New “It” Trailer Released!

A new trailer for the remake of Stephen King’s classic novel “It” was just released, take a look if you dare!

It” is about an inter-dimensional predatory shapeshifter which has the ability to transform itself into its prey’s worst fears, allowing it to exploit the phobias of its victims. It’s one of Stephen King‘s best, and longest novels, finishing at around 1,100 pages. This will be part 1 of a 2-part series, so they’ll be able to fit a good portion of the novel into a roughly 4 hour film. The original film was a made-for-TV two-part, 4 hour, miniseries that aired on ABC in 1990. If you’re afraid of clowns, this book and movie are probably to blame, even though the movie isn’t scary by today’s standards, the special effects are very dated, take a look at one of the original trailers from 1990.

But the new trailer looks much more scary!

Pennywise the Clown” was originally played by Tim Curry, who did a great job, but we’ll see how Bill Skarsgård stacks up against the renowned actor. Finn Wolfhard who played Mike in Stranger Things is also in it, which I’m really excited about, that kid is a great actor! It’s also being directed by Andrés Muschietti who did the horror film Mama from 2013.

What do you think? Will you see it?

It comes out on September 8th of this year.

My Favorite Movies of 2016

With 2016 ending (Finally!) here’s the list of my Top 5 Favorite Films of 2016!

 

Coming in at #5 – 10 Cloverfield Lane

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This was actually a pretty good film. It was tense, interesting, and it kept you on the edge of your seat. Definitely worth watching, there’s some good twists along the way!

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#4 – Kubo and the Two Strings

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Kubo and the Two Strings was super original and inventive, the animation style was great and the characters were really interesting. It was definitely a surprise this year, and was definitely underrated in my opinion!

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#3 – Arrival

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Arrival was a very interesting movie, it wasn’t a typical blockbuster action alien movie. It was slower, but tense and very smart. It’s one of those movies where you definitely need to see it twice. Even with a few plot holes, it still managed to make you think and wonder.

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#2 – The Fundamentals of Caring

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The Fundamentals of Caring is actually a Netflix original movie, and it was great. It stars Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and oddly enough, Selena Gomez. But it’s a very charming, funny, and touching movie, in the vein of Little Miss Sunshine and The Way Way Back. Paul Rudd plays an unemployed, depressed middle-aged man who decides to become a caregiver for some extra money, and even though he’s terribly unqualified, lands a job taking care of Trevor (Craig Roberts), a 17 year old boy with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, confining him to a wheel chair for the rest of his life, and not to mention a messed up sense of humor. After becoming close friends, they decide to go on a road trip to see national landmarks, along the way they meet Dot (Selena Gomez) and Peaches (Megan Ferguson). I really enjoyed it though, I was surprised that I didn’t hear more about it actually, but I highly advise a viewing, it’s definitely worth it!

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And my favorite movie of the year goes to…Hunt for the Wilderpeople!

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a prime example of indie filmmaking. It has the most random story, but with funny and complex characters played by great actors. That’s almost always a recipe for success. I bet you didn’t notice that the old grandpa was played by Sam Neill, also Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park! He’s a New Zealand native, which was where the Director, Taika Waititi, is from, and where the movie was filmed.

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And now for my honorable mentions of the year:

MoanaDisney is really trying to diversify it’s princess line up, which I’m all for, and they did a good job with this one, catchy music, touching scenes and funny characters.

Keanu – It was actually really funny, I was surprised, I felt it was pretty underrated.

Central Intelligence – Also an underrated comedy for the year, I actually saw an advanced screening at the beginning of the year, so they may have changed some scenes around for the official release.

Passengers – SUPER underrated, in my opinion. I actually really enjoyed it, I thought it explored a lot of interesting topics, such as loneliness, being stranded, consequences of actions and regret. One thing that critics agreed on was it had a cheesy or too-easy ending, which I could see, but I honestly didn’t mind that much, I enjoyed it for what it was. It was also beautifully shot, and there were some intense scenes for sure!

 

 

And now for my favorite new TV Shows of the year:

Stranger Things stranger-things

If you haven’t seen it yet, then you must be living under a rock! It’s amazing, super well written, very tense, and the kid actors are amazing! If you liked the kids, then get excited for Stephen King’s It that comes out later this year, because they’re in it! Also, stay tuned for a second season!

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Westworld

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Another great sci-fi series, they did a great job expanding on the original movie’s premises. I wrote an article earlier in the year wondering how they would make a whole series based off of that one movie, but I think they did a great job expanding and adding in new themes. The acting is also amazing! A second season of Westworld will be coming out in 2018 sometime as well.

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Angie Tribeca

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If you haven’t seen this one yet either, I highly recommend it. It’s hilarious, over the top and goofy, which I love. If you’ve seen the Naked Gun or Police Squad, you’ll love it too! It’s nice to see Rashida Jones playing a leading role as well, she’s usually a secondary character that doesn’t get the spotlight, and she does a great job in this one. The second season will be coming out soon!

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Baskets

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If you haven’t started watching Baskets yet, do! It’s hilarious. Zack Galifianakis plays a depressed rodeo clown who went to France to be a classically trained clown, only to flunk out because he didn’t know French. If that didn’t hook you already, then I don’t know what will! Watch it!

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The highest grossing films of the year were: Captain America with $1.15B, and Finding Dory and Zootopia both with just over the $1B mark.
Now, there are a few movies that I haven’t seen yet that could change my list, these would be: 13th, La La Land, Fences, Hell or High Water, Moonlight, Hacksaw Ridge, Manchester by the Sea and Silence.

What were your favorites from the year?

 

New Blade Runner 2049 Teaser Trailer Released!

A new teaser trailer has just been released for Blade Runner 2049!

Check it out!

It will be a sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner.

It stars Harrison Ford as LAPD Rick Deckard and Ryan Gosling as LAPD Officer K.

It comes out October 6th, 2017.

Are you excited for it?

A New Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Trailer!

A new trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 just came out, take a look!

What do you think? My favorite part was the end scene where Drax was making fun of Chris Pratt for liking Gamora. What was yours?

It comes out in May, are you excited?

DC Universe Movie Release Timeline

The DC Cinematic Universe Timeline Through 2020

So we all know that Batman V. Superman wasn’t quite what we were hoping for, but can we get past that already? Because the DC Universe has a lot of movies in the pipeline right now that are supposed to be released within the next 3 years. Now whether those movies will be as good or as successful as the Marvel Universe movies, we don’t know yet, but anyway, here’s a list of all the upcoming DC movies for the next few years!

 

Wonder Woman – June 2nd, 2017

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This next summer we will see the new Wonder Woman movie, starring Gal Gadot which will be set during WWI, and will be the only stand alone film before The Justice League film.

 

Justice League – November 17th, 2017

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DC fans are hoping that this will be their savior film, DC’s version of The Avengers basically, let’s hope this one works out for them.

 

The Flash – March 16th, 2018

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This one could be tricky since it’s also a TV show right now, how will they tie them together? Are they both going to pretend that the other doesn’t exist? Come on guys, let’s all just get along!

 

Aquaman – July 27th, 2018

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Please don’t make this lame, please.

 

Untitled Film – October 5th, 2018

There is much talk around the water cooler about this one! Could this be Ben Affleck’s Batman movie? Apparently he has been writing one and hopes to direct it as well as star in it as Bruce Wayne/Batman, are we excited about this or not? I don’t know what to think!

 

Shazam – April 5th, 2019

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A movie that’s been in development for a long time, still with no director or lead actor attached, besides The Rock playing Black Adam. This one is said to be a more comedic movie than the previous DC movies, finally!

 

Justice League Part 2 – June 14th, 2019

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This movie will be huge, no questions about it, and that’s pretty much all I have to say about that.

 

Untitled Film – November 1st, 2019

This could be any number of movies actually, a Suicide Squad sequel, although not likely, considering it’s poor box office reception, or it could be another Wonder Woman movie or even Man of Steel 2, it’s a little too far off to tell at this point though.

 

Cyborg – April 3rd, 2020

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No director has been set yet, as it’s rumored that this character will show up in at least a few DC movies before 2020, possibly shaping the character’s story.

 

Green Lantern Corps – June 19th, 2020

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It looks like they’ve decided to reboot the Green Lantern, but this time apparently with a team of Green Lanterns instead of just one, hope that works out for them.

 

No Release Dates Yet

 

The Batman

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As I said before, there are talks of Ben Affleck writing, directing and starring in a stand alone Batman movie, but as of right now there is no set production timeline.

 

Man of Steel 2

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During the early developmental stages of Batman V. Superman, it was supposed to be more of a Man of Steel 2, but overtime changed into what we saw in theaters this last summer, so I suppose Superman is due for his sequel, no release date set yet.

Which of these DC Universe movies are you most excited about? Least excited about?