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First poster for ‘Gravity’ starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney

- May 8th, 2013

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Ahead of its trailer debut later this week, we’re getting our first look at the poster for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

The sci-fi film, which is due out this October, was originally scheduled for release last year. The official plot synopsis, obtained via JoBlo, reads as follows:

“Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone, a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission, with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) in command of his last flight before retiring. But on a seemingly routine spacewalk, disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed, leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone–tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness.
The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth…and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic, every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left.
But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.”

I’ve waited a long time for Cuarón’s follow-up to Children of Men, and rumours about this film have been swirling since 2010 when Robert Downey Jr. was eyeing the Kowalsky role. Apparently there may even be a 20-minute opening shot, so if nothing else, it’ll look nice.

Colour me interested.

While we’re on the topic of sci-fi, the first trailer for Ender’s Game has also arrived. The adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s epic futuristic tale has been hugely anticipated by fans of the book. It tells the story of a boy who is sent to a military academy so he can learn the skills to help defend Earth against an alien invasion. The book has drawn comparisons to Harry Potter.

It stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield (as Ender) and Ben Kingsley.

Since its release in 1985, the book has been called ‘unfilmable.’ If you’ve read it, let us know what you think in the comments.

‘Iron Man 3′: Watch Tony Stark attempt a mid-air rescue

- April 30th, 2013

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Iron Man 3 is literally just days away, and of course it’s way too early to be declaring any one sequence the best of the movie, but the newest clip from the film just became my odds on favourite.

Running at just over a minute, the scene is an extension of the one we’ve seen in various trailers: Air Force One has been attacked and helpless passengers plummet to the ground. Thirteen people are in the air and, as Jarvis informs him, Tony can only carry four.

I’m a sucker for jump scenes in movies and this Iron Man clip reminds me of my fave part from Transformers: Dark of the Moon (just to be clear, that’s not an endorsement of the Michael Bay film – other than this one sequence, I pretty much hated it).

Iron Man 3 takes place after the events of The Avengers, with Tony Stark battling The Mandarin (Sir Ben Kingsley). It’s directed by Lethal Weapon-scribe Shane Black, so expect plenty of eye-popping stunts and lotsa humour.

Let us know what you think of this latest clip in the comments.

New ‘Iron Man 3′ trailer released

- March 5th, 2013

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A new ‘Iron Man 3’ trailer has been unveiled.

That’s right – with the movie’s premiere date less than two months away – the guys at Marvel have given us one more teaser before the blockbuster hits the screens.

This time, we see a more insecure and contemplative Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as he evaluates his roles as a boyfriend, business tycoon, and superhero.

The film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Guy Pearce, Rebecca Hall and Ben Kingsley as Iron Man’s archenemy The Mandarin.

‘Iron Man 3’ opens in theatres May 3.

Have a look at the trailer and let us know what you think.

‘Iron Man 3′: New poster and Super Bowl teaser arrive

- January 31st, 2013

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In between the chips and dip, Marvel will introduce a new ad for Iron Man 3 during this Sunday’s Super Bowl.

But…a brand-spanking new 15-second spot just arrived in our in-box that you can take a look at below. In it, we see Don Cheadle sporting the Iron Patriot outfit.

We don’t get any new footage of Sir Ben Kingsley, but in a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. praised the actor’s villainous portrayal of the Mandarin.

“Sir Ben is probably going to steal the movie,” he says. “There are a lot of contenders who may, but right now he’s probably at the top of that list.”

The film opens May 3.

Watch the trailer for ‘Iron Man 3′

- October 23rd, 2012

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So after two films where witty banter ruled, it seems Iron Man is getting a Dark Knight makeover. At least that’s how it looks from the newly-released trailer for Iron Man 3.

Backed by a haunting musical score, the new ad opens with a beaten Tony Stark laying bruised and battered in the snow. “I’ve got a lot of apologies to make,” Stark says in a voice-over as he removes his Iron Man mask.

“Nothing’s been the same since New York,” he continues, alluding to the mayhem that occurred in this summer’s Avengers. Remember that doozy? When Thor’s brother Loki came to Earth and flattened New York?

A voice-over continues over clips of familiar faces from the franchise – his gal Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow) and friend Rhodey (Don Cheadle) – before stopping on Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), who, in the comic story arc Extremis, unleashes a super-soldier virus alongside the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley).

“Some people call me a terrorist,” the Mandarin chillingly says. “I consider myself a teacher. Lesson No. 1: Heroes; there is no such thing.”

Then we see how Tony Stark’s world will totally come undone in the new film. His suits are destroyed and his palatial oceanfront retreat is barbecued. By the end, Stark is left dragging his mangled Iron Man suit through the snow.

All that’s missing is Commissioner James Gordon’s weary “rise” line from the Dark Knight Rises trailer earlier this year.

So yes, the film looks darker than its predecessors. And I like it.

Iron Man 3 is being helmed by Lethal Weapon scribe Shane Black (who also directed Downey Jr. in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and is due out in North America May 3, 2013.

Watch the trailer below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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