In a twist of (not-so-sweet) irony, international audiences will be treated to Marvel’s The Avengers starting next week, while us here in the… well, US, have to wait seven more days to indulge in our superhero movie fantasy.
However, one thing we can all look forward to is the end of the Disney/Marvel’s promotional bombardment. While we’ve enjoyed all the trailers, images, featurettes, clips, interviews, TV spots and early reviews, at this point all the footage and story details are starting to feel like overkill… But so much so that we won’t post today’s new featurette and the stylish new Avengers Mondo posters featuring S.H.I.E.L.D. ‘master assassins’ Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner).
The featurette (as you can see) covers some of the same ground as previous behind-the-scenes peeks – what with Scarlett Johansson and director Joss Whedon describing the challenge of bringing disparate personalities into one cohesive team, and Robert Downey Jr.’s assurance that the film “should be” their finest hour. Of course, we hear a bit more and see a bit more footage than before – but again, at this point, that’s not necessarily a good thing. Other than that, it’s the same old towing of the Marvel company line: “Avengers is going to be awesome!”
Below you’ll find the first of what are going to be several stylistic Avengers posters from Mondo Tees. The Widow poster is probably a lot more appealing to cinephiles with its minimalist style and head nod to the James Bond universe (“From Russia with Guns”), but comic book fans will likely be more receptive of the Hawkeye poster – which is reminiscent of the work of comic book artist Salvador Larroca:
Which die-hard fan will be the first to plaster their wall with all of the official Avengers movie posters and banners – and the entire collection of Mondo posters? Will it be you?
The Avengers hits theaters overseas starting on April 25th (lucky ducks); it will hit theaters stateside on May 4, 2012.
GNP Crescendo Records, longtime home of new and classic Star Trek soundtracks, releases a long-sought limited-edition collector’s CD of Star Trek: First Contact (1996) featuring the complete score by Jerry Goldsmith (with additional music by Joel Goldsmith), newly remastered by recording engineer Bruce Botnick. Star Trek: First Contact (1996) was the most popular feature film starring the crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation. When the Borg travel through time into Earth’s past, Picard and his crew must prevent them from altering a pivotal moment in human history—mankind’s “first contact” with an alien race (the peaceful Vulcans).
First Contact marked the much-anticipated return of beloved composer Jerry Goldsmith to the franchise. Goldsmith’s march from Star Trek: The Motion Picture (reused as the main title theme for The Next Generation) is instantly identifiable, and Goldsmith’s extraordinary gift for melody, thrilling orchestration and musical storytelling has made him the signature composer for Gene Roddenberry’s vision.
For First Contact, schedule constraints led Goldsmith to recruit another composer to write additional music—his son Joel. The resulting score by both men combines exciting themes from Goldsmith’s previous efforts with vital new material, including a “first contact” theme (nobly sounded by French horn) and an ominous motive for the Borg.
GNP Crescendo released the original soundtrack album to Star Trek: First Contact in 1996, featuring 45 minutes of score highlights. Since then, fans have clamored for both Goldsmiths’ complete work—particularly the thrilling “Flight of the Phoenix.” This expanded release (nearly 80 minutes) presents exactly that—including three alternate tracks—in sterling sound quality, mastered by Jerry Goldsmith’s longtime recording engineer, Bruce Botnick.
The accompanying 16-page booklet includes informative notes by Jeff Bond and John Takis and is lavishly illustrated with film stills. Star Trek: First Contact—Complete Motion Picture Score (GNPD 8079) is available solely as a physical CD from GNP Crescendo Records.
(SOURCE: GNP CRESCENDO RECORDS)
I’m a Chicago, Illinois girl born and breed. So when I heard about the film Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, you know I had to check out the info! The film’s produced by Tim Burton and directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The trailers are online and here’s one of them:
This premise makes me smile. Our 16th pres. as a vampire hunter. Cool.