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This week I started work on a feature I'll be publishing this coming week related to the Bourne trilogy, which meant I had to watch The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum and then, on top of that, I only watched The Water Diviner in theaters, which made for a rather standard week of movie watching. In addition to movies, though, I am one chapter away from finishing Dennis Lehane's "The Given Day", which is the first book in his Joe Coughlin series of novels, the second of which is "Live by Night", which Ben Affleck will be bringing to the big screen and the third book in the trilogy is "World Gone By", which actually just came out last month. I can't wait to get my hands on that one, though before that I am going to dive into some Ian Fleming novels. I've never »
- Brad Brevet
A prolific commercials director and occasional music video helmer (remember Morrissey's 'Tomorrow'?), 2004's Dawn of the Dead remake launched Zack Snyder onto the blockbuster A-list and since then he's worked on hotly-anticipated geek properties such as Watchmen and Superman.
The film critic community may not be too kind to Snyder, but his films frequently deliver when it comes to box office and that's partly down to how well his work gets sold. All those years making short-form promos served him well, because the trailers for Snyder's films are often mini works of art in and of themselves.
With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice on the horizon, Digital Spy looks back at Snyder's career in seven memorable trailers.
Dawn of the Dead (2004)
Fans were non-too-pleased about this remake of George A Romero's zombie classic, but with his directorial debut Snyder delivered a sturdy remake that's perhaps his best overall film to date. »
The third time's a charm for Suicide Squad director David Ayer. Late Friday afternoon he released his third Jared Leto Joker image from the upcoming DC Cinematic Universe film, and unlike the first two, this one wasn't a tease at all.
Ayer's design for the Joker is a striking image of a modern deranged man riddled with tattoos, rings, silver teeth and the character's signature green hair. Unlike the anarchist Heath Ledger Joker from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight before him and the gangster Jack Nicholson Joker from Tim Burton's Batman, Leto's makeup depicts a man who is a full blown psychopath from head to toe.
There are rumors that the reason the Joker is imprisoned and becomes a member of the Suicide Squad is that he killed Robin, former sidekick of Ben Affleck's Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is no firm evidence »
Daredevil moonlighting as Batman? For some actors, one comic book character isn’t enough, nor is one comic publisher. Some actors have jumped the fence between Marvel and DC, playing characters from both companies.
Marvel and DC may have a rivalry going, but that doesn’t stop them from hiring actors who’ve previously worked for the competition. Below is a list of nine actors who’ve portrayed characters from both comic book publishers.
For Marvel: His first foray into the super hero realm was as Hannibal King in Blade: Trinity (2004). Later, he joined Hugh ‘Wolverine’ Jackman as part of the X-franchise, taking on the role of the mutant Wade “Deadpool” Wilson in X-Men: Origins-Wolverine (2009). He is set to recreate this role in Deadpool (2016)
For DC: He got his big opportunity for super hero stardom playing the cosmic hero with the power ring in Green Lantern (2011). Sadly, that »
- email@example.com (Rob Young)
Ayer's design for the Joker is a striking image of a modern deranged man riddled with tattoos, rings, silver teeth and green hair. Unlike the anarchist Heath Ledger Joker from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight before him and the gangster Jack Nicholson Joker from Tim Burton's Batman, Leto's makeup depicts a man who is a full blown psychopath from head to toe.
There are rumors that the reason the Joker is imprisoned and becomes a member of the Suicide Squad is that he killed Robin, former sidekick of Ben Affleck's Batman from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. There is no firm evidence to support this claim so for now take it with a grain of salt. »
"...and Holly Hunter in a role newly created for the film.
"...appearing in comic books published by DC Entertainment. »
- Michael Stevens
So we’ve seen vague pictures of Leto going through the make-up process for his role as The Joker in the upcoming film Suicide Squad, but we’ve just been given the first complete look at the Clown Prince Of Crime, and it’s truly something to behold. Taking a completely different route, the look adds dentures, jewellery, and tattoos…lots and lots of tattoos, to a fairly classic look. This is obviously a Joker who has been active for quite some time, in-line with Affleck’s Batman.
It’s certainly a look that is going to divide opinion, but I really like that it’s going in a different direction. However, I just can’t imagine The Joker sitting down to get his ink done. This also goes further to establishing the darker world of DC, which contrasts with Marvel’s lighter superheroic action, which is something that has »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
This is a heck of a way to celebrate the Joker's 75th birthday. Suicide Squad director David Ayer revealed the first look at Jared Leto as the iconic supervillain in order to celebrate the Clown Prince of Crime's birthday. Suicide Squad stars Will Smith as Deadshot and Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn. Also in the mix of the supervillain-heavy film are Joel Kinnaman, Cara Delevingne, Viola Davis, Adam Beach, Ike Barinholtz, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Scott Eastwood and Common. See more Two-Timing Superheroes: Ben Affleck and 11 Actors Who've Played Multiple Comic Characters The film centers on a group
- Aaron Couch
Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner joined together for a morning date in Brentwood, CA, on Friday. The couple kept things casual and chatted as they walked with their hands in their pockets. Jen recently wrapped up promotions for Danny Collins, which hit theaters on April 10, and now it's time for Ben to take the spotlight. The first trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was released last week, but it's not Ben's hot Batman physique that has people talking. Earlier this week he came under fire for reportedly trying to keep his family's connection to slavery out of an episode of PBS's Finding Your Roots that he participated in last year. Ben quickly released a statement saying that he "was embarrassed" but that he's now glad that this "aspect of our country's history is being talked about" because of the controversy. »
Recently, Bleacher Report took L.A. Clippers’ ,DeAndre Jordan, to the Batman Exhibit at the Warner Bros. VIP Studio Tour Hollywood. During the tour, DeAndre got to get a close up look at the Ben Affleck Batsuit, along with the Batmobile! At one point, DeAndre even got to hop in the Batmobile. Check it out,below. Te movie stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's currently due to show up in theaters on March 25th,2016. »
With Avengers: Age of Ultron opening in the UK yesterday [read our review here] ahead of its Stateside release next Friday, Joss Whedon has been out and about on the press rounds for the film, during which he fielded a host of questions on all things Marvel Cinematic Universe, including the upcoming debut of Spider-Man, whether Agent Coulson is alive in the big screen side of the McU, if a Planet Hulk movie could work, and the competition between Marvel and DC.
On Spider-Man (via Yahoo! Movies): “[I’d like to have worked on Spider-Man], he’s the poster child. He’s the first book I read, and I think that’s true for a lot of people. There are so many things I would want to do, even with [The Avengers], even with just one of these characters. But the fact of the matter is: they’re doing fine, and I’ve probably got to move on. I think it’s great »
- Gary Collinson
Welcome to the latest installment of Trailer Park, our (semi) regular look at the latest trailers to hit the interwebs. This weeks line-up features a bevy of the latest movie trailers including some of the most anticipateed Summer blockbusters and more, including: Terminator Genisys, Mad Max Fury Road, The Gallows, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fantastic Four, The Visit, The Dead Lands, Monsters: Dark Continent, Mr. Holmes, Tomorrowland and Black Mass.
When John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the human resistance, sends Sgt. Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney) back to 1984 to protect Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) and safeguard the future, an unexpected turn of events creates a fractured timeline. Now, Sgt. Reese finds himself in a new and unfamiliar version of the past, where he is faced with unlikely allies, including the Guardian (Arnold Schwarzenegger), dangerous new enemies, and an unexpected new mission: To reset the future…
- Phil Wheat
I didn't dislike Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, nor was I overwhelmed by it and, yes, the Christopher Nolan "dark and gritty" influence can be felt immediately as I mentioned in my review, and now VideoLab has sought to correct that last bit... or, at least, it seems they think they have. In what I would call more a fascinating video than anything else, VideoLab has color corrected Snyder's Man of Steel in an attempt to "restore the natural color and brightness". Of course, this isn't entirely possible, and I don't think boosting the color actually makes it any better a movie, but the end result is curious. One thing is for certain, if the folks at VideoLab have watched the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer (see it here) and want to do the same with that film they are going to have their work cut out for them. »
- Brad Brevet
With his directorial debut The Water Diviner, Russell Crowe already aligns himself with the Ben Affleck ideology of acting-directing. The ideas are the same here as with Affleck’s The Town, or parts of his preceding, Academy-dazzling Argo: when directing, shuffle around between a moral dilemma, comic relief, precise historical context, and broad melodrama. When acting, embrace the roots […] »
- Nick Allen
One of the (several) reasons some fans were not so fond of the film, was Snyder's Dark Knight school of making the film look very grainy and miserable. What would it look like if some classic Superman colours were added?
Clever editors at VideoLab have tweaked with the colours of the film to make it look much more bright, beautiful and in keeping with the original Superman comics and films.
"Turns out there was a beautiful Zack Snyder movie hiding underneath the bleak colouring," VideoLab said. "Would Man of Steel have been more successful at the box office if it wasn't coloured like Schindler's List?"
We're not expecting its sequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to incorporate these findings, especially with »
PBS has informed member stations that, despite yesterday’s apology by Henry Louis Gates Jr. and executive producer Dyllan McGee, it is pressing ahead with its investigation into Finding Your Roots’ presentation of Ben Affleck’s family tree. In a statement issued after PBS and show producing station Wnet announced they had launched their investigation, Gates and McGee apologized to PBS and member stations and promised that “moving forward, we are committed to an increased… »
Recently, "Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice" director, Zack Snyder, hit up his official Twitter account to reveal this new poster for the flick, and it gives us a new, close up look at Superman in action with the Batman logo covering his eyes. He also released a different poster that featured Batman with the Superman logo covering his eyes. As for the movie, it stars: Henry Cavill as Superman/Clark Kent and Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Diane Lane as Ma Kent, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Ray Fisher as Cyborg ,and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince, Jeremy Irons,Jason Momoa as Aquaman, Holly Hunter ,and Scoot McNairy. It's going to hit theaters on March 25th,2016. »
- Andre Braddox
Joining classic villains Bebop and Rocksteady in the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles sequel will be another fan-favourite character from Tmnt canon, Baxter Stockman; and according to Variety he'll be played by none other than Tyler Perry. There have been several different incarnations of this sycophantic scientist over the years, but he's usually depicted as one of Shredder's lackeys and the man who creates the lethal Mouser robots. Oh, and there's also a good chance he'll become a mutant fly. Perry, who was last seen as Ben Affleck's attorney in Gone Girl, joins Megan Fox, Will Arnett, and Stephen Amell in the sequel which Michael Bay is producing along with his Platinum Dunes partners Brad Fuller and Andrew Form. Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec are penning the script. Production is set to start next month. »
Plot details and other returning cast members have yet to be confirmed.
In previous iterations of the franchise, Stockman was responsible for the creation of the Mousers, machines meant to seek out and destroy sewer rats. The villainous Shredder learns of this invention and hires Stockman as his own scientist with the intent of using the Mousers to destroy Splinter, mentor to the Turtles.
- Justin Kroll
If you'd have told me yesterday the cast of Warner Bros. adaptation of Suicide Squad was already bursting at the seams with names, I'd have said, "Yup," but the movie's cast just got a little bit bigger as Common has joined the project in an unspecified role according to The Hollywood Reporter. Fresh off a Best Original Song win at the Oscars for his part in writing Selma's "Glory", the rapper joins what looks to be half of Hollywood in the supervillain team-up. The cast includes Jared Leto, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Viola Davis, Joel Kinnaman, Jai Courtney, Cara Delavingne, Scott Eastwood, and more, including rumors that Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg may make appearances in the film, if only to stop and say hello. The third entry in the DC Comics multiverse following Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Suicide Squad is set between that film and 2012's Man of Steel. »
- Jordan Benesh
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