December 11, 2012
totalfilm:



 Man Of Steel full-length trailer: watch online now
Man Of Steel has released a brand new trailer online, and you can watch it right here.

  The new promo focuses on Superman’s formative years, before giving Henry Cavill plenty of opportunity to show off that billowing red cape…



I know I’ll see this, so any criticism is probably unproductive.
But oh hell:
I find Zach Snyder’s style occasionally silly and pointless, and sometimes terrific.
Unfortunately, this trailer highlights much of the silly. 
Are we to believe that a gloriously-lit shot of pencils has anything to do with the story? With young Kent’s inner anguish? I KEEP BREAKING THOSE PENCILS, MOM, I JUST WANT TO DRAW A PICTURE! WHAT WILL BECOME OF MEEEEEEE?
Young Kent’s Costner-dad answering “Maybe” to a rather life-defining question is pretty hilarious, isn’t it? So Kent becoming Superman is his form of rebellion against the kindly man who took him in? “Screw you, dad, I’M GOING TO SAVE THE WHOLE FRIGGING WORLD THAT’LL SHOW YOU BAAAAAH-WAAAA-WAAAAAH”
Is the hero-kneels-concentrates-explodes-upward flight-takeoff thing played out yet? It’s kind of cool here, but there’s not much tension in seeing the stones and snow tremble when you pretty much know what the payoff will be.
Anyway, this might very well be the hero film we deserve right now, if not entirely the one we need. I’ll pay to see it, big-screen, and my boys will probably be tickled pink - but some of these things make me wonder.

totalfilm:

Man Of Steel full-length trailer: watch online now

Man Of Steel has released a brand new trailer online, and you can watch it right here.



The new promo focuses on Superman’s formative years, before giving Henry Cavill plenty of opportunity to show off that billowing red cape…

  1. I know I’ll see this, so any criticism is probably unproductive.
  2. But oh hell:
  3. I find Zach Snyder’s style occasionally silly and pointless, and sometimes terrific.
  4. Unfortunately, this trailer highlights much of the silly.
  5. Are we to believe that a gloriously-lit shot of pencils has anything to do with the story? With young Kent’s inner anguish? I KEEP BREAKING THOSE PENCILS, MOM, I JUST WANT TO DRAW A PICTURE! WHAT WILL BECOME OF MEEEEEEE?
  6. Young Kent’s Costner-dad answering “Maybe” to a rather life-defining question is pretty hilarious, isn’t it? So Kent becoming Superman is his form of rebellion against the kindly man who took him in? “Screw you, dad, I’M GOING TO SAVE THE WHOLE FRIGGING WORLD THAT’LL SHOW YOU BAAAAAH-WAAAA-WAAAAAH”
  7. Is the hero-kneels-concentrates-explodes-upward flight-takeoff thing played out yet? It’s kind of cool here, but there’s not much tension in seeing the stones and snow tremble when you pretty much know what the payoff will be.

Anyway, this might very well be the hero film we deserve right now, if not entirely the one we need. I’ll pay to see it, big-screen, and my boys will probably be tickled pink - but some of these things make me wonder.

November 28, 2012
The Last Son of San Diego.
(original image via caveofcool: geekmythology; original GIF via dancingplasticbag)

The Last Son of San Diego.

(original image via caveofcool: geekmythology; original GIF via dancingplasticbag)

April 24, 2012
oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Richard Donner (born April 24, 1930)

I can honestly say that this is not an image I expected to see today, if ever. Delightfully odd yet somehow calming.

oldfilmsflicker:

Happy Birthday Richard Donner (born April 24, 1930)

I can honestly say that this is not an image I expected to see today, if ever. Delightfully odd yet somehow calming.

(Source: oldfilmsflicker)

December 28, 2011
"Does Superman have to choke a bitch?"

"Does Superman have to choke a bitch?"

(via samuraifrogisleavingsoon-deacti)

October 14, 2011
More October weird creepy crap.
(original image via fuckyeahdirectors: ihatemusic194)

More October weird creepy crap.

(original image via fuckyeahdirectors: ihatemusic194)

June 14, 2011
Infinite Vanity: one of Superman’s lesser-known and least marketable superpowers.

Infinite Vanity: one of Superman’s lesser-known and least marketable superpowers.

(Source: seltzerlizard)

May 11, 2011
You don’t get to be General Zod without having a terrific publicist.

You don’t get to be General Zod without having a terrific publicist.

(via topherchris)

April 10, 2011
Michael Shannon Is Zod in ‘Superman’, Now Titled ‘Man of Steel’ | /Film

Bluuurrrrrrgh.

I had hoped - foolishly, as it turns out - that WB and Snyder might try to find something new to do with Superman, maybe dig into his deep history and find a villain we’d never seen, with strange and wonderful cinema-lovely powers that would amaze and thrill us and make us fall in love with Superman all over again.

But, naturally, no. We’ll get EXACTLY the same thing as ever before, wrapped up all new and fancy, just like Singer did, because it’s familiar and comfortable and - most importantly - cost-effective and path-of-least-resistancey for the studio.

What a boring piece of news. Creativity be damned.

popculturebrain:

Amazing casting. Also, both of these facts are official from a WB press release.

April 4, 2011

thedailyrevolution:

burbanked:

Perfect movie casting?

Or most perfect movie casting ever?

Brando, Hackman, Reeves, scene stealing Ned Beatty: yes, yes, yes….but I never bought into Margot Kidder as LL.  Now Teri Hatcher, that was a Lois that I could get behind.

I was once on a stair machine at the Warner Bros. on-lot gym in ‘93 or ‘94…

BEHIND TERI HATCHER.

No, really. She was a Lois I got behind. Literally. And I rarely use that word literally.

(Source: jvadala)

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