​Why America Will Never Truly Be Able To Make Its Own Anime

Hello, folks. I'm sorry for the absence of last week's mail column; suffice it to say there was some… difficulty in escaping the intelligent apes, and I couldn't do it without endangering myself. In related news, if you ever go to Ape City, they will no longer be fooled by ape costumes. Just FYI. Now, on with the mail! » 9/17/14 8:00am 9/17/14 8:00am

Batman V. Superman May Be More Insanely Depressing Than We Suspected

Hey, remember yesterday when we heard the oddly believably rumor that Warner Bros. had instituted a "no-jokes" policy for its DC superhero movies? Well, apparently it's actually a "no joy whatsoever" policy, if this rumor about Scoot McNairy's character is to be believed. Possible spoilers ahead... » 8/28/14 12:40pm 8/28/14 12:40pm

Great Performances That Helped Prove Comic-Book Movies Could Be Art

Even among other genre films, comic-book movies used to be viewed as disposable pulpy fun. But we've now reached the point where serious A-list actors are vying for roles in superhero films. And actors are actually bringing their "A" game. Here are 12 amazing performances that helped elevate superhero movies. » 8/26/14 1:51pm 8/26/14 1:51pm

These Confusing PSAs Reveal Even Superheroes Shouldn't Drink And Drive

VW commissioned this very strange drunk-driving PSA from Costa Rican art director Fabio Obando, which shows even superheroes can get in accidents if they drive drunk. Obviously Superman is above, and there are a couple others after the jump. They're super creepy... if only because they make no sense at all. » 8/22/14 1:50pm 8/22/14 1:50pm

Why I'm Excited For DC Comics' Massive New Movie Plans

A couple weeks ago, Warner Bros. announced it was claiming release dates for nine unspecified DC Comics films, between now and 2020. This signaled that Warners is serious about building on the success of Man of Steel, and challenging Marvel's comic-book movie ascendancy. And here's why that's a good thing. » 8/19/14 8:00am 8/19/14 8:00am

The Most Valuable Comic Book Of All Time Is Up For Auction On eBay

Originally published in June 1938, Action Comics #1 is the premier issue of the Action Comics series, and, most notably, the issue in which Superman makes his first appearance. Now, the finest known copy of "the Holy Grail of Comics" is up for auction on eBay – and the top bid is already close to $2-million. » 8/16/14 2:58pm 8/16/14 2:58pm

The REAL Reason Why Superhero Romances Are Always Doomed

Everybody knows that superheroes can't have successful love lives. If a costumed hero does get married to his or her long-term love interest, then the multiverse winds up breaking (or Satan intervenes) to thwart it. Is this because happy relationships are boring? Or is there a more insidious reason? » 8/13/14 4:29pm 8/13/14 4:29pm

Which Female Hero ISN'T Going to Be Dead In Ant-Man?

Rumor has it a familiar face will show up in Batman v. Superman as a part of Bruce Wayne's past. Plus another Wonder Woman rumor. We know a few details about Steven Spielberg's The BFG and how it differs from the Roald Dahl book. Steven Moffat quashes rumors about a Doctor Who villain's return. Spoilers now! » 8/11/14 6:00am 8/11/14 6:00am

New Documentary Trailer Shows Nic Cage's Weird Superman Lives In Action

Guys, you've got to see this new trailer for the upcoming documentary The Death of Superman Lives, about the legendary failed Man of Steel movie. It features so much new behind-the-scenes footage that reveals how close the movie got to being made — including test footage of Nic Cage flying. » 7/25/14 6:23am 7/25/14 6:23am

Newest Batman V. Superman Rumor: All The Other Rumors Are LIES

According to the newest entrant out of the Batman V. Superman rumor mill, all the other rumors that have flooded the internet in the last few months? All lies. MovieWeb says they come from a fake BvS script written by Kevin Smith, which WB leaked to movie sites to throw us all off-track of the real movie. » 7/05/14 4:00pm 7/05/14 4:00pm