| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:54 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is quickly filling its coffers for its museum project. Today, the organization announced three naming gifts, of $5-million each.
Producer and academy governor Gale Anne Hurd ("The Walking Dead," "The...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MONTREAL — On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:08 PM
Wizard World Chicago Comic Con is upping its game again this year, bringing Michael Shannon, Zachary Quinto, Norman Reedus, John Barrowman, WWE Superstar CM Punk and comic legend Stan Lee to the Aug. 8-11 convention in Rosemont.
Several of those names...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 11:14 AM
If you're a fan of Marvel Comics superheroes, here's a little piece of heaven ... six of the live-action feature films featuring the characters, several of them also in 3-D versions, packaged together in a Blu-ray box along with a new bonus disc titled...
| Aug 22, 2011
Reza Badiyi, a prolific television director whose credits included "Get Smart" and "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" and who set a Directors Guild of America record for directing the most hours of episodic series television, has died. He was 81.
| Nov 3, 2011
| 4:36 PM
The show before the show, part two. Play classic prime-time TV opening sequences, then vote for number one....
| Dec 10, 2010
| 9:34 PM
For those who attended Comic-Con this year -- or frantically hit refresh on movie-nerd sites like we do -- some of the footage in this just-released "Thor" trailer should be familiar, but it's the new material that's got us excited. The comic book-based...
| Mar 9, 2008
BUILDING a superhero from scratch is noisy and hazardous. "Let's find a place where it's quieter!" The man shouting was Kevin Feige, the president of production for Marvel Studios, the Hollywood start-up that takes flight on May 2 with its first film,...
| Jun 14, 2007
Not content with developing individual characters for the big screen, Marvel Studios is hoping to make a movie about the superhero team the Avengers.
Studio pet writer Zak Penn ("Fantastic Four," "The Incredible Hulk," "X-Men") will begin working on a...
| Jun 23, 2008
Would you believe . . . $39.2 million?
The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend.
Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
| Feb 21, 2010
Rizzoli/Gagosian Gallery: 140 pp., $80
"Hulk Elvis" catalogs an exhibition of that name by American artist Jeff Koons that ran at the Gagosian Gallery in London in the summer of 2007. It's quite a production -- this is a lavish,...
| Apr 11, 2010
Look, up in the sky! In case you haven't noticed already, our entertainment stratosphere has grown crowded with muscle-bound superheroes in almost every conceivable shape and size: the franchise-rebooted likes of Spider-Man and Superman, battle-armored...