Wednesday, August 16, 2017

007 Bond is Back

One more Live show on Aug. 25 before we take a break in September. Latest show on YT.
New Godzilla talk in the bonus section below links. Movie reviews coming soon.

Update:
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/obi-wan-kenobi-star-wars-film-planned-director-talks-1030505
So finally the rumour is true. Here is my thing. No Mcgregor no deal. He is already playing a young Obi-wan, not the old hermit in the original Star Wars. And CG can fix his appearance anyways. Make thing is having another young actoris too distracting aka Han Solo movie. If Ron Howard was not at the helm fixing this, it would have tanked.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/daniel-craig-confirms-return-james-bond-role-1030056
Finally he's made if official. Also it helped his 2 year contract for that series was put on hold until he does Bond so looks like he had no other choice. Look lets face it, its huge bucks. Who wouldn't do it? Lazenby (OHMSS) doesn't count. Funny he made this announcement on Colberts show and not any of the others as Colberts ratings are going thru the roof thanks to the politics going on in this country.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/ben-affleck-not-returning-as-batman-says-brother-casey-1030107
Guess who's not coming back, lol. Talk about pushing your own brother under a bus. Damn. The thing was if Afflecks gangster film was not a bust things would be different. Then comes Director Reeves who throws Afflecks script out the window after he boots Affleck out of the director's chair. Affleck was the best choice for a new solo Batman. He should leave and tell them good friggin luck. Lets not forget, Reeves Last Ape film tanked at the box office which earn less then the other films. Did the studio forget that? And that filmed sucked big time.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/china-box-office-wolf-warrior-2-wins-third-weekend-marches-700m-1029113
And talk about the studios need to wake up. This film is clearing over $700M in China ALONE!
AS mentioned in the article only 2 other films can claim clearing over $800 & $900 in the U.S. alone and that is Star Wars and Avatar. China is not fking around that's for sure.


http://lrmonline.com/news/mission-impossible-6-delays-production-director-explains-tom-cruises-injury
Cruise, Deadpool, Walking Dead. For crying out loud, where's the safety concerns lately? Um doesn't seem right with all this going on. Just saying. Shame.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/moviepass-has-cut-the-cost-of-its-servie-to-9-95-a-month-amc-is-not-happy-401
Stop the bitching. If Hollywood made better movies instead of depending on rehashing franchises this wouldn't happen. But we know this, how come the studios don't.

Bonus Section: Godzilla Talk
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/879299-mike-dougherty%e2%80%8f-teases-connection-to-the-original-godzilla-for-2019-sequel#/slide/1
This can go so many different ways. My take is that the Oxygen Destroyer can actually meant for King G. He is to big for the trio of GZ, Rodan and Mothra to take on. Hint: leading to more sequels. And to think it's meant to kill GZ is kind of killing the franchise to begin with. Remember: Garth wanted Mechagodzilla to be next and took that walk. And we still have Kong and that Easter egg of Gamera.  There is too many in the canon not to be ignored for this new franchise.

http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/trailers/879971-the-full-godzilla-anime-trailer-reveals-a-monster-planet#/slide/1
Godzilla in the future . Ok studio copycats, how about Star Trek going into the future instead of backwards. Let Godzilla lead the way for that franchise is the way to go. It came up with the Monach angle and Universal Monsters is trying to do the same thing and that rumour about Bond characters getting their own solo pics. Thanks to Godzilla. So there.

Bonus 2:
http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/jordan-vogt-roberts-takes-on-cinemasins-criticisms-of-kong-skull-island-109
Talk about missing the joke Mr. Sensitive. That's their angle. And like any movie there are mistakes that can't be helped but you still enjoy the movie.  I've been trashing crap for over 29 years and still working in this business. Wow lighten up dude. One of the highlights in the video "GAme over man" Funny!

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

Games of Thrones Big Dragon Hit


Live on MNN this Saturday at 5pm for the summer. I included a new link for mnn.org.
just go to that page on the day of the show to see it on livestream.

Mini-reviews:1 to 5
Sharknado: 3; Yes silly and dumb but a lot more fun then most summer movies this year.
Emoji Movie: 2; where were the jokes? and not enough of Capt. Poop, the only reason to see it.
Atomic Blonde: 1; besides one or two fight scenes, it was just a total bore. no sequel please.
Kidnap: 3: Halle pulls it off to keep your attention even tho there was quite a few WTF?

Bonus:
http://movieweb.com/godzilla-actor-haruo-nakajima-dead-dies/
The first actor to play Godzilla. My other favorite character he played was one of the Gargantuas in War of the Gargantuas along with King Kong Escapes and Frankenstein vs. Baragon. I met him once at a G-fan con. Very gracious and friendly. A meeting I will never forget.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/box-office-dark-tower-tops-sluggish-weekend-detroit-collapses-1027121
Surprsingly Tower beats Dunkirk for the weekend but it won't even come close to getting the big International Box Office that Dunkirk is getting. Lets face it, most fans were watching  GOT and Sharknado instead of going to the cinama.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/game-of-thrones-loot-train-battle-1202518106/
2 articles with different points on the making of the episode from the director. Just seeing the Dragon burn everything in site was a highlite of the show. Took long enough to get to the end tho.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/game-thrones-director-dealing-death-sky-stunning-dragon-scene-1027255
They cover a lot so I decided to include both of them. Heck the episode earned it. Dragons!!!'

http://movieweb.com/despicable-me-franchise-highest-grossing-animated-series-box-office/
Banana ! or just thisis nuts! who figured but those little guys did me proud. And at least shut out Shrek as the biggest animantion money maker. Man I hated that franchise. So overrated.

http://movieweb.com/sharknado-5-ian-ziering-paycheck-wonder-woman-gal-gadot/
It's easy to compare the saleries due to the properties, but one is cable and the other is cinema and at the end it's who gets the better back (extra goodies) end is the one who really is the winner.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/craig-rumored-for-two-new-bond-films/
While this is getting to be tired news, the idea of remaking On Her Secret Majestrys Secret Service sounds great. As that is the only Bond film to feature a One Shot Actor in the role. So at least it can be part of the Craig franchise. Wasn't Spectre a low key remake of You OnlyLive Twice and a bad one at that.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/transformers-all-star-writer-s-room-led-by-akiva-goldsman-disbanded-121
All those writers and the best they could come up with was that train wreck. Actually after the failure it was decided that plan didn't work out. They should of hired that monkey and his typewriter.

http://movieweb.com/ash-vs-freddy-vs-jason-death-story-details/
A blown opportunity. At least Campbell had final laugh with is own Ash series. Both the Freddy and Friday reboots failed big time. And again theyare going ahead with those Chainsaw and Halloween franchises this October. They just don't learn.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Wonder Woman For The Oscar?


New Live On MNN now playing on You Tube. One more show for the summer and that's it until September which will be one show per month for the rest of the year.

Update:
http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/875995-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-35th-anniversary-screenings-announced
Another one to see in the theatres. While this trend is picking up speed with these re-releases aka TErminator, Close Encounters, etc at least theyare putting classics that are meant to be seen on the big screen. And another way for the studios to fill those empty seats after this years disasters of sequel, reboots etc. I saw Blazing Saddles last year and brought back memories of having a gret crowd laughing along to an old classic like when I saw it in my younger years. Watch Disney re-release Star Wars in 4K for more Kaching!

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/rumor-nicholas-meyer-s-secret-star-trek-project-may-be-a-khan-mini-series-690
BAd idea. Does anyone remember a book written about 15 years ago that told this stroy already about Khan. But it was told from Kirks point of view. Barely remember it along with the title but it was about that.
There's a lot of books about Treks past they need to go into the future. Helloooooooo....

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/wonder-woman-oscars-patty-jenkins-gal-gadot-comic-book-1202509132/
Already the Oscar push, this and Dunkirk. But remember this makes sense. Dark Knight got like 7 nominations the first time for a superhero movie so why not WW? Dunkirk is this generations Saving Private Ryan, amovie that deserved to win for Best Picture but lost to Shakespeare in Love. Remember that one? Yep the one with Ben Affleck. Wow that hurts.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/weekend-box-office-dunkirk-marches-past-emoji-movie-281m-1025260
Well that was close. Emoji was beating Dunkirk on last Friday. But that burned out quick. Even surprised it even had a chance after all those bad reviews. Nope didn't get to see that one yet.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/meyer-planning-wrath-of-khan-prequel/
There was actually a book about Khan stranded on the planet, and Kirk wanted to know what happen on that time period leading up to the Wrath. But then again here is another copy cat about exploring different points of the history of Trek aka Transformers, Universal Monsters, Bond etc..

http://www.slashfilm.com/imax-3d-phasing-out/
Dunkirk proved to be a big success in Nolan's choice of filming in 70MM Imax hence in making close to $12M at Imax thetres. What they fail to mention that Transformers 4 was in filmed in 3D Imax and was a total trainwreck.

http://www.darkhorizons.com/weta-digitals-work-on-avatar-sequels-begins/
But it doesn't answer the question. Will it be in 3D now that Imax says its cutting back. See related article.

http://www.joblo.com/movie-news/is-4dx-worth-the-upcharge-we-checked-out-the-potential-successor-to-3d-302-02
Yep another gimmick. Maybe for a Star Wars movie but I would rather go to an amusement park for my thrill rides.