Darren Aronofsky has come close to directing some of the biggest comic book movies around. For one reason or another he always seems to back out at the last second. Well, now Aronofsky has gone on record about some of his near misses. For The Wolverine: “I loved the script and I thought the film came out great. I just had … it was a hard time in my life,” […]
Darren Aronofsky is one of the most influential filmmakers currently working. Most impressively, he’s managed to do so while operating in the extremely confined space of low budget filmmaking. His next film, however, is going to be the massively budgeted, biblical epic Noah. The film looks like a bizarre concoction of religious iconography, hollywood spectacle and Darren Aronofsky patented blend of cutting edge story telling techniques and impressive vision.
When Ben Affleck was announced the Batman in Zach Snyder’s Batman vs Superman the internet ripped itself in half. People ran screaming through the streets. petitions were created, message boards had people posting furiously, and nerds everywhere were in a bad mood for days. Well, Affleck has spoken out about the reaction to his casting. His even and measured response speaks volumes about his character. Hopefully he can pull off […]
Over the past five days there’s been one topic of discussion on the lips of every nerd. Ben Affleck as Batman. Some people hate it, some people love it, and other people just want to wait and watch the film and then make up their own mind. Comedian, nerd, and all around cool person, Patton Oswalt has thrown his hat in the ring. His opinion on Affleck as Batman? No […]
It seems like every other day there’s another rumor about David Goyer and Zach Snyder’s Man of Steel sequel Superman Batman. This weeks rumor is that Warner Bros is looking for an older actor for to portray this new incarnation of the Dark Knight. Granted, all of this is slightly up in the air as Goyer is still supposedly working on the screenplay, but the first piece of evidence that […]
Despite the departure of Tom Cruse, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. re-imagining is going forward. Director Guy Ritchie is still onboard to direct with Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer set to star. The film is said to be a period piece origin story for the two semi-iconic characters. That’s right, the film will actually deal with cold war era fears and not attempt to update the Man From U.N.C.L.E into a […]
Dear Zach Snyder, I’m not fond of the person you’ve become. When I first met you there was an air of great potential about you. I thought you’d become a really interesting and important director. Oh, how I was wrong. I first encountered your work on you first feature film, the remake of Dawn of the Dead. Initially, I was shocked and disgusted by the very idea of remaking arguably […]
Max Landis, the screen writer of Chronicle and son of John Landis, has released a very interesting diatribe about Superman and Man of Steel. Landis raises some very interesting points and speaks very eloquently about Superman and what he means to society. What are your thoughts about Landis’ take on Superman?
Kevin Smith is many things. A podcaster, comic book writer, film director, and a massive nerd. Kevin Smith has stepped away from directing a little while ago to concentrate on his podcasting efforts. Initially, this was something that I wasn’t so keen on. I like Smiths work. I’d much rather watch him direct more movies that listen to him ramble on about meaningless everyday minua. Well, I was wrong. If […]
The Man of Steel is the first non-Nolan fiscally successful DC movie in decades. That makes me happy. If only for the reason that we’ll hopefully get more DC characters that are brought to the big screen. Hopefully they will be treated with more grace and finesse than Superman. The Man of Steel is an interesting conundrum. It, from the get-go, jettisons everything that I hold dear about the […]
I’ll admit it. I was a neighsayer. I was a sayer of neigh. I didn’t think a Superman movie would feel right without John Williams iconic score. But that’s also before it was announced that Hans Zimmer would be scoring the Superman Reboot. I’m sold. Well, that is to say, I’m sold on the music. It’s quite impressive. It captures the essence of Superman without actually using a not of […]
Just as quickly as Tom Cruise exits the long gestating Man From U.N.C.L.E. big screen redo, Henry Cavill becomes attached. Riding high off of his buzz from the impressive looking Man of Steel, Cavill has signed on to play the part of Napoleon Solo with the already attached Armie Hammer. The new franchise will be based on the old cult spy TV show of the same name and directed by […]
Warner Bros. Animation godfather and general creative genius is purportedly teaming up with famed feature film director Zach Snyder to produce a short film to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the man of steel. Rumors persist that the film will consist of a single shot that will pay homage to various incarnations of Clark Kent’s storied past. The list of influences include: “Max Fleischer’s cartoons, on-screen portrayals by George Reeve and Christopher Reeves, iconic versions […]