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‘Batman & Robin’ Lead Sculpter Says Batsuit Nipples Were His Idea and “Informed by Roman Armor”

Batman & Robin‘s sculptor says he introduced the nipple to the batsuit in Joel Schumacher’s run of Batman movies but that the director pushed for their exaggeration. In an interview with MEL Magazine, Jose Fernandez spoke about the controversial suit design element that has dominated discourse around the film since its 1997 release, taking credit […]

How Clifton Collins Jr. Paid Tribute to Beloved Hollywood Manager Chris Huvane at Spirit Awards

Clifton Collins Jr. walked the blue carpet at Sunday’s Spirit Awards and was keen to talk about his critically acclaimed performance in Clint Bentley’s Jockey. The film casts the veteran actor as an aging jockey in search of one final championship only to see his life upended by a new rider who arrives on the […]

Dan Kneece, Steadicam Expert and Frequent David Lynch Collaborator, Dies at 64

Dan Kneece, the veteran camera operator and Steadicam expert who worked on films including David Lynch’s Blue Velvet, Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown and Roland Emmerich’s The Patriot, has died. He was 64. Kneece had heart trouble and died Saturday in his Venice home, where he was found by his longtime friend and first assistant cameraman […]

Val Kilmer Compares Playing Batman to Acting in a Soap Opera: “It Made No Difference What I Was Doing”

When Val Kilmer was in second grade, his father took him and his two brothers to the set of the hit 1960s TV show Batman, starring Adam West in the titular role. He even got to sit in the Batmobile. Kilmer was on vacation in Africa years later when he got an offer via his […]

Jeremy Garelick on Joel Schumacher: “His Movies Were All His Home Videos”

Joel Schumacher— the prolific director behind St. Elmo's Fire, Flatliners and two Batman films— passed away in New York City after a battle with cancer. He was 80. Jeremy Garelick, the writer-director whose credits include The Wedding Ringer and the founder fo American High, recounts his time spent as Schumacher's assistant.

Seal Says Joel Schumacher Turned “Kiss From a Rose” From a Flop to an Iconic Hit

Seal on Monday told a story he said was not well-known about his classic song "Kiss From a Rose" which was saved by Joel Schumacher. The director died Monday. He was 80.

Joel Schumacher, Director With a Flair for the Distinctive, Dies at 80

Joel Schumacher, the writer-director who came from a world of window dressing and costume design to bring a singular style to films including 'St. Elmo's Fire,' 'Flatliners,' 'A Time to Kill' and two Batman movies, has died. He was 80.

‘Halston’: Joel Schumacher Shares Memories of Working With the Late Fashion Designer

Director Frédéric Tcheng's documentary, which makes its Tribeca Film Festival debut April 28, focuses on the end of the designer's career, including a nasty corporate takeover and his tragic death from AIDS in 1990.

‘Batman & Robin’ at 20: Joel Schumacher and More Reveal What Really Happened

Nine people behind the most infamous comic book movie of all time look back at the good (pickup basketball games with George Clooney), the bad (battery acid leaking into Arnold Schwarzenegger's mouth) and the ugly (those reviews).

Why ‘Suicide Squad’ Is the Spiritual Sequel to ‘Batman & Robin’

That (seriously!) is not meant as an insult to DC's latest film.

‘Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom’: Theater Review

Veteran Hollywood director Joel Schumacher stages this darkly comic chiller about suburban teenagers obsessed with a zombie-hunting, virtual-reality video game.

Joel Schumacher to Direct Off-Broadway Play

In a change of pace from film and TV, Schumacher will stage Jennifer Haley's 'Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom,' about the collision of virtual and real worlds.