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Film Review: Captain America: Civil War

It’s time for Captain America, Iron Man, and the rest of the Avengers to get back in action with Captain America: Civil War, and this time they’re fighting among themselves. Of course, the Avengers alone couldn’t carry more than a scenery-destroying barroom brawl, so they’ve brought some friends along for the fight. Let’s dive into the brawl for this review. Last one in’s a rotten egg.


Six Sexy Sucker Punch Posters

Sucker Punch is the first movie Zack Synder has worked on that is not based on existing material. Set in 1950s, Synder’s steampunk sci-fi flick follows the story of Baby Doll (Emily Browning) who has been imprisoned in a mental institution by her villainous stepfather. With a lobotomy scheduled in five days, Baby Doll imagines an alternative reality where she needs to steal five objects to escape captivity.

Fresh from Comic-Con comes a set of delectable posters for Sucker Punch complete with school girl outfits, bust-enhancing corsets, fishnets, guns, and mecha. We’re sold already. Check out the sexy posters after the jump.

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The “Machete” Illegal Trailer is Muy Loco!

Remember the Grindhouse double feature directed by messieurs Tarantino and Rodriguez, and fake trailers that were shown in between the two flicks? We won’t blame you if you don’t remember, it was so 2007.

One of those fake trailers is not so fake and soon we will get to see the grizzled Mexican-America Danny Trejo in his first ever feature film. He’ll be playing “the wrong Mexican to fuck with” in Robert Rodriguez’s exploitation flick, Machete. In it, the former Mexican federale accepts a murder contract from a shady businessman, gets double-crossed, and with help from some unsavory friends, attempts to hunt down the bad guys like bleeding dogs in the snow. The teaser trailer hit the Internet today and is crazy-fun, check it out below.

Rodriguez wrote Machete in 1993 with Trejo in mind but didn’t get around to making it until recently. Machete stars a set of great old-school (old being the operative word) actors in Robert De Niro, Cheech Marin, and Don Johnson. Mr Crime-Vision himself, Steven Seagal, will play a drug lord. The deadly eye-candy will be supplied by Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez, and Lindsay Lohan.

Machete will be airing in U.S. cinemas on September 3rd. No word if it’ll make its way down to South Africa.

UPDATE (July 9th): Here’s a brand new trailer:

[via Complex Magazine | Den of Geek]

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Time to Get Ugly With Jonah Hex

We have just returned from watching Iron Man 2. It was entertaining although not as great as the first one. Also, whilst Don Cheadle is a great actor, I really did miss Terence Howard as Rhodey. He and Downey Jr. had a great chemistry, something I didn’t quite see in Cheadle’s performance. It was admirable but a little flat. Anyways, you’re clearly not here for that.

Just as Iron Made made it from the comic book to the big screen, a DC Comics antihero who has been around since the 70s will soon be crossing the divide. In the upcoming action flick Jonah Hex, the surly bounty hunter is given a chance to clear warrants on his head if he tracks down and stops the plans of the villainous Quentin Turnbull. Hex was left scarred by Turnbull in the past so payback is certainly going to get ugly.

The first trailer hit the Internet this weekend. Check it out below – be warned it contains Megan Fox so you may be repulsed or titillated.

The role of Jonah Hex is played by Josh Brolin (Planet Terror, No Country for Old Men), with John Malkovich (Shadow of the Vampire, Con Air) playing Turnbull. And in one of her most challenging roles, Megan Fox tackles the role of Leila, a gun-wielding prostitute.

Jonah Hex releases in U.S. theatres on June 18th (movie poster) but it seems South African audiences may have to wait until August 3rd to see it.

Update (May 17th): Warner Brothers has recently released a set of new character posters for the movie. We thought you might like to see them. Megan Fox is there by default, but the inconvenient title text is obscuring her naughty bits.

[via Cinematical | SuperHeroType]

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Another Cracking “Sherlock Holmes” Trailer

After the first trailer for Guy Ritchie’s upcoming action-adventure Sherlock Holmes, our very own Lucy Furr felt a tad weird about this re-imagining of England’s finest detective. Being of a simpler mind, I thought it was flippin’ fantastic, and from the looks of the latest trailer, it’s going to be a jolly good show indeed.

There’s a fair amount of rollicking action thrown in there, Irene Adler looks tasty, and Watson and Holmes share some intimate, Bromance moments. Have a look at the trailer below or watch it in HD at YouTube.

Sherlock Holmes stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams. The movie will hit U.S. theatres on December 25th, 2009. It will reportedly air in South African movie houses on January 8th 1st, 2010.

[via Screenrant]

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“Prince of Persia: Sands of Time” Movie Trailer

Like countless other gamers, I loved Ubisoft’s 2003 action-adventure title, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time. It’s been by far the most enjoyable in the series, although I have a soft spot for the 2008 outing “Prince of Persia” that was based around Zoroastrianism. A few people didn’t care for the cel-shaded graphics but I thought it was visually spectacular.

Anyways, it seems a game adaptation is in the works, and recently the trailer for Prince of Persia: Sands Of Time popped up on the Interwebs. Directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco, Love in the Time of Cholera), the film is to contain a mountain of CGI and occasionally star a few humans; those humans being Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley, and Alfred Molina. The plot is thus – a rogue prince who reluctantly joins forces with a mysterious princess to safeguard an ancient dagger that allow its possessor to rule the world. The villians seek to smite said heroes to gain the relic for themselves. It’s not rocket surgery folks.

Have a look at the trailer after the jump.

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Sherlock Holmes, I Presume?

I like Guy Ritchie, he’s made some stonking flicks. Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch are two of my favourite; Swept Away, on the other hand was one film I wish I had never seen, kinda like that red rash on my testicles. In any case, Mr Ritchie seems to be back on wining ways with his reinvention of the enigmatic English detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle would have been happy to see on-and-off drug addict Robert Downey Jr playing the pipe-smoking character and nanny-bonking Jude Law playing Holmes’ assistant, Dr Watson. Check out the trailer below or go to Trailer Addict.

I was expecting a dour mystery set in the foggy alleyways of London, but this seems as action-filled as any James Bond flick. I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising considering Holmes is a masterful singlestick player, boxer, and swordsman. The movie is due out in December 2009.

[via Pop Crunch]