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The Escapist & Potentially Entertaining Films Of 2011

  • By The Playlist
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  • January 6, 2011 6:07 AM
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Tentpoles That Hopefully Are Fun, Indies That May Or May Not Be Quality, Etc.You could see our annual three sets of anticipated film features like this: the Most Anticipated is an earnest example of the films we're truly looking forward to the most in that year, with a few caveats listed within if you read closely (i.e., we're looking forward to it, but the writing might be on the wall). Then our Escapist, Popcorn piece is more like: these are the fun, entertaining films of the year that may or may not be good. For us and our taste, it's always a bit of a toss up and history shows that we're generally on the money in terms of how we'll feel about the eventual product (not because we're biased, but because we know our own taste, blah, blah, blah). That said, we always try and remain as positive as possible. Frankly, if you're going to make super-hero films, sci-fi action films, fantasy/adventure films, etc. we want them to be good as touchstones such as "The Dark Knight," "The Lord Of The Rings," "Inception," etc., but obviously those films set the bar a little higher than what your average film from these genres generally aim for.

First Look At Tomar-Re In 'Green Lantern'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 30, 2010 3:14 AM
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Next year will be superhero movie heaven for fans of the genre with "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Green Lantern" all swooping into theaters next spring or summer. But with three big budget franchise films all gunning for the same audience within a few months of each other, we figure at least one of them will underperform, and if we were betting men, we'd put our money on "Green Lantern." The first trailer for the film was shockingly dull with some questionable CGI and overall tone that we couldn't quite get with. And, for this writer who is not totally familiar with the Green Lantern, it seems that the entire universe is a bit absurd even for a comic. Enter Tomar-Re.

New Look At Hector Hammond In 'Green Lantern'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 22, 2010 6:25 AM
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Update: Parallax image removed at the request of Warner Bros.

First 'Green Lantern' Trailer Hits, Still Looks Like A SyFy Channel Movie

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 17, 2010 1:53 AM
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So, we were jawing around the Playlist watercooler today about how with three high profile comic book movies set to hit next year -- "Thor," "Captain America: The First Avenger" and "Green Lantern" -- they can't all be mega hits. We figure at least one of the them will under-perform, and while the early footage of "Thor" that was leaked and subsequently pulled this summer was pretty goofy, the hyped Ryan Reynolds vehicle "Green Lantern" pic has its own share of problems.

Ryan Reynolds Has Gangrene In Sneak Peek Of 'Green Lantern'

  • By Gabe Toro
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  • November 13, 2010 5:04 AM
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We've seen Superman and Batman from the DC Comics stable, so who's next? The ringed hero of "Green Lantern" has emerged with a first look, courtesy of "Entertainment Tonight," and they've provided a tease of new footage ostensibly for the film's trailer to be seen in front of next week's "Harry Potter And The Last Movie: Part One."

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