The Trailer For Clifford The Big Red Dog Features A Really Big Red Dog

Damn, that’s a big dog.

The movie looks like it might be cute for kids but I have to admit that I’ve never really been a dog person. In fact, I’m pretty much scared to death of dogs. I always have been. When I was like ten, I nearly got over my fear because my family went to the lake for the weekend and there was a dog there that was really friendly. But then, he took a nap and when he woke up, he looked at me and started to growl and my mom told me to hide behind the car while she shooed him away. Of course, as soon as I got behind the car, the dog lunged for me and I ran all the way down to the lake, with him barking after me. Later, his owners explained that he was a nice dog but that he could be unpredictable, especially when waking up. They didn’t really seem to be that concerned about the fact that I had been traumatized as a result of what had happened. That incident pretty much ended whatever chance there was of me ever becoming a dog person. That said, I’d probably like Clifford, just because he’s red.

According to my New York friends, the only thing more unrealistic than the big dog is the big Manhattan apartment.

Clifford The Big Red Dog will be charging into theaters on September 17th.

The Blind Murderer Is Now A Hero In The Trailer For Don’t Breathe 2!

To be honest, I’m probably being a bit too glib when I say that the fearsome blind kidnapper and murderer at the center of the original Don’t Breathe is now a hero. Though it appears that he’s now the hero based on what we see in the trailer for Don’t Breathe 2, it could just be a case where he’s a bad guy battling other bad guys.

At least, I hope that’s the case because, seriously, we all remember the turkey baster!

I really liked the first Don’t Breathe. I have to admit that I was kind of hoping that it would be one of those great thrillers that would never get a sequel because the first one pretty much worked because Stephen Lang’s character was a unique and unexpected villain. My feeling was that subsequent appearances by the character would only serve to make him less menacing. Though it looks like the film’s well-produced and Stephen Lang kicks all sorts of ass, the trailer for Don’t Breathe 2 still feels more like a sequel to Gran Torino than a sequel to the original Don’t Breathe. Let’s hope I’m wrong on that!

Don’t Breathe 2 will be released on August 13th, at which point we’ll see what’s going on.

Kate Beckinsale Comes Alive In The Trailer For Jolt!

This trailer gives off a definitely Lucy vibe, which I know that some people will be happy about. Myself, I kind of viewed Lucy as being a missed opportunity that wasted one of the most iconic actresses of our age. Hopefully, Jolt will handle things a bit more successfully! If it doesn’t, I might just have to give up on action-packed sci-fi films that take place in all-white rooms.

Kate Beckinsale plays Lindy, who apparently can do all the thing that Kate Beckinsale did the Underworld films, except this time she’s fueled by a little spark as opposed to being a Death Dealer or whatever is was that was going on in Underworld. (Seriously, I’ve seen all of the Underworld films and I still couldn’t tell you what was going on in most of them.) As I’ve said in the past, I’m a huge Kate Beckinsale fan. I loved her as Selene and I will watch any movie that features her beating people up and using electrodes to torture the bad guys …. well, actually, I’m not a huge fan of torture. I’m definitely not a big fan of listening to people shriek in pain and beg for their lives. That’s just not for me. So, I’ll probably go get a Coke during those scenes. You know how that goes.

Anyway, Jolt will be released on Prime on July 23rd so we don’t have that long of a wait. Woo hoo!

Everyone’s Changing In The Trailer for Hotel Transylvania 4!

I have to admit that my initial reaction to the trailer for Hotel Transylvania 4 was to say, “They’ve done four of these!?”

And it’s true. For an animated franchise that has never exactly been a critical favorite and which isn’t backed by PIXAR, there’s been quite a installments in the Hotel Transylvania saga. Regardless of what the critics may think, the films do well enough at the box office. I’d be lying I said I could remember much about the previous few installments but I do recall that they were cute if not particularly ground-breaking.

The fourth film explores what happens when all the monsters get transformed into human beings. It’s a good look for Frankenstein but less so for Dracula. Adam Sandler, who voiced Dracula in the previous three films, does not return in this installment and he has been replaced by YouTuber Brian Hull. As well, Kevin James will not be returning as Frankenstein and has been replaced by Brad Abrell. Selana Gomez, however, does return to voice Mavis and the great Steve Buscemi will be back as Wayne the Werewolf.

Hotel Transylvania 4 will be replaced on October 1st.

John David Washington Is On The Run In The Trailer for Beckett!

When I first heard that there was a film called Beckett due to be released in August, I assumed that it was a biopic of Samuel Beckett. I’m sure that you did as well. I was definitely looking forward to seeing how much time the film would devote to the writing and original production of Waiting for Godot.

Well, it appears that I’m going to have to wait a while for that film because this Beckett is actually an action thriller, starring John David Washington as an American tourist in Greece whose girlfriend (Alicia Vikander) goes missing after a devastating car accident. The trailer is smart enough not to reveal too much of the story, beyond the fact that Washington is going to spend a lot of the film running and being shot at. It also appears that there might be a bit of a political subtext to this film. Myself, I’m just hoping that this film will be a better showcase for Washington’s talents than Malcolm & Marie.

The trailer makes sure to point out that Beckett was produced by Luca Guadagnino. I still haven’t forgiven Guadagino for remaking Suspiria but I’m sure that his involvement will be a selling point for some people. That said, Guadagino did not direct the film, which should be evident by the fact that Alicia Vikander plays the missing girlfriend and not Dakota Johnson. Instead, this film was directed by Guadagino’s former partner, Ferdinando Cito Filomarino. Cito Filomarino also did second unit work on the Suspiria “remake” so …. well, I will try not to hold it against him. I just hope Beckett’s good!

We’ll find out on August 13th!

Get Ready For Independence Day With Nick Carter, The Killmaster!

Happy July 1st! In just a few days, we will be celebrating Independence Day and here to help us get ready is the Killmaster! Better known as Nick Carter (and named after one of the first fictional private detectives), Nick Carter was an agent for AXE, an American spy agency that was even more secretive than the CIA. Carter was the American equivalent of James Bond and, from 1964 to 1990, he kept the world safe for Democracy by killing eliminating the enemies of truth, peace, and justice around the world. Nick Carter did the jobs that no one else was willing to do and it may not have been pretty but we wouldn’t be celebrating the 4th without him.

Here are just a few of the adventures of Nick Carter, Killmaster: