| Jun 16, 2013
| 9:19 AM
"Man of Steel" was the kryptonite to any box-office rival this weekend, monopolizing ticket sales and flying away with No. 1.
The 3-D film starring Henry Cavill as Superman grossed a stellar $113.1 million over the weekend, according to an estimate from...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:44 AM
When it was first announced in early 2010, the idea of a new Superman movie prompted a mix of eye-rolling and excitement. On the one hand, didn't we just do this in 2006? On the other, Christopher Nolan.
It's fitting, then, that the movie it became, the...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 2:01 PM
He's a bird, he's a plane... He's our savior?
With "Man of Steel" grossing more than $125 million since it opened on Thursday, there has been much talk about the deeper meanings behind the epic blockbuster. Those intent on looking can find...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
This summer, the popcorn movie arms race isn’t just limited to which blockbuster hauls in the most box office cash during opening weekend or which studio can boast the most hits.
In 2013, the escalation literally extends to arms –...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel" made its debut in China on Thursday and took in about $5.9 million at the box office.
That puts the 3-D film from director Zack Snyder on track to far outpace the last "Superman" picture's run in China. "Superman Returns,"...
| 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 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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:47 AM
Given that Ben Affleck will never, ever cite “Daredevil” as his favorite movie experience (even though he worked with his future wife, Jennifer Garner), the news that the Oscar-winning “Argo” filmmaker will soon play the Caped...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Ben Affleck learned the hard way that it's never a good idea to read Internet comments.
The actor, who set off a furious fanboy backlash when he was cast as Batman in the upcoming "Man of Steel" sequel last month, responded to his haters during a visit...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
A trio of splashy, late entries to the Los Angeles Film Festival were announced Wednesday: the mega-budget summer movies “Man of Steel” and “Monsters University,” as well as an in-person discussion with indie auteur Spike Jonze...
| May 22, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Just when you thought it was safe to get out of your house and into the long-delayed sunny season, Chicago theaters of all sizes unleash some of their most promising offerings of the year. When you're ready for a break from the beach and the ballpark,...