So we're starting to wake up from our hibernating period, and boy have there been some sweet trailers that have come out whilst we lay in slumber! Let's get right into it! Bloodsucking Bastards This one seems to have come from way out of left field. Starring Fran Kranz and Game of Thrones' Prince Oberyn (Pedro Pascal), Bloodsucking Bastards seems to take an office comedy and spin it on its head with a vampire twist! Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Ok, yes, everybody and their momma has already seen the Age of Ultron trailer, no surprise there. But here's an official second, much darker trailer! Try not to wet yourselves! Ant-Man Here's the first of the movies on this list I'm a little iffy about. There's been so much happening in the making of this movie alone, and there's just no getting around fans wondering how this movie would've turned out if Edgar Wright hadn't left Ant-Man. His abscense becomes glaringly obvious when the last joke in this trailer kinda flops. "Is it too late to change the name?" It's too late for many things, I'm afraid. Blackhat Chris Hemsworth as a hacker. 'Nuff said. Pan Along with Cinderella and Chappie (see below), I was surprised to find myself getting a little emotional watching the Pan trailer. I knew absolutely nothing about it when I saw the trailer, and was floored when Hugh Jackman's name came up near the end -- he was that unrecognizable to me! Get your tissues ready! Mad Max: Fury Road As if the teaser trailer wasn't amazing enough. I found myself licking the monitor when watching this, and it had nothing to do with a leather-clad Tom Hardy... ...Ok, I lied, it had a lot to do with a leather-clad Hardy. Shut up. You don't know my life. Jupiter Ascending If you remember my Spring Trailergasm 2014 post, you'll remember the teaser for this movie was the headliner. Nearly a year later and we're only now getting a fuller trailer. I still don't think Tatum can act to save his life, but bless him for trying! Terminator: Genisys Another I'm not entirely sold on. Jai Courtney is cute AF tho... Doctor Who's Matt Smith and Game of Thrones' Khaleesi herself, Emilia Clarke, are in this too. My only reasons as to why I hold any interest. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Yes, we've all seen this already too. But how bad will it look on my part if I don't put this here?! I mean, honestly! Jurassic World Fangirling, squeeing, peeing, clapping. So much YES going on here! Cinderella I admit, when I heard they were making a live-action version of Cinderella, I totally rolled my eyes and scoffed. Then I heard Cate Blanchett and Downton Abbey's Lady Rose (Lily James) were starring, that's when I shut up. Then this comes out, and I'm surprised to see 2 familiar Game of Thrones faces! Most notably Robb Stark himself, Richard Madden! I'm sold. I may tent out the night before for Madden. I might also spend the night in line. HEY-OHHHH! Chappie There's no getting around it, I cried SO ugly-like for Chappie. HE'S JUST A KID, U GHAIZ!!!1 Also, holy major double-take at Die Antwoord and Hugh Jackman's mullet! I don't care if I go watch this movie alone and bawl my eyes out publicly, I must see this! Minions Another movie that totally flew under my radar. I had no idea it was being made, I had no idea there was already a trailer, but when I found it and saw it, I fangirled so hard again. BANANA! Ex Machina 2015 seems to be gearing up to be the year of AI. I'm starting to get the feeling that Emilia Clarke has a thing for both dragons and robots. Anyone else? I plan on watching, though. So what do you think? Which ones are you watching? Which ones are you going to pass up? Which movies are you waiting to see that we didn't cover here?
Lately, I've been pretty out of the loop — what with classes, shenanigans, leveling up my Warlock in Destiny, and what-have-you — and I had no idea this was going to be released yesterday! So imagine my surprise when I get home and I see all these excited nerds flipping the frack out! I just saw the teaser and...A LOT OF PEE JUST CAME OUT! May 2015 can't get here soon enough!
To be perfectly honest, I can't remember the last time I saw any of the Mad Max movies. I'm not certain I want to look into them either. This reincarnation, however, is drastically changing my mind. Then again, just add Tom Hardy into anything and I'm all over it like white on rice! Mad Max: Fury Road stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Zoë Kravitz and hits theaters May 15th, 2015.
Because the paying audience hasn't been over the vampire craze for a while already, here's another hunky up-and-coming actor in another vampire movie! Now, before you guys start harping about how much of a hypocrite I am for gushing (see what I did there?) about my love of vampires in this post, let me just say I'm equally as tired of them being the flavor of the moment as everyone else is. I moved on too, on to zombies and ghosts just like everyone else did, and now it looks like we're all jumping ship and joining the dragon trend (The Hobbit's Smaug, the tons of dragons from the How to Train Your Dragon movies, Game of Thrones' long line of fire-breathers, and so on). Anyway, the point here is the traction the ever-confusing Luke Evans is starting to get. I'll get to why he's confusing in just a sec, for now, let's look at the trailer for his latest, Dracula Untold! Intriguing! But am I sold on it? Not quite yet. As of right now, not knowing anything else beyond this trailer, it looks like it'll eventually make a decent rental or something. I mean, Tywin Lannister playing a vampire again (remember Underworld: Awakening?) is interesting enough! Watering down a horror icon with a backstory that includes a family and the sacrifices he's making for them and his people, though? That's the pill I'm having a tough time swallowing. STOP RUINING CLASSIC MONSTERS, HOLLYWOOD! Anyway, like I said, my main interest in the film is Luke Evans. And it's not so much about his appearance, which is, well...And my interest has nothing to do with his alleged "drunk" antics on cam4. No, if anything, my interest in him is solely on the fiasco that has become in trying to tune out his sexuality. Unfortunately (and I'll get to why it's unfortunate in a second), if you know the story, you can't help but correlate the actor with the question whether he is or isn't gay. For those not in the know: back in 2002, Evans apparently gave The Advocate an interview in which he mentioned being a gay man and having had a boyfriend. The moment his name started carrying some weight, however, his representatives start a hetero-whitewashing and he's suddenly dating women. And, all right, I'll concede that, at the end of the day, it is none of my business -- much less considering I'm in no position to be 'outing' or discussing anyone's sexuality when I'm not-just-yet willing to show my own face either -- but this messy cover-up isn't something that can easily be ignored. Then he goes and does the cam4 thing. Drunk or not, you can't ignore the 'sexual preference' field. It originally stated he was bisexual, since it became public that the "stupidactor" profile belongs to him, the profile's sexual orientation status has been changed to 'bicurious.' Reigniting, again, the discussion if he really is or isn't. At the end of the day, I admit I don't care. As long as he's happy and he's not pulling dumb stunts in public, like others out there. But it's a shame, and ultimately unfortunate, that his name becomes synonymous with his sexuality rather than his acting ability because the man is a great actor! There hasn't been a movie I've seen him in and thought "don't quit your day-job!" Whatever the case, however Dracula Untold is received, I'm hoping this will lead to bigger roles for the actor. He's earned a place of note in my mind...and my pants!
The JoBlo movie network has released a modicum of spoilers surrounding the upcoming Batman/Superman movie, and they seem to originate from pretty reliable sources. If you're not interested in the spoilers, don't press play on the following video. However, if you're concerned with the production like I am and want to make sure Zack Snyder isn't fucking things up, you'll probably be pleased with the three key pieces of info included herein. News pertains to Wonder Woman's appearance, Batman's impetus and Lex's motivation. Don't press play if you don't want the seemingly legit spoilers. [Featured image by Cliff Chiang]Follow @harveywalker Follow @ClosetCaseRoman
"Welcome to Black Rock Industries, Contractor." I spotted this on IO9 the other day and, holy cow, it's freaking intense! The premise of it is incredibly simple, but it delivers! We see everything a first-time-soldier in the future sees off the reflection of his helmet while the camera is fixed onto his face most of the time.
From IO9: Written and directed by Ferand Peek, the film does a lot with minimal effects — with help from great voice actors and subtle expressions on the face of lead Eliot Travers. We never quite understand why the soldier is being dropped to the planet, nor what has gone wrong. Instead of making the situation confusing, however, it just adds to the tension. And the frame story, which is that a "forensic accountant" (an insurance agent of the future?) is watching the footage via his safe little UI, makes the whole thing deeply dystopian.Find out more about the film from its website: http://www.mis-drop.com/
Rocket and Groot are finally talking! ROCKET AND GROOT ARE FINALLY TALKING! Ok, that might be overreacting for something not all that exciting but it doesn't change the fact that there's a level of excitement surrounding this movie like nothing I've seen before. The antici......pation is palpable and I'm just dying to see
Chris Pratt shirtless again how this affects the Marvel universe already!
Finally, a new Interstellar trailer explains what the movie is about, and it's nothing short of freaking amazing! After months of nothing but a cryptic teaser, we finally get some answers -- which I will not discuss because you just need to see it for yourself. Damn you, Nolan. You got me again!
From Bong Joon-Ho, we have Snowpiercer, based on the French graphic novel, Le Transperceneige. The film is set in a future where an experiment to stop global warming has failed and we end up living in another Ice Age that kills all life on earth. All, except those living on the globe-trotting train, the Snow Piercer. Duh! The film stars Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, Octavia Spencer, John Hurt, Ed Harris, Jamie Bell and Allison Pill (who is apparently very nonchalant about firing a gun). Keep an eye for this one on June 27th because it's only getting a limited release! I randomly came across this trailer just now and, wow, does it hooks you in!