The other day I was wondering why they don’t make those sort of mid-budget movies that are fun and silly but are never really ever destined for cinematic superstardom. Films like 48 Hours or Midnight Run or Convoy or Romancing the Stone etc. Solid entertainment, acting and storytelling, but lacking that X-Factor that transforms some cheap-ass script into a franchise. Now there’s nothing wrong with just wanting to make a good movie. It’s just these days it’s all about the expanded universe. The sequels. The bigger picture. There’s no room for those “blue collar” flicks of old. Or so I thought. The Hitman’s Bodyguard proved me wrong.
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It’s that time of year again: San Diego Comic Con is on and the trailers are coming. This year we’ve got a whole plethora of comic-book-turned-movie-adaptions. We’ve got a lot of sequels and a lot of reboots. But there are also some original hidden gems, like The Man From U.N.C.L.E...wait, no that’s a reboot. Okay, how about Goosebumps? Shit, that’s an adaption, right?!
Yeah, so there’s lots of upcoming movies about stuff we already know about. Yet, that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited. Oh no, there’s still plenty to get your knickers all nice and moist over.
So I give to you the best trailers of San Diego Comic Con 2015…
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2006 may well be remembered for the likes of 300, Casino Royale, and Snakes on a Plane, but it also had a few lesser movies worthy of note. One such forgotten actioner is Smokin’ Aces, an ensemble revenge plot that reeks of multi-national influence. It’s also chock full of bastards.
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It’s fair to say that X-Men Origins: Wolverine was all kinds of terrible. It couldn’t decide whether it was deadly serious or popcorn silly. Plus the CGI effects were 1980’s lame, and it alienated many nerd fans with it’s needless meddling with the X-Canon. A saving grace, however, was the inclusion of Ryan Reynolds (Blade Trinity, Green Lantern) as Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool. While he apparently died at the end, we all hoped it wouldn’t be the last we’d see of the wise-cracking, fourth-wall-breaking super assassin.
Thankfully, Fox were well ahead of us.
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