Trailer Round-Up – 1/15/18

Red Sparrow

Blockers

The Vanishing of Sidney Hall

Tully teaser trailer

Beirut

Breaking In

You Were Never Really Here

Traffik

Show Dogs


Which of these films are you excited to see?

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Announcing the Ultimate 70s Blogathon

Hello friends!

We’re in the middle of January so that means it’s almost time for the annual Ultimate Decades Blogathon! Last year, it was this Ultimate 90s, the inaugural blogathon two years ago was Ultimate 80s. This year, the blogathon will go even further back in time for the Ultimate 70s Blogathon! So what is the Ultimate 70s movie in your eyes? Is it a movie about a loose alien? A tenacious shark? An optimistic boxer? A high school musical? A holiday themed serial killer? A space opera? We all have our favorites and we want to hear all about yours.

My co-host Kim, from Tranquil Dreams, and I would love to see you participate in this blogathon. If you are interested in participating, tell us in a comment down below or email Kim, kim.tranquildreams@gmail.com, or me, drewt510@gmail.com.  Then email us your submission once you are finished. Simple as that. Submissions are due Sunday, February 4th. However, if you need more time, please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Kim and I will kick off the blogathon on Monday, February 12th.  You can add the banner that is at the top of this page to your site to show your participation.

Spread the word! If there is someone you think would like to participate, please feel free to invite them to join. We can’t wait to read everyone’s submissions! 🙂

Until next time, cheers!

Movie Quote of the Week – 1/12/18

Answer to MWL 1/10/18: Koda (Jeremy Suarez (voice)) – Brother Bear

If the snow’s white, then it’s all right. Yellow or green, it’s just not clean. I learned that one the hard way. -Koda

Thanks for everyone’s submissions and one trip to the salmon run to the following people for answering correctly:

Jackie
Carson
MCU Exchange
SG (Rhyme and Reason)
Nacho Casado
MDC Infos (Marvel, DC, and Cinema News, Fun Facts and Info)

Movie Whose Line? – 1/10/18

It’s time for everyone’s favorite game: Movie Whose Line?, where the quotes are real and the points don’t matter.  If you’ve never played before, it works like this: below is a quote from a movie and you guess who said it and/or what movie it’s from.  Submit your answer using the submission form below.  Simple, right? Here is this week’s quote:

If the snow’s white, then it’s all right. Yellow or green, it’s just not clean. I learned that one the hard way.

The answer will be posted Friday.  Good luck!

Submissions are closed. Click here to view the answer.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Review

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle ReviewSynopsis
While serving detention, Spencer (Alex Wolff), Fridge (Ser’Darius Blain), Bethany (Madison Iseman) and Martha (Morgan Turner) come across a magical video game that transports them into the game itself. The four must embody their avatars and beat the game to return home.

Review
When I first heard a Jumanji sequel was in the works, I was skeptical. Over the last few years, movie studios have been reviving/rebooting/remaking 20+ year-old franchises to ride a nostalgia wave that is sweeping through Hollywood right now, to mostly with negative results. Jumanji is one of my favorite Robin Williams movies and one of my favorites from my childhood in general, so seeing that tarnished was not something I wanted to see. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has managed to break the trend of terrible revived/rebooted/remake of a 20+ year-old franchise and actually provide a memorable and hilarious experience.

Really, the fun from this film all comes from the cast, their chemistry, and their overall enjoyment in their roles. Jack Black as a teenage girl is something I never knew I needed to see until this movie. He had the attitude, the tone of voice, the strut, everything. The scene where (s)he learns about going to the bathroom as a guy literally had me laughing in tears. Dwayne Johnson is one of my favorite actors right now so of course I thought he was brilliant, too. I’ve frequently said that he needs someone to bounce off of to truly hit his stride as a comedic actor and with both Jack Black and Kevin Hart, he is at the top of his game. Kevin Hart always makes me laugh and he riffs on his short stature wonderfully. His and Johnson’s moments are the next best thing in this film, behind anything from Jack Black of course. Karen Gillen is more of a recent favorite of mine but like the others, she did not disappoint.

I thought Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was GREAT 😀 I was worried that this movie would become another reviled sequel to a beloved film. Thankfully, the cast put their heart and soul into it and turned out one of the funniest movies of the year.

Trailer

Cast & Crew
Jake Kasdan – Director
Chris McKenna – Screenplay / Story
Erik Sommers – Screenplay
Scott Rosenberg – Screenplay
Jeff Pinkner – Screenplay
Henry Jackman – Composer

Dwayne Johnson – Spencer
Kevin Hart – Fridge
Jack Black – Bethany
Karen Gillen – Martha
Rhys Darby – Nigel
Bobby Cannavale – Van Pelt
Nick Jonas – Alex
Alex Wolff – Young Spencer
Ser’Darius Blain – Young Fridge
Madison Iseman – Young Bethany
Morgan Turner – Young Martha