* Man of Steel opens in the US this weekend, after already taking the Asia box office by storm, and giving me another reason to stick a picture of Henry Cavill up here. Rolling Stone has a great piece on Hans Zimmer’s creative process in making the film’s score, while a more psychological take on superheroes is explored here…
* George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, the granddaddies of modern movie-making, ihave given their predictions on the future of film, and things don’t look good. The duo, speaking at the University of Southern California, warn of movie industry ‘implosion’ and $50 tickets, leading many to ask, is this the end of Hollywood as we know it?
* Laura Linney was among the honorees at the 2013 Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night. As she received the Crystal Award for Excellence in Film, the 3-time Oscar nominee and 3-time Emmy winner used her acceptance speech to address gender inequality in the film business, calling it “unhealthy.” Good on her.
* It’s a good year for reunions and come-backs, it seems. Pioneering alternative rock outfit The Replacements have announced that 22 years after breaking up, they’ll be coming together for at least 3 shows. Also, Cher will be releasing her newest album (the first since 2001’s Living Proof) in September, with the very inventive title of Women’s World. She’ll debut a song off it on The Voice next Tuesday.
PS Happy to hear Mumford & Sons’ bassist Ted Duane has been discharged from hospital, following a successful operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.
[Pic: Warner Bros]