AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Is Not Only The Best Avengers Movie, It’s One Of The MCU’s Finest – One Minute Movie Review


It has all lead up to this movie.  When Marvel launched it's cinematic universe with Iron Man back in 2008 nobody could have ever imaged the expansive film franchise to follow.  Now, ten years later every character and storyline brought to the big screen since then is converging in Avengers: Infinity War.

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Charming New Photos From Disney’s CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Shows Pooh, Tigger, Piglet, and Eeyore


I recently had the opportunity to see some new footage from Disney's upcoming film Christopher Robin, which Winnie the Pooh fans are going to flip over! The footage that was screened was part of the behind-the-scenes video that was shared, and I'm happy to say that the movie looks absolutely charming.

Now, thanks to EW, we have two new photos from the film to share with you and they offer us the first official look at all of the other iconic characters from Hundred Acre Wood. Those characters include Winnie the Pooh (Jim Cummings), Tigger (Chris O’Dowd), Eeyore (Brad Garrett), and Piglet (Nick Mohammed). As you can see above, they are out of their element and sunbathing on the beach!

Ewan McGregor stars as the grown-up version of Christopher Robin. The story is set in the year is 1949, and now "he’s an efficiency manager at a luggage company, tasked with finding the resources to prevent many of his workers from being laid off. That will mean missing the vacation he has planned with his wife, Evelyn (Hayley Atwell), and young daughter, Madeline (Bronte Carmichael). They’re heading to the Hundred Acre Wood while he’s stuck in London with work, when he gets a visit from his old friend Pooh. But he’s not the same person Pooh remembers."

When talking about the film McGregor said:

"In those older stories, [Christopher Robin] purveys a lot of wisdom through the way he deals with Pooh. Pooh and Eeyore run through a lot of philosophical questions, and Christopher Robin is there to answer them somehow. And I think, largely, he’s just lost any of that childish wisdom and he’s a bit stuck. He’s just very work-minded and doesn’t have any time for play. I suppose that’s what the film is about: finding his relationship with his younger self again."

It's explained that Christopher Robin is trying to do the right thing by the other families who are counting on him, even if that means putting his own family aside:

"I like that about him, that he is fighting for a greater good, not just for his own ego. It made sense, if he’d been through the war experience, he would just have experienced being responsible, literally, for men’s lives. And now he’s come back and he’s responsible for men and women’s livelihoods."

I do love that Christopher grew up to be a good big-hearted man. When expanding on the character a little more director Marc Forster (Finding Neverland) had this to say:

"He’s a mixture of toddler and old man, when you read the books and watch the animation. He has these Poohisms that land, but they are totally absurd. It always reminded me a little of Peter Sellers’ character Chauncey Gardiner from Being There."

As a fan of Winnie the Pooh, of course, I'm excited to see this movie! Christopher Robin will be released August 3rd.


Hugh Jackman and Zoe Saldana Join Laika’s Next Stop-Motion Animated Film Project

Hugh Jackman, Zoe Saldana and Zach Galifianakis have signed on to star in Laika's next stop-motion animation feature film. This is the same animation house behind Kubo and the Two Strings, Coraline, ParaNorman, and Box Trolls.

Laika is partnering up Megan Ellison's Annapurna Pictures for the film which is just being called Film Five at the moment. ParaNorman director Chris Butler is helming the film. Unfortunately, we have no idea what the plot entails. What we do know is that the movie will be a globe-trotting comedy-adventure "bursting with humor, heart and a profound message of acceptance and finding one's place."

Laiki President and CEO, Travis Knight, who is currently directing Bumblebee, had this to say in a statement:

"Our next film represents an evolutionary shift for Laika. It's an exciting bridge to our future. Director Chris Butler and the wizards at Laika have crafted a moving work of art, layered with wit and imagination and soul. Plus it's really, really funny. It's a privilege to partner with Megan and her exceptional team at Annapurna to bring this beautiful original story to the world."

I'm such a huge fan of the kind of work that Laika is doing. They are creating these wonderful stories in the coolest and unique way. All of their films are like a work of art and that art comes from hand-made love. I can't wait to see what this next film turns out to be!

The First Trailer For The New HALLOWEEN Film Premiered at CinemaCon and It Was Terrifying

During Universal Picture's big movie presentation, Jamie Lee Curtis came out on stage to present the very first trailer for David Gordon Green and Danny McBride's new Halloween film. Before she did, though, she promised that the movie would "scare the living shit out of all of you!"

Then the footage screened, and you know what? It was absolutely terrifying! I know that there were reports of the movie having bad test screenings, but if the movie actually turns out the way it was presented in this trailer, then I think horror fans are going to love it!

In the footage, we see a couple of filmmakers who set out on a journey to investigate the events of Halloween night in 1978. The night where a bunch of teenagers were killed by a masked man. Well, forty years later, that masked man is in a mental hospital, where Laurie Strode has been trying to keep him locked away after all these years. In fact, we learn that Laurie has told her daughter and granddaughter that Michael Meyers is not her brother. She has told them that there was no truth to that rumor. You also have to remember that this movie is set after the events of the very first film. 

Anyway, these filmmakers arrive at the hospital where Michael Myers has been locked up this whole time. They actually approach him in what seems to be the yard where prisoners get exercise. There are several patients in this area and each one chained up in a little boxed off areas. Michael's back is to one of these filmmaker characters, and that character pulls out the iconic mask out of his bag and holds it up to Michael and asks it means anything to him. 

Michael doesn't move. He doesn't say anything, but all of the other patients in the yards start to go crazy and they start to scream and lash out like the madmen that they are. The footage then cuts to Laurie's granddaughter talking to her friends about the legendary story of her grandma.

At one point Laurie is talking to a police officer and she tells him that she has prayed that Michael Myers would escape from the mental hospital, so she could kill him. Over the past forty years, she has been preparing for the moment and we see her doing a little target practice in the woods on some dummies. 

And then, of course, Michael Meyers escapes when a bus transferring him and some other patients crashes on the highway. After that... all hell breaks loose. He approaches a woman in a gas station bathroom and while she is in the stall he lifts his hand over the door and drops a bunch of bloody teeth on the floor from his previous kill. I believe this woman is one of the filmmakers because after he brutally kills her, he takes the mask out of a bag she had and puts it on.

Then the Halloween music starts to play as we see various shots from the town on Halloween night. Michael Meyers is out stalking the streets and as Laurie is trying to rush the kids to get home for the night, she spots Michael through a window and pulls out a gun and shoots at him. The window shatters and we see it was only a reflection. 

Laurie Strode wanted Michael Meyers to escape so she could kill him, and now that her wish has been granted, she may regret it. 

Laurie ends up meeting one of the filmmakers at some point tells him that if they don't believe in the boogeyman, he should.

The trailer ends with a babysitter putting a little kid to bed. The closet door is open in the room and when she goes to shut it, it won't close. She tries two or three more times before she opens the door wide to Michael Meyers standing there in all his glory as he raises a butcher knife to kill her and then the trailer ends.

The trailer definitely gave me the chills and got me excited for what this movie has to offer. 

When talking about the film, Jamie Lee Curtis said:

"I first played Laurie Strode when I was 19-years-old. We had no money when we made Halloween. Even the Michael Myers mask was originally a William Shatner costume mask picked up at a local store. What they created would come to stand as an unyielding, sustaining influence in the canon of horror. It is still terrifying in its simplicity.
"So, now, as 59-year-old woman, when they came to me... I heard what they were thinking and I immediately said yes. Except for Star Wars, I can't think of another movie where the same actor is playing the same part 40 years later! And that, in and of itself, is worth celebrating! So, John Carpenter is back as a producer and a creative godfather in the film. Jason Blum, the king of the genre, has enthusiasm like a virus. I mean, like a good virus, not the piece of s--- Virus I made in the '90's. This movie is hella scary! I just used a young person word and I'm almost 60! It is hella scary and they included this wonderful modern trope of true crime documentaries that we're all watching on our streaming channels, who return to Haddonfield, to pair with Laurie, her adult daughter, her teenage granddaughter, on Halloween night, 40 years later. It's old school meets new school. Laurie is turned into a warrior and it's gonna scare the living s--- out of all of you!"

Hopefully, they release this trailer soon so you all get to see it for yourself! Halloween is set to hit theaters on October 19th.

George R.R. Martin Says GAME OF THRONES Book Winds Of Winter Isn’t Coming In 2018

There's procrastination, and then there's George R.R. Martin. The author confirmed today that while 2018 will see the release of a Game of Thrones book, it will not be the much-anticipated Winds of Winter. Instead, the author will be releasing Fire and Blood, which Martin proclaimed will be his version of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Silmarillion, or the first half of it anyway:

The book will chronicle the Targaryen Civil War, which played a big part in the history of Game of Thrones, but does nothing towards advancing the book's story. I'm not a betting man, but if I were I'm guessing it's far more profitable at this stage in Martin's career to flesh out his universe for future generations to adapt than it is to finish a story the television series based off it will wrap up in 2019 anyway. Of course, I'm just speculating on that, and it's not like Martin doesn't already have a precedent of making fans wait a long time on his work. 

As morbid as it may be too do this, I'm frustrated enough by this news to put on this poll. Do you think George R.R. Martin will complete A Song of Ice and Fire before he dies? Yes or no?

H1Z1 Battle Royale Is Launching A Free-to-Play Open Beta On The Playstation 4

The variety of games that offer a Battle Royale mode has grown since the popularity of PUBGand Fortnite. One of the popular original games that offered a Battle Royale mode, on the PC, was H1Z1which has a still growing fan base. Currently, Fortniteis unrivaled on the PS4 as the game to play for Battle Royale, but that won't be the case much longer. Now PS4 console players can look forward to a new-to-them, free-to-play Battle Royale game as Daybreakannounced that H1Z1will be available on PS4 in an open beta this May 22nd!

This console launch will be more than just a port over though. H1Z1 will be launching with all new weapons, gear, vehicles and more! There's something new for even the experienced players on PC to check out. Here's what the games producer, Terrence Yee, had to say about the launch:

"This is the battle-royale game for fans of action console shooters. Battle royale should be about the adrenaline rush you get from being one of the last few remaining, so we’ve drilled down to that core gameplay experience to keep players engaged in all the action. This means more guns, more vehicles, more weapons, a streamlined UI, familiar console controls and faster matches—it’s pure battle royale."
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If you are too excited to wait for May 22nd you can sign up for the closed beta and help the developers bring the best form of the game over to the PS4. You can also check out the full official announcement on the PlayStation blog.

I'm personally a fan of Fortniteand don't see myself making the switch, but a new free game is always worth at least checking out. Do you think you will end up on H1Z1or are you too hooked on Fortniteto say if you will switch without trying the game for comparison first?


The First Footage From M. Night Shyamalan’s GLASS Just Screened and it Was Amazing!


During the Universal Pictures presentation as CinemaCon, M. Night Shyamalan, Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, and Sarah Paulson came up on stage to present the very first footage from the upcoming film Glass! This is the sequel to both Unbreakable and Split, and this movie looks like it's going to be incredible! In fact, Glass is now one of my most anticipated films of 2019!

Before showing the footage, the filmmaker said, "In Spilt, I created the origin story for an anarchist that could be good or could be bad. The worlds of Unbreakable and Split finally collide in Glass." Paulson went on to add, "What if these real-life superheroes and supervillains are somehow locked up together? What could go wrong?"

Shyamalan went on to talk about how grounded in reality this movie is and says that it is "the first truly grounded comic book movie." He goes on to say:

“Eighteen years ago I had this idea: What if comic books were based on reality? I tried to tell the story of superheros in the real world with David Dunn. Then two years ago, I got another crazy notion: What if the afflictions and disorders that everyone in society thinks make a person bad were actually gifts? And I created the origin story for an anarchist who could be good or bad.”

The story that the film will tell is fascinating as we see David Dunn, Mr. Glass, and Kevin Crumb a.k.a The Beast in a psychiatric ward where Doctor Ellie Staple (Paulson) is treating them. Why? Because they all think they have superpowers! 

The footage we saw starts out with Doctor Staple saying, "It's amazing to meet you, it is simply extraordinary." She focuses on individuals who believe they are superheroes. Sitting in the room with her are Kevin, Glass, and David and they are looking at her like she is the crazy one. She begins to talk to them about their pasts. David surviving the train and not being hurt, Glass' brittle bones, and Kevin's multiple personalities. They all talk about them and what they can do. 

Glass says "And yet it is true. My bones break easily, I have 94 breaks in my life." The doctor, then points out that he has a super high IQ, which could be a superpower in itself. She goes on to tell Glass, "Some of you don’t die with bullets, some of you bend steel."

We see some quick shots in the trailer of The Beast holding a group of cheerleaders chained up in a basement. At one point Glass is talking to Kevin and he says that he wants to meet The Beast, and he thinks that the villains are teaming up with him. We also get a shot of David holding his iconic raincoat superhero costume. 

We also got our first look at the return of Anya Taylor-Joy as Casey Cooke, the survivor at the end of Split. In the footage, we see her once again coming face to face with Kevin, who is very happy to see her. It looks like this meeting takes place in the hospital where all these characters are being held.

We also see a shot of The Beast throw someone and run through a field as he roars. The final part we saw is Mr. Glass being asked to introduce himself, in which he says, "First name, Mister. Last name, Glass."

There are a ton of cool shots in the trailer, but going from memory, it's hard to remember them all. Hopefully, the trailer will be released soon so you can all see it! One thing is for sure... Shyamalan is preparing to give us one hell of an unexpected twist at the end of this thing!

Glass premieres on January 18, 2019. I also included an image from the event below that gives you your first look at the three main characters coming together.

The IMAX Trailer For DEADPOOL 2 Is Here With Slightly More New Footage

The trailer for Deadpool 2 has arrived, and it has slightly different footage than the official trailer. At least I think so anyway; it's really hard to differentiate between the two even after watching them back to back. That said, I believe that powdering up scene is new and there were a couple other quick shots that seemed to be different.

Check it out below, and get hyped for all the action May 18:

Harrison Ford Joins THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS 2 In His First Animation Role

For the first time in his film career, Harrison Ford is joining an animated feature. Ford will lead the cast in The Secret Life of Pets 2, the sequel to the successful CGI film. Deadline reports Ford will be joined by Patton Oswalt, Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll and Pete Holmes who will all join the franchise for the first time. Oswalt will take over the role of Max, who was originally voiced by Louis C.K. 

Beyond C.K.'s absence, much of the cast from the original film will be reprising their roles. The film's script will be written by Minions writer Brian Lynch, and Despicable Me's Chris Renaud will direct.

No details have been released regarding Ford's character, so we can only speculate on the pet he will play. Does anyone have any guesses?