Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer Batman. Spider-Man. Iron Man. Ant-Man. The list of male superheroes starring in their own big-screen escapades is bigger than Tony Stark’s ego, and the billions of dollars these films have generated rival the fortunes of the well-off tinkerer. However, in spite of Hollywood’s continued fascination with supermen, aContinue reading “Invisible Women? Hollywood’s female superhero problem”

Q&A: Shigeru Miyamoto on ‘amiibo,’ ‘Zelda’ and ‘Mario’ movie

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. The veteran Nintendo designer behind such landmark video-game franchises as “Mario Bros.” and “Donkey Kong” is happy that after three years of sluggish sales for Nintendo’s touchscreen-centric Wii U console, the Kyoto, Japan-based gaming giant isContinue reading “Q&A: Shigeru Miyamoto on ‘amiibo,’ ‘Zelda’ and ‘Mario’ movie”

Go for the food: Capitol Burgers in Los Angeles

By DERRIK J. LANG LOS ANGELES — There’s this weirdly unfounded reputation that just about everyone in Los Angeles is vegan and therefore sun-baked Angelenos only feast on the likes of kale and quinoa. Such a stereotype is antithetical to the City of Angels’ unhealthy obsession with the hamburger, an ongoing between-two-buns preoccupation that’s birthedContinue reading “Go for the food: Capitol Burgers in Los Angeles”

‘Man of Steel’ Star Henry Cavill Takes Superman Gig Seriously

By DERRIK J. LANG AP Entertainment Writer BURBANK, Calif. — With his dark eyebrows deeply furrowed and gleaming white teeth firmly clamped shut, Henry Cavill winces when asked if Superman is treated like a terrorist in “Man of Steel.” His reaction is somewhat understandable. The charming British actor should feel very protective of the character —Continue reading “‘Man of Steel’ Star Henry Cavill Takes Superman Gig Seriously”