Welcome to a brand-new year of movie watching! Yes, there are still plenty of 2016 releases to view and review as we move toward Oscar season (and I can promise you there will be more reviews than there have been of late, my apologies for that), but it’s always exciting to stand at the beginning of the new year and look at what’s upcoming. I thought the best way to do that was to highlight the ten best trailers for 2017 movies released thus far. These are mostly for first-half releases, and some films just missed the list so here’s just a taste of what’s coming in 2017 that isn’t on the list: Star Wars Episode VIII, Justice League, John Wick Chapter 2, The Circle, Alien: Covenant, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, The Mummy, Spider-Man Homecoming, The Dark Tower, Creed 2, It, Thor: Ragnarok, Murder on the Orient Express, and many more. So get ready for the ride; it’s going to be a heck of a year! Continue reading Top 10: Trailers for 2017 Movies
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has been, by far, the biggest success story of the MCU thus far. It raised at least six characters from the status of “only known by those of the Chosen Order of Geekhood” to household names. In 2013, I could shout “I AM GROOT” and be taken into protective psychiatric custody. Now, people just think I’m childish (which, truth be told, is the reaction I tend to get anyway). With Awesome Mix-Tape 2 as its background music, the Guardians reassemble in the first full trailer for their second adventures. Aaaand, it’s awesome. People are going to go nuts for this, especially Baby Groot, but, the character that’s surprised me the most is Dave Bautista’s Drax: he’s so good. Watch. Enjoy. Repeat. The Guardians of the Galaxy will return on May 5, 2017.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 will be the next film in the MCU after this November’s Doctor Strange. That’s movie #14 if you’re scoring at home. I love this teaser. Doesn’t show too much, teases us with imagery and the characters we fell in love with in 2014’s first installment, and while I’m surprised it wasn’t attached to Doctor Strange, I’m always glad to see new Marvel. The Guardians of the Galaxy will return on May 5, 2017.
Comic Con International 2016 is upon us! What was once a normal comic convention has morphed into a media extravaganza. Each day of the con will bring new posters and first-look pictures. We’ll collect as many as are gatherable into a single daily update for your compact geeky pleasure. Outside the convention center in San Diego is a giant statue of Captain America, commissioned for the character’s 75th anniversary. Inside, Thursday brought looks at Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Suicide Squad, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, American Gods, Fast 8, The Defenders, Cage, Iron Fist, Kong: Skull Island, and Snowden.
Continue reading Comic Con 2016 Thursday – Posters and Photos