| Jun 11, 2012
When it was announced about a week ago that DC Comics was "re-creating" Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern, as a gay character, the news was met with mixed reactions.
Of course you had those who decried it, those who applauded it, and those who -...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 11:57 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Amazing Spider-Man" has swung into action with $35 million domestically in its first day — a record for a film opening on Tuesday.
The new launch for the Marvel Comics superhero outdid the previous best Tuesday debut...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 3:38 PM
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan’s successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises."
Home to such superheroes as Superman,...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 9:32 AM
The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man ride at Universal's Islands of Adventure will temporarily close to prepare for its new high-def version that is scheduled to be ready for theme-park guests in March.
Tuesday, Feb. 7, will be last day to experience the...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 1:05 AM
OPENING FRIDAYIce Age:
You have to say this for the fourth film in this animated franchise: At least it's not afraid of being wedged between "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" on the summer release schedule....
| Jul 23, 2012
| 1:05 AM
San Diego Comic-Con International is ground zero for geek culture.
Last week, 130,000 pop culture fans descended on the San Diego Convention Center for first looks at "The Hobbit," "Iron Man 3," "Man of Steel" and other event flicks.
My wife and I...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 1:20 PM
Perspective: Of the world's 7 billion people, an estimated 2.6 billion do not have toilet access, and every day a reported 4,000 children die from sanitation-related illnesses. However, in May, in Portland, Ore., Douglas Eki and "Jason" Doctolero were...
| Feb 17, 2012
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Just before “Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance” ends, Johnny Blaze (Nicolas Cage) tells us in voiceover, “My name is Johnny Blaze. I am the Ghost Rider.” After two movies in a Marvel Comics franchise, the...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 12:54 PM
The first-ever "Stockton-Con" comic convention is scheduled for Aug. 5 at the University of the Pacific.
Morrie Turner, the convention’s guest of honor, will be the focus of the first panel of the day-long event. Turner is most famous for...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 9:10 AM
w/ Sheek Louch, Saigon, Rowdy City, Debo and Krystyle. $25 adv., $28 doors. 8 p.m., Aug. 4. Toad's Place, 300 York St., New Haven, toadsplace.com
Dennis Coles has never let a good opportunity go to waste. The Staten Island, N.Y.-bred...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 9:21 AM
The man behind the biggest movie of the year will return for a second round.
"Avengers" writer/director Joss Whedon (also known for cult favorites "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Firefly") has signed on for a sequel to the superhero blockbuster, which...
| Aug 11, 2012
Mel Stuart had firmly established himself as an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker in the 1960s when his daughter Madeline, a big fan of Roald Dahl's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory," insisted he turn the popular children's book into a movie....