This isn’t the first time I’ve written about Handmaid’s Tale, and with the impressive trailer for season 3, it will hardly be the last.
At the end of season 2, June sent Emily and Nicole to Canada while she stayed behind in Gilead to find her other daughter, Hannah. Though she could have escaped with them, she didn’t. Instead, she went back to the precarious, dangerous Waterford home with the tyrannical Fred and the conflicted Serena Joy.
In my season 2 review, I was frustrated and unsure how the next season would play out. Thinking that leaving was an obvious choice and the writers just kept her in Gilead for drama, I worried they would go back to the old tricks. That season, there had been a bit too much forced Serena Joy/June conflict and I was afraid they’d just re-hash that old conflict.
While I still think the ending wasn’t a logical one, the season 3 trailer shows a writer’s team that’s pulled together an interesting season all over again.
Well, if anyone was brave enough yesterday, they saw the horrifying thing that was the Sonic the Hedgehog trailer. While Jim Carey is just as funny as always, the leads of the film (James Marsden and Sonic’s Mirror Universe, deranged evil twin) leave an unsavory taste in everyone’s mouths. And do I really need to talk about the Gangster’s Paradise thing?
Of course, really, people are more troubled by the blue, human-teethed abomination than the actual human. Of all the CGI characters that fans have bawked at, Sonic definitely takes the cake.
In recent years CGI has become more and more popular in films, and while some are widely successful (The Jungle Book) others have far more mixed reactions (Alvin & The Chipmunks and sequels). Why are some CGI flicks revered when other ones become the terrible memes for months? (Looking at you, sad clown Dumbo.)
This season of Fear The Walking Dead has been outstanding. Not only is the show not bound to the already established storyline from the comics (and therefore free to do whatever the hell it wants, as long as it adheres to the rules of The Walking Dead), but the show has had our main characters separate from each other, and go on their own dark paths. In the mid-season finale, the Clark family realized they were on the wrong side of a war (which they ended up in conflict with former friend Ophelia) and took matters into their own hands, and Strand and the newly revealed to be alive Salazar were having their own journeys (sometimes at odds with each other). How much longer until the gang’s all back together, and will they be on the same side?
Fans of the hit Stephen King series can finally sit back and enjoy the first official trailer for his newly-adapted… no, FINALLY adapted film version of The Dark Tower starring Idris Elba as Roland Deschain. The trailer hit the Internet in the early morning of May 3rd, only a couple of months before the film is set to release. This has been a long anticipated adaptation and the trailer does not look to disappoint in any way whatsoever. You can check out the new trailer and take a ride to Mid-World after the bump!
Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Secret Service was an amazing success when it hit theaters in 2014 and fans have been waiting in eager anticipation another chapter in the Kingsman universe. That new chapter is on its way and a trailer has finally been released!
You’ve seen Tom Cruise run (and run, and run). You seen him hang on to the back of a high speed train, hang on to the side of a plane, and hang off the side of the world’s tallest building. You’ve seen him drive a fighter plane, a stock car, a horse drawn buggy (remember Far and Away? No one? Okay). But have you seen Tom Cruise fight monsters? You will in this summer’s reboot of The Mummy, which not only seems to find Cruise as the central figure in a new monster movie, but will make him the central figure in an entirely new monsters universe franchise. (more…)
So what are you afraid of? If you said a creepy clown that lives in the sewers, then you might be ready for the upcoming big screen adaptation of It, based on the immensely popular 1986 novel by Stephen King. We’ve seen photos of Bill Skarsgård already as the malevolent entity that takes the form of a painted entertainer of children, but now we get to seem him in action, and it is terrifying. This trailer has got atmosphere to spare thanks to Mama director Andrés Muschietti, but will It be able to deliver the goods? Let’s follow our paper boat down the stream to the sewer drain and see… (more…)
If you’re old enough to remember the release of The Fifth Element, you might recall that the previous sci-fi opus from French director Luc Beeson was not exactly a universal success. Like a lot of movies with a distinctive voice, it took awhile for The Fifth Element to find an audience, but its an enthusiastic audience and Beeson’s original work now has, at the very least, a cult following. It’s worth keeping that in mind as you watch the latest trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, a visual feast for the eyes, but bound to have a very distinct appeal. (more…)
Earlier, the long-anticipated Justice League trailer dropped for the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie. The action-packed movie is expected to unite Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Flash under Wonder Woman and Batman’s leadership as a new threat is emerging. The trailer was awesome and hit all the necessary chords needed to spark interest in the DCEU after such films as Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad weren’t as well received as expected. It looks like Aquaman is going to steal the show and once again Battfleck is still awesome! Each member of the Justice League looks to have their moments to shine and have awesome moments for the upcoming fi;m. If you paid attention today to the internet, everyone was loving it!
Much of the advertising for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dean Men Tell No Tales has been conspicuous by the absence of Jack Sparrow. Sorry, Captain Jack Sparrow. Despite billions of dollars in the bank, it seems that Disney is keenly aware that Johnny Depp‘s schtick as the world’s best (or luckiest) pirate has worn a little thin, which is why the focus has seemed to fall on Javier Bardem‘s villainous Captain Salazar, who has a little history with Capt’n Jack that’s about to catch up to the both of them. In the new trailer, that history is given a little more light as “The Final Adventure” (?) begins. (more…)