Lazy Friday News is a weekly round-up of stories from across the spectrum of entertainment, or whatever happens to tickle my funny bone. This week: Zack Snyder has taken Superman’s underwear right off in Man of Steel; Waterworld might have been awful, but we may see it again; vegetables stand in for the new RoboCop; two past X-Men stars are coming back in X-Men: Days of Future Past; and the good and bad news about film piracy.
The first official image has been released from Zack Snyder’s upcoming Superman reboot, Man of Steel, which stars Stardust actor Henry Cavill as Clark Kent/Superman.
New arrivals this week on Blu-ray and DVD include: The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy: Extended Edition collection, featuring fifteen discs filled with the movies and special features; Zack Snyder dark action movie, Sucker Punch; plus a look at Season Of The Witch and Barney’s Version.
New arrivals opening in theatres this weekend: Zack Snyder’s dark, grrl-powered actioner, Sucker Punch; the bloody, Canadian genre film, Hobo With A Shotgun; and the kid’s comedy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2: Rodrick Rules.
Opening this week in theatres: Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley star in the emotional drama, Never Let Me Go; Oliver Stone returns to direct the sequel to his classic 80s film, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; plus a look at Legend Of The Guardians: The Owls Of Ga’Hoole and You Again.
Your television will get a work out this week, with two eye-popping cinematic extravaganzas: the director’s cut of Zack Snyder‘s Watchmen, and Henry Selick‘s adaptation of Neil Gaiman‘s Coraline. Also out this week, a horde of zombies take over a small town in Bruce Macdonald‘s Pontypool.
Opening this week, Zack Snyder gift wraps the monumental Watchmen graphic novel in celluloid for the legion of fans who having been buzzing about it for the last year. Also opening, Joshua Jackson stars in the Canadian drama One Week.
Tonight was a big night for me. I screened what I can only call the first really big release of the year – namely Zack Snyder‘s Watchmen.
While I’m still figuring out exactly how I felt about the film, it’s safe to say that I really did enjoy it. It’s going to be a big release, although it’s maybe not the kind of comic book movie some people will expect, if they don’t know the source material.