How long has it been since we’ve seen a brilliant, completely unironic superhero movie? 2011’s Captain America: First Avenger. Before that? Probably Richard Donner’s Superman: The Movie (1978)/Richard Lester & Donner’s Superman II (1980).
To that remarkable (and remarkably short) list we can add Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman.
Warner Bros. has released the final trailer for Wonder Woman and it’s chock full of new footage – more battles, a few more quips and a sense of just how epic the film is intended to be.
Additionally, the trailer includes a good deal more of Chris Pine’s Steve Trevor – showing that he’s more than just a DID (Dude in Distress). This is a guy who may not have superpowers, but is every bit as brave as Diana, Princess of Themyscira – and very good at his job.
Titanium Lex – the second season finale of Crackle’s superhero spoof series from Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken) – finds The League of Freedom joining the Injustice Club to battle the Subtopian invasion.
The only weapon capable of stopping the Subtopians will kill whoever uses it – and Titanium Rex is about to take on the job.
SuperMansion: Titanum Lex is now streaming on Crackle.
Hell or High Water is a simple story with a lot of layers – it’s about brothers who are robbing branches of the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family’s ranch in order to pay the bank off. It’s about a Texas Ranger on the brink of retirement who gets one last big case. It’s about the old and the new – and how no matter how much things change, they always remain the same.
Remember the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond? The one that was a whirlwind of action with only pauses for a couple pithy remarks? Remember how a lot of Trekkers complained that it looked like Beyond was going to be Fast and Furious in space?
The new trailer puts all that action into context – with Captain James T. Kirk facing a bit of an existential crisis, and a brief flurry of Spock/Bones debate. It’s as if Paramount Pictures was aware of how fans would react to the first trailer thus setting up this more typically Trek trailer.
This is a superb second trailer. Check it out after the break. Star Trek Beyond opens on July 22nd.
Brothers Toby and Tanner set out to raise the money to keep the bank from foreclosing on their mother – by robbing banks. Which puts them in the crosshairs of an about to retire Texas Ranger.
Hell or High Water stars Chris Pine and Ben Foster as Toby and Tanner – and Jeff Bridges as the Ranger. Hell or High Water opens in limited release on August 12th and goes wide on August 19th. Check out the trailer after the jump.
Disney’s The Finest Hours is based on a book about the greatest small boat rescue in the history of the Coast Guard.
Bernie Webber and his crew (four, counting him) rescued thirty-two sailors from the aft half of the Pendleton, a tanker sheared in half by a blizzard in February of 1952. The film, which features Chris Pine as Webber, is a very basic story with a little character development and some impressive effects work – but make no mistake, the storm and the rescue are the film’s stars.
Disney’s The Finest Hours tells the story of the most incredible rescue in Coast Guard history when a small boat with a crew of four rescued thirty-two men from the aft of a ripped in half tanker.
Chris Pine, the film’s star, presents a look at the real Coast Guard – men and women who put their lives on the line to rescue those who lose their way at sea. Check it out after the break. The Finest Hours opens tomorrow.
Here it is: the first trailer for Star Trek Beyond! (And the preliminary poster – as seen at MIPCOM.)
With Justin Lin at the helm the franchise had definitely moved into an even more action-orientated stance but the character s still feel right and there are some great moments – Dr. McCoy’s ‘That’s just typical!’ among them.
Other than a look at a new alien species, most of the trailer is action beats and one-liners. It looks like fun, but in the newly established J.J.Abrams tradition, there’s not much in the way of plot spoilers.
So far, though, it looks like it could be great fun (fingers crossed!). Check it out after the break. Star Trek Beyond opens on July 22, 2016.