I’ve seen Man of Steel twice now. I wanted get in a repeat viewing before writing this review so I could fully digest my feelings toward it. Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and David Goyer have provided us with a totally reinvented Superman. One that is grounded in his roots as a being not from this world, and the internal struggles that come with trying to fit in among a race that is alien to him: the human race. This origin execution of Superman has not yet been thoroughly examined and emphasized in previous silver screen adaptations, which made this film a refreshing sci-fi-centric take. However, leaving the theater, I did not have that euphoric sense of wonder and tingling excitement that I felt after seeing The Dark Knight or The Dark Knight Rises, which left a narrow hole in my geeky heart.
Literally and unquestionably the best possible casting addition Christopher Nolan has made to his upcoming sci-fi epic about time travel and wormholes, Interstellar, has happened (well, mostly). Recent A-lister and Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain is “in talks” to join Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway as the “third lead,” according to Deadline. And if that wasn’t enough Interstellar action to wet your appetite this week, literally hours later Deadline broke the scoop that five-time Nolan collaborator and “lucky charm” Michael Caine is confirmed to join the cast as well. More after the break.
Holy fucking shit. I mean… never mind. WOW. Still speechless, thus the off-the-bat cursing and rambling. Late last night, Warner Bros. finally released the third theatrical trailer to Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel…and it’s simply jaw-dropping, tear-jerking, heart-pounding AMAZING! For anyone who wasn’t sold that this character could be represented on the sliver screen in the modern age after the first two trailers, you should now be a believer. Hit the jump to check out the trailer and my analysis.
Ohhhhh, Chris! I was pleasantly surprised with the news of Christopher Nolan choosing the resurgent Matthew McConaughey as the lead for his upcoming sci-fi epic, Interstellar. After which, I was cautiously optimistic that Nolan would use this new non-Batman project as an opportunity to expand his casting horizons and comprise an ensemble of all fresh faces. But alas, Chris likes working with people with whom he has developed a relationship with on previous films, and has now come to terms with Anne Hathaway to star opposite McConaughey as the female lead in Interstellar.
It’s been almost a month since we first reported about the official announcement of Christopher Nolan’s next sci-fi epic, Interstellar. What was most striking about that announcement was not the genre or concept; time-travel and wormholes based on scientific theories sounds like a match made in heaven for Nolan. Rather, the rapid pace of the film’s production compared to Nolan’s routine every other summer release schedule. Interstellar is his first film to not release in July since The Prestige in 2006 (October). This film must be another potential “passion project” for Nolan, thus the fast-tracking. All leading up to yesterday’s report by Deadline that the lead role has officially been offered to (interestingly) Matthew McConaughey. More after the break.
The sequel to the cult superhero hit Kick-Ass is finally on its way to theaters this summer. And thanks to a brand new red band trailer that debuted today on MTV, we get a juicy glimpse into what mayhem newcomer director Jeff Wadlow has in store for fans. Kick-Ass 2 features our aptly-named hero and his sidekick Hit Girl kicking ass some time after we last left off, but now with a band of rag-tag vigilantes that at their side; featuring a completely unrecognizable Jim Carrey as a deliciously goofy retired Army Colonel. More after the break.
I tried not to post about this. There are so many constant rumors surrounding tentpole-fanyboy flicks that it would be exhausting to post all of them; especially ones surrounding Christopher Nolan’s future involvement with any DCU franchise films. But this one feels different (maybe I’m just in the desert hallucinating a mirage). Either way, along with this particular rumor, I’ll give you a breakdown on why I hope it’s true to add some fuel to the speculation fire. Latino Review veteran reporter El Mayimbe posted an “exclusive scoop” on Sunday night claiming that his sources were telling him Christopher Nolan would re-team with Christian Bale (for realz) in tandem with Henry Cavill’s Superman after Man of Steel for the uber-rumored Justice League movie. More after the break.
Piggy-backing of the success of last year’s star-studded post-Oscar spoof Movie: The Movie, Jimmy Kimmel & Co. are back at it again with the inevitable sequel Movie: The Movie: 2V. It follows the same formula of featuring pretty much every A-list star ever (something that seemingly only Kimmel can pull off these days), whilst poking fun at famous moments in some of our most-recent blockbusters, as well as some of the more glaring clichés present in today’s cinematic landscape. Check it out after the break.
This year’s Super Bowl has come and gone. But online jokers are still releasing parody vids ripping on this year’s festivities. Obviously the biggest “WTF?” moment was the blackout in the Super Dome, in which power was lost for a brief period of time. What, nay, WHO caused the blackout? Well obviously the world’s most notorious football game terrorist…BANE!!! Funny Or Die released a video that playfully shows Bane’s poor attempt at causing a mildly irritating lapse in power at the game, but it doesn’t go according to plan, forcing Bane (played by Chris Kattan) to provide funny observations about the commercials and Beyonce’s half-time performance. It’s worth a chuckle. Check it out after the break.
The thing that makes Quentin Tarantino such an innovative filmmaker is his unparalleled originality in crafting interesting dialogue in his scripts. As a student of American (and beyond) film, television, comic books, etc. himself, Tarantino has integrated may nods to the vast landscape of popular culture throughout most of his films. Which is why this video I stumbled across on College Humor is so cool. It’s called Every Pop Culture Reference from Tarantino Movies in Chronological Order, which pretty much sums it up for you. Check it out after the break.