“Ant-Man and the Wasp” Grow and Shrink in First Full Trailer

Marvel Studios


When one comic book film opens, another is waiting in the wings. No, not “Deadpool 2”, which I’m just as excited about, but this one. The sequel to a surprisingly fun action comedy. How many times can you say that and genuinely mean it?

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“Mary Poppins Returns” and It’s Wonderful to See Her in the First Teaser

Disney


When I first heard about this teaser, during the 2018 Academy Awards ceremony, I wrote on Twitter revivquel. Why? Because apparently it’s been so long since I’ve had to come up with a new word, I forgot the one I was already using. So, it’s not a revivquel, but a rebootquel. I’m not sure if that’s better. Time will tell.

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It’s Adventure Time With The First ‘Tomb Raider’ Trailer

Warner Bros.


Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

The reboot is inevitable. No matter how much we hope that a film franchise will just stay as it is, no matter the level of success, it’s only a matter of time until a new incarnation arises. For some, that’s okay. Sometimes a good thing. But a great thing? That’s hard to judge from a single trailer or other images released as part of a longer marketing campaign. Only time will tell whether it was a good idea or not.

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‘Red Sparrow’ Is Deadly And Seductive In First Trailer

20th Century Fox


Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

Looks do kill. It’s not just a catchy tagline for a now off air TV show (Nikita). It perfectly sums up this new film. Interestingly, or unsurprisingly, they’re both about spies. In so many ways, I guess it doesn’t matter whether the story is original or an adaptation, when it comes to a story with a spy at the center (i.e., Alias), it’s always going to be interesting and worth keeping tabs on. Good and fun are matters for later, because right now, I’m completely intrigued.

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“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is Full of Dinosaurs, Danger and Fun in First Trailer

Universal Pictures


The wait is OVER! After a week of teasers repeatedly announcing that this trailer would debut today, as if anyone could forget after the first announcement, we finally have our first big look at the sequel to the rebootquel that made millions! Wanting to play with dinosaurs (watch people run and be eaten and terrified by them) will never get old!
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‘The Post’ Offers Plenty of Journalism Intrigue and Thrills in First Trailer

20th Century Fox


Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

Historical and biographical films are great for numerous reasons. Chief among them is that new light can be brought to issues long since passed, debated, and filed away as an important chapter in history. Sometimes that’s all a film can do, as not many probably know about the events depicted in a given film. Other times, like with the award winning Spotlight, to name one recent example, a fresh angle can be used to remind the world of a terrible time and event, and show that, sadly, things haven’t really changed all that much.
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Another First Glance: “It Comes at Night”

Really good horror films don’t seem to come around that often. Over the last few years there’s really only been a handful of films that fit that bill, but they’ve been worth the wait. Even better or just in conjunction with, is when a horror film can deliver well before anyone has seen the film itself. Yes, trailers are supposed to inform and excite viewers, but the level of good I’m thinking of goes well beyond doing just that. Somehow, so much more is accomplished in only a few minutes, that it elevates the film in an instant. Continue reading