Mar
30
2017
4

The ‘The Book of Henry’ trailer.

The Book of Henry is either going to be the happy-quirkiest movie of the summer, or the suddenly-screamingly darkest one. I can’t tell from the trailer. You can make a case either way.

It’s probably going to be happy-quirky. The posters are presented that way, the trailer is cut that way. And yet…

Mar
29
2017
3

The “It” trailer.

This is, pardon the pun, going to be a monster at the box office.

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Mar
29
2017
7

The latest ‘Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets’ trailer.

It looks pretty promising. I’ll want to get a feel for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets from the reviews and everything, but it certainly appears spectacular. As I’ve noted before I’ve never read the comics, but I can see the appeal:

It comes out July 21st.

Mar
28
2017
2

I am *not* putting up the new Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer.

It is FAR too spoiler-y for anybody who hates spoilers in trailers.  I personally don’t, actually: and I generally don’t, unless it involves Star Wars somehow.  But if you’re trying to avoid finding out what Spider-Man: Homecoming’s entire plot is then don’t watch the latest trailer.

Seriously.

Moe Lane

PS: The announcement of the teaser trailer preceding the trailer for the show “It” dropped.  I’m not putting that one up because this sh*t is getting ridiculous.

Mar
27
2017
1

‘Goblin Queen.’

(Via Facebook) Take twelve minutes or so and watch this, OK? ‘Goblin Queen’ is fun, and sweet in a very determined way, and I liked the ending. It is worth your attention.

It’s nice that it gets steadily easier and easier to tell stories.

Mar
26
2017
0
Mar
26
2017
1

So, how was the Power Rangers movie?

I know that some of my readers were looking forward to it, and it hit its numbers. Critics hated it, of course, but you knew going in that that was going to happen. Can I safely expose it to my two grammar school-age kids when it hits video, though? – Because my kids love the Power Rangers, and when they find out about this flick they’re definitely going to want to see it.

Mar
25
2017
3

‘The Mummy’ featurette.

OK, this is actually kind of reassuring, for two reasons.

  1. The zero-G scene. I just assumed that they crew did all that stuff with wire-fu.  Which they probably mostly did, but they also took the cast up into an airplane and shot takes while in actual free fall conditions. That’s… clever.
  2. The use of on-location sets generally. You can probably thank J.J. Abrams for that: the ridiculous amount of money The Force Awakens made may have suggested to Hollywood that spending more of the budget on real things instead of CGI could be the smart call.

Also… Tom Cruise is fifty-four.  He’s either got a grandmaster-class plastic surgeon, the Longevity advantage, or both…

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Mar
25
2017
11

The Obligatory ‘Justice League’ trailer.

Well. It looks more… actiony? That’s good, right? Still: SOMEBODY TAKE AWAY COSTUMING’S BLACK INK. THEY HAVE ABUSED THE PRIVILEGE OF THE DYE CLOSET.

Mar
24
2017
11

Why are they remaking Escape From New York?

No, I’m serious.  Why are they remaking Escape From New York? What is the motivation, here? Particularly since I’ve heard that the plot as well as, effectively, the location is going to be remarkably different.  Why not call it… something else?  Something that won’t tick off people who saw nothing wrong with the original.

Moe Lane

PS: Besides, Escape From New York had a worthy remake.  It was called Arkham City, and it managed ‘worthy remake’ by the bold move of replacing Snake Plissken with Batman.  That’s the only way you can get away with doing something like that, really.  Batman trumps all.

Mar
22
2017
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So Paramount is making ‘The Pro’ into a film. …Of course it is.

Oh my, oh dear, and oh brother:

With R-rated comic book movies like Deadpool and Logan doing massively well at the box office, Paramount Pictures appears to be looking into their own hard R comic book adaptation. Deadline has the news, reporting that a The Pro movie is in the works, based on the 2002 one-shot from Image Comics and the creative team of writer Garth Ennis, the husband and wife art team of Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti, and colorist Paul Mounts. Although the original article does not mention that an R rating is being targeted by Paramount, it’s hard to imagine the source material getting adapted any other way.

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Mar
21
2017
1

The ‘My Cousin Rachel’ trailer.

Come, I will conceal nothing from you: I find this movie of interest because it stars Rachel Weisz, who was a delight in the first two Mummy movies and I will hear no ill words spoken about either of those films. …Well, OK, people are allowed to dislike either because it’s a free country. But I will still scowl at those people because they’re, well, wrong and so forth.

Anyway, it needs more supernatural, but I guess that complaint should have been forwarded to Daphne Du Maurier.

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