May
25
2017
0

Oh! Happy Birthday, Star Wars!

Forty years old today, if you score the premiere as a birthday. And why not?  Which means that Star Wars is probably going to have a midlife crisis now. …Yes, it’s kind of already having a midlife crisis. Sort of.  It’s certainly got the sports car and hot new girlfriend vibe going, huh?

Anyway…

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May
24
2017
2

Castlevania coming to Netflix as an animated series.

I never played Castlevania, because I never had a NES, because I was lucky to have a Commodore 64.  But if this was your jam*, back in the day, then Netflix wants your attention.  Apparently Warren Ellis is doing the writing, too:

Amusing intro to that trailer, too.  It’s what convinced me to put it up, in fact.  It’s the little things, huh?

Moe Lane

*Did I say that right?  I’m pretty sure that’s what the kids say, these days. It seemed weirdly appropriate.

May
24
2017
1

Topic for Discussion: should Hugh Jackman get an Oscar nomination for Logan?

Deadpool thinks so.

I can’t actually say, myself, because I’m saving Logan for when I’m in a sad mood anyway and thus not throwing away a perfectly good sunny attitude (I learned this trick from watching Hotel Rwanda, and trying to watch Jessica Jones).  But from everything I’ve heard Jackman brought it all to the table for this flick. But was it enough?

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May
24
2017
8

Are you ready for Top Gun 2? …No?

Well, TOO BAD, because Hollywood’s going to extrude it out anyway and put it on a tray:

Tom Cruise has officially confirmed that Top Gun 2 is happening. While appearing on the Australian TV morning show Sunrise that Top Gun 2 has moved past the development stage, and is ready for launch. He added the film is “gonna start filming it probably in the next year.”

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May
24
2017
2

The new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

Apparently expecting Tony Stark to just create a super-suit and not trick it out with, well, everything is an absurdity.  There’s no way Peter can hope to keep that thing permanently. And yeah, I know that there’s a clip from an earlier trailer showing that it was taken away from him at one point. He’ll still get it back for the finale, because that’s how it happens in the movies.

Also: this movie is still looking very promising.

May
23
2017
0

The ‘Zombillenium’ trailer.

This might not be awful.  The animation style isn’t exactly what I care for, and this is in French, which means that there’s likely to be some unfortunate depictions of various groups at some point, but at least there’s a range of monsters here and it’s all very World of Darkness, or at least World of Insufficient Light (I forget where I heard that first). If the story’s not bad it’ll be watchable.

May
23
2017
2

Movies of the Week: ‘Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection.’

I get the impression that Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection is going to be what Universal draws from for their Dark Universe franchise (plus, of course, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde). That second link indicates that The Bride of Frankenstein is next up, and that something involving The Invisible Man is definitely on the calendar.  Assuming that the Mummy doesn’t crash and burn, of course.

Anyway, I should ask for this collection for Christmas.

May
22
2017
6

Tweet of the Day, …No. Please. No Spaceballs Sequel. Seriously. No.

Don’t do this to us.

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May
21
2017
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So, hey, some of the new Spider-Man: Homecoming musical score.

You might find it of interest.

…Amazing, isn’t it?  To be pandered to, I mean. And competently, too.

May
19
2017
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The final “The Mummy” trailer.

They are promising a Dark Universe filled with gods and monsters, and I can get behind that.  Assuming that this doesn’t suck, of course. But it may not: this featurette suggests that we’re going to see Jekyll go Hyde in the film itself, and it would be amazingly cool if Mr. Hyde was the highly pragmatic monster who can count and act in enlightened self-interest that we saw in the original League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic. Anyway, final trailer below: (more…)

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May
19
2017
11

The refreshingly superheroic ‘Black Lightning’ trailer.

See, why can’t we get this in the DC movie universe?

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May
18
2017
9

The new Dark Crystal won’t wreck your childhood, but it’ll probably make you miss it.

Yeah, there’s a reason why nobody up until now has decided to go back to The Dark Crystal.  It’s because Jim Henson’s dead, and it has become abundantly clear since then that nobody’s nearly as good as he is with continuing the stories of his creations. But it looks like they’re going to run ten thousand volts throught the corpse and get The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance bursting out of the chest cavity.

“Age of Resistance.” Gee. Can’t imagine what the subtext is gonna be for THAT.

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