The DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS Honest Trailer.

When they’re disappointed in a movie, Honest Trailers sometimes has a little bit of trouble getting the brutal/funny ratio right. I think that in DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS they managed it. At least, I laughed, and I liked the movie.

PS: I do agree with HT that EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE is definitely worth watching, by the way. It’s apparently odd how I can manage to like both of these films at the same time, and on their own terms. I suppose I just lack anything resembling consistent taste…

#commissionearned

Tweet of the Day, All Hail The Quiet Heroes edition.

They are lights that shine in the darkness.

So, no spoilers yet for THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER?

Surprising. Usually there’s a lot more by now. I mean, THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER is coming out in six days, which is plenty of time for stuff to come out. Then again, they managed to keep things largely under wraps for the last Dr. Strange movie until it actually came out, so maybe Marvel’s just better at keeping secrets when Tom Holland isn’t in the movie.

Not that it matters. I’m going to the next Thor movie as soon as I can. No arguments, no delays, do not pass Go, do not collect $200. It promises to be gloriously stupid, in the way that I like.

The PRINCESS Hulu trailer.

I dunno. On the one hand, I’m guessing that whatever ostensible message THE PRINCESS has is probably going to be highly annoying. On the other hand, there’s just something about a red-haired girl with a sword, covered in (mostly) somebody else’s blood. Judging from the trailer: a lot of somebodies, really.

And, on the gripping hand: since this is direct-to-Hulu, and Disney owns Hulu, does this make her a Disney princess? — Because that would be funny.

GODZILLA AND THE TITANS coming to Apple TV+.

Guess that’s a decent excuse to keep my subscription, then: “Apple TV+ and Legendary Television are producing a live-action series titled Godzilla and the Titans, and the first five members of the cast have been announced. That cast includes Anna Sawai, Ren Watabe, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett, and Elisa Lasowski.” Not that I know who any of those people are, mind you. But then, I’m just there to see them scurry around Godzilla’s feet while the Big Guy* is doing stuff.

Moe Lane

*Gojira is a valuable friendly to the USA who has participated in multiple combat operations alongside the USN and USAF. Kong is an amiable metaphor for the not-quite-correct aphorism Never get involved in a land war in Asia. I feel that the current détente is best for everyone concerned, and I wish Kong well in his new position, but I am firmly on Team Godzilla.

#commissionearned

THE INVITATION trailer.

I am a little disappointed in THE INVITATION trailer. It’s practically blinking DO YOU WANT TO SEE SOME VAMPIRES? in giant, carmine-red letters. I was hoping for a little more subtlety, and a lot less of the plot arc. But such is the nature of trailers. At least there’s all that repressed eroticism going on.

Moe Lane

PS: I am letting the implied class/social commentary slide. All vampire stories have class and/or social commentary in them. You can’t escape it, so it’s like getting upset at July for being 95 degrees out. What were you expecting, a blizzard?

Russell Crowe to star in exorcist biopic.

That’s me, hedging my bets: “Russell Crowe Set To Star in a Supernatural Horror Thriller THE POPE’S EXORCIST.” Or possibly just managing my expectations. A biopic where there’s never anything overtly, unambiguously supernatural going on could still be pretty dang good, especially if Crowe’s playing the part of the exorcist. Indeed, you could even argue that this is the proper way to portray the life of real-life Vatican exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth.

But who am I kidding? I want clouds of brimstone, hot women impossibly crawling on the ceiling while hissing, and balefire erupting from cracks on the ground while Crowe’s yelling in Latin. I’m not ashamed of being a Philistine. Never have been, really. Besides, when you start with the title THE POPE’S EXORCIST, you’re kind of promising something that can live up to such a rocking title.

The JURASSIC DOMINATION Asylum trailer.

I am showing the JURASSIC DOMINATION trailer for precisely one reason: the only difference between this and a ‘real’ Jurassic Park movie are the production values. The premises of both are equally absurd.

When is it coming out? Who cares? There’s no way any of you are watching it. I just thought it’d be nice to see a movie where the dinosaurs are explicitly shown to be invulnerable to military weaponry, instead of the way the Jurassic Park movies simply imply it. I find that to be more intellectually honest.