It was announced yesterday that the second installment of the man of Steel franchise officially had a name – “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
But wait a second – Batman v Superman? This is the second Man Of Steel movie, and not only is Man Of Steel not in the title, but the person that the title references (ie Superman) does not even get top billing? What gives here? This is the second installment of the Superman franchise and he is getting second billing in his own movie!
When the announcement was made that there was going to be a Batman vs Superman movie, I was just as excited as everyone else. However I was under the impression that this would be a Super hero team up Movie. OK the addition of Batman is exciting – isn’t it? The More I thought about it, the more problematic it became. We have just met Superman in this new universe and there is no mention of Batman, let alone any other heroes. So how is this going to work?
Once again the Oscars have come and gone leaving in it’s wake a plethora of popular culture topics to discuss. With Ellen DeGeneres at the helm there was no shortage of quirky moments such as the “Selfie Seen Around The World” (seen below), which Ellen claimed broke Twitter. “We crashed and broke Twitter,” she said, implying that the service was having technical issues as a result of said Selfie.
Disney’s Frozen has gotten under my skin in a way that no movie has in a very long time. I knew I enjoyed it the first time I watched it, but I really had no idea just how much this movie would be on my mind in the time since then.
At first I thought that maybe it was just the fact the Disney had seemingly gone back to their roots in making great animated movies in the vein of The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and my personal favorite – Aladdin. Correction, my former personal favorite as Frozen has soundly dethroned its predecessor. However as time has progressed I am coming to find that it really isn’t that simple. Frozen has simply spoken to me on a level that very few works have ever managed. In short, Frozen got to my heart. (As it turns out, contrary to popular belief, I have one.)
Dark. Menacing. Exciting. All the things a trailer should be – this trailer delivers! You get a glimpse of the tone of the movie and no major plot points were given away. You see Godzilla, but not so much that you don’t want to see more. This made me even more excited for the May 2014 release. What do you think – are you excited? ARE YOU??? Let us know.
Saturday, March 24,1984.
Shermer High School,
Shermer, Illinois, 60062.
Dear Mr. Vernon,
We accept the fact that we had to sacrifice a whole Saturday in detention for whatever it was we did wrong. What we did *was* wrong. But we think you’re crazy to make us write an essay telling you who we think we are. What do you care? You see us as you want to see us – in the simplest terms, in the most convenient definitions. You see us as a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Correct? That’s the way we saw each other at 7:00 this morning. We were brainwashed.
But what we found out is that each one of us is a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess and a criminal. Does that answer your question?…
The Breakfast Club.
This is the opening, and with a minor change the closing of the 1985 John Hughes teen movie classic, The Breakfast Club – one of the of, if not THE seminal movie experience of my adolescent years. In large part this film was responsible for changing my perception of who I thought I was and in many ways who I ended up being.
Sony Pictures announced today that the first full trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 will be coming out next month on the 5th.
In the film, rumor has it that Spidey just can’t keep the promise he made to Captain Stacy to stay away from his daughter, Gwen. Between High School, crime-fighting, digging for clues about his past and his forbidden love Parker barely has time to breathe. The last thing he needs is for the new villain, Electro to come on to the scene! But that is exactly what he is going to get in the form of Jamie Foxx!
This week we talked about the movie 1976 Horror film Carrie (you can see the video of the discussion below). We took a look at the Spielberg/De Palma collaboration not only as a classic in the Horror genre but also as a snapshot of what was common/acceptable in movies almost 4 decades ago. But we also happened to draw this movie while the Carrie 2013 remake is out in theaters, so this really turned into a discussion of Carrie as a franchise. Below are some quick Highs and lows from the three films:
This is the movie that started it all. The story is of a shy girl who was sheltered from the world by a fearful, delusional mother and the damage done to her by this upbringing. Carrie is an outcast, shunned by the social groups in her high school as a pariah. Not only does she not have the social skills needed to integrate in her environment after only recently being allowed to attend a public school, Carrie is unprepared to deal with the changes her body is going through as she becomes a young woman. After traumatically having her first menstruation in a locker room full of her classmates and panicking, these girls mercilessly mock her chanting the refrain – “Plug it up.”
With the recent Success of shows like House of Cards and Orange is the New Black, another announcement has recently been made that has Marvel fans both squee-ing and cringing. In conjunction with Netflix, Marvel is developing four new Super Hero series to have 13 episode runs using the streaming only medium. These heroes are Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage.
The post was originally written as a twitter response (140 characters at a time) to the following conversation:
If you've read @EndersGameMovie & enjoyed it, my recommendation is stay away and preserve your memories…
— The M Cluster (@TheMCluster) November 2, 2013
The recent announcement of Ben Affleck as being the next actor to don the cape and cowl created quite the uproar in the fan base across the internet. So if you aren’t sure how people have been dealing with the news, here is a handy little guide to the five stages of Batfleck greif:
First Stage: Denial – This is a joke right? I mean who in their right mind would cast the guy who played Daredevil to play one of the most beloved characters in all of comics? I mean really? This can’t be true. I’ll check with google…
*Five minutes later*
Second Stage: Anger – ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME??? AFLECK??? THERE IS NO WAY IN HELL AFLECK CAN PLAY BATMAN. I’M NOT GOING TO SEE THIS MOVIE!!! THEY’VE RUINED EVERYTHING!!! SO MUCH FOR A JUSTICE LEAGE MOVIE NOW!!! WHY? WHY? WHY???? Fuck this, I’m hitting twitter…