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The trailer for Kenneth Branagh’s upcoming thriller Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit can be watched below. It’s based on the late great Tom Clancy’s character and stars Chris Pine as Ryan, a Moscow-based financial analyst who faces off against his employer when he discovers a plot to finance a terrorist attack designed to collapse the U.S. economy.
Like most Jack Ryan movies, you’ll be treated to action, intrigue, and espionage. I can’t say I’m a fan of any of the flicks but over the last few years it seems I’d watch co-star Kevin Costner make a sandwich if offered.
The film also stars Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley, David Paymer (one of the best “that guy” actors), and Peter Andersson.
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit opens in theaters on Christmas Day, watch the trailer below:
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This is the best Superman movie ever made, take that however you please. The Christopher Reeve Superman movies are classics for one reason or another. It was the first time Superman graced the big screen blending humor and then “special” effects, crafting a tribute to an American pop culture icon. It’s been done again, but with a far more serious tone. This Superman doesn’t smile, nor does he have much reason to.
Bryan Singer’s Superman Returns wasn’t his own; I felt he just made a checklist of things to include in the film to remind people of the original Superman. Here Zack Snyder nearly puts it all away for a reboot that works, and was very necessary. Zack Snyder has updated Superman for the 21st Century; the action scenes are incredible to watch. Henry Cavill brings charisma and character to Superman; you can feel his agonizing thought process throughout the film. He has to actually think about whether to save the humans who don’t even believe in him. That’s what I loved about this movie, it makes you ask yourself what this ultimate hero should do or could do. It’s not as easy as swooping in and flying off into the sun winking anymore. The movie shows that Superman has a moral compass, and it’s sometimes scary to consider this man has options.
With every Superman movie to date, this one is no exception when it comes to calling back to Superman mythos whether we like it or not (I don’t). The movie is still entertaining, inspiring, heartfelt, and beautiful to look at. The cast is incredible, and should be getting more attention. You can breathe a sigh of relief: we don’t have to start this over again anytime soon – this Superman works.
+ The cast: Henry Cavill, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon are in top form.
+ Intense action on an epic sci-fi scale.
+ You will wish Krypton was a real place.
- Panders to Superman of yesteryear.
- It’s enough with Jesus already.
Here is a new trailer that Warner Bros. has released for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel starring Henry Cavill as Superman. It’s not your typical superhero action based movie trailer that’s for sure; it asks what would you think if Superman really existed?
The tone feels somber and mournful much like the marketing for Superman Returns, which was actually an OK film. Will the Last Son of Krypton finally have a great movie is the question.
We also get a look at Amy Adama as Lois Lane, the great Michael Shannon as Zod, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, and Diane Lane as Martha Kent.
Man of Steel opens on June 14, 2013.
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- Arrested Development started filming new season; to Air on Netflix in 2013. [huffingtonpost]
- Kevin Costner eyes Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan Film and Luc Besson’s Three Days to Kill. [wegotthiscovered]
- Sacha Baron Cohen sells James Bond spoof to Paramount. [variety]
- New poster for Paul Thomas Anderson’s The Master. [image]
- Full list of special features revealed for Indiana Jones: The Complete Collection. [dailyblam]
- Justin Lin in talks to direct L.A. Riots. [vulture]
First trailer for Liberal Arts starring Josh Radnor and Elizabeth Olsen – watch it below:
Some of you may have seen the teaser for Man of Steel this weekend attached to The Dark Knight Rises, it was pretty great I must say. A true teaser trailer, and it’s always good to hear the amazing LOTR soundtrack again.
There are two teasers, basically the same but with one narrated by Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and the other (my favorite of the two) by Russell Crowe (Jor-El). Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel hits theaters June 14 2013.
The film is from director Zack Snyder and producers Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan.
Check out all of our Man of Steel news and watch the trailers below:
We showed you the first Look at Henry Cavill as Superman, now here is the official logo/banner for Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot Man of Steel. Thanks to reader Damian for showing us the movies official facebook page where we got the image from.
Will the franchise breath new life thanks to the producing efforts of one Christopher Nolan who brought Batman back from the dead? Find out June 14th, 2013.
The official synopsis for Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel has arrived online via ComicBookMovie, it is expected the film will follow Superman’s origins as Clark Kent decides to become Superman but some folks will need more than that to stay awake during an action movie. We reported that Michael Shannon will star in the role of General Zod, so ass will be kicked. So let’s get to the plot:
In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Cavill) is a young twentysomething journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond anyone’s imagination. Transported to Earth years ago from Krypton, an advanced alien planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question – Why am I here? Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Costner), Clark soon discovers that having super abilities means making very difficult decisions. But when the world needs stability the most, it comes under attack. Will his abilities be used to maintain peace or ultimately used to divide and conquer? Clark must become the hero known as “Superman,” not only to shine as the world’s last beacon of hope but to protect the ones he loves.
The Man of Steel arrives June 14, 2013.
Warner Bros has changed the planned December 2012 release date for Man of Steel, the next reboot of Superman to a June 14, 2013 release. The Zack Snyder-directed reboot has had some big casting news [see our coverage] and I thought a December release would have been nice for Superman, it’s not to be.
Deadline reports that Warner Bros has spent a fortune defending its Superman rights, some say up to $25M in legal fees, but right now it looks like there will be a splitting of rights between the creator estates and DC Comics.
Speaking of heroes, I was looking at some dates for next year and it looks like The Amazing Spider-Man comes out July 3rd and The Dark Knight Rises follows 2 weeks later on June 20th. It’s going to be a very big summer.
Guillermo del Toro has is working on a film production for a live action version of Beauty and the Beast, and Harry Potter star Emma Watson is lined up to star. This is a fitting project for Del Toro, but I can’t help remember the “modern” take on the story from earlier this year, Beastly. It wasn’t good was it? [coming soon]
According to The Telegraph director Sam Medes has cast Rhys Ifans in Bond 23, which is finally happening and scheduled to start shooting next month.
Ifans is also playing The Lizard in the new Amazing Spider-Man film currently in production.
Variety is reporting Edward Norton is in negotiations to play the villain in The Bourne Legacy with Jeremy Renner. The film is being directed by Tony Gilroy and also has Rachel Weisz attached to star. Not a lot of details about this Matt Damon-less Bourne movie at this time so stay tuned.
Quentin Tarantino is in negotiations to cast Kevin Costner in his next film Django Unchained. The Cast so far includes Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio. Costner will play a character named Ace Woody, “the sadistic trainer of the male fighting slaves who entertain the white patrons of Candyland as well as the female slaves who are forced to be prostitutes. The club and ranch are owned by Calvin Candie (DiCaprio) and Ace Woody is the one who pits the “mandingo” fighters against one another, and has little qualms about mistreating and even killing the slaves who don’t measure up.” [deadline]
Costner will take the role after playing Pa Kent in the Superman reboot Man Of Steel [see].
A few weeks back we reported that Diane Lane was cast as Martha Kent in the upcoming Superman reboot, so it’s only reasonable now to share who her husband and father to Clark (Henry Cavill) will be. In another great casting choice, Kevin Costner has been confirmed to play Jonathan Kent [THR].
Director Zack Snyder had this to say:
“Jonathan Kent is the only father figure Clark has ever had, the man who was there to help Clark understand what he was meant to do in the world as Superman. Kevin will be able to communicate the quiet strength of this rural American man who raised the greatest super hero of all time.”
Zack Snyder spoke recently on the film saying this version will assume “there’s been no other Superman movies.” The currently untitled Superman reboot, produced by Christopher Nolan, is set to start filming for a December 2012 release.