Black Panther is one of the most complicated characters in the Marvel Universe. He’s a monarch to the most isolated and technologically advanced nation on earth. He’s a religious leader. He’s a super hero to the outside world, and he’s the bearer of a mantle that stretches back to the founding of his nation. Captain America: Civil War only gave us a glimpse at T’Challa’s burden. The first trailer for the film introduced Wakanda, but the second gives us more of an idea of the plot, introduces the dynamic between T’Challa and his sister, his mother, and his American liaison (Martin Freeman). It also re-establishes Andy Serkis as Ulysses Klaw, the film’s villain that was set up waaaaay back in Avengers: Age of Ultron and T’Challa’s main rival: Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan). This film is going to blow people’s minds. Having Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther as the lead-ins to Infinity War was a brilliant idea. But then, it’s Marvel. It’s what we’ve come to expect. Continue reading Black Panther Trailer #2 (2018) “Wakanda Forever!!!”
In addition to completing his motion capture masterpiece performance as Casesar (yes, it may have passed Gollum), Andy Serkis has also directed his first film. Serkis was Peter Jackson’s second-unit director on The Hobbit Trilogy, but Breathe will mark his feature film debut, and this film looks like Oscar bait. Claire Foy is hot off of the success of The Crown, and Andrew Garfield seems to have put his Spider-debacle behind him with Hacksaw Ridge. Read the synopsis of this inspiring story below, courtesy of IMDB, and Breathe will hit theaters on October 13, 2017.
Adventurous and charismatic, Robin Cavendish has his whole life ahead of him when he is paralyzed by polio while in Africa and given just months to live. Against all advice, Robin’s wife Diana brings him home from hospital where her devotion and witty determination inspire him to lead a long and fulfilled life. Together they refuse to be limited by expectations, dazzling others with their humor, courage and lust for life.
Sadly, with July as packed as it was, War for the Planet of the Apes seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle, doing much worse than Dawn for the Planet of the Apes or its July blockbuster brethren: Dunkirk and Spider-Man. This was an exceptional film (read my review here), and if you missed it in the theaters, it looks like the blu ray has been packed with goodies. Check out one of the best films of 2017, and the cap one one of the best science fiction trilogies of all-time. For full details on specs, read Fox’s press release below.
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and Blu-ray director Matt Reeves’ blockbuster War for the Planet of the Apes (2017), starring Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Judy Greer, and Karin Konoval. The three releases will be available for purchase on October 24.
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Rise of the Planet of the Apes was a surprisingly good movie. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes was an outstanding movie. War for the Planet of the Apes completes the prequel trilogy to the Planet of the Apes franchise with a science fiction classic. Combining practical F/X and state-of-the-art motion capture performances, the human and ape cast combine to tell a powerful narrative that binds all three films into a powerful tale about the fall of humanity and the rise of a new civilization. Continue reading Movie Review: War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) *Apes, Indeed, STRONG!!!*
Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week. July 21st brings three VERY different films into theaters, all currently getting mixed-to-rave reviews. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (7/21/2017): Dunkirk, Valerian, Girls Trip