Category Archives: On Screen

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Opening: “Black Panther” in Theaters Everywhere (2/16/2018)

Sure a few thousand lucky fans got to see “Black Panther” last night and during the exclusive industry previews but for the rest of the world the film opens TODAY in theaters everywhere and I couldn’t be more happy about it. Those watching the continuing and building adventures in the Marvel Cinematic Universe first saw the Black Panther in “Captain America: Civil War” and since those scenes they have been clamoring for his solo feature. Let’s remind of the casting and light premise after the Official Theatrical Poster below.

Premise: After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa returns home to Wakanda but soon finds his sovereignty challenged by factions within his own country. When two enemies conspire to bring down the kingdom, T’Challa must team up, as the Black Panther, with C.I.A. agent Everett K. Ross and members of the Dora Milaje—Wakanda’s special forces—to prevent a world war. (thanks Wiki).
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Sony Pictures: “Venom” Teaser Trailer (2018)

As you’ve most likely learned by now, Sony Pictures will be expanding the world of the Amazing Spider-Man with a number of films despite the characters long awaited inclusion in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where he rightfully belongs. One of these films is “Venom” which stars Tom Hardy as the famous “villain” and the first teaser trailer for it was just released. Let’s take a look.

The Cast/Characters:
Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock/Venom
Michelle Williams as Ann Weying
Riz Ahmed as Carlton Drake

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Move along folks, not much to see here…..yet. I don’t usually talk much about the teasers but will say that this one was a big disappointment. Sure we see some action and some Tom Hardy but nothing with the actual character of Venom in it. They are probably saving that for the longer trailer which will come I imagine in a few more weeks. I guess its too early for an overall premise to include here but at least we got the casting of a few of the characters we will find in the film. That’s all I will say for now. What did you readers think? A quick notation is welcome before we get the full on trailer. Ciao for now.

Official Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venom_(2018_film)

20th Century Fox’s “Deadpool 2” – “Deadpool Meets Cable” Trailer

I was a tad surprised that we didn’t see any sort of “Deadpool 2” trailer during the recent Super Bowl but I’m happier than the proverbial clam as one has recently been unveiled and is being presented for you below. Check it out and meet “CABLE”…..

Per The YouTube Video Page: After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now that we know the film is NOT about what it says above already we can continue. It’s great to see Cable in action and you diehards might remember that he and Deadpool “first met” on the printed pages of “X-Force” so many years ago. He’s a tad more serious than our red suit wearing numbnuts and that is where the relationship is a whole world of fun. Since the first trailer that they shared came available, a lot has happened in the media world. First of all, shame on you for missing the first clip (recapture your honor by clicking HERE). Then the biggest news of all was that Disney purchased 20th Century Fox studios (we spoke about that HERE) and this means the possibilities will soon enough be endless as a barrage of characters are once again available to use in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Okay I’m drooling, so moving on. Considering the way that the trailers for the first “Deadpool” film flowed, I am sure that we are going to get a few more and will assume that a “Meet Domino” one will be forthcoming. What did you readers think about this one? Let me know down in the comments below. Until we meet again.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadpool_2

Lucasfilm Presents: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” (2018) Official Trailer

This past Sunday during “The Big Game”, many were focused on the sportive play but I’ll have to admit that I was mostly interested on the trailers that we had learned were heading our way and were psyched at the first glimpse of the next “Star Wars” universe connected film “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. I’ve copied the premise along with the casting so scroll on down below.

The Premise: A space Western, the film is centered on a young Han Solo and his adventures with his Wookiee partner Chewbacca, including their encounter with Lando Calrissian.

The Cast/Characters:
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Woody Harrelson as Beckett
Emilia Clarke as Kira
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
Thandie Newton
Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca
Paul Bettany as an undisclosed character
Jon Kasdan as Tag Greenley
Toby Hefferman as Bink Otauna
Ian Kenny – undisclosed role
Warwick Davis – undisclosed role
Clint Howard – undisclosed role
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Now Streaming: “The Cloverfield Paradox” on Netflix (2/4/2018)

So the football game is over and congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on their win over the New England Patriots. I didn’t watch more than five minutes of game play but instead was rocking out to some Spotify playlists and preparing trailer pieces and more to present to you this coming week. One commercial did remind me about the new Science Fiction film that was going to be available on Netflix post game, so here is the reminder to the world along with the premise and casting for “The Cloverfield Paradox”.

The Plot: In the near future, a group of international astronauts on a space station are working talo solve a massive energy crisis on Earth. The experimental technology aboard the station has an unexpected result, leaving the team isolated and fighting for their survival. (thank you Wiki).

The Cast:
Daniel Brühl
Elizabeth Debicki
Aksel Hennie
Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Chris O’Dowd
John Ortiz
David Oyelowo
Zhang Ziyi
Donal Logue

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: You might be surprised at this disclosure but I never saw the original “Cloverfield” film (which was done as found footage) nor did I see “Cloverfield Lane” despite hearing that one was pretty good. With no real deep interest in the material at this time I will probably take a pass on this but if you loved both of the films please have at it. I am understanding there is to be a fourth film so maybe by the time that comes out I will be up to date. What do you readers think? Should I invest the time? Are you interested in this one if you are using Netflix or using a good friends code to see it? Chime in down below.

Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cloverfield_Paradox