As I mentioned last week during my update on The Bourne Legacy, this is a bumper year for those of who enjoy our spy action thrillers. Skyfall is shaping up to be the best Bond film in a very long time (the IMAX trailer is mind-blowing) and the new trailer, released today, only serves to confirm that.
Archive for July, 2012
It’s been a long time since I’ve talked about games on The Shootening. A mixture of apathy and a lack of interesting titles has put paid to that. Still, if you flash up anything titled “Grand Theft Auto“, expect me to sit up boltright and take notice. It was WAY back in November when the trailer to Grand Theft Auto V was shown and I did my little breakdown and not a lot has been revealed since. Until now… Read more »
It’s truly exciting year for those of us who love our action-packed spy thrillers. Not only is Bond back but it seems he’s in top form with Skyfall (I saw the IMAX trailer before a showing of The Dark Knight Rises and was BLOWN AWAY), but we also have a return of the Bourne series with The Bourne Legacy. Replacing Matt Damon, Jeremy Renner now heads up the franchise as Operation Treadstone comes to an end and powerful forces try to tie up loose ends by disposing of their assets. Read more »
Wes Anderson may have only just released Moonrise Kingdom to the world but he’s already thinking of his next project – The Grand Budapest Hotel. Aside from the title, Anderson has revealed little about the film itself, save for a dream cast wishlist. Read more »
Third parts are notoriously difficult in films. If things haven’t been planned out from the start they feel like horrible cash-ins, where that once fresh and original idea has long since milked dry. At best you ignore them, deny they ever existed. At worst, they kill off all the enjoyment you had in the series. The Dark Knight Rises is Christopher Nolan’s final part in his Dark Knight trilogy. Will Nolan give us the ending we want? Will Batman get the send off he deserves? Read on and find out. Read more »
Paul Thomas Anderson’s first film for five years, The Master, has teased us with a couple of clips – One focussing on Joaquin Phoenix’s unsettling Freddie, the other giving us our first glimpse of cult leader Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). It turns out these were just a taster for the feature, as we now have the first full trailer.
Dredd‘s positive showing at San Diego Comic Con last week has helped put a lot of fears I had to rest. It means I can wave bye-bye to my usual trepidation and actually look forward to the September release of the feature. In the meantime, lets look at some ridiculously high quality pics of Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) and his chums in action. Read more »
News: Chronicle Director Josh Trank Directing Fantastic Four & David Slade Drops Off Daredevil RebootPosted in Movies, News with tags Chronicle, David James Kelly, David Slade, Fantastic Four, Fox, Fox Studios, Hannibal, Hard Candy, Ioan Gruffudd, Jeremy Slater, Jessica Alba, Josh Trank, Marvel Studios, Reed Richards, Sony, Sue Storm, The Fantastic Four, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Tim Story, Venom on July 18, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger
Finally, some news away from San Diego Comic Con – Josh Trank, director of the superhero found footage flick Chronicle, will head the reboot to The Fantastic Four for Fox Studios. After initially being circled by Sony for their Venom feature, Trank has signed up to to bring Marvel’s first family to the big screen and will be working with writer Jeremy Slater to re-invigorate the franchise. Read more »
News: Marvel Panel At San Diego Comic Con Announces “Phase Two” – Iron Man 3, Thor 2, Captain America 2, Guardians Of The Galaxy, And Ant-ManPosted in Movies, News with tags Alan Taylor, Aldrich Killian, Ant-Man, Bucky Barnes, Captain America, Captain America - The First Avenger, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Chuck, Don Cheadle, Drax The Destroyer, Edgar Wright, Fandral, Gamora, Groot, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Happy Hogan, Iron Man, Iron Man 3, Jon Favreau, Kevin Feige, Mads Mikkelsen, Marvel, Marvel Studios, Nick Frost, Pepper Potts, Phase Two, RDJ, Rhodey Rhodes, Robert Downey Jr., Rocket Raccoon, San Diego Comic Con, Shane Black, Simon Pegg, Sir Ben Kingsley, Star Lord, The Avengers, The Mandarin, The Russo Bros., The World's End, Thor, Thor: The Dark World, Tony Stark, Zachary Levi on July 17, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger
Marvel Studios showed no sign of slowing their pace after the massive success of The Avengers. Quite the opposite, in fact. No, Marvel used their panel at San Diego Comic Con to announce they were beginning “Phase Two” of their film strategy, and boy is it a biggie! Let’s talk the big boys first. Read more »
Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel was a big part of the Legendary Pictures/Warner Bros. panel at the San Diego Comic Con this weekend. Snyder introduced a teaser trailer for the new Superman film that we’ll all be able to see before The Dark Knight Rises from this Friday. As for now we’ll just have to make do with a description of the action that went down. Read more »