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.
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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.
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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.
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We all know the story of Peter Pan – whether it be through J.M. Barrie’s novel or Disney – or at least we think we do. In fact, we know the story of the Darling children’s encounter with Peter Pan. Peter’s origin is something else again – and that’s what addressed in Pan: the story of the orphan boy with a destiny to never grow up.
Starring newcomer Levi Miller as Peter, Hugh Jackman as Blackbeard, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily and Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Pan will be in theaters, in 3D, on July 17, 2015. Check out the first trailer after the jump.
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Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings — some good, some bad — and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there’s one thing that makes Chappie different from anyone else: he is a robot. The first robot with the ability to think and feel for himself. His life, his story, will change the way the world looks at robots and humans forever.
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Take the rosters of the first X-Men trilogy and X-Men: First Class and stick them in a movie and, you’d think, the result would be an overstuffed mess. You’d be wrong. Simon Kinberg’s script for X-Men: Days of Future Past takes the storyline from the fan favorite comics, rejigs them a tad and creates a far sleeker story than you would expect for a 131-minute movie. Then Bryan Singer takes that script and translates it into a movie where you actually care about the characters – plus fights and explosions and stuff!
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This week’s episode of GeekScholars Movie News begins with a pair of television show adaptations, namely Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and The Flintstones. The crew discusses analytically in what elements of each franchise would best serve a feature film, and how the upcoming movies can appeal to modern day audiences. Hit play above to listen now, or the jump to learn about the other fun topics in the episode!
Continue reading Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, The Flintstones, Never Tell Me the Odds—Star Wars: Episode VII Title, Jackman as Wolverine, Lethal Weapon Reboot
X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the most beloved sequences in X-Men comics history and a potentially brilliant premise for an X-Men movie. Between the cast, director and teasers for the film, it seems like it could be the best of the X-Men movies.
The final trailer for the Bryan Singer movie has just been released and it does look good – starting with Logan/Wolverine trying to persuade the young Charles Xavier that he’s been sent from the future to prevent a Sentinel-based apocalypse. Among other delights, we get our first really good look at the X-Men version of Quicksilver and the touching (in a completely different sense of the word) Xavier/Eric Lensherr reunion. Check it out after the jump.
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The first trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past is here and it is powerful. Check it out following the jump.
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You will, almost certainly, read elsewhere that Denis Villeneuve’s film Prisoners is a revenge movie. Since vengeance cannot be enacted without there being some kind of finality to the original crime, I’m not quite how that would work. Rather, Prisoners is a psychological thriller with some nasty violence – a film that explores the depths to which a human being will sink to save his child.
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What is it about Wolverine? He is a fantastic character in very small doses but take him out of team situations and try and expand on his back-story everything sort of falls apart. Wolverine is a great character because he is a soldier, a killing machine, someone with high standards, a strong moral code and a mysterious past. Whenever writers try and fill in that gap and add additional layers, it just doesn’t work.
Continue reading The Wolverine fails in almost every area. Michelle’s Review