Christopher Reeve was paralyzed after an equestrian mishap, Dean Cain reduced to, um, hosting the new Ripley's Believe It or Not!
, Brandon Routh' er' well' he got, like, bad reviews? Okay, the "Superman Curse" isn't what it used to be. But the phenomenon wouldn't even exist without George Reeves, the less than steely man who squeezed into tights to inhabit the invincible icon in the '50s. An accomplished actor, Reeves deeply resented being typecast as a result of the plum commercial role, turned to the bottle, and was ultimately found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head. Seems like an open and shut suicide, right? Maybe not, and that's what Adrien Brody's detective tries to determine in this sad docudrama. Turns out Reeves (a surprisingly potent Ben Affleck) also had a steamy affair with the wife of MGM's vice-president (Diane Lane), and his prints were absent from the weapon. Seems like an open and shut homicide, right? Although Hollywoodland
leaves many more questions than answers, it very well may afford Affleck his second Oscar nomination. And we all know how well he responded to the first.