Movie news for Spider-Man, Oz the Great & Powerful, Oblivion & More!

oz the great and powerful feb 27

A new trailer for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, a TV spot for Oz the Great and Powerful, posters for Oblivion, and crazy casting for The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

Cloudy for a Chance of Meatballs 2

Cloudy for a Chance of Meatballs 2 has its first trailer up today, and it’s actually pretty good, though I feel that while the humor is overall pretty good, everything is set up for specific moments, rather than just having these moments appear more naturally within the story, like a Pixar film. Meh. If it’s funny, it’s funny. Leave the artistic, better written stuff to Pixar.

Oz the Great and Powerful

Oz the Great and Powerful has a new TV spot and poster today, and the TV spot has some more stuff of the Wicked Witch, which is pretty cool actually, and really shows her as more of a menace and main antagonist of the film. She’s been pretty well hidden up to this point, so it’s nice to see some Wickedness.

The poster is likewise Wicked, though it’s interesting to note that she looks an awful lot like Mila Kunis in heavy makeup. Look at the eyes. Yep. I was right.


Oblivion has two new posters today, and they’re not half bad. I have to admit that Tom Cruise looks pretty darn good for a 50 year old guy. I’m about half his age and I look like shit. I think I ate a thumbnail earlier… it wasn’t bad.

You also get a little Morgan Freeman action, which is always good, and a nice view of a post apocalyptic world. Not bad, Oblivion. Not bad.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 has cast a new bad guy. WHAT? That’s kinda crazy, since they’ve already cast Electro and the Rhino. Well, today they cast Chris Cooper as Norman Osborn, who those of you who have read the comics or seen the original Spider-Man film know turns into the Green Goblin! This seems like an awful lot of characters for a single film, but I think what they’ll do (at least I hope) is introduce Norman and his son Harry Osborn in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, but not have them become true villains until the third film. There’s been rumors of Spider-Man getting the black suit, which might lead to Venom in the future as well, which would be an awful lot, but perhaps they’ll do a long and slow build toward a fourth film with Venom. That would be cool.

Still, today’s news about Chris Cooper is good. I think he’s a fantastic choice and a great actor. He’ll do a good job. Willem Dafoe left some big boots to fill, but he might be up to the task.

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