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Superheroes Add Superzeros To Hollywood's Bank Balance

8th December 2006

As this week saw the release of the latest superhero flick on DVD, SUPERMAN RETURNS, Hollywood movie-makers continue to seem quite happy to carry on churning out more of the super-money-making franchises from the classic...

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X-men Illustrator Dies

30th November 2006

X-MEN illustrator DAVE COCKRUM has died from complications of diabetes. He was 63. Cockrum reinvented the comic franchise in the mid-1970s by introducing a host of new characters and overhauling the entire look of the...

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Elton John Outbid For Superman Role

22nd November 2006

SIR ELTON JOHN was left heartbroken yesterday (21NOV06) when his dreams of appearing in the next SUPERMAN movie were dashed at a celebrity auction. The ROCKET MAN singer bid GBP40,000 ($72,000) for the walk-on part...

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Mcr Frontman Meets Comic Hero

15th November 2006

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE singer GERARD WAY has teamed up with comic book idol GRANT MORRISON for advice on his own cartoon strip. The WELCOME TO THE BLACK PARADE rocker releases THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY next year...

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Big Imax Victim Of Little Ant

9th November 2006

The summer glut of animated family films had a crushing impact on giant-screen exhibitor IMAX, which grossed only $7.1 million from Warner Bros.' The Ant Bully during the third quarter. IMAX had converted the entire...

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Kidder Praises Donner's Superman Ii Cut

6th November 2006

Margot Kidder, who played Lois Lane in Superman II, has given a thumbs up to the Richard Donner cut of the film, which is being released on DVD on Nov. 28. Following a screening of...

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Fascinating Fact 2385

6th November 2006

MARGOT KIDDER, the original LOIS LANE in the SUPERMAN movies, felt she was a terrible choice to play the superhero's girlfriend and has always thought GREASE star STOCKARD CHANNING would have been a better option.

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Time Warner Shows Mostly Solid Results

2nd November 2006

Time Warner had a mixed bag of financial results to report on Wednesday. On the one hand, profits at its cable-TV company soared as a result of its acquisition of some of the cable systems...

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Reeve Children Carry On Fight

2nd November 2006

Late SUPERMAN star CHRISTOPHER REEVE's children have pledged to continue their father's search for a cure to paralysis. The actor died in 2005, nine years after he was left paralysed by a horse-riding accident. Before...

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Kidder Pretended Superman Was Indiana Jones

2nd November 2006

Actress MARGOT KIDDER pretended CHRISTOPHER REEVE was HARRISON FORD for her romantic scenes in the SUPERMAN films - because she wasn't attracted to her co-star. The movie star, who played Superman's girlfriend LOIS LANE in...

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Superman Ii: The Other Director's Cut

1st November 2006

Time Warner plans to issue a director's cut of Superman II on Nov. 20 that will feature the work of director Richard Donner, who was fired from the movie and replaced by Richard Lester midway...

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Fascinating Fact 2321

28th October 2006

The 1973 ultra-violent, cult thriller that launched the careers of director BRIAN DE PALMA and SUPERMAN star MARGOT KIDDER is in the middle of a remake, starring CHLOE SEVIGNY. Producer EDWARD R PRESSMAN has returned...

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Parker Passes On Family Tradition

27th October 2006

SEX AND THE CITY star SARAH JESSICA PARKER is reliving her youth by accompanying three-year-old son JAMES on a Halloween tradition. The actress, 41, is a huge fan of the spooky season, which she used...

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Stewart + Fitzgerald Get Stamped

27th October 2006

Beloved movie legend JAMES STEWART and jazz and blues great ELLA FITZGERALD are to join Marvel comic book characters like SUPERMAN and THE INCREDIBLE HULK on US stamps in 2007. IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE star...

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Beatfreakz In Superman Copyright Scandal

17th October 2006

Dutch dance act BEATFREAKZ have been forced to withdraw copies of their current top 10 single from shops because the record cover copies SUPERMAN's famous 'S' logo. The copyright infringement also demands the Man Of...

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Cage Defends Son's Superhero Name

2nd October 2006

NICOLAS CAGE has defended the unusual name he gave his son - and predicts future parents will follow his lead. The CON AIR star has always been fascinated by SUPERMAN and decided to name...

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Warlock Film Produces No Box-office Magic

12th September 2006

The top film at the box office last weekend, the teen warlock flick TheCovenant, drew less than $8.9 million-- the lowest figure for a No. 1 infilm in three years -- while the No. 2...

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Box Office Pushes Entertainment Spending Upwards

11th September 2006

An improved box office is expected to push total U.S. spending on entertainment -- primarily movies, music, and video games -- up 4.4 percent to $87.5 billion this year, according to the annual Communications Industry...

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Still Life A Surprise Winner At Venice

11th September 2006

Following a vote that startled many reporters covering the Venice Film Festival, Chinese director Jia Zhang-ke's Still Life (Sanxia Haoren) seemed to come out of nowhere to wind up as the winner of the festival's...

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The Covenant Claims Top Spot At Weak Us Box Office

11th September 2006

Teen horror film THE COVENANT has claimed the top spot at the US box office this weekend (08-10SEP06) with a take of just $9 million (GBP5 million) - the lowest total for a number one...

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Movie Reviews: Hollywoodland

8th September 2006

Ben Affleck is seeing something that has eluded him for a long time -- good reviews. There are plenty of them for his performance as actor George Reeves -- who played Superman in the 1950s'...

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Carlson: 'Christopher Reeve's Accident Was His Own Fault'

8th September 2006

NIP/TUCK actress KELLY CARLSON blames CHRISTOPHER REEVE for the horse-jumping accident that left the SUPERMAN actor paralysed in 1995. Reeve, the star of four Superman movies between 1978 and 1987, died in 2004 from complications...

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Fascinating Fact 2064

5th September 2006

BEN AFFLECK watched 104 episodes of SUPERMAN - 52 in black and white and 52 in colour, to prepare for his role as SUPERMAN star GEORGE REEVES in the new film HOLLYWOODLAND.

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Affleck Can Understand Reeves' 'Suicide'

1st September 2006

BEN AFFLECK can understand why late SUPERMAN star GEORGE REEVES may have shot himself, because the intensity of fame has left him depressed too. Affleck is playing Reeves in HOLLYWOODLAND, a new movie about the...

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Glenn Ford Dies

31st August 2006

Veteran actor GLENN FORD has been found dead at his home in Beverly Hills, California. He was 90. The SUPERMAN star, who had suffered numerous strokes, was discovered by paramedics yesterday (30AUG06). Police do not...

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The Things They Say 2764

29th August 2006

"I think SUPERMAN is my favourite superhero, because he's not just like a man that likes bats or got bitten by a spider. He is a Super Man." Former BUSTED singer MATT WILLIS explains his...

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Movie Gallery Shares Plummet 54 Percent

11th August 2006

Shares in Movie Gallery, the nation's No.2 video chain behind Blockbuster, plunged 54 percent Thursday after it disclosed that it had lost $14.9 million in the second quarter. It had posted a loss of $12.2...

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Talladega Nights Revs Up For Big Opening

4th August 2006

Daily Variety observed today (Friday) that although the summer's expensive "tentpole" films like Poseidon, Cars, Superman Returns, Miami Vice, and Pirates of the Caribbean have all been released, this weekend's relatively low-budget Talladega Nights: The...

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The Things They Say 2591

4th August 2006

"I look exactly like SUPERMAN, with the tights and the cape and the muscles. There was no reason to release SUPERMAN RETURNS because we've totally covered it." Actor JACK BLACK describes why his wrestling outfit...

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Poseidon And Superman Clobber Time Warner

3rd August 2006

The sinking of Poseidon and the cost of trying to make sure that Superman Returns would fly hit Time Warner's filmed entertainment unit hard in the second quarter, the company's SEC filing indicated Wednesday. Filmed...

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