Iron Man (2008) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
So finally I’ve decided to take the daunting task of reviewing every MCU film weekly up until the release of Infinity War. Although I’m a bit late on this, I’ll try and make some effort to catch up with all of you guys. So let’s give it a go and review the first entry, the one that started it all. Looking in retrospect, out of all the movies in the canon, Iron Man is the one that takes a more realistic approach to this world. Building upon the idea that “heroes are built, not born” the movie uses technology and Tony Stark’s intellectual genius to make sense of everything going around. It’s a perfect origin story and Robert Downey Jr. is front and centre here, his character’s ark changing nicely throughout. We start with him as an eccentric multimillionaire supplying weapons of mass destruction for the US government, but after a period of captivity he changes his perspective and puts his tech knowledge to good use. The pace and the direction flows perfectly allowing the characters to evolve (well, except for Terrence Howard’s War Machine) and have fun in the same time. And none does it more so than Jeff Bridges’ villainous Obadiah Stane. Perhaps the biggest achievement here is the balance with which all of the elements came into place; elements of humor, urgency and spectacle being interconnected nicely. All in all, still one of the best ones yet. 👍📽
Iron Man (2008 film)
#IronMan is a 2008 American #superhero film based on the #MarvelComics character of the same name, produced by #MarvelStudios and distributed by #ParamountPictures .1 It is the first film in the Marvel #Cinematic#Universe . The film was directed by Jon Favreau, with a screenplay by the writing teams of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. It stars #RobertDowneyJr ., #TerrenceHoward , #JeffBridges , #ShaunToub , and #GwynethPaltrow . In Iron Man, Tony Stark, an industrialist and master engineer, builds a powered exoskeleton and becomes the #technologically#advanced superhero Iron Man.
The film had been in development since 1990 at Universal Pictures, 20th Century Fox, or New Line Cinema at various times, before Marvel Studios reacquired the rights in 2006. Marvel put the project in production as its first self-financed film, with Paramount Pictures as its distributor. Favreau signed on as director, aiming for a naturalistic feel, and he chose to shoot the film primarily in California, rejecting the East Coast setting of the comics to differentiate the film from numerous superhero films set in New York City-esque environments. Filming began in March 2007 and concluded in June. During filming, the actors were free to create their own dialogue because pre-production was focused on the story and action. Rubber and metal versions of the armors, created by Stan Winston's company, were mixed with computer-generated imagery to create the title character.
Iron Man premiered in Sydney on April 14, 2008, and was released in theaters on May 2, 2008. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $585 million and garnering critical acclaim. Downey's performance as Tony Stark was particularly praised. The American Film Institute selected the film as one of the ten best of the year. It was also nominated for two #AcademyAwards for Best Sound Editing and Best Visual Effects. Two sequels, Iron Man 2 and Iron Man 3, were released on May 7, 2010, and May 3, 2013, respectively.#screenplay#Cinema#Scifi#Movie#mylist#Cinematography#OfficialTrailer#movies#theatr#video#film
🎬 August Rush - La Musica Nel Cuore (2006)
Titolo originale: August Rush
Regia: Kirsten Sheridan
Cast: Freddie Highmore, Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Terrence Howard, William Sadler, Marian Seldes
Film poco noto ma con un grande significato e tante emozioni, "August Rush" è la storia di un bambino alla ricerca dei suoi genitori tramite il dono più grande da loro ricevuto: la musica. Freddie Highmore è il protagonista, Evan, che lasciando l'orfanotrofio, entrerà nel mondo accompagnato solo dalle note che sente in ogni cosa e movimento che lo circonda. Evan conoscerà la musica nelle sue diverse sfumature passando da un musicista di strada, da una comunità e i suoi canti gospel e perfino dalla Juilliard School. La sua storia si intreccia con quella dei suoi genitori, ignari della sua esistenza a causa di un mondo che va contro di loro che per molto tempo li ha tenuti lontani dalla musica. Freddie Highmore dimostra ancora una volta la sua grande abilità nel mostrare un'enorme varietà di emozioni con estrema facilità a soli 14 anni, dopo già diversi successi realizzati in giovanissima età. Un bell'ensemble come cast, con nomi importanti, si mette a servizio di una storia d'amore per la musica che unisce le persone e sa dire ciò che le parole non sanno descrivere. Scena memorabile: Evan compone musica alla Juilliard. Lezione che si impara: "la musica è intorno a noi, non bisogna fare altro che ascoltarla..." #augustrush#lamusicanelcuore#freddiehighmore#kerirussell#robinwilliams#jonathanrhysmeyers
@Regranned from @omarihardwickofficial - Honored. From the moments the pages of @Essence to @naacpimageawards blessings deem you as worthy as the fits i’m dressed in by @davidson_frere ....never stressed the win. Just wanted a moment to shout out the @sterlingkbrown the #MikeColter the #TerrenceHoward ....but mostly gratitude for the #Power of using this moment on the porch of your tube to turn this trophy into a torch to use for light & fire to lead a Kofi & the other younger dudes when they fear their speed & might could expire. Always remember the devil is a HELLuva lier. Never forget your Angels want you to reach for the #Starz even higher. Lastly...God thank you for making me with Tonka tuff tires. 🙏🏽🦅
P.S. Happy WORTHday Dr. King & King Ali🤜🏽🥊 - #regrann
"En dépit des secrets, des mensonges, et des complots. Et malgré la perte terrible d'un être cher, la seule chose qui compte réellement maintenant, c'est qu'il soit réveillé"
Awake (2007) 🎬
#TBT : “PRIDE”
To that first Feature Film that made me realize That This acting thing is my profession. Man! Shout out to my Mother that made me take swim classes. Lol And then I went on to actually compete in high school, and then this!
Make Yo kids do something!!! And finish!!!
Shout out to my PRIDE brothers and sisters too!@mcphonz @nateparkerfdn @thekevinphillips #terrencehoward#reginenehy @realevanross @scotteastwood @ikimberlyelise @sunugonera @hallway @lionsgate AND... The Late and Great #berniemac
Destiny’s Child performs “Cater 2 U” at the 2005 BET Awards. Poor Terrence Howard look like he was bout to pass out. 😂 #TBT
@beyonce @michellewilliams @kellyrowland @derrtymo @theterrencehoward @magicjohnson