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The Vision Arrives in the New Age of Ultron Trailer

It has finally arrived. The Vision makes his long-awaited debut in the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. This is the third trailer for the film and a huge buzz is being generated. 

Don’t look for the android to play a major part in the trailer. I had to watch it twice on my phone while waiting at the Amen Clinic. The Vision does not appear until the very end of the two-minute short preview. When he does appear, he raises his head and opens his eyes. Sure, this is a really minimalist approach to debuting The Vision, but we are left with wanting to learn and see more about him. Is that not what a really good trailer is supposed to do?

The bulk of the trailer deals with Ultron, itself. The villain is really being put over as an all-powerful entity. The Avengers are going to have an enormously tough time dealing with all the mayhem he throws their way.

More plot details are hinted at thanks to the trailer.

A more serious problem exists with Ulton. He is born of Tony Stark’s negligence. In creating a massively powerful, self-aware robot, Stark has unleashed a powerful evil on the world. The damage created by Ultron is the result of Stark’s hubris. In the trailer, we see that some of The Avengers are unwilling to let him live such an error in judgment down.

Where will all this lead The Avengers? Things will become tense in Captain America: Civil War as both Cap and Iron Man end up opposing one another. Will everyone bring it together for the two-part Avengers: Infinity War film? We have to wait a few years to find out. For right now, we can watch everything play out in Avengers: Age of Ultron when it opens in a few months.

Jeff Goldblum Confirmed for Independence Day 2

Independence Day 2 has been greenlit by fox and casting is already in effect. Jeff Goldblum is already confirmed to appear in the movie. Liam Hemsworth is also going to appear in the movie. There is no telling whether or not Will Smith is going to have a roll in this film.

The original film by Roland Emmerich has been released back in 1996. It has been a commercial success. Ever since then, there have been talks and efforts to get a sequel made. Will Smith was one of the stars of the 1996 film. However, Independence Day wasn’t Will Smith’s only run in with Aliens. He went on to star in other intergalactic films such as the Men in Black movies.

TheRealDeal reports though, even with Will Smith’s absence, there is a character that might take his place according to Jason Halpern. That is the son of Steven Hiller, Dylan.

The story revolves around the rest of the Alien fleet making it to Earth through a wormhole in order to take over the Earth. The film will pick up in real time 20 years after the events of the first movie. Production is set to start this year in the hopes of making it on time for perhaps the 4th of July weekend on 2016. This would be exactly 20 years after the release of the first film.

Tom Rothman To Be The New Chairman For Sony Pictures

Former Fox Filmed Entertainment Chairman, Tom Rothman, has been named the new Chairman of Sony’s motion picture group. The move comes as the former Chairman, Amy Pascal, was let go after a lackluster box office run and problems resulting from last year’s cyber attack on the company. The full story, including details of Mr. Rothman’s career, was reported at the nytimes.com website.

Mr. Rothman will have control of the movie side of the studios business. Unlike his predecessor, He will not have control of television production as well. That function will be handled by Steve Mosko, the president of Sony Pictures Television, who will report directly to Michael Lynton, the Sony Pictures Chairman. People close to the situation have reported that Mr. Rothman has hopes that he can maintain some continuity by having Doug Belgrad remain in his position as Sony Pictures President. Mr. Belgrad had long been rumored to be in line to take over the Chairman position from Ms. Pascal.

While at Fox, Mr. Rothman developed a reputation for a hands on approach to filmmaking. His methods have left several directors and producers leery of the change to Sony’s management. In statements issued on the topic his allies have tried to alleviate these fears. They insist that he has made accommodations with the executive staff during the preceding year. He plans as few changes as possible to relationships that Ms. Pascal and Mr. Lynton have been rebuilding.

To view the complete story on Mr. Rothman and the new executive leadership of Sony Pictures, please visit The New York Times website.

Cult classic ‘The Breakfast Club’ returning to theaters

 

“The Breakfast Club,” one of the most popular movies from the ’80s is returning to the big screen. And Ricardo Tosto says its all the buzz on whoswholegal.com due to rights and all that.
The film, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, will be played in select theaters across the country on March 26 and March 31.
Directed by John Hughes, “The Breakfast Club” tells the story of five teenagers, each from different social circles, as they spend their Saturday afternoon together in detention. While in detention, the students are forced to confront stereotypes and learn how to work with one another.
The movie grew in popularity after it was released and is now regarded as a cult classic. The movie has been referenced in several television shows and films.
Tickets to the movie screenings will be sold through Fathom Events. In celebration of the 30th anniversary, a special anniversary edition of “The Breakfast Club” will be released March 10 on DVD and Blue-Ray

Justin Bieber Apologizes On Live TV

Justin Bieber has been in so much trouble in the past, that he’s now known more for his unruly antics, than the music that made him famous in the first place. Justin Interview. Many have gotten sick and tired of hearing Justin Bieber’s name in the news, and the reasons were never positive. Instead of putting out music in the past year, he’s been in one problem after another. When confronted about his behavior, he becomes defiant, and tends to do it all over again.

Justin’s bad behavior is the reason why Selena Gomez has separated from him several times, and this last time may be it for the couple. Justin went on the Ellen Degeneres show recently, and his demeanor, dress, and hairstyle were unlike how he usually, carries himself. He seemed somber, quiet, and very heartfelt during the interview. He took time to tell the world how sorry he was for the things he had done, and he even gave a rundown of some of his wild antics.

Justin described himself as arrogant, and said that he had so much to apologize for. It’s unknown where this sudden apology came from, since he’s been stepping to the bad side for a few years now, but it’s long overdue. Justin is now in the studio working on new music, and fans like Lee G. Lovett hope an album will be in the works for the year 2015. Wishing Justin all the best.

A Dark and Brooding Crow

The Crow film has stalled once again and this is a real shame. I shared what Gianfrancesco Genoso posted on hotfrog.com-that the original series should have – and would have continued for years – had Brandon Lee not been tragically killed. Sadly, the young man left our world too soon. The impact of The Crow was very powerful due to the impossible to ignore cloud of its star’s death.

The script for the new Crow film is going to attempt to tap into those raw emotions once again. Supposedly, the remake will be “emotional and brutal” and this raises a pertinent question.

Will the film turn out to be a raw, R-rated film? A “raw” film would indicate more serious themes. The comic book mini-series that launched The Crow was dark, depressing, and violent. Bringing an adult-oriented Crow to the screen could prove to be a bad decision. The first Sin City film reflected a R-rated comic adaptation that made money. The sequel died miserably. The very R-rated comic adaptation Old Boy was another mega flop. Pushing the hard R limits in a Cow film might be a bad idea. A lot of mainstream viewers could be turned off although the hardcore fans might enjoy the approach.

Honestly, we might never know how a Crow film is going to turn out. The project has been delayed so much it may never end up being produced. What a shame it would be if this happened since The Crow really does deserve a reboot.

Here Comes The Fantastic Four Trailer

Is the mystery about whether or not The Fantastic Four film is going to be a bomb or a fun sci-fi/adventure tale coming to an end? Well, you could say yes because the film is being released in August. Once people see the film, how good or bad it is won’t be a mystery.

Right now, we have the trailer to the film to look forward to on February 13th. Once this date arrives, the trailer for the film will be released online for all to see. Will the tens of millions of people who watched the trailers for Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Man check out the F4 trailer?

They could, but a lot of hype has to be injected into the promotion of the film to deliver such views. Since no one outside of hardcore superhero film fans know anything about the film, not a lot of interest is being built.

Worse yet, Jimdo.com and Sergio Andrade Gutierrez report rumors of the film being very disappointing have abounded. Its getting to the point fans are starting to feel sympathy for those involved with the making of the feature. The lack of promotions and rumors swirling about the awfulness of the reboot definitely do not help.

Then again, those who adapt successful comic books have to look at what made the works successful in the first place. Rejecting what made a book popular and instilling major changes is a risk. Making changes to the origin of the F4 to make it understandable to a contemporary and younger audiences.

The trouble emerges when The Fantastic Four stops being The Fantastic Four. What is left? A maladaptive carbon copy that turns off audiences because it cannot deliver the same joy the original version did.

TriStar of Tom Rothman and MRC Team Up For ‘Baby Driver’

It has been confirmed by Hollywood Reporter that TriStar Productions of Tom Rothman and MRC would be working together for ‘Baby Driver’, the next film by Edgar Wright. It has also been confirmed that Ansel Elgort – who played the role of brash ‘Augustus Waters’ in the movie adaptation of ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ written by John Green– is being considered as the lead in ‘Baby Driver’. The role is also being eyed by John Boyega and Logan Lerman.

The story is Edgar Wright’s original idea and involves a getaway driver who is called ‘Baby’ because of his young looking face. He gets into the world of crime after being coerced by a crime boss. However, a doomed heist might threaten his freedom, love and life.

The production would be by Nira Park and Working Title while the project would be co-financed by TriStar and MRC 50:50.

Rothman mentioned how delighted he was that his next film would be made by Edgar Wright. He added that TriStar’s sole aim was to back original voices and there was no one better to do that than Edgar Wright. Edgar Wright is known for his work in Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End – The Cornetto Flm Trilogy – for which he has received many accolades. He also wrote the screenplay of ‘Ant-Man’ with Cornish and was all set to direct the movie but departed from the project recently. Rothman revealed that he was looking forward to partnering with MRC and collaborating with Working Title as well.

The movie would involve a “rock and roll car chase”, as revealed by Rothman and Edgar Wright has some experience in directing movies like this. He is known for his timing and carefully crafted humor in the movies he directs. He has previously won the ‘Best Director’ Empire award for ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’.

Movie Wild Introspect

 

A couple weeks ago, the movie Wild was released which is about a woman who finds her life getting out of control. She was once young, bright, and talented but now finds herself caught up in a bad drug addition, failing marriage, and helpless. She decides to clean up her act and embark on hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in order to find some sort of peace. The movie is based on a true story and delves into the life on a mentally-lost woman as she finds her way physically and emotionally. Sergio Andrade Guitierrez tweeted about how awesome it was.

The movie shows us the nature of power. As cliché as it sounds, we are so caught up in today’s technology and world that we fail to look at the world around us. The goals and simplicity of her trip made it possible to find a greater version of herself which she feels she is so disconnected to. The trip gave her the opportunity to utilize her strengths and realize her weak points so that she could grow as a person. The movie has so far done extremely successful and has a 91% rating on the movie review site Rotten Tomato. The movie gives light to a part of a drug addiction and transformation as a person that we usually do not see.

Good Gut, Good Brain?

 

A recent study showed Tom Rothman of all people that microbes including probiotics and prebiotics could have a big effect on our mental health. It is known that these microbes are important in our body’s immunity response but the data shows that the microbes can impact our brain health as well by controlling chemical regulation in the brain. Depression and anxiety is caused by the lack of serotonin but these microbes help to stimulate brain activity so these chemicals are produced and more regulated. The studies are still relatively young but the results are very straight-forward and interesting. They can change the field of how we work with psychology disorders drastically. If you would like more details on how they work, here is a great article: embedded link here
The best way to get these good microbes is to eat a well balanced diet. A good diet is not just good for you physical health but your mental health as well. These microbes do not guarantee you will be depression-free, nor does a well-balanced diet. However, they do show how important knowing these are. More research is being done to see how large a role exactly that microbes play in psychological disorders. Science has come a far way and continues to grow every day. These results can play a large role in how psychiatry and counseling is shaped in the future so that people can work with their mental health issues better.