Editor’s Note: You likely know Adam Quigley thanks to his contributions to the /Filmcast, and for his occasionally argumentative stance on popular films. His most famously contrarian opinion may be the defense of Zack Snyder’s 2011 film Sucker Punch. So what better subject could there be for Adam’s first foray into breaking down a topic on video? We’ll have more video dissections from Adam in the future, but let’s begin with an examination of Snyder’s movie — one that is occasionally as vitriolic as the film itself.
You think Sucker Punch doesn’t have thematic substance. You think it doesn’t have character depth. You think it doesn’t have a single sensible thought in its pretty, dumb superficial body.
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Posted on Monday, January 28th, 2013 by Angie Han
Over a decade after it kicked into gear with X-Men and Spider-Man, the superhero movie trend shows no signs of flagging. Costumed heroes will keep going strong in 2013 with several more high-profile releases, including Man of Steel, Kick-Ass 2, The Wolverine, and Thor: The Dark World. While we’ve haven’t seen trailers for most of them so far (Man of Steel excepted) the latest issue of Empire Magazine offers a little taste of each movie with some new images.
Check them out after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 by Angie Han
When Man of Steel hits this summer, it’ll feature several classic characters from the Superman canon: Ma and Pa Kent, General Zod, Jor-El, Lois Lane, Perry White, and of course, Superman himself. But some of those faces may look more familiar than others.
While Henry Cavill looks like a textbook Clark Kent, the new Jimmy Olsen may not be at all like the Jimmy Olsens we’ve seen in the past. In fact, he might not be Jimmy Olsen at all. Instead, a new rumor making the rounds suggests that Man of Steel has turned Jimmy Olsen into Jenny Olsen, with actress Rebecca Buller in the role. Hit the jump to keep reading.
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There’s a lot we don’t know about Man of Steel. Taking cues from producer Christopher Nolan, Zack Snyder and the team at Warner Bros. have kept details of the film hidden to the greatest degree possible. The teaser and trailer give us a few clues — this seems to be an action movie wrapped in a melancholy outer shell. But even with the glimpses of otherwordly images seen in the trailer, we have little real info to go on when it comes to plotting out the more remote locations visited in the film.
Now Russell Crowe, who plays Jor-El, the father of Superman (Henry Cavill) has given us a few interesting clues in a conversation about the film. Read More »
UPDATE: As expected, Zack Snyder’s representatives told The Hollywood Reporter the following information is untrue. The original story follows with the addendum.
As Zack Snyder is busy finishing a film in the DC Universe, news has now been revealed he’ll move over to the Star Wars universe soon after. Though the director of 300 and Watchmen won’t be directing Star Wars Episode VII, Vulture reports he’s quietly developing a standalone Star Wars film inspired by Akira Kurosawa’s Seven Samurai. His film would featuring a group of Jedi warriors going on a mission. Read more after the jump. Read More »
The year has just begun, but that means we’re a mere five months from the opening of blockbuster season in May, and so it’s time for studios to make sure that we know all about the films they’ve spent millions upon millions of dollars making, and possibly even more to promote.
So here are new images from Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, Joseph Kosinski‘s Oblivion, Marc Forster‘s delayed World War Z, one more from Sam Raimi‘s Oz: The Great and Powerful, to complement the few we presented yesterday, and a cute shot from Despicable Me 2 to round things out.
None of these will reveal much new about any of the films in question, but each is a good reminder of what’s to come this summer. Read More »
Here’s the full-length trailer for Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel. Henry Cavill stars as Clark Kent and his alter-ego Superman, and Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe play supporting roles.
This trailer is similar to the footage shown at Comic Con this past summer, but gives up more footage of Superman in action, and of the supporting cast. It’s a promising and effective collection of footage. Check it out below. Read More »
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The fact that Christopher Nolan helped craft the story for Man of Steel has never been more evident than in the latest poster, just revealed on Facebook. His Dark Knight films famously turned Batman into a public villain and it seems Zack Snyder‘s Superman film, scheduled for release June 14, could do the same. The poster features the Man of Steel (Henry Cavill) in handcuffs, accompanied by soliders. Check it out below. Read More »