Within the past few years, it appears that Superhero movies are becoming the expected; a summer doesn’t pass without an action-packed superhero blockbuster. With so many movies in the script stages, pre-production, production, and post-production, it’s hard to keep up with the films coming out, but SuperheroHype.com has got us covered. And it was all thanks to them that I saw the brand new emotional/epic trailer for Man of Steel.
Hitting theaters June 14th, 2013, Man of Steel is a fresh take on Superman. Considering the failure of the last Superman movie, this film is a great revive of the legendary character. The Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300) directed film began production in 2008, but now it’s finally ready for comic fans worldwide to get excited about. And with Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight Trilogy) as producer…its bound to be epic!
Watch the new trailer below. The film has a great cast: “Henry Cavill in the title role, with Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Diane Lane as Martha Kent, Kevin Costner as Jonathan Kent, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, and Russell Crowe as Jor-El.” Wikipedia
Yesterday, the Web’s hottest movie news was followed up with a brand new trailer of Neil Blomkamp‘s Elysium starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The District 9 director has unveiled his sophomore motion-picture film, and the buzz generated so far makes this film look quite promising.
Truly, there is often no better way to provoke thought than a sci-fi/futuristic film that gives us a glimpse of a war-torn future where the gap between the haves and the have nots in monumental…universal even. Elysium does exactly that, if not more.
Elysium takes us to the year 2154 and shows us that the privileged (the damn elite) live on Elysium, a planet of their own, while the poor and average-joes and janes are stuck on a disgusting war torn, impoverished earth. In comes Matt Damon, the average-joe who gets genetically modified and fitted with some bad-ass tech in order to take on all of Elysium and restore humanity to equilibrium.
Sounds kind of epic? Well, it is. The premise reminds me The Fifth Element, but of course it’s quite different. Yet, it does involve an action hero (Damon) taking on a bunch of bad guys in order to save humanity. Bruce Willis did the same (and always does in most of his films,) so I’m anxious to check Elysium out when it hits theaters August 9, 2013.
Just the other day I was having a conversation with my mom about our favorite Bette Davis films and while flipping through the channels, we stopped by our favorite, TCM, and they showed a preview of Jezebel. I had quickly forgotten which day it was supposed to air, but as I sat down this morning to write, I realized today was a Bette Davis marathon on TCM; I’m not going anywhere for hours.
Jezebel is one of my favorite Bette Davis films. I love it for many reasons (the acting, the plot, the set design,) but my favorite aspect of the film are the magnificent gowns that Bette Davis wore. She had several gowns that would cause any bride-to-be to have envy, and the picture at the top (and to the right) of this post happens to be my favorite gown from the film.
It’s such an elegant gown that exudes class and subtle sex appeal. The gown doesn’t need a plunging neckline or a massive amount of cleavage (which wasn’t a trend back then) to set the tone.
So how is the tone set in many of her classic films? The big eyes and gaze of Bette Davis could show sexual desire, sadness, happiness, fear, and a myriad of emotions in between. She didn’t need to try too hard or have thousands of lines (even though she did,) but all she had to do was gaze in one direction and you knew she was madly in love or hated the ground her suitor walked on. It could go either way.
You’ve probably, well hopefully, have heard the phrase “Bette Davis eyes.” Yes, it’s a classic song by Kim Carnes, but it also set the pace for the true meaning of acting with your eyes. Bette Davis had distinctive eyes that conveyed many emotions, and a lot of her films featured close-up scenes that allowed you to dive into her eyes and read her mind…
In most of her films she played the character you loved to hate or hated to love. Yet, once you begin one of her films, you have to watch the entire plot unfold and see what happens. And if anything, if you don’t watch it for the intricate story and her deep eyes, then watch it for the wonderful fashions.
I highly recommend if you have TCM that you enjoy the Bette Davis marathon today. And if you haven’t seen one of her films, then go browse YouTube or Netflix and get lost in Bette Davis’ eyes…
So I had the awesome pleasure of winning two VIP tickets to the Los Angeles screening of Marlon Wayans’ new movie, A Haunted House. How did I win? Simply by coming up with a hilarious Tweet in response to the promotional question, “Why do you want to see A Haunted House?” My tweet was “
@AHHMOVIE I want to go because it’s a movie in which black folks are allowed talk & yell at the screen! lol It’s a dream come tru #AHHLA!” And I won!
Let me just tell you, if you’re looking for a movie with non-stop laughter and hilarious parodies of scary movies, then this is the one to watch! I was laughing so hard the entire time! Each line was perfectly timed and it’s one of those movies that you can’t help but enjoy. Aside from whatever critics might say, I’m telling you that this movie will crack you if…especially if you love Black films with hilarious antics.
Peep the trailer below and be sure to watch it tomorrow when it debuts in theaters nationally. The trailer is hilarious, but the entire film is an outrageous heavy dosage of laughter. Man, I’m stil sitting over here cracking up!