By Paul Anthony
Welcome to the first edition of roundabout in the new year and I hope we all enjoyed the holiday season but now it is time to go back to work and let’s look at some stories through the week. This one had the biggest amount of steam because well it is Disney. January first came around fans noticed that hit films like The Sandlot and Home alone 1 and 2 and few other films were missing now each film has a loyal fan base so the outcry started to happen which Disney put out an statement regarding those movies and said no worries they will return but because a of legacy deal they had to be pulled which makes sense because they were fox movies and whatever contracts that Fox had, Disney has to honor them.
You want to talk about something scary, let’s talk about getting very sick well you are filming a show called Killing Zac Efron because that is exactly what happen to Zac well he was filming his show. Reports started to surface that he was hospitalization when he contacted some illness which is confirm but what he caught we don’t know. Reports do vary but Zac confirm that he is getting better and was home for the holidays recovering. Which is good news to hear. We all love board games, Monopoly has to been the all time favorite and we know there are so many editions that is crazy to keep count but now we can add one more to the ever growing list and that is they are now coming out with a politic edition where you can be a republican or democrat. This should be fun and exactly what we need.
Fox near the end of its time before Disney was killing the X-Men franchise. Dark Phoenix was the worse and it was their second time at the storyline but they released a trailer for a Movie called new Mutants which almost looked like a horror film which looked pretty good however the movie kept getting pushed back and back for reshoots then Disney took over and seemed like all hope was lost until news broke that Disney was going to release the film without reshoots, so we finally get to see this film well at least at the moment this film has some hope.
Okay we all know that Directors film extra scenes and studios also have input on what makes the final cut and sometimes the directors put together a good movie but the studio thinks otherwise which causes scenes to get cut. Star Wars: Rise Of Skywalker now join the trend of fans wanting to release the director’s cut which the hashtag JJAbramsCut. Look His scenes will most likely get added to the deleted scene section and we will get to see the film. Disney knows they can make money off of this final film but don’t want to release all their marbles so just give it time people and enjoy what you see now!
By Paul Anthony
I catch myself watching Netflix’s films more and more and it seems like they keep getting better and better and not too mention they keep getting some big names as well, as before I did a review on the Bird Box film simply because I started to hear about the challenges that were going on which basically forced me to watch the film. I recently heard about Netflix doing an Ted Bundy film. Now if you never heard of him, he was serial killer who stocked and raped and murdered young woman in 70s, he was later caught and escaped from prison a couple times and finally in Florida he was caught for good and sentenced to death which did happen in January of 1989.
It is important to note that this film was not from Ted’s point of view but his Girlfriend Liz, who for the longest time believed he was innocent until the evidence was clear and he finally confessed to her and others that he did in fact kill over 30 women. The title of the movie was creative which the film was called Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, which was the words of judge Edward Cowart who was the judge who sentence Bundy to death. The film had Zac Efron as Bundy and Jim Parsons as Larry Simpson, John Malkovich as Judge Edward Cowart. Not to mention the film also had Dyan Baker and Jeffery Donovan and Haley Joel Osment. So a Pretty good cast.
The film’s story starts with Liz and Ted meeting at a bar in 1969 and shortly after that they began to date. Then out of no where Newscasts starts to pop up and talking about women missing and then Bundy being accused of theses crimes after he is pulled over. It wasn’t until the end we find out that Liz gave his name to police when she saw a sketch of the possible suspect. Through the film, which because of Liz, it seems like Bundy is a innocent man. The problem I had through this point is that we have yet to see anything Ted did that made you believe he was guilty. Though It’s from Liz’s view certain scenes did happen that Liz wouldn’t have known so why not show us something if it was tease. We get that little tease at the end the end but for me it was just a little too late.
I wasn’t much a Zac Efron fan when he was a young kid and it seemed like he was going to fall flat on his face but he has been improving and taking on different roles and he continues to shine. The best part of this film was hands down his performance. Looking over the footage of Bundy that I saw, it seems like Efron did his homework on Bundy.
With that being said I am giving this film a good three stars out of five, they didn’t blow it out of the water but they did do enough for the film to be watchable.
By Paul Anthony
It’s no big deal,when you think about it right? Movie trailers come in bunches every week, in fact there are so many we often don’t even get around with viewing all of them but this week was a little different. The marketing campaign for films in 2017 has begun this week and things are looking good for Marvel Studios. They started this week and they ended the week with a bang, here are my reviews for this week trailers.
Let’s kick it off with Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2. The first full trailer pretty much shows us enough that it will be better or on par with the first film, we don’t any villains in this trailer just them showing off the comedy and drax over reaction to Star-Lord feelings with Glamora, and don’t forget Baby groot whose nothing more than but yet very powerful, it’s hard to be negative with this trailer so I can’t. This trailer is one of those few rewatchable trailers but it made me excited for the next trailer they release.
The next trailer is Unversal Studios very own The Mummy staring Tom Cruise This film is a reboot of The Mummy franchise that starred Brendan Fraiser. We know from the previous films, the film will be based on someone or something accidentally ressurecting a Mummy. this time it is a female instead of a male and the reason is still unclear as to why this mummy needed to be ressurected. This film marks the first film in Unversal studios shared universe, so my guess is they will make this film action packed so they don’t fail and casting Tom Cruise will help the finale product.
Transformer 5 or Transformers: The last Knight trailer dropped and nonetheless it looks like anyother Transformer film. Nothing is truly revealed except we havesome returning cast members from the first three films. And Optimus maybe hurting bumblebee afterit looks like he was lost in space either on his way back or to the creaters.Like another film in the series we see a glimpse of new Transformers. Even though the trailer is no different then the previous films, I do expect this film to do good.
We finally got to see the preview for the film Baywatch, at first it looked like it was going be a serious action film with The Rock doing his part with the action scenes but then enters Zac Efron and then you get to see this film is clealry a good action-comedy film, the trailer looks like this film could be a hit which will only add to the Rock resume.
Marvel saved the best for last and last night we got to see the first full trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming. This trailer shows we are going to have the nerdy but yet goofy Peter Parker and Spider-man. This time with the age of the actor being in high school, we get to see what high school is like for Peter. Clearly after civil war Peter been getting bored with school and who can blame. We get our first full look at vulture and a quick look at Shocker, both are making their film debuts but Vulture is the main baddie in this film. Tony Stark is in this film serving Peter mentor and even being in a Iron Man suite. However I doubt he will have screen time then Peter.
There will be more trailers coming soon for example War For the planet of the apes which should be a good the second film was so good I can’t expect this to be anything less then the first film of this series.