Some great trailers for movies, shows, and games in the past couple months!
Why aren’t the game animators allowed to make a movie? Why?!?!?!?! It would look so amazing.
Stranger Things season four
I knew he was alive!
This looks like a lot of fun. Just forget that she’s dead.
Wonder Woman 1984
And in case you totally missed this one!
Kvelertak - Splid
1 new lead singer
1 cup of piss and vinegar
A bunch of attitude
1 tbs AC/DC
1 tbs Slayer
1 tbs Sex Pistols
1 tsp of blackened Norwegian metal
1 tsp of progressive metal
The result is Kvelertak, doing what they do only much stronger this time around. This is their best album since their absolutely stellar debut back in 2010. It’s a party album, a workout album, and a crank it to eleven album in the car.
These guys throw so many musical influences into the blender and it works to perfection. Most of the singing is in Norwegian, so I have no idea what the songs are about (could be evil, could be puppies), but it doesn’t really matter when the finished product is so much fun and crazy.
RiffTrax announced their live shows this year!
Hobgoblins on June 11.
Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes on October 21.
The Kickstarter campaign is open for fans to make these films happen. Which they did in just nineteen hours!! Too awesome.
Production begins on season two of The Witcher, adding seven new cast members. According to JoBlo:
The Witcher became an enourmous hit late last year for Netflix with 76 million households watching at least a few mintues of the show. Because of this, the streamer was able to declare it as the service's biggest first season for an original series ever. The show is based on the popular book series of the same name by Andrzej Sapkowski and it explores the legend of Geralt of Rivia.
The Golden Schmoes were announced:
Avengers: Endgame was the favorite movie of the year.
Worst movie of the year – Cats. (And it hits DVD next month if you are just dying to know how they could possible screw up such an iconic play!)
Best director – Sam Mendes for 1917. (At least fans got it right.)
Most over-rated film of the year – The Lion King. (Yes!)
Most under-rated – Alita: Battle Angel. (Considering how popular the graphic novel and animated film, this movie really got overlooked.)
Biggest surprise was Joker. And Joaquin Phoenix scored best actor.
And most memorable scene in a film was Captain America lifting Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame. (With Iron Man’s ‘snap’ second.)
For a full list of winners, see JoBlo’s site.
Knives Out comes out on DVD February 25. This was a great whodunit film – you definitely want to see it. Just buy the DVD – trust me, you’ll enjoy it!
Jumanji: The Next Level comes out March 17 on DVD. Not quite as good as the first, the sequel was still a lot of fun.
Tara Tyler’s Cradle Rock has been re-released!
Why is this movie news?
Because the upcoming Pixar film Onward is really similar to Tara’s Beast World.
And with the re-release of the first two books in the trilogy (her publisher folded and she had to publish the third one on her own last year), Tara is taking back Beast World!
Find Cradle Rock on Amazon
Oh, and JoBlo reviewed Onward and gave it six out of ten, saying it was good but definitely not one of Pixar’s better films.
Hope that gives you a smile, Tara!
IWSG Annual Anthology Contest
IWSG Anthology Contest genre and theme. We’ll probably taunt you with the genre the month prior, so be watching in April.
This will be our sixth contest. Sixth! Amazing how far the IWSG has come.
Thanks to all of you for making it possible!
Mini-Alex in Snow
Something strange fell from the sky last week. We almost never see it!
Movie Trivia Answers
It was all about comic book and graphic novel movies – name the film from the tagline, star, and year.
They destroyed everything he had, everything he was. Now, crime has a new enemy and justice has a new face. Liam Neeson 1990 - Darkman
Justice is coming to all of us. No matter what we do. Jackie Earle Haley 2009 - Watchmen
Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? Alec Baldwin 1994 - The Shadow
In the absence of light darkness prevails. Ron Perlman 2004 - Hellboy
Believe in angels. Brandon Lee 1994 - The Crow
Last time he fought against his sworn enemies....This time he will fight with them. Wesley Snipes 2002 - Blade II
First contact. Last stand. Daniel Craig 2011 - Cowboys and Aliens
A step beyond science fiction. John Candy (voice) 1981 - Heavy Metal
Judgement is coming. Karl Urban 2012 - Dredd
Still Armed. Still Dangerous. Still Got It. Bruce Willis 2010 - RED
She alone has the power to save paradise. Tanya Roberts 1984 - Sheena
His time has come. Hugh Jackman 2017 - Logan
In the future, the odds of survival are 1000 to 1. That’s just the way she likes it. Lori Petty 1995 - Tank Girl
Freedom forever! Natalie Portman 2005 - V for Vendetta
Any of those trailers get you excited? Ever heard of Kvelertak? Surprised by the Golden Schmoes winners? Ready for another IWSG Anthology Contest? See any snow this year? And did you get any of the movies correct?
See you March 4 for the next IWSG posting!