First look at Henry Cavill as Superman in ‘Man of Steel’

Posted by · 11:46 am · August 4th, 2011

Looks like the Singer costume. Something about the plastic-ness of that steel door bothers me. Lots of trepidation on my end. Fingers crossed. (click for larger version)

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‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ trailer

Posted by · 10:09 am · July 20th, 2011

One more treat before I head down the coast: the trailer for Marc Webb’s “The Amazing Spider-Man.” I’d like to be excited for this, but even with the tonal shift to the incredibly sincere, the whole enterprise just feels so painfully redundant. That’s what happens when you leach on to a proven property so you […]

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‘First Class’ Friday

Posted by · 12:06 pm · July 19th, 2011

Which will you choose? Via press release: LOS ANGELES (July 19, 2011) – Before they were superheroes, the fate of humanity depended on an extraordinary group of youngsters who went on to become X-MEN: FIRST CLASS. Based on the international bestselling Marvel Comics franchise, this box office hit bursts onto Blu-ray and DVD Friday, September […]

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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ teaser trailer

Posted by · 9:19 am · July 18th, 2011

ZOMG! Okay, here it is, in official form. I have to fess up and admit I watched the sketchy bootleg last week. But it’s nice to finally get a clear gander, and really, it’s nicely achieved, I think, given that there likely wasn’t a lot of footage to pull from and this raises the stakes […]

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Nolan’s Batman trilogy as a single poster

Posted by · 10:35 pm · July 17th, 2011

Just had to pass this along. Kind of dig it. Courtesy David Chen:

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‘Dark Knight Rises’ trailer attached to final ‘Harry Potter’

Posted by · 2:14 pm · July 8th, 2011

Nothing much going on today, so why not toss up a good ole’ fashioned SEO-baiting post? Those of you planning to take in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” next weekend (which I imagine is most of you), you’ll be delighted to know that, according to Superhero Hype, Warner Bros. will attach the […]

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‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ trailer

Posted by · 5:02 pm · June 23rd, 2011

I’ll be updating Oscar shenanigans with some predictions and charts in a week and a half, and in them, you’ll see that of all the superhero movies this year, I’m counting on “Captain America: The First Avenger” to be the one that registers much at all with the Academy. We’ll see if that pans out, […]

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‘Green’ means go see it

Posted by · 9:17 am · June 15th, 2011

It didn’t really hit me how excited I (still) was for “Green Lantern” until the lights dimmed and the green hit the screen. It can’t be understated how much of a long-time-coming type of thing this is, a theatrical version of such a vast cosmic comic book creation. And given the mechanics of the world, […]

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New ‘Green Lantern’ trailer

Posted by · 5:36 pm · May 20th, 2011

Summer movie season is just heating up. We’ve already seen “Thor” delight and annoy with equal measure. “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” stinks up cinemas this weekend. I’m beginning to get nervous about “X-Men: First Class,” right around the corner, but mainly I’m holding out hope for “Green Lantern,” which could go either […]

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Bane

Posted by · 11:40 am · May 20th, 2011

Since a reader already tried to veer off-topic in another thread with this, I might as well get it out of the way. A shot of Tom Hardy as Bane from “The Dark Knight Rises,” revealed through viral marketing that will no doubt be as annoying (if not more so) as it was during the […]

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“We’re grown men, right?”

Posted by · 4:28 pm · May 12th, 2011

I didn’t realize there was a Michael Keaton retrospective at the American Cinemateque right around the corner — as in, this weekend — until I read about it in this Geoff Boucher profile of the actor at the LA Times. Reading the unique look back at Keaton’s career, in his own words, I was reminded […]

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Hathaway set for Catwoman in ‘Dark Knight Rises,’ Hardy confirmed as Bane

Posted by · 10:24 am · January 19th, 2011

I feel compelled to pass this along in the midst of the usual Oscar talk because, well, you know me. I looks like Anne Hathaway has been confirmed for the role of Selina Kyle (aka Catwoman) in Christopher Nolan’s final Batman chapter, “The Dark Knight Rises.” Tom Hardy, meanwhile, who was cast in an unnamed […]

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‘Cowboys & Aliens’ teaser poster

Posted by · 9:49 am · November 15th, 2010

I have to say, the highlight of Comic-Con this year, for me, was Universal’s “Cowboys & Aliens” panel featuring a 10 minute reel of surprise footage that was enough to have me waiting with bated breath for Jon Favreau’s comic adaptation.  Today, Yahoo! Movies has debuted the teaser poster from the film.  There’s also a […]

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Tom Hardy cast in Nolan’s next Batman film

Posted by · 10:53 am · October 13th, 2010

I kind of don’t like calling it “Batman 3,” but in any case, Mike Fleming is reporting at Deadline that Tom Hardy, star of Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” has been cast in a “lead role” in the sequel to 2008’s “The Dark Knight.” Naturally, “insiders are keeping the role secret and won’t even say if he’s […]

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Zack Snyder tapped for Nolan-produced ‘Superman’

Posted by · 3:49 pm · October 4th, 2010

How’s that for an SEO-baiting headline?  You’ll find them everywhere today. And the thing is, I strangely have little to no comment on the matter.  Snyder is a good guy.  He’s done well by Warner Bros.  It makes sense for a lot of people involved but there’s still something insular and unimaginative about it all.  […]

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Gary Oldman at Comic-Con: The next Batman film starts shooting next year

Posted by · 11:08 am · July 24th, 2009

“But you didn’t hear it from me,” he told the crowd during the Warner Bros. “Book of Eli” panel. It’ll be for a 2011 release. The convention center’s roof will land somewhere in La Jolla later this afternoon. Christopher Nolan is fuming somewhere.

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‘Jonah Hex’ poster

Posted by · 9:45 am · July 24th, 2009

I Tweeted a far-away shot of the new “Jonah Hex” poster from the exhibition hall yesterday, but luckily there’s a better image floating around the net now.  I kind of dig it:

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Comic-Con on the way

Posted by · 9:31 am · July 20th, 2009

Like the rest of the web geek world, I guess, I’m gearing up for this year’s San Diego Comic Con International, which begins with preview night on Wednesday. All eyes, of course, are on Thursday’s slew of events, a treasure trove of goodies that made for a ton of Sophie’s choices when putting together my […]

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