This post was intended to go live on Tuesday, but I was struck down with a horrid bug and have been in recovery ever since. Nevertheless, as promised here is part 2 of my summary of best trailers from San Diego’s Comic-Con with additional reaction to the next phase of Marvel films – because there is no avoiding Marvel announcements.
Westworld (Season 3)
Yet another TV series I need to catch up on. The first series of Westworld was phenomenal, but since I’ve not caught up with the second season yet I can’t comment much on the happenings in the third season, but it sure looks epic. Continue reading
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Jeremy Renner
Director: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America, and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.
The culmination of 10 years and 22 films, Endgame was like a love letter to its fans whilst serving as a swan song for our original Avengers. The past 10 years have seen our heroes face monumental threats. They’ve faced alien armies, corrupt organizations, and even each other, but in the end, they’ve always overcome the odds which made Thanos’s Snap a monumental blow to our heroes and the universe. The moral is at an all-time low, with the gravity of this loss and the guilt that follows manifests in a variety of ways in our heroes. It isn’t until Scott Lang turns up at the Avengers HQ with an opportunity to undo the massacre that ignites that fire in our heroes again.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Starring: Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, Mahershala Ali, Brian Tyree Henry
Director: Peter Ramsey, Bob Persichetti, Rodney Rothman
IMDB Rating: 8.5/10
Miles Morales is a New York teen struggling with school, friends and, on top of that, being the new Spider-Man. When he comes across Peter Parker, the erstwhile saviour of New York, in the multiverse, Miles must train to become the new protector of his city.
It is hard to keep track of all the incredible films released every year. From the superhero showdowns to the feel-good films and the impactful understated gems, there is something for everyone. Earlier in the year, I spotlighted my most anticipated films of the year so the films featured in that post will not be featured here. This is but a small selection of films set to be released this summer and can definitely see having a heavy influence at the box office.
Have you ever considered what the world would be like if we suddenly woke up one day and forgot that the Beatles ever existed? Yesterday will provide the answer to that question in what is shaping up to be one the highlights of the summers movie line up. With the world forgetting the songs of one of the most renowned bands in the world, it will be up to Jack, a struggling singer-songwriter to bring back the songs that are embedded in history. The question is, how far is he willing to go to achieve his dream, and what does he risk loosing along the way. Continue reading
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has established itself as a force in cinema. With 10 years of film in this world, it’s hard to ignore the impact they’ve had. With the anticipation for Avengers: Endgame, I thought now would be the perfect time to spotlight my top 5 films from Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.
5. Guardians of the Galaxy
It’s hard to keep track of the upcoming releases. The emergence of streaming services has only broadened the options available to viewers with original content being produced at a rapid pace. However, there are some pretty epic blockbusters set to be released this year and these are some of my most anticipated.
1. Dark Phoenix (June 7th)
Admittedly over Christmas all I really did was spend time with family and watch Netflix. In order to get myself in that Christmas spirit I wrote up a list of all the Christmas films I wanted to watch. Most of them were the classics, Home Alone etc, but the ones features on this list were new to me. On top of that, I’ve been watching a lot of TV shows and they ranged from the delightfully weird to the insanely creepy. Here is a summary of what I’ve been watching recently.
Dirk Gentley’s Holistic Detective Agency (Season 1)
This show had been on my radar for a while, thank you Kat, and with the end of the first season, this is the most logical summary I can think of. Basically, a lot of weird stuff happens, everything and nothing is connected, the characters are quirky and endearing, and you finish the series with no idea what the heck you’ve just experienced but want more from this delightfully weird show. Continue reading