First KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE trailer is heavy on the action

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer delivers the goods

Kingsman: The Golden Circle finally dropped it’s highly anticipated first trailer, and it’s all over the place in terms of setup, action, and surprises. Personally, I thoroughly enjoyed the first Kingsman, but anyone who says the movie didn’t come out of nowhere and throw everyone for a loop is lying. Now, with the sequel, we know what to expect tonally, and the trailer delivers for the most part. Eggsy is back. A few fresh faces are shown. A few old friends rear their heads. Overall, a solid teaser for an oddball sequel to an strange-but-enjoyable film no one saw coming.

Watch the first trailer for Kingsman: The Golden Circle and read a short plot synopsis for the movie after the jump.

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Debut STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI trailer teases Rey’s training and the end of the jedi

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer is thin but ominous

The long-awaited and highly anticipated first trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi is here! Director Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom, Looper) steps in to helm the ninth movie in the exploding franchise (technically Episode 8 as part of George Lucas’s originally planned 9-film epic), and it’s exciting to see how Johnson’s theatrical style lends itself to the Star Wars universe. I’m excited as a film fan, which isn’t saying much in comparison so some Star Wars die-hards, but I haven’t been following The Last Jedi as closely as most. The new teaser trailer is scarce on long shots but ends on an ominous note, and we’re bound to get plenty more before the movie hits theaters in December.

Watch the brand new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, scope out a few screenshots, and see the first poster after the jump!

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First THOR: RAGNAROK trailer sees Mjolnir broken, Asgard destroyed, and Thor in trouble

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It’s Thor vs. Hulk in the first Thor: Ragnarok trailer

The first Thor: Ragnarok trailer debuts this morning to kick off our week with a strange, exciting, funny peek at the upcoming Marvel movie. Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, myself included, have been curious to pull back the curtain on director Taika Waititi‘s Planet Hulk-inspired entry into the expanding franchise, and the first trailer proves to be worth the wait. Not only does it tip viewers off balance from the get-go, but it then proceeds to hit all the off notes in all the right ways. What’s going on here? Why’s it all feel so whacky and welcome? While the trailer is short and sweet, it hints at a movie that’s full of life and color, which is a staple of Waititi’s work (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople). November can’t come soon enough.

Watch the first official trailer for Thor: Ragnarok after the jump.

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(Books) THE GREAT WALL art book and official movie novelization

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Take a peek inside The Great Wall: The Art of the Film book

The Great Wall is an example of negative hype and misinformation killing a movie before it ever got its legs, which is unfortunate. Regardless of the quality of the film itself, The Great Wall was doomed to fail for being everything it wasn’t, and it’s sad to see this one stir up controversy and essentially be forgotten so quickly. If you’re not familiar with the hubbub surrounding The Great Wall, the CliffNotes tell of a Chinese-funded and directed movie that was socially panned as a film guilty of whitewashing its cast with Matt Damon’s casting (even though the director made it clear the controversy was unfounded). After the initial backlash, it was all downhill. The movie was serviceable at best, but the real shame is that more moviegoers aren’t going to dig deeper to find the exceptional art book that was released to complement the film. I’ve got a growing collection of these art and making of books, and none quite captures the tone, texture, and cultural influence of its movie like The Great Wall: The Art of the Film. Whether you liked the movie or not, it’s worth finding a copy of this book and adding it to your own art and making of collection.

Take a look inside the book to see what makes it unique, and read a short review of the official novelization after the jump.

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New VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS trailer is beautiful

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Latest Valerian movie trailer proves Besson is back, baby

If the first trailer for Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was meant to introduce the director’s upcoming graphic novel adaptation, the newest trailer aims to wow with its world building and the outrageous look of the movie. I’m sold. Many are calling this Besson’s spiritual Fifth Element follow-up, and it’s clear why people feel that way. The trailer is gorgeous, which means the movie itself is going to look amazing on the big screen. While most are in agreement that the visuals will stun, the same viewers are worried leads Cara Delevigne and Dane Dehaan won’t have the charisma to sell the material. Early, unfounded comparisons to flops like Jupiter Ascending and John Carter have been made, but only time will tell how Valerian fairs. Again, I’m sold, and I’ve been on team DeHaan since he first made waves in Chronicle. Fingers crossed this movie kicks ass.

Watch the new, eye-popping trailer for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, read a plot synopsis, and check out a new poster for the movie after the jump.

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(Books) XXX: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGE – THE OFFICIAL MOVIE NOVELIZATION is pretty bad

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Why does The Return of Xander Cage – The Official Movie Novelization exist?

If I’m being blunt, there’s no need for a novelization of a xXx movie, or any Vin Diesel high-octane blockbuster. There really isn’t. Why read about Diesel doing the Dew and skiing through a jungle in slow motion when it’s available on-screen in all its sensory overload absurdity. That said, personally, I picked up xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – The Official Movie Novelization for one reason and one reason only. How does an author attempt, let alone pull off, the prose version of a xXx adventure without sounding like a fourteen-year-old who is himself jacked up on Mountain Dew? Well, Titan Books and Tim Waggoner gave it a shot, and I’m happy to say I’m as satisfied as I am disappointed with the end result.

Read a short review of xXx: The Return of Xander Cage – The Official Movie Novelization from Titan Books after the jump.

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