How do I say this? Shazam. Shazam! Or do I go Gomer Pyle style and say, Shazam!, Shazam, Shazam? These are the big questions of the Universe that keep me up at nights. No seriously. Anyhoo we’re here to talk about the state of the Super Hero movie world, namely the folks at the World of DC has a new crowd pleasure on their hands, Shazam. Unfortunately, once again I find myself not in the “in crowd,” as I did not like this movie.
What up everyone, I’m here in Vegas for the annual National Association of Theater Owners (Confab) and it’s been a week of studio presentations, partays, music and most of all movies. The week kicked off with Neon giving us a sneak preview of their upcoming film Wild Rose, yesterday we had Presentations from STX Entertainment and Warner Brothers.
The online video streaming market is constantly changing. And we’re not talking only about Netflix testing its Ultra subscriber tier and hiking its prices while spending more and more on original programming. We’re talking about an ever-increasing market that has an ever-increasing number of players, all competing for the ever-growing mass of cord cutters who prefer to see their favorite shows whenever they want to rather than waiting for a TV channel to air them. 2019 will be a time when the streaming market will see many changes, with some highly anticipated services making their debut (and launching their high-profile series). Here are the ones to look forward to.
Do you want to watch a movie that you downloaded on one of your mobile devices? Before you transfer the file over, you should check the format that it is in – and decide whether or not it is the ‘right’ one.
After the harrowing events at the end of part one of the Chilling Tales of Sabrina, we were left with a lot of questions and shattered little hearts. Now Netflix is dropping the back half of Season 1, April 5th and I can’t wait. Luckily Netflix gave me access to a few episodes so I don’t have to.
Legoland Florida Resort officially opens it’s brand new area The Lego Movie World in grand style March 27th and will feature performances from 12 year old Rapper Alaya High, widely known as the 12-year-old hip hop artist That Girl Lay Lay. Modern Family’s Jeremy Maguire got a chance to preview the new park a week before it officially opens.
Ken Hall is one of those unsung actors that I love talking to. You wouldn’t recognize his face, but the Motion Capture actor, (is this a new title I just created?) played the alien in TBS’ weird little comedy series People of Earth and recently played the sage, talking monkey Pogo in Netflix’s Umbrella Academy – one of my surprise favorite shows of the year. In this interview we talk about how far Motion Capture performance artists have come and UA and more.
If anyone ever bothers to ask, my all-time favorite movie is actually the TV Mini-Series “V” for me it’s a near perfect movie. Maybe not technically and sure it’s special affects don’t hold up to today’s standards, but from a story point of view I think it’s the perfect film. It’s a film that’s about something more than just explosions it asks what you would do if fascists took over. Would you be collaborator or resistance fighter and it one line in the movie has always stuck with me – “One man’s resistance is another’s terrorist.” I hoped that Captive State would scratch that itch for me, sadly it fails on almost every level. Maybe that’s harsh.
Warner Brothers is going hard with Shazam and showing their full confidence in the film by first giving Critics a chance to see the movie a full month before release, by now giving fans the chance to see the movie 2 weeks early. In an exclusive partnership with Fandango you can get tickets to see the film March 23rd. Go there now, I doubt it tickets will be available by the end of today.
Two sisters who suffered abuse as children at the hands of their sadistic father decide, after his death, to use witchcraft to bring his spirit back to get revenge. The witchcraft-centric horror film Blood Craft, featuring Dominique Swain (Face-Off), Dave Sheridan (The Devil’s Rejects), Mark Rolston (Aliens) and Twilight’s Michael Welch (The Final Wish) will be out April 9th.
As the former Wrestler Vader used to say, it’s time, it’s Time! It’s Captain Marvel (Brie Larson ) time! Ok, that line sounds better in my head than it does on paper, but we’ll go with it. All the obnoxious, toxic, manufactured controversy aside this movie works and works well. It’s not the greatest movie in the world, but then I think most Marvel films are way overrated, but this is a solid time at the theaters.