Voltron is making a comeback in a big and exciting way. Netflix and DreamWorks animation are bringing the series back with Voltron: Legendary Defender, and today we have a new trailer for you to check out! Everything that I've seen for the series so far has been awesome. It seems to have taken all of the elements that I loved about the original 1980s series and then made them better. The new series looks like it's going to be a blast to watch.
The series is being developed by executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos (The Legend of Korra, Avatar: The Last Airbender) and co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery (The Legend of Korra), so the talent is there to bring fans something special.
Five unsuspecting teenagers, transported from Earth into the middle of a sprawling intergalactic war, become pilots for five robotic lions in the battle to protect the universe from evil. Only through the true power of teamwork can they unite to form the mighty warrior known as Voltron.
Witness the rebirth of the legend with this ambitious reimagining of the fan-favorite science-fiction saga, promising galaxies worth of action, comedy, and adventure, as good battles evil in an intergalactic war ten thousand years in the making.
The series is set to launch with an hour-long origin story called “The Rise of Voltron,” and that will be followed by 10 episodes. The series is set to premiere on June 10th.
Here's a group of cosplayers who are all decked out as their favorite My Little Pony characters as if they are living in the apocalypse. These are the Apocalypse PWNIES, and the magic of friendship can only take them so far in the apocalyptic world that they are forced to survive in, unless your best friend is your weapon.
Before I saw Captain America: Civil War, I thought it was odd that Nick Fury wouldn't be a part of the story. He has played such a huge part in bringing the Avengers together, why wouldn't he be there to try to diffuse this situation that the team had found themselves in? After seeing the film, though, the character wasn't really missed, and I can see how it may have been hard to include him in this story arc.
During an interview with LA Times, writer Christopher Markus explained why they didn't want Fury to have to pick sides:
"We called [Fury], but he let the line blink. Primarily it felt like one too many possible opinions. We didn't want him to take one side or the other, because that's not his place in the universe. And then we didn't want another, 'Is he still with the government? Is he opposed to the government but supporting the government?' It got to be the potential for a lot more polemic discussion that the movie did not have room for. He's the guy who put it together. He's been the sort of parent figure to the Avengers. Let the parent go away, and see if the kids can handle this. See if the kids can be who they're supposed to be without that governing voice. Um... and they didn't do that good of a job."
Makes sense to me. Fury will eventually be back. He's reportedly set to return to the MCU in Thor: Ragnarok, and of course, he'll be back for Avengers: Infinity War. Writer Stephen McFeely confirmed saying, "I would think...Don’t you assume you’ll see everybody in the Infinity Wars?" Markus then added, "It’s probably all hands on deck."
I am curious to find out what Fury will think about the events in Captain America: Civil War, so hopefully when we see him again he'll share his thoughts on that madness.
Daniel Bruhl, who most recently starred in Captain America: Civil War, is set to join producer J.J. Abrams’ sci-fi thriller God Particle. This is a project I’m very much looking forward to seeing. Abrams always seems to deliver surprising greatness with these secretive film projects of his.
The movie is set in the near future. “It centers on a team of astronauts who make a terrifying discovery that challenges everything they know about the fabric of reality, as they desperately fight for survival."
The film will be directed by Julius Onah, and Bruhl will join an already great cast that includes John Krasinski, David Oyelowo,and Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
According to the report, Bruhl will play one of the astronauts. This guy is a hell of a great actor who always delivers an awesome performance in the films that he’s a part of. He’s definitely one of the strongest additions to this cast, and it’s cool to see him want to be a part of this film project.
God Particle is set to hit theaters on February 24th, 2017, and production is scheduled to start sometime in the next few months.
Bruhl is also going to star in The Zookeeper’s Wife opposite Jessica Chastain as well as a film called The Promise.
"The Present" is a fantastically animated short film about a boy engulfed by and distracted with video games who is given a new dog as a present by his mom. Excited, the boy opens the box to find a playful dog. As the boy looks the dog over, he finds a physical flaw and tosses the dog aside and doesn’t want to have anything to do with him. He picks up his controller and starts playing his game again. As the story continues, the dog continues to play and fumble around until the boy warms up to him. There’s more to it than just that, but I don’t want to spoil anything for you.
The animation is absolutely beautiful and the story will definitely spark several different kinds of emotions in you. n the end, it leaves you with a warm feeling that has the power to wow you. "The Present" was directed by Jacob Frey, and I loved this film. I hope you do as well.
Park Chan-wook, the filmmaker behind Oldboy, Thirst, and Stoker, has made a new film called The Handmaiden, and today we have a teaser trailer for you watch. I’m a huge fan of Park’s work, and the trailer for his next film is absolutely mesmerizing. It’s a truly great trailer, and if you’re a fan of his films then I’m sure you’re gonna love what you see here.
The movie based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters. The story is set in Japan and Korea in the 1930s. It follows a woman who is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her. In an interview with the Korea Times, the director said:
“The film will provide subtle pleasures here and there, because it is a very talkative and charming film with witty lines. It is the most unusual [film] out of my filmography. I chose this piece after Stoker because I was completely taken with the plot. I read the original English novel Fingersmith by Sarah Waters and it was mesmerizing. The characters were so real and the plot had a shocking reversal. I had been thinking since then that I should definitely make this into a film.”
The movie is being released by Amazon, and it’s set to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. The movie stars Ha Jung-woo, Kim Min-hee, Jo Jin-woong, and Kim Tae-ri, and I included some character posters below.
We’ve been hearing about this Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made documentary for years, and it finally has an official trailer and release date. The doc focuses on a group of passionate Indiana Jones fans who went out to make a shot-for-shot remake of Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. They started making the film as kids, but they didn’t finish it until 20 years later.
This film offers us every little detail of how it was made and all of the drama surrounding it. As a guy who used to make all kinds of films when I was growing up with my brothers and friends, I’m fascinated by this story. I’m sure many of us who got into making movies when we were kids will be able to relate to this story. Here’s the synopsis for the doc:
After Steven Spielberg's classic Raiders of the Lost Ark was released 35 years ago, three 11-year-old boys from Mississippi set out on what would become a 7-year-long labor of love and tribute to their favorite film: a faithful, shot-for-shot adaptation of the action adventure film. They finished every scene...except one; the film's explosive airplane set piece. Over two decades later, the trio reunited with the original cast members from their childhood in order to complete their masterpiece. Featuring interviews with John Rhys Davies, Eli Roth and more, Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made is just that: the story of this long-gestating project's culmination, chronicling the friends' dedication to their artistic vision-mixed in with some movie magic-to create a personal, epic love letter to a true modern classic.
The movie is set to hit theaters and On Demand on June 17th through Drafthouse Films. Drafthouse Films will also take the film on tour with Chris Strompolos and Eric Zala, who are the creators of the fan film. Below the trailer you will find the details on the tour:
The tour will also offer a very special and rare double feature opportunity to see the festival hit documentary followed by the fan film remake, a.k.a The Adaptation. Hitting major markets including Los Angeles, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, New York, Portland, San Francisco and Seattle, the theatrical Q&A appearances during their tour will give audiences the opportunity to hear the hair-raising stories of the defiantly DIY production directly from its filmmakers.
The Raiders: Follow Your Dreams Tour will kick off in early June with a series of advance double-feature Q&A screenings leading up to official June 17th release date and continue to additional markets across the country throughout summer. In addition to theatrical Q&A appearances, the tour will be accompanied by a dynamic social media campaign including video posts from the road and interviews with inspiring people and places across America. Additionally, their journey will be chronicled as THE RAIDERS GUIDE on Roadtrippers.com - a website and mobile app that will connect the Raiders Guys with a community of over 2 million road travelers. Other tour sponsors include Fatboy and Last Exit to Nowhere.
June 2 - Seattle (Northwest Film Forum) June 3 - Portland (Hollywood Theatre) June 9 - San Francisco (Alamo Drafthouse Mission) June 10 - Austin (Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar) June 11 - Houston (Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park) June 12 - Los Angeles (Cinefamily) June 14 - Dallas (Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Dallas) June 17 - New York (IFC Film Center) June 18 or 19 - Chicago (Music Box Theatre) June 20 - Boston (The Brattle Theatre) June 30 - Kansas City (Alamo Drafthouse Main Street) July 1 - Denver (Alamo Drafthouse Littleton) July 2 - Denver (Sie FilmCenter)
As of right now, two X-Men inspired TV projects are in development at Fox. They are called Legion and Hellfire. It seems Bryan Singer is going to have a hand in bringing these projects to life.
Legion is set up at FX and it will be written and produced by Fargo creator Noah Hawley. We previously learned that this show "introduces the story of David Haller: Since he was a teenager, David has struggled with mental illness. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real."
Hellfire is being developed by Evan Katz (24: Live Another Day), Manny Coto (24), Patrick McKay (Star Trek Beyond), and JD Payne (Star Trek Beyond). It will be set in the late 1960s, and it "follows a young Special Agent who learns that a power-hungry woman with extraordinary abilities is working with a clandestine society of millionaires – known as 'The Hellfire Club' – to take over the world."
During an interview with Variety, Singer talked about these two series saying that they will explore untapped layers within the X-Men universe. He explained:
“I think the underbelly [could be explored]. There’s always something interesting about a school that’s got a military aspect beneath its classrooms. Is there another layer to all of that? Is there another layer to the Hellfire Club? The idea of, ‘Who’s running the world?’ — that’s something that was touched upon in First Class but has yet to be fully explored.
"It just has to be explored in a very gentle, methodical way. And I’ve seen it go haywire. I’m not going to be specific where I believe it has. The audience will tell you. But when it’s done right, it all can connect.”
There’s a lot of potential for these series. Fox has a ton of mutant characters to play with, and there’s a whole comic history as well for the creators of these series to pull from. Singer has been involved with the X-Men since 2000, so it makes sense that he would want to be involved with these projects. As far as more X-Men films go, he said:
“When you spend nearly two decades in a universe, to simply say, ‘I’m done,’ or, ‘I’m going to abandon it,’ just wouldn’t make sense to me. I’m very connected to this universe and a lot of these actors, and also the characters, whomever plays them. So never say never."
I’ve seen a lot of reviews for X-Men: Apocalypse, and many of them are saying that it’s time for Singer to move on, but according to this statement, it doesn’t sound like he’s going anywhere.
The team at Mashable Watercooler cut together clips from Steven Spielberg's 1982 film E.T. The Extra-Terrestrialto make it look like the intro of a sitcom from the 1990s. Appropriately, they use the theme song from Perfect Strangers, the '80s-'90s series about a foreign man (some might call him an "alien") coming to stay with his cousin in Chicago. The song definitely has the cheese factor that was seemingly a requirement of all '90s sitcom theme music, and the visuals work surprisingly well with it. Check it out: