Tag Archives: Bryan Singer

“X-Men: Apocalypse” is another epic mutant battle

Did you know that the X-Men franchise is currently the longest running superhero franchise out there? Well, it is, which might surprise you. Though it didn’t get off the ground as early as the Batman or Superman franchises did, this one, which got going about 16 years ago, has managed[...]

Star Trek may bleed into Star Wars – J.J. Abrams

So, it’s officially official. Disney just put out a press release, which means I can write about it without fear of it being debunked moments after publication. J.J. Abrams is indeed directing Star Wars: Episode VII. And what do I have to say about that? Well…[...]

The Contenders: Best Superhero Films of All-Time

by Joey Magidson HollywoodNews.com: Now that ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ is out in theaters, it sort of feels like we’ve reached a milestone point in the realm of superhero flicks… perhaps even an apex if you will. Everything that will come next for the genre will be judged on a[...]

“Prometheus” – Finish the first film if you want us to see the sequel!

HollywoodNews.com: Corey Atad wrote a great ‘wish I had gotten around to writing it first’ piece on Friday. It’s about well, it’s called “Prometheus; or Stop Trying to Set Up Sequels!”. I’ve whined about this in brief or in the context of something else from time to time,[...]

Why some comic adaptations failed: Iron Man 2, Punisher: War Zone, Superman Returns, Hulk

HollywoodNews.com: Actor Tom Hiddleston wrote an eloquent essay yesterday for The Guardian basically praising and defending the sub-genre known as the superhero picture. Plenty of disdain for the genre comes from the very notion that it’s big-budget entertainment based on literature that was technically intended for children that gobbles[...]

Superman shortcomings explained by Singer

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Given the fact that I thoroughly enjoyed Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns,” I find myself in the vast minority. Even Singer, himself, has come out and said that the picture – a sensitive, respectful tribute to Richard Donner’s films first, and the Superman lore second – didn’t connect with[...]

Superman films getting hi-def Blu-ray treatment

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Can you imagine how amazing Superman’s blue-and-red tights are going to look in high-definition? As Warner Bros. prepares to reboot the Man of Steel – again – the studio is going back to Superman’s cinematic roots. Not the hero’s black-and-white days. Back to the Richard Donner days, when[...]

Superman needs to be more physical, Zack Snyder admits

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: One of the major complaints leveled at Bryan Singer’s “Superman Returns” – and there were several – was that Brandon Routh’s Man of Steel never actually hit anyone. Oh, he picked up plenty of heavy objects, and even caught that airplane in mid-flight. Impressive. But fans are[...]

Recap: the most memorable comic book-film trailers from the last 10 years

By Scott Mendelson HollywoodNews.com: It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years since the modern comic book movie revival kicked off with “X-Men” and (kinda-sorta) “Unbreakable.” With the lukewarm response to the trailers to “Thor” and “Green Lantern,” and the Nolan “Batman” franchise wrapping up, we may just be on[...]

Darren Aronofsky edges closer to “Wolverine” sequel

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Are you ready for a Wolverine adventure from the minds that brought you the brooding, brilliant “The Fountain?” (Um, I am. “The Fountain” is a masterpiece. But I digress.) Word on the street is that “Black Swan” director Darren Aronofsky is inching ever closer to his paycheck film, “Wolverine[...]
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