TrailerWatch – “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” drops a badass first trailer

“Son, it’s time for you to take your place by my side.”

Aaaaaah YEAH! Ready for some seriously fun Marvel martial arts? (Sorry Iron Fist. But points for trying.) Because Rings looks like it’s gonna be an action throw down with tons of fun, fantastical Hong Kong studio coolness. Synopsis!

When Shang-Chi is drawn into the clandestine Ten Rings organization, he is forced to confront the past he thought he left behind.

Simu Liu looks totally badass as Shang-Chi, and from what brief bits of fight choreography the trailer shows, he can really move. (And anyone else getting serious Nobody vibes from the bus fight?) I’m looking forward to seeing Akwafina as Shang-Chi’s friend/sidekick Katy. Mostly because I’m having Crazy Rich Asians withdrawal, and need to see her on the big screen again. (Get that sequel up and running, Hollywood!)

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings hits theaters September 3rd, 2021.

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Watch “Army Of The Dead Trailer Reaction – The Leaked Script Is True?” on YouTube

“It’s a goddamn zombie tiger. That’s crossing the line.”

Okay, so the Zack Snyder film I’VE been looking forward to has dropped a three minute trailer. And it looks like the zombies are evolving even more than the basics we saw in Land of the Dead. I’m not sure how the revamped zombies will play out – zombie on horseback, anyone? – but gotta admit Dave Bautista and Tig Notaro look badass. Synopsis!

After a zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, a group of mercenaries takes the ultimate gamble by venturing into the quarantine zone for the greatest heist ever.

I’ll be checking this one out, because I’m a horrible junkie and Romero universe completist. But right now I’m stoked for the visuals, but not putting much hope for a social commentary ala the original series directed by the master. Cool Suicide Squad-esque poster, and gorgeous cinematography though.

Army of the Dead hits theaters and Netflix

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“Honest Trailers | The Oscars” nails the fabulous and frustrating of 2020’s movie…thing

“So…we’re still hitting these firsts after almost 100 years at the Oscars, huh? Good for us. Yaaaaay.”

Yeah, it’s been a year. But luckily the folks over at Screen Junkies delivered an Oscar noms video, even though last year was a freaking nightmare. (At least my buddy got me a sound bar for the holidays, so I can crank Godzilla vs Kong to 11. It’s the small things y’all.) And yes, Screen Junkies. Mountain Dew is delicious.

If you haven’t seen these flicks, let the Junkies tempt you…and maybe I’ll get up off it to make a few Catch-up Reviews. But this sofa is soooo cooooozy.)

Enjoy! And check out the Oscars (aka The Sober Golden Globes) on April 25th!

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Freaky Fridays – “Let’s Scare Julie”

Horror, Cult Movies, Exploitation Cinema, 70s Schlock, and more! Let’s look at something cool!

“Just be good to people. No matter what.”

Genre: Assholes Attending A Sleepover Gone Wrong
Year Released: 2019
Pedigree: First feature film by writer/director Jud Cremata.
Where I Watched: Shudder

Synopsis: Emma and her sister Lilly just moved in with her cousin Taylor after Emma’s parents passed away. And there are two more new faces in the neighborhood; Julie and her dad, Taylor’s new neighbors. So Taylor and her three bitchy friends decide to go get to know Julie the only way they know how; by pranking her. I’m sure nothing bad will happen from this brilliant plan. Did I mention that house was supposed to have been haunted?

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Baltimore Screening Pass-palooza – “Chaos Walking”!

Ready to hit the theaters? IF you are, I’ve got a little something for you. Synopsis!

In the not-too-distant future, Todd Hewitt (Tom Holland) discovers Viola (Daisy Ridley), a mysterious girl who crash lands on his planet, where all the women have disappeared, and the men are afflicted by “the Noise” – a force that puts all their thoughts on display. In this dangerous landscape, Viola’s life is threatened – and as Todd vows to protect her, he will have to discover his own inner power and unlock the planet’s dark secrets.

Ready? Let’s go!

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TrailerWatch – Chris Rock brings the chills in “Spiral: From the Book of Saw”

I’ve been stoked about Spiral ever since I heard Chris Rock was involved. I appreciate his love for the franchise, and was eagerly awaiting his take on the mythology. And damn, it’s looking like it’ll be right up there with the original film. Synopsis!

A criminal mastermind unleashes a twisted form of justice in Spiral, the terrifying new chapter from the book of Saw. Working in the shadow of his father, an esteemed police veteran (Samuel L. Jackson), brash Detective Ezekiel “Zeke” Banks (Chris Rock) and his rookie partner (Max Minghella) take charge of a grisly investigation into murders that are eerily reminiscent of the city’s gruesome past. Unwittingly entrapped in a deepening mystery, Zeke finds himself at the center of the killer’s morbid game.

Spiral hits theaters (NOT on VOD) May 14th, 2021.

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TrailerWatch – A RED-BAND “The Suicide Squad” tease brings blood, mayhem, and a big bag of…

“Oh my God we’ve got a freaking Kaiju up in this shit!”

Awww YEAH! Though this trailer looks amazing – Robie’s Harley is completely nutzo, Elba’s Bloodsport blends deadpan with badass, and Stallone’s King Shark is so hungry… But I’m trying to temper my excitement, because of what happened last time. Still? I’m bouncing a little. Okay, a lot. I mean, have you seen that poster? LOVE. Synopsis!

Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.

Just like we all figured, this trailer shows that not everybody in the huge cast of characters is gonna be around when the end credits roll. But them’s the breaks. And the bloods, the gores, the squishes… The Suicide Squad hits theaters and HBO

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Freaky Fridays – “The Sentinel”

Horror, Cult Movies, Exploitation Cinema, 70s Schlock, and more! Let’s look at something cool!

“From Baltimore… How nice.”

Genre: Rosemary’s Baby-Type Apartment Building Spooky Stuff
Year Released: 1977
Pedigree: Based on the novel of the same name by Jeffrey Konvitz.
Where I Watched: Vudu

Synopsis: Alison is a high fashion model in NYC. Yeah, she’s living the good life with her loving lawyer boyfriend, and all the parties she can cram into her busy schedule. But even with her life of privilege, she longs for a place of her own, something she’s never had. So when an apartment opens up in a beautiful Brooklyn brownstone, who cares if her neighbors are weird as hell? (Literally.)Well, except for that blind priest that sits at the window of his unit all day. Every day. Could there be more sinister things afoot? Spoiler: you bet.

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“Nobody” – the action throwdown I/we needed right now

“This girl is gonna get home safe tonight. I hope these assholes like hospital food.” 

Story: Hutch Mansell is a typical suburban nebbish. Nobody takes him seriously, everybody passes him by, even his family doesn’t pay much attention to him, excepting his adorable young daughter. All that changes one night when burglars break into his house. He does nothing, which disappoints his wife and son. That disappointment – along with years of taking not-so-subtle digs from everyone around him – flips his switch to killer. Like the one he’d been before he gave it all up. Get ready; as Paul Thomas Anderson might say, there will be blood.
Genre I’d put it in: Surprise Badass Actioners
Remake, Sequel, Based-On, or Original: Original, though this is written by Derek Kolstad, the guy who brought us John Wick.

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Freaky Fridays – “Ruin Me”!

Horror, Cult Movies, Exploitation Cinema, 70s Schlock, and more! Let’s look at something cool!

“What happens when the ride really breaks?”

Genre: DUDE IT’S NOT A GAME Slashers
Year Released: 2017
Pedigree: Shudder Original
Where I Watched: Shudder

Synopsis: Nathan is stoked – this weekend is Slasher Sleepout, and while his BFF can’t make it, his girlfriend Alex is comimg along to fill the spot. But as the weekend progresses, things start to go from horror fan fun to outright terrifying. What’s really going on here?

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