Trailer Trash! – Logan


It’s amazing to think Hugh Jackman has played X-Men stalwart Wolverine, aka Logan, for the best part of a decade and a half, during which time we’ve had three different Spider-Men, the entire Harry Potter saga, and three different Supermen. Logan, the upcoming third film in the trilogy of Wolverine-centric films, is the last time we’ll see Jackman in the role, which is both a joyous occasion and a melancholy one, since we’ve all practically grown up with him. The X-Men sure won’t be the same without him, and I hesitate to suggest he’ll be awfully hard to replace. Herein, for your viewing enjoyment, is the brilliant first regular trailer for next year’s Logan, directed by The Wolverine helmer James Mangold and co-starring Patrick Stewart (reprising his role as Professor X), Richard E Grant, Boyd Holbrook, Stephen Merchant, and Dafne Keen. Plus, as a special treat, a cool Red-band trailer (a little more brutal and graphic) dropped this afternoon, also below! Check them both out after the jump!

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Movie Review – Virus (1999)


Director :   John Bruno
Year Of Release :   1999
Principal Cast :  Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Joanna Pacula, Marshall Bell, Sherman Augustus, Cliff Curtis, Julia Oscar Mehoso.
Approx Running Time :   99 Minutes
Synopsis:  When the crew of an American tugboat boards an abandoned Russian research vessel, the alien life form aboard regards them as a virus which must be destroyed.


Millennial fears pervaded cinema during much of the late 90’s. Everything from The Matrix to Schwarzenegger’s End of Days dealt with human apocalypse, each with varying degrees of success. Virus, directed by visual effects maestro John Bruno (Oscar winner for his work on The Abyss) is one of the worst of the pre-millennium horror films, a low-rent sci-fi opus lacking subtlety or flair in spite of having a Lesser Baldwin in its cast. One part Deep Rising, another part Event Horizon, and entirely feeling like an Alan Smithee film throughout, Virus is the kind of film that has to be seen to be believed for being just truly, truly awful.

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Trailer Trash! – Guardians Of The Galaxy 2


One of the high points in the Marvel Cinematic Universe was the success of Guardians Of The Galaxy, a new-to-everyone band of rag-tag heroes led by Star Lord (Chris Pratt), which became one of the highest earners of 2014 and one of the best of the MCU films to that point. Now, thanks to director James Gunn, we have a new trailer to the upcoming sequel for you! You can check it out after the jump, and make sure you turns up the volume!!

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Trailer Trash! – Assassin’s Creed


The second full trailer for the upcoming Assassin’s Creed video-game-to-film adaptation has arrived, and it looks sweet. Everybody’s favourite Steve Jobs, Michael Fassbender, stars as Callum Lynch, the central character in a film based on the long-running game series set in period times; one part sci-fi, another part action, and a whole load of what looks to be wire-fu (didn’t that die out in about 2004?), the film is directed by Snowtown and Macbeth helmer Justin Kurzel (an Aussie talent), and is set to hit cinemas late December (about a week after Rogue One, poor things). Co-stars on the project include Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons and Brendan Gleeson. Check out the latest look after the jump!

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Movie Review – Triumph Of The Will


Director :  Leni Riefenstahl
Year Of Release :   1935
Principal Cast :  Adolf Hitler, Heinrich Himmler, Viktor Lutze, Various.
Approx Running Time :   109 Minutes
Synopsis:   Iconic Nazi propaganda film depicting the rise of the Third Reich and the establishment of Germany as a world power following their defeat in World War I.


Of all the propaganda films made during or prior to World War II, none have become so synonymous with the political climate in Germany as Leni Riefenstahl’s Triumph Of The Will. Released in 1935 as a grandstanding opus to the rise of German Nationalism following sound defeat in World War I, the film’s historical significance, daring style and (in hindsight) eerie relevance even today cannot be overstated. It’s a film brimming with the stark sense of herd-like mentality at a powerful political figure – Hitler – that resonates with the modern viewer mainly due to the frightening parallels with many modern post-millennial figures in world leadership. Riefenstahl’s cinematography, led by her unfettered access to intimate Nazi circles, is unnerving but enthralling; as a snapshot of a time in world history where evil was rising unchecked, captivated by the charismatic German Reich Chancellor, Triumph Of The Will is compelling, terrifying, hideously beautiful viewing.

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Rogue One: Mission Abort?


This article is written as a sidebar to, and companion piece for, Max Covill’s excellent treatise on the new Star Wars film, Rogue One, set to debut in cinemas this December. In his article, which you can read over on FilmSchoolRejects,  Max breaks down the possible troubles the film may have finding an audience, not the least of which is audience unfamiliarity with the core characters (this isn’t a Skywalker film, and is set between Revenge Of The Sith and A New Hope, when the few remaining Jedi were all in hiding), as well as director Gareth Edwards’ potentially problematic directorial style with one of Disney’s highest profile IP’s.

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Movie Review – Rocky Horror Picture Show, The


Director :   Jim Sharman
Year Of Release :   1975
Principal Cast :  Tim Curry, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell, Jonathan Adams, Peter Hinwood, Meat Loaf, Charles Gray, Jeremy Newson, Hilary Labow.
Approx Running Time :   100 Minutes
Synopsis:   A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.


The iconic 70’s musical film based on Richard O’Brien’s off-Broadway stage hit is – pulling the pin on the grenade and legging it – exactly the kind of film you’d describe as famous simply for being famous. As a work of pop-culture iconography there’s few who’d argue that Rocky Horror’s influence across the decades hasn’t been profoundly hypnotic, spawning several instantly hummable song tunes and a number of quotable quotes (something about a lab and a slab springs to mind almost immediately), but watching the film today you kinda get the feeling that as a conceit, it’s more an experimental experience than it is outright cinema. It’s a film to be seen, and not examined. As garish as the visual pop of Jim Sharman’s trippy camerawork and choreography is, and as ludicrous as the “plot” and characters might feel, there’s actually very little within the confines of the production that makes sense or enlightens, content instead to simply spew its overblown theatricality and sexuality onto a willing audience.

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Movie Review – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out Of The Shadows


Director :  Dave Green
Year Of Release :   2016
Principal Cast :  Megan Fox, Stephen Amell, Will Arnett, Brian Tee, Tyler Perry, Laura Linney, Pete Ploszeki, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Tony Shaloub, Gary Anthony Williams, Sheamus, Brad Garrett.
Approx Running Time :  112 Minutes
Synopsis:   After facing Shredder, who has joined forces with mad scientist Baxter Stockman and henchmen Bebop and Rocksteady to take over the world, the Turtles must confront an even greater nemesis: the notorious Krang.


Okay, so I was impressed with the 2014 reboot of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in spite of a general dislike of the franchise – the overplayed 90’s cartoons annoyed me to to the point of exasperation – but the question remained: could producer Michael Bay and his team deliver a sequel worthy of such effusive praise, continue to the story, and return established characters with arcs worthy of the money spent on production? Ditching director Jonathan Leibesman for music video industry stalwart Dave Green, Out Of The Shadows boasts an identical aesthetic to its predecessor, from cinematography to visual effects and dynamic, off-the-wall editing, making it fit seamlessly into the world created by Bay and Leibesman back in 2014.

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Trailer Trash! – Star Wars: Rogue One FINAL TRAILER!!!


With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opening in December worldwide, there’s little wonder the hype-machine has cranked into gear today. There’s only about two months to go – Disney and Star Wars have released a new poster for the film, as well as *gasp* a new trailer! One suspects that aside from the obligatory flood of TV Spots to come, this will be the final theatrical trailer before the film debuts. You can check out the poster and the trailer after the jump!

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