Carol Unleashes Her Powers In A Brand New ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer

“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Cast: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg, Mckenna Grace

Release Date: March 8th, 2019

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Marvel Release Hotly Anticipated First Teaser Trailer For ‘Captain Marvel’

“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, “Captain Marvel” is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Cast: Brie Larson, Gemma Chan, Lee Pace, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law, Djimon Hounsou, Ben Mendelsohn, Clark Gregg, Mckenna Grace

Release Date: March 8th, 2019

New ‘Captain Marvel’ Synopsis Revealed And Returning MCU Characters Revealed!

The cameras began rolling on the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first female solo film last week. ‘Captain Marvel’, which was recently voted JUMPCUT’s most anticipated Marvel film post ‘Infinity War’, and this week a the first synopsis was released!

“The story follows Carol Danvers as she becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races.  Set in the 1990s, ‘Captain Marvel’ is an all-new adventure from a previously unseen period in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.”

Not only did we get our first synopsis, but we were also treated to news that some familiar faces will be returning to our screens in this film. Fan favourite Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg, will be returning to the big screen for the first time since we witnessed his fake death in the first ‘Avengers film back in 2012 – and fans already can’t wait to see his return! Because the film is set in the 90’s, S.H.I.E.L.D will still be up and running (even though we now know HYDRA has infiltrated it and is secretly pulling the strings).We’ll also be seeing Lee Pace’s ‘Ronan the Accuser’ and Djimon Hounsou’s ‘Korath the Pursuer’ again, after last seeing the pair of them in the first ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’. 

Also previously confirmed to be joining Brie Larson in this film are Samuel L. Jackon, Jude Law, Gemma Chan, Lashan Lynch, and Ben Mendelsohn. 

Larson’s ‘Captain Marvel’ has been confirmed to appear in ‘Avengers 4’, but rumours are circling the internet that we may even get to meet her in ‘Infinity War’ – as always, take it with a pinch of salt – but personally I think a Captain Marvel appearance is highly likely in a post-credit scene to make the wait for ‘Avengers 4’ and her solo film even more unbearable! 

‘Captain Marvel’ lands in cinemas March 8th, 2019

The Glass Castle

Year: 2017
Directed by: Destin Daniel Cretton
Starring: Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts, Sarah Snook, Max Greenfield

Written by Jo Craig

We all recall those hazy, adolescent memories of a family outing that stretched until sunset, laced with heated moments and inevitable bickering but ultimately transpired as one of those nostalgic recollections that tugs on our laughter lines. Pushing that sentiment further is Hawaiian born filmmaker, Destin Daniel Cretton, who effectively acknowledges the repercussions of a bittersweet childhood in his latest biographical drama ‘The Glass Castle’, narrating the true life of the bohemian Walls family.

Based on an autobiography of the same name, Jeannette Walls (Brie Larson) leads a precarious life caused by the unethical upbringing from her non-conformist parents, Rex (Woody Harrelson) and Rose Mary (Naomi Watts). As a travelling family of six, The Walls search for the perfect location to build their “glass castle”; a paradise residence that symbolises hope for a family struggling to adapt within society.

Told through a present-day timeline with a series of flashbacks, Cretton’s coming-of-age drama focuses on protagonist Jeannette, depicting “a day in the life of” the Walls family as they scurry from location to location. Whilst viewing Rex and Rose Mary’s actions from a child’s perspective, a thin line between tough love and abuse emerges as a theme that’s established early on and features abruptly and sporadically throughout, thus causing a constant duality between love and control that leaves the audience pondering over their questionable nurturing skills. This arduous conflict becomes one of the strongest components to ‘The Glass Castle’, exposing a very delicate balance between affection and psychological maltreatment.

Further highlights of this weighty biography are potent artists Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts, uniting as a vigorous trivium that passes most of the film as captivating. With Jennifer Lawrence previously tied to the role of Jeannette, Cretton made a favourable choice in collaborating with Larson after working with her on the critically acclaimed, ‘Short Term 12’, showcasing her Oscar-winning talents alongside her raw and ‘Rampart’ co-star, Woody Harrelson. The electric relationship between Rex and Jeannette demanded a sturdy conjunction between character and actor, which was essential to the storyline’s development and maintained from start to finish in a wonderful display of passion and intellect. Naomi Watts’ performance of Rose Mary was somewhat of a stand-out display of experienced acting in a modest supporting role, detaching from her accustomed sun-kissed roles of playing mothers and alluring psychologists, to a role of great substance that left a gleaming impression. Using three actors per Walls sibling established an efficient progress in age and another nod to conveying the biography’s authenticity, with the added bonus of using second time on-screen siblings Shree Crooks and Charlie Shotwell from 2016’s ‘Captain Fantastic’.

While ‘The Glass Castle’ excels in cast and credible material, the consistency in tone between the current day and the reminiscent flashbacks causes a stalling effect between the two that interrupts its immersive quality. Larson’s Jeannette remains relatively subdued throughout the drama, causing points of frustration and a general need for relief with the exception of one incredibly satisfying scene. With the production addressing hard topics of this calibre, we search for alleviation that rarely comes to aid, and when it does it comes at a fleeting moment drowning in anguish, where a nervous giggle is all we have to muster.

Undeterred by these undermining bumps in the road, Cretton’s first mainstream feature film shows his skill to target a story with provocative messages and immerse his production into disclosing the important principles. The script being penned by Cretton, Jeannette Walls and Andrew Lanham, who composed the playbook for The Shack, all added credence to the validity of the true accounts being recreated on screen. Cinematographer Brett Pawlak, also from ‘Short Term 12’, has a charming ability to capture a family’s sincerity and strength in unity through warm-toned colour grading and expressive wide angles. Cretton has shrewdly resided with a team he trusts to deliver this level of poignancy, and shows great prospect for any promising director.

With some informative post-credit scenes with the real Walls family, that acts as testament to a wonderfully selected cast, ‘The Glass Castle’ provides some incredibly touching moments depicting a troubled yet loving father and daughter relationship, perfect at delivering those nostalgic moments. Cretton provides a clever link between imagination and harsh realism whilst tying in the audience’s personal memories of family life, despite the tone becoming redundant. The morals of Jeannette Walls’ adaptation proves how the complexity of our psyche can cause our love to be expressed in various manners, but still exists no matter how unnaturally it’s given. A powerful family tale that proves home goes wherever the family goes, and a title that sounds magical in Spanish: ‘El Castillo de Cristal’.

Jo’s Rating: 7.0 out of 10
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New Details On Brie Larson’s ‘Captain Marvel’

During Marvel’s Hall H presentation they gave some new details on the upcoming ‘Captain Marvel’ film, which will star Brie Larson in the title role. 

We now know that the film is going to be set in the 1990s, meaning the events of this film take place before Iron Man. The rumour of Samuel L. Jackson making an appearance as Nick Fury has also been confirmed, and it was also announced he’d have both eyes at this point. This means it’s a possibility we could at some point see how Fury lost his eye and why he started donning his iconic eye patch. 

Some early concept art was also shown (see tweets below) which depict Larson in her costume and going head to head with the villains of the film, The Skrulls. 

We’re first going to meet Captain Marvel in the upcoming ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ next year, before Marvel’s first female lead film, which is scheduled to release in 2018.

Written by Tom Sheffield

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Teaser Shown at D23 Expo.

SPOILER ALERT: Below is a description of the new ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ trailer that was just shown at Disney’s expo. The description has been compiled through tweets from fans lucky enough to be attending the expo and witnessed this footage, which hasn’t been released online.

It goes without saying that the description goes into spoiler territory, but is likely nothing that won’t be shown in the trailers to build up the hype. For those that want the teaser and trailers to remain a surprise, close this tab now!

 

 

For those of you still with me, are you ready for your mind to be blown? Here goes… 

  • A wounded Thor crashes into the windshield of the Milano, that Guardian’s ship. 
  • Mantis wakes Thor up. (It’s thought that this could be the first heroes to meet up)
  • Peter Parker is on a bus and something triggers his spidey-sense, close-up of goosebumps.
  • Also shots of Spider-Man in the Iron Spider Suit that Tony offered him at the end of ‘Homecoming’
  •  Captain America is now donning a beard and longer hair.  His suit is also described as being much darker and sleeker.
  • Black Widow is now blonde.
  • Doctor Strange and Star-Lord working together. Strange is producing platforms for Star-Lord to leap from
  • Thor and Rocket interaction
  • Loki gives Thanos the Tesseract
  • Clip of Iron Man, Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Thor, and the Guardians battling Thanos in space
  • Bucky and T’Challa are leading an army from Wakanda.
  • Clip of Thanos’ gauntlet with a couple of stones missing. He uses the gauntlet to rain fire from the skies. 
Written by Tom Sheffield

Destin Cretton’s ‘The Glass Castle’ Get It’s First Trailer

“Chronicling the adventures of an eccentric, resilient and tight-knit family, ‘The Glass Castle’ is a remarkable story of unconditional love. Oscar® winner Brie Larson brings Jeannette Walls’s best-selling memoir to life as a young woman who, influenced by the joyfully wild nature of her deeply dysfunctional father, found the fiery determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.”

Brie Larson looks like she’s about to nail yet another role as Jeannette Walls,  as she becomes the highlight of this first trailer. On top of that, she’s acting alongside Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. A winning cast in my opinion. From the trailer and synopsis, we can piece together that this father/daughter relationship between Rex and Jeannette becomes evermore strained as Jeannette gets older, leading her to feel nothing but resentment for him as she becomes a successful young woman.

Numerous comments under the trailer hold really high praise for the memoir on which this is based, which was written by Jeanette Walls. So much so in fact, I think I might have to find myself a copy and have a read before the film’s release. 

So far there is no UK date known for ‘The Glass Castle’, but it is scheduled to release August 11th in the USA. 

Captain Marvel To Begin Filming February 2018

It was announced earlier this week that Marvel Studios had secured directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck to helm the Captain Marvel film, which will star Brie Larson as Carol Danvers. This was met with mixed response from film fans but in their announcement, Marvel said they chose the co-directing pair the job because of their “diverse body of work and ability and focus on character” which is exactly what Captain Marvel fans are looking for for her first solo outing on the big screen! 

Now Kevin Feige has revealed during an interview with Collider that, “assuming everything stays on schedule”, ‘Captain Marvel’ will begin filming in February 2018, which is around the same time ‘Black Panther’ is releasing in cinemas. Feige has also confirmed during the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ press junkets that ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and the as-yet-untitled ‘Avengers 4’ will now film back-to-back, rather than simultaneously as was originally planned.

Hopefully the slate stays on schedule, despite some huge projects coming from the studio over the next couple of years. We can expect more casting announcements, plot details and such, much closer to the start of production. All we know so far is Fleck and Boden are directing and Larson is starring as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, that ought to tide us over and keep hopes high until more information is released! 

Written by Tom Sheffield