05-06-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
“Iron What?” Now that Iron Man 3 has gobbled up all your allowance money for the month, let’s look forward to June 14 with another TV spot for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel.
In case you’ve forgotten, the film was produced by Dark Knight auteur Christopher Nolan, and written by David S. Goyer. Starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Russell Crowe as Jor-El and Kevin Costner and Diane Lane as Pa and Ma Kent, Man of Steel retells and updates the origins of the Last Son of Krypton, how he came to Earth and how he embraced his destiny as the world’s greatest hero. It comes out June 14th in the theaters everywhere.
05-02-13 • Comics, FilmPosted by Adam A. Donaldson
Is it June 14th yet? With Iron Man 3 opening wide tonight, it seems that all eyes are now on the next big superhero effort, Man of Steel. The below TV spot features, by my calculation, about 85 to 90 per cent new footage, include a shot of Superman (Henry Cavill) looking pissed, or constipated, or something… But hey, this film just keeps looking better and better. Fingers crossed it doesn’t turn into a world-crushing disappointment.
Click play on the new video below:
There’s also a new movie poster out for Man of Steel:
Does it feel as if there’s been an explosion of Star Trek Into Darkness promotional material? It was quiet for so long with only a teaser or maybe an international trailer, and now, BOOM! There’s clips, viral videos, featurettes; you name it there’s one promoting Into Darkness. Today’s latest is another of the “Disruption” viral videos from John Harrison (Benedict Cumberbatch) in where he examines communications officer, Lt. Uhura (Zoe Saldana). And more importantly, the video provides our very first look at the new design of the Klingons,
Did you catch it? If not, hit the jump for a screencap providing a better, clearer look at the unmasked Klingon,
If The Avengers was the fun, action-packed, roller coaster of a summer blockbuster, then The Dark Knight Rises will be its gritty, still action-packed, yet dark and intense opposite. The two films are the ying and the yang of super hero movies, and as much fun as I had with The Avengers I cannot wait to get all dark and moody with The Dark Knight Rises.
Opening July 20th, Dark Knight Rises will be the grand climax of the summer movies, so let’s continue with its promotional foreplay. Today the official website launched. You can check it out at TheDarkKnightRises.com, and you really should because it’s full of videos, images, wallpapers and tons of info about the flick.
But if you want some new video right now, then watch this TV spot. It feature some new footage of the feline fatale, Catwoman, and I know you can’t say no to her.
I’m telling ya, Anne Hatheway seems just purrrr-fect for the role! And I’d like to note it took me this long to make that lame joke. Do you think her Catwoman is gonna be a highlight of the movie?
Hit the jump to learn more about Batman’s new toys as well as Bane’s mysterious device.
Me-ow. We don’t have much longer to wait before we get see Anne Hathaway slink across screen as the ultimate feline fatale, Catwoman. Though, if you’ll remember, when we first saw her costume we weren’t wowed, particular due to its lack cat. Since then we’ve been shown those goggles flip up to become cat ears giving her at least a touch of feline. Hathaway got chills when she first saw the costume, and as she’s told Empire in their recent Dark Knight Rises article, “I was so happy they had such a clever solution to a really iconic but sometimes unnecessary part of the costume.“ It’s only unnecessary if you don’t want people calling you Catwoman, then again, the costumed vigilante has always been a tough sell for the Nolanverse, as Christopher Nolan explains,
Catwoman is a very iconic figure in the Batman pantheon. I was nervous about how she would fit into our world. But Jonah was very much convinced that there would be a great way to do it and eventually turned me around. Once I got my head around the idea of looking at that character through the prism of our films, saying, ‘Who could that person be in real-life?’ we figured it out. She’s a bit of a con-woman, something of a grifter. A hard-edged kind of criminal.
Hathaway adds how she approached Catwoman,
The thing I liked about about playing Selina was that it isn’t confidence for the sake of ‘girl power’ it is confidence for the sake of survival.
Everthing about Selina has to be smooth. Except for her eyes. I wanted to find a way of talking where it wasn’t as on the nose as a purr, but where you have to lean in a bit to hear her. So in a way you’re concentrating so hard on what she’s saying that you find yourself trapped at the moment you’re talking to her.
What do you guys think? Will Hathaway blow us her away with her Catwoman?
After the jump, we’ve got the first TV spot for Len Wiseman‘s Total Recall reboot. While it doesn’t have any new footage it still makes this movie look a lot better than I expected it would be. Yes, still holding out for a tri-boobed hooker, but even if that doesn’t make it into this new non-Mars based version of Philip K. Dick‘s “We Can Remember It For You Wholesale,” it still looks like it might be a fun little flick. It Stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel and opens on August 3rd. (more…)
A new TV spot for Disney-Pixar‘s upcoming animated film, Brave, has surfaced. It alludes to some new things that weren’t shared with us in the official trailer, giving us a pretty good idea what to expect in theaters. And I enjoy the accents.
Merida is a skilled archer and impetuous daughter of King Fergus and Queen Elinor. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida defies an age-old custom sacred to the uproarious lords of the land: massive Lord MacGuffin, surly Lord Macintosh and cantankerous Lord Dingwall. Merida’s actions inadvertently unleash chaos and fury in the kingdom, and when she turns to an eccentric old Witch for help, she is granted an ill-fated wish. The ensuing peril forces Merida to discover the meaning of true bravery in order to undo a beastly curse before it’s too late.
The official synopsis along with this new TV spot makes the plot fairly predictable… Even so, I have high hopes for this Pixar production. It’ll be released on June 22 (yes, it’s a Monday).
What do you guys think? Does this seem to be on par with the quality of movies we’ve come to expect from Pixar?
I am sure many of you are like myself, both hungry for an early look at Christopher Nolan‘s The Dark Knight Rises, but desperately trying to not catch any spoilers. Well, you are in safe territory here. The first TV spot dropped last night and as near as I can tell it contains no new footage, unless you count awkwardly cutting in clips from the NBA.
So, are you more excited for TDKR and the NBA playoffs now?
I must admit, neither of these films have me especially amped. I don’t think they’ll be huge piles of crap, but at the same time they just don’t inspire a lot of excitement. On that rousing note, let’s see some new footage!
First, Men in Black III, that sequel to a sequel we never thought we’d want. There’s really only one reason to see this movie, Josh Brolin‘s uncanny impersonation of Tommy Lee Jones. It’s mind-bogglingly accurate! Check it out in this new TV spot.
In Men in Black 3, Agents J and K are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld MIB III stars Will Smith, Josh Brolin, Tommy Lee Jones, Emma Thompson, and Michael Stuhlbarg. It releases nationwide May 25th.
Like I said, the movie looks okay and I’m sure I’ll see it, but I don’t really care when I see it. Opening weekend? Probably not. How about you guys? Is MIB III a movie you’re really pumped to see this summer?
Next is Snow White and the Huntsman, another flick that looks cool but I think can easily be overlooked in a summer just brimming with blockbuster potentials. Snow White and the Huntsman‘s got the star power of Kristin Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron plus a more action driven plot, and right there I’m more interested than I ever was for Mirror, Mirror.
In the below clip the Evil Queen offers the Huntsman a job,
Snow White and The Huntsman stars Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Graham, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Sam Spruell, Liberty Ross and Noah Huntley.
In the film, Stewart (“Twilight”) plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Theron) who is out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman who was dispatched to kill her.
Okay, I take back some of what I said about not being excited, seeing Theron ham it up as the Queen is going to rock. And I won’t complain about seeing more of Hemsworth, plus the two of them seem to have good chemistry. Now I just wonder what the onscreen chemistry will be like between Hemsworth and Bella, I mean, Kristin Stewart?
What do you think? Will you give Snow White and the Huntsman a shot when it opens June 1st?
I will say this for The Amazing Spider-Man: I am – very slowly- becoming more and more interested in seeing this. I still kind of hate the focus on “Spider-Man’s Darkest Secrets,” but I think that director Marc Webb definitely has a look and a style going for this movie that’s drastically different and refreshing as opposed to what Sam Raimi did with his films.
Let’s take a look at the TV spot below:
Oh, and I will not be subjecting myself to America’s Got Talented to see the “super preview.” Undoubtedly it will appear online sometime shortly there after and when it does, we’ll post it here so you won’t have to watch AGT either.
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