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(trailer review) - Star Wars: The Bad Batch

I got onto The Clone Wars very late.  I think it was in it's 4th season when I got onboard.  I don't consider myself to be a super fan however, I do really like Star Wars.  The Story of good and evil and laser swords, it's all great...so getting into Clone Wars, although slow off the mark, I started at season four to six then went back to season one and watched it until the last season that came out recently, season seven.  The guy behind The Clone Wars, Dave Filoni did an excellent job fleshing out the characters of a galaxy far far away and the show did it's best to help you to like Episodes one to three.  Seeing The Bad Batch in two episodes in Season seven was ok, but it had promise. Watching this trailer, even more so. As you can tell from the trailer for those who watched season seven of The Clone Wars will see this trailer as a reintroduction of the characters and it also implies The Empire knew about them.  As this seems to be covering a time period between Epis

(trailer review) - Spiral

( Teaser Trailer ) On the 5th February 2020, a trailer for Spiral came out starring Chris Rock.  It was a teaser trailer, 1 minute and 40 seconds and although the Saw franchise is dead to me, I remember saying that I enjoyed the trailer. A whole year (due to covid 19) later, another trailer drops because in May 2020, we were all locked away and couldn't go outside due to quarantining, we are presented with this very different trailer and it looks really really good. Again, I am getting a Seven vibe from this trailer, but this time it seems as though this film might be more epic in scale due to connectivity within the "Saw World" but seems like it will be a small budget and more claustrophobic affair.  It will be interesting to see where we go in the future with this "franchise" and IF it will spin off sequels. I mean it does seem scary and maybe we need a new franchise, even if it is ripping on the old one a little. Directed  by Darren Lynn Bousman, Chris Rock,

(trailer review) - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

(Friends Trailer) ( Final Trailer ) ( Exclusive Clip ) ( Official Trailer ) ( First Look Trailer ) They are back on the hype train with the adverts for this.  Two episodes down and there is another trailer, but this is going to be an ongoing thing and that doesn't bother me at all.  What I will say is, Marvel have been seen to execute their promotional and marketing material very well.  Have you seen the trailer with The Falcon? It's an X-Box ad for the Series X Xbox and Game Pass and it's also with the guy from the Apple store in Captain America: The Winter Soldier film.  He talks to Sam about car chasing and killing bad guys then tells Sam his Gamertag is Noobmaster69 which is the same Gamertag from Avengers: Endgame when Hulk and Rocket go to see Thor, Korg & Meek.  The connectivity and attention to detail is crazy. Another thing to note, not only do they promote their original series and property well, the clips are spp carefully cut, it doesn't give away any sp

(trailer review) - The Suicide Squad

Red Band Trailer - Please note adult themed material. Warner Bros. are literally out here trying to control the narrative and stop people hashtagging #ReleaseTheAyerCut and #ReleaseTheSnyderCut by distracting them with a traiker for #TheSuicideSquad.  While those hashtags are still on Twitter, The Suicide Squad is definitely making moves and trending. And why, not? I loved it! James Gunn was brought on to direct 'The Suicide Squad' because he was fired from Disney/Marvel when someone found over a decade old bunch of tweets from him ("Cancel Culture") and they were obviously horrible.  WB thought, "Well he is a great Director, let's snap him up" and they did. And here we are and it looks great. The best bits in this trailer for me is Harley Quinn saying she can go back in as they were attempting to rescue her and when Peacemaker says he doesn't know why bad guys do the things they do. Two moments I found absolutely hilarious. It looks like great bante

(series review) [STREAMING] - Marvel Studios: Legends - "The Winter Soldier"

These short reels are 9-10 minutes of excellent footage and storytelling. Please note:  this review may have mild spoilers as this docuseries acts as a "catch-up", reminder and/or telling of a characters' inception in the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until now in phase 4 collated in 9-10 minutes. In case you haven't seen a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before, any or a couple, this is 10 glorious minutes cleverly cut from multiple films that act as a highlight reel of a character's journey or backstory through the MCU into Phase 4.  Extremely important if you want to learn about a character before heading into DisneyPlus's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with supporting cast. The Winter Soldier, James "Bucky" Barnes grew up in the 1930's and was friends with Steve Rogers.  Steve was a small-framed guy and James once defended Steve from some bullies.  Whilst James was enlisted in the army, Steve was

(film review) - Zack Snyder's Justice League

We live in a world where 'Cancel Culture' is a thing and if you bang on about something on the interwebs and maybe even start a petition to show your disgust at the misuse of the source material for a beloved IP, you may actually just get your way.  While people can change over time and a blue hedgehog has no business looking anything other than like the source material, this society we live in can be very dangerous and some might say toxic, but at the same time, can grant you benefits as we are the consumer.  While that statement is obviously debatable and I don't agree with cancel culture or agree with brats or people just wanting their own way, there are some cases where petitioning or banging on about a "Snyder Cut" could work out in the consumer's favour. In 2017 when Justice League came out, there were a lot of negative things surrounding the various movies which came before it, such as a divisive Man of Steel and a forced Batman v Superman with terrible

(trailer review) - Godzilla Vs. Kong

I was hearing buzz about a new trailer so I took this moment to look for it and damn...damn it, I'm gassed! I didn't think I could be any more gassed than I already am and yes, this looks good! I liked the way the trailer was cut on this one as the action blends in well with the music and who doesn't want to see two titan's tumping down each other only to, wait...wait for it, call a truce and tag team the bigger bad,  Mecha-Godzilla!  I kid you not, if they manage to support one another in some way or form with a double team tag team special, I will absolutely lose it! Imagine Godzilla Launching Mecha Godzilla into the air an then Kong coming down with a People's Elbow!  I remember the cinema I was in watching Blade 2 starring Wesley Snipes and the bad vampire jump on some walls to get high and came down with an elbow, THE CINEMA LOST IT!  However, I'm not sure if cinemas will be open for this but we will have to see.  Nobody really cares about the human charact

(series review) [STREAMING] - Marvel Studios: Legends - "The Falcon"

These short reels are 8-9 minutes of excellent footage and storytelling. Please note:  this review may have mild spoilers as this docuseries acts as a "catch-up", reminder and/or telling of a characters' inception in the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until now in phase 4 collated in 8-9 minutes. In case you haven't seen a Marvel Cinematic Universe movie before, any or a couple, this is 7 glorious minutes cleverly cut from multiple films that act as a highlight reel of a character's journey or backstory through the MCU into Phase 4.  Extremely important if you want to learn about a character before heading into DisneyPlus's The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, starring The Falcon and The Winter Soldier with supporting cast. The Falcon, Sam Wilson became friends with Captain America, Steve Rogers by having something in common, they were both soldiers .  One, a soldier from the 1940's and the other a Pararescueman who now spends his time looking after/helping ve

(trailer review) - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

(Final Trailer) ( Exclusive Clip ) ( Official Trailer ) ( First Look Trailer ) Disney are not playing are they!? A first look trailer and then an official trailer.  Two Exclusive clips (One I haven't posted yet) and then this "FINAL TRAILER".  While I think this IS in fact the final trailer, I do feel they will do what they did with WandaVision with a trailer each week or so getting people hyped.  But if this trailer alone didn't do it?  It was like I felt a great disturbance in the fandom, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in nerdgasm and were suddenly silenced. This trailer is amazing. Visually stunning with the cinematography and colours. It felt plush but gritty.  Weirdly enough we still haven't seen some of the main characters, but at this rate, Disney's marketing machine cannot be toppled as they tease us with plenty of visuals and still not give away the story, I'm looking at you BvS.  Friday couldn't come soon enough to see these two,

(trailer review) - Zack Snyder's Justice League

( Official Teaser Update ) ( Teaser Trailer ) I tell you what.  You cannot say that, Zack Snyder does not have a vision.  You also cannot say that, Zack Snyder does not know how to execute said vision with create great cinematography.  For a film which was essentially 4 hours or so, stopped, taken over by someone else, continued filming, chop and screwed and ended up being 120 minutes long...you can definitely say that Zack Snyder does not know how to tell short stories and truncate his work, because this movie is 242 minutes, that's equivalent to 4.03 hours!!!  From this trailer alone though...you can see what is difference from the original Justice League movie Zack was unable to make and this trailer, in all it's glory, shows the world what we have been missing and what happens when a studio ties your hands and restricts your creativity.  Granted, some people may go off the rails and maybe this does too, but it's Zack...let him tell his story. This trailer looks more tha

(trailer review) - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

(Exclusive Clip) ( Official Trailer ) ( First Look Trailer ) It's funny, who would have thought Marvel fans would be on such a high after watching WandaVision?  The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was meant to be the first show out the gates last year, but then CoVid hit us, tearing up the world leaving us fans waiting and waiting in a drought.  Not just Marvel, but ANYTHING film related.  TV shows got cut short and the world was in a position where we couldn't do anything at all.  However Disney launched Disney+ and we now have the MCU's Phase 4 and second debut on the Disney Streaming Service and...so far so good? The trailers to this show looks great and my only hope is to have a show that is similar to the film Captain America The Winter Soldier in tone, THIS and Black Widow, for these properties to feel similar.  The buddy-cop aspect to it, I don't mind and brings a different type of dynamic and this short clips shows just that.  Also, I thought Redwing was the remot

(series review) [STREAMING] - WandaVision

I'm going to be clear here and I'm only speaking for myself (as usual), but I feel a lot of people were with me and are with me when I say this, "Nobody really cared for Vision and Wanda in the MCU!"  Granted these characters will have their respective fans or even like them as a couple, but for the most part, these two people were side characters.  So to say that they were going to do a TV series about these side characters within the MCU, my interest was peaked only slightly, but ultimately I didn't care.  So they advertise and/or mention the appearance of the character Darcy we may recognise from the first two Thor movies, I didn't care.  Then advertise and/or mention the appearance of Jimmy Woo from the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp, I didn't care.  Advertising and/or introducing the character Monica Rambeau (all grown up), a name we may recognise from the movie Captain Marvel, was the announcement that stuck with me and got me more interested.  1, becaus

(film review) [STREAMING] - Coming 2 America

I would like to start off by saying, absolutely nobody has been asking for this movie, 30 years later.  Coming to America is a classic and is of an era where not every film had to be a franchise.  What we are seeing of late, are movie stars from the 80's and 90's trying to make a comeback with their most popular IP!  Is it because these actors have hit hard times or is it because studios are trying to milk every successful IP dry with a rinse and repeat effect with the attitude, "well it worked and was successful before, let's just do that again".  Don't get me wrong at all, there is absolutely nothing wrong with trying new things, maybe seeing a script or project and working on it again, a reboot or reimagining of something, but the 80's was the 80's and the 90's was the 90's and there are specific films, in my humble opinion, that should not be touched...ever.  And for the most part those who do want to delve back into a successful project fr

(trailer review) - Without Remorse

So this one snuck up on me!  I try to keep my ears quite close to the streets of the movie and TV world and although I've heard Michael has been making some moves and putting things together, I never heard of this at all...or at least I definitely do not remember.  With a rumoured Creed 3 (I think he is meant to be directing), A Journal for Jordan he is currently filming and with a bunch of producing credits from Fahrenheit 451, Gen:Lock and Raising Dion, Mr. Jordan has come a long way since Wallace in the TV Show, The Wire and he is doing well.  This trailer on the other hand, not only shows us Michael can be a Movie Star (not like they exist much any more) but, he could possibly start a franchise with him as the leading guy. This trailer looks great. Dark, gritty and with a great cast.  It really does irritate me that John is such a generic action name, Matrix, Rambo, Wick, Constantine, McClane and now Clark, but to see someone (what looks like) get shot from underwater and then

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