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Final Deadpool Trailer Drops a Month Ahead of Its Release

When Deadpool hit theaters two years ago, it proved to be an overwhelming success, smashing box office records and becoming the second-highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. And now everyone’s favorite merc with a mouth is back for his second big screen outing which is sure to be a big hit with critics and audiences alike. Just a month ahead of its release, the final trailer for Deadpool 2 had dropped and promises even more violence and hilarity than we got in the first film. The franchise is known for making various pop culture references and homages such as Cocoon and Say Anything. The film is set to introduce a fan-favorite character, Cable, as well as set up a spinoff film for the X-Force.
Although not much is known about the plot of the newest installment in the X-Men franchise, we do know the film will see Cable travel from the future to collect some kid named Russell and the merc with a mouth will be forming his own team to protect him. The X-force will consist of such heroes as Domino, Bedlam, Shatterstar and some guy named Peter. Black Tom Cassady was set to be the villain of the sequel but, for some unspecified reason, that character will no longer be involved in this film. So while it’s unclear who the main villain will be, it still looks to be a fun time for superhero enthusiasts and fanboys alike.
The film is riding high off the success of its last movie and, while some critics believe Deadpool’s time has passed, I am fully confident that the film will be every bit as a big of a success as its predecessor. Josh Brolin has currently signed a four-picture deal to play the Chosen One so expect to see more of Cable in the future. Of course, the film production hasn’t been all fun and games as a stuntwoman died in a motorcycle accident during shooting of the sequel but, for the most part, they’ve been able to film without many hiccups. With much hype surrounding the film, it’s poised to do quite well at the box office during its opening weekend. The highly-anticipated sequel will be hitting theaters Friday, May 18 and we wish them much success.

Lucasfilm Promotes New Film Worldwide

Lucasfilm has recently been promoting their new movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, which will be released in the United States on May 25th. The Hollywood Reporter recently announced that the movie will be releasing on May 25th in China as well. In an effort to promote the movie in China, Lucasfilm has renamed it Ranger Solo, omitting the “A Star Wars Story” portion of the title.

A new poster for the movie was also released in the UK today, where the release date for the movie is one day ahead of the US and China release dates. The poster features the heroes, as well as notably displaying two villains who have not been given much advertising as of yet – Enfys Nest and Dryden Vos, the first of whom continues to be seen only in her armor. So far, the announced cast includes Alden Ehrenreich as the dashing title character, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as Beckett, and Emilia Clarke as Kira, all of whom appear on the poster as well. Ehrenreich, Glover, and Clarke all have prominent roles on the new poster, as well as Chewbacca, Solo’s lovable and monstrous furry companion. The marketing so far for Solo: A Star Wars Story, looks very exciting, and it’s projected to earn $10 million in its opening weekend in the US.

The official trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released earlier this month on the 8th. It takes a somewhat different tone from many of the other Star Wars movies, appearing to be much more lighthearted than movies such as Rogue One and even more lighthearted than the main movies such as The Force Awakens, although it does highlight the dramatic nature that is common to all Star Wars movies. In it, the villain Enfys Nest asks Solo if he’s after revenge, as Solo removes the safety on his pistol. The trailer also highlights the relationship between Chewbacca and Solo, with Solo learning the true age of his companion and commenting that he looks great for 190 years old. The trailer also links to the main franchise, with Beckett instructing Solo to assume everyone will betray him.

The “Wrinkle in Time” Powerhouse Team that Carried the Movie

There are a lot of people that are looking for a chance to take their children to a movie. This is one of the main reasons that movies like “A Wrinkle in Time” have become so popular for the spring. This “Wrinkle in Time” film is something that has become a big deal because there is a lot of star power behind the film.

When people hear the name Oprah Winfrey they are going to gravitate towards it. This is what she made people do with this movie when she decided to promote it. With an all-star cast that also includes Mindy Kaling and Reese Witnerspoon this movie was going to draw in a huge crowd. Each of these stars have their own fan base. This allows the movie to span across a wide spectrum of people that may have never considered the movie if one of these stars was not in this movie. This is what Oprah knew when she was going in so it was a good choice to incorporate women that were Indian, Caucasian and African American. There is also a bi-racial actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw that is in an interracial relationship with Chris Pine. This cast covers a whole lot of ground.

The film was directed by Ava DuVernay. This was a big deal for a black director to have access to this type of big budget. Ava had a big budget to work with because she had already proven herself in “Selma.” She had also become someone that was making a mark in Black Hollywood and a female director that was taking the center stage. What the “Wrinkle in Time” essentially represents is another step in the powerful movement of women. This is really the message that goes forth when people look at this movie.

This is a film that is an adaptation of a book, and it is perfect for present day times. There are issues about self-esteem that are discussed. There are concepts about conquering your fears. It is the perfect movie for kids, but parents will also be able to get something out of this movie as well. That is why it makes it easy for families to embrace the movie. It pulls in a diverse moviegoer crowd.

The Rider: A Modern-Day Western For All Of Us

Even if you are not the type to like cowboy fair, this movie is still for you. This cinematic feast for the eyes that takes place on South Dakota’s Lakota-Sioux Pine Ridge Reservation, is the brainchild of real-life saddle bronc rider Brady Jandreau and Chinese filmmaker Chloe Zhao. The film is roughly based on the life of an injured rodeo circuit rider, Brady Jandreau and how he tries to fit into a somewhat normal life after he is stripped of the only career he really knows. This occurs during his last rodeo when a stallion stomped on his head and he barely made it out alive. The rodeo circuit is more than a career for Jandreau, it’s a lifestyle. This cowboy is busted up all over his body and yet he still is drawn to try to break a horse that could kill him. His doctor, of course, tells Jandreau never to ride again. True to a man that has the rodeo in his blood, he ignores doctors orders.

The filmmaker, Chloe Zhao, who has directed two Westerns now, wasn’t a fan of the genre like you would think. She admits to only watching three during her whole life prior to filming her first film. In fact, the first movie she saw that was imported to her native Bejing was True Lies, a far cry from the Western masterpieces she’s created. Zhao left China to study in London, but surprisingly, not filmmaking. Political Sciences was her first field of study before moving to New York to study film. Her first cinematic conquest was a Western Drama called Songs My Brother Taught Me, which was a Cannes and Sundance Film Festival Contender. Zhao’s original thought process for her next film was to do a documentary on the young adults growing up on the reservation. Little did she know she would find her next Western hero in a 20-year-old broken down, beat up rodeo rider who has a pension for taming the wildest of horses.

Blockbusters All Year Long

There are a lot of new movies that have been released in 2018 that are considered blockbusters. It is much more common for Blockbuster movies to be released in the month of June or July, but it appears to be Blockbuster season for many of the big budget films like “Black Panther” and “A Wrinkle in Time.”

The budgets for these movies have been huge and the net gross has also been very big as well. It has become easy for a movie like “A Wrinkle in Time” to make a lot at the box office because Oprah Winfrey was the one that was pushing this film. It is also a book that is very well-known so it became much easier for it to reach a fan base that was already in place.

Many movies that have been created in 2018 have a large amount of special effects and big-budget that bring out fans that are interested in the 3D movies. This is what has been the thing that has captivated millions in the first several months of 2018. There have not been a lot of blockbuster romantic comedies or horror movies, but adventure films that have a lot of action sequences have been taking over the box office.

Typically, movies like this are something that attracts a summer crowd when kids are out of school, but it appears that the action movies like these and other movies like “Tomb Raider” are becoming everyday phenomenons when it comes to action movies.

Producers aren’t waiting any longer to hold off on the new movies. They are coming coming forth with all these. This allows movies to stay at the box-office even longer. It is evident that the “Black Panther” will be in theaters for quite a while because it has had such a successful run. People that bypassed it may desire to see it now.. This is what a blockbuster in the winter months can do. People that do not have a desire to go outside in the cold will be elated to find a good movie that they can enjoy.

It also helps that these movies have received great reviews. When movies get good reviews on websites like Rottentomatoes.com it inspires others to see the movie.

What Would’ve Happened After Terminator Genisys

One thing that can be said about the Terminator series is that it has gone through many (soft) reboots after the first three movies. After Terminator 3, it took 6 years for them to release a loose sequel to the predecessor with Terminator: Salvation. That film had Christian Bale, former Batman star, taking on the role of John Connor, the leader of the human resistance. While it is the most unique of the films, it hasn’t been the most successful. For the fifth film, titled Terminator: Genisys, they have decided to bring the time traveling elements back.

Terminator Genisys has turned out to be a massive disappointment even with Arnold Scharzenegger taking back the center stage as the titular cyborg. They made a mess of everything including the cast. For instance, the role of Kyle Reese was definitely miscast. However, the stories and the direction the have went with it was really insulting. They were hoping to continue the story with the sixth one with the exploration of the John Connor cyborg. Although to be fair, people who paid attention to the first film probably wouldn’t feel that this has come completely out of left field. In The Terminator, Kyle Reese was about to say that John Connor died before the war was done.

This is not the first time that they have decided to change directions. It is highly likely that the original sequel for Terminator Salvation was a lot different from Genisys. As a matter of fact, Salvation was meant to be the first in a trilogy that focused on the future war which would lead to the time travel of the characters. Terminator Genisys has decided to condense all of that down into an opening sequence which would result in a film that would spit in the face of the Terminator franchise as a whole. As of right now, they are working on a reboot with James Cameron being consulted. This means that there is a chance that there might be a decent Terminator reboot.

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters Team Up Again

It’s been nearly 30 years since Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters starred in the comedy classic “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” Rumors have been buzzing about another Bill and Ted movie since its 1991 sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.” Over the years, both Winters and Reeves have stated that they’d be up for another round of dopey fun, but each attempt to revive the franchise has fallen through.

It looks like the third film might finally be happening. The original writers for “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, have completed a script on spec.

Tentatively titled “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” the film would catch up with the titular protagonists as they’re in their 50s, married, and parents. In the first movie, Bill and Ted discover that their band, Wyld Stallyns, will one day save the world. The third installment will have them confront the fact that their great destiny hasn’t actually come true yet. They’ll still get their chance. The new script has someone from the future traveling back in time to enlist the guys’ help. The writers promise that Bill and Ted will be saving the world…and everything else.

Ed Solomon claims that this effort at jumpstarting the franchise is different from previous ones. Unlike past attempts, this time the team is close to finalizing a deal with financiers that will allow the long-delayed project to finally move forward. Keanu Reeves and Alex Winters are keen to reprise their roles. William Sadler, who played Death in “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey” is also set to return. The project even has a director and producers lined up, signs that it might really be happening this time.

Dean Parisot has been tapped to direct. Parisot is best known for directing another cult classic, 1999’s “Galaxy Quest.” He’s also directed numerous episodes for dozens of television programs, as well as “Red 2” and “Home Fries.”

Scott Kroopf, who produced the original films, is back. Steven Soderbergh will also be producing.

Goal!: The Dream Begins Is the Most Inspiring and Best Film of Lawrence Bender’s Career

Bend It Like Beckham may get all the headlines, but as far as pure, unadulterated soccer films go, there’s no better one than Goal!: The Dream Begins. Goal!: The Dream Begins was produced by Lawrence Bender, the man behind such legendary Hollywood films as Inglourious Basterds, Good Will Hunting, Kill Bill: Vol. 1 and 2, An Inconvenient Truth, Jackie Brown, Reservoir Dogs and Pulp Fiction. Born in 1957 in New York City’s world-famous borough the Bronx, Lawrence Bender has made a career out of having an eye for great stories and ensuring that they lose nothing during the transition from page to screen. As such, and especially considering Bender’s resume, one of the best compliments I can give Goal!: The Dream Begins is to say that Lawrence Bender’s work on the film is one of the best examples of his skills as a producer to date.

Goal!: The Dream Begins is a story about a young Mexican American named Santiago Munez who is plucked from obscurity and his modest upbringing in Los Angeles and thrust into the middle of the world of professional soccer in England after a British scout discovers him. Over the course of his first season as a professional footballer, we witness Santiago’s struggles and triumphs as he transitions from following his dreams to facing the reality of what a dream come true actually looks like in the real world.

What makes Goal!: The Dream Begins so special is its ability to perfectly balance the wide-eyed optimism of pursuing your dreams with the stark realism you will face as you struggle to face the consequences of making your dreams come true. It is an inspiring story but with the caveat that you should be careful what you wish for, because you might just get it. By that, I simply mean that Goal!: The Dream Begins doesn’t sugarcoat the realities of the life of a professional soccer player, which enables its message to hit home in a way that being too realistic or too optimistic would never allow.

That type of balanced storytelling is the reason Goal!: The Dream Begins is my favorite Lawrence Bender film. That’s saying quite a bit considering Bender has produced three films that have earned Academy Award nominations for Best Picture (Inglourious Basterds, Pulp Fiction, and Good Will Hunting). Despite the greatness of those films, I stand firmly by my belief that Goal!: The Dream Begins is the best movie Lawrence Bender has ever produced.

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A Brisk Overview Of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’

A Brisk Overview Of ‘Fifty Shades Freed’
When the novel, Fifty Shades of Gray, was first released it was a smash hit success, garnering a highly devoted fan base and a reputation as a film that was both a guilty pleasure and a cultural phenomena that many individuals seemed to love to hate (regardless of whether or not they had actually read the book). This trend intensified when it was announced that the novel would be adapted into a film of the same name; that film, Fifty Shades of Gray was released in 2015 and was directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson and starred the relatively known actors, Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele (the principal protagonist) and Jamie Dornan as the titular, Christian Grey. The film received rather mixed reviews but garnered a sequel nonetheless called, Fifty Shades Darker and just like its predecessor, it was based off of a eponymous novel by E.L. James. For those who are unfamiliar the first movie (just like the book upon which it was based) follows the story of Christian Grey, a dashing and powerful businessman with a troubled past and Ana Steele, a young, bright and curious woman who becomes attracted to him.

The first books concern Ana learning of Grey’s sadistic sexual proclivities and his seeming indifference to emotional connection and her struggles with this realization and her burgeoning feelings for him whilst the second book tackles their increased intimacy and obvious feelings unrequited desire.

The third film picks up shortly after the last one left off with Steele and Grey getting married and then falling into the typical newly wed bickering. The crux of the film revolves around Ana and Christian grappling with their new lives and the need for a more “vanilla” style of relationship which is further complicated by the reemergence of Fifty Shades Darker arch villain, Jack Hyde, a cruel businessman who is obsessed with possessing Ana and getting revenge on Grey for firing him.

So then, on to answering the natural question: how was it? All in all it is much in line with what one expects from these kinds of films, timid, over-hyped sex scenes, cheezy, stilted dialogues and generally bland characters. However the cat and mouse psychodrama towards the end was surprisingly effective. But don’t just take my word on it have a look at some other reviews of the film (such as this glowing one by a die-hard fan) and go check it out yourself (unless your not a fan of schlock romance).

Judy Garland Will Be Featured In A Biopic Of Her Life

Nearly everyone, including those of younger generations, have at one point and time see, the the movie that has become an all time favorite and an American classic, The Wizard of Oz. This movie won the hearts of children, and adults alike. It is one that anticipated during the holidays, and it will still keep you on the edge of your seat. The star of the movie was the incomparable Judy Garland, who played the lead role of Dorothy. Judy Garland was well known in the early days for her singing, and acting ability that was flawless. The older generation can remember how she wowed the crowds with her dazzling performances.

It has been shared with the public that a biopic of the famous star is currently in production in London. This is where Judy performed her last concerts. Your text to link… The actress that will play the part of Judy Garland, Renee Zellweger, bears a striking resemblance to the star of music, and the silver screen. Many people will anxiously await the premier of this biopic that will depict the life of Judy Garland. For people who may not know of her by her given name, just mention Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. This is a great under taking as it gives older people something to relate to.

With all of the new actors and actresses that have come onto the movie scene in recent years, it is hard for members of the golden generation to find an interest in movies, or the subject matter of the new films, and television shows. The Judy Garland biopic will definitely bring back fond memories to many who loved the beautiful, melodic voice of the singer who had an extremely lively spirit. Younger movie buffs will enjoy the fantastic part of history that this story will tell. They will learn how Judy Garland, along with others from her day and time, helped shape the music industry, which led to way for other performers. They will also realize that music has not always been heavy metal, and hip hop. This is going to be a fabulous movie whether it is made for television or for the big screen. It will justify the fact that music helped make America great.