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 »
Jimmy Kimmel has produced an epic 9-minute movie trailer parody featuring nearly every actor and actress in Hollywood. Movie: the Movie tackles every blockbuster and crowd pleaser movie and movie marketing cliches, and packs them all into one film trailer. Watch the trailer now embedded after the jump.
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What does the new DC Comics logo look like? How about the cover of Marvel‘s Avengers vs. X-Men cross over? Was there going to be a Steampunk Batman video game? Would you like to see a prototype for a Superman Lives toy? Where can you get a degree in comic books? What’s the latest on the fate of the Powers pilot? How does Don Cheadle describe Iron Man 3? And is it possible The Dark Knight Rises is destined to fail? Read about this and much more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012 by Angie Han
When we first reported on the impending Miles Davis biopic from Notorious director George Tillman Jr. this past fall, we wondered how that news might affect the other Davis picture, which actor Don Cheadle has been developing for the past several years. As it turns out, Cheadle’s not too worried — because his story won’t be a straightforward biopic so much as a “cubist” “gangster pic” set in 1979, when the iconic American musician wasn’t even active in the music world. Wait, what? Read his quotes after the jump.
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