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Hotel Transylvania 3 Trailer and Poster

Directed by Genndy Tartakovsky, Hotel Transylvania 3 follows Mavis who surprises Dracula with a family voyage on a luxury monster cruise ship so he can take a summer vacation from providing everyone else’s vacation at the hotel. Of course, the rest of Drac’s Pack cannot resist tagging along.

The monsters are all having a great time, indulging in all of the shipboard fun the cruise has to offer, from monster volleyball to colossus sized buffets and exotic excursions, but then the unexpected happens as Drac falls for the intriguing-yet-dangerous captain of the ship. Balancing family, friends and a budding romance might just be too much, even for the most powerful vampire.

The movie is filled with stellar voices by Adam Sandler (Dracula), Andy Samberg (Johnny), Selena Gomez (Mavis), Kevin James (Frank), Fran Drescher (Eunice), Steve Buscemi (Wayne), Molly Shannon (Wanda), David Spade (Griffin), Keegan-Michael Key (Murray) and Mel Brooks (Vlad).

Death Wish Trailers and Posters

Directed by Eli Roth, Death Wish is a remake of a very cool classic movie that starred the late Charles Bronson. The story follows Dr. Paul Kersey, played by Bruce Willis. The surgeon who only sees the aftermath of Chicago violence when it is rushed to his ER. His wife, played by Elisabeth Shue, and college-age daughter, played by Camila Morrone, are viciously attacked in their suburban home. With the police overloaded with crimes, Paul, burning for vengeance, hunts his family’s assailants to deliver justice. As the anonymous slayings of criminals capture the media’s attention, the city wonders if this deadly vigilante is a guardian angel or a grim reaper. Fury and fate collide in the intense, action-thriller.

The new poster is so much better with the red color showing the violence of the movie.

Screenplay by Joe Carnahan, who is from my hometown, brings the classic story up to date. Eli Roth, credits are mainly producing, has directed unfamiliar movies like Cabin Fever and Knock Knock for horror movie fans.

The second trailer shows more and we get to see the movie unfold.

The movie trailer is good and shows a contemporary story with ever so silent Willis befitting to Bronson who was also an actor with few words. The poster conveys the same stark message with the pure white background.

Flatliners Trailer

Directed by Niels Arden Opley, who directed Girl with the Dragon Tattoos, Flatliners follows five medical students, hoping to gain insight into the mystery of what lies beyond the confines of life, embark on a daring and dangerous experiment.

A remake of the 1990 movie with the same title starring Julia Roberts and Keith Sutherland, by stopping each student’s heart for short periods of time, every time it triggers a near-death experience.

As the investigation becomes more and more perilous, they are forced to confront the sins of their pasts, as well as contend with the paranormal consequences of trespassing to the other side.

Peter Filardi, who wrote the original 1990 screenplay receives “Story By” credit along with the movie’s screenwriter Ben Ripley.

I am curious how the movie will pan out because Joel Schumacher directed the original movie and has stellar credits including The Phantom of the Opera, Batman Forever, and Phone Booth.

Watching the trailer, I’d say this movie is even darker with a strong cast.

It looks like the remake is following the original by discovering their wicked past.

Great interview with three of the actors in the movie.

Murder On The Orient Express Trailer

Directed by Kenneth Branagh and based on the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on Orient Express arrives once again to the silver screen.

As we climb aboard the prestigious train that starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told.

The movie tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again. Led by an astounding director with a stellar cast including Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley and Josh Gad.

IT Trailer, Interviews, and Premiere Footage

I am totally freaked out about this trailer. IT is so scary that I keep looking behind me to see if I am truly alone. The house noises are unsettling and this is a true classic horror movie based on Stephen King’s book of the same title.

Let’s face it. Kids do not like clowns. My daughter was terrified of them, so what better story to scare kids and adults.  You can’t trust a clown because they are hidden behind all that make up.  Take off the clown makeup and what do you have? Just a scary man…but leave it on and I am diving under that table or running for the hills.

This is an awesome, horrific trailer.

They are arriving on a bus!!

 

Spider-Man: Homecoming Trailers and Interview Clips

Directed by Jon Watts, I am not sure how to take the overall slant of the next Spider-man movie. It’s a little too goofy for me and seems nothing like the comic strips I used to read in the daily paper when I was a kid.

The movie has a great cast, so I am hoping for a better trailer to be released soon. One that shows more of the story and a good reason to go to the theater and see another Spider-man remake.

Check out the interviews with the director and cast just after the two trailers.

 

 

Baywatch Trailer

Directed by Seth Gordon, Baywatch follows devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon, played by Dwayne Johnson as he butts heads with a brash new recruit, played by Zac Efron. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

I never watched the TV Show, and I don’t think I will see the movie. Still, I wonder why are the men clad more than the women.

The Mummy Clips, Interviews, Trailers

the-mummy-first-posterDirected by Alex Kurtzman,  a remake is a remake, but Tom Cruise is a mega star.  He headlines a spectacular, all-new cinematic version of the legend that has fascinated cultures all over the world since the dawn of civilization: The Mummy.

Thought safely entombed in a tomb deep beneath the unforgiving desert, an ancient princess, played by Sofia Boutella, whose destiny was unjustly taken from her is awakened in our current day, bringing with her malevolence grown over millennia and terrors that defy human comprehension.

From the sweeping sands of the Middle East through hidden labyrinths under modern-day London, The Mummy brings a surprising intensity and balance of wonder and thrills in an imaginative new take that ushers in a new world of gods and monsters.

Here is the latest poster, which I like so much better than the first one located above.

Here is the latest trailer, and I love this story. This is going to be an action pack movie – never a dull moment.

Cruise is joined by a cast including Annabelle Wallis, Jake Johnson, Courtney B. Vance, and Russell Crowe. It looks like the movie is arriving Summer 2017.

Here are some awesome behind the scenes clip with special effects, makeup, and of course Tom Cruise.

The movie will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end.

Here is the first trailer and it is amazing.

 

Kong: Skull Island Trailer

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts, Kong: Skull Island is being touted as remaking the origin of the mythic Kong in a compelling, original adventure. I must admit how can a remake (or reimagining) be original. If it is original, then don’t call it a Kong movie.

In the film, a diverse team is brought together to explore an uncharted island in the Pacific, which is as beautiful as it is treacherous.  But as they venture deeper into the unknown, they are unaware that they’re crossing into the domain of the mythic Kong.

The movie stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary and John C. Reilly.

The screenplay is by Dan Gilroy, who wrote on of the Bourne movies, and Max Borenstein, who wrote Godzilla, story by John Gatins and Dan Gilroy.