Sunday, June 24, 2012

AMC to have Christopher Nolan Batman Marathon

Before "The Avengers" was released, AMC Theatres held an all day screening of Marvel features, called "Ultimate Marvel Marathon," which included showings of "Iron Man," 'The Incredible Hulk," "Iron Man 2," "Thor," and "Captain America: the First Avenger."

And now, AMC Theatres is planning a screening of the entire Christopher Nolan "Batman" trilogy in select theaters on July 19th. The screening will likely be shown in the evening, to make sure that by the time "Batman Begins" and "The Dark Knight" end, it's midnight on July 20th, which is when "The Dark Knight Rises" is supposed to be officially released.

There are still very few details about "The Dark Knight Marathon," but tickets went on sale June 11th at AMC's official website.

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"Justice League of America" is back on track!!!

In March of 2011, Warner Bros announced that work had begun on a "Justice League of America" film, slated to be released in 2013 after "Man of Steel," the new installment in the Superman franchise. Since then, Warner Bros has remained fairly quiet on the subject, but with the huge success of "The Avengers," the project has been put back on track. 

Variety has learned that the studio hired Will Beall to write the script. Beall wrote a few episodes of "Castle," but has since been hired to write "Gangster Squad," starring Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Josh Brolin, and Emma Stone, as well as "Lethal Weapon 5" and the upcoming "Logan's Run" remake.

It's possible that Christopher Nolan may step in as director or at least produce "Justice League of America," and Christian Bale has already expressed enthusiasm in returning as Batman. Henry Cavill is a fairly unknown actor, and so it's very likely he would play Superman again.

After "Justice League of America," the studio plans to release "The Flash," "Wonder Woman" and "Green Lantern 2." If that's really what ends up happening is anyone's guess, but Variety says that Marc Guggenheim and Michael Green (Green Lantern) are writing "The Flash" script for director Greg Berlanti, while another "Green Lantern" writer Michael Goldenberg was hired to writer "Wonder Woman."

Source: Variety

First official photo from "The End of the World" comedy

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have started filming their upcoming "The End of the World" action comedy and have brought on many of their celebrity friends to play themselves in the film. Recently photos of the star-studded cast were released, showing off who will be in the movie.

Plot: While attending a party at James Franco's house, Rogen, Baruchel, Jonah Hill, Aziz Ansari, Rihanna, Paul Rudd, Danny McBride, Michael Cera, Jason Segel, Emma Watson, and Craig Robinson are faced with the apocalypse. Not all the celebrities will survive.

Sony Pictures is distributing the film and is planning to release it on June 14th, 2013.

Source: IMDB, /Film

Damon Lindelof discusses "Prometheus" sequel

In November, director Ridley Scott said that the final eight minutes of "Prometheus" will feel a lot like "Alien." However, writer Damon Lindelof recently said on Twitter that a "Prometheus" sequel can exist without tying into the "Alien" story.

"If you like ['Prometheus'] and want more, there is totally a design for this story to continue in cool and unexpected ways," he said, adding that the movie will create "a new, grand mythology."

The question then, is what will "Prometheus 2" be? "For 'Prometheus,' I came back to a very simple question that haunted me that appears in the first 'Alien,' and no one answered in subsequent 'Alien' films: who was the Space Jockey – the big guy in the seat? Once you get into the evolution of the story, it moves so far away from 'Alien' that there's only the mere DNA of the original in 'Prometheus.'

Iron Patriot spotted on "Iron Man 3" set

"Iron Man 3" is currently being filmed in North Carolina, where an actor wearing the Iron Patriot suit was recently spotted. The armor closely resembles the design of Captain America's suit and is essentially a red, white and blue version of the suit Tony Stark wears.

In the comics, "Spider-Man" villain Norman Osborn (Green Goblin) becomes a public hero after stopping an alien invasion. He uses his new status to replace The Avengers with supervillains, with he himself taking the Iron Man suit, which he takes from Stark Industries and designs to represent the recently-killed Captain America.

Spider-Man is owned by Sony, which makes it hard to believe that we'll see Osborn show up in Iron Man 3, but who knows. Keep an eye on this movie. If it keeps bringing surprises like this, it'll be a shame to miss out on.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Today, something kind of weird happened to me. I left Clark College around 5:30 and headed over to the Vancouver Public Library, where I was covering a public forum on increased coal train traffic in the northwest. I'd checked out a camera from the newsroom, but let's be honest, I have absolutely no goddamn experience with photography. That being said, I started taking pictures as soon as I got there. It began with me taking a few test shots to try and find good angles for the story's pictures, but quickly turned into something else. I realized that I was actually having a lot of fun taking the photos, probably more fun than I had reporting on the event. Anyways, I left the library when the forum ended around 8:00. After I walked out onto the street, however, I had the urge to start taking snapshots of everything around me, because behind the lens, everything immediately seemed more interesting. I photographed random people on the street, various buildings that I walked past downtown, a fire engine responding to a call, and even the traffic on I-5 with the bridge in the background. I really think that I'm developing a taste for photography, even though my pictures aren't very good yet. But I'm not gonna let the quality of my pictures from today bring me down, because something way more awesome overshadowed all that. When I left Clark today, the camera's memory card was empty. When I walked through the door to my house 4 hours later, I had 294 pictures, and the only thing that disappointed me was that I didn't take more.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Third official "The Dark Knight Rises" trailer has arrived online!!

Warner Brothers started their new viral marketing campaign Monday for "The Dark Knight Rises", the third and final installment of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy.

The marketing campaign challenged fans to locate graffiti from specific locations, each of which would unlock a frame from the new trailer. The studio, however, was caught off guard by the fact that it only took fans one day to complete the challenge.

In response to this, Warner Brothers decided to officially unveil the new trailer, even though it was set to be shown before screenings of "The Avengers", which hits theaters this Friday.

The new trailer is pretty kickass, so you should check it out below.