Rough Night – Movie Trailer – Red Band

 

My first thought on this was Kate McKinnon and Scarlett Johansson is a R-rated comedy. I’m listening. Not sure I’d pay for this in the theatre but I did have a few good chuckles during the trailer. The basic jist of it is that a Male stripper ends up dead after being invited to entertain the ladies. Not the first time it’s happened I’m guessing, and it won’t be the last.

One stand out in the trailer was Jillian Bell who I don’t believe I have ever seen before. The “someone tell me what to do…and I will do it! “line gave me a full on chuckle. If all her material is as good as her shots in the trailer that would be worth the rental right there. Kate McKinnon never really had any zippy dialogue from the trailer, but I have to get that Ghostbuster taste out of my mouth so I’ll take anything from her right now that I can get.

In theatres June 16th…..I think….I’ll go back and look….might be right to pay per view.  …nah I’m done here. Trailer is right here.

War for the Planet of the Apes – New Trailer review and a few thoughts

 

Evolution. Everything evolves, or gets replaced by something else. It’s that simple. This next chapter in the story between man and apes involves that clash that will decide once and for all…..who is at the top of the food chain.

I’ve seen enough footage by now to know that Woody Harrellson is going to be excellent in this role. He’ll be the villain that will have you cheering for the apes in this one. He does crazy well ,(See Natural Born Killers) and I think that is going to be an asset in his performance in this film.

There was a few tidbits from the trailer that stood out for me. Apes helping humans? To kill apes? Interested to hear the back story behind that one. There was another snippet of a little girl who I’m not exactly sure where that plays into the narrative. Except little white girls in danger works well in movies I guess.

The real focus of this trailer is Caesar as the reluctant commander who never wanted War in the first place. Amazing what they can do with  CGI now. Look folks, real live talking apes.

Movie is out July 14th.Expect it to make some money.

X-Men: Prime – Marvel Comics- Review and a few thoughts

 

This book is kind of a jumping on point I think after having jumped off a while ago for me. I simply got tired of constant cross overs and “Big” events. I’m hoping with X-men: Prime that this is the beginning of a more stream lined approach to the X-universe that will have some self -contained series where they can focus issue to issue instead of making it part of a bigger story. A full year of a no title crossover run is my wish………

I also want a pony. We’ll see which I get first.

This first issue of a new start seems to be heading in the right direction. I’m not kidding myself. This issue was very much a “primer” for the next 3 series being released (X-men Gold, X-men Blue and Weapon X)which are coming out next month, but there is a well written narrative by Marc Guggenheim(or Greg Pak, or Cullen Bunn. They are not really clear about that part) featuring Kitty Pryde that serves this purpose well. All the folks working on the above mentioned titles are featured in this book. Along with artists Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson and Leonard Kirk.

If you’re looking for a break down of Gold and Blue from 92′ its not here to be found. More of an out with the old(think 60’s) in with the whoever is left. Weapon X, from the side story inside ,looks like it will be continuing it’s run as the team of the “shady” X-men .As I went through the book I realized “God, has that X- crew grown since 1992”.There was a piece of dialogue in this book where Kitty mused that at one point in time Angel thought 13 X-men were a lot .I think if I remember correctly this was a nod to the re-launch 25 years ago.

Interesting to see Kitty Pryde take over as the new “Headmaster” it would seem. Times certainly have changed from when she was the kid of the team. Speaking of kids, I had no idea Jubilee was now a mom. God, I am getting older than dirt. If there was a twist to this book, I guess you call that its last panel. Seems their move to Limbo was temporary and Kitty thinks it’s time they became the “Heroes” they once were. I’m not quite sure their new home is the best idea, but at the very least it puts them smack dab in the middle of things again and should make for some interesting storylines.

Glad I bought this book. I’m hoping this is the beginning of a more solid continuity to the X-men in the Marvel universe. In more than a few ways, they have been treated like the Red headed step child for the last 15 or so years and it’s time to bring them back home. I’m giving all 3 new series a 5 issue commitment to try them. They are off to a good start so far.

Book is on the racks now.

Cover Artists : Ardian Syaf, Jay Leisten, Laura Martin

Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Greg Pak, Cullen Bunn

Pencillers: Ken Lashley, Ibaim Roberson, Leonard Kirk

Inkers:Ken Lashley, Ibraim Roberson, Guillermo Ortego

Colorists: Morry Hollowell, Frank D’armata, Michael Garland