Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tony Stark is one of the 10 greatest "fictional" inventors of all time

Tony Stark


Who: Tony Stark, a wealthy industrialist whose expertise in engineering is matched only by his lovable sass. Greatest invention: The Iron Man Armor, a weapon-laden exoskeleton first conceived during his time spent in captivity at the hands of a terrorist organization in Afghanistan. Though, many versions of the Iron Man Armor were created, the are defined by palm-embedded repulsors and jet-boots, effectively allowing Stark to fly. Later, more advanced iterations of Stark's armor wer
e powered by a high-yield arc reactor.

The others are: Q, Dr. Robotnik, Doc Brown, Brain, Wayne Szalinski, Dr. Horrible, Jigsaw, Professor Lucifer Gongorzola Butts and Tom swift.

Source: http://gizmodo.com/5623849/the-10-greatest-fictional-inventors-of-all-time

Due date photo

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Voiceover for Nissan spot



Nissan is rolling out their new advertising campaign this weekend called “Innovation For All” –replacing the “Shift” tagline that has been used for eight years. “Innovation For All” will be launched with a series of five TV commercials with actor Robert Downey, Jr. at the helm as the new voiceover announcer.
The campaign, showcasing the full-line of Nissan products including the zero-emission, 100% electric Leaf, will debut on August 28 during the ESPN College Football Show with the commercial “Innovations” described as “a celebration of Nissan’s current innovations, including smart phone apps, recycled materials, air purifiers, the Juke — the world’s first Sports Cross — and the 100-percent electric Nissan LEAF.”
A spot dubbed “Polar Bear” and dedicated to the Leaf will hit the airways on Sept. 9 when viewers will watch as a polar bear “journeys from the icy Arctic through forests, highways, train tracks and over bridges to the big city and then on to the suburbs, where the animal finds someone who is trying to help – the owner of an all-electric Nissan LEAF.”

News from RDJ

Here's you can find what Robert told about Iron Man 2 and The Avengers in the last interview:
http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/mediageek/news/?a=21986

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Due Date plot + new images!

DUE DATE
In theatres on November 5
Director: Todd Phillips
Writers: Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland and Adam Sztykiel & Todd Phillips
Story by Alan R. Cohen & Alan Freedland
Producers: Todd Phillips, Dan Goldberg
Executive Producers: Thomas Tull, Susan Downey, Scott Budnik
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan, Juliette Lewis, Jamie Foxx
Comedy. Peter Highman (Robert Downey Jr.) is an expectant first-time father whose wife’s due date is a mere five days away. As Peter hurries to catch a flight home from Atlanta to be at her side for the birth, his best intentions go completely awry when a chance encounter with aspiring actor Ethan Tremblay (Zach Galifianakis) forces Peter to hitch a ride with Ethan–on what turns out to be a cross-country road trip that will ultimately destroy several cars, numerous friendships and Peter’s last nerve.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Sherlock Holmes 2 ...news?

This is something of a mystery but sources tells that Warners wants Noomi Rapace in Sherlock Holmes 2.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Holmes and Watson met for dinner

Jude Law and Sienna Miller are expected to remain in London for the next year, as Jude is set to begin filming the Sherlock Holmes sequel here in October.
They dined with the film's star Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan Levin at upmarket J Sheekey in Covent Garden on Sunday night.

The seafood restaurant was a favourite haunt of Sienna's in 2005 when she starred in As You Like It at the nearby Wyndham's Theatre.
The chic foursome all dressed up for the occasion. Sienna wore a simple black dress and bright pink lipstick, while Jude looked dapper in a grey suit. He appeared to be adopting the 'JLS Marvin Humes look', with a very low cut white T-shirt.
Robert Downey Jr rugged up in a black suit and cardigan, and his wife Susan looked elegant in black satin trousers, heels and a blazer.
Law and Downey Jr, who portrayed Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson in Guy Ritchie's 2009 hit, seemed to have plenty to catch up on, and stayed at the restaurant until 11.30pm.

Monday, August 16, 2010

The Avengers: The Intros - Comic books style

The Avengers interview with Joss Whedon


Transcription of the interview

Rebecca Murray from About.com Hollywood Movies at the 2010 San Diego Comic Con Entertainment Weekly and Syfy party red carpet.

Here's the video of the interview: http://video.about.com/movies/Joss-Whedon-Avengers.htm

Joss Whedon - Director of The Avengers

I'm so hyped about The Avengers.

Joss Whedon: "Thank you. What's happening with that? It's a good comic. Is something going on?"

You're official now.

Joss Whedon: "Yes, I'm out of the closet. Yes, we can talk about it."

So today they announced officially who's going to play The Hulk.

Joss Whedon: "Yes, they finally did."

And Mark [Ruffalo], what makes him the perfect Hulk?

Joss Whedon: "To me, I wanted Mark because he connects with you. He is a guy who you feel that he is you and he reaches out to you in a way that I don't feel the performances as Banner have really done. And this also has to do with the way the narrative works, but I feel I wanted to come at Banner and The Hulk visually from a new place. And I wanted somebody that had the quality that Mark has which is somebody who has taken hits from life but is not defined by that. He's taken a hit and he stood back up. He's not thinking about himself necessarily. Mark is a very giving guy and actor. When he looks at me onscreen I'm like, 'That's me. That's the guy.' And he's like that as a person. And just talking to him about The Hulk I learned so much more about the character of Bruce Banner than I had ever even thought of. It was an instinct I thought no one would support. The studio were completely into it. Robert Downey Jr was super supportive. And you know everybody welcomed him into the fold and I was so excited because, to me, he's going to be the first Banner."

You're going to have to balance all these personalities and all these characters, and make it so that the fans are really going to appreciate it, how tough is that?

Joss Whedon: "You know, in a way it's tough and in a way it's the easiest thing in the world because that's what the movie's about. These people don't belong together. There's friction, there;s tension, there's drama... Oh, wait, I need that for my storytelling so it's perfect. There's no reason that this crew should be together except that we need them to be. And so I got very excited by this because of how odd it is."

It seems like it's taken a long time to get to the point where we could do an Avenger film. Why is now the perfect time for an Avenger movie?

Joss Whedon: "Well this is really the Marvel plan. This is really Kevin Feige and Marvel Studios. They had a plan from the very beginning. They set this up in Iron Man, the first one, and they knew where they wanted to go, they knew how they wanted to get there. There were bumps on the road for sure, but this is part of the master plan that is kind of unprecedented. You know, it's very canny and it's very calculated in a way, but at the same time it comes from people who love - who love these movies - and who love the process of making them, getting them out there, and love what we're going to create. And so I'm just...well, I'm a little stunned. I'm still waiting for the real director to show up."

You've always had a tremendous amount of fan support for everything that you've done, so they're going to be behind you on this. But you know they always dissect every move. Are you ready for that?

Joss Whedon: "Yeah, I am. You don't walk into this thinking, 'I'll write something and they'll just love it and everything's going to be perfect.' This is going to be a process, it's going to be a very fluid process, you know? And as a writer that's a little daunting, but you go in knowing that and you adjust for the studio, for the actors, for everything they need and want, and you make sure that at the end of the day nobody ever sees that you did any of that."

If you had a chance to actually do more casting of it, do you think the casting that's in place is exactly who you would have chosen for each role?

Joss Whedon: "Oh hells yeah. I'd like to say that I came up with [Jeremy] Renner but they had Renner in their sights. I spent weeks - because it didn't look like that was going to happen - I spent weeks trying to think of somebody else and I couldn't get him out of my head. I'd try and make lists and they're like - it looked like I was getting married. 'Jeremy Renner, Jeremy Renner, Jeremy Renner, Jeremy Renner. Mrs Josh Renner.' It was like I had a crush. They just nail it. It's one of the things I love about Marvel. They take chances. It doesn't seem like Robert Downey Jr was a chance, but at the time he was. And the first time I saw Kevin Feige after he cast him I was like, 'Congratulations on being so smart.'"

We haven't seen Chris Evans and we haven't seen Chris Hemsworth, so what can we expect out of those two?

Joss Whedon: "Well you know Chris is a really sweet, decent guy who's really excited to be playing a really sweet, decent guy. You know, they both have the qualities of the person. Chris Hemsworth is obviously...he's not as arrogant as Thor, but he is as tall. And you know he does sort of wake up every day going, 'The world is mine. How nice. Look at all the tiny people.' I mean, he's a dear. He's a sweet, sweet boy but at the same time, he's bigger and handsomer than a person is. So they bring the qualities. Obviously they've got acting chops, but they inhabit the parts and that makes it so much more exciting."

Great performances never nominated

According to my.spill.com there are great perfomances that the Academy didn't ever considered. Robert Downey Jr compares in the top 5 list at 3th place as Paul Avery in Zodiac (2007).

David Fincher is one hell of a director, whose credits include The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Se7en, and Fight Club, and in Zodiac, he crafts maybe one of the decade's best films. This film features a hell of an ensemble cast that includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Cox, Chloƫ Sevigny, and Anthony Edwards. However, if there is any standout, it is Robert Downey Jr. as the alcoholic crime reporter Paul Avery. This is probably Downey's best performance between Chaplin and Tropic Thunder. He commands your attention whenever he's onscreen. Also, its Robert Downey Jr., so how can you not get involved with his character?


I would add another great performance of RDJ that deserved an Oscar:
Steve Lopez (The Soloist, 2009)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Robert Downey Jr: Transition from teenage idol to actor


Today’s young male poster boys can look to a number of current A-listers, whose faces were once plastered on teenagers’ bedroom walls everywhere, as winning prototypes to emulate. Leonardo DiCaprio, Johnny Depp, Robert Downey Jr., and Ethan Hawke all figured out a way to successfully transition from Tiger Beat lust-object to celebrated, award-nabbing Hollywood headliners. [...] The flickering of Downey’s talent has always been evident. Even in films as superficial as “The Pick-up Artist’’ and “Less Than Zero,’’ Downey was able to elevate the milquetoast material. But it wasn’t until “Chaplin’’ that the actor’s true talent for manic brilliance shined brightest. Unfortunately, Downey spent a decade pinballing from rehab to the clink. Yet even during this tumultuous period, he delivered sparkling performances in films as varied as “Two Girls and a Guy’’ and “Wonder Boys.’’ After sobering up, he came back with bravura turns in indie gems like “A Scanner Darkly’’ before graduating to thinking-man’s action star in “Iron Man’’ and skewering Method acting minstrelsy with his hilariously layered work in “Tropic Thunder.’’ [...] Today’s young male stars would also be wise to emulate Depp, Downey, and Matt Damon’s penchant for mixing challenging dramatic fare with smart action spectacle.

Read more: http://www.boston.com/ae/movies/articles/2010/08/15/their_toughest_role_transitioning_from_teen_idol_to_actor/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Top+arts+and+entertainment+news

Saturday, August 14, 2010

"STOP THE FRAME!"



... Fun audio comment snippet with Robert Downey Jr. and Susan Downey

thanks to RDJandSuzieQ

Friday, August 13, 2010

The Avengers last news


‘The Avengers’ will begin shooting in February 2011.

The Joss Whedon-directed comic book-adaptation – which features an all star cast including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Natalie Portman – will begin shooting in later winter ahead of an expected release date of May 4, 2012.

The cast for the movie was announced last month at the Comic-Con event, with many of the film’s cast taking to the stage to rapturous applause.

Discussing the project at the event, Joss said: “The thing that made me excited to do it was just how completely counterintuitive it is.

“It makes no sense. These people should not even be in the same room, let alone on the same team.. And that, to me, is the very definition of family.”

Robert Downey Jr. will reprise the role of Iron Man for the film, as will Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Chris Evans as Captain America.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

RDJ at Guy's home?


Robert Downey Jr, who played the title role in Guy Ritchie's film Sherlock Holmes, was seen scuttling down a London side street yesterday after paying the director a visit at his home.

Presumably, the pair were holding some kind of cloak and dagger meeting to discuss the upcoming sequel to the flick, which is set to start shooting in October.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teen Choice Awards winners!

Choice Movie: Action Adventure
Sherlock Holmes


Choice Movie Actress: Action Adventure
Rachel McAdams, Sherlock Holmes

Better than anything :P