Star Wars Episode 9 Trailer; one more Avengers Endgame

Star Wars Episode IX title revealed: The Rise of Skywalker

Final Dark Phoenix trailer:

One more Avengers Endgame trailer (but be warned; there’s little to zero new footage; it’s a glorified back-pat for Marvel)

Be warned, some footage has leaked online, and some spoilers are reportedly out there (a Saudi billionaire apparently paid $$$ to see it early and then filmed it- greedy Disney!), so plod along social media at your own risk the next week!

And I think I forgot to post this- full Lion King trailer!

Now what is up with Scar sounding so weak? They bring back James Earl Jones, but not Jeremy Irons? FFS!

Wondercon 2019: Dark Phoenix panel

Well, I’m at the Wonder-wonder-wonder-wonder Con, and checking in as I promised. This one will be very brief, but here’s a quick report you gotta be there to see, that is, the 20th Century Fox Dark Phoenix panel. A long-ass bunch of clips were shown, so I’ll give you the rundown. This much was obvious, though: they’re REALLY doing a hard sell for this, as they brought nearly all the cast, showed over 15 minutes of footage, gave away free exclusive posters, AND refused to allow audience questions, presumably to avoid embarrassment over one person asking if this was the last one before MCU takes over. They needn’t have been worried, though; geeks are the biggest ass-kissing sycophants of any fandom, so every question would’ve been some softball such as, “So what’s J Lawl really like?” Continue reading “Wondercon 2019: Dark Phoenix panel”

The Great MCU Rewatch- Part 1

With the Endgame fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea (well, “fun;” well, something to do) to rewatch all the Marvel Cinematic Universe movies. My mind is a steel trap so I usually remember pretty much everything, but I figured I could write it up here! So presented in three parts, one for each “phase,” I’m reviewing all the MCU movies in chronological order. Be warned- I do not follow the herd and have very unique opinions that are oftentimes not shared, but I figure people respect (or at least are more interested in reading) someone who is willing to take an unpopular stance because they really feel that way and explain why, as opposed to someone who just repeats the consensus without elaborating. So, here we go. Part 1 of the Great MCU Rewatch, comprised of Phase 1 films from 2008-2012. Starting with… Continue reading “The Great MCU Rewatch- Part 1”

Disney-Fox deal closes

Uh oh…

Fear it, dread it, run from it… The Mouse arrives all the same. And now, it’s here.

I will say this… I truly wish Disney/Marvel had just gotten the rights to f$#@%n’ Fantastic Four back years ago, because that’s literally all anyone is talking about, rather than the possible ramifications of this deal as an entertainment monopoly. Everyone is all for it, just because they want to see Doom pop up in an after-credits scene in Endgame. It’s all FF’s fault!

And I honestly cannot see Deadpool popping up in an MCU movie making fun of them, as they (the gooey Disney brand) go against everything he offers (nasty dick jokes), and vice versa. What’s he going to make fun of anyway? Would they let him point out that Don Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard, or Robert Downey Jr.’s drug habits or whatever? I would pay a nickel to see him bring up Bryan Singer in a movie though!

Grant Morrison and Ezra Miller himself to write The Flash movie?

From The Hollywood Reporter. Wha-?

Personally, I can’t blame Ezra. Warner Bros hired him in 2014 for Justice League and a solo movie, dicked him along for several years, announced and cancelled a Flashpoint movie, pushed The Flash from its 2019 filming start date just to force him to accommodate Fantastic Beast 3‘s shooting schedule- and then bumped that movie too, leaving him with no projects to film this year. I’d be proactive and get Grant Morrison too! Why not make Grant the head of DC Films? They need to stop trying to make Geoff Johns a thing, he knows nothing!

Also- James Gunn rehired by Disney! You might say they… jumped the gun?

At first I thought this was a hoax article, such as the one from a few years ago that said, “Bryan Singer Announces He is No Longer Gay!” (That one did have an element of truth though, as he tried to impregnate the woman to have a young boy of his own to keep). I’m glad he’s honoring his commitment to do The Suicide Squad first. GotG 3 can wait, Vol. 2 was a hot mess so I think a little time in between installments is best.

Avengers: Endgame Official (Final?) Trailer hits!

Well, this is a surprise out of nowhere!

And since I’m throwing trailers up, here’s Dark Phoenix final trailer:

Dumbo final trailer:

And, uh, Aladdin final trailer:

Why does Aladdin frighten me more than Jafar? And did they just re-use Lea Solanga’s singing vocals for Jasmine? And why does everyone speak in an American accent, when they go out of their way to make everyone British in every other children’s movie?

Quick Review: Captain Marvel

It’s time to review the latest Marvel Cinematic offering, Captain Marvel. Is it good, or more nonsense from the Mouse? I won’t keep you in suspense- it was good! In fact, I’m shocked to see that even the people who are squarely in its corner are giving it a kind of subdued response, the people against it absolutely hate it, and I seem to really like it alone, other than the people already drinking the Marvel Kool Aid. How strange, but let’s see why!
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