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*
It’s always fun when a director can insert a famous actor into their movie for a quick cameo in a way that doesn’t detract from the film. That’s a fine line to walk, but when you get it right, you usually find out about it afterward and it just makes you like a movie you already enjoyed all the more. The most famous recent example was the discovery that Daniel Craig was slipped into Star Wars Episode VII as a stormtrooper. It’s something that you can definitely notice if you’re listening for his vote, but I had no clue that James Bond was wandering around Starkiller Base until I found out after the fact. Screen Rant has put together a great video going over 10 similar instances in film history where famous stars or directors made a quick appearance in famous movies.
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. September 30th offers both compelling reasons to go to the theater with four new releases and stay at home to binge-watch Marvel’s newest Netflix series. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (9/30/2016) – Deepwater Horizon, Miss Peregrine, Masterminds, Luke Cage, The Queen of Katwe
If you haven’t read the Peregrine series of books by Ransom Riggs, by all means, do so! When I read it, I thought, “This is kind of Tim Burton’s X-Men as a period piece.” So it’s appropriate that Burton will direct the film, which I hope will mark his return to AAA status as a director.
The movie is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and it stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Continue reading Trailer Time: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer #1 (2016) *Is Burton Back?*
At the risk of sounding like a heretic, there was nothing wrong with Dark Shadows. It was a pretty good film in its goofy way. And if Tim Burton had made it in the years between Batman and Ed Wood, people would have enjoyed it. But Burton, aided and abetted by his longtime collaborator Johnny Depp, had gone to the gothic/whimsical well one too many times. Dark Shadows was also the first indication that people were tired of Johnny Depp. The weird costumes and makeup that had once made him seem so uninhibited had grown into ritualistic obligations. And Burton’s trademark style, so enchanting back when he made Edward Scissorhands, was now familiar and rote. Continue reading Movie Review: Big Eyes (2014) *A Reasonable Critic Review*