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Cool news on the movie (in theaters on April 29, 2011), the website, the Facebook page, the trailer.
http://janethetherington.blogspot.com/2011/03/brandon-routh-goes-from-superman-to.htmlCool news on the movie (in theaters on April 29, 2011), the website, the Facebook... more
With the Oscars over and summer blockbusters still months away, where can you find quality films? Hey, don't look at us; we just work here. But Brett Erlich's intrepid research means we can eliminate Netflix Streaming. In this new segment dubbed "Brettflix," Brett surfs the flotsam and jetsam of the site's live-streaming options. Instead of "Beauty and the Beast," you'll find the Hilary Duff made-for-TV movie "Beauty and the Briefcase." Rather than either 'Tron" or "Tron: Legacy," you'll have to make do with Dean Cain and Wesley Snipes cavorting in something called "Futuresport." And don't even get us started about "Hybrid," the kid-becomes-wolf tale starring "Glee's" Cory Monteith and Justine Bateman. Yes, Justine Bateman.
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The end result of All-Star Superman may not be everything that fans of Morrison’s epic work would like, but it is a quality addition to the DC Animated vault and provides an excellent stand alone Superman story for casual and hopefully diehard fans.The end result of All-Star Superman may not be everything that fans of... more
In just a few seconds this film manages to capture the true essence of classic superman. I wish all fan films were this good. Enjoy!
http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2011/02/video-superman-classic/In just a few seconds this film manages to capture the true essence of classic... more
Lindsay Lohan getting the biggest break of her life. Nice.
http://hollywoodhiccups.com/2011/02/08/lindsay-lohan-starring-in-the-new-superman/Lindsay Lohan getting the biggest break of her life. Nice.... more
According to media reports, President Obama (almost) resolved the spiraling Egyptian crisis in one “private message” to Hosni Mubarak. “Mubarak Promise Comes After Private Obama Message” AP reports.
President Obama is firmly in charge and appears to finally be calling the shots. In a bold, presidential moment, Obama said Tuesday evening that he has told Mubarak that a transition to representative government “must begin now.”
For the millions of Americans who only watch CNN, it appears that our president has, once again, saved the day. Only problem is, it’s just not so.
On Monday, after maintaining a conspicuous silence throughout the escalating Egyptian protests, Obama finally revealed America’s stance on the escalating Egyptian crisis. A full week after they started. White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said it is “not for me or our government to determine” whether Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak should leave office.
Translation: America, via Obama, is firmly committed to sitting on the fence and waiting for the situation to resolve itself. As it appeared to do on Tuesday, with Mubarak announcing the he would not be running for re-election.
With a response time measured in minutes, Obama appeared on national news and claimed the credit. The Washington Post reported:
President Obama, clearly frustrated by Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s intention to retain his hold on power until elections later this year, said Tuesday evening that he has told Mubarak that a transition to representative government “must begin now.”
Taking a cue from George Bush’s famous “We hear you now” declaration made on the burning embers of the World Trade Center, Obama proceeded to voice his support for the Egyptian protestors, saying the passion and dignity demonstrated by the people of Egypt has been an inspiration. He says young protesters will reach their destiny. “We hear you now!” Obama stated.
The media ignored the fact that it took a full week for our president to be so inspired, while giving full credence to the “private message” Obama reportedly sent to Mubarak which reportedly persuaded Mubarak to announce he would finally step down. Does anyone else smell a rat?
Continued at the linkAccording to media reports, President Obama (almost) resolved the spiraling Egyptian... more
Kristen Stewart was never approached to be part of the 2012 Superman reboot.
More: http://amygrindhouse.com/kristen-stewart-superman.htmlKristen Stewart was never approached to be part of the 2012 Superman reboot. More:... more
"Tudors" regular Henry Cavill has been chosen as the next man of steel, playing the dual roles of Superman and Clark Kent in the upcoming Warner/Legendary co-production of SUPERMAN. News from The Wrap:
http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/henry-cavill-will-be-next-superman-24329"Tudors" regular Henry Cavill has been chosen as the next man of steel,... more
British actor Henry Cavill has been chosen to play the role of iconic superhero, 'Superman,' in the new movie by Warner Bros. Pictures and set to release in December 2012.British actor Henry Cavill has been chosen to play the role of iconic superhero,... more
Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has chosen Henry Cavill to play Clark Kent, AKA Superman, for the upcoming reboot.
It was reported that Cavill, who is known in the TV drama 'The Tudors', was macho for the role, even if film chief Jeff Robinov haven't met him or his screenshots. Warner Bros. execs said "He's got an amazing quality. He doesn't look too much like Reeve and Routh but he's big and strong and he has a very modern feel to him, We're really going to try and make Superman as contemporary as possible."
Source: http://www.deadline.com/2011/01/henry-cavill-chosen-as-new-superman/Deadline is reporting that Warner Bros. has chosen Henry Cavill to play Clark Kent,... more
He can be my Superman any day. Yum.
http://hollywoodhiccups.com/2011/01/30/official-henry-cavill-is-the-new-superman/He can be my Superman any day. Yum.... more
At this point, we don’t even have to open with a statement like “comic book movies are all the rage these days” because these days, films based on comics are as commonplace as a drama, an action film or a bad romantic comedy starring Jennifer Aniston that will undoubtedly perform poorly at the box office, leaving executives scratching their heads wondering why America’s Girl Next Door didn’t pull ‘em in this time. But we digress…
Just because we see a lot of funny book films grace the silver screen doesn’t mean they’re all good. Actually, sometimes it seems like the vast majority of them are kind of mediocre with only a mere handful rising up to “awesome” status. For every Dark Knight or Iron Man, there’s an Elektra, Ghost Rider, Fantastic Four, Catwoman or… well, you get the point.
In order to remedy this situation, Mania has compiled a list of simple rules to follow when adapting a comic book property to film. It’s fairly simple and should be common sense. Should be, but quite often isn’t. Since most comic to film adaptations involve superheroes, our list will be a bit skewed toward the metahuman set. But with a little imagination, you should be able to apply these rules to any film adaptation.
Read a Comic Book
Obviously graphic novels and film are two very different mediums and despite what the uninitiated and uninformed might tell you, comic books aren’t “just like storyboards, but with words.” But if you’re going to turn sequential art into live-action, it might help to understand a bit about the medium you’re adapting and why we love it so much. Does that mean we want to see literal, panel-for-panel recreations of a comic book? Well, if it works, sure; but don’t feel like you have to. Does it mean a writer or director has to come equipped with a detailed knowledge of Spider-Man’s continuity before beginning work? Not necessarily, but we won’t argue if you do. Overall, we just want you to have at least a basic knowledge of how and why these characters work and a healthy respect for the source material if you’re going to get paid to make a movie about it.
Get the Tone Right
So you’ve read a few Flash comics and you’ve gotten to know the character, right? You understand what makes him tick, what drives him and why he does what he does, right? So clearly you must understand how incredibly stupid it sounds when you say that you’re drawing inspiration from films like Silence of the Lambs and Se7en when writing the Flash screenplay, right? Right?
Batman is dark and brooding. It makes sense to put him in a dark world full of moral ambiguity where he can fight for justice while brooding in the shadows and acting all spooky-like. Superman is a source of inspiration for us all, a shining pinnacle to which we can all aspire. Having him cry in his beer and use his x-ray vision to spy on his old girlfriend? Well, that’s not really too inspiring, nor does it give us much hope for mankind.
If you wanna make a superhero version of Se7en, adapt something dark and creepy. Maybe Spawn. But if you wanna make a Flash movie, make a Flash movie.
Respect the Characters/Respect the Readers
For years, X-Men fans dreamed of seeing the merry mutants on the big screen. When they finally got their wish, they found that while director Bryan Singer got the overall concept right, he struggled with the details. Rather than getting the conflicted yet brave Scott Summers they’d been reading about for 30+ years, they got a whiny bitch. Remember how we all loved seeing Nightcrawler act as a swashbuckling, Errol Flynn-esque character in the comics? Remember how he was depicted as a morose freak obsessed with religious scarification in the movie?
How many Christians would be thrilled with the concept of Jesus depicted as an unforgiving, gun-toting jerk in a movie adaptation? Okay, maybe a few… okay, maybe a few more than we’re comfortable with. But overall, most folks would be upset if a filmmaker took their Lord and Savior in such an uncharacteristic direction. Hollywood needs to realize that in a sense, comics are our religion and that handling these characters in such an improper way is tantamount to blasphemy. Or to put it in layman’s terms: if you’re gonna do it, do it right. If you don’t know the difference between Mary Jane Watson and Gwen Stacy, maybe you shouldn’t include both of them in a movie.
Don’t Be a Slave to the Page
All that stuff we just said about respecting the source material, treating these characters with love and staying true to the comic books upon which they are based? It’s not worth spit if you aren’t willing to take some chances and put your own spin on things. Remember who’s in charge here.
The danger of having a fanboy in charge of a comic adaptation is the tendency to want to adhere so closely to the source material that it doesn’t properly translate to film. These are two separate mediums we’re talking about here, folks -- some things have to be altered. Not only that, most of these characters have been reimagined many times over the course of their history, so it only makes sense that they’d be reimagined again when making the jump from the printed page to the big screen.
Don’t worry about those folks who will nitpick the details in Iron Man’s armor or complain that Wolverine’s too tall. The key here is to not make unnecessary changes that will only convolute the script or water down the essence of the character, like making the Hulk’s dad the Absorbing Man or putting the Punisher in Florida.
For God’s Sake, Keep the Masks On!
You’re making a superhero movie? Superheroes wear masks. You’re starring in a superhero movie? Well, you’d better get used to wearing a mask. Check your ego at the door and learn that an actor acts. Hell, Hugo Weaving never did take that mask off in V for Vendetta, and we’re pretty sure it didn’t hurt his career. Stallone, on the other hand, still hasn’t gotten the egg off of his face for the whole Judge Dredd thing, and while it was clever when Spider-Man ended the first movie without a mask, but it was a joke by the second one and embarrassing by the third. This might seem like a minor, nitpicky thing but… hey, that’s what we do. And comics (and superheroes) are what we love. It all goes back to that “respecting the characters and the fans” thing we mentioned earlier.
What each and every one of these rules boils down to is toeing a fine line between a filmmaker putting their own mark on a creation and staying true to the spirit of said creation. Richard Donner introduced the idea that Superman’s logo was a family crest -- that’s not the kind of thing we’re going to nitpick over, as it enhances the character and the story. Nipples on a batsuit or the inclusion of Absorbing Dad? Unnecessary and over-the-top. No matter what you do, someone on the internet will bitch about it, but if you treat these characters with the same love and respect that we do (and a bit less of the obsession), then you’ll do just fine.
http://www.mania.com/5-rules-for-adapting-comic-book-to-film_article_127691.htmlAt this point, we don’t even have to open with a statement like “comic... more
Chris Nolan had to say he was back on the Superman movie after fanboys screamed out that Zack Snyder was left alone to play in the sandbox...Chris Nolan had to say he was back on the Superman movie after fanboys screamed out... more
We all know that it's not easy being green, but apparently it's even tougher being a superhero's sidekick.Young Justice made its debut on Friday night with an hour-long edition on the Cartoon Network. It was a clever concept that was pretty ...We all know that it's not easy being green, but apparently it's even tougher... more
We all know of the libel that never dies."The Jews run the media".It was a hitler favorite, and exists today in the form of zionist controled hollywood.
It has always seemed an odd libel to issue, considering how many movies or television shows do you watch that in any way push a Jewish, or zionist agenda.I cant recall the last time i watched a movie and thought "must support israel" or "must convert to judaism".Certainly jewish population numbers, and criticism of israel show this is not the result of the "Jewish run" media.
What is how ever, undeniably influenced by judaism is Superman.I dont know who finds such shows as Smallville or Lois and Clark threatening in any way, but the Superman mythology is a prime example of jewish influence in contemperary media and culture.
The ancient jewish name for god is el, and Supermans name, as well as his fathers name are both uses of it.Supermans name Kal-el and father Jor-el.both meaning from god in hebrew.
Superman was placed in a pod and sent away for safety wich morrors the mythology of Moses identicaly.
But most importantly, Superman is simply an updated version of a centuries old European Jewish myth knowm as the Golem.The Golem was a giant creature made of clay, and brought to life through the mystical and spiritual wisdom of a rabbi.the Golems mission was to defend the innocent Jews of europe from the ceaseless persecution they were subject to.An indestructible being who protects the innoent.Maybe not exclusively a jewish notion.Im sure the Greeks will find a way to show how they created this story first.but at the end of the day, in creation, mythology,and function Superman is a contemperary Golem.
The list goes on and on, but does get boring.
Two jews created superman.Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster.These are just two of those "evil" Jews who run the media, and what they do with that position of influence.i personaly am not a Superman fan, but as a culture we seem to be.
Superman is as Jewish influenced a creation as one could be.If Moses were alive he would be in court with Siegel and Shuster over intillectual property rights.Clark Kent doesnt make you support israel.Kal-el doesnt want to convert you.Jor-el doesnt want to manipulate you.
Dont believe the hype.We all know of the libel that never dies."The Jews run the media".It was a... more
The Fat Superman is tired of being out of shape and realizes that he must take action to get his life back on track. In this parody he enlists the help of a fellow superhero. Featuring Walt Frasier as the Fat Superman, Patrick L Salazar as Batman and Laurice Fattal as Lois Lane. Crank THAT. You can catch upcoming performances Hosted by Walt Frasier at LMAO Off-Broadway LIVe in NYC.The Fat Superman is tired of being out of shape and realizes that he must take action... more
What happened with FOX and Cablevision? Hear the good news about The Walking Dead...and the not so good news about Undercovers? How about Conan O'Brien beating out the competition? A live action Batman...but not in the way you think. Oh yeah & what's the best thing about DVD this week!?
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2Bxuw1RKU4What happened with FOX and Cablevision? Hear the good news about The Walking... more
Zack Snyder seems to be the filmmaker people either love or hate. Best Movies Ever asks if Sucker Punch will change that.Zack Snyder seems to be the filmmaker people either love or hate. Best Movies Ever... more