Tag Archives: Samuel L. Jackson

Breaking Through the “Glass.” Details Revealed of Home Video Release!

5 Mar

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By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)

Writer-Director M. Night Shyamalan‘s Glass is coming digital on April 2, 2019 and on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand on April 16, 2019! This release may seem quick, but for those wanting to see the entire trilogy back to back, the wait is not long at all. To understand how it comes together, like a puzzle, does require the release to have a lot of featurettes included. The commentary track can explain a few things that I might not have noticed before.

Universal Pictures is on the mark with getting this title out sooner than later, so fans can see how this auteur envisioned this trilogy. It took twenty years to make, and some nuances can easily be missed unless fans are watching the series back to back.

Unbreakable hinted at dangerous things to come. With Split starring James McAvoy (X-Men, Atonement), it only got scarier. This series of films spotlights Samuel L. Jackson (Hitman’s Bodyguard, Avengers Franchise), Bruce Willis (Unbreakable, Die Hard), Sarah Paulson (Ocean’s Eight, “American Horror Story”) and Anya-Taylor Joy (The Witch) at their best.

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Early Photos from Kong: Skull Island

17 Oct

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

KongIslandWith appreciation to Reel Tours Hawaii, we are able able to get a sneek peek at the upcoming Kaijin flick Kong: Skull Island. Production starts October 19th in and around Honolulu.

Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Max Borenstein, Derek Connolly, John Gatins and Dan Gilroy the movie stars Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Corey Hawkins and John C. Reilly.

Samuel L. Jackson has been in Honolulu since October 12th and according to Reel Tours, Hiddleston is expected to arrived on Sunday the 18th.

It appears the code name used for the film locations is “Titan”.

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There’s a Cold War Brewing in Captain America Winter Soldier!

4 Apr

By Ed Sum (The Vintage Tempest)

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The good thing about the three Captain America movies, Winter Soldier included, is that writers Stephen McFeely and Christopher Markus have a set theme in mind: stand up for liberty and freedom no matter what. Abe Lincoln said it best to Henry Pierce, “Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, can not long retain it.”

In this case, Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) has to learn just how that rhetoric has changed throughout time. He has to question who has the final authority in a mission or in whose agenda he has to serve. As the plot develops in this movie, he finds that he has to stand up to scrutiny amongst his peers. As to why Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) went to visit him in his apartment to hand off an important key — a hardware device — that can undermine everything that S.H.I.E.L.D. has built itself up for.

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Two Authors go Head-to-Head in reviewing Dreamworks Turbo!

22 Jul

Otaku no Culture’s Ed Sum and James Shaw finally team up to see a movie the same night. Now the race is on to see who’s wrong or right in evaluating this film:

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J: To be honest, I never expected much from DreamWorks’ newest release, Turbo. The premise is simple: the story takes place in Van Nuys in the San Fernando Valley of California (although I suspect the suburbia was North Hills). Here we meet Theo (Ryan Reynolds) a comparatively small gastropod who dreams big. He wants to live life in the fast lane like his idol Indianapolis 500 racer Guy Gagné (Bill Hader).

But working at the plant (of the garden variety) daily is slowing him down while his unimaginative brother Chet (Paul Giamatti) is holding him back. Things take a turn for the better when an accident makes Theo realize he’s halfway to his goal. But will a chance meeting with dreaming taco stand co-owner Tito (Michael Peña) help him finish his journey?

E: I do not know, but in the teaser trailer, I can not help but liken this snail’s newfound abilities to that of some effects shot used in the Spider-Man movies. To see him affected in a microcellular level made me think of him maybe turning superhero. I am not surprised that the adage of with great power comes great responsibility gets played up in this film.

J: I wondered after Theo became the insect world’s version of the Flash, who is there left to race against? I thought Nascar. I was wrong…but close.

E: There’s actually competing against the speedster himself, but that is not going to happen. DreamWorks does have a good “track” record of putting out entertaining hits. I thought this film would belong on my list of movies to miss seeing, but I had to see this movie before I could believe in the impossible. Even before James and I went to the theatre, he admitted that the concept was ludicrous and it was not worth seeing. I wanted to see some light-hearted animated product and dragged him along. At least in that department, this film delivers.

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