The final movie in the trilogy of Marvel Comics adaptations, Iron Man 3 gives viewers the chance to see Tony Stark at his most vulnerable - protecting the woman he loves. Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle reprise their roles in this film, making up the main cast of characters and continuing the story line laid out in the first two films. In the beginning of this move, Stark reveals that he hasn't been able to sleep well since the events of 2012's "The Avengers", causing him to build more than 40 different versions of his iconic Iron Man suit.
Paltrow's Pepper Potts has taken full control of Stark Industries, and has been meeting with people in order to decide which new projects and technologies the company will fund, including one presented by an ex - and someone that Stark humiliated years ago. This causes friction between Stark and Potts, and is compounded by an attack on one of Stark's most loyal employees. Stark calls directly to the man he knows is behind the attack - someone called The Mandarin, who has been responsible for many worldwide attacks on both groups and individuals, causing a chain of events that leaves Stark without the assistance of his money, suits, and technology.
While in the middle of nowhere, Tennessee, he must learn to depend on the help of others and his own ingenuity in order to prevail over The Mandarin and his associates. Showing a man that is truly at a loss, Iron Man 3 has much more of a dark tone than the first two in the series, but is still a spectacular comic book adaptation with a lot of action and endearing characters. The final battle scene in particular is not standard fare, and includes multiple surprises in terms of how the battle begins and what causes it to end completely.
The overall movie gives both the viewers - and Stark himself - a chance to understand what is most important, and the lengths that should be taken to protect it. Not everyone is a multimillionaire genius with the ability to create Iron Man armor, but this movie proves that even someone with an arc reactor built into their chest still has a fully functional heart... that can easily be broken.
Marvel fans, your last best hope for another "Iron Man" movie might just be Mel Gibson. Robert Downey Jr. has said in the past that "Iron Man 3" was his last go at the character of Tony Stark in a solo movie, and that "Iron Man 4" wouldn't happen with him wearing the armor. But in a recent interview, Downey revealed that there's one thing that might convince him to go ahead with one more sequel: if Mel Gibson directs it. "Why not? That movie would be bananas," Downey said.
We get it. Being a celebrity can be really hard. You're constantly under public scrutiny, you have paparazzi following you everywhere, yelling terrible things at you, and relationships that would otherwise thrive can be ruined by outside forces. But you're not a prisoner of war. That's the comparison Gwyneth "I own a $900 hoodie" Paltrow tried to make while speaking at a conference earlier this week, and boy, did it not go over well. Specifically, Paltrow was talking about the effects of being bullied online.
Get your mud camoflage ready. The Predator is coming back! The classic alien monsters that originally appeared in the 1980's opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger are getting a reboot into an entirely new movie. According to reports, "Iron Man 3" writer/director Shane Black will do the honors. Black, who is revered for his work on "Lethal Weapon" and "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," scored a hit with "Iron Man 3," winning fans and critics over again after a lackluster second entry in the Iron Man series.
Ladies and gentlemen: This is Gwyneth Paltrow wearing an $895 hoodie. No, I did not mean to type $8.95 or even $89.50. This hoodie retails for $895, and is available for purchase on Gwyneth's GOOP site. "Ah, but it's not just a hoodie!" says you. "It's a hoodie with an attached blazer dickie!" I don't care. I don't care if it's a dickie made of Tom Selleck's collected mustache trimmings. Nobody should pay $895 for a hoodie. No one. Not Gwyneth Paltrow, not nobody.
This weekend proved that as a can't-miss box office draw, Johnny Depp has seen better days. At the height of his "Pirates of the Caribbean" popularity, Depp could do no wrong, but these days, his presence in a film is far from a guarantee of financial success. But has any other actor replaced him as a go-to leading man? Is there any other guy whose face on a movie poster can lure ticket buyers without fail? In the old days—as in the 1980s—there was no shortage of leading men who could easily carry multiple film franchises on their backs.
Forbes has released their annual list of highest-paid actors in Hollywood, and to no one’s great surprise, Robert Downey Jr. has topped the list. Between June 2012 and June 2013, he has managed to bring in a ‘meager’ $75 million dollars. To put that into perspective, his latest films, “The Avengers” and “Iron Man 3” have brought in over $1 billion each. Since Robert Downey Jr.’s return to sober Hollywood (following his rehab and relapse into the world of drugs), he has made a major name for himself thanks to the help of Marvel and the Iron Man series.
The headlines surrounding this summer's movie ticket sales seem, at a glance, contradictory. The most prominent stories have been those about the failure of the majority of this year's big-budget films to perform up to expectations. But, on the other hand, we're hearing that movie-goers have been flocking to the theater in record numbers and that this summer is set to be one of the most, if not the most, lucrative summers for Hollywood in history. How can both be true? The answer is obvious with the help of just a little math and some basic economics.