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Here is the Super Bowl Spot for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH

Thursday, January 30th, 2014


One of the movies I selected to see in 2014 is Darren Aronofsky’s (Black Swan, The Wrestler) Noah, so obviously there’s a lot riding on my assumption that it’s going to deliver.  Paramount has released the Super Bowl spot for Noah online ahead of Sunday’s big game.  The 35-second clip is packed, so sit back and take it all in.  Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ray Winstone, Emma Watson, Anthony Hopkins, and Logan Lerman star.

Noah opens March 28. Watch the spot below:


Russell Crowe is Axe Ready in the New Poster for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

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Here is a new poster for director Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical epic Noah, a new take on the “Great Flood” story.  It looks and sounds epic, there will even be a big Super Bowl spot to take it home one last time to get butts in the seats.  Russell Crowe is bearded and holding a small axe, it’ go time.

The film also stars Ray Winstone, Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson, Logan Lerman, Douglas Booth, and Anthony Hopkins. Noah opens in theaters and IMAX on March 28th.

Check out these two trailers for Noah and check out the full size poster by clicking the banner above.  Poster via Yahoo! Movies.

It Begins…Trailers for Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH Starring Russell Crowe

Thursday, November 14th, 2013


The highly anticipated film Noah from director Darren Aronofsky has come forward with two trailers to gaze upon.  The film stars Russell Crowe as the titular character alongside Jennifer Connelly, Emma Watson and Anthony Hopkins.

The Biblical epic Noah looks exactly like what a Darren Aronofsky version of the flood would look like if you ask me.  The visuals are amazing; these are real backgrounds and landscapes in Iceland we are looking at folks.  This could make for some memorable movie watching.

Noah opens on March 28, 2014, watch the official and International trailers below:


Trailer for Akiva Goldsman’s WINTER’S TALE

Thursday, November 7th, 2013


We have the surprisingly entertaining and unfortunately revealing first trailer for writer-director Akiva Goldsman’s Winter’s Tale. Based on the Mark Helprin novel, the story centers on a thief played by Colin Farrell who breaks into the Jessica Brown Findlay’s home and ends up falling in love with her – as you do. Russell Crowe stars as mean old Pearly Soames, a violent crime lord and leader of the Short Tail gang who is after Ferrell.  It’s a pretty great cast that has seemingly pulled off what could be a not bad movie.

Also starring Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Corrigan, William Hurt, Eva Marie Saint, Ripley Sobo and Mckayla Twiggs.

Winter’s Tale opens February 14th, watch the trailer below.

FYI: I love IMDB’s synopsis: A fantasy story set in 19th Century and present-day Manhattan and revolves around a thief, a dying girl, and a flying white horse.


Ron Howard Updates Us On His Adaptation of Stephen King’s THE DARK TOWER

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013


So many Dark Tower stories have hit the City of Films over the past year, even we don’t know where things stand from day to day.  So to hear it from the horses mouth is worth more than a grain of salt if you ask me.  Ron Howard is that horse as his team is set to work on the adaptation;  we can only hope for a an excellent adaptation – that would be well worth the wait.

In an interview with Empire, Ron Howard says he hasn’t forgotten about The Dark Tower:

“The Dark Tower is something that we’re still working on. We’ve all taken a vow of silence about the progress, the headway, what we think our timetable is, because I don’t think I realized how much media interest there was in the title and how much excitement there was.”

“And yet it’s a fascinating, powerful possibility and even Stephen King acknowledges it’s a tricky adaptation, but to be honest, from a financing side, it’s not a straightforward, four-quadrant, sunny Superhero story – it’s dark, it’s horror. That edge is what appeals to me, the complexities of those characters is what appeals to all of us. And I think Stephen King really respects that, with Akiva Goldsman and myself, that that’s what we love about it, and that’s what we want to try to get to the screen.”

“So my answer is: it got delayed, it’s never gone away. We’re working on it, and Stephen is very patient with us, and Akiva’s just gone off and directed a movie (WINTER’S TALE), I’m continuing to work, but the Dark Tower dreams – fever dreams, rather – are still there, but we’re not going to give it a timetable.”

After the jump below, there is some information that involves a certain “character” who appears in the book. Read on if you’re OK with that:


Cut To The Chase Review: MAN OF STEEL – He Is Risen, Finally

Saturday, June 15th, 2013


Cut To The Chase Reviews from The City of Films are spoiler free Reviews ‘abridged for your pleasure’. Quick, concise, and sometimes entertaining opinions on the go!


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.

CoF Presents: Superheroes of 2013

Friday, March 15th, 2013


The onslaught of superhero and comic book movie adaptations over the years isn’t slowing down any time soon, and 2013 is proof of this.  Some of these movies rank high on must see lists; others might be left in the dust.  Whether you’re going to stream superhero movies or check them out in theaters, there will be a lot of options waiting for you.

A superhero is a type of character possessing “extraordinary or superhuman powers” and is dedicated to protecting the public. That’s how I got away with including some questionable “superhero” movies here folks. That’s why I wear a bow tie.

Find out what’s coming out and when. Let us know what movie you’re most excited for:


Trailers for BROKEN CITY Starring Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

broken-cityWe have two trailers for Broken City for you to watch below, the Allen Hughes (The Book of Eli) directed thriller stars Mark Wahlberg
as a private detective who is hired to identify the lover of a powerful politician’s (Russell Crowe) wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones).

It will be nice to see these two actors come to blows; if there is a phone in the room though, my money is on Crowe.  The film also stars Jeffrey Wright.

Broken City opens on January 18th.

In a broken city rife with injustice, ex-cop Billy Taggart (Mark Wahlberg) seeks redemption–and revenge–after being double-crossed and then framed
by its most powerful figure, the mayor (Russell Crowe). Billy’s relentless pursuit of justice, matched only by his streetwise toughness, makes him an
unstoppable force–and the mayor’s worst nightmare.


Super New Trailer for Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012


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.


New Trailer for LES MISERABLES, The Cast Knows It’s A Musical

Thursday, November 8th, 2012

anneWe have a new full-length trailer for the musical movie adaptation of Les Miserables, the trailer this time around is more to showcase the soundtrack and the stars who sing the numbers.

From the footage I’ve seen, it’s become clear that director Tom Hooper is really putting his own touch onto this project.  We know that he recorded the actors’ vocal performances on set rather than in a studio.  There’s also a great looking set that let’s face it, if it didn’t capture 19th-century France as well as it does, fans of the musical would revolt.

The film stars Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Helena Bonham Carter, and Sacha Baron Cohen.

Les Miserables opens on December 25th, watch the trailer below: