I don’t usually post about these kinds of movies but I thought I’d stop thinking about myself this time. If you’ve never heard about this one, it is a romance film. It’s not that I don’t like romance films (as you can tell by some of my review choices) because I’ll watch any type of movie maybe these just don’t get me up as much as others. I will say that I’ve seen trailers for this movie a few times so it is getting a little interesting to me. I know that it is based on a book which I of course have not read but I usually don’t let them influence whether or not I see a particular movie. I like the actors in this, primarily Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin, and I like most British movies so I am willing to give this one a chance. Me Before You releases June 3rd, 2016.
If you would like to read my review of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, click here. I guess the main reason I enjoyed The Force Awakens was how it reminded me of the original film trilogy, more so than the prequel trilogy. The main difference between those and The Force Awakens is that the latter actually had great characters and a story where the prequels had some bad acting and tried to distract from the lack of story with mediocre special effects. While I said that The Force Awakens reminded me of the original trilogy as there were some similarities that I noticed but I didn’t realize (I’m sure some people did) how many there actually were. Below is a video someone made a side-by-side video analysing this. I have also included another side-by-side video featuring Pixar film tributes to classic films. If you would like to see more from the creator of these videos, click here.
If you would like to read my review of Batman v Superman, please click here. Those who have seen it (I’m guessing everyone based on how much money it made on its opening weekend), know that it is not exactly a short film. It’s sometimes hard to fathom that it could possibly be any longer, but it will be with the release of an R-rated extended cut later this summer which promises more content, unseen so far from the initial release. One of those things is a deleted scene from near the end of the film (shown below) involving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) and whatever else would be considered a spoiler to the few who haven’t seen the original yet. For those who have seen the film, this does explain a few things involving Luthor. I will say that it does answer some questions for me and raises a few more. I’m personally excited for the extended cut primarily because I’m curious of what an R-rated Batman and Superman film would look like and for the extra content such as this scene. Like I said, the R-rated extended cut will be released later this summer.
If you would like to read my thoughts on the previous trailer, click here. I was a big fan of the first Conjuring movie when it came out because I found it kind of scary (and not much scares me) and I enjoyed the chemistry between the two leads, Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga. They played a couple named Ed and Lorraine Warren, a pair of real-life (Google them) paranormal investigators. In the first film, the couple tried to help a family being terrorized by a dark spirit in their farmhouse. In this film, the couple head to north London to help a single mother of four children whose house has been plagued by malicious spirits. The trailer looked kind of scary and definitely made me jump a few times. The Conjuring 2 releases June 10th, 2016.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been an ever growing entity composed of many great films past, present, and future. The next big release, coming very soon, is Captain America: Civil War which from the looks of it, is an Avengers 2.5 of sorts. But how did we get there? The Youtube channel MCUExchange have put together a 7-minute supercut of some Marvel related properties (from movies which I’ve mostly seen, to tv which, besides Agents of Shield, I haven’t really seen) to try to map the road to Civil War, explaining how we got to this point. At least we don’t have too much longer to wait as we know have just over a month left to wait with the film releasing on May 6th, 2016.