Monday, December 19, 2016

TRAILERS: John Wick Chapter 2, #2; Blade Runner Teaser, Pirates Of the Caribbean News

Some surprise news for everyone regarding Pirates Of the Caribbean 5: Dead Men Tell No Tales: Keira Knightley secretly filmed scenes over the summer to revive her role as Elizabeth Swann. Beatles member Paul McCartney is also listed as being among the cast, but no word yet on his role. There is a bit more information on the story line: Captain Salazar (Javier Bardem) leads his ghostly pirates out of the Devil's Triangle to kill every pirate at sea, including Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp). In order to save himself, Jack must find the Trident of Poseidon to have complete control over the seas. The film comes out May 26, just at the start of the 2017 summer season. On another note, Guy Ritchie's King Arthur: Legend Of the Sword has been moved up to Mother's Day weekend, May 12, a sign of it's competitive power against other films opening that lucrative weekend, which increases the odds that the film will indeed become the first in (at least) a trilogy based on King Arthur and his life.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was amazing! I am nearly done with the post, really, I just have to finish up the captions. Please, if you haven't seen it, do NOT read the post, as there are spoilers and really, truly, you need to see it before someone gives it away to you. This week, several big films are opening, including Passengers (Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt), which I expect will be very good, Sing, the animated film about the theater holding a singing competition, which I have been looking forward to for months; Mark Wahlberg's Patriot's Day, about the Boston Marathon bombing opens as well (we know that will be good) and Assassins' Creed with Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard. I am going to try and see all these films, but don't count on it; I need a break and grandma's sick, but I do want to see all four of them. I will be posting over the Christmas break, so if you have down time, check in and you will surely find a new post waiting for you. So, the second trailer for John Wick Chapter 2 has arrived, and yea, this is going to be really good:
A teaser trailer for Blade Runner has landed, but no word on when the official, bull-length trailer comes out; it's been a really long time since I've seen Blade Runner, so I have to re-watch it before making any comments, but Ridley Scott has not disappointed, and I don't expect him to start now:
Yea, there's a lot to discuss in that short teaser, but we'll at least wait until the full trailer comes out. Underworld Blood Wars comes out soon (and I am too lazy to look up when) and I have been unsure about it, but I had to watch a clip a week ago that I think gives it away: Selene has to go up north to find answers, and in this new clip, it was called the "Nordic Coven," which suggests the Nordic countries, which are largely socialist. I could be wrong, I will always admit when I am wrong, but I think that's a significant clue. Here is a different clip that gives us pretty much the entire plot:
Just because Donald Trump won, and populist movements around the world are also winning, does not mean we are going to see the end of the battle of socialism vs capitalism; why not? For at least two reasons. First, it takes about two years to get a film made, so the films coming out in 2017 were just beginning to be made in 2015; some of those films, like Magnificent 7 knew Trump was running for president, other films didn't, but still have to push socialism, which leads to the second point. Hollywood and the Left have too much invested to stop now, especially with so much of their power gone, so the only weapon they really have left, besides the "shadow government" Obama is going to set up, is cinema and music, as well as the celebrities they can control, so the narratives are likely to become even stronger in terms of socialist or capitalist.  Here is a perfect example:
This is wealth re-distribution. Just as Democrats and the Left have tried to change the electoral college to make it fit what they want, so these men in the film are willing to change the law (rob a bank and feel morally justified doing it) to avenge themselves and what they think is right. We saw this in The Tower, with Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick and Eddie Murphy robbing Alan Alda's character. Here is the second trailer for Alec Baldwin's The Boss Baby, and if this doesn't reek of socialists interpreting capitalism, I don't know what does:
The Boss Baby and Going Out In Style looks fun and silly compared to what we are going to see in the next trailer.
What's going on in this bizarre trailer? Katherine Heigl's character is being framed as "obsessive" and "crazy" for wanting to keep what she feels is hers; why? Because it's a sly propaganda piece that all white people who want to "keep what belongs to them" are crazy and it never belonged to them anyway. Don't believe me? The non-white snowflakes at MTV came up with resolutions for "white guys" for 2017, because 2016 was so bad.White people are being forced out because they are whiteThe University of Wisconsin Madison is offering a class on "The Problem Of Whiteness" so students can better address the inherent problem of white supremacy. Bill Clinton just gave an informal interview saying that Trump doesn't know anything, "Except how to get angry white men to vote for him." This isn't going away, this isn't going to be healed, at least not anytime soon because if the Left doesn't keep insisting that white people are what is wrong with this country, they will be utterly irrelevant, which is their greatest fear. Watch this terrible trailer for War For the Planet Of the Apes, which insists that animals are better than people:
I don't like to end posts on a negative note, so let's end with this brave, inspiring trailer for Alone In Berlin because, ultimately, this is what each and everyone of us has to do, TELL THE TRUTH:
This beautiful trailer was just released for Patiot's Day:
I am nearly done with Rogue One and will get that up asap!
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