Video of Batman Vs Superman filming.

Footage of the first days of shooting the upcoming DC movie.

Looks to be taking some cues from The Dark Knight Rises!

What do you think of it?

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Do we need another Batman?

Since he was announced as the caped crusader, Ben Affleck has received all kinds of threats. 

Is it too soon after Christian Bale’s Batman or is it just the Ben Affleck factor?

Probably both.

Affleck is a gifted filmmaker, there is no doubt about that. His films such as Gone Baby Gone, The Town and Argo are excellently crafted and enthralling. As an actor, he is hit and miss. His movies such as Pearl Harbor and Daredevil were shocking and did nothing for his image or his acting skills. Hollywoodland and his own films proved that he has the potential to be believable, emotionally moving and a genuine leading man. People are mainly hating on him for Daredevil and after that it was just jumping on the hate bandwagon.

As for the Bale factor, there will never be a better Batman than Christian Bale. Period. He brought warmth, intensity and emotional resonance to a character previously botched by George Clooney. He captivated audiences throughout The Dark Knight trilogy as both the damaged Bruce Wayne and his extraordinary Batman.

PeImageople need to give Affleck a chance. He has proved he can act, and he has definitely matured as a filmmaker. Snyder knows what he is doing.

Do you think he can pull it off? if not, why? Let me know in the comments!

– Logan.

 

Non-Stop: trailer review.

Non-Stop: trailer review.

The new Liam Neeson movie from the director of ‘Unknown’ looks like Die Hard on a plane.

This fairly lengthy trailer gives a look at the high octane action and suspense in ‘Non-Stop’ set for release in 2014.

The movie stars Liam Neeson and Juliane Moore as two civilians aboard a passenger jet on a non-stop flight from New York to London. On their way, Liam Neeson’s character named Marshall, gets an anonymous text message saying they will kill one person on the flight every twenty minutes.

I think this movie will be a cross between the suspense and mystery of unknown, and the action bonanza of Taken. It looks promising and could be received as well as the first ‘Taken’ was. Neeson looks fitter and in finer form than ever, and it’s always great to see Julianne Moore in a mainstream movie. I think this might be the sleeper hit of next year.

How do you think this movie looks?

– Logan.

Charlie Hunnam drops out of ’50 Shades Of Grey’.

Whether it was from fan backlash or from being required to show his body, Charlie Hunnam is no longer playing Christian Grey in the upcoming ’50 Shades Of Grey’.

The ‘Pacific Rim’ actor has dropped out of the project which is scheduled for release in August 2014.  Universal Pictures and Focus Features are looking for a new leading man.

Perhaps they will be looking at casting a more famous and respected actor to gain a bigger audience and gather star power for the project.

This announcement will work in Universal’s favor, with Hunnam’s replacement being a hot topic among movie goers.

Who would you cast in this role?

– Logan.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit trailer review.

The first trailer for the new Jack Ryan movie has been released starring Chris Pine as the titular character.

This trailer is very fast cut, showing a lighter, more action orientated Jack Ryan portrayed by Pine.

We see shots of Keira Knightely as his love interest and some clips of Kevin Costner’s character. I feel this trailer is either misleading or shows too much of the film as it’s fairly long for a first trailer and shows a fair bit. Knightely’s American accent is impeccable and she looks to be on fine form here. This could also continue Kevin Costner’s comeback in a great way after the hit which was Man Of Steel.

A new Ryan for a new era. I’m liking the way it looks.

– Logan.

Gravity review.

This is my review of Gravity, Alfonso Cuaron’s follow up to Children of Men.

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I’ll start off by saying, this movie exceeded my impossibly high expectations in the first shot alone. Yes, it is that good.

The movie’s plot is this: Astronauts Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) and Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) working on the Hubble Space telescope are hit by a cloud of space debris, when their ship is hit and they float off into space they must struggle to survive against the seemingly impossible odds.

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My review will be broken up into Story, Acting, VIsuals and Sound.

Acting: Bullock should receive her second Academy Award and possible win after her powerhouse performance in this movie. She basically goes through every emotion available to humans; happiness, relief, terror, sadness, grief and despair. It is a spellbinding performance that will sent chills up your spine. Clooney was a much needed supporting role in this movie which gave the dense, terrifying atmosphere some humour which lightened the tone substantially. He won’t win any awards for it, but he brought some light to a feel that could be otherwise criticized for being a little overserious. Ed Harris is fantastic as the voice of Mission Control.

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Story: So simple, yet so good. It is basically about a woman struggling for survival in space. It is executed so masterfully by Cuaron that it is mesmerizing the way it is told and portrayed in the size and scope of space. There is also a little subplot about Stone losing a daughter, this makes the film intimate and more emotional and really entices the viewer to care about Bullock’s character.

Visuals: Where do i begin? I N C R E D I B L E . The stunning shots of space are something never seen before. The opening 13 minute tracking shot of the explorer as it orbits the earth and runs into trouble is astonishing and it really is groundbreaking. It is most definitely the best looking movie i have ever seen. The shots of the earth really give me vertigo and it looks so real, you will believe you are there. The 3D is amazing, it is for once required to enhance an experience rather than sell tickets. I saw this in IMAX 3D and it was worth every cent of the money i spent.

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Sound: The soundtrack for this by Michael Price gives me goosebumps listening to it. it is perfect for the grand scope and scale of the grandiose nature of the film and perfect for the intimate moments as well. A true marvel of music. The sound effects were fantastic when it sounded all muffled because the only sound in space is that through a space suit so when the debris was hitting, it was completely silent which gave it the most eerie feeling.

Summary: Overall, my favourite movie of the past 5 years at least, nothing i can say against it. Bullock was incredible, the story was resounding, the effects were stunning and the music and sound exhilarating.

10/10