Wednesday, May 04, 2016

May The 4th Be With You



Live on MNN back on this Saturday. New radio also coming before that.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/683251-happy-star-wars-day#/slide/1
Nice video for charity right on time for the day. Gotta admit I was waiting for the line "It's a trap!" After the video you'll see Mark Hamill doing his bid. Like Star Trek and other franchises, it's great when they make these videos for awareness for various causes.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/cool-videos-celebrate-may-the-4th-with-lin-manuel-mirandas-cantina-song-266
Check out the "Jabba Flow". Hamilton meets Star Wars! Mr. Miranda and JJ do an live improve video live for the song. So Cool. And congrats to the cast for the 16 nomination on the Broadway hit.

http://movieweb.com/judge-dredd-tv-series-karl-urban-streaming/
With the success of Daredevil on Netflix this would be the best direction for the franchise. Got to give it to Urban for not giving up on this. While he does have the Star Trek franchise, he's stuck it out like Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool to keep this alive. And now looks like there's a payoff. Cool.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/683325-battle-of-midway-movie#/slide/1
While I agree this needs to be redone since the original Midway movie from 1976 with Henry Fonda and an all star cast with actual battle footage, was a major disappointment, hopefully this won't be a disaster like Micheal Bay's Pearl Harbor. That was a major remake of 1970's Tora Tora Tora, which was a American and Japanese production and more faithful to the events. Emmerich and a historic event? I don't know if he's the right director for this. Check out the 18 documentary included in the article with actual footage from the battle.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/big-bad-wolves-directors-walk-from-the-bruce-willis-death-wish-remake-300
Another remake from the 1970's. My thoughts? While it's noble to go back to the original material, something that legendary Director Sidney Lumet wanted to do and couldn't, These guys should have just done the movie anyway the studio wanted. First time out and your first maor breakthrough is something you do not turn down no matter your principals and morals. I mean, it stars Bruce Willis for crying out loud! Did they think they were making a classic?

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

It's A Wrap For BvS At The Box Office

"I'm Batman, I make over $1 Billion at the Box Office. You failed us. This is your fault!"

We are going back Live on MNN this Saturday at 5pm. Details below links.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-verdict-batman-v-889234
Ouch! They're writing this off before Civil War comes out in the U.S.. The body is not even cold and already they buried it. This includes 2 charts: The First one shows where it stands along the other movies and the Second has the monetary chart. Just looking at China's box office is an embarrassment and that's in second place on the chart. Ouch!

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/682627-cs-video-elizabeth-olsen-and-jeremy-renner-on-captain-america#/slide/1
2 characters which I don't like as part of the Avengers team. I hope they concentrate on this like they did on Ultron. Enough with this and move one to the others already. Good interview through.

http://www.latino-review.com/news/is-paramount-getting-ready-for-star-trek-4
Is the studio reading these comments posted? These are the fans who are not even looking forward to No. 3. Especially after that trailer. The scary thing Pegg is responsible for the script which sounds like one of the weak tv episodes bloated for the big screen. And that damn motorcycle......

http://www.latino-review.com/news/cult-classic-puppet-master-remake-in-the-works
By the writer and producer of Bone Tomahawk. While ending of the movie was total kick ass, it took 90 minutes of boredom to get there. A wanna be Tarantino with long speeches. That's what Puppet Master doesn't need! short and sweet to the point. Get the makers of Chucky instead. They know puppets with a sense of humor.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/release-date-special-features-announced-for-the-martian-extended-edition-740
This is what should have been on the original release especially the Making of...And Ridley Scott always does commentaries for his films so this is not a surprise as far as the double dipping is concern. But the one film comes to mind is The Force Awakens. Where are the rest of those and commentary from JJ who also does commentaries. May the double dip be with us.

Mini-Reviews:
Lobster with Colin Farrell: 1 out of 5. Total bore and too weird. Beware of hype, not fun at all.
The Boss: 1: I only remember one gag. Her thrown against the wall from a bed. That's it.
Criminal: 3 out of 5: Costner was cool as a mental kickass.  Underrated with a great supporting cast.
Huntsman: 1: Groot should sue for the lookalikes with Emily Stone totally miscast. Yawner.
Jungle Book: 3: While the SFX with actual kid looked great I still prefer the animation. More fun.

Announcement:
We are going back Live on MNN this Saturday at 5pm. We are starting our 26 years on the air.
We'll talk Star Wars news and Superheros pros and cons. This is broadcast live from NYC but you can check out here:
mnn.org .... click on the Channel 56 icon on the home page at 5pm (57 icon some areas).

Monday, May 02, 2016

Civil War Huge International Box Office



Live on MNN coming this Saturday for our 26 years on the air. More details tomorrow. New Radio show also coming later this week.

http://deadline.com/2016/05/captain-america-civil-war-jungle-book-huntsman-batman-superman-international-box-office-weekend-results-1201747374/.
Forget about everything else. Civil War will hit the Top 20 of all time and the $1 Billion at this rate.
And final note on BvsS. While it will cap at $900M while not bad numbers as it is, but when you compare with Nolan's Batman this is a real disappointment.  And having Civil War kicking ass all over the box office doesn't help matters either.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/features/681771-cs-video-chris-evans-on-captain-america-civil-war#/slide/1
5 minute video interview  and over 90 pics in the gallery.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/captain_america/captain_america_civil_war/spoilers-10-awesome-and-surprising-ways-a139783
Beware ! Already this is out and really not fair since the film is not out yet. I read it and have some regrets. While it doesn't bother me to find out that the Butler did it aka HANS DIES, duh Ford was wishing that for years, There are some spoilers here that ruins the ending of the movie. You are warned, lol.

http://www.comicbookmovie.com/x-men/20th-century-fox-pulls-out-of-sdcc-2016-a141088
Piracy? Really.  This is just a cheap excuse hiding the fact that they have no faith in these films and afraid to look bad when the films get release. Never mind spending money somewhere else on marketing. A crap film, regardless of title, is a crap film. Something their hiding from us?

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/42716/falcon-photos-from-the-episode-viii-set
Cool pictures. They need for the Falcon to see more action in this next picture. The last one was more of  a tease than anything else. Yep sure got spoiled to see that ship again.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ghostbusters-is-disliked-movie-trailer-889114
Well the writing is on the wall for this one. Considering McCartheys The Boss has bombed at the box office, she alone won't be able to carry the film and it looks like nobody cars. Looks like the first official train wreck of the summer.

http://variety.com/2016/tv/opinion/game-of-thrones-recap-season-6-episode-2-home-jon-snow-1201764241/
Surprise! Spoilers all through the article so don't read if you haven't seen the show. Duh. But a nice surprise never the less.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Civil War Surprises and More



New Radio show coming soon.  Todays blog will be extended through out the weekend.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/jungle-book-box-office-keanu-mothers-day-2-1201763883/
No. 1 for a third week in a row, now will it will be Civil War to take over for the next month or so, lol. Not much competition until Memorial Day with X-Men coming out (no reason to talk about Alice Wonderland 2) by then CW should be in the top 20 of all time.

Friday:
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/captain-america-civil-war-box-office-international-day-2-1201763473/
Well on track with Avengers: Ultron which means at this pace it will break the $1Billion mark, something BvS should have done. Oops, that struck a nerve didn't it.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/ryan-reynolds-deadpool-fan-cancer-letter-facebook-actor-1201763606/
Very sad but kudos to Reynolds for keeping in touch with him all these years. That's the one thing all these Marvel actors do for their fans depending on the situation. Very nice.

Previously:
http://variety.com/2016/film/news/captain-america-civil-war-box-office-international-opening-1201762760/
All these numbers mean it's slightly behind Avengers: Ultron opening day. Which is not bad at all.
As mentioned before by next Monday we'll see the big numbers and how this will add up for the overseas market. When Star Wars and BvsS opened weak in China and India the writing was on the wall with TFA missing the No. 1 all time spot and Bats and Co. not seeing the $1 Billion mark. Will this happen to Caps and crew. No way.....

http://www.latino-review.com/news/check-out-this-captain-america-civil-war-imax-featurette
Cool 2 minute behind the scenes on the 17 minute battle sequence filmed on Imax. Another notch for the film.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/spoilers-captain-america-civil-war-after-credits-scene-revealed-270
Spoiler Alert about Spiderman. But maybe 3 different credit scenes involved at the end? Nice.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/681435-alicia-vikander-is-lara-croft-in-the-tomb-raider-reboot
Can this tiny little thing kick ass as Lara Croft? Ask that little thing who played Wonder Woman, one of the best things in BvS and took me by surprise. Man I was so against that. While Ex-Machina was a waste of time Alicia did show her acting skills and got an Oscar win for it. Here's another win for her.

http://www.latino-review.com/news/dreamworks-animation-acquired-by-nbcuniversal-in-38b-deal
When Kung Fu Panda met Minions. Universal had a great year last year. Now they up the stakes with Dreamworks and the Dude behind Minions. Actually it was because of Minions is why this happened. Now who has final laugh?
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Civil War London Premiere




Lots of Marvel news today. Also New Radio show coming soon: Civil War vs BvsS box office.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/680703-captain-america-civil-war-london-premiere-photos-and-new-spider-man-tv-spot#/slide/1
Many pics and videos with more Spiderman footage in the new promo. And now word has it he's open for IM4 after getting $40M for S:Homecoming. Just stick with Avengers and leave as that.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news/42654/marvel-has-creative-control-on-spider-man
Now that's smart business. Let Sony pick up the tab and tell them what to do. Hysterical. Keep this up and it's matter of time before they get a hold of the other rights aka FF and X-Men.

http://www.studiodaily.com/2016/04/studiodaily-dossier-10-things-we-know-about-marvels-civil-war/?hq_e=el&hq_m=3239982&hq_l=21&hq_v=ac94ddf0df
Check out No. 10 as Spiderman got an costume upgrade. And how can Puerto Rico be so expensive to film at? With the economic situation down there it should have been the cheapest!

http://deadline.com/2016/04/ryan-reynolds-the-hitmans-bodyguard-deadpool-patrick-hughes-1201745165/
This is funny. That Ryan Reynolds? The one who did Deadpool and not the neighborhood mailman who's always late with the mail everyday? Got that got settled. Oops sorry for calling you out Mailman Reynolds, lol. Should have brought the mail early instead stopping off at the bar. Oops did it again.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/680699-first-fast-8-set-photos-and-video-from-cuba-and-iceland#/slide/1
No talk of NYC yet? That's when this film will kick into overdrive. A nice crazy chase right down Broadway Times Square.. And run over a few of those annoying Costume guys while their at it.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/first-official-image-from-ridley-scotts-alien-covenant-261
Why this is a trilogy is beyond me. Forget about all this and reboot A3 already.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Civil War Huge Overseas Opening



New Radio Show coming: End of Spring Special, Goodbye BvsS Hello Civil War, X-Men

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/captain-america-civil-war-box-office-foreign-opening-1201761037/
Opening overseas in time for this weekend, all the numbers point for a big hit. Then comes in the rest fo the planet including U.S. and China and in two weeks we'll know if this will be bigger than BvsS. DUH! But the question will be will it have repeat performances along with legs before other films knock it off the No. 1 spot like BvsS. Double Duh! Still waiting to hear someone getting fired from Warners, maybe after CW opens, lol.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/disney-claims-dates-for-several-new-movies-confirms-jungle-book-2-mary-poppins-sequel-1201760227/
Now the flood gates have really open and anything that Disney made in the past 1000 years is getting remade, a sequel or whatever they got lying on the shelf. Can't blame them. The new generation is welcoming this with huge numbers at the box office, so who's fault is it?

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/jk-simmons-discusses-his-approach-to-commissioner-gordon-in-justice-league-385
Here is another actor to claim both Marvel and DC on his resume no matter how small the role. Butat this point of the game after winning the Oscar, don't you think he deserves a bigger part? Sure the JL has a big cast but he is Gorden after all and that is no small character for sure. It works as a TV show, doesn't it?

http://www.latino-review.com/news/its-an-alien-day-miracle
I don't care what anyone says. That Alien 3 sucked and we got screwed with our favorite characters dying and Sig getting the Bald look. Uuggh. But bringing back a 27 Newt is perfect. This is the film that should have been made as A3. Here's crossing the fingers.

Catching up on old news link:
http://www.thewrap.com/doctor-who-bbc-reveals-new-companion-for-peter-capaldis-time-lord/
Never heard of this dude actor and he's she's annoying in the trailer. Time to clean house on this show and reboot everything. And stop using that annoying hallway for every show, up the budget already.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Civil War Outselling Previous Marvel Movies


New Radio Show postponed until next week. This blog will be updated through out the weekend.

http://variety.com/2016/film/news/box-office-jungle-book-huntsman-winters-war-2-1201759425/
Review: 1 out of 5. Spoiler: Charlize is in the first 10 minutes then the last 20 minutes of the movie then she dies. You'll thank me when you see this on a rainy night 2 for 1 Redbox special. Emily is totally miscast (loved her in Edge of Tomorrow, that Cruise flix) and the movie is a total bore. At 45 minutes Thor fights these blue creatures and they all look like I Am Groot! Wow no imagination.

Previously:
http://www.movies.com/movie-news/most-anticipated-summer-movies/20487?wssac=164&wssaffid=news
According to Fandango as far as tickets sales. You also have Finding Dory as best selling family film but the female Ghostbusters as best selling Comedy. Ok somebody is getting bribed,

http://variety.com/2016/film/box-office/kristen-stewart-huntsman-winters-war-box-office-1201758923/
The movie that no one was asking for no matter who the actors are. And those costumes are just in your face, lol.  A prequel out of all things.Jungle Book will be No.1 again until the big Civil War.

http://www.comingsoon.net/dvd/news/678351-deadpool-blu-ray-special-features-revealed#/slide/1
2 Commentaries? Yes! plus the usual features aka deleted scenes and more. But having the cast in one commentary and the director on the other is a great way to enjoy this. Another one for the collection.

http://variety.com/2016/music/news/prince-dies-celebrity-reactions-1201758353/
Purple Rain was one of my favorite Musical Films right up there with Hard Day's Night, Saturday Night Fever among others. At 57 years old is way to young especially when he was coming out with so much music in the past couple of years along with touring a lot more than he used to. I was lucky to see Prince at the Purple Rain Tour in Long Island at the Nassau Coliseum (it was available on VHS a long time ago) and again at MSG during the Under The Cherry Moon tour (we don't talk about that movie). He was a big influence on me as far as being a multi-musician, 1999 album being a big influence along with Purple Rain. While he did have some quirks at least he didn't have a pet named Bubbles.

http://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/20-things-you-didnt-know-about-purple-rain
Great trivia but myfavorite two are: When doves Cry almost didn't make it on the soundtrack. Whew that was close. And Prince called songwriter J. Cain from rock band Journey to make sure there was no stepping on the song Faithfully. The intro chords is the same progression and sounds familiar to some songwriters but come on, This Is Prince!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/robert-downey-jr-joins-spider-885829
Now we're talking. So what's the price tag for RDJ to do this. Doesn't matter, it just puts Sony in it's place for screwing up in the first place. Hope it's a HUGE check, lol. That'll teach those suits.

http://www.latino-review.com/news/confirmed-robert-downey-jr-shooting-sherlock-holmes-3-later-this-year
While I thought the first two films were kind of lame especially thesecond I wouldn't mind seeing him with a third. He is great with that English accent when he does Sherlock. And with Director Ritchie and hopefully Jude Law returning maybe this will be the best of all three.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/features/678183-antoine-fuqua-magnificent-seven#/slide/1
This was the last film that Composer James Horner wrote before he died even before the film was even made! How this worked out remains to be seen. But this is one of the many things to look forward to for this western. A genre that I grew up with. While the idea is the same at least it doesn't look at all like the original. A big plus.

Bonus: There was no blog on Wednesday so this is an add on for Thursday.
http://www.thewrap.com/james-bond-director-guy-hamilton-dies-roger-moore-goldfinger/
Besides Goldfinger being a favorite, I get a kick out of Diamonds of Forever and personal favorite Live and Let Die, Roger Moore's first outing as James Bond. Which was a huge influence on Sam Mendes for Skyfall. It also had the best Bond song, lol. Check out the commentaries on the BR editions, he gives you a lot of insight on the making of those.