I’m still bitter that the Academy dropped the number of best picture nominees from 10 to 9, and snubbed Nicolas Winding Refn’s bold film – which was one of the year’s best. Ryan Gosling gave a stellar performance, quiet yet powerful, which has catapulted him into a slew of upcoming roles. One of which is Only God Forgives, also directed by Refn which shares a definitive vibe with his last film.
The red band trailer was released a few weeks ago, but for those who might have missed it, here it is:
The story for Only God Forgives is jump started by the death of Gosling’s character’s brother (Tom Burke) – who has murdered a prostitute in Bangkok. Their mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) urges Gosling to avenge the death of his brother, by tracking down and killing the people responsible. The plot is much better detailed in the latest trailer:
It is hard to believe that two years have passed since Thor hit theaters in 2011. A lot has happened since then, especially in the world of The Avengers. The first Marvel film to follow Joss Whedon’s $1.5 billion dollar gargantuan blockbuster is Iron Man 3, set to release next month on May 3. Then comes “Thor 2.”
The original cast is back, which is always great to see, including Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, and Kat Dennings.
Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World continues the big-screen adventures of Thor, the Mighty Avenger, as he battles to save Earth and all the Nine Realms from a shadowy enemy that predates the universe itself. In the aftermath of Marvel’s Thor and Marvel’s The Avengers Thor fights to restore order across the cosmos…but an ancient race led by the vengeful Malekith returns to plunge the universe back into darkness. Faced with an enemy that even Odin and Asgard cannot withstand, Thor must embark on his most perilous and personal journey yet, one that will reunite him with Jane Foster and force him to sacrifice everything to save us all.
It is one of the most famous love stories of all time, told in numerous films throughout the 20th century. Romeo and Juliet is William Shakespeare’s most well-known play, partially due to the amount of films that have been adapted from it.
In 1936, Romeo and Juliet starred Norma Shearer as Juliet and Leslie Howard as Romeo. John Barrymore (grandfather of Drew Barrymore) played Mercutio in the black and white film. Both 1954 and 1955 adaptions were released, followed by 1968′s Romeo and Juliet starring Leonard Whiting and Olivia Hussey as the star-crossed lovers. That version remained the most popular version for almost three decades – until Baz Luhrmann’s modern re-imagining Romeo + Juliet hit the scene in 1996.
Earlier this week, Warner Brothers released the third trailer for this summer’s Man of Steel.
In the latest trailer, we finally get to see some hints at what the film will focus on. We see lots of action, what look to be amazing special effects, and an in-depth look at Superman’s origin story. Before I get into my take on the trailer, give it a look for yourself (as if you haven’t already).
First off, we see the destruction of Krypton. It looks like the planet is involved in some sort of war. Not sure if that will be the catalyst for Krypton being destroyed or if they will follow the original story (Krypton’s sun goes super nova and explodes causing Krypton to be destroyed in the process). Just based off of this trailer, it looks like Krypton is a combination of the John Byrne version of Krypton, the New 52 version of Krypton, and the Superman: The Animated Series . The movies version on Zod also seems to be a combination of a few versions of Zod. The “battlesuit” he wears looks a lot like the pocket universe version of Zod seen in the Superman: For Tomorrow story arc by Brian Azzerello and Jim Lee. There also seems to be some nods to the original 1978 “Superman: The Movie” where Zod stand in front of what could be a jury of some sort and warns Jor-El that he will find baby Kal-El. Michael Shannon is going to be a fantastic General Zod, on the level of Heath Ledger’s Joker. At least, I’m hoping.
At first glance you might think that R.I.P.D., which stands for the “Rest in Peace Department,” looks like a Men in Black knockoff. It is easy to see how you would jump to the conclusion after watching the trailer for the Dark Horse Comic Book adaptation. Sure, the main characters are a team comprised of a young hot shot and an experienced elder. And they are dealing with extraordinary criminals. But these bad guys aren’t aliens – they are dead.
Synopsis: A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.