TOLKIEN Biopic Trailer Teases Hobbit Inspirations (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Girzu81oS8Q An inevitable biopic -- arguably even long overdue -- the movie about Middle Earth creator J.R.R. Tolkien has finally be made. The film's first teaser trailer reveals...pretty much what you'd expect, if not exactly, as it juxtaposes real-life events (from serving in WWI to his time as a student at Oxford) against visions of [...]

DUMBO TV Spot Displays Tim Burton’s Comic, Sentimental Artistry (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=58&v=fOJ9YhY9v0Q I think I know why the previews for the new live action Aladdin movie look so bad: Disney seems to have put all of their best artists on the live action Dumbo. Okay, obviously that's not the case, but the stark difference in quality (not to mention originality between the two sets of previews starts with [...]

New ALADDIN TV Spot A Disaster, Including Will Smith’s Genie Reveal (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=58&v=7hHECMVOq7g When the first teaser for the Mouse House's live action Aladdin premiered, I said, "Disney's going to have to do a lot better than this with their next, first full trailer..." Well this may only be a new TV spot (above) and not a full legit trailer, but it's certainly not doing better. If [...]

2018 OSCAR NOMINATED SHORTS: LIVE ACTION (Movie Review)

Released: February 8, 2019 Runtime: 105 minutes Program: Oscar Nominated Live Action Shorts for 2018 (Parental Discretion strongly advised; not suitable for children) During every Oscar ceremony, there’s a stretch of categories with nominees that virtually no one has ever heard of, let alone seen: the shorts. Divided into three competitive groups – Live Action, Animated, and Documentary – [...]

HIGH FLYING BIRD (Movie Review)

**1/2 out of **** Rated TV-MA (for strong language, some sexuality) Released: February 8, 2019, on Netflix Runtime: 90 minutes Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Starring: Andre Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Bill Duke, Jeryl Prescott, Sonja Sohn, Kyle MacLachlan, Zachary Quinto My review of High Flying Bird, for The Tulsa Voice. The latest film from director Steven Soderbergh (Erin [...]

DUMBO International Trailer Feels Tim Burton Approved (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=106&v=IBz7FUlZPXI Previous trailers for the live action Dumbo movie (this one and this one) have definintely felt like a Disney movie, but the new international trailer really feels like a Tim Burton movie -- not in a dark way, but more like a "sentimental sympathy for the freakish outcasts" Edward Scissorhands kind of way. Dumbo opens [...]

Pixar Sends Message With First Short PURL From New Animated Division (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=213&v=B6uuIHpFkuo Pixar's new endeavor makes two bold statements with its debut. The first is the endeavor itself: SparkShorts, a new animated division from the legendary studio that allows for (as they describe it in the video below) "indie filmmaking inside of Pixar." With a limited time and budget, animators within their team will be allowed [...]

HOBBS & SHAW Trailer Vaunts A Fast & Furious Mission (VIDEO)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=174&v=9SA7FaKxZVI Mission: Impossible - Odd Couple. As this first trailer for the Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw opens with Fallout's Vanessa Kirby, you wouldn't fault an M:I fan for briefly getting their hopes up that this was another Ethan Hunt adventure. (The marketers, no doubt, were strategically playing off of Kirby's association with [...]