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Superman in ‘Gravity’: Watch the deleted scene

- April 3rd, 2014

I still haven’t gotten around to watching all the extras, so I had no idea that there was a deleted scene involving Superman in Alfonso Cuaron’s Oscar-winning Gravity. But apparently Warner Bros. rejected an opening sequence that showed the real cause of the disaster that sends Sandra Bullock’s Dr. Ryan Stone drifting into space. A sharp-eyed redditor posted the clip after it leaked on YouTube.

The sequence might have potentially been a setup for Warner’s next Superman film, or it could have been an April Fools’ joke. Watch the clip and let us know what you think in the comments.

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Superman vs. Hulk: Watch the epic CGI fight

- December 27th, 2013

It’s the age-old question comic book fans have debated for decades: Who is the strongest superhero of all time, DC’s Superman or Marvel’s Hulk?

On the one hand, you have a guy who is “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.” On the other, you have someone who, after just a little bit of stress, can turn into a “living engine of destruction.”

You could literally debate the super fight for hours, and make a case for either hero.

Well, animator Mike Habjan is attempting to answer the question of who would win that hypothetical fight with a series of highly-entertaining YouTube videos that show the two heroes squaring off in the Mojave Desert.

Habjan, who says the videos are “an independent project… not affiliated with any company,” has been working on the series for over a year (the first one came out in 2012). The most recent instalment debuted just a few days ago and shows Christopher Reeve’s Superman and a Lou Ferigno/ Edward Norton version of the Hulk both taking a pounding. But you can’t keep Supes down. The clip ends with the Man of Steel grabbing hold of Big Green and flying him way, way up into the sky where he’ll either throw him into space, or drop him down to Earth.

The video ends on a cliffhanger, and Habjan says he already has ideas for the fourth instalment.

Watch the fight unfold chronologically below, from the meeting to the brutal beatdown of the Hulk in Part Three, and let us know who you think would win in a battle between Superman and the Hulk in the comments.

Grown man recreates ‘Home Alone’ for Christmas card

- December 24th, 2013

Okay, if you haven’t finished Christmas shopping, you probably don’t have time for this. But if you’re home relaxing, or at work waiting for the clock to hit 4 p.m., you might find this Home Alone Christmas card disturbingly hilarious.

A grown man named Paul Little has created a virtual greeting highlighting the movie’s best moments – with his own face digitally added over every actor.

A digital recreation of Home Alone wasn’t on our Christmas list, but it is the most unique Christmas card we saw all year.

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments. Oh yeah, and if you haven’t finished shopping, get cracking on that.

Fan-made Man Of Steel 2 teaser trailer proof Ben Affleck will be good

- August 28th, 2013

I know there are a lot of doubters, but this fan-made teaser trailer for Man of Steel 2 might be enough to quiet the Batfleck haters.

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The trailer, which teases Ben Affleck as Batman and Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor by splicing together footage from Man of Steel, The Dark Knight, Breaking Bad, State of Play and Daredevil, is just a spoof made by YouTube user Soylent Brak 1, but it’s a pretty promising indication of how good Zack Snyder’s Superman sequel might actually be when it hits screens July 17, 2015.

“Look at you,” Cranston says in the trailer’s opening voiceover. “What have you got in your life? Nothing… Nobody. Oh wait, yes.” And then the scene flashes to an image of Amy Adams’ Lois Lane.

Luthor promises to stop the attacks against Gotham (I could be wrong, but I think that’s from Total Recall). Then we hear Affleck’s Batman: “Justice doesn’t discriminate,” he says in a line lifted from Daredevil. “It comes cold and bracing, leaving you with a chill you can’t shake.”

It’s not “King Lear,” as Matt Damon said in defence of his pal, but this trailer is certainly proof that Affleck – and Cranston – might make Man of Steel 2 one heck of an impressive comic book movie.

Check it out and let us know what you think in the comments.

Next Bond film to be released within three years

- March 20th, 2013

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With 2012′s Skyfall a box-office and critical hit, the producers behind the James Bond films have announced that the next 007 adventure will hit screens within the next three years.

MGM Chairman and CEO Gary Barber revealed that the studio is at work on the screenplay for the 24th movie, and narrowing down potential directors.

“We are very excited about the franchise, we look forward to announcing a director soon,” Barber said in a conference call Wednesday.

One thing is for certain, Skyfall director Sam Mendes will not be helming the next film. He told Empire magazine earlier this month that he plans on focusing on theatre projects.

“It has been a very difficult decision not to accept Michael and Barbara’s very generous offer to direct the next Bond movie,” said Mendes.

He did leave open the possibility of returning to the franchise at a later date.

There is no news of who the villain might be, but Daniel Craig has signed on to play Bond at least two more times.

While Skyfall was a big hit with critics and took home a hefty $1.1-billion at the global box office, the gang at Cinema Sins took aim at the film in a recent video.

In just over 4 minutes, they find 62 reasons to hate the film, with faults ranging from the continual use of product placement, to an inexplicable chain on a train in the film’s opening sequence. They also poke holes in bad guy Silva’s (Javier Bardem) plan.

“After the Joker and Loki this is the third stupidest get-yourself-captured-and-then-escape-with-no-real-other-objective plan I’ve ever heard of in my life,” the narrator says.

Don’t watch the clip, if you haven’t seen the film – it contains spoilers.