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Steven Soderbergh’s final? latest? next? film, the Liberace biopic, Behind the Candelabra, screened for the first time to critics yesterday, and the first set of reviews (concentrating on what is clearly the most important aspect of the film) is in!
If you’re a film geek, you need to watch Community. Hell, if you just possess opposable thumbs, you need to watch Community. The meta-sitcom has produced some of the funniest and smartest episodes, steeped in pop culture references, on TV over the last few years. But the last season, unfortunately, was not their best effort, mainly due to the show’s creator and primary creative source, Dan Harmon, being shown the door last year. But it seems NBC have now seen the errors of their ways, and have invited Harmon back on board. Whether he chooses to go though, is a whole other kettle of fish.
Did you know that with White House Down – the other White House being invaded by terrorists movie for 2013 – this is the first time that director Roland Emmerich doesn’t totally destroy the White House? No, he just blows it up bit by bit. Which is apparently a huge distinction. You can learn all about this and more in this new behind the scenes featurette for the movie.
So there’s a rumour going around that for Michael Bay’s Transformers 4, we may actually be getting to see some character. Oh, wait, my mistake, I mean we may actually be getting to see some new characters (easy mistake to make). And by new, I actually mean old and familiar to fans of the classic franchise. I won’t say who here, for fear of possible spoilers, but I will say that if you’re a fan of things rhyming with “binodot” then you may just be in for a treat.
Let’s not beat around the bush here… oh wait, wrong administration. Let’s try that again: Let’s not mince words, Hillary Clinton won’t be appearing on any FHM Top 100 lists any time soon, and yet she’s got a couple of lovely ladies lining up to play her. Or at least the young her. Reports are that Jessica Chastain, Scarlett Johansson, Reese Witherspoon, and Amanda Seyfriend are currently the frontrunners to play the ex-First Lady and US Secretary of State in director James Ponsoldt’s new biopic, Rodham.
Looks like the Lone Ranger is turning Japanese, I think he’s turning Japanese, I really think so! Disney have released one new theatrical poster and four new international posters for the upcoming action adventure.
I’m sure that while watching Iron Man 3, you were probably wondering why Tony Stark didn’t just call on his friends – you know, the super soldier, the god and the unstoppable rage beast – to just help him out. But trust me, Tony Stark is a genius, he had very valid reasons for not asking for help from those losers.
We still have no idea who Peter Dinklage is going to play in X-Men: Days of Future Past. Up until now, the only clues we’ve had was that he would be a villain, as well being short and awesome. The last two descriptions being par for the course for Dinklage. Now, thanks to these set pics showing Dinklage rocking the 70’s do and tache, we at least know that his character would be based in the past portion of the movie. My money is on Sentinels creator, Bolivar Trask.
While its quite clear that Marvel has a set, definitive road map for their movie future, I’m pretty sure that DC\WB’s road map resembles something akin to a Jackson Pollock painting. One of many, many ideas that have been floating around the ether for a while now, was that if Man of Steel proved successful (which it probably will), then they could combine it with their one other successful superhero franchise for Superman/Batman movie first, and then a Justice League movie.
“Who knows, I’m sure there’s all sorts of ideas being thrown around at Warner Bros right now.”
“I think it would be really interesting with the age-old Batman/Superman conflict, because they are two different sides of the same coin and their methods are entirely different. And I think it would actually make for an interesting story as to why, first of all, they were going head to head and how. I think that would make a great story.”
Staying with Superman… There are many things that Superfans wanted to see in Man of Steel after the lackluster Superman Returns (Really, Lex? A real estate scheme? Again?!) and by the look from the 1376 TV spots we’ve had so far, the movie is definitely on most of them. I say most, because there’s one thing that I’m sure that many fans want to see, but they’re just afraid to ask for. Luckily, popular Youtube filmmakers Freddie Wong and Brandon Laatsch wanted to see the same thing, and so they made it happen.
So what am I talking about? What happens when Superman kicks somebody in the nuts, of course!
Last Updated: May 28, 2013