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In a new interview with Forbes, Batman vs. Superman director Zack Snyder spoke on length about a variety of topics, including his controversial film Sucker Punch and his 'feud' with Terry Gilliam (which he found "ludicrous"). One of the more interesting things Snyder talked about was the reaction to his vision of Superman in last year's Man of Steel. "The thing I was surprised about in response to Superman was how everyone clings to the Christopher Reeve version of Superman, you know? How tightly they cling to those ideas, not really the comic book version, but more the movie version… if you really analyze the comic book version of Superman, he’s killed, he’s done all the things - I guess the rules that people associate with Superman in the movie world are not the rules that really apply to him in the comic book world, because those rules are different. »
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Zack Snyder recently gave a really long, in depth interview to Forbes. He couldn’t really speak directly about his Batman Vs. Superman film, but he talked a lot about his ideas of the characters and what he thinks they mean in today’s world. I am very much not a Snyder fangirl, and my perspective on the characters is very different from his, but it was really interesting to get a peek at what he brings to these iconic characters. I kinda got the sense that he likes Batman better than Superman, or at least finds him more interesting.
I think Batman — now after Chris [Nolan]‘s movies and the way we track Batman through his cinematic history — he does have this license to enter our world and be a real character and not a complete cartoon, and he’s able to tell us about the »
- Mily Dunbar
Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is getting ready to start production on what may be the biggest film of his career, Batman Vs. Superman, which brings together these comic book icons on the big screen for the first time. During a new interview with Forbes, the filmmaker revealed when and why they first started discussing bringing these two superheroes together, and what it was like seeing the holy trinity of Batman, Superman and Wonderman together on set as the stand-ins first climbed into their costumes.
"After Man of Steel finished and we started talking about what would be in the next movie, I started subtly mentioning that it would be cool if he faced Batman. In the first meeting, it was like, "Maybe Batman?" Maybe at the end of the second movie, some Kryptonite gets delivered to Bruce Wayne's house or something. Like in a cryptic way, that's the first time we see him. »
Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 20, 2014
Price: DVD $30.99, Blu-ray $35.99, Blu-ray 3D $45.99
Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Game of Thrones‘ Kit Harrington stars in the film as Milo, a stave-turned-gladiator who’s trying to save his true love Cassia (Emily Browning, Sucker Punch) from being forced to marry a corrupt Roman Senator … all while Mount Vesuvius erupts, pouring lava and ash over the city.
Critics did not care for Pompeii much, giving it only 24% approval, according to Rotten Tomatoes. Moviegoers liked it only minimally better with 46%. The reviews could be why the movie came and went from theaters, grossing only $23 million.
The Blu-ray and DVD carry these special features:
filmmakers’ commentarycast and character featurette “The Assembly”special effects featurette “The Volcanic Eruption. »
London, April 16: Emily Browning has revealed that she is glad that she didn't audition for Bella Swan's role in 'Twilight'.
The 'Sucker Punch' star said that she was never offered the role but was asked to audition and she chose not to, as it didn't really seem like the right thing for her at the time, the Daily Express reported.
Browning added that she didn't think she would have been able to handle the kind of attention from the media and the public that the cast of the film have had to endure. (Ani) »
- Leon David
Batman Vs. Superman cinematographer Larry Fong sent out a photo through his Twitter page earlier today, which could be the very first behind-the-scenes photo from the set. The director of photography's Twitter followers have speculated that the blurry figure in the background may very well be Ben Affleck as Bruce Wayne. Check out the photo, then read on for more information.
I hear film is dead. But can I please finish this movie first? #film#panavision#kodakpic.twitter.com/WblE2alyuy
— Larry Fong (@larryfong) April 15, 2014
Warner Bros. has not confirmed exactly when shooting will begin on Batman Vs. Superman yet, but the production did issue a casting call for extras earlier this month, which will take place Saturday, April 27 in Troy, Michigan.
Of course, this »
Million Dollar Arm is based on the true story of baseball pitchers Rinku Singh (Suraj Sharma; Life Of Pi) and Dinesh Patel (Madhur Mittal; Slumdog Millionaire). The pair are discovered in a reality TV sports competition set up by down on his luck agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) in India. Bernstein brings the duo back to the states to start an intensive training regime with pitching coach Tom House (Bill Paxton) in the hope of getting them signed to a major league team.
But what starts out as a cynical money making scheme turns out very differently for Bernstein.
“He learns how to be a better human being,” says Hamm.
Hamm is perhaps best »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
InFamous: Second Son was a hugely anticipated game for the PlayStation 4. Developed solely for that platform, expectations were high that the infamous Sucker Punch would deliver a genre-defining next gen experience. However a look at Metacritic shows that while some reviewers have waxed lyrical about every aspect of the game, some have been less than enthralled and a large chunk flounder in the no-man’s land of mediocrity. So let’s look at the reasons behind this polarity, at the expectations we all had for the game, and examine what sucker Punch got right, and where Second Son became second rate.
Pre-launch to the new consoles both Sony and Microsoft had one simple job to do: Make everyone want to buy their console.
The hype train breeds not just enthusiasm but excitement, a feeling that we gamers will be heading into a new promised land where we will be »
After years of development hell, news broke in December that Gal Gadot would become cinema’s first Wonder Woman in Zack Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman. The story is under wraps, and only time will tell what sort of role Diana will play in the superhero battle. Will she kick ass? Will her appearance Sucker Punch us with badness like David E. Kelley’s quickly killed series and Snyder’s shitty femme film? Could she end up on the editing room floor like Shailene Woodley in Spider-Man 2? These questions feel all the more pressing since Marvel head Kevin Feige recently expressed pride in how the company has chosen to show its female characters. Black Widow has been relegated to supporting player, and Captain Marvel is still floating around the rumor mill like so much lip service, rather than becoming an official part of one of Marvel’s carefully planned release phases. If »
- Monika Bartyzel
Now that PlayStation 4 owners have had the chance to get their hands on Sucker Punch’s latest, inFAMOUS: Second Son, the developer has gotten to work on the game’s first downloadable update patch, which, in addition to addressing numerous bugs, will include some new options and features for Delsin Rowe’s superpowered open-world adventure.
One nifty addition will be a new entry in the options menu to select the time of day in the in-game Seattle environment. While this option will only be available after you beat the main campaign, it will definitely be helpful for those who want to do all of the side activities that they still have left over.
There will also be an added option to turn the in-game Hud elements off, both for those who prefer a more cinematic experience and to help anyone out who wants to make use of the PS4′s in-game screenshot capture function. »
- John Fleury
inFAMOUS Second Son had a lot of promise to be something truly special when it was first announced at the Playstation 4 reveal event in early 2013. Sucker Punch’s super-powered series has in the past never seemed to receive the attention that many of us here at WhatCulture feel it truly deserves. But with Second Son, heads were starting to turn and admire a game that was looking truly next gen (at least from a visual standpoint).
While the previous inFAMOUS games focused on the electrically charged Cole McGrath, this new game seemed like a perfect entry point for those who don’t know their ray sphere’s from their blast shards. With a new hero and brand new smoke-based powers to boot, many were excited to jump into the adventures of new hero Delsin Rowe, portrayed by Troy Baker.
Sony also has a lot riding on this game as »
- Jamie Maisner
Actor Jon Hamm, star of the upcoming Million Dollar Arm, was on hand to receive the CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting from Chairman of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn at The Walt Disney Studios Exclusive Presentation.
Hamm also introduced a Special Screening Of Million Dollar Arm on March 26, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
A native of St. Louis, Hamm currently stars on AMC’s “Mad Men” as the high-powered, philandering advertising executive, Don Draper.
In 2012, Hamm starred in Friends With Kids (which he also produced), for writer/director/star Jennifer Westfeldt, opposite Adam Scott, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph and Megan Fox. His previous film credits include Bridesmaids, Ben Affleck’s The Town, Zack Snyder’s fantasy thriller Sucker Punch, Shrek Forever After, in which he voiced the character ‘Brogan,’ The Day The Earth Stood Still, Jennifer Westfeldt’s Ira & Abby, Kissing Jessica Stein »
- Michelle McCue
Young-adult adaptation Divergent ruled the box office this weekend with an estimated $56 million. While that's a step down from the first Twilight, it's still good enough to justify Summit Entertainment's aggressive sequel plans.Among the other new releases, Muppets Most Wanted opened significantly lower than its predecessor, while Christian drama God's Not Dead put up some surprisingly strong numbers.Divergent's $56 million debut was down 20 percent from the first Twilight, and wasn't in the same league as The Hunger Games. Still, it ranks second among 2014 movies, and eighth all-time for March releases. It also earned more in its first three days than the combined totals of Ya flops Beautiful Creatures, The Host and Vampire Academy.Recognizing that this potential franchise was a key part of the company's long-term prospects, Summit Entertainment (a Lionsgate company) executed a blockbuster-level marketing campaign for Divergent. While it wasn't explicitly stated in marketing material, Divergent »
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Review Aaron Birch 24 Mar 2014 - 03:32
The PS4 gets its first big exclusive outside of launch with Infamous: Second Son, but is it a hero, or villain?
Beginning life on the PS3, the Infamous series from Sucker Punch is a favourite of many Sony fans. The open world, sandbox super hero title fused shooting, free-running and player choice with some pleasing visuals and impressive super powers, and both were great games. Now the series has jumped to the next generation, and as a big, much-hyped release for the PS4, Sucker Punch certainly faced a big task. Luckily, for the most part, the team delivered.
New hero please!
Long-time fans won't be all that surprised to find that the series' previous protagonist, Cole MacGrath, isn't the hero here, especially given how Infamous 2 wound up (depending on your choices), and instead we have newcomer Delsin Rowse. Delsin starts out as a normal, »
Production on Fast & Furious 7 will be getting back in swing in April, so it sounds like Dwayne Johnson might be pretty busy over the next few months, because in four weeks he's also slated to start shooting the disaster action thriller San Andreas. Sin City and Sucker Punch star Carla Gugino just joined the film about a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) as they attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco in order to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario) after a massive earthquake strikes California. Now we have a first look at Johnson looking like a bad ass with his chopper. Look below! San Andreas first look from Dwayne Johnson's Instagram in a wider version from ComingSoon: San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) and written by Allan Loeb (Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps), Carlton Cuse (executive producer »
- Ethan Anderton
InFamous: Second Son is by far one of the best looking next generation titles releasing so soon, but it has a trick up its sleeve. The game is utilizing the same engine as previous titles.
Jason Connell, Sucker Punch Tech Art Lead, is answering fan questions about technical assets to the upcoming InFamous page. One of the questions asked by a fan was "what engine did you guys use to create the upcoming game?" The answer was simply put that they utilized the same engine the team built for their previous titles, but expanded up on it. He also noted "We have our own expression based particles engine that our VFX team created and used."
I asked my own question as I was curious how long it took to put some of the scenes together, so I asked just that. He replied that it could take them anywhere from 20 minutes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Dustin Spino)
Though we likely won't see Carla Gugino popping up in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (watch the teaser trailer here), that doesn't mean she's not still in the business of blockbusters. Sucker Punch might have been a failure (though this writer thinks it's a sorely underrated film), but Gugino has been keeping busy on TV with M. Night Shyamalan's series "Wayward Pines." Now she's got another big screen role lined up as The Wrap has learned that she is currently in talks for the female lead alongside Dwayne Johnson in the action disaster thriller San Andreas, which unfolds after a major earthquake decimates California. More below! The story follows a special ops firefighter (Johnson) and his ex-wife (Gugino) as they attempt to leave Los Angeles and head to San Francisco in order to rescue their daughter (Alexandra Daddario). This is supposed to be quite the big, »
- Ethan Anderton
Sucker Punch and PlayStation have released this 8-minute gameplay preview for inFAMOUS Second Son , available for the PlayStation 4 on March 21. Check it out below! inFAMOUS Second Son brings you an action adventure game where surrounded by a society that fears them, superhumans are ruthlessly hunted down and caged by the Department of Unified Protection. Step into a locked-down Seattle as Delsin Rowe, who has recently discovered his superhuman power and is now capable of fighting back against the oppressive Dup. Enjoy your power as you choose how you will push your awesome abilities to the limit and witness the consequences of your actions as they affect the city and people around you. ) »
Here are your three-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. 300: Rise of an Empire - $45.0 million 2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman - $32.5 million 3. Non-Stop - $15.3 million ($52.1 million total) 4. The Lego Movie - $11.0 million ($224.9 million total) 5. Son of God - $10.0 million ($41.4 million total) 6. The Monuments Men - $3.1 million ($70.6 million total) 7. 3 Days to Kill - $3.06 million ($25.5 million total) 8. Frozen - $3.01 million ($393.0 million total) 9. 12 Years a Slave - $2.1 million ($53.1 million total) 10. Ride Along - $2.0 million ($129.9 million total) The Big Stories Was there really such a demand for a 300 sequel? The 2007 original grossed $210 million in the U.S. and ultimately spawned not just Watchmen, but also Sucker Punch and...
- Erik Childress
Terry Gilliam is making a comeback this year. In July, the ex-Monty Python animator will reunite with his Flying Circus colleagues for an O2 residency. Before then, though, Gilliam returns to dystopian sci-fi with The Zero Theorem, a film whose patchwork aesthetic can't help but recall his 1985 masterpiece, Brazil.
Apt really, considering how prescient his visionary fable has become. Never mind the imminent World Cup. Gilliam's Brazil – a land where the authorities wield information as a weapon and where dreams are shackled by callous austerity – is even more pertinent to life in 2014.
What is Brazil? It's the story of clerk Sam Lowry (Jonathan Pryce), whose diligence in resolving a messy, fatal paperwork trail brings him into contact with Jill (Kim Greist) – the girl who haunts his dreams of combat with a giant baby-faced samurai, and who may or may not be a terrorist.
Where is Brazil? "Somewhere in the 20th century, »
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