There’s a beautiful high-angle shot, early in The Dark Knight, that looks down on Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) in full Batman regalia as he perches atop a Gotham skyscraper, surveying the city he lives to protect, then leaping off and spreading his majestic bat wings to swoop down into the night. Bruce’s trajectory is alsoContinue reading “Batman Is Back — TIME Reviews The Dark Knight”
Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that director Jon Favreau has reached a deal with Marvel Studios to direct Iron Man 2, which is targeted for an April 30, 2010 release. Robert Downey Jr. had a sequel clause in his contract so he’s on board. We assume that Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow will return as well.Continue reading “Jon Favreau Signed for Iron Man 2”
Is it E.T. leaving in a spaceship or Butch and Sundance going down in a hail of bullets? Click here to see the Times critics choices for the Top 20 film endings.
ComingSoon.net has confirmed that Warner Bros. Pictures will debut Zack Snyder’s highly-anticipated Watchmen trailer in theaters with The Dark Knight. The March 6, 2009 release stars Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley, Matthew Goode, Billy Crudup, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Stephen McHattie and Matt Frewer.
Channel 4 in the UK has painstakingly recreated the set of Stanley Kubrick horror film The Shining, complete with look-a-likes of the crew and cast members including Shelley Duvall, for a TV ad to promote a More 4 season of the director’s films. More information can be read here. (From the Guardian)
The new issue of Empire magazine has this new promo photo of Hugh Jackman as Wolverine for 20th Century Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine, opening May 1, 2009. Directed by Gavin Hood from a David Benioff, the action-thriller co-stars Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, Will.i.am, Danny Huston, Dominic Monaghan, Daniel Henney and Lynn Collins. LeadingContinue reading “New Wolverine Promo Photo”
By Stephen King While walking back to my Boston hotel after a surprisingly well-attended Tuesday afternoon showing of Bryan Bertino’s horror thriller The Strangers, I found myself musing on what’s scary and what’s not. Whatever it is, The Strangers had enough of it to do incredibly well at the box office. But what makes suchContinue reading “Horror Movies: Why Big Studio Releases Are Rare to Scare by Stephen King”
The Internet fan community is in agreement: Do not, under any circumstances, put Robin anywhere near Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe, a world grounded in reality, where the laws of physics apply to hero and villain alike, where bullets wound and punches bruise. An acrobatic little kid in tights? Do it and I walk, Christian BaleContinue reading “Should Robin Be In Batman? Comic Legend Jeph Loeb Defends The Boy Wonder”