The 'Black Panther' teaser trailer is refreshingly badass

June 10, 2017


If you ignore the Blade movies (and it seems like a lot of people are), Black Panther will be Marvel's first black superhero film. And just in case you weren't sure of that, they've made sure to push the native African art direction as hard as they're comfortable doing while not scaring away white people. It's a refreshing change from Marvel's standard aesthetic, and they've even gone so far as to switch up their generic superhero trailer score with what is clearly the coolest song ever used in a Marvel trailer.

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Trailer for Steven Soderbergh's newest film 'Logan Lucky'

May 30, 2017


Turns out Steven Soderbergh is a liar, because despite claiming he had retired from directing, here's the trailer for his newest film Logan Lucky. It feels like a redneck version of Ocean's 11, which seems fitting since that's basically how Soderbergh described it to EW:

On the most obvious level, it's the complete inversion of an Ocean's movie. It's an anti-glam version of an Ocean's movie. Nobody dresses nice. Nobody has nice stuff. They have no money. They have no technology. It's all rubber band technology, and that's what I thought was fun about it. It seemed familiar to me, but different enough. The landscape, the characters, and the canvass were the complete opposite of an Ocean's film. What was weird is that I was working as a producer on Ocean's Eight while we were shooting Logan, and it was kind of head-spinning. That's like a proper Ocean's film. This is a version of an Ocean's movie that's up on cement blocks in your front yard.

Channing Tatum has this weird knack for getting cast in subversively hilarious movies, especially when paired with Steven Soderbergh. At least that's what I tell people whenever they catch me watching Magic Mike on repeat. Logan Lucky comes out August 8, and it looks pretty good, despite the apparent lack of Channing Tatum's abs.

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'The New Mutants' will be a full-on horror movie set in the Marvel universe

May 25, 2017


Director Josh Boone has confirmed that the X-Men spin-off, The New Mutants, will be a horror movie. He told Entertainment Weekly:

"We are making a full-fledged horror movie set within the X-Men universe. There are no costumes. There are no supervillains. We're trying to do something very, very different."

Marvel had pretty great success branching out from the standard superhero models with Deadpool and Logan, so they'll probably find a way to make this work as well. A source close to the project has hinted that they'll be focusing on the mutants' teenage years, so there's also a possibility that their idea of horror is simply having to be around a group of teenagers. *shudder*

The best establishing, insert, and cutaway shots of all time

May 25, 2017

CineFix used to be a horrible listacle YouTube channel, but lately they've been pumping out some quality content. Here's part three of their Best Shots of All Time series. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. The first two parts focused on people and characters, but this one examines establishing, insert and cutaway shots. Unfortunately, they left out the true greatest shot of all time: the shot that Halle Berry takes while playing basketball in Catwoman.

The final trailer for 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets'

May 25, 2017


Here's the final trailer for Luc Besson's comic book-based space epic Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. Although using an orchestral version of Gangster's Paradise in your trailer seems like cheating because any video set to that music will automatically appear epic and amazing. You could film a dirty boot for two minutes while playing orchestral Gangster's Paradise and people will assume it's the next summer blockbuster of 2017.

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New better trailer for 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

May 24, 2017


The new trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to finally understand the Spider-Man character and plays down the serious end-of-the-world action while cranking up the fun and levity. There's also a brief appearance by Donald Glover, who had originally been rumored to be playing Spider-Man himself. I'm holding out hope they're going to pull a Shyamalan twist and we'll get our alternate black Spider-Man, though probably not, since Marvel is in the business of making money and not pissing people off.

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