Trailer Park Week 8

The second international trailer for:

The Wolverine

Based on the celebrated comic book arc, this epic action-adventure takes Wolverine (Hugh Jackman), the most iconic character of the X-Men universe, to modern day Japan. Out of his depth in an unknown world, he will face a host of unexpected and deadly opponents in a life-or-death battle that will leave him forever changed. Vulnerable for the first time and pushed to his physical and emotional limits, he confronts not only lethal samurai steel but also his inner struggle against his own immortality.
Release Date: July 26, 2013 (3D/2D theaters)
Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Film
Director: James Mangold

12 Years A Slave

Release Date: October 18, 2013 (limited)
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Director: Steve McQueen
Screenwriter: John Ridley
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp

Plot Summary: “12 Years a Slave” is based on an incredible true story of one man’s fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty (personified by a malevolent slave owner, portrayed by Michael Fassbender), as well as unexpected kindnesses, Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon’s chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) will forever alter his life.

Savannah

Release Date: August 23, 2013 (limited)
Studio: Ketchup Entertainment
Director: Annette Haywood-Carter
Screenwriter: Annette Haywood-Carter, Kenneth F. Carter
Starring: Jim Caviezel, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Jaimie Alexander, Bradley Whitford, Sam Shepard, Tracy Walter, Jack McBrayer, Hal Holbrook
Genre: Drama

Plot Summary: “Savannah” is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah’s markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.

R.I.P.D.

(Out this weekend July 18-19th)

Release Date: July 18, 2013 (3D/2D theaters, p.m. screenings)
Studio: Universal Pictures
Director: Robert Schwentke
Screenwriter: Phil Hay, Matt Manfredi
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Bacon, Mary-Louise Parker, Stephanie Szostak, Robert Knepper, James Hong, Marisa Miller, Mike O’Malley, Devin Ratray

Plot Summary: Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline the 3D supernatural action-adventure “R.I.P.D.” as two cops dispatched by the otherworldly Rest In Peace Department to protect and serve the living from an increasingly destructive array of souls who refuse to move peacefully to the other side.

R.E.D. 2

(Out this weekend July 18-19th)

Release Date: July 18, 2013 (p.m. screenings)
Studio: Summit Entertainment (Lionsgate)
Director: Dean Parisot
Screenwriter: Jon Hoeber, Erich Hoeber
Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Byung Hun Lee, Brian Cox, Neal McDonough

Plot Summary: In “RED 2,” the high-octane action-comedy sequel to the worldwide sleeper hit, retired black-ops CIA agent Frank Moses reunites his unlikely team of elite operatives for a global quest to track down a missing portable nuclear device. To succeed, they’ll need to survive an army of relentless assassins, ruthless terrorists and power-crazed government officials, all eager to get their hands on the next-generation weapon. The mission takes Frank and his motley crew to Paris, London and Moscow. Outgunned and outmanned, they have only their cunning wits, their old-school skills, and each other to rely on as they try to save the world-and stay alive in the process.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Trailer Park Week 7

Old Boy

This movie looks promising, the best one this week. Hits theatres Oct 25th 2013
An advertising executive is abruptly kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his bizarre and torturous punishment only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment

The Best Man Holiday

In theatres Nov 15th
In Rio, we find Blu, Jewel and their three kids living the perfect domesticated life in that magical city. When Jewel decides the kids need to learn to live like real birds, she insists the family venture into the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in with his new neighbors, he worries he may lose Jewel and the kids to the call of the wild.

Only God Forgives

Coming out July 19 (I think only internationally though)
Julian (Ryan Gosling) is a former kickboxer and gangster living in Bangkok. When his brother is murdered by a ruthless Thai police lieutenant, Julian is forced to seek vengeance or risk his own death.

Curse Of Chucky

Coming to Blu-ray and DVD September 24.
In Curse of Chucky, Nica (Fiona Dourif) is grieving over the gruesome suicide of her mother when her domineering older sister Barb (Danielle Bisutti) arrives with her young family in tow to help settle their mother’s affairs. As the sisters butt heads over Nica’s plans for the future, Barb’s young daughter comforts herself with a grinning, red-haired talking doll named Chucky (Brad Dourif) that recently arrived mysteriously in the mail. But as a string of brutal murders begins to terrorize the household, Nica suspects the doll may hold the key to the bloodshed. What she doesn’t know is that Chucky has a personal score to settle. He’s determined to finish a job he started more than 20 years earlier, and this time he’s going to see it through to the bloody and shocking end

 

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Trailer Park Week 6

So this is coming in July!

But seriously!..

The Heat June 28th

Escape Plan

For 80’s and 90’s action fans like myself

Director Mikael Håfström Escape Plan, starring both Action Star Heroes from the 80’s and 90’s, Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger team up to break out of prison. Also co-stars Jim Caviezel, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Vinnie Jones, Vincent D’Onofrio and Amy Ryan.
In the October 18 release, one of the world’s foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called “The Tomb.” Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built.

Escape prison, October 18th.

This next one is my favourite for the week

Prisoners

Hits theatres September 20, 2013.

Keller Dover is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His 6-year-old daughter and her young friend are missing, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. The only lead is a dilapidated RV that had been parked on their street. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki arrests its driver, but a lack of evidence forces the only suspect’s release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. The desperate father will do whatever it takes to find the girls, but in doing so, may lose himself, begging the question: When do you cross the line between seeking justice and becoming a vigilante?

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Trailer Park Week 5

“The LEGO® Movie,”

The first-ever, full-length theatrical LEGO® adventure, directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller, opens in theaters February 7, 2014. It stars the vocal talents of Chris Pratt, Will Ferrell, Elizabeth Banks, Will Arnett, Nick Offerman and Alison Brie, with Liam Neeson and Morgan Freeman.

World War Z

A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
In theatres June 21st.
Cast: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, James Badge Dale, Matthew Fox, David Morse
Director: Marc Forster

Anchorman 2 Trailer


The Official Anchorman 2 Trailer!
The legend continues this December. NUFF SAID

Riddick


Left for dead on a sun-scorched planet, Riddick finds himself up against an alien race of predators. Activating an emergency beacon alerts two ships: one carrying a new breed of mercenary, the other captained by a man from Riddick’s past.

Hits theatres September 6, 2013 (2D theaters and IMAX)
Director: David Twohy
Screenwriter: David Twohy
Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Jordi Molla, Matt Nable, Katee Sackhoff, Bokeem Woodbine, Dave Bautista, Conrad Pla, Raoul Trujillo, Nolan Funk, Keri Hilson

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace”. Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: “LEW System”

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

Trailer Park Week 5

300: Rise of an Empire

The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.

Opens in 3D, 2D and IMAX theaters on March 7, 2014.

Directed by: Noam Murro

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The Dwarves, Bilbo and Gandalf have successfully escaped the Misty Mountains, and Bilbo has gained the One Ring. They all continue their journey to get their gold back from the Dragon, Smaug.

December 13, 2013.

Directed By: Peter Jackson

Runner Runner

Princeton grad student Richie, believing he’s been swindled, travels to Costa Rica to confront online gambling tycoon Ivan Block. Richie is seduced by Block’s promise of immense wealth, until he learns the disturbing truth about his benefactor. When the FBI tries to coerce Richie to help bring down Block, Richie faces his biggest gamble ever: attempting to outmaneuver the two forces closing in on him.

In Theaters September 27.

Starring:
Ben Affleck
Justin Timberlake
Gemma Arterton
Anthony Mackie
Ben Schwartz

Directed by:
Brad Furman

Machete Kills

The U.S. government recruits Machete to battle his way through Mexico in order to take down an arms dealer who looks to launch a weapon into space.

Hits theatres September 11, 2013

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Writers: Álvaro Rodríguez (characters), Kyle Ward (screenplay)

Stars: Mel Gibson, Jessica Alba, Alexa Vega, Michelle Rodriguez, Lady Gaga, Danny Trejo, Charlie Sheen, Sofia Vergara

Trailer Park Week #4

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) – a competition that could change Panem forever.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, in theaters on November 22, 2013.
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Director: Francis Lawrence
Writers: Simon Beaufoy, Michael Arndt (screenplay), Suzanne Collins (novel)
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, Elizabeth Banks, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amanda Plummer, Lynn Cohen, Patrick St. Esprit, Meta Golding, Bruno Gunn, Alan Ritchson, E. Roger Mitchell, Maria Howell, Stephanie Leigh Schlund, Sam Claflin, Jeffrey Wright

Insidious: Chapter 2
The famed horror team of director James Wan and writer Leigh Whannell reunite with the original cast of Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Barbara Hershey and Ty Simpkins in INSIDIOUS: CHAPTER 2, a terrifying sequel to the acclaimed horror film, which follows the haunted Lambert family as they seek to uncover the mysterious childhood secret that has left them dangerously connected to the spirit world.

INSIDIOUS Chapter 2 in theaters September 13, 2013.
Genre: Horror
Official Site: http://www.InsidiousCh2.com
Director: James Wan
Cast: Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne, Lin Shaye, Ty Simpkins, Barbara Hershey
Writers: Leigh Whannell

Kick-Ass 2
The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows. Kick-Ass 2:

Release Date: August 16th, 2013
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Cast: Chloe Moretz, Jim Carrey, Nicolas Cage, Aaron Johnson, Lyndsy Fonseca, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison
Directors: Jeff Wadlow

And lastly

The Mortal Kombat Legacy continues in Season 2 as Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac join the ranks. The rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors will unfold as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. The epic battle for Earthrealm has finally begun.

Trailer Park: Week #3

 This Is The End

Six friends are trapped in a house after a series of strange and catastrophic events devastate Los Angeles. As the world unravels outside, dwindling supplies and cabin fever threaten to tear apart the friendships inside. Eventually, they are forced to leave the house, facing their fate and the true meaning of friendship and redemption.

Director: Seth Rogen/Evan Goldberg
Release: 6/12/2013

Now You See Me

FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Release: May 30, 2013
Director: Louis Leterrier

For those of you who like spoilers, heres a link to the opening sequence.

Ender’s Game

70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.
Release: November 1, 2013
Director: Gavin Hood

for those that didn’t know, this is based on a book
Published: 1985
Author: Orson Scott Card
Followed by: Speaker for the Dead

R.I.P.D.

A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
July 19, 2013.
Director: Robert Schwentke

Based on the Dark Horse comic created by Peter M. Lenkov.

Trailer Park: Week 2

I cant watch this but you can.

Five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival.

This Wolverine trailer that has additional footage.

Seems to be a little more on the silly side from its predecessor but I’m sure it will still be funny with a great message.

The Trailer Park Week 1

Welcome to “The Trailer Park”. Here, I will just show you trailers, some with a description some just basking in its awesomeness.

First up is GRAVITY. Starring: Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

2 Guns starring: Denzel & Mark Wahlberg (YES IT’S SPELLED 2 GUNS)

Next up is Kevin Hart’s “Let Me Explain” trailer to his stand up show. If you remember, he was in Toronto last year, this was that show

Lastly…

Video of the Day: Thor: The Dark World

THOR-DARK-WORLD-POSTERThor is coming and it’s fitting that its Thorsday (ask the vikings). its short and sweet and really does expand on the world that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has built with the first Thor movie and some of  “Captain America: The First Avenger”. This looks promising and even more action packed than the first one. i wont give anything away, I’m too busy being amp’d for Iron Man 3. P.s, gotta love in the poster, Thor’s hair seems to be staying still in all that wind.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” . Your eLEWsive Thought Provided by: the “LEW System”
– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW

 

Superman: Earth One Review

At some point in life, you were either a teenager, or a young adult or maybe you currently are, and you’ve questioned everything before you as teachers & parents would tell you is a normal thing. Who you are, who you are meant to be, why you are, even why you don’t fit in, for example. Now for a moment, picture yourself as a child. You look like every other person around you…. Normal. You have every possible ability any other child born of this earth has. Now, keep with me, you are one day playing a little catch or stick ball with your dad/mom, brother etc, or you see a beautiful girl, or you try to run for the first time as a child, a bus with all your friends falls into a lake… And suddenly, you throw/hit that ball 20 miles away, you shoot intense heat from your eyes, you run as fast as you could and you are in China in 5 seconds (if you are reading this in China, then you’re in Brazil in three seconds) and you can pick up the bus with all your friends in it with ease. I’m sure you just pictured yourself not of this earth with the same questions. But they now have a greater weight to it don’t they?
cover

I love how this looks like a billboard
I love how this looks like a billboard

That’s the main premise of “Superman Earth One”. You aren’t just a mere mortal, you’re an alien from a distant planet. Sent as a child to earth for what? To be the master of mortals? For protection? TO PROTECT Earth from harms way (which is the actual answer, by the way)? All these are great questions for a man who can literally do anything which is very evident in the early pages of this J. M. Straczynski written, Shane Davis drawn book. The artwork reminded me kind of a hard hitting, anime that has a serious film grain like in the movie 300. The costume choice is very much like the one seen in the early pages of Smallville season 11. It’s a great design (much better than the current Superman comics book design, and the Man of Steel one as well). The entire comic is drawn perfectly. I don’t think there’s really any bad page, panel. Though, I do question the look of Jonathan Kent. He looks much like William Dafoe. As well, and this is a contradiction, but the only page that’s a little confusing, was when they show the villain’s home world in the same orbit as Superman’s. Another thing that I really enjoyed, artistically, was they gave Lois a mole. It’s easy to miss; I’ve maybe read this book 3 times and I just now caught it. The only character design I didn’t like at all, was “Jimmy Olsen”. He looked like a very poorly drawn Wolverine. Shane was a great choice for this book, and one of the best creative collaborators to work with J.M.S since J.M.S’s run on Amazing Spider-man with John Romita Jr.

(But wait,Theres still more)

The work of J.M.S is brilliant. He took the story almost any comic reading being can recite to some degree, and built around it. He did it in a very interesting way that was very compelling. He made the origin feel organic to the story, and not just, “oh ye, we need to have this, so let’s just toss this in here.” There was almost like “we’re only telling you this so you understand how its all related to the story of the bad guy”. Yes, the initial origin of Superman ties directly to the past of bad guy here, and the bad guy here is an incredible one. He is very plausible and I have to wonder why no one honestly thought of it before to this degree in the regular comics.
Moving a bit a way from the character’s, J.M.S crafts a story that is short and sweet. It could be argued that it’s not worth the money asked for the book, but it is worth it if you so happen to find it for cheap at a “used” book store (B.M.V, for example for people in Toronto). It’s an easy read and gives you a lot of options that many of today’s young adults face when finishing school or still undecided in terms of career options. He used this medium to even bring valid debatable issues on a global scale through the villain, which I sort of agree with. But we don’t live in a world, sadly, to have it ever happen. He even took a page from Watchmen with the “end game” move towards the end.

J.M.S was one of the major reasons I got back into comics. He did a story called Sins Past, which, I’m probably the only one who enjoyed that story (deals with Gwen, having relations with Norman Osborn.. Ye, it’s sickening, but it happened). Then I followed the entire run of spider-man done by J.M.S and loved it, minus the ending (one more day, wasn’t his idea, but still). Then he left Marvel for the Definitive Competition and here we are. The cover drew me to the book. I loved how mysterious and bad ass he seemed (Superman). Then I found out it was a J.M.S story, and I only said “take my money”. One thing that does annoy me with this is that THIS is called Earth One, which means it’s the main Superman. Yet, some how, for some reason, it didn’t go to become the origin of the “New 52” Superman. Why? I don’t know. It was much better of a story than what was produced early from both “Action Comics” & “Superman” books.

Bottom line if your into Superman this is probably the best origin story your gonna get for a while, that pays homage to a lot other incarnations of the Man of Steel. It’s a great out of continuity read and it’s fast as well. It’s definitely worthy of a pick up.128

Rating:

  • Overall rating of the comic: 8.7 out of 10,
  • Art:  8 out of 10,
  • layout*: 10 out of 10,
  • True to character dialogue: 7 out of 10,
  • Story: 8.8 out of 10,
  • Continuity? Well its out of normal continuity, so it works, but in general, from panel to panel, it is pretty solid.

Thank you for reading feedback is always helpful.

THAT’S IT! Cheers: “To Peace” and May the Force be with you!

– Xavier – @CoolyoNgeLEW