I Heard That Movie Was...

I Heard That Movie Was...

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

TRAILER: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Tuesday seemed so far away. 6 days ago to be exact. Thank god for the internet because the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron has surfaced six days early. Now we just need to wait until May 1, 2015 for the film to hit theaters. The trailer looks epic and seems as if Marvel Studios will have another billion dollar movie in their hands.

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NEWS: Images Leak Of Ultron & Hulkbuster Armor

We learned yesterday that Marvel plans on releasing the trailer to Avengers: Age of Ultron next Tuesday during Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and now it seems images have leaked of a close up of Ultron and a first look at the Hulkbuster armor.

These images may or may not be from trailer but there is only 6 more days until we find out! Stay tuned.

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NEWS: Brian Smrz Reveals Quicksilver Will Be In X-Men: Apocalypse - Solo Film Too?

My personal favorite scene from X-Men: Days of Future Past was by far the one with Quicksilver. For a while now I pondered if any of the mutants from the past will show up in future X-Men films. Well Brian Smrz, the second unit director of X-Men: Days of Future Past, has revealed that Quicksilver will be back for X-Men: Apocalypse and might even be getting his own solo film in an interview with Newsarama.
Nrama: I know you don’t want to spoil anything in the film, but can you tell us maybe things you hope to be able to do in this new film? 
Smrz: Well, there will be another Quicksilver scene, which I’m looking forward to; that’ll be fun.

But that is not all Smrz revealed in his interview as he mentions that a solo film might be possible for speedy mutant as well.
Nrama: What kinds of films are you looking for? 
Smrz: We talked about Quicksilver before, I’d love to do a Quicksilver as a solo film because there’s a lot to enjoy with that character

Time will only tell. Stay tuned!  

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NEWS: First Look at Johnny Depp's Into The Woods

There are two musicals hitting the big screen before 2014 comes to an end. The first being the remake of Annie and the other being the adaptation of the Broadway musical Into The Woods which is slated a line of big stars: Johnny Depp, Anna Kendrick, Meryl Streep, Chris Prine and more. But when the teaser trailer was released earlier this year, Johnny Depp's new look was kept a secret. Well that has officially been changed with a set of new magazine covers from Entertainment Weekly. Check below for the teaser trailer and magazine covers for Into The Woods which is set to hit the big screen on Christmas Day 2014.


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TRAILER: The Woman in Black: Angel of Death

Daniel Radcliffe will be starring in a new film coming out later this month entitled Horns. If you haven't already make sure you check out our review for the film. Radcliffe was also in the 2012 film The Woman in Black and now the film will be getting a sequel set to hit the big screens on January 2, 2015. Unfortunately, Radcliffe will not be apart of the cast for the sequel.
Hammer Films goes in for a second round of fright with this follow-up to Woman in Black from a story idea by original author Susan Hill that finds the Eel Marsh House repurposed as a mental home for World War II soldiers forty years later. Tom Harper directs.

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TRAILER: The Gambler

Set to hit theaters on December 19th, Paramount Pictures have released the red band trailer for Mark Wahlberg's latest film The Gambler.
Jim Bennett (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Wahlberg) is a risk taker. Both an English professor and a high-stakes gambler, Bennett bets it all when he borrows from a gangster (Michael Kenneth Williams) and offers his own life as collateral. Always one step ahead, Bennett pits his creditor against the operator of a gambling ring (Alvin Ing) and leaves his dysfunctional relationship with his wealthy mother (Academy Award®-winner Jessica Lange) in his wake. He plays both sides, immersing himself in an illicit, underground world while garnering the attention of Frank (John Goodman), a loan shark with a paternal interest in Bennett’s future. As his relationship with a student (Brie Larson) deepens, Bennett must take the ultimate risk for a second chance…

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MOVIE REVIEW: White Bird in a Blizzard - 'Marriage Destined To End In Death'

Director: Gregg Araki
Stars: Shailene Woodley, Eva Green, Christopher Meloni
Release Date:  October 24, 2014

Our teen years are the happiest days of our lives, right? The parties, the thrills, the excitement, the adventures, the world is truly in our hands. We might believe that but in all actuality, our teen years can come with some pretty awful memories as well. But we refuse to remember those, I mean, who chooses to remember the bad memories over the good? That is exactly the case for Shailene Wodley's Kat Connor in her latest film White Bird in a Blizzard, whose mother goes missing quite randomly in the middle of January. Director Gregg Araki who specializes in subjecting young people is back at it again with his latest film. Unfortunately, the complete lack of mystery and suspense is the downfall of the film.
Kat Connors (Shailene Woodley) is 17 years old when her perfect homemaker mother, Eve (Eva Green), a beautiful, enigmatic, and haunted woman, disappears - just as Kat is discovering and relishing her newfound sexuality. Having lived for so long in a stifled, emotionally repressed household, she barely registers her mother's absence and certainly doesn't blame her doormat of a father, Brock (Christopher Meloni), for the loss. In fact, it's almost a relief. But as time passes, Kat begins to come to grips with how deeply Eve's disappearance has affected her. Returning home on a break from college, she finds herself confronted with the truth about her mother's departure, and her own denial about the events surrounding it...

White Bird in a Blizzard can easily be apart of a double feature with the other film being Gone Girl. Heck, if you have the spare time add Horns to it as well and you'll have yourself a nice triple feature. But the first two films have more in common than the latter as they both deal with the true story behind a "perfect" marriage and reveals this story through the mystery of a missing spouse. White Bird in a Blizzard on the other hand goes deeper than what director David Fincher and author Gillian Flynn had a chance to by looking through the viewpoint of an offspring. In this case, a hormonal teenage girl. This small difference plays a huge role in the film.

The difference between the two films is White Bird in a Blizzard does not care much about the mystery in the novel. After the first 15 minutes into the film you already know who did it. The why is more of a twist but you are never surprised or filled with suspense throughout the film. This is probably because Araki has always been one to subject young individuals and more specifically how they handle their identity and relationships. If you are a fan of the source material, Laura Kasischke's novel, than you will be upset that Araki never addresses the LGBT identity that is addressed in the novel.

This can easily be considered Woodley's Havoc as she drops the teenage girl image that she built through The Secret Life of the American Teenager with a couple of nude scenes throughout the film. She picked the right film to show Hollywood and her fans that she is ready for more mature roles as she completely nails the different emotions her character goes through. Despite her strong want for sex, she never comes out as a slut and rarely over dramatized other emotions as well. Christopher Meloni brings a strong performance as Kat's father but Eva Green just feels out of her element as Kat's mother. A pet peeve of mine has always been casting a big name actor for such a tiny role and that is the case for Thomas Jane's Detective Scieziesciez.

White Bird in a Blizzard is currently available on VOD with it set to have a limited release on October 24th.

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