So much for all the brouhaha about police across the country boycotting Quentin Tarantino’s films after he spoke at an anti-police brutality rally in NYC! The new trailer for his eight film, fittingly named The Hateful Eight just dropped, and while it doesn’t necessarily look better than any of his past films, IMHO, it’s still going to make a killing at the box office. Why, you ask? Um, does the name Tarantino mean anything to you? That and of course the trailer proves this film is jam packed with shoot outs, chariot chases, and that mean dialogue Quentin is known for. It’s blizzarding in post-Civil war Wyoming, and two bounty hunters collide, looking for shelter. Seems like shelter is the last thing they get. Topped off by a (typically masculine) cast including Samuel L. Jackson, Channing Tatum, Kurt Russell, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, Tim Roth, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Zoe Bell, it’s all we really could have hoped for. I feel like the boycott might get the movie more ticket sales, just by nature of any publicity is good publicity.
"We have a small problem"
Yesterday, Fox teased the forthcoming return of The X-Files with a promo video that featured entirely new footage of the next limited season of the series, set to debut in January. Today we get to check out the first official trailer for The X-Files, clocking in at 2 full minutes of new footage! As you may recall, we got our first very quick look at the new season of The X-Files back in July with the release of a very short teaser video but now we’re getting into the serious promo push for the show. This official trailer sets up the premise for the series return of The X-Files, which should delight any fan of the show. The X-Files returns to Fox in January.
Posted under: 'The X-Files'
"Things are gonna get worse"
We are just about 2 weeks away from the season 6 premiere of The Walking Dead and as you can see above, AMC has given us a new teaser trailer for the new season. Things are gonna get worse as we pick up the action from where it was left off in the season 5 finale episode last spring. I mean, things are always intense on The Walking Dead so none of this should come as any surprise. The new season will feature new characters, new settings (in and around Alexandria) and of course lotso zombies … what more could you ask for? Check out the trailer above and get ready, the 6th season of The Walking Dead will premiere on AMC on Sunday October 11.
Posted under: 'The Walking Dead'
"Is The American Justice System Racist?"
Last night I didn’t get to it, but HBO premiered the highly anticipated documentary VICE Special Report: Fixing the System. I’m about to watch now, and I hope you all will tune in. Mass incarceration and its relationship with American racism is an incredibly important topic. Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Atlantic cover story is a must-read on the subject, and I have a very personal connection to the history, which I’ve also written about. President Barack Obama made history as the first sitting US President to visit a prison and I’m hoping Fixing the System sheds some light on thees issues for all of us. Check out the trailer above and head on over to HBO to watch the full special. You can get involved HERE.
This is going to be awesome, #SorryNotSorry
About a million years ago, we got our first look at Ja Rule‘s MTV reality show/docu-series Follow the Rules. At this point, we know all of these shows are gimmicky, we know they’re somewhat scripted (if not, like, 100% scripted), and we know the story is the same: ex-famous person still a little bit famous but mostly normal, look at him and his family going through normal stuff, except with a lot more money. Yet and still, I was excited because the promo was really funny! Finally, we have a release date: on October 26 I’ll be welcoming Ja Rule back into my home, as I once did years ago when I first copped Venni Vetti Vecci and blasted Suicide Freestyle for like three days straight. I’m here for you, Ja!
"Evil has returned to Sleepy Hollow"
Back in March we learned the happy news that Fox renewed Sleepy Hollow for a third season and next Thursday, October 1, the show returns with all new episodes. As you can see in the trailer embedded above for the season 3 premiere episode titled I, Witness, Ichabod and Abbie are back at it again fighting the forces of evil in the “quiet” hamlet of Sleepy Hollow. Over the summer, it was reported that the new season of Sleepy Hollow will feature much less of the Headless Horsemen (which is dumb to me but whatever) but the reports failed to mention that the new season would also feature much less hair on both Ichabod and Abbie — everyone got a haircut! Additionally, EW reports that two episodes of the new season will crossover with new episodes of Bones. Um, what? Brilliant! Check out the trailer above and get excited, a whole new season of Sleepy Hollow is coming our way next week.
Posted under: 'Sleepy Hollow'
The new season begins in 2 weeks
While many of the shows this new TV season are premiering this week, we will still have to wait 2 more weeks to see new episodes of The CW‘s shows … including The Flash season 2. As you may recall, we got our first look at Golden Age Flash Jay Garrick as he will appear on The Flash and today we get to see the moment when the old Flash (Jay) meets the current Flash (Barry Allen) on the show. The video embedded above is referred to as a “trailer” but it’s more of a behind-the-scenes/outtake video meant to promote the second season of the show. Have a look above and mark your calendars, The Flash returns in just 2 weeks.
The movie opens on November 6
Back in June we saw the third trailer for the forthcoming animated film The Peanuts Movie which features our beloved Peanuts characters speaking for the first time in this new feature film. Today we get to see the just-released fourth and final movie trailer for The Peanuts Movie before the movie is released in theaters in November. As you can see above, this new trailer features lots of new footage from the film and gives us a better sense of what the movie will be about. Click the embed above to watch … THEN, head over to THIS website to see what YOU would look like as a Peanuts character. The Peanutize Me site launched last night and it’s a really fun way to get excited about The Peanuts Movie. Click below to see what I look like as a Peanuts character then make sure you head to THIS site to Peanutize yourself, too. More »
"The comeback of the superstar"
Earlier this year we got to see the first trailer for the new Steve Jobs biopic which stars Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet (written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle) and as you may recall, I was very fortunate to see the movie in full at an early screening in July (and I LOVED it!). Today we get to see the just-released second trailer for Steve Jobs which gives us another look at the forthcoming film. In my brief comments about the film, I predicted that Fassbender would — absolutely — receive an Academy Award nomination for his work in this film (I think Winslet will get an Oscar nom as well) and will very likely win Best Actor (and I’m totally sticking to that belief). This trailer is good but having seen the film, it doesn’t really convey the quality that you will get when you see the movie in full. Steve Jobs hits theaters in October, DO NOT miss seeing this film.
Posted under: 'Steve Jobs' (Movie)