Last night, getting ready to go to bed, I checked one last time to see if the Captain America: Civil War trailer had dropped. It had. I promptly watched it three times back-to-back-to-back. And then I watched it two more times on my phone before I finally turned off the lights. And a few times again this morning. Because this is Marvel we’re talking about, rest assured that the next few months will be a monumental deluge of clips, TV spots, and marketing of all stripes, but to be honest, I’d be completely satisfied if they don’t release anything more than this trailer.
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
I am and always will be a complete and total sucker for any Rocky movie. It’s not a franchise many expected to continue after the fifth installment, and there was a collective groan in 2006 for Rocky Balboa, which turned out to be great. Still, in 2015, we were left asking ourselves if we really needed another movie, and after watching Creed, I’m going to come out and say yes, yes we did.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
By the time December 18 rolls around, it feels like we’ll have seen all of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, though it’s being revealed one shot at a time. Yet another TV spot has hit the airwaves, and this one features some fun moments, but also quick glimpses of a new character and another familiar face from the original trilogy.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
As the title implies, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2 is not a movie that tells a complete story. While last year’s Mockingjay—Part 1 was like watching the first half of a to-be-continued TV episode, Part 2 is a lot like picking up a book, opening to the middle, and starting from there. For those of you familiar with the dystopian woes of Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and the drama in the near-future world of Panem, this provides a mostly satisfactory conclusion the saga.
If traditional Christmas fare like Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life are, well, a bit too traditional for your tastes—by that I mean there’s little to no hard drug use, few if any curse words, and absolutely no close up images of genitals—then 2015 is your lucky year. This holiday season we have director Jonathan Levine’s The Night Before, and it is crude, crass, sweeter than you may expect, and, most importantly, really goddamn funny.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Sunday, November 15, 2015
This is starting to get a little ridiculous. Not that I don’t love getting new looks at Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but damn near every day we’re getting yet another glimpse of as-yet unrevealed footage or behind-the-scenes peek (not to mention the upcoming a capella tribute to Star Wars scheduled for the American Music Awards broadcast?), and that includes today, with another hot-off-the-presses TV spot.