Wednesday, December 29, 2010

"Tron: Legacy" Review, Too Bad, Too Too Bad.

Didn't mean to give away the review with the title there, but oh well. The movie is Tron: Legacy and is the sequel to the original Tron which was released 28 years ago. So we know that Disney has been hyping up this movie for 3 years now. We know the hype created at Comic-Con this past summer. We know that Jeff Bridges is back and we know the special effects are supposed to be incredible in 3D. Let's get started.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Robert De Niro Chases a "Limitless" Bradley Cooper In This New Trailer

It's rare, but it happens... a Hollywood plot I haven't really seen before. Bradley Cooper plays a guy who just found a way to use the entire power of his brain. Imagine that for a second. The average human uses something like 10%, what if that were 100%? This trailer shows us what happens. Enjoy Robert De Niro chasing Bradley Cooper in this Limitless trailer. The film hits theaters in March of 2011.

"The A-Team," "Despicable Me," "The Town" DVD Reviews

It was a big week on DVD and Blu-Ray. Three movies I really enjoyed in theater, all available this week to own. Let's start with The A-Team. For my theater review, click here. As far as the Blu-Ray goes, there's some cool stuff. You get an extended cut for starters. One of things I touched on in my review was that there were 5 significant action scenes in the film, rather than the standard 3. The Blu-Ray offers up one more, just for good measure!

"Tangled" Review

It's been a while and I may be rusty, and I know I'm about 2 weeks late on this film, but let's get started. I am a male, and didn't really grow up knowing this fairy tale. I knew Tangled was originally titled "Rapunzel" though. Disney attributed the failure of The Princess & The Frog to one thing; little boys didn't want to see it. I enjoyed the that film, but could see where little boys had no desire to watch it. So Disney quickly changed it's title and marketing scheme; showcase the male character! And so the adventure began.

What I liked about the movie:
The Animation
Pixar gets a lot of credit for their films, as well they should. Dreamworks has always been in second place with their films. Disney's in-house animation doesn't get the credit it deserves though. They now have three successful films in a row (Chicken Little & Bolt).

Monday, December 13, 2010

"Three Stooges," Is Anyone Still Interested?

It had the perfect directors for the job: the Farrelly Brothers. The perfect Moe: Benicio Del Toro. The perfect Larry: Sean Penn. The perfect Curly: Jim Carrey. Now? Well, the Farrelly Brothers are still attached; hell they wrote the movie, they should be directing it.

First was Sean Penn dropping out to 'focus on his family'; that went well, he and his wife still got divorced. Then they recast him for Paul Giamatti, great! Then Jim Carrey dropped out because he didn't feel he could do the character justice with a fat suit; admirable. Then Giamatti and Del Toro were both gone due to all the postponements. So... does anyone still care?

I'd like to answer 'yes'. But, I'm going to be fickle and disloyal to the Farrelly Brothers. It's one of those situations where it's like, "if it happens, great. If it doesn't, I'll live". I would like to see a modern day trio of stooges, but it doesn't seem like this movie was meant to be.

Although this week, it has been revitalized. With MGM cleaning up its debt situation, the movie may go to Fox. It's full speed ahead, it starts filming in March. So, with THAT in mind, who plays the parts? Ok, here goes, off the top of my head, no real thought, just spit balling:

Hugh Jackman in "Real Steel" Trailer

I haven't had time to post this, but I enjoyed it enough to share. Check out the trailer for the Hugh Jackman starring, Real Steel. I'll tell you my thoughts after the jump.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

"Uncharted" Movie with Wahlberg, De Niro and Pesci?

We all know directors like working with actors they've worked with before; so a new rumor about the Uncharted movie comes at no surprise. Mark Wahlberg as Drake? Pretty cool casting huh? But again, not a huge surprise. What WILL surprise you is the following.

There was a crazy rumor online that Robert DeNiro and Joe Pesci were also set to star in the film. I don't know much about the game, but I'm assuming as a father or uncle or whatnot. That rumor died really quickly. BUT! Wahlberg revived it when he was asked about taking on the role of Drake, and here's what he said:
That’s who he wants to write the parts for. I talked to Pesci about it and I know David’s people have talked to [Robert De Niro]… I’m obviously in whatever David wants to do it but the idea of it is so off the charts: De Niro being my father, Pesci being my uncle. It’s not going to be the watered-down version, that’s for sure.
Whoa, the rumors were true? Or they weren't? I don't know what to think anymore. Still sounds pretty interested. David O. Russell is getting a lot of attention for the Wahlberg and Christian Bale starring The Fighter. The movie is getting some pretty amazing reviews, and will surely be a favorite come Oscar season. So what do you think about Wahlberg, DeNiro and Pesci in a video game adaptation?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Liam Neeson's "Unknown" Poster

Here's the IMDB to Liam Neeson's Unknown. The poster looks awesome. And even though it was released a few weeks ago, I really wanted to share it.

"Superman" Casting Rumors: Matthew Goode and Anne Hathaway? I Say McAdams or Bullock!

Matthew Goode for Superman; Anne Hathaway for Lois Lane? Whoa, whoa, whoa. Don't the fans have a say in this? Let's take Matthew Goode for example. Ok, he's been a superhero before. He was one of the best additions to the new Superman director, Zack Snyder's Watchmen. I can see that a director and an actor want to work together, ok. I also understand that they're going for a younger version of the hero. But, in my opinion, Goode is a relative unknown.

I've written about it a million times on this blog, I don't want to see another "unknown" play Superman. Enough of that crap. I want to see a strong, built, A-list actor carry the franchise beyond Superman: The Movie. 1978 was a long time ago. The director of that film, Richard Donner had an unbelievably difficult task at hand. He had to discover the actor set to play one of the most recognizable characters in the history of man. Really an unknown was the only way to do it. Clear the audience's minds of any preconceived notions of what the character looked like. It's not 1978 anymore.

I've spent enough time on Mr. Goode. Now, to my other gripe. Anne Hathaway for Lois Lane? Really? Like, really? In my opinion.... she's one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood. Yes, I mean that. What has she done that has earned her the critical success she receives? The Princess Diaries? Disney camp. Rachel Getting Married? As over-rated as she is. Please don't say Get Smart? I don't need to say anything.

Listen, how about Rachel McAdams?! If they're truly going younger, how about her? She's smart, sexy and can easily be a convincing reporter. She played a blogger once, does that count? If Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan go a bit older, I've got that covered as well! Jon Hamm has been rumored to play the Man of Steel; what about Sandra Bullock as Lois Lane? Huh? Huh? She's amazing and has never really done a franchise type film. I want to see her and Hamm saving the world! What do you guys think of my casting ideas?

"Mission: Impossible" without Tom Cruise and a "Bourne" Film without Matt Damon?

Ok so we know Mission: Impossible 4 is filming right now. We also know it co-stars Tom Cruise and Jeremy Renner. But what we didn't know was that the studio wants to continue the franchise without Cruise. Crazy thought considering Cruise has been the face of the franchise for the better part of 15 years. So Jeremy Renner is going to carry the franchise?

I don't know. I'm scared to say "he can't do it", then he turns out to be the next Matt Damon/bad ass (more on him later). I also don't want to say "that's a great idea" because Renner is yet to carry a film on his own. His biggest part obviously came in The Hurt Locker, but he wasn't the main attraction there. Here's what Renner had to say about the rumor that he's taking over the franchise:
It’s a franchise to potentially take over… I can’t predict the future and what they want, but that’s certainly the idea.
Sounds like he's pretty confident what's set to occur. I'll hold judgment until after I see Renner in M:I 4. Now, the other franchise losing it's main actor... 'The Bourne' franchise. I hate to admit it, but I just wrapped up the trilogy the other day after watching The Bourne Ultimatum. Wow, it's freakin' awesome. It is so good, so well directed, so well acted, I was blown away. It was a fitting end to Damon's take on the man rediscovering his past. But the film makers kept it open fore more chapters in the saga.

Now it's been confirmed that not only is director of parts 2 and 3, Paul Greengrass, leaving the franchise, so too is Matt Damon. And we also know that the studio has started pre-production on a fourth film. It's not a re-boot per say because the are not recasting the Jason Bourne character. They're launching a new franchise with a new lead actor. Why? The hell for?

I mean the studios are so greedy it has come to this? The director and actor don't want to continue so we'll just swap them out for someone else. I understand the studios want to profit off of a hot property, but come-on! At least go a few more years before starting another franchise and let people forget the past incarnation. I hate that both franchises are losing their stars, how about you?

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Thor" Trailer Premier and New Poster

Chris Hemsworth is the hammer yielding God. I don't want to waste any time... here is Thor. Click the jump to watch the trailer and read below for my comments.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Photo of the NEW Judge Dredd, Karl Urban in Uniform

Here's the first picture of Karl Urban playing Judge Dredd in the upcoming, Dredd. We've been talking about this movie for awhile now. From when it was first announced, to the casting of Urban and the changing of the title to just simply Dredd. I've been pretty excited about this one for months now. I don't know why exactly. I wasn't that big into the comics, but loved the Stallone version from the 90's. There was something about that cheesy movie that I loved.

So based on nothing more than a still frame from a movie that wont be released for months, what do you think? Please share.

Daniel Day Lews Replacing Liam Neeson in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" Film

The title pretty much sums it up doesn't it? Like a bad trailer, I gave away the whole story. Well, let's re-hash, shall we? Steven Spielberg has been working on this Abraham Lincoln movie for about two years now. Liam Neeson was cast about a year ago to play the United States' 16th President. After months of delays, talks of canceling the project all together, and a bad script rumor, Neeson walked.

Fast forward a few months and the project picks up some steam. Apparently, the script was worked on and touched up. And now this, an AMAZING actor to play the role of an amazing man. Daniel Day Lewis is an AtD favorite. His work in There Will Be Blood was sheer genius. It was the kind of performance that was second to none. Probably the most obvious Oscar race in the last decade.

Day Lewis is a method actor and takes every role, very seriously. He only does a movie every few years because of the time and dedication he gives to every role. I've read online that he takes a few months after a movie shoot to come out of his character's role. Maybe a crazy Hollywood myth, or the workings of a brilliant actor. Either way, we LOVE this casting. See you at the Oscar podium in a year or so Mr. Lewis.

Guillermo Del Toro Helping to Bring "The Hulk" Back to TV

Guillermo Del Toro is a visionary director with an amazing ability to write and design as well. My friend Joey and I watched Pan's Labyrinth recently and were blown away by the Blu-Ray special features. Del Toro's ability to break down a story, design it, direct it and shoot it is unbelievable. He makes it sound almost too easy. So can Del Toro do to The Hulk what he did to Hellboy?

That's right, Del Toro is helping to write and design a new live-action TV show for ABC Family, starring everyone's favorite green monster. I personally don't care for the character as much as others do. But I love Del Toro's work and would be interested in seeing his designs. Coming next year, we'll talk about it now, to then.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Coen Brothers Film "True Grit" Gets Posterized with a Trailer

FattMatt and I are huge fans of Joel & Ethan Coen. The men are brilliant in every sense of the word. Their ability of storytelling has been recognized time and time again, culminating with an Oscar win for No Country for Old Men a few years ago. True Grit is their latest, an adaptation of a novel by the same name. The brothers wrote and directed the film set to be released December 22nd. It stars last year's Oscar winner for Best Actor, Jeff Bridges. Also stars 2-time Oscar Nominee, Matt Damon. And returning to work with the Coen brothers, Josh Brolin, also an Oscar Nominee. Bridges also worked with the 'Brothers' on The Big Lebowski.

The movie also stars Barry Pepper (very underrated actor) and newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. It tells the story of a U.S. Marshal (Bridges) tracking down the man who murdered Steinfeld's father. The murderer is played by Brolin. Bridges and Steinfeld are accompanied by Matt Damon who plays a Texas Ranger. It follows the three on their quest for 'retribution'. Click the jump to see the trailer and read my thoughts.

Denis Leary Negotiating Small Role in "Spider-Man" Reboot

I love Denis Leary, the man is hilarious in his own unique way and doesn't apologize to anyone for it either. Check out Suicide Kings for a look at how funny Leary is. Ok maybe that one isn't as popular as the Ice Age crap he's been doing, or his hit TV show "Rescue Me"; but Leary is still welcome on the big screen anytime in my book.

/slashfilm is reporting via THR that Leary is negotiating to play Emma Stone's father in the Spider-Man reboot directed by Marc Webb. Emma Stone plays Gwen Stacy. Her character has already been portrayed by Dallas Bryce Howard in the Sam Raimi Spider-Man trilogy. Leary may or may not have a big part, but I say 'welcome buddy, it's been too long'.

By the way, the only reason I used this pic is because... you guessed it, I love cigars!

"Cowboys & Aliens" Poster and World Premier Trailer

There are certain guys just about everybody loves in Hollywood. And this movie contains three of them. Director Jon Favreau can do no wrong in the public's eyes (we'll ignore Iron Man 2 for the moment). Then there is the new (and improved) James Bond, Daniel Craig. Last but not least, everyone's favorite action hero, Indiana Jones/Han Solo... Harrison Ford. The three teamed up for a comic book adaptation; we knew it would only be a matter of time, Cowboys & Aliens. I mean, come on, this movie is as obvious a summer hit as Monsters vs. Aliens was an animation dream. Click the jump to see the world premier trailer and read my thoughts.

A bit Tombstone, a bit Independence Day. The trailer really don't do much for me. I do like the visual style that Favreau has created out of dust and dirt. But the trailer to Green Lantern got me excited, I was clapping at the end of it. This one seemed a like a bit of a let down. Is it just me, or does Harrison Ford sound like a bitter old man? Oh well, maybe that's what his character is supposed to be. Then there's Daniel Craig who doesn't say much of anything in the trailer, but dude looks pissed! That was awesome. The beautiful Olivia Wilde is in the film and looks great.

The movie is produced by the super-duo Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. It's executive produced by Steven Spielberg. It will most definitely make money and be a huge summer hit. I'm just curious what the aliens look like, if there's any interaction with the cowboys, Daniel Craig's characters background, etc. Stay tuned for more; if there's another trailer, I'll try to put it up.

"Your Highness" Red Band Trailer

I love Danny McBride, I mean I really really love Danny McBride. I've been watching his work for a few years and I honestly think he's one of the most underrated comedy actors in Hollywood. The man really can do it all. Check out Up in the Air as well as Due Date if you don't believe me. Those are just co-starring roles; check out Eastbound and Down to see the man really shine!

The trailer below is for Your Highness; it stars McBride, James Franco, Zooey Deschanel and the gorgeous Natalie Portman. I kind of want you all to see the trailer and tell me what you think. Check after the jump for my comments.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

"Green Lantern" World Premier Trailer!

The footage gives away the basic plot, but leaves much to the imagination. Blake Lively's pretty face is thrown in the mix and we get to see Mark Strong and Peter Sarsgaard as well. It has a unique style, similar to Iron Man if I had to choose one to compare it to. I doubt this will be "dark" as other comic book adaptations have been. And it shouldn't be. The Green Lantern character has dark days, but overall, Hal Jordan (human name) is a fun loving jokester. Ryan Reynolds will do well, deeeeeep down inside I'm still curious what Bradley Cooper would have looked like donning the cgi suit. Overall, the trailer did for me what its supposed to do, get me to want to watch the movie. You?

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Darren Aronofsky's "Wolverine" Sequel Now Has a Title

So, yes, it has been confirmed that Darren Aronofsky will re-team with Hugh Jackman for the Wolverine sequel. We already know the director and lead actor, as well as the plot. It will follow the Frank Miller, Japan Saga. Where Logan (aka Wolverine) falls in love with a married woman, the wife of a samurai. Logan must battle the villagers in hopes of ending up with the woman he loves.

The title has been revealed by Aronofsky himself. The movie will be called; The Wolverine. Back to basics, I like it! I never really liked the whole "X-Men Origins" part of the title anyway. It doesn't make sense to even use that if 'Wolverine' was going to be the only entry in the franchise; now that X-Men Origins: Magneto has been canceled. Aronofsky has an interesting visual style as well as the ability to tell a love story. He will do well and I will see this movie. That is all.

"Batman 3" Officially Named, To Be Shot Entirely in IMAX?

Who's read this blog before? Who knows how die-hard we are about The Dark Knight? All of you should have your arms up. Tonedog and FattMatt saw Batman Begins together, and were hooked. We called Heath Ledger's Oscar the day of watching The Dark Knight, and now the third film in the Christopher Nolan trilogy has been revealed. The Dark Knight Rises.

Remember the 6 action sequences shot in IMAX on The Dark Knight? Collider is reporting that Nolan was so impressed with what was filmed, he is filming The Dark Knight Rises entirely in IMAX. Whoa! No one knows who the villains will be, but there is plenty of talk about it. Most people are leaning towards Talia al Ghul, daughter of Ra's al Ghul. People are guessing she will be after Batman to avenger her father's death. She and Batman have a storied past in the DC Universe and she would be a nice change from all the other villains we've seen on screen.

No matter the villain, It will surely be a fitting end to a trilogy that will define the character for generations to come. Much like Richard Donner and Christopher Reeve to Superman; Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale have changed the perception of a character in Batman.

Picture above brought to you by "Worst Part's Almost Over" on the discussion boards at AICN.

"Battle: Los Angeles" Trailer, Wowzers

We first heard about Jonathan Liebesman‘s Battle: Los Angeles at Comic-Con back in July. The movie is about an alien invasion, where else? Los Angeles. I can pretty much end the synopsis there, but I will tell you this; I WILL be seeing this movie.

The FX look incredible and that's about the only thing that is going to impress with this type of movie. Not necessarily the story line or character development, but rather the FX. Click the jump for the teaser trailer and please tell us what you think:

"Red Riding Hood" Trailer Gothic to Say the Least

We've covered Red Riding Hood quite a bit here on AtD. Since Leonardo DiCaprio's production company announced it, to Catherine Hardwicke directing, to Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman being cast to this: the first trailer. Click the jump to check out the trailer below and read some of my notes.

Disney Pixar's "Cars 2" Trailer, International Style

Damn it's good to be back. Tonedog got a job, FattMatt works and goes to school and neither one of us has been able to update this blog as often as we'd like. So let's start today. And it's a doozy. I think that's how you spell it.

The original Cars is actually my least favorite of the Pixar bunch. When I heard it was receiving the sequel treatment over a classic like The Incredibles, I was a bit shocked. But regardless, the news came out that it was going to be sequelized. Below is the first teaser trailer to Cars 2. Enjoy everyone, and thanks for reading the blog.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

"Red State" Poster

Well, here you have it, folks. The first poster for Kevin Smith's new film Red State is out, and it's freaky good.

Here's a little description of it by Smith himself:
"Moody, weird, and pitch-perfect for the tone of the film. If I went out to an ad agency here in town, I’d be billed close to 20 grand for a campaign that’d maybe… maybe… include this poster. But this piece of artwork (I call it “The Holy Ghost”) didn’t come from a top-tier ad agency: Jon Gordon is my RED STATE producer, and this poster was created by his assistant, Melissa Bloom. So we’ve got a marketing image that was put together by someone who was on set every day, integral to the process that produced the film which inspired this image… The marketer is actually family, RED from pre-production all the way through wrap, so she’s got an insight into the flick that no ad agency could ever boast (not even one-time Glo-Coat golden boy Don Draper over at SCDP). I’ll take passion over pedigree any day…So Melissa (with a Gretzky-like assist by Ming), the person on the RED STATE crew least likely to spearhead our marketing campaign, gets the collar for this arresting image – and I fucking dig that."

Smith has been working hard on this film, and he seems to be really passionate about it. His enthusiasm is exciting for me. I hope it'll be good.

Click the poster to enlarge.

"Blitz" Trailer

The new Jason Statham film Blitz, from Lionsgate, has an international trailer out.
Nathan Parker (Moon) penned the script based on the novel Blitz by Ken Bruen.

Here's a little info:
"They’re after a cop killer called Blitz who uses a hammer to perpetrate his misdeeds as he attempts to kill officers all over the city. The characters inhabit a dirty, violent London and have their share of regrets; as the story opens Statham’s character Brant is dealing with the repurcussions from his assault on a precinct psychologist."

The film also stars Aidan Gillen, David Morrissey, Luke Evans and Richard Riddell.

Friday, October 22, 2010

"Unknown" Trailer

Yahoo has the new trailer for Unknown, (previously Unknown White Male), starring Liam Neeson, January Jones, Diane Kruger and Frank Langella.

The script is based on the novel Out of My Head by Didier Van Cauwelaert.

Here's their overview:
"Dr. Martin Harris awakens after a car accident in Berlin to discover that his wife suddenly doesn’t recognize him and another man has assumed his identity. Ignored by disbelieving authorities and hunted by mysterious assassins, he finds himself alone, tired and on the run. Aided by an unlikely ally, Martin plunges headlong into a deadly mystery that will force him to question his sanity, his identity, and just how far he’s willing to go to uncover the truth."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Teaser Trailer for Pixar's "Cars 2!"

Pixar's Cars 2 teaser trailer, due out June 24, 2011.

Need I say more?

Hugh Jackman Confirms Aronofsky to Direct "Wolverine 2"

In a recent quick interview with Hugh Jackman, Vulture found out that Darren Aronofsky will indeed be directing the sequel to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, confirming Tonedog's earlier rumor post.
I hope it'll be worth it and make up for the terrible first film.

Here's what Jackman had to say:
"This is, hopefully for me, going to be out of the box. It’s going to be the best one, I hope…Well, I would say that, but I really do feel that, and I feel this is going to be very different.
"This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark… But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure."

Van Damme Has Heart Attack While Filming "Weapon?"

Jean Claude Van Damme, who just turned 50 years old this last Monday, has had some minor chest pain on the set of his newest film, Weapon, in New Orleans. After leaving the hospital, he returned home to Brussels to join his wife. Many blogs and news sites are reporting that he suffered a minor heart attack, although JCVD himself denies this.

Either way, we here at AtD hope he recovers quickly from whatever it may be. Get well soon, Jean Claude.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cool "Green Hornet" Poster

Here's the newest poster out for The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou.

Now as stupid as this movie looks, I'm still really curious to see it, and you would be too, if you appreciated the work of director Michael Gondry.

Click to enlarge.

Awesome "Black Swan" International Posters

Darren Aronofsky's Black Swan opens on December 1st, and international audiences have been treated to some beautiful posters.

If you haven't seen the trailer yet, check it out here.

Thanks to Empire, who had these hi-res images.
As always, click to enlarge.

Nicolas Cage's "Drive Angry 3D" Trailer

Well, it seems that Nicolas Cage has all but given up on making good movies.
On the plus side, at least this looks like a bad movie that will be fun to watch.
Drive Angry was shot in 3D and looks to be a lot like Death Proof. You can click the poster to enlarge.

Here's the plot (not that it matters) according to Slashfilm:
"Drive Angry 3D
is about a man who breaks out of hell to get violent, R-rated revenge on the cult who killed his daughter and stole her baby."

It's due out February 2011. Enjoy the trailer, from Yahoo Movies.

Tom Hardy Cast in "Batman 3"

Tom Hardy, who you probably most recently saw in Inception as Eames the forger, has been cast in the upcoming third Batman movie.

Deadline reported that Christopher Nolan cast Hardy himself, which isn't a surprise to anyone. Hardy was great in Inception, and I can see him portraying a villain in Batman, because he can play a great character that an audience likes for all the wrong reasons.

Lionsgate To Make Dark "Muppets" Movie

A Muppets movie that has been in production since 2008 might start being made this January by Lionsgate. Happytime Murders is co-written by Brian Henson, the son of Jim Henson, who also wants to direct it.

Heat Vision has the story:
“Happytime” takes place in a world where humans and puppets co-exist, with the puppets viewed as second-class citizens. When the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show called “The Happytime Gang” begins to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet — with a drinking problem, no less — takes on the case with his former human partner. Think “Avenue Q” meets “L.A. Confidential.”

Pretty interesting stuff, if you ask me.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

10 New Pics from "Batman: Arkham City"

IGN is premiering 10 new pictures from the much anticipated Batman: Arkham City video game. Check them out and let us know what you think.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

UPDATE: Darren Aronofsky Confirmed to Direct "Wolverine 2"

Yes it was only a rumor at first, but now Hugh Jackman has confirmed. Via various websites, here's a quote from Jackman himself:

This is Wolverine. This is not Popeye. He’s kind of dark… But, you know, this is a change of pace. Chris McQuarrie, who wrote The Usual Suspects, has written the script, so that’ll give you a good clue. [Aronofsky’s] going to make it fantastic. There’s going to be some meat on the bones. There will be something to think about as you leave the theater, for sure.

Could it be Darren Aronofsky is directing Wolverine 2? Ok, so he directed Hugh Jackman in The Fountain. Like 6 people saw the damn thing. Well, maybe it's because Zack Snyder got the Superman job and Darren Aronofsky didn't. Even though he was rumored to be in the running? I don't know, that's speculation on my part. /Slashfilm via Vulture are reporting the news.

I couldn't see Aronofsky making Superman and I don't see him doing Wolverine 2 either. Don't get me wring, I think he's a great director. Maybe Fox sees something in him that will improve upon the awful X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Improving the first film wont be very difficult. Director Gavin Hood butchered that film. There was so much wrong with the movie, it's not even funny. Check out my original review here.

Aronofsky is a dramatic director, but so was Gavin Hood. I believe that directors with a dramatic background are going to continue having difficulties in a genre such as superhero films. I wouldn't mind seeing an Aronofsky-directed Wolverine, but he wouldn't be my first pick. What do you think?