| May 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
King of the keg-stand this weekend, Universal's R-rated frat comedy "Neighbors," with its estimated boffo $51.1 million opening, interrupted the Stateside reign of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which fell a steeper-than-expected 59% in its second frame...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Andrew Garfield knows what he's doing for the next few years, and now you do too.
Sony Pictures announced Monday the release dates for the third and fourth iterations of its "Spider-Man" movies starring the British actor.
In addition to "The Amazing...
| 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 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer?
Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
| Jan 29, 2013
It was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 8:16 AM
In show business, like all business, very often you spend money to make money. Director Sam Raimi's "Oz the Great and Powerful" is Disney's latest attempt to spend $200 million to make a billion worldwide, on the order of Tim Burton's "Alice in...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 6:50 AM
"Breakfast at Tiffany's," the beloved novella by Truman Capote, has hit Broadway with a rising star in the role of Holly Golightly -- HBO's "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Carke.
The new stage version, by playwright Richard Greenberg, opened this...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Right in the middle of "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," which is one sort of action movie, there's another, better one that lasts five or six very good minutes.
We're in the Himalayas, where the fancy ninjas such as Storm Shadow (Byung-hun Lee) and Snake Eyes...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record — barely.
After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and...