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2008-08-01 03:00:26

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Aug. 1--SAN DIEGO -- Upgrades of old villains, revivals of past heroes, and an overall focus on character are key parts of the vision for upcoming Superman stories. Writers Geoff Johns ("Action Comics"), James Robinson ("Superman") and Tulsa's Sterling Gates ("Supergirl") took part in the "Superman: Man of Tomorrow" panel at Comic-Con International. They were joined by "Supergirl" artist Jamal Igle, "Superman" artist Renato Guedes, and "Action Comics"...

2008-07-31 12:00:45

By Jackie Burrell, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jul. 31--The local cineplex has been filled with superheroes all summer -- and last week's Comic-Con convention fairly brimmed with Caped Crusader wannabes. But how do Hancock and other newfangled heroes compare with the heroes of yesteryear? And what makes a superhero truly super? So, we asked readers to weigh in on the greatest superheroes of all time. For the last week we've reveled in your descriptions of derring-do, awesome...

2008-07-25 09:00:57

By Chris Hicks Deseret News This has been quite a violent summer on the screens of our friendly neighborhood movie houses. As the 1960s "Batman" TV show used to say, it's all "Pow!""Zap!""Bam!" Except that the movies are 40 feet high, in amplified stereo, with slow-motion mayhem and dizzying edits and, of course, digital enhancement as vehicles crash, high-rises collapse and bullets tear at human flesh (or, in some cases, bounce off). The other night, while watching an old '50s crime...

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2008-07-25 09:10:00

Batman fans can now fight next to the Caped Crusader and other superheroes with Sony's launch of the world's first multiplayer online comic book game. Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) introduced the "DC Universe Online" this week at the immense Comic-Con International show at the San Diego Convention Center. The enormous multiplayer game lets players create their own villain or superhero to fight alongside classic characters like Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and villains like Bizarro, Lex...

2008-07-10 21:00:20

By JASON SILVERSTEIN If there was ever a movie that has third act problems, it would be "Hancock." I'm not one for spoilers, but I hate the final act of "Hancock" like it cheated on me with my best friend. It's almost as if screenwriters Vincent Ngo and Vince Gilligan decided to kill the last few days of the writing process competing to see who could come up with more bad ideas for how to end the movie. Convoluted plot twist that is bound to infuriate audiences? Check. Deus Ex Machina...

2006-07-21 05:25:36

By Thomas K. Arnold SAN DIEGO (Hollywood Reporter) - On the heels of "Superman Returns" storming the box office, the four original "Superman" movies starring Christopher Reeve are set to get the special DVD treatment. The highlight of the November 28 DVD rollout: "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut," a revised version of the controversial 1980 sequel as it originally was conceived and intended to be filmed by director Richard Donner, who also shot the 1978 original. Donner was...

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2006-07-21 05:25:00

By Thomas K. Arnold SAN DIEGO -- On the heels of "Superman Returns" storming the box office, the four original "Superman" movies starring Christopher Reeve are set to get the special DVD treatment. The highlight of the November 28 DVD rollout: "Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut," a revised version of the controversial 1980 sequel as it originally was conceived and intended to be filmed by director Richard Donner, who also shot the 1978 original. Donner was fired midway through the shoot and...

2006-07-07 21:46:25

By Anne Thompson LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - "Superman Returns" director Bryan Singer wasn't kidding last July when he promised 6,500 fans at Comic-Con "lots of spectacle" and "one of the largest films Warner Bros. Pictures has ever made." In the year since, the director has backed off his initial budget estimate of $250 million; the studio is claiming $209 million. But add the film's $60 million in development costs (not to mention summer-level marketing spending sure to top...

2006-06-25 09:44:38

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird! It's a plane! Or, is it another big-budget Hollywood movie that's all flash made only for cash? Maybe not. Maybe this "Superman" is different. After a nearly 20-year absence, Warner Bros. on Wednesday ushers in the latest incarnation of the comic book hero on U.S. movie screens in "Superman Returns," with plans to fly it around the world in coming weeks. The movie was made on a megabudget of more than $200...

2006-06-25 09:40:00

By Bob Tourtellotte LOS ANGELES -- Look! Up in the sky. It's a bird! It's a plane! Or, is it another big-budget Hollywood movie that's all flash made only for cash? Maybe not. Maybe this "Superman" is different. After a nearly 20-year absence, Warner Bros. on Wednesday ushers in the latest incarnation of the comic book hero on U.S. movie screens in "Superman Returns," with plans to fly it around the world in coming weeks. The movie was made on a megabudget of more than $200 million, features...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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