New trailer for ‘Legion’

Looks like we are finally getting a little bit of plot for the upcoming Marvel/FX series, Legion. Until now the marketing has been pretty vague, but with this new trailer release, we are getting real glimpses of actual story elements.

For those unversed in the lore/canon of ‘Legion’. it takes place within the XMEN universe. On top of that, Dan Stevens character is the son of the well known mutant Charles Xavier. That’s right folks, he is the son of Professor X.  And similar to the thoughts of Wade Wilson, we aren’t sure if it’s Stewart or McAvoy, these timelines are so confusing.

First Image from Stranger Things Season 2 – Trailer during Superbowl!

Looks like the crew from the acclaimed phenomenon, Stranger Things,  is back! We’ve known for a while that season 2 was in development but until now we haven’t seen any marketing for the upcoming sophomore season. Entertainment Weekly dropped this image and it looks like we’re going to be treated to another wonderful dose of 80’s nostalgia.  There are even rumors that we may see a trailer for it debut during Sundays Superbowl game, which would be INCREDIBLE!  Are you as excited about this as we are?!

Ben Affleck Bows out of Directing ‘The Batman’

For the last 6 months or so, Ben Affleck has been in serious talks to both star in and direct the upcoming Batman standalone film.  It looks like that will no longer be the case. Ben released the following statement yesterday:

“There are certain characters who hold a special place in the hearts of millions. Performing this role demands focus, passion and the very best performance I can give. It has become clear that I cannot do both jobs to the level they require. Together with the studio, I have decided to find a partner in a director who will collaborate with me on this massive film. I am still in this, and we are making it, but we are currently looking for a director. I remain extremely committed to this project, and look forward to bringing this to life for fans around the world.”

Here’s our first glimpse of Ocean’s Eight!

All we know for now is that Ocean’s Eight is an all female cast and is somehow  connected to the Ocean’s Eleven universe.  Here is our first glimpse of the crew potentially on their way to pull off some sort of elaborate heist. Or maybe they’re just going out to dinner together, either way we’ll have to wait until 2018 before we find out for sure.

Ocean’s Eight is directed by Gary Ross and it stars Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and  Helena Bonham Carter.

The Flash’s Cinematic Crisis

In the photo below, Ezra Millers cinematic version of the flash looks concerned…. After multiple release date changes, re-writes, and directorial shifts, the film version of DC’s The Flash will be undergoing a page one  re-write. (Essentially starting from scratch).

This is a HUGE deal. It seems DC is content to hype and promote a property before they even have a story that’s good or they’re satisfied with (Cart before the horse situation). While this smells like more trouble for the DCEU, maybe if they really take their time with it and do it right, they can finally tap into something great!

The Grant Gustin lead TV version of The Flash has overwhelmingly positive reviews and a massive following. Maybe the movie studio can take a page or two out of the DC television playbook.

Ep.6 – Split, Hidden Figures, & The Founder Reviews, Trailer Reactions, Coming Soon, Walking Dead mid-season 7 Premiere, & Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The Reel Review Podcast #6

In this episode, Matt & Joel discuss the latest trailers for Power Rangers & Logan. 

Matt & Joel then review Split, Hidden Figures, & The Founder, as well as discuss Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (Matt’s guilty pleasure franchise) & A Dog’s Purpose which is currently dealing with a large controversy in our “Coming Soon” talk.

Finally, they break into some discussion of the upcoming mid-season premiere of The Walking Dead, season 7 in our “Tube Talk” and end with some discussion of the official name release of Star Wars episode VIII, Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

 

Trailer Review/Reactions: Power Rangers & Logan

Reviews: Split, Hidden Figures, & The Founder

Coming Soon: Resident Evil: The Final Chapter, & A Dog’s Purpose

 Tube Talk: Walking Dead season 7 mid-season premiere

– News: Official name for Star Wars episode VIII!

 

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