Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A new Justice League poster was released today and, I've got to say, it's a little cheesy-looking.
They just keep releasing new posters of the same characters in different poses and positions. You'd think there would be something a bit more visual (other characters, some action scene, the villain....anything other than just a Vogue pose).
Kind of weird.
But, I'm still going to see it when it opens on November 17th.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
The first trailer for the upcoming movie, The New Mutants, was released...
Well, that doesn't look like a very fun movie.
It seems that this series will be going more in the horror movie direction with some X-Men mutants.
Not sure I'll enjoy that.
We'll see how things turn out when the movie opens on April 13th.
Monday, October 16, 2017
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
The first trailer for the eleventh season of The X-Files was released this week...
It's looking pretty good. Hopefully they'll focus more on the overall story than just one-off creature-of-the-week episodes like they did last season.
But, I'm definitely still in!
The new episodes air sometime in early 2018.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Monday, October 9, 2017
The final Justice League trailer was released over the weekend....
It's looking pretty fun (although still a bit more CGI-y than I would like). Also, it seems that they've beefed up a bit more focus on Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and Wonder Woman, which is just fine with me.
The movie opens November 17th
Friday, October 6, 2017
Thursday, October 5, 2017
A new set of Justice League posters was released ahead of the new trailer that is expected to be dropped over the weekend...
I think everyone already assumes that Superman is going to be in the movie, but the studio has not released any individual posters or photos of him from it, so I suppose we're expected to be "surprised" when he shows up.
I'll have to practice that reaction before I go see the movie when it opens on November 17th.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
The first trailer for the new Woody Allen movie, Wonder Wheel, was just released today...
Like all of his films, it looks beautifully shot and has a great cast. It's also received some good early reviews at various film festivals, so I'm looking forward to seeing this when it opens on December 1st.
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Very sad news...
Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine and iconic frontman of the sexual revolution, died at his home, the Playboy Mansion. He was 91.
“My father lived an exceptional and impactful life as a media and cultural pioneer and a leading voice behind some of the most significant social and cultural movements of our time in advocating free speech, civil rights and sexual freedom,” Cooper Hefner, Playboy Enterprises’ chief creative officer and Hugh’s son, said in a statement.
“He defined a lifestyle and ethos that lie at the heart of the Playboy brand, one of the most recognizable and enduring in history.
He definitely lived a rich (literally and figuratively) and colorful life and created a lifestyle brand that many men only dreamed of living.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The first trailer for Annihilation (from the director of Ex Machina) was released today...
The trailer doesn't really give you a lot of plot information, which isn't a bad thing.
However, it looks like there are some aliens involved, so I'll probably go see it just based on that.
The movie opens February 23rd.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Monday, September 25, 2017
Friday, September 22, 2017
Thursday, September 21, 2017
A new trailer was released today for the upcoming Kenneth Branagh directed Murder on the Orient Express...
It has a great cast including Tom Bateman, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Olivia Colman, Lucy Boynton, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo and Sergei Polunin.
I never read the book or watched the original film, so it'll all be new to me.
I'm looking forward to solving the mystery with everyone else when the film opens on November 10th.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The first full trailer for Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was released today...
I have to be honest, as much as I love me some Dwayne Johnson and Nick Jonas, I had no desire to see this movie when I heard it was being made. It just seemed like a cheap reach (with Robin Williams having died) to make a quick buck off of the previous film.
However...this trailer looks fun and actually made me laugh a couple of times.
Well played, marketing folks.
We'll see how I feel about it when it opens on December 20th.
Monday, September 18, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
If you had suffered what her character has throughout all of these films, wouldn't you just MOVE out of the neighborhood and, maybe, go live with the gals at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel to be as far away from your 40-year stalker as possible?!
I think Maggie Smith could probably take Michael Myers with one eyebrow arched appropriately.
Here's what she thinks about Jamie Lee Curtis putting herself through all of this again...
I couldn't agree more.
Thursday, September 14, 2017
Looks like Jennifer Lawrence is going undercover for the movie Red Sparrow...
She's already proven she can kick-ass in the X-Men movies, so it will be interesting to see her go all-out as a solo assassin (like Charlize Theron did recently in Atomic Blonde).
The movie opens on March 2nd.
Also, the first trailer for All the Money in the World (about the kidnapping of John Paul Getty's 16-year old nephew in 1973) was released today...
All the Money in the World follows the kidnapping of 16-year-old John Paul Getty III (Charlie Plummer) and the desperate attempt by his devoted mother Gail (Michelle Williams) to convince his billionaire grandfather (a nearly unrecognizable Kevin Spacey) to pay the ransom. When Getty Sr. refuses, Gail attempts to sway him as her son’s captors become increasingly volatile and brutal. With her son’s life in the balance, Gail and Getty’s adviser (Mark Wahlberg) become unlikely allies in the race against time that ultimately reveals the true and lasting value of love over money.
It's got a great cast and the story is definitely interesting (I didn't know that this actually happened), so I'm looking forward to seeing this when it comes out on December 8th.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
The first full trailer for Season 9 of Curb Your Enthusiasm was finally released...
He's really such an awful character, yet usually gets what's coming to him, one way or the other.
The good news is that watching him get his karmic payback is always hilarious and well worth the wait.
The new episodes begin airing on HBO on October 1st.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
The first full trailer for Alexander Payne's new film, Downsizing was released this morning...
This looks awesome and hilarious. I love Matt Damon and Kristen Wiig and the idea of living better/smaller is something I'm onboard with.
Sign me up!
The movie opens on December 22nd.
Friday, September 8, 2017
Thursday, September 7, 2017
It looks like we're going to get a fun Carol Burnett Show reunion in December...
CBS will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic Carol Burnett Show with a two-hour special set for December 3.
The Carol Burnett 50th Anniversary Special will film on Stage 33 at CBS Television City in Los Angeles, the show’s original soundstage. In it, Burnett will reminisce about her favorite sketches, Q&As with the studio audience, guest stars, her memorable wardrobe and bloopers, as well as the effect the show continues to have on television today as a true pioneer of sketch comedy.
The special will also feature original cast members Vicki Lawrence and Lyle Waggoner, costume designer Bob Mackie, as well as other comedians, comic actors and friends, including Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, among others.
The Carol Burnett Show premiered on Sept. 11, 1967 and starred Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman, Vicki Lawrence, Lyle Waggoner and Tim Conway. Over its 11-season run, the show earned 25 Primetime Emmys, including three for Outstanding Variety-Music/Comedy Series. In addition, the show earned eight Golden Globe Awards, including one for Best Television Show – Comedy or Musical, and Burnett received four for Best Actress – Comedy or Musical.
Although this should be a LOT of fun, I hope that the exclusion of Tim Conway in the announcement is just an oversight. He was responsible for a large percentage of the unintentional cast laughter during sketches (especially Harvey Korman).
Can't wait to see this when it airs on CBS on December 3rd.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
The first trailer for Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water was recently released...
It looks like a semi-romantic version of The Creature from the Black Lagoon.
Which may or may not be a good thing.
We'll find out when the film opens on December 8th.
Friday, September 1, 2017
Thursday, August 31, 2017
A new behind-the-scenes video about the making of the upcoming Marvel's Inhumans series was released today...
Although I'm looking forward to watching it and am happy to see the actor who played Ramsay Bolton in Game of Thrones playing another bad guy, it still looks very cheesy to me. I'm certainly not going to pay to see it in IMAX this weekend.
But, I will check out the first couple of episodes and see how much Velvetta oozes through my screen before I decide if I'm going to commit to the whole season.
The series premiere's on ABC September 29th and will be airing in some IMAX theaters starting tomorrow for two weeks.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Netflix released the first trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's new upcoming comedy special, Jerry Before Seinfeld...
It looks like it should be pretty entertaining with some fun Jerry history along with it, which is all I ask of it.
The special makes its debut on September 19th.
Monday, August 28, 2017
The Game of Thrones season finale was last night and it was pretty intense. Although we have to wait at least another year until the final season, HBO just released the first of seven new behind-the-scenes shorts, called The Game Revealed, which should help tide us over for another few weeks.
Hot on the heels of season seven’s conclusion, HBO announced a new short-form show called The Game Revealed. In seven installments, it will explore the making of each episode from this season. The first episode of The Game Revealed is all about the premiere episode of this season, “Dragonstone”...
Every Monday, a new episode will go up on HBO’s various platforms, including HBO Now, HBO Go, HBO On Demand, and other related portals.
I love seeing how all of the creative forces pull together to bring these crazy stories and amazing visual effects, both big and small, into each episode. It's mind-blowing.
Also, if you want to see a closer look at the very intense Dragon pit meeting of the gang with Cersei last night in the finale, check out this new video as well.
It's pretty surreal and funny to see them all in full costume checking their cell phones towards the end of the video.
Friday, August 25, 2017
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Spike TV released the first trailer for the second season of The Shannara Chronicles today...
I really enjoyed the first season, so am hoping this new one holds up, now that it has moved from MTV to Spike.
The new episodes start airing on October 11th.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Great news for the Wonder Woman movie...
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Wonder Woman passed the $800 million mark worldwide this weekend with more than $404 million domestically and more than $396 million overseas. Wonder Woman has climbed to the 23rd spot on the all-time domestic box office list and is currently at No. 64 on the worldwide list.
The film cost $149 million to make.
That's awesome news!
I'm so glad that it's been so well-received (and it hasn't even opened in Japan yet). Plus, it comes out on DVD on September 19th, which should also add quite a bit to its financial windfall.
She is a wonder.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
We got another round of Dragon smackdown on Game of Thrones Sunday. Unfortunately, things didn't go as smoothly as the last outing. Still....an amazing scene.
HBO released a new behind-the-scenes video on the making of this episode that is a must-see for anyone who enjoys finding out how they do what they do.
It really is amazing to see the amount of time and creativity that goes into every detail of an episode. They covered a quarry in Iceland in concrete to re-create an ice lake they could use just for the final battle.
The final episode of this season airs on Sunday.
Monday, August 21, 2017
Very sad news over the weekend...
Jerry Lewis, one of Hollywood’s greatest slapstick comedians, a filmmaker of exceptional popularity and novelty, and a humanitarian who transformed the celebrity telethon into a massive fundraising tool, has died.
He was 91.
Lewis was one of the dominant figures in show business during the 1960s and 1970s. His comedy act with Martin made them one of the most successful teams of all time, and Lewis’ films following that break-up made him one of the top movie draws of the era. Such comedy classics as The Bellboy (1960) and The Nutty Professor (1963) were huge successes.
Lewis also is remembered for his Herculean efforts as the national chairman – and face of – the Muscular Dystrophy Association. For years, his Labor Day telethon marked the end of summer for many, and it helped raise close to $2.5 billion for research into the disease. He was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 for those efforts. Lewis left the telethon in 2011, but his annual closing song, You’ll Never Walk Alone, became one of the indelible moments of those efforts.
His international success, particularly in France, where he was revered as a comedy genius, was no less impressive. Lewis won eight “best director” awards in Europe, and was presented with the French Legion of Honor award in 1984.
He had a very long and, overall, prosperous career and helped raise a LOT of awareness and money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
He will be fondly remembered and missed.