The trailer for Star Wars The Last Jedi is finally out and tickets are on sale. Who’s going?
I am not the type to buy tickets 3 months in advance so didn’t make the reservations yet. I typically like to wait for off-peak times, say a Monday night when the kids (all of them in the world) are not in the theater being annoying and the crowds have died down a bit. It seems like all the revenue for the films are made in opening weekend nowadays, which is a change from when I was growing up.
Leave a comment below on when you plan to watch Star Wars The Last Jedi.
The new Thor: Ragnarok trailer is out from Marvel Studios. The burning question is who’s your money on? Thor or the Incredible Hulk? And more importantly, how badly do you want to watch the mighty Thor take on the Hulk – gladiator style! Hulk actually has some speaking scenes in Thor: Ragnarok. Am I the only one to find that unusual since he really hasn’t spoken in the previous appearances.
The trailer (as seen below) looks a bit darker from the previous movies, if you can imagine that. There just seems to be more destruction. One scene piques my interest where Thor is lit up, like if he has a special power that we haven’t seen before. What do you think that’s about?
In Marvel Studios’ THOR: RAGNAROK, Thor is imprisoned on the other side of the universe without his mighty hammer and finds himself in a race against time to get back to Asgard to stop Ragnarok—the destruction of his homeworld and the end of Asgardian civilization—at the hands of an all-powerful new threat, the ruthless Hela. But first he must survive a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against his former ally and fellow Avenger—the Incredible Hulk! THOR: RAGNAROK is directed by Taika Waititi and returns Chris Hemsworth starring as Thor and Tom Hiddleston reprising his role as Loki. Joining the cast is Cate Blanchett, Academy Award winner, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson and Karl Urban, with Mark Ruffalo and Anthony Hopkins.
…and as always, don’t be *that guy* that leaves when the movie is over. There is always mid/post credit scenes that half of the audience misses.
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within. The film stars: Emma Watson as Belle; Dan Stevens as the Beast; Luke Evans as Gaston, the handsome, but shallow villager who woos Belle; Oscar® winner Kevin Kline as Maurice, Belle’s eccentric, but lovable father; Josh Gad as Lefou, Gaston’s long-suffering aide-de-camp; Golden Globe® nominee Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, the candelabra; Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, the harpsichord; Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, the feather duster; six-time Tony Award® winner Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, the wardrobe; Oscar nominee Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, the mantel clock; and two-time Academy Award® winner Emma Thompson as the teapot, Mrs. Potts.
Directed by Oscar® winner Bill Condon and based on the 1991 animated film, the film is produced by Mandeville Films’ David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman with eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, who won two Academy Awards® (Best Original Score and Best Song) for the 1991 animated film, providing the score, which will include new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Howard Ashman, as well as several new songs written by Menken and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice. “Beauty and the Beast” will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
As part of Disney SMMC, I got to see the first eight minutes of the film a few months before it came out. Judging by that preview, I knew the film was going to be spectacular. Watching the full feature, it took me back to my childhood with the storyline and the music. The difference being that the 2017 Beauty and the Beast is full of stunning imagery. The characters are superb! The only one that had me a bit perplexed as Kevin Kline because it seemed like he played…well, himself lol.
Regardless, Disney’s latest Beauty and the Beast is a must-see (at least once but maybe more). In honor of the release of the movie, LatwinoDad is giving away a Beauty and the Beast bag filled with swag.
Disney Studios Prize Pack Giveaway
LatwinoDad is featuring a Disney Studios Prize Pack Giveway with a wealth of goodies for young and old. Enter below and good luck! Winner will be announced April 3, 2017.