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The first time I watched a trailer for Annihilation I was instantly intrigued. I am, of course, a big fan of Natalie Portman, and whenever I see her holding a rifle . . . or a blaster, it makes me smile.
Now, the first trailer was pretty vague, and I think this new trailer gives away a little bit more of the ghost, so to speak. In this case, I don’t think it will be a ghost, but either an alien seeding of the Earth, a new species being brought forth, or perhaps the Shimmer might be the Garden of Eden.
Game Night looks like a cross between the highly successful thriller The Game starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn and Clue. With Bateman and Rachel McAdams (who at first glance appear to have the right comedy chemistry) yucking it up versus Kyle Chandler who always plays the straight man, perfectly, I predict a win for the “Guys” from Horrible Bosses.
Now, who is up to play some Exploding Kittens?
Han Solo is probably my favorite character of all time. I actually read his trilogy by A. C. Crispin and have to admit I am very nervous about how this “Star Wars Story” is going to play out.
I haven’t seen Alden Ehrenreich in anything. He seems a good fit for the classic Harrison Ford role, but I can already see he just isn’t Harrison Ford. What’s interesting is that when the new Star Trek films launched, I was not really looking for Chris Pine to become William Shatner, but that is exactly what he did! He seriously didn’t just play the part of James Tiberius Kirk, he played the part of William Shatner. Now, I am spoiled forever, and will expect no less from Ehrenreich. He has a Rancorian task ahead of him.
There is no one else alive better suited to play Venom than Tom Hardy.
For the uninitiated, Venom is the dark side of Spider-Man, depending on the origin story they use, Spider-Man’s “black suit” (which is actually its own entity) transforms the already psychotic Eddie Brock into a lethal wall-crawling terror. Where I think Venom will have its challenges is where, ironically, all super-hero movies face struggles – the villain. Who will Eddie be sparring with, if it is just himself that can get old in a hurry.