The Greatest Showman is a movie musical about P.T. Barnum – the founder of America’s first circus. Movie musicals are not known for their historical accuracy, but – considering that there are many biographies of the man which paint him as anywhere from an honest entrepreneur to a cynical con man making a fortune by exploiting the pain of his collection of freaks and oddities – this film is far too superficial. Except for a few exceptional songs…
Once upon a time it was every child’s greatest dream to run away and join the circus. Now, circuses are almost extinct, but their stories remain exotic and exciting.
20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman is based on the life and achievements of P.T. Barnum – founder possibly the greatest circus there ever was.
The first trailer for this three-ring extravaganza that stars Hugh Jackman as Pt. Barnum is now available to screen. The Greatest Showman opens on December 20th.
Bring on the carefully planned heists that go horribly awry. HDNET is stealing September with a Labor Day Heist Marathon.
Eight great heist movies will air on Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th, including the original Taking of Pelham 123, starring Walter Matthau; Swordfish, starring Hugh Jackman and Hale Berry; Ronin, starring Robert DeNiro, and Layer Cake, starring Daniel Craig.
When accounting clerk P.T. Barnum is laid off, he has no idea it will be the luckiest break of his life.
The Greatest Showman is the story of how Barnum went from accounting clerk to the greatest showman in the world – founder of the world’s greatest circus.
The Greatest Showman opens on Christmas Day.
Logan is the long awaited/eagerly anticipated R-rated Wolverine movie and it lives up the hopes of Wolverine fans in spades.
I hate this silly and juvenile idea people have that somehow giving something an R Rating will automatically make a movie better, or the only reason a film sucked was because it was PG or PG-13 instead of R. This has been one of the ongoing complaints from fans of Wolverine for years. Logan is the R-Rated Wolverine film fans have been begging for is finally upon us. But is it any good?
It takes less than half the new trailer (in either green or red band) for us to learn that the little girl that old man Logan and the aged Professor X are protecting is a very familiar character at a very young age – and that they might just protecting others from her, as well.
Note the amusing – and thought-provoking – way Logan ties in to the X-Men cinematic universe. Very, very clever indeed!
Logan opens on March 2nd. Hold onto your hats and check out both red and green band trailers after the break.
I just stumbled across the first trailer for Logan (for some reason, 20th Century Fox is the only major studio that won’t put me on their critics’ list).
Set to the strains of Johnny Cash’s take on NIN’s Hurt, this is a future Logan – a mutant who has gotten old in a world where Mutants are gone. A man without a purpose until Professor Charles Xavier gives him one…
Logan will be in theaters on March3, 2017.
Beginning today, Eclipse will be grading trailers the same way we grade movies. The Logan trailer is a great place to start.
Pan may be the origin story nobody wanted but it is certainly not the disaster I was expecting.
The idea that Peter Pan had to have come from somewhere is one that, I admit, I had never pondered, but Pan tells that story in a way that has much to offer for both kids and adults – though it doesn’t really achieve maximum impact until about two-thirds in.
Usually, when a studio moves a movie on its schedule, it’s a bad thing, but Warners relocation of Jow Wright’s fresh take on Peter Pan, Pan, was dropped into a prime fall slot so they must be pretty confident about it.
Check out the new trailer after the jump. Pan opens on October 9th.
What if humanity’s last hope isn’t human? Meet Chappie.
From Neill Blomkamp, the director of District 9, Chappie premieres on March 6th. Chec out the new teaser after the jump.