In the video for Jonny McGovern's song "Sexy Nerd," guys strip down from cardigan sweaters, bow ties and pocket protectors to tighty-whities and black-rimmed glasses as McGovern sings, "Take your clothes off, but leave your glasses on . . . I need a man to sit on my laptop and open my download." T ... More >>
Visitor From Another Time
Rom-coms used to be a cash cow --and wildly popular with audiences. What happened?
The problem with success is in trying to keep it, especially when your pricetag is so high and the sands of time are slipping through the hourglass. Robert Downey Jr. has had a triumph in the Iron Man films, and part 3 is such a blockbuster it's expected to surpass $400 million dollars--that's a lo ... More >>
Sorry James Franco, this Oz is neither great nor powerful
Birds do it; witches don't
Dan Slott faces his fans. Plus: Spidey's New York!
If things seem a little more heroic around you than usual, it's because today marks the start of the 2012 New York Comic-Con. The NYCC is one of the nation's biggest comic conventions, attracting fans, artists, industry types and celebrities from all over the entertainment world. The lines waiting f ... More >>
The hometown hero finally bucks up a little
The spider becomes a man—and a joy—in The Amazing Spider-Man
Stan Lee celebrated at MOCCA
This debate's been raging on for some time now, but I have to finally break my rule of not giving a flying hoo-ha about action heroes and weigh in on it. You see, Henry Cavill plays the title role in the eagerly awaited Superman: Man of Steel, coming out next year.
The making of a monkey activist in Rise of the Planet of the Apes
But that brother from another mother sure does steal his thunder.
The comedian/writer/rapper is on a collision course with stardom
Grant Morrison in the video for My Chemical Romance's "Sing" Grant Morrison is a U.K. comic book writer known for known for highly singular--or insane, if you prefer, in a good way--takes on established mainstream properties like X-Men and Doom Patrol as well as his own, peyotesque original series ... More >>
Cinema meets cello
Important New York superhero Spider Man will no longer be portrayed in movies by Tobey Maguire, because Spider Man 2 was so goddamn amazing it just didn't really matter, is why. No Spider Man movie with Tobey Maguire in it was going to get any better. So now, they're restarting the franchise, ... More >>
Louis Leterrier's summer dud, The Incredible Hulk, is out this week on DVD, and is available in full screen, widescreen, Blu-Ray, and—most incredibly—a three-disc special edition (no action figure included). The release affords another opportunity not to blast Leterrier's take on the Marvel supe ... More >>
Superheroes are hot again, thanks to The Dark Knight, Iron Man, The Hulk, and Barack Obama. And now, here's your opportunity to play a superhero while singing music by Bono and the Edge and cavorting around to Julie Taymor's Tony-award-style direction. There's a Broadway musical of Spider-Man a-comi ... More >>
Third time brings harm to the Spidey franchise; Peter Parker to wear a bubble skirt in 4.
Batman and sobbin': Orphan grief and existential questions in a grim franchise retake
Kitty litter: Armed with bullwhip and skimpy leather catsuit, Berry coughs up a hairball
Michael Moore and Spider-Man fight evil in two new summer blockbusters
Legendary Comic-Book Artists Alex Ross and Neal Adams Declare Their Patriot Acts
Spider in the Archives
DVD Commentary, You Stole My Gal
Spider-Man Is Climbing to New Heights, Profit-Wise. Buying?
Interview With the Vampire