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Check Out The Trailer for “Pacific Rim” (2013)

I am only just now hearing about this film, but after seeing the trailer I just had to toss it into a posting to help broadcast it and line out my excitement about what it is. Please tell me I am not alone in the being unaware about this one. If not, oh well, I guess that happens from time to time.

The film will come courtesy of Guillermo del Toro and find the world attacked by giant monsters or Kaiju if you are up on your Japanese monster lore (you know, Godzilla, Ghidrah, Gamera etc). The only to defend our world from this menace is to create monsters of our own in the form of giant robots that are controlled by trained soldiers. I have to say that this one reminds me of the Voltron stuff, Shogun Warriors and obviously the Gundam Wing adventures so it should be super cool. Check out the trailer below and let me know what your thoughts or expectations are for the film. I will admit that I am already more interested in this one than the upcoming “Man Of Steel” film.

Official Website: http://pacificrimmovie.warnerbros.com/

Check Out The Expanded Trailer for “Man Of Steel” (2013)

I’ve not been quiet about my enjoyment of the crop of Marvel Cinematic Universe films over the last couple of years on our official blog for PiercingMetal and now its time to give some attention over to what we will find coming out next year from the DC Comics side. The next film for their characters will be a reboot of the Superman franchise entitled “Man Of Steel” and will give us his origin, discovery of powers and a battle with an evil Kryptonian named General Zod. You might perhaps remember that Superman fought Zod and some other criminals from his home world in “Superman II” if you are of a certain age and if you don’t I still highly recommend those two films.

Clearly this is a darker and more brooding take on the hero than I expected so I hope it works out for them and the future of the franchise. The important thing to remember is that Superman is NOT Batman and hence not dark in his motivations for heroism. Superman is supposed to be as good and as positive as all get out and is pretty much unbeatable based on his powers. Batman on the other hand is just a whole lot of whoop ass that leaves villains wishing they stayed home.

The Cast: Henry Cavill (Clark Kent/Superman), Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Michael Shannon (General Zod), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Ken), Diane Lane (Martha Kent), Laurence Fishburne, Antje Traue, Ayelet Zurer, Christopher Meloni, Russell Crowe (as Jor-El).

Before my words get taken wrong, you should know I love Superman and want an exciting, heroic film for the character. I did not enjoy Green Lantern all that much and I felt that Dark Knight Rises needed a little more Batman in it so I am going to be a bit skeptical until I walk out of the theater next year. To my knowledge there will be no intermingling of characters in this new film which is a shame since after Marvel’s “The Avengers”, a “Justice League” movie would be a very interesting project to see develop. What are your hopes for this film and the future of Superman in cinema? I have left the comments open to discuss a little bit.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Steel_(film)

Airing Tonight: “That Metal Special”

Though I know that the fans Of Eddie Trunk and VH1 Classics “That Metal Show” are going through a little bit of withdrawal, I am not here to broadcast that a new season is upon us and instead am using this post to inform you about “That Metal Special” which airs tonight.


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The Trailer For “Iron Man 3” Is Here

We tend to geek out over here for the Comic Book stuff on the PiercingMetal Musings Blog and have been proving our proud Nerd factor time and time again with the review of the various titles and whenever possible some discussion of the very exciting Marvel Cinematic Universe films. I never mentioned this but it doesn’t matter at this point, but I didn’t see “Iron Man” when it first came out. It was a very busy time in life so I needed to wait for DVD but I did catch “The Incredible Hulk” in the cinema and loved how the building of a shared universal timeline was happening with these characters. Wasn’t it fantastic that those films led to not only a second Iron Man film, but also a Thor and Captain America one and brought us to the blockbuster hit of 2012 – “The Avengers”.

That exciting film brings us to the next go round for Iron Man who will battle for his life against The Mandarin (who will be played by Ben Kingsley). Since the trailer has just been put online I am sharing with you readers so we can get a little dialogue going about the premise and what we hope it all will amount to. Of course it will be followed by the second Thor and Captain American films before we get a sequel to The Avengers. Take a look.


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Airing Tonight: “American Horror Story: Asylum” (10/17/2012)

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Hey my fiends, did you enjoy last years “American Horror Story” at all? Well if you did, the series has returned and the season premieres this evening on the FX Channel. For the East Coast its on at 10PM but the rest of you might want to check your local listings, provided you have the channel that is. I’ve added the creepy poster here for you along with premise and casting. Check it out.

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The Plot: The second season follows the patients, doctors and nuns who occupy Briarcliff Mental Institution in Massachusetts in 1964, intercut with scenes from the present. Sister Jude and Sister Mary Eunice maintain the institution that was founded by Monsignor Timothy Howard to treat and house the mentally and criminally insane. Psychiatrist Dr. Oliver Thredson and scientist Dr. Arthur Arden treat the patients within the facility. The patients, many of whom claim to be unjustly institutionalized, include lesbian journalist Lana Winters, accused serial killer Kit Walker, and alleged murderer Grace Bertrand. (thanks to Wikipedia for this)
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