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The Amazing Spider-Man Super Preview

I know that I haven’t posted much lately, which is because I’ve been doing exams.  My last exam was today so I thought what better way to celebrate than doing a blog post and lucky this morning I heard about a four minute long preview of the upcoming Spider-Man movie.

There are a lot of stuff in the trailer that we’ve already seen in previous trailers, but the new stuff is pretty cool, including one seen that shows Peter trying to save a child from a falling car.  The method he uses is different than you might expect, it’s sort of like something you’d see in a real life rescue show or a drama and it was nice to see some heart in a superhero movie.  It really reinforced what director, Marc Webb, previously said about the film being about Peter and his orgins rather than a reharshed version of the previous live action films.

Check out the preview below and leave a comment letting me know what you think, also please feel free to click the like button and subscribe.

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The Dark Knight Rises set in 2016

The Dark Knight Rises will be released in July 2012, a full four years after The Dark Knight which came out in July 2008, but the events of the film are set eight years after those of The Dark Knight.

As fans impatiently wait to see how Christopher Nolan’s Batman series comes to an end, they can count themselves lucky that they don’t actually have to wait the extra four years.  The story follows Bruce Wayne as he faces his biggest enemy yet, in physical size at least.  The enemy I’m referring to is of course the loss of Rachel and his parents, oh and then there’s Bane and Cat Woman who will also be making appearances.  Seriously though, the Batman persona has always been about avenging the loss of his parents, seems like therapy would have been easier.  If he finally faces these issues, will he hang up his cape?  It is the finally movie in the franchise after all.

Also recently, an outdoor fight scene between Bane and Batman was shot in New York, set in a blizzard.  Tom Hardy, the actor playing Bane, said the fight was so overwhelming to shoot, as there were a thousand extras and it was hard to tell which where the stuntmen he was supposed to attack.  Another possible ending would be the ‘man that broke the bat’ storyline, were Bane puts Batman in a wheelchair by snapping his back.  I’ve said it before but I really think this is a possibility, it doesn’t have to be depressing he could go on to defeat Bane using cleverly placed banana peels near the edge of cliffs.  Okay, so there may be a few holes in that theory. 

Either way the series is coming to an end and it’s sure to go out with a bang, but I have to ask; why eight years?  Why not four?  Four makes more sense, so there has to be a reason that it’s eight.  What do you think?  Should Batman go to therapy?  Will Bane put him in a wheelchair?  How do you think the series should end?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.  Also don’t forget to subscribe/follow and click the like button.


Space Battleship, Gantz, Movie Release dates and Vampires from Jersey

Rather than give each of these things its own post, I’ve decided that they should be joined together as one post.  It’s not that all three don’t deserve a separate post, it’s just that two of them already have one each and the third is going to have its own, you’ll know why by the end of the post.

There has been a lot of interest in the release date of the live action Gantz movie.  I knew it wouldn’t be long before more details came out, as distributors were fighting over the rights.  I haven’t heard any official announcement, but I did find out that the live action movie will be available on amazon soon.  Amazon has different sites for different countries, it doesn’t has an Irish one get though, but the UK version will stock the DVD from the 3rd of October and the US version will have it from as early as the 30th of August.  It’s unclear whether both DVDs are included or not.

Though it hasn’t gotten as much interest, it’s a movie I’ve personally been waiting for.  Space Battleship Yamato will come to DVD and Blu-ray on the 24th of June.  This news comes from the movies official blog.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t specify if it is a worldwide release.  I’ll be on the lookout for more details so don’t be afraid to leave a comment asking for more information.

The third thing is a solution to all the gaps that my blog acquired back before college ended, that’s right I’m finished for the summer.  All I have to do now is pick which college I head to next year.  Anyway here’s my solution, fake movies.  I recently listened to a radio show were contestants had to mix too movies together to make a different movie.  Inspired by this I will be filling the gaps with movie posters, and small plots, that mix two or more movies, TV shows, games or books together.  Here’s an example.

Snooki Stackhouse is a poof haired girl who enjoys her life of drunken pickle eating in Jersey Shore.  Through the magic of her poof she can read the minds of others, except supernatural creatures like vampires.  It’s the perfect relationship except he has no tan and she’s dying of skin cancer.

What do you think?  Are you happy about the release dates?  Do you think it would work out between Bill (the Vamiation) and Snooki?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


Favourite Superheroes and Villains

 

Today I saw a list of the top 100 superheroes.  I didn’t look at which one was number, because I actually want to go down the list and see them all.  While I probably won’t know some of them, I’m still curious to see were my favourite heroes placed on the list.  I then start thinking about making my own list.  I remember how long my 100 things about me post took so I’m not going to do 100.  Instead I’m going to stick with five, but I’m also going to include my top five villains.  I’m already debating on the order so I’m just going to leave the order random. 

Anyway, let’s start with the heroes.

 

Superman; I know it sounds boring, but I’ve always been a fan.  The first comic I read was actually a Superman comic so I guess that has a lot to do with it.  Some people say he’s too powerful, but I don’t see the problem with that I don’t want to back a weak superhero, besides Krytonite seems to be readily available in the DC universe, plus he’s affected by magic.

The Flash; I just really like the character.  I have for years.  I remember my friend even recorded the movie for me when we were kids.  What’s cooler than being the faster man in the world?  Nothing, that’s what.

Nightcrawler; It all started in 2003 when the second X-Men movie came out.  He was one of the new characters and I just thought he was really cool.  Ever since he’s just been one of my favourite superheroes.  His powers and the flaws in his powers are just so well thought out.  Then again, after seeing The Fly, the remake not the original, I don’t think I’m ever going to want to teleport (no one ends up with a fly head in that version, for people who have never seen it).

Batman; You’ve got to love a spoiled rich kid that uses his money to fight crime.  Big fan of gadgets, pure and simple.  I think Batman is one of those heroes that everyone knows about whether they want to or not.  Who doesn’t know his back story?

Iron Man; I generally prefer my superheroes with superpowers, but, to avoid sounding prejudice to non-powered heroes, I’ve included another.  Also, the 2008 Iron Man film was great and I’m looking forward to seeing him in the upcoming Avengers movie.

Now on to the villains

Dark Phoenix; I was actually going to put Phoenix in the hero section, but I realised I like her better as a villain.  She wasn’t done justice in the third X-Men movie, but it wasn’t completely horrible.  Her storyline is a pretty interesting part of the X-Men comic and animated series’.

Black Cat; Forget Batman, Black Cat is the real anti-hero of the comic world.  Her philosophy is that she is the Black Cat and Felicia Hardy is just a character she plays.

Juggernaut; I just always remember him from the cartoon when I was a kid.  He just stuck with me so he made the list.  He too was not done justice in X-Men 3.

Venom; Definitely deserves to be on anyone’s list of favourite villains.  It’s kind of like Dark Phoenix when I think about it.  The idea that an external force can just sort of takeover, or at least influence you, is really interesting.  Also, both he and Phoenix have infected more than one person.

Doomsday; Though I was let down my how Smallville ended Doomsday’s storyline, the character was done very well.  However, the comic book version is very different, for one thing there is no Davis Bloome.  I do think that adding the human side worked for the show, but either way the villain that killed Superman should be on everyone’s favourite super villains list.

Do you agree/disagree?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


Lady Gaga Saves the World

Lady Gaga has risen over $250,000, to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, in just 48 hours.  In an attempt to help with the crisis in Japan, Lady Gaga designed and is distributing bracelets.  100% of the money brought in by these bracelets goes to aid Japanese relief efforts.

The bracelets are red and white and have the words ‘We Pray For Japan’ written on them in both English and Japanese.  If you’re interested in buying the bracelets you can find them on her shop website (link below).  Each bracelet costs $5, but you also have the option to donate more and remember it all goes to helping the people of Japan in their time of need.

Lady Gaga is not the only celebrity trying to help, others, including Katy Perry, have taken to Tweeter to encourage people to donate to the Red Cross.

If you’re interested in buying one of Lady Gaga’s bracelets then please visit her site;
http://ladygaga.shop.bravadousa.com/Dept.aspx?cp=14781_42444

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Super 8 New Trailer Review

You may remember, last month I wrote about the upcoming film Super 8, well now a new even longer trailer has been released.  When I last wrote about it, very little was revealed about the film, but now more plot details have be shown.  Although we’re still in the dark about what the monster looks like.

The movie is about a group of children who, using a Super 8 camera, try to make their own monster movie.  However, while filming, they witness a train being derailed and some creature escaping.  Strange things begin to happen around town, people are attack, all the dogs run away, etc.

While watching the trailer, I couldn’t help thinking of E.T., maybe it’s just me.  Then again, the film is an homage to Steven Spielberg and his work, so I guess some familiarity is to be expected.  The movie looks great and I’m genuinely looking forward to its release, but if even one dog is killed off I will walk straight out of that cinema.  They could write off the entire main cast and I’d sit there munching popcorn, but one dog gets hurt and it’s the end of the movie for me.  I think that not seeing the creature adds so much to the excitement, similar to how much buzz formed around what the Cloverfield monster would look like.  Let’s just hope fan are happier with the appearance this time around.

This is J.J. Abrams first original project and it comes out on the 19th of August, in the UK and Ireland, and the 10th of June, in the US.  His work is always great though, so I have no doubt that Super 8 will be able to hold its own against the classic Spielberg films that inspired it.

What do you think?  Do you like the new trailer?  Let me know by voting and leaving a comment below.


Super 8

It’s not a secret that J.J. Abrams has a unique advertising style, considering the first Cloverfield trailer didn’t even give the film’s title.  This time Abrams has refused to give any details of the plot of his latest film, Super 8.  However the trailer does give enough information for people to form conclusions, hopefully wrong ones.

The trailer shows a train, which is transporting material from area 51, being derailed when it collides with a car.  Then the side of one of the train cars is burst off by something.  It does not explain why the creature inside needed the train to be stationary before it could escape.  However we do learn that the film is set in 1979, which is the same year Saddam Hussein became president of Iraq (just a random fact, probably won’t come up in the film, but might you never know with Abrams).

When the trailer was first released, rumours began to spread that this movie was a sequel (or prequel) to, 2008, Cloverfield.  Abrams has since come forward to say that this is not true.  The film will pay homage to Steven Spielberg and the science fiction films that he made in the 70s and 80s.

No big name actors have been cast in the film, which is always a good thing in my eyes.  The film stars Elle Fanning, younger sister of Dakota Fanning, Amanda Michalka, AJ from former band Aly & AJ, and Kyle Chandler.  The relationship between the characters has not been revealed; in fact we haven’t even been given their names yet.

The secrecy surrounding the film really adds to the, normally painful, waiting process.  The movie is scheduled to hit cinemas on the 10th of June 2011.  By then we may know a little more about the plot, then again we may not.  If you’re a Super Bowl fan, you’ll be happy to know that a new 30 second trailer will be airing during one of the commercial breaks.  Getting this trailer to air during the Super Bowl cost Paramount $3 million, so they better make the most of that time.

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DC Universe Online

The battle between Marvel and DC has been a long one and there’s no end in sight, but DC could be pulling ahead with the upcoming release of its baby; DC Universe Online.  The DC universe is filled with heroes, and villains, that have lived in the imaginations of fans for years, but now it’s time to come face to face with your favourite character.  Will you fight alone side them or against them, the choice is yours.

The game looks amazing, no one could say otherwise.  The only problem I have is the price.  PS3 players won’t be used to having to pay to play online and DC Universe Online naturally has no offline mode, so players will either have to pay up or give it a miss.  Will you pay €14.99 (£9.99) each month to play?  There are other payment options; you could pay €27.99 for three months (saves €16.98), or even €49.99 for six (saves €39.95).  Even if you use their best deal it’s still like buying a new game every six months.  The price really got rid of any chances there were of me getting this game.

The story is clever and does explain the sudden rise in superheroes.  In the future war wipes out everyone but Lex Luther.  Then Brainiac comes to take over Earth, so Lex goes back in time to warn the Justice League.  He then releases something that gives humans superpowers, which was made by brainiac so he could make an army.  Lex instructs the Justice League to gather and train these new heroes, but some will naturally become villains.

You can design your costume, choose your powers and you even get to choose to between good and bad.  I must admit that the game does sound tempting and if the prices weren’t so steep my desire to play might win out, but I just can’t justify that cost.  Take a look at the trailer and let me know what you think and don’t forget to vote.