Why were a bunch of DC Comics banned from Barnes & Noble? Want to read a description of The Avengers trailer that comes online tomorrow? How about a sneak peak of that trailer? What are the worst moments in the Batman movie franchise? Is it possible to mix Batman and A Christmas Carol? Are there any exclusive versions of the Green Lantern Blu-ray? If Pixar made a baby X-Men movie, what might that look like? What was flying over the set of The Dark Knight Rises this weekend? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Want to see an exclusive gallery of behind the scenes images from The Dark Knight Rises? How about own a scrapbook of Batman‘s history? What does Kenneth Branagh have to say about Patty Jenkins possibly directing Thor 2? Curious to see one of the extras from the Green Lantern Blu-ray? Find all these things and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
With Labor Day behind us and school back in session, summer in the US is officially over, at least from a cultural perspective. So it’s time to tally the box-office receipts from what has been the biggest movie season over the past thirty years.
The good news? Revenue is up from last year. The bad news: revenue is up by less than one percent. More troubling: after taking into account that a good portion of the overall revenue came from inflated 3D prices, analysts reveal that attendance was actually down this year. about 543 million tickets were sold this summer, which is the lowest number since 1997′s famous summer of 540 million tickets. (OK, perhaps not so famous.) But wait, there’s more! 2011 is the fourth consecutive year f dwindling summer movie attendance. Read More »
Who can save actor Philip Baker Hall when he stands up against Loki in The Avengers? Is anyone crazy enough to get a tattoo from The Dark Knight Rises a year away from the release date? Why haven’t there been any set photos from Christopher Nolan‘s new film in the past few days? What was it like for Robert Downey Jr. to get his butt kicked in The Avengers? Which vehicle is flying over the Man of Steel set? What extras are on the Green Lantern Blu-ray? Read about all this and much more in this week’s final Superhero Bits. Read More »
What does Tom Hardy have to say about all The Dark Knight Rises set photos that have been released? Want to watch a deleted scene from X-Men First Class featuring Michael Fassbender in drag? How does the female villain in Man of Steel look and does Superman wear underwear? And which villain is terrorizing the public in The Avengers? Read about all this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Henry Cavill sporting his Man of Steel haircut! Want to see another photo? Maybe you want to read how he’s preparing his mind and body for the role of Superman? Curious about a Batman themed fan-film called GCPD? What set from The Avengers could be moving across into Iron Man 3? And do we have a major clue to the ultimate baddy in The Dark Knight Rises? Read all of this, and more, in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
What would Tim Gunn think of Green Lantern’s costume? Can The Amazing Spider-Man trailer be duplicated in a video game? Would you like to see one of the new musical numbers from Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark? What’s up with all the Batman’s above? Want to see your first look at Joseph Gordon-Levitt in The Dark Knight Rises? How about some quotes from Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway? Curious what the new, non-Peter Parker Spider-Man looks like in the comic books? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Green Lantern had a reasonable (not great) opening weekend but was otherwise a creative and financial dud. It is an example of that strange studio phenomenon: a film that manages to feel both over-written, with villains and setpieces seemingly cobbled together from different script drafts, and under-scripted, thanks to the total lack of sense behind most of the character actions. And audiences didn’t respond, once the marketing gave way to word of mouth? Shocker.
Because that opening weekend was north of $50m, Warner Bros. is still planning a sequel. What will the studio’s approach be this time? A solid script that establishes a story with logical and emotional drive and then embellishes it with action? Pfft. Why bother, when it can just be darker and edgier? (Or Dark Knight-ier, as the case may be.) Read More »