Trailer Time: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Teaser #1 (2014)

The first trailer for Dawn of the Planet of the Apes has arrived (short of footage as it may be).  The sequel to Rise of the Planet of the Apes stars Andy Serkis, Gary OldmanKeri RussellToby KebbellKodi Smit-McPheeEnrique MurcianoKirk Acevedo, and Judy Greer.  The release date is July 18, 2014, and here’s the official synopsis. Continue reading Trailer Time: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Teaser #1 (2014)

The Oscar Leaderboard – Race to Best Picture 2014

2009 Oscars: Who Should vs. Who Will Win

In the beginning, I intended to report on the various critics awards as they rolled in (and I’ve blogged on a few), but then a tsunami of self-congratulation hit the film industry and I just threw up my hands.  Rotten Tomatoes has a nice leaderboard composed as to how many awards each film has won so far in this run up to Oscar 2014.  It’s no surprise to see 12 Years as a Slave at the top.  Right now, it’s clearly the film to beat.  However, there is a long gap between the rest of the awards and the Oscars this year because of the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.  Many a front-runner has found themselves run down by an underdog.   Continue reading The Oscar Leaderboard – Race to Best Picture 2014

New Amazing Spider-Man 2 Teaser Poster

After having absorbed both the Amazing Spider-Man 2 domestic and international trailers several times in the theater and at home, I have to say….I am stoked for this movie.  Look next time for the shot of the six doors raising within OsCorp and you’ll get a look at the Vulture‘s wings and Doctor Octopus‘ arms.  Sony today released a teaser poster for the arachnid’s next adventure, which will hit theaters on May 2, 2014
Amazing Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man, Andrew Garfield, Marc Webb, Marvel


Trailer Time: 22 Jump Street (2014)

Having just seen the first good comedy sequel in my life last night, what are the odds that next year we’ll get another one? Not…really good. But, hey, maybe 22 Jump Street will surprise me. I was so shocked that 21 Jump Street was good it took reading a dozen reviews and getting half again as many personal recommendations before I went. Who knew Channing Tatum was funny? Jonah Hill showed up skinnier than I am, which was not ego boosting. Most importantly, Johnny Depp dropped one of the best cameos I’ve ever seen during the film’s climax. Continue reading Trailer Time: 22 Jump Street (2014)