Jaxson Denno wasn’t in the best of moods when he met Robert Downey Jr. The 18-month-old Massachusetts native was caught on camera crying because he didn’t meet Iron Man.
While we all know that Robert Downey Jr. is Iron man, little Jaxson was hoping to see the suit rather than the man himself. “He was fine as soon as he talked to him,” his mom told People, explaing that Jaxson “was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn’t. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.”
Robert Downey Jr. was in the area filming The Judge.
Like any big blockbuster film, Iron Man 3 had its flaws. I mean, why didn’t the President of the United States just use the Iron Patriot suit to free himself? And why didn’t Tony Stark activate the party protocol before? Anyways, HISHE does a better job at picking at the movie as they show you how Iron Man 3 should have ended.
On the bright side, at least we can say Robert Downey Jr. was as badass as usual.
The Iron Man franchise is one of the biggest movie franchises out there today. Robert Downey Jr., crazy special effects and great plots make for an unbeatable combination that kills at the box office. 8-bit cinema (who has also done a version of The Great Gatsby) has proven with their newest video that they can drop the effects and the badass movie star, cut the plot down to one minute and still tell an amazing story.
The throwback to classic video games is genius and will make you wish you still had your Super Nintendo. And if you’re anything like me and have the attention span of a goldfish and can’t sit through an entire movie, this version will be right up your alley.
Thank you, Hollywood, for not keeping Robert Downey Jr’s smolder hidden behind a helmet for the entire Iron Man trilogy. That would definitely be a crime worthy of an Avengers-style beatdown. Let’s celebrate the latest chapter in the blockbuster series with some vintage RDJ cuteness.
He was an N.Y.C. baby
Robert John Downey Jr. was born in Manhattan’s trendy Greenwich Village neighbourhood on April 4, 1965. He got his great looks from his showbiz parents, director Robert Downey Sr. (Lion King-ing RDJ above) and singer Elsie Ford.
His film debut is adorable
Daddy Downey gave RDJ his first film role in his 1970 film Pound. Lil Downey has a very, erm, naughty line for a five-year-old! You’ll see what I mean . . .
He helped his director dad
RDJ moved to L.A. with his dad and kept up acting in his dad’s films. Two years after playing this muddy soccer kid in the 1980 comedy Up The Academy, RDJ got his dad’s blessing to try to make it as an actor back in N.Y.C.
He made bullies lovable
At 20, RDJ got his first break in Weird Science, a 1985 nerd power movie about two high schoolers whose experiments somehow turn a doll into the babe of their dreams. RDJ may be the bully of film, but how could you say no to those eyes?
He was on Saturday Night Live?!
Need some superhero-sized motivation? Then look no further. Mike Helm’s newest remix takes clips from all three of the hugely successful Iron Man films to create a KILLER song that would be perfect for feeling unstoppable while running, boxing, lifting weights…any sort of intense physical activity (which for me these days is getting out of bed). No matter what you need to get pumped up for, this is definitely worth the listen.
Thailand-based fedfe moviemakers threw out all the stops for their fake Iron Man 3 trailer. There are explosions, people falling out of planes and evil villains with badass facial hair. But really, the amount of thought that went into building the multiple Iron Man suits, cardboard city landscapes and toy action shots is really impressive. Watch and get pumped for to watch the real thing.
Also, don’t forget to read our Iron Man 3 review HERE.
RATING: 3 clever Tony Stark quips out of 5
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Kingsley, Don Cheadle
Let me just start by saying how tempted I was to rate this movie 5/5 simply because it begins with the beloved (by me) 90’s classic “Blue (Da Ba Dee)” by Eiffel 65, and I have a depp affinity for the truly terrible music of my youth. This was definitely the best of Marvel’s Avengers universe movies with a stellar cast and a director/writer (Shane Black) who creates a much tighter superhero movie than Joss Whedon, in my opinion.
In Iron Man 3 movie, the genius billionaire playboy philanthropist Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) is back in his So-Cal pad, but he’s still a shaken after The Avengers‘ New York City alien invasion. Stark’s case of post-traumatic stress disorder leaves him tinkering away in his workshop at night instead of sleeping and puts a strain on his relationship with Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow). Lo, there’s no rest for the weary as a new global terrorist known as the Madarin (Ben Kinsley) sets his sights on the United States of America and it’s up to Stark to save the world. Again.
Let’s start with the good. Paul Bettany as Tony Stark’s computer/butler/best friend JARVIS continues to be my favourite thing about this series; he’s the perfect straight man to the always over-the-top Stark. The action sequences were also really enjoyable. My internal monologue during them consisted mostly of frantic OMGs! which are usually reserved for Game of Thrones episodes. They were much shorter than the ones in The Avengers (which is a good thing), and helped to push the plot forward rather then just having things blow up in vain.
The villains were also very cool. I feel like I can’t say anything bad about them should Stan Lee suddenly appear and have me killed. Just take my word that they are refreshingly different from the aliens and Tom Hiddlestons we have seen in Marvel movies past. One last thing that always made my nerdy heart smile was watching Tony Stark become Iron Man. Sure, he puts on the suit about 50 times in the movie, but it never stops being cool (and every time he does it I wish my own wardrobe could do the same thing).
So what knocked two stars off my perfect Blue-related score?
The first 40 seconds of the new extended trailer for Iron Man 3, is eaten up by Robert Downey Jr’s smouldering look, which is totally okay by me because come on:
The new trailer gives us a more extensive glimpse of the scene with the plane we saw in previous trailers. When a plane is headed for emergency descent and 13 people fall out, Tony Stark comes to rescue but can only carry four of them at a time. What’s a guy to do?
The new trailer makes us even more stoked to see Downey Jr. reprise his role in the Shane Black-directed film. The movie hits theatres on May 3.
Are you excited to see it?
Watch the extended trailer here
After the infuriating teaser trailer for May’s Iron Man 3, most people were dying for the longer, more substantial trailer that was promised in today’s feature. Sidenote: When did it become okay to release a teaser FOR THE TEASER? That’s just pure evil.
In Marvel’s new two minute trailer, we see our hero Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr) pitted against a masked enemy who has a personal vendetta against Stark. ”Some people call me a terrorist, I consider myself a teacher,” the villain creepily says in the trailer. ”Lesson number one: heroes, there is no such thing.”
Admittedly, the villain’s voice (though higher pitched) and the comparisons to terrorism kind of remind me of The Dark Knight Rises’ Bane. It also seems much darker than the first two films.
With nearly nothing left, Stark is left to answer the question of whether the man makes the suit or the suit makes the man. The Shank Black-directed film looks like it will offer plenty of explosions, though I hope Stark’s existential crisis doesn’t destroy his infamous wit.
For fans who just can’t wait for the Tuesday release of Iron Man 3′s official trailer, you’re in luck. With the release of a 17 second teaser for the film, fanatics now have something to salivate over. But make sure you keep your eyes open at all times. If you blink, you might just miss some crucial details.
The Avengers gag reel proves just how much fun the crew had on set, which isn’t hard to believe considering Robert Downey Jr. was there (he’s a rambunctious sorta fella). The DVD and Blu-ray editions don’t come out until Sept. 25, but this four-minute reel should tide you over until then.
Here are the three best scenes:
1. Superheroes are always coordinated — the direct antithesis the clumsy — especially Thor. However, in a scene with Chris Evans (Captain America) actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor) can’t catch his hammer and instead gracelessly bounces it from arm to arm like it’s a hacky sack. He gets points for never giving up though.
2. Evans demonstrates the difficulty of putting on some of the intricate and complicated gear during one scene. In the movie he puts on a parachute quite easily but in the gag reel we realize how difficult it actually was to put on. “Guess it doesn’t go up as smoothly as I was hoping,” he jokes.
3. After Clark Gregg (Agent Coulson) perfects his character’s death — which is notably hilarious — Cobie Smulders has a severe meltdown that we WISH made it in the movie, because you know, it’s so believable and all.
British comedian and notorious Golden Globes host, Ricky Gervais has promised that when he returns to host this year, his jokes will not be toned down.
For what will be his third time hosting – he guarantees that the new material will not be censored or dull in an interview on NBC’s Today Show.
“What do I care if someone likes what I do or not? I just don’t anymore. If you get your own way, if you get final edit and enjoy what you’re doing and things turn out exactly as wanted them – what else is there?” When asked about criticism over those jokes about Charlie Sheen and Robert Downey Jr’s drug use, he replied: “I don’t know what I did wrong really, what did I say that was untrue? The controversy is irrelevant to me. That is people’s opinions outside my jokes.”
“I’ve never really succumbed to peer pressure. And this feeds into my humour. I deal in taboo subjects for that reason. Not only am I fascinated with them, but I like to take the audience to places that it hasn’t been before.”
Gervais continued: “The guy on stage is a lot brasher, more arrogant, more confident than me. I take a deep breath and go out with swagger … I might even really be drunk.”
On that note, Gervais declared that this will be his last year hosting. Be sure to tune in to the 69th Golden Globes live on January 15th. In the meantime, let’s look back at his previous gigs…
Ladies and Gentlemen, Ricky Gervais! Before Hollywood knew what was coming to them back at the 67th Golden Globes in 2010:
And here’s the most talked about – Ricky Gervais hosting the 68th Golden Globes last year:
E! Online reports that the final tally for the weekend box office should be $133.6 Million for Friday-Sunday. That means it’s the fifth biggest opening in history, and the third biggest superhero opening in history.
It was a strong opening, but not necessarily meeting expectations. Exhibitor Relations was calling for a ”Dark Knight”-besting $160 million opening weekend. (“In all honesty, I’m thinking more like $150 mil,” analyst Chad Hartigan said in an email last week, “but if you’re gonna go there you might as well go all the way!”) The Los Angeles Times reported the film was due for a debut of at least $140 million.
Big-named actors from the action sequel such as Robert Downey Jr, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L Jackson were all due to fly to London for the event, which was supposed to be held yesterday (Monday, April 19).
Unfortunately, because of the restricted air travel due to ash clouds from the eruption of Iceland’s volcano Eyjafjallajökull, that was no longer possible.
Best Actor Television, Drama- Michael C. Hall, Dexter
Best Supporting Actor Television, Drama- John Lithgow, Dexter
Best Supporting Actress Motion Picture- Mo’nique, Precious
Best Animated Feature Film- Up
Best Original Song, Motion Picture- Crazy Heart, “The Weary Kind”
Best Original Score, Motion Picture- Up, Michael Giacchino
Best Actress Television, Drama- Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Best Actress Television Series, Comedy- Toni Collette- United States of Tara
There’s something about certain male actors over the age of 40 (but have yet to hit the 50 mark) that makes ladies and men of all ages goo-goo-gaa-gaa for them.
You know who these men are. They are the actors that straight men will shamelessly admit that even they would fantasize about these stars.
These men are charming, attractive and, most importantly, talented.
So whether you are fifteen years their junior or ten years their senior, here are five (although there are many more) contemporary actors who still capture our hearts and make us blush like little schoolgirls.
Robert Downey Jr. will ditch his high-tech suit for 19th century threads in his newest role: Sherlock Holmes.
Fresh off the success of “Iron Man,” the actor has reportedly signed on to star in Guy Ritchie’s big-screen adaptation of the Arthur Conan Doyle-created super-sleuth.
More specifically, Ritchie’s mystery drama for Warner Bros. will be based on an upcoming comic book about Holmes by Lionel Wigram, one of the film’s producers.
Taking place in late 19th-century London, the movie will portray the detective as more adventurous than previous film incarnations, with a focus on his boxing and swordsmanship skills.
Variety reports that Downey committed to the role after Ritchie showed him the latest version of the script written by Anthony Peckham (“Don’t Say A Word”).
No other cast members have yet been announced.
Ritchie’s film will begin shooting in October, ahead of Columbia Picture’s own “Sherlock Holmes” movie. That one is set to be a comedy, starring Sacha Baron Cohen as Holmes and Will Ferrell as his sidekick, Dr. Watson.
Downey, whose credits include “Gothika” and “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” will next hit the big screen in the comedy “Tropic Thunder” and the drama “The Soloist.” He is also set to reprise his role as Tony Stark in the “Iron Man” sequel.
“Grindhouse” may have bombed at the box office, but it has had a lasting impression.
According to SlashFilm.com, the new Ben Stiller movie, “Tropic Thunder” will feature fake trailers. The idea is taken from the Tarantino-Rodriguez collaboration.
According to the site’s source, one of the trailers is for a faux film called “Satan’s Alley” and featured Robert Downey, Jr. (who stars in “Tropic Thunder”) and Tobey Maguire.
The fake “Grindhouse” trailers were so popular that one of them, “Machete,” is actually being made into a full-length film.
Robert Downey Jr., currently on the upswing with his career, has landed the starring role in the latest Marvel Comics film.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Downey will portray the title character in the upcoming big-screen adaptation of “Iron Man.”
It will be the first time Marvel Comics has produced a feature film independently, with shooting set to begin in February. The flick is currently penciled in for a May 2008 release date.
“(Downey’s) versatility sets him apart and makes him an ideal fit to play such a complex character as Iron Man,” said Marvel Studios’ president of production, Kevin Feige.
The story of “Iron Man” centres on the character of Tony Stark, a rich inventor. When he’s kidnapped and forced to create a powerful weapon, Stark instead builds an armored suit and escapes from his captors, vowing to protect the world.