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Glass Is a Solid Conclusion to A Splendid Trilogy!

Glass – (L-R) Elijah Price/Mr. Glass (Samuel L. Jackson), Kevin Wendell Crumb/The Horde (James McAvoy), David Dunn/The Overseer (Bruce Willis), and Dr. Ellie Staple (Sarah Paulson as Dr. Ellie Staple) – Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures.

M. Night Shyamalan got his career back on track with a couple of self-financed films (The Visit, Split) that did well critically and at the Box Office.

The revelation that Split was a sequel (to Unbreakable, to my mind his best film) provoked a lot of speculation – along with the critical acclaim and financial success.

Glass is neither as deliberate and moody as Unbreakable nor as spectacular as Split, but it is a solid conclusion to the trilogy.

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All the World Will Be Your Enemy Trailer: Watership Down!

Watership Down – Hazel faces Woundwort – Image courtesy of Netflix.

Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down tells the story of a band of rabbits that are forced to leave their cozy warren because of encroaching technology – and the dangers they face on their journey to find a new home.

Already adapted as a brilliant film from Martin “Short, the BBC and Netflix have partnered for a four-episode limited series CGI adaptation of the story with a terrific cast that includes John Boyega, James McAvoy, Nicholas Hoult, Olivia Colman, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton, Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, Gemma Chan, Peter Capald, and Taron Egerton.

Watership Down will premiere on Netflix on December 23rd and on the BBC December 22-24. Check out the trailer below.

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Sounds Like the Bad Guys Teaming Up Trailer: Glass!

Are the events of Unbreakable and Split merely the crazed imaginings of Kevin Wendel Crumb, David Dunn and Elijah Price? Is that why we find them in a mental health institution?

The new trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass makes that suggestion before breaking it apart.

Glass Premieres on January 18, 2019.

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You Came Here for Permission Trailer: Dark Phoenix!

The film mutant fans have been waiting for is almost here.

Dark Phoenix will be in theaters on February 14th – and the trailer is suitably ominous. (Happy Valentine’s Day!)

DARK PHOENIX

Release Date: February 14, 2019
Written and Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Produced by: Simon Kinberg, Hutch Parker, Lauren Shuler Donner, Todd Hallowell

Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain

SYNOPSIS
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.

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Comic-Con 2018: First Name Mister Trailer: Glass!

The first trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass premiered at Comic-Con 2018 this afternoon.

It’s probably not quite what anyone was expecting, but it certainly hits all the beats we were hoping it would.

Glass will get the new year off to one heckuva start, premiering on January 18, 2019.

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Atomic Blonde Is Bloody, Glorious Fun!

Atomic Blonde – MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron) – Photo courtesy of Focus Features.

Atomic Blonde may not be as supple, flexible and dynamic is its lead, but still punches above its head in odd and intriguing ways.

To begin with, the action set pieces feel like they could have been part of a John Wick movie. Then there’s the feeling you get watching Charlize Theron – if she’s not having fun in this film, I will eat my shirt. And finally, there’s the two timelines running parallel to each other.

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Play The Tape Back International Trailer: Atomic Blonde!

Lorraine Broughton is MI6’s most lethal – and resourceful – operative. If things are FUBUAR, she’s the one you send in to fix things.

In Atomic Blond, she’s sent into Berlin to bring a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city. Her contact,  Berlin station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) is to show her her way through this deadliest game of spies.

Atomic Blonde is directed by David Leitch (John Wick, Deadpoool 2). It opens on July 28th.

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Rip Roarin’ Red Band Trailer: Atomic Blonde!

Charlize Theron stars as the titular Atomic Blonde of Universal’s new action flick – based on the hit comic from Oni Press.

She’s MI6’s most lethal operative – the one you call on to fix things when others screw up badly (or if the job is just. that. important.).

Sent alone into Berlin to deliver a priceless dossier out of the destabilized city, she partners with embedded station chief David Percival (James McAvoy) to navigate her way through the deadliest game of spies.

Atomic Blonde opens on July 28th.

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Split – Shyamalan’s Best Since Unbreakable!

SPLIT – (L to R) Casey (ANYA TAYLOR-JOY), Claire (HAYLEY LU RICHARDSON), Marcia (JESSICA SULA) and Hedwig (JAMES McAVOY). Photo by John Baer/Courtesy of Universal Pictures.

It’s been a long while since M. Night Shyamalan has produced a movie that’s as good as Split – just over sixteen years, in fact (since Unbreakable).

He’s come close before – sixteen months ago, he almost did it with the fatally flawed The Visit – but he’s finally put it all together in this tale of three high school girls’ kidnapping by a man suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

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23-Skidoo Trailer: Split!

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One of Kevin’s 23 personalities has kidnapped three girls – for a yet-to-be-revealed 24th personality.

The second trailer for M. Night Shyamalan’s Split is dark, twisted and bizarrely witty. It suggests that the director is back to his The Sixth Sense/Unbreakable level of quality. Check it out after the break.

Split opens in North America on January 20, 2017.

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Igor – I Mean Victor Frankenstein – Not Worth The Wait!

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When the movie Igor was announced and James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe were attached, the premise – the story of Frankenstein told from the point of view of his assistant, Igor – I thought, ‘What a great premise!’ When the film’s title was changed to Victor Frankenstein, I thought, ‘That kinda makes sense – everyone knows who he is; almost no one really thinks about Igor.’

Then we got a cool a trailer and a few really cool clips. It was all good. And then it all came crashing down. Those cool moments form the trailer and the advance clips? They’re pretty much the sum total of the movie’s good moments.

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