Jun
07
2017
2

From the Heights to the Depths: the early Mummy reviews are unpromising.

A 26% on Rotten Tomatoes is a bit alarming.  I mean, I’m still going to go see The Mummy: I bought a ticket and everything. But I’m not gonna lie; that’s a bad buzz, going in. Especially since I want to see all the old Universal horror characters get brought back; the state of the art in special effects has improved so much since the old days.

Ach, well. Maybe it won’t suck.

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Jun
07
2017
3

The Disney/Pixar ‘Coco’ trailer.

Looks like they’re looking at the Day of the Dead… from the other side. It looks like it might be endearing. And spooky without being horror. Works for me.

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Jun
07
2017
1

My brief, spoiler-free review of the awesome Wonder Woman.

Short version: it’s awesome.   More brightly-colored, recognizably good vs. unquestionably evil superhero flicks with good actors and action, please. Seriously, DC could have done something like this for Man of Steel and they should have, too. (more…)

Jun
07
2017
3

Gonna go see Wonder Woman tonight.

Let me just get this out of the way: based on the reviews I’ve seen already, I expect Wonder Woman to be watching a fun, good superhero popcorn movie with good chemistry between the leads.  And that’s all that the movie is obliged to be.  [X]%* of all the other stuff is nice and everything, but the goal here is to keep people from regretting that they put down money to watch the movie.  If they don’t regret it, then it could be as stupid as, I dunno, Spaceballs or something and it’d still be OK.

But from what I hear, it’s not stupid, and it won’t suck. I’ll still do the Geek’s Prayer, though. Just to be on the safe side.

Moe Lane

*The number ain’t 0% (there’s no reason why we couldn’t have had a good Wonder Woman movie before this) and the number ain’t 100% (some people are treating this film like it’s the Messiah); pick whatever percentage that you like.

Jun
07
2017
3

So they’re doing a retro-snarky ANT-MAN on Disney XD

I love the colors and the aesthetic.  They wanted to get the old-school Marvel look, and I think they succeeded. I don’t mind the snark, given that Ant-Man was a movie that recognized the basic absurdity of its premise and decided to go have fun with it. This looks entertaining, but not particularly deep.  I like having that, every so often.

Jun
06
2017
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‘Wizard Cops.’

A cut-down version of this is making the rounds at Facebook. I really wish people would stop doing that.  It’s rude, and disrespectful of property rights.  Somebody went to a lot of trouble to make something like this; the least you can do is link back to it.

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Jun
06
2017
2

The Cars/Cars 2 Honest Trailer.

I personally liked Cars more than the Honest Trailers folks did — they didn’t hate it, mind — because it was basically a kids’ flick, and my kids loved it (and Mater Tales), so it did its duty.  But it was entertaining to listen to Announcer Guy skip ahead to Cars 2, only to spiral into a Madness Anagnorisis over thinking too much about the implications of the Cars universe.  Not least because there were a couple of points in there that I hadn’t considered yet.  Since the disquieting world-building needed to make Cars work is something I find interesting, it’s always nice to encounter a new, chilling insight.

Jun
04
2017
1

The Dark Tower’s trick reloading.

They got some Dark Tower TV spots up over on Coming Soon, and I have to note: I like the stuff with the reloading.

Some of it is subtle SPX, some of it is… not. But it’s necessary, I think. It’d have been the easiest thing in the world just never to see Roland reload his guns; in a weird sort of way, having it be kind of a super power makes it a little less over-the-top. Shows that everybody in the production was paying attention to the movie, and all that.

Won’t lie: kinda pumped to see this in August.

Jun
01
2017
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So, the Captain Underpants movie drops tomorrow.

God help us all. But God especially help me: my eldest is addicted to Captain Underpants books.  He may insist on actually seeing this movie in theaters.  If not, he’ll certainly insist on watching it 367 times when it hits DVD/Netflix.

No, I’m not exaggerating that number in the slightest.  I used to pride myself on never watching Power Rangers.  And then I had children, so now I can identify the season and who the Rangers are fighting simply by listening to the background noise.

Jun
01
2017
4

Doug and Bob McKenzie coming back for one night in Toronto!

(H/T: Nerdbastards) Hey. HEY! This is important, you hosers.

Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas, who played SCTV‘s and SNL‘s beer-loving McKenzie brothers during the 1980s, are reuniting for a July 18 benefit concert in Toronto. …Moranis and Thomas are set to reprise their roles as the Canadian bumpkins Bob and Doug McKenzie on an imaginary talk show, Great White North.

I don’t care what anybody says: Strange Brew was a great movie. And these two did some great skits. Not that I can go to Toronto to see them.

Jun
01
2017
6

The slightly surprising “Murder on the Orient Express” trailer.

Jimmie Bise sums up my reaction pretty succinctly:

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May
31
2017
3

Looks like the Wonder Woman flick may be all right.

The Honest Trailers people liked it, at least. Reviews in general seem invariably positive. I was sold on Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman as soon as I saw her performance in Batman v. Superman.  Perhaps… perhaps It Will Not Suck.

Please, God: don’t let it suck.

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