Iron Man 2

The Year’s Most Beautiful Unofficial Film Posters

As we may have mentioned earlier today, most people agree that 2010 wasn’t exactly a banner year for great films. But what did hit theaters inspired some amazing “alternate” posters made by graphic designers and illustrators. Click through to check out some of our favorites, visually-stunning artwork inspired by films that range from Oscar contenders like 127 Hours to big popcorn movies like Tron: Legacy. … Read More

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2010’s Blockbusters as Judged by Kim Jong-Il

We all know that Kim Jong-Il enjoys looking at things. We just didn’t realize that those things included movies. Recently, a copy of the beloved leader’s book of film criticism, On the Art of Cinema, crossed our desk. It’s a basically unreadable blend of propaganda, theory, and all-caps commandments about the film industry that Kim published in the late 1970s. (One such missive: “COMPOSE THE PLOT CORRECTLY.”) We decided to judge the year’s top-grossing films, as best we can, using the North Korean leader’s formula. … Read More

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Another Reason to See Iron Man 2: J.J. Abrams’ Secret Trailer

Remember when you went to see Transformers only to have the experience totally eclipsed by what you didn’t realize at the time was a teaser for J.J. Abrams’ upcoming thriller Cloverfield? Well, prepare to have it happen again this weekend. According to Collider, a surprise trailer for Super 8 — a film which Abrams… Read More

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The Novel Summer of Masked Vigilantes

With the polarizing reception of Matthew Vaughn’s foul-mouthed Kick-Ass, the superhero genre is in full swing this year. There’s the highly anticipated sequel to Iron Man and Seth Rogen donning green tights for Michel Gondry’s The Green Hornet. On top of that, this is also when shooting ends for Thor and most likely starts for Captain America. So what’s the big deal? And who else is jumping on the superhero bandwagon?… Read More

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2010 Movies Product Placement Suggestions

We’ve all seen those groaner moments in a film where a character prominently filibusters in support of some real life product that-surprise!-contributed a hefty sum to said movies financing in exchange for the positive plug. Now, an article in today’s New York Times describes how these product placement deals are being cut progressively earlier in the filmmaking process, with rough scripts and situations prematurely doctored to optimize branding potential. Of course, with ballooning production costs this kind of product placement is almost inevitable. So we say, why not embrace it? … Read More

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What’s On at Flavorpill: Links That Made the Rounds in Our Office

Today at Flavorpill, we listened to the first single from the new Hole album, “Skinny Little Bitch,” on repeat. Bravo, Courtney. We viewed burger chain dominance through the prism of Star Wars. We took a peek inside of the ancient Egyptian burial chamber of Queen Behenu. We were excited to see … Read More

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Tony Stark Battles Evil Again in Iron Man 2 with High-tech Armor, Sarcasm

In 2007, Jon Favreau had the audacity to make an Iron Man movie that was actually good. Two years later, we have our first glimpse of the inevitable sequel. What follows is a play-by-play breakdown of the new trailer for Iron Man 2 (or, as we call it, War Machine: Origins), featuring Mickey Rourke’s Burning Man-appropriate metal teeth, Scarlett Johansson’s laughable attempts at be-leathered badassery, and the brazen ripoff of a Dark Knight set-piece. For your pleasure, we’ve highlighted some of the best parts (Sam Jackson as Nick Fury) and some of the worst (basically all the parts that do not include Sam Jackson as Nick… Read More

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Iron Man 2 Poster Gives Us the First Look at War Machine

The phenomenal success of the first Iron Man film meant moviegoers were going to get another chance to see Robert Downey Jr.’s reformed Tony Stark character. There were some major transformations in order before they could start filming the sequel and the buzz behind the scenes has been almost as interesting as Iron Man itself. There have been reports about a feud between Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow. Don Cheadle replaced an unhappy Terrence Howard as Stark’s sidekick, Jim Rhodes, and Mickey Rourke landed the role of an energy whip-wielding villain known as Whiplash. Check out the new photos as we explain every development and more after the… Read More

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