First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

Posted by · 11:46 am · August 4th, 2011

Looks like the Singer costume. Something about the plastic-ness of that steel door bothers me. Lots of trepidation on my end. Fingers crossed. (click for larger version)

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WEEKLY WRAP: Fincher reflection, ‘Way Back’ in, ‘Valentine’ blues

Posted by · 7:29 pm · October 8th, 2010

• As robust box-office returns for “The Social Network” amplified its Oscar buzz, this week’s Off the Carpet column warned that the awards race is “a marathon, not a sprint.” • Keeping the conversation on David Fincher, we counted down the greatest technical achievements in his filmmography… • …and invited you to name your favorite […]

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Zack Snyder tapped for Nolan-produced ‘Superman’

Posted by · 3:49 pm · October 4th, 2010

How’s that for an SEO-baiting headline?  You’ll find them everywhere today. And the thing is, I strangely have little to no comment on the matter.  Snyder is a good guy.  He’s done well by Warner Bros.  It makes sense for a lot of people involved but there’s still something insular and unimaginative about it all.  […]

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OSCAR TALK: Ep. 33 — ‘Social Network’ front-running, Gibson persona non grata and why ‘The Fighter?’

Posted by · 3:44 pm · September 24th, 2010

Welcome to Oscar Talk. In case you’re new to the site and/or the podcast, Oscar Talk is a weekly kudocast, a one-stop awards chat shop between yours truly and Anne Thompson of Thompson on Hollywood. The podcast is weekly, every Friday throughout the season, charting the ups and downs of contenders along the way. Plenty […]

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Who should be on Christopher Nolan’s ‘Superman’ shortlist?

Posted by · 10:22 am · September 24th, 2010

My RSS feed was absolutely stuffed to the brim with the clamoring re-reporting of the geek press’s favorite story of the week yesterday: OMG! Christopher Nolan is meeting with a shortlist of potential “Superman” directors! Except the list is all wrong. The names: Tony Scott, Matt Reeves, Jonathan Liebsman, Duncan Jones and Zack Snyder.  Now, […]

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A geek among geeks

Posted by · 12:41 pm · July 17th, 2010

I’m glad Legendary Pictures honcho Thomas Tull received a nice puff piece in Variety this weekend. After all, the projects his company has been partnering up on have kept the money flowing. But I was also struck by the fact that Marc Graser’s story rifled off adaptation after adaptation, across a number of platforms, be […]

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8/14 Web Round-up

Posted by · 7:56 am · August 14th, 2009

• Drew McWeeny sits down with animation legend Hayao Miyazaki. [Motion/Captured] • Desperate to get theirs, Warner Bros. imposes a 28-day waiting period on its titles for Redbox kiosks and plans the same for Netflix unless the studio can squeeze some money out of it. [Company Town] • Anna Faris gets hitched. [CNN]

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Today is the 50th anniversary of George Reeves’s death

Posted by · 10:15 pm · June 16th, 2009

Lou Lumenick reminds me today of the 50th anniversary of actor George Reeves’s untimely death, largely considered by his own hand but some would say there was foul play involved.  The story was dramatized in Allen Coulter’s 2006 film “Hollywoodland,” which featured a top-notch portrayal by Ben Affleck as the doomed Reeves. Lumenick also points […]

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Producer Jon Peters looking to land a book deal

Posted by · 11:53 pm · April 30th, 2009

If there’s one Hollywood memoir I’d love to get my hands on, it has to be that of producer Jon Peters.  Barbra Streisand’s former beau and a certifiable wack-job if you trust the unavoidable talk of a town built by guys like this, Peters first caught my attention when I was a kid.  The movie […]

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What’s the best superhero movie of all time?

Posted by · 1:09 pm · July 20th, 2008

Well it looks like those of us who were banking on more than $145 million for “The Dark Knight”‘s opening weekend were spot-on, as news of numbers pushing past $150 million rolls in. Meanwhile, last week’s poll had most voters expecting more than $350 million for a total domestic gross. I’d say that’s quite reachable […]

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REVIEW: “Superman Returns” (***)

Posted by · 5:09 pm · June 27th, 2006

When he was appointed to bring one of the most socially complex comic book series to the screen in the form of 2000’s “X-Men,” director Bryan Singer had in front of him the opportunity to usher realism and tangibility into the genre. While that first installment in a franchise that has this year gone terribly […]

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