July 5, 2013 |
The drawing of a cover for a 1986 “Batman” comic is expected to fetch more than $500,000 at a Dallas auction next month. That's no paltry sum, though it would still pale to the $2.16 million paid in 2011 for Superman's debut in “Action Comics” No. 1. The forthcoming auction will feature a pen-and-ink drawing of the cover for “The Dark Knight Returns” No. 2, which was written and drawn by Frank Miller. Miller's “Dark Night Returns” series, published by DC Comics and later gathered into a graphic novel, included “The Dark Knight Returns,” “The Dark Knight Triumphant,” “Hunt the Dark Knight” and “The Dark Knight Falls.” A cover for “Hunt the Dark Knight” went for $450,000 at auction in 2011, according to the Associated Press.
June 17, 2013 |
Legendary Entertainment has a new man of steel. Monday, the closely held entertainment company announced that it has tapped Bruce Rosenblum, the former top television executive at Warner Bros., to be its president of television and digital media. Thomas Tull, chief executive of Legendary Entertainment, said in a statement that Rosenblum's hiring would further the company's efforts to expand its content, including its valuable comic characters, to the small screen, tablets and mobile devices as well as into more international territories.
June 14, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 16 - 22, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SERIES Zero Hour This conspiracy-theory drama, canceled a few months back, returns with some previously unaired episodes; Anthony Edwards stars. 8 and 9 p.m. ABC SPECIALS AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mel Brooks The comedian and director who brought you "Blazing Saddles" and "Young Frankenstein" is feted at this event hosted by filmmaker Martin Scorsese.
June 5, 2013 |
Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of June 9 - 15, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies SUNDAY Neil Patrick Harris hosts "The 65 Annual Primetime Emmy Awards" … in September. Tonight, he's hosting the "The 67th Annual Tony Awards. " We'll let you know when he's not hosting an awards show. 8 p.m. CBS Last night we dreamt of a three-eyed raven.
February 22, 2013 |
The members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences are always happy to acknowledge big action movies, franchise films and mega-hits - especially if there's a possibility they'll boost the ratings of the Oscars telecast and bring in the young folks. This year's producers tapped comic hipster and "Family Guy" Seth MacFarlane to host Sunday's ceremony. The super-cool cast of the "The Avengers" was asked to reassemble for the show, and James Bond will be feted for turning 50 years young.
January 8, 2013 |
With no major new releases in the final days of 2012, "Ted" stayed on top of the DVD sales chart for the third week in a row. Meanwhile, "The Dark Knight Rises," which had been on sale for three weeks but had not been available from Redbox kiosks or Netflix, debuted on the rental chart at No. 1. Both movies have proved very popular in the home entertainment market, outpacing such other recent releases as "Total Recall," "Ice Age: Continental Drift"...