Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Les Miserables: First Look

Sitting through countless terrible musicals based on Broadway plays, I always wished someone with real talent at directing would take a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo's book, based on the hit Broadway play, and turn it into an incredible movie.

About a year and a half ago a movie called "The Kings Speech" was winning an Oscar for best picture.  It was directed by an unknown named Tom Hooper, and if you saw "The Kings Speech" it was proof he had immense talent.  Around this same time I was rereading one of my favorite novels of all time, "Les Miserables" and thought yet again how amazing it would be if someone made it into a film instead of  junk like "Hairspray" or "Mama Mia".  How come we couldn't get something like this, that had real meaning and real substance?

Well suddenly on the Internet movie databases news page, it announced that Tom Hooper was in talks to direct a musical adaptation of "Les Miserables" (there has already been a film based off the book, that was non-musical)  and I have been following its production ever since.

Russell Crowe as Inspector Javert

Finally the first trailer and look into the film has been released.  It looks incredible, and with a cast that includes Hugh Jackman as the protagonist Jean Valjean, Russell Crowe as the antagonist Inspector Javert, Anne Hathaway as the heartbreaking Fantine, and the perfect casting of Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter as the Thenardiers..this promises to be incredible.

Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean
I personally think it has the best chance at the next Academy Awards and giving Spielberg's "Lincoln" a run for it's money.  Check out the trailer below

Monday, May 28, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - TV Spot #3 Rise (HD)

We now have a third tv spot...and it may just be the best yet.  I am for sure writing in Christopher Nolan on the presidential Ballot this year.  Check it out below!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: 4 New Banners

So its officially the week of The Dark Knight Rises!  We got the new tv spots, posters and now four epic new banners! These literally just hit the web a few minutes ago! I am so completely giddy its not even funny.  Check them all out below! (click on em for larger high res images)

My personal favorite!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises: TV Spots + 6 Character Posters and Lots of New Stills.

So it appears that the marketing has finally kicked into gear.  First this week we got the new official third poster for The Dark Knight Rises, but I won't even post that because it was a terrible poster.  The following day we got six new character posters though, that are quite excellent.  We also ot lots of new great looking stills from the film. And finally tonight we got two T.V spots for it (one premiering during American Idol, the other during Modern Family), showing LOTS of amazing footage that was not shown in the trailers.  With these two trailers it seems that they are trying to highlight the more "fun" elements of the film as opposed to the very serious and gloomy three theatrical trailers.  Probably a good marketing move on WB's part to try and highlight the more "fun" moments now that the super fun Avengers was such a hit.

The more I see of this movie, the more confident I am that Christopher Nolan can do now wrong, and that this will be the best he has done yet. It also looks like I have got what I missed most in The Dark Knight...more Bruce Wayne (I feel that this is where Christian Bale's acting is best in the series)

Check out  all the new epicness below!

T.V Spot 1:

T.V Spot 2:

New stills below (click on picture for High Res)
Bane looking epic as usual

Catwoman as she (my theory anyways) is about to witness Bane beat the crap out of Batman

Joseph Gordon Levitt as cop John Blake

Anne Hathaway as Catwoman

Christopher Nolan being the genius that he is

Chris directing the cuss out of Christian Bale and Morgan Freeman

Anne Hathaway just prooving all the naysayers wrong.

More Bane looking epic