And so it begins…
This marks Pixar’s first foray into TV specials. I suppose it was inevitable. Despite the fact that I’m not a big fan of Halloween, I suppose I like this. It looks like it will be sufficiently goofy.
Have a look:
This episode brought to you especially by the hard work and preparation of Chad since TJ has had such a busy and week and was unable to do much show prep. This week in trailers is ‘The Railway Man’, five clips form ‘Agents of SHIELD’, two ‘The Fifth Estate’ clips, and ‘Last Days on Mars’. And in the news, lots to talk about, ‘World War Z’ may get a sequel, Hugh Jackman thinks we’ll like ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’, Ellen Page wants a Kitty Pryde film directed by Joss Whedon, Marvel schedules ‘Ant-Man’ for 2015 to coincide with the release of every other film in the world ever. ‘Pirates 5’ has been delayed, ‘Harry Potter’ is getting spinoff films written by J.K. Rowling! This is exciting! ‘The Mortal Instruments: City of Ashes’ has been delayed, it’s probably dead actually. ‘Star Wars’ spinoff films will be origin stories. Plus some talk of ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’. Then TJ and Chad dive into their review of ‘The Way Way Back’, a surprising good film.Listen Now
This review is written specially for MovieByte. To read my original review of the film, view it over on my personal site, ChadLikesMovies.com.
Editor’s note: I’m not sure what’s up with the CMS not displaying the rating. It seems only to not display for Chad’s reviews in the CMS. I don’t have time to figure it out right now. Just know that the rating is 4.5 stars. — TJ
It is rare that I enjoy a comedy film that is intended as a comedy film. I typically find the humor pretty crass and distasteful, so it’s not a genre that I go see in theaters often. However, The Way Way Back presented itself to me in the form of a free screening a month early, and what critic wouldn’t jump on that opportunity? I did, and it has become probably my favorite film of the year so far - aside from maybe Oblivion.
The Way Way Back tells the story of Duncan (Liam James), a young teen who is being forced into a vacation with his mother (Toni Collette), her…Read The Review
I have to admit, a little bit of humor can go a long way to diffuse a situation, and he handles the situation with grace and humor here.
Warner Bros. apparently advised Affleck to stay away from the net for a few days after the casting announcement in order that he might avoid the disparaging fan comments he would receive. Says he, “Well, I’m tough, I can handle it.” After reading one comment he temporarily reverted to the stone age of the pre-internet era. Fun stuff.
Well, this is kind of a bummer, but she says she has not received the phone call about appearing in the second Avengers film. But you’ve gotta figure an ensemble film like that is pretty crowded and it’s hard to focus on the various characters. As it was, she barely had a bit part in the first film. As much as it pains me to say it, because I like Pepper Potts as a character, if the film works better without her due to the ensemble nature and needing to focus in on some other character as much as possible, then I guess that’s okay.
I think the feature film reboot could be a very, very good thing for Stargate. It’s not the version of Stargate that I want the most right now, but it’s the version that has the best chance of bringing the franchise back to life.
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A rebooted film trilogy, helmed by established names and given a significant budget, would be a huge injection of life into Stargate‘s dying embers. It won’t be the same as SG-1, Atlantis, or SGU, no. But it will be Stargate, and it will bring millions of new people into the broader world of our fandom.
That way, in 10 years, we’ll be watching…
I’m not going to pretend that this looks like it will actually be good, but there is something intriguing about it. But then, I’m a bit of a sucker for sci-fi and/or space films. This film looks like it has elements of both a thriller, and a horror film, which “could” be okay.
But as I say I’m not holding my breath. For one thing, it’s going straight to VOD on Halloween and does not hit theaters until December 6th, and that at a limited release. You’d think if the film were any good they’d go for a full theatrical release.
Here’s the trailer:
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Star Wars rumors are a little like the Force: They surround and penetrate us. They bind the nerd galaxy together.
With director J.J. Abrams ramping up to begin production early next year on Star Wars Episode VII, lately those rumors have focused on possible casting, and one of the names that’s popped up most often has been that of Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers. But the 36-year-old actor — who has starred in films like Velvet Goldmine and Match Point and played Henry VIII on Showtime’s The Tudors — brushes off the reports, telling EW that, for the moment at least, the Star…
Lionsgate’s upcoming “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” is projected to gross $950 million in worldwide box office, according to a new Wall Street analyst’s report.
Alan Gould of Evercore predicted that the film, starring Jennifer Lawrence, will gross $375 million domestically and another $575 million internationally. Last year’s “The Hunger Games” grossed $408 million in the U.S. and another $283 million overseas.
I don’t know how they measure these sorts of things or predict them or whatever before hand, but if this does happen, I think it will be a good thing. I expect this film to be a…Read The Rest
It’s a new world. Nothing has been the same since the Battle of New York. These are the agents that work the cases that S.H.I.E.L.D. hasn’t classified. When you’re dealing with the strange and the mysterious, you need a hand-picked team that can get the job done no matter the circumstances. Here you can browse and share files on our team of agents.
The new, official Agents of SHIELD website. I haven’t had a chance to comb through it all, but there appears to be some good stuff here. Do note though, that they have committed the cardinal sin of auto-playing music when you visit the site.…Read The Rest