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Summer movie season is once again upon us, as the likes of "Iron Man 3," "The Wolverine" and "Pacific Rim" are set to blow us through the back wall of the theater with their huge action sequences, top-notch special effects and occasional witty quips.
But blockbusters aren't the only kind of movies at the multiplex this summer; they share space alongside quieter, more critically acclaimed fare. And let's face it — inside every loud, attention-grabbing, big-budget action flick or raucous all-star comedy, there's a sensitive, modest indie just waiting to get out. Right?
With that in mind, we've once again reinvented 10 summer blockbusters as smaller, less explosion-heavy films. After all, it's not such a huge leap to see "Fast & Furious 6" as a twee road trip movie about a non-traditional family or "Man of Steel" as the ultimate tale of an outsider wandering the Earth in search of identity and purpose.
When the first trailers for "Iron Man 3" hit the interwebs a few months ago, one thing jumped out at fans right away: The debut of Iron Patriot, which is basically a suit of Iron Man armor painted to look like the American flag. Seriously, just when you thought Iron Man couldn't get any cooler, this thing comes along, smashing evil ideologies with the fist of superhero righteousness. U-S-A! U-S-A! Get More »
The newest "Man of Steel" trailer came out a mere six days ago. It's longer than most trailers, clocking in at a little over three minutes. It's a great trailer in that it's revealing without spoiling anything, it's supremely detailed, and it definitely couldn't be remade just using clips from "Superman: The Animated Series," especially in less than a week.
And then just when you think you've underestimated the internet for the final time, someone remakes the newest "Man of Steel" trailer just using clips from "Superman: the Animated Series" in less than a week. And get this: It's completely smooth. It fits like a
tight Superman costume glove, because of course it does and nothing surprises us anymore. Get More »
It's summer, summer, summertime, time to sit back and unwind, as The Fresh Prince once rhymed. Iron Man, Wolverine, Superman and Hit-Girl are suiting up and the AC is pumping as studios trot out their big guns, eager to put butts in the seats with big stars, bigger explosions and lots of numbers after titles.
That's right, nearly a third of our list is sequels, there's even more that didn't make it, and that doesn't even count the reboots and potential franchise-starters in store as we dive headfirst into our glistening pool of summer movie bliss. Get More »
Okay, don't freak out or anything, but apparently our childhoods were all a lie.
Y'see, that "S" on Superman's chest doesn't stand for "Superman." It's not even an "S." The design is something specifically Kryptonian, but its message is one that's universal: "Hope."
Yeah, this ain't your grandfather's Superman (in fact, Amy Adams' Lois Lane doesn't even get to call him that at all). This is "Man of Steel."
And lest you think Zack Snyder and company have gone all soft and moody with their revisionist reboot, have no fear — there's also plenty of things blowing up and Michael Shannon screaming in the new trailer, too. Oh, and Russell Crowe channeling Marlon Brando.
Check out the new trailer above. "Man of Steel" opens June 14.
The fact that "Man of Steel," director Zack Snyder and producer Christopher Nolan's highly anticipated Superman reboot, is going to serve as the first chapter of a much larger on-screen DC character universe should come as no surprise. What is surprising is that someone at Warner Bros. has finally officially confirmed that that's indeed the plan.
"['Man of Steel'] is setting the tone for what the movies are going to be like going forward. In that, it's definitely a first step," said Jeff Robinov, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, in an exclusive interview with Entertainment Weekly. Get More »
"Man of Steel" ain't gonna be your daddy's "Superman," k?
A new TV spot for the super-serious Zack Snyder rendition of The Big Blue Boy Scout reinforces the December trailer's message that Henry Cavill will be presenting one heavy-hearted, stern-faced son of a gun in this movie, as he searches for his place in a world which he maybe doesn't belong to. Or does? Get More »
So, here's a rumor for you guys: According to Ain't It Cool News, not only is Lex Luthor going to be a fairly major presence in the upcoming Superman reboot "Man of Steel," he's going to be played by Mackenzie Gray, who once played a Luthor clone in the long running Superman TV series "Smallville."
Then again, that might all be a bunch of crap. Get More »