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First Look at Jason Momoa as Aquaman – Movie News

By Mainey Tester

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 Zack Snyder Shares the First Picture of Jason Momoa in His Aquaman Costume: “There Is Only One True King”

First and foremost, I love how Warner Bros./Time Warner and Zack Snyder have been so almost arbitrary about releasing bits and pieces from what is the new DC Cinematic Universe. A press release here, a random photo on Twitter there. Almost nothing gets leaked, pretty much every piece of information or image comes out when the powers-that-be want it to come out. And last night’s surprise “first look” at Jason Momoa’s Aquaman is no exception. Mr. Snyder just went and dropped this official first-look photo on Twitter several hours ago (literally right after I went to bed, thanks a lot, pal!) with no notice and with no fanfare. I’m starting to wonder if Zack Snyder is just going to drop the Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice teaser on his Twitter account on a random Sunday at 5:00am just to be annoying. Speaking of which, this is a nice bit of misdirection. We were all expecting a Batman V Superman trailer, but instead we got a high-quality look at Aquaman.

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Image credit: Twitter

Everyone and their sister have been champing at the bit for the first would-be teaser for Batman V Superman” Dawn of Justice which was “supposed” to debut in front of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies before it was “supposed” to debut at the Super Bowl before it was “supposed” to debut before Jupiter Ascending. Unless Warner Bros. decides to attach it to Universal/Comcast Corp.’s Furious 7, we may in-fact end up waiting until May where it either debuts in front of Walt Disney’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (which would be fitting, akin to Universal dropping its Hulk teaser in front of Spider-Man in 2002) or Mad Max: Fury Road two weeks later. Dropping a trailer is partially about keeping the film in the conversation and in the news cycle, but the above photo, which of course will inspire a million blog posts (mea culpa) with nothing more than an image and a vague tagline. Since there are any number of iconic characters who will be “revealed” for Dawn of Justice and the various other movies in the works, Warner Bros. could very-well keep the film in the news cycle for the next year just by dropping one “first look” image a month (“Hey, it’s Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor!” “Hey, it’s Jared Leto as The Joker!”) and saving money on trailers.

What is interesting is how much I’ve read about how relatively, for lack of a better word, “bad ass” this new Aquaman is. And of course, they didn’t hire Mr. Momoa so he could look sweet and wholesome. Moreover, the notion that we should be surprised by how intimidating the character looks shows something of a generational disconnect. And that disconnect is actually Warner Bros.’ secret weapon in terms of the character standing on his own two sea legs for a stand-alone film. Point being, if you’re an adult who primarily knows the Aquaman character from Super Friends, you probably consider Arthur Curry to be a foppish figure of mockery and incompetence. You know the jokes. “Uh oh, The Penguin has robbed a bank and escaped by air, I’m sure that guy who can talk to animals will be really useful with that one!” The helpless, useless, and comically inept Aquaman from Super Friends (obviously somewhat exaggerated by snarky fans of the show long after the fact) became the status quo for the underwater superhero.

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When Aquaman made his debut on the animated Justice League back in 2001, he was something of a revelation to a generation of young kids as well as adults unfamiliar with the comic versions (and let’s be honest, that’s most people at any given time). He was ripped, bare-chested, with long flowing hair and a very manly beard, and he proved his heroism in the initial episode by A) chopping off his own hand to save himself and his infant son and B) coldly letting his traitorous brother fall to his death. If you weren’t an avid comics reader, this new and improved Aquaman was something of a revelation. Bruce Timm and the gang wisely kept him as a recurring character rather than as a regular member of the team, so his appearances were always something of a special event. Aquaman put in his time on Smallville, even getting a not-very-good spin-off pilot that never made it to series.

But the next major incarnation was his supporting role in Batman: The Brave and the Bold. There are many wonderful things to say about Batman: The Brave and the Bold, an animated show that is in love with every aspect of the DC Comics universe, but the most impressive thing about it is how Aquaman is basically the best character on the show. Appearing in the third episode and voiced by John Di Maggio, the animated Aquaman was an unapologetic blowhard and serial exaggerator, but also a genuinely kind and thoughtful friend to his fellow heroes and to the people of Atlantis. He absolutely loved being a hero and wasn’t afraid to admit it, and he was a prime source of earned comedy on a show that was often laugh-out-loud funny even while oddly being the most violent Batman animated show yet aired. Batman: The Brave and the Bold didn’t just make Aquaman cool, they made him the character you most wanted to see over the course of the show’s run. As such, he showed up in 27 of the 65 episodes, more than any other non-Batman superhero.

Here’s the rub to all of this. If you ask someone my age, they’ll probably still associate Aquaman from his stint on the Super Friends show back in the 1970′s and 1980s. But if you ask kids today or even young adults a generation removed from myself, their primary exposure to the Aquaman character is not the campy Super Friends variation, but rather the mighty warrior incarnation from Justice League and/or the righteously cheerful adventurer from Batman: The Brave and the Bold or even the PG-13 incarnations in the various DCAU DTV animated features in which he appeared. In short, if you talk to a kid who isn’t old enough to have had Super Friends be their first (and for much of their life, only) exposure to Aquaman, they already think Aquaman is pretty cool, or at-least decidedly not-lame. The photo above is arguably least surprising to today’s kids because they didn’t grow up in an era where Aquaman was a figure of mockery and derision. As such, the biggest advantage that Warner Bros. has in terms of making the big-screen variation of Aquaman relevant to today’s moviegoers is that the kids of today already expect Aquaman to be cool.

So when Jason Momoa grabs his trident, raises his arms in anger as thunder cracks and the waves rush under him, and bellows “That’s… outrageous!,” those who will be applauding will be doing so not out of mockery, but out of affection. Warner Bros. doesn’t need to convince kids of today that Aquaman is cool. Their animated properties over the last fifteen years did the job already.

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“Fantastic Four” Official Teaser Trailer is Simply, Insane!

By Dorothy Frazier

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Fantastic Four makes its way back to movie theaters this summer, and now the latest iteration of Marvel’s first band of genetically modified misfits have a properly epic trailer to mark the occasion.

Fantastic Four - Credit: 20th Century Fox

Based on the trailer, audiences can expect this movie to tell us (again) how a group of astronauts became a crime-fighting team.

In the original Stan Lee and Jack Kirby comic books, four characters — Reed Richards (Mr. Fantastic), Sue Storm (the Invisible Woman), Johnny Storm (the Human Torch) and Ben Grimm (the Thing) — travel to space in a rocket, where they encounter cosmic rays that give them superpowers. In an interview with Yahoo, director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and writer/producer Simon Kinberg (X-Men: Days of Future Past) said that they took this origins tale and updated it with the new possibilities of interdimensional travel. (Hence why this trailer looks so much like the one for Interstellar.)

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Check out the teaser trailer below & share your thoughts in the comments section.

Fantastic Four opens in theaters on August 7th.

Guardians of the Galaxy – Movie Trailers

By Dorothy Frazier

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Gets Its Own Honest Trailer

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Guardians of the Galaxy is directed by James Gunn and stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel as Groot, Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, with John C. Reilly, Glenn Close as Nova Prime Rael and Benicio Del Toro as The Collector.

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron releases in theaters on May 1 2015, followed by Ant-Man on July 17 2015, Captain America: Civil War on May 6 2016, Doctor Strange on November 4 2016, Guardians of the Galaxy 2 on May 5 2017, Thor: Ragnarok on July 28, 2017, Black Panther on November 3 2017, Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 on May 4 2018, Captain Marvel on July 6 2018, Inhumans on November 2 2018 and Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 on May 3 2019.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Trailer #1

Published by EOTM News Editor on November 28th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Film News, Movie Trailers, Movies

By Tanya Blake

 Trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Goes Online

Star Wars, The Force Awakens Photograph: Disney/Lucasfilms

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This will be a day long remembered by fans of science-fiction fantasies, aficionados of mega-budget movie franchises and viewers who regard the “Star Wars” series with a reverence bordering on the religious.

On Friday morning, Lucasfilm released a teaser trailer online for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the first new live-action “Star Wars” film in nearly a decade, which will open theatrically in December 2015.

Though less than 90 seconds long and offering only the barest glimpses of a motion picture that audiences cannot see for more than a year, the “Star Wars” trailer set off an instantaneous wave of online analysis and armchair commentary: a cycle of approval, criticism, and criticism of that criticism after the trailer’s release.

The trailer, which is also being shown in about 30 North American movie theaters over the weekend, represents the first new piece of flesh-and-blood “Star Wars” material since this influential space adventure saga appeared to come to an end in 2005, with “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.” (Despite the Roman numerals, this was actually the sixth film in a sequence that began with the release of George Lucas’s original 1977 blockbuster, “Star Wars.”)

The seemingly dormant franchise was resuscitated when the Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm in 2012 and started work on a new series of “Star Wars” films. The first of these, “The Force Awakens,” is directed by J. J. Abrams, and its cast mixes actors made famous by the original “Star Wars” trilogy (including Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford) with younger newcomers (like Oscar Isaac, John Boyega and Daisy Ridley).

Not long after the trailer appeared online around 10 a.m., comment pages and Twitter feeds were filled with diametrically opposed assessments. One YouTube pundit happily wrote that he was “geeking out over here” and experiencing a “code red nerdgasm,” while another complained that the movie’s actors looked “like cheap actors they found in the gutter,” rather than those you expect in “a full-blown expensive film.”

Devin Faraci, a Los Angeles-based writer and editor of the film site badassdigest.com, said in a telephone interview that he was glad the online release of the trailer meant that he did not have to watch it at a 7 a.m. showing of the Disney animated feature “Big Hero 6.” Releasing the trailer in only 30 theaters was an apparent calculation to arouse interest.

Over all, Mr. Faraci said he was glad that the trailer emphasized newer players like Mr. Boyega, a rare black actor in the “Star Wars” series.

“It would have been so easy to make a trailer that was nothing but nostalgic callbacks,” Mr. Faraci said. “But it does capture the feeling of what a ‘Star Wars’ movie is.”

Linda Holmes, a culture writer for NPR, said she also enjoyed the trailer, but expressed dismay at the volume of vehemently negative comments she had seen — remarks directed at the trailer as well as at other commenters.

As often happens in the lengthy buildup to a work of mass entertainment, Ms. Holmes said in a telephone interview: “It’s all about being mad all the time. No matter whether people wind up liking it or not liking it, the conversation becomes negative.”

“There are times when enthusiasm can only be expressed through dissatisfaction with the product that you get,” she said. “Or if you like the product you get, it becomes all about expressing your dissatisfaction with other people’s failure to appreciate it.”

With the “Star Wars” franchise, Ms. Holmes said, some moviegoers already feel burned by the so-called “prequel trilogy,” three follow-up films released between 1999 and 2005, “that people really substantively didn’t like.” Some of the knee-jerk negativity directed at “The Force Awakens,” she said, “is baked-in skepticism from actual experience.”

Whether viewers were commenting on the retrograde aesthetic of the new “Star Wars” trailer or the handle on a new lightsaber weapon, Ms. Holmes said they were really trying to stake out pre-emptive opinions that would still seem insightful many months from now.

Mr. Faraci said that this kind of bickering was a longstanding tradition with “Star Wars” fans: those who regard the original trilogy of films as canonical, those who worship at the altar of the prequels, and those who embrace various films across the franchise.

unRadio from Rhapsody Start Your 14 Day Free Trial Today!“People have their own particular versions of ‘Star Wars,’ and you’re a heretic if you have a different approach to it,” he said.

The release of another round of films, he said, “will just create another schism of the faithful.”

He added, “This will be the new reformed church of Star Wars.”

News Source: NYTimes.com

Left Behind – New Movies

Published by EOTM News Editor on October 4th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Film News, Movie Trailers, Movies

In the blink of an eye, the biblical Rapture strikes the world. Millions of people disappear without a trace. All that remains are their clothes and belongings, and in an instant, terror and chaos spread around the world. The vanishings cause unmanned vehicles to crash and burn. Planes fall from the sky. Emergency forces everywhere are devastated. Gridlock, riots and looting overrun the cities. There is no one to help or provide answers. In a moment, the entire planet is plunged into darkness. – Read More via Leftbehindmovie.com.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Trailer – WATCH NOW!

Published by EOTM News Editor on September 15th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Movie Trailers, Movies, Pop Culture

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The latest trailer for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ is jam-packed with action as Katniss Everdeen begins to understand that she is the titular symbol of the rebellion in Panem, whether she likes it or not!

Jennifer Lawrence plays Katniss Everdeen in the Hunger Games franchise - Screenshot

Here it is! Mockingjay Part 1, In Theaters 11/21. Tickets on sale 10/29!

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1’ teaser trailer (WATCH NOW)

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The trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 debuted at Comic-Con in San Diego, Calif., Friday, giving fans a glimpse of the two-part finale.

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Poster: LionsGate

The trailer begins with President Alma Coin (Julianne Moore), Beetee Latier (Jeffrey Wright) and Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) debating whether Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) is too damaged to be the leader of the rebellion. President Coriolanus Snow (Donald Sutherland) is furious over the events that took place during the 74th Annual Hunger Games and the Quarter Quell, and he warns Panem’s citizens, “Any association of the Mockingjay symbol is forbidden.”

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens in theaters on Nov. 21.

Transformers: Age of Extinction — In Theaters Tomorrow!

By Dorothy Frazier

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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’

Transformers: Age of Extinction, the fourth installment is here and it’s good, doesn’t get any better than this! Our destruction, the world extinction that is!

The father-daughter story line features Mark Wahlberg, and Nicola Peltz; Jack Reynor portrays Peltz’s onscreen boyfriend; and comedian Miller is Wahlberg’s adorable sidekick. Actor Tyrese Gibson is back for the ride too in a couple cameos of car chase scenes and ear splitting sounds of explosions and gun fire – bang bang!

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Transformers: Age of Extinction - Credit: Paramount Pictures

The series continues in an devastating aftermath of the fight for humanity with a survivor group set out to alter the course of history as an ancient evil plots the destruction of mankind. I so would be part of that group, if this was real life. They ROCK and Marky Mark is so freakin HOTT!

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The film is set to open tomorrow June 27th and it’s in 3D!! Check out the extended trailer below. Do you plan on seeing Transformers this weekend? Are you a diehard like me? Share with in the comments below and follow us on Twitter @eotmonline.

This is a kick ass trailer!

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The Odds Are Never In Our Favor – More Absolute Misery & Tyranny, Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 Posters

By Carla B.

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Something is really wrong with the world we live in, I’m just saying. Ironically, right after I watched The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (yes I realize I am very late) the new posters for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, were released online and they are chilling. Check out the flicks that have arrived for your viewing pleasure, below.

Lionsgate has done it again. Incredible job in bringing to life the world of brewing warfare and brutal punishment of the citizens from the mythical country of Panem.

Interestingly these latest posters don’t focus on characters from the movie. Instead, they give us a look at the world beyond the film with some similarities to the real world. For example, there are districts/areas, in which the inhabitants live in absolute poverty and despair. Meanwhile, the elite live the life of luxury with none of the restrictions imposed on the poor. True to the nature of our world..? I know some of y’all may say I’m stretching a bit…. whatever. [shrugs]

Many people live in a squalor…yes, while the elite bask in luxury, courtesy of the withheld technology that only the privileged have access to.??

The odds for being selected to participate in these games comes down to luck and the most important factor would be the amount of food rations that a family draws from the government. It is interesting to note that the vast wilderness areas surrounding the 12 districts are filled with plentiful game to hunt and eat. However, the government expressly forbids venturing into the pristine wilderness (i.e. Wildlands and biodiversity areas) to hunt because the central government wants to utilize food as a form of population control as well as a means to subjugate the masses through the complete management of this resource.

But I digress. Enjoy the posters & may the odds be ever in your favor!

Credit: Lionsgate

District 3, where Beetee and Wiress of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire came from, is the center for Panem’s tech development. But there is something spooky and almost inhuman about their representative here.

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ hits theaters November 21.

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