Article by Ashley Mastronardi
I often associate the Metropolitan Museum of Art with Egyptian pyramids, campy Warhol portraits, and a great grilled chicken salad from the café near the Greek sculptures. But now superheroes are surprisingly getting recognition from the fine art world in "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" -- the Met's latest exhibit that explains how the looks of some of our favorite childhood heroes (Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman, among others) have influenced real world avant-garde fashion, ready-to-wear pieces, and high-performance sportswear.
As I navigated my way through groups of well-heeled fashionistas, comic book nerds, and a gaggle of NYC tourists in the exhibit this Saturday, I was pleasantly surprised to find everything from Superman's classic, but somewhat risqué skintight "S" unitard -- which I learned was inspired by costumes worn by circus acrobats in the 1920's -- to a beyond vulgar (but amazing) Thierry Mugler black vinyl body suit, mask, and cape, reminiscent of Michelle Pfeiffer's Catwoman costume in 1992's "Batman Returns." (Tons more plus pics after the jump!) Read More...
- Captain America won't have his own movie for a few more years, but the true American patriot is already popping up in "Iron Man" and "The Incredible Hulk." Or parts of him are, at any rate. (/film)
- Trailer for "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" hits the net. (IGN)
- Strangers in the Night? Will Martin Scorsese direct a Frank Sinatra biopic? (Sun Media)
- Spielberg to finally lense Lincoln in 2009? If I were Liam Neeson I would be PISSED. (Screen Daily)
"Iron Man 2," "The Avengers," "Captain America," and "Thor." It'd be hard to pack more awesome in Marvel's upcoming slate than is already there, especially now that they own their own properties and can cross mingle their franchises.
But what of the titles that aren't there? Films like "Magneto," "Spider-Man 4," and "Ghost Rider 2." Are they still in the pipeline?
The simple answer, of course, is that Marvel doesn't own the rights to those films, and that they are going ahead as previously scheduled with other studios.
Or not. Read More...
- "Iron Man 2” in 2010, "Avengers" in 2011 among highlights as Marvel releases its upcoming schedule. (Yahoo)
- Two-Face will make you sick to your stomach, in a GOOD way, says "Dark Knight" star Aaron Eckhart. (LA Times)
- 60% of the time, it works every time. "Anchorman 2” on its way. (Collider)
- Hasta la vista, R. "Terminator 4” to go PG-13. (Variety)
- Excelsior! "Iron Man 2" coming in 2010, reports say. (/film)
- It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Will Smith! World's biggest movie star becomes world's biggest hero in extended trailer for "Hancock." (Yahoo)
- Maggie Gyllenhaal joins John Krasinski in untitled Sam Mendes comedy. (Variety)
- J.J. Abrams briefly talks "Star Trek," goes boldly or other some such nonsense. (AP)
- Rick Yune cast as antagonist in "Ninja Assassin." (Hollywood Reporter)
"Iron Man" had a star-studded premiere last night in Hollywood, and MTV News was there in force with our own fancy area on the red carpet. Click here to read the article, watch the videos and see the photos, and below check out Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Jeff Bridges get quizzed on Iron Man's armor.
That's the question we asked as "Iron Man" fastly approaches its Friday release. So with that in mind, we compare the epic superheroes' backstories, gadgets, costumes and more to see who would come out on top. For more side-by-side discussion of the billionaire heroes, click here.
- “It’s not the mileage, it’s the years?” Steven Spielberg and George Lucas discuss “Kingdom of the Crustal Skull.” (Entertainment Weekly)
- While their star discusses the possibility of Indy 5…in twenty years. (USA Today)
- This is where the magic happens: Jon Favreau takes us on a tour of Tony Stark’s pad. (Yahoo)
- Ashley Tisdale in negotiations for “Teen Witch,” a fantasy musical. (Hollywood Reporter)
- Ridley Scott taps Casey Affleck for “The Kind One,” the story of an amnesiac who winds up working for a mobster. (Variety)
Remember the last property you worshipped that was bastardized by Hollywood? Alright all of you irate "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" fans, sit down. Now to be fair, thus far most of what we've seen of "Iron Man" has gotten we, the die-hards, pretty pumped. Like how they're using the armor from that first "Tales of Suspense" appearance?!? And the fact that they're apparently setting up James Rhodes to don his own armor in a sequel? And what about those glimpses of Iron Monger?!?
Okay, sorry. Lost it for a second. But seriously, what do you think? We want to hear from you. It's T-minus three weeks until "Iron Man" opens. What NEEDS to be in the flick? Hints of Tony Stark's alcoholism? A cameo by Stan Lee? Some memorable quote or allusion that makes Iron Man the character and franchise you love? We'll be taking the best comments to the cast, and it might even end up on MTV.
It's now or never! Sound off. What damn well better be in "Iron Man" to make you, the loyal fan, happy?
- A bevy of new images from "Quantum of Solace" appear online. "Quantum of Solace" still the worst name for a movie ever. (IGN)
- Run, don't walk, to new "Iron Man" clip. (Apple)
- Despite reports to the contrary, Orlando Bloom will not star in "Prince of Perisa." Apparently, he was deemed "too Persian." (Coming Soon)
- "Everybody's Fine" with this cast, which includes Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, and Sam Rockwell. Story is a sort of coming of old age drama about a widower who seeks to reconnect with his adult children. (Variety)
- Leslie Mann joins Jim Carrey and Ewan McGregor in black comedy, "I Love You Phillip Morris." (Hollywood Reporter)
- Tickets go on sale this week for the Tribeca Film Festival, exclusively to American Express costumers. (Tribeca)