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Batman v Superman Is Pretty—and Pretty Dumb

Critics say it's 2.5 hours of mess and confusion

(Newser) - Everyone loves Batman and Superman, just apparently not when they’re trying to rip each other’s heads off. While audiences give Batman v Superman a 74% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes , critics are hovering at the 30% mark, calling the film, well, a disaster. Here's what they're... More »

A Superhero First: Next Superman Movie Will Have Batman, Too

Director Zack Snyder reveals at Comic-Con

(Newser) - Superman is coming back, and he'll have a caped co-star. Man of Steel director Zack Snyder announced today at San Diego's Comic-Con that he was making another Superman film and that it will include Batman—the first time the two superheroes will be united on the big screen.... More »

Man of Steel Not Quite Super

Zack Snyder directs Superman reboot

(Newser) - Man of Steel brings us the origin of Superman, with a little help from producer Christopher Nolan. While the heavy-handed movie has its moments, critics aren't quite convinced:
  • "The chief problem here is one of rhythm and balance in the storytelling and directing. The movie swings between destructive
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Meet the New Superman: British Actor Henry Cavill

He'll star in the movie out next year

(Newser) - The new Superman will have to make sure his British accent doesn't show: Henry Cavill, a 27-year-old Brit known primarily for his role on Showtime's The Tudors, has been chosen to play the superhero in the Warner Bros. movie due out next year, reports the Los Angeles Times . The flick... More »

Watchmen Dazzles at Comic-Con

Film adaptation of classic graphic novel wows thousands of fans

(Newser) - Thousands of Comic-Con fans cheered yesterday after seeing comic books' holy grail on the big screen, MTV reports. Director Zack Snyder showed an uncut trailer of his dark, violent film adaptation of Watchmen, the only graphic novel to win a Hugo and make Time's list of the 20th century's greatest... More »

Hollywood 'Discovers' Graphic Novels

Film industry loves gritty comics, but what does it mean for the medium?

(Newser) - Still tallying the proceeds of the Spider-Man and X-Men franchises, Hollywood is turning to darker, underground graphic novels like Wanted for movie adaptations—and comics auteurs have mixed feelings, Time reports. Some argue the mainstream success of ultraviolent adaptations like 300 and Sin City can only mean good things for... More »

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