Fans of Robert Rodriguez's ground breaking neo-noir anthology, Sin City, will be disappointed today as it is revealed that the long-awaited sequel, sub-titled A Dame to Kill For, has been delayed by a massive ten months; pushing it into a late summer release date in August 2014. Considering it has taken eight years to get this movie made, another ten months won't kill anyone.
We have a new trailer for Kick-Ass 2. It has added a couple of extra scenes involving Kick-Ass and Hit- Girl training to become bad-ass superheroes plus a look at the Motherfucker and his gang. One of the highlights is Jim Carrey as Colonel Stars & Stripes and his pet Pooch.
If you like your boys bad and your hairstyles fierce, you may be a little disappointed to hear that Marvel's premiere bad boy and hair model, Loki, will not be part of The Avengers 2.
To understand where Superman II goes wrong, you need to understand the circumstances behind making Superman II.
It can take time before a rumour transmutes into fact; everyone has known for some time that John C. Reilly was joining Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy but it is only now that this is official enough to slap on an official synopsis or press release.
Disclaimer: Due to persistent delays, this retrospective has started a whole 5 days late. Great, right? There is no changing that now, so these posts will have a staggered run over the course of the weekend, culminating in a special review of Man of Steel.
There is a detail regarding Superman that people often overlook, or even forget, I certainly know I did, and it takes place in the opening minutes of the film. Before the glory of Krypton; before even the sweeping exhilaration the John Williams scored opening titles; right at the very beginning of the film we find ourselves in a dark theatre, cast in faded blacks and whites, with a great curtain parting to reveal a movie screen, projected 1.33:1, just like the old serials of the 1930s and '40s, revealing the cover of an Action Comics. The pages turn, a child reads the captions aloud, leading us into those iconic opening titles.
Do you have any plans for May 2016? Oh, busy. OK how about May 2017? Not sure, well just in case, Marvel and Disney have you covered.
Continuing with their blueprint to ensure there is new superhero film on our screens every six months, Marvel and Disney have pencilled in two dates in the calendar, May 6th 2016 and May 7th 2017. But what hero or heroes will they choose? The speculation can now begin!
A piece on the Guardian's website arguing that there are now too many superhero movies out there has got my back up in a good old-fashioned "Somebody is WRONG and I must smite them" fashion, as is tradition among people like myself. However, people like me are also the mouthpiece for the people enjoying the hell out of the comic book films on the market right now, otherwise known as the paying public. As someone who writes a superhero-centric film column for this fine site, I felt it was my duty to offer a response from the other side of the argument – the fans ourselves. For those of you that side with this snobbish naysayer, I say buckle up. For those on the side of the superheroes, I say Snikt. Let's get down to business.
The first trailer for 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 2006 smash hit, has landed on our shores and it is pretty spectacular.
Another day, another batch of set-images from Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The other day we showed images of the titular Winter Soldier (played by Once Upon a Time's Sebastian Stan) fighting The First Avenger, and today it's Black Widow's turn.