Archive for July 24, 2012
While writing my review of The Dark Knight Rises, I found myself doing a lot of self-reflection in regards to why I felt less enthused by Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy finale than I did about the previous installment, The Dark Knight. The performances in The Dark Knight Rises were excellent; it was a more visually sophisticated film, and the action set pieces were bigger and more frequent than ever before. The epic conclusion to the film left a lump in many throats, and by all accounts the movie should’ve been the most rousing and exciting chapter in the trilogy (no doubt some will say that it is).
My issue with TDKR has since come into focus as I’ve had ...
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An Australian press conference was held for the beginning of production next week on Wolverine 2 (officially titled The Wolverine), with Hugh Jackman and Australian prime minister Julia Gillard in attendance. The award-winning showman expressed his enduring fondness for the titular character (a.k.a. Logan), and offered his condolences about last week’s Colorado massacre at a Dark Knight Rises midnight screening.
Photographers were allowed to snap up pictures of the Wolverine set, which will compliment the film’s on-location shooting in Japan. The delayed X-Men movie is partially based on Chris Claremont’s popular Wolverine comic mini-series from the 1980s (it primarily takes place in metropolitan areas of Japan).
Images from the Wolverine set reveal miniature models, mid-construction molds, and a board plastered with concept art/photos – all pointing to the final product being a WW II era prison of war camp. The Leader is confirming that assessment, with the ...
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Too much sun keeping you down? We’ve got a cure for that! Screen Rant is giving away a “Best of FX Comedies” prize pack – featuring a collection of DVDs and Blu-rays from FX’s best comedies – to help fight global warming… or not. The prize pack includes Archer, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie and Wilfred, and will certainly help you fill out your viewing library.
And if you’re not yet a fan yet of all these series (shame on you!), this DVD/Blu-ray collection will serve to expand your television palate.
Here are just some of the hip-cat questions you’ll be able to answer after winning this prize pack: When is it appropriate to use “double dukes” as a response? ...
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There’s a lull in new popcorn entertainment this last Friday in July, as studios are steering clear of The Dark Knight Rises during its sophomore week at the box office (save for Fox’s sci-fi comedy, The Watch). Things pick up again in August, with Total Recall hitting the scene – followed a week later by The Bourne Legacy.
A new Total Recall featurette focuses on selling the action side of the film, with attention paid to director Len Wiseman’s preference for practical effects over CGI enhancement. We also get a breakdown of the innovative sequence where Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) systematically takes down a pack of stormtroopers/Federal Police – captured via the use of “Super Sliders” that allow for simultaneous tracking camera shots, which were spliced together seamlessly during editing.
Mario Has A Post It Life
Mario comes to life with with thousands of Post It Notes in this stop motion animation.