man 3" will be opening on their mega-screens on the same weekend the multiplexes get it.
July 17, 2006
Spidey's Boss Talks Sequels
One of the most colorful and underrated assets of the "Spider-Man" series is the performance by JK Simmons as blowhard newspaper editor J. Jonah Jameson. Fortunately, the character actor will be returning for "Spider-Man 3" -- and perhaps even future installments, too.
July 14, 2006
Two-Tone "Spidey Three" One-Sheet
OK, I know it's just another movie poster, but the stats don't lie: Whenever we post some "Spider-Man" news, our readers get happy. And that's what we're all about here at RT: Making movie geeks happy. So come on in and get a look at the "neato lenticular" new poster for "Spider-Man 3."
July 8, 2006
"Pirates of the Caribbean" Sequel Loots Record-Breaking $55.5M on Friday
It looks like this summer will come away with a mark in the record books, if estimates hold. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest," the sequel to 2003's surprise smash hit "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl," grossed $55.5M on Friday, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com. It's the biggest single-day gross ever, besting the $50M single-day debut of last year's "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith."
June 29, 2006
"Spider-Man 3" Spoiler Feast!
If you're a ravenous fan of all things spoileriffic, and you also have some affection for the "Spider-Man" series, then head on over to a blog called "film ick" and enjoy all sorts of second sequel tidbits -- including the news on who just might be the flick's fourth villain.
June 7, 2006
Spidey Invades New York - Set Pics Galore!
By now you're well aware that the "Spider-Man 3" gang has invaded New York City to lens some integral scenes for the highly-anticipated sequel. Fortunately, lots of New Yorkers own cameras, including the folks at The New York Times (6 pics) and a website called Golden Fiddle (33 pics).
June 5, 2006
"Da Vinci" Still an International Darling
It may have earned dismissals at Cannes and generally unenthusiastic reviews everywhere else, but that won't slow Ron Howard's "Da Vinci Code" down at the international box office. The religious thriller has already earned $410 million worldwide, which makes it one of the biggest global hits of all time.
May 27, 2006
"Spider-Man 3" Visits New York
According to SuperHero Hype!, "Spider-Man 3" is currently shooting in New York City and will be there for five weeks. You can read a couple of set reports here and here.
April 28, 2006
High-Speed Spidey Chase Thru Downtown Cleveland
The "Spider-Man 3" gang has been filming some action sequences in Cleveland, Ohio, and Dark Horizons (ironically, an Australian site) has snagged a solid bunch of rather cool set pics. Click here for photos of armored cars, three-car collisions, and Spidey in full-on road-surf mode.
April 24, 2006
Some Spidey Pics from Cleveland
SuperheroHype.com lives up to its name by presenting a pair of on-set "Spidey 3" snapshots ... both of which (gasp) seem to exhibit some sort of sand-like substance!
March 24, 2006
Spidey Heads to ... Cleveland.
IGN Filmforce carries some news from the AP, and it seems that the "Spider-Man 3" production is taking a quick side-journey to Cleveland, Ohio. Seems it's a lot cheaper to film there and, through the use of special effects, the city can be digitally altered to better replicate the NTC skyline. (Hey, at least they're not shooting in Vancouver.)
February 24, 2006
Time to Vote for JoBlo's Golden Schmoes!
The SAGs, the BAFTAs, the Globes and the Oscars are all fine and good, but if there's one voting process I always look forward to, it's JoBlo's Golden Schmoes. It's time for the "normal schmoe" movie geek to chime in with their 2 cents and vote on categories including "Best Action Scene," "Worst Movie of the Year," and "Best DVD of the Year." Click right here and cast your vote!
February 6, 2006
Everyone's Favorite Pig Farmer Signs On for Spidey Work
Veteran character actor James Cromwell, perhaps best known for his Oscar-nominated role in 1996's "Babe" (or for "L.A. Confidential" or "The Green Mile" or shudder "The Longest Yard"), has signed on for a supporting role in Sam Raimi's low-budget indie flick "Spider-Man 3." Mr. Cromwell will be playing the father of Gwen Stacy, a girl who ... well, let's not spoil anything just yet.
January 24, 2006
Russell Joins "Spider-Man 3"
Theresa Russell will join the cast of "Spider-Man 3," the Hollywood Reporter has revealed. She will play the wife of Flint Marko aka The Sandman who will be played by Thomas Haden Church. While details have been scant, it has been rumored that Venom, or the character who will later becomes him, will also make an appearance.
January 19, 2006
Hottie Howard to Play Spidey's Stacy
The Hollywood Reporter brings us some all-new "Spider-Man 3" news; seems that Ms. Bryce Dallas Howard, best known for her work in "The Village" and for being the daughter of the "Arrested Development" narrator, has been cast to play Gwen Stacy, the new girlfriend of everyone's favorite webhead.
November 14, 2005
Aquaman Swims Into His Own WB Series
OK, so it's not exactly movie news, but it's about Aquaman, so I figure it's geeky enough to warrant mentioning. "Smallville" fans will recall that a young version of the Aquaman character appeared on the series a few weeks ago, and apparently someone at the WB was impressed with what he saw. "Smallville" creators Miles Millar & Alfred Gough have since been tapped to bring an all-new Aquaman series to network TV.
November 8, 2005
"Spider-Man 3" Villain Revealed, Yet Still Mysterious
Click over to Sony's official "Spider-Man 3" website for your first peek at Thomas Haden Church as ... Flint Marko? Yep, that's the "real" name of Spidey foe Sandman, a guy who has some really fascinating powers involving, yes, sand.
September 27, 2005
Dunst Spills the Beans on the "Spider-Man 3" Villains
Hanh Nguyen over at Zap2it.com shares a great little scoop that he got from Kirsten Dunst during her "Elizabethtown" press junket. We all know that Thomas Haden Church and Topher Grace will be portraying the "Spider-Man 3" villains known as Venom and Sandman ... but which actor will be which evildoer?
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 20, 2005
Get Your First Beautifully Gruesome Peek at "Slither"
Chalk it up to a relatively slow news week, but the crew over at CHUD.com just got an exclusive peek at this crazy gory freaked-out monster from an upcoming horror flick called "Slither" -- and I just knew it deserved an RT Newsday mention.
July 7, 2005
Critical Consensus: Superheroes vs. the Supernatural
This week's wide releases share a concern for the agonies of the modern family. How does a single mother cope with leaky faucets that are harbingers of doom? How does a family of superheroes deal with its newfound powers and its place in an oversaturated media environment? How will the fraternity (and sorority) of movie critics respond to these dilemmas?
June 16, 2005
"Batman Begins" Takes in $15M on Wednesday
"Batman Begins" took in $15M on Wednesday, ranking 11th on the all-time single day gross chart for a Wednesday, according to figures released by Boxofficemojo.com. While the $15M figure is decent, it is probably lower than what Warner Bros. expected and nowhere near the $40M Wednesday opening record set by "Spider-Man 2" in 2004.
May 19, 2005
Get a Year-Early Peek at "The Da Vinci Code"
The Quicktime Movie Trailers page brings the very first teaser for next year's "The Da Vinci Code." Based on the overwhelmingly popular novel by Dan Brown, "The Da Vinci Code" 'centers on one of the greatest mysteries of humankind, a 2000 year-old conspiracy, clues to which are encoded in the paintings of Leonardo Da Vinci.'
May 5, 2005
MTV Movie Award Nominees Are Announced
OK, so maybe they're not the Oscars, but they sure are better than the Razzies! MTV has announced their annual Movie Award Nominees, and (not surprisingly) there are lots of interesting picks.
March 22, 2005
Thomas Haden Church to get Villainous for "Spider-Man 3"?
A press release plopped out of my inbox this morning, and here's the really short version: recent Oscar nominee Thomas Haden Church ("Sideways," "George of the Jungle") has been cast as the new villain for "Spider-Man 3," although the producers are apparently keeping tight wraps on who that villain will actually be.
February 10, 2005
Larry David in "Spidey 3"?
According to an Ain't It Cool News scooper, Larry David has been approached to appear in the next "Spider-Man" movie. David supposedly slipped this tidbit while promoting the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" DVD release on a BBC radio show called Front Row, but he didn't elaborate on the matter. The third movie is currently in the writing stages and is shooting for a 2007 release.
February 9, 2005
?Harry Potter? Leads Saturn Awards Noms
"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" leads the 2005 Saturn Awards with nine nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writer. "Kill Bill Vol. 2" and "Spider-Man 2" follow closely with seven nominations each. "Collateral" and "House of Flying Daggers" each received four noms, while "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Sky Captain and The World Of Tomorrow," and "Van Helsing" received one each.
January 13, 2005
Alvin Sargent to Spin More "Spider-Man" Tales
The "Spider-Man" series may not end with three installments as previous rumors suggested. Variety reports today that Alvin Sargent, who is credited with writing "Spider-Man 2," has signed a seven-figure deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to write the third, with an option to write the fourth, "Spider-Man" movie.
December 20, 2004
Seven Films Contend for Visual Effects Oscar
"The Incredibles" and "The Polar Express," two of this year's effects-heavy films, are out of contention for 2004's Oscar for visual effects, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Instead, the contest will be between seven films: "The Aviator," "Spider-Man 2," "Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "The Day After Tomorrow," "I, Robot," and "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow."
December 20, 2004
In 2004, Bigger Not Necessarily Better for Profits
Big-budget movies may be playing to smaller audiences, the New York Times writes. Although domestic box office receipts are approaching $9.4 billion, which would top last year's total, that figure may be attributable to the rise in ticket prices. While some big-budget films like "Shrek 2," "Spider-Man 2," and "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" had strong showings, many others, from "Hidalgo" to "The Alamo" to "Catwoman," were disappointments to the studios.