Superman has landed, and this week's Movie Power Rankings is all about the big blue guy. "Man of Steel, "Warner Bros.' latest take on the superhero, hits theaters this weekend, and we've been buried under a mountain of commercials, trailers, posters, and more leading up to its release. There's already even talk of a sequel. Does the film live up to all the hype? HitFix's Drew McWeeny thinks so. Here are a few more interviews to help seal the deal: Co-star Amy Adams on the film's "stronger" interpretation of Lois Lane, Michael Shannon on playing Zod, and director Zack Snyder ("300," "Suckerpunch") on the film's explosive action sequences.
As for the rest of this week's list...
June 12, 2013
1. "Man of Steel" (Last week: Not ranked)
We also threw together a comic book primer in preparation for the film for those looking for a little extra credit.
2. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (Last week: Not ranked)
The sequel is back on MPR as director Bryan Singer just can't stop tweeting pics of the film's stars -- including Michael Fassbender as Magneto -- from the set.
3. "Fables" (Last week: Not ranked)
Will the cult DC fantasy comic finally make it to the big screen?
4. "Thor: The Dark World" (Last week: Not ranked)
New photos show off star Chris Hemsworth and the evil Malekith the Accursed (Chris Eccleston)
5. "This Is the End" (Last week: Not ranked)
When the apocalypse hits, who would you rather spend it with than Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Craig Robinson? The three stars talk about the film, "Game of Thrones" and even "Ghostbusters 3."
6. "Afterlife With Archie" (Last week: Not ranked)
Speaking of the apocalypse, now we can find out what's actually in Jughead's head. MMMm...brains...
7. "The To-Do List" (Last week: Not ranked)
"Parks and Recreation's" Aubrey Plaza gets raunchy in the trailer for this all-star indie comedy.
8. "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" (Last week: Not ranked)
Want to see Ron Burgundy's jazz flute? The sequel may not be hitting theaters until this fall, but the original will live on in a Washington D.C. museum exhibit.
9. "Insidious 2" (Last week: Not ranked)
A creepy new trailer for the horror sequel is guaranteed to scare your socks off. Or at least knock your teeth out. Gross.
10. "Before Midnight" (Last week: Not ranked)
The third film in Richard Linklater's ongoing series about the lives of two lovers is winning over moviegoers' hearts, and stars Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy discuss returning to the roles.
Check out last week's list here. What do you think of this week's rankings? Share your thoughts below. Or tweet your thoughts with the hashtag #moviepowerrankings and tell us who you want to see in next week's edition.
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
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