04-16-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
I think we’ve all assumed that Iron Man 3is based on the “Extremis” storyline from the Iron Man comics, but I think the below clip is the first time we’ve seen the bio-mechanical virus name-dropped in any clip from the upcoming superhero film.
Originally airing on the Rachel Ray Show, the clip, introduced by Pepper Potts herself Gwyneth Paltrow, features Pepper in conversation with new character Aldrich Killian (played by Guy Pearce) talking about, you guessed it, Extremis. The clip from the show is embedded below. Sorry about the quality, but I think the action is pretty easy to understand.
In a few more weeks, we will behold Sam Raimi‘s Oz The Great and Powerful, the modernized, updated prequel to the MGM classic film. Naturally, as we get closer to the release date we’ll see more and more clips, like this one, which features Rachel Weisz as Evanora and Mila Kunis as Theodora arguing over the veracity of the Wizard’s claims when he arrives in Oz from Kansas, and it ends with explosive results. Watch the clip below:
The film co-stars James Franco as the Wizard and Michelle Williams as Glinda the Good Witch.
Disney’s fantastical adventure “Oz The Great and Powerful,” directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot—fame and fortune are his for the taking—that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone’s been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity—and even a bit of wizardry—Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.
The next James Bond flick hits theatres on November 9th and will hopefully ease the painful memories left over from Quantum of Solace. Oh, who am I kidding, I don’t remember anything from that movie. But Skyfalllooks really damn good. A return to the Bond of old they say. So much so Adele‘s theme is being celebrated for harkening back to classic themes like Shirley Bassey’s “Goldfinger.” While the theme leaked earlier this week the official song is now available.
Here’s the first video released by Adele’s YouTube channel, with lyrics provided, so – I guess it’s a sing-a-long version. Have at it!
But more importantly than our first official listen to Adele’s Skyfall theme is this first clip from Skyfall. Daniel Craig is breath-takingly badass. Just … just watch,
I think everyone agrees Bond adjusting his cuffs after landing in the train was one of the best moments of the trailer, seeing how that all comes together is even better. Excellent choice of first clip to share. It only makes me more excited for the oncoming, Skyfall promotional blitz.
You could feel nerdom explode last night when J.J. Abrams told TV host Conan O’Brien that he had brought with him a clip from his upcoming film, Star Trek: Into Darkness. The notoriously secretive filmmaker has been keeping a tight lid on the film, which completed shooting this past summer and is now in post-production. Aside from a paused frame of a masked Klingon and a couple of spy shots there is absolutely nothing substantive in way of details about Abrams’ latest Trek.
And that’s more or less remained unchanged even now.
Yes, Abrams said, the studio’s caveat for bringing a clip to Conan is that it had to be three frames long. As such it reveals absolutely zero about the plot of the film, except that at some point things get very hot for Spock. “This is a scene where Spock…for reasons that you’ll have to see the film to understand, is in a volcano in this crazy suit, and he’s in this volcano and this is the scene,” explained Abrams setting up the clip.
“I still believe that people are going to maybe freeze-frame this on their computer and study it and dissect it,” replied Conan.
So if you are interested in freeze framing it, the frames are unveiled somewhere in the 1:50 range.
Before we get too far I will let you know this clip has one darn, spoilery ending. That being said, I don’t believe it’ll ruin the movie for you – otherwise, why release it? – and it’s likely this event won’t play out as we’re led to believe. It’s my understanding Cloud Atlas is throwing the accepted rules of a narrative’s flow out the window.
Still, here at the risk of a slight spoiler? Good for you, watch away,
Now tell me what the fuck is going on!? Intrigued me they have, but I really hope this flick isn’t too ambitious for its britches. I did like Darren Aronofsky’s The Fountain, which this reminds me a lot of, so maybe I’ll love Cloud Atlas and everyone else will hate it. That’s what happened with The Fountain, anyhow.
I for one enjoyed the hell out of the animated adaptation of Batman: Year One, as I liked to call it, The Jim Gordon Bad@ss Hour. I know some were disappointed with it, but I felt it was a near flawless adaptation of Frank Miller‘s gritty re-imagining and origin on the Dark Knight. Needless to say I’m really excited for DC and Warner Bros. second attempt at adapting a Miller work, this time the epic The Dark Knight Returns. Being cut into two films, with Part 1 releasing on September 25th (also note this as the date The Avengers releases on DVD/Blu-ray, so plan your evening of watching superheroes accordingly) and Part 2 coming in the Spring of 2013.
In anticipation there have been two more clips released, check ‘em out,
It’s been a decade since Bruce Wayne hung up his cape, following most of the other superheroes who had been forced into retirement. Facing the downside of middle age, a restless Bruce Wayne pacifies his frustration with race cars and liquor – but the bat still beckons as he watches his city fall prey to gangs of barbaric criminals known as The Mutants.
The return of Harvey Dent as Two-Face finally prompts Wayne to once again don the Dark Knight’s cowl, and his dramatic capture of the villain returns him to crime-fighting – simultaneously making him the target of law enforcement and the new hope for a desolate Gotham City. Particularly inspired is a teenage girl named Carrie, who adopts the persona of Robin and ultimately saves Batman from a brutal attack by the Mutant leader. Armed with a new sidekick, and re-energized with a definitive purpose, the Dark Knight returns to protect Gotham from foes new…and old.
The Dark Knight Returns stars Peter Weller as Batman/Bruce Wayne, David Selby as Commissioner Gordon, Ariel Winter as Robin, Wade Williams as Two-Face and Michael McKean as Dr. Bartholomew Wolper. Directed by Jay Oliva, written by Bob Goodman, executive produced by Sam Register and Bruce Timm.
Oh man, how I hope we’re in for a real show. The trailer for Warner Bros. and DC‘s latest animated feature has promised great things, and this clip only continues to do so. It’s our first tiny tease of things to come in The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 releasing September 25th. Wow, I just put it together how fantastic a day that will be for superhero fans because it’s also the DVD/Blu-ray release date for The Avengers. Plan your Tuesday accordingly is what I’m saying.
Anyway, the clip recreates an iconic moment from the classic story of Bruce Wayne’s return to the cowl, one that was included as a little homage this summer in The Dark Knight Rises.
What’s not to love about Batman leaping through the night sky, lit up by a giant streak of lightning? It gives me chills. I’ve got high hopes for this flick and can’t wait to hear Peter Weller‘s take on the aged Bruce. Are you excited for The Dark Knight Returns Part 1? Man, it’s gonna suck waiting around for Part 2.
Joss Whedon‘s Avengershas been referred to more than once as the anti-Dark Knight. That is to say where Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy is, well, dark, The Avengers is a flashy, uplifting, and a fun romp of super heroics. Luckily they chose to focus on that upbeat tone in The Avengers because other wise we could have gotten this,
That’s a clip from an alternate opening scene for The Avengers that’ll be available as a bonus feature when it releases on DVD and Blu-ray September 25th. Kinda of whole different movie after that, isn’t? I wonder if The Avengers would still have been the mega-hit it was had they approached the film from the angle of Maria Hill’s (Colbie Smulders) flashback during some post-climactic battle briefing? Hmm, things to ponder.
Also included in the deluge of bonus material available on the DVD/Blu-ray – so much material you have to wonder what’ll be left to surprise us – is a clip from a feature about Robert Downey Jr. and how he was the ring leader behind the scenes, rallying the cast and crew to make The Avengers into that smash hit.
I’m still adamant RDJ really is Iron Man. In the sense that Iron Man wouldn’t be the hit character for Marvel he is today if it wasn’t for what RDJ brought to the role.
The Avengers will be available to own – legally, anyway – September 25th.
With the premiere of Doctor Who Series 7 less than two weeks away we’re heading into Who overdrive! The Beeb isn’t stopping their promotional storm either, today releasing a 20 second clip from the beginning of “Asylum of the Daleks.” Check it out,
SAVE THE DALEKS! Huh, think that’s a plea The Doctor (Matt Smith) will agree to? Remember that scene from the official trailer where he’s carrying Amy (Karen Gillan) and is surrounded by dead Daleks? Yeah…don’t think he’s gonna save them.
But then again, The Doctor usually isn’t that cruel and it’s likely after a long period of inner turmoil, he’ll make a last ditch effort to help. And did anyone else have the thought that when Rory (Arthur Darvill) asks, “Who killed all the Daleks?” and the Doctor responds, “Who do you think?”, that just maybe it was Amy?
All right, maybe not because those are some pretty obvious WHO clues in that exchange, but it was a thought. And that’s all I’ve got to do until the new series airs! AHH! September 1st needs to be now!
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