Over the past couple of weeks here in my Media Metropolis, I can tell you that the summer heat has been sweltering and the humidity is enough to make you stay in the house with a giant glass of iced tea in front of your air conditioner while watching your favorite programming on whatever streaming service you prefer. It’s also hot enough to set up a base camp at the nearest beach but I should warn you that you just might have a little company if you do that. Sure, “Shark Week” might have ended a couple of weeks ago but now it’s time for the Carcharodon megalodon to show you he means business. Warner Brothers Pictures “The Meg” opens today in theaters everywhere. Here’s the theatrical poster, some premise and the casting.
The Premise: Five years ago, expert sea diver and Naval Captain Jonas Taylor encountered an unknown danger in the unexplored recesses of the Mariana Trench that forced him to abort his mission and abandon half his crew. Though the tragic incident earned him a dishonorable discharge, what ultimately cost him his career, his marriage and any semblance of honor was his unsupported and incredulous claims of what caused it – an attack on his vessel by a mammoth, 70-foot sea creature, believed to be extinct for more than a million years. But when a submersible lies sunk and disabled at the bottom of the ocean – carrying his ex-wife among the team onboard – he is the one who gets the call. Whether a shot at redemption or a suicide mission, Jonas must confront his fears and risk his own life and the lives of everyone trapped below on a single question: Could the Carcharodon Megalodon – the largest marine predator that ever existed – still be alive … and on the hunt? (c/o IMDB).
Continue reading Opening: “The Meg” in Theaters Everywhere (8/10/2018)
Now that the holiday weekend is past us, its time to get small again and I mean down to Ant-Man size as the sequel to his film opens today with “Ant-Man and The Wasp”. As you might already know, he was not a part of the recent “Avengers: Infinity War” which means that film took place AFTER the events that we shall be enjoying in this feature. Let’s get a look at the theatrical release poster, premise and casting to gear you up and in case you missed them on the racks, its still probably possible to get your hands on the issues of the “Ant-Man and The Wasp” themed True Believers comics from Marvel. Just ask your local retailer about them and use THIS POST as a guideline.
Set after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Scott Lang tries to balance his home life as a father with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, when Hope van Dyne and Hank Pym present him with a new mission to bring to light secrets from their past, requiring him to team up with van Dyne as the new Wasp.
Continue reading Opening: “Ant-Man & The Wasp” in Theaters Everywhere (7/6/2018)
The summer is here and that means its time to begin unleashing what the studios hope will be the blockbuster film for the season and with that in mind what is bigger than dinosaurs running amok on an island that is out of time? We have arrived at the sequel to “Jurassic World” with “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” and the trailers sure have looked exciting. Let’s check out the theatrical poster, premise and casting below.
The Plot: A volcanic eruption threatens the remaining dinosaurs on the island of Isla Nublar, where the creatures have freely roamed for several years after the demise of an animal theme park known as Jurassic World. Claire Dearing, the former park manager, has now founded the Dinosaur Protection Group, an organization dedicated to protecting the dinosaurs. To help with her cause, Claire has recruited Owen Grady, a former dinosaur trainer who worked at the park, to prevent the extinction of the dinosaurs…again. (thanks Wiki).
Continue reading Opening: “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in Theaters Everywhere (6/22/2018)
As a card-carrying fan of the superhero genre along with comic books and the films that come out to showcase them to the world, I was a big fan of Disney’s “The Incredibles” from 2004. The popularity of the film makes me a little surprised that it took until 2018 to deliver a sequel but here we are as the film opens today in theaters everywhere. I showcased the trailer some weeks ago and if you didn’t see it yet please click HERE. Below you will find the theatrical poster, premise and casting.
The Plot: Incredibles 2 resumes where The Incredibles ends, with the introduction of the villain The Underminer. The Parr family struggles to maintain normal lives while Helen, as Elastigirl, continues to fight crime and campaign for the return of “supers”; while Bob, also known as Mr. Incredible, stays at home caring for their children Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack, discovering the baby’s secret powers in the process. Also, the Parrs and their ally Frozone find they must battle a new villain, who goes by the name of Screenslaver. (thanks Wiki).
Continue reading Opening: “Incredibles 2” in Theaters Everywhere (6/15/2018)
Yes my friends we have arrived at the release of another long-anticipated film and this one continues the “Star Wars” mythology by giving us a sort of origin story about that Space-pirate Han Solo. The film “Solo: A Star Wars Story” opens today in theaters everywhere so let’s take a look at the theatrical poster, some premise and the casting. I’ve even secured a couple of different theatrical posters for you in this post so how about that.
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.
Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo
Woody Harrelson as Beckett
Emilia Clarke as Kira
Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian
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
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Much like “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is a prequel to the main events that we’ve been following for so many years. “Rogue One” was an amazing film and I think I’ve seen that one at least ten times by now. I hope by now you’ve seen it because its just a wonderful story from beginning to end. “Solo” takes place before we initially meet him in “Star Wars: A New Hope” and the trailers looked like some thrilling fun so I have high hopes for it. I’ve already noted how disappointed I was with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and feel that the side tales might be the best way to keep the franchise interesting. I’m planning on seeing this film early in the run but it might be a couple of weeks based on a very busy personal calendar. What about you? Are you seeing it right away? If you do, please don’t post any sort of spoilers okay. Ciao for now.
Official Film Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solo%3A_A_Star_Wars_Story