In 1986, there was released an arcade game in which you could play as a lizard, an ape, or a wolf, move back and forth on a static screen of a random cityscape, and beat it to ash. That….is essentially the entirety of the plot of Rampage the arcade game. I fed an unholy amount of quarters into that machine, and had fond memories of the arcade game, which naturally required a feature film adaptation. Given my description of what the plot of the game was, you can see where they might need to add some things to reach a theatrical run time. I was hoping this was going to be a really fun bad movie. That was my bar going into the film. Instead, Rampage is a hyper violent, crass, ball of dumb (yes even by giant animals smash things standards). It’s not good bad. It’s just baaaad.
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The insanity that is Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool will be back for more on May 18th, but this time with his partner: bounty hunter for the future and perpetual crankypants – Cable. Josh Brolin is pulling heavy superhero duty between Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War in May. The final trailer for the film delves more into X-Force’s roster, and gives the barebones for the film’s plot while also taking time to be utterly absurd (and honestly, would we have it any other way?). DP2 tickets are available for presale now. The film opens in theaters May 18, 2018. Continue reading Deadpool 2 Trailer #2 (2018) “We’re Going to Form a Super Duper Team”
Denzel Washington is one of only a handful of actors that I will go see literally anything that he does. He and Tom Hanks are, in my opinion, the two greatest actors of their generation, and probably the only two actors whose entire filmography I’ve seen. I don’t tend to like Washington’s pairings with Antoine Fuqua, though I did enjoy their update of The Magnificent Seven, and though it isn’t a great film, The Equalizer is a great revenge/action flick. It will also change the way you look at a Home Depot forever. Washington is returning to the role of Robert McCall. In The Equalizer 2, it looks like McCall’s past, hinted at in the first film, is coming home to roost, and in trying to tie up the loose end he’s considered…..well those people clearly didn’t watch what happened in that Home Depot in the first film or they’d have left him and his alone. The Equalizer 2 opens July 20, 2018.
I was not a huge fan of Jurassic World (you can read my review here), but I will readily admit of the other options, it is by far the best sequel to Jurassic Park. The fifth film in the series has a better director in J.A. Bayona (The Impossible, A Monster Calls, Finding Neverland), but the script is still written by Jurassic World’s Colin Treverrow, and the script was one of the biggest problems in that film. One of the most troubling developments in that film was the notion that dinosaurs aren’t impressive enough anymore. That now instead of just normal dinosaurs, we have hybrid dinosaurs, and the weaponization of those dinosaurs by the military seems so so far from just beholding the wonder and danger of these creatures like we did when the jeep bulled up to the Brachiosaurus in Jurassic Park. This trailer makes it look flat out like a monster movie, not a dinosaur movie, and I lose more interest in this sequel the more I see of it. Not even the return of Jeff Goldblum and more misadventures of the world’s worst geneticist, Dr. Henry Wu, can get me excited at this point. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opens June 22, 2018. More below from Coming Soon. Continue reading Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Trailer #2 (2018) “The Park Is Closed”
Set in riot-torn, near-future Los Angeles, Hotel Artemis is an original, high-octane action-thriller starring Jodie Foster as The Nurse, who runs a secret, members-only hospital for criminals. Jodie Foster is joined by an all-star cast that includes Sterling K. Brown as Waikiki, Sofia Boutella as Nice, Jeff Goldblum as The Wolf King/Niagara, Brian Tyree Henry as Honolulu, Jenny Slate as Morgan, Zachary Quinto as Ilya, Charlie Day as Acapulco, and Dave Bautista as Everest.
The film was written and directed by Drew Pearce. The producers are Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Stephen Cornwell, and Simon Cornwell.
Hotel Artemis opens in theaters on June 8.
*Text from Coming Soon