Sunday, August 7, 2011

Just a Pic of Anne Hathaway in the New Catwoman Costume

Oh and, spoiler alert, she's riding the bat-pod. Look, I was the first to say that Anne Hathaway was a poor choice for the new Catwoman. I just can't picture her throwing a convincing punch. Michelle Pfeiffer. Now she can punch me anytime she wants. Still I'm hoping that pretty-pretty princess Annie has been training like crazy and will make me eat my words. Preferably in person and wearing that costume. Anyway, at this point I'm only willing to admit that the costume is looking pretty good.

Pics after the jump.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Race, Poverty, and ATTACK THE BLOCK!

Bennett here, taking a break from growing my magical Freddie Mercury mustache.

Ever watch something and you’re all, What the—this is … wow. Yeah man.
And then your buddy’s like, Oh man, this is, I don’t even know.
And then you’re like, Damn bro, yeah. That’s right. It’s crazy how right you are.

This is pretty much what it’s like watching Attack the Block, the excellent British import from the makers of such tense, dramatic films as Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and (the incredibly overrated) Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Fan Casting of THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS! (AKA the Whitest Cast EVER)

The Dark Knight Returns, which was published in 1986, has become the central text that informs and colors Batman.  It's managed to capture the imagination of millions of readers, and the desire for it to be turned into a film is as prevalent today as it was twenty years ago.  

After the jump, you'll find my own fan cast.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

EW Has Pictures from the Upcoming AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! has a bunch of new pics from the upcoming The Amazing Spider-Man movie.

More after the jump.

At the Precipice of the End... Go Team Voldemort!

It all ends tonight.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.


I've got my IMAX ticket, I'm ready to stand in line.  The movie crew and I are watching The Deathly Hallows: Part 1.  I'll update later tonight with pictures from the line!

What a trip it's been.  I wish I had time right now to write a longer meditation on the past ten years of being a fan of JK Rowling's masterpiece, but I'll have to do it later.  All I can say is that as a huge Harry Potter fan, thinking about tonight is a bittersweet thing... bitter to know that after tonight there will be no more midnight movie gatherings to see Radcliffe and Co., no more midnight book releases--the last of which I attended drunk off my ass and happier than a pig in a blanket; and sweet to see the epic conclusion of such a huge part of my fanboy life.

Well, until they decide to remake the buggers.  Which will probably in like a year.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows Trailer

I wasn't much impressed with the first film--serviceable, but ultimately forgettable, IMO.  But I'll see the second one, regardless.

A Game of Thrones Video Game?! WHOA.

The chaps over at Gamer Tronic are reporting that a video game based on the origins of the A Song of Ice and Fire series will be released as A Game of Thrones - Genesis.

Find out more here.

More after the jump.

Leaked THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Teaser Trailer!

UPDATE X3 7-18-11 @2238 EST: Official Trailer HERE.  Finally!!

UPDATE X2 7-16-11 @2224 EST: Another link has been provided to another bootlegged version of the trailer here:


UPDATE: Looks like it's been taken down--sorry all!!!  I'm sure the Quicktime embed will be available tomorrow sometime. 

Wow.  Just, wow.  Have a look before it gets taken down!

Trailer after the jump.

It's HERE! IT'S HERE! it'shereit'shereit'shere! A DANCE WITH DRAGONS!

Winters have come and gone, five times. Five long years after it was due, The Book That Was Promised has hit the shelves, and all is right in the world. I’m speaking, of course, of A Dance with Dragons, the long-awaited, much-hyped fifth book in the George R. R. Martin epic series, A Song of Ice and Fire.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


From the official The Dark Knight Rises website here comes this badass teaser poster.  Also, rumors indicate that the teaser trailer will be attached to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, opening this Friday!  I don't know about y'all, but I'm getting in line now.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

BATMAN: YEAR ONE Animated Film Trailer!

No introduction needed.  It's fucking Batman.

More after the jump.

JUAN OF THE DEAD Trailer Hits!

Bennett here.  Just saw this trailer for the Cuban film, Juan of the Dead, and I've gotta say: this sucka looks funny, irreverent, and a hell of a good time.  

Seems fascinating... Clearly there's a political theme, and I wonder how it'll play out.  A lot of media attention has been paid to it so far, and I expect Shaun of the Dead-level hype by the time it releases.

Can't wait.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Dark of the Moon Transformed Me Into a Pipe-Pierced, Steaming Mad Movie-Goer

Bennett here, excited ‘cause El Presidente and I just decided to kidnap John Matrix’s daughter to force him to commit a political assassination.  What could go wrong?  

Caught a 3D viewing of Transformers: Dark of the Moon last night.  Now, if anyone knows me, they know of my unbridled, intense hatred for 3D films.  They’re dark, look terrible, give me headaches, and since I wear glasses, make the bridge of my nose even more irritated.  AND THE MOVIES COST SO GODDAMN MUCH.  Dark of the Moon did all of those things and more—so, so much more.  Like it made me shake my head at Bay’s apparent lack of respect for his filmgoers.  

Holy Crap. Those Damn Dirty Apes Are Comin'!

August 8, friends.  That is when the end of humanity, uh, begins.  

James Franco, there is no wrong you can do.  

Trailer after the jump.

Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol Teaser!

We here at Steamless Bennett are a little late on this one, to which we apologize.  The teaser trailer for Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol hit earlier this week and it looks like a lot of badassery will be unleashed on December 16, 2011. See the embedded trailer after the jump.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Game of Thrones: A Review Unbiased by Reading

SpecialAgentCaptainDoctor here. On break from a little freelance "subcontracting" for El Presidente.

Game of Thrones season one has come to an end. I find this a bitter sweet occurrence. Bitter because I’ll have to wait so long to find out what happens next, and sweet because maybe I’ll finally get to watch something else on television every time I go to Bennett’s house. The man’s a fanatic! He watches each episode over and over! He’s already up to his third viewing of the season finale! I’ve watched every episode but the last at least twice already. Involuntarily! It’s always on!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Graphic Novel Review: Vietnamerica

Bennett here, taking a break from not treating John Matrix's kidnapped daughter very well.

The great American novel. On the surface, it’s a simple concept, but a loaded one. Say you want to write the great American novel in any kind of company and watch the snickers and condescension rain down. In a country with such a variety of faces, with so many strikingly different groups of people, and with such disparity among classes, is there such a thing as the “Great American Novel?” Can there be? Or can you simply appeal to one group at a time?

First Official Pic of THE HOBBIT! has the first three official pics from the upcoming Hobbit film(s).  Click on the pic below to jump over to the EW website for more!  My thoughts on the films after the jump.

The New Year Kicks Off with SEASON OF THE WITCH!

I just don't know what to say.

This is Bennett, taking a break from kidnapping John Matrix's daughter.

Caught the tense, psychological, intelligent thriller, Season of the Witch as the first film of the new decade. Okay, I lied. It's none of those things.

Nic Cage? Check.
Period piece? Check.
That dude that played Hellboy? Check.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Yet Jonah Hex Gets a Wide Release? SOLOMON KANE Review!

That will clear right up with a good exfoliating cream.

This is Bennett, taking a break from wearing chain mail and bicycle gloves.

Consider the idea: “If every day was a beautiful day, then what’s considered a beautiful day?” I’ve long believed that beauty resides as much in destruction as it does in creation—that in order to truly appreciate a beautiful day, you have to have intimate knowledge of nuclear fallout, cannibalism, lack of hair gel, terrible tan lines, etc. Broken down, it’s a pretty simple and common notion: good and evil are binary forces that cannot exist without the other; picture a circle with two balls keeping away from each other as they travel around the circle. If this is true, then using that model and plugging in different, opposing variables for ‘good’ and ‘evil’ should keep the concept functioning just the same. 'Beauty' and 'ugliness' are commonly regarded as analogous to 'good' and 'evil,' so let's input those into the model I've decribed. The problem I quickly discover with the model is that it implies a distance between the two variables, a sense of space, or of a line or border or boundary separating the two—no 'gray area' from blending or mixing to the two concepts. They simply exist side by side but independent and isolated from the other. Even the famous yin-yang's borders are solid, and the white and the black fields can be defined as purely white or purely black, despite the smaller circles of the opposite color residing in their bodies.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fighting Points of View KOs THE FIGHTER

Withdrawal can be a bitch to deal with.

This is Bennett, taking a break from kidnapping John Matrix's daughter.

I recently caught the much-hyped film, The Fighter, the true story of down-and-out boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg), his family, and his rise to the top. Much has been made about Wahlberg’s and his two co-stars’ performances: Amy Adams as Charlene, Ward’s love interest, and scene stealer Christian Bale as Ward’s older half-brother Dicky Eklund. All the accolades they have coming to them are well deserved. All the hype surrounding this film? Not so much.