We’ve been getting lots of really good trailers for upcoming movies that I am super excited for. At the top of that list is Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2. I had no idea who the Guardians even were even though I have been reading comics since I was young. The space adventures just never excited me. But the first trailer for the first movie caught me. I was excited to see what would probably be just an okay movie. Was I wrong. I LOVED the first movie. It’s probably my favorite out of the Marvel films. I always tell people leaving the theater I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars.
Now with Vol. 2 coming my excitement is hardly containable. Add to this already great cast Kurt Russell then guess what? I’m predicting a 5 time watch at the theater alone. In this new trailer we get to see more of the colorful world we’ll be venturing into this time around and we get the confirmation that Kurt Russell is in fact Peter’s father. May can’t come soon enough.
Apparently there was some type of sporting event last night that a lot of movie studios spent a lot of money to advertise during. Below are some of my favorites that I watched later last night off YouTube.
John Wick 2
We see John Wick taking on the 50 Shades Of Grey franchise in their trailer. I know which one I’ll be seeing this Valentine’s Day.
Pirates Of Caribbean
The latest trailer for this summer’s new Pirates movie. Not a whole lot new but some cool looking action shots and of course Johnny Depp being Captain Jack.
The first of the superhero trailers I got excited about. I’ve been excited for this movie since the first trailer. I’m hoping it keeps it going. This sees more of X23 doing her thing and a few shots of Caliban and some all out action. I’m excited.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Probably my most anticipated movie of 2017. I loved the first one so much. This looks like it’s going to be a lot of fun. The awesome thing is that a new poster was released yesterday too and it’s pretty awesome:
A little more of Mantis and maybe the idea that Yondu officially joins the team?
Stranger Things Season 2
And of course the next season of Stranger Things which hits at Halloween time this Oct and it looks like we’re taking a GIANT jump forward as far as the level of the story. Giant Lovecraft monsters and kids dressed up as Ghostbusters. Heck yeah!
Well we’re back again with some fun trailers that have been released recently that I’m super excited over.
First up is the new trailer for LOGAN. I’m super excited by this movie and I hope I don’t get let down. We haven’t had a GREAT Wolverine movie yet. THE WOLVERINE was good but it could have been great. After the first trailer I was optimistic about LOGAN and this trailer really has me excited for it. Has a good tone to is. Are you excited? Check it out.
Next up is the new trailer for POWER RANGERS. I’ll admit I really have no emotional attachment to the Power Rangers series. I thought the dark fan trailer that came out awhile back was pretty cool looking and an interesting idea. This I’m not so sure but part of me really wants to love it. We’ll see.
And lastly here we get a look at COLASSAL which is a kaiju movie with Anne Hathaway as someone who discovers she can control a giant monster on the other side of the planet. Still not sure about this but it could end up being good. Or not.
Ever since it was announced that Marvel and Sony had struck a deal to bring Spider-Man into the Marvel Cinematic Universe people wondered what would his fist solo movie entail. Well we’ve been waiting since Civil War premiered. Now we’re here. Some fun shots of The Vulture in costume and a pretty creepy line from Michael Keaton delivered in perfect bad guy mode. Can’t wait to see it this July. What about you?
James Gunn posted on Facebook that the trailer for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 has become the biggest trailer debut for Marvel Studios yet.
I have watched the trailer at least ten times since it debuted online on Saturday. Guardians was a surprise hit for me as I knew nothing about the team other than they had been in a Marvel coming at some point in history. So when I went in with no expectations I was not expecting to leave the theater with a new favorite movie in my top 5 of all time.
I told a friend once that I felt like I did the first time I watched Star Wars as a kid. He was surprised but for me I just knew this was something special and I was hoping that it being connected to this bigger Marvel Cinematic Universe would not eventually drag the franchise down and making it fall in line with all the others. Don’t get me wrong I am a big MCU fanboy but this feels like something different. Something special. I just didn’t want that shiny wearing off when you have guidelines to fulfill when it has to fall in line with the other films.
Well this trailer looks like Gunn and company are still going full steam ahead on doing their own fun filled space adventure. I can’t wait to check it out next summer. Have you checked it out yet?
Moviemaking is hard. There are a lot of forces that have to combine in just the right way for you to be successful. To get a cast and crew together requires a hundred schedules to sync. You need equipment. You need film. You need time and patience. If you’re working on an established property, as they were in this movie, you need the rights to the property and all the individual characters. Most importantly, if you’re going to get anywhere, you need money.
But what actually killed Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four? WAS it money? Was it the film’s quality (or lack thereof)? Was it the closed door Hollywood forces that be? Could it have been Avi Arad? The answer is maybe all of the above.
In the same vein of The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened?, Doomed! takes a look behind the scenes of the 1994 movie and where it all went wrong. Through interviews with the cast and crew –most of whom have a shoulder shrugging,water under the bridge attitude about the whole experience– the filmmakers unravel the death of the Fantastic Four almost like a murder mystery.
To look at the footage that is shown, it feels really obvious that this was never going to work. (Even the actors began to have their doubts the further into production they got.) To be fair though, it was a different time. The superhero movie was still not the money shoveling juggernaut it is today, and with the exception of Batman, the genre was still not being taken seriously.That said, wait for the limo scene, because…damn. You’ll know it when you see it.
If you’re interested in moviemaking, this one is worth a look. (If for no other reason than as a lesson on how not to let Hollywood screw you over.) Comic book fans might enjoy it as a way to either feel sadness or elation at the movie’s ultimate demise.
For those of you who want to make the effort, the finished product of the movie is available around, because that’s what the internet does. If you have seen it, let us know if it’s any good. I mean, bright blue spandex aside, it HAS to be better than Fan4stic. Right?
Doomed! The Untold Story of Roger Corman’s The Fantastic Four is out now in time for the holidays on DVD/Blu-ray.
It’s time to once again make ourselves feel dirty and ashamed of society as we look at the first three episodes of Black Mirror season 3. Join us as talk about the value of social popularity, spiders with human faces, and whether video yoga makes one sexy or not.
This week we take a look at two different sequels to the 1979 classic, Alien. Yes you read that right. We discuss the well known official sequel, Aliens as well as the 1980 unofficial “sequel” Alien 2: On Earth.
We also discuss clowns, Luke Cage, and Steak n’ Shake.
This week we take a look at a couple of films that have two things in common. One, they both have the same title and two, they both feature “legendary” stars. First is the 1953 House of Wax starring the one and only Vincent Price. Then, we watch a movie in which Paris Hilton takes a pole to the face. (No, not that one.)
Well, the spider fest is over, and to congratulate Bryan for sticking with it, he was allowed to choose the theme this week. He decided to select a couple of psychological thrillers starring Christian Bale. We take a very in-depth look at The Machinist [spoilers from 28:19-53:40] and American Psycho [spoilers from 1:15:30-1:36:15].
This week on the show we take a look at a couple of Spanish horror films, both released in 2007, and both of which Bryan and Doug had not seen. We start by discussing [REC], before having a spoiler filled discussion of Timecrimes (spoilers from 55:10-1:09:36).
Ho Ho Ho and Merry Christmas from from the TLH family. This week on our holiday spectacular we bring you zombie Santas from the Netherlands in Sint and old naked Santas from Finland with Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale.
After the break, we take in some listener mail, and discuss some non horror nerdery, including spoiler free Star Wars talk and the state of X-Men films.