It’s a super fun episode of GeekScholars Movie News this week which kicks off with the hosts playing a round of Script Doctor as they use words to describe the recently revealed title Spider-Man: Homecoming, the poster for Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and the casting of Joel McHale (Community) to play Chevy Chase (Community).
From there, it’s a trio of Preview Reviews as the GeekScholars share their thoughts on footage from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, The BFG, and Swiss Army Man.
When a movie starts with an opening shot of a Helicopter battle with Dire Straight’s “Money of Nothing” playing over the opening credits, you know you are in for something a little different. One of my favorite Directors, Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass, Stardust) brings his unique sensibilities and a breath of fresh air to the stagnate Spy Genre, a genre that has been overly serious lately and in need of a kick-start. Yes, I hate the Daniel Craig Bond films. Kingsman: The Secret Service brought the fun and puns back, mixed with Vaughn’s trademarked over the top violence.
It’s a great show for franchises this week on GeekScholars Movie News. To kick things off, the hosts debate the merits of the newly announced cast for the Ghostbusters reboot, and offer some suggestions on how to continue the spirit of the series (pun intended) for a new audience.
Call it a hunch, but I suspect that as many people watch the Super Bowl for the ads and movie trailers as watch for the actual football game.
As usual, studios spent a few bucks on placing their latest TV spots during (or directly before) the Big Game. Just in case you missed one or two, a collection of Super Bowl movie spots – from Fifty Shades of Gray to Tomorrowland – follows the jump. Enjoy.
Matthew Vaughn’s Kinsman: The Secret Service, from his MARV Films, is based on Mark Millar’s graphic novel The Secret Service. Distributed by 20th Century Fox in North America, it stars Colin Firth as a John Steed-like, ultra-British secret agent who brings a street kid with potential (Taron Egerton) into his organization just as a tech wizard, (Samuel L. Jackson) sets a global threat in motion.
A third trailer has just been released with a fair bit of new footage. Check it out after the jump. Kinsman: The Secret Service opens February 13, 2015.
The month of February has gotten a bad rap. For almost forever, it has been the month where studios sent the movies they’d lost faith in to die. But a curious thing began to happen back when Daredevil was released in February – it became a modest hit.
So studios began treating February with a little respect and now, you get The LEGO Movie being a huge hit from a February release – and 50 Shades of Grey getting a Valentine’s release.
So, why not a all-out spy thriller? Like, say, Matthew Vaughn’s (X-Men First Class, Kick-Ass) epic looking Kingsmen: The Secret Service – starring Colin Firth, Michael Caine and Samuel L. Jackson? The new trailer certainly looks entertaining. Check it out after the jump. Kingsmen: The Secret Service opens on February 13, 2015. Enjoy!