Trailers – This is a film adaptation of a popular Japanese manga and anime of the same name. The synopsis is:
Based on Hiromu Arakawa’s beloved action-fantasy manga of the same name, Fullmetal Alchemist is set in an Edwardian-style world where alchemy is a science, and State Alchemists work for the government. The story centers on brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric, who as children turn to the forbidden human transmutation to try to resurrect their death mother. That effort goes horribly wrong, destroying Alphonse’s body and severely injuring Edward, who then sacrifices his arm to rescue his brother’s soul and bind it to a suit of armor. Becoming State Alchemists, the brothers set off in search of the legendary Philosopher’s Stone to restore their bodies.
The film is in Japanese with English subtitles. The film opens in Japan in December 2017, no word yet of a US showing. It is hard to say from this trailer what the full movie would be like. Personally I am not a fan of subtitles – you can’t read AND watch the movie.
Trailers – The movie “Armed Response’ opened in theaters and on-demand August 4. The synopsis is:
A team of special forces soldiers approach the designer of a high-tech military compound to investigate the disappearance of another team guarding the facility. The compound, known professionally as a Temple, is an artificial intelligence powered facility designed for interrogating high level prisoners. Upon entering the Temple, the soldiers quickly find the earlier team horrifically slaughtered but no evidence as to who is responsible.
Almost immediately, the crew begins to experience strange and horrific supernatural phenomena as they attempt to uncover who killed the previous team. Soon enough, they find a lone survivor, a dangerous terrorist who may hold the key to who killed the soldiers. But as the story goes on, we’ll learn that there’s more to it than we’ve been told and a dark secret the soldiers share may hold the key to surviving The Temple.
I can’t tell from the trailer if this is one to see or not.
Trailers – The Inhumans TV series will appear on ABC starting September 29. It is part of the Marvel universe. Not enough here to really make an opinion of the show yet. I guess it will be a show to check out with the other new shows this fall.
Trailers – HBO revealed the trailer for season 2 of Westworld at the recent San Diego Comic Con. While not much detail is shown, it looks like the series will be far from dull when it comes back in 2018.
Trailers – This latest look at the new Star Trek: Discovery program that will air on the CBS All Access streaming service beginning September 24 certainly looks good. This series is set 10 years before the Star Fleet of Spock and Kirk. From this (2:39) clip there certainly seems to be a lot of action in store.
Is this one TV series enough reason to subscribe to yet another streaming service? only time will tell.
Trailers – The plot of this science fiction/disaster movie centers around satellites in orbit that malfunction causing atmospheric (weather) anomalies on Earth. Geostorm is rated as PG-13. The synopsis is:
After an unprecedented series of natural disasters threatened the planet, the world’s leaders came together to create an intricate network of satellites to control the global climate and keep everyone safe. But now, something has gone wrong — the system built to protect the Earth is attacking it, and it’s a race against the clock to uncover the real threat before a worldwide geostorm wipes out everything … and everyone along with it.
Gerard Butler stars as Jake, a scientist who, along with his brother, Max, played by Jim Sturgess, is tasked with solving the satellite program’s malfunction. Abbie Cornish stars as Secret Service agent Sarah Wilson; Alexandra Maria Lara as Ute Fassbinder, the ISS astronaut who runs the space station; Daniel Wu as Cheng, the Hong Kong-based supervisor for the Dutch Boy Program; with Andy Garcia as U.S. President Andrew Palma; and Ed Harris as Secretary of State Leonard Dekkom.
Well, I’m not sure about this movie. There are lots of great digital animation sequences seen in the trailer. How good the movie is will remain to be seen when it opens October 20. I’m not holding out a lot of hope for this one though.
Trailers – This upcoming movie by Disney looks good in the trailer above. It is based upon Madeleine L’Engle‘s novel of the same name. The movie is scheduled to open in March 2018. The synopsis of the book:
Meg Murry, her little brother Charles Wallace, and their mother are having a midnight snack on a dark and stormy night when an unearthly stranger appears at their door. She claims to have been blown off course, and goes on to tell them that there is such a thing as a “tesseract,” which, if you didn’t know, is a wrinkle in time.
Meg’s father had been experimenting with time-travel when he suddenly disappeared. Will Meg, Charles Wallace, and their friend Calvin outwit the forces of evil as they search through space for their father?
The trailer does not reveal much about the movie, but it does look interesting. The fact that the cast is made up of Chris Pine, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, and Mindy Kaling lends to it being a good movie experience.
Trailers – The second trailer for the big screen version of Stephen King’s novel series is out. It is a little on the dark side. The movie opens August 4.
Trailers – Not sure how this remake is going to turn out. It has possibilities. This time, instead of a board game, four High School students trying to play Jumangi get sucked into a video game as their chosen avatars. The synopsis of the movie is:
In a brand new Jumanji adventure, four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever.
It may well be successful just based upon the actors involved. The film is scheduled to premier in December 2017.
Trailers – “What Happened to Monday” was originally known as “Seven Sisters”. is a UK film set to debut in late August 2017 in France. The US release is simply stated as 2017, though apparently Netflix has streaming rights to the film after its theater run. The synopsis of the film is:
2073. The Earth is overpopulated. The government decided to introduce a one-child policy, applied by the Birth Control Board, under the aegis of Nicolette Cayman (Glenn Close). Confronted with the birth of seven-fold, Terrence Settman (Willem Dafoe) decides to keep the existence of his 7 granddaughters secret. Confined to their apartment, each day they will have to share a unique identity outside, simulating the existence of one person: Karen Settman (Noomi Rapace). If the secret remains intact for years, everything collapses on the day when Monday mysteriously disappears.
Yes this is a little like Orphan Black with, in this case, seven identical twin girls. Because of the government restrictions, the girls grow up in hiding, with only one going out of their home at a time on their ‘name day’ (i.e. the girls are named Sunday, Monday, etc.). The movie has possibilities.