Trailer Time: Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser #1 (2017) *What Fresh Hell Is This?*

Ok….brace yourselves….we’re going to have to deal with a Transformers movie every year until people stop going to the bloated snorefests or until I can get my hands on Michael Bay and launch him into space.  I love the Transformers.  They were a huge part of my childhood, and I even liked the first Transformers movie.  It was flawed, but I still enjoyed it.  Then came one of the worst sequels ever followed by two more less offensive, but equally boring sequels.  This brings us to Michael Bay’s fifth Transformers film: The Last Knight.  Hasbro has put together a writer’s room for its properties and this film is written by the team that brought us Iron Man.  They’re also already planning a Bumblebee spin-off for 2018 and Transformers 6 in 2019.  Does the increased attention to putting a script behind Bay’s slomo explosions come out in this first trailer?  I’ll let you judge that for yourselves.  Coming Soon has more on the plot and returning characters below.  Transformers: The Last Knight will open June 23, 2017. Continue reading Trailer Time: Transformers: The Last Knight Teaser #1 (2017) *What Fresh Hell Is This?*

My Favorite Scene: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) “Gilderoy Lockhart”

 

With the return of The Wizarding World in the wake of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (which just passed $600 million globally), we’re running back through the Harry Potter series, examining the best of each in one “My Favorite Scene” column a month.  This month we come to the second book/film: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) “Gilderoy Lockhart”

Top 5: Scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (IMDB Top 250 #12)

Star Wars, Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Every month we take a look at a movie on the Internet Movie Database’s List of the TOP 250 FILMS OF ALL-TIME.  These are movies that transcend a simple “My Favorite Scene” column.  These are movies that are hard to just pry five gems from, but we do and examine the film overall.  We’re on our twelfth installment in this series.  Click on the links for The Shawshank Redemption, The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Dark Knight, Pulp Fiction , Schindler’s List, 12 Angry Men, The Good The Bad and The Ugly, The Return of the King, Fight Club, and The Fellowship of the Ring to check out previous installments.

Yoda, Luke Skywalker, Frank Oz, Mark Hamill, The Empire Strikes Back, Star WarsAt  #12, we come to the first of the (soon-to-be) eight films in the Star Wars franchise on the IMDB Top 250: the undisputed fan and critical favorite – Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  Appropriate timing, since we are now less than a month away from the return of Darth Vader in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and The Empire Strikes Back is undoubtedly the ultimate Vader film. Continue reading Top 5: Scenes from The Empire Strikes Back (IMDB Top 250 #12)