1 Week to Go!
Back in March we learned the very exciting news that Buffy the Vampire Slayer actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has joined her husband Freddie Prinze, Jr. as part of the cast of the Disney XD animated series Star Wars: Rebels. Today, we get to check out the video teaser above that reminds us (!) that Star Wars: Rebels season 2 premieres in one week (!!!). As you may recall, we saw a 3+ minute long trailer for the entirety of SW: Rebels season 2 earlier this year which makes it seem like Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones, of course) will be featured heavily on the show. Vader is also featured pretty prominently in this teaser for the season 2 premiere episode, The Siege of Lothal … but we really do not know how much Darth Vader we will be getting this season. All will be revealed soon, tho, as Star Wars: Rebels premieres with a 1 hour episode on Saturday June 20. If you are a Star Wars fan, this is an animated series you should be watching. And if you are any kind of Buffy fan at all, you’ll deff want to tune in to hear SMG voice one of the characters on the show :)
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June 20, yes for real
Last week we learned the surprising news that Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig will be starring in a ridiculous made-for-TV movie on Lifetime this month titled A Deadly Adoption and today we get to feast our eyes on the FIRST TRAILER for the TV movie. Based on a true story, A Deadly Adoption is described as “a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hope of adopting her unborn child” … and then, I’m assuming, MAYHEM STRIKES! When this TV movie was revealed last week, many people believed that it was a hoax of some kind … and maybe it is a hoax … but it is also a real TV movie that will premiere on Lifetime on June 20. Check out the teaser trailer above and see if it looks like something you’d like to watch. I am definitely going to tune in, I can’t wait :D
"Turn your weapons to the capital"
Back in March we got to see the first teaser video for the final Hunger Games movie, Mockingjay – Part 2, which hits theaters at the end of this year. In April, we got to see the latest promo poster for the film. Today, at long last, we get our FIRST LOOK at the first footage from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 with the release of the first movie trailer. Everything that we’ve seen in the previous Hunger Games movies has led up to this final film. I literally got goosebumps listening to Jennifer Lawrence‘s voice-over in this trailer. When she marches into the capital and says, “Turn your weapons to the capital” my heart stopped. There are lots of really great scenes in this first trailer for Mockingjay – Part 2, check it out and freak out with me, won’t you? The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 opens in theaters on November 20.
"Help is only 140 million miles away"
This November, Ridley Scott will release his film adaptation of the Andy Weir novel The Martian that stars Matt Damon as an astronaut/botanist who gets stranded on Mars after a NASA mission goes bad. The story sounds simple enough but when you watch the just-released first trailer, you really get a feel for how intense the story can be. Ridley Scott is responsible for some of the greatest movies ever made (Alien, Blade Runner, Thelma & Louise, etc.) so I have faith that The Martian will not disappoint. I like what I see in this first trailer which gives a nice overview of the story without showing us too much of the actual movie. In addition to Matt Damon, The Martian also stars Jessica Chastain, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels and, randomly, Kristen Wiig (who is really surprising us this year with the movie projects she will be appearing in). The Martian opens on November 25, are you in?
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Just 2 weeks away!
We are just under 2 weeks away from the season 2 premiere of True Detective on HBO and today, we get another look at the coming season in a pair of just-released teaser videos. As you may know, True Detective season 2 will feature an entirely new cast of characters working on an entirely different case from season 1 so we have lots of new stuff to look forward to … dark, moody, very probably effed up stuff to look forward to. The teaser above is titled Chaos. The teaser below is titled Stand. Give ‘em a look and save the date, True Detective season 2 will premiere on HBO on June 21. More »
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"It’s getting darker. More horrifying. And fun to watch."
Early last month, we got to see the first full trailer for the forthcoming second season of The Strain on FX. Today we not only learn that the new season will premiere on July 12 (my birthday!) but we get to check out a neat First Look promo video released for the show. Part trailer, part featurette, part behind the scenes footage — this new video has got it all. I enjoyed season 1, most likely because I read and LOVE The Strain trilogy of books. I am very much looking forward to season 2 so … yeah, this video is a nice treat as we count down the days until The Strain season 2 premieres on FX on Sunday July 12th.
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Back in March we got our first look at the first trailer for Jake Gyllenhaal‘s upcoming new boxing film Southpaw and today we get to see the just-released second trailer for the film. As you can see above, this second trailer is similar to the first … except this trailer features the song Phenomenal that Eminem wrote and performs for the soundtrack. This movie, I think, is Jake‘s next big push for Oscar glory and based on what I’ve seen thus far, I think he’s got a serious shot at nabbing another Academy Award nomination. Earlier this week, we saw the trailer for Jake‘s other 2015 movie Everest but this one, Southpaw, is really the movie I’m more looking forward to seeing. Check out this trailer and see if you agree. Southpaw will open in theaters on July 24.
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"We burn things 'cause war's the only language men listen to."
Listen everyone. I’m all for a film celebrating women getting the right to vote, but Suffragette seems to encourage rioting, destruction of property and acts of violence by thuggish women in the streets. Meryl Streep, Carey Mulligan, and Helena Bonham Carter are bringing to life a truly sad story—where women resorted to breaking the law in an attempt to gain the right to vote. I mean—insert random and somewhat unrelated Martin Luther King, Jr. quote here—there are so many other ways to get your voice heard, and violence is NEVER the answer. Like I said, I’m all about rights for everyone or whatever, as long as no store windows are broken. In one scene, HBC lit’rally sets a phone booth on fire. What does that even have to do with voting?! And why are they destroying their OWN neighborhoods?! If they wanted the men in power to respect them, they should have started by respecting themselves enough to not resort to violence. Instead, they acted exactly the way they were expected to react—like emotional, hysterical, crazy women on their periods. I don’t know, I just feel like this is a really dangerous message for director Sarah Gavron to put out there, but watch the trailer above, if you must. And click inside for the UK trailer.
"Oh, HELL YES!"
Another year, another Sharknado made-for-TV movie is coming to Syfy … and today we get our first look at the latest installment in the TV movie franchise — Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! This time, the Sharknado action moves to our nation’s capital where the flying sharks wreak havoc on Washington D.C. LOL. Even tho I’m not really a fan of these silly movies (which is surprising, I’m sure, since it would appear that I’d be into this kind of thing), I have to give some bit of love a TV movie franchise that keeps both Ian Ziering and Tara Reid employed. Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! will premiere on Syfy on July 22 — WHO’S EXCITED!?
The park is OPEN next week!
We are just ONE WEEK away from the release of Jurassic World in theaters and today we get to see the just-released final trailer for the film. If you have been watching all of the trailers and TV spots that have been released in the past months, then you’ll recognize that most of the footage in this final trailer comes from those earlier videos but when seen all together, I think this final trailer is a great last snack to nibble on before the movie is FINALLY released next week. I already secured tickets for my friend Eileen and me to see Jurassic World next Thursday night in 4DX and we are SO excited, I can’t even tell you. One week … and then the park is officially open. Are you ready?
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