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Superman Didn't Fly High Enough, Say Analysts

3rd July 2006

If Superman Returns hadn't cost about $204 million to make and an additional $40 million to develop over the past 19 years, the $84.2 million that the movie earned since it opened late Tuesday night...

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How High Did Superman Really Fly?

30th June 2006

Rival studios were claiming Thursday that Warner Bros. overestimated the opening-day gross of Superman Returns by more than $2 million, according to L.A. Weekly columnist Nikke Fink. Fink also reported that Warner Bros. is rushing...

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Movie Reviews: The Devil Wears Prada

30th June 2006

They're positioning The Devil Wears Prada, starring Meryl Streep, as the adult (mostly female adult) alternative to Superman Returns. Most critics agree that Streep's performance significantly overpowers Brandon Routh's as the Man of Steel. Gene...

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Superman Falls Short Of Super Cruise And Spider-man

30th June 2006

The new SUPERMAN movie crashed into cinemas with a $21 million (GBP11.6 million) opening day on Wednesday (28JUN06), but it wasn't enough to share the skies with SPIDER-MAN. The webslinger spun up a $40 million...

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Fascinating Fact 1708

30th June 2006

The man who has thrilled tourists as SUPERMAN outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard for years is beloved folk singer SANDY DENNIS' son CHRISTOPHER.

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Bloom Fears He Can't Match Bosworth's New Love

30th June 2006

British hunk ORLANDO BLOOM fears he can't compete with girlfriend KATE BOSWORTH's latest onscreen flame - because he's no real life SUPERMAN. Bosworth, who plays LOIS LANE in new movie SUPERMAN RETURNS, is seen on...

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Superman Returns With A Bang

29th June 2006

Superman Returns posted a mighty $21,015,000 in ticket sales on its opening day Wednesday, including midnight screenings the previous night, according to unofficial figures posted by the industry website Showbiz Data today (Thursday). Although well...

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Fbi Claims It Shut Down Huge Piracy Ring

29th June 2006

The FBI said on Wednesday that it had arrested 13 members of an international movie-piracy gang that churned out 25-50 percent of all bootleg DVDs made with camcorders. Nine others were being sought. The arrests...

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Marlon Brando, The Action Figure

29th June 2006

Not only is Marlon Brando making his final appearance in Superman Returns -- director Bryan Singer created it from outtakes from the original 1978 Superman in which Brando played Jor-El, Superman's father -- but he...

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Brando To Return As Superman Action Figure

29th June 2006

Late movie heavyweight MARLON BRANDO is to be honoured for his part in the SUPERMAN franchise - by being turned into an action figure. Brando's JOR-EL character from the original 1978 Superman movie will feature...

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Mighty Return (And Returns) Expected For Superman

28th June 2006

Superman Returns is expected to leap over all its rivals in a single bound over the Fourth of July weekend, but analysts are divided over how high it will fly. The film will have the...

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Apple Victim Of Pirates

28th June 2006

Apple Computer, which has long maintained that the best way to combat Internet piracy is to offer music and video at reasonable prices, found itself the victim of pirates Tuesday. The trailer for Spider-Man 3...

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Movie Reviews: Superman Returns

28th June 2006

Just like in the comics and the movies, Superman is receiving much adulation while dodging Kryptonite as he faces movie critics today (Tuesday) in advance of midnight screenings of Superman Returns. The critics are about...

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Studio Increasing Ad Spending On The Web

28th June 2006

Several critics have observed that it's really not necessary to sit through 2 1/2 hours of Superman Returns in order to see the best special-effects sequences. Most of them have been squeezed into the trailers,...

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Superman Gets Stamp Of Approval From Critics

21st June 2006

The first SUPERMAN film in nearly 20 years, SUPERMAN RETURNS, has received rave reviews from America's leading movie critics. Superman Returns stars BRANDON ROUTH as the Man Of Steel, KATE BOSWORTH as LOIS LANE, and...

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Superman Is 'Jewish'

20th June 2006

Comic book hero CLARK KENT, the alter ego of SUPERMAN, has been described as the stereotypical Jew by rabbi and writer SIMCHA WEINSTEIN. Weinstein, whose new book UP, UP AND OY VEY explores the concept...

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Superman Can't Help Bosworth Conquer Flying Fears

16th June 2006

Actress KATE BOSWORTH was hoping SUPERMAN could help conquer her fear of flying - but she's still terrified of stepping on a plane. The BLUE CRUSH star plays LOIS LANE in SUPERMAN RETURNS and realised...

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Routh's Ripping Superman Suit

6th June 2006

New SUPERMAN actor BRANDON ROUTH worked out so hard for his role in the superhero film, he almost ruined his famous costume. Routh was desperate to match the Man of Steel's comic book physique and...

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Superman's Sexuality In The Spotlight

5th June 2006

Comic book hero-turned-movie icon SUPERMAN has come under scrutiny from gay campaigners who insist the Man Of Steel is a homosexual. US gay magazine Advocate is calling for the superhero to come out of the...

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Space Ghost Animator Dies

5th June 2006

Celebrated animator and cartoonist ALEX TOTH, the mastermind of classic TV adventure series SPACE GHOST, has died at his drawing board. He was 77. Toth had been suffering ill health for many years, and died...

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Routh Vomits During First Superman

18th May 2006

Actor and avid SUPERMAN fan BRANDON ROUTH was so excited at the release of the first movie - he was sick in the cinema. The 26-year-old, who will star as the popular superhero in this...

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Routh Laughs Off Digital Shrinking Rumours

18th May 2006

New SUPERMAN actor BRANDON ROUTH has laughed off reports computer wizardry was used to digitally reduce the bulge of his mammoth manhood in the new movie. The modest 26-year-old, who'll appear as the popular comic-strip...

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Frail Ford Ends Birthday Party Early

2nd May 2006

Veteran actor GLENN FORD cut his 90th birthday celebrations short yesterday (01MAY06) when he was overcome by weakness and fatigue. The award-winning star, best known for his roles in SUPERMAN and westerns such as THE...

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Superman Gets Milked

25th April 2006

America's Milk Processors bosses have landed a little superhero help for their latest 'Got Milk?' advertising campaign - SUPERMAN. The big screen's new Man of Steel, BRANDON ROUTH, appears in the new print ads, donned...

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Underground Acts Pay Musical Tribute To Superman

21st April 2006

AMERICAN HI-FI, THE ACADEMY and JACK'S MANNEQUIN are among the acts paying tribute to comic book superhero SUPERMAN on a quirky new album. The US underground acts have recorded original tunes and covers with Superman...

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Dana Reeve To Be Honoured On Broadway

5th April 2006

CHRISTOPHER REEVE's late wife DANA REEVE will be honoured at a memorial service on New York City's Broadway on Monday (10APR06). The actress and paralysis campaigner died last month (06MAR06) after a battle with lung...

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Will Reeve Custody Plans

17th March 2006

Before her death from lung cancer on 6 March (06), DANA REEVE made arrangements to insure her 13-year-old son WILL would be able to live with his best friend's family. Reeve died 17 months after...

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Superman Trio Plot Comic Prequels

16th March 2006

SUPERMAN director BRYAN SINGER and screenwriters MICHAEL DOUGHERTY and DAN HARRIS will give DC Comics plots for four comic-book prequels to the upcoming film SUPERMAN RETURNS. The 40-page prequels will be published throughout June (06)...

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New Superman Gets Ready For Big Time

14th March 2006

New SUPERMAN actor BRANDON ROUTH is preparing for his imminent fame by appearing in public - in disguise. The 26-year-old is convinced the practice will come in handy after the summer (06) release of the...

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Cuba Regrets Saying No To Spielberg After Oscar Win

13th March 2006

CUBA GOODING JR regrets turning down the chance to play a slave in STEVEN SPIELBERG's epic AMISTAD, admitting he was too bigheaded after his Oscar win to accept certain roles. The JERRY MAGUIRE star accepts...

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