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Men In Black: International (Movie Review

“Men In Black: International” demonstrates that the whole world still needs to be saved from some truly awful aliens. But MIB is no longer only in America, eh – mostly in New York City – but now in London, Paris and other exotic locations. The New York agents K and J are gone now. Perhaps they have taken a vacation to Uranus. But in any case, there are still threats to the world. And there is a band of Men (and Women) in Black to keep the peace. Not to mention all the De-Neuralyzer action to start flashing and make all the bystanders forget anything they saw of the action…

 

Molly (Tessa Thompson) is a young kid who lives and breathes science and outer space. When an alien makes it to her house one day, she befriends the little guy and helps him escape. The Men in Black visit the house and De-Neuralyze her parents to make them forget, but they did not get Molly. She grows up and finally locates the NYC branch of the MIB offices. She invites herself into the building, and is caught by the new Chief, Agent O (Emma Thompson). She gets put into probationary status as a junior Agent. She is now going to be Agent M, and she gets sent to the London branch to help out over there. She meets the leader in London, named (appropriately) High T (Liam Neeson).

 

The London office is in a bit of a shambles. There might a mole in the office, and some people are not trusting anyone else. Agent C (Rafe Spall) thinks there is something fishy with the most famous one, Agent H (Chris Hemsworth). Agent H and High T once saved the world in Paris a few years ago, and he will not let anyone forget. Agent H decides to team up with the new Agent M and show her how it done. The first assignment is an easy one – protect a royal alien dignitary show him a good time. However, when a couple of shape-shifting aliens attack and try to kill the visiting alien – the royal visitor gives Agent M a special keepsake before he dies. Then shift to Marrakesh, where some shady arms dealers have been attempting to get banned alien weapons to sell on the Black Market. Agent H and Agent M find that his contacts have been killed.

 

They also locate a strange small alien race that lives life on a chessboard. All the other little alien guys have been murdered, and only a single pawn remains. Agent M names him Pawny (Kumail Nanjiani), and he swears allegiance to Agent M forever. Agent H and Agent M (and Pawny) are chased by other MIB Agents, but they escape. Agent M determines that the ‘special keepsake’ was a secret weapon with the power of a supernova. It could destroy the whole planet if, it fell into the wrong hands. The all decide to go and visit Agent H’s old girlfriend in Naples. She is a three-armed alien named Riza (Rebecca Ferguson), and she could be after the supernova weapon. But Riza has a mean alien bodyguard who is ready to kill Agent M, until she remembers that he is the grown-up version of the cute little alien from her childhood. Awwwww!

 

When all seems lost, High T comes with reinforcements and saves the day. The shape-shifting aliens are destroyed, and the supernova weapon is secured back at London HQ. The MIB world can now rest in peace. Or is it going to be – RIP? If there is a high-ranking mole, then the special weapon is in danger, and so is the rest of the Earth. Agent C now understands that Agent H is not the bad guy, so it must be someone else. But can they get to the Paris location where the earlier battle occurred? The world is under attack and again, and the only group who can save it are the Men (and Women!) in Black. Just like AC/DC might say, “I’m Back in Black”!

 

This version of the MIB is very good, even without the original pair of Agents (Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith). Getting it to open up overseas where even more insane action can happen is a good thing. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have a really finely-honed ability to do comedy. The story can sometimes drag in places, but it gets a few great lines and some nice touches here and there. A good voice acting job is done by Kumail Nanjiani as the cute little Pawny. It would have been nice to have a little bigger role for Emma Thompson, because her part was little more than a cameo. And of course, Liam Neeson could never be the bad guy, right?

 

“Men In Black: International” does what it can to pick up after the prior three MIB movies. If this one can generate some sparks, then maybe we can eventually see a sequel crossover event, an MIB movie directed by Christopher Nolan — “”Men In Black: Interstellar”…

Men In Black: International

Director F. Gary Gray
Writers Art Marcum, Matt Holloway
Stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson
Rating PG-13
Running Time 1h 55m
Genres Comedy, Adventure

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X-Men: Dark Phoenix Movie Review

 

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is, well – of course – an X-Men movie. That brings with it all excitement (or baggage) that you think of for an X-Men movie. It is part of the new-ish iteration of X-Men, begun in 2011 with “X-Men: First Class”. These are the younger versions of the special Mutant superheroes, including Professor X, Magneto, Beast, Raven, Storm, Cyclops and others. If you are not enamored with X-Men, then your interest level might have already peaked. But since X-Men might perhaps now have a better future integrated with other Marvel superheroes, the outcome may not be “Dark” after all…

 

Professor X is Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) run a school for the special children in the Mutant community. The Mutants are now well-respected and a big part of the world’s crisis management. Since the ‘bad’ Mutants, led by Magneto (Michael Fassbender) have been self-isolated, there is a peace between the Mutant groups. But when a space rescue mission goes really bad, Mutant Jean Grey (Sophie Turner) takes on some uncontrollable powers. There is concern that Jean is not doing that well. Her fellow Mutants are really upset, including Raven (Jennifer Lawrence), Hank McCoy/Beast (Nicholas Hoult), Scott Summers/Cyclops (Tye Sheridan) and Ororo Munroe/Storm (Alexandra Shipp). Jean Grey finds out some things that Professor X has hidden from her since she was a child. She leaves the school and wanders aimlessly.

 

 

Jean Grey is being watched by an alien being who has taken over a human form. Vuk (Jessica Chastain) knows that Jean Grey’s new powers are what her race needs to survive, so they will be able take over the Earth. So, the human-looking Vuk and her followers are traipsing around to get Grey and take over her special powers. Jean Grey leaves Professor X but she soon tracks down Magneto. He and his group of hardened Mutants live alone on a deserted island. She finds out that her powers overpower even Magneto, so she leaves him. The military and government agents are after all the Mutants now that Jean has fought and killed a fellow Mutant. Jean Grey has left a path of destruction in her path.

 

 

The Mutants are all captured in New York. They are placed in confinement on a train to a Colorado holding facility. But the alien forces, led by Vuk, are ready to attack the train and take over the Mutants. When they get to Jean Grey, they plan on draining all her special powers and destroying all the Mutants. Then they will be free to take over the Earth and wipe out mankind. But will the Mutants still have enough Mutant powers to make “The Last Stand” and avoid an “Apocalypse”? When the “Days of Future Past” are gone by, will the X-Men still be up in the “First Class”? Even when the train is attacked, and many people are killed – will it still be a statistical fact that train travel is by far the safest mode of transportation?

 

This group of X-Men Mutants has produced some very enjoyable movies lately. Staring with “First Class”, and then “Days of Future Past” – the writing and acting was very enjoyable. The next one was “Apocalypse”, and that one dropped a little in quality. But X-Men has returned to the upswing with “Dark Phoenix”. Of course, being a Superhero/Mutant type movie, it might not be your cup of darjeeling. But the ensemble cast is up to speed, and the production values are really good. There are some really creative fight sequences, and the movie moves along at a quick pace. There a few high points: the acting of Sophie Turner as Jean Grey, the acting of James McAvoy as Professor X, and the acting of Michael Fassbender as Magneto. Some points not as well-developed: Jessica Chastain as the alien Vuk is off-putting, the tragic death of a very popular Mutant is quickly passed over, the choppy editing of the fight sequences. Also, the most glaring missing item – Wolverine!

 

 

“X-Men: Dark Phoenix” is ready to establish a new common ground for all of the Marvel characters into a more fully-integrated Marvel Universe.

 

SNEAK PEEK OF DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” FEATURING BEYONCÉ KNOWLES-CARTER

Watch Simba take his place as king in this new sneak peek of Disney’s “The Lion King,” featuring the voice of Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala.

Cast: Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, Billy Eichner, John Kani, John Oliver, Florence Kasumba, Eric André, Keegan-Michael Key, JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph, with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and James Earl Jones.

Director: Jon Favreau

Producers: Jon Favreau, Jeffrey Silver, Karen Gilchrist

Screenplay by: Jeff Nathanson

Disney’s “The Lion King,” directed by Jon Favreau (“The Jungle Book”), journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.

Staying true to the classic story, director Jon Favreau utilizes pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring the iconic characters to the big screen in a whole new way. Featuring the voices of Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon

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In Theaters July 19, 2019

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TERMINATOR: DARK FATE Official Trailer

Terminator: Dark Fate

 

DIRECTED BY:

Tim Miller

 

PRODUCED BY:

James Cameron, David Ellison

 

EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY:

Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Edward Cheng, Tim Miller, John J. Kelly, Bonnie Curtis, Julie Lynn

STORY BY:

James Cameron & Charles Eglee & Josh Friedman and David Goyer & Justin Rhodes

 
SCREENPLAY BY:

David Goyer & Justin Rhodes and Billy Ray

STARRING:

Linda Hamilton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mackenzie Davis, Natalia Reyes, Gabriel Luna, Diego Boneta

*CREDITS ARE NOT FINAL AND SUBJECT TO CHANGE*

 

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In Theaters November 1, 2019

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Godzilla: King of the Monsters Advance Movie Screening

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The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species—thought to be mere myths—rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.

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ZAYN AND ZHAVIA WARD TO PERFORM “A WHOLE NEW WORLD” FROM THE DISNEY ‘ALADDIN’ SOUNDTRACK AND FILM

ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK TO FEATURE CLASSIC SCORE AND ORIGINAL SONGS BY COMPOSER ALAN


MENKEN, LYRICISTS
 HOWARD ASHMAN AND TIM RICE, PLUS A NEW SONG

WRITTEN BY MENKEN, BENJ PASEK AND JUSTIN PAUL

 


WILL SMITH AND DJ KHALED TO PERFORM NEW UPDATED RENDITION OF

 OSCAR-NOMINATED SONG “FRIEND LIKE ME” 

 


DIGITAL ALBUM SET FOR RELEASE MAY 21

PHYSICAL ALBUM TO BE RELEASED MAY 24

BURBANK, CA – May 9, 2019 – Multi-platinum and global award-winning superstar singer/songwriter ZAYN and emerging sensation singer/songwriter Zhavia Ward are set to perform the Oscar and GRAMMY-winning duet “A Whole New World.”  The song will be featured in the film’s end credits and on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack, and is available today as a single and music video, which can be seen here. The new updated rendition of the classic song is produced by Saltwives aka Alex Oriet and David Phelan (ZAYN and Charli XCX) and the music video was directed by Philip Andelman (Beyoncé, Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran). 

 

“The selection of artists, producer and tonal direction was critical for the success of updating a classic song like this,” said Mitchell Leib, president of Music & Soundtracks for the Walt Disney Studios.  “ZAYN’s vocals are like no other and his artistic imprint immediately brought a contemporary and diverse presence.  Additionally, ZAYN could have chosen any artist in the world to collaborate with on the duet, but he personally selected Zhavia for her unique perspective, powerful vocal abilities and to platform a talented new artist, ensuring that the audience could discover this song, again, for the first time.”  

 

The timeless ballad, featuring Alan Menken’s beautiful melody and Howard Ashman’s unforgettable lyrics, received an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® Award and GRAMMY Award, among other accolades, upon its release in 1992. 

 

The “Aladdin” original motion picture soundtrack features an unforgettable score from eight-time Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”), along with new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and two-time Academy Award winner Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”), three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and one song written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hansen”). From Walt Disney Records, the digital soundtrack is set for release on May 21 at 9:00pm PT and will be followed by the physical album on May 24.

 

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future.  “Aladdin” opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.

 

Oscar-nominated actor and multi-platinum recording artist Will Smith and GRAMMY-nominated superstar songwriter, producer and multi-platinum selling artist DJ Khaled are set to perform a re-invented version of the classic Oscar-nominated song “Friend Like Me.” The song will be featured in the film’s end credit, on the Walt Disney Records soundtrack, and released as a single.  The new updated rendition of the song is produced by DJ Khaled. 

 

The new original song featured in the film and included on the soundtrack is “Speechless,” performed by Jasmine (Naomi Scott).  The song is Jasmine’s big breakout song in the film about finding her voice, and was written by Alan Menken and songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

 

The Aladdin soundtrack includes “Arabian Nights,” “One Jump Ahead,” “One Jump Ahead (Reprise),” “Speechless” (Part 1), “Friend Like Me,” “Prince Ali,” “A Whole New World,” “One Jump Ahead” (Reprise 2), “Speechless” (Part 2), “A Whole New World” (End Title), “Friend Like Me” (End Title), and “Speechless” (Full), plus 25 score cues composed by Alan Menken.

 

The Aladdin original motion picture soundtrack physical album is now available for pre-order, pre-add on Apple Music, and pre-save on Spotify.  “A Whole New World” is available at streaming and download services.  For more information on Walt Disney Records releases, follow us at Facebook.com/DisneyInstagram/disneymusicTwitter.com/disneymusic and our Disney Hits Playlist at http://disneymusic.co/DisneyHits.

Netflix’ RIM OF THE WORLD Trailer Releasing 5/24

Directed by: McG


Written by: Zack Stentz

Starring: Jack Gore, Miya Cech, Benjamin Flores Jr., Alessio Scalzotto and Andrew Bachelor



Summer camp at Rim of the World has barely begun when four misfit teenagers — Alex, ZhenZhen, Dariush, and Gabriel — find they’ve got bigger problems to face than learning how to canoe and climb ropes when aliens suddenly invade the planet. Alone in a campground once teeming with people, the kids are unexpectedly entrusted with a key that carries the secret to stopping the invasion. Without any adults or electronics to help guide the way,  it’s clear what they must do: band together, conquer their fears, and save the world. An epic action-adventure directed by McG (Charlie’s Angels).

Produced by McG, Mary Viola, Susan Solomon-Shapiro and Matt Smith

Executive Produced by Steven Bello, Corey Marsh, Zack Stentz and Brad Mendelsohn

Coming to Netflix 5/24

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME Trailer

SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME



Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever.



Directed by:                                                                                       Jon Watts

Written by:                                                                                         Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers

Based on the MARVEL Comic Book by:                                      Stan Lee and Steve Ditko

Produced by:                                                                                      Kevin Feige

                                                                                                              Amy Pascal


Executive Producers:                                                                        Louis D’Esposito

                                                                                                               Victoria Alonso

                                                                                                               Thomas M. Hammel

                                                                                                               Eric Hauserman Carroll

                                                                                                               Rachel O’Connor

                                                                                                               Stan Lee

                                                                                                               Avi Arad

                                                                                                               Matt Tolmach



Cast:                                                                                                      Tom Holland

                                                                                                                Samuel L. Jackson

                                                                                                                Zendaya

                                                                                                                Cobie Smulders

                                                                                                                Jon Favreau

                                                                                                                JB Smoove

                                                                                                                Jacob Batalon

                                                                                                                Martin Starr

                                                                                                                with Marisa Tomei and Jake Gyllenhaal



*WARNING: 
There are spoilers for Avengers: Endgame in this trailer.*

In Theaters July

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Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the release date for the third “Fantastic Beasts” film

THE WIZARDING WORLD JOURNEY CONTINUES AS

THE THIRD FANTASTIC BEASTS FILM IS SLATED FOR NOVEMBER 12, 2021


BURBANK, CA – April 29, 2019 – Warner Bros. Pictures has announced the release date for the third “Fantastic Beasts” film—inviting audiences to return to the cinematic Wizarding World on November 12, 2021.  The release date marks the opening of the next installment of one of the Studio’s key properties.  The announcement was made today by Ron Sanders, President, Worldwide Theatrical Distribution and Home Entertainment.

Sanders said, “J.K. Rowling created an awe-inspiring universe that has captivated people of all ages, taking us on an extraordinary magical journey.  Warner Bros. is so proud to be the cinematic home of the Wizarding World and is excited about the future of the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ franchise.  We look forward to bringing the third chapter of the five-film series to audiences around the globe in November 2021.”


Production on the new film is expected to begin in Spring 2020.


“We are incredibly excited about and have confidence in the ‘Fantastic Beasts’ series,” Toby Emmerich, Chairman, Warner Bros. Pictures Group, stated.  “We all believe this release date will give the filmmakers time and space to allow their artistry to truly flourish and deliver the best possible film to our fans.”