So Marvel, in their quest to keep our eyeballs on their content at all times in 2021, have just dropped the teaser trailer for their next movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. I have to admit, it looks epic. A cross between Dr Strange and Black Panther – in terms of tone, mystical elements, family saga, funky technology and cultural roots. Our … Continue reading Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: teaser trailer thoughts
Good tidings we bring to you and your, er, fellow cinema fans. Here’s my latest ‘trailer park’ entry, highlighting a few that have caught my eye for films coming up soon. Victor Frankenstein Seemingly stealing the style straight from Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock films, here we have James McAvoy’s Dr Frankenstein and Daniel Radcliffe’s Igor in a sort of irreverent buddy movie – with monsters. And … Continue reading Trailer park: Victor Frankenstein, Joy, The Revenant
Let’s be honest, J.J. Abrams would have had to monumentally and catastrophically mess up the new Star Wars teaser trailer for the fans to descend upon him, venting their wrath. That said, there’s some intriguing imagery and things to consider. Whilst the internet is ablaze with speculation as to what these visual clues could mean, they could simply just be tasty shots of the upcoming … Continue reading Star Wars: The Force Awakens – thoughts?
Time for a quick look ahead at the trailers of some films coming up. If you’re unfamiliar, I do these little ‘trailer park’ blogs from time to time of upcoming films that I’d like to see. For this one, I’m focusing on one out now and two out soon: a gritty historical action tale, an alternative type of sci-fi and a tongue-in-cheek action flick. ’71 … Continue reading Trailer park: monster, soldier, secret service
Ding, ding! The time has come for another trailer park breakdown. If you’re unfamiliar, this is the latest in a series of posts where I provide my pick of upcoming films with a little bit of info to set the scene and, of course, the trailer to get you all fired up. Lucy (US release 8 August, UK 22 August) What if we could access … Continue reading Trailer park: Lucy, a messenger and a dame
It’s January and the skies and cold and grey.’ Good line for a song? Perhaps if we turn it around. ‘It’s January and the skies are cold and grey, but it’s warm inside the cinema and therefore we shall stay… and watch many films.’ Ok the rhyme needs work but you get the idea. Escapism is the word of the day – and with many … Continue reading Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 3
With Oscar season almost upon us, there’s a lot of films out now or soon that should have you racing to the cinema. From drama, action and horror to comedies and a compelling biopic, here’s my pick of marvellous movies you need on your radar. The Monuments Men (Feb, 2014) Based on a book of the same name, this film has caper written all over … Continue reading Take your ass back to the trailer park – part 2