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Avengers Endgame Trailer = MEH

The first trailer for the fourth Avengers movie, titled Avengers: Endgame, dropped on Friday morning. Let’s take a look:

I couldn’t think of a more reveal-less way this trailer could have gone.

Tony’s in space? Who knew! Cap and Widow have plan to fix things? Whoa. Antman didn’t starve to death in the quantum realm like Michelle Pfieffer certainly should have? Unbelievable! Unless you count “Hawkeye used a sword now,” which I don’t because who cares about Hawkeye, there was NOTHING. Boring trailer. Pretty meh!

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AQUAMAN: The First Reactions Are in!

My man! Aquaman may still be just under a month away from washing over theatres, but it’s been screening for members of the media, and while full reviews aren’t allowed yet, they’ve been given the clear to share some non-spoilery thoughts.

And good news DC fans, it sounds like it’s gonna be a wet and wild ride.

While not as effusive as, say, first reactions to Wonder Woman, these are pretty positive! It’s good to hear that DC has a second hit on its hands after Justice League

I’m happy that something as fantastically weird and majestic as Aquaman hits at last the big screen. And those colourful posters, my god, Black Manta is just PERFECT!

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta

Amber Heard as Princess Mera

Patrick Wilson as King Orm

Dolph Lundgren as King Nereus

December 21 needs to come fast. I CANNOT wait! 

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The Live-Action Version Of “The Lion King” Teaser Trailer is Here

The teaser trailer for Disney’s latest minimal effort cash grab, the live-action remake of The Lion King, rolled out few days ago while many of us were busy eating animals.

Which is alarming if you think about it.

Here’s Disney, trying to get us invested in the inner lives of talking birds and stuff, as Americans were feasting on the carcasses of their brethren. (Btw Happy belated Thanksgiving to you).

In classic “teaser trailer” fashion, we really don’t get much. But then again, we don’t need much with this one. Most of the world has already seen this movie.

And from the looks of things, there’s not going to be much difference.

I have a question: How are CGI animals any more “live-action” than animated animals?

That lion cub looks cute but I can’t stand Beyonce or Seth Rogen. The original animated 90s version and the Broadway musical were masterpieces.

That’s enough for me.

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THE TIGERS OF SCOTLAND

I watched this documentary last night.

The Tigers of Scotland is a feature length (60 minutes) documentary, narrated by Iain Glen, about the Scottish Wildcat, the only big cat in the UK and one of the rarest mammals in the world that are nearly extinct.

The  Scottish wildcat at first sight looks like a domesticated cat, but in reality they’re not. There are several differences, and one of them is that these cats are the muses behind Celtic legends and myths.

This documentary is truly of environmental education, the scientists and naturalists take the viewer on a step-by-step process of everything conservation and species re-introduction involves, as well as providing important context about the history of deforestation and “predator control” dating back over 1000 years in the UK.

Elephants, rhinos, bees, blue wales, gorillas, orangutans,Tasmanian devils, tigers, sea turtles (soon polar bears) and many more are part of the list of endangered species.

But not many are aware of elusive creatures such as the Scottish wildcat.

An important documentary and wake up call for humans before it’s too late.

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ERREMENTARI

It’s always fascinating to hear mythology from different countries, so I just wacthed this film… 

Errementari: The Blacksmith and the Devil (El Herro y El Diablo) is a re-telling of an ancient fable, based on Basque folklore about a Blacksmith who finds himself battling the Devil.

In this story the Blacksmith has captured a demon and lives a life of hermit-like seclusion away from the prying eyes of the townsfolk. All is going well until a desperate little girl, Usue, accidentally stumbles across the devil…

I gotta say this film, like most Europeans films, is unexpectedly gratifying. Although not the best I’ve seen (but good) the story is captivating.

Unlike Hollywood stuff, films from Europe focus on dialogue, have more interesting and twisted plots, not to mention depth, and are also more theatrical/emotional. 

This film is not in Spanish as many think, but is in Basque. 

This blacksmith will make you have some sympathy for the devil.

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Aladdin Teaser

The teaser trailer for the live-action Aladdin movie is here.

What I’m getting from it is that on the way to the Cave of Wonders must be a full-service salon, which is why Aladdin’s (played by Mena Massoud) hair, skin, and eyebrow game is photo shoot ready fresh.  I bet Genie popped out like, “Bitch, I’ll grant you three wishes as long as you give me the secret of your beauty.”

Also, I had completely forgotten Guy Ritchie is directing this film. 

I won’t lie, I wanna watch this.

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BOY ERASED Poster Released

Who benefits from gay conversion therapy? Do the parents, who send their queer and questioning kids to be “cured” of their same-sex attractions? Do the young people who are brainwashed into denying the urges they believe to be sinful? Does “God?”

The answer, at least according to Joel Edgerton’s earnestly anti-heteronormative drama Boy Erased, appears to be that only the charlatans who run such camps seem to thrive, while everyone else winds up hating themselves.

It’s pretty sad how religion makes people so ignorant, hurting other human beings in the name of dumb doctrines.

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