Which Studio's Attempt To Copy Marvel's Movie Universe Is Most Doomed?

The rules have changed for superhero movies. Any studio that's serious about being in the game is openly trying to copy Marvel's comic-book-esque strategy of a shared universe and an interlocking series of series, with crossovers. But which studio is most likely to succeed in grabbing at Marvel's crown? » 3/31/14 1:54pm 3/31/14 1:54pm

It's A Turd! It's Plain! Man Of Steel, Reviewed.

1. On the surface, it seems obvious why you'd attempt to reboot the Superman franchise using the Christopher Nolan-Batman model. Nolan's Dark Knight films are terrific, brooding and powerful, and, oh by the way, they grossed a combined $2.5 billion worldwide. But their trying to make a tortured-superhero Batman movie… » 6/14/13 5:24pm 6/14/13 5:24pm

The Little Superhero Movie That Couldn't: Defending Superman Returns

Next Friday, Man of Steel opens. It's the second stab by Warner Bros. to reboot the Superman franchise since its Christopher Reeve movies of the late 1970s and '80s. (And that's not even including all the failed attempts to get a new Superman movie off the ground, including a Batman Vs. Superman project.) » 6/06/13 6:07pm 6/06/13 6:07pm

Superman, Drunk Girls, And Life of Pi: Let's Look At Some Movie…

In this installment of Trailer Hitch, our semi-regular rundown of the biggest recent movie trailers, I've got a superhero flick, a broad comedy, a couple Oscar contenders, and a dance movie. Who says Hollywood only caters to one type of audience? Also, I would love to meet the person who is really excited about all… » 7/25/12 3:45pm 7/25/12 3:45pm