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I’m part of the Superman crew – Are you? #manofsteel #film #movie #app

30 May

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With just over two weeks to go, excitement is MASSIVELY building for Man of Steel – and very few are more excited than by geeky self! I’ve even popped over to the US to see if I could catch the film before all you lot in the UK – but alas, no luck! So, how am I satisfying my anxiety then, by becoming a member of the Man of Steel family of course!

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Hell yes! I am officially a member of the House of Ko, and guess what gang, you can find out where you belong with the Kryptonian Glyph Generator! This clever online app allows you to discover your Glyph, Ancestral House and name in Kryptonian and then download and share it with your friends through social media pages.

So to get started, click here to access the app! And let me know whether or not you’re part of my crew!

A little more about the film:

From Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures comes “Man of Steel,” starring Henry Cavill (“Immortals,” TV’s “The Tudors”) in the role of Clark Kent/Superman, under the direction of Zack Snyder (“300,” “Watchmen”).

A young boy learns that he has extraordinary powers and is not of this Earth. As a young man, he journeys to discover where he came from and what he was sent here to do. But the hero in him must emerge if he is to save the world from annihilation and become the symbol of hope for all mankind.

246363id1e_MOS_INTL_BANNER_JOREL_48inW_x_70inH.inddThe film also stars four-time Oscar® nominee Amy Adams (“The Master”) as Daily Planet journalist Lois Lane, and Oscar® nominee Laurence Fishburne (“What’s Love Got to Do with It”) as her editor-in-chief, Perry White. Starring as Clark Kent’s adoptive parents, Martha and Jonathan Kent, are Oscar® nominee Diane Lane (“Unfaithful”) and Academy Award® winner Kevin Costner (“Dances with Wolves”).

Squaring off against the superhero are two other surviving Kryptonians, the villainous General Zod, played by Oscar® nominee Michael Shannon (“Revolutionary Road”), and Faora, Zod’s evil partner, played by Antje Traue (upcoming “The Seventh Son”). Also from Superman’s native Krypton are Lara Lor-Van, Superman’s mother, played by Ayelet Zurer (“Angels and Demons”), and Superman’s father, Jor-El, portrayed by Academy Award® winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”).

Rounding out the cast are Christopher Meloni (“42”) as U.S. military man Colonel Hardy, Harry Lennix (“State of Play”) as General Swanwick, Michael Kelly (“The Adjustment Bureau”) as Steve Lombard, and Richard Schiff (TV’s “The West Wing”) as Dr. Emil Hamilton.

246363id3h_MOS_Zod_Intl_BANNER_48inW_x_70inH.indd“Man of Steel” is being produced by Charles Roven, Christopher Nolan, Emma Thomas and Deborah Snyder. The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer from a story by Goyer & Nolan, based upon Superman characters created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster and published by DC Entertainment. Thomas Tull, Lloyd Phillips and Jon Peters are serving as executive producers.

Zack Snyder’s behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Amir Mokri (“Transformers: Dark of the Moon”); production designer Alex McDowell (“Watchmen”); editor David Brenner (“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides”); and multiple Academy Award®-winning costume designer James Acheson (“Restoration,” the “Spider-Man” films) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 and 2,” “Watchmen,” “300”). The music is by Academy Award®-winning composer Hans Zimmer (“The Lion King,” “Inception”).

Visit the official website: man-of-steel-movie.co.uk
Become a fan: https://www.facebook.com/ManOfSteelUK
Follow on Twitter: Twitter.com/manofsteel_uk

 

From Film to Formula 1

7 Feb

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So its been a busy week  and I haven’t managed to catch up on as many films as I normally would… but what has been really interesting is that I’ve branched into another world starting with ‘F’ – Formula 1! Its fast, sexy, totally geeky and really quite fascinating! So it is pretty much like film! I’ve IMG_2352been presenting for a fantastic You Tube funded motorsports channel called Pole Position, who bring you the most amazing coverage of all the things you might be interested in and more, in the motorsport arena.

My first stop was with Caterham F1 – and seeing that Caterham is my home town, it seemed pretty IMG_2342fitting! I managed to bag an exclusive announcement where Dutch racing driver Giedo Van De Garde was unveiled as the new team driver and caught up with him and team mate Charles Pic on what makes them tick! (sorry!) And to top it all off, I also managed to get a sneak peek at the brand new CT03 – (that shiny piece of machinery in the picture behind me!)

If you love Motorsport then subscribe to their channel and in the mean time, check me out here with a few exclusive videos:

Follow Pole Position on Twitter: @polepositionP1

ScreengeekUK invite me to help round off the year in film!

22 Dec

What a year in film it’s been, and what a way to end it. Seven brilliant film critics joined up this week to run through the best and the worst of the year that is 2012. Really pleased and privileged to be a part of this fantastic line up, you can hear me talk about why the Avengers Assemble wasn’t quite 5* perfect in my opinion, and oh the shame, as I name Anna Karenina as one of my worst films of the year.

So huge thanks to the brilliant team at ScreenGeekUK for setting up this wonderful meeting and recording, and thanks to everyone who contributed to make it a very memorable year in film.

You can follow all the wonderful film critics featuring in this podcast on Twitter – here’s their links:

@samfaulkner87 @diyfilms @rebecca_perfect @stefanpape29

@ethanrunt @awarmann @big_pants

Click on the Soundcloud link above to hear the podcast in full, makes for great listening on your laptop.

Merry Xmas!

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