Turn Off The Dark
Of all the indignities I have suffered, the fiasco of incompetence that has resulted from my decision to sign my life rights over to Broadway producers is no doubt the most gratuitous, not to mention the corniest. And beyond the accidents, the orchestra pit tumbles, the broken ribs and the cracked vertebrae—all slurs upon my Read More
After a twisted, obstacle-fraught path to actually getting on the stage, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark took a step toward an actual premiere when it began previews last weekend. But perhaps it was only a matter of time before things started to go awry again.
Now, the ambitious musical — directed by Julie Taymor Read More
If there is one man who should be immune to the weakening of the New York City job market, it’s Spider-Man. His resume speaks for itself. He can climb walls, shoot webs from his hands, and detect danger with his spider sense. While not in costume, Spider-Man is the talented Peter Parker, who versed in Read More
When Spider-Man went to Governors Island in issues 415 and 416 of Amazing Spider-Man this past December, it was unexpected. Of all the places you might expect to find New York’s homegrown superhero, it has to be near the bottom of the list: You can’t get there via web-slinging, for one, and there aren’t any Read More
The Sundance Film Festival, Hollywood’s bastion of independent film, kicked off on Thursday night. And while, thus far, few films have been picked up for distribution—the only major deal was Senator Entertainment’s acquisition of Antoine Fuqua’s Brooklyn’s Finest, starring Richard Gere, Wesley Snipes, Don Cheadle and Ethan Hawke—that doesn’t mean it has been Read More
Last we checked in on the members of U2, they were auctioning off a rare Basquiat painting at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art auction in London back in July. Today there’s news about the iconic Irish rockers that’s sure to excite fans, thespians and 8-year-old boys alike. Spin.com reports, via Q Read More
After witnessing the popular success of Heath Ledger’s grim Joker The Dark Knight, Hollywood may be on to a new comic-inspired trend: the super-villain. The latest Batman movie has rocked the record books, making $315 in its first 10 days, Sony is in the very early stages of developing a movie focusing on Read More
James Vanderbilt, writer of the Zodiac and Basic screenplays, will replace the original Spider-Man scribe David Koepp in the drafting of the fourth installment of the superhero series. Producers want more character-driven stories, rather than a focus on special effects, according to Reuters/the Hollywood Reporter.
No deals have been Read More
It doesn't exactly make a critic eat his heart out when a movie like Spider-Man 3, despite being panned by them (including our own Rex Reed), breaks all the records in the book.
Biggest opening weekend? Check. Biggest opening, period? Check. Biggest international release? Check.
But let’s add some insult to critical injury, please: Read More
Running Time 140 minutes
Directed by Sam Raimi
Written by Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and Alvin Sargent
Starring Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, Thomas Haden Church, Topher Grace
Clocking in at up to $350 million, depending on which moguls you ask and how secure their jobs are prior to the Read More