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Trailer Frenzy (Take 2)

It seems like were getting more and more trailers than usual for movies we are dying to see, Transformers, X-Men Days of Future Past, Maleficent, The Fault in our Stars and some new one as well like Cinderella, Mockingjay and Interstellar. This are some of movie announcements that happened this week.

 

1. Cinderella

Earlier this week I wrote a post about fairy tales turning into live-action motion picture and recently Disney released a teaser trailer for Cinderella and I feel like I beat every one to it, even Disney. For more live-action fairy tales check out my post Fairy Tales are Forever. The trailer wasn’t anything to get excited about and I don’t think Disney that is why they released it. I think they release it so people know that a Cinderella movie is being made, isn’t that the purpose of a teaser trailer. The trailer isn’t much just the famous glass slipper and a butterfly. The shoe looks extremely uncomfortable and it wasn’t what I expected it to look like. The trailer has been getting mixed comments but I can’t wait until 2016.

 

2. Interstellar

We got our first official trailer of Christopher Nolan highly anticipated film Interstellar, and it’s the first movie trailer I’ve seen this year that gave me chills. We get a better look at what the movie -Interstellar- is all about, A space travel story about a group of astronaut trying to find an inhabitable planet to replace Earth because Earth is on the brink of extinction. It was written by Christopher and Johnathon Nolan and it based on the theories of Kip Throne. From Nolan’s previous movies I know we are going to have our minds blown by his visual effect and it’s definitely going to be his most visually stunning movie to date. Interstellar stars Matthew McConaughnhey, Jessica Chastian, Anne Hathaway, and Michael  Caine, among others stars so the acting is going to be phenomenal. Do I hear Oscar bells? Best Score, Best Cinematography, Best Director even, too early to tell but very promising.

 

3. X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past has released a lot of clip showcasing  their new and returning mutants such as Blink, QuickSliver Shadowcat, Mystique, Wolverine, Beast, Storm, Magento. My favorite is, all of them, each time I watch the trailers I hope that it doesn’t have to end. I’m on the edge with X-Men and I cant wait to see it.

 

5. Guardian of the Galaxy

Another Marvel movie made headline this week, when Guardian of the Galaxy release a second teaser trailer, I’ve only seen it once and I’m not completely sold on this movie as yet. I can tell that this movie is going to have a different tone and attitude than other Marvel’s movie, it’s more on the humorous side. The Guardians include Star-Lord, Groot, Gamora, Rocket Raccoon, and Drax the destroyer, the guardians are alien from the 31st century who travel back in time to enlist the help to battle the Baboon, an evil alien race that attempts to conquer Earth’s solar system. It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Batista, Bradley Cooper(voice), Vin Diesel(voice), it’s not the best cast when you think of a superhero movie but we’ll see.

 

6. Superman vs. Batman

We got our first look at Ben Affleck as Batman this week and he looks awesome, on contrary to what people are saying. Affleck may not be the best Bruce Wayne or Batman but he’s sure going to be the most controversial and memorable. Ben Affleck is Batman people deal with it.  We also got a look of the batmobile, it all looks cool and I cant wait to see the final outcome. Keep in mind that this is a sequel to Man of Steel, it’s not a Batman/Dark Knight movie. I’m sorry I don’t have the picture.

 

7. Mockingjay

We got our first look at Mockingjay no just Julianne Moore as President Coin, which was pretty cool, she looked just like how I imagined Coin to be. We got some other stuff about Mockingjay but not trailer, just a poster teaser trailer part 1, which mean there is going to be more. I just really want the trailer to be release, it’s been long enough. I think the movie is in post-production t that’s why we haven’t seen anything, but I hope we’ll get our trailer soon.

 

So many movie announcement happened this week which one did you like the best?

-Have a good one.

 

 

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2014 Summer Blockbusters: Godzilla

 

 

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Godzilla is definitely the year’s most anticipated movie for most people, but will it live up to the hype surrounding the movie? Of course it will, people have been waiting for a GOOD re-boot of Godzilla for ages. Godzilla is four years in the making and without a doubt is going to be the best Godzilla movie to date, visual wise that it, but does it story behind it, and characters to fall in love with then watch them die.

      As the story opens in Japan, we find dedicated nuclear power plant manager Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) so caught up in his work that he forgets it’s his birthday. Sending his young son Ford off to school before reporting to the plant with his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche), who works in the reactor, Joe begins to suspect that some suspiciously patterned seismic activity may be something more sinister than shifting tectonic plates He’s right, too, because when the plant goes into meltdown mode and Sandra gets caught on the wrong side of the containment door, a massive cover-up ensues.

15-years-later, Ford (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has become a bomb-disposal expert in the U.S. military. He’s just returned home to his wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) and their son Sam (Carson Bolde) when he gets word that Joe been arrested in Japan. Long estranged from his father, who wrote off as a conspiracy theorist for his failed efforts to prove the Japanese government was attempting to hide something in the disaster, Ford nevertheless ventures to Japan to get him out of jail, and reluctantly agrees to join him in venturing to their old home in the quarantined zone. Subsequently taken into custody, the pair end up in the very plant where Joe used to work, and where scientists Dr. Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) are studying a massive cocoon-like structure that appears to feed on radiation. The situation turns critical when the events of the present begin to mirror the events of the past, and a terrifying winged-creature dubbed a “MUTO” is unleashed. Meanwhile, as the military attempts to devise a plan to destroy the beast, signals indicate that it had been calling out to something before it broke free, and the scientists learn that it has awoken a towering, godlike leviathan that has lied dormant for centuries, and may be mankind’s only hope for restoring the balance of nature.

The film remain to the origin of Godzilla and the film will contain two monsters in addition to Godzilla. Gareth Edward is on as director, he’s known for him work on Monster (2010) and In the Shadow of the Moon (2007). Godzilla is his biggest project thus far with a $160 million budget. Ever trailer that has been release is epic, I didn’t think we would get a full look at Godzilla in the trailers though. Godzilla without a doubt going to be one of the biggest movies of the summer, maybe even the year and hopefully there will be sequels in the future.

It opens this Friday May 16 and I’m going to see it on Saturday with my brother, I advice you to grab a friend or two because this movie should not be missed, but before what do you think of the trailer comment your thoughts and what are you most excited for to see in the movie?

-Have a good one.

 

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Fairy Tales are Forever

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Do you believe in fairy tales? Well you don’t have to, with Disney’s upcoming release of some of their most famous stories in live action motion pictures, it doesn’t matter if you believe or not. 201o’s Alice in Wonderland was the movie that started it all, grossing over a $1 billion worldwide – that’s billion with a B. Over the years, many live-action fairy tales have been release some are hits and other were big misses. These are five movie you should look forward to in the near/far future:

1. Maleficent(2014)

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Starting of my list is Disney’s re-tell of Sleeping Beauty, re-told from the point of view of Maleficent. It’s stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent and is one of the years most anticipated movies. For more on Maleficent check out my preview 2014 Summer Blockbusters: Maleficent

2. Cinderella (2015)

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We all know the story of Cinderella, but do we really? With a release date set for 13 March 2015, Cinderella is a long way coming and had a couple bumps in the road. The movie was first pitch in 2010 off the success of Alice in Wonderland. Mark Romanek signed on to be the director but was soon drop from the project due to creative differences (Romanek take on Cinderella was too dark). Kenneth Branagh quickly replaced him as director and the role of Cinderella was offered to Emma Watson but she declined. Lily James, Cate Blancett, Helen Bonham Carter, Hayley Atwell, Richard Manning and Stellan Skarsgård are all on to play some iconic roles.

 

3. The Beast(2016)

In development is another well known fairy tale: Beauty and the Beast. Guillermo del Toro is on to produce and direct this live action motion picture. Emma Watson is on to play Belle which is why she decline the offer to play Cinderella, which make sense, she would make a better Belle. Not much has been release on this film, by the name  it seems like the film is going to be dark, hopefully not too dark. No dates has been release as yet but how its looking I would say look for The Beast to be out in 2016.

 

4. Pan(2015)

2015 brings us another fairy tale Peter Pan. The movie is now in pre-production. Pan centers on how Peter Pan and the man who became Captain Hook started out as friends, with Hook working as a member of the crew on Blackbeard’s pirate ship. Blackbeard is said to be the film’s main antagonist while Hook would serve as Pan’s close ally before turning bad. Hugh Jackman, Rooney Mara, Amanda Seyfriend, Garrett Hedlund and Levi Miller are signed on to the project with Joe Wright directing. Pan puts a dark twist on the Peter Pan we grew up with but is it going to be a hit, it’s really hard to say at this point.

 

5. Tarzan(2016)

Last on my list is David Yates take on Tarzan, Yates is known for his work on the final installments in the Harry Potter series. Tarzan still in development but it looks promising with Alexander Skarsgard, Samuel L. Jackson, Christoph Waltz and Margot Robbie all signed on to the project. The movie follows Tarzan years after he’s reassimilated into society, he’s asked by Queen Victoria to investigate the going-on in the Congo. Tarzan teams up with an ex-mercenary to save the Congo from a fierce warlord who controls a massive diamond mine. A Belgian soldier attempts to capture Tarzan in exchange for a random in diamonds. The plot is alright nothing stands out about it, of all the movies on my list this is my least favorite.

 

There it is, do these movies make you believe in fairy tale. Which ones are you excited for and comment what other fairy tale you would like to see turn into a live action motion picture?

-Blog happily ever after!

 

 

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WWW Wednesday!!

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W.W.W. Wednesdays is a weekly event brought to you by MizB from Should Be Reading.http://shouldbereading.wordpress.com  To play along, answer the following questions:
What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you are going to read next?
Here are my answers:

What are you currently reading?
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart. I read a review that its going to be next big thing so I had to read it, I haven’t gotten that far but so far I like it. Also I’m rereading The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

What do you recently finish reading?
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.  Set over the course of one school year, the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try. I’m a sucker for a love story and Eleanor and Park had me in tears.

What do you think you are going to read next?
The Giver by Lois Lowry I still haven’t read it as yet, I also want to read Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and Dark Places Gillian Flynn. I’ll read the first one I get my hand on.

Play along!! leave a comment with the link to your answers and if you don’t have a blog leave your answers in a comment.

Happy Reading!!

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Being a Light in the World

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A while ago TalesAlongTheWay nominated me for an award. Being a Light in the World Award. The award was created by Barbara at idealisticrebel.wordpress.com.

∼IN HER OWN WORDS∼

“I’m creating this award to celebrate all those wonderful people in the world who spread light, and love, hope and peace in the name of All. These bloggers should consistently promote these qualities and work to be a force for peace and light in the world.”

The rules:

  1. Thank the person who gives you the award.
  2. Spread this award around to the people who you know who are doing this work, so that the work continues and the light spread.
  3. Let the nominees know
  4. Never give up on your fellow human beings

Thank you TalesAlongTheWay for nominating me for this award, it really means a lot to me. I honestly feel like my light has just began to shine and I hope one day it would ignite to enlighten the world. During the meantime,  I’ll continue to spread love and hope and peace in the name of All.

My nominees

  1. Espinoza
  2. LoudThoughtsVoicedOut
  3. Journeyman
  4. Sophie’s Voice
  5. jorgeislistening
  6. Courtney Raymond
  7. Chummy R

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– Be kind to one another.

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2014 Summer Blockbusters: Maleficent

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Over the past couple years we’ve been getting quite a number of live-action fairy tales movies such as Red Riding Hood (Little Red Riding Hood), Jack the Giant Slayer (Jack and the Beanstalk), Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (Hansel and Gretel) and Alice in Wonderland(Alice Adventures in Wonderland). Not all were hits but they definitely started a trend and continuing that trend is no other than Disney’s upcoming re-tell on Sleeping Beauty, re-told from the point of view of Maleficent. Known as Mistress of all Evil, Maleficent is Disney’s most iconic villain and in the upcoming movie we finally find out what led her to curse Princess Aurora.

As beautiful, pure-hearted young woman, Maleficent has an idyllic life growing up in peaceful forest kingdom, until one day when an invading army threatens the harmony of the land. Maleficent rises to be the land’s fiercest protector, but she ultimately suffers a ruthless betrayal – an act that begins to turn her pure heart to stone. Bent on revenge, Maleficent faces an epic battle with the invading king’s successor and as a result places a curse upon his newborn infant Aurora. As the child grows, Maleficent realizes that Aurora holds the key to peace in the kingdom – and perhaps to Maleficent true happiness as well.

The movie stars Angelina Jolie as Maleficent,  Elle Fanning playing Princess Aurora, along with Juno Temple, Brenton Thwaites and Shartlo Copley. Toddler Princess Aurora is played by Vivienne Jolie-Pitt. All actor in Maleficent where chosen because of their uncanny resemblance to their respectful characters

Tim Burton, David Yates and David O. Russell where all rumored to be directing but the job went to Oscar winner Robert Stromberg. This is Stomberg directorial debut, he’s known for his visual effects and production design on movies like Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End(2007), The Hunger Games(2012) and Pan’s Labyrinth(2006).  Linda Woolverton wrote the screenplay, she’s also the screenwriter of Alice in Wonderland, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast. With a budget around $160 million and big names on screen and behind the camera Maleficent is not a movie to be missed this summer.

Grab a friend and mark the date for May 30th, but before, check out the trailer and comment what you think off it.

-Have a good one.

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2014 Summer Blockbusters: X-Men Days of Future Past

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Marvel has officially taken summer blockbusters to a whole new level this year, with the release of Captain America: Winter Soldier, The Amazing SpiderMan 2 both did extremely well, dominating there opening weekend. Now with X-Men Days of Future Past and upcoming Rise of the Guardians destine to follow this path.

I wasn’t thrilled when I heard that they were going to combine the characters from the original X-Men trilogy with their younger selves from the X-Men First Class series. I thought that both series are good on its own and combined may be a disaster. I’m not a big fan of Marvel but when I saw the First Class movie I fell in love with it, I’m a sucker for a good origin story. Days of Future Past story is partially set in an alternate future where surviving mutants have been penned in concentration camps, giant robot called Sentinels patrol America, and most of the X-Men have been hunted and killed. In the present day, the X-Men are forced to stop a key event from unfolding in order to keep that future from occurring. They must change the past to save their future. The movie takes place in time different time zones, in the 1970’s(First Class) and 2018(where the film picks up with its original X-Men cast).

Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hault join forces with Patrick Steward, Ian McKellan, Hugh Jackson, Anna Pacquin  and Hally Berry who all will be reprising their iconic roles. For those who are fan of the original X-Men trilogy don’t get too excited to see the cast back together. The original trilogy will appear mostly in scenes depicting the dystopian future so time commitments for the actors are minimal.

Bryan Singer is on as director and producer, he is also the director of the original X-Men trilogy. Michael Vaughn who director X-Men First Class was previously on to director Days of Future Past but he lost out to Singer. Vaughn is on only as a producer.

With a budget around $220 million its the second most expensive film made by20th Century Fox, the first was Avatar so it has big shoes to fill. The many trailers that’s been released did not disappoint and with a budget like that it can’t afford to. The Sentinels are high anticipation in the X-Men series, fans had been waiting for over a decade to see them and in the trailer they look spectacular and they are all CGI.

Fan of X-Men can look forward to a X-Men Origin: Mystique, X-Men Origin: Deadpool and a X-Men 4 movies in the future. They are just under development and I hope that they don’t get shutdown like the Magneto movie which I would have love to see.

X-Men Days of Future Past is going to be full of action, explosion and amazing CGI and effect. If your a fan or not you should definitely see this movie.

Are you excited to see it, let me know your thoughts by commenting.

-Have a good one.

 

 

 

 

 

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