Posted on Wednesday, January 1st, 2014 by Angie Han
What a year 2013 has been for movie news. Fox, DC, and Marvel all dropped huge announcements about their respective comic book franchises, Lucasfilm passed the Star Wars mantle to J.J. Abrams, and Jurassic Park 4 finally picked up steam after years of false starts — all as the YA adaptations, Biblical epics, and live-action fairy tales continued to pile up.
But if you’re curious about the biggest things to come out of 2013, our list of the 15 most popular posts ought to help. As it happens, they also shed some light on you, our readers. Click the jump to see what the top posts of the year were, and what they may or may not tell us about all of you.
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Want to see a new photo from X-Men: Days of Future Past? Has a composer been selected for Avengers: Age of Ultron? How can you read the Avengers sequel’s original comic story (or the one the title comes from, at least) for cheap right now? What did Marc Webb say in Times Square about The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Did the Internet miss three easter eggs in Man of Steel? Why can’t you find your favorite Marvel Comics in some stores? Read about all this and more in the final 2013 edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »
Posted on Saturday, December 28th, 2013 by David Chen
I think one sign of a film score’s success is how well it stands apart from its film. While the relationship should always be symbiotic, I’m always on the lookout for film scores I can add to my listening rotation. This year, there were a bunch of tracks that moved me deeply and/or received a ton of play either on my computer or through my headphones. The art of film music remains alive, well, and encouragingly diverse.
After the jump, check out my top 5 film scores of 2013, as well as a few great Honorable Mentions that barely missed the cut. Feel free to share your favorites in the comments below.
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Which other Spider-Man villain is hinted at on The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Tumblr? How did the Joker take over the Thanksgiving parade in 1989? How close to true are the Ant-Man casting rumors? What does the Rise of Electro logo look like? Where is Ant-Man filming? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Want to see some cool new images from Man of Steel? What happened on the Thor: The Dark World crossover with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and what can we expect on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier episode? Who is joining the Guardians of the Galaxy? Why did James Mangold cut the classic Wolverine easter egg from The Wolverine? Want to see some animatics from the original Iron Man? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
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What do Ben Affleck and Christian Bale think of BatKid? Is X-Men: Days of Future Past doing additional photography? How does Chris Pratt describe the comedy in Guardians of the Galaxy? Did The Daily Bugle reveal the fate of an Amazing Spider-Man character? Was Big Daddy going to come back in Kick-Ass 2? Want to see another Marvel director visiting the set of Thor: The Dark World? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Why are the voice actors of Batman and Superman fighting? How did Jimmy Kimmel reedit Thor: The Dark World? Does Christopher Nolan show up in the Man of Steel extras? Who is reportedly the front-runner for the lead in the Batman vs. Superman movie? Want to learn more about The Defenders? How about see a new Iron Man 3 effects reel? Read about all this and more in today’s Superhero Bits. Read More »
Man of Steel came out on Blu-ray this week, so it’s about time for the Screen Junkies team to do their thing. That means Man of Steel gets its own “Honest Trailer” and though I’m a big fan of Zack Snyder’s film, these things always make me laugh. Among the highlights this time around: the Spencer’s Gift reference, the way Superman honors both Dads, product placement and a whole lot more. Check it out below. Read More »
At the movies, Marvel is currently kicking DC’s ass. Yes Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight movies were fantastic. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel was a very strong start to the development of a potentially bigger world. But Marvel is already in Phase 2 of a cinematic universe, is setting up Phase 3, has a TV show that ties in on the air, with four more shows announced.
DC has Arrow, with a version of the Flash set to debut on that show, but those guys are unrelated to the big-screen heroes. Then there’s Batman vs. Superman on the horizon, but besides some rumors of hypothetical Flash and Justice League films, that’s it for the big screen in the near future.
If we are to believe Guillermo del Toro though, they have a very big plan, we just don’t know all about it yet. The director is attached to a potential DC film called Justice League Dark, which will feature Swamp Thing, The Demon, John Constantine, Deadman, The Spectre and others. He said DC is planning an “entire DC universe” including movies, TV and more. Read More »