Luc Besson is known for making visually stunning movie but this is just nuts.
Your friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is coming to theatres for the third first time in under two months which means the marketing is about to kick into high gear. Today we got a new trailer (which is pretty good!) and two new posters (which are pretty awful!). Let’s take a look.
Spider-Man is now in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so naturally Sony is plowing ahead with the rights they have for related characters.
I know what you want to know. “Is it good?”
Turns out the sequel to Prometheus –and it is very much more a sequel to that movie than it is a prequel Alien— is not only good, but retroactively makes Prometheus better. What are the odds of that?
Back when Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 was in production the entire internet lit up with excitement when some photos from the set revealed that part of the story was set on Earth, and that on earth there would be a film festival starring Simon Williams, played by Nathan Fillion. Just an easter egg, but it was one that most of us were sad didn’t make it into the final movie. Good news though, now you can see all the movie posters from the Simon Williams Film Festival.
Wonder Woman may have the best posters of the year.
Michael Giacchino takes the classic theme and gives it the cinematic treatment. Let’s have a listen.
The Universal Monsters Shared Universe gets a catchier name, a logo, a musical theme, and an announcement of their next movie, and a cast photo. Cool.
Good news everyone! An awesome book is being made into a movie!
Does it ever seem like you see fewer women in movies than men? Spoiler alert, it’s because you do.
Speaking of Snowpiercer and Netflix, the latest from the director of Snowpiercer is headed to Netflix.
The Big Sick has been making the festival rounds for the last little while to universal praise. It got picked up by Amazon studios after Sundance, won an audience award at SXSW, and recently played at the Seattle International Film Festival to good reviews. Let’s take a look at the trailer.
If there’s one thing that we can agree on about the DCEU it’s that Zack Snyder has a particular aesthetic. Blues that look like grey, greens that look like grey, greys that look like darker greys, you get the picture. Turns out that James Wan has a different take on things. Huzzah!
Netflix continues it’s shopping spree for weird movies. Today they bought Bubbles, which is a movie about Michael Jackson. But wait, it gets better:
The Star Wars trilogy has never held that special place in my heart that it holds in so many others. That’s not say that it isn’t a staggering work of creative genius, just that there are two types of nerds in the world and I happen to be the kind whose heart is ruled by Trek rather than Wars.
They are staggering works of creative genius though, and I can remember renting VHS copies of all three movies from the local video store in my hometown, and watching them whenever they were broadcast on one of the five television channels we received when I was growing up. I remember taking a trip to the big city to watch the Special Editions in theatres when they were re-released in 1997.
I also remember being over the moon when the trailer for The Phantom Menace dropped. I couldn’t tell you what movie we saw it with, but I remember going to a movie just to see that trailer. Of course I also remember being pretty profoundly let down by the entire prequel trilogy, as were most people I knew (at least the ones who weren’t in denial).
The prequels soured a lot of people on George Lucas, including me. Lacklustre direction, effects over story, and seemingly endless tinkering with all the films for every release was enough to leave a bad taste in any fan’s mouth, and for a long time it seemed like Star Wars might never, you know, be good again.
Then Disney bought Lucasfilm and once again there was hope. Fast forward to the present, we are in a new age where Star Wars is good again and there is much rejoicing. I haven’t rejoiced as much as most though, so while Rogue One was in theatres I watched all 8 movies in timeline order in an attempt to figure out why that is. So here are my thoughts.
Needless to say there will be spoilers.