| May 11, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Executives at Universal Pictures may be breaking out the red plastic cups.
The studio's R-rated comedy "Neighbors" far exceeded industry expectations at the domestic box office this weekend, debuting with $51.1 million, according to an estimate from...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 1:29 PM
This summer box-office season has a problem that the movie industry is looking to Michael Bay and Optimus Prime to solve.
So far this year, no movie has broken the $100-million mark in its first three days, despite big results from "The Amazing Spider-...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The last time Jared Leto returned to the big screen, for what would be his Oscar-winning role in "Dallas Buyers Club," he hadn't acted in more than five years. Next time he may not wait so long.
Leto is in early talks to star in Julius Onah's...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:09 AM
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” topped the mainland Chinese box office in the week that ended Sunday, earning more than $44.5 million and bringing its 10-day total in that market to more than $82.4 million.
U.S. superhero films have performed...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Ray Wall Band is no stranger to GEEK TO ME. When I last spoke with front man Ray Wall, the band had just finished producing a “rock opera” based on those uncanny mutant masters of melodrama, The X-Men. Now, after tackling characters...
| Jun 24, 2014
In October 1939, Marvel Comics (then known as Timely Comics) was born in New York City, from pulp magazine publisher Martin Goodman. This year, […]...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The brief announcement that Disney plans to add a Marvel-themed land to Hong Kong Disneyland in 2017 raises a host of questions:
Will Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the X-Men be getting their own rides?
When will the Marvel characters be...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 3:21 PM
EPHRAIM, Wis. — As the sun sets in a blaze of color over the waters of Green Bay, a few hundred visitors to Peninsula State Park intentionally miss the sight.
They're only a couple of miles from the shoreline, but their eyes are focused on...
| May 21, 2012
| 4:58 AM
Get free $15 3-D movie tickets from Kellogg's with codes inside specially marked boxes of cereal for a Spider-Man promotion.
Collect Spidey codes printed inside boxes of Kellogg's products and redeem them online and then print out your free ticket to...
| Aug 18, 2011
Stan Lee is one proud father these days. You'd be proud, too, if your progeny included Spider-Man, Iron Man, Thor and the Fantastic Four — characters whose films routinely bring in a few hundred million dollars at the movie box office.
Not that Lee...