Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
A bit more serious than the US trailer, this new UK trailer is loaded with new footage and a bit more of Peter Quill’s back story. This looks like a lot of fun. Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014.
(P.S. Americans, The Avengers was called Avengers Assemble in the UK because of duh.)
Saturday, June 14th, 2014
I don’t talk about any spoilers in this post, but spoilers are allowed in the comments!
Since a few people have asked me already, I just saw How to Train Your Dragon 2, and I loved it. It is a wonderful expansion of the world and deftly sidesteps many of the pitfalls of a lot of sequels.
It’s a darker film (befitting the characters’ age), bigger without being an assault on the senses, and gorgeous to look at (and listen to).
I’ve said before that the first one is a “perfect” movie, inasmuch as any movie can be. I could nitpick about a few things (exposition-induced pacing issues in one scene, a clunky line in another, etc.) but there is so much done well — so much done perfectly, really — that I really feel like I need to see it again to solidify my opinions about it.
In any event, this second film in the series was an intense, emotional, and action-packed adventure movie featuring characters many of you already love. What the hell are you waiting for?
If you’ve seen it, tell me what you thought below! But be warned: spoilers are 100% okay below.
Thursday, May 29th, 2014
This looks insane. I love it.
Here’s the synopsis, but the trailer tells you all you really need to know:
An animated comedy with a unique visual style, “The Book of Life” is the journey of Manolo, a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Rich with a fresh take on pop music favorites, “The Book of Life” encourages us to celebrate the past while looking forward to the future.
Guillermo del Toro produced this, as well, although it’s hard to tell how involved he is. I’d guess co-writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez is shaping this more than anyone else. Anyway, the film comes out on October 17, 2014.
Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo hit just about every other country in the world last year, but those of us in the US are finally get it (in limited release) on July 18th.