Yesterday, as per recent tradition, we got a trailer for the trailer for The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The sorta-sequel to 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman promises to be the same kind of effects-filled, Tolkein-esque gothic adventure as the original, but with the focus now on Chris Hemsworth‘s title character. But you know who stands out in this first full trailer? All the ladies. It is the tradition of fairy tales for the men to fight and the women to be saved, but is Winter’s War about to throw shade on that sexist folklore in a big way? If the trailer is to be believed, the answer is a definite maybe. (more…)
Once upon a time, Disney announced that they would be taking over the sacred Star Wars franchise, and the announcement was met with a bit of trepidation. Not a lot, mind you, after all, Disney has already shown the world what Marvel Studios can do with all of that Mouse Money backing them, but some. Not necessarily because of the Mouse House, per se, but because the beloved franchise had already been tainted by three less-than-amazing prequels and any further tampering could compromise the integrity of the entire story, laying to waste the foundation of geekdom across the globe. The announcement that the next film in the series would continue the story featuring the characters fans last saw in Return of the Jedi, on the other hand, was met with cheers. As more footage surfaces, those cheers grow louder and thanks to a tv spot aired on ABC last night, this morning, Star Wars fans have plenty more to cheer. (more…)
When you’re the movie expected to break box office records for opening weekend tickets sold, expect to get some extra attention. This is the case for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the long-awaited, and hotly anticipated, continuation of the Star Wars saga. Of course, if you can’t be the one to make that Star Wars money, perhaps you can be the one to take advantage of all those eye balls on opening weekend. That’s what 20th Century Fox is thinking. A reliable source close to the production has revealed that the first trailer for the big, sixth movie in the X-Men series, X-Men: Apocalypse, will be one of the previews in front of The Force Awakens. (more…)
It’s just a few short months now till we see The X-Files return to TV screens weekly, even if it’s just for five short weeks. (The first and second episode air one day after the other, so six episodes in five weeks. Don’t question my math!) A new promo has been posted online, and unlike the previous commercials, the emphasis here seems to be on the monster-of-the-week stories coming up on the miniseries continuation of the show debuting early next year. Apropos, this new trailer, in Scully’s words, “has a monster in it.” Or make that a brief look at a couple of different monsters. (more…)
It’s a good week for retro “re-imaginings” – yesterday we showed you a video of what Jurassic World might have looked like if it had been made in the 1970s, and today we’ve got not one but two classic-styled “trailers” for Batman v. Superman!
We’re living in what is likely the peak age of reboots, remakes, rehashes, reimaginings, and every other “re” you can think of that would mean original ideas are taking a back seat to bringing old stories back to life. In the ultimate switcheroo, then, it’s always fun to see what movies made today might have been like if they had created “back in the day.” Thanks to one avid YouTuber, we can now get a glimpse at a “retro-ified” version of this year’s top-grossing movie, Jurassic World.
Batman Bits: ‘The Killing Joke’ First R-Rated Batman Animated Feature, Plus a ‘Batman Begins’ Mystery Solved
We’re not a group that shies away from a fun bit of Batman news, yeah? As movie-goers start to mentally prepare themselves for the forthcoming Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice experience heading our way next year, it’s important to remember the long print and visual history of The Caped Crusader. Today we’ve got two fun bits of Bat-news from two very different sources: one dealing with an iconic villain story in comic form making the leap to the “big screen,” and the other with a long-standing question from fans surrounding a cinematic version finally being answered. Read on to learn more!
The final trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 2 has been released online, and watching it will definitely get your blood pumping to see the final installment of the Hunger Games franchise. The heavy drum beats echo the urgency of the mission that Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and co. have undertaken by leading this resistance. It’s not just their own lives that are at stake this time, it’s the lives of everyone in Panem. Among those fighting this culmination battle as a part of Team Katniss are Peeta (Josh Hutcherson), Gale (Liam Hemsworth), and Finnick (Sam Claflin). Along their journey to assassinate President Snow and liberate the oppressed citizens of an utterly war-torn Panem, Katniss and her friends have to face tough decisions, traps, enemies, and danger at every turn. (more…)
The new TV season is officially underway, but most of the superhero action is still a couple of weeks off, and more than a month away in the specific case of Supergirl. The new DC Comics inspired drama will debut at the end of October on CBS, but in the interest of striking while the iron is hot, the network has launched a new trailer with “never before seen” footage from the series. Although fans have been suspicious since the first trailer debuted earlier this year, it’s hard not to anticipate Supergirl being one of the biggest shows of the fall. So does this new footage make the case that Supergirl will fly high ratings-wise? (more…)
Although it lacks the cultural and financial punch of either Twilight or The Hunger Games film series, Divergent marches on to its inevitable two-part conclusion thanks to nearly $600 million in global box office sales for part one and part two. Insurgent was released earlier this year, and it included a number of particular revelations that blows up the concept of the series, and takes it into the grand, wide open world beyond the wall around post-apocalyptic Chicago. So what adventures await Tris, Four and the rest of the gang? Read the book! Or, better still, check out the first trailer for Allegiant below. (more…)