The road to Marvel's “Captain America: Civil War” starts here. After reading through the fans' tweets demanding the trailer for Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. decided to give you exactly what we all wanted to see:
The trailer features the tensions that have risen as the world governments demand accountability for our heroes’ actions, pitting friend against friend.
Brothers they stand, yet divided they fall. Choose a side on April 27 2016. #CaptainAmericaCivilWar
Posted by Marvel on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Historically, things look tumultuous for "The Good Dinosaur". It's a film that has been delayed, canceled, re-written and re-cast several times in its six years of development. In fact, we are more than surprised that the film's release actually pushed through. The actual product feels as though this is the case in some regard. The story is simplistic and straight to the point - it lacks that usual Pixar touch - but this doesn't mean "The Good Dinosaur" is a rotten egg. It's actually the reverse as we found ourselves enjoying, laughing, crying and seriously emotionally attached by the time the credits rolled.
What if the asteroid that forever changed life on Earth missed the planet completely and giant dinosaurs never became extinct? In this story, it didn't and we find ourselves in a world where dinosaurs roam and rule the Earth. Our story begins with a fearful Apatosaurus named Arlo (Raymond Ochoa) who makes an unlikely human friend, Spot (Jack Bright), when he finds himself being drifted away by a raging river away from his home. Arlo must find his way back to his family while learning the power of confronting his fears as he discovers what he is truly capable of.
The first thing you'll notice about "The Good Dinosaur" is its a technical wonder. This is probably Pixar's best film in terms of animated 3D visuals. While the characters look cartoonish, the backdrops themselves are astonishingly real. The weather changes such as storms are scary, the landscapes photo-realistic, even the water looks potable. As much as the visuals are ambitious, "The Good Dinosaur" somewhat lacks the same vigor in the story department - usually an aspect Pixar doesn't struggle with. The story in itself isn't bad. It's actually emotionally engaging. We found ourselves laughing, crying, and being attached to Arlo and Spot. These are the moments that "The Good Dinosaur" really shine. But we cannot deny that the film had pockets of under-developed patches. These includes scenes where our characters eat a bad berry and have a psychedelic experience or where Arlo meets a weird Triceratops who wants to get Spot. They start and end abruptly and worse, doesn't really add any value to the story. The film isn't tightly-woven and feels as though we drift from one story line to another. Overall, we still loved "The Good Dinosaur" - just don't expect it to be as deep as the usual Pixar film - and you'll leave praising it.
Rating: 4 and a half reels
Why you should watch it:
- the film is a visual and technical masterpiece
- even with a bare story, it was deeply engaging emotionally
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story is pedestrian and simple
The latest trailer for Paramount Pictures' outrageous male model comedy “Zoolander 2” is now online which you can view at this same post. "Zoolander 2" is the sequel to the 2001 surprise hit comedy “Zoolander” starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson, who are both reprising their roles. Stiller also served as director of the original, and has likewise returned to helm the sequel.
Among the stars making appearances in the trailer are Kristen Wiig, who plays Alexanya Atoz, a big-time fashion mogul; Benedict Cumberbatch as All, an androgynous super model who one-ups Derek (Ben Stiller) and Hansel (Owen Wilson) at a runway show; Penelope Cruz as Montana Grosso, a secret agent who needs Hansel and Derek's help to track down a group that is killing off beautiful people, such as Justin Bieber; and last but not the least, Will Ferrell returning to play Zoolander’s main villain, Mugatu.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” marks the start of a new trilogy of Harry Potter spinoffs centering on Eddie Redmayne’s magizoologist Newt Scamander. To add to your curiosity, Warner Bros. has just released a trio of high-res photos, giving us a very detailed look of Redmayne’s Newt Scamander and the witchy sisters Porpentina and Queenie Goldstein, played by Katherine Waterston and Alison Sudol respectively. You can click the images for the full resolution version.
The all-new adventure “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is set in the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling in her best-selling Harry Potter books, which were adapted into the highest-grossing film franchise of all time. Directed by David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” feature films, “Fantastic Beasts” stars Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent magizoologist, who stops in New York following his travels to find and document magical creatures.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston as Tina; Alison Sudol as Tina’s sister, Queenie; Tony Award winner Dan Fogler as Jacob; Ezra Miller as Credence; Samantha Morton as Mary Lou; Jenn Murray as Chastity; young newcomer Faith Wood-Blagrove as Modesty; and Colin Farrell as Graves. The film also marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling.
Warner Bros. Pictures has slated “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” for worldwide release in 3D and IMAX on November 18, 2016.
If we could rate "By the Sea" by its cinematography and visuals alone, it would be top-notch, world-class even. Angelina Jolie succeeds in handily playing with the film's beautiful setting filmed in Malta. But "By the Sea" fails to make any head ways when it comes to its story. In fact, the film's stagnant mood and tone was quite alarming. Easy on the eyes but extremely hard to understand, "By the Sea" is more frustrating than intriguing.
A couple in the middle of dealing with unimaginable grief, who doesn't know how to cope, and whose marriage is being greatly tested by it, Roland (Brad Pitt) and Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) are still deeply in love with each other. Yet, this relationship has been temporarily derailed by loss, one to which they are reacting quite differently.
"By the Sea" takes it slow - probably too slow. While the film was able to put some mystery and intrigue with the shattered relationship of husband and wife Roland and Vanessa, the end twist wasn't worth the wait. If we could pinpoint positives for "By the Sea", it is the visuals and the acting. Visuals were wonderful - beautifully shot and exuding an artful tone. It was at times even thought-provoking; making you wonder what that shot might mean. The acting was also great. Angelina in particular helped put some life into a rather dull film. Her acting pushes the film further beyond its potential. Sadly, the story is its weakest point. The plot never really goes anywhere. The voyeurism portion, a little too weird and abrupt, to the point that it became funny. I'm sure Jolie wanted everything to be seriously taken but we couldn't help avoid how ridiculous things became. "By the Sea" is lost and that's our biggest problem with it. It's too silly to be an effective drama film. The romance part is mostly missing. Everything else is vaguely hidden in a film that tries to be too deep.
Rating: 2 reels
Why you should watch it:
- great visuals and vision from Angelina Jolie
Why you shouldn't watch it:
- the story is lost and frustratingly bad
Photos courtesy of United International Pictures.