Disney’s live-action remakes, absent in 2018, are going to flood cinemas in 2019. The Mouse House currently has THREE scheduled for release in FOUR months next year: Dumbo in March, Aladdin in May, and The Lion King in July. That’s probably at least one too many for all to succeed. The Lion King is a lock, Aladdin is probably in the most precarious position only a few weeks after Avengers 4, Dumbo was a wild card. Now, after seeing this, I have to say, I’m looking forward to seeing what Burton has done with the film. The original debuted six weeks before Pearl Harbor in 1941 and, obviously, it’s going to undergo a lot of “reimagining”. It’s tough to tell a lot from a teaser trailer, but this looks better than I had hoped. More below from Coming Soon. Continue reading Dumbo Teaser #1 (2019) *A Whole Lotta Disney Coming Your Way in 2019*
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. This week brings the latest from director Darren Aronofsky and a potential franchise starter to bear against the reign of the evil clown movie. That is a sentence I was not ever prepared to write.
Continue reading In Theaters This Week (9/15/2017): American Assassin, mother!
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has officially announced that it will release on 4K Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray, and Blu-ray director Jon Watts’ blockbuster Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017). The three releases will be available for purchase on October 17.
Continue reading Spider-Man: Homecoming Blu Ray Special Features and Release Date
If you’re a fan of the Robert Ludlum/Tom Clancy military espionage thriller genre of novels, you may have discovered Vince Flynn when his literary career took off in the late 1990’s. His main protagonist, Mitch Rapp, is a really interesting creation and I always enjoyed the series which is now being continued by author Kyle Mills since Flynn’s tragic death at only 47. American Assassin is chronologically the first novel in the Rapp series, and the first three trailers for the film adaptation starring Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner) and Michael Keaton is impressive and looks like it could be something to liven up the traditional doldrums of September when it debuts on September 15, 2017.
Michael Keaton was one of the biggest stars of the 1980s and has enjoyed a career renaissance thirty years later. With a stellar resume of both comedic and dramatic roles, Keaton has laid down landmark performances in both the DC (Batman) and Marvel (Vulture) film universes, and his only Oscar nomination came in 2015 from playing a washed-up super hero actor in 2014’s Birdman. He’s been an anchor voice in two Pixar films: Cars and Toy Story 3, and was Tim Burton’s go-to actor before Burton and Johnny Depp mutually ruined each other’s careers. Keaton will be reuniting with Burton for the director’s live-action adaptation of Dumbo for Disney. With dramatic roles in films like The Founder and Spotlight, it would be great if someone could find a showcase for his comedic skills, because Keaton’s timing is a thing of beauty. At any rate, it’s fantastic that Michael Keaton is a big star again. Movies are better for it.
Continue reading Michael Keaton’s 10 Best Movies