The Lego Ninjago Movie – Comic-Con Trailer

The Lego Ninjago Movie The Lego Ninjago Movie comes later in the year after The Lego Batman Movie has been and gone, but while Batman made me laugh a lot, Ninjago (which I’m not hugely familiar with) still leaves me a bit cold.

The premise is thus: six young ninjas Lloyd (Dave Franco Now You See Me 2), Jay, Kai, Cole, Zane and Nya are tasked with defending their island home, called Ninjago. By night, they’re gifted warriors, using their skills and awesome fleet of vehicles to fight villains and monsters. By day, they’re ordinary teens struggling against their greatest enemy: high school….

Directed by Charlie Bean and Paul Fisher, with a zillion scriptwriters and a cast also including Olivia Munn (X-Men Apocalypse), Jackie Chan, Justin Theroux (The Girl on the Train), Michael Peña (Ant-Man), Abbi Jacobson and Zach Woods – the only saving grace in last year’s Ghostbusters reboot, I know I’ll go and see this, but compared to The Lego Movie, it’s got a tough row to hoe.

The Lego Ninjago Movie is relased in the US on September 22nd, but is out in the UK on October 13th, just in time for half-time holidays for kids.

Check out the trailer below and click on the new poster for the full-size image.

Ready Player One – Comic-Con Trailer – Tye Sheridan

Ready Player One Ready Player One takes place in 2044, as James Halliday (Mark Rylance), the creator of wildly popular virtual reality utopia called OASIS lies on his death bed. Thus begins a hunt for his fortune and ownership of the whole VRMMO world with puzzles and riddles based on Halliday’s obsession with pop culture of decades past.

After years of searching for Haliday’s “Easter Egg,” one average teenager named Wade Watts solves the first clue, he sparks excitement and hope back to the hunt, and throwing him into a world of people willing to kill for the information he has, changing his life forever.

Detour‘s Tye Sheridan takes the lead into this world as Wade Owen Watts, in this new film from Steven Spielberg, based on the novel by Ernest Cline.

Justice League – Comic-Con Trailer – Ben Affleck

Justice League Justice League was originally envisaged as a two-parter movie, but the mediocre response to Warner Bros’ early DC movies, plus not all two-parters doing so well (such as the final Divergent movie ending up as a TV movie), this appears to be on its own. The same is also happening for next year’s Avengers: Infinity War.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes-Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Jason Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and The Flash (Ezra Miller) – it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions… but Zack Snyder will give it a good try.

Only the Brave – Trailer 1 – Miles Teller

Only the Brave Only the Brave is one of those annoying all-American gung-ho movies where everyone talks to objects that can’t hear them – in this case, with Josh Brolin talking to the fire that’s coming towards him. Er… yep.

It’s a drama based on the elite crew of firemen from Prescott, Arizona who battled a wildfire in Yarnell, AZ Iin June 2013, which claimed the lives of 19 of their members.

Only the Brave bakes the desert in the UK on September 22nd. I’ll give it a cold shower.

Director: Joseph Kosinski (TRON Legacy)
Also Stars: Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller, Taylor Kitsch, Jeff Bridges, Andie MacDowell, Geoff Stults, James Badge Dale, Ben Hardy

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

The Snowman – Trailer 1 – Michael Fassbender

The Snowman The Snowman is far from a charming Raymond Briggs animation this time, but centres around Detective Harry Hole (Michael Fassbender), investigating the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman… Plus, she’s lost her head.

This trailer looks quite a silly thriller, which marks a departure for MF’s usual serious roles, but there could be something in this.

Being a horror movie, The Snowman is due in UK cinemas on October 13th, so just over 2 weeks before Halloween.

Director: Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy)
Also stars: Rebecca Ferguson, Val Kilmer, Chloë Sevigny, JK Simmons, Jamie Clayton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, James D’Arcy, Toby Jones, Sofia Helin, Ronan Vibert, Anne Reid.

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

The Shape of Water – Trailer 1 – Guillermo del Toro

The Shape of Water The Shape of Water comes from the mind of director Guillermo del Toro, giving us an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963.

In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Her life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.

The Shape of Water… er… takes shape on February 16th, 2018.

Director: Guillermo del Toro
Also stars: Michael Shannon, Michael Stuhlbarg, Doug Jones, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, John Kapelos

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 16th 2017

Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 16th 2017This week’s Movie Charts UK and US week ending July 16th 2017 are as follows:

Dunkirk leads the new cinema releases and trailers July 21st 2017

Dunkirk This week, there are FIVE new films out for you to choose from: Christopher Nolan brings us huge war battles in 70mm IMAX in Dunkirk, the true story of Kevin Smith’s Clerks is told in the documentary Shooting Clerks, there’s an engaging French thriller in Scribe, Monster Island is a CGI film for kids about monsters on an island… and Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is a kids CGI film with Kevin Hart.

Dunkirk is the first Christopher Nolan movie to hit the big screen since 2014’s Interstellar.

More down-to-earth this time, it tells the tale of the miraculous evacuation of Allied soldiers from Belgium, Britain and France, who were cut off and surrounded by the German army from the beaches and harbor of Dunkirk, France, between May 27th and June 4th 1940, during the Battle of France in World War II.

The film isn’t short on big names, as it stars Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, Aneurin Barnard, Jack Gover and, somehow, One Direction’s Harry Styles!

If there’s one man that knows what to do with 70mm IMAX in 1.44:1, it’s Christopher Nolan. If he put out a film of him reading the phone book in 1.44:1, I’d probably pay £15 to go and see that in IMAX!

Most IMAX screens can only show the film in 1.90:1, which is the digital IMAX ratio, so try and seek out the 70mm version if you can, as that’ll open up to 1.44:1. If you’re in Manchester, make sure you go to the Vue Printworks as they are definitely showing it in that 70mm IMAX.

Hit or Miss? Verdict:

Alpha – Trailer 1 – Kodi Smit-McPhee

Alpha Alpha – it’s Dances With Wolves II: Dance Harder!

Well, morelike, just Dances With Wolves all over again, since Kodi Smit-McPhee (X-Men Apocalypse) injures his limb, befriends a wolf and then lives in the wild. Looks awful.

The brief billing simply states that the film is a story of survival set 20,000 years ago during the last Ice Age… so we WILL get another one, so stop all the worrying about so-called “man-made global warming” because it’s utter bullshit!

Alpha is due for release in the US on March 2nd, 2018, but as of yet, there’s no UK date.

Director: Albert Hughes
Writers: Albert Hughes, Dan Wiedenhaupt
Also stars: Natassia Malthe, Leonor Varela, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Mercedes de la Zerda, Jens Hultén, Marcin Kowalczyk

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

The Disaster Artist – Teaser 1 – James Franco

The Disaster Artist The Disaster Artist takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Tommy Wiseau‘s 2003 movie, The Room, with the man portrayed by James Franco.

To me? It looked terribly tedious, but then films from James Franco and Seth Rogen can either be a big hit or a big miss. The Disaster Artist looks like the latter.

And what a shame there’s no confirmed release date for it yet…

Director: James Franco
Also stars: Seth Rogen, Alison Brie, Zoey Deutch, Lizzy Caplan, Zac Efron, Bryan Cranston, Dave Franco, Dylan Minnette

Check out the trailer below and click on the poster for the full-size image.

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