New Man of Steel Trailer Arrives and it's SUPER
Believe it or not we are only two weeks away from the opening of the summer movie season with Marvel's Iron Man 3. While Marvel has been the clear winner at the box office for the last four years it looks to have some stiff competition this year with the release of the new Superman movie Man of Steel. While The Dark Knight Trilogy put DC and Warner Bros. back on track they stumbled with 2011's Green Lantern. Superman is the grand daddy of all super heroes and Warner Bros. is trying to play catch up in terms of creating a shared universe like Marvel has done. If Man of Steel is as a big a hit as Warner Bros. and DC are hoping it is this will be the start of the DC universe. Based on this new trailer I cannot see how this could be anything but amazing. Check out the trailer below and get ready for Man of Steel in theaters on June 14th.
New Movies Opening
Oblivion - Rated PG-13 - Starring Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough and Melissa Leo
Directed and co-written by Joseph Kosinski (Tron: Legacy) stars Tom Cruise as one of the few remaining drone repairmen assigned to Earth, its surface devastated after decades of war with the alien Scavs, discovers a crashed spacecraft with contents that bring into question everything he believed about the war, and may even put the fate of mankind in his hands.
Home Run - Rated PG-13 - Starring Scott Elrod and Vivica A. Fox
A pro ball player with a substance abuse problem is forced into rehab in his hometown, finding new hope when he hets honest about his checkered past, and takes on coaching duties for a misfit little league team.
Blu-ray/DVD Pick of the Week - Django Unchained
It is always a pleasure to see a new film from the mind of Mr. Quentin Tarantino. He has spent a lifetime studying the art form of movies and while his films are a mish mash of elements from the films he loves he constructs the picture to fit his own needs and gives it his own unique voice. He also has a penchant for writing the most delectable dialogue your ears will ever hear making even the most heavy of scenes crackle. Django Unchained is no exception and with a lengthy 2 hour and 45 minute run time it's a good thing he and the actors create such interesting characters.
Django (played by a reserved Jamie Foxx) is a slave in the pre-Civil War south who's on his way to a new owner when Dr King Schultz (the terrific as always Christoph Waltz), a former dentist turned bounty hunter, rescues Django to aid him in his search for a band of outlaws. In return Dr. Schultz promises Django that he will help him rescue his wife who's been purchased by the most dastardly gentleman in the south a Mr. Calvin Candie (played by Leonardo DiCaprio). DiCaprio is deliciously evil as the southern plantation owner Candie (no pun intended). There's an unsavoriness behind Candie's charming demeanor and DiCaprio is clearly having a ball playing such a twisted individual. With each performance from this talented actor he continues to build an impressive body of work. It was really a shame to see the Academy once again over look DiCaprio in the acting category. Aided by his loyal house slave Stephen, (Samuel L. Jackson taking the "Uncle Tom" routine to a whole new level and with an agenda of his own), they are a formidable pair that Django and Schultz must overcome.
Just like Tarantino did in Inglourious Bastards this is him rewriting history once again, first it was a small band of Jews that got to end the Third Reich, now Django gets to rise up against the white slave owners and burn their evil ways to the ground and once the shooting starts it's a bloodbath of epic proportions.
Django Unchained may not be for the faint of heart, but if your willing to give it a chance you'll find something more than just blood and guts, a film that does not sugar coat the atrocities of slavery, but more or less an accurate account of what it was like to live prior to the Civil War and why it was so imperative to end this barbaric practice.