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: “Guardians Of The Galaxy” (8/1/2014)

I’ve said for awhile that is was time for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to get more cosmic and what better way to do it than to bring “The Guardians Of The Galaxy” to the big screen in the teams live-action debut. Check out the poster below and then we can discuss a little deeper.

The Premise: I will not even defer to the film’s Wiki entry because their plot reveals too much for me to share in this new broadcast post but essentially the film features a disparate and rag tag group of unlikely heroes from numerous worlds and species. When Thanos dispatches a dangerous henchman Ronan The Accuser to retrieve an artifact that he needs they band together and realize that they can help protect the galaxy from threats of this kind. The trailers have shown that there is a healthy dose of tongue in cheek comedic lines to be found in the film but I am okay with that since Marvel always did have a sense of humor when it was necessary. I don’t think we will be getting slapstick here so don’t worry. I like what I have seen so far and I really enjoyed the original Guardians team that had Starhawk, Charlie – 27, Martinex and Vance Astro so I am hopeful that this does the task that it is supposed to and expands the Marvel Cinematic Universe into the cosmos where so much more cool stuff awaits its fans. Can Captain Marvel or Adam Warlock be far from making appearances or am I dreaming while typing this narrative for you. Only time will tell. Readers might be interested in learning that while the film is only opening up today is the everywhere sense, they have already confirmed that we shall see a sequel. I think I know where “Avengers 3” will be heading. So let’s take a look at the cast and tell me my friends will you see this film? What are your hopes? Please no spoilers if you have somehow been lucky enough to see it somewhere.
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Some “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice” Reveals

So this past week has been the San Diego Comic Con, an event that I have been dying to attend but has just not been possible based on the already insane itinerary that I keep here at the Metal Command HQ. Among the many highlights for this year’s Con have been some reveals of what fans can expect in the 2016 film by Zack Snyder entitled “Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice”. For those not yet paying attention, this film is the direct sequel to “Man Of Steel” and continues in the building of the DC Cinematic Universe. It’s about time all these characters live in the same place don’t you think? Anyway, I have culled the prominent ones from DC Comics official site to share with you all and will give you some personal views on it afterward. Let’s first get another look at Henry Cavill who will reprise his role as the Man Of Steel, Superman. This image was revealed a few weeks ago.

Photo - Henry Cavill as Superman
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Opening Today: “Hercules” (7/25/2014)

Earlier this year we found a film devoted to the legendary Greek God Hercules that focused on his early years (“The Legend Of Hercules”) and while I didn’t see it, it looked interesting enough to sit and enjoy once it hits HBO or Netflix. Today, a second but non-related film entitled “Hercules” opens up and stars Dwayne Johnson (aka The Rock) in the lead role. Check out the poster below.

Poster - Hercules - 2014
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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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