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.
May 31, 2011
Marvel Movie Madness! Part 10: X-Men
Alex: I see now X-Men isn't about superheroes. It's about mutants. About the fear, the isolation, the terror of inhabiting a world that seeks only to shun or bury you. This movie has a hard edge, likely because in 2000 it represented some risky filmmaking. An ensemble comic book movie? The furthest thing from a sure bet. So then kudos to Bryan Singer for knowing what he had in Hugh Jackman and sticking with him. If you're watching X-Men again with us, I hope you took note how much Singer challenged Jackman and what a fantastic performance he gives back.
May 31, 2011
Top 10 Movie Mutants
Mutants: for good and for and for evil, terror and wisdom, metaphor and good old fashioned gross-out, movies have seen them in all shapes, sizes and skin conditions. The most famous, arguably, are Marvel's X-Men, who've enjoyed four big screen incarnations and an enduring place in the popular mind. This week, the gifted outsiders return in X-Men: First Class, Matthew Vaughn's anticipated prequel that takes the series' characters back to their origins. To celebrate, we've put together a list of 10 of movies' most memorable mutants -- so kick back in the teleportation chamber, pass the radioactive goo... and enjoy.
June 18, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: More Casting News for X-Men: First Class
This week's Ketchup includes casting news for X-Men: First Class and a movie produced by the Wachowski Brothers, and there's also new movies for Robert Downey Jr, Miley Cyrus and Russell Crowe. There's also sequel news for Ghost Rider and The Karate Kid, and a ton of movies featuring old movie monsters like Dracula, the Wolfman, the Mummy and Frankenstein's Monster.
May 7, 2010
Weekly Ketchup: X-Men: First Class Gets a Kick-Ass Director
This week's Ketchup includes news about new sequels in the Die Hard, Ice Age and Dark Crystal franchises and new projects for Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Lindsay Lohan, Steven Spielberg and the directors of The Incredibles, Stuart Little, Daybreakers and Kick-Ass. All of that plus news about biopics about the lives of Linda Lovelace and the members of N.W.A. await you in the latest edition of the Weekly Ketchup!
December 18, 2009
Weekly Ketchup: Bryan Singer Teaches X-Men: First Class
This Week's Ketchup includes director news for X-Men: First Class, remake news for The Brood, The Borrowers and The Creature from the Black Lagoon, and new roles for Leonardo DiCaprio, Mel Gibson, Laurence Fishburne, Tina Fey and Steve Carell.
September 25, 2009
Weekly Ketchup: X-Men Producer Talks X4, New Mutants
This Week's Ketchup had so many rotten ideas, that Greg couldn't settle on just one. So we're breaking this week's top ten stories into the "Fresh Developments" and their opposite number, the "Rotten Ideas of the Week". The Fresh Ideas include new projects for the directors of The Wrestler and Ice Age, as well as Marvel-ous news for Thor and X-Men. The Rotten Ideas include the usual remake and sequel stuff as well as a live action Barbie movie.
FRESH DEVELOPMENTS #1 X-MEN PRODUCER REVEALS WHAT MIGHT COME AFTER X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
While doing press for the X-Men Origins: Wolverine Blu-Ray, producer Lauren Shuler Donner, who basically holds the keys of the X-Men franchise at Fox revealed what projects she hopes to take on after the upcoming X-Men: First Class.
April 30, 2009
Total Recall: Marvel Comics Movies, Worst To Best
With X-Men Origins: Wolverine debuting this weekend, we decided this week's Total Recall would be the perfect place to pay homage by looking back at every theatrically released adaptation in the studio's history. Unlike most Total Recalls, there are no surprises here: rather than cutting off the list after the top 10, we excluded only the movies that weren't produced for theaters (thus, regrettably, ruling out David Hasselhoff's made-for-TV turn as Nick Fury) or were waylaid somewhere between the set and the cineplex (depriving us of an in-depth discussion of Dolph Lundgren's Punisher). Still, what our Marvel recap lacks in suspense, it makes up for in scope and breadth; from Howard the Duck to Punisher: War Zone, all of the comics giant's theatrical exploits are present and accounted for, including the highs (X2, Spider-Man 2, Iron Man) and the lows (Elektra, Fantastic Four, Ghost Rider). Ready to relive your favorite Marvel moments? Let's get started!
April 15, 2009
Lauren Shuler Donner Plans X-Men: First Class Franchise
Appearing on the Fox Movie Channel's "Life After Film School," producer Lauren Shuler Donner assured the audience that "Magneto" is still in development, and went public with her hopes to turn the upcoming "X-Men: First Class" into "its own franchise."
March 31, 2009
The Legacy of The Matrix
1999 was one of the most important years for modern cinema. Ten years on, we're celebrating a remarkable twelve months of movies with new features around some of the year's best and most important releases. The Matrix was the phenomenon which made George Lucas' serial-style adventure seem as quaint as tie-dye loon pants. It did the proper sci-fi job of surfing the zeitgeist exactly in every single aspect. It has seeped into subsequent movies which have either blatantly or subtly drawn from aspects of The Matrix -- ranging from its action-friendly fashion sense to franchise-building business plan. Join RT as we explore ten movies released in the ten years since The Matrix came out that owe a little something to one of 1999's most exciting releases.
November 20, 2008
Fox Hires Josh Schwartz for New X-Men Movie
Twentieth Century Fox is making plans for an "X-Men" reboot of sorts, hiring "Gossip Girl" creator Josh Schwartz to "inject a next-gen sensibility" into the franchise with something called "X-Men: First Class."
September 30, 2007
Gavin Hood Suggests A Philosophical, Operatic Wolverine
Gavin Hood devoted a few minutes of time at a Rendition press day to answer questions about the upcoming project on everybody's mind: Wolverine. Even the director of the Oscar-winning Tsotsi could joke about why he took on the big studio comic book project.
July 20, 2007
Wolverine Has a Director!
Fox has (finally) signed a director for their upcoming "Wolverine" spin-off, and the lucky helmer is ... Gavin Hood, whom you might know from the South African film "Tsotsi."
June 21, 2007
Wolverine Still Beats Magneto to Film
Marvel has hired David Goyer to bring their "Magneto" spinoff to life, but they are still putting their eggs in Wolverine's basket for the first "X-Men" solo film. Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige gave us the update while hanging out on the "Iron Man" set.
May 29, 2007
Update on the "X-Men" Spinoffs
Wondering what's up with the "Wolverine" and "Magneto" movies? So were the guys at the "X-Men" Films blog, so they got in touch with producer Tom Rothman...
April 30, 2007
Has Casting Begun on "Wolverine"?
No, we don't have any names just yet, but the fact that there's presently a casting call for the "Wolverine" movie tells us that pre-production is officially underway on the "X-Men" spinoff.
April 27, 2007
David Goyer to Direct "Magneto"
He's had his hand in a whole bunch of superhero flicks, and you can now add another one on to the filmography of writer/director David S. Goyer. He'll be directing and (re-)writing the "Magneto" flick for Fox.
April 6, 2007
Halle Berry Nixes a "Storm" Spinoff
Anyone out there actually believe that Fox would ever produce a "Storm" spinoff? Nope, didn't think so. But Halle Berry must have thought it was a possibility, which is why she pre-emptively decided "Nope, not gonna happen."
January 18, 2007
Mystique in "X-Men 4"?
You know superheroes, even when they're dead, they will find a way to come back. In the case of Mystique in the "X-Men" series, there may be a possibility of her return in the "X-Men 4" even if she's been "cured" of her mutant-ness in "X-Men: The Last Stand."
January 12, 2007
Halle Berry Lobbying for More Storm Time?
Remember back when everyone thought Halle Berry was refusing to return for "X-Men: The Last Stand" because she wanted more money / screen time? Yeah well, if those reports were accurate ... they're sure not nowadays! Ms. Berry recently asked a (very large) room of fans to start a letter-writing campaign for "X-Men 4"!
January 3, 2007
Ian McKellen Joins Matthew Vaughn's "Stardust" Cast ... Kinda
Genre superstar Ian McKellen (he played Gandalf in "Lord of the Rings" and Magneto in the "X-Men" trilogy) has been cast as the narrator in Matthew Vaughn's fantasy adventure "Stardust," which already stars folks like Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert De Niro, and Claire Danes.
December 28, 2006
Foster Game for "X-Men" Spin-offs
We can't interview anyone from an "X-Men" movie without asking about any possible spin-offs for them. There are so many in the works, from "Wolverine" and "Magneto" vehicles to a "Young Mutants" idea, so anyone could find a place. Ben Foster played Angel in "X-Men: The Last Stand" but he hasn't heard of any spin-off plans.
December 26, 2006
Rob Zombie's "Halloween" Cast is Shaping Up!
First came word that a newcomer called Daeg Faerch would be playing the young Michael Meyers in Rob Zombie's "Halloween." Then we learned that Malcolm McDowell would be stepping into the role of Dr. Loomis -- aka the raving doctor who chases Mike all over the place. And now we know who'll be playing the big killer himself.
December 1, 2006
Stan Lee on Superhero Movies and His Surprising "Fantastic Four 2" Cameo
At 84 years old, the legendary comics god Stan Lee is showing no signs of slowing down. Right now he's out there hawking a really cool video game called "Marvel Ultimate Alliance," preparing for a second season of "Who Wants to Be a Superhero?," and doing cameo roles in basically all of the Marvel movies -- including the new "Hulk" and "Fantastic Four" flicks.
November 29, 2006
Bad Blood Between Fox & Marvel over "X-Men"?
So it's been widely reported that, spin-offs aside, Fox was pretty much done with the "X-Men" series. But then they said maybe not. But then Marvel figured they could maybe continue the series by themselves...
November 23, 2006
Shuler Donner Begins Cirque du Freak
Everyone is looking for the next "Harry Potter" or "Lord of the Rings" movie franchise, and Lauren Shuler Donner thinks she may have found it in the "Cirque du Freak" books. She is beginning production on the first film.
November 16, 2006
Shawn Ashmore Ponders "X-Men" Sequel Possibilities
The net has been buzzing about the "Wolverine" prequel since Hugh Jackman has been on the PR circuit for four consecutive films in a month, but the other X-men deserve some love too. Like Shawn Ashmore, who plays Iceman. He's available.
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 12, 2006
Hugh Jackman Reports "Wolverine" Offer Out to Directors
On his press rounds for "The Prestige" and "Flushed Away" last month, Hugh Jackman promised reporters to have news on a director for the "Wolverine" film come the time of the "Fountain" junket. Unfortunately, he hasn't locked one in yet.
October 31, 2006
Hugh Jackman Psyched for "Wolverine," Loves the Screenplay, Too
Versatile actor Hugh Jackman is most definitely best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in the "X-Men" trilogy, and by now you're well aware that the guy's getting his very own spinoff flick. And based on what Jackman has to say about the burgeoning project, it sounds like we're in for one heck of a superhero adventure.
October 9, 2006
The Latest On "Wolverine," "X-Men" Spinoffs
It looks like the next "X-Men"- related film will be "Wolverine," but "X-3" director Brett Ratner told IGN FilmForce he'd love to make a fourth "X-Men" as well. Meanwhile, co-creator Stan Lee said the X-Men universe is diverse enough to yield a number of spinoffs -- including films about such characters as Magneto.
October 2, 2006
Jean Grey to Star Alongside "Iron Man"?
IGN FilmForce shares with us an unsubstantiated piece of "Iron Man" casting gossip, and it's just juicy enough to bear repeating. Word is that the mega-sexy Famke Janssen might be co-starring alongside Robert Downey Jr. in the Marvel Comics adaptation. (Also, Terrence Howard is being mentioned, too!)
September 21, 2006
James Franco Ponders a "Spider-Man 4"
While out on the road promoting his newest flick, "Flyboys," James Franco heard what's probably a fairly common query: What's up with "Spider-Man 4"? And, as usual, the actor kinda waffled both ways while saying nothing at all.
August 15, 2006
"X-Men 4" Still Definitely Not Happening, Maybe
Remember all that talk about "Nope, no fourth X-Men movie, seriously"? Well, it's only been about a month, which means that the new sequel chit-chat from the X-producers is now arriving exactly on schedule.
August 14, 2006
"Zoom" Tomatometer: Zero
"Zoom" is soaring, flying high into the rarified territory where only seven films before it have ventured. The film, which stars Tim Allen and Courteney Cox, is joining an exclusive club -- films with more than 20 reviews that have garnered not a single "Fresh" rating from critics. In other words, we're talking nada, zilch, zero.
August 11, 2006
Marvel Makes Plans for an "Avengers" Movie (Live-Action!)
I'm not even that big of a comic book geek, but when I saw that Marvel's new movie line-up included names like Captain America, Hulk, Thor, Iron Man, and Nick Fury, I thought to myself: "Hey, all those guys are members of The Avengers!" And guess what? Marvel knew it too, which is why they've announced a live-action "Avengers" movie!
June 28, 2006
"Wolverine" to Hit Theaters Next Year?
In a move that comes as somewhat of a surprise to the comic fans, Fox has gone ahead and announced that the Hugh Jackman vehicle "Wolverine," a spin-off of the "X-Men" series, is now being scheduled for a 2007 release ... which means they better get production started pretty quickly...
June 20, 2006
Wanna Hear the ENTIRE "Superman Returns" Score?
Now here's a nifty piece of movie promotionalizing: Superhero Hype! is, with the complete permission of Warner Bros., hosting the entirety of John Ottman's "Superman Returns" score, which you can listen to any time you darn well feel like it. (P.S. Fans of John Williams will not be disappointed.)
June 6, 2006
Lionsgate Squashes the "Black Widow"
Fearing an "action-chick" bomb not unlike "Ultraviolet," "Aeon Flux," or "Elektra," Lionsgate has bailed on plans to bring Marvel's "Black Widow" to the big screen, much to the chagrin of screenwriter David Hayter, who's been plugging away on the project for quite some time.
June 2, 2006
Even MORE "X-Men" Spinoffs?
We already know all about the upcoming "Wolverine" and "Magneto" movies, and now USA Today brings word on the possibility of a "Young X-Men" experiment AND an "Emma Frost" movie!
May 28, 2006
"X-Men 3" Is Biggest Memorial Weekend Opener Ever
"X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed an estimated $107M over the Friday-Sunday weekend, becoming the biggest Memorial Weekend Opener of all time. It grossed $45.5M on Friday (one million more than what was previously reported), $32.5M on Saturday, and an estimated $29M on Sunday. Debuting in 3,690 sites, it has a three-day per theater average of $28,997.
May 27, 2006
Box Office: "X-Men 3" Grossed $44.5M on Friday
According to Showbizdata.com, the latest installment of the "X-Men" franchise "X-Men: The Last Stand" grossed a staggering $44.5M on Friday. The worst reviewed of series, it's the best opening day performance for the lucrative franchise, easily passing the $32M made by the previous film "X2: X-Men United."
May 25, 2006
Box Office Preview: X-Men 3 Ready to Rock Memorial Day Weekend
Wolverine, Professor X, and the rest of their soul patrol will launch a full-scale attack on the North American box office this weekend as the gargantuan comic book film X-Men: The Last Stand invades the marketplace on Friday ready to dominate the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.
May 25, 2006
Critical Consensus: "X-Men: The Last Stand" On Shaky Ground
We've only got one wide release this week, but it's a biggie: "X-Men: The Last Stand." Brett Ratner is at the helm, virtually all the principle characters are back, and some major plot developments are in store for X-fans. Do the critics say "X" marks the spot, or do they feel this one wasn't built to "Last?"
May 25, 2006
Favreau Loves to Talk About "Iron Man"
MTV Movies just ran a really solid interview piece with longtime character actor and successful director Jon Favreau, and the guy has no problem sharing his perspectives on "Iron Man," plus he wants to hear from the fans, too!
May 16, 2006
Singer May Bolt From "Logan's Run"
"X-Men" and "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer might have to make some tough decisions over the summer. He's got producer Joel Silver all excited about their "Logan's Run" remake, but Mr. Singer's also contracted to deliver a "Super" sequel, which WB might want to fast-track in this summer goes swell for the Caped One.
May 16, 2006
Michael Bay Buys His Very Own FX Company
Michael Bay already owns his own production company (Platinum Dunes), so obviously he has to own his own FX house! This explains why the "Transformers" director and a partner dropped what must have been a LOT of cash to purchase well-regarded FX company Digital Domain.
May 12, 2006
Three New "X3" Clips
I'm not sure how much of "X-Men: The Last Stand" I want to see before the movie hits the screens, but if you simply can't wait, well then head on over to the trailer page and check the all-new trio of movie clips.
May 1, 2006
"X-Men 3" Director Talks About X-Pectations
There was lots of hand-wringing and second-guessing among the X-Men fans when "Rush Hour" director Brett Ratner was tapped to helm "X-Men: The Last Stand," but the guy kept his head down and focused on his biggest project to date ... and then sat down for an interview with IGN FilmForce.
April 3, 2006
Superman to Make His "Return" via 3-D IMAX!
Dark Horizons shares with us a press release from the mammoth movie makers over at IMAX, and the short version is this: Come June 30th, you'll be able to enjoy WB's "Superman Returns" on a traditional movie screen -- or through the magic of mega-huge 3-D IMAX technology!
March 27, 2006
Ratner Talks "X-Men" and "Rush Hour" Sequels
IESB.net's Movie Reporter had a rather intriguing interview with filmmaker Brett Ratner recently, and the guy offered all kinds of dish on "Rush Hour 3," "X-Men 3," and the various spin-offs that are planned for everyone's favorite team of mutated crime-fighters.
March 13, 2006
New "X-Men: The Last Stand" Photos!
If you haven't done so already, click over to our photo gallery for the upcoming third (and apparently, final) "X-Men" movie, officially titled "X-Men: The Last Stand;" we've got the first few production stills and 16 character shots!
March 6, 2006
New "X-Men 3" Trailer Is Here!
The world premiere of the new theatrical trailer for "X-Men: The Last Stand" was broadcast last night on FOX, during the 2-hour episode of "24"! For those without a broadband connection, click here for the flipbook.
December 5, 2005
Trailer Update: X-Men 3!
Fox has released the long-awaited teaser trailer for next year's "X-Men 3," and it's full of tasty visuals bound to whet your appetite for some hot mutant action! Click here to view the trailer, courtesy of Apple.
November 21, 2005
Trailer Bulletin: Superman Returns
If you were out buying popcorn prior to the beginning of "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," you might have missed the rather swanky "Superman Returns" trailer. If that's the case, just click on over to the film's trailer page and check it out there!
November 16, 2005
"Superman Returns" to Smallville
Just a friendly reminder for our "Superman" fanatics: The first teaser trailer for Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" will air during Thursday's episode of WB's "Smallville." (That's tomorrow night.)
November 4, 2005
"Iron Man" Flees New Line and Heads Back Home to Marvel
For two years an "Iron Man" languished over at New Line, but the rights to the character have recently reverted back to the Marvel-eers, and uber-producer Avi Arad seems pretty excited about getting the adaptation ramped up at home.
October 18, 2005
X-Men 3 Trailer Attached to King Kong!
According the the mutant-obsessed wesbite known as TheXVerse.com, the full trailer for "X-Men 3" will be attached to prints of Universal's "King Kong," which will debut in theaters during Christmas break.
October 10, 2005
Screenwriter Zak Penn Talks "X3"
Zak Penn helped shape the story and script of "X2: X-Men United," which took the X-franchise to another level; now, Zak's back and working on "X-Men 3," which looks set to continue the exciting series of movies in really big ways. Although he can't discuss the story or any spoilers, Zak spoke with TheXverse.com about writing another mutant adventure.
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!
August 17, 2005
Fox & Marvel Drop "Zoom" Suit
Not long ago we learned of a pending lawsuit by Fox against Sony regarding the alleged similarities between Sony's "Zoom" and Fox's "X-Men 3." But, according to The Hollywood Reporter, both sides have come to a mutually beneficial understanding, and the lawsuit has been dropped.
August 16, 2005
Three More Climb Aboard "X-Men 3"
Stax over at IGN Filmforce has scored a nifty little exclusive that may prove interesting to you "X-Man" fans: Bill Duke, Michael Murphy, and Olivia Williams have signed on for roles in Brett Ratner's "X-Men 3."
July 18, 2005
Ben Foster Will Spread His Wings for "X-Men 3"
Variety indicates that Ben Foster, best known for work in movies like "The Punisher" and "Hostage," will play the role of Warren Worthington III (a.k.a. Angel) in Brett Ratner's impending "X-Men 3."
June 21, 2005
In Other News...A Super-Suit, David Spade, and Jackie Chan
A joint lawsuit has been filed against Sony Pictures and Revolution Studios alleging copyright infringement for the upcoming superhero flick, "Zoom." The suit, brought by Twentieth Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises, challenges that the 2006 release about children with superpowers who train at a private Academy bears too close a resemblance to their own phenomenally successful "X-Men" franchise.
June 10, 2005
Fox & Jackman Sign a Deal: "Wolverine" is the Result
Looks like we'll have just a little bit more of "Wolverine" to kick around once "X-Men 3" comes and goes. Variety reports of a freshly-inked deal between Fox and Hugh Jackman's Seed Productions that will bring the actor a variety of new projects and different characters.
June 8, 2005
"Watchmen" Spun Into Turnaround
Variety brings some news that might disappoint all the Alan Moore fans out there: Paramount has decided to put their adaptation of Moore's "Watchmen" into turnaround, which basically means the property is now a free agent for the other studios to look over.
June 6, 2005
It's Official: Brett Ratner to Direct "X-Men 3"
Variety confirms what the gossip mill has been churning: Brett Ratner (director of both "Rush Hour" movies, as well as "Money Talks," "The Family Man," "After the Sunset," and "Red Dragon") has signed on to replace Matthew Vaughn as director of the third "X-Men" movie.
June 1, 2005
Matthew Vaughn Quits "X-Men 3"
The Hollywood Reporter brings some rather annoying news for all you "X-Men" fans: Citing "personal reasons," filmmaker Matthew Vaughn has decided to step away from directing "X-Men 3." No word yet on how this sudden change will affect the start of production ... but Fox better find a good director, and fast!
April 20, 2005
Two More Actors Try to Crack the "Da Vinci Code"
Variety brings news of two new additions to Ron Howard's upcoming "The Da Vinci Code." Already on board were Tom Hanks, Jean Reno, and Audrey Tautou, but those crafty casting directors were just getting started. Seems that both Sir Ian McKellen ("X-Men") and Alfred Molina ("Spider-Man 2") have recently signed on for a pair of supporting roles.