Marvel on Netflix so far has been a pretty flawless two seasons of Daredevil and one of Jessica Jones. A major player in Jessica Jones, Luke Cage is the next hero in Hell’s Kitchen to get the spotlight. After a brief look at Comic Con, Netflix released a full trailer for the drama. Continue reading Trailer Time : Luke Cage Season One Trailer #2 (Netflix – 2016) *Sweet Christmas!*
Cloverfield was a brilliant marketing campaign. Much like it’s follow-up, 10 Cloverfield Lane, which opens Friday, Cloverfield appeared out of nowhere from the black hole of secrecy that JJ Abrams apparently owns a timeshare in. The concept is great. It’s basically experiencing a Godzilla attack from the standpoint of the tiny ant people running out of its way. It uses the “found footage” style of filming, but the conceit is that the attack happened at a party where they were filming it so it largely works.
I say “largely” because it doesn’t quite get pulled off, but it’s still a lot of fun and I enjoyed it. My favorite moment is at the beginning of the attack when the stakes are announced by Lady Liberty’s head bouncing down the street toward our group of survivors. Statement made. JJ Abrams produced it, Matt Reeves directed it and went on to do Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and writer Drew Goddard is the showrunner on Daredevil. 10 Cloverfield Lane looks like a completely different film and Abrams has already said we won’t see the monster, but I’m intrigued to visit this world again.
SOA was a party I came late to, picking it up in season four. It’s easy to dismiss it as just a show about a biker gang, but it’s so much more. Taking Hamlet and setting in the context of this contentious motorcycle gang has produced something unique and completely addicting. Season 6 ended with a heart-breaking shocker and Season 7 (the show’s final) looks like the ending in Charming won’t be any happier than it was for Hamlet in Denmark. Sons of Anarchy returns to F/X on September 9th.