It’s fair to say that Sam Mendes is one of the main reasons that we’re all so excited about Spectre, the latest James Bond endeavour. The director’s first outing with 007 in 2012 with Skyfall was a shocking success, getting rave reviews from critics and audiences alike. Not only that, Skyfall also pulled Bond out of a pretty deep trench that Quantum of Solace dropped him in. So we have a lot to be thankful to Sam Mendes for. But we may not be able to rely on our old faithful director to look after Bond for much longer.
If I had to pick one grotesquely obtuse metaphor to describe this year’s glamorous San Diego Comic Con, I’m pretty sure it would be moustachioed cowboy supernova that fuses hydrogen and glitter to make molten rainbows and vomits neurological organs.
Yeah, yeah I think that just about does it.
This was always going to be a wild card year, what with the absence of a Marvel presence save for half a dozen aimless cosplayers. But that wild card turned into a royal flush all too easily. We’ve picked out some of the best bits at this year’s SDCC, from teasers to trailers to screaming jokers. Here’s what we loved, in no particular order: Continue reading Suicide Squad, Warcraft and Ennio Morricone: Top 10 Moments from SDCC 2015
Yesterday the curtain was pulled all the way back at San Diego Comic Con with the grand unveiling of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice feature length trailer. Last night, the number of views on a particular version of this trailer on an unnamed video site was 341. This morning it was up to over 7 million. No one is surprised by this. If you haven’t seen the trailer, for the love of Pete watch it now before some movie site ruins it by breaking down the best bits and speculate about them. As for the rest of you, let’s break down the best bits and speculate about them shall we?
Remember how excited everyone got when we heard the first teaser for Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer came out? Remember how you nearly had to throw your undies immediately in the bin next to your desk when you saw the trailer leaked online in Spanish? And then you got to see the real thing the very next day! Remember all that? Well you’re about to flush out of your memory because the full length trailer for Dawn of Justice is here, and it will blow the roof off your soul, folks!
Since the new Deadpool movie exists almost entirely because of a test reel leaked to the public, it makes sense that images of Deadpool have been used heroically throughout the movie’s production. From set shots to video appearances, to spoofs to goofy photos of the mad antihero in a number of compromising positions, we’ve seen it all.
This has been a stark contrast to Ryan Reynolds‘ last comic book movie Green Lantern, where we didn’t really see the finished product in its entirety until the trailer. Since the suit was motion capture this sort of makes sense, even if the film didn’t. The question is, which did Reynolds prefer to work with? Continue reading Ryan Reynolds Decides: Green Lantern Suit vs Deadpool Suit
Bless Paul Feig‘s cotton socks. The director has successfully gotten out ahead of surprise leaked photos from the set of his Ghostbusters reboot. How? By releasing photos that hold infinitely more pop culture stock than a slightly blurred Kristen Wiig walking expressionless from somewhere to someplace. Continue reading Paul Fieg Shows Off His”Ghostbusters”‘s Pimpin’ New Ecto-1
Superhero sequels are a fact of life. Most of us can’t turn on a screen, answer a phone call or eat a bowl of cereal without finding rumours of set photos floating in the milky remains. But there’s one superhero sequel that people have been clamouring for longer than any Marvel or DC incarnation. Continue reading Shyamalan and Jackson Talk “Unbreakable” Sequel
If there’s a binary of the Incredible Hulk in the DC Universe, it is without a doubt the badass element kryptonite. Why? Because it’s green, it doesn’t say much and it makes some of the strongest heroes look like jittery wimps of the highest calibre. What? Solomon Grundy? No, shut up, it’s kryptonite. Anyway, when will we get a chance to see the DC Hulk in action? A lot sooner than you think, if the reporters that be are to be believed. Continue reading “Batman v Superman” Will Get the Kryptonite Treatment!
Who here likes John Carter? Come on keep your hands up so I can see them. This would be a misleading social experiment in any room for two reasons. One, strangers don’t like it when you ask them to raise their hands. Two, the people who don’t raise their hands just flat out did not see the movie. So what we end up with is a small percentage of fans of the original books by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the more curious or sci-fi centric movie-goers, against the insurmountable waves of people who have no idea what John Carter is. To those people, I say “let’s have a look at what might have been”. Continue reading Original “John Carter” Pitch Reel Harks Back to the Blockbuster that Might have Been
Marvel may be foregoing their usual Comic Con appearance, but that’s no reason to be underwhelmed by the upcoming convention. For starters, Quentin Tarantino is going to be taking up residence with his new movie The Hateful Eight. We can expect to see a trailer or two when the panels start up, but why don’t we have have a peek at a still before we do? Continue reading New Mustachioed Still for Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”