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"DIE SPACESHIP!!!" Marvel's GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: VOL. 2 Gets A Brand New Trailer And Poster
2017 has turned up a good handful of widely approving cinema in recent weeks and no less, James Gunn's Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2 shares the mantle. It's hugely deserved too, especially at this point with the first film holding up impressively at the box office and becoming the top grossing film of the summer in 2014, followed by news of the sequel's 100 rating among private viewing attendees besting Iron Man and The Avengers.
Of course, this all stands on the fact that the first film simply rocked in more ways than several, with a lively retro soundtrack as the musical bed setting the tone of a tale centered on a young boy spirited away into space and ultimately becoming the one of the universe's greatest assets in fighting the evil forces that threaten Earth and other planets. That mission continues on May 5 when Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana, Dave Bautista, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel return among the usual suspects to face greater threats that eventually span into the current production of Avengers: Infinity War slated for next year.
For all that and more, we are graced with a brand new trailer hitting even more of the right notes with action, spectacle, laughs and a closer that finally addresses the curiosity of fans regarding the story, all cued to the tune of Fleetwood Mac. The trailer premiered late Tuesday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC and you can now view it below in addition to a brand new poster just beneath.
2013 saw the genesis of an ambitious and original new endeavor from Canadian martial arts film and stunt troupe, Team 2X. That project, from industry stuntman and coordinator James Mark (Wolves), hails this week from Raven Banner with forthcoming release, Kill Order, aiming to spark a new wave of feature length martial arts movie fandom with stuntman and martial artist Chris Mark (Scott Pilgrim VS. The World) setting the stage for his own feature acting debut. When David, a troubled high school student who appears to suffer from mental illness, finds himself in a situation where he is about to be taken captive for reasons unknown, a dark power takes over his body opening the doors to a world of superhuman abilities and a past kept secret.Also starring are Dan Park, Denis Akiyama and Jessica Clement along with the mind-blowing feats of Team 2X for its November 24 premiere at the Blood in the Snow Canadian Film Festival. Raven Banner will then follow suit with a U.S./Canada release on F…
Friday night marked another big event weekend in which I had the opportunity to partially partake. A night of festive dining, laughter and comeradery that felt all too short for me, though I managed to fend off the sleep deprivation for a whole day to write about it. Feel free to check it out of you fancy it.
Of course, the work doesn't stop there. This week's installment of the Hit List is packed with a fresh new load of film, stunt and screenfighting talent and much more.
As such, it was actress and martial artist Geneviève Doang(STUDIO+ series Dragon Race) who left a striking impression on me a few Winters ago with one of the best action comedy short you'll ever see involving two heroes kicking NAZI ass, Le Aventures De Tranh Et Nowak. The short, also starring actor Quentin d'Hainaut, was intially meant as a pilot for a hopeful series that never came to pass but you can still catch the short online. And, in pairing fashion, you will find that footage visible in thei…
Next year will soon see the premiere of the CW's latest superhero serial adaptation, Black Lighting. That hasn't hindered actor and award-winning filmmaker Choice Skinner from installing his own seal of approval on the popular DC Comics character and as it stands, lending a spotlight to two major superhero IPs in the same universe.
For this, Skinner's own independently-produced and non-profit fan film project, Black Lightining: Tobias's Revenge, is finally set to air its finale on Tuesday at 9:00am PST/12:00pm Eastern. The news comes following the release of the first part back in April from Darkan Entertainment, LLC., and self-funded with sponsorship by Action VFX, with Skinner directing as well as starring and sharing writing duties with actor James Moten Black. Ex-Mayor and crime Lord Tobias Whale has returned to Suicide Slums to exact revenge against local famed superhero Black Lightning. Tobias gathers gang members from the local gang 100 and several other super v…