Category Archives: Adventure

MORBIUS (2020: New Trailer From Jared Leto, Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Michael Keaton…

Morbius (2020), Jared Leto, Sony Pictures Entertainment

In new action / adventure Morbius, Jared Leto is Biochemist Michael Morbius. As he tries to cure himself of a rare blood disease, he inadvertently infects himself with a form of vampirism.

From director Daniel Espinosa, additional key cast includes Matt Smith, Adria Arjona, Michael Keaton…

I am intrigued by this trailer and I want the end result to be good.bHowever, I can’t quite say that this trailer gives me plenty of confidence. I’d love to be completely wrong, of course.

J.K. Simmons, Tyrese Gibson, Ria Fend, Charlie Shotwell, Corey Johnson, Tom Forbes, Archie Renaux, Adam Collins, Al Madrigal and Ruth Horrocks also star.

Morbius Release Dates: July 31st, (US & UK)…

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POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU (2019): The Things I Liked…

Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Warner Bros. Pictures
Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019), Warner Bros. Pictures

I enjoyed Pikachu’s cuteness, his red cheeks and the vibrant yellow of his fur. I remember being relieved when 20 minutes in, I finally heard Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu. Nevertheless, it’s unfortunate that I can’t say I had a good time while watching Pokémon Detective Pikachu.

From director Rob Letterman and set in  a world where people collect pocket monsters (Pokémon) to do battle,  Pokémon Detective Pikachu focuses on  an intelligent monster (Pikachu) who wants to be a detective, and his new lonely friend Tim (Justice Smith).

I must first admit that I never really got into Pokémon as a child and I’m sure this has a little something to do with why I didn’t enjoy Letterman’s film – but only a little something.

In all honesty, I really thought the film would have been funnier. But instead, the main focus is on a troubled father / son relationship resulting in some rather emotional scenes, most of which felt awkward and somehow out of place. Certainly out of place with my expectations at least, but also I feel, out of place with the tone that was set in the trailer.

There’s even a moment where it seemed obvious that the simple removal of a certain item of headgear towards the end, could have prevented a lot of mayhem, but I guess to keep the story moving, the obviousness of that solution seemed to be deliberately ignored.

Overall, Pokémon Detective Pikachu is a movie very likely most enjoyed by long time fans of Pokémon. As a non-superfan, I unfortunately think that the script / story needed more work.

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BIRDS OF PREY (2020): New official Trailer Starring margot Robbie, Mary elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Chris messina…

Birds Of Prey (2020), Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Birds Of Prey (2020), Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Margot Robbie, Jurnee Smollett-Bell

The latest trailer for Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn in DC Universe’s Birds Of Prey just arrived…

It’s a good looking trailer that certainly has me excited to experience the entirety of Robbie’s performance; emotional and physical.

Chris Messina, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Derek Wilson, Rosie Perez, Matthew Willig, Charlene Amoia, Isabel Pakzad and Ali Wong Also star.

Birds Of Prey – And The Fantabulous Emancipation Of One Harley Quinn Release Dates: February 7th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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WONDER WOMAN 1984 (2020): New Trailer Starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Pedro PascaL, Robin Wright…

Wonder Woman 1084 (2020), Gal Gadot
Wonder Woman 1084 (2020), Gal Gadot

Patty Jenkins returns to direct the sequel to Wonder Woman (2017), Wonder Woman 1984

Pedro Pascal, Gal Gadot, Chris Pine and Robin Wright are among the key cast…

Interesting…

How is Steve alive? Why 1984? This trailer isn’t bad but why did I think it would be as thrilling as the fantastic trailer for Wonder Woman (2017)?

Right now I only have the answer for one of those questions.

Kristen Wiig, Connie Nielsen, Spencer Trinwith, Jamal Alkhaldi, Chris Silcox, Rick Kelvin Branch, Justin Sisk and Thomas Clay Strickland also star.

Wonder Woman 1984 Release Dates: June 5th, 2020 (US & UK)…

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FREE GUY (2020): New trailer From Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery…

Free Guy (2020), Jodie Comer, Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century Fox
Free Guy (2020), Jodie Comer, Ryan Reynolds, 20th Century Fox

Free Guy stars Ryan Reynolds as a bank teller who realises that he’s actually an NPC (Non Player Character) inside a brutal, open world video game.

Directed by Shawn Levy, additional key cast includes Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery…

First of all, surely Reynolds is the the busiest actor right now, no? Second, right away I like the Howrey / Reynolds dynamic – and I’m intrigued by the the Reynolds / Coma chemistry.

I don’t really play video games so I had to look up the meaning of NPC but the premise is interesting and I like Reynolds so I’m definitely watching.

Britne Oldford, Owen Burke, Aaron W Reed, Leah Procito, Jamaal Burcher and Kenneth Israel also star.

Free Guy Release Dates: July 1st, 2020 (UK); July 3rd, 2020 (US)…

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NO TIME TO DIE (2020): New trailer From Daniel Craig Ana de Armas, Léa Seydoux, Rami Malek, Lashana Lynch…

No Time To Die (2020), Daniel Craig, James Bond 007
No Time To Die (2020), Daniel Craig, James Bond 007

No Time To Die, the latest James Bond action / thriller stars Daniel Craig, Ana De Armas, Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux and Lashana Lynch.

Having left active service, Bond’s new peace and quiet is short-lived when old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA comes asking for help.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga of Beasts Of No Nation (2015), Additional key cast includes Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Jeffrey Wright…

Hello good looking trailer. My countdown to April 2nd has officially. I think it’s time that Bond found himself a love outside of work. All the work-based encounters keep breaking his heart.

I wonder if Casino Royale (2006) will still be my favourite Bond movie after I’ve seen this.

Billy Magnussen, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, David Dencik, Lourdes Faberes and Ahmed Bakare also star.

No Time To Die Release Dates: April 2nd, 2020 (UK); April 8th, 2020 (US)…

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BLACK WIDOW (2020): New Trailer From Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh…

Black Widow (2020), Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios
Black Widow (2020), Scarlett Johansson, Marvel Studios

The long awaited trailer for a stand-alone Black Widow Marvel movie is here.

Starring Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Rachel Weisz, Florence Pugh and Robert Downey Jr., the story focuses on Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow) in her quests between the films Civil War (2016) and Infinity War (2018).

Directed by Cate Shortland, additional key cast includes William Hurt, Ray Winstone, O-T Fagbenle…

The fight scenes and action look very promising indeed – and as always, we have another well executed Marvel trailer.

I especially love the music that starts at 0:32 seconds; so unexpected and brilliant, it hits me right in the chest / heart area. I can’t wait!

Michelle Lee, Nanna Blondell, Olivier Richters, Ahmed Bakare, Jade Ma, Yolanda Lynes and Shaina West also star.

Black Widow Release Dates: May 1st 2020 (US & UK)…

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TROLLS WORLD TOUR (2020): New Trailer From Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Jamie Dornan, Justin Timberlake…

Trolls World Tour (2020), DreamWorksTV
Trolls World Tour (2020), DreamWorksTV

Anna Kendrick, Sam Rockwell, Justin Timberlake and Jamie Dornan are the stars of new animated adventure / comedy, Trolls World Tour.

From directors Walt Dohrn and David P. Smith, Trolls World Tour is a sequel to 2016’s Trolls; where the happiest Troll ever born, and her much less happy sidekick set off on a journey to rescue their friends after their village is invaded. This time they discover other Troll tribes out there besides their own…

Trolls were never my go to toys but I am a sucker for colourful visuals. And for that reason, this movie has me intrIgued.

Rachel Bloom, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Kenan Thompson, Charlyne Yi, Anthony Ramos, Flula Borg, Mary J. Blige, Ester Dean, Karan Soni and Kelly Clarkson also star.

Trolls World Tour Release Dates: March 20th, 2020 (UK); April 17th, 2020 (US)…

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