Producer Steven Paul Leiva (Space Jam) put this bit of wonderful ephemera on his YouTube channel awhile back, and it’s well worth taking three minutes to watch: the “pencil-test trailer” for an animated version of Will Eisner’s The Spirit that was almost made in 1980 by Brad Bird and Gary Kurtz.
Almost every actor has at least one massive failure on his or her imdb page. A performance so hideous, you're liable to get punched if you bring that movie up on the red carpet. And some of the best actors have played some of the most hideous supervillains.
Frank Miller's solo directorial debut, The Spirit, may have crashed and burned, but he's not done bringing camp to noirtown. Check out this sexy 30-second tease for his Gucci fragrance ad, starring Chris "Captain America" Evans and Evan Rachel Wood.
Every major studio hopes the films it showcases at Comic Con this year will be major hits. But if history's any indication, some of those movies will tank. Here are the biggest turkeys Comic Con has seen in years past.
Wednesday comics aren't always super-people wearing variegated bodysuits. No, sometimes they're filled with crazed cannibals who'd love to don your skull as a codpiece. If gut-churning horror is your fancy, rejoice.
With Kick-Ass in the theaters this weekend, you may be considering superheroics as a career yourself. But wait! What kind of superhero will you be - the neighborhood champion or the deodorant-eschewing, bloodthirsty lunatic? Find out now!
One thing we love about the bubble-gum slaughter epic Kick-Ass is the heaps of Easter Eggs and comic book references. We've made a list of the best moments, from jabs at The Dark Knight to subtle movie tie-ins. Spoilers ahead...
When superhero/supervillain costumes succeed on the big screen, it's a miracle. But it's also rare. The movie superhero outfits are a multiverse of fail, and here are 40-odd examples of total costume catastrophe. Brace yourself, this won't be pretty.
2010 sees the 75th anniversary of DC Comics, which launched in February 1935 with the first issue of New Fun. Since then, it's gone on to publish some of the greatest comics ever. Here're seventy-five you really should've read already.
We've all had our hearts broken by movie and television versions of our favorite book characters. You know the adaptation will never be as good as the beloved original, but sometimes it's hideously worse. Here are the absolute worst offenders.
If there's one thing that Pandorum shows us, it's that it's psychologically stressful to be out there in space. Studies have shown the dangers of space madness, but we have to admit: It makes for good entertainment.
Ignore your familiar superheroes this week; the Comics We Crave are all about unfamiliar faces (or unfamiliar takes on familiar faces), the stories we never saw on television and even an alternate history of the 21st Century. Who could resist?
It's been over a year since The Dark Knight made a billion dollars and revolutionized genre cinema. At the time, everyone said we'd be seeing a spate of Dark Knight-influenced "dark" superhero films. So are any of them still happening?
Not content with being this year's most successful movie so far, Star Trek is seeking out new frontiers to be successful in. Like, for example, being named the best trailer of the year.
The Shazam movie isn't dead, according to its producer, and it's not the only superhero movie that may also be more alive than you'd been led to believe.
The nominations for all of the worst movies of 2008 are out. And lucky, lucky Frank Miller missed the nominations for the worst movie in the history in the world by a few days.
With The Spirit having pretty much killed his movie career, Frank Miller is doing the only sensible thing he can: Working on sequels to 300 and Sin City as fast as he can.
It's no secret that Frank Miller's The Spirit has flopped both critically and commercially, earning only $14million in its first week of release. But could that have been avoided, if more care have been taken?