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New Iron Man 3 video shows live up close look at the new Iron Man suit in action. Recently, Wired magazine,hit up the Comic-Con 2012 international event,and got on the Iron Man 3 show floor to deliver a close-up look at the new Iron Man 3 suits in action (video below). in the new clip, the reporter circled the area to give a close-up "behind the scenes" look at the suits. The set looked like the Iron Man 3 set,which is featured in the movie,containing all the new and past Iron Man suits. It looks pretty neat. Check it out,below. The movie stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale,and Ashley Hamilton. In the new flick, Iron Man will go head to head against a very vicious,very powerful enemy whose reach knows no bounds. Tony »
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Zen Studios originally revealed that "Zen Pinball 2" would be making its way to the Wii U as a free download from the eShop in December. Unfortunately, you've probably noticed that it hasn't shown up yet... A delay has pushed the game's release into January.
No specifics were given in regards to why "Zen Pinball 2" has been delayed for Wii U, but in response to eager Twitter followers asking about the game's digital arrival Zen Studios said, "Sorry, not until January."
"Zen Pinball 2" will be a free download when it finally arrives, only asking players to dole out the cash if they want a chance to play on more tables, each of which can be demoed beforehand. The Wii U version also brings some new features, including touch-screen controls via the GamePad and a motion-controlled "Free View" mode.
January is only a few hours away, but a specific new year release »
- Don Hatfield
The final battle sequence in "The Avengers" is one that's hard to forget. Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye team up together to take down the invading Chitauri army and defeat Loki in what ends up being a massive fight that stretches across New York City. It's impressive to behold, and we have the folks over at Industrial Light & Magic to thank for it.
In a new featurette, some of the supervisors at Ilm explain how they made the epic scene work. After filming at over 1200 different locations around NYC, the Ilm team combined digital and actual footage to show Iron Man flying in one long shot through the battle sequence, and they even had to replace some of the actual actors with digital replacements to make it work.
"One of the challenges was Captain America. They had shot an element of Captain America on set, »
- Terri Schwartz
Hot Toys is entering the diorama arena in 2013 to support their Marvel Cinematic Universe 1/6" scale line of action figures. The first entry is Tony Stark's (Robert Downey Jr.) Hall of Armor available as four or seven section sets.
Each section of the Hall of Armor fits the Hot Toys Iron Man Mark 1-vii armored figures. They measure 13.5x9x6.75 inches, have LEDs, include 2 sets of stickers for each armor to place on the clear acrylic fronts to create a holographic look, and connect to create the full seven section Hall of Armor.
The unfortunate part of this reveal is how Hot Toys has bundled and priced the Hall of Armor together. There are two sets available; a four section set and a seven section set. The four section set is priced at $469.99 and the seven section set priced at $799.99. That seems awfully expensive for what amounts to identical plastic boxes with some LEDs and stickers. »
“That’s my secret, Cap: I’m always angry.” In the middle of 2008, director Christopher Nolan created a pivot point for superhero movies. Because up to the point when Heath Ledger’s Joker said, “How about a magic trick?” in The Dark Knight, movies based upon comic books had been going in the more colorful direction set forth by directors like Bryan Singer and Sam Raimi. Nolan’s Dark Knight (and the film that preceded it) changed things. And ever since, anyone with the rights to a comic book movie has been trying to capture that same gritty feel, that same realism. Thankfully, the folks at Marvel, who also scored in 2008 with Iron Man, thew that notion out the window. You see, around the same time that Nolan was booting up Batman for Warner Bros. and DC, Marvel was beginning its own journey as a stand-alone studio with a very specific kind of plan. A »
- Neil Miller
Don Cheadle & director Shane Black talk with Wired about the upcoming action film “Iron Man 3″ by director Shane Black and starring Robert Downey Jr. (The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Due Date, Iron Man 2), Cobie Smulders (They Came Together, Nick Fury, Grassroots, The Avengers), Gwyneth Paltrow (Contagion, Glee, Country Strong) and Don Cheadle (Flight, House of Lies, Iron Man, The Guard). Synopsis: Iron Man gets a third outing fresh from his team-up with The Avengers in this Marvel Studios production. Robert Downey Jr. once again stars, with Shane Black taking over directing duties from Jon Favreau, who stepped down after a tumultuous Iron Man 2 [ Read More ]
- Brian Corder
Just days ahead of the New Year, some of Hasbro's Iron Man 3 toys have hit shelves in anticipation of the Marvel action thriller. Namely at retailers Target and Kmart, 10-inch electronic action figures have been spotted, courtesy of @Armageddon26. Also revealing Hasbro's packaging, which may tease Tony Stark's new Hall of Armor, check out the Mark 42 and Iron Patriot figures below! Hit Images To Enlarge For a comparison to the real deal: Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to »
Marriage equality has come to Maine, with the first couples being able to tie the knot on the spot as the state has no waiting period. Congratulations!
As most of us wait for Congress to avert the fiscal cliff they created that will raise most of our taxes $2,000/year, President Obama has signed an executive order giving a 0.5% raise to most federal workers, including Congress, who will see about $900 extra in their pockets next year.
I've never been much of a gym person until the past year, and now I'm an addict. But I've never experienced the gym in January when everyone tries out a resolution to get fit and things get crowded, and if this article is to believed, funny.
Fox News finds the media's support of marriage equality to be among the 10 Most Embarrassing Examples of Media Coverage in 2012. "Newsies looked like an aging cast of “Glee,” with »
The first trailer has snuck online for Dead Man Down, an action thriller from writer J.H. Wyman (Fringe) and director Niels Arden Oplev (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - 2009). Dead Man Down stars Colin Farrell (Seven Psychopaths) as Victor, a right hand man for a New York crime lord who seeks vengeance against his boss for the death of his wife and daughter. When a victim (Noomi Rapace - Prometheus) blackmails Victor into getting some revenge of her own, the two get caught up in the fallout. The trailer, if overlong, is a balanced presentation of a dramatic character story and a Hollywood shoot em up. Dead Man Down might have just nudged its way into my "Most Anticipated" list of early 2013. Also starring Dominic Cooper (The Devil's Double) and Terrence Howard (Iron Man), Dead Man Down opens theatrically March 8th. Hit the jump to watch the first trailer. »
- Dave Trumbore
Gwyneth Paltrow is set to publish her second cookbook. The book will be the first follow-up to her first collection of family food anecdotes and recipes, entitled My Father's Daughter. Rte reports that the new book will be focused on healthy eating and will be titled It's All Good: Delicious, Easy Recipes That Will Make You Look Good and Feel Great. Containing 185 recipes, Paltrow claimed the dishes will help you "lose weight, look good and feel more energetic". The book is set for release in April 2013. The Iron Man actress encountered controversy recently after a New York Times (more) »
- By Paul Martinovic
Good morning, good afternoon, or good evening, my ComicMixers! I hope you all had a merry Christmas, a sassy Chanukah, and grumpy Festivus if you were so inclined. So, with Father Time about to hit the retcon button on our daily calendars… I thought it would be apropos to reflect a bit on those amazing and terrible things that made my year. Please note: this isn’t All about comic books; you’ve been warned.
Because I like to start on a dour note… here’s The Worst!
5. Avengers Vs. X-Men Vs. My Sanity: Simply put, this stands up as yet-another-example of what makes me hate the mainstream comics business. No matter how many times they lather us up with “we’ve got the best talent on this”, “this will change everything”, and “you won’t believe what happens!”, they always end up the same. Bloated, predictable, and unending. Every »
- Marc Alan Fishman
Well here it is. After hinting at some of the films on Twitter and promising that this will be unlike any top ten you see this year, I’ve finally compiled my Top 10 films of 2012. However, I originally compiled my list before seeing Pitch Perfect, which I felt Had to be included in this list; therefore my choices for ninth and tenth film on the list now share tenth place.
I’ve also included a hell of a lot of honorable mentions (enough to take this up to a Top 25 if I had included them all), three of which are short films. Three short films which happen to be the best I’ve seen in years and give some of the feature-length films released this year a run for their money. Consider everything on this list a recommendation of the highest order…
The Top 10 in full:
10) =Big Miracle / Dragon Eyes »
A few years ago, we heard that the military was building an exoskeleton suit, weighing roughly 48 lbs, that would help soldiers carry heavy objects for long distances. The mechanical suit is strapped on to the legs and is controlled by the arms. While it looks like the person is walking normally, the suit is actually doing all the work. Now comes word that the same suit is being used to help patients with spinal cord injuries to walk again. Several patients, including Robert Woo who was paralyzed in 2007 during a crane collapse in Manhattan, has been testing the new suit. With a bit of assistance, Woo has been successfully walking around. But in addition to getting part of his life back, the suit also helps against blood clots and bone deterioration. As a result, the exoskeleton has been called the Iron Man suit. "'Daddy is Iron Man. Daddy is Iron Man, »
From great documentaries to sweet indies to big studio movies, 2012 was one of the biggest years ever. It will be remembered for the reinvention of musicals with Tom Hooper.s Les Miserables, the meet-and-greet of horrifying engineers in Ridley Scott.s Prometheus and the toppling of an empire in Lauren Greenfield.s Queen Of Versailles.
There was no shortage from which to choose from at your local cinemas where superheroes reigned supreme at the box office, animated adventures were welcomed by young and old alike, and favorite characters from the various prequels and sequels were embraced like old friends.
As we head into the new year, some of the most anticipated films of 2013 are Zack Snyder.s Man Of Steel, J.J. Abrams. Star Trek Into Darkness, Shane Black.s Iron Man 3, Marc Forster.s World War Z, Dan Scanlon.s Monsters University, Gore Verbinski.s The Lone Ranger, Joseph Kosinski.s Oblivion, »
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Industrial Light and Magic (Ilm), the company that created some of the impressive special effects in this summer's "The Avengers," has unveiled a new video showing how they were able to put together the complicated one-shot scene that shows all the superheroes as they battle the Chitauri. According to the company, the shot was created using four different virtual New York locations that resulted in over 1,200 shots of the city. Then everything had to be put together seamlessly to show Iron Man fly through the city. Even though Iron Man, The Hulk, and all the aliens were CG characters, Ilm had to also create a digital Captain America to fit the superhero into the scene. Check out the video below to see all the hard work that went into the movie. Video: Click here to read our "The Avengers" review. »
#20: Cosmopolis (50 points)
Directed by David Cronenberg
Written by David Cronenberg
Canada / France, 2012
Every time Cronenberg answers the prayers of his fans with a new movie, it seems that the first reflex is to attempt to categorize it. Is this new film more like the old Cronenberg, in which very strange, very graphic bodily harm was done to its characters, or is this more in tune with his recent outputs, which, while still quite good, played things a little more on the safe side, at least visually? In a nutshell, and with the help of a little bit of retrofitting, Cosmopolis is cut from the same cloth as the director’s efforts of the early and mid 1990s. The sexuality (but not always sensuality) quota is through the stratosphere and the characters are indeed very peculiar, although there are no hands morphing into organic pistols or telepathic attacks to be found. »
Spider-Man. Hulk. Iron Man. Thor. X-Men. Fantastic Four. The Avengers! The man who created or co-created all these legendary Marvel Comics superheroes – and pretty much helped to shape the comic books we love today -- turns 90 years young today. Happy Birthday, Stan Lee!
Pics: Film's Sexiest Superheroes!
Born Stanley Lieber on December 28, 1922 and raised in the Bronx, NY, Lee started out as a comics proofreader before he and creative partner Jack Kirby started to conjure up epic superheroes for Timely Comics in New York, which would evolve into Marvel Comics by the 1960s.
Tasked with creating a team of superheroes in the late '50s to compete with the likes of DC Comics' Justice League of America (comprised of Batman, Superman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and more), Lee first envisioned The Fantastic Four – a group of everyday people who were vaulted into the superhero arena with a little help from a massive dose of Gamma Rays, but »
It was the shot that made the price of admission for The Avengers more than worth it, and likely filled every movie theater with squeals of delight from comic book fans. Not to mention provided a visual sequence that few had ever seen prior to Marvel’s team-up.
Apparently stitching Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow, Hulk and Hawkeye’s individual fights into a single shot posed a bit of a challenge to the special effects team at Industrial Light & Magic. The latest behind-the-scenes look gives an idea of how much work went into bringing the film’s most memorable shot to life.
We continue to be baffled by the ease with which Ilm makes the impossible seem downright plausible, and the flowing shot during the battle between the Avengers and the invading Chitauri didn’t just elicit ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ from audiences, ...
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- Andrew Dyce
Winona Ryder is back, as are sequels and threequels, and a star is porn
Charlie Kaufman will return (with a cartoon)
Although Kaufman's second directorial film, Frank Or Francis, seems to be mired in development purgatory, this May we'll get to see his hour-long stop-motion animation Anomalisa. Exec-produced by Community creator Dan Harmon, it was funded by Kickstarter: 5,770 backers pledged over $400,000 and, depending on how much they donated, they will be rewarded with everything from screen credits to nights out drinking with the crew.
Diablo Cody is going to have a good year
While a remake of Sam Raimi's 1981 horror The Evil Dead may seem like a perfectly pointless exercise, the fact that Sam Raimi co-wrote the new script himself and then hired confirmed horror fan Diablo Cody to rework it is reason for optimism. After this year's brilliant Young Adult was underseen and overlooked, 2013 should be kinder to Cody, »
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