Archive for July, 2012


Cloud Atlas trailer

With Gangster Squad having been pushed back to 2013 due to reshoots it means I have a space in my top 10 films to look out for this year.

Say hello to Cloud Atlas. Where everything is connected.

I had never heard of this until the other day. The Wachowski’s are back and what looks like an absolute masterpiece. The film looks visibly stunning and the trailer, standing at a whopping 5:42, comes together with the fantastic Outro by M83 playing over the top.

I won’t lie, even though it looks great I did feel a little lost watching the trailer but I’m hoping that once the film comes together we will have something fantastic.

Cloud Atlas is out October 2012

 

 

 

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The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Directed by Christopher Nolan

Starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway and Joseph Gordon-Levitt

 

 

8 years have passed since Batman took the blame for Harvey Dent’s death to give Gotham the real hero that they deserved. During this time Bruce Wayne has become a recluse and is living his life in Wayne Manor while the Bat suit has been hung up. However when a new force comes to the city in the form of Bane, Bruce must put the suit on once again and prove to the whole city that he is the real hero.

The concluding chapter to Nolan’s Batman trilogy The Dark Knight Rises (TDKR) and Batman must once again battle an enemy who is trying to take over Gotham City. Bane is the new enemy, played by the wonderful Tom Hardy, who fits very nicely into Nolan’s telling of the Batman story by keeping the character grounded in the real world and a totally different type of enemy when compared to Ledger’s Joker. Other characters added to story are Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman (although she is never called this throughout the whole film), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (JGL) playing a young cop called John Blake and Marion Cotillard playing Miranda Tate who is a business lady and Bruce Wayne’s love interest. These characters are in addition to the regulars of Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

The film definitely has that final film feeling to it while rocking out at a massive 165 minutes with a lot of this seeming to be 1 on 1 conversations between characters. However this doesn’t detract from the amazing story that is being played out along with the fantastic camera work and the brilliant music of Hans Zimmer. Hathaway and JGL were nice additions and fitted into the trilogy easily plus Hathaway looked great in her outfit.

I believe this to be a great film that gave you exactly what you wanted from the third and probably final Batman film that Nolan will be directing. Yes I think there are a lot of bits that were made for the fans and the comic book lovers but this is why I loved it. Is it better than The Dark Knight? I’m unsure. I’ve seen that film so many times I know it better than the back of my hand. I will need to see TDKR a few more times before I can give that question a proper answer. I did like the little Easter eggs and cameos in the film to give true fans a nice nod to certain themes or characters.

 

Recommend

This film was hyped up so much that I believe it has affected the way that some people have viewed the film. Some people have said that the lack of Batman fighting let the film down. What people need to realise is that Batman is technically a Detective not an all-out arse kicker so I had no problem with this side of things. Having waited for this film and jumping on the hype bandwagon I have not been disappointed by what I saw and I will definitely be making repeat viewings. Go and see this film!

TheFriedGold rating – 4/5 – A fantastic ending to a Bat-tastic trilogy

 

Film Fact

Christopher Nolan said that the film’s theme deals with “Pain”. For Batman Begins, it was on “Fear”, while The Dark Knight deals on “Chaos”.

 

 

 

New Slick logo

The Fried Gold has had a Logo redesign thanks to Mr Wilson.

Cheers

 

Announced at Comic-Con yesterday, July 14th, were the titles of the next Marvel offerings of Thor and Captain America. There was also some concept art released for Guardians of the Galaxy and some test footage of Edgar Wrights Ant-Man. On the DC side of things we had the first poster reveal of the next Superman film.

Thor 2 is now officially called Thor: The Dark World and will be released on 11th August 2013

Captain America 2 is now officially called Captain America: The Winter Soldier and will be released on 4th March 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy will be released on 1st August 2014

 

 

Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man currently does not have a release date but with Edgar doing it you know it is going to be epic.

 

And lets not forget Iron Man 3 which is due for release on 3rd May 2013

 

 

Here is the first Man of Steel poster. With this now finally released and some footage shown at Comic-Con the rumours coming out are that we will be getting the first trailer run in front of The Dark Knight Rises which would make sense as they are both DC properties. Man of Steel is due to be released on 13th June 2013

The World’s End is coming…..

The final film in the Blood and Ice Cream trilogy or the Three Flavours Cornetto trilogy is upon us and we finally get our first taster. Yes it’s only a poster but it’s something.

 

What do we know?

Well it’s going to be centered on a pub crawl with the final pub being The Worlds End. What happens on the way? Who knows but we can expect many laughs, some awesome death scenes and of course a mint choc chip cornetto.

  • Shaun of the Dead had a strawberry cornetto with the red signifying blood and gore
  • Hot Fuzz had an original cornetto with the blue representing the police.
  • We can expect a mint choc chip cornetto with the green colour possibly representing a Sci-fi element to the film. Does that mean we are going to get aliens? Only time will tell.