Archive for Darren Aronofsky

News: First Official Shot Of Logan From The Wolverine

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , on September 25, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 It’s okay to be interested in The Wolverine. It is. Yes, X-Men Origins: Wolverine was a crushing disappointment but doesn’t mean The Wolverine will be. Of course, we would have preferred it to have stayed in the hands of Darren Aronofsky, and to have kept Christoper McQuarrie’s much-praised pass on the script, but if only a tiny fraction of their influence remains (and hasn’t been excised by Fox Studios meddling execs), then director James Mangold should have a half-decent film on his hands. But that’s not why you’re here, you just want to see the first official pic, don’t you? Here we go then. Continue reading

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News: First Look At Russell Crowe In Darren Aronofsky’s Noah

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , on August 11, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Darren Aronofsky is one of my favourite directors. His work is usually bleak (Requiem For A Dream is CRUSHING) and populated by flawed and self-destructive characters, but I can’t get enough of it. He was attached to the Batman reboot before Warner Bros. settled on Christopher Nolan, and was even due to direct The Wolverine for Fox before having to drop out because of the long overseas shoot. I would have very much liked to have seen that. Anyway, that freed him up to make the long gestating project of Noah.

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News: The Wachowskis Return With Cloud Atlas Six Minute Trailer

Posted in Movies, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 1, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

 

I’ve mentioned a few times how I’d like to see a return of the intelligent sci-fi blockbuster. This year we’ve had the somewhat disappointing Prometheusand I’ve talked a few times about Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, which unfortunately been delayed until 2013. So, it’s up to the returning Wachowskis, joined by Tom Twyker, to take up the cause with Cloud Atlas. Continue reading

News: The Wolverine Due To Start Filming, Japanese Cast Members Announced

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 12, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

A recent Hugh Jackman tweet revealed that shooting for The Wolverine, the follow-up to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, is due to start shooting in Australia in August. James Mangold takes the reins for the shoot which follows Wolvie’s adventures in Japan. Continue reading

Weekly Ricochet: The Dark Knight Rises, RoboCop, Cogan’s Trade/Killing Them Softly, Iron Man 3, Casa De Mi Padre…

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer, Weekly Ricochet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 11, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

We’re back with the Weekly Ricochet and we’re opening with a flipping epic pic of Batman from The Dark Knight Rises. Christian Bale is pulling his fiercest, most comic book-like pose ever as The Bat. I love it. We’ve had a lengthy trailer from both The Amazing Spider-Man and The Avengersisn’t it time Chris Nolan gave us The Dark Knight Rises one? Continue reading

Cult Film Corner: The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford

Posted in Cult Film Corner, Movie Review, Movies, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 21, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Some films wallow in their depression. Darren Aronofsky’s Requiem For A Dream comes to mind. A film so unrelentingly bleak that in envelops you in a cold dark blanket of despair. It’s brilliant, but after watching it once you wouldn’t ever want to sit through it again. Andrew Dominik’s The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford is not one of those films. Continue reading

Weekly Ricochet: The Amazing Spider-Man, Dredd, The Wolverine, and Prometheus

Posted in Movies, News, Thoughts, Trailer, Weekly Ricochet with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 12, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

A quick round up for the Weekly Ricochet this week. Firstly, we here at The Shootening were lucky enough to have someone at the London sneak preview of The Amazing Spider-Man, giving me an excuse to post the picture of Andrew Garfield’s Spider-Man unmasked above. Continue reading