New Trailer for ‘John Wick 3: Parabellum’

If you have seen John Wick: Chapter 2, then you know that the entire world is ready to kill him – and this trailer beautifully orchestrates that point.

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John Wick 3: Parabellum brings back Keanu Reeves as the brutally deadly Mr. Wick, as well as Ian McShane, Laurence Fishburne, and new comer Halle Berry.

This new trailer shows everything that fans of the John Wick franchise have come to love: headshots, guns, adrenaline pumping action, well dressed dudes, and more headshots.

John Wick 3: Parabellum will be hitting theaters May 17th of this year.

What do you think of this new trailer?  Are you looking forward to the new movie?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

Quentin Tarantino’s ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Drops First Trailer

Well, it has finally happened.   After a year of only hearing about news and rumors surrounding the 9th Quentin Tarantino film we are finally getting our first look at it.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt together for the first time in the backdrop of a 1960s Hollywood.  The acting duo play Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth, a washed-up actor and his long-time stunt double.

Check out the trailer below!

Tarantino wrote, directed, and produced Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and was inspired to create this film due to his upbringing in 1960s Tinseltown amidst LA’s hippie-crazed counterculture.  The two characters Rick Dalton and Cliff Booth live next door to Sharon Tate, played by Margot Robbie, in 1969 – durring the rise of the Charles Manson cult.

The film also stars Luke Perry, Damian Lewis, Dakota Fanning, and Bruce Dern who is playing the rancher who owned the infamous ranch where Manson and his followers lived.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is set to release on July 26th.

What did you think of this trailer?  Are you looking forward to seeing the new Tarantino film?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

Christopher Nolan’s Next Film May Star Robert Pattinson

Christopher Nolan is one of Hollywood’s most admired directors working today and everyone is looking forward to finding out what he will be tackling next.  The Dark Knight and Inception director has been dropping small nuggets about his upcoming film set to be released next summer, and it looks like we may have our two lead actors.

According to a report by Collider, Twilight and Good Time actor Robert Pattinson may be staring opposite confirmed BlacKkKlansman actor John David Washington (Denzel Washington’s son). Continue reading “Christopher Nolan’s Next Film May Star Robert Pattinson”

First Full-Length ‘Toy Story 4’ Trailer

The first full-length trailer for the next installment in the Toy Story franchise debuted this morning on Good Morning America, and shows us the next, and possibly last, adventure for Sheriff Woody and his friends.

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‘Bumblebee’ sequel will have “A Little More Bayhem”

Last December’s Bumblebee broke the trend that had been set by Transformers films since 2007 – it was not directed by Michael Bay.

The film was directed by Kubo and the Two Strings director Travis Knight, who was praised for bringing more heart and depth to the Transformers characters than had been seen in the previous five straight films.  Bay’s Transformers movies were known for their sexy over-the-top action and “comedy” with very little character development of the titular characters.  And while the previous films did make a lot of money at the box office, there was a huge decline between the 4th and 5th instalments showing that audiences were getting tired fo the shtick.

Transformers producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura spoke at SXSW with Collider‘s Haleigh Foutch saying:

“Several lessons have come out of this. One is that we have the freedom to tell almost any story.  The other is that, how strongly the audience identified with the strength of character and emotion. I know the next Transformer, our attempt anyway, is to sort of do a fusion of Bumblebee and the Bay movies…a little more Bayhem. And a little bit more of the character falling in love within the emotional dynamic of the movie. One of the things I want to do-and I hope we pull it off-is, we did it with Bumblebee because he’s so cute and he’s so accessible, but he can’t talk.  I think the more human we can make these characters, the more people are going to like them.”

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March 15-17 Box Office Report

Another weekend in the word of movies completed, and surprisingly most of the films made more money than anybody predicted.

As predicted in last weeks podcast episode, Captain Marvel stayed in the number one spot  However, my prediction was not completely accurate – the Marvel film dropped only 55.7%, as apposed to the 70% predicted.

The film garnered a lot praise from audiences after its first weekend and it is no surprise that it had lots of repeat viewing as well as viewership from those that may not normally go to a superhero film.  After this past weekend Captain Marvel is showing that it may just cross the coveted one billion dollar mark.

New release films Wonder Park, and Five Feet Apart, despite coming behind Captain Marvel managed to bring in more box office dollars than had been predicted. Both managed to cross over the $10 Million mark, something that many did not think was possible going against a Marvel superhero film in its second week.

Check out the full box office breakdown below!

No 1. Captain Marvel – $67,988,130. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $264,884,063.

No 2. Wonder Park – $15,853,646 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. Five Feet Apart – $13,190,286 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World$9,277,310.  Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $135,576,405.

No 5. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral$7,836,167.  Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $58,819,182.

What do you think of these box office results?  Did you see any of these movies? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

Warner Bros. CEO Steps Down Amid Sex Scandal Allegations

Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. CEO for six years, has stepped down as chairman.  His move to step down as leader for the movie studio comes after a story broke in The Hollywood Reporter last week alleging that Tsujihara was involved with actress Charlotte Kirk in exchange for movie auditions and roles.

Tsujihara did publicly apologize for his conduct, however it is unbecoming of a CEO to operate in this way.  If he had not stepped down he would have been forced out by higher powers.

WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey said on Monday regarding Tsujihara’s departure:

“It is in the best interest of WarnerMedia, Warner Bros., our employees and our partners for Kevin to step down as Chairman and CEO of Warner Bros. Kevin has contributed greatly to the studio’s success over the past 25 years and for that we thank him. Kevin acknowledges that his mistakes are inconsistent with the Company’s leadership expectations and could impact the Company’s ability to execute going forward.”

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James Gunn Get Reinstated As Director Of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’!

Last July there was a great disturbance in the force, as if a million Marvel fans suddenly cried out in terror. Of course this is in reference to Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2 director James Gun being fired by Disney. The moment the news dropped it was all the internet could talk about and it felt nearly impossible to avoid the topic. Well, it looks like those cries were all for nothing because Gunn has been reinstated by to directed the currently untitled Guardians of the Galaxy 3!

According to Deadline, who broke the story about Gunn’s return, the decision had actually been made months ago and they were sitting on announcing the news until now. Discussions first began between Gunn and Walt Disney Studio chairman Alan Horn in the fall when Horn was persuaded by Gunn’s public apology and handling of the situation. Continue reading “James Gunn Get Reinstated As Director Of ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’!”

Mavel drops another Avengers: Endgame Trailer

To the surprise of many this morning Disney dropped another trailer for Avengers: Endame as well as an awesome new poster! Check them out below!

The end of Avengers: Infinity War ended with half of the universe decimated and this trailer does not shy away from that point.  It is sopping with an end of the world vibe – everyone’s favorite heroes operating at the end of their ropes.  However, this is not the first trailer like this.  The first trailer showed lots of the same, showing that Disney is really leaning into audience’s need for a resolution to the “dusting” of many beloved characters.

With the launch of the trailer was a new poster tweeted out by the official Avengers twitter page – with the big bad Thanos lingering in the background.

The long awaited Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th – just a few weeks away.

What did you think of this trailer?  What theories about the upcoming movie do you have?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

 

Disney Finds New Director For A New Marvel Character!

It was announced late last year that Disney was concidering adding the Marvel martial artist character, Shang-Chi, to the already growing roster for phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However,  according to reports by Deadline, they have moved passed considering it to hiring a director.

Short Term 12 director Destin Daniel Cretton  has been selected to direct Marvel’s first film that will star an Asian protagonist in the leading role.  At the moment Cretton is directing Just Mercy with Brie Larson and Michael B. Jordan so it is fare to assume Shang-Chi will be his next project.

You can be forgiven for not knowing the character of Shang-Chi, his comic sales were never at the top of the charts. He first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973.  It launched around the time that the globally successful film Enter the Dragon was released.  In the comic Shang-Chi was raised, educated, and trained in martial arts in a Chinese compound closed off to the outside world.  It is in his seclusion that he managed to develop unsurpassed skills in Kung Fu.

At the moment there is no release date for the Shang-Chi movie, but this is to be expected.  Marvel is keeping their lips shut about future projects until after Avengers: Endgame finishes its run in the theater.  However, my estimation is that it will be in the early part of 2021.

What do you think of getting a Kung Fu martial artist added to the Marvel Cinematic Universe?  Is it a property that you are looking forward to?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.