Last weekend I finally had the chance to check out director Rodney Ascher‘s The Shining analysis doc Room 237 on Xbox Live. The film garnered a rave review from Matt when he screened it at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and for the most part I share his enthusiasm for the pic. On one hand, it’s unlike anything I’ve ever seen and I admire it for that exact reason. The extensive scenic analysis Room 237 employs, the hypnotic score, and its refusal to show the faces of those presenting their theories makes it an absolutely captivating ride that never lets you come up for air. On the other hand, I now have to live the rest of my life looking for Stanley Kubrick‘s airbrushed face in the clouds during The Shining‘s opening scene. And when/if I ever find it, what am I supposed to do with that information? Sigh.
I could go on about the film’s individual parts, but suffice to say that I consider it required viewing for anyone with even a fleeting interest in film analysis, Kubrick, and/or The Shining. And with that I’ll move on to the reason we’re all here. In this week’s Top 5 you’ll have the pleasure of checking out a stellar new trailer and a slew of other assets from Man of Steel, our set visit recap for The Hangover Part III, the first trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, more set visit goodness for Now You See Me, and all of our CinemaCon 2013 coverage. The “Continue Reading” button below is your ticket to a brief recap and link to each of the above.
Celebrate Superman’s 75th birthday today with this newly-released image from Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Henry Cavill (Immortals) shows off the new super-suit from head to toe which is closer to the more modern comic book styles, notably the lack of red trunks. Also, according to the most recent trailer that fired up fanboys everywhere, that “S” on his chest may not really be an “S” after all.
Also starring Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne and Russell Crowe, Man of Steel opens June 14th. Hit the jump to check out the new image.
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for director Zack Snyder‘s Superman film Man of Steel. There’s a lot to pull apart here in this three-minute trailer, starting with the heroic shots of Russell Crowe who appears to have prescience about his son’s abilities once he gets to Earth. Then, we see Clark Kent passing through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, all while the expectations of his fathers are heaped upon his broad shoulders. It’s not all existential as we get the first real hint of action sequences in the film, along with scenes of the menacing Michael Shannon and the tenacious Amy Adams. And that theme? There’s quite a bit going on here so be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Hit the jump to watch the new trailer. The film stars Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne and Antje Traue. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Last week, some intriguing new images from Man of Steel made their way online from the latest issue of EW. The magazine quickly asked us to remove the images from our site, but today they’ve been officially released for all to see. We get nice looks at Michael Shannon’s General Zod, Henry Cavill’s Supes, Amy Adams’ Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne’s Perry White, and more, including a new image of Antje Traue as the villainess Faora that wasn’t included in that initial batch.
Hit the jump to take a look at the images, and if you missed General Zod’s warning to Earth (ie. the first viral video for the film), click here. The pic also stars Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, and Diane Lane. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
Yesterday, Superman (Henry Cavill) took to the cover of Entertainment Weekly, and now the publication has released seven lo-res images from the superhero’s reboot, Man of Steel. The article contains new plot details, but I’m trying to stay in the dark on this movie. Everything I’ve seen so far has pushed me towards doubt (it just looks too dour for Superman), and I want to give the movie a fair shake, so I’ll let the die-hards check out the story. However, I am willing to look at new images from the movie, and these look alright. Director Zack Snyder has apparently left his more stylized approach behind to make this Superman movie look relatively normal. Of course, we’ll have to see it in motion to really get a sense of what he’s going for.
Hit the jump to check out the images. Hopefully, Warner Bros. will release better-quality versions in the near future. The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th. [Update: EW has asked us to take the images down. Hopefully Warner Bros. released high-resolution versions soon.]
Warner Bros. released the first TV spot for Man of Steel tonight during the college basketball championship*. It confirms the main takeways of the trailers: director Zack Snyder makes stylish use of a couple hundred million dollars, and star Henry Cavill sure does look the part. (Cavill, casually aflame, shirtless, is the coolest thing I’ve seen all week.) It’s the story that will make or break the movie, but Superman comes pre-made as a compelling character, so I have high hopes for Man of Steel when it opens on June 14.
Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, and Russell Crowe also star. Watch the spot after the break.
Warner Bros. has released a new high-resolution image from Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman film Man of Steel. This new image—which shows Supes in handcuffs being escorted down a hallway by a barrage of military personnel—is actually pretty familiar, as it was used to construct the pic’s most recent poster and it’s a notable part of the film’s latest trailer. In addition to giving us a brief glimpse at Christopher Meloni‘s Colonel Hardy character (in the back on the far right), this image also poses a number of questions like why is Superman in cuffs to begin with and why doesn’t he just bust out of them? Hopefully all will be answered when the film finally hits theaters this summer.
Hit the jump to take a look at the high-resolution image. The pic stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
With director Zack Snyder’s Superman film Man of Steel hitting theaters in just a couple of months, we’re finally starting to see and hear more about the highly anticipated Warner Bros. project. Recently the superhero pic landed the cover of Total Film magazine, and now some goodies from TF’s Man of Steel issue have started to surface by way of a batch of new images from the pic and Sndyer and star Henry Cavill’s thoughts on creating a Superman for the modern era. Snyder and Cavill drill home the point that this film tackles a grounded, realistic iteration of the character, and I’m really looking forward to seeing how their take plays out on the big screen this summer.
Hit the jump to check out new Man of Steel images as well as quotes from Snyder and Cavill. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th. [Update: We've been asked to take the images down.]
Some new promo images from director Zack Snyder’s highly anticipated upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel have surfaced online. It’s tough to tell if the actors are in character or not in these new images, but if they are then this is our first look at Henry Cavill as plain ol’ Clark Kent. With the summer movie season looming closer, we should be seeing some more official images and posters for the film soon.
Hit the jump to take a look at the new images, which also feature Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Kevin Costner. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
UPDATE: Warner Bros. has asked us to remove the images.
A new magazine cover featuring Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (Immortals) and Amy Adams (The Fighter) has been released online. Zack Snyder’s take on Superman finds Clark Kent (Cavill) deciding on whether to use his abilities to promote peace or to conquer. Whatever he decides, he must protect those he loves from a new threat.
The film also stars Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14th. Hit the jump to check out the new image. [Update: We've updated the article with high-resolution versions of the covers.]
The guys over at Latino-Review have decided to spend this fine evening dropping an atomic-bomb-level rumor that will send fanboys into a tizzy. The site is reporting three major developments when it comes to Justice League and Warner Bros. trying to figure out how they’re going to combat Disney’s one-two franchise punch of Marvel and Star Wars. So far, Warners has been struggling with their superheroes. They’re all out of Batman, and while there’s some very early positive buzz on Man of Steel, their highly-anticipated Justice League movie reportedly had to go back to square one early last month when Will Beale‘s script was tossed out.
But Warner Bros. isn’t giving up, and according to Latino-Review, Christopher Nolan is coming to the rescue. And so is Zack Snyder. And they want Christian Bale to put the cape and cowl back on. Hit the jump for more.
The latest issue of Empire Magazine feature loads of previews from upcoming movies, which includes new images from Kick-Ass 2 and The Wolverine. But Empire has chosen Superman (Henry Cavill) to grace the issue’s cover. I guess this means that Empire believes Man of Steel is the biggest movie of the summer, and that’s a reasonable argument. Like any summer, there are plenty of big movies, but people seem incredibly jazzed for Superman’s return to the big screen.
Hit the jump to check out the covers. The film also stars Amy Adams, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Michael Shannon, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens June 14th.
We’ve got three new looks at three big superhero movies coming up this summer:
- The Wolverine – Starring Hugh Jackman as Logan/Wolverine in James Mangold’s Japan-based actioner, The Wolverine opens July 26th.
- Iron Man 3 – Stars Robert Downey Jr. and Gwyneth Paltrow feature in this new image from Shane Black’s Iron Man 3, opening May 3rd.
- Man of Steel – Henry Cavill stars as Superman, seen here in cuffs and surrounded by police. Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel opens June 14th.
Hit the jump to check out the new images.
The Television Critics Association is currently running through shows from the networks, which means plenty of interviews with showrunners and creators. David Goyer was there promoting Da Vinci’s Demons, and he was asked about Man of Steel, which he wrote. Goyer said, “I never thought I would be doing a Superman film. But I think the only way to top myself, or ourselves on Batman, is to tackle Superman – who’s kind of the Granddaddy of all the Superheroes.”
Hit the jump for more on what Goyer had to say about the Man of Tomorrow. We’ve also added a larger version of a recent image of Superman (Henry Cavill). The film also stars Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, and Russell Crowe. Man of Steel opens in 3D on June 14th.
It’s apparently “Godzilla reboot news day.” This morning we learned that Frank Darabont will be doing a final rewrite on the script for director Gareth Edwards’ reboot of Godzilla, along with the news that two of the film’s producers are battling Legendary Pictures to stay onboard the project. We actually know very little about the redo beyond the fact that Edwards is tackling Godzilla with a grounded, realistic tone (ie. what would it be like if this monster actually appeared in real life and started terrorizing cities?), but today word has surfaced concerning the film’s firm production start date, shooting locations, and which actors the studio and Edwards are looking at to take on the lead role. Hit the jump for Godzilla details galore.