Mark Pellington

Mark Pellington The director of Arlington Road, The Mothman Prophecies, Pearl Jam’s Jeremy and many more reflects on his career and some of the movies that made him. Show Notes: Movies Referenced In This Episode ...

Gary Oldman to Play Citizen Kane Scribe for David Fincher

David Crow Jul 11, 2019 Gary Oldman will play Herman Mankiewicz for David Fincher in Mank. It will cover the making of Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz. David Fincher and Gary Oldman finally ...

Buffing up Bond: when it's time to send for the script doctor

As Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts a spring in Bond 25’s step, we salute the craft of Hollywood’s rewrite maestros, from Carrie Fisher to Quentin Tarantino Script doctors are the well-remunerated but ...

Superman: The Movie Director Planned To Introduce Brainiac In Sequels

The behind the scenes upheaval that plagued Christopher Reeves Superman films is legendary to fans. Though Richard Donner helmed 1978’s classic Superman: The Movie and made it a barnstorming success, ...

Richard Donner and the Importance of Superman: The Movie

Mike Cecchini Dec 17, 2018 Richard Donner reflects on the legacy of Superman, the greatness of Christopher Reeve's performance, and why we still need the Man of Steel. Superman: The Movie, one of ...

"Superman" 40th Anniversary Screening With Cast Members, L.A. October 9

By Todd Garbarini Richard Donner’s spectacular 1978 film, Superman: The Movie, arguably the greatest comic book movie of all-time (Imho), will be screened at Laemmle’s Ahrya Fine Arts Theatre in ...

Christopher Reeve — His Legacy As Superman And Beyond Lives On (Exclusive)

When considering that this week would have been Christopher Reeve's 66th birthday, we find ourselves reflecting on an interview he gave in which a reporter asked, “How do you define a hero?” ...

The Batman Movies That Never Were

Mark Harrison Sep 25, 2018 With Matt Reeves' The Batman still underway, these are the Batman movies we almost saw. This article comes from Den of Geek UK. Near the beginning of the hilarious Teen ...

Superman: The Movie – 2 Film Collection

I guess there are plenty of adults now too young to remember when Christopher Reeve made his debut as The Man of Steel. It was a massive hit across the full spectrum of moviegoers. Warners is taking ...

Extended three-hour cut of Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie coming to Blu-ray

Warner Bros. has announced that it is bringing the 188-minute extended cut of Richard Donner’s 1978 classic Superman: The Movie to Blu-ray with a brand new 1080p remaster later this year. Dubbed the ...

Superman: The Movie three hour cut getting a release

Mike Cecchini Sep 20, 2017 A legendary extended version of Superman: The Movie will finally get an official release. I seriously never thought I would live to see this day. Long before home video ...

Richard Donner's 3-Hour Superman: The Movie Extended Cut is Coming to Blu-ray

Good news for all you Superman fans. The Warner Archive will soon release the extended cut of Superman: The Movie in high definition on Blu-Ray. The three-hour version of the blockbuster that aired on ...

Lord and Miller: 12 other directors who left/got fired from movies during production

Luke Owen looks at directors who left/got fired from movies during production… With the shocking news that Phil Lord and Chris Miller have vacated the director’s chairs for the yet-to-be-titled Han ...

Who are the two producers credited on every Batman movie?

Simon Brew Brendon Connelly Feb 14, 2017 Michael Uslan and Benjamin Melniker have producer credits on nearly 40 Batman films – but they only really worked on one, it seems… If you stick around for ...

Joe Dante wanted John Lithgow to play The Joker in his Batman movie

Before Tim Burton signed on to bring The Dark Knight to the big screen with 1989’s Batman, Warner Bros. spent several years trying to get the project off the ground, with numerous directors in ...

Newswire: Joe Dante’s Batman movie would have starred John Lithgow as the Joker

Somewhere out in the cosmos, there exists a parallel world—an Earth-Two if you will—in which Jack Nicholson was never The Joker. A reality without that iconic mirror-smashing scene or the sublime ...

John Lithgow Was Almost the Joker in Joe Dante's Canceled Batman Movie

John Lithgow Was Almost the Joker in Joe Dante's Canceled Batman Movie There are many stories in Hollywood of potentially great superhero movies that never got made, and now we have yet another one to add to that list. Gremlins director Joe Dante, as it turns out, had ...

Batman: Joe Dante turned movie down in 1980s

Mike Cecchini Sep 14, 2016 The 1980s Batman movie you never saw could have had Joe Dante in the director's chair - and John Lithgow as The Joker... Tom Mankiewicz's Batman sceenplay is one of the ...

Blu-ray Review – Dragnet (1987)

Dragnet, 1987. Directed by Tom Mankiewicz. Starring Dan Aykroyd, Tom Hanks, Christopher Plummer, Alexandra Paul, Jack O’Halloran, Harry Morgan, Elizabeth Ashley and Debney Coleman. Synopsis: ...

The Batman Films That Were Never Made

This week, Neil Calloway looks at Batman movies that were planned but never shot… If you are over 30, by the end of this month you will have seen five actors play Batman on the big screen. That might ...

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