Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Movie Review: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies


Like most fans I was pretty upset when Cartoon Network cancelled the Young Justice series. When they announced the Teen Titans Go! series that took a more comedic approach to the original Teen Titans series from 2003 I was skeptical on if it would work, but thankfully it did. Now the Titans are stepping thing up with their first feature length film, but does it bring the same fun and action as the series or will they fail to live up to their mentors?

In Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, it seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line. The trailers were entertaining enough, but the movie offers so much more fun that it more than lives up to expectations.

Over the years I have become a big fan of the silly Teen Titans Go! so was eager to see their first big screen outing and it works on every level mostly thanks to DCs willingness to poke fun at itself. Right out of the gate you know you are in for some fun and action with the Titans jumping into action and of course a song. Yes, much like the series this movie offers up all kinds of musical moments that are hilarious including a new direction for their theme that plays into the story as well. The cast all do a great job as always offering up everything you expect from them, but it’s the massive array of characters from the DC Universe and jokes that really sell it.


The story moves at a quick pace with some ongoing running gags that had me laughing constantly including one making fun of Slade’s name that had no right to be as funny as it was. The use of the actual movie industry and DC cinematic Universe made for the perfect backdrop to bring this film to life. There are some sequences offering up varying styles of animation and some great action fun throughout that will no doubt keep the fans happy from beginning to end.

In addition to the feature there is an animated short that kicked things off focusing on the DC Super Hero Girls that was really funny and entertaining. Stay through the credits for a little special clip that will no doubt make fans squeak with joy at the possibilities it could mean.

Review by Bobby Blakey - Bobby reviews way more movies on his own website than the genre-specific ones I post here. Check out Bobby's awesome website and his live show he co-hosts with his wife, Drusilla, at Hollywood Matrimony.

Movie Review: Teen Titans Go! To the Movies


Like most fans I was pretty upset when Cartoon Network cancelled the Young Justice series. When they announced the Teen Titans Go! series that took a more comedic approach to the original Teen Titans series from 2003 I was skeptical on if it would work, but thankfully it did. Now the Titans are stepping thing up with their first feature length film, but does it bring the same fun and action as the series or will they fail to live up to their mentors?

In Teen Titans Go! To the Movies, it seems to the Teens that all the major superheroes out there are starring in their own movies-everyone but the Teen Titans, that is. But de facto leader Robin is determined to remedy the situation, and be seen as a star instead of a sidekick. If only they could get the hottest Hollywood film director to notice them. With a few madcap ideas and a song in their heart, the Teen Titans head to Tinsel Town, certain to pull off their dream. But when the group is radically misdirected by a seriously super villain and his maniacal plan to take over the Earth, things really go awry. The team finds their friendship and their fighting spirit failing, putting the very fate of the Teen Titans themselves on the line. The trailers were entertaining enough, but the movie offers so much more fun that it more than lives up to expectations.

Over the years I have become a big fan of the silly Teen Titans Go! so was eager to see their first big screen outing and it works on every level mostly thanks to DCs willingness to poke fun at itself. Right out of the gate you know you are in for some fun and action with the Titans jumping into action and of course a song. Yes, much like the series this movie offers up all kinds of musical moments that are hilarious including a new direction for their theme that plays into the story as well. The cast all do a great job as always offering up everything you expect from them, but it’s the massive array of characters from the DC Universe and jokes that really sell it.


The story moves at a quick pace with some ongoing running gags that had me laughing constantly including one making fun of Slade’s name that had no right to be as funny as it was. The use of the actual movie industry and DC cinematic Universe made for the perfect backdrop to bring this film to life. There are some sequences offering up varying styles of animation and some great action fun throughout that will no doubt keep the fans happy from beginning to end.

In addition to the feature there is an animated short that kicked things off focusing on the DC Super Hero Girls that was really funny and entertaining. Stay through the credits for a little special clip that will no doubt make fans squeak with joy at the possibilities it could mean.

Review by Bobby Blakey - Bobby reviews way more movies on his own website than the genre-specific ones I post here. Check out Bobby's awesome website and his live show he co-hosts with his wife, Drusilla, at Hollywood Matrimony.

Drusilla's Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Fallout


TV series making the transition to the big screen has been all the rage for years, but more often than not they fall flat. When Tom Cruise teamed up with Brian De Palma to bring Mission Impossible to the big screen in 1996 no one could have imagined that it would still be going strong today. Now Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie are teaming are teaming up once again for the sixth entry Mission Impossible: Fallout starring Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby, but does it bring more to the franchise or will this be the one that fails to complete the mission?

Mission Impossible: Fallout follows Ethan Hunt and his IMF team along with some familiar allies in a race against time after a mission goes wrong. Wow!  We've made it to part six in the Mission Impossible franchise and this movie has it all.  We have good action and fight scenes, a love story, heartbreak and betrayal, true friendship, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Superman! This film continues the story from Rouge Nation, regarding the nefarious and mysterious "Syndicate".  This also continues to bring together all the other things/people/stories, etc that have been going since early on in the series.  And, this is one of the things that I really enjoy about the story telling.  No one wants a disjointed story and we certainly do not get that in this film.  It really does a good job of bringing it all together.


I am continually impressed with the amount of stunt work that Tom Cruise performs on his own. In fact, the action and stunt work is one of the things I always look forward to seeing in these fillms! This time we get some good action not only from Cruise but from Henry Cavill as well. Having them both in a big fight scene together was amazing and honestly a bit stressful to watch - but in a good way.  There are some really amazing and long fight scenes!  It was over the top and so enjoyable!  On a separate note, one of the things that I did not enjoy about the story was that there were a few things that were a little bit predictable, but, this did not keep it from being enjoyable.

I really enjoyed the performance of Cruise and Cavill together.  I was concerned on how their dynamic would play on screen; would it be big rivalry? would it be friendly? would it be antagonistic?  But it actually worked out really well and they did a good job of playing off each other.  Another favorite is of course Ving Rhames who has been an important part of this series from the beginning.  This time we get a lot more from him and get to see a lot more emotion; It was super enjoyable.  Once again Simon Pegg did a good job and continues to bring some well-placed comedic moments.  I think the best thing about the cast as a whole is that they are now a family and there are a few lighthearted moments that play well between them. Cruise's character always goes off book, and the team is not afraid to tell him so making for a really good dynamic, but it's because we've come so far in the story.

If you are a fan of the series, then this is a must see!

Review by Drusilla Blakey - Drusilla reviews way more movies on her own website than the genre-specific ones I post here. Check out Drusilla's awesome website and her live show she co-hosts with her husband, Bobby, at Hollywood Matrimony


Drusilla's Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Fallout


TV series making the transition to the big screen has been all the rage for years, but more often than not they fall flat. When Tom Cruise teamed up with Brian De Palma to bring Mission Impossible to the big screen in 1996 no one could have imagined that it would still be going strong today. Now Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie are teaming are teaming up once again for the sixth entry Mission Impossible: Fallout starring Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan, Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby, but does it bring more to the franchise or will this be the one that fails to complete the mission?

Mission Impossible: Fallout follows Ethan Hunt and his IMF team along with some familiar allies in a race against time after a mission goes wrong. Wow!  We've made it to part six in the Mission Impossible franchise and this movie has it all.  We have good action and fight scenes, a love story, heartbreak and betrayal, true friendship, Tom Cruise, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, and Superman! This film continues the story from Rouge Nation, regarding the nefarious and mysterious "Syndicate".  This also continues to bring together all the other things/people/stories, etc that have been going since early on in the series.  And, this is one of the things that I really enjoy about the story telling.  No one wants a disjointed story and we certainly do not get that in this film.  It really does a good job of bringing it all together.


I am continually impressed with the amount of stunt work that Tom Cruise performs on his own. In fact, the action and stunt work is one of the things I always look forward to seeing in these fillms! This time we get some good action not only from Cruise but from Henry Cavill as well. Having them both in a big fight scene together was amazing and honestly a bit stressful to watch - but in a good way.  There are some really amazing and long fight scenes!  It was over the top and so enjoyable!  On a separate note, one of the things that I did not enjoy about the story was that there were a few things that were a little bit predictable, but, this did not keep it from being enjoyable.

I really enjoyed the performance of Cruise and Cavill together.  I was concerned on how their dynamic would play on screen; would it be big rivalry? would it be friendly? would it be antagonistic?  But it actually worked out really well and they did a good job of playing off each other.  Another favorite is of course Ving Rhames who has been an important part of this series from the beginning.  This time we get a lot more from him and get to see a lot more emotion; It was super enjoyable.  Once again Simon Pegg did a good job and continues to bring some well-placed comedic moments.  I think the best thing about the cast as a whole is that they are now a family and there are a few lighthearted moments that play well between them. Cruise's character always goes off book, and the team is not afraid to tell him so making for a really good dynamic, but it's because we've come so far in the story.

If you are a fan of the series, then this is a must see!

Review by Drusilla Blakey - Drusilla reviews way more movies on her own website than the genre-specific ones I post here. Check out Drusilla's awesome website and her live show she co-hosts with her husband, Bobby, at Hollywood Matrimony


Monday, July 30, 2018

Come Find The Darkest Minds on August 3rd [VIDEOS]


When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

DIRECTED BY
Jennifer Yuh Nelson

SCREENPLAY BY
Chad Hodge

BASED UPON THE NOVEL BY
Alexandra Bracken

PRODUCED BY
Shawn Levy, p.g.a.; Dan Levine, p.g.a.

CAST
Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie



Come Find The Darkest Minds on August 3rd [VIDEOS]


When teens mysteriously develop powerful new abilities, they are declared a threat by the government and detained. Sixteen-year-old Ruby, one of the most powerful young people anyone has encountered, escapes her camp and joins a group of runaway teens seeking safe haven. Soon this newfound family realizes that, in a world in which the adults in power have betrayed them, running is not enough and they must wage a resistance, using their collective power to take back control of their future.

DIRECTED BY
Jennifer Yuh Nelson

SCREENPLAY BY
Chad Hodge

BASED UPON THE NOVEL BY
Alexandra Bracken

PRODUCED BY
Shawn Levy, p.g.a.; Dan Levine, p.g.a.

CAST
Amandla Stenberg, Mandy Moore and Gwendoline Christie



Winnie the Pooh Returns on August 3rd in Christopher Robin [VIDEOS]


Check out a bunch of promotional videos from Christopher Robin, which hits theaters this coming Friday, August 3rd.

Winnie-the-Pooh and friends reunite with old pal Christopher Robin -- now an adult.

Disney’s Christopher Robin is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.



Winnie the Pooh Returns on August 3rd in Christopher Robin [VIDEOS]


Check out a bunch of promotional videos from Christopher Robin, which hits theaters this coming Friday, August 3rd.

Winnie-the-Pooh and friends reunite with old pal Christopher Robin -- now an adult.

Disney’s Christopher Robin is directed by Marc Forster from a screenplay by Alex Ross Perry and Allison Schroeder and a story by Perry based on characters created by A.A. Milne. The producers are Brigham Taylor and Kristin Burr with Renée Wolfe and Jeremy Johns serving as executive producers. The film stars Ewan McGregor as Christopher Robin; Hayley Atwell as his wife Evelyn; Bronte Carmichael as his daughter Madeline; and Mark Gatiss as Keith Winslow, Robin’s boss. The film also features the voices of: Jim Cummings as Winnie the Pooh; Chris O’Dowd as Tigger; Brad Garrett as Eeyore; Toby Jones as Owl; Nick Mohammed as Piglet; Peter Capaldi as Rabbit; and Sophie Okonedo as Kanga.



Friday, July 27, 2018

Simon Pegg Offers a Brief Update on Star Trek 4


Simon Pegg is currently making the rounds and doing press for Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Hey U Guys caught up with and asked about the J.J. Abrams- produced Star Trek 4.

"As far as I know, we are pushing ahead. We are in prep, I think, for it. But, there is so much to do before we start shooting, like making sure everybody is available,” stated Pegg, who portrays Scotty in the Trek films.

S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black), the first female director in the franchise's history, is steering the Star Trek 4 ship.

In the sequel, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will supposedly meet his dead father (played by Chris Hemsworth) through the use of time travel. Anyone who's seen even a handful of Star Trek episodes or movies won't be surprised by the use of this plot device.

Simon Pegg Offers a Brief Update on Star Trek 4


Simon Pegg is currently making the rounds and doing press for Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Hey U Guys caught up with and asked about the J.J. Abrams- produced Star Trek 4.

"As far as I know, we are pushing ahead. We are in prep, I think, for it. But, there is so much to do before we start shooting, like making sure everybody is available,” stated Pegg, who portrays Scotty in the Trek films.

S.J. Clarkson (The Defenders, Jessica Jones, Orange is the New Black), the first female director in the franchise's history, is steering the Star Trek 4 ship.

In the sequel, Chris Pine’s Captain Kirk will supposedly meet his dead father (played by Chris Hemsworth) through the use of time travel. Anyone who's seen even a handful of Star Trek episodes or movies won't be surprised by the use of this plot device.

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Fallout


Unlike the past movies in the series, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is directly tied to the last entry. It truly is a companion piece to Rogue Nation, continuing the story and featuring many of the same characters. Where you could fall into the previous chapters in the M.I. franchise with just a some surface knowledge as to what it was all about, Fallout demands that you've seen its predecessor.

If I didn't know better, I would think Mission: Impossible - Fallout was the bookend to the franchise. The way everything comes together reminds me of that last episode of a television show that knew ahead of time it was getting one last chance to say or do something and tie up loose ends. It also seems like their was a conscious decision to call back to or pay tribute to most of the past entries in the series. Their are obvious homages to many of them, from 1996's Mission: Impossible to MI2 to Ghost Protocol. Some are more apparent than others.

Tom Cruise brings his A-game and then some to Mission: Impossible - Fallout. I would venture to say he does at least two times the amount of stunts here than he has in any of the other movies. He's constantly jumping on to or off of something. When he's not doing that he's riding a motorcyle, driving a car into oncoming traffic, or flying a helicopter into the side of a mountain at breakneck speeds.



Henry Cavill is just a beast in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. I believe his nickname in the CIA is the Hammer, and he earns it. He's like a blunt object that just forcibly moves any object out of his way. When he stands next to Cruise in scenes, he towers over him like Frankenstein's monster over an angry villager.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is very much an ensemble piece. Each character gets his time in the spotlight. Of course, Ethan Hunt is the center of the story, but Benji, Luther, and Ilsa all get their chance to shine as well. Even Alec Baldwin gets a bigger role in this one.

The action sequences in Mission: Impossible - Fallout are just ridiculous from start to finish. I honestly can't even fathom how most of them were even shot and from what angle. There are many sequences that were clearly filmed from a camera mounted on Tom Cruise and they really give you a unique perspective of what the actor saw as he was doing his own stunts.  



I don't know how Tom Cruise and Company do it, but every time they release a new Mission: Impossible movie, it somehow is better than the last. Rarely can that be said for a film franchise, but I don't think I'm in the minority when it comes to this opinion.I give a lot of the credit to Cruise because, let's be honest, he really is the glue that holds the whole series together.
 

YOUR mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go see Mission: Impossible - Fallout as QUICKLY as POSSIBLE!

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language. The only language that really surprised me was when Henry Cavill drops an F-bomb. The violence is pretty standard for the series and nothing out of the ordinary.
Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) directed and wrote Mission: Impossible - Fallout. It stars Tom Crusie, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Fergoson, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, and Michelle Monaghan. The movie runs 147 minutes long.

Movie Review: Mission: Impossible - Fallout


Unlike the past movies in the series, Mission: Impossible - Fallout is directly tied to the last entry. It truly is a companion piece to Rogue Nation, continuing the story and featuring many of the same characters. Where you could fall into the previous chapters in the M.I. franchise with just a some surface knowledge as to what it was all about, Fallout demands that you've seen its predecessor.

If I didn't know better, I would think Mission: Impossible - Fallout was the bookend to the franchise. The way everything comes together reminds me of that last episode of a television show that knew ahead of time it was getting one last chance to say or do something and tie up loose ends. It also seems like their was a conscious decision to call back to or pay tribute to most of the past entries in the series. Their are obvious homages to many of them, from 1996's Mission: Impossible to MI2 to Ghost Protocol. Some are more apparent than others.

Tom Cruise brings his A-game and then some to Mission: Impossible - Fallout. I would venture to say he does at least two times the amount of stunts here than he has in any of the other movies. He's constantly jumping on to or off of something. When he's not doing that he's riding a motorcyle, driving a car into oncoming traffic, or flying a helicopter into the side of a mountain at breakneck speeds.



Henry Cavill is just a beast in Mission: Impossible - Fallout. I believe his nickname in the CIA is the Hammer, and he earns it. He's like a blunt object that just forcibly moves any object out of his way. When he stands next to Cruise in scenes, he towers over him like Frankenstein's monster over an angry villager.

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is very much an ensemble piece. Each character gets his time in the spotlight. Of course, Ethan Hunt is the center of the story, but Benji, Luther, and Ilsa all get their chance to shine as well. Even Alec Baldwin gets a bigger role in this one.

The action sequences in Mission: Impossible - Fallout are just ridiculous from start to finish. I honestly can't even fathom how most of them were even shot and from what angle. There are many sequences that were clearly filmed from a camera mounted on Tom Cruise and they really give you a unique perspective of what the actor saw as he was doing his own stunts.  



I don't know how Tom Cruise and Company do it, but every time they release a new Mission: Impossible movie, it somehow is better than the last. Rarely can that be said for a film franchise, but I don't think I'm in the minority when it comes to this opinion.I give a lot of the credit to Cruise because, let's be honest, he really is the glue that holds the whole series together.
 

YOUR mission, if you choose to accept it, is to go see Mission: Impossible - Fallout as QUICKLY as POSSIBLE!

Mission: Impossible - Fallout is rated PG-13 for violence and intense sequences of action, and for brief strong language. The only language that really surprised me was when Henry Cavill drops an F-bomb. The violence is pretty standard for the series and nothing out of the ordinary.
Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation) directed and wrote Mission: Impossible - Fallout. It stars Tom Crusie, Simon Pegg, Henry Cavill, Ving Rhames, Rebecca Fergoson, Sean Harris, Alec Baldwin, Angela Bassett, and Michelle Monaghan. The movie runs 147 minutes long.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Movie Review: Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings


When Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame hit in 2010 starring Andy Lau, it brought together the martial arts epic period piece and blended it with the hint of Sherlock Holmes and fantasy to create something great from director Tsui Hark. In 2013 Hark returned to the franchise with the prequel film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon with Mark Chao stepping into the role as Dee. Now Hark and Chao are back for the latest entry Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, but does it bring more of the same fantasy and mystery or will it be a case he can’t solve?

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings follows the detective embroiled in his most difficult case yet. Accused of wrongdoing by Empress Wu, Detective Dee must defend himself against this formidable foe, all while investigating a crime wave that has engulfed the city, marked by strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences. While I still prefer Andy Lau in the role, Marck Chao has made it his own and really delivers this time around. The story keeps the fantasy and creatures at the forefront making for a great time. The story has an initial slow build before fully launching into the action. The visuals are as amazing as ever, creating a beautifully stunning period look to the time. The film was clearly shot for 3D which makes some of the CGI look a bit off in standard format, but doesn’t take too much away from the finished product as is.


There is plenty of martial arts action to break it up from time to time to keep viewers intrigued with some cool designs and weapons that made me think of the old Shaw Brothers films like Five Element Ninjas. The ending of the movie goes all in with a full on creature fantasy fight that is fun to watch making this another fun chapter in the Detective Dee franchise.

If you haven’t seen the other chapters you should still at least check out the previous entry, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon before heading into this one. Both of the previous entries are available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA and check out the latest Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings in select theaters now.

Review by Bobby Blakey - Bobby reviews way more movies on his own website than the genre-specific ones I post here. Check out Bobby's awesome website and his live show he co-hosts with his wife, Drusilla, at Hollywood Matrimony.


Movie Review: Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings


When Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame hit in 2010 starring Andy Lau, it brought together the martial arts epic period piece and blended it with the hint of Sherlock Holmes and fantasy to create something great from director Tsui Hark. In 2013 Hark returned to the franchise with the prequel film Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon with Mark Chao stepping into the role as Dee. Now Hark and Chao are back for the latest entry Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings, but does it bring more of the same fantasy and mystery or will it be a case he can’t solve?

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings follows the detective embroiled in his most difficult case yet. Accused of wrongdoing by Empress Wu, Detective Dee must defend himself against this formidable foe, all while investigating a crime wave that has engulfed the city, marked by strange and seemingly supernatural occurrences. While I still prefer Andy Lau in the role, Marck Chao has made it his own and really delivers this time around. The story keeps the fantasy and creatures at the forefront making for a great time. The story has an initial slow build before fully launching into the action. The visuals are as amazing as ever, creating a beautifully stunning period look to the time. The film was clearly shot for 3D which makes some of the CGI look a bit off in standard format, but doesn’t take too much away from the finished product as is.


There is plenty of martial arts action to break it up from time to time to keep viewers intrigued with some cool designs and weapons that made me think of the old Shaw Brothers films like Five Element Ninjas. The ending of the movie goes all in with a full on creature fantasy fight that is fun to watch making this another fun chapter in the Detective Dee franchise.

If you haven’t seen the other chapters you should still at least check out the previous entry, Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon before heading into this one. Both of the previous entries are available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Well Go USA and check out the latest Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings in select theaters now.

Review by Bobby Blakey - Bobby reviews way more movies on his own website than the genre-specific ones I post here. Check out Bobby's awesome website and his live show he co-hosts with his wife, Drusilla, at Hollywood Matrimony.


See All the Clips and Trailers for Teen Titans Go to the Movies [VIDEO]


FilmSelect Trailer has combined all the clips and trailers for Teen Titans Go to the Movies in one big video. I know many of you out there aren't fans of the goofy nature of Teen Titans Go, but I've always liked its sense of humor and cleverness. It's a nice break from all the dark and gloomy DCEU films. I'm looking forward to checking this fun-looking film at some point.

A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

Teen Titans Go to the Movies flies into theaters on July 27th, 2018.


See All the Clips and Trailers for Teen Titans Go to the Movies [VIDEO]


FilmSelect Trailer has combined all the clips and trailers for Teen Titans Go to the Movies in one big video. I know many of you out there aren't fans of the goofy nature of Teen Titans Go, but I've always liked its sense of humor and cleverness. It's a nice break from all the dark and gloomy DCEU films. I'm looking forward to checking this fun-looking film at some point.

A villain's maniacal plan for world domination sidetracks five teenage superheroes who dream of Hollywood stardom.

Teen Titans Go to the Movies flies into theaters on July 27th, 2018.


IDW Celebrates 35 Years of Go-Bots with New Comic Book Series


IDW Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Classic Toy Line with a Sci-Fi Epic Written and Drawn by Tom Scioli

Go-Bots actually premiered a year before Transformers in 1983. However, most of us who who grew up in the 1980s mistakenly considered Go-Bots to be a knock-off of the Robots in Disguise. IDW Publishing plans to help set the record straight with the release of a new five issue comic book series to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Tonka toy line. 

IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Tom Scioli, the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, will unleash his imagination on the wonderful world of Go-Bots! Launching in October, Go-Bots will be the first story to feature classic toy and cartoon characters like Leader-1, Scooter, Turbo, and Cy-Kill’s Renegades in over three decades!

In the new five-issue series, the existence of Go-Bots on Earth has changed humans’ way of life. They chauffeur us around. They protect us from harm. They do the jobs that are too boring or dangerous for us. They fight our wars for us. They are friends for the lonely. The only thing they don’t do is dream for us… but that could change any day now. For a generation, Leader-1 and the Guardians have said that they were here to help us… but as they become more integrated into our society, the question must be asked: Are they here to replace us?


“This is a dream project – I’m writing, drawing, coloring, and hand-lettering this book. It’s a labor of love,” says Scioli. “When these characters were conceived of in the ’80s, the idea of robots with human personalities was science fiction. Now, it’s history. The world of living machines is here – we’re living it. The time is right for Go-Bots!”

“Avant-garde creator Tom Scioli has been pushing the comic book storytelling medium for nearly two decades now and his work on Go-Bots is yet another watershed moment in his career,” says IDW Associate Publisher David Hedgecock. “It is a testament to the strong collaboration between IDW Publishing and Hasbro, that projects like this can exist on licensed properties.”

For information on how to secure copies of the monthly Go-Bots comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

IDW Celebrates 35 Years of Go-Bots with New Comic Book Series


IDW Celebrates the 35th Anniversary of Classic Toy Line with a Sci-Fi Epic Written and Drawn by Tom Scioli

Go-Bots actually premiered a year before Transformers in 1983. However, most of us who who grew up in the 1980s mistakenly considered Go-Bots to be a knock-off of the Robots in Disguise. IDW Publishing plans to help set the record straight with the release of a new five issue comic book series to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the Tonka toy line. 

IDW Publishing is proud to announce that Tom Scioli, the visionary creator that brought you Transformers vs. G.I. Joe, will unleash his imagination on the wonderful world of Go-Bots! Launching in October, Go-Bots will be the first story to feature classic toy and cartoon characters like Leader-1, Scooter, Turbo, and Cy-Kill’s Renegades in over three decades!

In the new five-issue series, the existence of Go-Bots on Earth has changed humans’ way of life. They chauffeur us around. They protect us from harm. They do the jobs that are too boring or dangerous for us. They fight our wars for us. They are friends for the lonely. The only thing they don’t do is dream for us… but that could change any day now. For a generation, Leader-1 and the Guardians have said that they were here to help us… but as they become more integrated into our society, the question must be asked: Are they here to replace us?


“This is a dream project – I’m writing, drawing, coloring, and hand-lettering this book. It’s a labor of love,” says Scioli. “When these characters were conceived of in the ’80s, the idea of robots with human personalities was science fiction. Now, it’s history. The world of living machines is here – we’re living it. The time is right for Go-Bots!”

“Avant-garde creator Tom Scioli has been pushing the comic book storytelling medium for nearly two decades now and his work on Go-Bots is yet another watershed moment in his career,” says IDW Associate Publisher David Hedgecock. “It is a testament to the strong collaboration between IDW Publishing and Hasbro, that projects like this can exist on licensed properties.”

For information on how to secure copies of the monthly Go-Bots comic book series, please contact your local comic shop or visit www.comicshoplocator.com to find a store near you.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

See Photos and Interviews from Mission: Impossible - Fallout U.S. Premiere! [VIDEO]


The U.S. premiere of Mission: Impossible - Fallout took place on Sunday, July 22nd. The event happened at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Most of the main cast and some of the crew from the film were in attendance for the red carpet and to introduce the film to a packed house of viewers for a sneak preview.

Check out photos of the event right here.


Experience Mission: Impossible – Fallout in theatres, RealD 3D and IMAX on July 27, 2018

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.


See Photos and Interviews from Mission: Impossible - Fallout U.S. Premiere! [VIDEO]


The U.S. premiere of Mission: Impossible - Fallout took place on Sunday, July 22nd. The event happened at Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Most of the main cast and some of the crew from the film were in attendance for the red carpet and to introduce the film to a packed house of viewers for a sneak preview.

Check out photos of the event right here.


Experience Mission: Impossible – Fallout in theatres, RealD 3D and IMAX on July 27, 2018

The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.


Voltron Legendary Defender Season 7 Trailer is Here!


Season 7 premieres on Netflix August 10

During a packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con, DreamWorks Animation Television provided a look inside the upcoming season of the Netflix original series Voltron Legendary Defender, set to debut August 10, also releasing a full trailer for season 7.

Executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery were joined by voice talent Rhys Darby (Coran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Jeremy Shada (Lance) and Story Editor Josh Hamilton in a panel moderated by Nerdist associate editor, Kyle Anderson.


Panel highlights included:

After premiering the first episode of season 7, called “A Little Adventure,” executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery announced that the series will return to Netflix August 10, with 13 all new episodes. Trailer available here.

Season 7 Logline: Following Lotor’s defeat, the Paladins are finally able to set a course for Earth. After a long and perilous journey, they discover that their home planet is not how they left it.

“A Little Adventure” follows Team Voltron as they encounter a small problem on the planet Faunus as they try to recharge their lions.

DreamWorks and Nerdist announced the launch of an official Voltron commentary podcast called “Form Podcast!”, hosted by Nerdist associate editor Kyle Anderson and featuring showrunners, cast and crew from the series. Each episode creates a “listen-while-you-watch” commentary track to play alongside each Netflix episode of Voltron Legendary Defender, providing all-new behind-the-scenes conversation about creating the series.


The first episode featuring executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery is now available from Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1411659171

Jeremy Shada surprised fans half way through the panel and was met with a wild reception!

Fans got a kick out of Rhys Darby’s live impression of a Yalmor.

One Final Season to come before the end of the year!

Following the panel, Voltron and the character Shiro were trending worldwide on Twitter!


Voltron Legendary Defender Season 7 Trailer is Here!


Season 7 premieres on Netflix August 10

During a packed panel at San Diego Comic-Con, DreamWorks Animation Television provided a look inside the upcoming season of the Netflix original series Voltron Legendary Defender, set to debut August 10, also releasing a full trailer for season 7.

Executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery were joined by voice talent Rhys Darby (Coran), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge), Jeremy Shada (Lance) and Story Editor Josh Hamilton in a panel moderated by Nerdist associate editor, Kyle Anderson.


Panel highlights included:

After premiering the first episode of season 7, called “A Little Adventure,” executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery announced that the series will return to Netflix August 10, with 13 all new episodes. Trailer available here.

Season 7 Logline: Following Lotor’s defeat, the Paladins are finally able to set a course for Earth. After a long and perilous journey, they discover that their home planet is not how they left it.

“A Little Adventure” follows Team Voltron as they encounter a small problem on the planet Faunus as they try to recharge their lions.

DreamWorks and Nerdist announced the launch of an official Voltron commentary podcast called “Form Podcast!”, hosted by Nerdist associate editor Kyle Anderson and featuring showrunners, cast and crew from the series. Each episode creates a “listen-while-you-watch” commentary track to play alongside each Netflix episode of Voltron Legendary Defender, providing all-new behind-the-scenes conversation about creating the series.


The first episode featuring executive producers Joaquim Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery is now available from Apple Podcasts: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/id1411659171

Jeremy Shada surprised fans half way through the panel and was met with a wild reception!

Fans got a kick out of Rhys Darby’s live impression of a Yalmor.

One Final Season to come before the end of the year!

Following the panel, Voltron and the character Shiro were trending worldwide on Twitter!


Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Batman Who Laughs Miniseries Announced by Scott Snyder


Six-Issue Miniseries to Feature Art by Jock

Today’s DC Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con featured a host of talent from the “New Justice” family of titles: JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSSEY, TEEN TITANS and TITANS. New Justice architect and JUSTICE LEAGUE writer Scott Snyder was on hand to talk with fans about his current run, including the creation of the Legion of Doom, Sinestro’s discovery of the Ultraviolet Spectrum and Lex Luthor dispatching Vandal Savage with a doorknob.


But he really stirred the crowd’s interest with the announcement that he would be teaming up with artist Jock to create a six-issue miniseries based on the popular character from DARK NIGHTS: METAL, The Batman Who Laughs. Scheduled for November, this is a story Snyder has been eager to write, featuring two of his favorite characters. This six-issue miniseries pits Batman against the culmination of all his fears from the Dark Multiverse, an evil amalgamation of himself and his greatest nemesis, The Joker.


The Batman Who Laughs Miniseries Announced by Scott Snyder


Six-Issue Miniseries to Feature Art by Jock

Today’s DC Justice League panel at San Diego Comic-Con featured a host of talent from the “New Justice” family of titles: JUSTICE LEAGUE, JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK, JUSTICE LEAGUE ODYSSSEY, TEEN TITANS and TITANS. New Justice architect and JUSTICE LEAGUE writer Scott Snyder was on hand to talk with fans about his current run, including the creation of the Legion of Doom, Sinestro’s discovery of the Ultraviolet Spectrum and Lex Luthor dispatching Vandal Savage with a doorknob.


But he really stirred the crowd’s interest with the announcement that he would be teaming up with artist Jock to create a six-issue miniseries based on the popular character from DARK NIGHTS: METAL, The Batman Who Laughs. Scheduled for November, this is a story Snyder has been eager to write, featuring two of his favorite characters. This six-issue miniseries pits Batman against the culmination of all his fears from the Dark Multiverse, an evil amalgamation of himself and his greatest nemesis, The Joker.


Get Pumped for Shazam! with This New Teaser Trailer


Out of both the trailers DC and Warner Bros. premiered at Comic-Con, I was the most impressed with Shazam! I love Aquaman, but it really does look just like more of the same that we got from Justice League. I have high hopes for it since it's being directed by Conjuring Universe mastermind James Wan. However, Shazam! feels like a light-hearted super hero romp very much in the vein of the classic Superman films that put DC comic book movies on the map in the 1970s and 1980s.

Check out the Shazam! trailer for yourself below. Doesn't it have a refreshing air of innocence and whimsy that has been missing in the DC Cinematic Universe since... well... Batman Begins? It looks fun, silly, and entertaining without being irreverent to the source material.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Darren Lemke.

 SHAZAM! - Only in theaters April 2019


Get Pumped for Shazam! with This New Teaser Trailer


Out of both the trailers DC and Warner Bros. premiered at Comic-Con, I was the most impressed with Shazam! I love Aquaman, but it really does look just like more of the same that we got from Justice League. I have high hopes for it since it's being directed by Conjuring Universe mastermind James Wan. However, Shazam! feels like a light-hearted super hero romp very much in the vein of the classic Superman films that put DC comic book movies on the map in the 1970s and 1980s.

Check out the Shazam! trailer for yourself below. Doesn't it have a refreshing air of innocence and whimsy that has been missing in the DC Cinematic Universe since... well... Batman Begins? It looks fun, silly, and entertaining without being irreverent to the source material.

We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s (Asher Angel) case, by shouting out one word—SHAZAM!—this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult Super Hero Shazam (Zachary Levi), courtesy of an ancient wizard. Still a kid at heart—inside a ripped, godlike body—Shazam revels in this adult version of himself by doing what any teen would do with superpowers: have fun with them! Can he fly? Does he have X-ray vision? Can he shoot lightning out of his hands? Can he skip his social studies test? Shazam sets out to test the limits of his abilities with the joyful recklessness of a child. But he’ll need to master these powers quickly in order to fight the deadly forces of evil controlled by Dr. Thaddeus Sivana (Mark Strong).

Shazam! is directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Darren Lemke.

 SHAZAM! - Only in theaters April 2019


Monday, July 23, 2018

Bumblebee Director and Cast Attend Comic-Con


Hasbro and Paramount Pictures brought Bumblebee to Comic-Con this year to help promote the first Transformers spin-off film. 

Director Travis Knight and actors John Cena, Hailee Steinfeld, and Jorge Lendeborg were all in attendance for an autograph signing session, red carpet event, and question and answer panel. 

Optimus Prime voice actor Peter Cullen even showed up at the panel to ask a question.

Comic-Con attendees were also treated to an exclusive poster which they could get autographed.

Check out pictures from the event below.