Showing posts with label news. Show all posts
Showing posts with label news. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Trailer Reaction: Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn

Between Pennywise the dancing clown in Stephen King's IT and a reboot of DC's supervillain Joker, clowns are all the rage in Hollywood right now. But one version that broke out of the pack and revitalized the trend a few years ago was Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn in the critically panned Suicide Squad.

After a highly anticipated wait for her own solo flick, the trailer for Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn has finally dropped. The results are exciting and controversial, to say the least.

Here's a look at the trailer, some info of the plot and characters, and my own reaction. Hope you enjoy!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Epic News Breakdown From Disney's D23 Convention

D23 Marvel Disney Plus News
What San Diego Comic Con is to all things film franchises and comic books, D23 is to the future of Disney's theme parks, shows, and movies. As Marvel moves into its next phase after Avengers: Endgame, and Disney continues to dominate the film industry, lingering anticipation is an understatement for what's to come in the next few years.

Offering a conveyor belt of sneak previews and announcements, D23 delivered epic news for Disney Plus, upcoming Marvel projects, and the Star Wars franchise. Here's a breakdown of some of D23's biggest revelations. What are you the most excited for? Let me know in the comments below!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

5 Questions That Need To Be Answered in Star Wars: The Last Jedi

In 2015, Disney revitalized the galactically popular Star Wars franchise with the exciting reboot Star Wars: The Force Awakens. In the seventh installment, Rey (Daisy Ridley) was an orphaned scavenger who discovers her astonishing Jedi abilities and becomes entangled in Luke Skywalker's legacy, the rise of the First Order, and the dark Jedi-in-training Kylo Ren. As the follow-up to the previous flick, The Last Jedi aims to be a massive success at the box office and hopefully answers a lot of questions its predecessor left behind. Before we hop into our Millennium Falcons and hit hyperdrive to the movie theaters this weekend, here are five questions that need to be answered in Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Hope you enjoy!

Monday, May 15, 2017

New Poster for Darren Aronofsky's Mother is Bloody Disturbing

Director Darren Aronofsky dropped the first poster for his upcoming movie Mother, and it isn't for the faint of heart. Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem star as "a couple whose relationship is tested when invited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence". The film also stars Domnhall Gleeson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Ed Harris.

Aronofsky tweeted the gruesome, ethereal poster created by visual artist James Jean on Mother's Day. It doesn't hold back on the macabre, to say the least. Here it is in full:
Jennifer Lawrence Mother poster
Photo Credit: James Jean / Paramount Pictures
Aronofsky is not one to skimp out on symbolism or metaphors. With psychological horrors like Pi, Requiem for Dream and Black Swan under his belt, this is the exact kind of gorgeous disturbance we can expect.

Jennifer Lawrence's character offers a vacantly hopeful expression while ripping her heart out. Subtle details in the background offer a few twists such as a doorknob, a ghostly image of a man, an odd square shape in the bottom corner, a mound of gold placed on a flower's pistil, and a frog looking onwards. She is centered in a jungle (perhaps the house where the couple's tranquil existence is disturbed), which includes a salivating man-eating plant.

In Interview Magazine, a cover story with Michelle Pfeiffer by Aronofsky hinted that the script is esoteric. If we expected anything less, it'd be a major surprise.

Besides the poster and summary, not much is known about Mother. It comes late on the heels of Aronofsky's last film Noah, an ambitious Biblical retelling which left most critics lukewarm. Those close to the upcoming project have said the director makes a solid return to cerebral horror similar to Black Swan, which garnered Natalie Portman her first Academy Award win for Best Actress. The promising thriller is set for an October release just in time for award consideration.

What do you guys think of the new poster? Creepy or gorgeous?

Sunday, April 16, 2017

The Man From U.N.C.L.E Sequel in the Works (This is not a drill)

The Man From U.N.C.L.E. sequel
Photo Credit: The Man From U.N.C.L.E / Warner Bros. Pictures
Back in 2015, a stylish, comedic, and action-packed spy movie took some movie goers including yours truly by storm. It was Guy Ritchie's remake of the classic television show The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, and Alicia Vikander played spies during the end of World War II trying to stop Nazi sympathizers from getting their hands on a nuclear weapon.

The movie decently satisfied critics but didn't exceed expectations, and subsequently, had an uphill battle at the box office barely just making back its $75 million budget. But since the movie set up the possibility of a franchise, leaving the trio to team up once again for another op, fans were left wondering if a sequel would ever happen.

While talking about his latest film Free Fire, Armie Hammer divulged to SlashFilm that he gets asked about a sequel all the time and that one is in the works. The film's co-writer and producer Lionel Wigram is apparently on the job to get a second film written.
I was like, ‘Dude, what’s the deal? I get asked about this **** all the time. Can you just write a sequel?’ He was like, ‘You know what?...I’ll do it. Sure, I’ll write a sequel.’ I was like, ‘If you write one, I’m sure we can get one made,’ so who knows? Apparently, the sequel is being written right now.
Officially, a movie isn't in the works just yet. Director and co-writer Guy Ritchie or other members of the cast haven't signed on. With interest from Armie Hammer to get a project rolling, hopefully, miracles can happen. Fans are clamoring for the next mission, so sorry to say Wigram, there's a lot of pressure to deliver. *fingers crossed*

UPDATED: While doing interviews for King Arthur, Ritchie talked about the possibility of doing another U.N.C.L.E. and that he'd be on board to direct.

Are you excited for a possible The Man From U.N.C.L.E sequel?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!

GPOY as the news broke