Category Archives: Film and Television

Topics featuring trailers, sanctioned clips and other items related to Films and Television. The emphasis is generally on music, comic book, science fiction and horror features.

Opening Today: “Lucy” (7/25/2014)

You loved her as The Black Widow in “Iron Man 2”, “The Avengers” and of course in “Captain America: the Winter Soldier” but now Scarlett Johansson dishes out the pain in her own action film entitled “Lucy” which opens up in theaters everywhere today. Check out the poster below.

Poster - Lucy - 2014

In a world run by the mob, street gangs, drug addicts, and corrupt cops, Lucy is a woman living in Taipei, Taiwan who is forced to work as a drug mule for the mob. A drug implanted in her body inadvertently leaks into her system, which allows her to use more than the normal 10% of her brain’s capacity, thus changing her into a superhuman. As a result, she can absorb information instantaneously, is able to move objects with her mind, and can choose not to feel pain or other discomforts, in addition to other abilities. (from the films Wiki entry)
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Disney Presents: “Big Hero 6” Official US Trailer 1

When I posted the stuff about “Maleficent” not too long ago, I pretty much assumed that there would be more content like this coming to my readers attention. With most of the music stuff moved off of the blog and back onto the All-New which has been in place for just over a month now; figured it would be a good idea to amp up the level of film and comics content here to keep you interested. Disney films are not really a focus here but this first trailer for “Big Hero 6” is a superhero film and reminded me a lot of the Anime stuff we know some of our readers are very interested in. Let’s check out the clip.

The Plot:
The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.
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Airing Tonight: “The Strain” (7/13/2014)

You’ll have to pardon me for not knowing all that much about this particular show outside of the “coming soon” scenes that I caught while watching the recent “Fargo” show on FX, but that being said, tonight is the debut episode of Guillermo del Toro’s “The Strain”.

Poster - The Strain - S1 - 2014
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AMC Presents: “4th and Loud” Official Trailer

4th and loud logo

While there never really seems to be the proper time to tune into the shows we like to watch, we are guilty of watching a few of the so-called “Reality Shows” that air during the week with shows like “Survivor”, “The Amazing Race” and “America’s Got Talent”. Now it looks like the legendary Hottest Band In The World” will be expanding their reach with a program of their own that is not so much based on their musical world but instead with their business side of the fence as they delve into the world of Arena Football. Let’s take a glance at the trailer for this series to come.

The Premise: 4th and Loud is an American reality television series that debuted August 12, 2014, on the AMC cable network. The series chronicles Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (of the rock band KISS) as they establish their new Arena Football League franchise, the Los Angeles KISS, and try to bring their vision to the sport. (c/o Wiki)
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Opening Today: “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” (7/11/2014)

The “Planet Of The Apes” films were an indelible part of my youthful cinema going activity and I loved them all, and this includes the short-lived television series. Given my vintage I did not see the original film when it opened as I was too young but had seen a number of them on television when they finally aired. There was no HBO and such back then and we youth only had “The 4:30 Movie” for a lot of stuff like this. I do recall seeing the final film “Battle For The Planet Of The Apes” when it hit the big screen in 1973 with my Grandmother; It would close out an all-day “Apethon” where all the films would be shown in sequence. Thanks Nan. Fast forward to where we stand now it was a couple of years ago that the world got a revision and relaunch of the storyline with “Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes” and it was met with considerable approval. Today’s its much anticipated sequel “Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes” opens up in theaters everywhere. Check out that brooding poster.

Poster - Dawn of the Planet of the Apes - 2014
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