Iron Man

I like superhero movies. But I don't care about Infinity War

No movie has ever been more appropriately titled than Avengers: Infinity War. You can’t blame the marketing department for calling the movie “most ambitious crossover event in history,” but the internet was also right to turn it into a punchline. Beyond the endless hype, there...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 9:32am

AMC will screen all 12 Marvel movies in epic 31-hour marathon

An Infinity War sounds like a lot, but admit it — you always need more Avengers. If that sounds like a thing you’d say, then you’ll want to get in on the 31-hour marathon of all the Marvel Cinematic Universe films happening at AMC Empire 25 in Times Square and AMC Disney Springs...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 8:32pm

Marvel movies ranked from best to worst

Another half-year, another Marvel movie. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is now out, only six months after “Doctor Strange.” That puts the official Marvel Cinematic Universe tally at 15 films. That’s a lot to get done in nine years, since the first “Iron Man...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:18pm

The comic book TV takeover is real

Sure, comic books have come to dominate the multiplex — just as everyone waiting to see whether "Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice" is any good. But while Marvel and DC have been raking in billions at the box office, the genre has quietly been developing quite a foothold in TV as well — and this...

Monday, January 18, 2016 - 12:00pm

Robert Downey Jr. gets a Christmas Eve pardon for past drug offenses

There's going to be some extra celebrating this Christmas at Robert Downey Jr.'s house, as the "Iron Man" star was one of 91 individuals granted a full pardon on Christmas Eve by California Gov. Jerry Brown, according to the L.A. Times.RELATED:Robert Downey Jr. cements his highest-paid actor...

Friday, December 25, 2015 - 2:01am

VIDEO: Ant-Man gets a normal-sized Honest Trailer

Just because Marvel's latest, "Ant-Man," getting the Honest Trailers treatment was inevitable doesn't make it any less terrific. And as much as I genuinely enjoyed the film, this video does point out some awkward truths — like Marvel doubling down on their habit of making comic actors get...

Thursday, December 10, 2015 - 3:35am

New 'Jessica Jones' trailer makes us want to watch it all now, damn it

Oh, man. With only 10 days to go, Marvel and Netflix continue to tease viewers with a new trailer for "Jessica Jones," the latest in the comic book titan's deal with the streaming movies and TV service that kicked off so spectacularly with "Daredevil." And if this latest look is any indication, Nov...

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 10:46pm

Anthony Mackie backs Trump

Oh, Anthony Mackie. Just … why? The "Captain America: Winter Soldier" star is out promoting his new film, "Our Brand is Crisis," in which he plays a political spin doctor, so naturally he's getting questions about which presidential candidate he'd most like to work with — and his answer is not so...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 12:56am

But what Chris Evans really wants to do is direct

Getting an indie film made today can be tricky, but it helps if the director has a close connection to, say, one of the Avengers. Chris Evans makes his directorial debut with "Before We Go," an all-in-one-night tale of a panic-stricken married woman (Alice Eve) stranded in Manhattan and the down-on...

Thursday, September 3, 2015 - 7:00pm

Robert Downey Jr. cements his highest-paid actor status

In case there was any doubt about Robert Downey Jr.'s success, the "Iron Man" and "Avengers" star has topped Forbes' list of highest paid actors for the third year in a row. And if that weren't enough, Downey's impressive $80 million take between June 2014 and June 2015 is a sweet $30 million ahead...

Sunday, August 9, 2015 - 5:19pm

Marvel and Sony tap Tom Holland as their new Spider-Man

After an exhaustive search, Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures have announced that British actor Tom Holland will play Peter Parker and Spider-Man in both an upcoming reboot film and "Captain America: Civil War." Holland, 19, becomes the third actor — and the second Brit in a row — to play the...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 12:56pm

DAILY VIDEO: This is what a 'Black Widow' movie would look like?

If you've been asking why Scarlett Johansson's Black Widow character can't get her own standalone Marvel film, consider this maybe a case of be careful what you wish for. "Saturday Night Live" picks up the slack where Marvel has been lacking, offering up a trailer for a film focused on the...

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 9:06am

What to expect from 'Age of Ultron'

The follow-up to 2012's massive "The Avengers" promises to be even more gargantuan, with new superheroes, more story to tell and a one really shiny, really deadly villain. So here's what you need to know going into "Avengers: Age of Ultron." "I don’t think you’re allowed to ride a motorcycle...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 7:57pm

Is it time for a transgender Avenger?

The world of comic books has a long and proud tradition of pushing the envelope when it comes to social issues, finding entertaining and sometimes subtle ways to make the case for progressive ideas. In light of that tradition and recent developments in television and popular culture, now would be...

Thursday, April 30, 2015 - 5:32pm

Here comes a 29-hour Marvel movie marathon for the real fans

Think you're a huge fan of Marvel's movies — like "Iron Man," "The Avengers" and "Guardians of the Galaxy" — do you? Well, if you were a real fan, you'd be lining up for this 29-hour, 11-movie marathon they're putting on to celebrate the release of "Avengers: Age of Ultron," which runs through the...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 3:07am

SXSW: Aubrey Plaza's superhero aspirations

Aubrey Plaza has made a name for herself in the comedy and independent film world with projects like the recently wrapped "Parks and Recreation" and her SXSW film premiere, "Fresno." But that doesn't mean she wouldn't be down to suit up for something in Marvel Cinematic Universe.RELATED: SXSW:...

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 4:43pm

Michelle Rodriguez is sorry for something again

So what is Michelle Rodriguez apologizing for this time? Oh, just a little rant to TMZ outside a restaurant about the trend of updating comic book superhero characters with non-white actors. "That's the dumbest thing I've ever heard," Rodriguez said to a question about whether she would be playing...

Monday, March 2, 2015 - 4:15am

Spider-Man — but not Andrew Garfield — joining the Avengers

Good news for comic book movie fans, but not so much good news for "Amazing Spider-Man" star Andrew Garfield. Marvel has hashed out a deal to regain creative control of one of its highest-profile characters without the beleaguered Sony having to lose one of its two remaining bankable franchises —...

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 - 12:19am

Marvel stars Chris Pratt and Chris Evans make awesome Super Bowl bet

Two of the Marvel cinematic universe's reigning heroes named Chris, "Captain America" star Chris Evans and "Guardians of the Galaxy" star Chris Pratt, have taken their hometown pride and NFL rivalry and turned it into something positive. Boston native and Patriots fan Evans started the taunting off...

Friday, January 23, 2015 - 12:01am

Chris Hemsworth is the fittest hacker in history in 'Blackhat'

When you hire the guy who plays Thor in "The Avengers" to be the lead hacker in your cyber-security drama, you kind of have to accept the fact that he's going to be one of those rare hackers in really, really good shape. But Michael Mann wanted it to at least be a little plausible that Chris...

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:40am