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October 4, 2010
Documentary ' Superman' takes its rivals to school As the autumn independent movie season heats up, film fans seem most interested in getting an education about education. "Waiting for 'Superman,'" the documentary about America's public school system, is performing better than several other high-profile releases, including a new Woody Allen comedy, a Ryan Reynolds thriller and a highly touted British drama with several big names. "Superman," from "An Inconvenient Truth" director Davis Guggenheim, collected $407,000 at 34 theaters on its second weekend, an average of $11,971 per theater.
April 1, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting learned it the hard way: Once you've dated Superman, you can never go back. At least as far as the paparazzi are concerned.  We're referring to the effects of "The Big Bang Theory" star's 10-day " relationship " last summer with Henry Cavill. "I had no one following me until I met Superman," Cuoco-Sweeting spills in the May issue of Cosmopolitan . "I've been in this business for 20 years, and my whole life, I could go anywhere, do anything. There had not been one paparazzi photo of me until like several months ago. The recognition was crazy.
September 24, 2010
'Waiting for "Superman" ' MPAA rating: PG for some thematic material, mild language and incidental smoking Running time: 1 hour, 51 minutes Playing: ArcLight Hollywood, Landmark Theatres, West L.A.
January 17, 2014 | By Meredith Blake
NEW YORK - Late one evening in June, Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are outlining an episode for their Comedy Central series, "Broad City," when their conversation turns to Superman - specifically, which incarnation of the Man of Steel is the hottest. "To me, he's like the porn-star version of Superman," says Glazer, 26, pointing to Dean Cain's picture on the cover of an Entertainment Weekly issue commemorating the character's 75th anniversary. Jacobson, 29, agrees. "He's like a trashy Superman.
May 6, 2011 | By Ariel Dorfman
Can it be a mere coincidence that the world heard that Superman would renounce his U.S. citizenship just days before Al Qaeda's sinister and lugubrious leader was killed in his Pakistani compound? Or are the two events secretly related? The news of U.S. commandos killing Osama bin Laden came just five days after word arrived that the Man of Steel, in Action Comics #900, was flying to the United Nations to declare his independence from America. Such a drastic decision came in response to the U.S. national security advisor reproaching him for going to Tehran to show solidarity with Iran's Green Revolution and its protest against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his cronies.
June 13, 2013 | By Alexandra Le Tellier
Will “Man of Steel” become Warner Bros.' next big superhero franchise? Certainly the studio hopes so , especially now that the “Dark Knight” trilogy has completed. But Superman fans are also invested, crossing their fingers that the movie, in theaters Friday, will soar. In one of the many promotional trailers for “Man of Steel,” Superman's biological dad Jor-El (played by Russell Crowe) reminds us of the story's moral and why it still endures, even 75 years after its creation.
November 26, 1992
You missed an obvious clue as to Superman's fate (Nov. 20). On the back page of the issue in which Superman dies, DC Comics lists the upcoming comic books that will feature the "World Without a Superman" story line. The last comic to feature this story line is the issue which comes out the week before "Adventures of Superman" No. 500. Anyone who knows anything about comic books can figure out that the Man of Steel will be resurrected in Issue No. 500. RICHARD NATHAN Los Angeles
January 19, 2013 | By Melinda Fulmer
You may think you're a man or woman of steel, but without a strong back, those rippling abs don't mean a thing. The Superman exercise, demonstrated here by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak and featured on his "Harley's Hollywood Workout" video, will build strength in your lower back, helping to prevent lower back pain and improve your balance. It also gives you a nice rear view. What it does The exercise strengthens your lower back muscles as well as the upper portion of your glutes.
November 7, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
When you grow up knowing all the words to the love theme from "Superman," as Amy Adams did, the thought of one day portraying Lois Lane doesn't really pop into your head. "Never," says Adams, who will indeed be playing Supe's main squeeze in next summer's Superman origin story "Man of Steel. " "I did, however, grow up wanting to be Lois Lane. For real. Really wanting to be Lois Lane, not just an actress playing her. " And why not? After all, as played by Margot Kidder in Richard Donner's 1978 film version of "Superman,"  Lane is a dynamic woman -- smart, independent and able to hold her own with anyone, even the Man of Steel.
March 30, 2010
Comic sale is a record The record price for a comic book, already broken twice this year, has been shattered again. A copy of the 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 sold Monday for $1.5 million on the auction website The issue, which features Superman's debut and originally sold for 10 cents, is widely considered the Holy Grail of comic books. The same issue sold in February for $1 million, though that copy wasn't in as good condition as the issue that sold Monday.
January 9, 2014 | Sam Farmer
RENTON, Wash. - They are remarkable. They are unstoppable. They can't be beat. Ken Norton Jr. will gather his Seattle Seahawks linebackers before Saturday's playoff game and remind them of this, raising his voice like a corner man in boxing, and for good reason. It's a strategy he knows well, and an homage to his dad. "Boxers need to be extremely confident. If you've got any insecurities, you're going to lose," Norton said this week. "It's the same way in football. You've got to break them down, but then you've got to build them up. You've got to make them feel on game day that they prepared so well they can't possibly lose.
December 23, 2013 | By August Brown
The hotel room was destroyed. A television lay shattered on the ground, surrounded by a shredded pile of photographs and Bible pages, soda cans and broken furniture. On the mangled hotel bed, the sheets were coiled up in a corner, still holding the form of the human responsible for this mess. Just down the hall, Billy Idol and guys from the Sex Pistols, Blondie and Adam & the Ants banged out loud and sloppy Stooges covers late into the night. It's a scene Sid Vicious might have loved if he'd lived to attend the Los Angeles art opening.
November 29, 2013 | By Melinda Fulmer
You'll feel like Superman after this press-and-pull exercise that works most of the major muscle groups in your body. Demonstrated here by Long Beach fitness instructor John Garey who uses it in his "Core Total Body Tone With Tubing" DVD, it's a great get-it-all-done move to use on days when you're short on time. What it does Crouch to Superman works your legs, back and shoulders. What to do Grab the tubing by the handles and step onto it with feet hip-width apart.
October 20, 2013 | By David Colker
Lou Scheimer, who founded the Filmation animation studio that became a Saturday-morning cartoon powerhouse with characters such as Fat Albert, He-Man and the Archies, died Thursday at his home in Tarzana. He was 84. He had Parkinson's disease, said his wife, Mary Ann. Scheimer's company, which in the early 1980s was the largest animation operation in the country based on its number of employees, was lauded for being one of the last holdouts against shipping work overseas. But Filmation television cartoons were roundly criticized by movie buffs for lacking the artistry and full motion of theatrical cartoons of a bygone era. "Given the demands of the network schedules, it's practically impossible to take all care and love we would like to on the technical aspects," Scheimer said in a 1981 Times interview.
October 10, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Wednesday night is superhero night on the CW, apparently. In addition to the return of "Arrow," there's the premiere of the network's latest show about good-looking young people with special powers, "The Tomorrow People. " The series is a remake of the beloved British children's science fiction series that originally aired from 1973 to 1979 with reboots in England in 1992 and 2001. This is the first American version of the series, about people "breaking out" with newfound superpowers.
June 19, 2013 | By John Horn and Chris Lee
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 - specifically the buffed up, bicep-curl-enhanced, supplement-augmented arms seen throwing punches and busting off shots while attached to action moviedom's leading He-men. PHOTOS: 50 images from 'Man of Steel' But while these alpha males have the multiplex in a headlock (in terms of their sheer ubiquity)
March 5, 2006
Contrary to Dan Neil's concerns, the Man of Steel retains his appeal ("True Blue," 800 Words, Feb. 12). Superman remains the Cary Grant of comic books: mild-mannered one moment, glamorous the next, with a huge demographic at his command. In a movie era of scale and spectacle, believing a man can fly could be just the ticket for Superman to capture a new generation. Brad S. Barnes Santa Ana
December 3, 2006
GEOFF BOUCHER missed a key point in his dissection of the machinations against director Richard Donner by producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind on "Superman II" ["The Cape Crusader," Nov. 26]. "The Godfather" films were not models that the Salkinds were looking at while deciding to film two Superman movies simultaneously. Rather, it was their "The Three Musketeers" and "The Four Musketeers," both of which were filmed in 1973 as one long epic and later split into two films and released a year apart.
June 14, 2013 | By Susan King
"Man of Steel," Warner Bros.' first Superman adventure in seven years, earned $9 million at its Thursday midnight bow and a corporate group sale screening program, taking in $12 million for a total of $21 million. The take bests the $15.6 million "Iron Man 3" earned in its Thursday night opening last month. The Zack Snyder-directed reboot starring Henry Cavill as the superhero has gotten mixed reviews, scoring a 59% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It is expected to make $90 million to $100 million by the end of the weekend.  PHOTOS: Billion-dollar movie club The last entry in the franchise, 2006's "Superman Returns," grossed $391.1 million worldwide.
June 14, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
As Henry Cavill steals the hearts of many moviegoers with this weekend's "Man of Steel," it should be noted that the British actor playing Superman is currently in a relationship with one Gina Carano. Here are few things to know about the actor and his lady love. 1. She's a retired mixed-martial arts fighter and was one of the sport's leading athletes. She favors the Muay Thai style of fighting. 2. Carano used to play stunt pro "Crush" on the "American Gladiators" reboot in 2008.
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