TOY STORY 4 JUNE 21, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JOSH COOLEY Official Synopsis: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big … Read More New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Trailer #2
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AVENGERS: ENDGAME APRIL 26TH, 2019 DIRECTED BY: THE RUSSO BROTHERS Official Synopsis: After events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of the allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick … Read More New Trailer: Avengers: Endgame – Official Trailer #2
ALADDIN (2019) MAY 24, 2019 DIRECTED BY: GUY RITCHIE Official Synopsis: A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s Aladdin (2019) – Official Trailer #2
“CHRISTOPHER ROBIN”Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould Director: Marc ForsterProducers: Brigham Taylor and Kristin BurrWriters: Alex Ross Perry, Tom McCarthy, Allison Schroeder, Greg Brooker, and Mark Steven JohnsonBased On: “Winnie-the-Pooh” by A.A. Milne and E. H. ShepardCinematography: Matthias KoenigswieserEditor: Matt ChesséComposer: Geoff Zanelli and Jon BrionDistributors: Walt Disney PicturesRelease Date: August 3, 2018Budget: $70 millionRun-time: 104 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: As an … Read More 2019 Oscars Challenge:  “Christopher Robin” – Best Visual Effects
THE LION KING JULY 19, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JON FAVREAU Official Synopsis: From Disney Live Action, director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to … Read More New Trailer: The Lion King – Official Teaser Trailer #1
TOY STORY 4 JUNE 21, 2019 DIRECTED BY: JOSH COOLEY Official Synopsis: Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big … Read More New Trailer: Toy Story 4 – Official Teaser Trailer #1
ALADDIN (2019) MAY 24, 2019 DIRECTED BY: GUY RITCHIE Official Synopsis: “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, the film is written by John … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s Aladdin (2019) – Official Teaser Trailer #1
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET NOVEMBER 21, 2018 DIRECTED BY: RICH MOORE & PHIL JOHNSTON Official Synopsis: “Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2” leaves Litwak’s video arcade behind, venturing into the uncharted, expansive and thrilling world of the internet– which may or may not survive Ralph’s wrecking. Video game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and fellow misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of … Read More New Trailer: Ralph Breaks The Internet – Official Trailer #2
HONEST TRAILERS: A WRINKLE IN TIME Coinciding with the home video release of “A Wrinkle In Time,” Screenjunkies have released their Honest Trailer for the film, poking fun at the fact that this was a Disney film that wasn’t a critical or box office success and that this isn’t the first time that Disney has failed to make a palatable adaptation of this book … Read More Honest Trailers: A Wrinkle In Time
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP Yesterday, Marvel lined up a bunch of the “Avengers: Infinity War” cast to ask one of the big questions coming out of the world’s biggest film: “where were Ant-Man and the Wasp?” Today, that is answered in the latest trailer for the film, messing with shrinking and enlarging our heroes. This time around, our heroes are headed into the Quantum … Read More New Trailer: Ant-Man and The Wasp – Official Trailer #2
PIXAR’S INCREDIBLES 2 Get ready for some gender role reversals as Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), the matriarch of the family, heads out as new breadwinner for the family while Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson), stays home to take care of the kids. That means lots of jealousy and lots of eating take out meals, while Mr. Incredible deals with Jack-Jack, the baby of the family, … Read More New Trailer: Pixar’s Incredibles 2 – Official Trailer #1
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY When “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was being marketed, I found myself more excited with each passing trailer. Felicity Jones, who was already a favorite actress of mine, looked phenomenal in her leading role and I could not wait for her to knock that performance out of the park. However, with “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” Alden Ehrenreich … Read More New Trailer: Solo: A Star Wars Story – Official Trailer #2
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET: WRECK-IT RALPH 2 Synopsis: Taking place six years after the events of the first film, the story will center on Ralph’s adventures in the Internet data space when a Wi-Fi router gets plugged into the arcade as he must find a replacement part to fix Sugar Rush. Along the way, Ralph and his best friend Vanellope von Schweetz encounter new customs, … Read More New Trailer: Wreck-It Ralph Breaks The Internet – Official Teaser Trailer #1
Director: Bill Condon Writers: Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos Cinematography: Tobias A. Schliessler Editor: Virginia Katz Composer: Alan Menken Distributor: Walt Disney Motion Pictures Release Date: March 17, 2017 Run-time: 129 minutes FILM SYNOPSIS: Furious that her father has been imprisoned for petty theft, book-loving villager Belle takes his place in the mysterious castle where he is being held. Belle stands up to the castle’s … Read More 2018 Oscars Challenge:  “Beauty and the Beast” – 2 Nominations
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY Synopsis: During an adventure into a dark criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his future copilot Chewbacca and encounters Lando Calrissian years before joining the Rebellion. Starring: Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, and Paul Bettany Directed By: Ron Howard Release Date: May 25, 2018 Studio: Lucasfilm Ltd. & Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
MARVEL’S ANY-MAN AND THE WASP Synopsis: Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, when Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, requiring him to team up with van Dyne as the new Wasp. Starring: … Read More New Trailer: Marvel’s Ant-Man and The Wasp – Official Trailer #1
DISNEY’S THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS Synopsis: A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice. Starring: Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, Eugenio Derbez, Miranda Hart, Jack Whitehall, Misty Copeland, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren Directed By: Lasse Hallström Based On: “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” by E.T.A. Hoffman & “The Nutcracker” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Release … Read More New Trailer: Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms – Official Teaser Trailer #1
PIXAR’S INCREDIBLES 2 Synopsis: Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in ‘Incredibles 2’- but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by … Read More New Trailer: Pixar’s Incredibles 2 – Official Teaser Trailer #1
The third film in the original trilogy, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” takes everything that I loved about the first film and brings it back to the level of grandeur that was lacking in the second installment. The performances are perfectly on key and the constant side changes keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. The ‘Pirates’ franchise succeeds highly in creating deep and interesting characters and I believe that is what keeps you coming back. Barbossa and Davey Jones rank highly on my favorite characters of all time, showing treachery and villainy, but also showing compassion and humor. The underlying love stories also build off of the first two films nicely and fill in the gaps between action and strategery.
More so a vehicle to launch the third film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” brings much less to the table than “Curse of the Black Pearl”. Without “Dead Man’s Chest”, however, the third film (“At World’s End”) would not pack as big of a punch. This makes “Dead Man’s Chest” a much less desirable film on its own but makes the trilogy, as a whole, much stronger.
For sheer scale, intricate plot, and in-depth character development, it is hard to top “Pirates of the Caribbean”. “Curse of the Black Pearl” is the perfect first film for a trilogy (soon to be franchise). Johnny Depp lands in one of his greatest roles while Geoffrey Rush becomes one of my favorite characters to ever grace the screen. Every young boy dreams of pirates when they are young and this film is everything I dreamed it would be.