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trailer review) - The Protégé

( Exclusive Official Trailer ) Due to the panini, the pandemonium, the pancake mix, the pancetta or whatever we want to label last years infamous word of 2020, the Pandemic, movies went on hold for an entire year.  Of course there were a few that tried to come out and didn't do too well, Bloodshot, Tenet etc, (although having not seen Bloodshot, Tenet WAS the better film), we are currently being inundated with trailers and movies and if I'm being honest, I do feel some films are really going to feel the wrath of a scared and concerned people.  People do not want to go into cinemas due to risking catching a case of Corona Virus 2019.  Movies such as Black Widow has not grossed the money it would have normally on opening weekend and rightfully so, because no one really wants to go to the cinema...oh, and Disney released it also on Disney+ at the same time.  People are being more selective about what they are coming out of their homes to watch.  With that said, right now, cinema&#

(trailer review) - King Richard

I don't know much about Tennis.  I know how to play it, I think.  You know, hit the ball over the net and the scoring is a little weird, but other than that, I think I am quite competent in swinging a racket and running left to right.  I actually don't mind playing the sport in video games too, but strangely enough, I don't watch it.  I don't watch Venus or Serena Williams play either.  I might have seen a few games here and there if the Tennis is on but, I've never been too involved in sport like that.  I'm the same with Football and other sports, I just don't care for them that much.  But this trailer... this trailer looks sooo so good, I am fully intrigued and would like to see this movie as I'm sure this will go into detail on the amazing work Richard has done for his family especially his daughters. I don't know much about Serena & Venus' life growing up.  I heard somewhere that the town the grew up in was riddled in gang violence etc, s

(trailer review) - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

( Official Trailer ) ( Official Teaser ) And just like that, Marvel wants to keep the momentum going and drop yet another trailer for Shang-Chi that shows not only a few scenes we have seen before, but different parts of those same scenes/fights and could there possibly be a reason to not be involved or interested in this movie? I mean they must have thought we have forgotten about this movie or something, like the buzz has died down. The more I see of Awkwafina, brings me warmth and some much needed comedic value this movie will need to help balance out the tone.  A ruthless father trying to give his son his empire but his son is required to fight for it?  The legend of the Ten Rings?  What is done with the 10 rings and how they are being used in combat also looks great too.  Unless I'm mistaken, like a whip?  Oh and Shang-Ghi's Superhero landing is unrivalled! Directed by  Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Floria

(trailer review) - Ghostbusters: Afterlife

( Mini-Puft Character Reveal Trailer ) ( Official Trailer ) When they first dropped a trailer some time in 2019!!! I honestly felt that this rendition AND reboot of the Ghostbusters franchise was seemingly closer to the original in spirit, like a spiritual successor, no pun intended.  Having seen this second trailer, I can definitely confirm and truly believe that this WILL be a much better movie than the all women one they brought out a few years ago.  Not because it was all women or anything like that, but that movie felt like it was a corpse with no heart, there was not much life to it at all and where it was funny in places, it just didn't seem to offer much. This trailer is GREAT! The tie-ins to the original Ghostbusters movie does not feel forced.  It seems as though the original two are used as an anchor to steady this ship so the story does not go off the rails.  It has enough modern to it whilst bringing back some old school elements, wasn't that that dog-beast-thingy

(trailer review) - Army of Thieves

It's funny that I read the title of this movie and instantly thought 'Den of Thieves' and questioned myself with, "Didn't they do a film with this name recently?".  My brain knew it was something familiar to me but I couldn't quite place it.  It was only when I pressed play on the trailer and saw the guy from Army of the Dead, that I realised what I was looking at, the prequel to Army of the Dead by Zack Snyder and instantly, I was intrigued. You see I read about this when I was reviewing Army of the Dead and thought it was a little strange, but of course, interesting.  The world which makes up Army of the Dead is something, for those who liked Army of the Dead, fascinating especially where there might be some time travel involved and the Zombies, might not even be, well...Zombies.  If Snyder can do a series of movies within this world but centred around different things and different story elements, it could be quite compelling, especially if you dig litt

(series review) [STREAMING] - Masters of the Universe: Revelation

I'll start off by saying, He-Man was 'that guy' when I was growing up.  I remember some of the characters as I had the toys.  He-Man was the toy before the toys for me.  Some guy who turns into this barbarian type guy with a sword who rides a panther of some sort called Battlecat.  Big sword, muscled, defeating evil, yeah buddy!  Masters of the Universe: Revelation was described to be a continuation from this show of the 80's, pick up where that show left off and going forward.  Kevin Smith, a director, stand-up comedian, writer among many other talents, is the showrunner, writer and executive producer. He-Man is about a man named Adam who uses a magical sword that turns him into a powerful god-like warrior after he utters the words "By the power of Grayskull, I have the power".  He uses this power to thwart the evil demon named Skeletor who seeks the power of Grayskull and the Power Sword.  Skeletor often joins forces with a witch named Evil-Lyn and there are

(trailer review) - Dune

( Official Trailer ) ( Official Trailer Teaser ) Oh right!? We are back here and I don't think the word 'epic' very much justifies nor brings as much gravitas to what this trailer really is.  It needs to be noted that, THIS is a cinema film.  I don't say that to make it seem like other films in the cinema are not, but visually, musically...when the trailer was finished, I said, "I need to see this in the best physical way that will grant the highest and greatest eye stimulation and spectacle because this film looks absolutely beautiful". Hans Zimmer on the score too!!! We get a bit more here.  Although we got the gist in the previous trailer, this trailer shows us much more. More talking, more action, more scope.  Two families, clans or waring factions battling it out against each other and I'm getting a rich and poor power dynamic, although I could be wrong, but aesthetically.  How long is this movie to capture all of this glory in this trailer? I tell yo

(trailer review) - Snake Eyes

(Final Trailer) ( Trailer 2 ) ( Official Trailer ) This trailer wasn't great, I'm not going to lie.  It played a lot of what we have seen before in previous trailers and whilst that is a good thing not to spoil a movie giving away everything, I also felt like they have in fact, given away everything in this trailer.  For some reason I felt as though this trailer was very hollow. The cool bike scene seems to have been extended a little and there is a burning building which could be the very end fight scene, but they really didn't need to give away the Storm Shadow reveal, as one, I didn't know he would have been Storm Shadow and would have probably like to have seen that in the movie, and two, to also work that out in the movie. I saw the white suit and instantly thought Storm Shadow and then he says, "Call me Storm Shadow". That's likely the very last short in the movie.  I feel like they are clutching at straws after this trailer but let’s hope the movie

(trailer review) - Titans: Season 3

I'm not sure how I feel about this trailer, I'm not.  For the most part, although I enjoyed season 2, it is either the lack of interconnectivity or the gaps between shows, but I feel like this series is forgettable.  Strangely enough though, the second season brought us Slade Wilson aka Deathstroke, his daughter and Superboy.  So, for the most part, not THAT forgettable, but I just thought this trailer would have shown us more.  Are the trailers bad? Are the stories not that engaging unlike Umbrella Academy? or is there just not enough people watching this show so the recapping and talk of elements of the show is simply just getting lost because the show has no buzz?  I feel somewhat the same with Stargirl too.  You will see I saw the first season of that too, but for some reason, DC movies and shows just don't seem to hit me on a re-watchability level.  It's not even a Marvel vs. DC situation either.  Maybe if there was some interconnectivity, maybe I would be more inv

(film review) - Black Widow

We are currently in a funny place with the MCU at the moment.  I say this because there has been a year with NO MCU movies, the second to last MCU movie, there were some seemingly prominent deaths and the last MCU movie showed us a bit of how life is or will be after the events of Endgame. On another note, after the year gap AND the MCU now going into TV, MTU (maybe, working title), Disney has now released 3 TV shows connected to the MCU showing the continuation of the stories from our favourite and beloved characters after the events of Endgame.  So where does Black Widow sit within the timeline and having it arrive now, is it a healthy addition to the timeline? Should it have come out now after the events of Endgame? Is it a little too late? Do we even care anymore? Is it any good? Where does it leave the MCU now that it is out?  Soo many questions, soo many...but I guess I can try to answer them starting with, well, the film is good-ish.  I'll explain. Black Widow picks up after

(film review) - Fast and Furious 9

The Fast and the Furious franchise started in June 2001.  Considering this movie was meant to come out last year but the studio pushed it back a full year due to Covid-19, released May/June 2021, the 9th instalment marks 20 years of Dominic Toretto, the near, if not, superhuman character infamously known for his street racing and driving Fast & Furious stealing DVD's from the back of trucks in heists, to now taking on an Army of men, assassins, spies, you name it and coming out virtually unscathed with the gravelly mention of "Family" at some point during his speeches.  While the franchise was taking a dip until franchise viagra, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson stepped in, the franchise has leaned more and more into the craziness and absurd with nothing but big explosions, death-defying stunts and, well...Fast cars driving furiously.  Is this 9th instalment any good though? Ummm...I guess? Dominic Toretto is living a quiet life with, until he is interru

(trailer review) - Marvel Studios' What If...

When Marvel mentioned this a while back, it was an interesting concept because a lot of us MCU fans may have thought this very thing, "What if Steve Rogers didn't become Captain America or what if Tony Stark didn't become Ironman? Well, with this trailer you can now Have some of those questions answered or at least give you some examples of what if...  This looks great! Some excellent animation, visuals and concepts. I really like the idea of this and although I'm not sure how long each episode would be, seeing Killmonger helping Tony Stark was interesting. I couldn't make out who was Hulk but all these ideas are something to sink our teeth into.  I heard a little while ago, it's a 'What if' for every movie...all 20-something of them. Starring Jeffrey Wright You can comment down below to enter in discussions. Thank you for reading, Subscribe and Spread the word! - Get your ReelReeviews, right here!

(film review) [STREAMING] - The Tomorrow War

First of all, I'm still awaiting on 'Cowboy, Ninja, Viking', a movie which was meant to star Chris Pratt i heard many many moons ago...maybe something like 5 years ago or more.  Secondly, I'm still awaiting 'Y: The Next Man' or is it, 'Y: The Last Man'? I can't remember the exact title but I think the latter and was also meant to star Chris, I think, so hearing about this and also seeing a trailer threw me because I never heard of it until now.  There could be reasons for that and if I'm honest, this film has great ideas, a great premise and a decent enough execution, but the film as a whole, was...well, a good romp! I'll explain. Dan Forester (Chris Pratt) is an ex-soldier and science teacher with a wife and daughter.  On the night of a football/Soccer game, Dan receives news he didn't get a job he applied for and whilst watching the football game, the game is interrupted by time-travellers from the future who state the human race will b

(trailer review) - Masters of the Universe: Revelation

( Offical Teaser ) We back here again and this is looking GREAT!!!  Tell me that this trailer does not "bang", please! Let's have a discussion! As I stated in my last review, "The 1980's was an explosive year for cartoons AND film and it has been extremely difficult to recreate content from that era." - With that said, everyone of around, maybe 30-35 to 40-50 will remember He-Man.  Back in those days, cartoons were great. some campier than others but for the most part, these action cartoons were great! Visionaries, Centurions, M.A.S.K, only to mention a few.  I can take it to Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors and Thundercats...and everyone remembers Transformers and Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles.  Whilst over the years, some IP has been better than others with staying the mainstream, I'd like to think, there is a craving for some of these shows!  I mean, from the list I mentioned, Jayce and the Wheeled Warrior in THIS ANIMATION STYLE WOULD DESTROY THE INTERNE

(trailer review) - Star Wars: Visions

Whoa whoa whoa! So I saw this link and I clicked on it which lef me to this trailer/clip showing us what they want to do with Star Wars: Visions.  While ultimately, when this was first announced, everyone looked at the wording, heard/read the description, NOBODY CARED.  I didn't, that's for sure.  But that's because talking about Star Wars Visions isn't really that cool until some concepts are out there and then you can let your mind run wild! This, blimey!  In case you are unaware, Star Wars the franchise, is inspired by old school Japanese samurai movies/stories.  The aesthetics are loosely samurai visuals with "futuristic" elements and takes on it.  The aesthetics are also loosely western visuals, so a Futuristic, lived in universe combined with Western movies/TV shows and Japanese movies/TV shows. So to see them take the franchise loosely based on Samurai' and Westerns to bring it back to Samurai and Anime BLOWS MY MIND! Did you see the pictures? They

(trailer review) - Beckett

Ummm, what is this please? Netflix of recent have been dropping a few gems here and there.  Whilst some shows and movies do need work and they are striving for their own IP and having lost a few IP back to Disney, it is refreshing to see Netflix as an independent studio like MGM, Fox and Sony etc.  But what is this? John David Washington back in a Netflix movie since Malcolm & Marie and this movie looks different but also very intriguing. I'm not sure what it is, but it comes across as very intense and somewhat racial?  I'm definitely getting some racial tones in here, possibly because it's a bunch of white people chasing and shooting at a black man, especially as he had a white girlfriend and it seems as though she is killed.  I'm thinking the movie, 'The Fugitive' with Harrelson Ford.  Maybe they think he did it?  He's a foreigner on their soil as well, it's all a bit crazy and intriguing and intense.  I think I'm down for it! I do like Alicia.

(trailer review) - Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

  ( Official Teaser ) And just like that, we have another trailer! Right now Marvel are on a role and  whilst Loki is currently airring as a weekly show, soon Black Widow will come out and then this...and this looks great. We see soo much more in this trailer.  We see the rings, how they work and what they do.  We see the training Shang-Shi had to endure and we see a lot more fighting,  A LOT more fighting and a Dragon!  Whilst a lot of publications/reviewers are saying this ISN'T Fin Fang Foom, I'm hoping it is.  I think what is wild, is the Abomination from 'The Incredible Hulk' and Wong from 'Doctor Strange'.  The levels has just gone up a notch.  Let me see a Fin Fang Foom though... Directed by  Destin Daniel Cretton and starring Simu Liu, Awkwafina, Tony Leung, Fala Chen, Meng'er Zhang, Florian Munteanu, Ronny Chieng, Michelle Yeoh. You can comment down below to enter in discussions. Thank you for reading, Subscribe and Spread the word! - Get your ReelR

(trailer review) - The Harder They Fall

It's nice to see an all-star black cast like this.  I would say it doesn't happen often, but I guess it does.  Tyler Perry movies and such but although I'm not saying his movies are not quality, look at the cast! Look at the trailer! I mean, it's Regina King, Idris Elba, Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, LaKeith Stanfield AND Delroy Lindo! Could this cast get any greater? This trailer looks superb and was giving me a Tarantino feel (just a little) and the vibes of Dolemite Is My Name, and with the angles, the shots, everything about it was giving me a comic book feel, but as a western and with historical black folks from that era.  The incorporation of the music, one I know very very VERY well and black people of around my age, especially in London would definitely know this tune too; linked to the scenes and shots, like the gun firing or the turning of the wheels on the train in tune with the music, excellent.  I cannot wait to see this and learn more about these people in

(trailer review) - Candyman

( Trailer 1 ) I'm not sure how old I was when I first watched the first Candyman film from the 90's.  I know, I enjoyed it and I wasn't scared.  What I will say though, and it bares repeating since I said it in my last review, I will not and would not say Candyman 5 times in front of a mirror, folk tale or not.  This trailer is infinitely much better as it shows more scenes, more actors/characters and more of the film. I stated in my last review that Yahya's character is more of a researcher but in this trailer I got journalist vibes.  I also got vibes that he wasn't turning into Candyman himself and that Tony Todd is back, but then there's this skin thing so maybe Candyman will be reborn through Yahya's character going forward.  What ever it is, this looks like a treat.  By the way, those puppets look creepy. Directed  by Nia DaCosta and Starring Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Teyonah Parris, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Colman Domingo, Vanessa Estelle Williams, Tony To

(trailer review) - The Suicide Squad

( Rebellion Trailer ) ( Red Band Trailer )  Red Band Trailer - Please note adult themed material. First and foremost, this trailer came out of nowhere.  Secondly, this trailer bangs! Or slaps! Whatever word you want to associate with something that tickles your pickle and you really enjoyed it, because this here, is that trailer.  The first Suicide Squad movie was passable, but only just.  I had a good time with it but I had to forgive a lot of things I just didn't like.  This trailer looks like I'm just going to like every moment of the movie because James Gunn IS a very good director! We get a bit of the story this time around, Project Starfish and the crew that will be accompanying Bloodsport, a man who took down Superman. I mean, what? A bunch of villains together trying to save the world? I'm not sure how they will explain the absence of superheroes especially as you have a Shazam, a Superman, a Batman, a Wonder Woman or Aquaman, so on and so forth, but judging by how

(trailer review) - Snake Eyes

( Official Trailer ) At the end of the trailer, it says Snake Eyes and in very small it says G.I. Joe Origins.  I guess that is a way to tell people that this is part of the G.I. Joe franchise so people won't be confused.  However, I'm not even sure if that is a good thing!  Could Snake Eyes make that money without it being "linked" to the G.I Joe series which has been for the most part, pants!?  I guess we will never know now, but Bumblebee was a great film, but because it wasn't titled Transformers: Bumblebee, there is an argument to be made that, the movie just was not recognised and people didn't know what it was so they never saw it.  It's a tough one because everyone remembers X-Men Origins: Wolverine, but then, don't we just want to see ninja's fight? Sometimes the trailer sells itself, no? With that said, this trailer has definitely sold me.  A man with no real family working at a fish factory saves a fellow worker/friend and is taken away

(film review) - The Hitman's wife's Bodyguard

I'm going to start off with...maybe I should have re-watched the first one before watching this.  Although I remember the first one, very vaguely, I remembered it was funny in places and it was simply Ryan Reynolds doing Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson doing Samuel L. Jackson with a lot of craziness involved and guns. In this case, the sequel, this is more of the same but, I'm not sure if it was the drink, tiredness or straight delirium, but this movie had me laughing sooo hard, I was streaming tears and struggling to breathe.  It actually took me out of the film for possibly 5 minutes because I was trying to catch my breath back and stop crying! #Sigh #Goodtimes Michael Bryce is a Bodyguard, or in this case, a former bodyguard.  Traumatised and suffering from PTSD, he wants out of the life and wants to make peace with it.  However, whilst trying to get away from it all and trying to get some peace and relaxation, Sonia Kincaid finds him and drags him back into the fold of

(trailer review) - Space Jam: A New Legacy

( Trailer 1 ) This trailer is a little better I think.  You get to see more of the characters, more of the story and it looks better than just a Ready Player One with a Basketball, trailer.  More emphasis on the characters which is always a good look and the story. I'm still not sure if I am interested in watching the movie though as I'm not a LeBron fan...and him as an actor? Hmmm.... I don't care for the franchise, but...I guess it could be fun.  I mean who doesn't like a Looney Tunes character? Bugs, Daffy, Porky? I mean, that Wild E. Coyote bit had me laughing as he's always in the thick of something mad he does to himself.  The animation and new look of the characters look great too...not quite The Lion King but it looks good enough.  That end tag with Granny saying "Haters gonna hate" was funny! Maybe another trailer might actually sell me, but I really want a new "Hit 'Em High" music video with the same rappers!  Please make that happe

(trailer review) - Masters of the Universe: Revelation

I can guarantee you that men and some women born in the 70's to 80's are actually humming "I Need a Hero" right now!  Well I certainly am.  From those who brought us 'Blood of Zeus' and 'Castlevania', both on Netflix, 'Masters of the Universe' will also be a Netflix situation brought to us by none other than Kevin Smith.   The 1980's was an explosive year for cartoons AND film and it has been extremely difficult to recreate content from that era. Macho men, some campiness here and there, but to recapture some of these top shows is difficult, unless you are able to have lived through that error and understand the modern day sensibilities along with storytelling and animation.  This trailer looks like the team behind Kevin Smith has hit the nail on the head with this one.  I get a Castlevania vibe for obvious reasons, but the fighting, the magic, the animation.  We just need another trailer with some dialogue and we are in! This looks like it

(film review) - A Quiet Place II

Emily Blunt is one of my favourite female actors right now.  I cannot remember what I first saw her in, maybe Looper with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis, but she was great in that.  Another film she was great in was, Live. Die. Repeat and from that point, I knew I would pretty much love her in anything she is in.  Of course I had seen the first A Quiet Place movie and I loved it.  It took me a while before I saw it, but when I did and heard about the sequel, I was 100% down.  But is this a good sequel?  Yes, yes it is. Picking up from the events of the last movie, the Abbott's family continue on their journey to look for other survivors.  Evelyn travels with her deaf daughter, son and baby until they bump into another survivor.  Now knowing how to incapacitate the creatures, Regan conjures up a plan to pass on her knowledge to others which means travelling to a radio tower to pass the frequency on to help weaponise it against the creatures. There is nothing more I can really

(trailer review) - No Sudden Move

Now this looks like a great all star cast, from Don Cheadle, Benicio del Toro, Ray Liotta, Jon Hamm and even David Harbour, Brandon Fraser and Bill Duke...I'm actually loving the line-up as well as this trailer as it looks really good. Very humorous is a black comedy type of way.  Almost Wes Anderson-like. A period crime thriller centred around a group of small-time criminals who are hired to babysit a man's wife and child whilst the husband is tasked to get some classified documents, then to go home to his wife and child who seem to be "held hostage"; what seemed as a simple job which goes awry with bounties on their heads and the cops trying to catch them, they realise they were stitched up. From the director of the Ocean's "Trilogy", Contagion, Magic Mike & Logan Lucky, Steven Soderbergh has here, what seems to be a very entertaining film on his hands with one of the best lines I've heard in a while  "The problem is, you're not smart

(trailer review) - Reminiscence

He has been Wolverine in the X-Men franchise for years and there would be a ton of people who would only know him for that role, especially as he was in that role for 16 years or so, with that said, Hugh is a great actor outside of Logan.  Prisoners, Swordfish, The Prestige, Real Steal, just to name a few, but this film looks great! Looking like Inception, the city Jack and Mal built, but is now surrounded in water, and with a similar concept of entering a device, but not to live out your dreams and make whatever world you want, but to delve deep into your memories and relive them, this seems phenomenal.  It reminds me of that Black Mirror episode 'The Entire History of you' where you can record things as you see them and then recall them at any moment and also project them onto walls to relive a moment.  There is a quote in this movie that stuck out to me "nothing is more addictive than the past", which reminded me of how people would remember the glory days or when

(film review) - Cruella

Emma Stone is a fantastic actor.  I think I knew her from 'Zombieland' back in 2009, a film I loved.  I also remember her from 'Gangster Squad' and she was great as Gwen Stacy in 'The Amazing Spider-Man'.  When I saw her in one of my least mentioned but loved movies, 'Birdman (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)', is when I thought to myself, "That girl from Zombieland is really really good".  From then I heard about her performance in 'La La Land' and the Awards she won, she is definitely a natural talent and to think she even came back for 'Zombieland: Double Tap' shows how A-Class she is as a person.  Her performance in Cruella, well the film in of itself, hmmm...well she's great and doesn't disappoint.  I'll Explain. Estella Miller was born different.  She had different colour hair from birth and was a jovial and rebellious child with a cruel streak.  Nicknamed Cruella by her mother, Estella had a talent for fash

(trailer review) - Old

M. Night is a director who has had his ups and downs in movie directing going from the hottest name in the game to having a knickname "The Shamhammer" for the awful movies he came out with after being such a hot commodity.  Having somewhat regained a little elevation of recent due to films like The Visit, Split and a few others, M. Night is somewhat in the good graces of some movie-goers or should I say, the public perception of him and I guess we are slowly giving him a chance, you know?  Because The Happening, The Last Airbender and After Earth were...yeah. This trailer looks good! People go to a beach and start to rapidly age.  The tension, the suspense.  It's another psychological thriller from him and I'm just hoping this is a more The 6th Sense, Signs or Unbreakable (films that I have seen) than a The Happening, you know, because he is slowly back on a rise and although Glass was decent, it was nowhere close to the level Split was and he is a capable director. 

(trailer review) - Infinite

I had no idea this film was coming out.  I literally stumbled upon it when I went looking for the trailer 'Old' by M. Night.  I saw Wahlberg and instantly thought, "Is he not in the new Uncharted movie, what is this?" So I decided to watch it and here we are. I'm not too sure about this movie at all.  The trailer starts off well and then you have a sequence with these cars driving through things and essentially, that's it.  The plot sounds like something we have seen a thousand times, so I'm hoping for more, especially as we have the great Chiwetel Ejiofor with a great accent.  It reminds me of Bourne Identity and for some reason The Highlander and maybe a touch of The Old Guard.  It's like, I like it as it has promise but this trailer doesn't fully sell me on it, so we will see.  I guess Antoine Fuqua is the only real promise here. Directed by  Antoine Fuqua, Mark Wahlberg, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sophie Cookson, Jason Mantzoukas, Rupert Friend,Liz Carr

(trailer review) - Jungle Cruise

(Trailer 2) ( Official Trailer ) ( First Look Trailer ) There was another trailer I saw a little while back last year and I made an attempt to cover it, I did but I didn't have a lot to say because although we saw a trailer, i was kind of expecting more.  Then 2020 hit us with a pandemic and....silence.  Seeing this trailer though from the stories I've heard regarding this movie, this is a Disney doing another movie based on a theme park ride, the same thing they did with Pirates of the Caribbean, however this doesn't look too bad, well from this trailer of course! So, gone are the use of practical effects like in The Goonies, something of which this movie reminds me of, a cross between Indiana Jones, The Goonies, Pirates of the Caribbean and Tomb Raider (the games).  Needless to say, as I like Indiana Jones and love the Tomb Raider games, The Goonies is a childhood favourite and Pirates has been decent for the most part, there is a chance, a slim chance that I might actual

(trailer review) - The Tomorrow War

( Teaser Trailer ) This looks amazing! A quarter of the way through this trailer and I was thinking "Ohhhh, Netflix has....oh, oh it's Amazon? Well, Amazon are giving Netflix a run for their money!" This looks soo good.  Obviously it helps that I like Chris Pratt since Parks and Recreation and he is great as Starlord, but the story to this looks very decent, engaging and entertaining.  I got a little Fallout 3 vibes from it too. So, what is it really? One war in the future and over time in the past, people are being drafted to fight in this war? Or is it a long war over time, but in the past over time, people are being drafted t fight in this war?  I'm trying to get my head around it.  It seems to me it is one big war over time and in order to win, they need to keep drafting people from the past until the war is won.  And like the lady said, nobody comes back from the future, because these aliens are taking them out, so it's up to Chris Pratt, Dan, to help win the

(film review) - Godzilla vs Kong

It's funny, this is the kind of movie you would want to see in the cinema, personal taste depending of course.  But if you liked films like Pacific Rim, Pacific Rim: Uprising and the other Kong and Godzilla movies such as Skull Island and King of Monsters, then this movie is right up your street. In previous movies, the complaints with them were that, there was either too much human story and not enough monster or at the beginning, barely any monster and that is a major issue.  As the years went on, they did get better with this but always kept a human element to the films using human characters.  What's the point of seeing a movie called Godzilla, but you barely see him!? It would be different if it was a psychological thriller/horror, right? Godzilla vs. Kong is not only a cinema movie, but you see a lot of these monsters up and close and although we still have human characters, this is a whole lot better. Some time has passed since the events of Godzilla: King of Monsters an

(trailer review) - Respect

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(trailer review) - Gunpowder Milkshake

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