Yes, it has wall-to-wall action and testosterone out the wazoo, but is that enough to make it the BEST film of the year? Does it justify its ranking above this year’s other heavyweight awards contenders like SPOTLIGHT, CAROL, BRIDGE OF SPIES, et al?
Disney (sigh) just released the new trailer for THE BFG, a film based on the popular children’s novel by Roald Dahl about a girl name Sophie and her adventures with a Big Friendly Giant.
The film has a powerhouse crew, with Steven Spielberg directing and bringing along his usual team of stone-cold pros: Janusz Kaminiski (cinematography), Michael Kahn (editing), and John Williams (original score). Weta Digital (THE LORD OF THE RINGS) is doing the visual effects. Additionally, the screenplay is written by Melissa Mathison (E.T. THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL), so we can’t help but expect great things from this movie.
Mark Rylance plays the BFG; we saw him recently in Spielberg’s BRIDGE OF SPIES and he gave a fantastic performance. We look forward to seeing him next year in the role of a giant!
See the trailer below:
THE BFG comes to theatres on July 1, 2016. It also stars Penelope Wilton, Bill Hader, Rebecca Hall, Jemaine Clement, and Ruby Barnhill.
Yep, the new trailer for STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is out. This trailer gives us a closer look at the characters that will be featured in Episode VII, including Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac). Still no sign of Luke though?
Action, explosions, drama, and Industrial Light & Magic kicking it into overdrive – looks like everything STAR WARS should be. Let’s hope it’s good!
Watch the trailer and unleash your inner geek! What is your reaction to the trailer? Let us know in the comments!
STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS is directed by J.J. Abrams (MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III, STAR TREK) and will be released on December 18, 2015. The film stars also Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domnhall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Max von Sydow.
The first cast photo from the upcoming STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE is out and features a very cool ensemble cast, not the least of which is… holy crap, DONNIE YEN!
Read more about the film here.
Donnie Yen is a veteran martial artist, actor, and badass, probably best known for playing my ancestor, the legendary IP MAN, in the film of the same name and its sequel. They are both great films and are currently available on Netflix; or you can get them at Amazon here.
STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE is currently in production and is directed by Gareth Edwards. It is scheduled to be released on December 16, 2016.
This is too cool not to share!
Sandberg and his team managed to make the 30-minute film for just a little over $630,000. It features time travel, giant robots, Lamborghinis, tyrannosaurs, kung fu fighting Hitler, and more.
It’s a silly homage to action films of the 80s, with awesome music, bad dialogue/acting, and cheesy special effects. Very entertaining!
After debuting at Cannes, KUNG FURY made its way onto the internet, for free! Check it out below:
MAD MAX: FURY ROAD is the blueprint for action movies. The characters drive the action and the action drives the characters. They do things for a reason, and they are a product of their circumstances.
In case you missed the last deal, Amazon has a good price on some more Blu-rays from Studio Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki. The selection of sale items is a little different this time.
I’ve mentioned this before, but if you aren’t familiar with Miyazaki’s work, you need to start catching up. I recommend starting with a feel-good classic – My Neighbor Totoro! If this movie doesn’t make you happy, you are not a human being…
Others on sale:
I’m embarrassed to admit I still haven’t seen a few of these. Might have to pick up a couple. For some reason, it is hard to get sale prices on these videos, so jump on the deal if you’re missing any from your library!