Screen Junkies » Tony Stark http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:39:40 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Go See ‘Iron Man 3′ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/go-see-iron-man-3/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-review/go-see-iron-man-3/#comments Sat, 04 May 2013 00:21:30 +0000 Screen Junkies http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=254714 Really, go see it. NOW.

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The moment the lights dim you can tell Iron Man 3 is nothing like its predecessors. Does it have a great superhero story? Yes. Does it build the Marvel universe? Yes. Is it a summer movie in all the ways a summer movie should be? Hell yes. What makes it different then? It’s the first Marvel movie made specifically for adults.

Now I don’t mean to say that Marvel has not had adult elements in all of its recent movies. But never before has a Marvel movie seemed so tailor-made for adults. What Shane Black has done with the character of Tony Stark is to not only make him more human but to also make him somehow more Tony Stark-esque, giving fans the Iron Man they deserve.

Iron Man 3 is loaded with everything that makes a summer movie great. Excellent action sequences you wish wouldn’t end. Genuinely funny moments. And a story that builds upon everything that Marvel has set in motion thus far. But most importantly, this movie sets a new tone for how adult a superhero movie can be without taking the Nolan route, something no one has achieved until now. If Iron Man 3 is any indication of what Marvel has in store for us post Avengers, then their movies can’t get here soon enough.

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Dominic Cooper Cast as Howard Stark in ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dominic-cooper-cast-as-howard-stark-in-captain-america-the-first-avenger/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dominic-cooper-cast-as-howard-stark-in-captain-america-the-first-avenger/#comments Wed, 30 Jun 2010 11:25:04 +0000 Reza F. It's official: Dominic Cooper will play Howard Stark in the upcoming 'Captain America' film. Although rumors have been circulating about Cooper's involvement since May, Marvel did not send the official press release until yesterday. It's kind of like how you know your girlfriend is going to leave you for that guy at the gym, but she hasn't yet packed up her stuff.As I wrote in May, Howard Stark is a Howard Hughes-esq inventor and the founder of Stark Industries, the company later inherited by his son Tony (a.k.a. Iron Man). Assuming no one has changed the Wikipedia page from which I grabbed it, that information should still be accurate. (Collider)

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It’s official: Dominic Cooper will play Howard Stark in the upcoming ‘Captain America‘ film. Although rumors have been circulating about Cooper’s involvement since May, Marvel did not send the official press release until yesterday. It’s kind of like how you know your girlfriend is going to leave you for that guy at the gym, but she hasn’t yet packed up her stuff.

As I wrote in May, Howard Stark is a Howard Hughes-esq inventor and the founder of Stark Industries, the company later inherited by his son Tony (a.k.a. Iron Man). Assuming no one has changed the Wikipedia page from which I grabbed it, that information should still be accurate. (Collider)

 

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Dominic Cooper to Play Iron Man’s Dad in ‘Captain America’ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dominic-cooper-to-play-iron-mans-dad-in-captain-america/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/dominic-cooper-to-play-iron-mans-dad-in-captain-america/#comments Tue, 25 May 2010 09:57:00 +0000 Reza F. First Showing is reporting that Dominic Cooper has has been brought on to play Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in the upcoming film, Captain America: The First Avenger. Cooper will play a much younger version of the character than was briefly seen in Iron Man 1 and 2.According to my vast knowledge base of comic related information (a.k.a. wikipedia), Howard Stark is a millionaire inventor and the founder of Stark Industries, a weapons company that came to prominence during World War II. Like his son Tony, Howard is a brilliant but flawed character who battles with alcoholism.The character of Howard Stark is supposedly based on eccentric aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. I'm assuming that Cooper has already begun hording jars of his own precious urine in order to get into character.

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First Showing is reporting that Dominic Cooper has has been brought on to play Howard Stark, the father of Tony Stark (a.k.a. Iron Man) in the upcoming film, Captain America: The First Avenger. Cooper will play a much younger version of the character than was briefly seen in Iron Man 1 and 2.

According to my vast knowledge base of comic related information (a.k.a. wikipedia), Howard Stark is a millionaire inventor and the founder of Stark Industries, a weapons company that came to prominence during World War II. Like his son Tony, Howard is a brilliant but flawed character who battles with alcoholism.

The character of Howard Stark is supposedly based on eccentric aviation pioneer Howard Hughes. I’m assuming that Cooper has already begun hording jars of his own precious urine in order to get into character.

 

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‘Iron Man 3′ Villain: The Mandarin http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-villain-the-mandarin/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-3-villain-the-mandarin/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Iron Man 2 has been in theaters for less than a week, but that didn't stop director Jon Favreau from speculating on the villain for Iron Man 3. And if Favreau has his way, Tony Stark will be taking on The Mandarin in the next installment of the popular franchise. "You've got to do The Mandarin", says the director, who has been teasing this in the films already with tiny references to the Ten Ring organization, "but the problem is, the way he's depicted in the comic books... you don't want to see that." The "problem" Favreau is referring to is the fact that the character, an evil descendant of Genghis Khan, has been criticized for being nothing more than a negative Asian stereotype. However, I have no doubt that Hollywood can work around this problem, changing the The Mandarin to a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant businessman hellbent on oppressing minorities and destroying the environment, while still maintaining the essence of the character. However, since Tony Stark is set to appear in the upcoming Avengers film, work on Iron Man 3 will have to wait until at least 2012. And if my sources inside the government are correct, by that time Hollywood will have already been destroyed in a limited nuclear exchange with the Chinese, making concern about The Mandarin a moot point. (Empire)

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Iron Man 2 has been in theaters for less than a week, but that didn’t stop director Jon Favreau from speculating on the villain for Iron Man 3. And if Favreau has his way, Tony Stark will be taking on The Mandarin in the next installment of the popular franchise.

"You’ve got to do The Mandarin", says the director, who has been teasing this in the films already with tiny references to the Ten Ring organization, "but the problem is, the way he’s depicted in the comic books… you don’t want to see that."

The "problem" Favreau is referring to is the fact that the character, an evil descendant of Genghis Khan, has been criticized for being nothing more than a negative Asian stereotype. However, I have no doubt that Hollywood can work around this problem, changing the The Mandarin to a white Anglo-Saxon Protestant businessman hellbent on oppressing minorities and destroying the environment, while still maintaining the essence of the character.

However, since Tony Stark is set to appear in the upcoming Avengers film, work on Iron Man 3 will have to wait until at least 2012. And if my sources inside the government are correct, by that time Hollywood will have already been destroyed in a limited nuclear exchange with the Chinese, making concern about The Mandarin a moot point. (Empire)

 

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‘Iron Man 2′ Can’t Beat Batman’s Box Office http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-2-cant-beat-batmans-box-office/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/iron-man-2-cant-beat-batmans-box-office/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Iron Man 2 opened in first place on Friday night, earning an estimated $52 million, easily surpassing Alice in Wonderland with the biggest debut of 2010. But when it comes to superhero movies, Batman still reigns supreme at the box office.While weekend projections for IM2 are an impressive $135 million, it's a far cry from the $158.4 million brought in by The Dark Knight, which holds the all-time first weekend record.I guess this shouldn't come as a surprise. Batman could clearly beat Iron Man in a fight. Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne are both geniuses and millionaire playboys, but Bruce Wayne is motivated by an unquenchable thirst for vengeance. And as we all know, vengeance is a powerful motivator. Just ask my old high-school nemesis, Joseph Sinclair. I showed him...him and that wife of his. (Collider)

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Iron Man 2 opened in first place on Friday night, earning an estimated $52 million, easily surpassing Alice in Wonderland with the biggest debut of 2010. But when it comes to superhero movies, Batman still reigns supreme at the box office.

While weekend projections for IM2 are an impressive $135 million, it’s a far cry from the $158.4 million brought in by The Dark Knight, which holds the all-time first weekend record.

I guess this shouldn’t come as a surprise. Batman could clearly bea Iron Man in a fight. Tony Stark and Bruce Wayne are both geniuses and millionaire playboys, but Bruce Wayne is motivated by an unquenchabl thirst for vengeance. And as we all know, vengeance is a powerful motivator. Just ask my old high-school nemesis, Joseph Sinclair. I showed him…him and that wife of his. (Collider)

 

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