This superhero franchise is going through some ch-ch-changes! Since the promotional tour began, it’s really been a lovefest for Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi. The brilliant marketing campaign gives the impression that this corner of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been been injected with a new sense of life, and the cast is quick to credit Waititi for revitalizing the series.
Opening with images of a still-beating heart and blood-stained surgical scrubs before cutting abruptly to a conversation in which two hospital employees discuss the merits of their respective wristwatches, the latest film from director Yorgos Lanthimos feels cut from similar cloth as his last effort, The Lobster. Unsettling imagery is punctuated by characters who engage in banal conversations, with everyone speaking in the flat, emotionless tones that feel less like genuine interactions and more like androids attempting to pass themselves off as humans.
On the surface, Goodbye Christopher Robin – about author A.A. Milne’s creation of the Winnie-the-Pooh stories which would become a worldwide phenomenon – appears to share much of the same DNA as Finding Neverland, where a struggling playwright finds himself inspired by the wonders of a child’s imagination and constructs an enduring literary classic. But there’s another tale to be told here, one of a stolen childhood and a lifetime of trauma that were the unfortunate byproducts of the world’s love for an imaginary bear.
The Amazon Studios original film The Wall is heading to Prime Video this week, and to celebrate the release, your pals at The Nerd Repository and The Drinks and Discourse Podcast are giving one lucky winner the chance to own a commemorative poster signed by John Cena, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Doug Liman!
Marvel Studios kicked off the week in style by releasing a brand new trailer for the next entry into their cinematic universe, Black Panther. Directed by Ryan Coogler and featuring Chadwick Boseman reprising his role from Captain America: Civil War, the film will follow the young king’s return to his native land, the technologically advanced nation of Wakanda, and the turmoil that awaits.
The Fault in Our Stars director Josh Boone has been promising fans a very different sort of superhero movie for his next project, and our first look at next year’s The New Mutants certainly lives up to that promise. Feeling more like a horror movie than a typical comic book adaptation, the film will follow in the footsteps of Deadpool and Logan by trying a new approach to the genre, and this first trailer is already creating plenty of hype.
Before he became the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court, and before he successfully argued a landmark civil rights case in Brown v. Board of Education, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) was the founder and executive director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, traveling the countryside and defending black clients who had been falsely accused of crimes based solely on the color of their skin. One such case, practically a footnote in his storied legal career, is explored in Reginald Hudlin’s Marshall.
With a long-overdue big screen adventure for Wonder Woman generating huge box office returns earlier this summer, casual fans who find themselves curious about the superheroine’s real-life origin story may be shocked by what they discover. Not only was the Amazonian princess concocted by a Harvard psychologist named William Moulton Marston, but everything from her signature costume to her truth-revealing lasso were influenced by the unconventional (and at the time, scandalous) relationship between the professor, his wife, and a young research assistant.
It’s been nearly six months since the first teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and fans have worked themselves into a fever pitch waiting for the next glimpse of footage. Luckily, the wait is over now, with a new trailer for this year’s most anticipated release dropping just a few moments ago. Yesterday, director Rian Johnson said that he was “legitimately torn” on whether or not fans should watch the trailer or avoid seeing any new footage until the film releases – but he also described the new trailer as “gooooood,” and we can confirm that statement. Star…
With just over a month until the release of Justice League, Warner Bros. is turning up the heat on the marketing campaign, and a new full-length trailer – presumably the last before the film opens – has just arrived. You can check out Batman (Ben Affleck), Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), Aquaman (Jason Momoa) and more in the clip below.