April 2015 Update

Update

  • Hello All!
  • I just wanted to make a slight apology, but not really.
  • The past few months, as you all could probably deduce, weren’t great for movies.
  • There were plenty of movies that came out, but not a ton of reviews for me to do.
  • That being said, I was able to crank out 2 reviews, a LOT of Trailer Talks, and some news coverage.
  • THAT being said, this month of May will be a little lackluster the first week.  Of course we got an Avengers Review coming at you guys tomorrow night, followed probably by an Avengers Spoiler-Talk.
  • Then some news, trailers, if it’s worth talking about but then a review of Pitch Perfect 2 (cuz you guys know I’m reliable like that), definitely a review of Tomorrowland, definitely a review of Poltergeist.  And I’ll try to squeeze in either Hot Pursuit or San Andreas depending on which I have more time for.  Possible both, but with school wrapping up… Eh?
  • This summer will be chocked full of content though.

In Conclusion

  • In Conclusion, there’s the “slate” of My Movie Thoughts reviews hopefully coming at y’all for the next month or so, and yeah I apologize on behalf of the months of March and April at the cinema…  And ya know, for me not posting as much…  Anyways, and as always, thanks for reading guys.
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Top 10 Best Superhero Movies

Preface

  • With the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron later this week, I wanted to do a list of my 10 favorite superhero movies!
  • As of April 2015 that is.
  • Cuz I know we have like 17 dozen coming out over the next five years.
    • That being said, every couple of years maybe I’ll do an updated list?
    • But here it is as of 2015!
  • And my typical disclaimer: this is my subjective list. These may not be the movies you guys all love, maybe there’s a movie on this list that you hate, you could be all: pfffft! Or, you could be cool and hear me out, then post your favorites in the comments down below!
  • I’ll do two or three honorable mentions at the end too.
  • Without further ado, let’s go into some of my favorite movies from one of my favorite genres right now! Starting it off with number 10!

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The Age of Adaline Review

Preface

  • Wow, another movie review!
  • Yeah with all the trailers being released recently, I found it ironic when there were literally no trailers shown before my showing of Age of Adaline tonight!

Premise

  • The Age of Adaline is a romantic drama about a woman named Adaline who magically stops aging, naturally this causes some issues in her personal life (with family and friends and gentlemen friends) and now we get to see it unfold!
  • And while the pacing is off throughout, well, nearly the whole movie it is pretty enjoyable.

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First Picture of Jared Leto as the Joker Revealed!

Preface

  • Today is the 75th anniversary of the Joker’s first appearance in comics, and in a timely fashion David Ayer released the first official picture of Jared Leto as the Joker! (Seen below)

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  • I wouldn’t typically do ‘Picture Reviews’ but the Joker is one of the best comic book villains and movie villains ever (in my opinion) so it would be a crime not to talk about this new and different incarnation.
  • Plus, I’ve been in L.A. this past week and kinda need to meet my monthly minimum of at least 8 posts to that site, so… Yeah let’s jump on that!

Picture Talk

  • Yeah not ‘Trailer Talk,’ Picture Talk. Keepin’ it general like that.
  • So the first thing that pops to me in this photo is both the eyes and teeth
    • The eyes of this Joker look like the eyes of a maniac, they look like the eyes of a comic book Joker and that’s awesome.
    • One thing I’ve been saying is that I think this DC Cinematic Universe is going to end up looking a lot like the New 52 comics, and I like that it’s really continuing that.
    • The teeth do not look particularly like the comics, but it follows a more realistic, scary feel.
    • While Heath Ledger nailed the fright, grit and scary factor that Nolan was going for in a realistic sense, I think that Leto could nail it in more of a horrific sense.
    • I haven’t seen any acting from the guy as Joker yet, so I’m blind-guessing, but that’s what it seems like!
  • Next thing that you easily notice is the tattoos.
  • Now I’m not gonna spend valuable minutes of my life analyzing every single tattoo this guy has, but I think the tattoos add a sense of wear-and-tear to the guy. He seems like a more weathered Joker, who’s been at it for a while and has gotten a new tat every time something momentous has happened in his Mr. J career.
  • The green hair and glove look pretty cool, but ultimately I don’t want that kind of color combo.
    • We’ve been there and done that in 1989, no need to go full purple suit with full green hair.
  • Well I actually really like the green hair and just how bright it is on the pale skin, but no purple suit! No full purple suit at least.
  • This also raises two more points for me:
    • One is that I’ve said the past few months how much I’d like to have Macaulay Culkin play the Joker, in kind of a spoofy way. But this looks like Macaulay Culkin as the Joker, I enjoy how pale and gaunt he looks. (Plus, I’m waiting for someone to make a spoof with this Joker on a Home Alone poster.)
    • Two is that this seemingly confirms, at least to me, that they’re going to do a more comic book ish Harley Quinn too, which I think is the only kind Margot Robbie could do.
      • All do respect to her, I thought she was perfect casting as Harley Quinn, and I actually called it immediately after Suicide Squad was announced. But she wasn’t going to play a super serious version of Harley Quinn, Harley Quinn is cartoony. And you saw little cartoony and exaggerated bits of Robbie in Wolf of Wall Street, so that’s why she’ll be perfect in this role.
      • That being said, having the exaggerated, cartoony Harley Quinn with the gaunt, maniacal Joker looks like it’s going to be perfect. I bet we get a picture of the two together within the next two months, and that will be one for the ages.

In Conclusion

  • In Conclusion, I liked Jared Leto being cast as the Joker from the beginning.
  • In fact, I have a lot of faith in the whole Suicide Squad concept in film format.
  • Seeing this picture shows me that Jared Leto looks like he is going to be more of a maniac than either of the past Jokers (including especially collected Jack Nicholson). It also shows me that I think he’ll be paired really well with Harley Quinn, and will have a weathered taste to him, especially with the whole Dark Knight Returns concept going forward.
    • And oh my God! I can picture him with Affleck’s Batman now too!
  • Overall, I can picture Leto fitting into the DC Cinematic Universe, and that helps build it for me.
  • I wasn’t super impressed by the Batman v. Superman trailer, but this picture gives me a very minor guide as to where the universe might actually be established, and makes me all the more glad that Jared Leto was cast as the Joker.

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So guys, those are my thoughts on the first picture of Jared Leto as the Joker in Suicide Squad! What are your thoughts on this picture? Let me know in the comments down below, and as always, thanks for reading guys.

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Teaser Review

Preface

  • And unfortunately this will probably be the last post I get done until next week, but I hope it’s a good one for you guys!
    • Superhero Directors, Better Call Saul, and some new release movie will all be reviewed at the end of next week.
  • But without further ado, Batman v. Superman!

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