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News: Man Of Steel Scene Descriptions And Other Titbits

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 17, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

Things have been a little quiet on the Man Of Steel front lately. This is what happens when films go into their lengthy post-production phase. Luckily for us, though, a recent effects sizzle reel was shown to folk at a VFX industry event. This sizzle reel just so happened to contain some footage from Zack Snyder’s new Superman movie. Sadly there was no leak of the actual footage, but we’ve got the next best thing – a description of the action from a pretty reliable source. Wanna read all about it? Then join us after the jump. Continue reading

Feature: “I’m Gotham’s Reckoning” – The Dark Knight Rises Third Trailer Breakdown

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 10, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

It was a long wait (over four months) but last week we finally got the third and final The Dark Knight Rises trailer. In comparison to the all-encompassing media blitz that accompanied Marvel’s The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises marketing has been relatively restrained and sedate. This must be down to the quiet confidence Warner Bros. have in Christopher Nolan and the final part in the Dark Knight trilogy.

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News: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel Cover & Other Little Titbits

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2012 by Bjorn Grainger

I have to admit, I really didn’t think we’d be writing all that much about The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo after the release of the US version. I mean, it’s great (see my review here), but everything has been pretty much covered, hasn’t it? Apparently not. Nope, you see, DC want in on Stieg Larsson’s moneyspinner too, and their adult off-shoot, Vertigo, is producing a graphic novel for each the Millennium trilogy. Wanna see the cover? Continue reading

News: Second Clip From Batman: Year One Released

Posted in Comics, Movies, News, Trailer with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

Hey, remember a few weeks ago when I showed you a clip from Warner Bros’ Batman: Year One? Well, a second one has been released. Let’s take a look –

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News: Batman – Year One First Official Clip

Posted in Comics, Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , on September 21, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

DC’s animated features keep doing their job – remaining faithful to the comics on which they are based while introducing a whole new audience to their incredible stories. Case in point –

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News: Avengers Build Up Continues In Marvel One Shot “The Consultant”

Posted in Comics, Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , on September 1, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

This will be very familiar if you happened to watch after the final credits of The Incredible Hulk, but it’s nice to see the story from the perspective of our favourite SHIELD Agent, Coulson.

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Comics: The DC Reboot

Posted in Comics, News, Thoughts with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

So, what does it mean for us lame-ohs? The ones who maybe buy the odd graphic novel collection once in a while? DC’s official trailer doesn’t tell us a lot.

As far as I can gather, DC is rebooting the continuity by reducing it into a five-year time period to simplify the storytelling and introduce new readers. Those seventy years of classic (and not so classic) stories are being condensed into a much smaller timeframe. Some things survive the cut, others do not. We’ll talk about them later. This is all happening at the end of the Justice League mini-series Flashpoint and every issue after this point will be labelled number one and begin anew.

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Green Lantern 2 – Depressingly Dark?

Posted in Movies, News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 3, 2011 by Bjorn Grainger

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Warner Bros. must be in a very good mood or very desperate. WB film group president Jeffrey Robinov has spoken of plans to push ahead with a sequel to The Green Lantern. This comes as a bit of a surprise as the Ryan Reynolds-fronted film faced critical apathy and cost near $200 million to make and has only clawed back $154 million in worldwide box office. Continue reading