The final trailer for Iron Man 3 is here, and it raises expectations for Shane Black‘s film to dizzying heights. Here we get a good idea of Tony Stark’s mindset in a post-Avengers world, and see how the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) will pose some crazy new problems. We also start to discover how Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) will combat those. Mainly, his solutions involved dozens of new kinds of armor, including a Hulkbuster and Extremis.
Co-written and directed by Black and also starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and James Badge Dale, Iron Man 3 opens May 3. Read More »
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Marvel just released the latest Iron Man 3 poster and there’s no Tony Stark to be found. Instead we’ve just got the burning remains of some kind of crash, and Don Cheadle‘s James Rhodes rocking the red, white and blue Iron Patriot armor. He’s the latest incarnation of War Machine, and this image is a welcome change from the usual shots of Stark. Check it out below. Read More »
For the 70th year, the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out their Golden Globe Awards Sunday night. Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler entertained an audience of TV and movie fans there to bestow awards to shows like Girls, Modern Family, Smash, Breaking Bad, Homeland and Downton Abbey and films like Lincoln, Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty and Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. Yes, I said Salmon Fishing in the Yemen.
That’s just one example of surprise nominees that make the Globes such a wild card each and every year. Check out all the winners below along with live commentary.
UPDATE: We’ve embedded a lot of the special moments from the show below. Read More »
Marvel Studios continues to slowly reveal Shane Black‘s Iron Man 3. Earlier this week, studio president Kevin Feige talked about the film’s tone (it’s not serious); mentioned the villain (the Mandarin is unlike anyone Iron Man has faced before); and confirmed none of the other Avengers would appear. That’s all fine and well, but let’s see some new stuff, right?
Right on cue, four brand-new photos have surfaced, including a new look at the Iron Patriot (with a possible minor spoiler), our first look at Rebecca Hall‘s character, and a shot of a really messed up mask. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
Where can you see Christopher Nolan in New York City tonight? How about all the Batman Batmobiles, as well as movie props, in Los Angeles later this week? Why is Don Cheadle back as Captain Planet? Which Marvel movies could 20th Century Fox make under Mark Millar? Did Spider-Man have a mishap at the Thanksgiving Day parade? Is a mystery villain coming to Arrow? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 by Angie Han
After a dozen-year stretch in Uncanny Valley, Robert Zemeckis has returned to the world of live-action with the substance abuse drama Flight. It’s not the smoothest ride. The film’s alcoholism plotline veers toward the generic, the symbolism is often so blunt as to be laughable, and the supporting players are mostly one-note.
What keeps it on course, however, is the compassionate but honest character study at its core. Zemeckis and screenwriter John Gatins (Real Steel) have an iron grip on who Captain William “Whip” Whitaker is and what makes him tick, and Denzel Washington‘s grounded performance maintains the audience’s sympathy without sugarcoating Whip’s nasty side.
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Posted on Thursday, October 11th, 2012 by Angie Han
With the fall movie season well underway, we have new promos for two releases due out in November. The first is a 90-second spot for Flight, Robert Zemeckis‘ long-awaited return to live action. Denzel Washington stars as a pilot who’s lauded as a hero when miraculously saves a plane full of passengers with a deft crash-landing. But as an investigation digs deeper into the circumstances surrounding the incident, the story and his life begins to unravel.
The other is an extended TV spot for Rise of the Guardians, a DreamWorks Animation tale about all the mythological figures of childhood imagination — Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, etc. — banding together to save the world from an evil spirit called Pitch. Watch both videos after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2012 by Angie Han
As production gets underway, news is coming in fast and heavy from the Iron Man 3 set. After the jump:
- Iron Man 3 to shoot in Miami; see set pics with Robert Downey Jr. and Don Cheadle now
- Photos from the North Carolina set confirm A.I.M. will play a role in Iron Man 3
- Ridley Scott toned down Prometheus for U.K. rating, won’t release director’s cut
- Erica Ash will play Ashley Tisdale‘s BFF and rival in Scary Movie 5
- Damon Lindelof talks converting Star Trek 2 to 3D, the possibility of doing Star Trek 3
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After years spent directing mo-capped animated films, Robert Zemeckis has returned to live-action with Flight. The film casts Denzel Washington as an airline captain who lands a plane that is about to crash, only to be forced to face his own demons as the investigation into the crash goes on.
This is a pretty thrilling trailer, as it intercuts moments from the crash and its aftermath with the fallout that takes place afterward. And Denzel’s particular brand of cocky command is just right for a capable pilot. I hope this film pushes him out of the comfort zone he’s been in for a while; the trailer suggests it might. It also seems to give a lot away, so we’ll hope it is less revealing than it first appears. Read More »