Guess Who’s Back? Back Again…

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer…is back)

At San Diego Comic Con 2013, a select few fans were treated to a very immersive event hosted by Legendary pictures to promote their new Godzilla. Many were skeptical because the last time us gaijin took a crack at the King of the Monsters it became a running joke. We enter a Tokyo inspired street filled with classic ‘Zilla memorabilia when klaxons start blaring and we are ushered to safety by a group of officials. We are led through an office building to be evacuated by helicopter. Too late, we have to exit out into an architectural office and sit very still. Outside, the rain is pouring down and inside the power has gone out. Lightning strikes and amidst the thunder comes a different rumble as this new Godzilla lumbers into view and walks past the office window. He’s beautiful and there is a collective clapping as he disappears. Suddenly, his newly tapered snout rises to glare at us directly in the office and his roar shakes the office. The woman next to me covers he ears and I shit…just a little. Jump ahead to the following year and I sit in the theater watching Godzilla blow radioactive fire down the gullet of the second MUTO and it’s head pops off. More applause…a little more poop. WOW. Legendary stepped up and killed it. It was an outing to see how we would react because shortly after it was announced that the next film would feature several more mythic monsters. Jump ahead to 2017. Kong: Skull Island is released and we knew. Come on! We knew why Kong was suddenly 200-300 feet tall. So he could square the hell up with Godzilla at some point. More poop…and then the post credit scene…Unknown

Extinction event level poop!!!!! (I loved those jeans too…I digress) Jump ahead one last time…

In the legendary Hall H at San Diego Comic Con 2018, Legendary pictures came with the cast and a legendary trailer (I’m a big Kung Fu Panda fan…sue me) for 2019’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. Let’s get us pesky humans outta the way shall we? Replacing Aaron Taylor Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, and Bryan Cranston will be the stunningly talented Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), and Charles Dance (Game of Thrones). Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkins reprise their roles but who cares because…well at least 4 iconic monsters are going to be taking the lead!!! So much poop!!

Mothra, Rodan, King Ghidora, and the real king, Godzilla take center stage in a battle that could potentially destroy the world. As far as I’m concerned…what a way to go!! Check out all the monster-y goodness in the first trailer below and be prepared…for poop.

 

 

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Kicking Ass With Glass..

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The 2018 edition of the San Diego Comic Con will be coming to a close in a matter of hours, the upcoming slate of pop culture releases and breaking franchise news will have a ripple effect for weeks to come. The multiple super hero universes are never going to be the same and, as the bad guys team up in one world, we are reminded that not all heroes wear capes. They wear pajamas and, coincidentally, so do the villains.

Those are not delusions of grandeur you are feeling, that is a legitimate feeling of splendor and you have the new trailer for GLASS to thank for that pleasure.

GLASS is the follow-up of the 2016 movie SPLIT, a movie some would say that was a surprise hit and the closing of that movie was one of the multiple reasons for that film’s success. A spoiler alert could be in play for the following sentence, but get bent and watch the damn movie. SPLIT closed with writer/director M. Night Shyamalan linking this movie to another movie from his cannon, UNBREAKABLE which I will not drag this out and just say if you haven’t seen UNBREAKABLE.. Walk away from your computer now.

Now, the trailer for GLASS has been unleashed and everybody is ready for some group therapy. David Dunn, Mr. Glass, and The Horde are behind the walls of a mental institution, but their journey to this point is quickly brought into question and we have a doctor that will begin to look for the answers. A doctor that will try to inject some reality into this unreal situation, but as their past will show, this group’s traits reach far past the pages of the comic book world.

GLASS BREAKS INTO THEATERS JANURARY 19,2019                                                                       CLICK HERE FOR THE OFFICIAL GLASS WEBSITE glass2

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

Universal dropped the first trailer to the highly anticipated sequel to the highly received sequel to the crappy sequel to the not-so-bad-compared-to-the-third sequel to the highly praised adaptation of Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park and let me tell you…it was hotter than Ian Malcolm with his shirt open!

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Set several years after the events in Jurassic World, here’s what we know so far. Owen and Claire still have crazy sexual tension. Owen still makes uncomfortable sexual jokes, now about the list of guys that Claire may or may not have nailed. Claire has helped form a dinosaur protection group called the Prevention of Extinction of Dinosaurs Organization or P.E.D.O. for short (actually it’s called the Dinosaur Protection Group so Claire is really involved with DP…seriously). The hamster balls still work!! Blue thinks Owen smells…funny. Ian “Chaos Theory” Malcolm is a goddamned stallion with salt and pepper hair. The Carnotaur (I was a dino-nerd so yeah…I knew what it was) gets a hickey from good ol’ T-Rex. Isla Nublar has filed to legally change it’s name to Dante’s Peak or whatever the volcano was named in that stupid Tommy Lee Jones movie. Claire and (fellow DP enthusiast *snicker*) Justice Smith pull a Thelma and Louise and the Ankylosaur is the unofficial cannonball champion of the world! That pretty much sums up the freaking awesome first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom due in theaters June 22nd, 2018. On my ONLY serious note, this trailer does make the departure from most modern trailers and does not oversell. I am truly looking forward to this. Check out the trailer below.

Let’s Paint Happy Homicide

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

With the holidays fast approaching, the recent release of Thor: Ragnarok, the upcoming release of Justice League and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Deadpool arrived and gave us a release…straight into our pants! Everyone’s favorite Merc’ With A Mouth dropped a teaser trailer a-la-Bob Ross to remind us that none of that other shit matters because Deadpool is coming…to theaters…not…oh never mind.

Twentieth Century Fox posted their official synopsis for the highly anticipated sequel and they describe Deadpool 2 as this:

After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

No seriously…that IS the official synopsis on Deadpool 2’s IMDB page…

We know this much from the trailer…Deadpool is back, he has a sexy slow motion run through the rain, Negasonic Teenage…Whatever The Fuck The Rest Of Her Name Is is back and still giving the bird, Dopinder doesn’t swallow, Chunk from The Goonies is pulling a Drew Barrymore in Firestarter, some irresponsible prick has given a blind woman a gun, Deadpool does a spot on Jesus impression and rises from the grave, and at very end, Michael Jackson has a new shiny glove…or maybe I need to adjust my Cable. Well, I’m gonna go do some blow, you scroll down to watch the trailer and take the “Don’t Nut in Your Pants Challenge.”

 

Dalton is listed as Security in the credits…these guys are killing me.

Tim Miller Departs From DEADPOOL 2..

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(Joshua Gilmore-Staff Writer)

As in most Hollywood successes, a speed bump is bound to creep up and everyone’s favorite merc with the mouth has ran head first into a hard bump. Tim Miller, the director of the original blockbuster DEADPOOL, has left the production of DEADPOOL 2 over creative differences.

After the news broke, the rumors started to flood the internet and the truth could be stranger than fiction, but a rift between Miller and Ryan Reynolds seems to lead the charge. The studio has been quick to keep the news in a positive light, as they have already announced their next project with Miller. Fox has released information that Miller will begin work on the adaptation of Daniel Suarez’s science fiction novel, Influx.

In Hollywood creative differences happen as often as rehab stints, but they can hopefully end the same way. I am a massive fan of DEADPOOL and the extended world the movie unleashed, so any static could bring upon something amazing and very little property damage.

Now, due to this issue, the release date for DEADPOOL 2 is up in the air.

Last Call for Logan

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer) I believe in perfect moments. Snippets of events that tie together to paint a masterpiece. For me, it’s the events that led to me meeting my wife. From the smell in the air to the way a stoplight changes. The song on the radio or the recollection of a dumb joke that helped break the ice. They are magical and remind us that, sometimes, the universe lines up just right. That is absolutely prevalent in the first trailer for Logan, the final Wolverine story with Hugh Jackman. See, I believe there was a reason that Dougray Scott was tied to Mission Impossible 2 and could’t take the role of Wolverine so it passed to an unknown Jackman. I believe that Trent Reznor sat down in 1995 and wrote “Hurt” specifically for Johnny Cash without ever knowing it until he heard The Man in Black sing it. Little moments that make a huge masterpiece. It paints a picture of a future where Logan is broken and old. A future where he is haunted by ghosts and regrets. A future where he wants to be anywhere but in his own skin. No mutants. Nothing and no one to fight or fight for. Like life itself, suddenly Hope appears. A Hope that will bring a new future for mutants. A Hope that is certainly worth fighting for and dying for. You may be looking at these sentences with confusion. Why the capital ‘H’? To that, I simply leave you with this trailer…and a wink.

A Red Dead Return

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

Rockstar Games has come out with guns a blazing’! This title is a personal one for me. My friends and other gamers had to endure me gushing over Red Dead Redemption and how it was the most amazing game I had ever played.  From the expansive, open world exploration and side jobs, to the characters that seemed to walk out of your console larger than life. As a kid who has grown up in the Mojave Desert, the rendering of sunrises of the land and the way monsoonal rains would sweep was breathtaking. I honestly sat on a ridge and watched the sunrise and I swear I could almost smell that familiar air. Rockstar Games has done it again and now we get a glimpse into the Red Dead world again. Leave it to Rockstar to have me wanting to skip this fall and just get to the next one so that I can travel back to the time of gunslingers and river boat gamblers. Rockstar has partnered with Sony to give players early content and, much like Skyrim, a release of the classic Red Dead on the Playstation Network. All of the footage shown is from actual in-game play on the Playstation 4 engine. I simply cannot wait.

Dead Men Tell No Tales…

 

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(Nicholas Dye/Staff Writer)

Disney has released the trailer to the fifth and final installment in it’s wildly successful Pirates of the Caribbean saga. Aptly titled “Dead Men Tell No Tales”, the trailer opens on a ship sailing into a very ominous cave where the crew runs afoul of Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) and his his ghostly crew of fellow pirates. (I’m assuming they are all dead since one of them is missing half of his face, but if it turns out to be a disability of some sort, I will apologize at a later date!) As Salazar clumps below deck to confront a survivor, he picks up a wanted poster of Jack Sparrow and issues an ominous warning about death coming for Sparrow.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales hits theaters May 26th, 2017 and will see the return of Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, and Orlando Bloom as they are joined by series newcomers Javier Bardem and Kaya Scodelario. Will this be the last run for Captain Jack Sparrow or will his legend run eternal?