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Man of Steel is simultaneously bigger and smaller than you are expecting. What’s bigger? The action. Super-sizing even The Avengers, Man of Steel has more action set pieces and devastating destruction than you’ve probably ever imagined. It’s jaw-dropping, heart-pumping stuff. What’s smaller? The story. Most of the film takes places in a very condensed, focused timeline, giving it an urgency and immediacy lacking in other superhero films. A smaller narrative raises the stakes as well as the emotional complexity.

Zack Snyder has made an epic and heartfelt adventure that successfully reboots the Superman character in a realistic, and humanistic way. Read More »

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Zack Snyder‘s Superman revival, Man of Steel, opens later this week, to launch what could well be the next phase of WB’s collaboration with DC Comics. We’ll have a review up this evening, but in the meantime you can listen to all of Hans Zimmer‘s score for the film. We’ve heard tantalizing bits, but Spotify now has the whole score streaming.

As always in this situation, you may want to wait a few days to listen, until after you’ve had a chance to soak up the music as part of the film. But if you can’t wait, a player is ready for your listening pleasure. Read More »

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Between a small handful of very good, very early reviews and a strong marketing campaign, Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel has been getting pretty great buzz for some time now. And as the release date creeps closer, the positive word-of-mouth is only getting louder.

While there aren’t any official reviews up yet, a vague but promising consensus so far is that Man of Steel is an action-packed epic worthy of the world’s most iconic superhero. That’s no small feat. Hit the jump to read the comments.

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Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel is 143 minutes long. If you want to catch a chunk of that right now, Warner Bros. has released a featurette that’ll do the trick. A thirteen minute video is now online, compiling brand new footage, interviews, behind the scenes glimpses and more from the highly anticipated Superman reboot. It’s a pretty rousing appetizer leading up to June 14. Check it out below. Read More »

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The film adaptation of the TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. has gone through its fair share of big names. Steven Soderbergh, George Clooney, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper and others all had their names circling the project at certain points. Most recently, Guy Ritchie was set to direct with Tom Cruise and Armie Hammer as two Cold War spies, but Cruise dropped out last week. Losing one of the biggest movie stars in the world was a significant blow to the project.

It seems Warner Bros. might have found a replacement, however, and the name is quite a surprise. The studio is in talks with the Man of Steel, Henry Cavill, to play the lead role of Napoleon Solo. Read More »

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Despite a few lackluster efforts, Warner Bros. hasn’t quite managed to set up a Marvel-style DC Cinematic Universe. But whenever they get their act together, they can probably count on Henry Cavill to be game.  In a recent interview, the Man of Steel star expressed his enthusiasm for an idea of a Batman / Superman crossover, declaring it “a great story.” Hit the jump to read his comments.

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One of the reasons filmmakers have had problems turning Superman into a believable film character is he’s simply too awesome. He’s can fly, he’s the strongest, fastest person on the plant (most of the time), and is impervious to almost everything. Who could possibly relate to a being so super?

In Zack Snyder‘s upcoming Man of Steel, they’ve embraced those traits and brought Superman down to Earth by tackling his emotions and insecurities. This new Superman can’t be physically hurt, but is hurting deep down inside. Fortunately for the world, that still doesn’t change the fact he can fly, has super strength and super speed.

Those three traits are put on display in three new Man of Steel featurettes that are filled with new footage and interviews. Check them out below. Read More »

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Another day, another set of new posters for comic book adaptations. Tuesday brings brand new looks at both Robert Schwentke‘s R.I.P.D. starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as well as yet another banner for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Michael Shannon.

Both posters expand on previous ones, adding action and scope. In the case of R.I.P.D., that’s accomplished by adding a slew of new elements: vortexes, explosions, and hovering police cars. For Man of Steel, the task is simpler: pull back and fly away. Check out the posters below. Read More »

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