It’s always disconcerting to douse people’s enthusiasm for an upcoming film, so I’ll just point you to this post with some brief thoughts having seen Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance and move along. Instead let’s go back to better times, when Neveldine/Taylor’s comic book sequel was still buzzing on the back of its bat-shit crazy trailer and excellent Comic Con panel. At the time, Sony asked fans to design a poster for the movie, which already had some very cool marketing materials, and the six finalists have finally been chosen. After the jump, see all six posters, find out how to vote on your favorite and see the one the studio is actually using. Read More »
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Where can you be the among the first audiences ever to see The Cabin in the Woods, The Grey, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, the first trailers for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and G.I. Joe Retaliation as well as huge upcoming titles like The Adventures of Tintin, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol all in one sitting, all for one ticket price, with the best film audience imaginable? Butt-Numb-A-Thon, of course.
For movie fans, Butt-Numb-A-Thon is the biggest and most rewarding test of film going stamina out there today. Now in its thirteenth year, this annual film festival celebrating the birthday of Ain’t It Cool News founder Harry Knowles is 24 straight hours of new and vintage films played to a hand-picked audience of fans who had to jump through all sorts of hoops to attend. Homework assignments, applications, embarrassing photos. Butt-Numb-A-Thon is not only a marathon of film watching, it’s a decathlon of film passion.
This year’s Butt-Numb-A-Thon, dubbed Butt-Numb-A-Thon Thirteen Wolf, featured an almost staggering amount of new movies, some incredible vintage films and surprises galore. Both Peter and I were lucky enough to have our applications accepted and you can read a full recap and more after the jump. Read More »
From everything we’ve seen of Neveldine/Taylor‘s Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, it’s obviously going to be extremely different. Different from the first film, different from other superhero movies and different from the previous films of its crazy directing duo. Sony has gone “different” with the marketing, too, shying away from traditional character one sheets in favor of a few bad ass graphic representations of Johnny Blaze’s alter-ego, Ghost Rider. You might not see these at a theater, but you can see them here. Check them out after the jump. Read More »
Want to read an in-depth interview with Joss Whedon about preparing The Avengers? How about vote on the reveal of a character from The Dark Knight Rises? Which major company now controls the merchandising rights to The Amazing Spider-Man? Want to poke and prod around Deadpool‘s head? What does Michael Fassbender have to say about a sequel to X-Men: First Class? How do the artistic posters for Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance look and what’s the latest on Powers? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Do you want to read bits related to Man of Steel, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, Justice League Doom and Iron Man 2? Of course you do. Those are all on the first page but, after that, Monday’s Superhero Bits delves deep into spoiler territory from the set of The Dark Knight Rises. Who is fighting who? What vehicles are on set? Does someone die? Which cameo is revealed? There’s a ton of videos and photos featuring Catwoman, Bane, Batman and more. What are you waiting for? Superhero Bits begins right now. Read More »
Is the classic Batman story The Killing Joke becoming the subject of a new meme? What secondary Batman character deserves his own Batman: Arkham City side quest? Which 9 movie supervillains have the best costumes of all time? Want to see two more Blu-ray extras from Captain America: The First Avenger? Speaking of Captain America, what’s he doing in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man? Do The Dark Knight Rises and Batman: Arkham City have a secret link? Read about all of this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
The Comic Con footage from Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor‘s Ghost Rider: The Spirit of Vengeance was the sort of stuff that makes a guy want to type in all caps enthusiasm. Who thought a sequel to the lousy 2007 Nic Cage Marvel Comics adaptation would ever look like so much fun? What prompted the enthusiastic Comic Con response? Think crazy God of War-style chain violence, vomiting flaming bullets, and pissing fire. And that stuff is all in the just-released trailer. So check it out below and then get excited and all-caps shouty in the comments. Read More »
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