Topic: Zack Snyder

Crushable Quotable: Henry Cavill Is As Much Of A Superman Fan As The Rest Of Us

Crushable Quotable: Henry Cavill Is As Much Of A Superman Fan As The Rest Of Us

Obviously Henry Cavill is having the time of his life shooting Man of Steel, Zack Snyder‘s Superman movie. After all, he gets to perform awesome stunts, work with Amy Adams and Russell Crowe… And even with the whole Sucker Punch mess, Zack Snyder is still an imaginative director who brings out fantastic performances. But above all, Henry is genuinely psyched; you can tell that he’s a true fan. More »

On-Set Video from ‘Man of Steel’ Reveals That Amy Adams’ Lois Lane Is a Redhead

On-Set Video from 'Man of Steel' Reveals That Amy Adams' Lois Lane Is a Redhead

More goodies from the set of Zack Snyder‘s Superman movie: Photographer Gregory Zonsius caught this video of Lois Lane, a.k.a. Amy Adams, visiting Clark Kent’s hometown of Smallville, Kansas yesterday. There’s no dialogue since a train was passing by, but it’s Lois stopping at a gas station, presumably to ask for directions to the Kent farm. Also — Amy didn’t dye her hair! More »

The MPAA Rates Movies More Harshly If Women Seem to Be Enjoying Sex

The MPAA Rates Movies More Harshly If Women Seem to Be Enjoying Sex

The MPAA’s relationship to sex in movies has always been problematic, but this new bit of information is still pretty shocking: Based on an anecdote that Emily Browning told Nylon magazine about a sex scene cut from Sucker Punch, it would appear that a movie in which the female character enjoys sex can’t get lower than an R rating. However, it does explain why Jon Hamm‘s cameo in the movie is ridiculously small. More »

15 Dystopian Novels We Wish Would Get The Cinematic Treatment

15 Dystopian Novels We Wish Would Get The Cinematic Treatment

What is it about dystopian futures that are so endlessly fascinating? Maybe it’s the fact that so many of them are actually very real possibilities. That our world could turn into one of these can hit pretty close to home. Now that the news of Jennifer Lawrence landing the role of Katniss Everdeen in the upcoming film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games has had time to sink in, we here at Crushable HQ got to thinking about other dystopian novels we’d like to see on film. There have been loads of successful film adaptations in the past– Battle Royale, Children of Men, Blade Runner, and Never Let Me Go come to mind– but there are still so many that haven’t yet had the cinematic treatment they deserve. More »

Girl Crushable: The Ladies of ‘Sucker Punch’

Girl Crushable: The Ladies of 'Sucker Punch'

So, apparently I’m the only person on the Internet who actually liked Sucker Punch. (Jennifer at TheGloss hated how strangely personal the various tortures were.) Note that I did not love it: The messages about female empowerment and male possession were at times heavyhanded and incredibly confusing. But as I said to my friends when I left the screening, “I wish I had thought up this story.” To have time to play in the world that Zack Snyder — in his first wholly original work — created would have been a thrill.

But the video-game aesthetic of the worlds-within-worlds comes second in criticism to the hyper-sexualization of the five female leads. That was the part of Sucker Punch that made me uncomfortable, because it was often difficult to tell if this blend of sultry strip dancing (more on that in a minute) and ass-kicking were for the girls’ benefit, or for the men who were invariably watching. More »

Video: The ‘Sucker Punch’ Trailer Is Awesome

Video: The 'Sucker Punch' Trailer Is Awesome

Ahh, we can’t wait for Sucker Punch! Director Zack Snyder has called his all-female lead flick “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns.” Which sounds pretty awesome to us. The film stars Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish and Jena Malone and even features Jon Hamm in a non-Draper role. We can’t believe we have to wait until March to see it. More »