10 script revisions the Spider-Man musical needs desperately

Referring to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark as a train wreck is both a tautology and inaccurate. After all, never in human history have two trains — upon crashing — suddenly morphed Voltron-style into a patchwork homunculus made of stray bits of caboose and bar car who suddenly begins bellowing, "THIS LOOKS BAD BUT WE… » 3/16/11 10:20am 3/16/11 10:20am

10 reasons why the Spider-Man musical will blow your damn mind to…

Internet reaction to Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark has oscillated between abject horror and Doc Brown's face when the model DeLorean catches on fire in 1955. But I'll be a contrarian and say that this musical will be transcendent. » 9/11/10 11:35am 9/11/10 11:35am

A deadly gamesman who dresses like a lost extra from Julie Taymor's…

Fall movie preview: 10 movies we're sure will rule, and 10 that might…

It's been a mostly underwhelming movie summer. But fear not, moviegoers! There are still 10 movies left in 2010 that look set to rock your worlds, including Monsters, Skyline and Tron. And there are 10 more that, well...could surprise us. » 8/18/10 3:41pm 8/18/10 3:41pm

Spider-Man Musical "Biggest Fiasco In Broadway History"

Sounds like the rumors about singing Spidey's rapidly fraying money web are true. The $45 million musical written by Bono and The Edge, put the crew on hiatus and now the actors have been released from their contracts. The New York Post is calling it the biggest fiasco in Broadway history, and quoting experts saying it … » 8/12/09 4:30pm 8/12/09 4:30pm

Who Came Up With The Spider-Man Musical's Goofy-Ass Name? It Was Bono.

Have you been wondering why the Spider-Man musical is called Turn Off The Dark? Apparently Bono, the musical's songwriter, came up with the name. Says director Julie Taymor: "It was a story that he heard about a child who would say to his daddy, he was sleeping, and instead of saying ‘turn on the light,' he would say… » 7/17/09 12:58pm 7/17/09 12:58pm