Iron Man 3 screened for press in London last night, and while reviews remain embargoed, Twitter reactions were given the OK by the studio. And so now we’ve got the first slate of responses to Shane Black‘s film featuring Robert Downey, Jr. in his fourth turn as Marvel’s armored hero.
They’re not the most measured group of reactions, and as with any collection of first-blush responses to a big film the first Twitter posts only hint at what we might find in the movie. But if you’re looking for a general “is it good or not?” answer, you might get an idea below. Read More »
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Currently, there are two camps when it comes to Iron Man 3. There’s the “Okay, Disney, we get it, stop with the footage and images” camp . These people are already sold on the film, have bought their tickets (figuratively, at least) and just want to see the full movie already. Then there’s the “Gimmie, gimmie, gimme” camp. They also have their tickets but still wants to see every little hint at what Shane Black has in store come May 3. This is for the second group.
A new featurette is online that’s about the new and expanded characters featured in the film. There are the new characters played by Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, Guy Pearce and the expanded ones, played by Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau. Each gets a few seconds in the sun here, much of which happens with new footage. Read More »
Here’s a curious revelation. The fine folks at Movieline noticed that, in a new TV spot for Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3, Ben Kingsley‘s voice as the Mandarin sounds radically different than it did in the latest theatrical trailer. It’s a much more straightforward delivery, with less affectation in the reading. Surely it’s impossible to judge a movie from its trailers or TV spots, which are all edited months before the final product reaches theaters, but the change mid-marketing is curious. Listen below and let us know what you think. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, March 19th, 2013 by Angie Han
It’s been what, two weeks since the last Iron Man 3 poster was revealed? That kind of laziness simply won’t do. Fortunately, IMAX is here to save the day with a new poster featuring the whole gang. Tony (Robert Downey Jr.) and Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow) clutch each other while supporting characters look on somberly, and little Iron Men fly around in the background.
All of it portends some serious drama, but most of us won’t know what exactly happens in the film for another several weeks. As part of the Marvel family, though, Joss Whedon got a little sneak peek. And according to studio head Kevin Feige, he had quite a reaction to the Iron Man 3 ending. Read about his comments and check out the new poster after the jump.
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Yet another Iron Man 3 character poster has been revealed and it’s the worst one yet. But only in terms of mental stability. Sir Ben Kingsley graces the latest Iron Man 3 poster as the villainous, criminal mastermind The Mandarin. He’s the major bad guy in the film, co-written and directed by Shane Black. Not only can you check out the new poster below, but the original art as well. Iron Man 3 opens May 3. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, February 7th, 2013 by Angie Han
Animation house Laika only has two completed features to its name, but thanks to the strength of those two outings (Coraline and ParaNorman), it’s already earned a reputation for unusually smart, creative family fare. Now they’re joining forces with Focus Features a third time for The Boxtrolls, an adaptation of Alan Snow‘s book Here Be Monsters!
Open Season co-director Anthony Stacchi and Coraline/ParaNorman story artist Graham Annable are teaming to direct, with an excellent voice cast that includes Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Elle Fanning, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Richard Ayoade, Tracy Morgan, Jared Harris (Mad Men) and Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Game of Thrones). Hit the jump for more details.
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Posted on Wednesday, February 6th, 2013 by Angie Han
Justin Reardon‘s feature directing debut A Many Splintered Thing isn’t even out yet, but he already seems to have a knack for attracting strong on-camera talent. The star-studded ensemble for that film includes Chris Evans, Michelle Monaghan, Giovanni Ribisi, Audrey Plaza, Anthony Mackie, and Luke Wilson, for starters. Now Jennifer Aniston, Mark Duplass, and Ben Kingsley have attached themselves to his sophomore effort, Convention.
The film is billed as a sci-fi comedy, which isn’t such an unusual genre combination. However, this one sounds intriguingly offbeat, as the marketing materials reference Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Being John Malkovich for comparison. Hit the jump for more details.
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How much do you want to know about Iron Man 3 before the film is even finished shooting? We’re in the center of the Venn diagram that features circles of rumor and spoiler, so I’ll keep things after the break.
But the basics are as follows: Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is in North Carolina shooting Iron Man 3 now, with Robert Downey, Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, and Jon Favreau reprising their roles from the past films and The Avengers. Actors new to the series include Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, Andy Lau, James Badge Dale, Rebecca Hall, Ashley Hamilton, and likely William Sadler. We know that Kingsley is a villain, and rumors have persisted for months that he plays the Mandarin, which Marvel roundly denies. Now there’s a report that claims to shed some light on how the film’s villainous power structure works.
Update: There’s also new info about the appearance of a specific Iron Man suit, the Iron Patriot. Details on that have been added below.
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If even Martin Scorsese can’t convince people to watch Sacha Baron Cohen‘s The Dictator, I don’t know what can. But Paramount, of course, continues to try their hardest. Their latest effort is a red-band trailer that offers several fresh jokes, including bits on childbirth and 9/11.
It also finally, helpfully, offers an explanation of exactly how Admiral General Aladeen (Cohen) goes from being the all-powerful ruler of the Republic of Wadiya to being a grubby-looking cashier at a grocery store. Watch the trailer after the jump — and as usual, be warned that red-band means NSFW, in this case mostly for language.
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