April 29, 2012 |
The Avengers A bunch of mopey superheroes with nothing better to do try to save the world in Joss Whedon's slam-bang 3-D adaptation of the Marvel Comics series. With Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man, Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk, and Chris Hemsworth as the mighty Thor. PG-13 Sound of My Voice A low-budget indie starring Brit Marling (the star of last summer's sci-fi indie, Another Earth), about a Los Angeles cult leader and her troop of followers. Needless to say, things get weird. R We Have a Pope What if the pontiff passes away and the new guy picked to lead the Catholic Church has a panic attack and a crisis of faith?
May 8, 2013
Last week and total box office in millions. Rank/Title/Studio Last Week Total Weeks Out Per Location 1. Iron Man 3 (Disney) $174.1 $174.1 1 $40,946 2. Pain & Gain (Paramount) 7.5 33.8 2 2,285 3. 42 (Warner Bros.) 6.1 78.2 4 1,810 4. Oblivion (Universal) 5.6 75.8 3 1,645 5. The Croods (Fox) 4.2 168.7 7 1,442 6. The Big Wedding (LionsGate)
April 7, 1995 |
The iron man stared into the CNN and ESPN cameras yesterday afternoon and said he had a little announcement. "I'm going to try and play basketball professionally," Cal Ripken said. "I'm leaving baseball as of now. " The iron man looked around to see if the cameras were whirring and the pens were writing. "Just kidding," Cal Ripken said. The iron man checked into the Orioles' spring-training camp yesterday to begin the season that will define his career. Off in the distance - five months in the distance - lies the ghost of Lou Gehrig.
July 13, 2015 |
Ant-Man is upon us. On Friday, another superhero heads to the multiplexes. A Silver Age brethren of Iron Man, Spider-Man, and Thor, Ant-Man is, um, a little different. Sure, he has the superhuman strength, the supercool costume, and the supersmart-alecky retorts of a Marvel Comics crimebuster. But this guy is less than an inch high, and if he joined his fellow Formicidae in an invasion of your kitchen pantry, you'd grab the Raid and gun him down with the rest of the pests. How can this tiny speck possibly do battle with evil masterminds bent on world domination?
November 25, 2013 |
I saw a lot of interesting costumes while watching the Philadelphia Marathon last Sunday: Santa Claus with real beard and jingle bells, Barney Rubble, Forrest Gump, and a lot of tutus (on men and women). Then a woman dressed as Captain America ran by, smiling, holding a small shield in her hand. When a man dressed as Captain America ran by soon after, I thought it was a coincidence, especially given that the Captain America sequel is coming out in April. I was wrong. Karl Leitz and Aya Takeichi-Leitz are a married couple from Jersey City.
November 19, 2007 |
While the old saying "you can't judge a book by its cover" is wise advice, the cover of "World War Hulk" No. 5 is an exception. The stunning David Finch cover has the Hulk engaged in a literal slobberknocker with the Sentry. The pages inside show the Hulk and the Sentry trading blow after blow on page after page in one of the more epic fights you will ever read. For the uninitiated, "World War Hulk" has dealt with the Hulk returning to Earth after being tricked into exile by heroes including Iron Man, Mister Fantastic, Doctor Strange and Black Bolt.
April 27, 2008 |
It's a superhero smackdown! From that old-school adventurer Indiana Jones to the New Age burnout Hancock, this summer the multiplex will look a lot like the muscleplex. Batman, the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man and Speed Racer are each in the fight to dominate evil - and the box office. The superheroines of summer? Nowhere to be found. The summer movies divide between the guy individualists out to save the world and gal collectives there to save each other. In the sisterhood of Sex and the City: The Movie and that of the Traveling Pants, female friendship rules.
May 1, 2008 |
Tony Stark, a most dissolute and disarming arms manufacturer, builds flamethrowers in the basement. For kicks. The bucks aren't bad, either. Sporting wit (and goatee) sharp as a survival knife, Robert Downey Jr. is the billionaire bon vivant in Iron Man, the fast, funny and deliriously entertaining flick based on Marvel Comics' self-made superhero. Unlike genetic and environmental supers, this weapons whiz gives himself superpowers. A hard-drinking inventor/playboy/businessman, Tony is a hybrid of Howard Hughes and Hugh Hefner, 1950s fantasy figures gene-spliced for 2008.