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MAN OF STEEL: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:24

MAN OF STEEL: CFQ Spotlight Podcast 4:24

Like the clash of demigods fallen to earth after the destruction of their home world, it was going to be glorious. Because of scheduling issues, Cinefantastique Online’s Steve Biodrowski and Dan Persons started their discussion of Zack Snyder’s MAN OF STEEL early, to be joined by Lawrence French at the usual start time. But thanks [...]

Man of Steel: alien anchor baby makes good

Man of Steel: alien anchor baby makes good

Nolan, Snyder, and Goyer ground Superman in reality. But when something is grounded, can you expect it to soar?
If you want to know all you need to know about MAN OF STEEL in just over three minutes, Hans Zimmer’s theme music is a perfect synecdoche – a small part that effectively stands for the whole. [...]

Man of Steel 58% rotten on tomato-meter

Man of Steel 58% rotten on tomato-meter

Two days ago I noted that MAN OF STEEL had an impressive 84% rating among critics at Rotten Tomatoes. Since then, more reviews have come in, and the rating has plummeted to 58%, moving the film out of the “fresh” category into the “rotten” designation. Statistically, it is not immensely surprising that the early average [...]

Here’s What’s Going On 06/13/2013: A Glimpse Inside MAN OF STEEL

Here’s What’s Going On 06/13/2013: A Glimpse Inside MAN OF STEEL

Zack Snyder digs shooting on location… Henry Cavill loves his super-suit… Michael Shannon really appreciates Henry Cavill… We look into the creation of the eagerly-awaited reboot of the Superman franchise.
From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of genre media.
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Here's What's Going On 06/12/2013: Pics from the Next HOBBIT Film

Here’s What’s Going On 06/12/2013: Pics from the Next HOBBIT Film

THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG gets new elves and rampaging orcs… Steel yourself for more MAN OF STEEL… Let’s go looking for the ALIEN UPRISING…
From the luxurious Cinefantastique Online studios in NYC, Dan Persons brings you up-to-date on what’s happening in the world of genre media.

Man of Steel featurette

Man of Steel featurette

This promotional featurette from the Warner Brothers Superman reboot includes interviews with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner, Michael Shannon, Diane Lane, producer Charles Roven, screenwriter David S. Goyer, and director Zack Snyder. It’s standard fare for this type of thing – an extended commercial posing as a documentary – but [...]

Man of Steel currently 84% on the Tomato-meter (updated)

Man of Steel currently 84% on the Tomato-meter (updated)

Early reviews and audience reactions to MAN OF STEEL, the reboot of Warner Brothers’ Superman franchise, have been overwhelmingly positive: critics rate the film at 84%; audiences rate the film at 97%.
Says Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter:
To the oft-asked question of whether or not the world is really starving for yet another superhero [...]

Man of Steel: Trailer #5

Man of Steel: Trailer #5

There is nothing wrong with your television set – or you computer, iPod, laptop, whatever. The is fifth trailer from MAN OF STEEL, and it is supposed to look like an interrupted transmission.
Warner Brothers releases the PG-13 science-fiction film on June 14. Producer: Christopher Nolan. Director: Zack Snyder. Writer: David S. Goyer. Cast: Henry Cavill, [...]

Man of Steel: Trailer #4

Man of Steel: Trailer #4

The fourth trailer from MAN OF STEEL. Warner Brothers releases the PG-13 science-fiction film on June 14. Producer: Christopher Nolan. Director: Zack Snyder. Writer: David S. Goyer. Cast: Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Kevin Costner, Diane Lane, Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Harry Lennix, Richard Schiff, Christopher Meloni.

Man of Steel photo gallery

Man of Steel photo gallery

This week, Warner Brothers released enough photos from the upcoming MAN OF STEEL to fill the Fortress of Solitude and more. The studio is clearly hoping to erase any lingering memory of the disappointing (though not truly awful) SUPERMAN RETURNS in favor of reaching back to epic scope and grandeur that fans still associate with [...]