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Zaki's Review: Man of Steel

Zaki Hasan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

Director Zack Snyder's Man of Steel is an ambitious attempt by home studio Warner Bros. to imbue their Superman property with the same sense of primacy with audiences that seems to come so easily to DC Comics stablemate Batman.

Scott Snyder Talks About the Man of Steel in the New Superman: Unchained

Bryan Young | Posted 08.13.2013 | Books
Bryan Young

Scott Snyder treats our favorite characters with a reverence and knowledge that can only come from passion. He infuses these comic books with love and care, which is why it's so exciting to see him setting his sights on Superman this week.

If Superman Journeyed Out To Find the Edge of the Universe, Would He Find It or Die Trying?

Quora | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Ariel Williams, Dreamer, Writer, Artist He would not just find it, but could go past it!He a...

Does 'Superman' Still Hold Up?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

In today's movies, my reaction to seeing entire cities destroyed while superheroes fight is to shrug. That doesn't seem right. I feel that I should be offended, or at least disturbed -- but I've seen it so many times now that I just don't care. We've raised the stakes so high, they've effectively lost their meaning. How much more destruction can the next villain cause that this last one didn't? As an audience member trying to relate to what's happening onscreen, there's a point where I think, Dead is dead. How much more dead can I be?

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: A Glimpse Inside Man of Steel

Dan Persons | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Zack Snyder digs shooting on location... Henry Cavill loves his super-suit... Michael Shannon really appreciates Henry Cavill... We look into the creation of the eagerly-awaited reboot of the Superman franchise.

The True American Gods: Comic Book Heroes

Carl Pettit | Posted 08.12.2013 | Entertainment
Carl Pettit

These fictional men and women, who wear inappropriately tight-fitting spandex costumes and only exist in our imaginations, bring hope to millions of real people on a daily basis, and have become an integral part of American cultural life and identity.

The Morals We Should But Don't Take from Superhero Movies

Troy Campbell | Posted 08.12.2013 | Science
Troy Campbell

Unfortunately, superhero movies (and their audiences) often simplify our view of the world to an absurd degree. In reality, the villain is a society of subtle sexism, cancer and poverty. In movies it's a single super-villain.

This Time, It's Different

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 08.11.2013 | Entertainment

BURBANK, Calif. — With his dark eyebrows deeply furrowed and gleaming white teeth firmly clamped shut, Henry Cavill winces when asked if Superma...

How Bad Was 'Superman III'?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

To mark the release of this weekend's Man of Steel -- and against my better judgment -- I decided to re-watch Superman III for the first time since 1983 and hopefully not destroy a little piece of my childhood in the process. Along the way, I've committed to keeping a running diary. So here we go. (Sorry, childhood memories.)

The Best Superman Yet?

Mike Ryan | Posted 08.10.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

This Friday, Superman returns to theaters after a seven year hiatus in Man of Steel. This time, director Zack Snyder (Watchmen) tapped British thespian Henry Cavill to play one of the most iconic characters over the last 100 years. As a service to you, we answer every question you could possibly have about Man of Steel.

Superman's Awkward Puberty Stage

Posted 06.11.2013 | Comedy

When Superman was a tween, he started going through some awkward changes. But his friends can't assure him it's "normal" in this UCB Comedy original....

Dreams of Superman's Fathers

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.10.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Television shows and movies based on Superman have always reflected America's zeitgeist, but Man of Steel goes deeper into questioning America's identify by examining the values that Superman -- and thus, America -- was raised with.

Mike Ryan

Meet The New Superman | Mike Ryan | Posted 06.10.2013 | Entertainment

The thought of a British Superman had never occurred to me before hearing the eloquent voice of Henry Cavil on the other end of the telephone. Cavill,...

Theory on the Man of Steel Plot

Colin Liotta | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
Colin Liotta

With Man of Steel only a few weeks away from release, the excitement and anticipation is palpable. The marketing has been great, the trailers incredible and action-packed, yet one looming question remains: what is the story?

WATCH: Why Colbert Won't See 'Man Of Steel'

Posted 06.06.2013 | Comedy

All of our trusted institutions seem to be crumbling around us, but only one devastating tragedy is on Stephen Colbert's mind: The new Superman movie,...

Upcoming Superhero/Comic Strip/Toy/Etc. Reboots

Spencer Green | Posted 08.06.2013 | Comedy
Spencer Green

Baz Luhrmann's Rex Morgan, M.D. -- The great Aussie director takes the good doctor on a fantastic journey as he is shrunk and injected into Liza Minnelli.

WATCH: All The Problems In The Last Superman Movie

Posted 06.05.2013 | Comedy

Yes, there's a reason they rebooted Superman with "Man of Steel": The last Superman movie was full of plot holes and generally kind of silly. Check ou...

Superman Drummer Gives New Meaning To 'Man Of Steel'

Posted 06.05.2013 | Entertainment

"Man of Steel" looks like it's going to be pretty good, but regardless of how Zack Snyder's take on Superman turns out, the Hans Zimmer score is sure ...

Cinefantastique's Here's What's Going On: Pics From Man of Steel

Dan Persons | Posted 08.05.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Get a look at Superman's new look... Star Trek producer Brannon Braga gets all witchy... Damon Lindelof gets Left Behind... The Wizard of Oz goes deep...

Truth, Justice and the American Way for Immigrant Kids

Sanjeev K. Sriram | Posted 08.04.2013 | Politics
Sanjeev K. Sriram

Justice is lacking for immigrant children because of the social and policy barriers they face when trying to access programs for health insurance, nutrition, and early childhood education.

Big Change For Superman

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 07.30.2013 | Entertainment

What to get Superman for his 75th birthday? DC Entertainment's starting with a new logo. The company, part of Warner Bros. Entertainment, unveiled th...

Dr. Toy Talks about Superhero Play

Stevanne Auerbach | Posted 07.29.2013 | Parents
Stevanne Auerbach

Superheroes have abilities children only dream of -- they are strong, fast, courageous and can overcome obstacles... sometimes in a single bound. They also do many good deeds. After all, that is an important goal we hope children will internalize -- learning about doing good for others.

Why Now Is the Time to Start Reading Superhero Comics

Chris Clow | Posted 07.15.2013 | Books
Chris Clow

If you've ever been interested in the ongoing adventures of Batman or Iron Man, of the Avengers or the Justice League, then as a geek and a comic book peddler I can tell you: now is the time.

Superman: Illegal Alien?

Robert Slayton | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Slayton

I ask at the risk of getting blasted by heat vision or super breath, but exploring his status actually tells us a lot about America today.

It's Free Comic Book Day Tomorrow!

AP | MATT MOORE | Posted 05.03.2013 | Books

-- When the doors open for Free Comic Book Day – an annual event that's grown in stature from a few stores to some 2,000 worldwide – publ...