When I first heard that Warner Bros. was turning CHiPs into an action-comedy movie I was a bit leery – but then it occurred to me that they might turn it into a 21 Jump Street kind of update.
The first trailer premiered last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live and it seems like that’s what’s happened. Now I’m not so sure it was a good idea. I laughed at the trailer, but not nearly as much as I was expecting to.
CHiPs stars Dax Shepard and Michael Peña as Officers Jon Baker and Frank “Ponch” Poncherello. It opens on March 24th. The trailer follows the jump.
Collateral Beauty is a story about grief, recovery and redemption – themes also found in Kenneth Lonergan’s brilliant Manchester By Sea. It angered me because it appeared to be an entirely different movie than the one suggested by the trailers – and by being a remarkably treacly film on its own merits.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a textbook for first year students at Hogwarts. Written by Newt Scamander, it lists a number of fantastical creatures, their habitants, habits and diets – as well as the level of danger posed by each.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is also a dazzling new tale from the pen of Ms. Rowling, who wrote the clever, charming and delightful film, centered on the adventures of Scamander in the New York City of the late 1920s.