The Defenders Trailer #3 (2017-Netflix) *It’s Just a City. You’ll Get Used to Watching Them Fall…*

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Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage(Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

The series also stars Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

The Netflix original series launches globally on August 18, 2017.




Charlize Theron’s 10 Best Movies

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron is the queen of action right now in Hollywood, which isn’t a bad title to attain after 20 years playing mostly deeply serious character roles.  Theron, who is originally from South Africa, doesn’t have as deep a resume as some of the actresses from her generation, but it’s not lack of talent that prevents her, more a tendency to take on misguided “message” projects that fall flat.  Additionally, if you look for Monster among her 10 Best, you won’t find it as it is one of the few films in my life I’ve walked out of because I found it so deeply unpleasant.  Doesn’t mean that she wasn’t outstanding in her acting; just means that there’s only so much hooker/serial killer I can take (and from the eventual director of Wonder Woman….who knew?).  She’s on a serious career upswing in the wake of stealing Mad Max: Fury Road (where’s our Furiosa spin-off?) and re-establishing her action dominance in Atomic Blonde.  She looks 20 years younger than her actual age, and can beat you up, so it’s unlikely this actress is going to fall prey to the gender wall that eats so many careers.  I’d like to see her do more comedy though.  She has great timing, and that’s something you can’t teach.

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Same Kind of Different as Me Trailer #2 (2017) “I Had A Dream Last Night…”

Based on the New York Times best-seller about the friendship between a family who takes in a homeless man, Same Kind of Different as Me definitely has the best cast of any Christian film that I can recall.  With Greg Kinnear, Renee Zellwegger, Djimon Honsou, and Jon Voight they have four Oscar nominees or winners whereas most Christian films have….Kirk Cameron.  I think faith-based films certainly have a place in cinema, and my only problem with them is that I’m still really waiting to see my first good one from an artistic standpoint.  I’m sure the message of the film is uplifting and moving, but I can tell from the trailer (and from knowing that this film was finished two years ago) that while the acting may rise above, say, Nicholas Cage in Left Behind, the script is probably going to be about as subtle as a tack hammer to the head.  That’s my real problem with Christian films.  Not that they’re Christian.  I have no beef with that.  It’s that most cannot differentiate the narrative nuance of sermon versus a story.  Stories are powerful and can stay with you for a lifetime. Sermons, in my experience, rarely do.  Maybe I’m wrong and the quality of the actors they do have, which are stellar, will raise the material (which was a NYT best-seller for two years).  We’ll find out when Same Kind of Different as Me opens on October 20, 2017.

Top 10: Opening Title Sequences of All-Time

All hail, thee, CineFix, master of the movie list!  Today’s list examines a little-appreciated, but critical part of the film-going experience: the opening credits.  We’re all used to ho-hum opening credits, but every once in awhile (and not as often now as we’d like), we get a credits sequence that baptizes you into the tone, the plot, the style, or even the backstory (think Watchmen’s brilliant credits) of the film.  Of course, the most famous of opening credits and most psychedelic are those from the Bond franchise, two of which ended up on Cinefix’s list, but I think Skyfall’s were every bit as good as the two chosen, combining Adele’s masterful song with the Bondian trip down the rabbit hole of images that would soon be significant to 007’s adventures.  All told though, another masterful lesson in cinema history and fun view from the list forgers at CineFix.
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Wonder Woman Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features!!!

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Celebrate the wonder when Warner Bros.‘ Wonder Woman arrives onto Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital. Gal Gadot returns as the DC Super Hero in the epic action adventure from director Patty Jenkins (Monster, AMC’s The Killing). The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack, and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include an all-new bonus scene never before seen in theaters.  

Wonder Woman will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray for $44.95, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack for $44.95, Blu-ray Combo Pack for $35.99 and DVD for $28.98. The Ultra HD Blu-ray features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version in 4K with HDR and a Blu-ray disc also featuring the theatrical version. The Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in 3D hi-definition and hi-definition; the Blu-ray Combo Pack features the theatrical version of the film in hi-definition on Blu-ray; and the DVD features the theatrical version in standard definition. The Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack and Blu-ray Combo Pack will include a digital version of the movie with UltraViolet. Fans can also own Wonder Woman via purchase from digital retailers beginning August 29 and on physical media September 19. Continue reading Wonder Woman Blu Ray Release Date and Special Features!!!

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