FIRST LOOK – “Terminator: Genisys” Entertainment Weekly Covers & First Photos

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All images come from Entertainment Weekly’s latest issue, which highlighted the upcoming Terminator: Genysis 

What do you guys think of the (soft) reboot? Any thoughts on the actress/actors? What about Arnold Schwarzenegger returning?

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11/4/2014 – 9:10 am

by James

Marvel Phase Three – Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Cap 3, Thor 3, Avengers 3, Inhumans, Guardians (GotG) 2, & Captain Marvel

Marvel Studios has released the latest names & release dates for their Phase Three line-up of superhero movies.

First up is Captain America 3 which is officially titled Captain America: Civil War, which we guessed almost two months ago, which will star Chris Evans as the Captain, and Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man.

Marvel’s Civil War comic series sees Iron Man & Captain America fight against each other on opposite sides of the SuperHero Registration Act, where Cap stands for the identities of superheroes to maintain private, and Iron Man is pushing for the registration. They also hinted that Black Panther (below) will have a part in CA: Civil War.
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Here’s an interesting thing Kevin Feige said about using the Civil War in the movie universe even though Marvel doesn’t have some of the rights, more specifically Spider-Man (currently owned by SONY) and secret identities.

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I don’t want to give too much away, but needless to say, the generalities of the act are the same. Something happens, perhaps it’s cumulative for things that have happened though all of the movies leading up to this point. It has made the governments of the world say “we need to have some oversight of these guys. They need to report to somebody. So it becomes more… it falls under that umbrella, rather than “you have to take off your mask.” It’s not about the secret identity thing, as much as it is about, overall, who reports to who, and who can agree to oversight committee. Because as of now, in Avengers 2, there is no more security council, there is no SHIELD, obviously. Stark is paying for it, Captain America is running it, and things occur that will make governments begin to question.

Earlier today, TheSecondTake reported that Benedict Cumberbatch is set to play Doctor Strange in the upcoming feature:

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Then comes the obvious Guardians Of The Galaxy 2, which will be a direct sequel to (Guardians Of The Galaxy) the highest grossing superhero movie of 2014, and making the top 10 highest grossing superhero movies of all time:

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They just cast Chadwick Boseman (42, Get On Up) as Black Panther, and apparently he’s signed a 5 movie deal with Marvel (we could be seeing Chad Boseman as Black Panther in Captain America: Civil War). Check out this video from the crowd as Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr. introduce and reveal that Boseman is Black Panther:

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Also check out this concept art for Black Panther:
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The next time we see the Avengers together will be this summer with Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but I’m guessing we’ll see more Avengers pop up in Captain America: Civil War. Robert Downey Jr. is already said to co-starring, which makes sense, but we could also see Chadwick Boseman introduced as Black Panther in CA: Civil War. NOW, here’s where it gets kind of cool. Thor isn’t technically a citizen of Earth, so the Civil War doesn’t concern him. But, a government made and controlled clone of Thor named Ragnarok has a little part in the Civil War (and ends up killing Golliath). Just check out the title for Thor 3.thor-ragnarok-logo

There’s nothing online about the Inhumans movie except that Vin Diesel said Inhuman and people thought he was hinting at something.

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No casting or plot details yet. This is what the Inhumans look like:

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Currently there is no word on plot or cast for Captain Marvel, but here’s the first promo:
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Here’s where it gets interesting. It looks like Avengers 3 will be split into Part I & Part II in order to fully capture the story. Good thing it’s the Avengers, usually it’s a gamble when you split up a movie into two parts. But who am I kidding, The Avengers: Age Of Ultron trailer got viewed 34.3 million times in the first 24 hours it leaked online… so The Avengers franchise can basically do anything and people will go see it… like me.

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What do you guys think of the next Phase of Marvel movies? Any thoughts on the Black Panther casting? What do you think about all the crossover possibilities for all the these characters to jump into each others films?

Also, where’s HULK & Black Widow’s movies?

Let us know what you think below!

10/29/2014 – 12:39 am

by James

In The Heart Of The Sea – First Trailer, Poster

Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, and Brendan Gleeson star in the Ron Howard directed epic of the true story that inspired the book Moby Dick out March 13th, 2015, here’s the first poster, and the trailer below:

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Chris Hemsworth and his crew try to survive the legend Moby Dick in the first trailer for In The Heart Of The Sea:

What do you think of the trailer? Any thoughts on the story? What about Moby Dick?

Let us know below!

10/22/2014 – 7:51 pm

by James

Avengers: Age Of Ultron – Trailer Released Early, Poster

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After the trailer below was leaked earlier today, Marvel decided to officially release it today, instead of on the next episode of Marvel’s The Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. on Tuesday night. So here it is:

And the new poster:

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(Source IMPawards.com)

The plot summary from ComingSoon.net:

Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron” stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as Iron Man, along with Chris Evans as Captain America, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Mark Ruffalo as The Hulk. Together with Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the additional support of Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury and Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, the team must reassemble to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell bent on human extinction. Along the way, they confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and meet an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.

What do you guys think? Any thoughts on James Spader as Ultron? Any thoughts on the Hulk Buster?

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10/22/2014 – 11:57 pm

by James

There will be 40 Marvel & DC Movies in the next Six Years


Here’s the full list:

2015

  • May 1, 2015 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
  • August 7, 2015 – Fantastic Four

2016

  • February 12, 2016 – Deadpool
  • March 25, 2016 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3 (Fallen Son/Civil War)
  • May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse
  • July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange (unofficial but happening)
  • August 5, 2016 - Suicide Squad
  • November 11, 2016 – Sinister Six

2017

  • 2017 – Venom Carnage
  • 2017 – Unannounced Female Character Spider-Man Movie
  • March 3, 2017 – Wolverine 3 (Untitled)
  • May 5, 2017 – Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 23, 2017 - Wonder Woman
  • July 28, 2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • July 14, 2017 – Fantastic Four 2
  • November 3, 2017 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • November 17, 2017 - Justice League

2018

  • 2018 – The Amazing Spider-Man 3
  • March 23, 2018 - The Flash
  • May 4, 2018 - The Avengers 3 (Unconfirmed)
  • July 6, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • July 13, 2018 – Unannounced X-Men Movie
  • July 27, 2018 - Aquaman
  • November 2, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie

2019

  • April 5th, 2019 - Shazam
  • May 3, 2019 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 14th, 2019 - Justice League 2

2020

  • April 3rd, 2020 - Cyborg
  • June 19th, 2020 - Green Lantern

Unlisted

  • New Batman solo film
  • New Superman solo film

What do you guys think? Which ones can you not wait for? Any thoughts on the ridiculous amount of superhero movies that are coming?

Let us know below!

10/19/2014 – 2:54 pm

By James

Baltimore University Course On MARVEL Universe’s Cinematic Storytelling

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Have you ever wanted to study film? What about a superhero film?
How would you like to study all of the instalments in the Marvel Cinematic Franchise?

Well, there’s a course starting in the 2015 spring semester that “will scrutinize the intricately plotted world of Marvel films… The course (Media Genres: Media Marvels), will examine how Marvek’s series of interconnected films and television show, plus related media and comic book sources… offer important insights into modern culture.”

The course will teach about how to intertwined franchise across several mediums (movies, live action & animated TV shows, comics, books and more) has affected modern culture, society and even the future of franchises. The professor Arnold T. Blumberg claims the course argues that the Marvel franchise is the Star Wars saga of their generation and how the series (Marvel) has taken on on mythical proportions and have had a Worldwide impact.

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The University of Baltimore website continued to explain that “the class will uncover the unprecedented efforts by Marvel to establish a viable universe of plotlines, characters, and backstories that leave no question unanswered, no story or character abandoned or otherwise unexplained” The course will cover how the comics, movies & TV show all connect, and how they “offer important insights into modern culture”.

“No matter what your age, there is always a fantasy/sci-fi/superhero realm that helps you to explore your place in the world, your identity, and your ideals,” Arnold T. Blumberg, the professor teaching the course, said in a statement. “The Marvel Cinematic Universe is that realm for this generation.”

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“This series not only provides action-packed entertainment but also profound statements about the nature of heroism, the great responsibilities that come with wielding great power, our willingness to trade freedom for security, and much more,” said Blumberg, an adjunct faculty member in the Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences.

“Every issue facing our world today is encapsulated in deceptively simple morality tales featuring four-color comic book heroes whose histories stretch back to 1939,” he said.

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“The series maintains a consistent tone for its brand,” says Blumberg. “Just like the early comics had to ‘train’ their audience in the basic mechanics of comic book storytelling, with human characters transformed into heroes that spoke to a college-age readership and beyond, this cinematic series has been constructed to bring a mainstream movie-going public into a wild world of superheroes and science fiction. It started with a human emotional core delivered in the first Iron Man movie, and built out from there. The Tony Stark character is memorable in that he was someone who could readily comment on the insanity around him. This grounded the entire Marvel film canon, and is still recognizable in the Guardians film. I think relatability is one of the reasons why audiences continue to come out in great numbers for these films.” (Source www.ubalt.edu/news/news-releases)

Would you guys want to take a course on the Marvel storytelling method? Any thoughts on an entire course dedicated to teaching about Marvel’s Cinematic (big & small screen), and Comic methods of connecting modern culture and their stories? What do you think we’ll be the final test – do a marathon of the Avengers franchise?

Let us know below!

10/17/2014 – 12:37 pm

by James

The Maze Runner REVIEW – Let’s Put an End To Book-To-Movie Franchises

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INTRO:

Last night, I watched the next book-to-movie franchise to be: The Maze Runner. And I want to start of saying this movie was not a bad movie, but it on purpose provided more questions than answers which is exactly why I think The Maze Runner franchise should end right now. 

Obviously, there’ll be spoilers below, so go, watch the movie and come back later.
Ok you prepared?

Alright, so The Maze Runner peaked my interest with it’s mysterious trailer (a couple months back), and then I actually decided to go see it because I saw it’s great posters, but I was seriously disappointed when I left the theatre last night.

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Not that the movie was bad, in fact I was entertained by it, it had fantastic special effects (not only the walls of the maze, but the Grievers as well) and the pace of the film kept me interested.
The reason I don’t want to see a sequel of The Maze Runner is because this one wasn’t doesn’t deserve a sequel. This movie was presumptuous. It right away assumed and decided it deserved another. The sequel, The Maze Runner: Scorch Trials has a Sept. 18th, 2015 release.

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And author James Dashner has penned another sequel The Death Cure for a cinematic feature to come out after that. The thing is, it wasn’t one movie that started and ended with one clear message or story. In fact the last act of The Maze Runner didn’t end, it just set up the next film.

These are the first three books and is the planned Maze Runner movie trilogy:

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The thing is, I don’t want this franchise to continue, the first movie ended just to flow into the next one.

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QUICK REVIEW:

The Maze Runner is a visually appeasing, well-acted, YA (Young Adult book) movie, but it’s not necessarily a good movie. It relied too much on a double cliffhanger. I’m not saying it’s a bad movie, it’s just not complete – The Maze Runner on it’s own, is nothing – just confusing.
It relies on having a follow-up to explain itself.

TheSecondTake’s rating

6/10

LONG REVIEW:

I don’t want to insult anyone that liked the movie, and I sure don’t want to say the wrong thing because I haven’t read the books yet, but I’m tired of these movies that adapted from a book just to make a franchise.

These movies are no longer about a story. There about a story that leads into a 4 movie franchise. They should stop making these.

The reason sequels should made should be that the first movie is so good that the audience wants more. The first adventure must be so gripping and entertaining that, in this different world, a second adventure is wanted. BUT The Maze Runner and the other Young-Adult books that are being “translated” into movies aren’t getting sequels because they‘re good and deserve it, the first one is being made so a franchise is necessary.

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The whole time I was watching The Maze Runner, I kept asking these questions:

- Why were these boys in the Glade, who put them here?
- Newt says Alby was the first one, and he was the first to make a democratic society, so who was George & why did he have a throne with bones around it?
- What are Grievers, really?
- Obviously WCKD is making the Grievers (they appear to be half beast and half mechanical and had the WCKD logo on them) but is WCKD controlling them?
- Was there only one Griever per section of the Maze?

But then after the movie ended I was left with even more questions:

- How come Teresa and Thomas are part of WCKD if they’re teenagers?
- Are Thomas and Teresa superiorly intelligent?
- Did they do something WCKD didn’t like and get sent to the Glade?
- Why was it all guys? Why was Teresa the first girl?
- Was Gally actually part of WCKD? – He tried to convince everyone to stay in the Glade, but ended up in the lab with the others too quickly, he would have had to leave the Glade minutes after Thomas’ group.
- Did Gally come alone at the end or did everyone (who didn’t go with Thomas to escape & stayed with Gally in the Glade) die trying to make it to the exit?
- Or did they try to leave and Gally killed them?
- Why would he want to kill his friends (Thomas’ group) in order to keep them in the Glade, when he could escape and be free? Especially since there was no food/supplies coming anymore.
- Why didn’t he ever want to leave the Glade (take in, he missed the explanation of “why they were there” – which ended up being another stage in some twisted trial)
- So was Gally part of the trial, was he a double-agent?
- Is the entire Earth now a testing-trial/game planet for WCKD?
- Did the sun actually blow up?
- Was anything WCKD said true?
- Were Thomas and Teresa given fake memories of them being in WCKD so that the others would try to kill them?
- WHO was (king) George?
- Is WCKD good…?

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This movie doesn’t even tell one story. It tells half of one… to be continued next September.

MY REASONING:

The last act of The Maze Runner should have explained why these teenagers were in the Glade (the centre of the maze), who put them there and what was going on behind the walls of the maze, but instead it multiplied the confusion by using another cover up to cover up a double-layered-giant trail.

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I left the theatre thinking these teenage boys live in a messed up trial-world that is literally set up to kill off the weak characters and didn’t like that I have to wait another year to actually understand what I watched last weekend.

What did you think of the Maze Runner? Any thoughts on the casting (if you’ve read the books)? How do you feel about the ending of the movie?

Let us know below!

9/25/2014 – 3:24 pm

by James

 

New “Horrible Bosses 2″ Trailer & Poster

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Check out the second trailer!

What did you guys think of the trailer? Are you glad the boys are back for more? Any thoughts on the plot?

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9/11/2014 – 8:08 pm

By James

“Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” Delayed – The2ndTake on YouTube

It’s been a while since I’ve cross-shared my videos on the main blog but I’m getting more into it.

Check out my main channel if you like my movie news vlogs!

The final Resident Evil movie is being delayed an entire year because star Milla Jovovich is pregnant:

Thanks for watching!

Subscribe if you like my channel, but only then.

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8/26/2014 – 1:10 pm

By James

Paul Rudd as Ant-Man – First Look

Earlier this week Marvel’s Ant-Man started production after Peyton Reed took over as director after Edgar Wright dropped out due to creative differences with Marvel.

We have the first image here:

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(Source USAToday.com)

Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang who (in case you haven’t read the comics) is a thief who steals the serum from the original Ant-Man/Dr. Henry “Hank” Pym (played by Michael Douglas).

What do you think of the cast? What about Paul Rudd as a super-hero? Any thoughts on the first image?

Let us know below!

8/19/2014 – 8:00 pm

By James