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Video: Watch the first Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer

Looks to be inline with comic book movies of late – lots of explosions, crunching cars and general mayhem.

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Disney wants to make a live-action version of the classic tale “Jungle Book.” Deadline Hollywood reports that the studio wants Iron Man director Jon Favreau to helm the project. Disney made an animated feature film of the story back in 1967. While Favreau’s recent work is with comics book and graphic novels adaptations (Iron Man, […]

Posted on: Dec 5, 2013,  Section: Children's Books, Comic Books, Graphic Novels, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Iron Man director courted for live-action Jungle Book remake

Trailer: Official X-Men: Days Of Future Past

The latest X-Men movie opens May 23rd in the US.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Trailer: Official X-Men: Days Of Future Past

Chad Carpenter raising money for live-action feature film

Tundra creator Chad Carpenter is raising money through Kickstarter for a live-action comedy/suspense feature-length film based on a graphic novel he and his brother Darin wrote called Moose. The story-line involves a mythological half-man/half-moose and an eclectic cast of small town Alaska characters. Here’s the pitch:

Posted on: Oct 16, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Chad Carpenter raising money for live-action feature film

Disney wants you to bring your iPad to the Little Mermaid movie?

Yahoo reports: The movie theater is one of the few remaining sanctums where you’re largely safe from the annoying glow of smartphones and tablets. Well, at least until Disney re-releases “The Little Mermaid” on September 13. The studio is actively encouraging kids to bring along iPads and play games while the movie is showing on […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013,  Section: Animation, Movies, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Female characters in superhero movies nothing more than accessories?

The BBC is wondering why there are no female superhero movies despite woman making up 52% of all movie ticket sales. From the BBC: 2013 has seen Gwyneth Paltrow, Amy Adams and Natalie Portman (all Oscar-winning or Oscar-nominated actresses) playing roles in three major superhero films; Paltrow in Iron Man, Adams in Superman and Portman […]

Posted on: Sep 12, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 11 Comments

All things Batman, Affleck, Thor, Avengers, super-hero movies

I’ve been busy lately with a house move and a business trip to abroad, so this whole Ben Affleck as Batman thing snuck up and passed me in a internet meme minute. But never fear, if you want a larger view of all things super-hero-summer-block-buster-Marvel-DC-comics-for-the-next-three-years go ahead and read this looooong but everything you need […]

Posted on: Aug 27, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Lone Ranger drawn by Jack Kirby

Mark Anderson has posted several images of a 1971 card game featuring the Lone Ranger. The game was produced by Mattel who commissioned Jack Kirby to do the art.

Posted on: Jul 5, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Comic history, Movies, Comments: 2 Comments

Monsters University tops weekend. Scares away zombies

Pixar’s Monsters University took home an estimated $82 million beating out Brad Pitt’s World War Z ($66 million). The Guardian reports that this is the second largest weekend opening for a Pixar film. I don’t think I’m going to see this one in theaters. Did any of you see it? Is it worth the price […]

Posted on: Jun 24, 2013,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 5 Comments

Off topic movie trailer: The LEGO movie

Warner Bros is making a movie with LEGOs. It features big Hollywood names like: Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman, Alison Brie, Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman. This trailer screams “wait for DVD”, but it had my 11 year old laughing, so we may have see it before it goes to […]

Posted on: Jun 21, 2013,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: 3 Comments

Disney announces release dates for 8 new animated features called “Untitled”

Collider reports that Disney Animation has announced the release dates for eight new Pixar animated features starting in 2016 through 2018. As you look at the list below, you’ll correctly note that the one-time animation powerhouse has created a marketing nightmare by entitling all of their new features “untitled.” And I thought “Cars” as a […]

Posted on: Jun 5, 2013,  Section: Animation, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Disney announces release dates for 8 new animated features called “Untitled”

Iron Man 3 sets opening weekend record

Iron Man 3, which opened last weekend, became the second highest grossing film on opening weekend grossing $175,300,000. The highest grossing film is The Avengers ($207,438,708) which also featured Iron Man. Here’s the list of the all-time highest grossing films. Interesting observation from Ray Subers of Box Office Mojo in the USA Today: “With very […]

Posted on: May 6, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: 1 Comment

Photos: Backstage photos of the new Spider-man movie

ComicbookMovie.com has posted photos shot of the filming of the next Spider-man movie. Interesting to see the cables and harnesses used.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2013,  Section: Comic Books, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Photos: Backstage photos of the new Spider-man movie

GoComics posts comic tribute to Roger Ebert

Universal Uclick editor Lucas Wetzel pulls a few of his favorite comics that reference the late Roger Ebert. While I could go on expressing my admiration for Roger and the joy de vivre with which he approached his life’s work, instead I’d like to pull a few classics from the GoComics vault to show how […]

Posted on: Apr 8, 2013,  Section: Comic strips, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on GoComics posts comic tribute to Roger Ebert

Stripped scores audio interview with Watterson; pushes for more funding

“Stripped” documentary creators Fred Schroeder and Dave Kellett scored a major coup gaining audience with Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson for an interview to be included in their documentary. While the film is largely complete, the two are raising money again to help pay for the licensed footage used in the film. So here’s […]

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013,  Section: Cartoons, Movies, Comments: Comments Off on Stripped scores audio interview with Watterson; pushes for more funding