Posted on Friday, February 19th, 2016 by Angie Han
For the past forty years, Woody Allen has reliably churned out one film per year. And for the past seven years, Sony Picture Classics has been faithfully by his side to put them out. But even Woody Allen needs a change of pace from time to time. So his next movie is going not to Sony, but to Amazon Studios, which also commissioned his first-ever TV series last year.
Come to think of it, Allen is basically living the plot of one of his own movies. Allen, of course, is the neurotic, intellectual older man who finds himself in a rut, and Amazon Studios is the lively, perky, much younger woman whom he doesn’t quite understand, but nevertheless proves to be just the person to help break him out of that funk. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2016 by Angie Han
With enemies like these, who needs friends, right? The final Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer shows Batman (Ben Affleck) basically preparing to go to war with Superman (Henry Cavill). And to be sure, Batman makes a pretty solid argument in favor of taking down the Man of Steel. “He has the power to wipe out the entire human race,” says Bruce. “If we believe there is even a 1% chance that he is our enemy, we have to take it as an absolute certainty.”
What we know that they don’t, however, is that this is just a prelude a long and beautiful friendship, or at least frenemy-ship. As the part after the colon in the title suggests, they’re eventually going to wind up on the same team against the real villains. But as the Batman v Superman final trailer shows, it’s gonna take a whole lot of action and fistfights and big shiny explosions to get there. Watch it after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, February 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
We’ve heard that Warner Bros. didn’t actually buy any airtime during Super Bowl 50, but that doesn’t mean Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was left on the sidelines during Super Bowl Sunday’s big ad bonanza. Thanks to partner Turkish Airlines, they managed to drop not one, but two promos today, and pretty clever ones at that.
The Batman v Superman Turkish Airlines spots take the form of tourism ads for the twin cities of Metropolis and Gotham, spotlighting local celebrities Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Watch ’em both after the jump. Read More »
Some fans were apprehensive when Warner Bros. Pictures announced that Jesse Eisenberg was playing Superman’s arch nemesis Lex Luthor in this year’s blockbsuter comic book battle Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. However, as we’ve surmised from some viral marketing materials, this isn’t the Lex Luthor that fans are used to. Aside from the hair (which will eventually disappear), it’s clear that this character is pretty far removed from previous iterations in almost every way, save for his efforts to destroy Superman.
In a new interview with Eisenberg, the actor revealed that director Zack Snyder originally approached him for a completely different role. In addition, he talks about the bewilderment that comes with taking a role like this and the relief that this version of the character brought to him. Read More »
Based on the reaction to last month’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, fans aren’t quite sure what to make of Jesse Eisenberg‘s take on Lex Luthor. The character looks bubbly, smarmy, and conniving, and a little different from the Luthor fans know. But I’m all for trying something new with a comic book character, especially one we’ve seen as much as this villain, so I’m looking forward to seeing what director Zack Snyder and the actor have done with Superman’s adversary.
In October, Fortune ran a “profile piece” on the mad genius, and now Wired (via ComicBookMovie) has run a Lex Luthor interview as well. Get to know a little bit more about the businessman after the jump.
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Posted on Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
Last night, a new trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived and the internet reacted accordingly. By exploding. Today, we have sorted through the rubble, sifted through ashes, and gone through the trailer frame-by-frame to explore what new revelations this new batch of footage brings to light.
So join us after the jump as we take a deep dive into that new trailer.
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With The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 hitting theaters this weekend, it’s a good time for studios to get their forthcoming movies in front of plenty of audiences, in the form of new trailers. So it should come as no surprise that Lionsgate’s sister company Summit Entertainment has a Now You See Me 2 trailer debuting this week, and they’ve got an ace in their pocket to make the magician heist sequel more appealing to the young adult audience: Harry Potter. Read More »
Woody Allen has directed around 50 movies. Manhattan, Annie Hall, Crimes and Misdemeanors, and even his most recent efforts have all been shot on film. For the first time in his career, the writer/director isn’t shooting on celluloid. Read more about the first Woody Allen digital movie after the jump.
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Ever since Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) was cast in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, fans haven’t been quite sure what to make of the actor playing Lex Luthor. It’s a completely out-of-the-box choice, which, to me, is exciting. The glimpses of his performance in the Comic-Con trailer teased an eccentric take on the character, but a new piece of Batman v Superman viral marketing gives us a better idea of what to expect from the new Lex Luthor. Learn about Superman’s adversary after the jump.
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Posted on Monday, October 5th, 2015 by Angie Han
Is Marvel launching another Civil War? Does Dave Bautista want an Avengers / Guardians of the Galaxy crossover? What would Batman look like as an old-timey Spartan warrior? Which Earth-2 villain is coming in The Flash Season 2 premiere? What’s the next stage in the S.H.I.E.L.D. / Carter Dubsmash War? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »