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New Action Heavy Supergirl Trailer!

Melissa Benoist, Mehcad Brooks, Calista Flockhart, David Harewood, Chyler Leigh, Laura Benanti, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, Jeremy Jordan, Helen Slater, Dean Cain, Faran Tahir, Owain Yeoman, Peter Facinelli, Chris Browning, Brit Morgan, Justice Leak, Levi Miller, supergirl, wb, dc, chad posey, screenhallThe hour-long drama centers on Kara Zor-El, Superman’s cousin, who was born on the planet Krypton and escaped amid its destruction years ago. Since arriving on Earth, she has been hiding the powers she shares with her famous cousin. But now at age 24, she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and be the hero she was always meant to be.

I’m still really on edge with this series.  The first trailer was so horrible that it nearly turned me off the entire show before it even began.  I understand they’re pushing for more of a female audience but girls can like action heavy shows/movies, it doesn’t have to be The Devil Wears Prada/ever other romantic comedy out there.

Supergirl premieres  On CBS October 26th 2015!

Deadpool Red Band Trailer-And I’m Touching Myself Later!

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Based upon Marvel Comics’ most unconventional anti-hero, DEADPOOL tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life.

The only thing I’m worried about is that they keep showing the same stuff over and over again which could mean one of two things.  Either those are the only action scenes in the movie, or FOX is pulling a Marvel and only showing you the same things and have much better stuff in store for us when the movie comes out, either way I can’t wait to see this.

Deadpool will be in theaters February!

Suicide Squad Comic-Con Trailer!

A secret government agency recruits imprisoned super-villains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.

Man, I wasn’t too sure on this but this looks pretty amazing and Jared Leto is terrifying as The Joker.  Suicide Squad hits theaters next summer!

The Goosebump Trailer Is Here…And It Completely Misses The Point Of The Series!

Upset about moving from a big city to a small town, teenager Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) finds a silver lining when he meets the beautiful girl, Hannah (Odeya Rush), living right next door. But every silver lining has a cloud, and Zach’s comes when he learns that Hannah has a mysterious dad who is revealed to be R. L. Stine (Jack Black), the author of the bestselling Goosebumps series. It turns out that there is a reason why Stine is so strange… he is a prisoner of his own imagination – the monsters that his books made famous are real, and Stine protects his readers by keeping them locked up in their books. When Zach unintentionally unleashes the monsters from their manuscripts and they begin to terrorize the town, it’s suddenly up to Stine, Zach, and Hannah to get all of them back in the books where they belong.

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Look, in no way will I defend the Goosebumps TV show except that it did what it was set out to do, and that was scare kids.  I remember watching the TV when I was a teenager and getting a little freaked out at some of the episodes but it wasn’t until I was able to sit and watch the show with my own kid that I was able to see the effect it had on her.  These aren’t adventure movies, that are kids horror stories used to bridge that gap before they can start watching the more adult fair.  This is just Jumanji with books.  I’ve said it before, I will wait until I actually see the film to pass full judgement but a trailer is meant to give you a first impression of a movie and this is not what they should have gone with.

The Secret Life Of Pets Trailer!

For their fifth fully-animated feature-film collaboration, Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures present The Secret Life of Pets, a comedy about the lives our pets lead after we leave for work or school each day.

Comedy superstars Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart make their animated feature-film debuts in The Secret Life of Pets, which co-stars Ellie Kemper, Lake Bell, Jenny Slate, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress and Albert Brooks. Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborator Janet Healy produce the film directed by Chris Renaud (Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2), co-directed by Yarrow Cheney and written by Brian Lynch and Cinco Paul & Ken Daurio.

Man, I haven’t laughed hard at a trailer in a while and the ending to this trailer had me laughing so hard.  I really can’t wait to check this out.

Look for it in theaters July 8, 2016!

Kung Fu Panda 3 Official Trailer!

In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, Kung Fu Panda 3.   When Po’s long-lost panda father suddenly reappears, the reunited duo travels to a secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new panda characters. But when the supernatural villain Kai begins to sweep across China defeating all the kung fu masters, Po must do the impossible—learn to train a village full of his fun-loving, clumsy brethren to become the ultimate band of Kung Fu Pandas!

Kung Fu Panda holds a special place in my heart because it was a movie my kid and I watched over and over again so I’m pretty psyched to see another installment.

This time Po will face a supernatural villain, Kai, voiced by J.K. Simmons who has has a serious beef with the kung fu warrior trainer Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman) and the Furious Five warriors: Tigress (Angelina Jolie), Monkey (Jackie Chan), Mantis (Seth Rogen), Crane (David Cross) and Viper (Lucy Liu).

“Let’s just say Kai has been away. Now that’s he’s back, he’s not happy about life in general,” Simmons says. “One thing he finds when he returns is that pandas make him particularly unhappy.”

Kai has supernaturally strange horns and leather armor, and he uses two jade swords attached to long chains as his unusual but deadly weapon of choice. Simmons is still in the recording studio working with the evolving character.

“You have to find the nature of the beast that Kai is,” Simmons says. “There’s a lot of vocal stuff I’m throwing out there that’s somewhere between dialogue and animal growls when Kai snorts.”

If anyone has seen Whiplash then you know just how terrifying Simmons voice can be and he admits that his voice will match the psycho music instructor.

“It can become a little Fletcher-esque, the screaming,” Simmons says. “The voice can get a little ragged at the end of the day when you are making strange animal noises that you don’t normally make.”

Look for it to hit theaters January 29, 2016!

Rush Hour (TV) Trailer!

Do I even have to say anything?  Is anyone out there even remotely excited about this?  Look, I know we should wait and judge the final product but that only goes so far.  The entire point of a trailer is first impressions.  You are told, at least you should be, that first impressions are very important.  You don’t go to a job interview looking like a hot mess and tell your potential future boss, that you’ll be better once they can see what you’re really capable of.  This looks horrible, nothing made me laugh, it looks like it’s trapped in the late 90’s with the first film.  I never want a project to fail, although I will admit I could do with less reality TV shows, so I’m not hoping this is utter crap but with this lazy looking trailer that’s all I’m getting.  What makes it even more frustrating is the still look far better then the footage.

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Point Break (2015) Trailer!

The first film followed Keanue Reeves as an undercover FBI agent who tries to stop Patrick Swayze and his gang of surfers who he believes is running a series of bank heist.  The remake once again has Johnny Utah (Luke Bracey) going undercover of a group of ‘exteme athletes’ (basically a bunch of white people who woke up and drank a bunch of Mountain Dews) who are behind a string of corporate heist.

While I’m not really opposed to remakes, I do get upset if they are lazy, and I like how they have changed it then to simple bank heist, especially since The Town has completely taken over and currently owns the bank heist movie genre.  These guys are doing much more dangerous things which you’d expect given the upgrade in technology from the first film.

The first film was a pretty amazing action film in it’s time and was directed by Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty) and really paved the way for female directors to play in genre’s normally seen as men only.

Point Break hits theaters 2015!

Let’s Talk About That Supergirl Trailer!

So the Supergirl trailer was released yesterday and I have to say, I’m really disappointed.  Now, I’ve stated before that I am a huge advocate of watching something first then forming my complete opinion and I have every intention on doing that.  However, trailers are made specifically to show you what you’re possibly getting into to and although trailers can lie, it doesn’t bold well when your first impression makes your product look like crap.

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My main problem with this trailer is, once again, they feel the need to take a female superhero and throw her into this romantic comedy setting.  It’s insulting to women to think that this is all they care about is dating, boys, being a goof, and falling over themselves.  This is old, tired and frankly needs to stop.  Marvel fans have been wanting a Black Widow movie for a while now and anyone who has kept up with the Marvel movies knows that Scarlett Johannson’s portrayal of the character is anything but the standard thought that every woman is just trying to find themselves in that big world and needs a man.  In the films, especially in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Black Widow was a strong and driving force who could be a woman but also stand her ground against aliens, soldiers, god’s and monsters.  SNL even made a skit about it with the joke that when they finally made a Black Widow movie they’d throw her in a Devil Wears Prada, 27 Dresses, Hitch-like sitting with Black Widow: Age of Me.  Now look at the new Supergirl trailer and see the similar tone.

I want you to take a moment and check out some other trailers.  This is the trailer for the CW’s ArrowFrom the beginning it’s dark, brooding, Oliver is a tortured soul who is coming to clean his city of crime.  He’s surrounded by violence, every season someone close to him dies and he has to fight to bring his city out of the corruption it has fallen into.

Then take a look at The Flash.   Barry Allen’s mother was murdered as a kid and he’s trying to figure out who did it when he suddenly gains his powers.  The show is lighter then Arrow, but you still have the darker side to it which it shows you as soon as the story starts with the murder of his mother hanging over Barry’s head.

In every incarnation of Superman he’s sad but dealing with the fact that his entire planet was destroyed and while some Superman films have lighter then others, the fact still remains, he’s believes he’s the last of his kind, he’s an outsider and different films have explored this.  In the Supergirl trailer Kara is just kind of mildly affected by the fact that her parents were wiped out of existence, and more just trying to make it in the big city.

This happened once before when the CW tried to make a Wonder Woman TV show with the plot: is described as “a reinvention of the iconic DC Comic in which Wonder Woman – aka Diana Themyscira – is a vigilante crime fighter in L.A., but also a successful corporate executive and a modern woman….trying to balance all of the elements of her extraordinary life.

Do you see my problem with this?

Now, I understand that not all shows need to be the same and they’re trying to appeal more to younger girls and this entire article is coming from one trailer, I get all that but if a trailer for a show is so horrible and leaves such a bad first impression that I feel the need to write an entire article about it pointing out the flaws I see that should say something too.  It just seems like they are repeating the same mistakes the Wonder Woman (2011) show tried to do and that was be as accessible to as many people as possible and that frame of thinking is exactly what can bring around the blandest product.

Things could change, the tone of the show could slowly turn vastly different then what we’ve been shown but my point is it shouldn’t have been.  Not every single girl out there is prissy and not every woman just wants to find a man, I find the approach to this show is just wrong and I hope there is much more to then what we’ve been shown.  Young girls and women can be strong, many can and are stronger then men both physically and emotionally, and this show doesn’t need to take the ‘romantic comedy’ approach.   So far I’m very disappointed in this and I hope the show really isn’t as bland as they are showing it to be.

Josie and the Pussycat, I Mean, Jem and the Holograms-Official Trailer!

In a hyper-linked social media age, an orphaned teenage girl, Jerrica Jem Benton, becomes an online recording sensation, and she and her sisters embark on a music-driven scavenger hunt – one that sends them on an adventure across Los Angeles – in an attempt to unlock a final message left by her father.

Do I really have to say anything?