Oblivion

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Watch: Momentum Trailer

Check out a new trailer for Momentum, which stars Olga Kurylenko who is known for Oblivion and Quantum Of Solace.

Momentum has an October 16, 2015 release directed by Stephen S. Campanelli also starring Morgan Freeman, and James Purefoy.

Synopsis:

After being unmasked during a heist, an infiltration expert (Olga Kurylenko) finds herself mixed up in a conspiracy and deadly game of cat-and-mouse with a master assassin (James Purefoy). 

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Man Of Steel Visual EFX Gets Snubbed By Oscars; Thor 2, Iron Man 3 & More Nominated

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The Oscars released their ten movies being considered for the Best Visual Effects, and Warner Bros. and Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel is not among them.

The ten movies making up the list include:

Elysium
Gravity
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Iron Man 3
The Lone Ranger
Oblivion
Star Trek Into Darkness
Thor: The Dark World
Pacific Rim
World War Z

Man of Steel was also absent from the People’s Choice Awards.

The 86th Academy Awards will be held on March 1st, 2014.

 

Press Release

10 Contenders Remain in VFX Oscar® Race

 

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 86th Oscars®.

The films are listed below in alphabetical order:

         “Elysium”
         “Gravity”
         “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug”
         “Iron Man 3”
         “The Lone Ranger”
         “Oblivion”
         “Star Trek Into Darkness”
         “Thor: The Dark World”
         “Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim”
         “World War Z”

The Academy’s Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the shortlist.  All members of the Visual Effects Branch will now be invited to view 10-minute excerpts from each of the shortlisted films on Thursday, January 9, 2014.  Following the screenings, the members will vote to nominate five films for final Oscar consideration.

Oscars nominations will be announced live on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2013 will be presented on Oscar Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Man of Steel Opens #1 In Japan For American Movies

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Good news Superman fans, Man of Steel continues to fly as it has opened this past weekend #1 amongst American movies.

Man of Steel raked in $2.7 million trailing the Japanese movie, The Wind Rises, which has been holding the top spot in Japan for the past five weeks.

Japanese movies traditionally perform better at their own domestic box office with even Iron Man 3 ($4.2 million) getting beat out in April/May by Meitantei Conan Private Eye, which ran #1 for four consecutive weeks as well.

Man of Steel currently has about a $660 million wordwide gross.

We can see the difference in Japanese movie tastes compared to their Amerian friends by the fact that Oblivion ($3.4 million) performed really well as did After Earth ($2,047,066).

Giving a further perspective: In July, The Wind Rises saw an $8.25 million opening weekend in Japan, with Monsters University taking $8.37 million.

The box office return for Man of Steel has led to Warner Bros. green lighting a Batman/Superman movie set for a July 17, 2015 release starring Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

For more news on the “Man of Steel” and related movies head on over to the Cosmic Book News Superman movie hub.

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Oblivion Blu-Ray Deleted Scene Now Online

Below you can check out a deleted scene from the Oblivion Blu-Ray that is now available.

The scene features Tom Cruise and Andrea Riseborough.

I recently saw the film and thought it was pretty fantastic.

I know our own Lawrence Napoli wasn’t too impressed with Oblivion, but if you are a fan of The Matrix, Tron, 2001: A Space Odyssey you might enjoy it.

The music score also borrows heavily from Hans Zimmer’s Batman movies, which didn’t bother me in the least bit.

It’s directed by Joseph Kosinski.

(via Huffington Post)

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from thedirector of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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Movie Review: Oblivion (2013)

Obligatory Obliviousness

A Film Review of Oblivion

By: Lawrence Napoli

 

I appreciated this film as a slightly above average sci-fi adventure.  Initially, I was very excited to see this because I was under the impression that it wasn’t a comic book retrofit or an adaptation of any kind, but the title sequence somewhat dashed those hopes as Oblivion was co-written, produced and directed by Joseph Kosinski based on his (unpublished) graphic novel of the same name.  The movie trailer peaked my interest due to the sleek look of high technology being juxtaposed with nature, and when you add Tom Cruise to the equation (this being his 2nd sci-fi film role) Oblivion seemed like a fresh, new spin on sci-fi that audiences would drool over.  Then the reality of the film set in.  Again, I’m not suggesting that the ultimate execution of this film made the whole experience a wash, but it was a disappointment because the fact remains that it is about as original as your average “zombie apocalypse film.”  As a matter of fact, Oblivion = Independence Day’s general idea + Vanilla Sky’s spoon-fed exposition+ Minority Report’s set design+ Armageddon’s culmination + The Matrix’s mind games.  Wow, this must mean that Oblivion is the greatest movie ever made right?  Let’s just say this film falls well short of that particular designation.

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Just waiting around (for a truly inspired film).

The writing effort behind Oblivion is very inconsistent.  The outline of the story’s plot coupled with the main character’s expository narration lays out an intriguing set up for the first half of this film.  The idea of two solitary humans maintaining what’s left of planet Earth (for whatever reason) is made personal by the constant inflection of every line of dialogue/narration by Jack (Tom Cruise).  The scenario is basic, easy to identify with and the audience cares about Jack because he’s very unassuming; which is a bit of a stretch for an actor like Cruise who has a history of playing more intense characters.  Where the writing falters is in the plot details and regular dialogue amongst the rest of the cast.  At about the midpoint of this movie, the story takes a turn towards convolution and without properly established exposition and character development, the audience is less inclined to make the leaps of faith that this film demands.

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All work and no explosions make Jack a dull boy.

From that point on the plot gaps take over and become more and more pronounced with every passing minute.  Characters are suddenly making decisions and doing things that are completely out of sync.  People and places that seemed important suddenly aren’t (and vice-versa); which leads me to the rest of the dialogue.  Personal connections between Jack and the rest of the cast were meant to occur, but 50% of everything that is said is filled with brand new plot details that need some kind of explanation which dilutes the impact of the emotive words between anyone that’s meant to be significant to the main character.  Writers Joseph Kosinski, Karl Gadjusek and Michael Arndt must have had ideas for a much longer film (think Lord of the Rings), but time and budget restraints must have forced a hasty evolution of the story that is extremely awkward to witness.  I would point to those limitations before outright, literary incompetence because the first half of the film was very well established.  Tougher writing choices in the beginning to alter the plot directly would have yielded a more seamless, cinematic experience along with an ending that was equally surprising AND satisfying.

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Do you know where this story’s going?

Production designer Darren Gilford certainly used his experience with Tron: Legacy well with his efforts in Oblivion.  The elegant, yet simplistic living quarters belonging to Jack and Victoria are deliciously post-modern and tech savvy.  Jack’s jet/helicopter/hover hybrid vehicle is just as sleek and streamlined as his apartment and those aesthetic looks also translate to some practical combat applications.  I also enjoyed the “hominess” of Jack’s lakeside hideaway on the planet’s surface.  Though not as sophisticated, Jack’s earthly retreat has all the amenities, yet provides an interesting contrast to the sterile white, glass and metal elements of his decadent living quarters in the sky.  The look and feel of Oblivion screams high production value in every moment.  Those familiar with Tron: Legacy will notice several aesthetic set, prop and vehicular similarities (if not direct copies) with this film and while critics may frown at this filmmaker’s low-jacking of his own material (thank you Michael Bay), the design choices in Oblivion worked well in this fictional world.

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Home solutions inspired by The Jetsons

I would not qualify Oblivion as an “intense action film,” but it has two distinctly satisfying action sequences that put this film’s CG and special effects departments in the spotlight.  The first is an aerial chase sequence that involves a healthy amount shooting, explosions and maneuvers that seemed eerily similar to the Millennium Falcon’s escape from Hoth in The Empire Strikes Back.  The second is an extended ground assault where Jack’s acumen with small arms is put on display (p.s. there’s plenty of pyro at work here as well).  There is a very small element of hand-to-hand combat, but this isn’t a kung-fu flick.  All in all, the action is not what drives this film forward, but it helps a great deal in keeping the audience in the driver’s seat.

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Action, engaged.

Oblivion is not a film that boasts an ensemble of marquee performances.  Tom Cruise does what Tom Cruise does; which is to say he does his best to make a big budget, Hollywood film look as good as it can from his end.  He looks great, his physicality is in top form, but his chemistry with the rest of the cast is weak and despite diminished opportunities to develop said chemistry in scenes meant to do exactly that, he could have made a better effort.  He’s done so in the past.  Morgan Freeman is the other big name in this cast, but his impact is minimal as his character is basically a Macguffin for the entire film.  Six and a half minutes of total screen time seems beneath an actor of Freeman’s caliber, but then he probably isn’t approached with too many sci-fi roles nowadays.  How far has Melissa Leo fallen since her Academy Award role in The Fighter?  Her very small part in Olympus Has Fallen is followed up with a throw-away as Sally (someone who is only seen via video screen) in this film.  Love interests Victoria and Julia played by Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko respectively do the best they can at providing polar opposite alternatives for Jack (disciplined soldier vs. loving rebel).  Unfortunately, these women (along with the rest of the cast) don’t have the chance to really make their characters their own.  There’s simply not enough time when considering Tom Cruise must apparently be in every scene.

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Is this where we start acting?

Oblivion, like Avatar before it, is a sci-fi adventure that borrows heavily from many stories, films and fictional scenarios made popular in the past.  The main difference that separates the greatness of Avatar from the monotony of Oblivion is the dedication to character and placing the importance of character relations over the immensity of plot and exposition.  Good characters can cover up many shortcomings in a film production because they are the most direct connection between the moving image and the audience.  As likeable as Jack is, his archetype is as common as his name and with no other dynamic personalities to bounce off of; any perceived potential for his character dissipates.  This film is the first real sci-fi installment of 2013 which is entertaining, but not all that thought provoking (i.e. the essence of the Summer Blockbuster).  This film is worth seeing at some point, but don’t rush out to the theatres for it and certainly don’t even consider seeing it in IMAX or 3D.  Having said that let me explain to the reader what ultimately soured me on this film.

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Oh dear, Giuseppe’s about to get on his soap box.  

There is a scene that is essentially ripped from the rooftop scene in Vanilla Sky where an important potion of Oblivion’s mysterious plot is revealed, explained and resolved in a way that is patronizing to the characters and to the audience for having invested in the story thus far.  This moment instantly invalidated any positive interest I had and insulted me as a viewer for having to be lectured on a left-field, curveball of a plot twist when this movie should have showed me through well planned and executed action.  What highlights this eye-rolling low point is the fact that everything that is said in that instant, actually gets shown not moments later in the film at which point I threw up my arms in frustration.  The first half of Oblivion seemed like a movie that was going to go somewhere interesting, but it really takes you down an avenue of broken dreams that we’ve all seen and heard before in X number of cinematic adventures before it.

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“Just What the DOC Ordered: Your Summer Movie Reading List!”

“The Book Is Always Better”

By: Chris “DOC” Bushley

 

 

Another comic book inspired season is upon us at your local theater and no fan is happier than I am! With intense blockbuster sequels, franchise dependent re-dos and some obscure independent debuts, it is a cornucopia of genres that is sure to make us believe, cheer and possibly question the reason they are being made in the first place! Comic fans and non-fans alike will be making their way to theaters in droves this summer, but where do these bigger than life movies come from? From the back issue bins of comic shops of course, and I’ll give you the rundown in order for you to catch up on some inexpensive summer reading before you drop $20 a ticket for 3D IMAX seats! Without further ado, Lights!,Camera!,Action!

 

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Let’s begin with a movie that has comic fans heated and Tom Cruise fans jumping on couches in delight! Oblivion! Opening on April 19th, Oblivion is another look at a post-apocalyptic world that portrays Tom Cruise as a human version of Disney/ Pixar’s Wall-E! While this is being advertised as coming from the 2012 graphic novel by indie publisher Radical Studios, written by the movies director Joseph Kosinski(Tron:Legacy), the graphic novel doesn’t actually exist! At the 2012 San Diego Comic Con, “concept art” pamphlets were handed out to fans to promote the alleged book, but it never came to fruition. As a matter of fact, it is questioned if a graphic novel was ever truly going to be in the works or if the “concept art” for it was only to help push Kosinski’s movie idea to the forefront! Looks like it worked! You can find the “concept art” books on eBay for varying prices but don’t get fooled into thinking you are acquiring anything more than beautiful visuals! But, if you are looking to get your hands on a Radical Studios graphic novel that will actually in a more productive manner that just conceptualizing, I suggest you get your hands on the Hercules:Thracian Wars TPB for around $15! You have plenty of time before the Rock lays the smack down next July to get as much reading done as you can!

 

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Next up is Iron Man 3, starring fan fave Robert Downey Jr. and releasing everywhere on May 3rd! By now everyone knows the tale of Tony Stark, even if we do want to forget Iron Man 2, but how much do non-comic fans know about this years two big baddies that will threaten our hero? To help ease you into the  rivalries between the Mandarin, Dr. Aldritch Killian and Tony here are a few “must reads” to get you ready for battle! To find the first appearance of the Mandarin you will have to grab yourself a copy of Tales of Suspense #50 from 1964. Now, you have two choices, you can go for the 8.5 CGC graded version that will set you back $1,245 or you can download a copy from Comixology for #1.99! Your choice! But, if you are like me and like to actually hold a book you are reading, you can acquire a copy the Revenge of the Mandarin hardcover published in 2012 for around $15. Between the covers you will find reprints of Iron Man #8-#14(1998), Fantastic Four #15(1998) and Iron Man/Captain America Annual ’98, and stories that revolve around Tony losing control of his armor, the Mandarin destroying things and War Machine coming to Tony’s aid. I also recommend Warren Ellis and Adi Granov’s stunning Iron Man: Extremis TPB(2007) that gives you issues #1-#4 of the series and also gives the first taste of the Extremis armor that will be featured in the film as well as the depth of Dr. Aldrith Killian cunning to destroy Tony at all costs. This one will set you back another $15 bucks but it’s well worth it!

 

 

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June 14th will be the day that makes or breaks DC and Warner Bros movie franchise! Not only does the Man of Steel have to save the world from battle hardened Kryptonians, he also holds the weight of building a cohesive “movie world” on his shoulders! What looks to be an amazing movie seems too far away for fans to wait. So, until we “believe a man can fly” again you can satisfy every super need with a single book. DK Publishing put out the Ultimate Guide to the Man of Steel in 2002 but has just updated the cover with a more modern picture that reflects Supes New 52 costume. For $20 you can get all the general knowledge you need about Clark Kent and his alter ego. If you are looking for something a little more in depth and see how a a hero goes from boy to “super” man, I recommend Geoff Loeb and Tim Sale’s Superman: For All Seasons. It is a coming of age book that will meld nicely with the more human side of Superman that seems so prevalent in the movie trailers. Also, for something more brutal, pick up Superman Vs Zod TPB(2013) for $12.99. This collection reprints Adventure Comics #283, Action Comics #473, #548-549, DC Comics Presents #97 and Action Comics Annual #10 and contains all the best battles of a pre New 52 DC Universe!

 

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July 19th gives the comic book industry some offbeat indie comics to check out on the big screen. Both are starring a bevy of big name actors and actresses but will that be enough to drive non-comic fans into the seats. It might not be enough to drive comic fans into the seats either! These “off-beat” movies are going to need as much help as they can to beat out the “Big Two” movies this summer, so let’s build their fanbase with a little reading! First up is RED 2. Now, RED 2 doesn’t really have a comic attached to it, and the first movie was so different from the original Homage Comics(an imprint of Wildstorm Productions now owned by DC) three issue action/suspense shooter, by Warren Ellis and Cully Hammer, that it really didn’t matter if you read it or not. So, instead of checking out the goofball comedy/action flick starring Bruce Willis, try the 2009 Red TPB for $15 instead! Then check out the 2010 prequel, written and drawn by Cully Hammer, Red:Eyes Only($4) which explains what horrific event took place to make Paul Moses retire from the CIA. in the first place!

 

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 Second up on this day is the “dead cop” buddy movie starring Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges in a strange time travel, body jumping, demon killing western called R.I.P.D. This comic was an original four issue series that focused on a character named Nick Cruz who was killed and after 100 years of service in the R.I.P.D. was given the chance to find out who murdered him. R.I.P.D. Vol.2: City of the Damned is a four issue movie prequel series that focuses on Roy Pulsipher and his partner Nick Walker as they expel demons in the Wild West and find the true history of Roy Pulsipher’s past. Both are great reads and can be had for dirt cheap! R.I.P.D. Vol.1 (2nd edition) published by Dark Horse, will only set you back $12.99 while R.I.P.D. Vol.2: City of the Damned can be bought as a bundle on Dark Horse digital downloads for a mere $5.99 for all four issues! That’s WAY better than spending $20 for a migraine at the theater!

 

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The Wolverine, starring Hugh Jackman, cuts it’s way into theaters on July 26th and fans are anxiously awaiting anything to purge their minds of the horrendous Wolverine:Origin fiasco! Based on the classic Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s Wolverine #1-4 solo series from 1982, this movie is getting fans “x-cited” again and July couldn’t come soon enough. There are hundreds of Wolverine stories out there but you only really need to acquaint yourself with a single storyline this time in order to fully immerse yourself in Logan’s Japanese adventure. Considered THE best Wolverine story, you can get your hands on a CGC 9.8 graded copy for around $250 or you can try and find yourself a first edition hardcover reprint of the four issue series for around $50. Me, I think I’ll stick with a newer edition that collects Claremont and Miller’s Wolverine #1-4 for a measly $14! As soon as I get my Barnes and Noble rewards coupon –it will be even cheaper!

 

 

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August heats up with the prequel to 300, 300: Rise of an Empire! Now, this one is going to be a little tricky! When Zack Snyder made the original 300 from Frank Miller’s outstanding graphic novel, he actually had a one stop shop in order to procure Miller’s artistic vision. This time around there isn’t one to get! Well, not really. See, there is no graphic novel for 300:Rise of an Empire, there isn’t even a solo comic series to get all the ideas from either. This time around, Frank Miller and Dark Horse comics released Miller’s prequel story, revolving around the egomaniacal Xerxes, in a series of comics. Beginning in (and helping to re-launch the series in 2011) Dark Horse Presents #1 and finishing in Dark Horse Presents #6, you can acquire the entire story that the movie will be based on. Now, that doesn’t seem too bad, especially since you can still find copies at your local comic shop. The bad part is when you see the price tag when you finish acquiring the story! You see, each issue of DHP comes in at a hefty 80 pages and will cost you around $8 each! That’s $48 for a single story! But, with no collected edition in sight, at least at this time, that’s the only route you have to read the original story. Me, I’ll just pay the $15 at the movies and sit in awe like I did with the first one! 

 

 

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Finally, on August 16th, Mark Millar unleashes his foul, brutal and awesomely good Kick-Ass series on the big screen again! Kick-Ass 2 will show us all how villains can make heroes even better than they were, when the Mother F*#*#! tears down Kick-Ass’ world! Vibrant, funny and extremely violent this sequel actually needed two different comic series to make a single movie! But don’t worry you can still acquire them both for under $50! First you will need to pick up the Kick-Ass 2:Balls to the Wall TPB(2012), in which everything in our hero’s world comes unraveled. A super hero team is formed but the streets aren’t what the need to look after, it’s the past that will kill them. This trade will cost around $15 and can be found at your local comic shop undoubted paired with this next trade. The Kick-Ass 2 Prelude:Hit-Girl hardcover was just released on March 6th and tells the tale between the first and second Kick-Ass series. It follows Mindy in her quest to lead a “normal” life and put the katanas down. It is a great read that shows how socially awkward such a badass character is in the “real” world. This hardcover will run you about $20 but it’s well worth the cover price! You don’t need to read them both in order to enjoy the story but who doesn’t want to know how Hit-Girl handles High School?

So, before you go and spend an ungodly amount of money at the movies, at least give yourself some background information on them before you do. Plus, it’s always more fun when you can enjoy the “Easter eggs” movie studios love to throw into their films. Or, if you don’t get to see them for any reason, at least you will have the knowledge that you have the best version sitting directly in front of you, waiting to be enjoyed whenever you want!

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Tom Cruise Talks Oblivion In Sound Bite Video

Below you can check out a video featuring Tom Cruise discussing his character, Jack, in the new Joseph Kosinksi science-fiction film, Oblivion.

Tom Cruise discusses Jack and Victoria’s mission, Jack’s feelings on Earth, on the movie, the arrival of Julia, doing his own stunts, filming in Iceland and more.

Oblivion opens April 19th also starring Morgan Freeman.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from thedirector of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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Oblivion IMAX Movie Poster Released Featuring Tom Cruise

Oblivion, the new sc-fi movie from Joseph Kosinksi, gets an IMAX poster featuring the film’s star, Tom Cruise.

An IMAX featurette was recently released with the two as well.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Oblivion opens April 19th also starring Morgan Freeman.

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Oblivion Gets IMAX Featurette With Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski

IMAX has released a new featurette for Oblivion featuring director Joseph Kosinksi and Tom Cruise discussing the movie.

“Behind The Frame” can be viewed below.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Oblivion opens April 19th also starring Morgan Freeman.

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Oblivion (2013): 12 Images of Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman & More

A new batch of images for Joseph Kosinski’s new futuristic science-fiction movie Oblivion have landed online giving us looks at Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Olga Kurylenko, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Oblivion opens April 19th.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes.  On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth.  Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.

Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft.  Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

Oblivion was shot in stunning digital 4K resolution on location across the United States and Iceland.

(Via Emileeid.com)

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Cool Visual Effects Featurette For Oblivion

Oblivion, the science-fiction movie from Joseph Kosinksi starring Tom Cruise, has a new featurette online giving us a look at the visual effects for the Sky Tower.

We see the crew went to a volcano in Hawaii and filmed the skyline, incorporating it into filming scenes for Oblivion.

Oblivion opens April 19th also starring Morgan Freeman.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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New Oblivion Featurette Now Online with Tom Cruise

Check out a new featurette for the Joseph Kosinski directed science-fiction film, Oblivion.

Tom Cruise talks about the movie and his character in that it’s set 60 years after an attack on the Earth that left the planet decimated and humanity fleeing. Cruise is one of the last people on the planet, even though mankind won the war.

A recently released trailer can be viewed here.

Oblivion opens April 19th also starring Morgan Freeman.

 

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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New Trailer For Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinksi’s Oblivion Online

Universal Pictures has released a new trailer for the Joseph Kosinksi and Tom Cruise science-fiction movie, Oblivion.

Oblivion hits April 19th.

(via ComingSoon)

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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New International Trailer for Oblivion (2013) Online

A new International trailer for Joseph Kosinks’s Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, has landed online.

Oblivion has an April 19th, 2013 release date.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifyingthreat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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Thor 2 Trailer & Man of Steel #3 To Be Released In April

[[wysiwyg_imageupload:5579:]]It looks as if we’ll get a peek at the Thor 2 trailer sometime in April as well as the next look at the Man of Steel.

A Russian website has revealed dates for The Wolverine, Oblivion, Kick-Ass 2, the 300 prequel and a TV spot and next trailer for Iron Man 3.

3/02/2013 – “Iron Man 3” (TV spot) 
12/02/2013 – “The Wolverine” (Teaser Trailer) 
12/02/2013 – “Oblivion” (trailer, possibly later) 
19/02/2013 – “Kick-Ass 2” ( teaser trailer) 
07/03/2013 – “Iron Man 3” (trailer, possibly earlier) 
03/29/2013 – “300: Rise of an Empire” (Teaser Trailer)

They also stated Man of Steel trailer #3 and the first for Thor 2, “The Dark World,” will debut in April, though specific dates are not given.

(via StarkIndustries.ru)

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Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion (2013) Gets New TV Spot

A new TV spot for Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski’s science-fiction thriller, Oblivion, has landed online.

We get some new action-packed footage of Cruise as well as Morgan Freeman.

Oblivion has an April 19th, 2013 release date.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion Trailer Now Online: First Look At Tom Cruise & Morgan Freeman

From the director of Tron: Legacy, Joseph Kosinksi, comes the science-fiction movie adapted from an upcoming Radical Comics graphic novel, Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman.

The international trailer for Oblivion has made its way online ahead of the domestic release tomorrow.

Check it out below.

Oblivion has an April 19th, 2013 release date.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion Trailer Online December 9th; Website Launched

Press Release

Radical Studios’ Oblivion, starring Tom Cruise debuts one-sheet, trailer online

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December 7, 2012, Los Angeles, CA – Radical Studios is thrilled to announce the online debut of the teaser one-sheet, trailer and select images of its first major motion picture: Oblivion, being released by Universal Pictures. The sci-fi epic is based on a yet to be released Radical Publishing graphic novel, original concept by TRON: Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, written by Arvid Nelson and art by Andrée Wallen. The film is directed by Joseph Kosinski, stars Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko, Morgan Freeman, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Melissa Leo. Oblivion is produced by Peter Chernin, Dylan Clark, Joseph Kosinski, Duncan Henderson and Radical President Barry Levine, with executive producers David Morrison, Radical Executive Vice President Jesse Berger and Justin Springer. The film is set for an April 12, 2013 IMAX release and an April 19, 2013 worldwide release. The graphic novel is expected to release in 2014.

Fans can check out the film’s newly launched website atwww.oblivionmovie.com, facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/oblivion and twitter at www.twitter.com/oblivionmovie #OBLIVION.

On December 9, 2012 the trailer will make its online debut at http://trailers.apple.com. 

Here is the official plot synopsis for the movie: 

“Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.

Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.” 

This news comes on the heels of Radical’s recent announcement that its best-selling original graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars will be adapted as a motion picture by MGM and Paramount Pictures. Hercules stars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and will be directed by Brett Ratner. Production is scheduled to start in early 2013.

Please visit http://radicalstudios.com/ to learn more about Oblivion, Hercules: The Thracian Wars, and the rest of Radical’s amazing library of titles. All books are available for purchase on the site as well as digitally through iTunes and Amazon.

Radical Studios will continue to release news and updates surrounding both Oblivion and Hercules. Stay informed by liking Radical’s Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/RadicalPublishing, following Radical’s YouTube channel at www.YouTube.com/RadicalPublishing, and following @radicalstudios on Twitter. 

About Radical Studios: Radical Studios is a multimedia studio centralized around a catalog of stories and characters. The company is currently focused on licensing its intellectual properties in both domestic and international markets, in physical and digital publishing, feature films, television, merchandise, recorded music, digital and online media applications and mobile and social games. Radical is represented by David Schiff of The Schiff Company and Phil Rosen of Rosen Law Group.

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Tom Cruise & Joseph Kosinski’s Oblivion Movie Poster Released

I hope Universal doesn’t ask us to take this down as they did with all the previous cool Oblivion movie concept art.

Check out the new movie poster for Joseph Kosinksi’s (Tron: Legacy) new science-fiction movie, Oblivion, which stars Tom Cruise.

Kosinski will also be back on board “Tron 3” with Disney as well.

Oblivion has a April 19, 2013 release date.

Synopsis:

Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind. Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete. Living and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

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