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Dark Phoenix | Moustache Trailer Reaction

The second trailer for Dark Phoenix - the latest movie in the X-Men franchise, and the last under 20th Century Fox - has landed. And if you're keen to avoid spoilers, stop reading now! More importantly, don't watch the trailer because the spoiler contained within is massive. As both a movie fan and a blogger, I usually enjoy watching trailers. I like to get an idea of what I'm in for, but despite how awesome Dark Phoenix looks because of this trailer, I genuinely regret watching it, and it's all thanks to the aforementioned spoiler.


It's 1992, after the events of Apocalypse the X-Men are heroes. During a rescue mission in space the team are hit by what the director Simon Kinberg describes as a "cosmic force", causing Jean (Sophie Turner) to lose control of her powers, unleashing the Phoenix. This chain of events will tear the team apart over how to stop both Jean and the Phoenix. Could this be the end for the X-Men?



Well the answer to that first one is most…

‘The Newsroom’ isn’t Returning...But It Should Be!

Olivia Munn has apparently spoken to Aaron Sorkin about a return to the small screen for ‘The Newsroom’. Munn, who played finance expert (putting it lightly) Sloan Sabbith on the show recently told Entertainment Tonight:

“Tom Sadoski and myself, we’ve actually been having conversations with Sorkin about that.”

Adding:

“He’s very busy, but we have very high hopes that it would be able to come together, hopefully.”


Before beginning her career as an actor, Munn earned a B.A. in Journalism with a minor in Japanese from the University of Oklahoma. “As somebody who went to journalism school and has such love for journalists and media, it was to me that show was always a love letter to journalists, showing the struggles of what they go through to really tell the stories they want to tell.”


Aaron Sorkin has since confirmed that he doesn’t intend to reboot the show, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a good idea. ‘The Newsroom’ ran for three seasons between 2012 and 2014. Set in the recent past, the st…

Upgrade | Average Guy Movie Review

After a vicious attack leaves mechanic Grey Trace (Logan Marshall-Green) paralysed from the neck down and his wife Asha (Melanie Vallejo) dead, he slumps into a deep depression. But when an experimental microchip - called STEM - offers him the chance of walking again, Grey sees the opportunity to seek revenge against those who killed his wife. For STEM is much more than a microchip, it's an advanced form of artificial intelligence, one that grants Grey a lot more than the ability to walk. The only question is; who's really in control?




Director Leigh Whannell raises an interesting question with this cyberpunk thriller; how far would you go to get the use of your body back? This shiny yet gritty look at the "not too distant future" raises some good points for both sides of that argument. Something Grey certainly learns the hard way as he sets off on his quest for vengeance. In many ways it's much like RoboCop, his perfect life is torn to pieces in ultra violent fash…

Vice | Average Guy Movie Review

The life and career of Dick Cheney, brought to us by the man who managed to tell the story of the 2008 financial crisis and make it funny. Vice follows Cheney from his humble beginnings as a blue collar worker to being the most powerful Vice President in US history.




Not so long ago, if you'd have said to me there's a movie coming out about Dick Cheney, I probably would have laughed at the idea. But mention that Adam McKay is writing and directing, and that changes everything. The man behind such comedy classics as Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby has already shown us he can do serious (kind of) with The Big Short. McKay was able to make the financial crisis understandable, in a light-hearted fashion that didn't underplay the seriousness of the situation. Now he has put his unique spin on the story of a man known for having absolutely no charisma whatsoever, and actually made him interesting...and funny.




Helping McKay out o…

Edie Falco is heading to Pandora!

Edie Falco is the latest actor to join James Cameron's mammoth movie project, the sequels to his 2009 hit, Avatar. The star of Nurse Jackie and The Sopranos will play General Ardmore, a commander responsible for the Resources Development Administration's (RDA) interests. Given the military title it's being speculated that her character will be one of the franchise's evil villains. She'll likely be in charge of their private military/security wing, possibly Colonel Quaritch's (Stephen Lang) replacement or superior. Lang is said to appear in the sequels, although it's unknown in what capacity.


James Cameron commented on Twitter regarding the casting:
Edie Falco is one of the greats - I can't wait to watch her kick some ass on the big screen.Currently we are unaware of which sequels Falco will appear in. But considering the timing of the announcement, and the fact that filming has supposedly completed on 2 and 3, can we assume that Falco will not appear unti…