Category Archives: Action

Finally The ‘Wolverine’ We Always Wanted

If you are to believe to all the reviews that have been out so far from the critics, Logan is finally the movie we have waiting for.  Logan won’t be out until March 3, 2017 but with the advance reviews Logan is presently holding a 96% score at Rotten Tomatoes.

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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

The film has been compared to a contemporary western. The film has been given a R-rating, thanks to Deadpool that showed a superhero movie with a R-rating can make a money and be a hit. The film is tracking to make $60 million on it’s opening weekend. According to Jackman this will be his final appearance as Wolverine a character that he has portrayed since he originated in 2000’s X-Men. There has been some rumors coming out that Hugh Jackman is having a hard time letting go of Logan. True or not it be nice to see him do it one more time. Hey Ryan think you can get him out for a quicky in ‘Deadpool 2’.

You can check to reviews here Variety and Heroic Hollywood

Logan also stars along with Jackman, Sir Patrick Stewart, Dafne Deen, Stephen Merchant, Richard E. Grant, Eriq LaSalle, Elizabeth Rodriguez.

Source: Variety, Herioc Hollywood

Code 8- Short film- Shameless “ARROW” plug

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This is only my second short film that I have reviewed for this site and I’m glad to say that this is my second pleasant surprise. The backbone of this short film revolves around the superhero world turned upside down with a touch of X -steria(not a real word) thrown in.

We tend to think of Super Heroes as either good or evil , respected or feared. What if that respect and fear was gone? If using their powers meant death or imprisonment? if society hated them but no longer had a reason to fear them……they’d pick up rocks for a living. That’s what they’d do. They’d do menial work which in no way gave them any kind of status in society.

So for the 4%…..that’s what they do. Treated like illegals in their own country.

More recent news on this venture came courtesy of the Fine folks at Deadline.They state that   XYZ films has acquired International sales rights to code 8.They also state Steven Amell is in the short film……and he is not.

Below is also the link to the Indiegogo fund raiser that has garnered over $1.7 million towards the budget for the film so far.

Please check the short film out. It’s well worth it for the acting, cinematography ,and very real near future of drones .

Robbie & Stephen Amell’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Code 8’ Ramps Up With XYZ Films Deal – Berlin

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/code-8-a-film-from-robbie-stephen-amell#/

Ghost In The Shell Trailer

Again one of movie trailers making a Super Bowl appearance is the movie adaption of ‘Ghost in the Shell’.  Based on the manga series of the same name written and illustrated by Masamune Shirow.  The first series was serialized in 1989. Ghost in the Shell is a story about a counter-cyberterrorist organization Public Security Section 9, led by Major Motoko Kusanagi. The story takes place in Japan in the mid-21 century.

A big controversy erupted with the casting of Scarlet Johansson in the lead role. To many it was another example of Hollywood’s white washing. Producer Steven Paul in a statement to Buzzfeed  back in June 30th, 2016, hope that fans will be “very, very happy” with the film.

I think everybody is going to end up being really happy with it. They’re going to be very, very happy with it when they see what we’ve actually done with it, and I don’t think anybody’s going to be disappointed.

I love Scarlet Johansson and she has proven over and over again that she can do action. I am hoping that the people over Marvel finally get off their ass and make a ‘Black Widow’ movie

Souce: YouTube, Buzzfeed

Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Men Tell No Tales.

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I thought I was actually done with this series after the last movie but this one has cast Javier Bardem as the villain and as you know a good villain can certainly change things up for any franchise.

This trailer does not hurt having a little Johnny Cash in it that can make any trailer look good but I do hope that go a little heavier this time around.I know it’s Disney but I think they’re made the “Disney kids” money and it might be nice to go a little more riskier.

Movie sets sail Memorial Day in the U.S

Marvel Introduces Their “Runaways”

Marvel has announced the group of young actors that will make up make what they called ‘first group of young actors’ for ‘Runaways’

“Runaways’ created by Brian K. Vaughan and Adrian Alphona about a group of kids discover that their parents are part of an evil crime organization known as “The Pride“. The teenagers then band together to atone for their parents crimes. The show will be on Hulu  and as at this moment I can not find where it will premiere in Canada.

Marvel introduced the actors with a brief description of the character they will portraying.

Rhenzy Feliz

Rhenzy Feliz (“Teen Wolf,” “Casual”) as Alex Wilder is a loud-and-proud nerd. Admittedly a bit of a loner, Alex spends much of his free-time playing video games, but deep down, what he wants most is to reunite his childhood group of friends.

Lyrica Okano

Lyrica Okano (“The Affair,” “Unforgettable”) Nico Minoru–tough, intelligent, and independent–embodies teenage angst. A budding “Wiccan,” Nico’s carefully crafted goth appearance isolates her from her peers and family, but maybe what she really needs is someone to talk to.

Virginia Gardner

Virginia Gardner (“Goat,” “Little Bitches”) as Karolina Dean, model-perfect exterior with a lot going on behind her professionally whitened smile, is burdened by the lofty expectations and responsibilities put upon her by her parents. Underneath her veneer of privilege and perfection, Karolina is experiencing a newfound eagerness to explore her identity and pursue her own desires.

Ariela Barer

Ariela Barer (“New Girl,” “One Day at a Time”) as Gert Yorkes is a purple-haired, bespectacled, contemporary riot grrrl. Never passing up a moment to stand on a soapbox, Gert sometimes wields her persona as a brash social justice warrior to mask her true feelings.

Greg Sulkin

Gregg Sulkin (“Faking It,” “Don’t Hang Up,” “Anti Social”) as Chase Stein is a lacrosse-playing, high school heartthrob. While many write him off as a dumb jock, Chase exhibits flashes of untapped brilliance in engineering, not unlike his wildly successful father’s.

Allegra Acosta

Allegra Acosta (“100 Things to do Before High School,” “Just Add Magic”) as Molly Hernandez, the youngest and most innocent member of her friend group, is known for her peppy positivity and a deep yearning to belong.

“Marvel’s Runaways” is executive produced by series showrunners/writers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage (“THE O.C.,” “GOSSIP GIRL”) along with Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb (“Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist”) and Jim Chory (“Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Jessica Jones.”) Fake Empire’s Lis Rowinski will produce as well.   Marvel’s Runaways is a co-production with ABC Signature Studios.

Source: Marvel.com

Interview with “Logan” star Hugh Jackman and Director James Marigold

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Patrick Stewart , according to Hugh Jackman, spends the first 30 minutes of the day having a tea and reading for 30 minutes. I do this myself(minus the tea) and highly recommend it to everyone. It’s gets your mind and imagination going and sets you for the day.

I’m probably more looking forward to this film than any other. From what I have seen so far it “humanizes” the characters and takes them away from the sometimes campiness that the X-men movies have .It also has LESS characters which to me is a huge plus. The last X- film had over 10 characters in it. How do you get any sense of development out of that type of dialogue split? Less is more sometimes.

From what I’ve read and heard about this venture they have given a great deal of detail and have given , to me, what are logical reasons behind these details. Professor X WOULD have grown out some hair in his old age as his mental capacity isn’t what it used to be. Logan would regrets after a lifetime of violence and stryfe.

This article was influenced by the Folks at empireonline. Great interviews also. Check it out.

http://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/logan-hugh-jackman-james-mangold-talk-wolverine-return/

Ben Affleck Stepping Down As Director of ‘The Batman”

Variety is reporting that Ben Affleck has decided to step away from the director’s chair.  Affleck will stay on as producer and star but now the hunt is on for a new directer.

Sources that are close to the Affleck and Warner Bros., said that it was a decision made by both parties.

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions,” Affleck said in a statement. “Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Is this another bad omen for Warner Bro., and DC. Awhile ago a story was leaked (true or false) that the script was bad but executives at Warner Bros did care as long as it made money over seas. That may have changed with Affleck and Geoff Johns have wrote a script for the solo “Batman” movie.

I for one will wait and see.

How about you. Is Affleck leaving the directors chair good or bad for the film.

Source: Variety