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(trailer review) - WandaVision

( Official Trailer ) ( Prepare & Extended Clip Trailers ) Maybe I'm looking at this all wrong.  When you watch shows on TV, some of these shows have, "next week on..." and this is likely to be what is happening here.  However, a big part of me seems to think that Disney/Marvel are being reactionary. WandaVision is a huge talking point at the moment.  There are podcasts about it on ALL the forums from Clubhouse to Stereo to YouTube, the Marvel Cinematic Universe hype-train is BACK!  With that said, I have seen a few reviewers and such comment on the structure and rollout of this series.  While I think the structure was perfect from episode 1 - 4 with the first two episodes and then onto episode 3 and then 4 weekly, there has been a lot of talk of "losing fans", "losing newbies/newcomers" and if you are not a fan of the MCU or know nothing about it and you are presented with this show first, you are likely to not be interested.  To have the first THR

(trailer review) - The Courier

I like Benedict Cumberbatch as an actor.  I believe he is one of those talented actors who can disappear into a role and become the character.  A bit like Johnny Depp in a 'Pirates' or any movie involving Tim Burton.  However he has reached a level of stardom that makes him stand out a bit as Benedict Cumberbatch, just a little, for me anyway.  I like that he can take side-roles and doesn't need to be the leading character and for me, this is where he can disappear and become unrecognisable because you didn't realise he was there in the first place.  An example.of this would be 1917. As Benedict is starring in this movie, you will know it's him obviously, but he looks really good.  From starring as Doctor Strange to now a random salesman doing spy-work for the British intelligence, this guy is multifaceted and this movie looks intense.  Sure he has also played a dragon and a Demonic I had no idea this movie was coming out as I never heard of it.  Upon wa

(trailer review) - Raya and the Last Dragon

These guys seems to be making more quality animation that looks so so sooo good! Granted they have years to perfect animation and technology is changing daily, but not only is this looking soo good, the story looks great too. From what I can tell, it seems to be some kind of in-fighting between families and/or tribes and the Village Raya comes from gets taken over by the person with the short hair and Raya needs to fight to get it back.  Maybe she loses the village when she is off on her quest to find the last Dragon in wich she will use in hopes to reunite the families/clans.  Also, there is a shapeshifting dragon. Maybe I should have led with the shapeshifting part first.  But having not being the only person looking for the Dragon, I'm sure this will just make the quest more difficult. The fighting scenes look well animated and I liked the extending whip-like sword and the con-baby is cute and adorable.  Raya has a fruit ninja moment which was cool, however, I hope it isn't

(trailer review) - WandaVision

(Prepare Trailer) (Extended Clip) ( Official Trailer ) I've never seen this before, or for the most part, I've never noticed it.  But this series started 2 weeks ago and they have now dropped two more trailers.  An "Prepare" trailer AND "Extended Clip".  I believe I have seen extended clips once a movie has been out, I think, but for a TV show? Maybe I've just never really taken them onboard to only notice them now. So at first was baffled as to why, but since the first week of airring the first two episodes, the show has become divisive.  Last week's episode, the third episode, a lot of people felt as though the first 3 episodes should have been released and I'm guessing, the reason for these two trailers, maybe, is to steer people more on track. You see, WandaVision has a lot going on and nothing is really explained at all.  The show leaves you with more questions than answers and we are only 3 episodes in.  As you can tell from the previous tr

(trailer review) - Invincible

This was announced some time ago and I completely forgot about it until this morning.  I know nothing about it, nothing.  Maybe more than some of you reading when I say, all I know know is that it is based on a comic book AND it's a cartoon AND the person behind it is the person behind The Walking Dead TV series and the spinoffs, but that's all I know! This First Look Clip is cool.  Just a father and his son playing catch ACROSS THE WORLD, but the father, obviously with superhuman abilities is teaching his son who has doubts about being a superhero, trying to reassure him that being a superhero, using his abilities and pushing through any doubt, he will be alright. I'm not sure about the animation style although it does look very sharp and crisp and I liked the fade and blurred background, but I'm not fully understanding as to why this is an adult cartoon.  I didn't see the earlier teaser trailer so I'm a bit lost.  Maybe another trailer would help clear this up

(trailer review) - Godzilla vs. Kong

First of all, I'm going to have a little issue trying to get to grips with what is happening, because I believe I'm behind on a movie or two! What is going on? I'm not 100% sure, but what I am sure about is, I'm definitely going to watch this.  Two big monsters fighting, of course! So that everyone is clear, this movie is a part of the Monster Universe (MonsterVerse) and for the most part, features both Godzilla and King Kong.  Whilst trying to rack my brain over this, but I do believe many many moons ago, this was mention, a movie that will feature both King Kong and Godzilla.  They have been building this up.  They have been spoon-feeding us small bites over the years and it started with Godzilla back in 2014.  We then had Kong: Skull Island in 2017 and the last movie, Godzilla: King of the Monsters in 2019.  I didn't see that one and I'm not sure why, but I will definitely get on board before this one arrives.  In fact, I may need to watch all 3 before this o

(film review) [STREAMING] - Outside the Wire

I do like myself some Anthony Mackie.  A superstar to have his own roles as a powerful leading actor, I'm not sure we are there just yet, but he has come long way since The Adjustment Bureau.  Pretty much a household name since he landed the role of Sam Wilson in Disney's Marvel Cinematic Universe, so to then see him in the second season of Altered Carbon and now this, another sci-fi, I was definitely intrigued.  I didn't mind him in Altered Carbon season 2 although it was a bit of a jar to see him instead of Joel Kinnaman took some getting used to.  But how is he in this film? Well, Anthony Mackie is Anthony Mackie, but the film, not soo much. A young Drone Pilot named Lt. Thomas Harp disobeys a direct order and is sent to Captain Leo, an Advanced Top Secret Android Prototype Military Officer.  However, when Leo takes Harp Outside the Wire on a mission to make a change to the war and he needs Harp's help to do it, Harp grows increasingly suspicious of what Leo's tr

(trailer review) - Space Sweepers

I saw the thumbnail to this yesterday and I got caught up and was unable to watch the trailer.  One of my first thoughts were, "What's that third thing? that robot looking thing?" But strangely enough, having now watched the trailer, the question/statement now becomes, "Oh, so that's just normal?" and possibly followed with "...And the normal looking thing, isn't...ok!?!". This film looks like it's going to be quite fun to watch plus the visuals in places look amazing and in other places, looks like a Netflix budget but it doesn't take away how lived it the sets look, like Guardians of the Galaxy when they are in the space prison. When they started talking Korean (presumably since it's a Korean film), I won't lie, it did jar me a little as the trailer starts off in English, but I've watched Parasite and that film was amazing.  The trailer did remind me of the Netflix show Lost in Space a tad.  Space Station.  Explosions.  A

(trailer review) - Cherry

I heard about this movie a little while back and I thought to myself, "that Tom Holland is getting some work!" Rumoured to play Nathan Drake in the 'Enchanted' movie (based on a video game), also 'Chaos Walking' with Daisy Ridley and not to mention the recently released movie 'The Devil All The Time' on Netflix, he is really doing some different roles than Spider-Man and hopefully something that can show us how much of a diverse actor he is.  Strangely enough, he has been in some other films such as 'In the Heart of the Sea' among many others, but nothing as stand out as what Enchanted might be able to do for him...another franchise, is what I mean.  This trailer was nice to see. Cherry seems to centre around a young American man who meets the love of his life and then joins the Army.  I'm guessing by the events of the movie from what is shown in the trailer, once Cherry leaves the Army, he descends into a downward spiral which involves him

(trailer review) - The Equalizer

To say this trailer took me by surprise is definitely an understatement.  I was taken more about by Queen Latifah starring in something as I've not seen her in anything of recent.  I believe it might have been two days ago or a day ago when I saw the thumbnail to this.  I didn't get to watch the trailer until now and to be honest, colour me very intrigued. For the most part, The Equalizer is a very old show from back in the day in which I believe my granddad used to watch. Some white guy, I'd need to Google it, but I remember he used to stand by his car in a black coat.  I may have even watched a few episodes, it was cool. A few years ago, Denzel Washington was in a film of the same name and I enjoyed it.  There was a sequel, but I didn't get to watch that one as it didn't seem it had the same spark as the first one as seen in the trailers, however, this on the other hand, has a nice trailer.  I'm just hoping it's just as good. I'll tell you something th

(trailer review) - Malcolm & Marie

I only found out about this movie a few days ago but I was unable to watch the trailer at the time.  The only thing I could remember about the trailer were the two actors, John David Washington and Zendeya.  I was hearing a little buzz about the movie so I looked for the trailer and watched it. The film looks like it stars only two people, John David Washington and Zendeya throughout it all.  It seems very claustrophobic, intimate and centered in one place, their home on a single evening.  From the trailer, it seems they will be going head to head fighting each other regarding the truths of their relationship and where they see each other in it.  It looks like it will be very emotional evoking a lot of patterns and conversations that have tested relationships through the ages.  Let's see if they will survive the night because it could end tragically.  This film looks like the acting is as gorgeous as the film being shot in Black and White or at least this trailer.  They both produc

(film review) [STREAMING] - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

I'm reviewing this movie now because I only began watching this movie LAST NIGHT!!!  Yes, I know the movie came out in 2020 and days before Christmas, but I'm going to be real with you...I just wasn't ready. Viola Davis is one amazing actor and having watched the entirety of 'How to get away with Murder' (a great show might I add), this woman has a lot of range.  But also starring the late and great Chadwick Boseman who is also in this movie, meant that, not only am I forced to watch him play this character by watching it, I am forced to watch his craftsmanship as an actor and the last movie he would ever physically act in and character portray.  Granted there are some Marvel 'What If' storylines in which he had lent his voice before passing but, to physically see him acting in all his splendour in his last film, I knew it was going to break me and I wanted to savour the moment. But was the film any good you might ask? Yes, yes it was! In 1927 Jim Crow era,

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

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 9 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 WandaVision, starring The Vision and Wanda Maximoff with supporting cast. The Vision is essentially an idea formed from various members of The Avengers.  Derived from J.A.R.V.I.S (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System) an Artificial Intelligence created by Tony Stark.  As an A.I, JARVIS helps Tony in various ways including helping him to prep

(series review) [STREAMING] - Marvel Studios: Legends - "Wanda Maximoff"

I wasn't going to do a review of this, but it is a series after all. 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 WandaVision, starring Wanda Maximoff and The Vision and supporting cast. Wanda Maximoff (also known in the comics as The Scarlet Witch) is a woman who started off in the MCU as someone who hated a particular Avenger and joined the villainous Ultron with her twin broth

(trailer review) - Locked Down

I saw this pop up in my notifications and when I read the title, I can assure you, I was not pleased.  Today is the 5th January 2021.  This time last year, I was reeling from a great New Years party and prepping for my holiday mid February 2020.  There has not been a New Years party into this new year.  I haven't been able to book a holiday, so there has been no preparation for another holiday and as I was on furlough when I got back from my last holiday for several months until November, there has been a Tier system and a few more lockdowns since.  As of yesterday, we have gone into a Nationwide lockdown and I can assure you, I was NOT going to watch this trailer because, why?  Have I not been tortured enough? After, losing my days work, in frustration (I guess), I decided to click "play" on this trailer because obviously I'm a glutton for punishment.  But this trailer, this premise, LOVED IT! You see, I loved how the trailer started off.  It mirrored EVERYTHING we h

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