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October 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman. The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League" movie that would join Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015.
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March 13, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
"Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising" puts such a radical spin on superhero comics that it almost reads as satire. The film boasts a Justice League of its own, but one reminiscent of a professional sports league complete with stars, duds, corporate sponsors, a farm system and even an ancillary television network that literally keeps score on these avengers. To recap for the "Tiger & Bunny" uninitiated, the film follows a short-lived anime television series and a 2012 movie ("The Beginning")
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan's successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises. " Home to such superheroes as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, DC has struggled to find the same success on the big screen as its Walt Disney Co.-owned rival Marvel Entertainment - despite having a better known collection of characters. Nolan's Batman movies have been its only hits of the past decade, surrounded by modest flops such as 2006's "Superman Returns" and 2009's "Watchmen" and such major money-losers as 2010's "Jonah Hex" and last year's "Green Lantern.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Warner Bros.' Superman reboot "Man of Steel" is expected to have a big domestic opening, with prerelease audience surveys suggesting the film could take in $90 million or more over its debut weekend. The movie, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman and cost about $225 million to produce, also is opening in 24 foreign markets on Friday -- the same day as its stateside bow. It will debut in 26 additional markets the following weekend, including China, which is the biggest wild card.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the expectations for Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel"! The Superman picture comes at a crucial time for the studio. With the completion of the "Dark Knight" trilogy last year, Warner Bros. needs a new superhero franchise. In the near term, Warner Bros. could also use a blockbuster. "Man of Steel," which was directed by Zack Snyder and co-produced by "Dark Knight" filmmaker Christopher Nolan, is opening Friday on the heels of the studio's somewhat disappointing "The Hangover Part III. " And with the riskier sci-fi spectacle "Pacific Rim" slated to open in July, a strong showing for "Man of Steel" would ease pressure on Warner Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Dwayne McDuffie, a highly respected comic book and animation writer who was a co-founder of Milestone Media, a landmark company that created a multicultural comics line that introduced black superheroes such as Hardware and Static, has died. He was 49. McDuffie died Monday, a day after his birthday, of complications after undergoing emergency heart surgery at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said Gary Miereanu, a publicist for Warner Home Video. As a comic book writer, McDuffie had stints working on DC's "Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight" and "Justice League of America," and for Marvel's "Fantastic Four.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2003
Re Brian Lowry's "TV Saves the Day" (July 6): Animation's audience is dependent on two factors: (1) the quality of the show; and (2) the "stability" of the time slot. My husband and I (a fortysomething and thirtysomething, respectively) enjoyed the first season of "Justice League" but have not seen a single episode of Season 2 because the time slot of the show varies. I once tried visiting Cartoon Network's Web site to determine when it aired, but when I turned on my TV to what I thought was the appointed time, I got another show.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012
The long-awaited movie museum in Hollywood moved another step closer to fruition with the announcement Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that it has raised $100 million in its goal to generate $250 million toward the new institution. The academy also unveiled its vision for the museum, slated to open in 2016, by architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, which will include the restoration of the old May Co. building located on Wilshire and Fairfax. The architects said they intend to construct a "spherical glass addition" to the back of the original building that will house a state-of-the-art theater and will replace an extension made to the structure in 1946.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 13, 2014 | By Martin Tsai
"Tiger & Bunny the Movie: The Rising" puts such a radical spin on superhero comics that it almost reads as satire. The film boasts a Justice League of its own, but one reminiscent of a professional sports league complete with stars, duds, corporate sponsors, a farm system and even an ancillary television network that literally keeps score on these avengers. To recap for the "Tiger & Bunny" uninitiated, the film follows a short-lived anime television series and a 2012 movie ("The Beginning")
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Warner Bros.' Superman reboot "Man of Steel" is expected to have a big domestic opening, with prerelease audience surveys suggesting the film could take in $90 million or more over its debut weekend. The movie, which stars Henry Cavill as Superman and cost about $225 million to produce, also is opening in 24 foreign markets on Friday -- the same day as its stateside bow. It will debut in 26 additional markets the following weekend, including China, which is the biggest wild card.
BUSINESS
June 11, 2013 | By Daniel Miller
Look, up in the sky! It's a bird. It's a plane. It's the expectations for Warner Bros.' "Man of Steel"! The Superman picture comes at a crucial time for the studio. With the completion of the "Dark Knight" trilogy last year, Warner Bros. needs a new superhero franchise. In the near term, Warner Bros. could also use a blockbuster. "Man of Steel," which was directed by Zack Snyder and co-produced by "Dark Knight" filmmaker Christopher Nolan, is opening Friday on the heels of the studio's somewhat disappointing "The Hangover Part III. " And with the riskier sci-fi spectacle "Pacific Rim" slated to open in July, a strong showing for "Man of Steel" would ease pressure on Warner Bros.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Fans waiting in line Saturday for the annual Free Comic Book Day event at Golden Apple Comics on Melrose Avenue witnessed firsthand the kind of high-speed car chase and police action regularly featured in graphic novels. Dozens of people in two lines streaming into the store and a nearby gallery and parking lot, where free comic book issues were being handed out, first heard sirens around 12:30 p.m. Then a yellow Jeep, its front bumper damaged, peeled south down La Brea Avenue, swinging left onto Melrose in front of Golden Apple, followed quickly by at least two police cruisers.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 19, 2012
The long-awaited movie museum in Hollywood moved another step closer to fruition with the announcement Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences that it has raised $100 million in its goal to generate $250 million toward the new institution. The academy also unveiled its vision for the museum, slated to open in 2016, by architects Renzo Piano and Zoltan Pali, which will include the restoration of the old May Co. building located on Wilshire and Fairfax. The architects said they intend to construct a "spherical glass addition" to the back of the original building that will house a state-of-the-art theater and will replace an extension made to the structure in 1946.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 18, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman. The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League" movie that would join Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 10, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
Warner Bros. will need a new hero to invigorate its DC Comics brand on the big screen, now that director Christopher Nolan's successful Batman trilogy comes to an end with next week's "The Dark Knight Rises. " Home to such superheroes as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, DC has struggled to find the same success on the big screen as its Walt Disney Co.-owned rival Marvel Entertainment - despite having a better known collection of characters. Nolan's Batman movies have been its only hits of the past decade, surrounded by modest flops such as 2006's "Superman Returns" and 2009's "Watchmen" and such major money-losers as 2010's "Jonah Hex" and last year's "Green Lantern.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2012 | By Ben Fritz
In a move that could provide a boost to the small but growing digital comic book business, DC Comics has signed deals to sell comics through online stores owned by Apple, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Previously, comic book readers could only buy digital copies of issues to read on tablets or other digital devices through DC's own app, or an application controlled by the company ComiXology. While graphic novels have previously been available to buy for digital devices through a variety of stores, DC is the first company to offer single comic book issues through Apple's iBookstore, Amazon's Kindle Store and Barnes & Noble's Nook Book Store.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 2013 | By Tiffany Hsu
Fans waiting in line Saturday for the annual Free Comic Book Day event at Golden Apple Comics on Melrose Avenue witnessed firsthand the kind of high-speed car chase and police action regularly featured in graphic novels. Dozens of people in two lines streaming into the store and a nearby gallery and parking lot, where free comic book issues were being handed out, first heard sirens around 12:30 p.m. Then a yellow Jeep, its front bumper damaged, peeled south down La Brea Avenue, swinging left onto Melrose in front of Golden Apple, followed quickly by at least two police cruisers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Dwayne McDuffie, a highly respected comic book and animation writer who was a co-founder of Milestone Media, a landmark company that created a multicultural comics line that introduced black superheroes such as Hardware and Static, has died. He was 49. McDuffie died Monday, a day after his birthday, of complications after undergoing emergency heart surgery at Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank, said Gary Miereanu, a publicist for Warner Home Video. As a comic book writer, McDuffie had stints working on DC's "Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight" and "Justice League of America," and for Marvel's "Fantastic Four.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2003
Re Brian Lowry's "TV Saves the Day" (July 6): Animation's audience is dependent on two factors: (1) the quality of the show; and (2) the "stability" of the time slot. My husband and I (a fortysomething and thirtysomething, respectively) enjoyed the first season of "Justice League" but have not seen a single episode of Season 2 because the time slot of the show varies. I once tried visiting Cartoon Network's Web site to determine when it aired, but when I turned on my TV to what I thought was the appointed time, I got another show.
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