Movie & TV News (#5)

The latest news, not SDCC ‘17 related

Doctor Who #13

The new doctor has been revealed and she’s a woman! I couldn’t be more excited about it. I watched the announcement video the moment I saw it on my Facebook feed and looked in anticipation to see who will take over the torch of this iconic character next.

From the moment the hand opened, I gasped, because even though I felt it was woman, my mind told me this couldn’t be true. There were already rumours that they maybe for the first time ever would make the doctor a woman, but I also thought that they wouldn’t do this right now. But oh my god they did, and it’s Jodie Whittaker who will take over the role. She is an amazing actress and has put down an amazing performance in Broadchurch and I can’t wait to see how she’ll give her twist to the Doctor.

Disney’s Aladdin has been cast

D23 has revealed many things this past weekend, next to new poster for the Star Wars movie, the news that came that was most interesting to me, is the casting of the live action movie of Aladdin. I’m a huge fan of the animated movie, and after the successful adaptation of Cinderella and Beauty & The Beast, I’m eagerly waiting to see how they’ll adapt this one.

http://www.cosmopolitan.com/entertainment/movies/a10312219/disney-live-action-aladdin-cast/

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The movie will be directed by Guy Ritchie. Best known for Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and his latest King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, his films are always beautiful action scenes with funny characters that give us a bit of a breather. Will Smith has been previously revealed as Genie. Unfortunately, this is a choice I’m not so happy with. But maybe this is because in my mind Genie will always be Robin Williams. Mena Massoud has been cast as Aladdin. I haven’t seen him act before, so that’ll be an interesting one as I don’t know how he’ll be, but he looks like Aladdin, so that’s a plus. Ending with the casting of Jasmine, we have Naomi Scott. She acted in Lemonade Mouth and Terra Nova, where I liked her okay-ish. Her latest big role was as the Pink Power Ranger in the 2017 remake. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this one, as I’m not blown away by her skills, but I’m willing to give her a chance.

As we’re just getting casting news and other little snippets here and there, we can’t expect the movie within the year. I do look forward to seeing the trailer and the first pictures, just to get a feel of how this movie will turn out. I’m especially excited to see how they will portray Genie and how Naomi and Mena look in their costumes. A story to be continued…

First Teaser for Mother

To say that I’m excited to see the latest movie by Darren Aronofsky, is an understatement. After Requiem for a Dream and Black Swan, he put himself on the map as one of the most edgy directors out there and one who likes to push the limits of cinema and of his public. His choice to work with Jennifer Lawrence and to put her across Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfeiffer, shows his skills and with this crazy teaser, you can be sure he’s going to go all out and push his actors to his limits.

The teaser focusses on Jennifer Lawrence, but gives us flashes of what we can expect. With the sounds and the quotes in the background we get a first look on what the story will be about. And with a lot of screaming and flashing images, you can be sure that this movie will be crazy. August 8th we will have the full trailer. Keep an eye out for my trailer review in one of my next posts.  

First look at Domino (Deadpool 2)

Give it to Ryan Reynolds to give us an awesome first look at Domino from the upcoming Deadpool movie. You can see the picture on his Twitter.

https://twitter.com/VancityReynolds/status/892049064858075136/photo/1

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Off course the tweet itself is hilarious, as is always the case with Ryan Reynolds/Deadpool. Honestly, they can’t be kept apart anymore. Ryan Reynolds is deadpool. So it’s so fun when he releases such snippets. And I mean, look at her! She’s gorgeous. Her hair is wild. She looks fierce, and on top of it all and she seems like she doesn’t care. It’s going to be amazing to see her opposite Deadpool. I can’t wait.


What do you think? Which of these news are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below.

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New Trailer Reviews (#6)

The Mountain Between Us

Idris Elba and Kate Winslet try to survive

I don’t really know what to think of this movie. It’s packed with star power. Idris Elba and Kate Winslet are both great actors with different awards behind their names and now they are acting together in a disaster movie. Do they want to attract award nominations and make a really serious movie about survival, or do they just want to make a good disaster movie, full of action, survival and suspense? I just don’t know and this bothers me a bit. Normally a trailer is more ‘open’ about the way they want to take this movie, but here I frankly don’t know. I prefer to know it before I watch a movie so I can put myself in the right mindset. Maybe trailer #2 will give me another perspective on this. I will watch it, but probably not in cinemas.

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Funny and Action, I’m in

Now, this seems like a fun movie. With Ryan Reynolds as the bodyguard charged with protecting Samuel L. Jackson as the hitman, this movie has a lot going for it. Next to them we can also see Salma Hayek and so many others. It seems to has a nice plot, a lot of crazy action scenes and gives of a little bit of a Deadpool and Kingsman vibe. This will definitely be one I’ll be seeing in cinemas, just to experience it in all its glory on the big screen.

Murder on the Orient Express

A huge cast tackles this well-known tale

This was a trailer I waited so long for and it looks great! The huge cast they got together is just so impressive that I’m sure this film will be amazing. The cinematography looks great. The music seems on point. The graphics are perfect. It all seems so well put together and the tension is already real in the trailer. I can’t wait to see this great story turned to the big screen again with some of the biggest stars of the moment. November can’t be here quick enough.

Coco

The latest Pixar Movie

Yes, Pixar is back! And this seems like the cutest film ever. I already saw the teaser trailer, but here we get to see more of the story and the feel of the movie; At first sight, it does remind me a bit of ‘The Book of Life’, but I hope the story takes us a totally different way. I think they will focus more on family and the differences between their worlds. The images and graphics look great, as per usual with a Pixar movie and I’m sure it will hit us right in the heart. Definitely one I will watch in cinemas.

Black Panther

Damn

I like where Marvel is heading with this one. I watched it three-four times in a row just to be sure that I catched up on all the little details. Because, wauw. The way they blend African culture with the modern world is amazing. The action scenes look mindblowing. The costumes are ridiculously gorgeous and the story will be, in my opinion, one of the more interesting ones in the Marvel universe. Only negative point is that we’ll have to wait until February of next year until we can see it.

What do you think? Are any of these films on your watchlist? And which ones will you be seeing in cinemas?