I thoroughly enjoy the cult classic The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension, however I find this piece of marketing from 1984 to be incredibly awful. The movie is hard enough to explain nearly thirty years later, how would a kid reading Power Man & Iron Fist #110 even begin to fathom what in the actual hell the movie was all about?
Everyone ready to follow along? I’ll meet you at the bottom …
Still with me? Great. Now to make up for what I just subjected you too here’s the greatest end credits scene ever to be filmed.
After the credits rolled in my sold out 6:20PM showing last night for Iron Man 3, I have to say that I’ve never been more proud of myself of staying spoiler-free for a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie. In what I consider Robert Downey Jr.’s finest outing as Tony Stark, the big (and even the subtle) reveals are genuinely exciting, and completely unexpected based on the marketing for the film.
With Director Shane Black at the helm (who also co-wrote) there is in fact more Tony Stark “man of action” than Iron Man through the first two acts of the film, which carries us up to the huge reveal about The Mandarin and his nebulous terrorist organization. There are things that I absolutely loved about Iron Man 3, while there are some nitpicks that I’ll discuss after the jump. BE WARNED — Spoilers From This Point Forward –
Rory McClan who plays the murderous and fire scarred Hound on Game of Thrones had a bit part as Micheal Armstrong in the 2007 action comedy Hot Fuzz.
Is it hard to believe that McClan once played such a docile and loveable character? Yarp. Arguably one of my favorite films of the last decade Hot Fuzz has such a tremendous supporting cast it does not surprise me at all that I have gone this long not connecting the dots.
Credit: [mentalFloss] via [Fark]
As part of their Young Audience series, the great Colonial Theatre in Phoenixville, PA will be showing the Back to The Future this Saturday, April 27th. My love for the Back to The Future franchise is well known and if it wasn’t due to the fact that my Saturday afternoon docket was already filled I would be there.
Despite the fact that we are expecting great weather this weekend in the Greater Philadelphia area by all means you should be sitting in one of my favorite local theaters enjoying Back to the Future in glorious 35mm.
Tickets are are $9.00 for Adults and $5.00 for Children 13 and under. For more information about this screening and others, visit the Colonial Theatre online.
In this new featurette for World War Z, Director Marc Forster does not once mention the word “zombie”. You will hear the film describing the “global epidemic”, and that Brad Pitt is an “everyman” who is the accidental “hero”. Something about mother nature is a “serial killer”. Did I mention Brad Pitt? Because Brad Pitt is in World War Z starring Brad Pitt.
So is there any hope left for World War Z? I’m curious to see what the end result will be, but at this point my expectations are not that high.
via [First Showing]
That mystery starship pitted against the USS Enterprise in the last trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness has finally been identified as the USS Vengeance. A high resolution image was made available via TrekMovie earlier this week with a mixed fan reaction ranging in everything from, “looks like a LEGO ship” and a “Micheal Bay version” to “completely badass”.
USS Vengeance from Star Trek Into Darkness [via TrekMovie.com]
And with just a few weeks to go until Star Trek Into Darkness
premieres in theaters for us regular folk, despite this big reveal there are still too many questions than answers. While Starfleet has never really had “warships” it makes sense to have the USS Vengeance
in the Abram-verse.
After all, a heavily modified Romulan ship from an alternate future popped up and essentially laid waste to the entirety of Starfleet, and the only way to defeat it was to detonate the USS Enterprise’s warp core. Clearly Starfleet took the initiative to develop a weapons platform to address any and all future adversaries … which is probably how the Klingons come into play this time around.
via [Trek Movie]
If you haven’t hammered out your plans for Star Wars Day yet, the Philadelphia Union have you covered. On Saturday May 4th, the Union will be hosting the Seattle Sounders in a Star Wars Theme Night at PPL Park. There is a costume contest scheduled as well as other Star Wars themed activities as well.
Undoubtedly the coolest aspect of the event are these officially licensed Star Wars/Union “May The Force Be With Doop” t-shirts available for purchase at the game and included in specially priced ticket packages.
May The Force Be With Doop via [philadelphiaunion.com/starwars]
By now I hope that you’ve taken the time to watch the epic final trailer for Man of Steel that was released earlier this week. You haven’t yet … well here it is just in case because I need to talk over a few things
I’ve long been a defender of Superman Returns but nothing in any previous cinematic iteration of Superman can even come close to what Zack Snyder has done in Man of Steel. And after several highly critical high definition viewings of said trailer I have developed a theory:
There is no Clark Kent “mild mannered reporter” alter-ego in Man of Steel … just Clark Kent (Kal El) …. Superman
I tend to stay away from spoilers as much as possible, I like to be surprised when sit down in a darkened theater for the first time. But here’s my guess as to the general plot of Man of Steel which has been cobbled together by the various trailers:
Kal-El is sent to Earth by his parents and raised as the son of Ma & Pa Kent. Where in his teen years he performs a heroic act (as seen in this latest trailer) and runs away from home. His twenties are spent as a drifter, going from one corner of the Earth to the other in the midst of the humans and performing extraordinary feats of bravery which garner the attention of one determined reported, one Lois Lane. There is never a point where he has a secret identity … Clark Kent is Superman. At some point Zod shows up, Clark realizes that he loves his adopted planet and the fragile human race and is determined to protect them against all his Kryptonian brethren.
If this is how it pans out, I wouldn’t be surprised in the least as Snyder has already admitted that there have been some pretty drastic changes in this iteration of the Superman mythos. The most notable being the fact that Kryptonite just does not exist in any form in Man of Steel. Apparently this means that Superman’s only weakness would then be the light of a red sun? Or is he going to be susceptible to magic? (Stupid DC Comics retcons) I’m thoroughly excited to see how this new Superman “works” in the grounded Christopher Nolan sense. And as much as I like to beat up on DC/Warner Bros. for their complete inability to produce quality live action super hero films (outside of Batman of course), I really really do want to see a Justice League film someday.
I’m can honestly say that this new trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness may have committed in me firmly planting my ass in a midnight screening on May 17th. The destruction of the nuEnterprise is a callback to that highly emotional scene from The Search for Spock (and one of my all time favorites).
Abrams haters will be hard pressed to criticize what could be considered one of the best edited trailers we’ve seen in a long time. There are just so many things contained in that 2:30 running time, and lets not forget the emotional response that’s triggered when y Kirk turning to his crew and saying “I’m sorry” after realizing he’s made a terrible mistake.
I don’t want to be that guy, but I have a feeling that Star Trek Into Darkness may surpass Star Trek (2009) on several levels.
With a new trailer for World War Z running ahead of GI Joe: Retaliation, recently Paramount screened roughly 20 minutes of footage to press this week with Director Marc Forster along for a Q&A afterwards. I’ve read the roundups from several outlets, but I found Mr. Beaks’ of AICN take the most dubious reports online:
I’ve been watching zombie films most of my life, and I can’t remember the living dead ever going about their flesh-gnashing business in such a tidy manner … I kept waiting for the carnage to match the gritty, hand-held aesthetic adopted by director Marc Forster. Curiously, even for a PG-13 movie, not a drip of the red stuff. If there is blood, they’re definitely holding it back.
Granted Forster is still a few weeks away from locking down the final cut, but what in the actual fuck are they thinking? You know what people love about zombie movies? The total lack of blood and gore. And if there are any of you out there with the hope that some structure of Max Brook’s novel exists, you can stop crossing your fingers. Mr. Beaks highlighted that during the Q&A Forster had this to say:
I met Max a couple times when we just spoke about the book and his intentions and I think, ultimately, he just gave his blessings … He has seen some of the material, but I am looking forward to showing it to him. I hope I get his blessings.
I really hate to go into full fanboy mode here, but I have a feeling that World War Z is going to be a one shot. I always felt that the most faithful treatment of World War Z would have been a mini-series a la Band of Brothers or The Pacific. There are so many great interconnecting stories in World War Z, and they don’t need to get wasted on a Brad Pitt saves the world in two days scenario.
via [Ain't It Cool News]