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Red Sparrow Trailer #1 (2018) *Cough Black Widow Cough*

I know this is based on a series of novels by Jason Matthews, but if you substitute “Red Sparrow” for “Black Widow” it seems awfully familiar. If Marvel doesn’t kick up its game, this may be as close to a solo Widow film as we ever get.  Read Coming Soon’s full synopsis below.  Red Sparrow is coming in March 2018.

20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for Red Sparrow, the upcoming action thriller starring Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence. Check out the Red Sparrow trailer using the player below!


Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose ferocity has pushed her body and mind to the absolute limit. A master of seductive and manipulative combat.

When she suffers a career-ending injury, Dominika and her mother are facing a bleak and uncertain future. That is why she finds herself manipulated into becoming the newest recruit for Sparrow School, a secret intelligence service that trains exceptional young people like her to use their bodies and minds as weapons. After enduring the perverse and sadistic training process, she emerges as the most dangerous Sparrow the program has ever produced. Dominika must now reconcile the person she was with the power she now commands, with her own life and everyone she cares about at risk, including an American CIA agent who tries to convince her he is the only person she can trust.

Red Sparrow also stars Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts, Charlotte Rampling, Mary-Louise Parker and Jeremy Irons.

Francis Lawrence, who previously directed Jennifer Lawrence in the final three Hunger Games movies, directs Red Sparrow from a screenplay by Justin Haythe (Revolutionary Road) based on the book by Jason Matthews. Chernin Entertainment is producing with Steve Zaillian and Garrett Basch is an executive producer.

Red Sparrow arrives in theaters on March 2, 2018.

Red Sparrow Poster


Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #3 (2016) *Blood Will Win Out*

The final trailer for Assassin’s Creed is, also in my opinion, the best we’ve seen so far.  The last trailer was awful; the first trailer was extremely promising, and now this leaves things on a hopeful note that we’ll finally get a good film out of a video game franchise.  The plot as explained in the film is essentially the plot of the first game in the franchise only with a different protagonist and historical setting.  The look of everything (with the exception of making The Animus a little more exciting than the table it is in the games) is true to the series, and the plot seems dead-on.  My biggest reason for being worried is that this is getting little to no marketing push.  Compared to Passengers, which it opens against, you barely hear about this film.  I’ve analyzed this industry enough to know that if they really felt they had something that could go up against Passengers and Rogue One in its second week, we’d be seeing advertising everywhere.  I hope I’m wrong, because AC is my favorite video game franchise and with it’s material and the caliber of actors, if this falls flat….maybe video games really can’t be adapted for the screen.  Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016.
Assassin's Creed, Michael Fassbender


Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #2 (2016) *Time War Gone Tone Deaf*

Assassin’s Creed is my favorite video game franchise.  I also think it’s the best chance we may ever have to get a good movie out of a video game franchise of the ones in work right now (no, not betting on the Tetris trilogy).  The first trailer was awesome and did a fantastic job explaining the premise of the games.  I really, really hate this second trailer.  It’s a mess.  If you didn’t know anything about the games or hadn’t seen the first trailer, you’d have no idea what the heck was going on, plus it ties the first Star Trek Beyond trailer for most off-putting use of music in a trailer this year.  A minute into it, I just wanted it to end.  Now Star Trek Beyond (which I tragically have not seen yet) generally got very good reviews, so you can’t judge it by the trailer alone, but my expectations and hopes for this took a nosedive.  Assassin’s Creed opens December 21, 2016. Continue reading Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #2 (2016) *Time War Gone Tone Deaf*

Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman – Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition (2016) *Does 30 More Minutes Make it Good?*

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman, Superman, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
In a year that’s given us a lot of great films already, there have been a few disappointments, but none more so than Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice.  The first pairing of the biggest characters in comics was a befuddling, out-of-character, mess with plot holes you could throw Doomsday through.  It’s an unfortunate start to the DCEU.  I’m an optimist about the recent reshuffling in the creative powers that be, and that Warner Brothers appointed Geoff Johns to run the DCEU as Kevin Feige does the MCU is an encouraging sign.  When it was announced, that there would be an R-Rated version of the bloated BvS that would add 30 minutes onto it’s running time (which is now 3 hours 2 minutes if you’re scoring at home), most assumed it was a cash grab to try to eke more money out of the film WB has dubbed a financial disappointment.  Before we go any further, spoiler warnings below. Continue reading Movie Review: Batman vs. Superman – Dawn of Justice: Ultimate Edition (2016) *Does 30 More Minutes Make it Good?*

Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #1 (2016) *We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light*

Assassin’s Creed is my favorite video game franchise.  The video game and movie industry have a long history of not working and playing well with others.  If this film doesn’t break the curse, nothing will.  Essentially the entire team from last year’s phenomenal Macbeth adaptation (including stars Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, director Justin Hurzel and cinematographer Adam Arkapaw) is returning to bring this thing to life.  You have a good director, a fantastic cinematographer, and Oscar-caliber leads.  This is the best chance a video game adaptation has ever had, and Fassbender in interviews has been extremely enthusiastic about it.  Read below for Coming Soon’s summary.  Assassin’s Creed opens at Christmas, where it will have to deal with the force that is Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (I hate typing that title). Continue reading Trailer Time: Assassin’s Creed Trailer #1 (2016) *We Work In The Dark To Serve The Light*