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Watch: General Zod Has Some Demands In New 'Man Of Steel' Teaser

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 14, 2013 10:16 PM
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Want to get a first look at General Zod in Zack Snyder's "Man Of Steel"? Well, leave it to Christopher Nolan to keep the cockteasing going just a bit longer as you'll hear him, and that's about it....

Superman Faces Off Against Zod In New 'Man Of Steel' Pics; No Kryptonite In The Film

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 11, 2013 8:59 AM
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Man Of Steel, Henry Cavill
As per the madness and method Christopher Nolan employs we're about two months away from the scheduled release date of "Man Of Steel" and there has been precious little given away in terms of official photos or plot details. Thus far, all we've had to go by are the somewhat operatic trailers (they are pretty damn good), so at some point pretty soon Warner Bros. is going to have the final big push to get non-nerds out in numbers to see this. With that in mind, Entertainment Weekly has just published their summer issue and along with a smattering of new images -- including a pretty fierce one of Michael Shannon's General Zod -- there are a few surprising revelations about the movie.

Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Elle Fanning & Kodi Smit-McPhee Are 'Young Ones' For Jake Paltrow

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • February 7, 2013 6:33 PM
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Certainly less well-known that his much more famous sister and parents, Jake Paltrow has nonetheless been quietly making his own mark. In 2007 he delivered his feature debut "The Good Night," which admittedly didn't make much of a splash. But for his sophomore effort, he's certainly raising his game.

Michael Shannon & Samantha Morton Join 'The Harvest' For 'Wild Things' Director John McNaughton

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 12, 2012 10:43 AM
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The year was 1998, and the movie was "Wild Things." The trashy sexploitation movie wasn't exactly the best reviewed film of the year, but thanks to some girl-on-girl action, a menage a trois and enough double entendres for a singles mixer, it became a cult favorite, spawning a number of direct-to-DVD sequels. So why has director John McNaughton not made any features since 2001's forgotten comedy "Speaking Of Sex"? (Maybe we just answered our own question). While his return behind the camera won't be heralded with the same acclaim or anticipation as Lynne Ramsay's or Terrence Malick's, at least two excellent actors are eager to see if he's still got it.

Michael Shannon Won't Say "Kneel Before Zod" In 'Man Of Steel' & Why Franchise Traditions Aren't Always A Good Thing

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 6, 2012 5:27 PM
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Superman brings with it a lot of baggage. With a cinematic history, and of course, an even longer one in the pages of the comics, certain segments of fans are expecting Zack Snyder's upcoming "Man Of Steel" to at least pay tribute to its predecessors in some fashion. Portions of various fanboy quarters thrive on this kind of stuff, like a reference to "Superman II" is an entry to a secret club. But of course, with next summer's blockbuster being shephereded by Christopher Nolan and penned by David Goyer, it seems they are wisely avoiding going down that path.

Review & Recap: 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3 Opening Episode 'Resolution'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • September 17, 2012 1:35 PM
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Season 2 of the Terence Winter (“The Sopranos”) created, Martin Scorsese-exec-produced "Boardwalk Empire" ended in a spectacularly bloody and vengeful fashion that left many viewers in mourning (spoilers will follow for those who have not seen the show).

Venice Review: Michael Shannon Vehicle 'The Iceman' Is A Tired Take On The Mob Flick

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • August 30, 2012 10:12 AM
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Are we living in a post-gangster movie age? From the early talkies to the Oscar-winning success of “The Departed,” the genre has been ever-popular and responsible for seminal films from “White Heat” and “The Godfather” to “Goodfellas” and “Pulp Fiction.” But one struggles to think of a standout film in the genre since Scorsese's Oscar winner, with memorable mobsters now coming from television rather than the movies. We’re sure that someone will come along and give the form new life one of these days, but that reinvention of the wheel doesn’t come from Ariel Vroman’s “The Iceman,” which is decent enough, but fails to cover ground that hasn’t already been covered many times before.

Review: 'Premium Rush' Sputters To The Finish Line

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • August 23, 2012 9:00 AM
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In an age where green screen is over-utilized, and costs are managed by shooting in the Midwest, Canada, or even Eastern Europe, there’s something classy and maybe even downright quaint about a film entirely set on the streets of New York City. Permit restrictions have long ended the days of most low-budget, scrappy productions making the city their home, so it’s probably worth acknowledging that the producers of “Premium Rush” spent a good amount of cash securing the locations for their pavement-pounding chase thriller. Regardless, there’s something refreshingly low-fi about rubber against the pavement of the world’s greatest city, and for a moment you forget that “Premium Rush” is a big, dumb, studio star attraction.

Tom Hardy & Michael Shannon Will Go Down 'The Long Red Road'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 15, 2012 7:33 PM
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Tom Hardy and Michael Shannon in the same movie? Yep, cool. Just tell us when it's done and we're there....but in case you want to know more, read on....

New Images Of Steve Buscemi, Michael K. Williams, Bobby Cannavale & More In 'Boardwalk Empire' Season 3

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 8, 2012 2:44 PM
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Yes, there are just a few weeks to go before the summer is over and the blitzkrieg of the fall festival and movie season begins. For most folks, all of these highly touted movies vying for awards and acclaim will be making a slow roll to theaters -- if they even arrive at all -- but HBO has got your entertainment needs covered. "Boardwalk Empire" is back in September, and a batch of new images are here to get you ready.

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