Before I sat down to watch this, I knew it was going to be a bit of a mind trip. It was “broken” legion from the comics after all. I have to admit I had not read the solo series Marvel released so my POV on Legion was a bit dated.
My litmus test for this series was actually going to be my wife’s reaction as we watched it. She’s a casual “comic movie fan” and if she could get on board with what I suspected was going to be a psychedelic episode I knew FOX could go somewhere with this.To be completely honest I can think of about 40 different characters that they could have done a series with, and Legion wasn’t on that list.
Within the first 5 minutes I heard “This is doing nothing for me so far” as the delusions of a fractured psyche played out across the screen in front of us. Then something happened. Dan Stevens begin to act….and it got better from there.
If anything can make this series a success I suspect the acting chops of Dan Brown and Rachel Keller can help with that. I feel terrible saying “acting chops” there, as both of them have extensive professional training with names like “Carnegie” and “Cambridge” attached to it, and I made them sound like street carnie. For the record , there is an excellent little dance number in the episode that I thought showed a range of these actors right out of the gate.
The story itself had a nice pace to it and I did do a little internal fist bump when the name “mutant” was talked about with a fear I had not felt since the 80,s-90’s.They gave me enough to be interested ,but not too much to think they hot shotted the storyline which is become rarer and rarer in todays TV universe. I’m going to watch the first 8 episodes(full season) for sure and go from there.
Trailer is below and the series airs Wednesdays on FX.
I knew what I was getting into ……before I even got into it. Have you ever seen a trailer for a show, and you knew that there was no WAY this show was going to be a dud? You looked at the cast…….you looked at the writers……you looked at the thesis of the show, and just knew you were about to see nothing but quality?
That’s where my head was with “BILLIONS” before I saw it.This series delves into the uber dark world of wall street trading and the consequences faced by those left behind…….both in the money world and the legal world.
Starring Damian Lewis(Nicholas Brody- Homeland, for which he won an Emmy) and Paul Giamatti(John Adams- John Adams, A masterpiece of American political history)as the ying and yang of the business world. These two seem built specifically as the “frenemies” of each other. So much in common, yet so far apart ideologically. Rounding out the cast is Maggie Siff( Sons of Anarchy),Malin Maria Akerman(Silk Spectre2- Watchman),and David Costabile(Breaking Bad).
If you haven’t watched the first season you still have time as the second season does not start until Feb.19th.I believe it’s on Netflix or Showtime on demand.
Here’s the Season 2 Trailer
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
Here is the final trailer for Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”. It’s being released Mar.17th, but I’m not sure that is such a great idea. It’s got a very” Christmasy”(Not a real word, and shame on me) feel to it with the snow and Victorian vibe . Would probably do better during the Christmas season.
That said, it is a live action Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson and well…..he’s beast. There’s an actor there(actor Dan Stevens)but he’s simply….the beast. Rounding out the cast is the voices of(for most of the film anyway)Sir Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson, Stanley Tucci, Josh Gad and a whole host of others. It’s going to do just fine.
I do hope after this though they put the concept of Beauty and the Beast……back in the vault for many, many years.
Films out Mar.17th.Enjoy
I actually did not see the first “Lego Movie” but will watch after seeing the trailer for the new “Lego Batman Movie”. Pretty well all the jokes got a chuckle out of me, and it definitely seems original to me in content and execution. Cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett, Michael Cera, Ralph Fiennes and MR, Billy Dee Williams.
As if that’s not enough reason to check out the film, the pic above is an actual Batmobile – made out of 350,000 Lego piece that Chevrolet built for promotional purposes for the movie
Movie is in Theatres Feb.10th.Trailer 1-3 below.
I can’t believe I missed this. Resident Evil is out today. Now when your eyes come back down into your head from what might be a tremendous eye roll……bear in mind….This is the last one.
These series must be making money, otherwise they wouldn’t simply keep making them. It’s not like Milla Jovovich is sleeping with the director…………..she is married to the director…..it’s a totally….totally.. different thing.
Okay, I had my sargasm(sarcastic orgasm Copyright 2017).Let’s move on.
I just watched the trailer for this, and to be honest if your itching for a little apocalypse this weekend,this might not be too bad. I honestly never really had a problem with Milla Jovovichs acting in these films, and to be honest with the abundance of video game property failures that have been made in the last 10 years ,this is actually a success story.
I see Ali Carter is also back(huh?). One pleasant surprise was seeing Iain Glenn(Ser Jorah Mormont) back, as he’s just the type of actor that can bring good to a script simply by being in the film. Another pleasant surprise to see was model turned actress Ruby Rose is part of the story.She was in Seasons 3 & 4 of “Orange is the New Black” and did a wonderful job.
(Side note. On researching the rest of the cast I’ve come to the conclusion that actor Shawn Roberts has as much, if not more, “Zombie cred” as George Romero”. I counted 9 zombie films in his filmography)
If you can’t wait 3 weeks for TWD to start back up and need your fix at the end of the world. This may be for you.Enjoy
I did not grow up watching the Power Rangers when they came on TV. I was to old and to me I laughed at the stupid stories lines and the high quality(cough) Japanese villains. I should of like it growing up watching mostly Godzilla movies. The Power Rangers have now been updated for a new generation and for those that grew up watching. So expect the violence to be two fold. Today updated means more violence. Okay maybe cartoon violence but still…..Humans are so special.
I am sure if you grew up watching the Power Rangers this trailer and the movie will have you wetting your pants.
Source: Hot New Trailers, YouTube