April 17, 2012 |
Iron Man may soon be covered in lead paint. Walt Disney, the company not the ghost, said Monday that it will co-produce its next "Iron Man" movie with a Chinese partner in Hollywood's latest effort to forge closer ties with China's fast-growing film industry and billion potential filmgoers. "Iron Man 3," starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle, will begin filming this year, Disney and DMG Entertainment said. Disney said DMG will jointly produce the movie in China but gave no indication what parts might be filmed in this country.
May 13, 2013 |
The Man in the Can stayed fresh enough after two weeks to dampen Gatsby's big coming-out party. Iron Man 3 , with Robert Downey Jr. in the super suit, pulled down $72.5 million at U.S. theaters in its second weekend to lift its overall take to a heroic $284.9 mil. Worldwide, Iron Man , which was in its third weekend abroad, has racked up a gate of $949 million. But the Twenties can still roar. The remake of F. Scott Fitzgerald 's Jazz Age tale, The Great Gatsby , starring Leonardo DiCaprio , pulled in a healthy - and unexpected - $51.1 million on its debut weekend, despite less than glittering reviews.
November 25, 1988 |
If life were the movies, tonight - at the very moment that Lancaster Dick Gerhart passes the baton of the Glenn Miller Orchestra back to Larry O'Brien at Pottstown's legendary Sunnybrook Ballroom - Gerhart's daughter Ann will be delivering his second grandchild in Philadelphia. Since life is so stubbornly imprecise, Dick may decide at the last minute to rack up another 20 years of one-nighters while Ann's baby chooses to play peek-a-boo for a few more days. Let's hear it for the movies.
April 14, 1996 |
Just last summer, America celebrated the tenacity and dedication of one Cal Ripken, who overcame a multitude of sprains, strains and migraines to secure major-league baseball's longest consecutive-game playing streak. Today, racing fans everywhere get to cheer their own Iron Man when Terry Labonte marks his 513th consecutive Winston Cup race - tying the mark set by Richard Petty - in the First Union 400 in North Wilkesboro, N.C. The 39-year-old Texan, in his 19th season, claimed the pole in Friday's qualifying and will pull even with the King on the track where Labonte's streak began in 1979.
May 6, 2013 |
Here's some ironclad success for you: Iron Man 3 had a $175.3 million domestic opening weekend and an overseas haul of a half-billion dollars in less than two weeks. No other solo superhero - not even Batman or Spider-Man - has managed that kind of business. Iron Man 3 delivered the second-biggest debut ever, behind the $207.4 million start last year for The Avengers , which teamed ol' Ironsides with other Marvel Comics heroes. Keira gets hitched! Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley said "oui" to rocker James Righton in a wedding ceremony Saturday that included about 10 people in southern France.
October 1, 2010
MICKEY ROURKE brings a Russian accent and electrified whip to "Iron Man 2," a franchise that gets goofier as it goes along. Director Jon Favreau isn't much for special effects, but he likes eccentric performances and gets them from Rourke, Robert Downey Jr. and Sam Rockwell. The story? Who remembers, but the cast has a lot of fun, and so did audiences. The DVD has few perks - most of the featurettes are packed into the Blu-ray edition. You get more extras on the DVD for "Get Him to the Greek," a rollicking spinoff of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" featuring Jonah Hill as a worshipful PR guy shepherding a drug-crazed musician (Russell Brand)
May 10, 2010 |
With " Iron Man 2 " upping the character's profile more than ever, Marvel has a multitude of titles featuring the character on the shelves. For those who are fans of the movies, the best is "Iron Man: Legacy. " As the title makes obvious, the book is about how Tony Stark wants the world to remember him. It does not sugarcoat the fact that Stark made his name and fortune making weapons, and writer Fred Van Lente shows him as a man haunted by what he used to do, to the point of having nightmares involving thousands of dead children that are a direct result of the weapons of mass destruction he once made.
May 10, 2010 |
IT WAS a big weekend for two indestructible superheroes. Despite lesser reviews than its predecessor, "Iron Man 2," starring Robert Downey Jr. as Marvel's gadget-happy billionaire with real abs of steel, earned $133.6 million domestically on its opening weekend, according to Paramount Pictures' estimates. The opening rocketed past the 2008 original's $98.6 million debut and became the fifth-biggest movie-opening weekend of all time. Having taken in $194 million overseas since it began playing in many international markets last week, IM2's worldwide now exceeds $327 million.
October 5, 1995 |
Every morning, 7 o'clock, coach Eddie Robinson or one of his assistants walks the hallways of Grambling State University's football dormitory ringing a cowbell. It has been a Grambling tradition since World War II. But Robinson, who started the tradition, said that times have changed, and that although he hates to admit it, his graduation rate is down a bit lately. This means that at age 76, he can't let up on his players at all. "If he gets up and he gets to breakfast, he'll be up for an 8 o'clock class," Robinson said.