Hollywood had put men in tights long before 1978's "Superman," but Richard Donner was the first to do so convincingly, effectively setting the model for the modern-day superhero movie.
Had you bumped into actress Helena Bonham Carter in 1979 you'd quickly notice the 13-year-old's strange hairdo -- two twirled buns sticking up like devil's horns.
Johnny Depp's never been one to shy away from a challenge.
Frank Miller had long since sworn off Hollywood when Robert Rodriguez finagled him into co-directing "Sin City," an adaptation of the film noir-inspired storyteller's own graphic novel series.
Most "Star Wars" audiences met the mysterious General Grievous in the opening scene of "Revenge of the Sith." But fans enthusiastic enough to watch Cartoon Network's animated "Clone Wars" series…
Sam Raimi does right by the Spider-Man comics, which makes him a superhero among fans. And as for the gallant costume he wears while directing, Raimi is quick to explain its humble roots.
You might think that when a book or short story is good enough to spawn a movie, the first rule of adapting it would be "stick to the source material." In fact, some of the memorable scenes in…
Today's savvy movie auds demand realism, so screenwriters have to go out of their way to get their facts straight. And while doing their research, they sometimes have moments that stay with them long…
When production designer Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski walked into London's Windmill Theater, it took him less than a minute to realize that the Windmill -- now a lap-dance joint -- wouldn't be much use in…
The 1927 Variety review of Fritz Lang's special-effects masterpiece "Metropolis" delivered a criticism that continues to haunt special-effects films. "Too bad that so much really artistic work was…
While comicbooks' relationship with the bigscreen has been at times rocky, comics have a more compatible business partner in the world of media: videogames.