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Everyone’s Got Their Thing Trailer: Venom!

‘We all have our own problems; our own issues,’ notes Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), in the first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Venom – as he’s undergoing an MRI.

As he’s mentioning ‘an accident,’ there’s a flash of an alien spacecraft that’s crashed in a wooded area. And what’s that bubbling black stuff in that super-science -looking container?

Venom opens on October 5th – and it’s pretty clear that New Mutants isn’t the only Marvel/Columbia Pictures movie that’s going to lean into the horror arena…

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This Is (And Isn’t) Your Grandma’s Peter Rabbit!

Peter Rabbit – Peter Rabbit (James Corden) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures/Sony Animation..

When I came out of an advance screening for Peter Rabbit I would have gladly paid to see it again right away.

The hybrid film (live-action/CGI) features a mostly CGI cast of animals interacting with human beings in the real world and it’s done so well that you buy in immediately.

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle: High Energy Fun!

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle – (l to r) Franklin “Moose” Finbar  (Kevin Hart),  Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson),  Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) and  Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black) – Photo by Frank Masi/Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle may be the most authentic video gaming movie I’ve ever seen. Match that with a Breakfast Club/Indiana Jones vibe and the result is two hours of pure, high energy fun.

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Definition of Terrorism Trailer: Sicario 2: Soldat!

Sicario 2: Soldat – Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) and Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

‘The administration believes that the drug cartels fit that definition…’

This time there are no rules.

Sicario 2: Soldat will premiere on June 29, 2018.

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Each One of Us is Greater Than the Worst Thing We’ve Ever Done Trailer: Roman J. Israel Esq

Roman J. Israel Esq. – Roman (Denzel Washington) and George (Colin Farrell) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a dramatic thriller set in the underbelly of the overburdened Los Angeles criminal court system. Denzel Washington stars as a driven, idealistic defense attorney whose life is upended when a turbulent series of events challenge the activism that has defined his career.

Roman J. Israel Esq. will be in theaters on November 3rd.

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You Don’t Just Play the Game Trailer: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle!

Jumanji – (l to r) Franklin “Moose” Finbar (Kevin Hart), Dr. Smolder Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Ruby Roundhouse (Karen Gillan) and Professor Shelly Oberon (Jack Black)  – Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

The new trailer for Columbia Pictures’ Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle practically explodes with action (and someone actually does explode – whoever heard of cake being a weakness?).

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle opens on December 17th.

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You Haven’t Lived Until You’ve… Trailer: Flatliners!

Flatliners – (L-R) Jamie (James Norton), Courtney (Ellen Page) Ray (Diego Luna), and Marlo (Nina Dobrev) – Photo courtesy of Columbia Picutres.

The new trailer for Columbia’s Flatliners uses a breathy electronic score to emphasize the creepiness that ensues after five medical students submit to controlled clinical death to explore whatever might  follow dying.

They didn’t/couldn’t have expected there would be side effects…

Flatliners opens on September 29th.

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The Dark Tower – No! Just No!

Roland (Idris Elba) in Columbia Pictures’ THE DARK TOWER.

It’s been a couple decades since I read The Dark Tower but I chose not to re-read it before seeing the movie. Big mistake!

Like City of Bones: The Mortal Instruments, The Dark Tower is more a collection of key moments from the book (as I recall it) and absolutely none of the connective tissue – like plot, explanations (of anything – not just how the Man in Black’s magicks work – let alone why Roland is immune to them).

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