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More From Oats Studios and Neill Blomkamps

A little while ago Scott let you know about a new experimental short film project from Neill Blomkamp. Well today Neill and Oats Studios gave us another view into this new project. Some “more weird shit” as it is mention in the trailer.

We get to see more of the effects coming and more action. Also we get to see Sigourney Weaver in this one. Some of the effects look dam impressive. This looks very, very interesting.

Take a look. Does this not interest you? Come on now just a little right?

Zack Snyder Stepping Down From Justice League

 

Zack Snyder and wife Deborah

 

ZackSnyder is stepping down from the upcoming Justice League movies after a family tragedy. Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter he decided to step away after the sudden death of his daughter.  Justice League is in post production and Joss Whedon will be stepping in to finish help with post-production and do some additional scenes. The plan is still have the movie on track for its Nov 17 release with the help of Whedon.

Snyder told The Hollywood Reporter:

“In my mind, I thought it was a cathartic thing to go back to work, to just bury myself and see if that was the way through it,” said an emotional Snyder in an interview Monday in his office on the Warner Bros. lot, with Deborah sitting by his side. “The demands of this job are pretty intense. It is all-consuming. And in the last two months, I’ve come to the realization … I’ve decided to take a step back from the movie to be with my family, be with my kids, who really need me. They are all having a hard time. I’m having a hard time.”

Synder also told The Hollywood Reporter that he is already anticipating what some DC fan may think.

“Here’s the thing, I never planned to make this public,” he says. “I thought it would just be in the family, a private matter, our private sorrow that we would deal with. When it became obvious that I need to take a break, I knew there would be narratives created on the internet. They’ll do what they do. The truth is … I’m past caring about that kind of thing now.”

I have been on the side of those wanting Warner Bros/DC to find someone new to helm the DC movie universe. I do like Zack Snyder and some of his work but I felt that he missed with his vision of the DC universe.

But not this way.

Now I am not saying he won’t be back. Yes I would love to see Joss Whedon take the reins of the whole DC universe along with Geoff Johns. I think some wonderful things can happen. But I do not wish what happen to Zach Snyder and his family on anyone.

So I wish the Snyder family my condolences and hopefully Zach will be back soon making movies again.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

 

Coming To Netflix Canada In May

Some of the highlights coming in May is War Machine starring Brad Pitt

Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie

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Other shows coming to Netflix Canada The Last Kingdom, Master Of None, Bloodline, F is for Family, Umbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Original comedies Maria Banford: Old Baby, Simplemente Many NNa. Norm Macdonald: Hitler’s Dog, Gossip & Trickery, Tracy Morgan: Staying Alive, Hasan Minhag: Homecoming King and Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust

Among some other highlights, Denial, Deepwater Horizon, Role Models, MMXXL, Moonlight, Silver Linings Playbook, San Andreas, The Eagle Huntress, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Girl With All The Gifts, Marvel’s Doctor Strange and Chappie

Source: Netflix

Thor – RAGNAROK – 1 rst Trailer.Review and a few thoughts

 

I won’t lie, I was really hoping they would take a more serious tone with this trailer. Less GOTG, and more Shakespeare works much better for Thor. Thor was by no means the most popular of the comic characters when they did the first solo film. Kenneth Branagh brought a sense of regality to Thor(and Asgard in general) that helped make it so unique, and also one of my favourite marvel films to date.

Guardians of the Galaxy is a great franchise BUT it has a talking raccoon, so there is much room for levity and one liners.I felt like they took the dog and pony show from their trailers including neon 80’s graphics, 70’s and 80’s bands, and zippy one liners and placed them in here.To me it just doesn’t fit and feels very corporate rules(#34- if something works , replicate it  and squeeze until all the money been released).

The trailer itself was not bad. Cate Blachett as Hela is perfect. Very happy she was picked for this role. The imagery in the first 30 seconds of what she does to Mjolnir is very cool and sets a good tone for the movie. Jeff Goldblum looks fantastic as the Grandmaster .I hope Idris Alba has a greater role in this movie ,as I have always liked the character of Heimdall and his star has risen quite a bit since the first movie in 2011.

The main take away from this trailer is of course “Gladiator” Hulk. Not sure how they plan on getting from point A to Point B with that, but hoping they leave that back story for another film as it seems like a lot of story to cram in with the main story of Ragnarok. After B vs S, I’m very wary of ambitious storylines like that. Marvel should give it a 3 hour run time if they want to go that far in.

Movie is in Theatres Nov.3rd

 

 

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.

Marvel – Spider-man: Homecoming – Trailer

 

I know this is going to be a good movie. Everything I have seen so far tells me this is going to be a good movie. It’s got a funny Spider-man…….it’s got Michael Keaton……..it’s got Iron Man AND Robert Downey JR.It’s got a pretty decent looking version of a villain not yet seen before(I don’t count the shot of the wings in that OTHER movie.).I think i’m just Spider Manned out.It’s that simple.

Having said that, let’s take a look at this new trailer with as unfiltered an eye as we can muster……….. Okay, I’m back. I think that Michael Keaton and Robert Downey Jr are either going to make or break this movie. The new kid (Tom Holland , who I have to admit looks the part better then any of the other folks who played Spider-man before him)seems to have some decent acting  chops, but I think his interpersonal relationship with Tony Stark and his Antagonist/Protagonist back and forth with the Vulture(Michael Keaton) will make or break this movie. I mean, let’s be honest, we’ve all seen Spider-man swing through the city a thousand times on film by now. This film has to have more in the way of interpersonal relationships for it to be a hit.

Michael Keaton was a great choice to cast as the Vulture. Fitting also since we was Spider-mans first real “Supervillan” way back in Amazing Spider-man #2 .I know, I know , I left out the Chameleon, but I meant someone who went “toe to toe” with Spider-man. Wouldn’t it be a mark- out moment if Vulture examined his wings and said in a Dark voice” Steel wings…..different, but not alien to me”.

This movie will make a tonne of money. It just will. I just hope some of it’s merit is based on quality and not just on history. Movie drops July.7th. 2nd Trailer below.