However, Ryan made note of the fact that the others ’round these parts, either on post or podcast, rated the movie above a five out of ten. My own grade was a seven out of ten. I stand by that. So, in the interest of filling up space, allow me to explain my reasoning a bit.
Once upon a time, Marvel Comics got the comic book rights to, of all things, 2001: A Space Odyssey. Anyone who’s seen that movie knows it’s, well, an odd choice for any sort of adaptation for younger readers, but it still happened. It was also an ongoing series. Where do you take a story like that once you’ve recounted the story from the movie? This wasn’t Star Wars with the promise of ongoing adventures for the characters. Part of the answer for writer/artist Jack Kirby was to create a new character that would cross over to the main Marvel Universe, namely Machine Man.
That was not the only time a licensed character got into the main universe. That also happened with Bug.
The new commercial that aired for Cloverfield sequel/prequel/something 10 Cloverfield Lane didn’t give us a whole lot more information. We now know that there is actually dialogue in the movie and there appears to be a before and after the bomb shelter seen in the trailer. And the end of the clip…maybe it is more closely tied to the original film then they’ve been letting on…
To be fair, the film 10 Cloverfield Lane is being billed as a “blood relative” or “spiritual sequel” to the original JJ Abrams produced “Godzilla” movie. This film doesn’t look like it is found footage though. Check out the trailer after the break. It is definitely attention and curiosity grabbing.
Ever stopped and thought that the original Star Wars trilogy could really use some Abram-izing? Well, after the cut, see a fanmade trailer for the original trilogy in the style of the latest trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
As well, Abrams talks about the question on everyone’s mind…where’s Luke?
In a January article by Gabbing Geek’s own Ryan Garcia, he predicted the 2015 Top Ten Grossing films (domestic). Rule of thumb says that to crack the top ten, a film will need to surpass $200M+. Some of Ryan’s picks were right. Some were wrong. Where will we wind up and what could spoil Ryan’s top ten list?
I was tumbling along on (you guessed it) Tumblr when…. OOOOOOOO… OOOOOOO…. Luke! My draw dropped. How was this not published with the recent release of the new Star Wars Episode 7: The Force Awakens from EW. If you haven’t seen them, that’s okay, we posted them after the break. But LUKE! That’s the real find. Who else is as excited about his new look? It’s very Obi-wan, right?
2015 is not going to break records at the box office. 2015 is going to utterly demolish box office records on the heels of two mega-performers and a market that is ready to have some fun in the movie theater again. Especially after this downer of an Oscar season. But what ten movies am I boldly predicting will be the top in the 2015 box office? Before we get to the top ten, let’s see what nine films will miss the cut.