Release Date: 25 March 2016 Certification:12A Running Time:151 min Director: Zack Snyder Starring:Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Gal Gadot
After decades of development hell and countless fanboy arguments, pop culture icons Batman and Superman are finally squaring off on the silver screen in Zack Snyder’s sequel to the 2013 Superman reboot Man of Steel. With a reportedly massive budget and hopes for a new franchise of shared universe superhero films, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a lot riding on it.
Release Date: 2 October 2014 Certification:18 Running Time: 149 minutes Director: David Fincher Starring:Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, Kim Dickens
If there is one filmmaker that has defined the modern thriller, then surely that accolade must go to director David Fincher. From 1995’s Seven through to 2007’s Zodiac, Fincher has continually tested the boundaries of what the genre can achieve. Visceral, gritty, and possessed of an almost suffocating dread , his output continues to thrill and perturb in equal measure. His latest offering Gone Girl is adapted from Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel, with Flynn also on writing duties. It comes as little surprise that he has expertly assembled yet another tightly woven, incredibly compelling thriller; however this may be one of his most accomplished.
So unless you’ve been living under a rock this week -and I mean literally- you’ll know that this week’s biggest movie news was the announcement that Ben Affleck is to don the cape and cowl in the upcoming Batman/Superman flick. You’d be forgiven for thinking the world had actually ended, seeing the absolute fury that’s been pouring out of the internet in response. Personally, I would’ve gone for Grant Heslov from that Oscar-winning Argo trio, seeing as Clooney’s already done Batman and risked ruining the character forever (has everyone forgotten?). Either that or Heslov would make a sweet Robin. Basically I demand Heslov, I miss him from his 90s action side-kick days.
So aside from that news, whatever you make of it (or whether you even care), this week also saw Fright Fest take place down in yon London, so we’ve compiled some of the news from down there for you to check out. We’ve also got this week’s trailer round-up, and of course no internet film news site would be complete without a weekly Nicholas Cage video. Enjoy.
It’s a been a particularly stellar year for film in 2012, with a run of surprisingly excellent big-budget blockbusters and a plethora of vivid, original independents to absorb. We at Telstar have had a real variety of favourites, and not all of them are able to be represented here, but this is our aggregated list of the ten best films of the year…