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Terminator: Dark Fate is one of many new legacy-quels taking what you loved about the best installments of a franchise, ignoring the movies that were bad, and basically rebooting the whole series by doing it all over again. Unfortunately, audiences didn’t really turn out to see this one in theaters, so we’re not likely to see how the story would have continued. But at the very least, we have the Terminator: Dark Fate Honest Trailer to remind us that this movie makes the events of Terminator 2: Judgment Day completely pointless. Even so, this is easily the best Terminator sequel since then.Terminator: Dark Fate Honest Trailer
This Terminator has it all: a new goopy Terminator, a grizzled Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor, senseless killing of law enforcement and border patrol, Mackenzie Davis a new time traveler trying to save the world that is half-human half-Terminator, Natalia Reyes a new Mexican female version of John Connor, and Arnold Schwarzenegger an old Terminator who sells drapes and married a human woman.
That might sound like a total shitshow, but somehow it works pretty well as The Force Awakens of the Terminator franchise, for better and for worse. However, the seams of this movie are a little more transparent as the new goopy Terminator seems to be pretty shitty at killing any of the main characters, mostly because he opts to shove or throw them instead of just shooting or stabbing them. Are we sure these guys are super intelligent robots?
It's a heavy metal mashup that fans have been dreaming about for more than three decades, and next Spring, IDW Publishing will finally make it happen as two iconic 1980s sci-fi robotic franchises collide in the comic book miniseries Transformers vs. The Terminator.
Produced in partnership with Dark Horse Comics, the four-issue series will be written by the team of David Mariotte, John Barber and Tom Waltz, with art by Alex Milne Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. Together, they will offer what IDW describes as an “epic crossover that revisits the concepts of alien invasion and time-traveling resistance fighters...but twists them in unexpected ways.”
In a statement, Barber — who also serves as IDW's editor in chief — said, “I still remember the visceral thrill and terror of my first viewing of The Terminator, and while I've seen it a hundred times since then, it still gets my pulse running. I've worked on Transformers a lot over the years, and the opportunity to combine these two mechanistic universes together to see who comes out on top while working alongside Tom, David and my old collaborator Alex, no less — well, it's way too exciting a chance to pass up.”
The first issue will be released in multiple editions, with covers by Gavin Fullerton and Milne, as well as two retailer incentive limited-edition covers by Freddie E. Williams II Batman/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Francesco Francavilla Star Wars Adventures, Afterlife with Archie, respectively. Fullerton and Williams' covers can be seen below.Courtesy of IDW Publishing Courtesy of IDW Publishing
The series debuts digitally and in comic book stores in March 2020.
Source: Hollywood Reporter
Kevin Smith is finally releasing Jay and Silent Bob Reboot this week. We now have a new clip and poster from the highly anticipated sequel. Not many people expected Smith to ever deliver on the promise of another Jay and Silent Bob movie, but after suffering a major heart attack in early 2018, the writer/director has been on a mission to get things done, and quickly. Smith was so excited to start working on the project that he even started the editing process on the weekends between shoots, which means everything was done fairly quickly and very efficiently.
The new Jay & Silent Bob spot shows off some previously seen footage, along with Avengers: Endgame star Chris Hemsworth, who stopped by for a cameo. He appears in the new footage right next to Iron Bob, which is Kevin Smith's tribute to Thor's good buddy Tony Stark. We even get to see Smith inside the suit using some Stark-type tech to get some action taken care of. As for the poster, it's a tribute to nearly everybody who took part in the movie.
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The main Jay & Silent Bob Reboot cast is front and center for the latest poster, while the numerous cameos and co-stars are spread all around the artwork. Even Iron Bob is there with Chris Hemsworth right below him. Ben Affleck, Jason Lee, Harley Quinn Smith, Shannon Elizabeth, Val Kilmer, Melissa Benoist, Joey Lauren Adams, Rosario Dawson, Jason Biggs, James Van Der Beek, Brian O'Halloran, Craig Robinson, Method Man, Diedrich Bader, Fred Armisen, and more are all featured on the poster.
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot was written after Kevin Smith's health scare and it influenced every frame of the movie. 'Hopefully, they'll let me off the hook for it. But if not, I don't care. I almost died, so people can say whatever they want about my movies,' says Smith about the emotional aspect of the sequel. Along with a major life event for Smith, one for Jason Mewes also influenced the movie. Smith had this to say.'We had a story because Jay became a dad. Over the course of watching him become a dad, the script wrote itself. He was the guy least likely. You wouldn't hand Jay a carton of eggs, let alone another human life, let alone a small, baby human life. And still, there he was, trapped in new responsibility, hands down, the best father I ever met in my life.'
Jay & Silent Bob Reboot hits select theaters this week, starting on October 15th and 17th. From there, Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes are taking the movie on the road for the Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Roadshow. The tour will take then into early next year, which is when Smith will more than likely start to dive into the production of the long-awaited Clerks 3. The new Jay & Silent Bob Reboot footage was provided by the Saban Films YouTube channel.
A few months ago – in what then seemed a little foolish, but now seems like an act of pure clairvoyance – I invested in a home theater. And when I say that, I mean an actual movie screen that is installed on a wall, with an HD projector and a sound system. I even bought a miniature popcorn maker that looks like the kind you see in theaters. What made this foolish was I live in Manhattan and it’s not like there’s a ton of space to go around anyway, let alone an entire wall devoted to a 92-inch projector screen. To be fair, it’s a nice looking screen. My thought process was that, for work, I watch a lot of movies at home and wouldn’t it be nice to basically have my own screening room?
Like a lot of these kinds of projects, I did use it quite a bit at first during awards season with all the screeners rolling in but, then, I started using it less and less. Honestly, sometimes I just like the idea of building something more than I do the finished project. Anyway, the point is, this week, as we all practice social distancing, the home theater has been getting quite a workout. Movies right now are a literal escape from reality. And what I mean by that is: if I’m not watching a movie in this makeshift theater room, I’m watching the news. With no sports anymore, it’s now basically either a full-length feature film or hour after hour of nonstop virus coverage. We all have to take a break from the news sometimes, even for this.
The last couple of nights we watched the original Terminator and then Terminator 2: Judgement Day. With Terminator: Dark Fate now available for your home viewing pleasure a movie I liked quite a bit, I’ve been thinking more and more about why these first two pretty spectacular movies can’t seem to quite nail the third one. And a third movie has been attempted four times now.
It’s weird, I’ve never watched Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgement Day back to back before. Or, at least, over the span of just a couple days, giving them my full attention. When is the last time you watched the original Terminator? Like really watched it. This isn’t a surprise, but it’s pretty incredible. And, yes, the headline of this piece that calls this a “hot take” is for the most part sarcasm. What makes it so great is that it’s just so simple. You see, there’s an almost indestructible bad guy and he won’t stop until he kills Sarah Connor or she, somehow, kills him. That’s pretty much it. Yes, there’s a pretty nifty backstory about a future war and how Sarah’s future son, John, becomes an important leader. But my favorite scene is when Michael Biehn’s Kyle Reese is trying to explain to Linda Hamilton’s Sarah Connor the ramifications of the future, she just kind of stops him and says something about how this all makes her head hurt. Yes. And it’s good they don’t take too much time trying to flesh out the World Building of all this. That’s where the...