When it comes to his own movies, Frank Castle, aka the Punisher, can’t seem to catch much of a break. In 1989, Dolph Lundgren became the first actor to embody the ruthless vigilante, and that was largely seen as a mediocre missed opportunity at best. In 2004, the character enjoyed his biggest success to date, but the Thomas Jane-starring action vehicle still lumbered in a… Continue reading Comics on Film: Did the Punisher Appear in 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'?
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Disney – Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVDDirector: Joe Russo, Anthony RussoCast: Chris Evans, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson. Full cast + crew
I am in the severe minority in preferring Captain America: The First Avenger to Captain America: The Winter Soldier. And that’s not a knock on the latter, which is a fantastic, rip-roaring espionage thriller with a superhero paint coat… Continue reading New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Gets Political, 'Borgman' Gets Weird, and More
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Scott Derrickson (Sinister) will direct Marvel’s Doctor Strange. Bill Condon will direct a live-action Beauty and the Beast.
Star Wars: Episode VII cast Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie this week. Also in Star Wars news, J.J. Abrams tweeted this dorky picture from set, and Josh Trank will direct the second stand-alone movie.
Sigourney Weaver wants to make one last Alien movie to finish… Continue reading Best of the Week: 'Doctor Strange' Director Hired, Alternate 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' Concept Art, and More
When it comes to superheroes, who have been in publication for over 75 years, films have a gray area regarding the rules of adaptation. As the times change, these characters do too, but there’s also an intangible element that will definitively make Batman, well, Batman. A detectable truthfulness exists in each character adapted to the screen, but the rules for what constitutes that truthfulness change from… Continue reading Comics on Film: Why It's Not Fair to Compare 'Man of Steel' to 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'
NEW YORK (AP) – With $ 41.4 million in its second week of release, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” held off “Rio 2” at the weekend box office.
According to studio estimates Sunday, the Marvel superhero narrowly bested the animated family film in a battle of sequels. “Rio 2” debuted with $ 39 million, almost exactly the opening weekend total of the 2011 Oscar-nominated… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' Fights Off 'Rio 2' With $41.4M