We bring out the big guns for this one. Critically derided but a massive box office hit, where does the Upodcast team stand on Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice which sorta a sequel to Man Of Steel but also a set up for the forthcoming DC Justice League Universe.
Joined by @Bollybrit and @9e3k we keep it low on spoilers (until minute 45) but high on profanity.
During the episode we talk about a deleted scene, if you haven’t seen it yet, here it is:
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The game is on..! Upodcast returns for 2014 with a TV and movie doubleheader. First up we celebrate the return of Sherlock to our screens. The long overdue (in our opinion) resolution of the “how did he die but live?” question was so tantalising, more than 9 million Brits tuned-in to the first episode of the 3rd series. To be fair, both the leads have been off being hobits and Julian Assange so we can excuse the wait, but what of the rest? We’ll talk you through the last 3 episodes, highs and lows alike and give a little glimpse into the future for those who couldn’t watch the final episode.
Moviewise and making its way to an awards ceremony near you, right now, we have American Hustle. On the face of it, this has winner written all over it. Late 70s aesthetic – check, brilliant extended cast – check, based on real-life events – check, story of corruption, betrayal & redemption – check. So does it deliver? It does indeed, although not without its flaws. Let us guide you through one of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2014. Upod sort of doesn’t do the Oscars if we’re honest, but we can see American Hustle in a 1-on-1 fight with 12 Years a Slave for the Best Film award this year. And if you’ve ever wondered what Batman with a beer-belly and a very creative comb-over looks like, then the opening scene won’t disappoint.
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If the Chinese celebrated more than just animals in their yearly zodiac, then 2013 wouldn’t be the year of the snake, it would be the year of The Rock. Our latest podcast talks about one of Dwayne Johnson’s many movies this year, Empire State. Also featuring the lesser-spotted Hemsworth (Liam) and a largely irrelevant Emma Roberts, Dito Montiel’s early ’80s throw back about a real life heist in New York is our featured film. The box-cover promises much, but will it take its place in the pantheon of classic heist movies, such as Riffifi, Heat, Inside Man, or even The Bank Job? We’ll be the judge of that, thank you very much!
Here is the trailer of Empire State:
Ahmed brings a sad note to proceedings with news of Burn Notice’s farewell season. A great show and clearly the 21st century Magyver. That said, all good things must come to an end…but where will we go now for our fix of funnies, Bruce Campbell and impromptu lessons in how break locks and make bombs from kitchen supplies?
As the summer draws to a close, we start by reflecting on a somewhat lacklustre season of box office smashes. A few have delivered: Man of Steel & Iron Man 3, but instinctively we’re left underwhelmed, despite evidence that Hollywood is in fact up on last summer with its blockbusters AND the notable flops – The Lone Ranger and RIPD. New markets – Asia most notably – have helped score big time, but for how long can the studios get away with releasing the same movie twice? That means you Olympus has Fallen and Whitehouse Down.
No wonder then that Martin has been spending a lot of time at the British Film Institute in recent weeks, this time catching up on the restored silent Hitchcocks. The Lodger, Blackmail, The Ring etc. – all from the earliest part of his career, in the 1920s. However, of much more importance, was that Asim talked about the Twitter and Blog shredding news of Ben Affleck’s casting as Batman in the upcoming Superman films. Batfleck or whatever you want to call him seems to be a uniquely Marmite choice in that you love it or hate it. Ahmed then introduces us to Graceland – a new US TV show about undercover cops and FBI agents living in the confiscated house of a convicted Elvis-fanatic drug lord. How does that not sound good?
More cerebral matters are up next with a chat about Keanu Reeves’ excellent doc. Side by Side, which charts the technological evolution of movies from 35mm film, through to today’s multi-platform, lack of common standards digital era. That ought to be the high point…but Upod is also happy to bring you Mermaids. Not the Cher/Danny de Vito/Winona Ryder effort from the early ’90s, but a documentary that seeks to prove their very existence.
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Ladies and Gentleman, book the rest of your week! The Final chapter of Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy comes to an end summer next year. And it will remain the most anticipated movie of 2012 at least for most of Upodcast.
Having just seen Warrior where Dark Knight Rises main anti hero Bane, played by Tom Hardy has one of the two main leads, we have an inkling of the kind of powerhouse performance the actor can bring. For those who are aware of the comic book character, and not the Joel Schumacher version , Bane was the villain that broke Batman’s back.
Unlike the previously released teaser, the trailer mostly contains fresh images from the movie and as in the Dark Knight, Nolan has shot extensively with IMAX camera’s.
One of the major reasons it can be daunting for casual comic book fans to get back into comics or start reading a new character is just the ton of back story and continuity you have to be aware of. Honestly that´s one for the reasons I havent´t gotten back into the Flash even though I hear Geoff Jons has done some great work with the character.
Since there are more and more superhero movies releasing, viewers could end up with the same problem. Some know Superman, some know Batman, but not everyone might know the ins and outs of Green Lantern. So in anticipation of the upcoming movie release Warner Bros. has released a video for Newbies. Giving us the low down of the characters, the superpowers and what makes the Lantern corp so special.
For fans there are quite a few shots from the movie nothing you havent already seen in the trailer but always interesting to see how they adapted a lof of the sometimes hard to grasp concept.
For the ladies (and some fellas) I guess there is quite a bit of Ryan Reynolds so still worth a watch. And better to be prepared when the nerdier part of the couple starts geeking out after dragginf you to the movies as the release of this much anticipated movie is just around the corner.
In brightest day,Â in blackest night,Â No evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, Beware my power… Green Lantern‘s light! The trailer for the Green Lantern has just hit the net.
Alright fans of DC Universe Animated Original Movies are all rejoicing and ready for the next Superman and Batman movie by the end of this month on the 28th, hereâ€™s the official synopsis:
â€œAfter a spaceship splashes down in Gotham City Harbor, Batman and Superman encounter a mysterious Kryptonian with powers as great as those of the Man of Steel. The Kryptonian is soon revealed to be Kara, cousin of Superman, who takes her under his wing to educate her about the ways of Earth. However, the villainous Darkseid has other plansâ€¦â€œ
We posted the trailer for the Michel Gondry directed The Green Hornet trailer earlier, but apparently there is already a version of the Green Hornet available and surprisingly it is also directed by a French director, Check out this amazing fan-made short movie after the jump!