Not As Enthusiastic For The Second Trailer For Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

We got a second trailer for Disney's upcoming October 18th sequel, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, & it definitely didn’t cement the hope I got from the first. Where it does still look like we’re gonna get a much more evilesque Maleficent this time around, my biggest gripe from the first, we got the reason for this in this trailer. Which if I'm reading into correctly it looks like once again there's worse at hand. I have a feeling Michelle Pfeiffer is going to have a much more manipulative evil to her than we see in the trailer. Not to mention the scene after getting wounded where Maleficent is rescued, finding her lost people. Which is what this will them turn into next with Aurora in the middle. Or a facsimile of. Anyway, I’ll pass. I’m gonna see it anyway obviously. Curiosity and all. I’m just definitely not as pumped as I was at first. As it looks like we'll be getting some of the same out of this oneas we did its predecessor. What a waste of great casting. What did y'all think though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

First Teaser For Live Action “Mulan”

The first Official Trailer for Disney's upcoming live-action Mulan is here, & it's awesome. I am not a fan of the original animated film. I felt it was a story of a girl turned warrior with no real evidence of which contained in the film. I’m not talkin' Kill Bill, but at least a little Ninja Turtle martial arts action could've worked. That why when I heard they were going the martial arts epic route with the remake I was totally intrigued. This trailer was everything I wanted from this adaptation. I absolutely loved it. They're really talong this seriously, & first & foremost it's a martial arts epic. I can’t wait for this film. It's got giant names in martial arts for years with Jet Li & Donnie Yen, two of my favorites, & according to the synopsis even, is staying closer to the original content: “When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the Imperial Army to defend the country from Northern invaders, Hua Mulan, the eldest daughter of an honored warrior, steps in to take the place of her ailing father. Masquerading as a man, Hua Jun, she is tested every step of the way and must harness her inner-strength and embrace her true potential. It is an epic journey that will transform her into an honored warrior and earn her the respect of a grateful nation…and a proud father. “Mulan” features a celebrated international cast that includes: Yifei Liu as Mulan; Donnie Yen as Commander Tung; Jason Scott Lee as Böri Khan; Yoson An as Cheng Honghui; with Gong Li as Xianniang and Jet Li as the Emperor. The film is directed by Niki Caro from a screenplay by Rick Jaffa & Amanda Silver and Elizabeth Martin & Lauren Hynek based on the narrative poem “The Ballad of Mulan.”” I’m super pumped for this. Crazy considering it's essentially a remake of a film I don’t really care for. How bout y’all? In or no? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Casting For Live Action “Little Mermaid”

Ariel has been announced for Disney's live-action Little Mermaid remake. Halle Bailey, a singer/actress I'm not so sure I'm too familiar with. She had a song in A Wrinkle in Time. That would probably be familiar. Other than that? Nothing. Zero way to form an opinion going in as of right now on my end. Sometimes that works out for the best though. I can at least say that. I got all this from THR. Which had also mentioned Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, & Melissa McCarthy being in early talks to join the Rob Marshall (“Mary Poppins Returns”) directed adaptation. McCarthy being up for Ursula if all goes through. Who I think i’d actually like in that role. I say actually because I haven't really liked any of the films she’s led. For some reason, I think a villain turn would really work for her though. Definitely some left field casting choices. That totally paid off for Aladdin though. If they can keep this fresh face thing up that’d be awesome to me. Makes it even easier to separate the actress or actor form the whole thing. What's y’alls thoughts though? Put ‘em in the comments, like, & share.

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New Featurette For Upcoming “Lion King”

Yesterday, we got this featurette for the upcoming livish-action Lion King, & I feel like I'm the only person who's not thoroughly pumped for this. It visually looks great. Now that we've seen the talking more I can say it's better, we're still not t o the point where it won't take some getting used to. In the snippet of the duet Beyonce totally overpowers Glover singing wise, which never works. Other than that though, I should be all about this movie. I’ve been more excited for way less. Not that I don’t want to see it or anything, I just feel like I’m not as pumped for this as a lot of others. If they do pull this off though, it opens the door for “live-action” animation on a whole new level. There's also, in Favreau we trust. I'm still going in thinking this thing is gonna blow me away. The CG, visual perfection on display can't do that alone. Leaves me wondering what will be new? All these remakes usually have something new to them. I’m thinking that’s where my excitement level's. I can’t seem to think of any big changes we can get to build on this story from the original. July 19th is right around the corner. So, we'll see soon. Until then, I'm still waiting for the thing that gets me to that higher level of excitement going in. What about y'all? Is there anybody that’s also excited, but feels like their level of which should be higher? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Tickets On Sale For "Lion King", New TV Spot.

A new TV Spot for the more live-action yet still animated version of the Lion King came out yesterday to announce today's tickets going on sale. Not only do we get some more actual talking animal footage from Mustafa, we also get our first listen to Donald Glover & Beyonce's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?". It's a total plus on both fronts as well. I'm going to have to listen to the song a few more times to see how it weighs in against the original. First thoughts on the snippet here are good though. Even if it's highly noticeable Beyonce's got a better voice than Glover. Mufasa talking was pretty impressive as well. We've come a long way on the talking animal front it looks like. I also loved the lightning Mufasa in the sky shot. Got my tickets now though. That's as all in as I can get. Now I just have to wait until July 18th. What did y'all think of this TV spot though? In fact, how many are on the fence for this one? Put it in the comments, like, & share. 

Special Look At New Song From "Aladdin", "Speechless"

This live action adaptation of Disney's Aladdin seems to really be putting a bigger emphasis on Princess Jasmine than its predecessor. Which makes a lot of since considering out of the two leads Naomi Scott has more acting under her belt. Add that with Jasmine being the obvious role to extend if you wanted to flesh out this story, & giving her her own song seems like a given. The song sounds great by the way from the small snippet we get. So now the only question to answer is the hardest. Will it naturally fit in the story? For me that's always the hardest part of music in a film. Having a scene that would never happen in real life fit in seamlessly. Obviously we don't just burst I to song to get our points across. Can't wait to find out how this fits, & I've only got days now to wait. So until then, based on this snippet, what do y'all think of this new addition? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Special Look At The Sets Of "Aladdin"

It's things like this that makes me want to be a part of movie production. Not to just go to all the exotic places, but to see the real life sets. Seeing the actual streets of Agrabah were built just blows my mind. A set so big they mention in this video you could almost get lost in it? I can't even imagine how awe inspiring this would be to walk around in. Since Star Wars & Indiana Jones, I've always been amazed by giant set pieces. I love we still do this in a world where we could just create them on computer. It not only adds realism to use this method along with CGI, as opposed to just one or the other. It also helps the actors in their performances to have real grounds to stand on. This gives me yet another live action Disney film that I can't wait to see some behind the scenes on. What do y'all think of these beautiful set pieces displayed in this video? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Not The Grandest Entrance With "Prince Ali" Clip

IGN released this clip of Aladdin's big entrance into Agrabah as Prince Ali, & it comes off more Prince Abooboo to quote Jafar. The best word to use really is boring. They're using all the same lyrics as the original, it just completely lacks the visuals & the energy. Strange way to go for the big introduction scene in my opinion. It's not horrible, but it's far from great. The only thing making my feel a little at ease is knowing the Genie only has two songs. 

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"Honey I Shrunk The Kids" Apparently Getting A Reboot With Josh Gad

SlashFilm has confirmed with three separate sources that a reboot/sequel is in the works for Honey I Shrunk the Kids with Josh Gadd picking up the lead role of Nick Szalinski, son of the original's Wayne played by Rick Moranis. It'll continue the story with Nick, wait for it, accidentally shrinking his kids. Originally rumored for Disney+, SlashFilm has reported that Disney is aiming for a theatrical release for this one. Personally, I'm a little worried. I love Josh Gadd. But even he dosen't erase the fact that while the original was great, every time we've tried to revisit this material it's been pure disaster. That said, I can't help but think this is a bad idea. What do y'all think though? Is this possible to revisit? Should we just restart? Let me know your thoughts. Put 'em in the comments, like, & share.

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"Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil" Shares First Teaser

I'll be honest, I'm not sure they could've released the greatest tease ever, & got me excited for this one. I've made no secret my distaste for the original Maleficent. I wanted a villain I never recieved. I will say this though, this teaser does seem like a step to righting the course. Even if I still feel the damage has already been done. I feel like if anything, this is going to show me the evil Maleficent I wanted from the jump, & just let me down that much more on what the original should have been. All the missed potential of a perfect casting choice used so wrong. Anyway, the official synopsis has Maleficent: Mistress of Evil as a fantasy adventure that picks up several years after the first, where audiences learned of the events that hardened the heart of Disney’s most notorious villain and drove her to curse a baby Princess Aurora. Tbos one continues to explore the complex relationship between the horned fairy and the soon to be Queen as they form new alliances and face new adversaries in their struggle to protect the moors and the magical creatures that reside within. Directed by Joachim Rønning from a story Linda Woolverton and a screenplay the same along with Micah Fitzerman-Blue & Noah Harpster. The film will be produced by Joe Roth, Angelina Jolie and Duncan Henderson with Matt Smith, Jeff Kirschenbaum and Michael Vieira serving as executive producers. Like I said before, personally I was let way too down by the first to he excited for this. What about y'all though? Is there anyone out there who's looking forward to this? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

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Couple Of Clips Released For Disney's "Aladdin"

My anticipation for the new live action Aladdin just keeps growing. Two clips have been released over the past couple of days extending some scenes we've seen in the trailers. In the first, I'm really coming around to this depiction of the Genie from Will Smith. I loved this full interaction between him an Aladdin as he's asking to be made a prince. Letting him k ow the importance of the details in his request. Smith just comes off so natural in making this iconic role his own. The second clip is the beginning of the "A Whole New World" scene. I'm loving the reaction to the drop, & the magic carpet from Jasmine. Also, our first real good look at Rajah. Loved everything about these clips. Can't wait for May 23rd! How bout y'all? Have they done enough to turn you around from that first look? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

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The New TV Spot For "Aladdin" Is Beautiful

There's no other way to put that. This new TV slot for Disney's upcoming live action Aladdin is absolutely beautiful. This might have been the spot that has totally won me over. I loved every second of this minute long spot. Every scene of the carpet ride is gorgeous, & from what we've seen, I'm really digging the chemistry between not only between Aladdin & Jasmine, but Al & the Genie as well. Any worries I had have been replaced with anticipation. I'm actually trusting that they can pull this off. We won't know until May 25th, but this is definitely a whole new world I want to visit. How bout y'all? Are y'all on board yet, or still on the fence? Put it in the comments, like, & share. 

Finally, An Animal Speaks In New "Lion King" Trailer

The new trailer for Lion King  has arrived, & with it we finally get our first speaking animal in the form of Scar. Even then though we still don't get much. A couple lines actually come out of his mouth with any other speaking parts off screen. Still a little concerning, but otherwise this movie looks absolutely amazing. Showcasing many iconic scenes, every moment was stunningly real. We even get a little Hakuna Matata , with a very quick glimpse of our second talking animals. If you blink, you'll miss their mouths moving though. Despite my concerns of them seemingly hiding the whole talking aspect, this trailer is probably the best, most fleshed out look yet. I'm a little more excited, after seeing this. I have a feeling we're still going to see more before this thing releases on July 19th. Namely get some more talky type interactions. This was a step in the right direction to get me on board though. What about y'all? Am I the only person worried they're shying away form one of the biggest aspects of this film? Let me know in the comments, like, & share.

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Not Much New To "Aladdin" TV Spot, But..

So, there really isn't much new to this TV spot released yesterday for Disney's upcoming live action Aladdin. Some very quick glimpses of Rajah, "Prince Ali", & the carpet ride were the only things that really stood out. However, for some reason, I still felt myself getting a little more excited for this film. While I had problems with the first Genie reveal trailer, everything since just keeps building up my anticipation for this film. This look is no exception to that build up. Hopefully they're not just skillfully cutting trailers, but my outlook for this film is shifting from worrisome to can't wait. Now if they can just get me on board with this way less sinister Jafar.. Like to know y'all's thoughts too though. Did this trailer, though not much new, do the same for you? For that matter, what your anticipation level for this one? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

New Aladdin Official Trailer Almost Restores My Faith

So, after the initial Genie reveal for Aladdin, I thought it was going to take a whole lot to restore my trust the film being good. Looks like all it took was a full trailer. I'm not saying this made me go full 180. Not by any means. I still think their Jafar is far from the evilness of his animated counterpart. This guy still totally reminds me of the cologne guy at a department store. On top of that I'm not 100% on the look of Genie, even though this extended look helped a whole lot. This proved at least what I thought in Smith being a good pick for at least conveyingthe role, & seeing a little magic behind him helped the overall look. Which was my only problem after that first reveal. Those being the only shakey parts still though. As the rest of this film looks amazing. The parkour style chase in the beginning looked thrilling, the carpet scenes were totally magical, & I'm way into the casting of Jasmine & Aladdin. So, while this didn't completely sell me on the look of Genie still, & more so the presence of Jafar, it did give me the impression that this is still going to be a very entertaining film. For right now I trust in Aladdin once again. What about y'all? The internet skewered this last time. Does this alleviate any of your worries as it did some of mine? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Set Pieces For Dumbo Are Amazing!!

This behind the scenes look at Dreamland for the upcoming live action Dumbo  is amazing! I'm as blown away by the set as Michael Keaton when he says he first saw it. I never expected this much of this film would be real. Especially with are reliance on CGI nowadays. And I'm not knocking CGI at all. I just feel like it's best used only in instances where it has to be. It looks as if Tim Burton thinks the same way. The number of talented extras brought, plus the scope of this amazing set proves that. I can't wait to see this film. Tickets go on sale today. So the countdown begins. Until then, what do y'all think of this amazing set though? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

New Dumbo Sneak Peek Delivers On The Unexpected

I was not expecting that last scene of this new sneak peek for Dumbo at all! Every time they give us a new look it completely peaks my interest even more than the last. And this was no exception at all. Finally, we're getting to see why Eva Green deserves that character poster as they show her soaring atop the flying elephant. I almost wish they'd have saved that for a theater reveal. Nonetheless it was just as surprising to see it now. I also loved the flight prep scene, literally treating his ears as wings. That was great. Just a couple more reasons for me to be super excited for this film. I'm find myself hoping however, that this is the last time we see unseen footage for this one. I feel like we've reached that point where we've seen enough. Now just give us the film. What do y'all think? One, did you love the new bits in this peek? Particularly the two mentioned. Two, have we seen enough already until opening day? Put it in the comments, like, & share.

Dumbo Arcade Fire Reveal Contains Dangerous Levels Of Cuteness

Ok, so I know this was to reaveal Arcade Fire's version of "Baby Mine". Which is great, but I took out tow different things from this. The first was the absolute cute fest that was Dumbo playing with his mom. The second was a first real look at Michael Keaton's quick shift to villain. Both of these things has me screaming, "Just take my money already!" Really though, I've had Captain Marvel  tickets for what? Like a month or two now? This film is at the end of this month, & I need to see no more. Take my money please. I officially can't wait. Anyway, prepare yourself for absolute cuteness, & check this out while we impatiently wait for tickets to finally go on sale.

Dumbo Behind The Scenes Video

I loved this behind the scenes video. Mainly because it gave me a whole new outlook on this film. The first thing besides all the new glimpses was the blue between whYs actually real & what's CGI. I couldn't believe all the actual set pieces & extras I was seeing. Looking like they might've found a great blend of CGI & real elements to create that perfect realistic fantasy. The other thing that hit me is when they were talking about how Tim Burton really understands this element & these characters. The sort of abnormal characters that they are. It immediately made me think of another Burton circus in the form of Big Top PeeWee . Love or hate the film, he captured the reality of circus life so well. It made me for the first time think he might have been the perfect pick for this. We won't know for sure until March 29th, but with this I'm more excited for this one than I was before watching. What do y'all think? Is Dumbo on your must-see list? Do you have faith in Tim Burton with this one? Put it in the comments, like, & share.