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10 Infuriatingly Bad Endings To Good Movies

10/5/2014 11:00am EDT
10 Infuriatingly Bad Endings To Good Movies
Nothing can ruin an otherwise great night out at the movies like an ending that undoes all of the goodwill the film had built up with its viewers over the preceding 2+ hours. So what makes for a bad ending? Some of the movies on this list left us confused, some left us sad, some left us wanting more. But the common denominator is that each of these films made us want to throw something at the screen when the credits started rolling. Here are 10 infuriatingly bad endings to otherwise good movies.

Man of Steel

We knew going in that Zack Snyder's take on Superman was going to be a bit dark...

'Man Of Steel' Sequel To Be Titled Either 'Superman vs. Batman' or 'Batman vs. Superman'

7/24/2013 2:01pm EDT
Batman and Superman
Superman and Batman are set to share the screen in Zack Snyder's sequel to this summer's Man of Steel.

The director surprised fans with the news during Comic Con over the weekend, following the presentation of upcoming films on the way from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures, taking the stage to make the big reveal.

Snyder then brought out "Man of Steel" actor Harry Lennix, who read a passage from graphic novelist Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," which involves both superheroes at odds with each other.

"I want you to remember, Clark, in all the years to come, in all your most p...

Rare Superman Comic Book Sells At Auction Days Before 'Man Of Steel' Hits Theaters

6/13/2013 3:12pm EDT
Action Comics No. 1
A rare copy of the very first comic book that ever featured the Superman character -- Action Comics No. 1 -- sold at auction for $175,000 on Tuesday, just days before Man of Steel opens in theaters.

The comic book, published in June 1938, was found in the wall of a home in Elbow Lake, Minnesota, by contractor David Gonzalez, who discovered it among a bunch of old newspapers being used as insulation in one of the building's walls.

Gonzalez came upon the comic while tearing down one of the walls during a renovation project in the home, which he and wife Deanna bought for $10,100.


Superman Returns: New 'Man Of Steel' Trailer Gives 'Hope' To The Future Of The Franchise

4/17/2013 12:03pm EDT
Man Of Steel
The future of the struggling Superman franchise is alive and well, according to the latest trailer for Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot, Man of Steel.

The film re-tells the story of how Jor-El (Russell Crowe) sends his son Kal-El to Earth to escape the destruction of their home planet of Krypton.

The boy is taken in and raised by Jonathan and Martha Kent (Kevin Costner and Diane Lane), discovering that he has extraordinary powers and struggling to figure out what his purpose is on Earth.

The new trailer gives a little more to go on that the previous two, showing more of Krypton, revealing C...

For The 'The Avengers' Assembly – Our Top Ten Superhero Movies Of All Time

5/3/2012 9:00am EDT
The Avengers
As the Avengers finally assemble, bringing the biggest superhero movie yet to the big screen, we have to ask: Of all these darn superhero movies, which ones are the best? Luckily, we can also answer that question we just asked ourselves. Let the debate commence!

10) THE SHADOW (1994)

A lot of movies could’ve taken this spot on the list, but for the sake of mixing things up, I’m going with this oft-dismissed adaptation of the classic radio / pulp / comics hero (many will argue he’s not a superhero, but he fits the criteria). Director Russell Mulcahy crafted a moody, stylish art-deco peri...

Margot Kidder Arrested At White House Protest

8/24/2011 8:04am EDT
Margot Kidder
Veteran actress Margot Kidder was arrested in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday for protesting against an oil project.

The 62 year old, who played Superman's love interest Lois Lane on the big screen, was part of a group staging a rally about TransCanada Corp.'s Keystone XL pipeline scheme.

The campaigners are hoping to convince President Barack Obama to quash the $7 billion planned project to move oil from Alberta to America's Gulf Coast. Canadian officials have already approved the work, but it needs a final nod from authorities in the U.S. before it can go ahead.

During the rally, Kidder...

Happy 60th Birthday Robin Williams!

7/21/2011 8:47am EDT
Robin Williams
Robin Williams has joked his way to a milestone age - the funnyman turns the big 6-0 on Thursday.

He rose to fame playing an oddball alien in TV's Mork & Mindy and went on to take the movie industry by storm, all while juggling a successful stand-up career.

With a number of awards under his belt and a string of high-profile roles in films including "Good Morning, Vietnam," "Mrs. Doubtfire" and "Good Will Hunting," Williams has cemented his place as one of Hollywood's most hilarious - and hairiest - men.

To celebrate his 60 years, WENN has compiled 10 fascinating facts about the star:

- ...

Russell Crowe To Play Jor-El In 'Superman' Reboot?

6/15/2011 9:38pm EDT
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe is in talks to take on Marlon Brando's role in the upcoming Superman revamp.

The Oscar winner is slated to portray the Man of Steel's father Jor-El in Zack Snyder's new superhero movie, opposite Brit Henry Cavill.

If he signs on, he'll join Amy Adams, Diane Lane and Kevin Costner in the movie.

His Gladiator co-star Connie Nielsen is also reportedly in negotiations for the film - to play Jor-El's wife, and Superman's mom, Lara.

Brando played Jor-El in Superman: The Movie (1978) and was featured in 2006's Superman Returns, thanks to CGI (computer-generated imagery) effects.

Superman Statue To Be Unveiled In L.A.

6/7/2011 12:49pm EDT
Christopher Reeve
A life-sized statue of late actor Christopher Reeve as Superman is set to be unveiled in Los Angeles.

The actor, who was paralyzed in a horse-riding accident in 1995 and died in 2004, will be immortalized in his most famous character as part of the Los Angeles Times' upcoming Hero Complex Film Festival.

The lifelike statue has been sculpted by British artist Mike Hill and will be displayed during the festival, which will also show some of Reeve's most popular superhero movies.

Hill tells the newspaper, "This figure was sculpted in clay from various stills of Mr. Reeve. The sculpture wa...

Check Out 'Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology' On Blu-ray June 7

6/4/2011 8:39am EDT
Superman Motion Picture Anthology
Available now in superb hi-def, with new digital/hi-def film masters, the must-own comprehensive "Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006)" on Blu-ray includes all six versions of the films in the original Superman theatrical franchise -- Superman: The Movie – Original Theatrical, Superman: The Movie – Expanded Edition, Superman II – Original Theatrical, Superman II – The Richard Donner Cut, Superman III – Original Theatrical, Superman IV – Original Theatrical, plus Superman Returns.

The Collection also boasts 20 hours of bonus features including the never-before-seen original ...

Legendary Actor, Director & Star Of 'Superman' Films Jackie Cooper Dies At 88

5/4/2011 8:44pm EDT
Jackie Cooper
Actor Jackie Cooper, the man who played Clark Kent's newspaper boss in the first four Superman films, has died. He was 88.

A former child star, Cooper was one of only two young stars to win a Best Actor/Actress Oscar nomination before his 18th birthday for his role in 1931's Skippy. He was nine.

He also appeared in Treasure Island as Jim Hawkins and 1940's The Return of Frank James before turning his attention to TV as a regular and, in his later years, directing dramas like M*A*S*H* and The White Shadow.

But he's best known by movie fans as Perry White, the editor of the Daily Sentinel,...

British Actor Henry Cavill Is Engaged

5/4/2011 2:31pm EDT
Henry Cavill
New Superman star Henry Cavill is engaged.

The British hunk, who will star in the upcoming film Man of Steel, is set to wed athlete Ellen Whitaker. Whitaker tells Ireland's Belfast Telegraph, "I couldn't believe it when he asked me to marry him."

She reveals her new fiancé popped the question during what she felt sure was a birthday celebration: "I thought we were there to celebrate his birthday. It was such a surprise and I am so happy."

The actor, who asked Whitaker's father for her hand in marriage, proposed in Los Angeles.

A date for the wedding has not yet been set.

This Week's Shining & Falling Stars: Beyonce and Superman

4/29/2011 10:30am EDT
Beyonce Knowles
Shining Star – Beyonce: Beyonce knows how to break a sweat for a good cause.

The R&B diva is helping to get kids off the couch and on their feet with a new music video called “Move Your Body” – a reworked version of her 2007 hit, “Get Me Bodied”. The part workout/part head-bopping jam was created for First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” campaign and is set to be distributed to schools across the country.

It features the chart-topping entertainer leading a group of students in a dance routine in the middle of a school cafeteria. I know what you’re thinking – how come my school lunch l...

Stars On Lockdown With New 'Superman' Script

4/14/2011 10:08pm EDT
Superman Returns
The new Superman script is under such tight security, the stars of the film must be locked in a room to read it.

Moviemaker Zack Snyder is so keen to make sure details of the plot aren't leaked he has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep scripts away from prying eyes.

Actress Diane Lane, who plays the Man of Steel's mom in the new movie, tells, "I read the script under lock and key. I was locked in a room with the script and was only allowed three hours with it."

But, from that three hours, Lane felt confident the film would be a big hit: "I'm really excited. I'm really not ...

Nicolas Cage's Missing Comic Book Resurfaces 11 Years After It Was Stolen

4/11/2011 8:58pm EDT
Nicolas Cage
A rare comic book stolen from Nicolas Cage in 2000 is at the center of a new police investigation, after it was found in Los Angeles.

The copy of Action Comics No. 1, which featured the debut of Superman, was among a number of personal belongings swiped from the actor's Hollywood home over a decade ago.

The collector's item, dating back to the 1930s, was insured and Cage cashed in his policy following its theft.

But the graphic novel is now at the center of a big mystery after detectives found the comic book in a storage locker in the San Fernando Valley.

Click for more great Ni...

Michael Shannon To Play Superman's Archenemy General Zod

4/11/2011 9:43am EDT
Michael Shannon
Actor Michael Shannon has landed the coveted villain role in the upcoming reboot of the Superman franchise.

The Revolutionary Road star will play General Zod opposite British hunk Henry Cavill as the young superhero - and director Zack Snyder is delighted with the casting.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter, "Zod is not only one of Superman's most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because he has insights into Superman that others don't. Michael is a powerful actor who can project both the intelligence and the malice of the character, making him perfect for the role."


'Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006)' Debuts On Blu-ray June 7

4/2/2011 12:30pm EDT
Superman, the cultural icon and quintessential superhero, is back in a big way. In a powerhouse year marked by the theatrical releases of several major superhero films including Warner Bros.’ "Green Lantern," his arrival couldn’t be more perfectly timed.

Warner Home Video (WHV) is celebrating the year of the superhero with the June 7 release of "Superman: The Motion Picture Anthology (1978-2006)" on Blu-ray. For the first time, fans will be able to own one super-entertaining Blu-ray collection with all four original theatrical "Superman" films starring Christopher Reeve (available for the...

Margot Kidder Supports Casting Amy Adams As Lois Lane

4/1/2011 12:32pm EDT
Margot Kidder
Margot Kidder has welcomed the casting of her latest Lois Lane successor in the new Superman movie, insisting newly-hired Amy Adams is a "better actress than I am."

The Enchanted star will play the intrepid reporter in director Zack Snyder's upcoming reboot of the comic book franchise, alongside Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel.

Kidder, who portrayed Lane in Superman: The Movie in 1978 and three sequels with Christopher Reeve, was delighted to hear about Adams' casting, and is convinced the Oscar nominee is perfect for the role.

She tells MTV, "She's a brilliant, wonderful actress! Sh...

Amy Adams Is The New Lois Lane!

3/28/2011 7:53am EDT
Amy Adams
Oscar nominee Amy Adams will steal the heart of new Superman Henry Cavill after landing the role of Lois Lane in the upcoming reboot of the comic book franchise.

The Fighter star learned she would be putting on her reporter's hat on Sunday after receiving the good news from director Zack Snyder.

The filmmaker admits it was no easy task casting the highly-coveted part - but he knew Adams was the one from the moment he saw her.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "There was a big, giant search for Lois. For us it was a big thing and obviously a really important role. We did a lot of auditio...

Diane Lane To Play Superman's Mother

3/3/2011 1:13pm EST
Diane Lane
Diane Lane has signed up to star in the new Superman movie as the Man of Steel's adoptive mom.

The actress has been cast in the role of Martha Kent, who adopts the young superhero, to be played by Henry Cavill, after he lands on Earth in a rocket from the planet Krypton.

Last month, it was reported that director Zack Snyder had recruited Kevin Costner to star as Superman's dad, Jonathan.

Superman: Man of Steel is expected to be released next year.

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Kevin Costner to Star as Superman's Dad

2/22/2011 11:47pm EST
Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner has reportedly signed up to star in the new Superman movie as the Man of Steel's earthbound father.

Director Zack Snyder has cast the Dances With Wolves star in the role of Jonathan Kent, opposite Henry Cavill as the superhero, according to

The late Glenn Ford played Kent in Richard Donner's 1978 film, Superman: The Movie.

Superman: Man of Steel is expected to be released in December 2012.

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Henry Cavill had to Pass a 'Costume Test' to Play Superman

2/17/2011 11:15pm EST
Henry Cavill
British actor Henry Cavill had to pass the costume test before he won the role of Superman in Christopher Nolan and Zack Snyder's new movie - he had to wear a replica of the outfit Christopher Reeve wore in 1978.

The producer and director had to make sure their pick for the Man of Steel looked the part - and insisted on putting him in the much-maligned suit Reeve's Superman wore.

Snyder tells Entertainment Weekly magazine, "If you can put on that suit and pull it off, that's an awesome achievement."

The Tudors star Cavill admits he was worried about what he'd look like in the replica out...

Kristina Anapau Vies For Lois Lane Role In 'Superman' Reboot

2/4/2011 9:26am EST
Kristina Anapau
"Black Swan" actress Kristina Anapau has hinted she's in the running to play Lois Lane in Zack Snyder's new "Superman" movie after confessing she has auditioned for a comic book movie role and then cooing about the 300 director.

Anapau has refused to reveal full details, but tells she is interested in playing the Man of Steel's love interest.

And that could put her up against "Black Swan" co-star Mila Kunis, who is also reportedly up for the role.

The actress says, "It's a great character and a great project. I'd love to be a part of it. I'm a big fan of Zack Snyder's ...

British Actress Susannah York Dies

1/16/2011 10:31am EST
Susannah York
British actress Susannah York has died at the age of 72.

The star passed away on Saturday following a long battle with cancer.

Her son Orlando Wells says, "She was an absolutely fantastic mother, who was very down to earth. She was a woman with grace and stature. She had advanced bone marrow cancer which she had an operation for.

"But, last Thursday, she had a scan and then the descent was fast. In the end, her death was painless and quick."

York began her acting career in 1960, starring in Tunes of Glory opposite Alec Guinness and John Mills, and went on to appear in movies such as The...

'Smallville' Recap: Season 10, Ep.1: "Lazarus"

9/25/2010 5:50pm EDT
Lazarus Lois Lane
When we last saw our hero, Clark Kent, aka Kal-El, aka The Blur, he had successfully sent the evil Zod and a whole cadre of cloned Kryptonians to a new inter-dimensional home via the Book of Rao, while being mortally wounded by a super-power-sapping Blue Kryptonite dagger.

Confused? So am I (and I’ve watched SMALLVILLE since the beginning), but it doesn’t matter. After years of stalling a conclusion that has been foregone since the premiere, this year SMALLVILLE will stop dragging its feet, as Clark Kent will finally become Superman, even if it’s not until until the finale.

As Season ...

Jon Hamm Says He's Too Old To Play Superman

9/18/2010 3:00pm EDT
Jon Hamm
"Mad Men" star Jon Hamm has laughed off speculation he'll be flying into action as Superman in the superhero's next movie because he's too old to play the Man of Steel.

Brandon Routh was the last actor to portray the comic book icon on the big screen in 2006's "Superman Returns."

"The Dark Knight" director Christopher Nolan has signed on to produce another installment in the blockbuster franchise, and recent rumours suggested Hamm was being courted to take over the role.

But the actor insists he hasn't been approached by movie bosses - and at 39, he's just too old to play the part.

He s...

Dead Gay Porn Star Said 'Superman' Christopher Reeve Was A Great Lover

7/22/2010 8:14am EDT
A late gay porn star has stunned Hollywood with allegations he bedded "Superman" star Christopher Reeve.

Cal Culver gave up the sordid details in an interview before he died in 1987 and now the lost chat has been unearthed and included in new book Hollywood Babylon Strikes Again.

Culver, who died of an AIDS-related illness, told the unnamed interviewer he met Reeve when both were auditioning for the same Broadway role in the mid-1970s.

In the chat, the porn star says, "Christopher was a great lover and I think I liberated him sexually. I didn't think he was gay but he seemed willing to t...

Superman Comic Smashes $1 Million Record

3/30/2010 2:44pm EDT
A rare copy of the first comic book to feature Superman has set a new record after selling at auction for $1.5 million.

The 1938 edition of Action Comics No. 1 was snapped up by a private collector via auction website on Monday.

The record price for a comic book has already been broken twice this year: another copy of Action Comics No. 1 sold in February for $1 million; and within days a 1939 Batman comic featuring the first appearance of the Caped Crusader was purchased by a private buyer for the same price.

The latest record-breaking comic featuring Superman's debut...

An Open Letter To Christopher Nolan On Rebooting Superman

2/17/2010 3:38pm EST
An Open Letter To Christopher Nolan re: Rebooting Superman
Dear Chris,

Congratulations on being handed the reins of one of Warner Bros.' most valuable properties, albeit one that seems to cause no small amount of creative consternation. Relax, Mr. Nolan, I'm here to give you and the team you'll select advice on how to handle Superman.

I'm one of many fanboys who was, let's say underwhelmed with Superman Returns. Using Richard Donner's classic 1978 film Superman as a springboard wasn't necessarily a BAD idea, but Bryan Singer and his writers, despite the best intentions, created a movie not exciting and inspiring, but ill-conceived and waaaay...

Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade

12/18/2009 9:39am EST
Greatest Entertainers of the Decade
This week, we've brought you the Ten Greatest TV Shows, Songs, Albums and Movies of the Decade. Now it's time to roll it all into one with the Ten Greatest Entertainers of the Decade.

This was a decade where entertainment became increasingly fractured. With 500 channels 500 bazillion websites and every medium on-demand, bringing together any significant chunk of people to one thing was a true sign of greatness. In an era when nobody had to agree - making them agree took something beyond the level of entertainer we saw in the past.

With that in mind, here are the Ten Greatest Entert...