Superhero Movie

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We reported previously that Marvel was close to securing Patty Jenkins as the director for Thor 2, and now Deadline Shackleton has announced that Marvel has made it official. The Monster writer/director will be picking up where Kenneth Branagh left off with Chris Hemsworth as the title superhero. That means that, depending on when they start filming for their November 2013 release, Hemsworth will have worked as Thor for 3 different directors in the span on 2 years. Jenkins is an interesting choice, not only because she’ll be the first woman taking on a comic book movie of this size, but because her resume is short but sweet. Monster was a phenomenal, performance-driven drama, but she’s also directed episodes of Arrested Development and Entourage. It’s a range that’s a mile wide and an inch deep considering that it’s been nearly a decade since directing her only feature film to date. She mirrors Branagh in the sense that she’s more known for working with actors than creating large scale action beats, but her skill set might signal that some darker drama is set for the sequel. Still, bringing on a feature director with one film under her belt, and no big budget experience is absolutely an experimental gamble. It’s fortunate that they chose someone who has displayed a keen understanding of cinematic language, but it’s a gamble nonetheless.

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While Warner Bros. is busy confusing themselves about what they’re going to do with Batman, Superman, and the rest of the entire Justice League up on the big screen, Paramount has been busy raiding their coop, and they’ve come away with the rights to one of their lesser known properties. Normally all of the rights to things published by DC Comics goes to their parent company Warner Bros by default, but apparently “The Mighty” started off as creator owned work and rights to the big screen adaption were still controlled by creators Keith Champagne and Peter Tomasi. This has allowed them to cut a deal and cash in on their creation.

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If you like superheroes that wear battle helmets with big wings on them and smash things with brutal, archaic weaponry, then you should go out to theaters and see Thor. But if you really like superheroes that wear battle helmets with big wings on them and smash things with brutal, archaic weaponry, then you should start getting excited for the competition’s take on that material. Warner Bros is looking to further mine DC Comics’ character library for future film franchises, and the latest name getting passed around for a possible project is Hawkman. A blurb put out by the studio to lure in potential writers reads: “Part Indiana Jones/Da Vinci Code, part Ghost tentpole about the fictional superhero that appears in D.C. Comic books. He used archaic weaponry and large, artificial wings attached to a harness made of the Nth metal that allows flight. Most incarnations of Hawkman work closely with a partner/romantic interest named Hawkgirl or Hawkwoman in his fight against supervillains. Based on the DC comic.”

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The above headline probably looks like it’s written in Aramaic if you aren’t into comic books (or if you’re into comic books, but not specifically into the Avengers universe). Fortunately, it’s not Aramaic. It’s alien. The Albuquerque Journal (via AICN) is reporting (right next to a headline that reads “Drunken Driver Finds Loopholes”) that The Avengers will film there in New Mexico in the spring and summer of 2011 and that the film will focus on the heroes facing off against the Skrull and the Kree – two alien races that use Earth as their theater of war. Whoever wins, we win. Or lose. Something like that. And, hold on a second, why would two enemies just agree to pick a neutral ground like someone else’s planet? The true revelation here, if the newspaper has heard that incredible piece of information correctly, is that Marvel is shooting for the moon on The Avengers. They were always aiming for a huge production, but shoving their stars in the middle of a huge war storyline ensures that the film will be large, and a lot of property damage will ensue. That might be the best news possible considering how many main characters they’re seeking to accommodate and the lack of time to develop them. Less talking, more bombing. It might just be the right way to go about a massive tent pole event like this.

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After the usual editorials about the death of a genre, I’d like to offer some common sense.

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Hollywood should grow a pair and do a startlingly different take on Superman. Instead of the same old origin story, dare to create something new and phenomenal.

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Will Bloom struggles to reconnect with his father Edward Bloom as Ed’s entire life is retold in epic, tall tale-style, and Tim Burton discovers primary colors.

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Box Office Report - March 28

Well, it seems Americans may have some taste in movies after all. Superhero Movie, well, was not so super after all. The winning movie this weekend was the gambling pic 21, beating out Horton Hears a Who! and Superhero Movie.

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Superhero Movie

With Superhero Movie, Sara steps out and steps into her hot-clothes as Jill Johnson, a parody of Kirsten Dunst’s Mary Jane character in Spider-Man. With an immense cuteness and a sweet disposition, Sara makes it almost worth it for anyone to see Superhero Movie.

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Drake Bell and Sara Paxton in Superhero Movie

Allow me to say this before you jump all over me like a pack of wild paparazzi chasing a drunk Lindsay Lohan out of a club: you probably haven’t seen Superhero Movie yet, and I have. The fact that you haven’t seen it makes your opinion completely erratic and irrelevant.

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Superhero Movie

Any PG-13 film that can make Stephen Hawking a comedic genius, make references to “2 Girls, 1 Cup” and have a song in its soundtrack entitled “Douchebag of the Year” is okay in my book. [Grade: B+]

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On This Week’s Show: We get Stop-lossed by a few bad movies, including one that was made under the MTV Films label (Stop-Loss) and another that might as well have been (21). We also take on the wonder that is Simon Pegg in his latest film, Run Fatboy Run, a concept that speaks directly to us — we just aren’t listening. We also run through our April Movie Preview, giving you a good list of the films you should be marking on your calendar — as well, we expose Kevin’s undying love for UFC fighters in bikini bottoms. Oh, and there is another stupid parody movie coming out — we take a moment to explain the pile of suck that is Superhero Movie.

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Box Office Report - March 28

As fanboys across the country mobilize for a protest against the Weinstein Company and their release Superhero Movie, everyone else will be out there trying to pick something to see this weekend. Will the protests stop the big parody from taking the top spot? We have our doubts.

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Superhero Movie

Spoof movies are pretty much the bane of my existence and they will not die.

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Stop Darth Weinstein: Protest Superhero Movie

One particular Hollywood mogul who is extremely fun to pick on is Harvey Weinstein, with his haughty swagger and his overblown sense of self-proclaimed greatness. Of course, you may already by aware of the now tense relationship between Weinstein and Star Wars fanboys, so the following is going to come as no surprise.

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Let’s see how many more genres we can spoof this year…

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