March 8, 2007 |
Captain America is dead. But will he stay that way? In the latest issue of his comic book, Steve Rogers, the star-spangled hero with the gleaming shield and World War II roots, is shot to death -- and his publisher, Marvel Comics, pledges that it is neither a dream, a hoax nor a short-term stunt.
February 19, 2009 |
Bulletin: In the latest development in the growing steroid scandal, Captain America admitted today to knowingly using performance-enhancing drugs and flunking a test to detect such substances. His superhero colleague, Iron Man, a wealthy businessman whose resume includes saving the world, has also been implicated in the burgeoning investigation.
May 11, 2008 |
This summer is overflowing with images of familiar superheroes and ominous villains, and the world of American Indian art is digging up its own version of the comic art form at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, N.M. "Comic strips were the first accessible form of mass media made available on reservations, and there was this immediate connection between native people and that type of work," said Antonio Chavarria, curator of ethnology,...
July 22, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Justin Timberlake stripped down for his role in the film "Friends With Benefits" opening Friday, but at Comic-Con he says he is "afraid" of wearing tights -- for superhero roles, that is. ( Hero Complex ) The reviews are in: Chris Evans swoops in to save "Captain America: The First Avenger," making the film more than just your typical superhero movie. ( Los Angeles Times ) "Captain America" could stupefy "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows -- Part 2" at the weekend box office, with Timberlake and Mila Kunis' "Friends With Benefits" expected to lock in the third spot with moviegoers.
March 25, 2011
Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America, touched down in Las Vegas for some partying with guy friends from his early days in Boston. Evans and his men carbo-loaded at a private dinner with dishes like cowboy steak and Dover sole before hitting Marquee at the Cosmopolitan, where bottle service flowed to the sounds of DJ Chuckie?. The same night, Nicky Hilton came through with childhood friend and bad boy Brandon Davis, who waved hello to Jermaine Dupri?. In Los Angeles, fashionistas like Drew Barrymore, Malin Akerman, Garcelle Beauvais and Anna Kendrick toasted Rag & Bone designer David Neville at Robertson Boulevard's Intermix boutique?
April 24, 2013
The epic miniseries “The Bible” booked the top spot once again in DVD and Blu-ray sales last week, while the just-arriving “Life of Pi,” until now not available in all retail outlets, took the top rental spot. Here are the top-selling and renting discs for the weeks ending April 13 and 14, respectively, according to Rentrak. TOP 10 DVD & BLU-RAY SALES 1. “The Bible (The Epic Miniseries)” | Fox | Week 2 2. “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” | Warner Bros | Week 4 3. “Lincoln” | Disney | Week 3 4. “Les Miserables” | Universal | Week 4 5. “Wreck-It Ralph” | Disney | Week 6 6. “Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers” | Disney | Week 2 7. “Life of Pi” | Fox | Week 5 8. “Rise of the Guardians” | Paramount | Week 5 9. “Parental Guidance” | Fox | Week 3 10. “Game of Thrones: The Complete Second Season” | Warner Bros | Week 8 TOP 10 D VD & BLU-RAY RENTALS 1. “Life of Pi” | Fox | Week 5 2. “Zero Dark Thirty” | Sony | Week 4 3. “Lincoln” | Buena Vista/Disney | Week 3 4. “Argo” | | Warner Bros | Week 8 5. “Red Dawn” | MGM | Week 6 6. “Killing Them Softly” | Anchor Bay/Starz | Week 3 7. “Wreck-It Ralph” | Disney | | Week 6 8. “Rise Of The Guardians” | DreamWorks Week 5 9. “Skyfall” | Fox | Week 9 10. “The Collection” | Lionsgate | Week 3 ALSO : Zach Braff tries to Kickstart...
May 14, 2013 |
"Townies," an upcoming comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron, is giving some comic relief to Los Angeles. The Universal Pictures movie , in which Rogen plays a regular family man whose life is upended by the raucous behavior of his frat boy neighbor (Efron), has been lighting up local feature production. The timing couldn't be better for L.A., where location filming for feature films dropped nearly 12% in April compared with the same period last year after a 26% surge in the first quarter, according to data from FilmL.A.
August 7, 2012 |
Joss Whedon will return to write and direct a sequel to "The Avengers," Bob Iger, the chief executive of the Walt Disney Co., announced Tuesday. The superhero movie, made by Disney's Marvel Entertainment subsidiary, is one of the biggest hits in modern Hollywood history, with global ticket sales in excess of $1.46 billion. The film's domestic ticket sales of $616.8 million makes it the third-highest-grossing film of all time, trailing just"Avatar" and"Titanic" in non-inflation-adjusted dollars.
March 30, 2013
Marvel Studios will release a special cut of the movie "Iron Man 3" specifically for China. The domestic, Chinese and other international versions of the comic book film will include elements of interest to Chinese audiences - "Iron Man 3" pits Robert Downey Jr.'s industrialist superhero against scientist-villain the Mandarin (British-Indian actor Ben Kingsley, playing a character who was Chinese in the comic books). But the Chinese version of the film will include additional footage, including an appearance by Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, according to a statement Friday from Marvel and the Chinese media company DMG. This isn't the first time a Hollywood production has tailored itself for the fast-growing Chinese film audience.