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The Avengers: Infinity War trailer is here!

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Avengers: Infinity War trailer

It’s here…it’s finally here!! Finally a solid look at the film we’ve all been waiting for since this crazy train started rolling with Iron Man all the way back in 2008. The first trailer for Avengers: Infinity War is finally here! And oh.my.goodness. I think my brain just about exploded with visual overload.

There is so much jam-packed into this trailer I’m not honestly sure that I can break it all down, but I’ll try:

  • Thanos is here on Earth: This is an “Oh SH**” moment if ever I saw one. It’s been building and building and the Mad Titan is finally on our planet (and he’s seen placing Infinity stones into the Infinity Gauntlet)
  • Loki DOES have the Tesseract: Why am I not surprised? But the question is, what is he doing with it? It almost looks like he used it to open the portal that lets Thanos walk onto Earth, but that could be a red herring.
  • Captain America is in Wakanda: “Get this man a shield” might be one of my favorite lines from the trailer, and I’m kind of digging the beard. We haven’t even seen the Black Panther film yet (that comes out in February) but it was awesome to get another look at Wakanda. It looks like Captain America, Bucky, Hulk, Black Panther obviously and others are there leading the charge against…aliens?
  • Not Vision!!!: So that shot of the Infinity Stone being forcefully removed from Vision’s forehead…does that mean he’s going to die? Because as I remember it in Age of Ultron, that stone is the reason he came alive in the first place and without it I’m almost certain he can’t exist.
  • Spidey-senses: So I haven’t gotten around to watching Spider-Man: Homecoming (my apologies, I’ve been very busy) but I AM excited to see Spider-Man in this film. Seeing the moment the hairs on his arm stand up straight (surely his spidey-senses at work) was an awesome moment, not to mention that wickedly awesome suit he’s wearing! Another question though: what IS that huge circle thing? It can’t be anything good, that’s for sure.
  • Falcon takes to the skies: need I say anything more?
  • Black Widow is a blonde: I’m not sure how I feel about this, I like her with red hair
  • Dr. Strange and Iron Man in the same scene: YES!!!!!
  • But the best part of all might be Thor meeting the Guardians of the Galaxy, I can’t wait to see that scene play out in full.

We only have to wait until May 4th, 2018 to see the fulfillment of this stage of the MCU. And I for one can’t wait! What do you think about the trailer for Avengers: Infinity War? Let me know in the comments below!

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Phantom Thread (2017) trailer

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Phantom Thread (2017) Trailer

When Daniel Day-Lewis announced his retirement from acting this past June, I mistakenly thought that that was the end. I didn’t realize there was one final performance to be seen: Phantom Thread, which is scheduled to premiere on Christmas Day. The film is set in 1950s London and follows Reynolds Woodcock (Daniel Day-Lewis), a renowned dressmaker, whose carefully ordered life is turned upside down when he meets a young woman named Alma (Vicky Krieps), who becomes his muse and his lover.

I’ve been a fan of Daniel Day-Lewis ever since I saw The Last of the Mohicans (1992), and considering this will be his last film, I think I will have to go see this one, because it looks very interesting.

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New trailer for Black Panther (2018)

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New Black Panther Trailer (2018)

To the delight of movie-goers everywhere, Marvel released a new trailer for Black Panther (2018) today and…wow!! The more I see, the more I definitely want to see this movie when it comes out next year.

I love the visual look of this film, and how Wakanda is this advanced civilization hidden from the world, yet it still retains elements from Africa’s tribal past, it’s all just so…beautiful and wonderful. The cast looks amazing, and you just know Andy Serkis is going to be AWESOME too.

Let me know what you thought of the trailer in the comments below. I’m really sorry those soundtrack reviews haven’t come yet, I’m working on getting my schedule back on track now that my sinus infection (aka the reason I didn’t write much of anything last week) is finally taken care of. I promise those reviews ARE coming. Have a good Monday!

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The new Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer is here and OMG what is even happening??

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer #2

It’s finally here! For six LONG months, the Star Wars fandom has been kept waiting for a new, full-length trailer for the upcoming 8th installment in the Star Wars saga.* And last night, it finally arrived! We really should be careful what we wish for, because we got everything we asked for and then some, including more questions than answers!

I’m just going to dive right in and get to the part everyone wants to talk about: WHAT ON EARTH is happening at the end? Because it looks like Rey is talking to Kylo and saying “I need someone (you, Kylo) to tell me my place in all this” and the (seeming) reverse shot has Kylo extending his hand. Now, before we all freak out with “OMG Rey is going to the Dark Side!!”, I do need to point out that this IS a trailer, and trailers are known to splice together footage in ways that can be misleading. It may turn out that Rey isn’t talking to Kylo at all, she could just as easily be talking to Luke (or someone else, who knows?). But then again, it is VERY possible that what we see is exactly what happens and Rey and Kylo are forming a (temporary?) alliance. What I can say for sure is that when the screen went black I nearly screamed at my television because I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.

Now then, back to the rest of the trailer. It was awesome to hear Snoke speak. I’m fairly convinced his words are aimed at Kylo, but as someone pointed out, he could be speaking to Rey as well. And then there’s Kylo’s moment, where he says “The past, kill it if you have to. It is the only way to be what you were meant to become.” The footage of Ren flying in his TIE Interceptor is great (clearly he’s inherited his father and grandfather’s piloting skills, though he’d probably only acknowledge the latter). But as he’s saying this line, the footage of him flying in his colossal space battle is intercut with Leia in her ship, and the way the scene is cut implies that Kylo has located her through the Force and is locked on, his finger on the trigger with the means to kill his mother. And while this too freaked me out, I couldn’t help but notice that Kylo seemed deeply conflicted about the idea (he noticeably swallows like he’s thinking “can I really kill my mother too?”) I don’t personally think Kylo is going to kill Leia; it’s been stated before that Carrie Fisher’s part in the film was NOT changed in the slightest due to her untimely death, and since we know she was supposed to figure BIG in Episode IX, I think that at the very least she will be injured, but not dead (I’m very interested to see how they resolve this in Episode IX).

Based on something Daisy Ridley said during Star Wars Celebration (about how you shouldn’t meet your heroes because they can disappoint you), I was not completely surprised at Luke’s dialogue towards Rey. While the first trailer implied that Luke was training Rey, THIS trailer (to me) implies that after he begins training, he realizes just how powerful Rey actually is and this scares him, to the point that I think he’s going to refuse to train her any further. As he says:

“I’ve seen this raw strength only once before. It didn’t scare me enough then…it does now.”

Given that this line is intercut with Luke’s mechanical hand clawing up through some wreckage before another shot of (what is surely) his Jedi temple burning to the ground, I have to believe that Luke is talking about Kylo Ren, and how he felt his nephew’s raw power and didn’t take it seriously enough at the time. And speaking of power, I love the shot where Rey’s Force meditation cracks the stone around her and Luke’s jaw nearly smacks the ground in shock. I think I’m going to love seeing Luke and Rey onscreen together.

One of the moments that scared me the most is Snoke growling “Fulfill your destiny” and the camera shows us Rey screaming in pain (with Snoke visible in the background). Which begs the question “How, when and WHY is Rey in the clutches of Snoke?” Did she attempt to infiltrate somewhere and get caught? Did she just get captured outright in battle? I can’t wait to find out what’s going on.

The other big moment I want to talk about is when Luke says (presumably to Rey): “This is not going to go the way you think…” That line is loaded with so many layers of meaning. For one, he could just be talking about her training like “What you think is going to happen, won’t happen.” Or, maybe Rey becomes convinced that she can save Kylo from the dark side and Luke is telling her that story won’t go the way she thinks it will. But there’s also a deeper level of meaning that’s directed to US, the audience. We’ve developed all these ideas about how the Star Wars saga will ultimately go, and this could be a subtle way of Rian Johnson telling us that a bombshell twist is coming, and the way we think the story is going to go (i.e. the typical redemption arc for Kylo, Luke or someone) isn’t going to happen at all. Then again I could just be overthinking it, but you never know these days…

Other thoughts:

Where is General Hux? We’ve yet to see him in either the first teaser trailer or this one.

I can’t be the only one who freaked out when Finn confronted Captain Phasma and they started fighting. That is going to be EPIC and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.

That Porg is so cute!!! I bet he becomes Chewbacca’s sidekick thingy.

I want to know the context of the moment where Leia is standing by this huge mechanical doorway (in her big cloak outfit looking sad), the long shot is one of my favorites in the trailer.

What is up with the Millennium Falcon flying through what appear to be giant red crystals? Is that the interior of that one planet with the red dust (where the new AT-M6 walkers are seen)?

Listen carefully to the music in the first part of the trailer, the Imperial March is playing in the bass line. Does it mean anything? We’re not sure to be honest…

Thankfully, there is only just over two months to go until all of our questions are (hopefully) answered. I’m happy to report that I’ve secured my ticket and the final countdown has officially begun. Now, what did YOU think about the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Are you freaking out too? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

There will be a lot of soundtrack reviews coming this week, I have plenty of catching up to do. Until next time, have a good Tuesday! (And may the Force be with you).

*Technically Rogue One isn’t part of the saga since it’s a standalone anthology film.

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Black Panther (2018) trailer

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So I will be the first to admit that I don’t know that much about Black Panther except what I gleaned from the animated series Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. I know that his real name is T’Challa, he’s the ruler of Wakanda, and Wakanda is where vibranium (what Captain America’s shield is made of) comes from. That’s pretty much all I know, so when I saw the first poster and trailer/teaser for the Black Panther film coming out early next year had been released, I decided to check it out.

Black Panther (2018) Teaser

WOW!!

Even though this was only the first teaser, I already love the look of the film. The idea of Wakanda having this hidden advanced technology and the outside world has no idea (well, except for Andy Serkis’s character) sounds super-interesting. I’m excited to learn more about the culture of Wakanda and how exactly this film ties in to the overall story (because there’s going to be a tie-in somewhere, there is ALWAYS a tie in somewhere).

What do you think of this first look at Black Panther? Is it already on your “must-see” list for next year? Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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Trailer for Victoria and Abdul (2017)

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There are some films that I will just go see automatically no matter what the critics say: Star Wars, James Bond, the latest Marvel flick, and so on. Slightly lower on this list of “must-sees” is any drama that involves Britain’s Royal Family. I must admit I’ve been fascinated by stories involving the kings and queens of England for years (I enjoyed The King’s Speech very much), and when I saw articles on a movie called Victoria and Abdul, I was intrigued.

Victoria and Abdul (2017) Official Trailer

Until Queen Elizabeth II passed her in 2015, Queen Victoria was the longest reigning monarch in Britain’s history. She spent a large portion of that reign in widowhood, as her husband Prince Albert passed away in 1861 (she survived him by 40 years). During the last few years of her reign, she struck up a friendship with an Indian servant named Abdul Karim, to the consternation of her family and the royal court. Victoria and Abdul tells the story of this friendship, and with the legendary Dame Judi Dench playing the role of Victoria, the film looks to be a definite “must-see.”

One of my favorite lines in the trailer involves the Queen learning about mangoes. Upon learning that they are a delicious fruit, the Queen goes to her butler (I presume) and requests one. When she is told that they only grow in India, the Queen promptly quips back “Well I am Empress of India. So have one sent!” The follow up scene at the end of the trailer shows a mango being presented, only for Abdul to apologetically inform the Queen that the mango is “off” (i.e. rotten)

Victoria and Abdul premieres this September, and it is firmly on my list of films to see this fall.

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Blade Runner 2049 trailer….it actually looks good!

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Blade Runner 2049: Official Trailer

Aw man…I was really hoping that the more I learned about this still-unnecessary sequel to Blade Runner, the more I would not like it and not HAVE to see it. But I saw the full trailer yesterday and dang it all now I HAVE to see it!!

As far as I can tell, it looks like this film does as much as possible to match the look and feel of the original (down to the driving rain and decrepit skyline). And…I’m hoping the use of Vangelis’ music in the trailer means we’ll hear something very much like it in the actual film.

My biggest thought though is…Jared Leto is in this film? I must have missed an announcement somewhere because I had no idea (unless it was a surprise that they’re just unveiling now). I also recognized Dave Bautista (that’s interesting), and I wonder what type of character he’s playing.

The big question I’d like to ask is: what’s up with the deserted city area that Ryan Gosling’s character goes to to find Deckard? I have this thought that maybe this is the ruins of Los Angeles and the active city seen in the trailer is somewhere else, but I’m not sure. The point is, this film looks a LOT more interesting than I thought it might be. So definitely count me in for Blade Runner 2049.

Final thoughts: What happened to Rachael? If Deckard is really a replicant, why/how is he still alive 30 years later? And…I’m going to call it now, I bet Ryan Gosling’s character is some new kind of replicant/human hybrid.

What do YOU think of the trailer for Blade Runner 2049? Are you surprised by how good it looks? Can it possibly live up to the glory of the original? Will there be three separate versions like with the original film?? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to hear about it 🙂

Blade Runner 2049 is scheduled to be released on October 6th, 2017

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