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Have you seen Thor: The Dark World yet? Well then you may have noticed that Marvel has a new more three dimensional logo in front of their movies, along with a catchy new bit of fanfare to go along with it. If you missed it, here it is, along with Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige giving the low-down on the how’s and why’s of it.
“We designed the very first Marvel logo for the first Spider-Man film. We’ve used that logo for eleven years, and with ‘Thor: The Dark World,’ it felt like a good time to update it because this is the very first film that only has the Marvel logo in front of it. You look back at the other films, and they’ve also featured our studio partners’ or distribution partners’ logos. But now that we are our own entity within the Walt Disney Company, it is only the Marvel logo in front of the movies. So that felt like the time to update it and have something that is more substantial as a standalone logo in front of our features.
The key was, we really loved that old flip logo. We didn’t want to re-invent the wheel, but we wanted it to feel bigger, to feel more substantial, which is why it starts with the flip, but suddenly it’s more dimensional as we go through the lettering and it reveals itself with the metallic sheen before settling into the white-on-red, well known Marvel logo, with the added flourish of the arrival and the announcement of the Studios at the bottom of the word Marvel.
My favorite part of it is, like all great studio logos, you need a fanfare, and we’d never had that before. We sometimes started the score of the movie, sometimes just had sound effects over it, sometimes had a song over it that leads into the beginning of the movie. So this is the first time that we have an actual, wonderful fanfare to accompany our logo. We turned to Brian Tyler to compose it for us, who this year has done two movies for us and two of what I believe to be two of the best scores in any Marvel Studios film, for ‘Iron Man 3’ and ‘Thor: The Dark World.’ So he thankfully was willing to and happy to create a spectacular standalone fanfare for us.”
Just when we thought 2015 was going to go a little easier on our geeky hearts, it appears that Santa Cruise will be slipping a last minute present under the tree. Paramount have set the release date for the Chris McQuarrie directed Mission: Impossible 5 for December 25, 2015, because nothing sums up the spirit of Christmas better than a Scientologist super spy blowing stuff up.
Yesterday, we participated in one of my favorite hobbies: point and laughing at stuff. The stuff in question this time being Man of Steel. And while I got a good laugh out of yesterday’s clip, the fact remains that there’s a lot about Man of Steel that I absolutely love. Movies.com (no relation) feel the same way, which is why they’ve drawn up a list of the 10 Best Things Man of Steel Got Right.
Looks like Chris Pratt is going from being a guardian of the galaxy to a guardian of the Gallimimus (sci-fi/dinosaur geek humour FTW!). Pratt is apparently in early talks to replace the recently announced Josh Brolin as the lead in director Colin Treverrow’s Jurassic World. Brolin apparently pulled out of the highly anticipated sequel due to scheduling conflicts and salary negotiations.
Pratt has come a long way since his Parks and Recreation days, and if Guardians of the Galaxy turns out as good as it seems to be, then expect his leading man status to just keep escalating.
Yes, I would definitely go see the movies for this series of Hilarious Movie Poster Mashups.
You know how some actors tell us about they had to go through these gruelling boot camps to get ready for their roles? Yeah, Mark Wahlberg wants them all to shut up. During an onstage Q&A at the premiere of his latest film, Lone Survivor, the true story of a failed SEAL Team mission in Afghanistan in 2005, Wahlberg let rip into these actors and their tough jobs with a refreshing candor and a lot of swear words, when asked about the training that he had to go through.
“For actors to sit there and talk about, ‘Oh, I went to SEAL training’– I don’t give a fuck about what you did. You don’t do what these guys do. You just don’t. For somebody to sit there and say my job was as difficult as being in the military. How fucking dare you, while you sit in a makeup chair for two hours.”
“I don’t give a shit if you’re getting your ass busted. You get to go home at the end of the day. You get to go to your hotel room. You get to order fucking chicken or steak, whatever the fuck is.”
He then apologized for “losing his shit”, as director Peter Berg tried to explain that it’s been a long night, but Wahlberg wasn’t done.
“No, it’s just getting started. I’m going to find my fucking second wind and we’re going to celebrate this fucking movie. But don’t ask me any more questions.”
If there was ever any evidence needed that Woody Harrelson partakes of the herb every once in a while, then simply watch this video interview with the principal cast of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire where after working together on two films, Mr Harrelson finally realizes something about the family relations of his co-star Liam Hemsworth.
Based on the latest trend from Hollywood, whenever you and a group of friends/colleagues go out to do anything in any sort of environment where you have a lot of empty stuff around you (eg. space, ocean, etc), then there’s a fairly good chance that only one of you will make it back alive. And taking into consideration the fact that he bench presses bisons and eats whole condors for breakfast, I’m guessing that one lucky survivor is going to be Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in Not Without Hope.
The upcoming survival drama is based on the memoir of Nick Schuyler (played by Johnson, another clue to his survivability), and tells the true story of how Schuyler and four fell NFL players had their boat flipped 35-miles from shore during a fishing trip in the Gulf of Mexico, stranding the men at sea. They faced all kinds of hardships, with Schuyler at one point having to resort to giving a Great White shark the People’s Elbow. This last bit may have been added for dramatic effect.
Dear screenwriters, if you’re writing a sequel to a movie, then would you be so kind as to actually watch the original movie? Maybe even take some notes? This way, you hopefully won’t end up on Cracked’s list of 5 Movies That Cause Gaping Plot Holes in Their Own Sequels.
We’re generally a tolerant folk around here (the fact that we now have a ginger dwarf like Nick working here is all the proof of that we need), but if there’s one thing we just won’t stand for, it’s this teaser trailers for trailers nonsense. Which is why I’m just going to link you these two 7 second clips, showing off the first footage from Darren Aronofsky’s Noah. Check it out if you want, but just know that first full trailer will probably be out tomorrow.
And if you’re a not a fan of us posting the teaser trailer trailers, then here have a Noah poster as compensation.
Looks like Don Cheadle has just about had with the jazz hands, as he wants to kill a trumpet player. Oh wait, that’s Kill the Trumpet Player, a new biopic focusing on “a few dangerous days in the life of [acclaimed jazz musician] Miles Davis, the virtuoso, fighter and genius, as he bursts out of his silent period and conspires with a Rolling Stone writer (Ewan McGregor) to steal back his music.”
Cheadle is looking to not only star as the iconic musician, but he will also be making his directorial debut on the film, as well as co-writing the script with Steven Baigelman (Feeling Minnesota). Zoe Saldana is also set to co-star as Davis’ wife, Frances Davis.
’30 for 30′, is a documentary series on sports network ESPN that takes a look behind the scenes of iconic sporting moments, like the classic basketball game in the mid-90’s where sporting legend Michael Jordan teamed up with rabbit and a duck to play a team of space monsters.
In case you haven’t figured it out yet, this is a parody of the real ’30 for 30′ series.
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Last Updated: November 14, 2013