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  • Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor: Miscast or Inspired Choice?

    The announcement from Warner Bros. today that Jesse Eisenberg had been cast as Lex Luthor in the untitled Superman-Batman sequel scheduled for 2016 was met with howls from the blogosphere. But in this case, the Internet might actually have a point....
  • Harvey Weinstein on 'The Immigrant': What Editing-Room Tensions?

    Casting aside rumors of editing-room tensions between himself and director James Gray, Harvey Weinstein spoke proudly and enthusiastically about Gray's lush 1920s period drama "The Immigrant" Tuesday night at the film's New York premiere, co-hosted by The...
  • 'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.

    'The Purge' trounces 'The Internship.' Cable show kicks off in D.C.
    After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun. The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
  • 'Man of Steel' review: Big and strong

    'Man of Steel' review: Big and strong
    *** (out of four) Other than a major influx of action and Kal-El’s/Superman’s mom giving birth, “Man of Steel” opens much like 1978’s “Superman.” Kal-El’s father Jor-El (Russell Crowe) dismisses evil...
  • 'Man of Steel' follows the grim path first trod by the Dark Knight ★★ 1/2

    'Man of Steel' follows the grim path first trod by the Dark Knight ★★ 1/2
    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. A...
  • Q&A: Michael Shannon imagines General Zod's trip to Wiener's Circle

    Q&A: Michael Shannon imagines General Zod's trip to Wiener's Circle
    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...
  • Review: In 'Man of Steel,' Henry Cavill soars over an erratic plot

    "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...
  • When celebrity interviews go bad

    When celebrity interviews go bad
    Let us consider for a moment the Hollywood performance that never gets nominated for awards but can be just as indelible as any Oscar-winning role. I'm referring to the celebrity interview that goes viral. Typically interviews that are done during a...
  • Film Review: Superman without humor or emotion

    Film Review: Superman without humor or emotion
    Zack Snyder's new take on the most famous of comic book heroes could just as easily be called "Superman Returns...Again," but Warner Bros. presumably was in no hurry to remind us of Bryan Singer's 2006 disappointing "Superman Returns." Compared to the...
  • Interview: 'Iron Man' vs. 'Man of Steel'? Gwyneth Paltrow shows mettle

    Interview: 'Iron Man' vs. 'Man of Steel'? Gwyneth Paltrow shows mettle
    If there was any sort of competition between the year’s most anticipated superhero films, “Iron Man 3” and “Man of Steel” — which opened at the U.S. box office six weeks apart — “Iron Man” actress...
  • TV, movie stars lining up for Wizard World Chicago 2013

    TV, movie stars lining up for Wizard World Chicago 2013
    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...