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 [...]
ComicbookMovie.com has posted photos shot of the filming of the next Spider-man movie. Interesting to see the cables and harnesses used.
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 [...]
“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 [...]
I’m a bit late posting this, but it’s an interesting look at how Disney was able to buy LucasFilm. The lack of micromanaging of Marvel and Pixar by Disney headquarters was the key that allowed George Lucas the peace of mind to turn over control of his empire to Disney. Lucas had paid close attention [...]
I was slow to embrace the super hero movie genre, but I’m in line for this one. May 3rd.
Somebody has put up all 15 chapters of the 1937 Dick Tracy serial. First chapter is below. The rest can be found on Inkytree’s Youtube page.
Faster than Millennium Falcon can do the Kessel Run, the social internet started posting memes about yesterday’s announcement that Disney had purchased Lucas Film and with it the Star Wars franchise. Below are some of the funnier ones I found through Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
I didn’t see this one coming. From ABC News: The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) announced today that it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion. Lucasfilm is 100 percent owned by Lucasfilm chairman and founder, George Lucas. Under the agreement and based on the closing [...]
Walt Disney Studios announced they were re-releasing two of their films, Avengers and Disney/Pixar’s Brave, again this weekend for some last minute summer movie cash. From LA Times: An end-of-summer push has been attempted before by the studio – last year, “Cars 2,” which first hit theaters in June, expanded from around 200 theaters to [...]
Michael Cavna talks to Diary of a Wimpy Kid creator Jeff Kinney about the three movies based on his hit books – the third book Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days opens today in theaters. MC: Three films in, what’s most enjoyable and most challenging about making them now? JK: I think the most [...]
A few notable mentions as the comic community reacts to the shootings in Aurora CO. The Globe and Mail removed last Friday’s editorial cartoon because it contained a reference to the Batman movie. No information was given about the cartoon, so I’m not sure what exactly it was depicting, but because it was most likely [...]
I recieved a note from Thaine H. Allison, Jr., an actor in a new movie Barmy. If ever there was someone who should play Lee Salem in a movie it would be Thaine, but I digress. If you’re in the Hollywood area on Sunday August 5th, make plans to see the premiere screening of Barmy [...]
Warner Bros. has brought in Tom Wheeler to rewrite Mandrake The Magician which has been in movie production since 2009. Wheeler, writer for the movie Puss in Boots and NBC’s series The Cape has been charged with giving Mandrake a 21st century makeover much like Warner Bros did for Sherlock Holmes. The original Mandrake the [...]