Wow, talk about some weird subject matters here. But you gotta know, if Harrison Ford is in it, It Must Be Good!!!!!
Another Superbowl Trailer of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon!
I’m so excited, I could just spit! The new Captain America Trailer as presented on Superbowl Sunday!
I found this article on Aintitcoolnews.com and honestly, I agree and could not say it any better. So I’m posting Harry Knowles article about Captain America. So may I preface this in saying “AMEN!” Enjoy!
I get a little pissed off when people denigrate CAPTAIN AMERICA. Of course, I am a 5th Generation Eagle Scout – that was born and raised in a Comic Book & Movie Collectibles business. CAPTAIN AMERICA is the soul of the Marvel Universe. He’s the constant reminder of the ideals of what the United States of America used to mean.
He came from an era, where our moral compass was solid. When there was true evil in the world and Captain America gave a generation that saw their fathers, uncles and older brothers go into battle against a technologically superior force, at least at the beginning. Cap was there in the pages, the spirit of the fight, he was Uncle Sam with fists to bash in the supernatural and super science perils that the Axis threw at us. He was fiction, but fiction that espoused a belief in the red, white and blue.
The world has changed, mostly America has changed. Our moral compass isn’t what it used to be. Today we fight amongst ourselves… Cap stands as a reminder that divided we fall. Something that has been entirely forgotten in our warring two party system.
Some cynical types consider Captain America “goofy” – thinking of him as a blind patriotic tool, but he isn’t. Captain America is the fighting spirit of the United States. He roots out evil, both foreign and domestic, and he fights to preserve and inspire the union in which he so believes. At least for me.
I certainly understand the current abuse of our American symbols, where we have people that wrap themselves in the American flag – without even the slightest understanding of what it means.
Today, PARAMOUNT / MARVEL has released the teaser poster for THE FIRST AVENGER: CAPTAIN AMERICA… and it is a somber piece. Mud and dirt exploding behind him. His shield with the paint war scarred. His helmet off and his head in mourning – and I find myself wondering what atrocity, Captain America is about to avenge, as the words state. Will we see BUCKY die in this film? I do not know, nor do I want to. I do know we’re going to see the RED SKULL do some pretty bad damage – and we certainly know what the Nazis are capable of. We know how much blood was spilt in WWII, so there’s a lot for the fighting spirit of America to pound into the dirt.
In my living room at my house, hanging for the last year and a half is my original CAPTAIN AMERICA serial one sheet from 1944. Right now – I ran my computer down to the dining hall where there’s about 8 WWII veterans, and I showed them the CAPTAIN AMERICA poster and it made them smile. I’d talked to George (my 93 year old roommate) about Cap – and he told me that every service man in the Navy, which was where he served, loved CAPTAIN AMERICA. His outrageous antics were discussed in bunks and each soldier kind of felt a little bit like Cap.
Maybe spending two and a half weeks geeking with these old timers has made me a bit more sentimental, but I doubt it. I love CAPTAIN AMERICA, just as I love the era from whence he sprouted. He was a national hero… a man, too sick to serve, but through super science became the pinnacle of physical perfection.
I was late in getting into the world of Harry Potter. I remember being in Barnes & Noble one day and saw the books (at that time, the fourth one had just come out). I had heard a lot of press surrounding the Harry Potter craze and being that I’m an avid reader I decided to pick up the four books to see what all the commotion was about. From that moment on, I was a Potter fan. This series of seven books could arguably be called one of the greatest book series of all time. So, like most good books, the movies soon followed. For the most part, the movies did well in keeping to what happens in the books, however JK Rowling (the author of the series) has packed so much detail, plot twists and hints into the books that it was hard for everything to be captured. That is, until now. I’ve already seen “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” twice now, once at the midnight premiere and again in IMAX, and I would say without any hesitation at all that this is not only the most faithful of the movies to the source material but also the best of the film series yet.
I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Warner Bros. had decided to start splitting the books into two films per book, starting at say “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”. The film series would have been able to delve deeper into the small details, character development and overall themes that Rowling had captured so perfectly in her books. Perhaps we would have received a prolonged funeral for Dumbledore at the end of “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”, instead of hurrying through his death and not having the funeral at all. I know most people believe that the studio split the last book into two films purely to grab even more cash out of their most popular of movie series. But now, after having seen Part 1, I can’t help but think that they simply wanted to tell the story as it should be told, leaving nothing out and honoring the story that we have all come to love.
It seems impossible to believe that the world has been watching Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint grow up right before our very eyes. This film series has so far spanned a decade and we have watched children become adults. Not only have they grown up over these ten years, but their acting has come from novice to experienced veteran. We can see the trust that each one of them has with the other in their eyes and with their heartfelt moments of quiet and intimacy. For a good two-thirds of this two and a half hour film, these three are all we see and yet you feel as a member of this small group of friends. This dynamic trio of actors has raised the bar with each film and achieved their goals repeatedly, that I look forward to seeing the last leg of their journey with bated breath.
As always, the supporting characters continue to inspire us and bring this fantasy to life. The death of Dumbledore has crushed their hearts and left them without direction or hope. They all know that they must play a part in what is to come, but as the foundation upon which Harry must lean on to fulfill his destiny. Special attention should be given to Alan Rickman, aka Professor Snape, who plays his role so well that you can’t help for thinking that it was written for him. Knowing where his journey is headed in the last film brings me great joy. Also, if you haven’t yet been a fan of Dobby, be prepared to change your mind!
I hope that when the second part of this final chapter of the series is released, there will be marathons giving us each chapter back to back. Go from beginning to ending in a theater surrounded by other fans, both young and old. I can’t express into words how excited I am to seeing this journey come to a close and leave knowing that I’ve seen and experienced something special. Here’s hoping they knock it out of the park.
J.Chandler Grade: A
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Movie The Source Code due out in Theatres April 15, 2011!
Check out the trailer for the upcoming Movie The Adjustment Bureau due out in Theatres March 4, 2011!
Henry Cavill is still mainly unknown in the film world, being known for his work on THE TUDORS as Charles Brandon. He’s played parts in HELLRAISER: HELLWORLD, TRISTON + ISOLDE, STARDUST and he’ll be playing Theseus in the upcoming IMMORTALS.
Word is it that everyone involved in production is thrilled with Cavill’s take. That Zack is over the moon for him. They’ll begin shooting in 4 months… and the world holds their collective breath.