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Trailer Time: Wonder Woman Trailer #3 (2017) “Origins”

After last August’s Suicide Squad, the next installment on DC’s road to Justice League is the Wonder Woman solo film.  The third trailer for the film is the best yet, focusing on Diana’s origin and her her first journey to the world of men during World War I.  I have had issues with some of the dialogue in past scripts, but this seemed much better, focuses, and this film has looked gorgeous since it was unveiled at Comic Con.  It’s got a tough spot on the summer schedule surrounded by Pirates 5 and Transformers 5, but if things keep looking this good and franchise fatigue finally sets in on either the bots or Jack Sparrow, WW could carve out the beginnings of a franchise of its own. Starring Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, and David Thewlis as Ares, Wonder Woman is scheduled to open June 2, 2017.
Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot

Trailer Time: Wonder Woman Trailer #2 (2017)

After August’s Suicide Squad, the next installment on DC’s road to Justice League is the Wonder Woman solo film.  The first trailer for the film was unveiled at Comic Con. The second full trailer is out now, along with three gorgeous posters.  “Gorgeous” is really the best word to describe WW so far.  It looks stunning.  However, every time I hear dialogue, I wince.  Geoff Johns didn’t get hired to start righting the disastrous rollout of the DCEU until after Wonder Woman was done, so his influence isn’t going to be felt until Justice League.  Question is: by the time we get there, is anyone going to care when Marvel is throwing no-hitter after no-hitter?  Starring Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, and David Thewlis, Wonder Woman is scheduled to open June 2, 2017.
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Trailer Time: Wonder Woman Trailer #1 (2017) *Straight from Comic Con 2016*

After August’s Suicide Squad, the next installment on DC’s road to Justice League will be the Wonder Woman solo film.  The first trailer for the film has just been unveiled at Comic Con.  Starring Gal Gadot, Robin Wright, Chris Pine, and David Thewlis, Wonder Woman is scheduled to open June 2, 2017.

Wonder Woman, Gal Gadot

Movie Review: The Theory of Everything (2014) *Mild Spoilers*

Stephen Hawking, Jane Hawking, The Theory of Everything, Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne
Life, though it flies past, is rather packed with moments and memories.  For great men and women, I would only imagine that it’s even more of a blur.  It’s almost impossible to capture the scope of a life in two hours, hence the biopic is often a hit or miss endeavor.  The best of them pick a through-line.  One seam in the stratum of a life and use it to show the person as a whole.  In examining the life of renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, The Theory of Everything does this remarkably well. Continue reading Movie Review: The Theory of Everything (2014) *Mild Spoilers*

Trailer Time: Zero Theorem (2014)

You can say whatever you want about Terry Gilliam, no one makes films that look like Terry Gilliam films but Terry Gilliam.  One of the original members of Monty Python and quite mad, Gilliam has undertaken directing projects I don’t think anyone else in Hollywood would or could have pulled off.  Sometimes they work; sometimes they don’t.  My personal favorite of his is the brilliant 12 Monkeys.  The thing I love about Gilliam, and I think this factoid sums him up in one line, is that he has been trying his entire career to make a perfect film version of Don Quixote.  I dearly hope he one day does, because no current person on the planet is more quixotic than Gilliam.  Zero Theorem is going to be a film you’ll likely love or hate, but you’ll have to see it to decide for yourself when it opens later this year.

The Zero Theorem

An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence – or the lack thereof -once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being.