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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #70 on: November 08, 2011, 08:06:48 pm »
Don't forget these guys:



Dean Cain, Tom Welling and Brandon Routh

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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #71 on: November 08, 2011, 08:15:16 pm »
Then again, Tom Welling looks best in this Superman costume:


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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #72 on: November 08, 2011, 08:27:27 pm »
Haha!  Looks like they're copying the Spiderman look.  That's a still; I wonder if it will "read" differently in the film.  

I still think it's an improvement over this:



I have to agree!  ;D
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #73 on: November 08, 2011, 08:34:11 pm »

Superman wearing thermal  underwear?? Not loving the costume change--

 :-\ :-\

Me neither. Nothing wrong with the "classic" costume, briefs, belt, and all. Christopher Reeve looked fine it, and so did Brandon Routh in the slightly revised version.

When I was a small boy I assumed it was the cape that enabled Superman to fly.  ;D Otherwise, why bother with it? Who wears capes anymore, outside of Ren faires?  ;D

I wonder at what point "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" turned into the ability to fly?  ???
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #74 on: November 08, 2011, 09:21:37 pm »



When I was a small boy I assumed it was the cape that enabled Superman to fly.  ;D Otherwise, why bother with it? Who wears capes anymore, outside of Ren faires?  ;D

I wonder at what point "able to leap tall buildings in a single bound" turned into the ability to fly?  ???



Oh, evolution--like this!


 ;D ;D ;D





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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #75 on: November 08, 2011, 11:20:22 pm »
Oh, evolution--like this!

 ;D ;D ;D




Hokey smokes!  ;D
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #76 on: November 08, 2011, 11:22:57 pm »
Then again, Tom Welling looks best in this Superman costume:



Ouch. That looks like it hurts.  :(
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #77 on: November 11, 2011, 11:29:00 am »




Let's take a cue from Immortals  co-star Stephen Dorff: "It all felt like they were giving some of these actors fake breast implants. It was a lot of 'tit acting.'"




Part Deux!










Then...Uhm, WTF??!!

::) :laugh:






Part Trois!


http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/11/movie-review-the-striking-and-strikingly-generic-immortals.html


Movie Review:
The Striking and Strikingly Generic

Immortals
By Bilge Ebiri
Today at 9:45 AM




Or: There Will Be Speed Ramping. At first glance, and maybe even at second glance, Immortals  seems like a belated attempt to cash in on the myths-on-‘roids craze kicked off by 300 a few years ago. However, it’s also directed by Tarsem Singh, so attention must be paid: Tarsem, a music video director who kicked off his film career with the stylized but inert J. Lo serial killer pic The Cell,  became a bona fide auteur in some eyes with his personally financed yet insanely ambitious 2006 epic fable The Fall,  which enchanted cultists while alienating audiences. So, what happens when Visionary meets Paycheck?

Well, in the arena of the Hollywood Blockbuster, that's not really a fair fight. When it’s not busy being tantalizingly bizarre, Immortals is busy being breathtakingly cliché. Plot-wise, the myths themselves are mostly thrown out in favor of more modern action-movie virtues. Theseus (Henry Cavill, soon to be of Superman: Man of Steel  fame), is here an earnest stonemason — albeit one “touched by the gods” — out to avenge the death of his pious mother at the hands of ruthless King Hyperion (Mickey Rourke), who seeks to conquer the world by unleashing an army of Titans kept prisoner deep within a mountain. Along his journey, Theseus is joined by Phaedra (Freida Pinto), a beautiful oracle whom he frees from captivity, and cynical, wise-cracking thief Stavros (Stephen Dorff, doing his best Han Solo impersonation). Meanwhile, the gods — led by Zeus (Luke Evans) — mull whether to intervene.

To be fair, there’s lots to look at here — even beyond everybody’s totally ripped abs, Pinto’s supernaturally smooth legs, and the frequent sight of dudes flying through the air slicing each other to ribbons. Tarsem has a fabulist’s eye and a child’s imagination, combining otherworldly grotesquerie with unexpected dashes of elegance: The Titans are held in place with a contraption that wouldn’t be out of place in a Saw  movie, inside a gilt cage surrounded by monumental statues holding up a mountain. When the gods, perched atop the clouds in poses recalling Renaissance paintings (I was also strangely reminded of R.E.M.’s “Losing My Religion” video, which I later realized Tarsem directed), decide to come down to Earth, they literally dive down, flying through the air and landing with a seismic thud. Zeus fights not with lightning but with a whip of fire. (Also, let’s give some credit to the great Eiko Ishioka, she of Bram Stoker’s Dracula  fame, who designed the costumes.)

The problem is that for all his imagination, Tarsem doesn’t seem much able to tell a story — even a simple one like this. A journey should feel like it’s building, driving toward something. But Immortals  rarely has any urgency. Interesting conflicts are soon abandoned: Phaedra will lose her oracular powers, we are told, if she loses her virginity, which seems like a setup for some great sexual tension, except that she and Theseus get it on the first chance they get. The gods’ dilemma over intervening in human affairs never feels genuine, since they keep intervening anyway. Meanwhile, the exact nature of the war being fought is explained multiple times, but never quite makes sense. (It doesn’t help that Rourke, channeling late-period Brando, casually mumbles reams of expository dialogue, often while snacking.)

The action scenes vary: Earlier fights traffic in outdated and decidedly un-visionary flourishes; there’s even an Arrowcam shot at one point. But near the end there’s a deliciously violent face-off between gods and Titans that’s impressively mounted, with somewhat surprising results. At moments like these, Tarsem’s twisted imagination seems aligned with the demands of the genre — every time a body is split in half in slow-motion, you can hear an executive get his wings. But ultimately, Immortals veers between the genuinely striking and the strikingly generic.
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #78 on: November 11, 2011, 07:40:51 pm »
Well, that makes two bad reviews I've read so far. ...

Still, I hope to see it next week. It's playing near my office, so I can make an event of it by catching the 5:15 show and afterwards having dinner at Bobby's Burger Palace!  :D

To paraphrase a New Yorker reviewer: Sometimes all you ask of a movie is Henry Cavill and Kellan Lutz without many clothes. ...  8)
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Re: New Superman selected
« Reply #79 on: November 11, 2011, 09:30:06 pm »
To paraphrase a New Yorker reviewer: Sometimes all you ask of a movie is Henry Cavill and Kellan Lutz without many clothes. ...  8)









Me, that's a really nice...elbow right there!   ;)


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