Sunday, November 30, 2014

Star Wars The Force Awakens Trailer

Words can not explain how excited i was to even just see the trailer for the new Star Wars!!

Lets be honest the prequels to probably one of the best trilogies ever made, were such a big disappointment that the new films already have a great expectations put on them to not suck as bad as those prequels did.

The story is supposed to be picking up 30 years after the Return of the Jedi and the defeat of the empire. The trailer showed glimpses of some of my favourite things about the old Star Wars films: X Wing Fighters, Storm Troopers and of course the Millennium Falcon  as well as showing brief glimpses at some of the new characters in action, not a lot but just enough to get the excitement building for the full trailer where we will hopefully see some glimpses of the old cast.

I have trust in JJ Abrams and Disney to make this film good with no contribution what so ever from George Lucas. Disney have a great track record with all the Marvel films and hopefully they can do the same with the Star Wars films.

We all know that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will all be reprising there roles along with Anthony Daniels (C3PO), Kenny Baker (R2 D2) and Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) the big question is how much involvement and screen time are they all going to get compared to the new cast, Are they going to be the leads or are they going to be more secondary characters whilst the new cast are out fighting the dark side and turning to the originals for help and guidance. I am still undecided on how much involvement i want the original cast to have in the film. At the moment i think they will have more involvement in the first film and the new cast will slowly start taking over as we move through the trilogy.

The new stars to the franchise include Oscar Issac, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Domnhall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Andy Serkis who narrates the trailer.

Is everyone else as excited as i am??

The film is set for release on the 18th December 2015

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Jurassic World first trailer

I love Jurassic Park, i kind of even like the 3rd one but the first 2 Jurassic Park films definitely fall into my top 20 films of all time. I still get chills when i hear the theme music!!

When i heard Spielberg was making a fourth film i got so excited because i just love the franchise it just reminds me of my childhood.

So this time around the park has finally opened 22 years after John Hammond imagined of his dream theme park and the tourists are piling in but as we no it wasn't going to last. The parks new attraction, a genetically modified dinosaur gets loose and its left up to Owen (Chris Pratt) to save the day.

Along with Chris Pratt the film stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Vincent D'Onofrio, Nick Robinson, Jake Johnson and Ty Simpkins. Steven Spielberg is serving as the executive producer and i am kind of hoping we may get a few cameos from some of the original cast members.

I really hope that this film is going to be good because of how much i love the previous films, but i love Chris Pratt so i am hoping that he can pull the film together.

The film is due out on June 12th 2015 but my judgement is reserved until i see the film.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Fifty Shades of Grey New Trailer

I am still unconvinced that this film is going to be good or not, whether the film will even be a success due to the time gap that has been left between the books release date and the films release date. Also how the film is going to work with the films classification which will reflect the actual content of the film.

Anyway lets move onto the trailer, we can see a lot more of Christian (Jamie Dornan) and not just a tease like the previous trailer we actually get to see a lot more of their interaction together and glimpses into key scenes from the book. I like Jamie Dornan as an actor but i don't know whether or not he can pull of this role as a dominant male lead, i don't know who i would have preferred in the role but i need to see a bit more until i am fully convinced that he is right for the role.

If you have read the books by E.L James you will know the general plot of the film, basic version is a boy meets girl, Anna (Dakota Johnson), scenario but the boy is into a little kink and the girl is trying to decide if she can handle that in a relationship especially as the boy has issues that stem from childhood. The trailer does look good and shows bits from the book as well as some of the secondary characters. The trailer does its job and is building up my anticipation to see the film when its released but not enough to convince me that its going to be good.

The film also stars Rita Ora, Luke Grimes and Eloise Mumford.

The film is due out on valentines day 2015, and my judgment is out until i see the film if it actually works.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Fast & Furious 7

I am both happy and sad that about seeing Fast & Furious 7 coming out for obvious reasons, with everything that happened to Paul Walker, i am interested as to how the character of Bryan O'Connor is going to depart the franchise and i just hope that it is a fitting end to a brilliant character.

Anyway on to the trailer that dropped, it is building up the anticipation to see this film, each film in the serious just gets better and better (with the exception of Tokyo Drift, lets just forget about that film ever existing). The special effects, the stunts and the cars just keep building to another level.

The story continues from the end of the last film where we see Han being killed by Ian Shaw (brother of the previous bad guy) and out for vengeance for his brother death.

Paul Waller, Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Tyson Gibson, Michelle Rodriguez the rest of the crew are all back together to take on Jason Statham in his quest for vengeance.

Check out the trailer below, its EPIC!!!

The film is due out on the 3rd April 2015 and i can't wait.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Foo Fighters: Sonic Highways

8 Songs, 8 Cities, 8 Studios, 1 Album!!

The album is due out next week and the show is just getting better and better, building up the anticipation to hear the rest of album.

Calling it a show isn't the right word its an education into music history and the journey of the band as they make the record.

Foo Fighters are by far on of my all time favourite bands and when i heard that this is what they were doing for there new album i was excited because i knew that what they were going to produce was going to be amazing and so far i haven't been disappointed.

The documentary follows the band as they record their new album in each of the different cities they stop at as well as seeing Dave Grohl interview different musicians, producers and people surrounding the music industry in that city. The show is fascinating not only to see the process the band goes through to record the album but also learning about the music scene in each of these amazing cities.

So far on the journey we have been to Chicago, Washington DC and my favourite Nashville. I don't know what it is about Nashville i love, but i just want to go there, visit all these places like the Blue Bird, The Grand Ole Opry,The Ryman and everything that makes up the musical history of Nashville.

I have seen a few of the documentaries that Dave Grohl has made and they have been brilliant with his knowledge and curiosity to find out more about music history makes an great watch. Sound City was great i feel like Sonic Highways is just an extension of that.

We follow Dave, Taylor, Nate, Chris, Pat and there crew as they go on this amazing adventure through American music history.

If you love the band, music or just curious about the show you won't be disappointed it is just brilliant!!

The Documentary is currently on BBC Iplayer in the UK and HBO in America.

The album is due out on the 10th November and Pre-Order on iTunes

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Marvel Phase 3

If you don't already know i am a massive Marvel fan and i am Super excited after the announcement of their upcoming films. Whats not to be excited about they have proved themselves time after time with excellent films.

So what have we got coming up:

Captain America 3 where we are going to be seeing the Civil War story arc where we are going to see Captain America up against Iron Man but also would like to see more of the Falcon.

Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 which is a given after how amazing the first one was. Deffo the biggest hit of the summer.

Avengers 3 which is going to be split up into 2 parts and fingers crossed that all the other films that are out before and in between the two parts will connect the universe together.

Thor Ragnarok which i have read somewhere is going to be linked to Loki (yay glad Tom Hiddleston will be back) initiating some form of apocalypse.

and then we have some new characters being introduced to the universe

DR Strange is the first of the new characters to be introduced but the lead character is yet to be announced but i did hear a rumor that Benedict Cumberbatch was in line for the role

Black Panther has been announced and will be played by Chadwick Boseman, excited for this film and hoping that Black Panther's story line and introduction into this franchise will start before the actual film.

Captain Marvel has also yet to be cast but am happy that Marvel are finally introducing a female superhero with a stand alone film, i did think that this honor would be held by Black Widow but still happy that it is Captain Marvel just curious to see who this is going to be. My suggestion would be someone breaking out into the movie scene and can make the Character there own.

and then there is The Inhumans and to be honest i don't really no a lot about them but the same can be said about Guardians and look how amazing that turned out to be so i trust that Marvel will do the same for the Inhumans.

So Phase 3 takes us up to 2019 and there are other things that i am still holding out for such as either a Hulk film or TV show with Mark Ruffalo because it think it will be amazing. Hopefully if the TV show is good we may get a DareDevil movie. I hope that they can get the rights back for Spider Man as well which hopefully won't be hard after Amazing Spider Man 2. I doubt that they will be able to the get the rights back from Fox for the X Men but it would be nice if they could all be featured in the same film universe.

I know that all these films are going to be good but with the new characters being introduced i hope we are not just going to get an origin story obviously the characters need to be introduced some way but i hope Marvel can do this in a better way than DC have done.

What are you most looking forward to??