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That Extended Cut of the AVENGERS Trailer Most of You Have Already Seen is Here, Worth Talking About Again

Official Synopsis

Nick Fury and the international agency S.H.I.E.L.D. bring together a team of super humans to form The Avengers to help save the Earth from Loki & his various membered army.

What We Learned: Nick Fury believes in Harvey Dent heroes. Loki doesn’t seem to be bound to a scientists mortal form anymore. Tony Stark has iron balls to talk smack to, what for all intents and purposes, is a god. Of course, he’s probably drunk during that meeting. HULK SMASH PUNY FUTURE JET!

Why We’ll Watch: We’ll watch because of all the snark we mentioned above and then some. Seeing Marvel finally step into the light of making entertaining movies from their characters has been a joy for this Marvel zombie. Sure there have been a few mis-steps but with the House of Ideas running their own movie studio it became easier for them to keep their continuity in line. Although, it did get in their way a few other times. The loss of Jon Favreau and Ed Norton will be felt. But the machine, as always, lurches on.

Now if only Marvel studios could get back the rights to Spider-Man, The X-Men and the Fantastic Four. We could get a good sized mega-movie by throwing them back into movie continuity.

Watch the trailer below the cut.

When’s it coming? May 4, 2012

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Official DARK KNIGHT RISES Trailer Released in HD, IMAX Movie Theater Here We Come!

Official Synopsis

Following the death of District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman assumes responsibility for Dent’s crimes in order to protect Dent’s reputation and is subsequently hunted by the Gotham City Police Department. Eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, Batman returns to Gotham where he must discover the truth regarding the “enigmatic” Selina Kyle while stopping the villain Bane and his plans to destroy the city.

What We Learned: We now see how Catwoman, a jewel thief, fits into the Nolan’s Bat-verse. It looks like she’ll be Robin Hooding for us. Still don’t agree with Anne Hathway as the Selina Kyle/Catwoman but we’ll give her a go come summer 2012.

Why We’ll Watch: Why does it seem like Christopher Nolan is the only director left making movies that require you to be in an actual theater to experience the wonder of film? Why is that? Unless it has the time-consuming care of James Cameron or is an animated feature the 3D gimmick does nothing for us. This is how any movie of scope should be made. IMAX all the way.

When’s it coming? Scheduled for July 20, 2012. Summer you are so far away.

Official sites: Apple trailers | Official

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One-Sheet Wonder: Posters from DARK KNIGHT RISES and THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN. Darker Shades of Black&White

Presented for your approval, new movie one sheets of the big movies based off of comic books in 2012.
1) Bane has broken justice.

The official DARK KNIGHT RISES site went online and dropped some awesome on the Internet.

via Geek tyrant

2) Peter Parker plays with shadows
We did our best to find a poster not violated by a watermark. Our best wasn’t good enough.

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Our Strange Sky: Look, Up in the Sky, It’s X-MEN FIRST CLASS

If everything goes as planned we’ll be seeing this tonight.

X-Men: First Class, which seemed to suffer from relatively low expectations from both its studio Fox and from the licensing world (see, for example, “Boys Toys Up at Hasbro”), is actually mounting a strong run-up to its release this week including a stealth skywriting campaign that is putting the old school X-Men “X” symbol in the skies above southern California. This photo tweeted by Larry Marder is one of numerous similar photos hitting social media and the blogs over the last couple of days.

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READ: Warren Ellis Chats Up Internet about RED, Begs for Your Filthy Money

The Warren Ellis/Cully Hammer comic, RED, has been on our minds ever since the trailer dazzled the Internets with Helen Mirren operating automatic weapons with extreme prejudice.

What lay below are very short blurbs from the column pieces that Eliis wrote for MTV Splashpage promoting RED. Clink the column titles to discover the entire articles. And if you enjoy a good laugh.

Day 1: Where It Started: Guest Editor Warren Ellis Explains The Origin Of ‘Red’

There’s an old story that’s been doing the conspiracy-theorist rounds since God was a boy, and it goes like this…

Day 2: Warren Ellis On His ‘Red’ Set Visit: Frozen Hipsters, Throat-Punches, And Carrot Sticks

Cully got to visit the set in warm and wonderful New Orleans. They liked Cully. Cully’s a clever artist what draws the pretty pictures. Me? I got sent to Toronto in the middle of their worst winter in years. They were building shelters for the homeless out of frozen hipsters on Yonge Street…

Day 3: ADAPT THIS: Guest Editor Warren Ellis Reveals The Comic Book Adaptations He’d Like to See!

….”Gone With The Wind” with Jason Statham playing all the roles and nut-punching alien coke-rhinos from beyond space in the laser-scorched plantation fields of Georgia…

Day 4: Warren Ellis’ Most-Anticipated ‘Red’ Scenes: Office Brawls, F-Bombs, And Ernest Borgnine

I like to think that Karl Urban was back at the hotel with a drink, smiling at the very idea of having to spend several hours smashing Bruce Willis into a desk when there was clearly someone else available to do it for him.

Day5: Which Comics To Read After ‘Red’? Warren Ellis Has Some Recommendations!

Would you like some graphic novels that are, like “Red,” all about spies, liars, guns and things exploding? ‘Course you bloody would. Let me give you a few suggestions.

Or you could buy all my books and just pretend they were about spies and sh*t and GET YOUR HANDS OFF MY BLOODY COMPUTER I’LL SAY WHAT I BLOODY WELL LIKE NO STOP!!!

He really did offer some good comics that you should read. We just thought that last quote was funny.

The Calm Before the Release: On The Approach Of RED

The RED movie experience has been fun. I got to meet some really interesting, really nice people. I got told great stories. I got to go to some interesting places, and the experience of doing the San Diego con from the VIP side was actually fascinating in a perverse way.

RED starts October 15th people. We swear to all the unholy gods that came before and are yet to be born that if you make JACKASS 3-D the top grossing movie this weekend, we will drive to your houses to kick each and every one of you square in the face.

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Isaiah Mustafa’s Luke Cage Campaign Continues: Marvel’s “The Hero Your Hero Could Smell Like”

We’ve cast the role of Luke Cage in our mind and heart long ago. It’s nice to see that Marvel has not ignored the obviousness of how right Mustafa would be for the part.

Don’t muck this up Hollywood Suits.

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Official Synopsis

Atomic Robo: Last Stop will be a fully animated extension of the already vast Atomic Robo universe. This new short film will bring fan favorite characters to life in a traditionally produced, digital animation. “While Atomic Robo: Last Stop isn’t a direct adaptation, we’ve paid very close attention to the Graphic Novels and are determined to stay as true to the subject material as humanly possible. People love Robo too much for me to try and mess with the formula,” said director Joseph W. Krzemienski.

What We Learned from the Teaser:
As teasers go, it fulfilled the duty of giving just enough to whet our animation appetites.

Why We’ll Watch the Movie:
Atomic Robo is a robot created by the power(see: knowledge) of Tesla. That’s all we really needed to know.

When’s it coming?
Soon, they say.

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One! Two! Three! Four… Articles on the Scott Pilgrim Movie to Better Prepare You to Watch it This Weekend

Here are clips from articles on SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD. The best movie you’re not watching. As always, click the links inside the snippets for the entire read.

1) An interesting NPR review by Linda Holmes of the movie reviewers hating on SCOTT PILGRIM:

‘Scott Pilgrim’ Versus The Unfortunate Tendency To Review The Audience

Full disclosure: I think it’s great.

I also think it’s so heavily stylized that it’s bound not to be everyone’s favorite film. It’s not aiming to be liked by all; it’s aiming to be adored by many. If director Edgar Wright weren’t okay with the film’s being polarizing, he’d have backed off from some of its delightful little quirks.

But I have to say to those reviewing it: what’s completely unnecessary is being hostile and condescending about the target audience — and I can say that, because I’m emphatically not part of it.

After referring to the first part of the movie as a “dork-pandering assault,” The Boston Phoenix reviewer goes on to say that Michael Cera’s performance is “irritating” in part because of “the non-stop Pavlovian laugh track provided by the audience at the screening I attended.” (As far as I know, that’s a first: “You made the audience laugh, you irritating actor in a comedy, and that’s what’s wrong with you.”)

2) Spinoff Online’s Graeme McMillan reflects on how previous movies based on comics failed, for the most part, and how Scott Pilgrim could break that mold in future films.

Why Scott Pilgrim Is The Movie Comic Book Movies Should Model Themselves After
There’s something about it, the more I think about it, that makes me hope that it changes the way comic book movies are made in future, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. The key, I think, is that it’s a movie that somehow manages to exactly capture what makes Bryan Lee O’Malley’s comics work, and yet it never feels like anything less than a celebration of filmmaking, and an example of the potential of the movie medium.

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The Scott Pilgrim Guide for Gamers

The plan was to pull back on the Scott Pilgrim posts after we saw the movie. Our Twitter review of said film?

Re:Scott Pilgrim vs the World. Heart +9; Charm +9; Excellence +10; Adaptation Skill: Perfect! Awesome Director Achievement Unlocked! #fbless than a minute ago via TweetDeck

Yes. it was that awesome.

Currently, movie box office reports that most of you moviegoers went to see that unfunny looking abomination THE OTHER GUYS, instead of the hilarious SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD. Because of this, we’re going to continue to drop Pilgrim posts until you buckle under the weight of the epic thing you’re not watching in theaters. You’ll break and you’ll watch and you’ll thank us with money and cases of your region’s finest beer.

First up, UGO tracks every gaming reference in the Bryan Lee O’Malley tomes.

Every Video Game Reference Ever in the Scott Pilgrim Comics

Crash and the Boys

Scott Pilgrim Vol. 1:

Scott’s band Sex Bob-Omb plays a show with a band called Crash and the Boys, a reference to Crash ‘n the Boys: Street Challenge, an NES sports game.

More references at UGO.

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SDCC THOR Trailer is Back. Watch Quickly Before It’s Gone.

Official Synopsis

The Mighty Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war. Thor is cast down to Earth and forced to live among humans as punishment. Once here, Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.

“Whosoever holds this hammer, if he be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor.”

What We Learned:
It’s been off and on You Tube for a few hours/days now. Somehow it has stabilized enough for folks to embed the sucker.

Why We’re Gonna Watch:
Nice to see you again Agent Phil Coulson. Your character’s becoming a real Ensemble Darkhorse in our book. Before the trailer we were gonna watch THOR because it was a Marvel Studios film. Now having seen the thing in action, our interest level has jumped up a few clicks.

If the trailer’s not viewable by the time you watch this just run a Google or Twitter search. Or just wait a while. The full-on marketing campaign can’t be far off. After some of the geek grumblings we’ve seen over the released costume photos we suspect this “leak” was the result of a marketing plan.

When’s it coming?
The official site says May 2011.

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