Hey! Here’s Yet Another Trailer for WandaVision!

Hey!  Did you know that WandaVision is going to be streaming in another five days!?

Well, if you didn’t, you obviously haven’t been spending much time on YouTube or Twitter and I guess you haven’t been reading this site much either so shame on you.  It seems like, every day, there’s another trailer, preview, or teaser for WandaVision.  The trailers mix black-and-white sitcom-style laugh tracked scenes with color scenes that seem like they’re from a 70s soap opera.  My assumption is that the show features Wanda creating an alternate universe where she and Vision can attempt to live happily, one that I’m going to guess she created out of her knowledge of old television shows.  That’s a nice thought and, of course, an alternate universe means that Marvel will have an easy way to correct past mistakes.

“Robert Downey, Jr. wants to come back to the MCU?  Go snatch Tony Stark out of an alternate universe!”

“Everyone finally realized that it was freaking stupid to kill off the Black Widow and that the MCU is better with Scarlett Johansson than without her?  QUICKLY!  TO THE ALTERNATE UNIVERSE!”

As I said, I think it’s a good idea and, the next time I find myself in my office, watching the retro TV stations, I will be sure to think about how I can use each episode of Ghost Whisperer to create a new universe.  And, as snarky as I am about the constant trailers, I am actually looking forward to WandaVision.  Even though I think the MCU reached it’s logical end with Avengers: Endgame, I’m still looking forward to seeing if Marvel can keep their winning streak alive.  Thanks to the pandemic, it’s been a while since we had a new MCU production and I’m a bit curious to see whether or not that absence is going to help or hinder the franchise.

Add to that, I like Elizabeth Olsen.  I like Paul Bettany.  I’ll watch them in almost anything.  Elizabeth Olsen deserves better than to just be the romantic interest in a Godzilla film.  Paul Bettany deserves better than to just be everyone’s eccentric British friend (or the European villain in the latest action movie).  As played by Bettany and Olsen, Vision and Wanda were two of the more interesting characters to be found in the MCU.  Both the actors and the characters deserve a chance in the spotlight and I’m happy to see them getting one.

Here’s the latest trailer:

Finally, all of twitter was abuzz (bleh!  Did I really write that?), with the news that some people were allowed to watch the first three episodes of WandaVision.  Their reactions were so incredibly positive that it would be good to remember that early reactions are always overly positive to almost every new TV show and movie.  I mean, if your entire career is dependent upon keeping Disney happy and maintaining your access to “company insiders,” it’s only common sense to have a positive reaction to the latest Disney product.  Always take these things with a grain of salt, I’m saying.

That said, I really hope WandaVision is good.  We’ll all find out in five days!

Here’s The Latest Trailer for WandaVision!

Well, it’s a new day and I guess that means that it’s time for another enigmatic trailer for WandaVision.  It’s been interesting to note that, even with all the trailers that Disney Plus has released for this show, it’s still hard to get a definite feel for just what exactly WandaVision is going to be.  That’s not a bad thing, of course.  The enigmatic is intriguing.

Judging from the trailers that have been released so far, this is either going to be brilliant or a disaster.  I don’t really see much room in between those two extremes. I am going to guess that Wanda and Vision are living in some sort of alternate reality, one that Wanda constructed from a lifetime of watching old TV shows.  That’s my guess, anyways.  I’ve come across a few people online who have a much darker interpretation — i.e., Wanda is actually in some sort of coma and the entire show is her dying fantasy of having a perfect life with Vision.  I mean, seriously — that would be like a Marvel show from the darkest timeline.  I would have to put a blue streak in my hair if that happened!  (“Life got dark!” to quote Britta Perry.)

Anyway, this latest trailer continues to mix comedy with darkness.  I’ll definitely give this show a try, if just because I love both Paul Bettany and Elizabeth Olsen and I don’t feel that either one of them has really gotten all of the opportunities that they deserve.  Disney Plus, obviously, is hoping that they’ll have another Mandalorian-style hit with this one and it is interesting to consider that, with the pandemic and all, this will be the first new MCU release in a year.  To a certain extent, the reception of this show will answer the question of whether or not the MCU can continue to thrive after the apocalyptic conclusion of Avengers: Endgame.  The show will be available on Disney Plus on January 15th so we should have our answers in just another two weeks!

Here’s the latest trailer:

Here’s The Trailer For Coming 2 America!

Yes, you may have noticed that we’re a few days late in sharing this one.  Sorry, about that.  The holidays have been crazy!

Anyway, here’s the trailer for Coming 2 America!  Eddie Murphy made quite a comeback last year with Dolemite Is My Name.  A lot of people — myself included — felt that he at least deserved an Oscar nomination for his performance.  I doubt he’ll get a nomination for Coming 2 America but, still, it’ll be interesting to see if audiences flock to a sequel to a film that was made several decades ago.  I can say that people on twitter certainly do seem to be excited about the film.  I haven’t seen the original film so I can’t judge the trailer one way or the other, beyond saying that this looks like the type of comedy that will actually probably play better on a streaming platform than on the big screen.  It’s easy to imagine someone unwinding from a long day by watching this film in their living room.  That’s not a bad thing, either.  One of the best things that any movie can do is provide an easy and convenient escape from every day life.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s The New WandaVision Teaser!

Today, Marvel Studios decided to say “Merry Christmas” by releasing a new teaser for WandaVision!

And here it is!

WandaVision will premiere on Disney+ on January 15th!  Personally, I’m looking forward to it but then again, I look forward to anything that features Paul Bettany.  Plus, Wanda was the Avenger to whom I most related.  Let’s just hope things work out for the best for those two.  They deserve a little happiness!

Here’s The Trailer For Land

Land, the directorial debut of actress Robin Wright, tells the story of a woman who attempts to survive alone in the wilderness.  Land was not only directed by Wright but it stars her as well.  It’s been accepted for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival and it’s February 12th release date would seem to indicate that Focus Features is hoping that the film will pick up some Oscar attention.  (Due to the extended eligibility window, films released through the end of February 2021 will be considered eligible for the 2020 Oscars.)  Robin Wright is one of those actresses who always seem to get mentioned as being an Oscar contender, though she’s never actually been nominated.  We’ll see if Land changes that.

(Personally, I have a feeling that it might be overshadowed by Nomadland.  But since when have I ever been right about these things?)

Anyway, here’s the trailer!

Here’s The Trailer For The Human Voice!

Tilda Swinton and a dog wait for the arrival of a man who never comes.

Sounds like fun, right?

Well, if anyone can make this work, it’ll be Tilda Swinton and Pedro Almodovar.  This is Almodovar’s first English language short film.  It’s based on a play by Jean Cocteau, one that was previously filmed by Roberto Rossellini in 1948.

Here’s the trailer:

Here’s The Trailer For The Little Things!

Here’s the trailer for The Little Things, a serial killer drama that stars three very big actors: Denzel Washington, Rami Malek, and Jared Leto.  Washington was among the many stars and directors who was not happy about Warner Bros. decision to simultaneously release their films both in theaters and on HBO Max.  He felt that The Little Things was made to viewed on the big screen and not just to be used to promote the latest streaming service.

For whatever it’s worth, I see Washington’s point.  But, that said, it is what it is and The Little Things will be premiering (in both theaters and on HBO Max) on January 29th.  For those keeping track, that means that it will be eligible for the 2020 Oscars, despite having been released in 2021.  Try to make sense of all that if you can.

Here’s the trailer!

Here’s The Trailer For The Boss Baby 2!

Do we really need a second one?

Didn’t the first Boss Baby get nominated for Best Animated Feature while the Academy totally ignored The Lego Batman Movie?  That still makes no sense to me.

Anyway, maybe this one will manage to take a spot from a good movie as well.  Here’s the trailer.