THE POSTER FOR IT RIGHTFULLY HORRIFIES

The first one-sheet for the Stephen King adaptation won’t help your fear of balloons popping or clowns…


If this poster doesn’t creep you out then you may need some special help. An innocent child alone in a sewer with a clown named Pennywise hiding a devilish grin behind the red balloon lure he uses to catch his prey.

Simple. Effective. Horrifying.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the teaser trailer for the latest version of King’s massive novel. Word is that the It teaser is really good and really creepy. This poster seems to reflect that. But for now, you can view the teaser for the teaser trailer that will tease for the official trailer embedded below. What a funny age of marketing we live in.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 CHARACTER POSTERS

Along with alllll the other Guardians of The Galaxy, Vol. 2 posters! Download the hi-res files and use as desktop backgrounds or whatever else you do with posters.

Half-Human/Half-Alien, Star-Lord is in search of his parents origins.

Thanos’ former assassin, Gamora packs a serious punch!

The new “family-man”, Drax is back!

Baby Groot! Baby Groot! Baby Groot! Baby Groot!

Has he accepted that he is a Raccoon or does the struggle remain?

The blue-skinned pirate returns! (Don’t ask him to whistle while he works!)

Sister rivalry returns or is the family back together?

Lacking social queues, let’s see how this one interacts with the Guardians.

A tribute to Goldmember or a high priestess?

Did they buy these at a carnival for their bedrooms?

As father of Star-Lord, and a cosmic being, will his Ego get in the way? (Get it… Ego? Ah, never mind)

The mix-tape should be epic.

Very nostalgic, don’t you think?

Guardians Vol2 - Black Light Poster

For that special someone, who loves black lights…

 

Movie Facts

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the teams adventures as they unravel the mystery of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Much of the film will take place in the galaxies, realms and neverworlds of the cosmos. For a Marvel film, don’t expect to see too many earthly beings just like the first film.

Don’t expect to see Thanos. Director James Gunn has stated that the mega villain will not appear in Vol. 2. For any fan who doesn’t know who Thanos is, we suggest you study up before the next Avengers movie…

5 of the 6 Infinity Stones are accounted for. Since we already found one in the previous Guardians movie, I’m guessing that the next and final stone is better served showing up in Thor: Ragnarok instead, but we will keep our eyes open.

Sources are already speaking to the fact that the original Guardians pulled some tear-jerking moments (“We Are Groot…” ), but this movie is said to really pull down some water-works. What does this mean exactly? An ending of a character? A new heartfelt moment of Rocket showing affection? Any could bring the tissues near.

Living under a rock and haven’t seen the awesome trailer? Click here!

Finally, the mix-tape of Vol. 2 is going to be epic…

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is in theaters on Cinco de Mayo. Arriba!

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    THE TITLE FOR STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII REVEALED

    WE CAN NOW REFER TO EPISODE VIII OFFICIALLY AS STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? LET US OVER ANALYZE BELOW…

    First thoughts? That’s good.

    From the Star Wars website:

    We have the greatest fans in this or any other galaxy. In appreciation of the fans, we wanted them to be the first to know the title of the next chapter in the Skywalker saga: Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

    THE LAST JEDI is written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Kathleen Kennedy and Ram Bergman and executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jason McGatlin, and Tom Karnowski.

    Star Wars: The Last Jedi is scheduled for release December 15, 2017. 

    Here’s the teaser poster:

    Let’s speculate and analyze like the obsessed movie lovers we are.

    First off, who is the last Jedi? The obvious answer is Luke Skywalker, but could the title be a clue to his fate? The ominous and Sith, er, Knights of Ren or the First Order colored red Star Wars title font would lead us to believe as much. This the second act of a trilogy and as we’ve experienced in The Empire Strikes Back, it’s usually the darkest part of any three act story. Could Luke fall at the hands of his nephew, Kylo Ren’s rage?

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      After the destruction of Starkiller Base (the even biggerer Death Star) Kylo was on his way to “complete his training” with Supreme Leader Snoke. We know that Luke and Rey’s relationship is going to be a huge part of The Last Jedi with him training her and possibly revealing if he is indeed her father or uncle or someone connected to her. Could The Last Jedi end with Kylo and his other Knights of Ren attacking Luke and Rey? And could Luke sacrifice himself like Kylo’s namesake Obi-Wan? That sounds very plausible and also possible. And would that make Rey the last Jedi instead of Luke?

      Here’s something else to consider: Jedi is both singular or plural. Perhaps Luke and Rey both survive or maybe there are other Jedi that Luke trained the last 30 years that survived the massacre we saw in Rey’s Force vision in The Force Awakens.

      The only thing that would make us think otherwise is the confirmation that the late Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) was supposed to have a reunion with her brother in Episode IX. However, with the passing of our Princess, this isn’t going to happen. But if it did, Luke theoretically could still have reunited with her as Ben Kenobi did with Luke as a spirit of the Force. I’ve got a bad feeling about this…

      Luke dying I mean. I’m beyond excited for The Last Jedi coming this December as Rian Johnson is a smart and skilled writer/director.

      What are your thoughts?

      HOW LUKE AND REY RELATE TO EACH OTHER IS KEY IN STAR WARS: EPISODE VIII

      TRANSFORMERS | RETHINK YOUR HEROES

      That’s not snark, the new poster says it all.

      transformers-rethink-poster_1200_1872_81_sWe’ve briefly gone over what a psychopath Optimus Prime is in the  movies, but  seems poised to convince those who aren’t critical thinkers of such.

      If it wasn’t clear enough seeing Optimus body slam and then stab Bumblebee in the trailer then don’t worry, this poster shows his yellow leg lying motionless beneath Optimus as he leers over his prey.

      You may need to rethink your heroes. To this I say a big, “No shit.”

      Here’s what I wrote before:

      “I thought Optimus Prime was already a bad guy. He let all of Chicago be destroyed, killing thousands of people just to prove a point that the humans needed him. Maybe if he showed up tooting a trumpet like the Cavalry at least it’d be a good gag to distract you from how horrific it all is. And then there was another movie where a bad guy begs for mercy and Optimus rips his head and spine out like a total psychopath. Ooh, and then there was another one where he told a Dinobot transformer that they were now free, but they had to align with the Autobots or be fucking murdered by him.”

      All of that actually happened. I’m not embellishing anything to make a point. So when the series itself has a poster telling you that you should rethink your heroes I can’t help but laugh at the irony of it all. And if you think that this version of Optimus Prime is a hero and that the Autobots in this series have done anything that’s beneficial for the human race then please tell me. Besides Prime, the other Autobots have done things such as “pee” on humans, attempted to kill dogs, and in Age of Extinction, Hound kills a captive alien creature that’s ‘just too ugly to live’ saying “Take that, bitch.” as he shoots it. That alien creature also resembled female body parts, but the misogyny of these movies is another can of worms. The heroes have also destroyed millions of dollars worth of buildings and landmarks with collateral damage inside most of them as well.

      There’s a scene in the first Transformers where Optimus Prime is fighting a Decepticon and crashes through a bus, disintegrating it into flames and ash, and all I could think about was the 50 people that just suffered a savage fiery death.

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        Compare that destruction with a scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron where Tony Stark scans a building for life forms before proceeding to drop the Hulk on it, bringing the building crashing down. Oh, and he bought the building too. That scene is all about preventing Hulk from hurting civilians after being mind-tricked by Scarlett Witch. Contrast that with most of the action sequences from the Transformers franchise and it’s easy to rethink your heroes.

        Consider why Man of Steel and especially Batman v Superman didn’t connect with audiences the way a movie starring both Batman and Superman should have. In Man of Steel, Superman fights with Zod by throwing him through buildings and destroying a greater part of the populated Metropolis. This is something Batman v Superman makes a great effort to show for the reasons Batman hates Superman until he learns their moms totes have the same name. Besides lacking a basic understanding of both of these characters, specifically Superman, it’s just bad storytelling. It’s more about “wouldn’t it be cool if this exploded?” than what that means to the story or the character the movie is about. Superman wouldn’t have fought in populated areas without regard for all lives around him. He wouldn’t have destroyed Smallville and Metropolis. He wouldn’t have broken Zod’s neck or taken down that government satellite. Superman wouldn’t have killed a warlord in  or flew off after Lex blew up a capitol building.

        I am a huge fan of Christopher Nolan’s, , with the exception of The Dark Knight Rises. My issue with that is Bruce Wayne stopped being Batman for nearly a decade. It’s also too long, overstuffed, and emotionally manipulative. The prologue is one of the best actions scenes I’ve ever witnessed though to be fair, it’s just all downhill from there. But back to the point… This is a man that dedicated his life to avenging the lives of his parents that were murdered in front of him by stopping crime as the caped crusader. Protecting the innocent citizens of Gotham so he may spare them the same fate he suffered as a child. But no, he stopped being Batman. This is a gross misunderstanding of the character. Batman is vengeance. For him to be moping around because his friend and love died at the hands of a lunatic is in direct contrast of what made him Batman, the Dark Knight, in the first place.

        A hero or heroine is a person or main character of a literary work who, in the face of danger, combats adversity through impressive feats of ingenuity, bravery or strength, often sacrificing his or her own personal concerns for the greater good.

        If that is the definition of what it means to be a hero, then why are the Transformers considered heroes? Because they fight against other transformers? I remember Optimus saying, “Freedom is the right of all sentient beings.” in the first Transformers movie, but again, see what he said to the Dinobot above. When trying to research his character I found this opening at the very beginning of his Wiki page:

        Optimus Prime is consistently depicted as having strong moral character, excellent leadership, and sound decision-making skills, and possesses brilliant military tactics, powerful martial arts, and advanced alien weaponry. Optimus Prime has a strong sense of honor and justice, being dedicated to building peaceful and mutually beneficial co-existence with humans, the protection of life and liberty of all sentient species.

        That doesn’t sound like the cinematic Optimus Prime that we’ve gotten the last four movies, especially that last sentence. There could be a debate about his character in the first movie where he says a version of the classic phrase, “I have witnessed humanity’s capacity for courage, and though we are worlds apart, like us, there’s more to them than meets the eye.” But he’s increasingly aggressive, moody, apathetic, and more of an anti-hero in each sequel. Characteristics that don’t define heroism.

        Bumblebee may be the only Autobot that has any characteristics of a genuine hero in what we’ve seen so far. The future spin-off solo film starring his character has potential for something fun. ‘A boy and his robot’ stories are always better than ‘robots transform and punch things’ stories. The key is to mix them together. It’s why Iron Giant’s and Big Hero 6’s work so well. And it’s why the first Transformers is the only one that resembles a story in even some small facet.

        There’s supposedly a writers room for the ever-expanding Transformers universe and reports are that The Last Knight is supposed to have not one, but two plots in it. Which is two more plots than any of the other Transformers movies got. For now I’m skeptical because the trailer we saw was more of the same, but I am curious as always. The biggest source of interest for this series besides the writers room and plot makings is this tagline on the poster. Why is this such a push? Is Optimus really bad? Was he really ever good? And why do we need to be convinced of this? For all I know, this fifth installment could win me over and I hope that it does.

        Because we need heroes. We need role models for children and adults. But we also need to keep them in check. Call them on their mistakes. Challenge them. Only then can we get the heroes we need, and not just the ones we deserve.

        ALIEN: COVENANT POSTER IS PERFECT

        The first poster for Alien: Covenant is far more familiar than we anticipated.

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        “I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse, or delusions of morality.”

        Those words from Ash from Ridley Scott’s Alien sum up how I feel about the above poster that was released directly from Fox. The simplicity, the fear, the danger of the Xenomorph is present. And it is THE Xenomorph. It’s not the CG monstrosity we saw at the close of Prometheus.

        I was hugely let down with Prometheus, but only because it could have been so much more and it almost was. The story is a sloppy mess. A convoluted pile of sticky notes that are good ideas that don’t blend into a good narrative form of storytelling. Those ideas may not have translated properly, but they ultimately left us with amazing performances from Michael Fassbender and Noomi Rapace, outstanding visuals, and some really great individual scenes.

        But if it has led to the possibility of what this poster promises? Then I will certainly run. I’ll run my ass so fast to the first available screening of Alien: Covenant possible. I think Fox knows this. In addition to the boldness of this poster they’re also using it as an announcement that this is being released three months earlier than expected. This is a tentpole film. This is big. And they know it.

        That’s what I’m believing at least. Wouldn’t it be great to have a genuinely great Alien film again? And then a Shane Black co-written and directed Predator film following it? Game over, man.

        Alien: Covenant now opens May 19, 2017.