For years we’ve been sharing the end of the year movie trailer mashup videos by video editor Louis Plamondon a.k.a. Sleepy Skunk.
His 2018 Movie Trailer Mashup is awesomely mesmerizing and does a great job at presenting the films that have been released over the past year.
It’s been a solid year for movies and this video reminds us of the movies that we loved and the movies that disappointed us. Watch the video and let us know what some of your favorite films of the year were.
Jonathan Entwistle was the creator and director of The End of the F***ing World series for Netflix, and he has a new project for the streaming giant. Entwistle has teamed up with the producers of Stranger Things, and together they will adapt the Charles Forsman graphic novel, I Am Not Okay With This. The adaptation will have eight installments, which I’m guessing means episodes.
In the novel, the main character, a regular suburban 15-year-old freshman called Sydney, has telekinetic powers that kick in at inopportune moments. She is also secretly in love with her best friend, Dina.
Like the novel, [the series] will follow a teenage girl navigating the trials and tribulations of high school, dealing with the complexities of her family, her budding sexuality and her mysterious emerging superpowers.
I Am Not Okay With This will be directed by Entwistle and written by Christy Hall. Hall will also executive produce alongside Josh Barry, Dan Cohen, Dan Levine, and Shawn Levy of 21 Laps. Sounds like it could be a fun young adult show to watch.
Miley Cyrus has confirmed that she stars in an episode of Netflix’s Black Mirror in the upcoming season.
We don’t know much about the upcoming fifth season, but now we know that Cyrus will be a part of it. She revealed the news during an interview with Howard Stern.
During the interview, Cyrus explained that she hasn't actually spoken the name of the series because no one said that she could officially talk about her role in it yet. But, she did tell Stern that if he guessed the name of the series she would shake her head yes or no.
When he mentioned Black Mirror, she shook her head yes and Stern told the audience that she confirmed the Black Mirror role. She went on to say:
”I’m really actually excited for everyone to watch the 'headshaking project' we said yes to [before]. The minute I say I never want to do something again, all of a sudden, there I am."
She went on to say that even though she hates everything that she’s starred in, for the first time she is “really proud” of her work. She went on to say that she plays a dynamic role in the show that has a "lot of different sides" to the character. She was actually filming her episode when the Malibu fire swept through and burnt her house to the ground:
"There's a lot of dimension to it, and actually it was while the devastation of Malibu was happening, and it was a really weird learning experience for me, because I was so far from home and the show is already really dark, and it's already kind of eerie when you're there the whole time. But I learned a lot about myself and I think I was able to use that and put that into it."
We don’t know for sure yet, but Black Mirror Season 5 might premiere on Netflix on December 28th. It has also been reported that first episode of the season will be called Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. This title "may relate to an old 1984 game about a group of computer nerds locked away together to try and create the ultimate Commodore 64 and 48k Spectrum game."
I can’t wait to see what Season 5 has to offer us! What do you all think about Miley Cyrus being a part of it?
If you’re a fan of any of the Marvel shows on Netflix, you’re probably figuring Disney has plans to bring them over to Disney+. Well, I have some bad news for you. That’s probably not the case.
According to Variety, the deal between Marvel and Netflix states that the characters from Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones cannot appear in any non-Netflix show or movie for at least two years after cancellation. That means that Daredevil, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist could not hope to see the light of day again until 2020 unless they make cameos in The Punisher and/or Jessica Jones on Netflix.
Of course, there’s a chance that after two years Disney will want to reboot or revive the different series, but I’m not sure that they’re going to.
The Punisher was not part of the original deal with Netflix, so there’s no telling what can and can’t be done with that character. For all we know, it’s the one series Netflix will keep. However, if the rumors are true that Marvel pulled the plug on the others, it will probably end after its second season debuts in January 2019. Jessica Jones is set to premiere its third season sometime in 2019 as well and my guess is that it will then be cancelled as well.
What do you think Disney will do with these properties in about 3 years?
A new clip from DC’s Aquaman has been released and it might be one of the most impressive that we’ve seen yet!
The clip features and action-packed fight sequence involving Nicole Kidman‘s Queen Atlanna being attacked by an Atlantean military force. The coolest thing about this scene is that it was shot in one take! As you’ll see the outcome is pretty damn awesome.
I haven’t seen the movie myself yet, but like you, I’ve been hearing so much great stuff about it! It sounds like this DC movie will actually live up to the hype! I certainly love the action that I’m seeing here in this clip of Kidman kicking some major ass!
Director James Wan also talked about this scene in an interview with /Film, and I included that for you below the clip to read if you want:
Queen Atlanna Fight Scene | Aquaman (2018) Movie Clip HD - YouTube
When talking about pulling this shot off, Wan explained:
“[Kidman] did it, with some help. But you talked about one shot before. That is one shot. Like if I show you guys the behind the scene of that, it is messy as heck. But it literally is we built the set with the ceiling removed. And it literally was a spider-cam that just zip around the whole room just like following the action. Following Atlanna as she just takes a person out, takes another person out. And obviously, we use visual effects to help clean a lot of things up and all that. But yeah, we did a lot of that in camera, practical stunt.”
This is how the rest of the conversation about the scene went down:
As one actual take?
It was yeah, it was one actual take, yes.
How many takes did it take to…?
I think I did over 30 takes. And it had to be split over two days, ’cause like on the first day we did it like my poor, amazing stunt actors got so tired ’cause we were doing like take after take. And it’s just like hard to keep that energy up, right? And so they were like, “Oh, we weren’t quite there yet.” Just missing out. There’ll be moments where we would get everything, and the last moment, it’d be like “Aw, just way off it.” Shit. Try it again. And so yeah, so we would come back a few days later, ’cause we have to rebuild the set back up. ‘Cause after a whole day of photography we beat the crap out of the set, so they had to, art department had to come in, dress it back up and then we did it again. Yeah.
Did you use an earlier take or a later take?
I can’t remember now. ‘Cause it’s usually, I did a similar thing in Death Sentence where I had like this one sort of parking garage shot that we shot like a whole bunch, like 15 takes and I went back and used like take three.
I’ll be honest, I’m not expecting much from this movie. As a fan of the character, I was hoping that it’s be good, but this character design is looking more and more ridiculous.
Sonic’s new story is said to be “a bit of a fish — or hedgehog — out of water” kind of story. The hedgehog, who will be voiced by Ben Schwartz, “finds himself in our present-day world, wherein he develops a relationship with James Marsden's Tom Wachowski and also finds himself at odds with Jim Carrey's Dr. Robotnik. As expected, mayhem ensues.”
This is the brief synopsis that was released:
Juvenile delinquent Sonic the Hedgehog and local policeman Tom Wachowski must stop Dr. Eggman from completing his plans for world domination.
Here are a few funny reactions to the new poster from Twitter:
I'm trying to stay calm, but when you give us a questionable silhouette of Sonic, along with a poster of his legs with what seems like a phone between them, resting on what may be his shaft... HOW CAN WE NOT PANIC!!! pic.twitter.com/M3PTlcTPhf
Sylvester Stallone has shared another photo from Rambo 5: Last Blood, and it features a silhouette of John Rambo ready to take someone out with his bow and arrow. Ya gotta admire Rambo’s skill with a bow!
Stallone also shared a bit of dialogue to go along with the image, “Death is coming your way, and there’s nothing in this world you can do to stop it...”
A post shared by Sly Stallone (@officialslystallone) on Dec 11, 2018 at 6:15pm PST
Here’s the official synopsis for the film:
Rambo teams up with a journalist to track down and rescue a group of local girls that have been kidnapped by a Mexican sex trafficking ring, after trying to settle down to a quiet peaceful life stateside at the family ranch in Arizona after spending decades abroad.
The movie is being directed by Adrian Grunberg. The movie also stars Paz Vega, who will play Carmen Delgado, “a reporter who covers the Mexican drug trade and teams up with Rambo after her younger half-sister is kidnapped.”
Rambo 5: Last Blood doesn’t have a release date yet.
Things get even weirder for Mile Morales as he meets Spider-Ham, Spider-Man Noir, and Penny Parker in a fun new clip that was released for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
I also just want to say there is a lot more to the introductions of these characters than just this. This clip is just a little tease.The embed also features a video that offers some vulgar R-rated outtakes of comedian John Mulaney voicing Spider-Ham.
As an added bonus, I also included a clip called “Lead of Faith”, which is the point in the film where Miles Morales makes his full transformation into Spider-Man.
If you’re looking to preserve the experience of watching this movie on the big screen, I suggest you don’t watch these clips. But if you don’t care, and want to see some cool and entertaining footage, then by all means, watch away!
This is a movie that you don’t want to miss on the big screen! It’s such a great film, and if you’re a Spider-Man fan, you’re going to love the hell out of it! Read my review.
All Spider-Men Introduction Scene | Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) Movie Clip HD - YouTube
Miles Morales Becomes Spider-Man Scene | Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018) Movie Clip HD - YouTube
Here’s the synopsis:
Enter a universe where more than one wears the mask. Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the creative minds behind “The Lego Movie” and “21 Jump Street,” bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse” introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask.
Peter Parker is voiced by New Girl star Jake Johnson; Shameik Moore (Dope, The Get Down) is playing Miles Morales; Nicolas Cage is Spider-Man Noir, Liev Schreiber is playing the larger-than-life crime lord Kingpin; Hailee Steinfeld will play spunky, free-spirited Spider-Gwen; Mahershala Ali will provide the voice for Miles’ uncle Aaron; Atlanta star Brian Tyree Henry will voice Miles’ father Jefferson. Rounding out the cast is Luna Lauren Velez as Miles’ mother Rio, and Lily Tomlin will be Aunt May.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse hits theaters on December 14, 2018.
We’ve got a new trailer to share with you for an intense-looking true story thriller called Hotel Mumbai.
The film tells the story of a terrorist attack that took place in 2008 at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. The focus will be put on the staff of the hotel as they risk their lives to keep their guests safe. This would be a crazy frightening situation to be in!
Dev Patel stars in the film as Arjun, who is a newly promoted waiter who finds himself neck deep in this terrorist attack. He will be joined by Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs, Anupam Kher, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Angus McLaren, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Rodney Afif, and Sachin Joab. Here’s the synopsis:
Hotel Mumbai is based on the true story of the devastating terrorist attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in 2008. The terrifying assault brings together the guests and the staff of the luxurious hotel including wealthy new parents David and Zahra (Armie Hammer and Nazanin Boniadi), Russian businessman Vasili (Jason Issacs) and newly promoted waiter Arjun (Dev Patel) in a desperate fight for survival. This story celebrates humanity, compassion, courage, resilience and the unwavering desire to survive.
Hotel Mumbai premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this year and was met with rave reviews, which are highlighted in the trailer.
The movie was directed by Anthony Maras and will be released by Bleecker Street Media on March 29th, 2019.
HOTEL MUMBAI | Official Australian Teaser Trailer - YouTube
Writer and director Jon McDonald is currently making a film called The Hyperions and Cary Elwes (The Princess Bride, Robin Hood: Men in Tights) is set to star. The Hyperions will be produced by Justin Bell and it is currently set to begin shooting in early 2019.
The indie drama portrays a professor who in 1960 invents a device, the Titan badge, that offers humans superpowers, which creates an unusual family of superheroes who rise to fame and prestige.
But over time the family fractures, and fast-forward to 1979 two original superheroes go to extraordinary lengths to get their Titan badges back.
The premise sounds pretty interesting to me, and I’m intrigued by who else could end up in the film. Is there anyone you’d like to see in The Hyperions?