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Check Out My Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Review!

Howdy people of the internet, just doing a quick blog post. So the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film has been out here in the UK for just a little bit and while I did a written review for it, I also made a video one prior to that. It has been a long-ass time since I’ve done a new video on my YouTube channel and I would ask you to view it and spread it like wildfire. Check it below:

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So if you don’t like reading or don’t mind hearing my opinion on a film twice, then check out this video, thanks. This is a pretty much a raw video with no edits or cuts and I tried to do it all in one take so I apologize for any mistakes made, but it was all ad-libbed so you have to give me some credit for that. :D

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So have you seen Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and if so what do you think of it? Also what did you think of my review (be honest! :P) Whatever your thoughts are, drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next review yo. Laters! :D

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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The Maze Runner Review

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen, it is film review time once again and now I am going to give you my thoughts on The Maze Runner. This is a film I’ve wanted to see for a while ever since the first trailer came out and the wait has been made even worse because of the ridiculous gap between the US and UK releases (stupid distribution bullshit). But anyways, I saw the film last night and I’m ready to pass judgement.

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The story can be described as the following:

“The story follows Thomas, who awakens in a rusty elevator with no memory of who he is, only to learn he has been delivered to the middle of an intricate maze, along with a slew of other boys, who have been trying to find their way out of the ever-changing labyrinth — all while establishing a functioning society in what they call The Glade.”

I thought the story was pretty good for the most part. What I appreciated was that the marketing gave you an idea of what the film was going to be about, but didn’t ruin any of the key story elements and that is something I always appreciate about GOOD film trailers. The film centers around the themes of trust and survival and presents you with a few questions like:

  • Do you stick to what you know or do you take a chance with something new?
  • Who do you trust?
  • Is this/that a good idea?
  • When there is a conflict what side do you choose?

Those are just a few questions that this film presents for Thomas and the inhabitants of The Glade and to some degree, you as the viewer as well. While this film doesn’t do anything unfamiliar with the plot in terms of structure and the use of the main protagonist, it does at least present you with an interesting plot. I do like the whole ‘Lord of the Flies’ set-up going on with the boys at The Glades, while the situations are very different, there are a lot of similarities and I enjoyed seeing the boys being a makeshift family, living boy rules in a miniature society and helping each other out while never questioning their leader. While a lot of the mystery and intrigue is lost towards the latter half of the film it is well-established at the start with the maze itself by establishing the monsters inside, the fact that the maze changes shapes and no one has ever survived a night alone outside of The Glades. There are a lot of moments of tension not only among the boys, but also once pieces of the mystery behind the maze slowly started to be revealed. I feel like some of the plot elements were a bit convenient, there are also a good few people that don’t get enough screen time to be relevant and the pacing was a bit questionable at points but those are only minor nitpicks.

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When it comes to the cast they were pretty good for the most part with some sticking out more so than others. Dylan O’Brien was pretty as Thomas, the protagonist. Thomas is special, that is made apparent from the beginning and he is always questioning things and wants to escape and while his need for answers can be a little annoying, at least he is there to do something about the boys current situation. O’Brien reminded me a lot of Logan Lerman and that was a very distracting factor throughout my viewing of this film, but I do believe he did a great job in the title role, he was very energetic and believable and I think this is a great starting point for him to find himself in more films later in his career. Aml Ameen as Alby was pretty good, he is the leader of the Gladers, people look to him because he help establish the society they live in and looks out for his men, he is an all-round great guy, but he also isn’t above making tough decisions. Ameen was very good in this role and was one of my favourite people in the film. Thomas Brodie-Sangster as Newt was definitely one of my favourites for sure. He was second in command and while he follows Aml’s lead he also makes some major decisions and has Thomas’ back in tough situations. Sangster was very charming, funny and courageous in this role, and I’m just happy to see my man from Game of Thrones in a film in the cinema.

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Will Poulter gave another one of the stronger performances as Gally, he is pretty much The Glade’s muscle man and instantly takes a disliking to Thomas and blames future actions on him. While the guy is a bit of a jerk, you do have to agree with him on a few points because he does ask a lot of the relevant questions. Poulter has come a long way from those days in that Narnia film, he was bloody good and intimidating in the role. Ki Hong Lee was another good person as Minho, he was the main Runner and has a pretty big history with the maze. Blake Cooper was probably my surprise favourite as Chuck, he was the youngest of the boys in The Glades and his friendship with Thomas is one of the nicer, subtle moments in the film. Cooper was cute and hilarious and was one of the main aspects of why I liked the characters in this film. Kaya Scodelario as Teresa was disappointing, from the way the trailers were going, it made her seem she was going to be an integral part of the film, but apparently not as she is one of the least compelling people there. Dexter Darden as Frypan, and Jacob Latimore as Jeff are fine, but hardly worth mentioning. And finally Patricia Clarkson as Ava Paige, she was pretty good. As soon as I saw her face in my head, I was like “Oh my god, it’s Tammy 1 from Parks and Recreation!” And if anyone watches that show the similarities are noticeable.

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In conclusion The Maze Runner is a very good film filled with action, mystery and intrigue throughout. The main cast is solid, especially Logan Lerman and I was surprised by how much I liked the film. Now, while there were a few nitpicks I had here and there, as a person who never read the source material, I am interested to see where this new series of films will go.

Rating: 8/10

So what did you think of The Maze Runner? Was it your cup of tea or not and if you read the book how do you feel the film compares to the source material? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to drop them below and let me know. Until the next time, see ya later! :D

 
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Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Film Reviews, Films, Media, Reviews

 

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Me And Horror Films

Good day to you ladies and gents, I know I haven’t been posting much in the way of film reviews, so to fill out that gap it is time for another film related blog post about me and film preferences. A little while ago I did a post entitled ‘Me And Comedy Films‘ that basically outlined my lack of interest in films in the comedy genre and now because of a recent films list created by an old tutor of mine, it got me thinking about horror films again and how little I care for them.

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So horror films, what do I think of them? Well, not a lot really, but there is more to it than that. I have been familiar with this genre since I was a kid and have caught glimpses of many films both old and new at the time (the 90’s)

So my old tutor and friend, Mike, told me to create a top 10 horror film list on Facebook and at first I thought it wouldn’t be that hard, but when I started to think about it that is a task and a half. I don’t care much for horror films and it is one of my least favourite genres, now I’m not saying that they are no good or that they can’t be entertaining, however I find myself watching them the least for the following reasons:

  1. I hate to be scared: Yes, it sounds like a poor reason, but I don’t like to watch films with the intention of being scared out of my wits. Sure, that’s what a lot of horror films are made for, but I don’t like the concept of watching films just to feel fear before, during and after a film, especially when it comes to cinema screenings. I am a coward and I have no shame in saying that.
  2. I am very susceptible to jump scares: Yeah, any time I am watching a film in this genre I am just waiting for something to jump out at the screen and seven times out of ten it gets me, and I look so foolish for being scared at something simple, especially when no one else jumps or screams.
  3. I get no sense of satisfaction from horror films: This sounds like an odd one but hear me out. Unlike sci-fi, action, thriller, comic book, fantasy or drama films, horror films just don’t do much for me. I don’t feel a sense of satisfaction that I would get from films in other genres, like for example, I don’t feel like I’ve learned anything from a horror film or get a life lesson from it or personally want to see them again after the first viewing.

Also, I’m very fickle when it comes to films of the horror genre, on one hand, I don’t wish to be scared out of my ass, but on the other hand, I don’t want to watch a film that isn’t scary because then there would be no point in watching it right? Now there are some exceptions to the rule and if I’m with my sister and mum then watching a horror film every once in a while is mandatory and sometimes I’m glad I saw it and other times, not so much.

While it wasn’t easy, I did put together a list of my favourite horror films in no particular order and here’s the list below:

  1. The Exorcist
  2. The Evil Dead (Original)
  3. The Descent
  4. The Ring (the remake because it’s hilarious)
  5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers
  6. Let the Right One In
  7. 30 Days of Night
  8. Alien
  9. Scream
  10. Saw (because it’s funny)

That’s my list, and while some of them are science fiction hybrids, I feel like they are justified. If I had to pick one film from that list I liked the most it would be Invasion of the Body Snatchers, that film I’ve only seen it once, but it was one of the creepiest films I have ever seen and the concept alone is intriguing and disturbing. If I had to pick a pure horror film I would argue that The Exorcist, that film I’ve seen more times than I should have and it is the fusion of super funny stuff and really creepy stuff. And then there’s The Descent, a film I’ve seen two or three times, which is more than a lot of horror films and while it makes me feel deep levels of fear and claustrophobia, it is well-shot and creepy. Then there’s 30 Days of Night, a film I watched around five years ago and really liked and forgot it fell into the horror genre and The Evil Dead I watched last year and found that to be a nice mix of humour and scariness. But then there’s funny horror films like The Ring (2003), the Saw films, Jeepers Creepers 2 and the Hatchet films among others.

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So that’s my thoughts on horror film and my choices for a top ten, what do you think or horror films and is there any films I have missed or do you feel that I have wrongfully placed above? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to drop them in the comments below and I’ll see ya on the next blog post yo! :D

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Films, Life, Media

 

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Castle Season 6 Review

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen, today I continue my TV reviews and return to one of my favourites with the sixth season of Castle. So with season 1, 234 and 5 being totally awesome, it is about time for me to get back to this lovely show and see what epic scenarios would be taking place this time around. So how does season 6 fare? Well, read on and find out.

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The plot for this show involves Richard Castle, a famous mystery novelist who is called in to assist the New York police when a serial killer begins committing copycat murders based on situations in his books. After Castle helps crack the case, he then decides to kill off his longtime character and create a new one, named “Nikki Heat,” and research her by shadowing Det. Kate Beckett. And now Castle and Beckett continue to work together on various crimes as they their relationship continues to grow and become deeper.

Story-wise this season is pretty great, the stories work individually, but are also connected throughout not only this season, but also tie back to episodes from previous seasons too. This season definitely knows how to get your attention from the get go and even though the main dynamic between Castle and Beckett has changed a little since they decided to get engaged, things are just as fun, exciting and dangerous as before, that being said, I liked how things didn’t stay in the Washington DC and found their way back to their natural routes in New York with the 12th precinct. One great thing this show does well is that it keeps you guessing, the people behind the show constantly find ways to blindside you with unexpected scenarios that you could never predict, especially when it comes to bringing characters and stories from previous seasons in new and intriguing ways. It is really smart and I love it. In addition to that Castle still has that trademark balance between humour and drama with there being a great deal of serious moments with just a nicely timed joke to balance things out as well.

Episode highlights include:

  • Valkyrie
  • Dreamworld
  • Need To Know
  • Number One Fan
  • Time Will Tell
  • Like Father, Like Daughter (personal favourite)
  • Disciple (personal favourite)
  • The Good, The Bad and the Baby
  • Under Fire (personal favourite)
  • Deep Cover (personal favourite)
  • Room 147
  • In the Belly of the Beast (personal favourite)
  • The Way of the Ninja (personal favourite)
  • The Greater Good
  • That 70s Show
  • Veritas (personal favourite)
  • For Better or For Worse (personal favourite)

When it comes to the cast they are wonderful, the main cast has been playing these character so well for so long that it feels like their good performances seem like second nature to them, and in addition to that the new recurring characters are pretty nice as well.

So let’s start with Nathan Fillion, who is once again brilliant as Richard Castle. Castle is the source of the best humour and moments of inappropriate behaviour, but he has a big heart and care very dearly for Kate, his friends and family, even if it does put him in very dangerous situations. Stana Katic is still killing it as Kate Beckett, she seems more driven and determined than ever due to her job roles, but she also shows a bit of doubt and trouble when it comes to some elements of her work and the engagement to Richard, but she still has some great moments of humour too. Once again Fillion and Katic have great chemistry and I feel like they could just be ad-libbing their material because their characters seem so comfortable and realistic around each other

Molly Quinn as Alexis Castle is still cute and pretty and even though she isn’t around as much, she still has relevance in her father’s life and this is probably my favourite season with her as she is less annoying and gets some good character development this time around. Susan Sullivan as Martha Rodgers, although not seen that much, is still the voice of reason and the source of humour and subtle emotional moments as well. I still have a lot of love for Jon Huertas and Seamus Dever as Javier Esposito and Kevin Ryan, as usual both of them have their moments in the sun for great humour, but also great drama and their chemistry together and with Castle and Beckett is awesome. Esposito is still my favourite, but Ryan is still pretty damn cool. Unfortunately Tamala Jones as Lanie Parish is seen a lot less these days, however she is still a delight to watch and is gorgeous, so pretty. At this point I really do think of Penny Johnson Jerald as part of the Castle family as Victoria Gates. Her character is still a by-the-book kind of police person, strong in authority and doesn’t cut people slack when she knows they are on the wrong side of the law. That being said, she does have a heart and in this season more so than than before, she’s had a substantial episode given to develop her and make her a more relatable person which I loved.

So is there anything I didn’t like? Well I have some minor nitpicks, with the crazy scenarios that have taken place in previous seasons, I feel like season 6 was lacking in some innovate and crazy situations, story-wise as there were no stakes that felt as nerve-racking as before. Also the initial move to DC for Beckett feels a bit redundant as she goes back to New York and gets back to her standard job a little while after.

In conclusion Castle season 6 is another good season of this great TV show, as per usual it presents new, exciting and crazy adventures for Castle and Beckett to investigate while also advancing their relationship and personal lives too. While I think that the previous season had a better sense of coherency and fun, this season was still very enjoyable and offered many great twists and turns, cool stand out moments for the main cast beyond just Castle and Beckett and some promising storylines for the future too. Bring on season 7!

Rating: 8.5/10

So have you do watched Castle and if so are you casual watcher or an avid fan? And if not you’re watching this show, then why not? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to drop them in the comments below and I’ll see you on the next review yo.

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Media, Reviews, Television, TV Reviews

 

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LATE NEWS: Daredevil TV Series Information & Media Released!

Howdy people of the internet and welcome to another blog post relating to news in the world of comic books, now recently there was some news from the New York Comic-Con that I feel was worth mentioning. Now let’s talk about Daredevil!

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So I’ve been following this series for a while now and the more I’ve seen and heard about it, the more excited I’ve become. While there hasn’t been much in the way of images and footage, the early pieces of media that have been released on the internet gives me hope for the future for sure. And then we had New York Comic Con recent and Marvel Studios released a whole chunk of information and media on it. Firstly, let’s talk about the first photos released which you can see below:

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These images look pretty cool. The first one gives us a look at DD’s suit, probably a prototype before donning the classic red outfit later on possibly. What is nice about the outfit is the fact that 1) It looks practical and realistic and 2) It is taken from Daredevil: The Man Without Fear comic, which loads of people regard as one of the best runs of DD ever. As for the second image, it is Charlie Cox as Matt Murdock and I think he looks pretty good, I didn’t really see Cox in the role prior to filming being done, but I believe he is looking nice.

In addition to the images there was a good deal of information released especially when it comes to the panel itself, including some footage, which unfortunately none of us will ever get to see until a trailer is released later on. You can see the full New York Comic-Con Daredevil Panel below for additional information:

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All in all I’m down with this adaptation of Daredevil, all I need is a trailer so I can get a feel for what it will be like. So what do you think of all the news relating to the upcoming Daredevil TV series and how do you feel it will compare to the old 2003 film? Be sure to comment below and give me your thoughts yo! :D

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2014 in Media, Television

 

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In The Heart Of The Sea Trailer #1 Quick Review

Howdy ladies and gents, time for a quick trailer review and today I will be talking about Ron Howard’s next big film, In The Heart Of The Sea. Now I’ve been hearing a lot about this film for a while, however, it wasn’t until this trailer came out that I’ve truly gotten invested in this film. I was always going to watch it purely based on the fact that it starred Chris Hemsworth and it was directed by Ron Howard, but this trailer makes me more excited than ever for it.

Check out the trailer below:

So my immediate thoughts after seeing the trailer? Nice, I am intrigued.

Now I’ve never seen too many Ron Howard films, but I know of his credentials and after seeing and loving Rush last year, I am totally down with whatever he decides to direct in the future and while the subject matter shouldn’t really interest me, this trailer is convincing me otherwise. What we have here is a group of men on a ship out at sea looking for a legendary whale, that’s the gist of the tale, however, this trailer makes out like there is much more going on beyond that. It seems like while there is definitely a whale, it seems like there’s many other things going on with the main character and his crew.

There are gun battles, ships being wrecked, harpoons are lifted and thrown, men fall overboard, ships are on fire, birds are flying around in the air for some reason, two men drift ashore on a beach and there’s someone on an island alone. And there’s a lot more on display, but it just looks like there will be a great deal of things happening besides the hunt for the famous whale. And speaking of the whale, bloody hell, look at the size of the thing! And from the way the trailer is handling him, he seems to be treated like some kind of natural disaster, like Godzilla, a monster of the ocean that is hidden until it wants to be found and then causes madness at sea for the humans involved. I love it.

I love the visual style, it seems very dark, vivid with strong colours, interesting lighting and it comes across very stylized and atmospheric and even though there is a use of visual effects, it doesn’t look like it overshadows the film but helps enhance the visual experience. What also helps is the music, the music helps amplify the visuals on-screen having a slow, calm sound and then builds up during the montage of imagery and then winds back down at the end.

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In conclusion In The Heart Of The Sea is looking pretty awesome and the fact that it is coming out in March of next year means I won’t have to wait too for it, I’m down for it.

So what do you think of the first trailer for In The Heart Of The Sea? Does it make you excited or does it leave you uninterested? Whatever your thoughts are be sure to drop them below and I’ll see ya on the next review. :D

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Films, Media, Reviews

 

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When There Isn’t Enough “Me Time”

Howdy ladies and gents, just wanted to make a quick blog post about the state of my life at the moment and share it online because I like to share! Haha. Anyways, you may have noticed that the amount of reviews from me have not been as frequent or as swift as it was earlier in the year, well, there is a reason for that and it basically comes down to the fact that I barely have enough time to do anything I want anymore.

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This is my life right now, I feel like I have no time in life.

So what’s the deal? Well, since August I have been hopping in and out of jobs, three to be exact and because of the full-time nature of said jobs I haven’t had much time to go to the cinema, play my video games or just blog. Because I have to work, I don’t have many hours to myself to do all the fun things that help me get through the day, and thanks to my current warehouse job I am working four days a week with only three left to myself, and to me that’s bullshit. When you have half of your week taken from you to go to a job you don’t like, that’s some messed up shit right there.

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Yep, I know how this feels. This is how my life feels when I attempt to carry out basic tasks.

Now, while I do make a good few blog posts about being lazy and chilling out, there are times when I am super busy and plan to do a lot of things like go to the cinema, draw, write stories, plan animations, catch up with my TV shows, meet up with friends, doing exercises, etc. But I end up doing so much or so little at different points in the week that not everything every gets done. Right now, I have a lot of films I would like to watch, but I haven’t had a good day to go to the cinema since last Saturday because of my work schedule. And now realising how busy I will be in life from now on, I see that my “me time” will be cut by a massive chunk, leaving me so unhappy and messed up when it comes to personal activities.

So to conclude my blogging activity may be a little fragmented from now on and my film, TV and game reviews will be a lot less, probably, but hang tight with me and keep looking for new material when it comes! Laters. :)

 
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Posted by on October 17, 2014 in Life

 

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BIG NEWS PART 3: Warner Bros. Reveal Their Upcoming DC Comic Movies!

Good day to you ladies and gentlemen, today I return to you to talk about more comic book film-related news that’s been going down over the last few days. So with the big rumoured announcement surrounding Captain America 3, DC and Warner Bros. deceived to fight back with their own big film announcement and as one person put it online “Go to Defcon 3.”

The following information comes from superherohype:

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While speaking at Time Warner Investor Day, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara fully revealed their DC Comics movie slate, which was previously filled with nine untitled films.

2016 will see the release of the previously-confirmed Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but also the Suicide Squad movie has now been placed in the August 5, 2016 release date. Additional releases for the year will include the previously-reported LEGO Ninjago on September 23 and the “Harry Potter” spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them on November 18.

2017 will see the release of the just-announced The LEGO Batman Movie on May 26, 2017 with a Wonder Woman solo film coming June 23 and the Zack Snyder-directed Justice League Part One, featuring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles, on November 10.

2018 will see the release of two solo DC films with The Flash on March 23, 2018, starringThe Perks of Being a Wallflower and We Need to Talk About Kevin‘s Ezra Miller in the title role, in addition to Aquaman, starring Jason Momoa, on July 27. We’ll also get a sequel toThe LEGO Movie on May 25 and the second Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them later that year.

In 2019, WB will release Shazam, starring Dwayne Johnson as Black Adam, on April 5, 2019, and Justice League Part Two, once again to be directed by Zack Snyder, on June 14, 2019 .

2020 brings us two more solo films with Cyborg, starring Ray Fisher, on April 3, 2020 and a reboot of Green Lantern on June 19. A third Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will also be released later that year.

Furthermore WB has also confirmed that solo films for both Batman and Superman are also in development though no release date has been set for either. Here are highlights from the press release:

As part of his presentation, Tsujihara announced a bold expansion of the industry’s broadest theatrical slate, built around the largest, most important global franchises. Warner Bros. Pictures will release three LEGO-branded films over the next four years, building upon the enormous success of this year’s “The LEGO Movie” ($468 million worldwide box office), starting with “Ninjago” in 2016, directed by Charlie Bean and produced by Dan Lin, Roy Lee, Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Batman will take a star turn in “The LEGO Batman Movie” in 2017, directed by Chris McKay, and the sequel, “The LEGO Movie 2,” will debut in 2018. 

The Studio will release three pictures, in 2016, 2018 and 2020, based on best-selling author J.K. Rowling’s original story and screenwriting debut, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Set in an extension of her familiar wizarding world, featuring magical creatures and characters inspired by Harry Potter’s Hogwarts textbook and its fictitious author, Newt Scamander, “Fantastic Beasts” will be directed by David Yates, who directed the last four Harry Potter movies, and reunite the filmmaking team of David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram. 

And, in a massive expansion of the Studio’s DC Entertainment-branded content, Warner Bros. Pictures and New Line Cinema will release a slate of at least 10 movies–as well as stand-alone Batman and Superman films–from 2016 through 2020 that expands this prized universe of characters: 

  • “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” directed by Zack Snyder (2016) 

  • “Suicide Squad,” directed by David Ayer (2016) 

  • “Wonder Woman,” starring Gal Gadot (2017) 

  • “Justice League Part One,” directed by Zack Snyder, with Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill and Amy Adams reprising their roles (2017) 

  • “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller (2018) 

  • “Aquaman,” starring Jason Momoa (2018) 

  • “Shazam” (2019) 

  • “Justice League Part Two,” directed by Zack Snyder (2019) 

  • “Cyborg,” starring Ray Fisher (2020) 

  • “Green Lantern” (2020)

Well, damn, this came out of nowhere. Now don’t get me wrong, it isn’t like Warner Bros. and DC hasn’t been making announcements since their Batman V Superman film has been in production, but I didn’t think their progress was real… Until now. Looks like these companies are starting to show some balls now and I’m surprised. They have been cowering in the shadows while Marvel have been taking all the glory in the film department, but now they have a list of films dating up until2020, that’s a long way off, but the fact of the matter is, after all this time, we see that there are plans of DC Comics’ character and they will have a their day in live-action, provided that the film schedule works out. Now I have to say that I am a bit of a Marvel fanboy and I love how much they are owning everyone in the realm of live-action comic book films (with the exception of 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. from time to time), but to hear that some of these films will actually start happening, it does make me super giddy and curious as to how it will turn out.

As for the films chosen, it is interesting the way they’ve structured it. Did not expect there to be a two-part Justice League film, they must have some major story plans for that if they’re calling part one and two. As for the Suicide Squad film, I’m not too fussed, however, having David Ayer behind it does make the project seem more interesting. I know of the SQ and their iterations in Arrow and Batman: Assault on Arkham., but to have a film based on them is a bit risky since they aren’t that well-known, but hey, if Marvel can make something as obscure as Guardians of the Galaxy mainstream, then DC can try it too right? And speaking of risky, I’m not sold on the choice of actor relating to The Flash, now I like Ezra Miller a lot, but he does not come across as superhero material at all, ESPECIALLY when it comes to someone as cool as the Flash, but hey, maybe he and the filmmakers will prove us wrong, but man they will have their work cut out for them, the internet fan boys aren’t too happy about this decision.

As for the rest of the films, Wonder Woman, I dunno, Gal Gadot is gonna have to do something amazing in BvS to prove that she deserves her own solo film. Shazam, I’m sold, I only know a bit about the character from Young Justice, but he seems like such a cool character that belongs on the big screen at some point. Aquaman sounds like a badass in the comics these days, so it will be interesting to see id that cool version of the character can be translated into live action with Jason Momoa. Cyborg is the one I’m not too interested in seeing a solo film about, why? Because as much as I’ve liked him in the animated adaptations of Teen Titans and Young Justice, I’ve always liked him as an ensemble character rather than having a solo film focused on him. And finally, there’s Green Lantern, coming back to the world of live-action after nine years, well it will be by that point, hopefully they’ll get it right the next time.

So all in all this is good news and I’m intrigued for Warner Bros. and DC have coming up in the future beyond BvS, if they can play their cards right.

Anyways, what do you think of this news and which new film are you excited for the most? Please comment below and let me know people! Laters. :D

 
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Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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BIG NEWS PART 2: Dave Bautista Is Apparently Joining The Cast Of Bond 24!

Howdy ladies and gents, this is second part of my big news stories of the last few days, so today I want to talk about a smaller, yet still relevant story in the world of film. The following information comes from superherohype:

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Back in August, the rumor broke that Sam Mendes’James Bond 24 was looking to cast an “iconic henchman.” Now, Latino-Review reports that role has been filled by none other than Guardians of the Galaxy star Dave Bautista!

“Whoever wins the role,” reported MI-6 in the initial rumor,“will have several altercations with Daniel Craig’s 007 throughout the film and also a driving sequence. Former sports athletes will be under consideration along with anyone ‘very unusual’… The goal is to find the next Jaws or Oddjob – a henchman so different to anything that has gone before that they will become instantly iconic in the film series.”

The same report suggested that the character was going by the name (or codename) Hinx behind the scenes, but that that name could potentially change prior to production.

Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris and Ben Whishaw are returning for the 24thBond installment, which will again be directed by Skyfall helmer Sam Mendes. Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson will produce. Lea Seydoux is also reportedly joining the cast as a new femme fatale.

Still without an official title, Bond 24 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2015.

I came across this story a few days ago and I had to check it twice just to see if it was real or not and while there is no official word from Same Mendes or anyone at the studio about whether this is real or not, one can assume that it is more than just a rumour, and if so then WELL DONE Bautista (or Batista, the internet likes to change his name on different sites)! This guy has advanced so far in the last five years, but clearly he is making the right choices and being Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy has definitely helped raise his profile in the world of Hollywood and if he does become someone of villain status in the new Bond film then that would be awesome. Bautista definitely has the frame and look for a good villian, that being said if it requires acting, it is going to be a different story since Bautista is still learning, that and he has to follow up Javier Bardem’s Raoul Silva in Skyfall in 2012. Either way I can’t wait to see how he comes into play in this new film.

So what do you think of this news? Be sure to comment below and let me know! :D

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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BIG NEWS PART 1: Robert Downey Jr. In Talk To Join Captain America 3!

Howdy ladies and gents! Time to give you the first of many recent important news stories in the world of film and TV that taken place over the last few days. I would have blogged about it sooner but I’ve been busy with work. But anyways time to talk about the most important news story first and of course it comes from Marvel! The following info is from superherohype:

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Breaking: Marking a major twist to the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s “Phase Three,” Varietyis reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is close to joining the cast of Captain America 3 as Tony Stark and that the film will launch elements of the hit comic book crossover event, “Civil War” in the MCU!

The news comes on the heels of an announcement from Marvel this morning that a new “Civil War” comic book is on the way next summer.

Just last week, Downey hinted that something big was on the way, although it was briefly believed that he was referring to a fourth Iron Man film. Now, it seems quite likely that Marvel Studios has even bigger plans for Iron Man!

Anthony and Joe Russo, the sibling director pair behind Captain America: The Winter Soldier, are directing the May 6, 2016 film, which features a screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and, of course, the return of Chris Evans as the star-spangled superhero.”

All I can say is BRING IT THE HELL ON! I was at work yesterday afternoon and during my break I saw this news story and I thought it was a joke, until I saw it reposted everywhere and I pretty much began to freak out then assumed what most of us fans had been thinking about for a while… The Civil War yo!

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Is this where the MCU is heading? If so it is gonna be some hectic shit!

To be honest even though this is a great new announcement, I love RDJ and more of him in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is hardly a bad thing (especially if Iron Man 4 isn’t on the cards) and if he is going to be in Cap 3 then things must be series for two major Marvel heroes to be in one film that isn’t a major ensemble in Avengers. While it is interesting for Iron Mn and Captain America to jump into the Civil War realm of things, it is not a complete surprise. Many fans, myself included, have imagined that the Civil War storyline could/would be adapted at some point, the only problem is that certain characters are missing due to contractual issues with Marvel Studios, 20th Century Fox and Sony. That being said, considering how dense, diverse and cool the MCU is already, I feel like Marvel Studios could find a way around it and make things work considering their recent spring of successful films. Maybe the events of Avengers: Age of Ultron will set off a chain of events that will lead to this brutal chaos in Cap 3 and the rest of Phase 3. And obviously Steve Rogers and Tony Stark are two different kinds of people with different ideals and morals and they have butted heads before in Avengers, so that initial animosity could possibly build into full-on hate but goodness how that will happen, I mean they were mates by the end of that film right? Though I think it  probably will have something to do with the creation of Ultron in next year’s film.

The only thing I’m curious about now is whether Cap 3 will be a prelude to the Civil War or will be partly adapted  from the comic storyline or if it will be big battle be done on a smaller scale? Either way I’m excited, I read the Civil War story around 5 or 6 years ago and loved it and thought if it ever did adapted in any format it would be badass, so now that it may be potentially happening in live-action I’m totally down for it. Give me Avengers 2 next year and then give me Cap 3 super fast after that, I don’t think I can handle the waiting! :D

So what do you think about this news, does it fill you with excitement or are you sceptical? Please, drop me your thoughts yo! :D

 
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Posted by on October 14, 2014 in Films, Media

 

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