Author: Jason Furie

Movie Review: HANNA

HANNA is simply a surprising and beautiful film directed by Joe Wright (PRIDE & PREJUDICE, ATONEMENT) starring the young and talented Saoirse Ronan (ATONEMENT, THE LOVELY BONES) as Hanna, Eric Bana (TROY, STAR TREK) as her father/mentor, and Cate Blanchett (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, BABEL) as a ruthless intelligence agent. HANNA tells the story of a 16 year old girl (Saoirse) who is raised in the wilderness by her overprotective father (Bana) who trains her to be a deadly assassin and teaches her everything she needs to know in order to survive. Soon Hanna is dispatched by...

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Movie Review: SOURCE CODE

SOURCE CODE tells the story of a young soldier who wakes up in the body of someone else who is on a commuter train 8 minutes before it explodes in a ball of flames. He soon discovers he is in a program called the “Source Code” that allows one to relive the last 8 minutes of some one’s life and has been instructed to investigate who blew up the train by reliving those 8 minutes over and over. Each time he returns to the “Source Code” he must search out new clues and investigate different people to get to...

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Movie Trailer: RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

The first official trailer for RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES has finally hit the Internet. This PLANET OF THE APES prequel is directed by relative unknown Rupert Wyatt (THE ESCAPIST) and stars James Franco (YOUR HIGHNESS, SPIDER-MAN Trilogy) who I am convinced has cloned himself multiple times to be in as many films and projects as he is currently. The trailer itself seems pretty eerie and I am totally digging the vibe. This prequel is now on my nerd radar and I look forward to seeing it late this summer. It’s time to load up your Netflix...

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New Bond officially confirmed for 2012!

In 2006 audiences were treated to CASINO ROYALE starring Daniel Craig (COWBOYS & ALIENS, THE GOLDEN COMPASS) which was a fresh reboot of the Bond franchise and was followed in 2008 by the equally awesome sequel QUANTUM OF SOLACE. Fans of the series understandably assumed Bond would be back in 2010 with the next installment (following the 2 year pattern) but financial issues at MGM put a hold on production indefinitely. It seemed that all was lost and that the franchise was going to stay on indefinite hold, until now. It has been reported that MGM will get the...

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Official Superman Reboot Title Revealed as well as Main Villain!

Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot will now officially be called MAN OF STEEL. On top of that cool news we get word that under appreciated actor Michael Shannon (HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD) has been cast as General Zod who will be the main villain in the upcoming Reboot. What a fantastic choice! I am very fond of Shannon’s work on HBO’s BOARDWALK EMPIRE and I believe he will be perfect for this big role. Here are a few words from Snyder: Snyder: “Zod is not only one of Superman’s most formidable enemies, but one of the most significant because...

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Sylvester Stallone WILL direct THE EXPENDABLES 2!

UPDATE: It looks like the tides have shifted yet again and Simon West (CON AIR) will now be the director of THE EXPENDABLES 2! Thanks to Expendables Premiere we get word that THE EXPENDABLES 2 will star AND be directed by Stallone himself once again. Reports earlier in the year suggested that Stallone would reprise his starring role but he would hand directing duties off to someone else. Looks like those reports will not come true after all and we will have Sly in the directing chair once again where he belongs. While no official word on what cast members...

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THE CROW reboot gets a new director!

A reboot of THE CROW has been brewing in Hollywood for years now with little success. Back in 2008 Stephen Norrington (BLADE, THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN) publicly showed interest in a reboot as director with a rumor that Mark Wahlberg (THE DEPARTED, THE FIGHTER) was up for the titular role. That obviously never worked out and it has been announced that director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo (28 WEEKS LATER, INTACT) has officially signed on for a new fresh start for the project. THE CROW reboot will come from the production company “Relativity” with producer Edward R. Pressman (THE CROW,...

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TRON: LEGACY and Original TRON on DVD and Blu-Ray!

TRON: LEGACY and the original classic TRON have finally hit DVD and Blu-Ray today with a slew of purchasing options for all you die hard TRON fans out there. Here is a rundown of all your awesome option: TRON: LEGACY DVD TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC DVD TRON: LEGACY BLU-RAY/DVD/Digital Copy Combo Pack TRON LEGACY 3D/BLU-RAY/DVD/DIGITAL COPY Combo Pack TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC BLU-RAY/DVD Combo Pack TRON: LEGACY/TRON: THE ORIGINAL CLASSIC 2-Pack BLU-RAY/DVD/Digital Copy THE ULTIMATE TRON EXPERIENCE featuring all the above housed in an “identity disc” replica! Wow! That’s a crap ton of options to choose from. There should...

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X-MEN 4 and DEADPOOL reboot still alive!

Thought the idea of a 4th X-Men movie was out of the question after 2006’s lackluster X-MEN: THE LAST STAND? How about a reboot for the character Deadpool in his very own movie once again starring Ryan Reynolds after his first appearance as the “merc with a mouth” in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE? Well my fellow nerds, it looks like BOTH of these projects are still alive according to producer Lauren Schuler Donner in the latest issue of Empire Magazine (via The Playlist). Here is what Donner had to say about a sequel to X-MEN: THE LAST STAND: “We took...

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Zack Snyder’s Superman reboot MAN OF STEEL casting update!

UPDATE: 04/10/2011 Updated Cast info below (General Zod) and the title has officially been confirmed as MAN OF STEEL! In case you have been living under a giant chuck of kryptonite lately you may not have heard all the great casting news for Zack Snyder’s (300, SUCKER PUNCH) upcoming Superman reboot titled MAN OF STEEL. Fear not citizen for I have compiled the latest and greatest casting news for this ambitious project! I have also included a quote from the director Zack Snyder himself for each character. Snyder is so awesome for giving us fans these quotes and reassuring...

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Movie Review: SUCKER PUNCH

A forward to ALL my readers: Zach Snyder’s SUCKER PUNCH is no doubt going to be the ultimate “love it or hate it” movie of the year. Your “expectations” for this movie are going to greatly influence your experience and overall enjoyment. If you go into this film thinking it will have an intricate story filled with deep characterization you will be sorely disappointed. What we have here is a fun fantasy epic that is visually stunning, has a breathtakingly unique style, awesome set pieces, amazingly choreographed action sequences, and some of the most bad ass moments I have seen in...

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Movie Trailer: The Big Bang

Thanks to Cinemablend.com we get the first trailer for THE BIG BANG by unknown director Tony Krantz starring Antonio Banderas (DESPERADO, THE MASK OF ZORRO). Also, thanks to Comingsoon.net for the awesome scan of the movie poster above! THE BIG BANG is a neo-noir action film about a private detective (Banderas) who is hired to find a missing stripper. Sounds cool to me. I do miss me some Banderas with a gun! The supporting cast for this one looks pretty awesome (if not overcrowded) and includes the legendary Sam Elliot (TOMBSTONE, THE GOLDEN COMPASS) and William Fichtner (DRIVE ANGRY,...

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First full trailer for CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

The full trailer for this Summer’s CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER is finally here! We got our first sneak peak earlier this year during the Super Bowl but that was just a 30 second tease. This trailer is the real deal and full of all kinds of bad ass! After watching this I am definitely pumped to see this one come Summer time. Click the damn trailer already! CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER opens July 22nd...

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In Defense Of: Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage has been entertaining us for nearly 30 years now and I have always considered him as one of my favorite actors. I had always enjoyed his work, but it was not until I saw him in the 1987 comedy masterpiece RAISING ARIZONA, directed by the amazing Coen Brothers (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN, TRUE GRIT), that I thought to myself that he was a truly amazing and talented actor. His character of H.I. McDunnough is arguably the best character in any movie to me and is a huge inspiration for myself as a comedian. A lot of...

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Darren Aronofsky off THE WOLVERINE, but DAREDEVIL reboot gets a director!

THE WOLVERINE: I was really beginning to get excited for the latest Wolverine movie especially with Darren Aronofsky (THE WRESTLER, BLACK SWAN) attached to direct. Apparently now he has officially left the project after months of building hype and excitement for the project. I was so happy to finally see a competent director tackle this iconic character and give him some much deserved justice after the disappointing origin story we got in 2009 in X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE. Here is what Aronofsky and Twentieth Century Fox had to say about it all: Aronofsky: “As I talked more about the film...

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New BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY gameplay trailer kicks ass!

I am a huge fan of 2009’s BATMAN: ARKHAM ASYLUM and consider it one of the best games I have played in a very long time. It really is the perfect Batman game. It blends an interesting story with a great cast of characters, intense action, stealth and detective elements, sweet art design, and some cool hidden goodies for longtime fans. It really encapsulates everything that Batman fans love and has made me more of a Batman fan than I ever was in the past. So you can understand why I am eagerly awaiting the follow-up BATMAN: ARKHAM CITY....

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Movie Review: BATTLE: LOS ANGELES

BATTLE: LOS ANGELES is the latest alien invasion flick to land in theaters directed by relative unknown Jonathan Liebesman (DARKNESS FALLS, THE KILLING FIELDS) and starring the stoic Aaron Eckhart (THE DARK KNIGHT, THANK YOU FOR SMOKING). The film follows Staff Sergeant Michael Nantz (Eckhart) as he leads a platoon of young officers to a police station where civilians are stranded during a violent alien invasion. What appears to be meteors hitting the Earth is actually alien crafts landing and attacking in an attempt to horde our natural resources. The result is an action packed film that rarely stops...

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Movie Trailer: Super 8

The absolutely superb trailer for the upcoming JJ Abrams (MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3, STAR TREK) directed film hit the web earlier today alongside some new posters for the film (above and below). We caught our first official glance of SUPER 8 earlier this year in a short but sweet 30 second teaser during the Super Bowl and now we have a full blown trailer that is set to premiere alongside BATTLE: LOS ANGELES today in theaters besides obviously being online. Here is the official synopsis:  In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness...

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First look at THE LAST AIRBENDER animated sequel series!

Last summer it was announced that Nickelodeon was working on an animated sequel series to the wildly popular AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER series.  The original show ran for 3 seasons on Nickelodeon and gathered an insane cult following in the process. Today we get a brand new picture from the upcoming project and an official synopsis; The Legend of Korra takes place 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender and follows the adventures of the Avatar after Aang – a passionate, rebellious, and fearless teenaged girl from the Southern Water Tribe named Korra. With three of the...

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New Wii Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword trailer is awesome!

While we have seen early looks at THE LEGEND OF ZELDA: SKYWARD SWORD in motion at last years Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 for short), we have never seen any footage that looks as good as the newest trailer. The newest trailer is from the recent Game Developers Conference (GDC for short) is awesome and gives us a more solid look as to what we can expect! The LEGEND OF ZELDA franchise is my favorite among all video games by far, and I play an awful lot of games. I always look forward to a new adventure and the Zelda...

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