"The Sisters Brothers" spins a unique Western yarn                "Colette" is another period piece showcase for Kiera Knightley                John C. Reilly looks like a late breaking Academy Award player in the Trailer for "Stan & Ollie"                Brie Larson saves the day in the First Trailer for "Captain Marvel"                The Toronto International Film Festival boosts "Green Book" with its Top Prize                Updated Academy Award predictions for early September                "White Boy Rick" is a compelling character study and period piece                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actress contenders                Shane Black gives "The Predator" his signature clever spin                Venice Film Festival award winners include "The Favourite" and "Roma"                Taking a look at potential Best Supporting Actor contenders                Watch out for Ben Foster in Best Supporting Actor for "Leave No Trace"                "The Favourite" releases a new Trailer to build off of its positive festival buzz                "All About Nina" and "Fahrenheit 11/9": Films to look forward to in September                Trailer for "The Front Runner" and Buzz from Telluride suggest another Oscar player for Jason Reitman        

Tag Archives: Richard Donner

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[...]

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[...]

‘Goonies 2’ not in sight

HollywoodNews.com: What a bummer. At a recent celebration for the 25th anniversary release of 1985 cult film “The Goonies” on DVD, Richard Donner and cast members squashed rumors that a sequel might happen. “There have been talks for so many years and I know that a lot of us are for[...]

“Superman” fans react, speculate after Zack Snyder announcement

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The news that Zack Snyder will be helming the next “Superman” film for Warner Bros. triggered a wave of reaction and speculation from online film writers. Plot points, villains, casting, script issues and more were discussed. Let’s try and round up what was said as Snyder works[...]

Zack Snyder directing the next “Superman” movie

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s “Watchmen” director Zack Snyder who will be helming the Christopher Nolan-produced Superman reboot, tentatively subtitled “Man of Steel.” Snyder, who also directed “300” and a “Dawn of the Dead” remake, began negotiations with Warner Bros. earlier today, according to Heat Vision.[...]

“The Goonies” turns 25, announces Blu-ray collector’s edition release date

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Are you ready to feel old? Richard Donner’s masterpiece — and yes, I do mean masterpiece — “The Goonies” celebrates its 25th anniversary this November with a treasure-laden “Collector’s Edition” release as well as the first-ever Blu-ray rendition of the classic kids-and-pirates adventure. “Goonies” always was an[...]