Recent industry goodwill toward Affleck has not induced a state of public amnesia about his acting career.
Superheroes: The Never-Ending Battle
Can Ben Affleck play the modern Batman – not the Hollywood version of the Dark Knight, but the one currently appearing in the source material for the films? The Batman of DC Comics was once just your…
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After years of watching their organization become increasingly enmeshed in much-publicized court battles and less-discussed but fairly persistent internal hiccups, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn.'s…
“Spawn” creator and Image Comics president Todd McFarlane had a not-so-subtle message for studios and filmmakers on Wednesday: If you’re seeking comic-book-based source material to turn into movies…
Just days after revealing “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” as the name of “The Avengers” sequel during Marvel’s Comic-Con panel on July 20, Joss Whedon has given fans a little more to get excited about…
Warner Bros. kicked Saturday at Comic-Con with a big announcement: Batman and Superman will pair up in a new movie as the follow up to “Man of Steel.” Zack Snyder, who helmed “Man of Steel,” is…
Tribune's long-awaited decision to spin off its newspaper holdings and bet squarely on television pounds a final nail in the coffin of the rationale underlying the Times Mirror-Tribune merger back in…
CRIX ON PIX: Variety reviewers sift through the wreckage of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot and other post-9/11 blockbusters.
Like "The Walking Dead" and "Downton Abbey," the third season proved to be a breakout year for "Game of Thrones" from a commercial perspective. And now that viewers have had a chance to absorb last…
When is an animated kids show a Hulk-sized big deal? When it continues a blockbuster Disney/Marvel movie franchise that has also become the linchpin of ABC's fall lineup. The synergistic aspects of…
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