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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” Official Title of Man of Steel Sequel!!!

It’s official! The title to the much anticipated, Zac Snyder directed, Man of Steel sequel is: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice!!! Pretty awesome if you ask me! And way to make it front and center that this movie will be leading up to the Justice League movie(s)!!!

Check out the official logo below, what do you think!? Let us know in the comments!

Dawn of Justice

 

[Update] – the more I think about it, the more I am not so sure about this title. A couple thoughts –

Not having “Man of Steel” in the title is odd since, after all, this is a sequel to the movie Man of Steel.

  1. This has to be one of the few movies where the title of the sequel has no relation (in its name) to the original movies title. I can’t think of one…
  2. Having “Superman” in the title is odd since, in Man of Steel, they went out of their way to never really say “Superman” that or call him by that name.
  3. Having “Batman” listed first in the title of the movie, which is a sequel to Man of Steel… is rather odd. Shouldn’t they have at least called it “Superman v Batman: Dawn of Justice?” And not the other way around?
  4. Saying Batman v Superman in the title is a BIG commitment. I mean, that is a HUGE promise you are making to the audience by saying, “these two characters will fight.” I mean, of course they will, it’s in the damn title! They better! And if it’s just like a little fight in the beginning of the movie like say, Iron man and Thor had in the Avengers, that is going to be BIG disappointment to the audience. By saying” Batman v Superman” in the title, the audience is expecting a movie where that will a main story line. And if it’s not, you better believe that people will be pissed.
  5. A much better title would have been “Man of Steel: Dawn of Justice” for several reasons. One, it obviously seems like more of a sequel since the damn name is the same as the original. Two, having the word “Justice” in there is a huge flag for the majority of your audience (comic book nerds) that this will introduce/setup the Justice League, so then it is expected that we will see Batman. And three, with the MASS MARKETING that will undoubtedly take place for this movie, do you really need to include Batman’s name in the title to let us know he is in the movie!? I am sure we will see 6 trailers, 7 movie clips, 8 TV spots, a couple Burger King commercials and a partridge in a pear tree leading up to this movies premiere. We will be well aware that Batman is in this movie, and probably sick of hearing about it by then.
  6. Also, last and certainly least, Paul and I were discussing this and he brought up a good point (for once in his life). They have the name “Batman” in the title of this movie, however in this new universe, we haven’t yet met a “Batman” it seems as though they are forcing us to care about a character that they haven’t even introduced yet!
  7. I think this title is just an indication of trying way too hard… they are trying so damn hard to mimic the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that they are already committing themselves to this new universe having only one movie under their belt, and are jumping in head first with this title saying “look at us! We can do this too!”

 

Also, be sure to check out all our other Superhero movie reviews!!!

Thor

Captain America

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Amazing Spider-Man

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Dark Knight Rises

The Avengers

 

 


First Full Trailer for INTERSTELLAR!!!

Happy Friday everyone! To celebrate, lets ponder the fate of the human race! YAY!!!

The first full trailer for Christopher Nolan’s new movie Interstellar is out, check it out below! We had seen a teaser trailer a bit ago, and as usual with his movies details are kept very tight and very secret (even IMDB says the plot is unknown). We heard some things that it was going to involve surpassing mankinds limitations on space travel, and some others were saying maybe it was going to revolve around corn somehow. But we now know from the trailer that this movie will deal with the fact that humans are running out of food. We don’t need scientists, or engineers, we need food. And we have to think beyond surviving as a family, or as a country, we have to think of surviving as an entire species. And we must search for survival options for our species beyond our solar system by making use of (ahem) Interstellar travel. Check out the trailer –

This movie sounds amazing in every way. I love the concept and the “big picture” thinking that Christopher Nolan always brings to the table,. Plus the ideas behind this movie are very real, and very relevant. I would be excited for this to be any Christopher Nolan movie, but the fact that its also a space travel movie just excites the nerd in me even more. I am hoping that the movie doesn’t go too far off on that tangent however, we have seen movies built around great ideas and concepts that just took a massive turn for the worse (Prometheus I’m looking at you buddy – you can listen to our review of that piece of crap here). But if anyone can hold this type of movie together its Christopher Nolan. He has a fantastic ability to build movies around these huge concepts and keep it there, front and center, through the whole movie.

Let us know what you think about the trailer below in the comments! And check the podcast this week to hear Paul and I discuss this trailer on this weeks show where we will be reviewing Godzilla!

Interstellar, with all its impressive cast – Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, William Devane, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley, Casey Affleck, and of course, Michael Caine, opens November 7th, 2014.

 


First Picture of Ben Affleck as BATMAN!!!

First picture showing Ben Affleck as BATMAN!!! AND IT’S AWESOME!!!

I. AM. BAD. ASS.

I. AM. BAD. ASS.

Here it is folks, the moment we have been waiting for!!! The first picture of Ben Affleck as Batman, for the upcoming Zack Snyder directed Batman Vs. Superman (unofficial title), the follow up to Snyder’s 2013 Superman film, Man of Steel. It looks like the kind of went with the Frank Miller – Dark Knight version of the suit, which I think was a great choice, and really their only choice. The original batman movies had a standard type suit, then the suits just got crazier and crazier with 1995 Batman Forever and the 1997 Batman and Robin. Then Christopher Nolan had his turn across three movies and gave the suit a background and a reason for existing, being of military origin. And I think most people liked that take on the suit, but you couldn’t do the bulky-armor-type-suit again, so your only option is to strip it down completely. Don’t get me wrong however, I freaking love it. It looks completely bad ass. The stubby ears, and giant Batman symbol look awesome. It looks textured as well, like they did with the Spiderman and Superman costumes to give them a better visual depth. Not sure if it’s just the picture but it does look a bit stiff, like he might have problems moving his head around. You think after all these years they would be able to make a material for Batman’s mask that allows him to look to the left… guess not. Aside from the suit, no complaints about how Ben Affleck actually looks in the suit. But then again, I think for Batman it’s more about how you act, move, and sound in the suit. While I know there was a reason for Christian Bale’s dark, gritty, and modified voice, I couldn’t help but find it distracting through a lot of the parts in those movies. So we shall wait to see actual footage of Affleck to see how he holds up.

Also, the new Batmobile looks pretty cool. It almost looks like a combination of the old Michael Keaton Batmobile and the new Tumbler in the Christopher Nolan trilogy. I was never a fan of the new Tumbler I just thought it wasn’t very practical and nimble feeling. But this new one looks like it’s got the best of both, so I am definitely happy to see that. Sound off in the comments and let us know what you think. Is the suit better than Christian Bales Batsuit? Not as good as Adam Wests Batsuit? Let us know!

Speaking of Batman – you can check our our review of The Dark Knight Rises here.


Órale Vato! Do Not Miss This Clip From 22 JUMP STREET!!!

Holy hell this clip from the upcoming 22 Jump Street had me rolling! Check it out as Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum go undercover as a couple hardcore “vatos” and try to score a look at some product. This movie is shaping up to be just as good if not better than 21 Jump Street, and I cant wait. You can listen to our review of 21 Jump Street here, we actually gave our review of this movie while we were in Austin TX at SXSW in 2012, so if its a little loud in the background, deal with it! Check out the clip below –

22 Jump Street directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, and the hilarious The Lego Movie – you can listen to our view of the The Lego Movie here) hits theaters June 13th, 2014.

 


First Trailer is (Back) Out for FOXCATCHER Starring Channing Tatum!

Now now ladies, calm down it’s not what you think. “Foxcatcher” is nothing like “Chippendales” which is nothing like “Magic Mike.” So you can just forget right now about seeing a shirtless, sweaty Channing Tatum prancing around with other dudes… Well wait, maybe not, since Foxcatcher is about wrestling (real wrestling, not that – pull a folding chair out from under the ring and smash it over the other guys face type wrestling). The trailer was posted a while ago, but the movie was then pushed back, so the trailer got pulled (or something like that happened). But now the movie is playing at Cannes so the marketing engine is back up and running. The trailer and official synopsis is below –

FOXCATCHER, a psychological drama directed by Academy Award® nominee Bennett Miller (MONEYBALL) and starring Golden Globe® winner Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Academy Award® nominee Mark Ruffalo, Academy Award® winner Vanessa Redgrave and Sienna Miller, will have its World Premiere on Friday, November 8 as the Opening Weekend Gala. The film was written by E. Max Frye and Academy Award® nominee Dan Futterman. FOXCATCHER tells the story of Olympic Gold Medal-winning wrestler Mark Schultz (Tatum), who sees a way out from the shadow of his more celebrated wrestling brother Dave (Ruffalo) and a life of poverty when he is summoned by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont (Carell) to move onto his estate and train for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Desperate to gain the respect of his disapproving mother, du Pont begins “coaching” a world-class athletic team and, in the process, lures Mark into dangerous habits, breaks his confidence and drives him into a self-destructive spiral. Based on actual events, FOXCATCHER is a gripping and profoundly American story of fragile men who pinned their hopes for love and redemption on a desperate obsession for greatness that was to end in tragedy

I am beyond excited for this movie. Actually I wouldn’t even say excited is the right word, this movie just looks so damn interesting. I started wrestling when I was about five years old up until I was about 20 or so, so this subject matter is extremely relevant. Plus the fact that this unbelievable story is based on actual events is just icing on the cake, icing on the crazy unbelievable cake. With an almost unrecognizable Steve Carell, what appears to be a shy, introverted Channing Tatum, and the always great Marc Ruffalo, this movie is also sure to have performances that will really bring some weight to this already heavy story. Couple that with the fact that its directed by Bennett Miller who directed Capote, and Moneyball which Paul and I both loved (you can listen to our review of that here), this movie has all the makings of an amazing film. I can’t say enough how excited I am for this movie. Let me know what you think about this trailer in the comments!

Like Channing Tatum? Listen to our review of the hilarious 21 Jump Street here, and check out the new trailer for 22 Jump Street here. Be sure to “Like” our Facebook page too!

Plus, be sure to check back this week for the new podcast where Paul and I will discuss this trailer in more depth, and we’ll be reviewing the new movie Transcendence!

 


They (Fox). Can’t. Be. Serious… Can They?

At this point I don’t know what to believe, or say, when it comes to the new Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past. Not just about the movie as a whole, but rather what they are doing to one character in particular. One grey wig flaunting, shiny pants flashing, goggles-for-the-sake-of-goggles wearing Quicksilver, played by Evan Peters. When the first pictures came out, I was all like… whaaaaa??? And then when more pictures came out, I was all like huuuuuhh???

I feel really confused about all of this. I really do. I am not even trying to be funny at this point. I am just horribly confused, so confused and baffled that it literally makes my head hurt. Now I know how Paul must feel… going through life confused by all the colors and shapes, all the “WYE-FYE”  this and “CELL-PHONE” that. Poor guy.

But lets take a look at the exactly what I am so confused. The following promotional video shows us the brand new “X-Man” Quicksilver, eating breakfast. YUP. That’s right. I said eating breakfast, specifically A Carl’s Jr. breakfast sandwich. (WARNING – the images you are about to see are considered extremely stupid, and should not be watched by those easily angered)

So there you have it. That is him eating breakfast. It is so damn absurd I just cannot for the life of me think of a good reason they would continue to show us this character, when he looks SO HORRIBLY RIDICULOUS. But I think I finally figured it out (Paul, not so much). I think I have narrowed it down to two options –

Option 1 – The marketing team at FOX is nothing but geniuses. The team is probably stacked full of Nobel Laureates, people doing ground breaking work in the fields of physics, chemistry, economics, and other thingies. They are so smart, that they actually understand the internet… THE ENTIRE INTERNET. They understand it to the point of the old saying “any press is good press,” which if I understand the 21st Century correctly, roughly translates into something called “Trolling” (I think?). Now Trolling is basically intentionally making  controversial statements or comments, with the sole intention of evoking an emotional response. And if that video of a comic book character, dressed like a complete idiot, selling a giant corporations breakfast sandwich isn’t purposefully trying to evoke an emotional response, then I don’t know what is. They are basically trolling every person on earth, just to get people talking about their movie. And its working. Kind of.

Option 2 – The costume designers for this movie were literally a group of blind cigarette smoking chimps, who had access to a 1980’s hair metal bands wardrobe closet, and Bryan Singer is making the biggest mistake of his career. The movie will break records, it will be a box office smash, but it will be laughed at. Once again, just like in X-Men: First Class (listen to our review of that here), a great story line and a handful of great actors and characters will be trampled on and overshadowed by annoying teenager “mutants,” the other horribly shallow characters, and laughable costume design. So much so that it will tarnish the entire movie. I’m calling it now, this will be so glaring that it will effect peoples opinion on the whole movie. The most we can hope is that he is not a central character, and has very little screen time.

But what do I know? I’m just a guy who doesn’t dress up like this…

Don't dress like this.

Don’t dress like this.

 


Possibly The Worst X-Men Picture, In All of Movie Marketing…

Good morning internet, just how the hell are ya? That’s nice, now listen to me. I checked the internets this morning and I found this terrific little nugget of information on the upcoming Bryan Singer directed X-Men: Days of Future Past. Now, when I first saw this picture I had to check my calendar to make sure it wasn’t the beloved 1st of April. A day for pranks, gags, jokes, and fun for everyone! Because man, this picture SURE IS FUNNY. But alas, no… ‘tis not the 1st of April. It is the 2nd of April, which means this picture is no joke… it is real my friends.

Now let me soften the blow for you a bit, and start with some standard issue, magazine promo cover art. The following picture comes to us via the French edition of Premiere magazine, and it has a nice little cover with young Magneto (Michael Fassbender), old Magneto (Ian McKellen), young Professor X (James McAvoy), old Professor X (Patrick Stewart), and of course our beloved Wolverine who appears as though he is sneaking up behind everyone and is about to rip their heads off. But this cover is pretty standard, nothing to see here really.

Watch out behind you James McAvoy!!!

Watch out behind you James McAvoy!!!

The real joke here, is the picture that was released showing us yet again, the new Quicksilver! … O.M.G. followed by a W.T.F….

 

Now you MUST look at me!

Now you MUST look at me!

In absolutely no way can I take this picture seriously! “Hi, my name is Quicksilver, and NOBODY KNOWS WHY THE HELL I LOOK LIKE THIS.” I really do find it hard to believe that they made Quicksilver look like this, ON PURPOSE!!! And, that they know he looks like this and they continue to release pictures of him ON PURPOSE!!! It’s like Brian Singer lost a bet or something. The most annoying thing about the Matthew Vaughn directed X-Men: First Class was the whiny, wimpy, light hearted and severely out of place teenage mutants/X-Men, and I just really hope that they do something with Quicksilver because just on his looks alone he is already annoying the shit out of me! But Quicksilver’s retarded looks aside, even the picture itself is a BAD PICTURE! How on Earth would they let this be released as a promotional image for the movie!? It’s the most bland, boring, show me nothing tell me nothing piece of movie marketing I have ever seen! You can see what this version of Quicksilver looks like compared to the Quicksilver in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron here, but I warn you, it’s not much better.

X-Men: Days of Future Past opens May 23rd, 2014… I’ll be the guy in the audience constantly yelling, “YOU LOOK STUPID!”


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