I believe a man can fly -- and beat the living hell out of Michael Shannon for close to 40 compounded minutes in ways hitherto unseen on film. But Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' is no mere slugfest. It goes for broke, faces the legend and tackles the iconography of one of modernity's largest-shared myths, Kal-El of Krypton, on its own terms. It is among the finest "franchise reboots" of all time, which may sound like a bit of a backhanded compliment until you realize that this is, in fact, a genre unto itself. It manages, somehow, to be "the same but different," a new film that everyone under the yellow sun knows from beginning to end. It is the film of summer 2013.
In less than a week, the highly anticipated 'Man of Steel' will finally hit theaters and we'll all get a chance to see Henry Cavill's Superman in action. However, film fans have another reason to be excited for Zack Snyder's take on the world's most famous superhero -- the great character actor Michael Shannon is playing the role of General Zod! A new clip from the film gives us a glimpse of his performance, as well as a good look at Russell Crowe's Jor-El.
'Man of Steel' is only weeks away and a new TV spot has arrived, reminding us that this looks like the comic book movie to beat this summer. Although we've seen some of this footage before, this spot offers us a glimpse at some new stuff, much of which will be of utmost interest to Superman fans.
Two new posters for next month's 'Man of Steel' have crashed on earth (not including the one we previously revealed the other day of Jor-El), showing us the film's hero and villain in all their glowering glory. Of course, we're talking about Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon).
The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a sizable 'Man of Steel' feature, as well as Henry Cavill's Superman on the cover. Best of all, the mag is bringing us seven new images from the film, including looks at Zod (Michael Shannon) and Jor-El (Russell Crowe); you can see the whole batch after the break!
There are 8.2 million people living in New York City. Combine the population of Slovenia, Macedonia, Lithuania and you still aren't anywhere near what we've got. More importantly, why would you do that? New York is the capital of the world for at least a few more decades before China takes over. As such, those of us who live here can be excused for thinking that the power machinations in our city take on all the gravitas of Shakespeare or, as Chance Kelly (one of cinema's up and coming "that guy"s) in 'Broken City' calls it, an Italian opera.
It's hard to find two leading men more "Alpha Male" than Mark Wahlberg and Russell Crowe, so combing their two imposing presences in 'Broken City' should set off plenty of fireworks in the upcoming political/action thriller. The new 'Broken City' trailer has appeared online, and you can check it out after the break.
Tom Hooper's 'Les Miserables' is not only the long awaited adaptation of one of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, it's a serious Oscar contender that looks to replicate the critical and financial success of his previous film, 'The King's Speech.' It's also a chance for the likes of Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway to really strut their stuff and bring a bit of Broadway to the big screen. Five clips have been released from the film, totaling about six minutes, and they can be watched below. Don't worry -- the film is 160 minutes long, so if you choose to watch these, you're only getting a tiny taste.
With the holiday season about to kick into gear, we're about to see the big guns of the Oscar pictures, and one of the biggest of 2012 is 'Les Miserables.' Hugh Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried lead the cast of the awards-bait film, and now they've taken had their pictures by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue magazine.