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Superman Returns

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    Josh Hartnett Says He Turned Down 'Superman Returns' As Well As Playing Spider-Man And Batman

    This spring Josh Hartnett returns to our collective consciousness in Showtime's "Penny Dreadful," and it has been a long time since we've seen him anything. The past four of five years has seen the actor drift with indies nobody saw ("Stuck Between Stations," "August," "Girl Walks Into A Bar"), genr...

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    Bryan Singer Blames Women for the Failure of Superman Returns

    Color us surprised: "Superman Returns" was apparently a women's movie.

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    Bryan Singer Says 'Superman Returns' Was Made For "More Of A Female Audience," Sequel Would've Featured Darkseid

    For a film that no-one really seems to much like and everyone thinks of as fairly unmemorable, the filmosphere sure does do a lot of talking about 2006's Bryan Singer-directed Superman reboot, “Superman Returns.” We right here have debated its merits as a Superman movie, trashed it, and speculated a...

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    How 'Man of Steel' Makes Every Other Superman Movie Look Like an Indie

    Instead of making a blockbuster Superman movie, Zack Snyder has turned the Superman narrative into yet another modern day blockbuster.

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    Where Will 'Man Of Steel' Rank? Rating The ‘Superman’ Movies From Worst To Best

    Perhaps you’ve heard about a little movie that’s opening this week called “Man of Steel.” The small, under-the-radar, kitchen sink drama follows the adventures of one Superman as he struggles with the kind of identity issues familiar to many x-ray sighted, preternaturally strong orphan aliens gifted...

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    Watch: Before You See 'Man Of Steel,' Remember Everything Wrong With 'Superman Returns' In 6 Minutes

    Man, you gotta feel a bit for Brandon Routh. It was only seven years ago that he was given the duty to play Clark Kent and reboot the Superman franchise in Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" and well... that didn't quite work out...

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    Bryan Singer Says Leaving 'X-Men' Was 'Traumatizing,' Admits 'Superman Returns' Was "Too Reverential"

    Currently on a publicity tour for "Jack the Giant Slayer" and working to bring together "X-Men: Days of Future Past," the next leg of the reinvigorated X-Men franchise, Bryan Singer has spoken of how difficult he found it letting them go the first time around, when he departed the franchise (of whic...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: Super: A Brief History of Superhero Films

    With the unparalleled box office success of The Avengers, superheroes are back in the spotlight. Most comic book aficionados are delighted with the recognition. But believe it or not, there are those such as myself who are dismayed at how superhero films, though more popular than ever, seem to be lo...

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    VIDEO ESSAY: DEEP FOCUS: SUPERMAN RETURNS, Angel of America

    Bryan Singer's "Superman Returns" is no masterpiece. The movie's first act is hobbled by weird misjudgments (including a criminally underused Eva Marie Saint as Ma Kent), and it's so choppy that it seems to have been edited with a meat axe. Kevin Spacey's snidely campy performance as Lex Luthor unba...

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    Too Romantic? Bryan Singer Made 'Superman Returns' For The 'Devil Wears Prada' Crowd?

    Ahh, "Superman Returns," the prickly, uncomfortable thorn in the comic book movie geek's side. Far better than say, half of the 20th Century Fox films -- "Daredevil," "Elektra," "Fantastic Four," "Ghost Rider" and "X-Men Origins: Wolverine" -- or half the super hero movies ever made including "Punis...

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