2018-06-13 12:26:17

Most superhero movies are live action and primarily geared towards adults, but this year marks the release of a long-awaited animated superhero movie that can be enjoyed by the whole family. No, I'm not talking about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 14 years after The Incredibles impressed audiences, Incredibles 2 is finally dropping in theaters. Ahead of the sequel's release, the Honest Trailers folks decided to rev-visit its predecessor, and while they determined that the more still holds up after all this time, it has quite a bit of darker elements, particularly where the main characters are concerned.


Those of you who've watched The Incredibles are well aware that the Parr/Incredible family has their issues, from Bob sneaking around Helen's back to resume his superhero duties to his son Dash getting off on hurting people (yes, sticking a tack on your teacher's chair counts). But this latest Honest Traileramusingly puts their issues through a much darker lens, such as framing Bob's frustration with his menial desk job as "soul crushing." But it's ok, because in the end, Bob, Helen, Violet and Dash come together as a family again, and all they had to do was put on costumes and fight some robots. That's not an option for most families, but for these characters, it works out.

But it isn't just the Parr family's issues that paint The Incredibles in a dark light. Like many of the Pixar movies, The Incredibles is rated PG, which means that it's suitable for nearly everyone. Yet in this movie, we have a high body count (Mr. Incredible discovering nearly all of his superhero allies have been killed), attempted suicide, a hero threatening to kill an innocent person and minions being eliminated with ease. The Incredibles handles this competently and without traumatizing children, but upon watching this movie as an older viewer, it's clearer just how much adult content was crammed in. All this being said, I think there's one thing we can all agree on: this is the best Fantastic Four movie never made. Alas, Marvel's First Family still hasn't been done justice on the big screen, so until they can be incorporated into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, at least the Incredibles fill that gap nicely.

Directed by Brad BirdIncredibles 2 hits theaters this Friday, June 15, but you can read CinemaBlend's review of the sequel now. And for those of you looking for more Incredibles tales to enjoy, a graphic novel and comic book miniseries are also on the way. Don't forget to also look through our 2018 release schedule to learn what other movies are coming out later this year.

2018-04-24 09:24:47




Mary Poppins
2018-04-03 09:55:53



Why Emily Blunt Was Frozen With Fear Playing Mary Poppins

Emily Blunt will be the one bringing the magic governess Mary Poppins to life later this year in Mary Poppins Returns. The actress looks near perfect in the first trailer that has been released, but she admits the role wasn't necessarily that easy. Ultimately, while Blunt says she was really excited to take on the part, she says that both the character, and the previous actress to play her, had her more than a bit fearful of taking on the role. According to Blunt...

I was filled with a mixture of two emotions -- I was obviously very excited, but I was also frozen with fear because, well, Mary herself is so iconic, and Julie Andrews is so iconic, too. All I could do was try to see Julie's version as just sort of white noise and try to find my own version of Mary. And what a gift of a character she is!

There's really no argument that both Mary Poppins and Julie Andrews are iconic, and each has achieved that status in part because of the other. Mary Poppins is probably Andrews most famous role alongside Maria from The Sound of Music. Andrews won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Mary Poppins. The movie helped make Andrews a star, and Andrews performance, in turn, made the movie memorable.
That can certainly be intimidating when you're the one tasked with bringing the character back to life more than 30 years later. Emily Blunt tells the Daily Mail that while she absolutely loved playing Mary Poppins, but, in order to do so, she had to basically put Julie Andrews entirely out of her head and find her own performance. Of course, at the same time, Mary Poppins Returns is also being written as a sequel to the original, so you don't necessarily want the performance to be too different, making the balancing act potentially complicated.
The initial teaser for Mary Poppins Returns only has Mary say a single line, so it's difficult to say exactly how the performance will come across. It does include a call back to the original film, with Mary's reflection seeming to have a mind of its own. I also thought that Emily Blunt's voice actually sounds quite similar to Andrews' performance, though that doesn't mean the two will act exactly the same.

It's going to be a magical Christmas this December when Mary Poppins Returnsarrives in theaters. Fans of the original, such as myself, have some pretty high expectations, but with a stellar cast led by Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda, and including a returning Dick Van Dyke, there's a lot of reason to be excited.


Hotel Transylvania 3
2018-03-22 09:12:04

                                New Hotel Transylvania 3

Trailer Has Dracula Trying

To Find LoveOn The High Seas

The Count Dracula of the Hotel Transylvania film series isn't the sinister villain that he's usually depicted as in most other media appearances. Rather than spend his free time sucking the blood of human innocents, Adam Sandler's Dracula established a hotel where monsters of all shapes and sizes will be safe from harm and persecution. Over the last two Hotel Transylvania movies, Dracula's life has significantly changed, from gaining a son-in-law and grandson to his hotel now being open to humans, who no longer have issues with monsters. Still, even Dracula is capable of feeling lonely, and as you'll see in the new trailer below for Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, he'll set out on a cruise vacation with his family so he can find new love. Cue wacky shenanigans.

While the first Hotel Transylvania 3 trailer focused on the overall vacation setting of the threequel, this new preview dedicates more attention to Dracula's romantic pursuit. At the beginning of the first Hotel Transylvania movie, Dracula's wife, Martha, was killed by a mob of angry humans, and after decades of mourning and dedicating his attention to his business endeavors, raising his daughter and look after his grandson, he's finally ready to start dating again. Alas, that Siri equivalent and the monster dating app Zingr clearly isn't going to help him find a woman to go out with, but fortunately, his daughter, Mavis, has arranged for the family and their friends to vacation on the high seas. And while the S.S. Legacy may not be the Love Boat, perhaps here he'll finally have some luck with the ladies.


Enter Kathryn Hahn's Erika, the captain of this ship who Dracula immediately falls head over heels for, leading him to speak incoherent babble. Unfortunately, Erika is also the great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing, monster hunter extraordinaire, and like him, she despises all monsters. So while Erika pretends to also be interested in Dracula, she's really just trying to eliminate him. Though she might want to update her intel on what it takes to kill a vampire, as putting garlic oil on guacamole doesn't lethally poison Dracula, but just gives him gas. As if having the captain of your cruise being a monster-hater wasn't bad enough, Dracula and his friends and family will also have to deal with a number of other crazy events, from a giant kraken attacking the ship to stumbling across the Bermuda Triangle. This is all stressful for them, but for a Hotel Transylvania movie, this is basically par for the course.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation will be released this summer at Eden stay tuned for more information.


Fantastic Beasts
2018-04-03 09:48:46


First Fantastic Beasts:

The Crimes Of Grindelwald Trailer

Brings Us Back To Hogwarts



It has been two years since we last took a trip to J.K. Rowling's wizarding world in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and us no-majs are eager to return. Well, wait no longer because the first trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is here. The sequel film reunites us with Newt Scamander, Jacob Kowalski and Tina and Queenie Goldstein. This time though, the story opens up to include legendary characters we've heard about from the Harry Potter films and novels, including Leta Lestrange, Gellert Grindelwald and a young Albus Dumbledore. There's a lot to be excited about for the legions of Potterheads out there, so cast a bubble-head charm.

Man, this trailer goes right to our muggle hearts with a sweeping shot of Hogwarts glistening in the sunlight, letting us know that we will be returning to the place where we first fell in love with this magical world. One of the most exciting things about this movie is the prospect of seeing a young Professor Albus Dumbledore before he was the venerated headmaster we know and love. Jude Law is playing the character and judging by this first trailer, his role in the film appears to be a sizable one. Jude Law's Dumbledore has the same sort of twinkle in his eye and problems with authority that Richard Harris' and Michael Gambon's portrayals had. It appears that Newt and Dumbledore will be working together and conducting some kind of covert mission to fight Grindelwald and the encroaching darkness. The Crimes of Grindelwald looks to be much more of a battle between the light and the dark than the 2016 film and more akin to the Harry Potter series in that way.

Newt seems to be very much an active participant in events much bigger than himself this time around and his friends Tina, Jacob and Queenie all return to help and can be seen in the trailer. We also get a glimpse of Ezra Miller's Credence Barebone, Zoe Kravitz' Leta Lestrange and a positively villainous looking Johnny Depp as Gellert Grindelwald. And lest you forget that this is still a Fantastic Beastsmovie, the trailer shows that Newt won't be leaving his magical friends behind before setting out on his adventure. Mooncalves and Newt's bowtruckle Pickett can be spotted in the trailer as well as a few other magical creatures. This is of course just a trailer, but already the CGI and special effects look to have taken a leap forward from the last film as this entire trailer is a beautifully shot visual feast.

The coolest thing about this trailer, and really the film in general, is that although this is not a direct prequel to Harry Potter, it has more of the characters and things that we know and love from that series than its predecessor, while also still expanding the scope of the magical world beyond what we've seen before. The first Fantastic Beasts felt more separate from the main Potter mythology, with the name Newt Scamander being the strongest connective tissue. But here we see things like Dumbledore's deluminator, Hogwarts, and thestrals while still being introduced to new locations like Paris. The original series felt very contained to Britain and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them felt very separate from that side of the pond and the Harry Potter history, this bridges the gap and strikes a cool balance as J.K. Rowling continues to build her wizarding world.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald apparates into theaters on November 16th. For all the latest in fictional worlds you wish you lived in, stay tuned for more information.


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