Trailer of The Day: Blade Runner 2049

The first official trailer for the anticipated follow-up to Blade Runner just hit the web.

Set 30 years after the original Ryan Gosling plays a new blade runner,  LAPD officer K, as he sets out to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford).

Costarring is Ana De Armas, MacKenzie Davis, Sylvia Hoeks, Lennie James, Carla Juri, Robin Wright, Dave Bautista and Jared Leto.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve (Arrival, Prisoners, Sicario) and Executive Produced by Ridley Scott, Blade Runner 2049 is scheduled for release October 6th.

Trailer of The Day- Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The first trailer for Star Wars: Episode VIII premiered at the Star Wars Celebration in Orlando and it just dropped online!

Directed by Rian Johnson, this is our first look at some of the gorgeous visuals and spectacular action sequences that will be featured.

The film presumably will take place right where The Force Awakens end, with Rey and Luke Skywalker meeting for the first time.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi premieres this December.

Trailer of The Day- Thor: Ragnarok

Marvel just released the first teaser trailer for the highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok.

In the third entry, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is imprisoned on the other side of the galaxy without his hammer while Asgard is under attack by a new threat, Hela (Cate Blanchett). In order save his home, he must first survive a gladiatorial contest that puts him against a familiar face- The Incredible Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).

Tom Hiddleston reprises his role as Loki, with other returning cast members Anthony Hopkins as Odin and Idris Elba as Heimdall.

This will be the first appearance of both Thor and The Incredible Hulk since Avengers: Age of Ultron, since they both sat out on Captain America: Civil War.

We know that at least a portion of the movie will be in NYC, as teased at the end of Doctor Strange, which also means that that character will appear in this film as well.

Thor: Ragnarok will be released this November. First on bat though is Guardians of The Galaxy Vol. 2 next month, and Spider Man: Homecoming in July.

 

Trailer of The Day- Justice League

The first official trailer for DC’s ensemble superhero flick was just released by Warner Brothers.

In this trailer, we see a few more glimpses of Aquaman (Jason Momoa) Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and the Flash (Ezra Miller) fighting alongside Batman (Ben Affleck) and Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), as well as the first footage of J.K. Simmons as Commissioner Gordon.

In Justice League, Batman, along with Wonder Woman, unite other metahumans to protect the earth from an newly awakened evil.

Wonder Woman will have her own solo venture this June, so it’s probable we’ll see an Easter egg or two for Justice League around that time.

Directed by Zach Snyder, Justice League releases this November.

 

 

Moonlight Review

By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 10 out of 10

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With every passing year of film, I look back and divide up which movies go where in my head. These mental compartments have different categories and sub-categories (and, occasionally, some even have colored tags like on a Mac computer), but I won’t get into the nitty-gritty of what goes on in my head (we’ll be here all day). Generally, movies I watch go into one of three categories: Pass (“I’ll never see this again, except when I’m flipping channels and it’s on TNT”), Good (“I’ll go out of my way to watch it.”), and Masterful (“This needs to be shared and put in the Smithsonian, ASAP”). A lot of movies this year fell into that area between good and masterful, including a lot of this year’s Oscar contenders, but for one reason or another I found it hard to label any of them as “masterful.”

When I left the theater after seeing Moonlight, reeling over the experience I just had, it was clear that the only place I could put this film was on the top shelf. Moonlight is, without a doubt, masterful across the board.

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Manchester By The Sea Review

By: Mark Di Stefano
Rating: 9.5 out of 10

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With movies, we’ve been accustomed to it’s structure, plot-beats, monologues and any other device used to keep us in our seats. Whether it’s cheesy dialogue, over-acting, or just defying all dangerous obstacles to save the world, no matter if it’s the bottom of the barrel or an Oscar winner we forgive these movies because, well, they’re movies. They’re not real.

Manchester By The Sea IS real. Yes, this is a movie; It has a beginning, middle and end like every other one out there, but it’s one that hits closer to home than most. It’s a powerful experience, grounded in spectacular realism that can’t be compared to anything else this year.

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Deepwater Horizon Review

By: Bryan Montgomery
Rating: 8 out of 10

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After releasing Hancock, who knew that Peter Berg was a fantastic filmmaker? Lone Survivor was an incredibly tense and emotional story surrounding Operation Red Wings’ failed mission in Afghanistan, and with Patriot’s Day on the horizon, it’s time to take a look back to the second movie of Berg’s “American Trilogy”, Deepwater Horizon. Focusing on the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster, Deepwater Horizon feels real from beginning to end, anchored by a phenomenal performance by Mark Wahlberg and incredible third act that will stick with you long after departing the cinema.

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