Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Christopher Nolan's Farewell To The Dark Knight

From the foreword for 'The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy' director Christopher Nolan of the trilogy pens his farewell to streets of Gotham.
Alfred. Gordon. Lucius. Bruce . . . Wayne. Names that have come to mean so much to me. Today, I’m three weeks from saying a final good-bye to these characters and their world. It’s my son’s ninth birthday. He was born as the Tumbler was being glued together in my garage from random parts of model kits. Much time, many changes. A shift from sets where some gunplay or a helicopter were extraordinary events to working days where crowds of extras, building demolitions, or mayhem thousands of feet in the air have become familiar.

People ask if we’d always planned a trilogy. This is like being asked whether you had planned on growing up, getting married, having kids. The answer is complicated. When David and I first started cracking open Bruce’s story, we flirted with what might come after, then backed away, not wanting to look too deep into the future. I didn’t want to know everything that Bruce couldn’t; I wanted to live it with him. I told David and Jonah to put everything they knew into each film as we made it. The entire cast and crew put all they had into the first film. Nothing held back. Nothing saved for next time. They built an entire city. Then Christian and Michael and Gary and Morgan and Liam and Cillian started living in it. Christian bit off a big chunk of Bruce Wayne’s life and made it utterly compelling. He took us into a pop icon’s mind and never let us notice for an instant the fanciful nature of Bruce’s methods.

I never thought we’d do a second—how many good sequels are there? Why roll those dice? But once I knew where it would take Bruce, and when I started to see glimpses of the antagonist, it became essential. We re-assembled the team and went back to Gotham. It had changed in three years. Bigger. More real. More modern. And a new force of chaos was coming to the fore. The ultimate scary clown, as brought to terrifying life by Heath. We’d held nothing back, but there were things we hadn’t been able to do the first time out—a Batsuit with a flexible neck, shooting on Imax. And things we’d chickened out on—destroying the Batmobile, burning up the villain’s blood money to show a complete disregard for conventional motivation. We took the supposed security of a sequel as license to throw caution to the wind and headed for the darkest corners of Gotham.

I never thought we’d do a third—are there any great second sequels? But I kept wondering about the end of Bruce’s journey, and once David and I discovered it, I had to see it for myself. We had come back to what we had barely dared whisper about in those first days in my garage. We had been making a trilogy. I called everyone back together for another tour of Gotham. Four years later, it was still there. It even seemed a little cleaner, a little more polished. Wayne Manor had been rebuilt. Familiar faces were back—a little older, a little wiser . . . but not all was as it seemed.

Gotham was rotting away at its foundations. A new evil bubbling up from beneath. Bruce had thought Batman was not needed anymore, but Bruce was wrong, just as I had been wrong. The Batman had to come back. I suppose he always will.

Michael, Morgan, Gary, Cillian, Liam, Heath, Christian . . . Bale. Names that have come to mean so much to me. My time in Gotham, looking after one of the greatest and most enduring figures in pop culture, has been the most challenging and rewarding experience a filmmaker could hope for. I will miss the Batman. I like to think that he’ll miss me, but he’s never been particularly sentimental.

The Dark Knight Rises - "Journey" Trailer

Monday, July 23, 2012

Russell Crowe Taking The Directors Chair For Bill Hicks Film

Russell Crowe who was originally ment to star as Russell Crowe in the planned film biopic will now be making his feature film directorial debut

Currently in Iceland shooting biblical epic Noah, Crowe has teamed up with old schoolmate Mark Staufer who has written the script. Production is expected to start next year.
"Bill Hicks' life is tragically short, but spectacularly interesting," Staufer said. "The screenplay has gone through a number of drafts and we'll go into production early next year."

"It is a huge role for someone, made all the more special, or downright scary, by the fact the director is an Oscar-winning actor like Russell," Staufer said.

'The Hobbit ' Production Diary 8

Production Diary 8 has just arrived sharing the highlights from Comic Con and what those in Hall H got to see of 'The Hobbit,' Diary #8 also covers the final days of principal photography on the film.

Starring Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Cate Blanchett, Orlando Bloom, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving, Elijah Wood, Evangeline Lilly, Andy Serkis, Richard Armitage, John Bell, Jed Brophy, Adam Brown, John Callen, Luke Evans, Stephen Fry, Ryan Gage, Mark Hadlow, Peter Hambleton, Barry Humphries, Stephen Hunter, William Kircher, Sylvester McCoy, Bret McKenzie, Graham McTavish, Mike Mizrahi, James Nesbitt, Dean O'Gorman, Lee Pace, Mikael Persbrandt, Conan Stevens, Ken Stott, Jeffrey Thomas, Aidan Turner and Billy Connolly.

The adventure follows the journey of title character Bilbo Baggins, who is swept into an epic quest to reclaim the lost Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Approached out of the blue by the wizard Gandalf the Grey, Bilbo finds himself joining a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior, Thorin Oakenshield. Their journey will take them into the Wild; through treacherous lands swarming with Goblins and Orcs, deadly Wargs and Giant Spiders, Shapeshifters and Sorcerers.

Although their goal lies to the East and the wastelands of the Lonely Mountain first they must escape the goblin tunnels, where Bilbo meets the creature that will change his life forever…Gollum.

Here, alone with Gollum, on the shores of an underground lake, the unassuming Bilbo Baggins not only discovers depths of guile and courage that surprise even him, he also gains possession of Gollum’s “precious” ring that holds unexpected and useful qualities … A simple, gold ring that is tied to the fate of all Middle-earth in ways Bilbo cannot begin to know.

'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' will be released December 14, 2012. The second film, 'The Hobbit: There and Back Again,' is set for release the following year, on December 13, 2013.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

'The Master' Feature Trailer & One Sheet

Feature trailer and one sheet have been released for Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' starring Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix, Jesse Plemons, David Warshofsky, Amy Adams and Rami Malek.

Set in America in the years following World War II, a charismatic intellectual (Hoffman) launches a faith-based organization and taps a young drifter (Phoenix) as his right-hand man. But as the faith begins to gain a fervent following, the onetime vagabond finds himself questioning the belief system he has embraced, and his mentor. A truly one-of-a-kind drama, which promises magnetic virtuoso performances, the film marks the fifth collaboration between Anderson and Hoffman, following Hard Eight, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love.

The film is set to hit theaters on October 12.

'Man Of Steel' Teaser Trailers

The first teaser trailers are now below for Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.

In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time. Clark Kent/Kal-El (Henry Cavill) is a young twenty-something journalist who feels alienated by powers beyond his imagination. Transported years ago to Earth from Krypton, a highly advanced, distant planet, Clark struggles with the ultimate question 'Why am I here?' Shaped by the values of his adoptive parents Martha (Diane Lane) and Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner), Clark discovers having extraordinary abilities means making difficult decisions. When the world is in dire need of stability, an even greater threat emerges. Clark must become a Man of Steel, to protect the people he loves and shine as the world's beacon of hope - Superman.

'Man Of Steel' June 14, 2013 release.


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Thor & Captain America Sequels Get Titles

The Marvel Studios panel at comic con has revealed the titles to both the Thor and Captain America sequels.

The Thor sequel will be called 'Thor: The Dark World,' and has a 11/8/2013 date. The Captain America sequel will be called 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier,' which will adapt the Ed Brubaker arc for the big screen, it has a 4/4/2014 release date.

Edgar Wright Confirms 'Ant-Man'

Edgar Wright has made it official today at comic-con that he will bring Ant-Man to the big sceen for Marvel.

There is no date yet or any casting news but he did show some test footage to the convention to give a taste as to what a  'Ant-Man' film would look like and from the reaction of the footage 'Ant-Man' is looking like something very special.

'The Man Of Steel' Teaser Poster

The first teaser poster has been unveiled today for Zack Snyder's 'Man of Steel' starring Henry Cavill as Superman, Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni and Russell Crowe.

Henry Cavill plays Superman in the June 14, 2013 release. The film also stars Amy Adams as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Laurence Fishburne as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent's adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Diane Lane and Kevin Costner. Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Michael Shannon, and Faora, Zod's evil partner, played by Antje Traue.

Also from Superman's native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman's mother, played by Ayelet Zurer, and Superman's father, Jor-El, portrayed by Russell Crowe. Rounding out the cast are Harry Lennix as U.S. military man General Swanwick, as well as Christopher Meloni as Colonel Hardy.

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Tony Starks's New Armour For 'Iron Man 3'

Today at Comic Con Marvel have revealed Tony Starks new duds for Shane Black's 'Iron Man 3,' starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle and Jon Favreau, Guy Pearce, Ben Kingsley, Rebecca Hall, James Badge Dale and Ashley Hamilton.

Directed by Shane Black from a script he co-wrote with Drew Pearce (No Heroics), Iron Man 3 is loosely based on the 2005-2006 “Extremis” story arc by Warren Ellis and Adi Granov in which a criminal is injected with a nanotechnological drug created by the U.S. military in an attempt to replicate the Super-Soldier Serum, triggering a mutation that grants him superhuman abilities.

Iron Man 3 opens May 3, 2013.




'Dexter' Season 7 Sneak Peek

Showtime have released the first clip (major spoilers) from the seventh season of Dexter, which is below, along with two teaser trailer for the upcoming season.

Dexter Season 7 will premier on September 30.

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'The Worlds End' Teaser Poster

Universal have released a teaser poster for Edgars Wrights, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's final part in the 'Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy' 'The Worlds End.'

20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hellbent on trying the drinking marathon again. They are convinced to stage an encore by mate Gary King, a 40-year old man trapped at the cigarette end of his teens, who drags his reluctant pals to their hometown and once again attempts to reach the fabled pub – The World’s End. As they attempt to reconcile the past and present, they realize the real struggle is for the future, not just theirs but humankind’s. Reaching The World’s End is the least of their worries.

The film will be out sometime in late 2013.

'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Trailer

AMC has released a trailer for the third season of 'The Walking Dead,'

Showrunner Glen Mazzara recently talked about the new season saying:
"I guarantee people will say the show is moving too fast and it's too packed," he said. "'There's too much going on, I can't take it, it's too exciting'.

"Trust me, I know people are going to say that because we are really hitting the ground running... the audience will have to work hard to keep up because we have a very accelerated pace of storytelling."
'The Walking Dead' returns on AMC in the US and FX for Ireland and the UK in October.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Jo Nesbø's 'Jackpot' Trailer

From Scandinavian writer Jo Nesbø comes another adaptation of his work 'Jackpot' which looks to follow in the success of 'Headhunters.' Directed by Magnus Martens the film stars Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad and Marie Blokhus.

Oscar Svendsen (Kyrre Hellum), a factory worker who wakes up in a Swedish town to find himself surrounded by dead bodies and with a policeman's gun aimed at his chest. But how did it come to this? Oscar recounts the story of a big win on the football pools, a group of ex-cons and a whole lot of nastiness.

'Jackpot' is out on August 10.

First Clip From 'Dredd 3D'

Tthe first red band clip has been released from Peter Travis's 'Dredd' and is now below for you to judge. Starring Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby and Lena Headey, 'Dredd' has got some great buzz at its premiere at comic-con so the September 7th release date cannot come around soon enough for this film site.

The future America is an irradiated waste land. On its East Coast, running from Boston to Washington DC, lies Mega City One- a vast, violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called "Judges" who possess the combined powers of judge, jury and instant executioner. Known and feared throughout the city, Dredd (Urban) is the ultimate Judge, challenged with ridding the city of its latest scourge - a dangerous drug epidemic that has users of "Slo-Mo" experiencing reality at a fraction of its normal speed.

During a routine day on the job, Dredd is assigned to train and evaluate Cassandra Anderson (Thirlby), a rookie with powerful psychic abilities thanks to a genetic mutation. A heinous crime calls them to a neighborhood where fellow Judges rarely dare to venture- a 200 story vertical slum controlled by prostitute turned drug lord Ma-Ma (Headey) and her ruthless clan. When they capture one of the clan's inner circle, Ma-Ma overtakes the compound's control center and wages a dirty, vicious war against the Judges that proves she will stop at nothing to protect her empire. With the body count climbing and no way out, Dredd and Anderson must confront the odds and engage in the relentless battle for their survival.

'Dredd' hits cinemas on 7 September for Ireland and UK, September 21 for the US.

'The Dark Knight Rises' Clips

Four clips have been released from 'The Dark Knight Rises' and are now below. Directed by Christopher Nolan the film stars Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman.

For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

'The Dark Knight Rises' opens in cinemas on July 20th.









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'Frankenweenie' "Homage" Trailer

Walt Disney Pictures has released a new "Homage" trailer for Tim Burton's 'Frankenweenie,' that harkens back to the style of the classic horrors of the 50's.  Featuring the voices of Winona Ryder, Martin Short, Catherine O'Hara, Martin Landau, Charlie Tahan, Atticus Shaffer, Robert Capron and Conchata Ferrell, 'Frankenweenie' is the heartwarming tale about a boy and his dog.

After unexpectedly losing his beloved dog Sparky, young Victor harnesses the power of science to bring his best friend back to life—with just a few minor adjustments. He tries to hide his home-sewn creation, but when Sparky gets out, Victor's fellow students, teachers and the entire town all learn that getting a new "leash on life" can be monstrous.

'Frankenweenie' opens October 5th 2012.

Josh Trank Is Confirmed For The 'Fantastic Four' Reboot

'Chronicle' director Josh Trank has been officially announced has the director the forthcoming 'Fantastic Four' reboot. While the 'Fantastic Four' is expected to be the next film he directs, Tank is still attached to to a Venom movie and an adaptation of graphic novel 'The Red Star.'

The Daredevil Reboot Has Lost Its Director

David Slade has left the director's chair on Fox's reboot of 'Daredevil' due to his commitments on the forthcoming Hannibal TV series, which also saw Mads Mikkelsen have to leave 'Thor 2' to play Hannibal Lecter on the series.

20th Century Fox need to find a replacement quick and get the movie back into production by autumn or risk having the rights revert to Marvel Studios and Disney.

'OZ: The Great and Powerful' Trailer

The first trailer is now below for Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.' starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.

The film imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--fame and fortune are his for the taking--that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting.

Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even a bit of wizardry--Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

The movie will be released in cinemas on March 8, 2013.



ET Sneak Peek


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

'Gangster Squad' Trailer #2

Second trailer for Ruben Fleischer's 'Gangster Squad,' starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Robert Patrick, Michael Peña, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Mackie, Emma Stone and Sean Penn.

Los Angeles, 1949. Ruthless, Brooklyn-born mob king Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) runs the show in this town, reaping the ill-gotten gains from the drugs, the guns, the prostitutes and--if he has his way--every wire bet placed west of Chicago. And he does it all with the protection of not only his own paid goons, but also the police and the politicians who are under his control.

It's enough to intimidate even the bravest, street-hardened cop...except, perhaps, for the small, secret crew of LAPD outsiders led by Sgt. John O'Mara (Josh Brolin) and Jerry Wooters (Ryan Gosling), who come together to try to tear Cohen's world apart. "Gangster Squad" is a colorful retelling of events surrounding the LAPD's efforts to take back their nascent city from one of the most dangerous mafia bosses of all time.

The film has a 7 September release for the US, November 9 for Ireland and the UK.

Updated 'The Dark Knight Rises' New Trailer, Posters, TV Spots, Stills & Featurette!

Its only two weeks away till we get to see how Christopher Nolan ends his Batman saga and with that we have a whole host of new posters, IMAX TV spots, gallery of stills and close up looks at the costumes and to top it all off a 13 minute long making of featurette!

Starring Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Morgan Freeman. 'The Dark Knight Rises' is set eight years after Batman's epic battle with the Joker, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good.

For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

Update: You can now listen to 'The Dark Knight Rises' soundtrack here and also added below is 2 and a half minute trailer showing The Dark Knights journey from Begins to Rises.

'The Dark Knight Rises' opens in cinemas on July 20th.

The Dark Knight Rises - "Journey" Trailer


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Monday, July 9, 2012

'The Wolverine' Casting News

Some casting information has come to light for James Mangold's 'The Wolverine.' Joining Hugh Jackman are Hiroyuki Sanada ("Lost," Rush Hour 3, The Last Samurai) who set to play Shingen; veteran actor Hal Yamanouchi (The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Push, Sinbad of the Seven Seas) plays Yashida; and new discoveries Tao Okamoto and Rila Fukushima will star as Mariko and Yukio, respectively.

Also added is Will Yun Lee as Kenuichio Harada, the man who, in the comics, is otherwise known as the Silver Samurai.

The film is set for a July 26, 2013 release.

Christopher Nolan Does Not Want To Be A Part Of Future DC Movie Plans

It appears once he finishes Batman and producing duties on 'The Man Of Steel' Nolan will be giving up the 'Detective Comics' for good, as when asked by the Associated Press interview whether he had plans to mentor the Justice League movie he said:
"No, none at all," Nolan said. "We're finished with all we're doing with Batman. This is the end of our take on this character."
Also when asked on planed to help sheparsd any future plans on the Dark Knights cinematcitc furture without him, he said:
He also said he [does] not intend to get involved with any future solo Batman films when distributor Warner Bros., which owns DC Comics, decides the time is right to launch a new take on the masked vigilante.

"Batman will outlive us all, and our interpretation was ours. Obviously, we consider it definitive and kind of finished. The great thing about Batman is he lives on for future generations to reinterpret, and obviously, Warners will have to decide in the future what they're going to do with him," Nolan said. "We've had our say on the character. ...

"I've got no plans to do anything more, and certainly, no involvement with any 'Justice League' project."


'The Walking Dead' Season 3 Clip

AMC have released a clip featuring the new character Michonne and a sizzle reel building up the anticipation for the third season season of the zombie hit.

Season 3 airs in October on AMC.



Michael Fassbender Will Lead 'Assassin's Creed'

Michael Fassbender will star in and co-produce "Assassin's Creed," the bigscreen adaptation of Ubisoft's videogame franchise, through his DMC Film, vairty reports.

Ubisoft Motion Pictures CEO Jean-Julien Baronnet, said about the actor:
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice. Michael (Fassbender) is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
The plot revolves around a man who learns his ancestors were trained assassins after he is kidnapped by a secret org with ties to the Knights Templar, and sent back in time to retrieve historical artifact.

'RoboCop' Reboot Reveals the New ED-209

Hes tough on crime and hates stairs this is the new tooled up ED-209 from upcoming reboot of 'RoboCop.'  Ed was revealed in this viral campaign video showing off OmniCorp products and giving a brief look at the new furtre of law enforcement.

Directed by Jose Padilha, RoboCop is about to enter production with a cast that includes Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman, Samuel L. Jackson and Hugh Laurie.

'RoboCop' has a August 9, 2013 release.

Comic-Con Poster & Stills for Guillermo del Toro's 'Pacific Rim'

Guillermo del Toro has a Comic-Con poster for 'Pacific Rim' showing off the huge scale of his mech that will do battle with giant monsters, the film stars Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Idris Elba, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins Jr. and Diego Klattenhof.

In the film, legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, start rising from the sea and begin a war that would takes millions of lives and consumes humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes-a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)-who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

Pacific Rim opens July 12, 2013 and has launched its facebook page.


'The Hobbit' Comic Con Poster & Banner

Peter Jackson has revealed a great new Comic-Con poster for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on his Facebook page, showing off Ian McKellen Gandalf the Grey in Hobbiton, also below is a gargantuan banner for the film.

The first part of 'The Hobbit,' 'The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey' opens on December 14.


Tumbler & Batpod From 'The Dark Knight Rises' Are Coming To Dublin Tomorrow!

To celebrate the July 20th release of Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ 'The Dark Knight Rises,' the third film in Christopher Nolan’s epic Dark Knight trilogy, the film’s Tumbler and Bat-Pod are coming to Dublin on July 10th. Experience the world of Gotham City by seeing first - hand the authentic vehicles from the production of the highly anticipated action drama.

PHOTOCALL: 11am, St Stephen’s Green LUAS station with the BatPod and The Dark Knight Rises LUAS
Caroline Foran from Entertainment.ie’s EITV
Ryan Phillips and Tracy Clifford from Spin 1038s Fully Charged morning show.

The Camouflage Tumbler will be on display in Dundrum Town Centre from 10.30am and will be joined from 1pm by The Batpod. The display finishes at 2.30pm..

'The Dark Knight Rises' opens July 20th.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

RIP Ernest Borgnine


One of Hollywood's greats Ernest Borgnine, whose career spanned more than 60 years, has died of renal failure in a Los Angeles hospital with his family by his side, his spokesman, Harry Flynn, told the Associated Press.

Mr Borgnine, who was 95 years old, continued acting until recently with a role in the hospital drama ER in 2009, he won an Oscar in 1955 for his role in the film Marty.

His family released a statement saying Borgnine "had been in excellent health until a recent illness".

Borgnine was also known for his roles in western The Wild Bunch and disaster movie The Poseidon Adventure. His TV series McHale's Navy was also a major success in the United States. He is also remembered for his role as the jovial Dominic Santini in the 1980s series 'Airwolf.' He also enjoyed a late career defending residences of Bikini Bottom from evil as the voice of Mermaid Man in Spongebob Squarepants.

Ernest Borgnine Lifetime Achievement Award


On Voicing "Mermaid Man" on SpongeBob SquarePants

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Review: 'Drive' On Netflix Ireland & UK

If you are from this side of the world, you will know this summer has been one of the most miserable and depressing in recent memory. You can't go out because it's raining, and a evening in front of the telly is the most likely option (...only there is nothing on). This is where Netflix can come in very handy, the online streaming service which launched in Ireland earlier this year and hosts a large library of both film and television content. I recently invested in an apple TV, so for purpose of this review it is from said device but I also done a quick check on my xbox 360 and mac book pro and quality of streams on all devices was of equal quality on a 25 mb broadband line. One of the crown jewel's in the Netflix's library is 'Drive', which looks spectacular in glorious HD.

'Drive' was the highlight of last year for most film publications/ outlets and Flicks News choice of the film of 2011. Ryan Gosling's brilliant understated performance and Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn's vision forged a modern day cinematic masterpiece that was both compelling and incredibly entertaining.

A tale of grace, beauty and brutality as a Los Angeles wheelman for hire, stunt driving for movie productions by day and steering getaway vehicles for armed heists by night. Though a loner by nature, Driver can't help falling in love with his beautiful neighbor Irene (Carey Mulligan), a vulnerable young mother dragged into a dangerous underworld by the return of her ex-convict husband Standard (Oscar Isaac). After a heist intended to pay off Standard's protection money spins unpredictably out of control, Driver finds himself driving defense for the girl he loves, tailgated by a syndicate of deadly serious criminals (Albert Brooks and Ron Perlman). But when he realizes that the gangsters are after more than the bag of cash in his trunk-that they're coming straight for Irene and her son, Driver is forced to shift gears and go on offense.

The film is the antithesis of cool, brilliant performances, wonderful soundtrack, superb story telling and stylized imagery make for a beautifully crafted unforgettable film treasure. 'Drive' is also a great home viewing movie experience and I am sure a film many will discover on Netflix, which almost hearkens back to the days of home video and discovering them overlooked gems. 'Drive' deserves your attention.
5 out of 5

'Lawless' Trailer #2

Second trailer has been relased for John Hillcoat's 'Lawless,' starring Shia LaBeouf, Tom Hardy, Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Guy Pearce, Gary Oldman and Mia Wasikowska, the film features a screenplay by Nick Cave, based on the novel 'The Wettest County in the World' by Matt Bondurant.

The true story of the freewheelin' Bondurants brothers, bootlegging siblings taking the law into their own hands. This is the story of the rural hard-men that created the big city gangsters. Brazen and fearless, these young rebel brothers helped build the American Dream in this exuberant tale of what was to become crime's first major gold rush. The youngest brother, Jack, fancies himself the next Al Capone; he dreams of sharp suits, guns, girls and fast cars, no matter the cost. Ambitious and impulsive, he takes the family's small-scale moonshining operation to the big leagues, to impress the gorgeous but off-limits Amish girl, Bertha.

The middle brother, Howard, is the brawling muscle - loyal but reckless - never one to turn down a taste of white lightning. And eldest brother, Forrest, reluctantly accepts the changing times with grace and grit, leading the family with strength of character and silent determination against the beginnings of corporate greed. An enigmatic and stunning Maggie comes to town with a hidden past, igniting his passion and almost saving him in the process. As the Bondurants' legend grows, so too does the danger, and it's not long before the brothers must face the consequences of their transgressions, or rewrite the myth and the law themselves.

'Lawless' opens in cinemas 7 September for Ireland and the UK, 29 August for the US.

Friday, July 6, 2012

'The Bourne Legacy' TV Spots

Three TV spots have been released for Tony Gilroy's 'The Bourne Legacy,' starring Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Albert Finney, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn, Stacy Keach and Oscar Isaac.

The narrative architect behind the "Bourne" film series, Gilroy takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office. The writer/director expands the "Bourne" universe created by Robert Ludlum with an original story that introduces us to a new hero (Renner) whose life-or-death stakes have been triggered by the events of the first three films.

The film opens August 10 for the US, 13 August for Ireland and the UK.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful' One Sheet

The one sheet has arrived for Sam Raimi's 'Oz: The Great and Powerful.' starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff.

The film imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum’s beloved character, the Wizard of Oz. When Oscar Diggs (Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot--fame and fortune are his for the taking--that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Kunis), Evanora (Weisz) and Glinda (Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity--and even a bit of wizardry--Oscar transforms himself not only into the great and powerful Wizard of Oz but into a better man as well.

The movie will be released in cinemas on March 8, 2013.