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New Superman Logo from “Man of Steel”

 

The official Facebook page for Man of Steel has gone live, providing a first look at the redesigned logo for director Zack Snyder’s reboot of the Warner Bros. franchise. It’s dark, textured and a little gritty, and likely to displease fans already grumbling about the updated costume.

Written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer and Christopher Nolan, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill as Clark Kent, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Russell Crowe as Jor-El, Ayelet Zurer as Lara Lor-Van, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Antje Traue as Faora, Harry Lennix as General Swanwick and Christopher Meloni as Col. Hardy. The film opens June 14, 2013.


Tumblr Takes On: THE HUNGER GAMES

It seems as though the whole world saw The Hunger Games this past weekend. This week on Tumblr Takes On, we are showcasing everyone’s responses in memes and photoshopped goodness!


Nicolas Cage’s Superman Story

 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the story of “Action Comics #1” will soon be a feature film, but it will not revolve around the classic first Superman appearance contained within its pages. Instead, screenwriters Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon (of “Reno 911” and MTV’s “The State”) will spin a tale of a “group of nerds” intent on stealing actor Nicolas Cage’s copy of the prized comic.

The story is based on the actual theft of Cage’s “Action Comics #1” back in 2000. Lost for eleven years, the rare collector’s item was found in a San Fernando Valley storage locker. At the time of its recovery, the actor said in a statement, “It is divine providence that the comic was found and I am hopeful that the heirloom will be returned to my family.” It eventually sold for an impressive $2.1 million at auction in November.

Lionsgate picked up the project with Garant and Lennon producing along side Peter Principato and Paul Young. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script is being written with Cage in mind for the key role of Nicolas Cage, but notes, “at this stage, it’s unlikely that Cage will play himself.”

Meanwhile, fellow actor Jason Statham has been named in connection with the project, but has no official involvement with the production at this time.

Garant and Lennon, besides writing and performing on “The State” and “Reno 911,” are known for their comedy scripts like “Taxi”, “Herbie: Fully Loaded,” “Night at the Museum” and its sequel. Last year, the duo released a book about their experiences writing movies in Hollywood called “Writing Movies for Fun and Profit: How We Made a Billion Dollars at the Box Office and You Can, Too!”

The origins of Superman will also be seen again on the big screen in 2013’s “Man of Steel,” staring Henry Cavill as the character first glimpsed in “Action Comic #1.”


First Look: The Avengers’ Maria Hill

When the second trailer for “Marvel’s The Avengers” debuted earlier this week, fans caught a brief glimpse of Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Maria Hill.

Now you can get your full first look at Agent Hill with two new photos from the film! Check out both images below, and let us know what you think on the official Facebook page for “Marvel’s The Avengers,” or send us a message on twitter @Avengers!

Plus, keep it tuned to Marvel.com for all the latest on “Marvel’s The Avengers” as we get ready for its premiere on May 4!

Cobie Smulders stars as Maria Hill in “Marvel’s The Avengers”
Cobie Smulders stars as Maria Hill in “Marvel’s The Avengers”

 

Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures “Marvel’s The Avengers”–the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.

Starring Robert Downey, Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Joss Whedon from a screenplay by Joss Whedon, “Marvel’s The Avengers” is based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series “The Avengers,” first published in 1963 and a comics institution ever since. Prepare yourself for an exciting event movie, packed with action and spectacular special effects, when “Marvel’s The Avengers” assemble in summer 2012.


In addition to “Marvel’s The Avengers,” Marvel Studios will release a slate of films based on the Marvel characters including “Iron Man 3” on May 3, 2013; and “Thor 2” on November 15, 2013.


Chronicle Movie Review

Chronicle is directed by Josh Trank and stars Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell, and Michael B. Jordan. Chronicle was brewing somewhere hidden. Facebook and its own website are the only place in the internet where you can see a preview to this very original movie. The site shows us a sneak peek in the form of the movie trailer. The trailer introduces us to three friends who somehow acquired telekinetic powers from a crater they intended to go to just for the fun of it. They start using their new found powers by showing off what they could do. One of them, Andrew, accidentally puts a driver in the hospital while they are driving back home. The ball starts rolling downhill literally for Andrew. He becomes dark and vengeful and slowly realizes the possibilities when he can do anything he wants with his powers, while the two try and stop him.

At the beginning of the film, Andrew has bought a new camera. The same camera used throughout until the middle of the film. His father grudgingly forces Andrew to open the locked door. Andrew not only doesn’t open the door, but he also insults him by insisting that his father is drunk. Right there and then, the audience can pick up that andrew is a loner and has a very stressful home environment where his father easily beats him around. On the way to school, we are introduced to Matt, Andrew’s cousin, who drives Andrew to school everyday. Once at school, bullies  treat him like as if he should not exist at all. This goes on for about another 2 to 3 minutes. When Andrew and Matt drive back home, Matt invites Andrew to a party. At first Andrew doesn’t want to go, but with a little convincing, he agrees to go. Here, he is again bullied and is forced to leave the party still carrying his camera. He sits by a tree, crying, and obviously in pain. He meets Steve, a popular student running for school president. Steve wants Andrew to bring his camera and come with him to film everything they are about to do. He tells him of a crater they found, presumably the same crater which gives them their powers. Andrew and Steve meet up with Matt at the site. They all climb down and discover something out of this world. A structure that looks like a ship or what looks like a part of a ship, but the specifics aren’t further explored in the movie. Steve touches it and begins bleeding through his nose. Then the structure starts glowing and violently releases some sort of telekinetic force and the whole scene cuts to black.

For the most part, they seem to have escaped the crater. The scene, from the pitch black darkness, it shifts to days after the incident and they are practicing what they can do with their powers.

From here on, the film focuses on the expansion of their abilities. From trying to build buildings with lego pieces, with Andrew being the most powerful of all three and Matt having trouble with his pieces. Later, Steve calls them both to show something. Steve has learned the ability to fly, Andrew has no trouble at all when trying to fly. Matt, on the other hand, fails and falls down to his face. That scene was very funny and explores the three’s friendship with each other. It then cuts to a scene where it shows that the camera is in the sky, the three friends are wearing heavy and thick jackets and are flying all over the place.

After the thrilling experience, Andrew, Matt, and Steve sleep over at Steve’s place. Matt confesses that “this is the best day of my life.” I was a little confused and thought that Andrew said those words since his life, before having his powers, sucked. Within the movie, scenes of Matt and Cassey, a girl from their school, are having a conversation about how Matt has changed and he came over to give a donation to a struggling country. My first thoughts were those scenes are just “flavor scenes,” in which it isn’t part of the main story but only for the purpose of giving the movie more shifting space.

Andrew is made famous in his school because of Steve convincing him to join the talent show. He uses his powers to perform “magic” tricks in front of the school. They attend a party, here Andrew meets a girl and engage in a little intimate foreplay, but all goes wrong when Andrew vomits on the girl. Back at school, the girl tells everyone and Andrew is again picked on by bullies. He snaps and used his powers on the bully by pulling three of his tooth. His home environment doesn’t change at all and his father punches him, Andrew gets angry and shoves his father away.

Andrew flies up into the sky and spends his time alone up there until Steve comes along to ask how Andrew is doing. Andrew gets mad and accidentally kills Steve by being struck by a lightning bolt. I really felt sad beacause of all the three, Steve seemed to be the kindest. Remember that scene where he talks to Andrew before they go down the crater.

Anyway, Matt begins to question whether Andrew is stable at all with his powers. Andrew flies away. He sees his mother in pain and tries to get some medications for her only to have him feel bad because of financial problems. He gets his father’s firefighter uniform, wears it, and goes out to take the money from the local thugs that hangs out near his place. He beats them all and steals their money, but it wasn’t enough. He robs a gas station, the guy behind the counter grabs a shotgun, points it at Andrew. Andrew uses his power to push the shotgun away but it shoots in the direction of a petrol tank and explodes, Andrew is caught in the blast and is sent to the hospital.

His father visits him and he doesn’t feel bad. Andrew gets mad and tries to kill him by dropping him outside. Matt comes to save him. The two battle it out in the city of Seattle. At the end Matt decides to kill his cousin and friend. That part there was very predictable. The ending shows Matt, holding a camera, flies to Tibet. Tibet is where Andrew wanted to go because of how peaceful the place is. He leaves the camera to capture the tranquility.

The ending, at first, was slow. But when you think about it, Matt was the logical choice to be the survivor. He, from being a complete jerk, went on to become a kind-hearted man. Steve’s death was a shocker since everyone has developed a love for him. Andrew is comparable to Anakin Skywalker. Anakin Skywalker later becomes the tyrannical Darth Vader. The difference between Andrew and Anakin is that Anakin had a chance to resist the dark side and avoid being darth Vader. From the beginning, Andrew’s life was messed up and his hate has been building up since he was a kid.

The movie is a new twist to the superhero genre. It is very hard to compare it to other superhero movies because most of them are based on comic books or other materials. Chronicle was never based on anything which is why the movie is so original. I would recommend the movie to other people and give it a score of 8.5 to 9 out of 10.


Clash of the Titans Review

It’s doubtful that records are kept about this sort of thing, but consider the possibility that “Clash of the Titans” is the first film to actually be made worse by being in 3-D.

Not that this remake of the creaky 1981 original, best remembered for a slumming Laurence Olivier and Ray Harryhausen’s stop-motion animation monsters, was ever going to be something to write home about. At least not for anyone older than 10.

For one thing, as directed by action junkie Louis Leterrier (“Transporter 2,” “Unleashed”) and written by Travis Beacham and Phil Hay & Matt Manfredi, this “Clash” has dialogue so plodding that a halfway decent line like “you have insulted powers beyond your comprehension” sounds like something out of Noel Coward.

Obviously, no one comes to a movie like this for repartee, but even the action scenes, with ancient Greek hero Perseus (“Avatar’s Sam Worthington) facing off against an entire menagerie of mythical monsters, come off as lethargic and clunky.

Possibly because this film was converted to 3-D late in the game, the third dimension, especially in those action scenes, is more of a distraction than an enhancement. While some creatures, especially Pegasus the flying horse, flourish, 3-D clutters the film’s innumerable battles, making them harder to follow rather than exciting.

“Clash of the Titans” is also burdened by a numskull plot notion. The idea is that though those ancient Greeks lived in a world where the gods were quite real and unimaginably powerful, these idiots decide to declare war on them, which is the short-sighted equivalent of teasing your younger brother even though he has the power to snap his fingers and turn you to stone.

Though it’s not clear why they agreed to participate, having top actors play the gods — Liam Neeson is Zeus! Ralph Fiennes is Hades! — doesn’t help things. Neeson looks lost in the godly costumes, and Fiennes, perhaps hoping no one will notice it’s him, speaks largely in sinister whispers.

While the gods are going through their paces and bemoaning the absence of human worship, Perseus, a demigod like his namesake Percy Jackson in the equally pedestrian “The Lightning Thief,” is making his way in the world and discovering that he is the son of Zeus.

Perseus spends years with the adoptive fisherfolk parents Spyros and Marmara (the odd couple pairing of Pete Postlethwaite and Elizabeth McGovern) who found him floating in the sea. Spyros is one of those fed-up-with-the-gods folks who is fond of ominously saying, “One day, someone is going to have to take a stand.” Guess who.

Back in the Greek city of Athos, the anti-gods movement is moving full steam ahead. Then Hades comes to town and puts a good scare into the populace, telling them that unless they sacrifice their beloved princess Andromeda (Alexa Davalos), he will unleash the dread Kraken — not the most fearsome name for a monster but there you have it — and Athos will be destroyed.

Because he is the only demigod in town and because he is irked beyond measure at the Olympians for their part in his parents’ death, Perseus agrees to look for a way to kill the Kraken. He takes a crack team of warriors and adventurers with him, including the canny veteran soldier Draco, nicely played by Mads Mikkelsen.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs7fzOrUopc here is a trailer to the sequel of Clash of the Titans. Aptly named Wrath of the Titans.


The Dark Knight Rises new movie trailer

After a weekend featuring numerous leaked copies of the “The Dark Knight Rises” trailer, Warner Bros. has officially released the long-anticipated first extended look at director Christopher Nolan’s final installment in his three-part Batman epic. The full-length trailer is the latest and most fan-satisfying “Dark Knight Rises” news this month after a new poster debutedChristopher Nolan’s IMAX opening prologue was first previewed in Los Angeles before being shown once more during another Q&A session for journalists in New York.

The trailer opens with a boy singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” in a crowded football stadium as Alfred (Michael Caine) relates how he has failed to protect Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale). The line sets the tone for the rest of the trailer, which teases Commissioner Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) standing before images of Harvey Dent, Bane (Tom Hardy) coordinating some kind of plot at the stadium and the introduction of Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway), who dances with Bruce Wayne at a party, masked as a cat. “There’s a storm coming, Mister Wayne,” she says. “You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all going to wonder how you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.”

The trailer also spells doom for organized sports in Gotham, courtesy of Bane, showing the football field from the beginning of the trailer as it sinks into the ground from a controlled explosion while a Gotham player runs the ball in for a touchdown. The player, portrayed by a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers who “Dark Knight” executive producer Thomas Tull has part-ownership of, looks back after crossing into the end zone, only to see a massive cavern of nothingness. “When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die,” says Bane to Batman, as many quick cuts showcase weapons, explosions, a flying Batmobile and the much discussed cast members Marion Cotillard and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The trailer, of course, creates more questions than it answers, and fans can only guess at what Nolan’s final Batman film will bring next summer.

“The Dark Knight Rises” can be seen in theaters and IMAX July 20, 2012

Below is the link to the new trailer:

http://blip.tv/cbr/the-dark-knight-rises-trailer-5834151