I will say this for the Siren trailer: the mermaid in it looks properly alarming.
They’re already resorting to found footage to promote Alien: Covenant.
OK, I stopped caring about this franchise after Aliens, like many other people, but: that makes no sense in this kind of setting. The entire point of ‘found footage’ is to promote a feeling that this horror story is actually going on, only it’s been covered up or declared a fake. That doesn’t really work when you know perfectly well that there are no interstellar colonization efforts going on right now.
And I say this as somebody who will watch and like found footage movies. I enjoyed the hell out of Cloverfield, for example. But this ain’t doing it for me.
I personally thought that it was fine. Nice setup, reasonable amount of action, not too much in the way of inexplicable behavior. I’ll likely be alternating Iron Fist and Agents of SHIELD for the next couple of weeks or so. Marvel’s TV shows are pretty good for the treadmill, honestly.
This is the Bernie Madoff movie that has Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer in it, and I personally would not have starred in it, even in that weird alternate universe where I’m a big-name Hollywood movie star. Madoff is hated. I am absolutely convinced that there are multiple hit men currently on retainer against the possibility that Madoff might somehow get out of prison, some day: I for myself would be just the slightest bit worried that playing the role of Bernie Madoff might sufficiently qualify as guilt-by-association. A very low-probability scenario, sure – but there was a lot of money on that particular table.
Movie comes out May 20th on HBO.
It’s an Australian flick, and there’s no real easy way to say ‘The production values look good enough for Hollywood’ without at least subtly insulting the Australian film industry. Which is unfair: obviously, the Australian film industry is capable of putting together something like The Osiris Child. What we can see of it so far appeals: (more…)
Anybody except Guillermo del Toro, though – maybe not. But I like del Toro’s stuff, even when he’s a little off. So, sure:
“I would do the sort of Godfather saga that Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup. I just love the character.”
To be honest, I didn’t have the problem with Rogue One that Honest Trailers had. I enjoyed the flick. It did what it came to do; it was a proof-of-concept by Disney that established that, sure, you could do successful movies in the Star Wars universe that weren’t revolving around the main trilogies. We’re not talking high cinema, here, but Rogue One was pretty solid.
SPOILERS IN THE TRAILER.
I am absolutely, totally there. Because while Marvel – to quote Honest Trailers – is drunk on its own power, it’s a blessedly friendly drunk who said “You wanna see Thor and Hulk gladiator it up in the arena, right? RIGHT? Because so do we! And we’re gonna get Jeff Goldblum, just because!”
Seriously, this looks far too good to be the third movie in a franchise. Or sub-franchise. I’m not sure how to score this.
PS: It lacked only the record scratching sound.