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Stunt-man turned director Chad Stahelski has certainly had a good start to his burgeoning career as an action auteur. John Wick began what is now in the process of becoming a hugely successful franchise. Two films in, with a booming and expansive box office appeal. Next up for him is, all being well (as this project has long gestated and had directors come and go, year on year) is a remake of Highlander.
Now I should state two things now. Firstly, I love Highlander. The first film is an underrated piece of brilliance. From the visuals, to the music to the sheer style of it, Highlander is one of a kind. It then spawned four more films (none of which were good) and a TV show, as well as comics, anime and more. »
- Amie Cranswick
The DC Extended Universe has seen better days. After the critical bashing received by both Batman V Superman, and Suicide Squad, rumours are now swirling that Ben Affleck is eager to step away from the clumsy comic book world. This comes after The Flash losing two separate directors in the space of a year, and recent reports that Wonder Woman is also in trouble.
This is all beginning to look like DC’s cinematic universe is crumbling under its own weight, before it has even gotten off the ground. In contrast to the immense excitement and success currently surrounding the Marvel cinematic universe, Warner Bros has a real problem on their hands. Here are five ways that the Dceu can be fixed, before it is broken beyond repair.
5. Let Superman be fun
2013’s Man of Steel was a mixed bag, to say the least. The film scratched the surface of some interesting themes, »
- Ben Read
23 February 2017 5:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
It's hard to top a classic.
With Logan one week away, it's time to look back at the crowning achievement of the X-Men franchise: 2003's X2: X-Men United. Judging by the reviews, Logan may be able to unseat it as an all-time favorite, but until then, writer and critic Chris Hartwell is taking a closer look at the action of X2 to understand what makes it tick, and he even manages to make a convincing argument as to ways it tops fan favorites like Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins (no easy task).
Here are just a few of the categories »
- Aaron Couch
As we all know, clothes make the man, so a new formula coming out of Nui Galway means that very soon we can all be dressing as Batman......o.k. that is a bit of a stretch, but the formula, the result of a collaboration between Irish and Italian mathematicians, works out how much voltage soft conductive or ‘dielectric’ membranes can take before they break. Up until now, it was impossible to know what the breaking point of these materials was, and if this sounds familiar, this exact method was used to construct Batman’s cape in Batman Begins. Let Dr. Michael Destrade at the school of Mathematics, Statistics, and Applied Mathematics in Nui Galway explain how it works: If you can remember the scene in Batman Begins where this huge bat cape emerges from a tiny folded piece of material, that’s the kind of technology which is being »
- email@example.com (Tom White)
Since the Mid-Season Finale of Arrow, we haven't seen much of Prometheus. The first half of the season brought hope back to viewers as the story line was reflective of Seasons 1 and 2. With the CW confirming Arrow for a 6th Season the writers must fix some things in order to avoid it being their last.
3. Focus And Pacing
Photos Courtesy of the CW/DC.
This has always been my main issue with Arrow. Don't get me wrong, I love the show and want it to succeed, but beginning with Season 3, secondary characters have received too much of the focus. I completely understand that in order to take a character from flat to round, they must have the screen time to be developed, which I agree with.
What I have the issue with is how the writers have balanced this development. In Season 1, Oliver was The character. Yes, Diggle, Tommy, Laurel, »
- Mark Cook
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Logan, X-Men: Supernova, X-Men: The New Mutants, Deadpool 2, Legion, Avengers: Infinity War, Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Black Panther, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Captain Marvel, Black Widow, Namor the Sub-Mariner, Cloak & Dagger, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Defenders, The Batman, Justice League, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad 2, Shazam, Aquaman, Batman Begins, Green Lantern Corps, Supergirl, The Flash, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Arrow, Black Lightning, Powerless, The Lego Batman Movie, Teen Titans: The Judas Contract and more…
There’s less than two weeks to go until Hugh Jackman makes his final appearance as Wolverine, and the embargo for Logan lifted yesterday, with Flickering Myth’s Rob Kojder posting an overwhelmingly positive review, stating that: “It isn’t just a good superhero film or a fantastic blockbuster, it’s an exceptional movie period. »
- Gary Collinson
With the Caped Crusader currently sitting atop the box office once again with Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie, Screen Junkies has delved into the Bat-back catalogue to give the Honest Trailer treatment to Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed 2005 reboot Batman Begins.
Check out the Honest Trailer here…
In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, Batman may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, »
- Gary Collinson
Following the mess that was Batman and Robin, Batman Begins was obviously just what the franchise needed back in 2005. Providing a grounded take on the Dark Knight, it led to a trilogy which has since been hailed as one of the greatest of all-time, but that hasn't stopped it from getting the Honest Trailers treatment! While the video below has plenty of good things to say, it also doesn't shy away from the fact that Christopher Nolan and Christian Bale's Batman was something of a killer. The hero's decision to leave Ra's al Ghul to die in that train is one which fans have talked about nearly as much (well, maybe not) as Superman breaking General Zod's neck in Man of Steel, and yeah, I guess it technically was manslaughter! Anyway, check out this Honest trailer below and then feel free to let us know your thoughts on it in the comments section. »
There’s been an obscene amount of Batman news going on this week which is why it was the perfect time for Screenjunkies to bring us an honest trailer for Batman Begins. With all of the news that Ben Affleck isn’t even going to act, let alone direct the solo Batman movie as well as Lego Batman film coming out, it’s time to be taken back to a place where Christopher Nolan resurrected the Batman franchise in the best way possible: by bringing us Christian Bale in Batman Begins. You might remember that Batman movies were becoming foolish and almost comical.
An Honest Trailer for Batman Begins »
- Nat Berman
With The Lego Batman Movie topping the box office this past weekend, and Ben Affleck leaving The Batman as director (and possibly as the star according to a new rumor), there has been plenty of discussion about The Dark Knight lately. Therefore, it’s the perfect time for Honest Trailers to look back at a time […]
The post ‘Batman Begins’ Honest Trailer: The Movie That Saved Batman from Puns and Irrelevance appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
As the saga around “The Batman” continues to unfold, lets go back to the halcyon days of 2005, when a filmmaker who was still proving his chops, Christopher Nolan, was given a modest budget and the keys the franchise. The result? One of the greatest Batman movies ever made.
- Kevin Jagernauth
14 February 2017 10:08 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
This is the one the people have been waiting for.
The trailer comes years after 2012's The Dark Knight Honest Trailer broke ground for the series as the first movie its gravelly voiced narrator had to admit was actually good. It's take on The Dark Knight Rises take a few months later was much less kind.
Now it's come full circle, going back to a time when audiences weren't sick of superhero »
- Aaron Couch
Henry Bevan on why Lego Batman is the hero Hollywood needs right now…
The Joker is Batman’s greatest enemy, and he has been almost since the start. Batman may have the best roster of rogues (rivalled only by Spider-Man), but nothing gets Bat-fans excited more than a tussle with the Clown Prince of Crime. A mere whisper of his presence, like the ending of Batman Begins, is enough to whip up a frenzy. Chris McKay and the folks over at Warner Bros. Animation understand this. They also understand how ridiculous the Batman mythology is. This is, after all, a man dressed as a bat fighting a man dressed as a clown.
In The Lego Batman Movie, Batman and the Joker are jilted lovers (“I like to fight around”). The Joker, voiced by Zack Galifianakis, only wants Batman’s (Will Arnett) attention. It is a spot-on interpretation that encapsulates and laughs at their relationship. »
- Henry Bevan
David Crow Feb 13, 2017
The movie, TV show, cartoon and comic references of The Lego Batman Movie...
This article contains major The Lego Batman Movie spoilers.
Holy plastic building blocks, Batman! Almost everything really was awesome about The Lego Batman Movie. After years of dark nights and grim glares at other superheroes, the newest adventure of the Caped Crusader, as voiced by Will Arnett’s perfectly overdone gravel, was a breath of fresh air. Not afraid to let Batman’s sidekicks have fun - even if our cantankerous main guy still prefers to wear only black and sing about “darkness” - The Lego Batman Movie is poised to entertain Bat-fans of all Bat-ages.
Still one of its best gags is its shameless (and relentless) use of references, cutaways, and in-jokes to overstuff its narrative with more meta-humor than the most unwieldy episode of Community. As a consequence, it’s easy to »
One of the most lucrative and successful movie franchises in cinematic history, Batman prefigured the current superhero franchise craze and set the standard after Tim Burton’s 1989 picture established a succession of films which changed the long-held perception of Batman on screen as a camp throwback to his 1960’s colourful incarnation. As The Lego Batman Movie debuts, launching the Caped Crusader into a new animated dimension, it’s interesting to consider the numerous Batman projects that never made it out of development hell, because even though we’ve had the Christopher Nolan trilogy in recent years which sent the character into the stratosphere, it’s not always been plain sailing for the Dark Knight.
“But this film happened?!” a million voices all cried out in terror. Yes indeed, last year’s Dawn of Justice, part of the formative and troubled DC Extended Universe, »
- Tony Black
Before The Lego Batman Movie, Chris McKay (of Moral Orel, Robot Chicken) was best known as the animation co-director and editor of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller’s 2014 film, The Lego Movie. His work on the critically acclaimed film earned him the American Cinema Editors Eddie Award for Best Edited Feature Film, Animation, as well as an Annie Award nomination for Best Edited Animation Feature Film. Now, McKay will forever be known as the guy who saved Gotham City’s Caped Crusader from a dark and gritty existence with The Lego Batman Movie, perhaps the best film based on a DC Comics property since 2008’s The Dark Knight, and maybe the best pure Batman movie since Nolan's Batman Begins (2005). The story opens with The Joker, voiced by Zach Galifianakis, leading a full-scale attack on Gotham City with Batman's vast Rogues Gallery of bad guys, including heavy hitters Bane (Doug »
- Adam Frazier
The long-awaited trailer for the Marvel/Netflix series, Iron Fist, has finally arrived! Find out what's in store for Danny Rand when he re-enters society, below!
In just a couple of months, Danny Rand (Finn Jones) will don the bandana and spandex to become Iron Fist. Since we're too jazzed to wait, Marvel and Netflix have unveiled the first full-length trailer for the final Defender.
Fans of the Netflix series of superheroes will notice all the tie-ins from Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Jessica Jones in this trailer. Most notably, Madame Gao. It appears she will be the puppet master behind the initial antagonist.
While the series looks like it'll be another hit for the Marvel/Netflix deal, I can't help but be reminded of Batman Begins, after watching this trailer. Billionaire heir to the throne goes missing, learns how to fight in a frozen land, returns to civilization after being presumed dead, »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Malliaros)
As hyped as we are for Marvel’s The Defenders, we’ve still got one last stop before we get there. Next month brings Iron Fist, which introduces Danny Rand (Finn Jones) as the fourth and final Defender and brings some magical martial arts into the mix. The new trailer plays kind of like a lighter Batman Begins, with Danny […]
The post ‘Iron Fist’ Trailer: Danny Rand Embraces His Destiny appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017
1997's Batman & Robin needed, for some reason, giant magenta gorillas. Turned out they were made from Santa Claus wigs...
It would be correct to say that very few people pick 1997’s notorious movie Batman & Robin as their favourite Dark Knight adventure. The film wasn’t an outright flop, but the critical slamming it received left the Batman movies in a darker place than usual, and plans for future sequels in tatters. It would take Christopher Nolan’s 2005 adventure, Batman Begins, to bring the series back to life.
As was pretty much the norm for major blockbuster films in the 1990s, Batman & Robin’s release was accompanied by an official ‘making of’ book. When we recently picked up a copy and read through it, »
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Movie Parody of the Day: Kristen Stewart stars as Charlie Bucket in Saturday Night Live's parody of a scene from Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory: Movie Comparison of the Day: See how much Michael Mann's Heat influenced Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight in this video putting scenes side by side: Movie Trivia of the Day: Speaking of Nolan's Batman movies, here's a bunch of trivia about Batman Begins from ScreenCrush: Film Studies Lesson of the Day: CineFix makes us better cinephiles by spotlighting five brilliant moments of camera movement: Body Art of the...
- Christopher Campbell
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