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April 24, 2008

Iron Man(film)

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Iron Man

Domestic poster
Directed by Jon Favreau
Produced by Avi Arad
Kevin Feige
Written by Screenplay:
John August
Mark Fergus
Hawk Ostby
Arthur Marcum
Matthew Hollaway
Comic Book:
Stan Lee
Larry Lieber
Don Heck
Jack Kirby
Starring Robert Downey Jr.
Terrence Howard
Gwyneth Paltrow
Jeff Bridges
Music by Ramin Djawadi
Cinematography Matthew Libatique
Distributed by United States: Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) Global:
April 30, 2008
May 1, 2008
United States:
United Kingdom:
May 2, 2008
Running time 126 min[1]
Country United States
Language English
Budget $135 million[2]
Official website
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Iron Man is an upcoming 2008 superhero film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Iron Man. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film is about Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), a billionaire industrialist who is captured by terrorists in Afghanistan. Ordered to build a missile for them, Stark uses his resources instead to build a suit of power armor and make his escape. Returning to America, Stark improves his armor and becomes the technologically advanced superhero Iron Man. Gwyneth Paltrow plays his secretary and love interest Virginia Potts, Terrence Howard plays jet pilot James Rhodes, and Jeff Bridges plays the villainous Obadiah Stane / Iron Monger.

The film began development at Universal Studios in 1990 as a low-budget production. 20th Century Fox earned the rights in 1996, before handing them over to New Line Cinema four years later. Marvel Studios reacquired the rights in 2006, and put the project in production as their first self-financed film. Favreau signed on as director, aiming for a realistic feel, and chose to shoot the film primarily in California, rejecting the East Coast setting of the comics so as to differentiate the film from numerous superhero movies set in New York City-esque environments. Stan Winston Studios built the armor seen in the film, which is modeled after Adi Granov’s comic book art of the character; Granov himself started working on the film after recognizing his work on the director’s MySpace page.

Marvel and Paramount Pictures, the distributor, have planned a $50 million marketing campaign for the film, which is modeled on Paramount’s successful promotion of Transformers (2007); Hasbro and Sega will sell merchandise, and product placement deals were made with Audi, Burger King and 7-Eleven. Iron Man will be released in most countries on April 30, 2008, and the film’s stars have signed on for a sequel. Favreau had planned out a trilogy, depicting Stark’s alcoholism, Rhodes becoming War Machine, and the introduction of the Mandarin, whose presence is foreshadowed in this film. Downey is also reprising his role in a cameo appearance for the upcoming The Incredible Hulk.


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Weapons designer Tony Stark is in Afghanistan to introduce his new missile design, “The Jericho”, to the United States Air Force when the unit he is traveling with is attacked. Stark is then taken hostage after he is injured by shrapnel embedded near his heart, and is ordered by his captors to assemble a weapon for them, being given access to a workshop. With the aid of a fellow captive Yinsen, he puts his creativity to use instead by assembling a bulletproof suit of power armor, complete with pacemaker and flamethrowers, and uses it to free himself.[3] Back in the United States, he becomes Iron Man, developing a flying suit with advanced weapon capabilities.[4] Stark faces the Iron Monger. (more…)

The Hellboy 2

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This movie will be realesed on July 11 2008.

The Golden Army


With a signature blend of action, humor and character-based spectacle, the saga of the world’s toughest, kitten-loving hero from Hell continues to unfold in Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. Bigger muscle, badder weapons and more ungodly villains arrive in an epic vision of imagination from Oscar®-nominated director Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy). After an ancient truce existing between humankind and the invisible realm of the fantastic is broken, hell on Earth is ready to erupt. A ruthless leader who treads the world above and the one below defies his bloodline and awakens an unstoppable army of creatures. Now, it’s up to the planet’s toughest, roughest superhero to battle the merciless dictator and his marauders. He may be red. He may be horned. He may be misunderstood. But when you need the job done right, it’s time to call in Hellboy (Ron Perlman). Along with his expanding team in the Bureau for Paranormal Research and Development–pyrokinetic girlfriend Liz (Selma Blair), aquatic empath Abe (Doug Jones) and protoplasmic mystic Johann–the BPRD will travel between the surface strata and the unseen magical one, where creatures of fantasy become corporeal. And Hellboy, a creature of two worlds who’s accepted by neither, must choose between the life he knows and an unknown destiny that beckons him. — © Universal Pictures [Less]

Genre: Action/Adventure

Starring: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss

Director: Guillermo Del Toro
Screenwriter: Guillermo Del Toro


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Main character of Kekkaishi
(Barrier master)
Genre Action, Supernatural, Comedy
Author Yellow Tanabe
Publisher Flag of Japan Shogakukan
Demographic Shōnen
Serialized in Flag of Japan Shōnen Sunday
Flag of Indonesia Shonen Star
Original run 18 February 2004 – Present
Volumes Flag of Japan 20 (as of April 18, 2008)
Flag of Hong Kong 19 (as of April 18, 2008)
Flag of the Republic of China 17 (as of January 8, 2008)
Flag of France 13 (as of March 5, 2008)
Flag of Canada Flag of the United States 11 (as of November 18, 2007)
TV anime
Director Kodama Kenji
Studio Sunrise (company)
Network Flag of Japan Nippon Television/Yomiuri TV/nationwide on NNN stations
Flag of the Republic of China Taiwan Television
Flag of Malaysia 8TV NTV7
Flag of Hong Kong Cable TV
Original run October 16, 2006 – February 12, 2008
Episodes 52

Kekkaishi (結界師?) is a manga series by Yellow Tanabe. It is published in Japan by Shogakukan and in North America in English by Viz Media. It has been adapted into an ongoing anime series by Sunrise beginning in October 2006. Kekkaishi is translated as “Barrier master”. Kekkashi received the 52nd Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen manga in 2007. [1]




Five hundred years ago, a feudal lord was attacked by demons wanting to retrieve his mysterious inner power, the invincible power that can help them take over the human world. The famous mage, Tokimori Hazama, was called upon, and with his 2 students, managed to save the whole land. But they fell ill, the feudal lord was killed, his power was also buried with him at a site called Karasumori.

In the present day, Yoshimori Sumimura and Tokine Yukimura, heirs of the Hazama clan, became the kekkaishi protecting the land and the power. They use a technique called Kekkai, a form of magical barrier, used to capture and destroy Ayakashi (monsters/demons) that are drawn to this land. Any demons that come near the power will become stronger and therefore Yoshimori and Tokine are to guard the land from intrusion of the Ayakashi.

But some of the demons form a powerful organization to take over that mysterious power. Yoshimori plans to destroy not only the demons, but also to gain the power to completely save the world from being controlled by demons. To do that, he first needs to know what the power actually is, and also strengthen his poor kekkai skills. (more…)


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Bleach (manga)

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Cover of Bleach, Volume 1
Genre Action; Fantasy supernatural fiction
Author Tite Kubo
Publisher Flag of Japan Shueisha
English publisher Flag of Canada Flag of the United States Viz Media
Demographic Shōnen
Serialized in Flag of Japan Weekly Shonen Jump
Original run August 2001 – ongoing
Volumes 33, containing 295 of 319 released chapters
TV anime
Director Noriyuki Abe
Studio Studio Pierrot
Licensor Flag of the United States Flag of Canada Viz Media
Flag of the United Kingdom Manga EntertainmentFlag of Australia Flag of New Zealand Madman Entertainment
Network Flag of Japan TV Tokyo
Original run October 5, 2004 – ongoing
Episodes 168 (as of April 23, 2008)
Related works
  • Bleach, musical based on manga
  • Bleach-related video games
  • Bleach: Memories of Nobody and Bleach: The DiamondDust Rebellion, animated feature films

Bleach (ブリーチ Burīchi?, romanized as BLEACH in Japan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Tite Kubo that has appeared in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine since August 2001.

Bleach follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki, a high school student with the ability to see ghosts, and a Soul Reaper named Rukia Kuchiki. The early parts of the story focus mainly on these characters. As events unfold, the story begins to delve deeper into the world of the gods of death.

The manga series has been adapted into an animated television series, two OVAs, two animated feature films, a rock musical, numerous video games, and a collectible card game. Compilation volumes of the manga have sold over 40 million copies in Japan, and have reached the top of manga sales charts in the United States. The manga received the Shogakukan Manga Award for its shōnen title in 2005, and the anime has been nominated for several American Anime Awards.




Ichigo Kurosaki as he faces an attacking hollow, Fishbone D.

Ichigo Kurosaki as he faces an attacking hollow, Fishbone D.

The story opens with the sudden appearance of Rukia Kuchiki in Ichigo Kurosaki’s bedroom. She is surprised at his ability to see her, but their resulting conversation is interrupted by the appearance of a “hollow”, an evil spirit. After Rukia is severely wounded while trying to protect Ichigo, she intends to transfer half her powers to Ichigo, hoping to give him the opportunity to face the hollow on equal footing. Ichigo unintentionally absorbs almost all her powers instead, allowing him to defeat the hollow with ease.

The next day, Rukia appears in Ichigo’s classroom as a transfer student. Much to his surprise, she appears to be a normal human. She theorizes that it was the unusual strength of Ichigo’s spirit that caused him to absorb almost all her powers, thus leaving her stranded in the human world. Rukia has transferred herself into a gigai — an artificial human body — while waiting to recover her abilities. In the meantime, Ichigo must take over her job as a Soul Reaper, battling hollows and guiding lost souls to Soul Society. (more…)

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