Category Archives: Trailer

G.L.O.W

Netflix release a full trailer for G.L.O.W. TV series premiering June 23 in all 23 territories that run Netflix.

GLOW tells the fictional story of Ruth Wilder (Brie), an out-of-work, struggling actress in 1980s Los Angeles who finds one last chance for stardom when she’s thrust into the glitter and spandex world of women’s wrestling. In addition to working with 12 Hollywood misfits, Ruth also has to compete with Debbie Eagan (Betty Gilpin) a former soap actress who left the business to have a baby, only to be sucked back into work when her picture perfect life is not what it seems. And at the wheel is Sam Sylvia (Marc Maron), a washed-up, B-movie director who now must lead this group of women on the journey to wrestling stardom.

Source: Youtube, 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

 

 

The Walking Dead – Finale Teaser

 

Well, tonight is the night.” All out War begins” .Rick and his merry band of zombie fighters have had just about all the shit they are willing to take off Negan and have decided to go to war over it. My biggest concern with the plan is why, oh why did they decide to do it on the same night as Wrestlemania!?!…..or at least bring the Undertaker to do the heavy lifting?!?

This season has taken a bit of grief in the press for being too violent. Others have said it has been too much of a soap opera. Working too much on inner personal relationships in the end of days instead of fighting zombies every episode. I think some people have been turned off by that fact that humans have begun to adjust to a world of zombies and as such we’re going to start meeting more people who aren’t trying to kill our little travelling troupe. This , of course, has made for more characters on the show which has irked some people. Ah well, can’t please everyone.

I’ve enjoyed this season so far. It’s been a well crafted story(for the most part. Looking at you garbage heap people) and has stayed true mostly to the nature of the comic. I’ve always liked that this show has been character driven, and did not strictly depend on gore for its drama factor. Somebody will probably die in this season finale and it will bother us because the show took the time to create and flesh out characters that we care about. That’s not a soap opera, that’s simply good story telling.

Few clips to hold you over until the finale.

 

 

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.

Louis C.K – Netflix – Stand up Special

 

Louis C K is probably one of the most underrated comedians of the last 25 years. To see him, you would have no idea that there was such a talented comic genius lurking inside what  his fleshy exterior betrays to be a house dad from the burbs ‘. I mean no disrespect, but he does not have that hard living comedy look to him.

You saw George Carlin…..you knew he was comedy…….You saw Jerry Seinfeld…..you knew he was comedy…..Bill Maher……Jon Stewart…….Lewis Black…..Chris Rock….Dave Chapelle. Endless others They “looked” like comedy. Louis C K looks like you might bump into him in the paint aisle in Home Depot(Shameless unpaid plug) and you could have a nice conversation with him. Right up until the point he opened his mouth.

Did you happen to see him host SNL a while ago? Where his opening set took Pedophilia to task with a side splitting , jaw dropping opener of  humor and gasps? No?…..you missed out.

Special drops Apr.4th on Netflix. Can’t wait

IT- Teaser Trailer

 

I have to admit. I’ve never actually seen any of the incarnations of IT.I vaguely remember watching a part of an ending of one of them and thinking “meh”……compared to CUJO and Carrie it didn’t seem that scary to me. Clowns have never scared me very much. Fear of clowns? Coulrophobia…..and now you know.

This trailer is pretty damn good though. Seems part Stranger Things(God has that series influenced productions in the last year. Many times just for the music alone.), part Goonies and part Jaws(Sometimes NOT seeing the shark is as bad as seeing it).The trailer has also confirmed you should never look into drainage grates along sidewalks before your illogical mind meets your logical mind, when you realize the boogeyman can in fact fit down there and can grab your ankle if you get to close.

From what I have seen of the cinematography, it looks like it’s going to be shot with that early 80’s style nostalgia  that’s very hip right now. I may have even seen that dead girl who no one REALLY cared about from Stranger things somewhere in the back of the class room shot in the trailer.

Pennywise this time around is being played by actor Bill Skarsgard. I don’t think he’ll be able to top Tim Curry’s go at it back in the day ,but his brother is Alexander Skarsgard(True Blood, Tarzan), who has a brooding intensity in his roles and if the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree he could pull off quite the performance.

Movie drops Sept.8th