March 2012

Zack Snyder's Man of Steel

Superman reboot hops the grit train

What do you get when you cross America's most iconic superhero with one of the most stylistically adventurous directors in recent memory? You get a revamped Superman logo that looks like it's been dragged up from the gutters of Gotham, is what you get.

Zack Snyder is the latest filmmaker to try his hand at making the man in the red cape relevant again. His star-studded Man of Steel reboot is currently going through post-production and is looking at a release date sometime in 2013. Taking the lead as Clark Kent himself will be Henry Cavill, who I haven't heard of either. His acting resume includes such gems as Red Riding Hood and a straight-to-video Hellraiser sequel, so it seems like Snyder is giving the square-jawed fellow his first big break. Whether that'll pay off or not remains to be seen; luckily, we've also got the talents of Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, and Laurence Fishburne to look forward to.

The Life Aquatic with James Cameron

Filmmaker heads for the Mariana Trench

No, everyone's favorite cinematic big spender isn't remaking the beloved Wes Anderson film. But he is starting to think of himself as something of a Steve Zissou. 

Last Tuesday, James Cameron embarked on a mission to dive deeper than any other human being has ever done on their own. In a state-of-the-art submarine that he designed himself, he made it a record-breaking 5.1 miles straight down into the sea. His next move? To visit the Mariana Trench, the deepest point in the oceans of the world and one that has not been visited by human kind in more than 50 years.