Posts Tagged ‘Michael Shannon’

Review: The Shape of Water

— by RON WILKINSON — The month of December brings out the big guns. The biggest stars and the biggest screenplays. Unfortunately, most do not make use of the stars and the screenplay. “The Shape of Water” not only makes use of a perfect cast, it leverages that with a charming story o[...]

Review: Nocturnal Animals

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” (based on the novel “Tony & Susan” by Austin Wright) comes out of the gate running with his second feature film. The first film, “A Single Man,” was a dark examination of social mor[...]

Review: Complete Unknown

— by RON WILKINSON — Writer/director Joshua Marston won the Silver Bear at Berlin in 2011 for Best Screenplay for “The Forgiveness of Blood” (shared with Andamion Murataj). You would never know it from “Complete Unknown,” a self-absorbed essay on the foibles of New York[...]

Review: Elvis & Nixon

— by RON WILKINSON — “Elvis & Nixon,” Liza Johnson’s narrative fiction retelling of the White House meeting between Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon, packs the most entertainment per ounce of any film this year. This is an exploration into what did happen, and[...]

Review: Midnight Special

— by RON WILKINSON — Michael Shannon does the heavy lifting in Jeff Nichols’ sci-fi yarn of Alton (Jaeden Lieberher), a child with peculiar abilities. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, Nichols is racking up an enviable record of awards with only his first four [...]

Review: Man of Steel

— by ADAM DALE — As is only fitting on his 75th Anniversary, Superman is back on the big screen in Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel.” Being one of the very first, and still most iconic, superheroes of all time, there have been many incarnations of the hero in every form of media, from c[...]

Three New Man of Steel Clips

— by ADAM POYNTER — “Man of Steel” is less than one Earth week away from its debut in American theaters and Warner Bros. is not backing down from its promotional campaign. They are in hyper mode as we have seen more material released in the past few weeks than the last six months com[...]

Man of Steel: Nokia Trailer

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — In just one week, we will learn exactly what the masses will make of the highly-anticipated Superman movie, “Man of Steel.” And if the final, ultimate trailer just released by Nokia and Warner Bros. is any sign to go by, then this movie will be, without a[...]

Man of Steel: Empire Images

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — I still remember the first official photo that was released for “Man of Steel.” It showed so much, yet so little. Speculation ran wild about Superman’s suit, about his hair, even about his muscles. Now, months later, we have seen the suit in its ent[...]

Review: Premium Rush

— by ADAM DALE — When it comes to action and excitement, the summer season isn’t lacking in big budget blockbuster films, but it is very rare to see the kind of intensity shown in “Premium Rush” without massive special effects and explosions. Director David Koepp wants to take you [...]

Has the ‘Man of Steel’ Climax Been Leaked?

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — It has been very quiet on the “Man of Steel” news the past couple of weeks. I have seen is a LOT of interviews from Michael Shannon, but now a quite interesting rumored climax of the Superman reboot has popped up. Cosmic Book News was tipped off to the movie’s [...]

Trailer Talk: ‘13’

— by JESSICA MORALES — “13” is based on the Swedish movie “13 Tzameti” and like its predecessor, it too has all the makings of a great action packed thriller. Think “Dirty Dozen” meets “Ocean 11.” It’s the kind of movie that is sure to keep your heart pumping as you wai[...]

Has General Zod Ditched CGI for an Actual Suit?

— by ANDY BEHBAKHT — Almost a month ago, Michael Shannon was spotted wearing a motion-capture-suit on the set of “Man of Steel,” which was definitely something that was discussed through the web. But now, it seems like the intimidating general might wear[...]

Trailer Talk: ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

— by JOSUE SANCHEZ — Here is a story worthy of a movie. It’s not fiction, since its mostly based on the inspiring true story of Sam Childers, the reformed drug dealer who becomes the savior of hundreds of kidnapped and orphaned children in East Africa. The movie is called “Ma[...]