August 5, 2016 |
During a seminal run in the 1990s, Dan Jurgens wrote some of the best-selling Superman stories of the past 25 years. He killed and resurrected the hero and added now-classic and formidable villains to his rogue's gallery, like Doomsday and Cyborg Superman. Given all that, returning to the character as part of DC's line-wide relaunch "Rebirth," may strike some as a no-win scenario. Jurgens doesn't think so. "I think that, this time in knowing what this character is and knowing what 'Rebirth' was designed to do, that there was a natural fit there," he told Comics Guy Jerome Maida.
April 5, 2016 |
The weekend box office for Batman v Superman decreased faster than a speeding bullet. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice fell a steep 68 percent in its second weekend in theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The superhero pic earned an estimated $52.4 million over the weekend, easily besting the modest new openers like God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks . The Zack Snyder -directed movie cost a reported $250 million to produce and around $150 million to market, and has earned an estimated $261.5 million to date.
April 3, 2016
Barrymore and Kopelman to split We were hoping it was an April Fools' joke, but TMZ and eonline.com believe it, so we must report it. Drew Barrymore and husband of three years Will Kopelman are planning to become a former couple. They still like each other but have agreed to scram. They have luscious kids Olive, 3, and Frankie, soon to be 2. This will be her third former marriage, his first. She goes for men of substance We are struggling to triangulate this in a six degrees of Kevin Bacon kind of way, but apparently Wendi Deng , former wife of Rupert Murdoch , and the one who bravely came to his aid when some joker served him with a pie in the face in 2011, is said to be dating . . . Vlad "The Impaler" Putin . As in the guy who runs Russia.
March 29, 2016 |
SUPERMAN. Batman. Wonder Woman. Critics. Who wins? Duh. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice rebounded from a bat cave full of bad reviews to debut with a massive $170.1 million in North America, the sixth best opening of all-time. The stakes were high for the Warner Bros. release, which cost $250 million to make and about $150 million to market. But the studio's bid to launch a DC Comics universe to rival Marvel's empire was met with persistent PR pains and numerous changes in the release date.
March 25, 2016 |
Although Batman and Superman will appear and fight on the big screen for the first time in a film hitting screens this weekend, the seemingly odd matchup has happened several times in the comics. Why are Superman and Batman presented at cross purposes so often - and why do fans enjoy that conflict? "People find the conflict between Superman and Batman compelling because the disparity in power levels of the two characters means that Batman will always have to come up with some incredibly clever strategy to survive and even triumph," said comics writer and historian Danny Fingeroth, author of Superman on the Couch: What Superheroes Really Tell Us About Ourselves and Our Society . "On the other hand, Superman's character will be tested as he has to battle an adversary who is so much less powerful, without killing him or looking like a bully.
March 20, 2016 |
"Fearing the actions of a godlike Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with each other, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has ever known before. " - Warner Bros. synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . Box office prognosticators are predicting big things for Friday's epic face-off, with two of the most iconic comic book characters-turned-film-franchises of all time sharing the screen and trying to take each other down, never mind the caped Kryptonian's obviously more-daunting skill set. Ben Affleck is the grouchy Gotham City crime fighter with the nocturnal flying-mammal fetish.
October 2, 2015 |
JUST CALL HIM the Man of Steal. The fashion choices of one super-dumb criminal may have been his kryptonite, according to Upper Darby police, who said they captured a burglary suspect this week thanks to the man's penchant for wearing a Superman shirt while committing his crimes. Kyree Henneghan, 18, of West Philly, was charged with two counts of burglary and related offenses for the break-ins that occurred this week and last, said Upper Darby Police Superintendent Michael Chitwood.
December 22, 2014 |
Last weekend, the Springfield Township library in Delaware County hosted a screening of the sing-along edition of Frozen , the Disney film in which an ice queen, Elsa, dooms her subjects to eternal frostbite until her younger sister, Anna, steps in to save the day. The children in attendance (including 12 Elsas, two Annas, and a Superman) were spellbound. Amanda Winnett, however, was less than rapt. It was, she said, about the 200th time she had watched the film with her daughter Catherine, a 4-year-old wearing filmy Frozen pajamas and clutching a magic wand that looked deceivingly like a craft-foam snowflake stapled to a Popsicle stick.
November 10, 2014 |
IT'S PROBABLY unfair to call Cameron Brown the only super player on the Simon Gratz offensive line. Then again, the 6-2, 265-pound junior was likely the only one wearing a Superman shirt under his game jersey last night. "The team calls me Super Cam," Brown said after the Bulldogs outlasted Martin Luther King High, 22-14. "Everybody knows my favorite football player is Cam Newton, and earlier in the offseason, my mom was just buying me all these Superman shirts. I always wear them for games.
July 13, 2013
By Gina Barreca What do Hannah Arendt, Sandra Bullock, Mary McCarthy, and Melissa McCarthy have in common? More than you might imagine. For starters, they're all in critically acclaimed summer films. OK, so it's the characters of German Jewish political theorist Hannah Arendt and American best-selling novelist Mary McCarthy, author of The Group , who appear in the film. The women themselves are now part of history and no longer have agents. Arendt is best known for her controversial reporting for the New Yorker on the trial of Nazi Adolf Eichmann; most famously, she introduced the concept of "banality of evil.