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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.More…

June 29, 2012

Weekly Ketchup: Batman and Superman Join Forces for LEGO Movie

This Week's Ketchup has a lot of comic book related news (4 of the ten, three of which involve Marvel characters), as well as a Think Like a Man sequel, and remakes of About Last Night... and Highlander.More…

May 19, 2011

Five Favorite Films with Stuntman Vic Armstrong

His name may not be instantly familiar, but his work most certainly is: over a prolific career, Vic Armstrong has been a stunt man, stunt coordinator and second unit director on some of the biggest and best-loved action movies of the past four decades. He's stunt-doubled for successive James Bonds from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan, worn the cape and tights on Richard Donner's Superman, and famously done stunt work for Harrison Ford on, among many of the actor's other roles, the original three Indiana Jones films. Then there's his work with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tom Cruise, Sylvester Stallone and Angelina Jolie, to name a handful. With the release of his book, The True Adventures of the World's Greatest Stuntman, we spoke to Armstrong about his career, filming action on Marvel's Thor and the upcoming Amazing Spider-Man, and his Five Favorite Films.More…

April 15, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: Michael Shannon is Man of Steel's Zod

This Week's Ketchup includes casting news for both Man of Steel and The Dark Knight Rises, as well as the reboot of The Crow and two movies featuring the character of Pip from Great Expectations. Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders of Pern and Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles also had some big movie news this week.More…

March 4, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: Viggo Mortensen to Join Superman Reboot?

This Week's Ketchup is yet again stacked to the brim with remakes and reboots (Superman, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Robocop, Peter Pan), at least two sequels (Percy Jackson, Blade Runner), and other new movies for Quentin Tarantino, Tim Allen and Tom Hanks. More…

February 4, 2011

Weekly Ketchup: Henry Cavill Is Superman

This week saw a flurry of movie development news stories, and if the Weekly Ketchup was a column with 20 slots instead of 10, there still would have been interesting stories that would have been left out. The big stories that did make the cut this week include casting news for Superman: The Man of Steel, The Dark Knight Rises and the 23rd James Bond movie, as well as movies based upon Stephen King's The Stand, Gregory McDonald's Fletch novels, the trippy 1970s kids show Lidsville and... the Frisbee!?More…

September 8, 2010

Clint Eastwood Could Have Been Superman or 007

In a new interview with the Los Angeles Times, Clint Eastwood reflects on his long career -- including his close brushes with the Superman and James Bond franchises.More…

August 3, 2010

Tom Mankiewicz: 1942-2010

Tom Mankiewicz, the screenwriter and script doctor whose credits included "Superman" and "Superman II," has passed away at the age of 68.More…

March 10, 2010

Christopher Nolan Talks Batman, Superman

At long last, Christopher Nolan has shed a little light on his plans for the next "Batman" movie -- as well as how he came to be involved in the latest "Superman" reboot.More…

February 24, 2010

David Goyer Rumored for the Next Superman

It's yet to be confirmed, but they usually get their scoops right, so we should probably pay attention to the Latino Review report saying David Goyer has been hired to write the next Superman movie, to be titled "Man of Steel."More…

February 17, 2010

Five Arguments Against Christopher Nolan Overseeing Superman

Film fans tend to get excited about anything Christopher Nolan does, and the news that he's "mentoring" a "Superman" reboot is no exception -- but here are five arguments against Nolan's involvement with the Man of Steel.More…

August 14, 2009

Siegels Win Greater Share of Superman Copyright

Jerome Siegel's heirs continued chipping away at DC at Time Warner's share of the Superman copyright this week, winning another court ruling that further complicates the Man of Steel's cinematic future.More…

July 9, 2009

Warners Wins Favorable Ruling in Superman Case

Warner Bros. has prevailed in its portion of the lawsuit brought against it and DC Comics by the heirs of "Superman" creator Jerome Siegel -- but the clock is still running out on the Kryptonian pact between the two companies.More…

February 4, 2009

Exclusive: Inside Pinewood/Shepperton - A Photo Tour

Every year, the BAFTA film awards present a trophy for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema. Introduced in 1978, the award recognises an organisation or a person's career and influence on the British Film Industry. This year's recipient, announced today, is Pinewood/Shepperton, two of the British industry's most important film studios whose contribution to filmmaking has resulted in some of the greatest movies of all time. Under strict instruction not to let anyone working at the studios know about the award, RT spent a day last week touring Pinewood and Shepperton and learning a little more about these stalwarts of film.More…

September 7, 2008

Further Reading: Superman's Musical Moment in It's a Bird... It's a Plane...

The 1975 TV special It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman is so seldom-seen it tends to get written off by people who only judge from ropey clips in documentaries which bulk out DVD box sets of the Superman movies.More…

September 3, 2008

Mark Millar Plots Seven-Hour Superman Trilogy

Now that Warners has confirmed its plans to reboot the "Superman" franchise yet again, Mark Millar is shedding a little more light on his dream for an epic Man of Steel trilogy.More…

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.More…

August 31, 2006

Actor Glenn Ford Dead at 90

People of my generation (and younger) most likely remember the widely-admired Glenn Ford as "the actor who played Pa Kent" in Richard Donner's classic "Superman" movie. Well, he was a whole lot more than that...More…

July 31, 2006

Bond Set Destroyed By Fire; Brosnan Unlikely Culprit

The London set of upcoming James Bond flick, "Casino Royale," was severely damaged in a fire Sunday that partially collapsed the roof of the storied Pinewood Shepperton Studios.More…

June 26, 2006

Critical Consensus: Look, Up In The Sky! It's A Certified Fresh "Superman Returns!"

The Man of Steel is back in "Superman Returns." Is Bryan Singer's big-budget adaptation able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, or is it critical Kryptonite?More…

June 14, 2006

DC Comics Chief Discusses "Wonder Woman" Delays

When a movie takes three or four years to get off the ground, it's often seen as a problematic project, but that theory doesn't always hold true for superhero flicks. DC Comics prez Paul Levitz recently had an illuminating conversation with Canmag.com, and he explained why these super-flicks sometimes take forever to get into production.More…

June 13, 2006

"Superman Returns" Gets More Online Reactions

In a follow-up to yesterday's article ("Early Superreaction Sounds Promising"), we've got the rundown on even more online journalists who have chimed in after last week's first-ever screening of Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" -- and so far the twelve-count consensus has given the pic a 100% Unofficial Tomatometer.More…

March 2, 2006

Critical Consensus: A Swinging "Party," A Sweet and Sour "16"

This week's wide releases will take us on a journey. We'll walk a couple blocks ("16 Blocks," "Dave Chappelle's Block Party"), take a dip in the ocean ("Aquamarine") and feel the rays of the sun ("Ultraviolet"). And the critics will be our guide.More…

January 13, 2006

Trailer Bulletin: 16 Blocks

Bruce Willis, Mos Def, and David Morse star in "16 Blocks," a high-concept action thriller from director Richard Donner. Check out the brand new trailer for the flick over at BET.com.More…

December 12, 2005

Richard Pryor Passes Away at 65

Richard Pryor passed away yesterday morning, and while he's probably best remembered for his incendiary stand-up material (as evidenced in 1979's "Live in Concert," 1982's "Live on the Sunset Strip," and 1983's "Here and Now") and his also-incendiary battle with an exploding freebase pipe, I'll always remember the guy as one of my favorite move-time comedians. And I know I'm not alone with that opinion.More…

August 29, 2005

Trailer Bulletin: The Ice Harvest

Harold Ramis' ensemble heist comedy "The Ice Harvest" doesn't hit the screens for a few months, but fans of John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Oliver Platt, Connie Nielsen, and Randy Quaid might want to check the (WMP) trailer out right here.More…

March 31, 2005

Are You Dreaming of (Another) "Black Christmas"?

The writing/producing/directing team of James Wong and Glen Morgan ("Final Destination," "Willard") has been commissioned to mount a remake of the 1974 cult classic "Black Christmas." Production is scheduled to begin this September, and producer Steve Hoban says "It's going to be a classic horror film, but it won't be a gorefest ... This is an era of paranoia, so I think the timing could be really good, because this is a film all about paranoia."More…