When Sin City came out, seemingly eons ago, the idea of a film being almost entirely CG was something that hadn’t really been done to such an extent. It was visually groundbreaking, technologically breathtaking, and for fans of film noir, exhilarating. A Dame To Kill for is still visually arresting and mega-noir, but its impact comes more from the performance of Eva Green than anything else.
When Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller’s Sin City came out, it was hailed as innovative, a work of genius. For the follow-up, the two have collaborated to adapt the Sin City graphic novel, A Dame To Kill For – and Miller’s name has been added to the title, hence: Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. The trailer has the same black-and-white-with-splashes-of-color noir look of the original film and is cool as all get out.
Immortals is a big, sprawling movie about ancient wars – the war between the Greek gods and the Titans; the attempt by King Hyperion to conquer Greece, and a second war between gods and titans. It’s an orgy of awesome, bloody action perpetrated by awesome, bloody-minded men.
Tarsem Singh’s Immortals has a spectacular new trailer. Check it out following the jump.
Iron Man 2 may be a bit too scattered to be the sleek, character-driven entertainment that its predecessor was, but it’s still one of the best films of the summer and its audience will be eagerly awaiting its video release on September 28, 2010.
IM2 will be released in Blu-ray, Blu-ray Combo-Pack, 2-disc and single-disc DVD formats. Details on features content follow the jump.
With the current trend of Hollywood movies, sequels have to follow a unique blend of key ingredients in order to make it taste good. First, it has to keep the spirit of the first film alive and well. Next, it has to bigger, better, and stonger than the last. The sequel has to give us that sweet taste that we want to come back for more. Finally, the next movie has to give you more insight of the characters we grew to know from the first movie then wrap it all up with a new story that appeases a newbie. While Iron Man 2 had some ups and downs like a rollercoasters, it still delivers high quality entertainment with its action scenes, less CGI, and solved the problems of the first Iron Man. Truly, this movie is the front runner of the 2010 summer of movies!
One of the hardest things to do in movies is create a sequel that equals or betters its predecessor. Iron Man 2 dos not meet that challenge – but it’s nowhere near being a bad movie.
The problem is that IM2 has to do a lot of things: it has to further the story of Tony Stark/Iron Man [Robert Downey Jr.]; it has to give us a bit more about S.H.I.E.L.D. – both in terms of the Avengers Initiative and introducing one of the agency’s top agents; it has to deal with Stark’s drinking and his relationship with his father – not to mention his relationship with his assistant, the uber-competent but easily flustered Pepper Potts [Gwyneth Paltrow]; it has to get Stark’s friend, Lt. Col. James, “Rhodey” Rhodes into one of the Iron Man suits; it has to introduce a new villain – and a competitor for Stark, and it has to do all this in just over two hours.
The folks over at USA Today have scored this shot of Mickey Rourke in full on Whiplash gear on the set of Iron Man 2. Here’s a link to their article. Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses. In the comic book the whips are electrically powered whips that have enough of a charge where it can damage Iron-Man’s armor. Whiplash (Mickey Rourke) sports a power pack on his chest that looks similar to the one that Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) uses. Here’s link to USA Today’s story.
With “Awards Season” in full swing, we come to my favorite awards show to watch – The Golden Globes [the Globes’ new look featured, above]. Where else can you see an award winner rush from the little girls’ room to the stage, trailing a piece of toilet paper from her shoe [Christine Lahti, you are immortal because of this], or another award winner insist upon giving his award to the actor who inspired him to become an actor [the only award Jack Lemmon ever got that was voted for by a panel of one – and who knows how many other actors he inspired…?]. Thank you speeches that come from the heart or, on occasion, from a few too many drinks… The Golden Globes are fun because you get more moments from real people than all the other awards shows combined [excepting, possibly, The Spirit Awards]. Plus, the Globes honor movies and television – so there are twice as many opportunities for entertainment. So, here, after the jump, here are the nominees and my choices.