Showing posts from September, 2013

Iron Man (2008)

IRON MAN Jon Favreau 2008 • 126 Minutes • 2.35:1 • United States Color • English • Paramount
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow Writers:  Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Art Marcum, Matt Holloway based on characters created by Stan Lee, Don Heck, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby Producers: Avi Arad, Kevin Feige Cinematography: Matthew Libatique
Awards and Honors:
Academy Awards Nominated: Best Achievement in Sound Editing Nominated: Best Achievement in Visual Effects
American Film Institute Official 2008 Selection
BAFTA Awards Nominated: Best Special Visual Effects
Essential Films #15 - 25 Greatest Summer Blockbusters #66 - 100 Greatest Movie Heroes (Tony Stark) #5 - Top 25 Superhero Movies
Hugo Awards Nominated: Best Dramatic Presentation - Long Form
People's Choice Awards Nominated: Favorite Action Movie Nominated: Favorite Movie Nominated: Favorite Superhero

Sometimes you gotta run before you can walk.
Iron Man 3 opens in theaters tonight at midnight nationwide and wil…

Batman Begins (2005)

BATMAN BEGINS Christopher Nolan 2005 • 140 Minutes • 2.35:1 • United States Color • English • Warner Bros.

Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes, Gary Oldman, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Rutger Hauer, Ken Watanabe, Morgan Freeman
Writers:  Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer (Screenplay); David S. Goyer (Story); Based on characters created by Bob Kane
Producers: Charles Roven, Emma Thomas, Larry J. Franco
Cinematography: Wally Pfister

Awards & Honors

Academy Awards
Nominated: Best Achievement in Cinematography - Wally Pfister

Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Winner: Best Actor - Christian Bale
Winner: Best Fantasy Film
Winner: Best Writing - Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer
Nominated: Best Director - Christopher Nolan
Nominated: Best Supporting Actor - Liam Neeson
Nominated: Best Supporting Actress - Katie Holmes
Nominated: Best Costumes
Nominated: Best Music - James Newton Howard, Hans Zimmer
Nominated: Best Special Effects

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Forced Perspective, Ep.37 – In the Blue Pacific…

Your favorite movie podcast is BACK to continue its Summer 2013 recap! Join SportsGuy515 & Adolfo as they review In a World…, Blue Jasmine, The Heat, Pacific Rim, White House Down, and The Butler. Plus – Twitter reviews on movie posters, unnecessary sequels, the greatness that was Don LaFontaine, and we answer the age-old question: is Adolfo a racist? All this and so much MORE! DOWNLOAD/STREAM NOW!!!

Captain America – The First Avenger (2011)

Originally published at Superfriends Universe
MOVIE: Captain America: The First Avenger
RELEASE DATE: July 22, 2011
DIRECTOR: Joe Johnston
SCREENPLAY: Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely based on characters created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby
CAST: Chris Evans, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Dominic Cooper, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough, Stanley Tucci

Captain America is the 5th film in Marvel’s Avengers Phase One series of comic book adaptations, a never-before-attempted crossover of movie characters culminating in a big screen climax known as the record-breaking THE AVENGERS. While it’s the 5th film in the series, it serves almost as a prequel. Not only because it is set in the 1940s during World War II, but without this film, none of the events in the other films are possible. The film blends superhero action with a little fantasy and some out there sci-fi goofiness that actually creates a solid superhero film. It tells the story of Steve Rogers, a frail weak…

The Deer Hunter (1978)

MOVIE: The Deer Hunter RELEASE DATE: 1978 DIRECTOR: Michael Cimino SCREENPLAY: Deric Wasburn CAST: Robert Deniro, John Cazale, John Savage, Christopher Walken, Meryl STreep
OSCARS: Winner: Best Picture Winner: Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Christopher Walken Winner: Best Director – Michael Cimino Winner: Best Film Editing Winner: Best Sound Nominated: Best Actor in a Leading Role – Robert Deniro Nominated: Best Actress in a Supporting Role – Meryl Streep Nominated: Best Writing, Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen Nominated: Best Cinematography The Deer Hunter is not a film about the Vietnam war, but rather a film about the effects of war, any war, has on the men who fight. The film opens with a wedding sequence that some criticize as too long. However, the sequence is meant not as a narrative tool, but instead as a character developing one. It shows the main characters how the characters were before war, how carefree and almost immature they are, and how close their bond as frie…