I can’t remember the last time I experienced as much pure joy from a movie than when I got to see The LEGO Movie for the first time in February. Loved it. Own it. Beat the video game. May or may not have bought LEGO sets. Definitely refer to all super glue as “Kraggle”.
I was excited that they had already announced a sequel to the film, but today Warner Brothers announced three other LEGO movies, establishing this as a new franchise for them. LEGO’s Ninjago (yes, LEGO Ninjas) is coming on September 23, 2016. The LEGO Movie 2 is set for May 26, 2017. Two other TBD LEGO films are coming on May 25, 2018 and May 24, 2019. The LEGO Movie 3? Perhaps LEGO will get permission to make a feature using one of the gazillion franchises it has licenses for (Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Harry Potter, etc.). The important thing will be to maintain the quality that made the first one a success. I want lots of LEGO movies, but they need to pay Phil Lord and Chris Miller whatever they want to stay around and write and direct them. Otherwise, this news is AWESOME!!!
In the game of chicken DC and Marvel were playing with May 6, 2016, Marvel got its way. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 were both scheduled to open on that date and it was only a matter of time before one or the other hopped to a clear date. Batman v. Superman will now be coming out nearly three months earlier on March 26, 2016 where it’s only competition will be Brett Ratner’s remake of Beverly Hills Cop. (Bold Prediction: it will smush that film). Marvel’s stranglehold on the first weekend in May continues. Really it’s the sensible thing to do and fans are the winners as they get blockbusters spread out over the year rather than shotgunned at them in four weeks in May. Continue reading Batman v. Superman Has a New Release Date! DC’s Film Schedule Through 2020!
First of all, KT Weekly is back with a new format (same stabby clock). I seriously doubt anyone particularly cares what I’m doing at the moment, and if I like it, I’ll write about it anyway. We’ve reached 190 countries and there are 207 sovereign states in the world so there’s only so long I can slander the Queen of Denmark about Greenland. Instead, I’ll pick a topic each week that’s on my mind, typically a preview of something upcoming, offer my thoughts and we can have a community dialogue. That being said, I’m worried about Chris Nolan’s Interstellar. Continue reading Killing Time – August 7, 2014 (Interstellar Worries and Killing Time’s 2000th Post)