My most anticipated movies of 2019

Hello and happy new year, guys! I’m back from my… two day break. Okay, I wasn’t gone for long, but I’m excited to be writing again. New year, new opportunities, new movies! And it’s that last one that we’re talking about today, which shouldn’t come as a surprise to you guys, since this blog is mostly built on movie stuff. So since the year just started, I think it’s only appropriate to talk about some movies that I’m excited for this year. Will all of them be amazing? Probably not. But I’m just looking forward to watching them all, and I thought I’d share some of them here with you today. A few stipulations for both of us here.

Number 1: Please be respectful. I’m asking you to have the exact same opinions as me, I’m fine with disagreement. Just don’t be a dick about it. I’m all for friendly discussion, please feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. Just be nice. This is a friendly space, yo.

Number 2: I’m not gonna talk about movies that had limited releases in 2018 that then get worldwide releases in early 2019. This is for those that have their first release in 2019. Understood? Cool.

Number 3: These are not ranked. These are just a bunch of movies I’m looking forward to a fair bit.

That should be it. Let’s get into the movies.

Glass.

First movie on the list is the first one I’ll probably see in the cinema this year… which would be pretty much unlikely a few years ago. A January movie by M. Night Shyamalan? Ew. But this is something I am genuinely excited about. So spoilers for previous Shyamalan movies, I guess. In 2000, he gave us “Unbreakable”, and it was amazing. In 2017, he gave us “Split”, and it was really good. And at the end of “Split”, it was revealed that it was a secret sequel to “Unbreakable”, which blew my fucking mind. And now we get the culmination of those two movies with “Glass”, and I am really hyped.

Avengers: Endgame

Yes, I talk about a lot of superhero movies. And yes, I am aware that a lot of people are either sick of or just don’t care about them. But you can’t deny that what Marvel has done with their cinematic universe is really impressive. And now we get the ending to it… sort of. It’s the sequel to 2018’s “Infinity War”, and it will be the end for a lot of these actors in this universe. It’s kind of bittersweet. Bring on the endgame.

Captain Marvel

Another superhero origin. This one starring Brie Larson. She’s a good actor. This looks pretty good. Has a stellar cast. It’ll be fun.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

I am a fan of the 2014 “Godzilla” movie, so I was already excited for a sequel. Then it was revealed that some classic monsters would be involved in it, which got me even more excited. Then this trailer came out and showcased some gorgeous imagery, and it got me even more hyped. So yeah, this is one of the biggest ones for me this year.

Star Wars Episode IX
It’s “Star Wars”. The end of this new trilogy. It’s “Star Wars”. How could I not be excited? “STAR WARS”.

Spider-Man: Far From Home
I am a huge Spidey-fan, been for most of my life. And this is a sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming”, which I liked a lot. Tom Holland is a fantastic Spider-Man. So I’m excited. Plus, Jake Gyllenhaal.

John Wick: Chapter 3

“John Wick” was one of the biggest surprises of 2014. “John Wick: Chapter 2” was a great sequel. And in 2019 we’ll get the third part in this series. The hype for this one is real.

Knives Out
No footage. No on-set images. All we have is a good director, a star-studded cast, and the vague premise of a murder mystery. And that is enough to intrigue me. Let’s go.

In the Shadow of the Moon
Like with “Knives Out”, we know practically nothing about this. But at least “Knives Out” has a vague premise of what it could be… this one on the other hand doesn’t even have that. So how could I be excited? Well, it has several good actors involved, and it’s directed by Jim Mickle, who I’m a big fan of. I’ll be supporting him any way I can.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

What do you get if you take one of the most star-studded casts even assembled and combine it with the mind of Quentin Tarantino? You get “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”. Anything that Tarantino makes, I’m already excited for. But add all those cast members and an interesting setting, and you most likely have my money as well.

Lucy in the Sky
*Starts humming The Beatles*. Oh shit, you’re still here. Right, so what’s this? It’s a sci-fi movie, starring the likes of Natalie Portman, Dan Stevens, Jon Hamm, and Zazie Beets, and it’s written/directed by Noah Hawley, who brought us two of my favorite shows; “Fargo” and “Legion”. That’s all I need. Bring on the weirdness.

The Irishman
Martin Scorsese. Robert De Niro. Joe Pesci. Al Pacino. Bobby Cannavale. Harvey Keitel. Jesse Plemons. Excited yet?

Jojo Rabbit

A World War 2 satire from Taika Waititi? With said Kiwi playing Adolf Hitler? And a good cast surrounding him? Yes please, hell yeah, this is interesting.

So those were a bunch of movies I’m looking forward to. I’m sure more will be revealed throughout the year, but these are my current picks. But I also wanna hear from you guys. What movies are you excited for? Leave any and all answers in the comments!
Have a good one!

Announcing The Month of Spooks 2018!!!

What is up, ladies and gentlemen? It is once again time that time of year when I get to announce one of my favorite things to do within the blogosphere. I am super excited to announce that for the fourth year in a row, I am hosting what I refer to as The Month of Spooks! For those who are relatively new to my blog, every year since 2015 I spend the month of October reviewing a ton of horror things, usually with some people tagging along on their own blogs. Like I said, it’s been a yearly tradition for me to do this, and I do not intend on skipping out on it this year. So what’s gonna happen exactly?

Well to be honest, I have no fucking clue. I have some general ideas of horror-related things I might wanna review, but nothing is set in stone right now. But I know we’ll find some cool stuff to cover. And I will hopefully get some badass bloggers with me this year as well.

The Month of Spooks 2018, are you guys excited? Because I sure as hell am!
Have a good one.

“Devil May Cry 5” E3 Trailer

Hello there, ladies and gentlemen. Once again it is that time of year, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3, is in full force and trailers are coming out left and right. I know that there are those of you out there who aren’t into video games, but that won’t stop me from writing about them. I love video games, and E3 gives me plenty of trailers to talk about. So let’s get into it.

First trailer we’ll be talking about is for a franchise that I almost thought was dead. But after months of rumors and speculation, we finally have a trailer for “Devil May Cry 5”. The latest part in the Japanese hack n slash action series follows Nero (Johnny Yong Bosch), the protagonist from “Devil May Cry 4”, as he goes on a journey to kick some demon ass. We get CGI cutscenes and even small increments of actual gameplay. And it looks like it will be the fun, fast-paced, over-the-top style of the previous games with the same crunchy combat that fans love. And as a fan of “Devil May Cry”, I am excited for this new game. I love the world, I love the insanity of it all, and this just looks like it will be a lot of fun. “Devil May Cry 5” is set to be released in spring of 2019.

What are your thoughts (if you have any)? Are you excited for “Devil May Cry 5”? And do you like the other games in the series? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy the trailer!

“Constantine” animated series first look!

Hello there, my friends. Time for another trailer talk… sort of. It’s not exactly a “trailer” per se, but it technically counts as a trailer but still not… fuck it, let’s just get into it.

So we finally have our first look at the animated “Constantine” series, set in the Arrowverse. Backstory time. John Constantine was created in 1984 by Alan Moore, Steve Bissette, and John Totleben for the “Swamp Thing” comics. He’s an occult detective/con man/magician known for his quick wits, snarky attitude, and constant chain smoking. In 1988 he got his first solo comic series called “Hellblazer” (which is a pretty awesome comic). He has then appeared in various comic series’, and also had his own movie in 2005 called “Constantine”, starring Keanu Reeves. Then in 2014 he got his own TV show (also called “Constantine”) where he was played by Matt Ryan. The show was great but was canceled after only one season due to less than stellar ratings. Then Matt Ryan reprised the role in an episode of CW series “Arrow”. Then he reprised it again in the animated DC movie “Justice League Dark” (which I reviewed a while back if you’re interested). Then it got announced that he’d get his own animated show on CW seed, the CW’s very own streaming service. And now we arrive at very current times, where are New York Comic Con they released a first look at the animated series (Titled “Constantine”). And it looks cool. The animation is slick, Matt Ryan is back as John Constantine, and holy shit, this looks like it will be rated R. There’s blood/gore, some cursing (probably no F-bombs, but I’d gladly be proven wrong), and yes… I am so excited. Sure, the creature designs here aren’t the most interesting, but I am still incredibly excited for this! “Constantine” the animated series is coming soon to CW seed.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited for “Constantine”? And what is your favorite on-screen version of him out of the Keanu movie, NBC show, and “Justice League Dark”? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy the “trailer”!!!

“Peaky Blinders” season 4 trailer!

Helllo there, ladies and gents. Time for another trailer talk. So let’s just jump into it.

So we finally have a trailer for the fourth season of “Peaky Blinders”, BBC’s depression era gangster-drama. And let’s just make it clear, I fucking love this show, it is one of my favorites. I’ve reviewed season 1 – 3 on this blog before, so go check those out if you want more in-depth thoughts on each season. But yeah, I love the show. Anyhow, here’s the trailer for season 4. So what the fuck is going on? Well, shit’s getting real as Tommy (Cillian Murphy) and his family have to deal with some new individuals causing them trouble, which seems to include Adrien Brody. And it looks like shit will get real. So do I think this looks good? Yes, god yes, it looks fantastic. “Peaky Blinders” has had three great seasons so far, and I have high hopes for season 4. It looks like it will be tense and dramatic and awesome. I am hyped. While there’s no specific date for season 4, it will probably air at some point later this year.

What are your thoughts? Are you excited for “Peaky Blinders” season 4? And what’s your favorite gangster-drama? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy the trailer!

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” trailer!

Hello there, guys. Hope you’re all having a good day! Another interesting trailer has been released… so let’s fuckin’ talk about it.

We now have our first trailer for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (god damn, what a mouthful!), the newest movie from writer/director Martin McDonagh. So what is this all about then? Well, it’s about a woman (Frances McDormand) who after the unsolved murder of her daughter puts up some billboards trying to get the attention of the police. And then dark crime stuff ensues. I am a big fan of McDonagh two previous movies “In Bruges” and “Seven Psychopaths”, so my expectations are quite high. So what do I think of this trailer? Yeah, it’s fun. It looks like it will be as darkly funny as his previous movies which is something I love about it. The language is as vulgar as I expected and the delivery from the acotrs is perfect. So am I looking forward to this? Hell fucking yes! “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” doesn’t have a set release date, but it’s expected to be released this year.

So what are your thoughts? Are you looking forward to “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” (Seriously, what a mouthful)? And are you a fan of any of McDonagh’s previous works. Leave any and all answers in the comments!
Have a good one and enjoy!

“The Last of Us Part 2” has officially been announced!

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Holy. Fucking. Shit. That came out of nowhere… sort of. Hello there, guys. I wasn’t really planning on making this post, because I didn’t know that this would even be announced. But here it is… so let’s talk about it!

So at PSX (A convention for Playstation) they officially announced “The Last of Us Part II”. For those who don’t know, this is a sequel (duh) to the very popular “The Last of Us”, an action-horror-drama video game from 2013. The game was about Joel (Troy Baker) transporting a young girl named Ellie (Ashley Johnson) across post-apocalyptic America because she’s special for a reason that I will not get into. I honestly didn’t play the game until earlier this year and I have to say that it is one of the best games I’ve ever experienced, with it’s incredible story/characters, terrific voice acting, great music, and absolutely astonishing graphics (especially the PS4 remaster). If you haven’t ever played “The Last of Us”, I suggest you pick it up because it is amazing. So I of course got excited when this announcement came about an hour(ish) ago. Sure, I have some slight reservations because of story and if they can make something that doesn’t disappoint since the first one is so incredible. But I digress. I guess this trailer gives you slight spoilers in the sense that it kind of reveals the fate of our heroes. So… go play the game, damn you. Anyone else that is still here, let’s talk about it.
So we open on a beautiful forest, then cut around a bit to some post-apocalyptic shit, and then to a shaky hand that starts playing a guitar. The hand of course belongs to Ellie who seems to be a bit older this time around. Elie plays a haunting tune that perfectly fits with this universe, then a man holding a revolver comes in and it turns out to be Joel! He asks what Ellie is doing (What are you doing, kiddo?). Then we get very brief dialog between them and it seems like there’s some revenge plot going on. And I’m motherfucking excited! We haven’t gotten an official release date yet, but it says that it’s in development (duh), so my guess is that we’ll see the game at some point in 2018.

So what are your thoughts? Are you excited for “The Last of Us Part II”? And are you a fan of the first game? Leave any and all thoughts in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy the trailer!

“Mass Effect: Andromeda” E3 Trailer

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening and good night to all of you out there. As I had lightly touched on here on my blog and outright promised on twitter, I would be writing a bit about interesting stuff that came out of E3 this year. And by interesting I of course mean interesting to me, and then you jsut read about it. So let’s do this!

The first thing I wanted to cover was something that is close to my heart. We have now gotten a new look at “Mass Effect: Andromeda” which teases a bit of the story and the worlds you’ll be exploring. I am a big “Mass Effect” fan, hence why this is such an important thing for me. I have played through the series several times and it is always interesting to no end. So after they wrapped up the story of Commander Shepard in “Mass Effect 3”, I wondered where they could possibly go next. And now we almost know! While there haven’t been any confirmation on who/what the main protagonist will be, we still have gotten a small look into the new game. In this game we will explore the Andromeda system, a very real galaxy which we know barely anythign about. And that’s about it. What can be seen though is that there will be returns from familiar species from the previous games, such as the Asari and the Krogan. We will also get new species to shoot at and stuff. We also get a new and improved Mako and I am getting carried away and Jebuz Crust, I am a fucking nerd… What I’m trying to say is that I am incredibly excited about this game. 2017 can’t come soon enough.

Are you a fan of the previous games in the series and are you excited for “Andromeda”? Leave any and all answers in the comments.
Have a good one and enjoy the trailer!

 

The “Captain America: Civil War” trailer is officially here

How are you doing today guys? I just came here to share the latest big trailer that just dropped. Yes, I rarely touch upon trailers for movies, television or games, but this time I felt that somethign that I really wanted to talk about dropped. As the title of the post suggests, this is the recently (last night) released trailer for the highly anticipated “Captain America: Civil War”. So here we go!

I first off wanted to say that I was a huge fan of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and was therefore incredibly happy to see that the Russo brothers who directed that movie would be returning for this one because “The Winter Soldier” was an awesome movie. It was dark, it was badass and it was intense and it looks like this  new one might be very intense as well. I would put it like this: the last “Cap” movie I felt was kind of like a mix of “Metal Gear Solid”, “The Rock” and of course “Captain America” which really sounds like the best combination ever.

So what is the plot of the movie? Well it is basically a retelling of the classic “Civil War” comic, only without the rest of the Marvel universe. That’s right, since the rights of the characters are split up between several movie studios, you will not get to see characters like Wolverine or the Fantastic Four. But the basic plot of the “Civil War” is that the government have gotten sick of superpowered beings (and Iron Man) running around in a very uncontrolled manner and doing their thing, too destructive and such. So they put up a regulation that prevent them from doing that. Of  course, Steve Rogerrs (Captain America) is not very happy about that, so he stands against it with a bunch of other characters. But on the other end of the spectrum we have Tony Stark (Iron Man) who is completely for this, being in favor of the regulations. So this of course ceates a bit of a conflict and starts a bit of a… civil war. Now since we don’t have the entire Marvel universe to have fun with, the movie will focus more on the Avengers splitting into teams, fighting eachother with the newest additions of Black Panther and (apparently) Spider-Man (Sidenote: Spidey did play a huge part in the comic) to the MCU. But even though there are limitations on which characters will be in the movie, we still seem to have a good amount that will show up and join in on the fight. Even general Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross (William Hurt) and his awesome mustache will make a return, being the one giving Cap the news of the regulation (as shown in the trailer).

I can at least say that based on the cast and trailer that I am pretty hyped about this movie. Hell, I’d even dare say that I think it will be pretty fucking awesome. I’ll leave a link to the trailer so you can check it out for yourselves and then maybe tell me what you thought about it.
Enjoy!