| Jun 13, 2013
| 4:32 AM
Despite being the prototypical superhero, Superman hasn't often translated well to film. Yeah, we can all agree that Richard Donner's Superman pretty much invented the modern comic-book movie, and Superman II was a fine follow-up. But since then it's been...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:30 PM
If two "Macbeths" is company, is three a crowd?
That's a question Broadway types have started to wonder in the wake of glowing reviews for the Kenneth Branagh-toplined revival of "Macbeth," now in the midst of a brief, buzzmagnet run as part of the U.K.'...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:38 AM
In Amy Herzog's "Belleville" at the Steppenwolf Theatre, Kate Arrington plays a troubled young woman named Abby who is married to a creep. At Abby's low point, she is literally forced to beg her suddenly terrifying husband for her own phone in order to...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Superman has returned with his trademarked red boots, red cape, blue suit, and iconic logo.
Man of Steel crash-landed into theaters Friday, June 14, and chronicles the story of everyone’s childhood hero, Superman, portrayed by Henry Cavill in...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:00 AM
I have a theory for what is causing "Man of Steel's" faster-than-expected slide at the box office: Jor-El.
Around the fifth time Russell Crowe materializes as Jor, the long-dead father of Clark Kent, a.k.a. Kal-El, a.k.a. Superman, I wanted to scream....
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2013
| 7:33 AM
I went to "Man of Steel" with high hopes based on the casting of Henry Cavill as Superman.
Those hopes turned to severe disappointment in the film's last third.
Oh, Henry, you just didn't stand a chance against those tiresome special effects.
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:30 PM
There's nary a mention of kryptonite, the Fortress of Solitude is only an existential locale, and Clark Kent never earns so much as a single Daily Planet byline in "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder, writer David S. Goyer and producer Christopher Nolan'...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:30 AM
ROME -- U.S. studios will be out in force at the upcoming 59th Taormina Film Festival in Sicily, where a wide range of genre pics will unspool, sandwiched in-between Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" and Disney's "The Lone Ranger."
As previously announced,...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Thanks, "Man of Steel." Because of the scene where Superman battles two of his adversaries from the planet Krypton in downtown Smallville, wrecking most of an IHOP and a Sears store, I now associate pancakes and appliances with pain and suffering.
| Jun 12, 2013
Perhaps it’s not surprising that Michael Shannon, an Oscar nominee (“Revolutionary Road”) known for playing troubled characters, appears as tortured madman General Zod in “Man of Steel,” opening Friday. Would he be open to...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
"I can do things other people can't," the man says with becoming modesty, and can he ever. Cauterize deep wounds with a single glance, leap tall buildings in a single bound, things like that. Those rumors you've been hearing are true: Superman is back...