What The Hell Is Cartel 2045 …and When Can I Watch It?
Two words.. Danny Trejo.
Two words.. Danny Trejo.
I loved the movie The Dark Knight. Even though I’m a complete Marvel-head and I love everything about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, The Dark Knight is still the greatest comic book movie ever made. Ironically, saying that, I think the biggest problem with the movie is Batman himself. I’ve always said since the moment I stepped out of the theater that it would’ve been a lot better if it was just Jim Gordon and the GPD that fought to stop The Joker. Six years later, Fox debuted Gotham, A DC Comics adaptation of The Batman Mythos… with no Batman! It sounded crazy at the time Sure, Bruce Wayne was there, but he was a kid, fresh off of witnessing the murder of his parents. So (like the showrunners said), there would be no Batman in this Batman story.
The first few years came under a lot of criticism. Critics and DC fan alike didn’t think the show was living up to it’s potential. Starting off more as a gritty crime drama that just happened to have characters with the names from the comics, the show just wasn’t really ‘clicking’ with audiences. But over the years, the showrunners went back on their premise and tweaked the show to align better with the other more popular DC shows (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, Legends of Tomorrow, etc.). For one, the villains slowly began to gain powers. Bruce Wayne had a growth spurt and started fighting crime as a vigilante, just short of donning the cape and cowl.
Now, in the middle of the fourth season, we finally start to see the pieces in place. Jim Gordon is moving up the police ladder toward commissioner, Bruce Wayne has had his vision of fear as a bat and the origin of The Joker is nearly complete. If you’re not watching Gotham because you don’t think it’s as good as the other shows, maybe it’s time to revisit this show.
When I first saw the title, I thought Future World was going to be tied to the current Westworld series on HBO.. kinda like how the original film Futureworld (1976) was a quasi-sequel to the original 1973 Westworld film. But… no. It seems to be its own cheesy thing… something you’d find buried somewhere in your Netflix list. But then, you have a pretty good cast. James Franco, Lucy Lui, Milla Jovovich… even Snoop Dogg shows up. This movie is going to be bad. Not bad meaning “bad”, but bad meaning “good”.
In a post-apocalyptic world, where water and gasoline have long since dried-up, a prince from the oasis (one of the last known safe-havens) must venture out to find medicine for the ailing queen, but along the way he gets mixed up with the warlord and his robot Ash , which leads to a daring journey through the desolate wastelands.
The first two seasons of 12 Monkeys was interesting at first but seemed to eventually be treading water. I love time travel tv and movies, but the twists and turns of the plot even made me feel a little confused. Luckily they showrunners learned their lesson. Season 3 amped up the time travel AND the crazy, but they fine-tuned the plot and it was a thrilling thing the see all the dangling plot points slowly start to come together. As quickly as they were consolidating all the plots, heading for what seemed to be the big finish, I was sure to season 3 would be the show’s last. I’m glad I was wrong. The end of the season seemed to be grim and unsatisfying. Luckily, James Cole is back for one last shot at saving his family, and time itself. Peep the trailer for the forth and finfourthason.
I know it’s going to be subtitled. I don’t care. This looks like they made a movie with all the unused footage from Edge of Tomorrow. And I’m cool with that. Look at the Mechs!!!!
I don’t know who’s doing these animated shorts, but they need to shopt bullshitting and make a full length animated zombie flick. This thing is awesome.
After the teaser trailer of Solo: A Star Wars Story, I was completely on the fense. I was pretty apparent that Disney made a big Hayden Christensen-sized mistake at picking Alden Ehrenreich as their lead, a young Han Solo. What little speaking scenes they showed, didn’t seem to measure up with the charisma that Harrison Ford gave the character in the original Star Wars film. But after watching the first official trailer, my opinion about the movie has changed. I still don’t see Ehrenreich as a good Han, but his supporting characters are the reason to see this one. Plus… a fresh, new looking Milleniun Falcon! I’m all-in!!! Come on, Chewie!!!!
I’m a sucker for shark movies. First, you can’t go wrong with Jaws, one of the most influential films in movie-maker. Then you got Deep Blue Sea as one of the great summer popcorn movies in recent years. We can’t forget all of the cheesy shark-related low budget flix brought to you by The SyFy Channel (Dinoshark, Mecha Shark, Hammerhead, Sharktopus, Sand Sharks, 3-Headed Shark, Ghost Shark, and of course… Sharknado). So after Jason Statham has driven and fought everything under the sun, why not go after a prehistoric Shark next. The Meg promises to be awesome in all it’s cheesy goodness. If you’re a fan of those SyFy movies, expect some with a slightly bigger effect budget and something close to a solid script. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!
Another BBC quirky crime drama. Killing Eve centers on two women; Eve is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5 security officer whose desk-bound job doesn’t fulfill her fantasies of being a spy. Villanelle is a mercurial, talented killer who clings to the luxuries her violent job affords her. Based on the novellas by Luke Jennings and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag), Killing Eve topples the typical spy-action thriller as these two women, equally obsessed with each other, go head to head in an epic game of cat and mouse.
2018 is shaping up to be a good year for zombie movies. A lot of different takes on the genre are on the way. The Cured with Ellen Page, the French Netflix original, The Ravenous, Matt Smith and Stanley Tucci in Patient Zero. Another surprising movie is Cargo, which is based on the excellent 2013 short film.