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Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Film Academy Pay Tribute to Richard Donner: ‘He’s a F—ing Genius’

Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Film Academy Pay Tribute to Richard Donner: ‘He’s a F—ing Genius’
Richard Donner‘s big heart — and bigger voice — commanded attention at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ tribute to the director-producer on Wednesday night in Beverly Hills.

“He has a voice that gets the attention of people getting on the bus two blocks away,” said John Savage, who appeared in Donner’s “Inside Moves.”

“You have brought us such joy and we love you for it,” said AMPAS President Cheryl Boone Isaacs at the opening of the tribute.

The two-hour program at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater mixed anecdotes with heartfelt tributes and clips from 1978’s “Superman: The Movie,” along with “The Omen,” the “Lethal Weapon” films, ” “Radio Flyer,” “The Goonies,” “Scrooged,” “Ladyhawke,” “Inside Moves,” and “Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut.”


Jackie Chan Oscar Climaxes Warm Evening at the Governors Awards

DC Entertainment president Geoff Johns and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige — who both once interned for
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WonderCon 2015 Schedule Announced

WonderCon 2015 Schedule Announced
Comic-Con International announced the full three-day schedule for WonderCon 2015, which will take place from Friday, April 3 to Sunday, April 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can clickHere to check out the entire convention schedule, but we have pulled out all of the movie, TV, Blu-ray and DVD related panel presentations below. Take a look at what WonderCon 2015 has to offer!

Friday, April 3

12:00pm - 1:00pm - Going Back to The Future

Filmmakers Jason Aron, Louis Krubich, and Lee Leshen discuss their film Back in Time, a feature-length documentary that shows the cultural impact of the Back to The Future franchise-just in time to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the initial film. Room 207

12:30pm - 1:30pm - Batman

Last year marked the 75th anniversary of the Batman. Now let's take a look into what the future may have to offer for the iconic
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10 Awesome Versions Of Movie Sequels That Almost Existed

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Hate to sound like Captain Obvious here, but there’s a disproportionate number of sequels out there. Of the ten highest grossing films of 2014, seven are straight up continuations of stories, while the other three are either reboots of existing properties or Guardians Of The Galaxy.

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be another article moaning about how bad this is (not directly any way). Considering among those sequel box office hits are How To Train Your Dragon 2, Captain America: The Winter Soldier and X-Men: Days Of Future Past it’s clear they can be pretty damn good, with the guys behind them putting actual effort into making a solid movie. Which is more than can be said of days gone by, where sequels were unanimously cheap affairs with no semblance of artistic merit. How else could there be four Jaws movies?

The sequel situation today isn’t perfect,
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Is Man Of Steel true to Superman?

Feature Seb Patrick 18 Jun 2013 - 06:56

How close to Superman lore does Man Of Steel fly, and are its changes for the better, asks Seb...?

Warning: This feature contains lots of spoilers for Man Of Steel.

A little over two years ago, I was at a screening of Zack Snyder’s film Sucker Punch, which also featured a Q&A with the director himself beforehand. Despite the protestations of the PR people and the fact that nobody was able to ask questions about a film they hadn’t yet seen, Snyder had only days earlier been announced as the director of a rebooted Superman film. As such it meant that the Man Of Steel was heavily on the agenda.

I was one of the audience members who asked a question that night, and was met with a dismissal of sorts by Snyder when I asked if there were any particular storylines,
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24 Things We Learned from the ‘Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut’ Commentary

Any fan of the Superman movie series knows of the myriad problems experienced during the filming of Superman II. The most notable was the estranged relationship that director Richard Donner had with producers Alexander and Ilya Salkind. Donner’s plan was to film the first two movies simultaneously, but he was eventually dropped from the production and replaced with Richard Lester. In 2006, Warner Bros. worked with Donner to restore his own vision to Superman II, releasing his cut of the film. The result is an incomplete movie patched together from alternate takes and even some screen tests. However, as flawed as this cut of the film is, it is nice to see the original director get some closure in one of the original superhero movie franchises. Donner and his creative consultant Tom Mankiewicz lend their voices to the commentary on this film, which can be purchased separately or in the box set of Superman films available on
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Giveaway - Win tickets to the Terence Stamp season at BFI Southbank

Acclaimed English actor Terence Stamp will present a selection of his finest films this month at the BFI Southbank with a season co-curated by the man himself, and we're offering two readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to a film of their choosing. Read on for a synopsis, and details of how to enter the giveaway...

Along with the aforementioned Theorem, the season also includes Billy Budd, The Collector, Far from the Madding Crowd, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, The Hit, Toby Dammit +Hu-Man, Poor Cow, Prince of Shadows, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, The Hit, The Limey, Bowfinger, Prince of Shadows and Song for Marion. You can check out a full list of all the screenings and purchase tickets here.

To be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets, firstly make sure you like us on Facebook (or follow
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Flickering Myth's Greatest Comic Book Movies: #19 - Superman II (1980)

Throughout April, we're counting down to the release of Marvel's Iron Man 3 with our picks for the Greatest Comic Book Movies of All Time; here's #19...

Superman II, 1980.

Directed by Richard Lester.

Starring Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, Gene Hackman, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, Jack O'Halloran, Sarah Douglas, Valerie Perrine, Susannah York, Jackie Cooper, Marc McClure and E. G. Marshall.

It's a second appearance on our list for the Man of Steel (Bryan Singer's Superman Returns came in at #42) and a first for the legendary Christopher Reeve with this 1980 sequel to Richard Donner's Superman: The Movie.

Superman II is perhaps best known for spawning the iconic line "kneel before Zod", spoken by Terence Stamp's Kryptonian warlord General Zod, who heads up a trio of superhumans intent on ruling the world. However, it's also infamous for the controversy surrounding from Warner Bros.' decision to fire Donner - who had finished approximately three-quarters of film,
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The Most Important Twitter Account Right Now

The Most Important Twitter Account Right Now
It has been five years since Bryan Singer's last directorial effort, "Valkyrie." That film -- a modest success at the domestic box office (and an even larger one overseas) -- was a reclamation project, of sorts, for both its couch-jumping star, Tom Cruise, and Singer, who was looking to rebound after the disappointing box office tally of 2006's "Superman Returns." But, something even more important may have come out of the production of "Valkyrie": Bryan Singer's Twitter account, of all things.

If you follow Singer's Twitter feed, you'll notice that he's busy promoting his new film, "Jack the Giant Slayer" (which opens this Friday) like any filmmaker with a Twitter account would be doing. But he's also kind of revolutionizing the way a filmmaker can use the social media platform: by bypassing the usual trade outlets and tweeting the casting news of his next film, "X-Men: Days of Future Past,
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5 Things You May Not Know About 'Superman II,' 31 Years After It Hit Theaters

A little over a year from now, the most iconic comic character in history will be back on screens, courtesy of Zack Snyder's "Man of Steel." Seven years on from Bryan Singer's oft-derided "Superman Returns," it'll see "The Dark Knight" mastermind Christopher Nolan producing a new, seemingly darker take on the character, to be played by Henry Cavill with Michael Shannon as his Kryptonian nemesis, General Zod.

But Shannon will have big shoes to fill: the last time the character was on the big screen it was played by Terence Stamp in 1981's "Superman II," still seen by many fans as not only the best take on that character, but the best screen version of Superman to date. Which was impressive, considering it had about as troubled a production history as you could ask for, with two directors, production stretched over two years, and a recent, wildly different reissue of the film.
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Richard Donner Talks Abandoned Lethal Weapon 5


In 1987, director Richard Donner and screenwriter Shane Black came up with a new kind of action movie where the laughs were just as fast-paced as the thrills with Lethal Weapon, starring Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. The film made $120 million and led to three sequels in 1989, 1992 and 1998. With $900 million, the franchise was a huge success.


Unfortunately, after Lethal Weapon 4, everyone involved with the series went their separate ways. Although Gibson acted in blockbuster films like The PatriotChicken Run and What Women Want and directed the blockbuster Biblical drama The Passion of the Christ, he subsequently lost all public goodwill with his drunken Anti-Semetic remarks during an arrest in 2006; Gibson continued acting in 2010 with Edge of Darkness and followed a year later with The Beaver. Glover continues to act in films such as Saw, The Shaggy Dog, Be Kind Rewind and 2012. Donner essentially retired from directing after 16 Blocks and
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Romantic Horror I Love You To Death To Be Released Early Spring

Lloyd Lee Barnett‘s debut independent film, I Love You To Death (formerly Death Do Us Part), will have a limited theatrical release early this spring. Produced, written, and directed by Lloyd Barnett (known for his visual effects on Avatar, The Lord of the Rings, Rocky Balboa, Apocalypto, Superman II, and Speed Racer), “I Love You To [...]

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Gene Hackman, Jack Nicholson, Robert Forster, and Robert Duvall Rumored To Lead Alexander Payne’s ‘Nebraska’

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For many, the list of actors that are missed more than Gene Hackman isn’t all that long. His retirement in 2004, though not quite “official,” seems to have been legitimate, as the only acting credit he’s had since then is for Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut — and that’s all footage from the late ’70s-early ’80s.

If Alexander Payne gets his way, Hackman‘s last movie won’t be the awful Welcome to Mooseport. The Descendants writer & director is preparing his next feature, a Robert Nelson-scripted drama about a father and son who take a road trip from Montana to Nebraska so the father can “claim his million-dollar sweepstakes prize” with Publisher’s Clearing House. We heard in January that Descendants actor Robert Forster was rumored for the role of the dad, Casey Affleck the role of the son. As Vulture reports, Forster is still in contention for the lead part,
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Blu-Ray Review: The Superman Motion Picture Anthology


If you've ever wrapped a towel around your neck and pretended to fly, humming or whistling John Williams' iconic theme song, you've known the joy - even if it's just momentarily - of being Superman. If recapturing that feeling is something you desire, I can think of no better way to accomplish that than through the monumentous Blu-ray collection of The Superman Motion Picture Anthology.

This astounding collection accumulates everything a Superman fan could possibly want: Superman The Movie, Superman The Movie: Extended Edition, Superman II, Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, and Superman Returns. But not only does it include the films themselves (all complete with commentary tracks except Returns, itself loaded with a nearly three hour making-of documentary), this eight disk set contains over twenty hours of bonus features - enough to turn even the passing fan into a downright Superman historian.
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‘Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology’ is an Unparalleled Blu-ray Collection

Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology is the definitive comic book movie collection. While many long time Superman fans may still have the bad taste of Superman III and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace left on their tongues, this anthology rekindles all that was great about the franchise and, of course, Christopher Reeve. An added blu-ray bonus disc collects several feature length documentaries on Superman, ranging from an examination into the Man of Steel myth to a scientific exploration of his powers. Nearly everyone involved in the Superman franchise from its inception to Superman Returns shares their thoughts on the franchise, while paying tribute to Christopher Reeve. You will see cast members like Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane) and Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen) as well as Director Richard Donner and Executive Producer Ilya Salkind.

This eight-disc box set is exquisitely packaged in a collector’s box
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Blu-ray Review – The Superman Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006)

The Superman Motion Picture Anthology, 1978-2006.

Directed by Richard Donner, Richard Lester, Sidney J. Furie and Bryan Singer.

Starring Christopher Reeve, Gene Hackman, Margot Kidder, Marlon Brando, Ned Beatty, Jackie Cooper, Terence Stamp, Susannah York, Richard Pryor, Brandon Routh, Kevin Spacey and Kate Bosworth.


The complete big-screen adventures of the Man of Steel.

With a cinematic Superman reboot set to begin filming later this year courtesy of director Zack Snyder (Watchmen), producer Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Rises) and The Man of Steel himself Henry Cavill, now would seem like a pretty good time to deliver a shiny HD upgrade of Warner Bros.’ Superman feature film series. Well, that’s exactly what we’re getting with the release of The Superman Motion Picture Anthology on Blu-ray this coming Monday and – with a set that consists of all five theatrical movies, two alternative versions and a whole boat load of
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Geoff Johns and Jim Lee To Drop Bombs on Film Festival

No, not real bombs. They aren’t terrorists, they’re comic book visionaries. On June 11th the Geoff Johns and Jim Lee are bringing big announcements to the Hero Complex Film Festival concerning Superman and the whole DC Universe.

The pair will be interviewed during an ever-expanding Saturday program of events that will also include a special back-to-back viewings of Superman and Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, as well as a special on-stage interview with Richard Donner himself. Sounds like it’s time to plan a summer vacation! :)

The 2011 Hero Complex Film Festival runs June 9-12 at the Chinese Six Theatre at Hollywood and Highland. A limited number of discounted four-day passes are also available. Other special guests include Warren Beatty,Jon Favreau, Nicholas Meyer, Damon Lindelof, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci, and screenings include “Iron Man,” “Dick Tracy,” ”Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and “The Incredibles.
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Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hiddleston, Natalie Portman, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings

Running Time: 1 hr 54 mins

Rating: PG-13

Release Date: May 6, 2011

Top 7 Marvel Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movie

Thor – interviews with Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins and more

Plot: The god Thor (Hemsworth) disobeys his father (Hopkins) by attacking the Frost Giants. He is banished to Earth and stripped of his powers. Thor comes to realize he’s been double crossed.

Who’S It For? Young super hero fans will eat this one up. It’s also funny enough to appeal to a wide audience.

Expectations: I thought the level of difficulty was pretty high with this one. The Avengers are based on fictional science and money (Hulk and Iron Man). Thor is a god with a big hammer from a land of rainbow walkways. Plus, Hemswroth is not a household name … yet.

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Hero Complex Film Festival Movie Line-Up

The second annual Hero Complex Film Festival will run from June 9-12 at the Cinese 6 theater in Hollywood CA, and It's got a great line-up of films to watch. If you live or are going to be in L.A. you definitely want to try and catch some of these films. I hope to hit up as many as I possibly can.

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Here’s the full schedule with guests:

Hero Complex Film Festival

Official Event Schedule

Thursday, June 9

Dick Tracy (1990)

Runtime: 101 min

Stars: Warren Beatty, Al Pacino, Madonna, Glenne Headly

Special Guest: Warren Beatty (producer, director and star)


Friday, June 10

Double Feature

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982)

Runtime: 113 min

Stars: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Ricardo Montalban

Special Guest: Nicholas Meyer (writer/director)

Star Trek (2009)

Runtime: 127 min

Stars: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Eric Bana

Special Guests: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (writers), Damon Lindelof (producer)


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/Film La: Hero Complex Film Festival Features ‘Dick Tracy’ With Warren Beatty, ‘Superman’ With Richard Donner, ‘Iron Man’ With Jon Favreau and More

/Film La: Hero Complex Film Festival Features ‘Dick Tracy’ With Warren Beatty, ‘Superman’ With Richard Donner, ‘Iron Man’ With Jon Favreau and More
Dick Tracy, Iron Man, Captain Kirk, Superman and the Incredibles will all be represented at the upcoming Hero Complex Film Festival. Presented by the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex, it'll not only feature screenings but in depth Q&A's with several important and influential filmmakers. The event runs from June 9-12 at the Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood CA and kicks off with a screening of Dick Tracy followed by Q&A with Warren Beatty. Day two starts with Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn featuring writer/director Nicholas Meyer in person, followed by the 2009 Star Trek with special guests, and Star Trek 2 screenwriters, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof. Day three features Richard Donner discussing Superman and Superman II, with a special appearance by Geoff Johns and on the last day animator Dave Mullins presents The Incredibles and then Jon Favreau will be on hand to screen
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Superman Motion Picture Anthology Blu-ray Release Date and Details

Warner Bros. has announced their second big June catalog Blu-ray release in the form of the Superman Motion Picture Anthology, due in stores on June 7. The first is The Lord of the Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition coming on June 28.

Superman Motion Picture Anthology on Blu-ray is a massive 8-disc set that includes all five Superman theatrical films. The disc film content is as follows: disc one is Superman: The Movie; disc two is Superman: The Movie extended edition; disc three is Superman II; disc four is Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut; disc five is Superman III; disc six is Super IV: The Quest for Peace; disc seven is Superman Returns; and disc 8 is a bonus disc. Each film will be presented in 1080p video and 5.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

Here is the complete bonus features breakdown by disc:

Disc 1

Superman: The Movie, Original Theatrical Commentary by Ilya Salkind and Pierre Spengler
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