Category: Movies

Transformers: In defence of crap

Yee-haw!

In the last couple days, I’ve watched a slew of publications gleefully pick apart every facet of Transformers: Age of Extinction. From plot to product placement, they’re skewering Michael Bay’s newest film with an intensity usually reserved for vultures on rotting meat.

To that, I just have one question.

What the hell did you expect?

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Superman/Batman movie: why we should be wary

This image shouldn’t be reassuring anyone just yet.

Yup, it’s happening – the Superman/Batman movie was announced this weekend at San Diego Comic Con.

Man of Steel director Zack Snyder is at the helm, and is co-writing the story with David S. Goyer, who is slated to write the screenplay. Henry Cavill is back as Superman, and is bringing Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane from the MOS cast. No word on Batman yet, but it won’t be Christian Bale.

I’m approaching the whole thing with some trepidation. Why?

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5 reasons Man of Steel looks awesome

DC and Warner have a lot riding on June 14, when Man of Steel hits theatres. But according to the film’s third trailer, things have moved in the right direction for Superman. Have a look here:

Here’s five reasons why Man of Steel looks like it’s poised to kick ass:

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The Dark Knight Rises Shooting

The now-infamous “Dark Knight shooting” took place in Aurora, east of downtown Denver early Friday.

The unfortunately named “Dark Knight shooting” is unfair on just about every level.

To clarify, this is a shocking and tragic incident, and no one is worse off than those who were killed or injured, and their families. No one can imagine their pain, and no one should forget that pain trumps any kind of anger or irritation felt by anyone else.

But there are other issues at play here, and things that need to be said.

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The history of Spider-Man

The new Amazing Spider-Man film pulled in $65 million in its first weekend at the box office — respectable, but far short of its predecessor.

Each of the films in the original Spider-Man trilogy managed to grab over $100 million on opening weekend, which seems to signify that fans might be suffering from a little spidey-fatigue, as it’s only been five years since the last Tobey Maguire-led effort.

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The Avengers crossover threat

Every Marvel fanboy’s silver screen wet dream is but a couple of weeks away.

On May 4, years of hinting and strategically planted ideas in a slew of comic book movies will culminate when The Avengers hits theatres.

Considering the success of Iron Man, Captain America and Thor, The Avengers will almost certainly make heaps of cash. But aside from the sheer spectacle of seeing all these characters onscreen at the same time, it’s also bringing crossovers to movie-goers in a huge way.

Click here to read more at Comics & Gaming Magazine.