June 16, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Warner Bros. is hoping Ryan Reynolds will light up "Green Lantern" at the box office and rescue the film from reviews that range from tepid to savage. ( Los Angeles Times ) Speaking of superheroes, comic book mogul Stan Lee is teaming up with the National Hockey League to create a promotional superhero franchise for NBCUniversal, based on the 30 NHL teams. Because nothing strikes more fear in a villain's heart than a duck or a maple leaf.
June 8, 2011 |
The summer of superhero movies is upon us, which means millions will be looking up at the big screen thinking, "Man, those abs are awesome. " So what does it take to get pecs like Thor's, shoulders like the Green Lantern's and a six-pack like Captain America's? Things most mortals can only dream about: a top personal trainer to help you work out every day, tailored meals and Sisyphean determination. Trainer Mike Knight, who owns the Art of Strength gym in West Bloomfield, Mich., was one of the trainers who worked with "Thor" star Chris Hemsworth for six months to get his body into chest-baring shape.
June 2, 2011 |
It looks like we'll have to wait a little longer for what I've dubbed the "most anticipated new roller coaster of the summer. " Photos : Green Lantern coaster takes shape atSix Flags Magic Mountain For the second time in as many months, Six Flags Magic Mountain has pushed back the opening of the rocking and spinning Green Lantern roller coaster. It is now scheduled to make its debut July 1 after the Valencia amusement park postponed planned premieres in May and June.
April 22, 2011 |
There's a lot more than pixie dust swirling through the air at the Disneyland resort as construction crews, excavators and towering cranes work on several new theme-park rides set to debut this summer and beyond. The tandem Anaheim theme parks haven't seen this much construction since Disney California Adventure opened in 2001 next door to Disneyland. Photos: Top 10 most anticipated Southern California theme park rides for 2011 The headliner for 2011 is the $100-million Little Mermaid: Ariel's Undersea Adventure , opening at Disney California Adventure on June 3. The elaborate dark ride will take visitors on a family-friendly musical underwater journey based on "The Little Mermaid" animated movie.
March 31, 2011
Like the adage about bad publicity, R&B singer Chris Brown has proved there's also no such thing as a bad meltdown on a national TV show as long as it spells your name correctly and plugs your new album. That album, "F.A.M.E.," entered Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart at No. 1 Wednesday with first-week sales of 270,000 copies, the second-highest total of the year, despite — or perhaps partly because of — the singer's tirade after ABC's "Good Morning America" host Robin Roberts had asked him about his assault on former girlfriend Rihanna rather than limiting their discussion to the album.
February 4, 2011 |
What I've dubbed the " most anticipated new roller coaster of the summer " has arrived at Six Flags Magic Mountain --and I'm already salivating. Magic Mountain took delivery this week of the rocking and spinning Green Lantern coaster trains, which join portions of the emerald green track already on site at the Valencia amusement park. (Watch the concept video of the Green Lantern .) Ground clearance is currently under way for the first-of-its-kind ride in the U.S., with vertical construction expected to begin in March in advance of a scheduled Memorial Day weekend unveiling.
October 19, 2010 |
Six Flags Magic Mountain will reclaim the Roller Coaster Capital of the World title with the addition of two coasters in spring 2011, including a first-of-its-kind ride in the U.S., amusement park officials said. The Green Lantern will bring Magic Mountain's coaster count to 18, allowing the Valencia amusement park to recapture the coaster crown, taken by Ohio’s Cedar Point in 2008 . Magic Mountain snatched the crown from Cedar Point around the turn of the millennium after adding a coaster a year during a building binge that stretched from 1997 to 2003.
October 6, 2010 |
Greg Berlanti rushes into his office on the Disney lot, insisting that he's never, ever late. He's so emphatic it's easy to believe him, but it's also easy to understand why he might be running behind these days. The writer-producer-director ? whose TV résumé includes acclaimed programs such as "Everwood" and "Brothers & Sisters" ? is juggling a dizzying number of projects. He has just launched the ABC series "No Ordinary Family," which premiered Sept. 28, and he directed "Life as We Know It," a romantic comedy arriving in theaters Friday.
July 24, 2010 |
The Green Lantern corps has a new member. By the time you read this, a lucky fan already may have won an exact replica of the power ring worn by Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) in the Warner Bros. film due next year. I've seen the ring, and it's a fascinating artifact -- very different from the traditional clean, monochromatic ring of the comics. Check back here at Hero Complex for an exclusive interview with the winner. The ring was set as the big give-away surprise during the opening panel in Hall H on Saturday at Comic-Con International.