| Jul 25, 2011
"Captain America: The First Avenger" outmuscled its competition at the box office this weekend, including Harry Potter, and had the most forceful opening of any big-budget superhero movie released this summer.
The 3-D film, which stars Chris Evans as a...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 9:23 AM
Backward reels the bad guy, pummeled and stunned. Round goes the good guy's granite fist, finishing its gorgeous orbit after connecting with the villain's smirking mug.
Up jump hope and inspiration, fortified by daring fictional heroes on the page and on...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 9:36 PM
The original "Captain America" comic books were introduced in the 1940s as World War II raged in Europe and the Pacific. The story of a scrawny little guy transformed into a super soldier resonated with a worried nation.
Marvel Studios now goes back...
| Feb 28, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
After countless identical Jason Statham movies, the rugged, ground-level toughness of British actioner “The Sweeney” comes as a breath of fresh, brutal air. “We’re the Sweeney, [bleep]head. You’re nicked,...
| 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...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Though Robert Redford may be the very platonic ideal of a movie star -- a matinee idol from films such as "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," "The Sting," "The Way We Were," "The Electric Horseman" and "Out of Africa" -- he has of late been involved...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Starz has released its first trailer for the David S. Goyer created historical drama "Da Vinci's Demons."
Goyer, who wrote "Batman Begins," "The Dark Knight" and "Man of Steel," takes great liberties with the history of artist and inventor Leonardo Da...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:42 PM
Starting on Friday, April 13, 2012, the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) will be kicking off at McCormick Place. There will be celebrity guests, movie and television stars, and superstars from the word of comic books in attendance. Of course,...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 2:01 PM
Full Sail University launches a YouTube channel that showcases their students' projects, guest speakers, interviews with industry leaders, and other digital content.
The school's in-house creative agency, Platinum Creative, designed and developed the...
| Aug 23, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
In the astoundingly incompetent “The Apparition,” the most legitimate conversation involves a debate about whether or not Costco sells saguaro cacti.
Good news, green thumbs; it appears they do.
Pretty much every...