And people said Iron Man 2 was stupid. Robert Downey Jr. is back in the first post-Avengers Marvel film, and boy is it a cluttered mess. Featuring a bland villain, a nonsensical plot and major tonal imbalance, Iron Man 3 has plenty of laughs but very few thrills. But hey, at least Robert Downey Jr. is in it.
Morality, heroism and addiction come to a head in Flight, the director’s first live-action film in over a decade and, not so coincidentally, his first good movie since 2000′s Cast Away. The drama, which features great performances by Denzel Washington and Kelly Reilly, is not a complete return to form, but I’ll take it.
I’m a sucker for depressing movie trailers, especially when you know the good guys are eventually going to prevail in the end. In the upcoming Iron Man 3, Tony Stark looks like he’s in for a sh*t show. A mysterious terrorist named The Mandarin (Ben Kingsley) wages war on Stark and his alter ego Iron Man by obliterating his mansion and apparently stealing his suits, and that’s just the beginning.
Is Robert Zemeckis finally back? The evil spirit that took control of the Back to the Future director for the last decade has apparently been vanquished, at least temporarily, for Zemeckis’ first non-motion capture movie since 2000′s Cast Away arrives this November in the form of Flight, a serious drama about a plane crash and starring Denzel Washington.
The Guard is a film that works on many levels, but ultimately proves to be its own worst enemy. The debut feature of writer/director John Michael McDonagh, The Guard sports an impressive cast, including Brendan Gleeson, Liam Cunningham, Mark Strong and one of my all-time personal favorites, Don Cheadle.
The Guard, starring Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Ocean’s Thirteen) and Brendan Gleeson (Braveheart, 28 Days Later), opens in theaters July 29th!
In this comedic fish-out-of-water tale of murder, blackmail, drug trafficking and rural police corruption, two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug- smuggling gang – one, an unorthodox Irish policeman (Gleeson) and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent (Cheadle).
Paramount Pictures has just released the movie trailer for the upcoming movie Hotel for Dogs, which debuts January 16, 2009. You can watch the Hotel for Dogs movie trailer below:
Here is the official synopsis for Hotel for Dogs:Hotel for Dogs, stars Emma Roberts, Jake T. Austin, Lisa Kudrow, Kevin Dillon and Don Cheadle in a smart, funny comedy adventure that shows how far love and imagination can take you. When their new guardians forbid 16-year old Andi (Roberts) and her younger brother, Bruce (Austin) to have a pet, Andi has to use her quick wit to help find a new home for their dog, Friday. The resourceful kids stumble upon an abandoned hotel and using Bruceâ€™s talents as a mechanical genius, transform it into a magical dog-paradise for Friday â€“ and eventually for all Fridayâ€™s friends. When barking dogs make the neighbors suspicious, Andi and Bruce use every invention they have to avoid anyone discovering “who let the dogs in.”