Next week the 17th installment of the MCU roars into theaters featuring a Thor/Hulk team-up in Thor: Ragnarok. Hulk has been one of the most troublesome characters in the MCU’s history in and out of the movie theater. The Incredible Hulk was the 2nd installment in the MCU, the first to feature characters crossing over between films (Tony’s post-credit scene with Gen. Ross), and the first to feature a casting change. Edward Norton was-whatever Marvel wants to call it-fired for complaining to the press about the cut of director Louis Leterrier’s final film. And he was absolutely right. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: The Incredible Hulk (2008) “Hulk vs. Abomination”
There appear to be two Akiva Goldsmans. There’s the one who wrote the screenplay for A Beautiful Mind…..and then there’s the one who wrote the screenplay for Batman & Robin. In Winter’s Tale, you get an adaptation of Mark Halperin’s novel written, directed and produced by the latter Goldsman incarnation. In short…..WHAT THE WHAT? Continue reading Movie Review: Winter’s Tale (2014)
This fairy tale about a love story between a dying heiress and a thief who breaks into her house that spans a hundred years was confusing enough in the first trailer, but there’s a lot of talent in this film: Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Jennifer Connelly, Eva Marie Saint and oh….gosh what’s the name of that charming African-American fellow they aren’t putting in any of the marketing, oh yes, WILL SMITH! Continue reading Trailer Time: Winter’s Tale Trailer #2 (2014)
This is a curious trailer. Akiva Goldsman, who won an Oscar for A Beautiful Mind‘s screenplay, has written many movies; this is directorial debut. It’s a fantasy? A fairy tale? The cast is stellar: Russell Crowe, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Brown-Findlay, William Hurt, and Will Smith. My biggest question after watching this trailer is: how do you have Will Smith in your movie and not show him for more than a half-second in your trailer? Mr. Goldsman, I’ve not forgotten that you also wrote Batman & Robin. That carries a mark. We’ll keep our eye on Winter’s Tale. It’s scheduled for a February 2014 release.