That last shot changes everything. I'm really looking forward to these new episodes.
Alright so this trailer's been stuck in my queue since last week (don't judge me). Never the less, it doesn't take away from it being pretty dope. Never seen the original(GASP!), but it makes me want to watch it.
Based on the true story of one of the most notorious gangsters in American history, Whitey Bulger, Black Mass is Johnny Depp's return to the crime drama genre. The trailer looks legit and in my personal opinion, Depp is at his best in crime dramas(Donnie Brasco, Blow).
If you would have told me, "Hey are you gonna go watch the movie about the Beach Boys?" I would have undoubtedly and blindly said nooooope(in best my Lana Kane voice). Luckily, I was able to see the trailer before ignorantly making up my mind beforehand. Love & Mercy seems to be more about Brian Wilson and looks pretty damn interesting. Check it.
Comic fan or not, Daredevil is Legitimus Prime. Now available on Netflix for a very worthy bing-watching session, Daredevil is the origin story of an iconic Marvel comic superhero. A blind lawyer from Hell's Kitchen, fighting crime in the courtroom and on the rooftops/alleyways.
Just like any other show, I recommend going a few episodes deep before truly making up your mind on investing your time for the long haul. Trust me, once Vincent D'Onofrio steps into the dynamic everything changes. Well it did for me. D'Onofrio seriously flexes his awkward and assertive character in the way really only he can. Very reminiscent of his prior villainous roles (The Cell, MIB).
The things I really like about this show are how they show how tiring it must be to fight in hand to hand combat. Daredevil isn't a Norse god or inside of a mechanical suit so his endurance being drained is something they show and I LOVE that. The fight scenes are truly great, the grittiness of the show(MA rating), and the depth in which they portray the main villain are something I hope all comic book films/shows emulate from now on. Is it a perfect show? No, but it's definitely a big step in the right direction.
The very long awaited trailer for the Batman v Superman film has finally landed. So does this mean we'll be in a zombie apocalypse soon(see I Am Legend)? I hope not, because I am far from ready. My zombie survival training/diet hasn't been going so well (as I sip on a dirty chai latte).
But... I digress. I think just about every comic fan is probably looking forward to this. Of course you'll have you're superhaters out there who feel like Affleck will suck, Man of Steel sucked, Gene Hackman is the only Luthor, Christopher Reeve is the only Supes, Watchmen sucked, this trailer was underwhelming, the color red isn't red enough, the sun isn't out long enough during the day, their coffee is too hot and/or cold, et cetera, et freaking cetera.
Personally, I think Watchmen and 300 were great. Man of Steel was a good movie and I think Batfleck will smash it as an older Bruce/Bats. REALLY crossing my fingers that he'll get to direct a standalone Batman film (see The Town, Gone Baby Gone, and Argo).
People complained that Nolan was making a bad move by keeping his Bat films "too real" and they complained when he cast Heath Ledger as the now iconic and darker Joker. People will complain because that's just what they like to do. To those people I say... Keep complaining. As for me, I'll be sitting in the theater with my barrel of popcorn and bucket full of drank(maybe even some Milk Duds, don't judge me).
Anyway, check out the trailer. Tell me what you think.
Ryan Gosling's directorial debut, Lost River, is coming out on April 10th. I get the feel of Beasts of the Southern Wild meets Drive, the trailer looks legit. Fun Fact: According to IMDB, the original title of the film was How to Catch a Monster.
Lost River stars:
- Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, Drive)
- Ben Mendelsohn (Place Beyond the Pines, Bloodline)
- Matt Smith (Doctor Who)
- Eva Mendes (Place Beyond the Pines, Training Day)
- Saoirse Ronan (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Atonement)
- Iain De Caestecker (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)
For those of you wondering what that sweet track is playing over the trailer is, it's Yes by Chromatics. Check it on iTunes.
Speaking of Tom Hardy(check the Peaky Blinders post), Mad Max: Fury Road is looking absolutely insane. Hopefully it'll be the good kind of insane, if there is such a thing. The visuals in the trailer are stunning.
What I really like is that this seems like a return to the gritty action films of yesteryear. I don't mean remakes or reboots, I'm referring to sweaty, gritty, non polished, non shiny films. When you watch films like Temple of Doom or Predator, you can see the grime and the sweat in each frame.
Films in the last decade or so have become super polished, somewhat overly polished. There are some stand outs that didn't mind getting sweaty, gritty, and grimy in the last decade(Fight Club, Se7en, City of God, Fury to name a few), Fury Road looks like it's going to follow in the same vein. Hopefully it can deliver in much the same way as those other films did(no pressure).
Mastermind stars Zach Galifinakis, Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, and directed by Jared Hess (the guy who wrote and directed Napolean Dynomite, Nacho Libre, and Gentlemen Broncos)... Not much more needs to be said, just no pressure guys. Check out the trailer above.
Okay, okay... I'll be the first to say that I'm definitely not a fan of Tom Cruise. I feel like he's just "Tom Cruise" in different situations, but hey it works for him right? Plus, I can't say much considering Arnold was my favorite actor while I was a kid. So I'll just shut up about all that, but I will say that Tom makes some pretty solid movie choices(Minority Report, A Few Good Men, Interview With A Vampire, Vanilla Sky). Edge of Tomorrow was a surprisingly entertaining scifi film, I recommend it. The trailer to Rogue Nation looks good, especially the intense looking scene at the very end. Side note: Christopher McQuarrie, the director of this film, was a writer on The Usual Suspects and Edge of Tomorrow.
Growing up, Arnold Schwarzenegger was my favorite action star. I can't tell you how many times I watched the movie Predator(because I lost count a LONG time ago). It's great to see him in a movie that actually has potential of being good. He's never really been an amazing actor or anything, but his movies used to at the very least be somewhat entertaining(for the era). Maggie stars Abigail Breslin as Arnold's zombie virus infected daughter, a bit of a different take on the much chewed up genre(bazinga!). Check out the trailer.
Done watching HBO's The Jinx and waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones to start? Well if you already ran through House of Cards' newest season, do yourself a favor and search for Bloodline. It's the latest and greatest from Netflix. Check out the trailer for the breakdown.
Another Binge-worthy show from Netflix's pretty solid lineup. The first thing I noticed about the show was the caliber of production, pretty legit. You can tell right off the bat that this isn't just another crap TV drama. I recommend sticking around giving it a shot. I'm on episode 11 and it has yet to disappoint.
Oscar Isaac is really starting to sizzle in the film industry. He had an absolute knockout performance in A Most Violent Year and people might remember him from the lead in the Coen Bros' Inside Llewyn Davis or his role in Drive. The Latino actor (Oscar Isaac Hernandez) is set to star in the much anticipated sequels Star Wars Episode VII and XMEN: Apocalypse. In Ex Machina Isaac plays the CEO of the world's largest internet company, he owns his own island (as all reclusive mega rich CEO's do), and well he's kind of built the first fully artificial intelligence. Interesting looking film.
The first trailer to this Brad Bird (The Iron Giant/Ratatouille) directed and Damon Lindelof (Lost/Star Trek Into Darkness) written film didn't really catch my eye. The second trailer definitely made me put this film on my calendar though. Tomorrowland stars George Clooney, Britt Robertson, Hugh Laurie, and opens up on May 22nd.