Monday, September 30, 2019

Stranger Things 4 Teaser Announcement Hints at Where We're Headed [VIDEO]

Netflix has released an announcement teaser video for Stranger Things 4. The clip simply tells us "We're Not in Hawkins Anymore" after we witness the Stranger Things 4 logo disintegrate before our very eyes into the Upside Down. That's all we get folks. It's enough to get me excited as to what the direction of the next season could be. Will we be spending more time in the Upside Down? Will Hopper return (Duh)? You can check out the teaser trailer and a quote from creators The Duffer Brothers after the jump.

“We are absolutely thrilled to continue our relationship with Netflix. Ted Sarandos, Cindy Holland, Brian Wright, and Matt Thunell took a huge chance on us and our show — and forever changed our lives. From our first pitch meeting to the release of Stranger Things 3, the entire team at Netflix has been nothing short of sensational, providing us with the kind of support, guidance, and creative freedom we always dreamed about. We can’t wait to tell many more stories together — beginning, of course, with a return trip to Hawkins.”

Stranger Things 4 Teaser Announcement Hints at Where We're Headed [VIDEO]

Netflix has released an announcement teaser video for Stranger Things 4. The clip simply tells us "We're Not in Hawkins Anymore" after we witness the Stranger Things 4 logo disintegrate before our very eyes into the Upside Down. That's all we get folks. It's enough to get me excited as to what the direction of the next season could be. Will we be spending more time in the Upside Down? Will Hopper return (Duh)? You can check out the teaser trailer and a quote from creators The Duffer Brothers after the jump.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Spider-Man Clings to MCU

After briefly breaking up, Sony Pictures and Marvel have found a way to get back in the Spider-Man business together. On Friday, the two companies jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its president, Kevin Feige, will produce the third film in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series. It will once again feature Tom Holland reprising his role as the titular hero. The rumor mill roared back to life this week with hints that the two companies were close to brokering a new agreement.

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Spider-Man Clings to MCU

After briefly breaking up, Sony Pictures and Marvel have found a way to get back in the Spider-Man business together. On Friday, the two companies jointly announced that Marvel Studios and its president, Kevin Feige, will produce the third film in the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” series. It will once again feature Tom Holland reprising his role as the titular hero. The rumor mill roared back to life this week with hints that the two companies were close to brokering a new agreement.

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Brandon Routh's Crisis on Infinite Earth's Superman

'It’s an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn’t get to the first time,' Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh told EW of suiting back up as the Man of Steel. Brandon Routh is back as the Man of Steel. On Friday, The CW gave us our first look at the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star suiting back up as Superman — for the first time since Superman Returns — in the upcoming crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” In the image, Routh dons a costume inspired by Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come design.

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Brandon Routh's Crisis on Infinite Earth's Superman

'It’s an opportunity for me to kind of say hello and goodbye to the character in a way I didn’t get to the first time,' Legends of Tomorrow star Brandon Routh told EW of suiting back up as the Man of Steel. Brandon Routh is back as the Man of Steel. On Friday, The CW gave us our first look at the DC’s Legends of Tomorrow star suiting back up as Superman — for the first time since Superman Returns — in the upcoming crossover “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” In the image, Routh dons a costume inspired by Alex Ross’ Kingdom Come design.

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Concert Review: An Evening with Demon Hunter at Trees in Dallas, TX

18 years down the road and Demon Hunter is still delivering a pummeling musical experience that is best explored on their latest tour in support of not one, but two full albums released on Solid State Records earlier this year. An Evening with Demon Hunter really is the best way to describe the experience of seeing the band perform two complete sets, which perfectly contrast and complement each other all at the same time. Not to make cheesy comparisons, but the easiest way to describe what happens is imagine going to see Stonesour and Slipknot in the same evening. Ease the audience into what will end up being a pummeling.

I've been a fan of Ryan Clark's musical output since even before Tooth and Nail released Focal Point's "Suffering of the Masses." They had a 7-inch ep entitled "Neglected" released on Life Sentence Records a short time before their debut full-length which caught my attention. Seeing them live on their only tour was a highlight of my musical history. I booked Training for Utopia in Austin, TX and saw them live a few times and the experiences were always electrifying.
With Demon Hunter, Ryan takes his thought-provoking lyrics and sets them to a backdrop of lush and melodic piano lines and brutally chugging guitar riffs. Some call it nu-metal, but I call it musical progression. Knowing his musical tastes from interviews, An Evening with Demon Hunter must be the closest thing to perfect musical and artistic expression the accomplished musician could dream to experience.

Let's not put all the spotlight just on Ryan. The rest of Demon Hunter are more than capable of holding their own on stage. Guitarists Jeremiah Scott and Patrick Judge both handle their instruments with precision and fury, trading off leads with each other and double-picking power chords that whip the crowd into a frenzy. Bassist John Dunn stalks around the stage adding the booming low-end to the songs while drummer Timothy "Yogi" Watts pounds out the rhythms that drive home a cohesive heaviness and groove that really has become known as the Demon Hunter sound.
The audience at a Demon Hunter show includes a variety of different age groups and people. There were some kids who looked like your typical youth group or college types. There were way more middle-aged and older people in the crowd than I thought there would be. Some were alone or with their significant others, while a few were in attendance with their teenage offspring in tow. Of course, there were also a big number of metalheads and hardcore fans sporting Demon Hunter, Iron Maiden, and As I Lay Dying t-shirts and slamming it out in the pit front-and-center.

I would highly recommend attending An Evening with Demon Hunter wherever they're playing around you. It's the definitive experience if you're a fan of the group. They play a little over two hours, with an intermission in-between their acoustic and heavy sets. No matter what your favorite "sound" of Demon Hunter is, they play a song off every album and there's something for everyone.

Concert Review: An Evening with Demon Hunter at Trees in Dallas, TX

18 years down the road and Demon Hunter is still delivering a pummeling musical experience that is best explored on their latest tour in support of not one, but two full albums released on Solid State Records earlier this year. An Evening with Demon Hunter really is the best way to describe the experience of seeing the band perform two complete sets, which perfectly contrast and complement each other all at the same time. Not to make cheesy comparisons, but the easiest way to describe what happens is imagine going to see Stonesour and Slipknot in the same evening. Ease the audience into what will end up being a pummeling.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Will Smith VS. Will Smith in Action-Packed Chase Scene from Gemini Man [VIDEO]

Will Smith fights his younger clone in this action-packed chase scene from director Ang Lee's sci-fi thriller, Gemini Man.

Check out the clip after the jump.

Henry Brogan is an elite assassin who becomes the target of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. To his horror, he soon learns that the man who's trying to kill him is a younger, faster, cloned version of himself in Gemini Man.

Gemini Man hits theaters October 11th, 2019.

Will Smith VS. Will Smith in Action-Packed Chase Scene from Gemini Man [VIDEO]

Will Smith fights his younger clone in this action-packed chase scene from director Ang Lee's sci-fi thriller, Gemini Man.

Check out the clip after the jump.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

The Blamed Post Lyric Video for Single "Overwhelming Love"

The Blamed have posted a lyric video for their single "Overwhelming Love" off the brand new full length titled "The Church Is Hurting People." The album is out October 18th on Indie Vision Music. This release comes on the heels of last fall’s split with The Satire that garnered critical acclaim and further cemented their impact as one of our generation’s hardest hitting powerhouses. Original members Bryan Gray (Six Feet Deep, Mortal) and Jim Chaffin (The Crucified, Fasedown) return to once again dominate the music world

Check out the lyric video after the jump.

Indie Vision Music is proud to present the long-awaited new full-length release from legendary post-hardcore punk band THE BLAMED. Mixing equal parts heaviness and raw delivery with the enlightened lyrics of a band with a lot to say. “The Church Is Hurting People” is a cry out for change and a message of love for those searching for meaning in this life.

The pioneering Christian punk / hardcore / post-hardcore band, The Blamed, originated in Northern California in the early 1990s, with original members Bryan Gray and Jim Chaffin at the forefront. They not only went on to extensively tour North America and Europe, but consistently would boldly forge into new and creative musical paths in Christian music, always relevant and ahead of the curve. They were one of the first bands ever signed to the legendary Tooth & Nail Records, and released 7 records before going on hiatus in the mid-2000's. Each release progressed from the original old-school punk-rock style to more sophisticated and progressive post-hardcore articulations.
After over a decade of playing in other bands and pursuits, The Blamed has reformed, with original founding members Bryan Gray on guitar and vocals, and Jim Chaffin on drums, also now with Sid Duffour on bass and vocals, and Jeff Locke on guitar and vocals. These four friends began writing new music and composing songs to present to dedicated fans of The Blamed, with the musical style leaning toward the intense hardcore punk of the classic ”Frail” album, but with the refinement and creativity of their post-hardcore records.

As of September 2019, their long-awaited new record, "The Church Is Hurting People," is being released on Indie Vision Music on vinyl, CD and electronic format, with guest appearances by the industrial/metal legend Klank, Jesse Hawley (vocalist of the post-hardcore metal band, The Satire), and Jesse Ewan, the legendary FOH engineer of the legendary Chicago venue the Double Door and vocalist/guitarist of the popular gritty punk band, Speed Babes.

The Blamed on Social Networks

Facebook: /theblamed

Instagram: @theblamed

Bandcamp: music.indievisionmusic.com

The Blamed Post Lyric Video for Single "Overwhelming Love"

The Blamed have posted a lyric video for their single "Overwhelming Love" off the brand new full length titled "The Church Is Hurting People." The album is out October 18th on Indie Vision Music. This release comes on the heels of last fall’s split with The Satire that garnered critical acclaim and further cemented their impact as one of our generation’s hardest hitting powerhouses. Original members Bryan Gray (Six Feet Deep, Mortal) and Jim Chaffin (The Crucified, Fasedown) return to once again dominate the music world

Check out the lyric video after the jump.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Stream-of-Conscious Movie Review: IT Chapter Two

IT Chapter Two is the sort of movie that sounded good on the page, but just doesn't translate to the screen well. As a narrative film, it starts to derail when the Losers Club split up. Some of the experiences of fear they face feel a bit shoehorned in to make the film an "epic" three hours. Don't get me wrong, that's not to say there weren't some great scenes in the movie. Just not enough of them to keep me invested and excited to see it again.

All the acting in IT Chapter Two was right on except for the one person I thought would not disappoint - Jessica Chastain. She's not terrible. She just doesn't deliver any sort of energy or charisma to her role the way Sophia Lillis does. Chastain doesn't seem very invested in her character. Let's put it that way.
Much of the appeal and energy of IT Chapter Two seems to be missing with the absence of the kids through most of this sequel. I wasn't a huge fan of the first film, but I have to say I think it's a more entertaining movie. I will give props to IT Chapter Two for its use of practical effects, which does give the film a more organic feel at times.

The message of IT Chapter Two seems to be that we all have to face our fears and our pasts to truly move forward and live a healthy and productive life. Social commentary is served on the subjects of bullying and shaming someone's weight and sexual orientation, which I'm sure will cause some controversy among some circles.

Stream-of-Conscious Movie Review: IT Chapter Two

IT Chapter Two is the sort of movie that sounded good on the page, but just doesn't translate to the screen well. As a narrative film, it starts to derail when the Losers Club split up. Some of the experiences of fear they face feel a bit shoehorned in to make the film an "epic" three hours. Don't get me wrong, that's not to say there weren't some great scenes in the movie. Just not enough of them to keep me invested and excited to see it again.

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Review: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock

Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock is everything a fan of Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton's novel could ever ask for. Packed in one 8-minute short is all the action, suspense, and youthful excitement we've come to expect from the filmmaker that brought us Indiana Jones, Jaws, and other films he financed like The Goonies, E.T., and Back to the Future. You could even make an argument that it could be one of the best sequences ever shot for the dinosaur-based franchise.

The setting of Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock couldn't be more perfect. A modern day campground filled with different sorts of families and folks cooking out and just sitting around their campfires. Their vacations are all interrupted when a couple triceratops stumble across the grounds. Everyone is terrified at first, but begin to settle down when they realize the prehistoric animals are plant-eaters. Theirs only one massive problem. They've attracted a more dangerous behemoth that has become all too familiar to us all - a very hungry tyrannosaurus rex who's looking a free meal and doesn't discriminate as to what species it eats.
Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock puts all the right elements together for a jaw-dropping and intense 8-minute adrenaline ride. You have a blended family, which mirrors our society perfectly today. They argue and fuss with each other, but are still fiercely loyal when it counts. Another really cool update to the typical action movie trope is making not only the man the hero of the story, but getting the females of all ages involved in the excitement. Combine that with some truly edge-of-your-seat giant monster tension and you have an excellent bite-sized morsel of terror and adventure for the YouTube generation.

If Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock is any indication of what to expect from Colin Trevorrow in his next chapter in the hit series of films, I'm eager for more. Honestly, this 8 minute teaser of what's to come reminded me of the chills I got seeing Jurassic Park the first time and the nervousness I experienced when the T-Rex knocked the bus over the edge of the cliff in The Lost World: Jurassic Park. My anticipation for the next Jurassic World has just been bumped up a notch.

Watch the all-new short film Battle at Big Rock now.

BATTLE AT BIG ROCK is an all-new short film directed by Colin Trevorrow, written by Trevorrow and Emily Carmichael.

The short takes place one year after the events of the last Jurassic World film in Big Rock National Park, where dinosaurs are now living in our world. The story follows a family of four whose encounter with these wild animals becomes a terrifying fight for survival.

Starring:
André Holland
Natalie Martinez
Melody Hurd
Pierson Salvador

Review: Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock

Jurassic World: Battle at Big Rock is everything a fan of Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton's novel could ever ask for. Packed in one 8-minute short is all the action, suspense, and youthful excitement we've come to expect from the filmmaker that brought us Indiana Jones, Jaws, and other films he financed like The Goonies, E.T., and Back to the Future. You could even make an argument that it could be one of the best sequences ever shot for the dinosaur-based franchise.

Friday, September 13, 2019

Musicians on Movies: Billy Power of Spoken in Tongues and Blenderhead

Billy Power is what you would call a veteran of the music scene. He fronted post-hardcore outfit Blenderhead in the early of days of Tooth and Nail Records. Speaking of Tooth and Nail Records, he was also label owner Brandon Ebel's right-hand man for many years, getting the fledgling indie label on its feet in its formative years. Now, Power is the main songwriter for his long-gestating passion project, Spoken in Tongues. I caught up with Billy to discuss movies and music and you can check it all out after the jump.

Give us a little introduction to yourself and your band.

My name is Billy Power (ex-Blenderhead) and I sing, play bass and guitar and am the principle songwriter in the band Spoken in Tongues along with Chris Wible (ex Everdown) who plays drums.

What sort of movies and television really get you excited?

I like a pretty wide variety of stuff but I am especially into things that are based on a true story as well as documentaries. Lately I have kind of been avoiding things that are too serious and leaning toward more comedy and other more fun genres like action / adventure. Of course, I love things that are based around music. I really enjoyed the Queen biopic recently as well as the film Begin Again about songwriters in New York. I started the A Star Is Born remake on a recent flight but ran out of time to finish it. I really enjoyed what I saw of it so far. I like original stories. I am not into most of the comic book films that are popular these days. As far as TV shows, I am really into Stranger Things, Glow, Mr. Robot and Ozark.

Do movies and television affect your songwriting or lyrics?

I definitely absorb that as inspiration. The song Versatile Solutions For Modern Living, by my former band Blenderhead, was pulled directly from the movie Fight Club. It leaks into other places as well.

What actor is your favorite and why?

I don’t know if I have an all time favorite. My current favorite actor is Rami Malek. He is so great in Mr. Robot and was incredible in the Queen film as Freddy Mercury. I forgot I was watching a fictional film at one point. He was just amazing in it. I always love Edward Norton in films and Robert DeNiro.
Have you ever been in a movie?

I was in the documentary No New Kind Of Story about Tooth & Nail Records. I have never been in an actual film.

If you shoot videos or have been in them, talk about the process of making it. Are or were you trying to say something visually in the video?

I actually have never made a music video, but we are definitely going to make some for Spoken in Tongues. We’re planning on doing one for the song "Bluff" that will center around people inappropriately partying at a funeral. I hope we can capture what I have in my head. I think it will be fun and thought provoking! I am definitely into doing something cinematic versus the standard band lip sync videos.

Tell us a bit about the latest album or project you're promoting?

"The Nail That Sticks Up Will Be Hammered Down" is the debut record from my new band, Spoken in Tongues. It comes out on November 22nd. I started working on these songs in 2013 and it’s my first album since 2000, which is kind of nuts. I am really excited for people to finally hear these songs. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @SpokenInTongues. Our website is spokenintongues.com and we just posted the first single off the album there today. Go give it a listen! Thanks for the opportunity to spread the word!

Musicians on Movies: Billy Power of Spoken in Tongues and Blenderhead

Billy Power is what you would call a veteran of the music scene. He fronted post-hardcore outfit Blenderhead in the early of days of Tooth and Nail Records. Speaking of Tooth and Nail Records, he was also label owner Brandon Ebel's right-hand man for many years, getting the fledgling indie label on its feet in its formative years. Now, Power is the main songwriter for his long-gestating passion project, Spoken in Tongues. I caught up with Billy to discuss movies and music and you can check it all out after the jump.

Friday, September 6, 2019

Musicians on Movies: Chris Corley of Benevolence

Chris Corley can never be accused of being lazy or shortsighted. Since I met him in 1999, the man has pushed his band through the lowest of lows and the peaks and valleys of the heavy metal music business. His love for his art and band, Benevolence, have always been consistent. He's kept going on through member changes and even tragedy when most bands would just give up and throw in the towel.

Corley's group regularly opens for national acts coming through the Dallas / Fort Worth, TX area and have a sizeable fanbase that they've expanded thanks to digital platforms like Spotify, iTunes, and the likes. I caught up with Chris recently to talk movies and music and what they mean to him.
Give us a little introduction to yourself and your band.

I’m Chris Corley, the drummer for the Fort Worth, Texas-based metal band Benevolence. Long story short, we have technically been around under different names since the early 1990’s.

On January 1st, 1997, we officially started using the name Benevolence. It was on my list of names since before the start of the band. We started out a blend of Paramaecium and Obituary. We then added faster and more aggressive influences. A few would be Anthrax, Meshuggah, Opeth, Dream Theater and Living Sacrifice among others.

After a lengthy hiatus that never should have happened, we have returned with a Vengeance, in full on Devastation mode. Influence from our newest lineup bring melodic elements to the forefront and even some occasional clean vocals. Mike is still bringing his Barney Greenwayesque (Napalm Death's singer) gutterals to the mix too!
What sort of movies and television really get you excited?

I personally got rid of the cable box. I do have Netflix. I watch stuff related to music and car shows, like restoration shows; historical shows; and stuff from back in the 1800’s and early 1900’s.

Do movies and television affect your songwriting or lyrics?

Not mine. I think that Charles, one of our guitar players, takes some influence from stuff like Lord of the Rings.
What actor is your favorite and why?

I used to watch a lot of comedy, so Adam Sandler was a favorite for a long time. I really dug him and Jim Carrey for years, I loved the Cannibal Corpse scene in Pet Detective. I still revisit those movies every now and then.

Being a fan of vintage cars (one of my favorites being Mustangs), I do love Steve McQueen’s Bullitt and H.B.Halicki’s Gone in 60 Seconds. The real one, not that stupid remake that caused the prices of 1967-1968 Fastbacks go up 500% overnight. I still can’t stand those fake Shelby’s.

Nowadays, I don’t have a specific favorite.

Have you ever been in a movie?

No. I’d love to be in one. Directors... hit me up!
If you shoot videos or have been in them, talk about the process of making it. Are or were you trying to say something visually in the video?

We currently have one we are looking to shoot. We are looking to shoot between shows that are coming up. It’s a song called Apotheosis.

Simply put it’s about rebirth - coming back to life. We are discussing having half band playing and half story line. If we go that route, the band playing will mimic the photo session we did a while back that was done in the dark with minimal lighting hitting us from one side. The story line is basically a character walking through life dead, all zombie looking, As we progress through the video, the character is coming back to life. My youngest son suggested he play the zombie and his older brother is who he transitions into. He then transitions into me fully back to life. We are still planning the way the storyline plays out, so...


Tell us a bit about the latest album or project you're promoting?

Back on April 22nd, we released a compilation we intended to release before the hiatus. It was in memory of “J” Jason Evans, our lead guitarist, who was on the song Human Disposal Machine. He was killed. The release date was his birthday. We released it digitally. You can find it on pretty much every major digital store and streaming service. There’s a version of the single we released before the hiatus called “Retribution” that we had Charles add a solo to. It also contains alive “board burn,” some work tapes and guitar demos, a rough work tape of the song “Escape into the New Reality," along with many songs from Benevolence studio recordings.

We had a couple Christmas tunes on this release as well. One of them is a new Christmas single called “BenevMas” we loosely based it on Greensleeves and wrote it in the studio. It sounds like what it would sound like if TSO and Stryper had a musical child that was heavier. We also have a new song on this release called “Deep Rest”. We are currently promoting the Lyric video for this song which just came out late August.

We will be releasing the song Apotheosis in the next few months once the video is finished, we release the single to radio, and get it to press for reviews. This song is a bit thrashier than Deep Rest. Got some old school Anthrax influence in it.

Lastly, we have two shows immediately coming up. We are playing with the Galactic Cowboys September 14th at the Haltom Theater. You can pick up tickets at the link below.

www.benevolencetickets.com

The next show is at Trees on October 16th with Amorphis and Delain. We are selling tickets to this show, and will meet up with you to sell you some. You can visit our site below and message us on our social media.

www.benevolencemetal.com

We will have new merch at these shows, including new shirt designs, hats, beanies, koozies, stickers and more.

Musicians on Movies: Chris Corley of Benevolence

Chris Corley can never be accused of being lazy or shortsighted. Since I met him in 1999, the man has pushed his band through the lowest of lows and the peaks and valleys of the heavy metal music business. His love for his art and band, Benevolence, have always been consistent. He's kept going on through member changes and even tragedy when most bands would just give up and throw in the towel.

The Raid's Iko Uwais in Negotiations for Snake Eyes Role

Iko Uwais, the star of the bone-crunching Indonesian action movie The Raid and The Raid 2, is in negotiations to suit up for the G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes. Paramount, Skydance and Hasbro’s movie arm AllSpark Pictures are behind the project that has Robert Schwentke directing. Uwais will play Hard Master, Snake Eyes’ tough as nails teacher who is also a skilled sword master.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The Raid's Iko Uwais in Negotiations for Snake Eyes Role

Iko Uwais, the star of the bone-crunching Indonesian action movie The Raid and The Raid 2, is in negotiations to suit up for the G.I. Joe spinoff, Snake Eyes. Paramount, Skydance and Hasbro’s movie arm AllSpark Pictures are behind the project that has Robert Schwentke directing. Uwais will play Hard Master, Snake Eyes’ tough as nails teacher who is also a skilled sword master.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

Julia Jones Cast in Disney+'s Star Wars Series The Mandalorian

Julia Jones has been cast in an unspecified role for Disney+'s The Mandorian, according to Deadline. Jones is best-known for playing Leah Clearwater in Summit's Twilight franchise. She recently appeared in Amazon's Goliath and HBO's Westworld.

Source: Newsarama

Julia Jones Cast in Disney+'s Star Wars Series The Mandalorian

Julia Jones has been cast in an unspecified role for Disney+'s The Mandorian, according to Deadline. Jones is best-known for playing Leah Clearwater in Summit's Twilight franchise. She recently appeared in Amazon's Goliath and HBO's Westworld.

Source: Newsarama

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Movie Review: It Chapter Two

Going into IT: Chapter 2, I had a few hopes. A couple of those included a scarier experience than the first movie, a space Turtle, and Bill Hader and James McAvoy playing their characters to the T. 2 out of 3 of those expectations were met. Unfortunately, the space turtle doesn't show up.

In the sleepy town of Derry, the evil clown Pennywise returns 27 years later to torment the grown-up members of the Losers' Club, who have long since drifted apart from one another.

IT Chapter Two is the perfect example of one whose cast and story matured from it's counterpart. The cinematography and effects are honestly stellar and the quality overall is just Grade A. For one, a cast like this has never been seen in a horror movie.

You're getting names like Jessica Chastain, Andy Bean, Bill Skarsgard, James McAvoy, Bill Hader, and many more genre actors and throwing them together. The amazing thing is is that none of it feels fake! Their chemistry is phenomenal and it elevates IT Chapter Two. The return of the younger cast is also fantastic, as you see these young talents growing in their craft more and more.
Now when it comes to story, IT Chapter Two is pretty straightforward with some awesome slow-burning moments, jump scares, and overall just really well done characterization. The mythology is handled well and there are some nice callbacks to the original IT. We get a few cameos that I won't name, but are fun.

IT Chapter Two is rated R for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material.

Now, the only complaint I really possess is the ending. Even then,  IT Chapter Two still makes sense. I left wanting more, but is that honestly a bad thing?

If there's any sort of lesson to take away from IT Chapter Two it was the idea of dealing with childhood trauma(or trauma in general). It conveys the message that it's okay to take time to heal and deal with it.

Review by Everett Shirey


Movie Review: It Chapter Two

Going into IT: Chapter 2, I had a few hopes. A couple of those included a scarier experience than the first movie, a space Turtle, and Bill Hader and James McAvoy playing their characters to the T. 2 out of 3 of those expectations were met. Unfortunately, the space turtle doesn't show up.

Get Ready to Dream of a Whole New Take on Black Christmas [VIDEO]

Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. This December, on Friday the 13th, ring in the holidays by dreaming of a Black Christmas. From director Sophia Takal (Always Shine) from the script she wrote with April Wolfe (Widower), comes a bold new take on the 1974 slasher classic produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) for his Blumhouse Productions.


Hawthorne College is quieting down for the holidays. But as Riley Stone (Imogen Poots, Green Room) and her Mu Kappa Epsilon sisters—athlete Marty (Lily Donoghue, The CW’s Jane the Virgin), rebel Kris (Aleyse Shannon, The CW’s Charmed), and foodie Jesse (Brittany O’Grady, Fox’s Star)—prepare to deck the halls with a series of seasonal parties, a black-masked stalker begins killing sorority women one by one.

As the body count rises, Riley and her squad start to question whether they can trust any man, including Marty’s beta-male boyfriend, Nate (Simon Mead, Same But Different: A True New Zealand Love Story), Riley’s new crush Landon (Caleb Eberhardt, Amazon’s Mozart in the Jungle) or even esteemed classics instructor Professor Gelson (Cary Elwes).

Whoever the killer is, he’s about to discover that this generation’s young women aren’t about to be anybody’s victims.

Get Ready to Dream of a Whole New Take on Black Christmas [VIDEO]

Just in time for the holidays comes a timely take on a cult horror classic as a campus killer comes to face a formidable group of friends in sisterhood. This December, on Friday the 13th, ring in the holidays by dreaming of a Black Christmas. From director Sophia Takal (Always Shine) from the script she wrote with April Wolfe (Widower), comes a bold new take on the 1974 slasher classic produced by Jason Blum (Halloween, Split) for his Blumhouse Productions.

Wandavision is Going to Get Bonkers for Disney+

WandaVision is ready to show audiences a side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe they’ve never seen before. The stars of the highly anticipated Disney+ series recently stopped by EW and PEOPLE’s video studio backstage at Disney’s D23 Expo and teased what to expect from the show, which centers on Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision. Olsen hinted that they would be diving into popular comic book history that the MCU movies haven’t necessarily had time for, while also playing with classic sitcom conventions.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Wandavision is Going to Get Bonkers for Disney+

WandaVision is ready to show audiences a side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe they’ve never seen before. The stars of the highly anticipated Disney+ series recently stopped by EW and PEOPLE’s video studio backstage at Disney’s D23 Expo and teased what to expect from the show, which centers on Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision. Olsen hinted that they would be diving into popular comic book history that the MCU movies haven’t necessarily had time for, while also playing with classic sitcom conventions.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Tom Holland Believes Spider-Man is in Safe Hands with Sony

Tom Holland believes the Spider-Man film franchise is in "safe hands" with Sony following its disengagement with Marvel Studios. In an interview with GQ, the 23-year-old actor frames his next Spider-Man work as a new chapter compared with "the last five years" with Marvel. "The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands."

Source: Newsarama

Tom Holland Believes Spider-Man is in Safe Hands with Sony

Tom Holland believes the Spider-Man film franchise is in "safe hands" with Sony following its disengagement with Marvel Studios. In an interview with GQ, the 23-year-old actor frames his next Spider-Man work as a new chapter compared with "the last five years" with Marvel. "The legacy and future of Spidey rests in Sony’s safe hands."

Source: Newsarama

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Mandalorian Will Explore the Origins of the First Order

The Mandalorian is going to fill in some of the backstory of a big mystery in the current Star Wars trilogy. The upcoming Disney+ series is set to explore some of the early origins of the First Order. The dictatorship commanded by Supreme Leader Snoke that rose up to succeed the fallen Galactic Empire that was defeated in Return of the Jedi will be looked into.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

The Mandalorian Will Explore the Origins of the First Order

The Mandalorian is going to fill in some of the backstory of a big mystery in the current Star Wars trilogy. The upcoming Disney+ series is set to explore some of the early origins of the First Order. The dictatorship commanded by Supreme Leader Snoke that rose up to succeed the fallen Galactic Empire that was defeated in Return of the Jedi will be looked into.

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Hail to President Supergirl in DC's Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 [PREVIEW]

We've seen the images in all their Jim Lee-ish goodness, now take a look at the images with Brian Bendis' words and dialogue in this preview of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1, in comic book stores and digital platforms Wednesday. Here's how DC describes the start of the two-issue event series: "What do superheroes do after they’ve retired from crimefighting? Well, if you’re Kara Zor-El, you become President of the United States." Check out the preview of the issue right here.

Source: Newsarama

Hail to President Supergirl in DC's Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1 [PREVIEW]

We've seen the images in all their Jim Lee-ish goodness, now take a look at the images with Brian Bendis' words and dialogue in this preview of DC's Legion of Super-Heroes: Millennium #1, in comic book stores and digital platforms Wednesday. Here's how DC describes the start of the two-issue event series: "What do superheroes do after they’ve retired from crimefighting? Well, if you’re Kara Zor-El, you become President of the United States." Check out the preview of the issue right here.

Source: Newsarama

Watch the Teaser Trailer for Gretel & Hansel If You Dare [VIDEO]

The story you know hides a dark secret. From visionary director Oz Perkins comes a terrifying new twist on a classic tale. Watch the first trailer for Gretel and Hansel, starring Sophia Lillis (IT) after the jump.


A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

Watch the Teaser Trailer for Gretel & Hansel If You Dare [VIDEO]

The story you know hides a dark secret. From visionary director Oz Perkins comes a terrifying new twist on a classic tale. Watch the first trailer for Gretel and Hansel, starring Sophia Lillis (IT) after the jump.