Many actors tried to become the Dark Knight. As with Superman, Batman has always been a symbol of manliness (proof: George Clooney. Well…if you forget the nipple suit). Wearing the cape is taking the responsability of kicking asses and taking names. Sadly, only a handful of actors can. Here’s a list of the actors who tried:
Back when Nolan was still looking for his Batman, Joshua Jackson was a serious contender.
I’ve never heard of this guy, but judging from his jaw, it probably explains why he was conscidered.
A pretty weak Batman.
They gotta remember him when Bale will pass the torch.
Great actor, but poor Batman. That’s probably why he played Scarecrow.
With Photoshop it works, but can you picture him screaming : SWEEEAAAAARRRR TO MEEEE!!!
My first impression is that he seems like a good guy. Batman is supposed to be the kind of guy who would scare the hell out of you in a dark alley.
If you’ve been surfing all over the internet for e3 news, you’ve probably heard about it already : Activision are remaking Goldeneye for the Wii…or are they really?
”[…] a new Goldeneye game…” isn’t exactly like saying "We’re remaking Goldeneye".
It’s not as if EA already tried to scam us with a “sequel”, or that Nintendo cancelled a remake by Rare themselves or anything…
For legal reasons, they can’t use Pierce Brosnan anymore. It’s understandable, but if I remember correctly, they used Sean Connery’s image for From Russia With Love, no?
So how come there’s a double standard here? Isn’t Goldeneye conscidered a “classic” James Bond movie already? Wasn’t it supposed to be the most requested remake? Can’t they put a little more money and effort on this game? Slapping Daniel Craig’s face on the product says a lot about the frame of mind of the eventual game.
Have you noticed how it seems to run like a Call of Duty game? It’s not even the Goldeneye 64 engine, which means that ultimately, the maps will be “kind of” simillar, especially in multiplayer, but the games aren’t the same. No awesome Éric Serra soundtrack, no cold war looking Russian soldiers, no updated N64 sound effects.
So beware, I think Nintendo pulled the Goldeneye card to create some e3 buzz. So far, the Perfect Dark remake on XBL is the next best thing.
Every year, game developpers gather in L.A. to give us a taste of tomorrow’s gaming world. Fake promises, rumors, deceptions, the Electronic Entertainment Expo (e3) has them all. Remember the Phantom ? No, not at all ?
Unfortunately, in the words of Tom Cruise’s character Les Grossman:
Movies are a marriage of picture and sound. My job is to get them drunk and to f—, and the illegitimate baby they make is called entertainment.
Such a thing could be said about games based on movies (or vice versa).
My mission as The Movie Doctor, will be to give a movie perspective on the subject.
If one acre of land can represent America, well you could argue that it’s around Wall Street, but I say Coney Island. Yes it’s dirty and also pretty wild, but that’s what makes it special.
Let me put it this way : If you’ve never been to Coney, you’ve never seen New-York.
The documentary is about the last season before it closes down. Sadly, most tourists prefer spending all their time around Times Square, taking pictures at the M&M shop. They’ve never seen the beach and never tasted a Nathan’s hotdog. So Coney is bound to change soon, as the amusement parks that once amazed the world are transforming into Yuppie Land (with condos, hotels and such).
Movies that were shot in Coney Island:
Requiem for a Dream
When Harry Met Sally
We Own the Night
He Got Game
(Yes, I love Coney. It’s one of my favorite places in the world.)
The movie is over. The lights are up. You have popcorn all over you and that dude is taking ages to put his jacket on, so you’re stucked in your alley. A song plays over the credits, probably a cheesy one that the producers hopes to sell with the movie soundtrack. Well that’s a movie single.
They can push them quite hard, like “Danger Zone” in Top Gun. It plays at least 5 times in the movie. You also hear them ad nauseam on the radio, like “My Heart Will Go On”. But sometimes, some of them are good.
-Air “Playground Love” in Virgin Suicides
-Elliot Smith “Miss Misery” in Good Will Hunting
-Jon Brion “Knock Yourself Out” in I ♥ Huckabees
-Simon & Garfunkel “Mrs Robinson” in The Graduate
-Swell Season “Falling Slowly” in Once
-Huey Lewis and the News “Power of Love” in Back to the Future
-The Beatles “A Hard Day’s Night”
-Beck “Deadweight” in Life Less Ordinary
-RUN DMC “Ghostbusters”
(call me crazy but I prefer that version, especially 1:21 to 1:37)
-Mike Viola “That Thing You Do”
-Bobby Womack “Accros 110th Street” from Across 110th Street and Jackie Brown
Here are some of the things you won’t find on an old movie poster :
bad photoshop effects
Imax 3D written on it
Old movie posters had to make you dream and sell the movie by themselves. Back then there was no slashfilm.com or…themoviebox.net. In the lobby (or outside) of your local movie theater, you could see the posters of the next upcoming pictures.
I always get sad when I see an old movie theater transformed into a church or something like that. Someday, I’ll do a small “documentary” on the old movie theaters of Montreal.
Ok now it makes me want to see The Majestic, Matinee or Cinema Paradiso REALLY badly.