Hollywood is now talking about rebooting George Romero’s “Night of the Living Dead,” which doesn’t necessarily need it, if you give it any thought. That being said, I am not against it (as I tend to be) because the original is a good film, but also a product of its time, which was 1968.
So perhaps we’ll see a more topical ‘Dead’ film. Another reason is that, unlike with John Carpenter, George Romero sometimes has a hand in the reboots of his films (if only a writing credit).
Not sure what to think of “That Awkward Moment.” It looks amusing (though truth be told it’s a 2 minute 9 second trailer. In that time I could probably cut an amusing Schindler’s List trailer) but I am getting a “New Girl” type of feeling.
By which I mean you have two white guys and an African-American character that the writers don’t appear to know how to write for.
I could be wrong but Michael B. Jordan literally vanishes for most of the middle section of this trailer – and has a breakup, like Winston (Lamorne Morris) on “New Girl” – which is not encouraging.
Just when you thought that HIV was the scariest thing you could contract sexually, it now looks like you might have to add sexually transmitted zombification to that list.
Here’s the trailer for “Contracted,” and good luck out there.
It’s funny that, despite my appreciation for anime, I have never been a fan of Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki. He’s clearly influential, but I haven’t yet sat through any of his productions.
Perhaps I’ll give them another try. Here’s the trailer for his latest, “The Wind Rises.”
The “Robocop” reboot trailers are getting better. This latest one feels more focused than the last, and while it still doesn’t appear as insane as Paul Verhoeven‘s original, it now at least looks like it might be worth a ticket.
I just realized that Joel Kinnaman is playing Murphy/Robocop, I recall him from “The Killing,” which is an awesome bit of television. He also does one of the best American accents that I have heard from a foreign speaker (his father is American and his mother is Swedish and while Kinnaman holds dual citizenship, he was born in Sweden).
Samuel Jackson is, of course, Samuel Jackson, which is to say larger than life, though if the trailers any indicator, he’s being underused. I also can’t tell if he’s the head of OCP (Omni Consumer Products) or just a spokesman. Though, if Jackson is running OCP, it stands to reason that Michael Keaton is playing the role that was originated by Miguel Ferrer.
Marvel Studios has done it again. With movies they were the first to create a united universe of characters that began with Iron Man, and continued with “The Incredible Hulk,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Thor,” culminating with the blockbuster, “The Avengers.”
Now they’re bringing the same approach of a unified universe to Netflix, with individual series based upon Luke Cage (also known as ‘Power Man), Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil, to culminate in a mini-series event, The Defenders.
Though based upon the news, I have to ask: Where’s Misty Knight?
Netflix has been looking for ways to differentiate itself from other networks, such as HBO and other cable networks for awhile now, though I never suspected that they would take such a bold approach.
While I am not sure that I agree with the sentiment (despite finding male cheerleaders particularly irritating. I should also mention that cheerleading isn’t a sport, in and of itself, though it does employ certain aspects of sports, such as gymnastics) of Lucky McKee‘s latest movie, which he directs with Chris Sivertson. I do think that it looks pretty interesting.
Martin Scorsese is pretty much a legend at this point, after having directed films like “Mean Streets,” “Taxi Driver,” “Raging Bull,” and “Shutter Island” among many, many others. His latest is “The Wolf of Wall Street,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio.
I would offer some commentary on the trailer if it weren’t for Youtube loading remarkably slow today.
I hate to admit it, but I don’t like this trailer. The storyline from the X-Men comics was grand in scope, and so epic that it literally reverberated through time.
This trailer shows very little of that. That being said, Bryan Singer could be holding his cards close to the vest, but when the trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier (which came out a week earlier),” is more interesting and seems to have more at stake than the trailer for a new X-Men movie, something is wrong.
Plus, there were no Sentinels pictured, which I could accept if it weren’t for the fact that he tweeted a picture of one of them already (it doesn’t look very good, at least compared to the comics).
image courtesy of Marvel.com
I know, trailers always look good, after all, they’re showing the best of the movie. That being said, the new trailer for “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” sets all sort of standards for awesomeness.
From what I can see there appears to be a traitor (or perhaps signs of a power struggle) within S.H.I.E.L.D.
I know this because early on you see one of the agents with Captain America is actor Frank Grillo, who is supposedly playing Crossbones, who has ties to the Red Skull in the comics.