There was a movie years ago called Descent. It took a group of women spelunking caverns, an already tense situation, & added these creepy blind creatures. Underwater looks like it's cut from the same cloth. I was already getting creeped out with while deep underwater aspect with the leak. Then there’s also something down there they’ve unleashed. Along with we gotta get out & walk? Yeah, I'm so in! Love the cast! This looks like rip the seat off in front you in the theater intensity. 20th Century Fox may be experiencing some cutbacks soon, but i’m glad this isn't one of them. Anyway, what do y'all think of this trailer? Does it seem as intriguing to you as it is me? Put it in the comments, like, & share. I'll keep up with 100% confirmed things like trailers throughout the build up to D23. In which I'll be addressing all the developments there via a wrap up video. So be on the lookout for that, everything will be picking back up shortly afterwards.
I know I've seemed to be away for awhile now, but truthfully there just hasn't been much going on. Which I'm sure has to do with D23 being right around the corner. I’m going to do a show alone to cover all that comes form there. Until then however, this has happened. Variety reports Disney making huge changes at 20th Century Fox. With Kevin Feige inheriting all things hero, & axing the majority of things in development for the studio, refocusing output. CEO Bob Iger also told Wall Street analysts in addition, the company’s streaming platform Disney Plus will get four big brands from Fox, the Macaulay Culkin holiday franchise Home Alone, the historical action romp Night at the Museum, the family comedy Cheaper by the Dozen and the live-action The Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Disney chief financial officer Christine McCarthy revealed Fox film was at an operating loss of $170 million for the quarter. Citing the horrible performance of Dark Phoenix barely breaking even, & marketing costs for upcoming films such as FORD v FERRARI. The only complete FOX film Iger seems to really have faith in. Determined to keep 20th Century Fox it’s own thing, Iger said it would probably take a year or two to have an impact on the films on production. The future slate past this year seems all up in the air though. With James Cameron’s sequels to Avatar, as well as a continuation of the Planet of the Apes to proceed, Iger also said indie label Fox Searchlight will continue on its current trajectory and also make movies for Disney+. Fox's film division will have to pare back its number of releases. I don’t get how this is to big of a surprise. Considering FOX wasn't putting out quality stuff. They were just souring what properties they did own the rights to. I was very surprised when Disney announced as many FOX films as they did. Dark Phoenix should have proved all these films probably need some hard looks at & retooling before deciding on whether they deserve major or minor releases growing forward. The question is will this level of change affect the type of material coming out of FOX altogether. FOX does some weird shit in some of their films, taking major chances with at times edgy material. The House of Mouse is gonna have to jump in running it looks like, as opposed to the gradual pace they had looked like they accepted. Curious to see where 20th Century Fox is in the next 5 years. What do y'all think? Y’all hear this. Can Disney jump in right now 100% & FOX still keep the identity we've always known form FOX? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
When I first heard a about JOJO RABBIT, I was instantly intrigued. I've been all about some Taika Waititi since Thor: Ragnarok, however the only way to talk about this trailer is to lead with the synopsis: “a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as JoJo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.” In theaters October 18th, this trailer is absolutely nuts. This is going to be disturbingly funny as all hell or just plain disturbing. Either way I'm all in. Ragnarok was hilarious, & some really dark material was covered through the funny. If Waititi can conjure up that same formula here, this is gonna be amazing. What do y'all think? Disturbing or disturbingly funny? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
The second official trailer keeps its vagueness in what exactly is going on in Ad Astra other than Brad Pitt playing astronaut Roy McBride trying to find his father. Who's lost in space with what could be the secret to save the planet. Per the synopsis, “His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos.” This trailer builds on the first, extending scenes we saw in the first with some awesome visuals. They've definitely caught my curiosity. From what I'm seeing however, there's no real in-between for this film. It's either gonna be extremely awesome or boring as all hell. Won't know for sure until Sept 20th, but I'm cautiously optimistic. What do y'all think? Are these trailers grabbing ya so far? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
“As a collection of history's worst tyrants and criminal masterminds gather to plot a war to wipe out millions, one man must race against time to stop them. Discover the origins of the very first independent intelligence agency in The King's Man.” That's the synopsis that came along with the first teaser for The King's Man. 20th Century Fox's prequel to The Kingsmen series set for February 14th 2020. Great teaser though. I can’t wait to see this. The first film totally blindsided me when it was released, & I loved it. I also liked the second one, but the original blew me away. This teaser looked very interesting. I'm a big fan of origin stories. Especially organization origin stories. Pair that with how big a fan I am of Ralph Fiennes, & this is an automatic must see. Even if I can’t stop thinking of Voldemort every time I see him. Anyway, this looked awesome to me. Gonna have to plan a refresh on the previous films. What did y'all think? In fact where are y’all on these as a whole? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Didn't take too much out of this trailer except a strong sense of intrigue. Considering everything they talked about in this, including the search for extraterrestrial life the synopsis seems pretty vague as well: "Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravel a mystery that threatens the survival of our planet. His journey will uncover secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos." I've been a huge Brad Pitt fan for what feels like ever. That alone would have me on board. Throw in space & you've totally piqued my interest. I actually liked the fact this trailer stayed bare-bones. In fact, I'm not sure if I want to see or know any more than the little we've got here. I love the mystery when it comes to "realistic" sci-fi. In fact, I stayed away from trailers for Interstellar when it released for just that reason. I'd be happy if we only got a few remixes of this trailer until its September 20th release. Especially if they keep it as wide open as this look was. I would love to go into this expecting a little of anything. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal. This thing is must-see on star power alone. Them you throw in this synopsis, "based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966", & you've got a heckuva reason to look forward to November 15. I remember they were losing their minds over this one at CinemaCon. Now, after finally seeing the trailer, I know why. This trailer was absolutely fabulous, & even though I know that could mean nothing, I can't help but think this film looks special. Equal parts racing & display of advancements in engineering, with an emotional human element thrown in from many different angles. I think director James Mangold might've really pulled out a winner in this one. I'm now as excited as the folks at CinemaCon were. What about y'all though? Does this do it for you? Do you see the same "special" in this trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
I'm starting to think Stuber might be the funniest movie that's going to drop this year. I figured with this being the International Trailer, it would be close to the same as the original. And while there are some familiar scenes this one throws down on even more funny. The start with a look at Stu's usual boring Uber life was great. Then the intro of Batista's cop was just amazing. I'll be laughing about the scene with the stretcher for days. I really can't wait to see this horribly named movie. Named after an inside joke. Where as if you don't know the ot the name just doesn't make since. I hope this doesn't hurt it in the long run. Like I said this has the potential to be the funniest movie this year hands down. Anyway, were y'all as I to this new look as I was? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
Ok, I'll admit, I wasn't that pumped to see this film. I'm not the biggest Hobbit or Lord of the Rings fan. I like them a lot, just don't love them. Made it hard to think I'd really want to see the story of TOLKIEN. Until now. This film looks absolutely intriguing all the sudden. Seeing the real life parallels get turned I to the epic tales they get turned to, almost interests me more than the actual tales themselves. I love to see how storytellers take real life events & weave them into something purely magical. If this is really what this is, this is the marketing it deserved all along. At this point I'm totally in. Like I said it might be a day later than usual, but I'm definitely seeing this as my first FOX review now. What'd y'all think? Does this peek inside the mind of storytelling genius intrigue y'all as much as myself? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
This will most likely be the first film from Disney's purchase of FOX I will review. Sounds like a perfect date flick to check out. While I really like Lord of the Rings, I've never really loved it as much as some. However, loosely related, I was a giant fan of the animated Hobbit as a child. This story here has really grabbed my attention though. It's official synopsis reads, "TOLKIEN explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and weather love and loss together, including Tolkien’s tumultuous courtship of his beloved Edith Bratt, until the outbreak of the First World War which threatens to tear their fellowship apart. All of these experiences would later inspire Tolkien to write his famous Middle-earth novels." If I'm getting the trailers correctly it looks as if the real life story will be built upon by looks at how it correlates to Tolkien's writings. Sounds very interesting, if it doesn't wind up being a complete snooze fest. It helps I'm also a fan Nicholas Hoult, who's playing the lead. Might be a day late on the first thoughts review for this one, but it will be coming. Got a little more excited hearing the passion on the voices of the director & cast here, but only time will tell. We'll know when it releases on May 10th.
Ok, so maybe it just shows how she becomes the Phoenix, then eludes to some of the manipulations to have her turn to Dark Phoenix, but you can't have one without the other. Not sure who this is pulling the strings to get her to that place, but this keeps looking better & better. Once again, I know all throughout production they went on & on about how many problems this thing had. And the first trailers didn't really do anything for me. These 2 trailers that have been cut since Disney took over though? They either show the power of a well cut trailer, or this is going to be an awesome send off for the 20 years we've spent with Fox's X-Men. I went from not so worried to actual excitement for this one. There's a chance they could be going out with a bang. Totally dug this trailer. Not only the visuals of the Phoenix, but the mindset behind the changes in her personality as well. This is everything we wanted in X-Men 3. What'd y'all think though? Is anyone else coming around on this one, or are we still skeptical this is just an example of a well cut trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.
Another big piece of Disney's FOX rollout at CinemaCon was this new look at Dark Phoenix . At least, from descriptions I'm pretty sure this is what they saw. And I must agree, this is probably the first trailer I've seen that's gave me some hope for this one. I just couldn't get the haven't we done that before feeling out of my head through the others. With this one however, it at least looks like they're attempting to do it right. It still doesn't erase the nightmare stories I've heard throughout the development of it, but like I said, it does leave room for hope. They did mention that this will close off FOX's X-Men saga, & be the final entry. So, fingers crossed, i think we all know where they're popping up next. A blessing & a curse considering even through its ups & downs, there has been some shining things throughout. Namely, Jackman's retired Wolverine, both Mckellen & Fastbender's Magneto, & Stewart & even McAvoy's Professor X to name a few. Anyway, fingers crossed this has had enough tweaks through the turmoil to come out as good as this trailer, & end a very long saga on a good note. What'd y'all think though? Does this trailer redeem all the bad press, or will you sit this one out for their inevitable addition to the MCU?
FOX was a big part of Disney's presentation at CinemaCon. Which brought up some films I didn't have on my radar at all. One of these was Stuber . They talked it up to the point I was curious, but still had no idea what to expect other than a comedy with Dave Bautista. Especially from that name. A name which now makes perfect since after seeing this trailer. Also starring Kumail Nanjiani, who we talked about last week as in talks for Marvel's The Eternals . Where he plays an Uber driver, hence the name Stuber , that gets his car commandeered by a cop (Bautista) on the hunt for a murderer. From what it looks like in this trailer, pure hilarity ensues. Provided they didn't show us every funny moment in the trailer, this has the potential to be great. It also looks like the first role for Bautista, that could push his acting career to big new places. Don't know if many people will get past this name though. Like I said, after watching this trailer it makes since, but will that hold for name recognition at the box-office? Only time will tell, but this is definitely a very funny trailer nonetheless. What do y'all think? Will y'all be there for one of the first FOX films Disney's pushing? Let me know in the comments, like, & share.