New Spider-Man Suit Has Been Officially Debuted!

If you were unaware, Spider-Man: Far From Home, is set for a release date of July 5th of next year and to commemorate the film’s completion of filming in New York City Tom Holland gives us the official look at the new Spidey costume.

For the past few weeks there have been many paparazzi pictures that have leaked the look of Holland’s Spider-Man, but not in the best way possible.  Many of the pics are grainy, and taken out of context.  It is no surprise that Disney and Marvel decided to get out ahead of the narrative created by these vultures and officially debute the suit that everybody has been talking about last night on the Jimmy Kimmel Live show.  You can see the clip below!

Now, if you’re thinking, “Wait, didn’t the web-head get dusted in Avengers: Infinity War?” And you are correct, and Kimmel tried to address the timeline question to Holland, but to now avail.  So we are still left to speculate if the movie takes place before the events of Infinity War or if Spider-Man will actually come back from the dead during Avengers 4 when it releases on May 3rd – one month before Spider-Man: Far From Home. 

What do you think of this suit?  When in the Marvel time line do you think this Spider-Man movie takes place?  Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion about it.

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Jason Blum Doesn’t Think There Are Any Female Horror Directors

This week marks the launch of the new Halloween movie that is produced by the powerhouse production company, Blumhouse Productions.  For the Blumhouse production owner, Jason Blum, this should be a week of celebration, however, it turned out to be a week of foot-in-mouth and back peddling.

During an interview with Polygon that was published early this week where Blum was supposed to be promoting the release of the new film a question was posed asking why the production company has yet to hire any female directors for their staple horror films.  This is what Jason Blum ha to say:

There are not a lot of female directos period, and even less who are inclined to do horror. I’m a massive admirer of [The Bobadook director] Jennifer Kent. I’ve offered her every movie we’ve had available. She’s turned me down every time.

Soon after the publication of this article the entire industry came down on the producer, offering up many female directos that are more than willing to direct one of his horror movies.

However, Jason Blum took to his twitter account to follow up on his “…dumb comments in that interview,” admitting that he made “a stupid mistake.” Continue reading “Jason Blum Doesn’t Think There Are Any Female Horror Directors”

Terrifying First Look At ‘The Curse Of La Llorona’

A first look trailer for the James Wan produced film, The Curse of La Llorona, has hit the web and once again shows that anything that Wan touches will haunt your nightmares.

Wan is responsible for such terrifying horror franchises as The Conjuring and Insidious.  Now he brings us the story of La Llorona, a crying woman who lives between heaven and hell – cursed by her own hand when she drowned her two kids.  The film is directed by Michael Chaves, who Wan has picked to direct The Conjuring 3, so this proves that the horror director/producer has a lot of faith in Chaves’ capability in directing horror.

The Curse of La Llorona stars Linda Cardellini, Raymond Cruz, Patricia Valasquez, Marisol Ramirez, and Sean Patrick Thomas. The film is set for a release date of April 19, 2019.  Expect to be terrified.

What did you think of this trailer? Are you a fan of James Wan’s films?  Will you be seeing this when it comes out?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

First Trailer For ‘Miss Bala’ has dropped!

Sony has dropped a first look at their upcoming action/thriller movie Miss Bala, which if you translate it from spanish means “Miss Bullet.”  After watching the trailer you can see that it is aptly named.

Many do not know that this Sony film is actually a remake of a 2011 movie of the same name, but what in Spanish only.  The film is directed by Catherine Hardwickebest known for Twilight, and stars Gina Rodriguez  in the leading role as Gloria, the winner of a beauty contest that is force to work for a crime boss after witnessing a murder.  The film also stars Anthony Mackie in a currently unknown role.

On the surface this looks like your average Hollywood action film.  However, if you know the source material you can blatantly see that there is something missing.  The original Miss Bala that came out in 2011 was a brutal, R rated, movie that was meant to show just how bad some of these Mexican cartels could get.  It wasn’t just an action movie, it was a film that spoke of the atrocities experienced by many that are unwillingly drug into the cartel business.  This version of that movie is a PG-13 film that has more of a Jason Bourne/Salt feel, nothing at all like the original.

While it is certainly possible that the movie gives a better representation of the source material than the trailer does, it is probably safe to assume that this will just be a normal action movie out of Hollywood.  Miss Bala will be hitting North American theaters on February 1st of 2019.

What did you think of this trailer? Did you ever see the original, or will you watch the original and compare it with this one?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

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First Man Podcast Review

Check this out to hear what I thought about First Man

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In one episode a week I will be having a Q&A session.  So feel free to drop me some movie based questions on my twitter @KylanReelCritic or email me at reelmoviecritic@gmail.com.  It can be questions about upcoming movies, personal questions about my opinion on movie topics, or rumors you have heard that you want discussed.

Venom Podcast Review

Check this out to hear what I thought of the Venom film!

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In one episode a week I will be having a Q&A session.  So feel free to drop me some movie based questions on my twitter @KylanReelCritic or email me at reelmoviecritic@gmail.com.  It can be questions about upcoming movies, personal questions about my opinion on movie topics, or rumors you have heard that you want discussed.

 

My Podcast Announcement

Hello fellow movie fans! This is a small announcement.

I have decided to take the Reel Movie News brand to a new level by incorporating a podcast into what I do here.  This is so I can reach my goal of building a community of reel film fans like myself.

If you would like to check out the podcast it is still in its infant stages, and there will be a lot of changes to come in the future.  But for now, you can find my podcast on YouTube by searching Reel Movie News, or you can follow the link here.  Don’t forget to subscribe my friends.

As I add new episodes I will be posting links to them here on my blog, this will make it easy for those of you that frequent the site to check them out if interested.

Lastly, on one of the shows that I do I would like to start a small Q&A session in the near future.  So if you are a film fan and have questions about the industry, if you have personal questions for me that pertain to movies, or if you would like to discuss movie rumors you have heard, you can send me those questions by emailing me at reelmoviecritic@gmail.com or you can Tweet me at @KylanReelCritic.  I will gather up any questions asked and air them on a future episode.  I would like to make it a regular thing if possible, so expect many announcements in order to get the word out.

Thank you to all of my readers, and future listeners.  You are what make this community possible, and I look forward to watching it grow.

Keep it Reel!!

 

Warner Bros Set to Make ‘Tom and Jerry’ and ‘Scooby-Doo’ Movies

Get ready fans of Tom and Jerry, as well as Scooby-Doo, you got movies coming!

According to an article published in Variety, Warner Bros. are in negotiations with director Tim Story to direct a new Tom and Jerry live-action/animated hybrid film, as well as talking to Chris Columbus to be the creative producer on a new Scooby-Doo animated movie.

This announcement comes on the heels of Warner Bros. announcing that they are aiming for a balance of animate movies as well as live-action hybrids.

Tom and Jerry is expected to start shooting in 2019.  The plan is to shoot in the real world with an animated version of Tom and Jerry interreacting with real people.  This sounds like it could be in the very same vein of Who Framed Roger Rabbit or Space Jam.  Sources have also told Variety that, staying true to the characters of Tom and Jerry, they will not talk and will continue to rely on physical comedy as they have been since their inception in 1940.

As far as Scooby-Doo, the fully animated movie is full steam ahead with an expected release date in the first quarter of 2020.  At the moment there is no casting announcement for the voices for the meddling kids, but expect one soon.

What do you think of this announcement?  Are you a fan of any of these properties?  And do you think these movies can work?  Leave a comment below and let me know your thoughts.  Lets make a discussion about it.

October 12-14 Box Office

Another weekend in the world of movies has come and gone, and with it new box office numbers!

Surprisingly, there were three new releases this week; First man, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, and Bad Times at the El Royale – yet only two of the three made it into the top five box office spots.  Bad Times at the El Royale took 7th place. Ouch.

The story this weekend is not the success of First Man or Goosebumps 2, both films underperformed compared to what was being predicted.  The real story is that Venom only dropped 56% when it was predicted to drop closer to 70% from its first weekend, and A Star is Born dropped even less with 33%.  Both films have performed higher than anybody could have predicted in their second weekend.  Especially against 3 new opening films that most thought audiences were looking forward to seeing.

If you want to see the full breakdown of the box office this past weekend check out the list below!

No 1. Venom – $80,030,000.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $142,108,258.

No 2. A Star is Born (2018) – $28,445,205.  Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $94,605,565.

No 3. First Man – $16,006,065 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween – $15,802,225 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Smallfoot$9,066,837. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $57,375,058.

What did you think of this weekend’s box office?  Did you see any of the new releases, or did you go out and support Venom or A Star is Born? Leave a comment below and lets make a discussion out of it!

My Review For ‘First Man’

Scroll to the bottom if you would like an audio version of this First Man review!

First Man is the newest film direct by Damien Chazelle, who previously directed the academy nominated Whiplash, and almost academy award-winning La La Land.  It tells real story of Neil Armstrong’s eight years leading up to the moon landing in 1969 – Armstrong being portrayed by two-time academy nominated actor, Ryan Gosling.  The film is based on the book of the same name, written by historian James R. Hansen.

Based on the description of this movie your not wrong in assuming that this film is reaching its hands out to grab as many Oscars as it can in the upcoming Academy Awards.  The movie is chalk full of scenes between Armstrong’s wife and kids that are meant to elicit all feels – something the academy will no doubt eat up, and something the audiences would eat up if the movie wasn’t so boring!

At a runtime of two hours and twenty minutes, I felt every passing moment.  I went into the movie knowing that this was all about the human element of space travel.  It is not about the mission itself, it is about the human element of the missions leading up to the famous Apollo 11 moon landing – something that should have worked.  However, the problem is that Gosling’s portrayal of Armstrong is very one note.  He is a calculating and gloomy character to a fault.  Continue reading “My Review For ‘First Man’”