Behind The Scenes AQUAMAN Promo More Impressive Than Glitzy Trailers (VIDEO) When a making-of "Behind The Scenes" promo plays better than a film's actual trailers, well, that's not a good sign, but that's where I'm currently landing right now with Aquaman, the latest desperate attempt to save the floundering (pun intended) DC Extended Universe. The vision and scale on display here is impressive, and you [...]

New DUMBO Trailer Has Big Ears And Bigger Heart (VIDEO/POSTER) Here's a movie that will give us an earful while making our hearts full. It's Dumbo, the live-action remake of the 1941 Disney animated classic about an orphaned baby circus pachyderm with floppy oversized ears. This is the first official trailer for the movie from director Tim Burton, following an initial teaser released this [...]

Key And Peele Reunite In Second TOY STORY 4 Teaser (VIDEO) Leave to Pixar to deliver, in stealth fashion, a reunion that many comedy fans have been longing for. Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, a.k.a. the stars of the long-running sketch comedy series Key & Peele, are the voices of two new characters in Toy Story 4. One day after the first teaser for the [...]

First Trailer Is A Go For Live Action POKÉMON Movie (VIDEO/POSTER) "Deadpool for Kids" is basically what you get when Ryan Reynolds does the voice for Pikachu...and that's exactly what the first live-action Pokémon movie is offering up. POKÉMON Detective Pikachu plops a CGI version of that yellow fuzzy rodent into the real world, fueled by Reynolds' snarky sass dialed in for the entire family. The [...]

It’s A Kumbaya Moment In First TOY STORY 4 Teaser (VIDEO) No spoilers, just radar-pinging in this first brief teaser for Toy Story 4. Avoiding plot details entirely, the whole purpose of this promo quickie (well-timed to be tagged on the front of Ralph Wrecks The Internet) is to remind everyone that this is coming out next summer. That, and to introduce a new character: [...]

WILDLIFE (Movie Review)

***1/2 out of **** Rated PG-13 (for thematic material including a sexual situation, brief strong language, and smoking) Released: October 19, 2018 limited; November 9 expands Runtime: 105 minutes Directed by: Paul Dano Starring: Carey Mulligan, Ed Oxenbould, Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Camp (Click here to read my interview with director Paul Dano) Taking a slow burn [...]

BEAUTIFUL BOY (Movie Review)

*** out of **** Rated R (for strong language, drug content throughout, and brief sexual material) Released: October 26, 2018 limited; November 9 expands Runtime: 120 minutes Directed by: Felix van Groeningen Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan, Kaitlyn Dever, Christian Convery, Oakley Bull When an actors’ showcase collides with a filmmaker’s indulgences, [...]

New FANTASTIC BEASTS 2 Promo Connects GRINDELWALD to POTTER (VIDEO) Need some cliffs notes to connect the new Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald to the original Harry Potter films? Yeah, me too. With a mythology this dense, it's hard for mortal muggles to maintain an encyclopedic recall of every detail, even some of the big ones. This new promo from Warner Bros. helps connect [...]