The Highly Anticipated First Trailer For ‘Avengers: ENDGAME’ Has Arrived!

Directed by: Joe & Anthony Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Sebastian Stan, Winston Duke, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vi Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Jeremy Renner, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper

Meet Lance Stirling In The First Trailer For ‘Spies In Disguise’

“Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.”

Directed by: Nick Bruno, Troy Quane

Cast: Will Smith, Tom Holland, Karen Gillan, DJ Khaled, Rashida Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Masi Oka

Release Date: 13th September 2019

JUMPSCARECUT: Child’s Play (1988)

Year: 1988
Directed by: Tom Holland (no, not that one!) 
Starring: Catherine Hicks, Brad Dourif, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent

Written by Jessica Peña

To some people, there isn’t anything creepier than a vintage, distressed doll. There’s a common terror when it comes to the fear of life-like, possessed dolls who go haywire and wreak havoc as they ink their stories into film. For today’s bit, we aren’t talking ‘Annabelle’ or ‘Dead Silence’, or even that possessed clown doll in ‘Poltergeist’. No, there’s a more devilishly satirical figure in the grim land of horror…

His name is Chucky and he’s your friend ‘til the end!

If you grew up watching ‘The Rugrats’ as a kid, imagine being smacked with this new association with the name “Chucky” after somehow watching ‘Child’s Play’ when you were in first grade. The cult staple that Chucky is transcends pass the thing of youth nightmares and somehow reaches to fright your inner child to this day. For this reason alone, it’d be remiss of us if we didn’t take a retrospective look at ‘Child’s Play’ 30 years after its wide release.

The ‘Child’s Play’ trilogy caters to a certain style of early supernatural slashers. Later on, the modern string of ‘Chucky’ films do get grotesque and crude for the sake of it, but also don’t quite hit the higher notes of its forerunner flicks. Critically, it’s fair to say that the series of Chucky movies begin to drain themselves starting with ‘Child’s Play 3′, but there’s a certain sinister tale in the first film that is interestingly backdropped by the child consumer marketing of the late eighties.

Why do children hold such a trusted bond with their dolls, but also how would it play out if that tie were to break? When we’re not looking, what is that Barbie up to? Where do all the Beanie Boos hang out at night? It’s funny to think about right now, but we’ll see who’s laughing when those Cabbage Patch rascals plot your death. And for these thoughts alone, it’s quite easy to understand the mind of six-year-old Andy when his Good Guy doll comes to life. With methods like the first person camera set a dropped angle to mimic that of a toddler-sized doll running, to the interesting ways the crew edits takes to make the action sequences come to life, ‘Child’s Play’ is a testament to wild, sinister ideas done the right way, caricature elements allowed.

In Chicago one night, serial killer Charles Lee Ray (Brad Dourif and voice of Chucky) is chased down the street by a cop (Chris Sarandon), ending up at a toy store where he’ll eventually be shot dead, but not before passing his soul onto a Good Guy doll through his voodoo chants (cue in the CG storm clouds). The next morning, Andy Barclay is celebrating his sixth birthday, waking his mom up with an overflowing bowl of cereal and burnt toast just so she can join in on his excitement. Having seen the Play Pal’s Toys infomercial on the wildly popular Good Guys doll, Andy is eventually gifted a Good Guy his mom (Catherine Hicks) bought on the street for way too cheap. This, of course, is the doll Charles Lee Ray has now inhabited. In a race against time before he irreversibly turns human in the rubber vessel, Chucky realizes he has to transfer himself into the body of the first person he revealed his identity to- naive little Andy. But don’t be fooled, this kid tries valiantly to run circles around the doll, crying for help at every turn, but adults just never listen…then they die.   

The story unfolds in the mind of Don Mancini, having completed the original draft in the mid-eighties with a working title, “Batteries Not Included,” that’d eventually get flagged down as a result of Spielberg’s copyrighted project title. It then went to “Blood Buddy,” a more gore-induced idea that played with early ideas and story points. Ultimately, ‘Child’s Play’ gave way to the more higher notions of the film’s childlike connotations in contrast to the darker theme. And what a fitting title for a film that so swiftly turns to cold-blooded atrocities. The story sprouts as a grizzly satire on the way children are conditioned to be consumers of the economy, gently involving the obsessive craze of dressing up like the product, buying the same cereal, and collecting brand accessories. Obviously, it’s tweaked to depict this unworldly force of malicious, inventive imagination to tell the story.

What keeps your eyes locked on is the looming suspicions of when Chucky will strike, when will everyone start believing Andy, and why does everyone so carelessly drag and hit the doll on the walls and furniture all the time (In every film! Don’t even @ me. No wonder he wants to kill you all.)?!

Directed by Tom Holland (no, not the one who shoots webs), the film holds up in the ways that it should, paying more attention to details like practical effects rather than trying to be too ahead of its time. As Chucky murders his way to get back to Andy and settle loose ties of his own, you become more enamoured by the way he moves, the tricks of effects, the score, and the editing. Dialogue isn’t much of a strong suit with the Chucky series of films, but hey, if you come here wanting to see a toy doll slash it up, what do you expect? Charles Lee Ray is a savage, foul-mouthed, crusader of his own little world and it’s kind of entertaining.

Let’s dissect the pure ingenuity of the film and just how the method of practical special effects helped push Chucky into cult stardom. Kevin Yagher, a young puppet engineer at the time and animatronics genius, is the vital, unseen hero of the story. Without him, it’d be hard to imagine Chucky getting produced any other way. So it’s the late eighties and animatronic engineering is still in its early stages. After having worked on ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ just prior to this, Yagher and a group of engineers build the many layers and props for Chucky’s mold, using seamless facial recognition motors and who knows how many cables running just under the doll’s rubber complexion. From the doll’s facial progression into fleshy, human appearance (that voodoo begins to wear off and if you pay attention, the humanistic realism becomes apparent), to the use of a smaller actor in costume against a 30% overscaled model stage, the perceptive designs that summed up ‘Child’s Play’ are their own joint of iconicism.

It’s okay to say it, Chucky still terrorizes our dreams. It’s been so long since the film, so how are we still so engrossed by him? I’ll share an old nightmare with you: Chucky came to my elementary school and began chasing me and the other kids. We were terrified, screaming, locking ourselves into classrooms, hiding under pillows, turning the lights off…until he somehow opened the door into the dark room, casting just the shape of his silhouette. And he simply says “…Hi!,” and runs off!

In the same way he lurks and hides, he beguiles us, creeping on that thin line of childish irony and barbaric fear. If ‘Child’s Play’ did anything for me, it has to be the meticulous way this doll reminds, indulges, and humors me on my own childhood phobias. “Wanna play?”

JESSICA’S RATING:

4

Avengers: Infinity War

Year: 2018
Directed by: Joe & Anthony Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Sebastian Stan, Winston Duke, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vi Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Jeremy Renner, Benicio Del Tor, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper

Written by Dave Curtis

18 films, 10 years and it all comes down to this. ‘Avengers Infinity War’ is the film that Marvel studios has been building too ever since Robert Downey’s first ‘Iron Man’ appeared on our cinema screens back in 2008. Back then, Marvel weren’t even a proper studio, they were just a small cog in a much bigger wheel. Well, now they are the wheel. To say this is a big deal would be a understatement. This is the ultimate event movie. The hype and build up that surround the release of the film have been huge. Very few spoilers have leaked out and we are going to keep it that way. JUMPCUT will be releasing much more and spoiler filled and in-depth reviews over the next few weeks.

This is just initial reactions from the press screening that happened in London on 24th May 2018

Before the screening you could feel the anticipation in the room. Conversations were rife with the future of all our favourite characters. Where’s Hawkeye? Does Cap’s beard play a major role? Where’s that missing soul stone? Answers were coming. The lights went out and the Marvel Studio logo comes up and the crowd went wild.

For the next 149 minutes we were all putty in the Russo brother’s hands. They have woven a tale which bounces around all Marvel’s best and across the darkest corners of the universe and back again to New York and Wakanda. It was always going to be a hard job to give every character their moment but ‘Infinity War’ just about does that. With multiple story-lines, it does feel more like ‘Return of the Jedi’ and ‘The Two Towers’ than the normal single story narrative. The script is so tight and every word that is said is important, so listen carefully.

Thanos lives up to his reputation at the ultimate bad guy (A problem Marvel has had in the past). The Mad Titan is at the heart of the movie and Josh Brolin’s voice will send shivers down the spine of any mortal man. He truly is a test for the Avengers.

‘Avengers Infinity War’ at its best is epic, emotional and very, very shocking. It has impressive set pieces and of course it’s very funny. The few faults it does have are going to be down purely to the viewer. A knowledge of all that has happened before is essential. This is not the film for newbies. If you don’t know your Captain Americas from your Star Lords then maybe it would be best to catch up first. . Also as you expect some characters get more screen time than others, sadly some of your favs may just be bit part players. Overall this was worth the wait.

‘Infinity War’ holds true to its core and has truly raised stakes on the Marvel cinematic universal. Nothing will be the same again. Roll on May 2019 for Avengers 4.

ps. There is a end of credit scene, so don’t leave early!

Dave’s Rating: 8.5/10

You can hear more of Dave’s thoughts in his podcast!

The End Begins In Brand New ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer

Directed by: Joe & Anthony Russo

Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johannson, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Chadwick Boseman, Letitia Wright, Danai Gurira, Sebastian Stan, Winston Duke, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Tom Holland, Paul Rudd, Benedict Cumberbatch, Vi Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Jeremy Renner, Benicio Del Tor, Jon Favreau, Benedict Wong, Sean Gunn, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper ,

Date: April 26th, 2018

Marvel Unleash First ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer

“An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

Anthony and Joe Russo direct the film, which is produced by Kevin Feige. Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso, Michael Grillo and Stan Lee are the executive producers. Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely wrote the screenplay.”

It’s finally arrived! After months of fan speculation, numerous fake pictures and screenshots of release dates, Marvel have unleashed the first official trailer for the third ‘Avengers’ film, ‘Infinity War’.

The star studded film brings together every hero we’ve met in the last 10 years, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Guardians, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Black Panther. They’re all coming together to take on the Mad Titan, Thanos, who we’ve seen very little of and only ever really been teased about the threat he poses to Earth. Last time we saw him he grabbed his currently stone-less Gauntlet and declared “I’ll do it myself”.

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In the first post-credit scene, Thor, Loki, Valkyrie, and the Asgardians come face to face with a humongous ship. Fans speculate that ship belongs to non-other than the Mad Titan himself, and that this will tie in with the beginning of ‘Infinity War’.

The heroes also feature in the latest Vanity Fair issue, which includes photos of how some of the heroes will look in the film, but as many have noticed, some costumes (and weapons) don’t seem to match what we know going into ‘Infinity War’, which could mean that the Russo Brothers have plenty of surprises up their sleeves.

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The Avengers Trilogy Teaser Posters

‘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

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Year: 2017
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Tom Holland, Michael Keaton, Robert Downey Jr., Marisa Tomei, Jon Favreau, Zendaya

Written by Tom Sheffield

To say there were high expectations for this film from it’s waiting audience would be a understatement. For the third time in 15 years we were about to witness a new actor take on the role of Spider-Man, but this time would be different because he now exists in the same universe as Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and all the heroes we’ve seen so far in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, which opens up a whole new world of possibilities that weren’t possible with the webhead’s previous live-action incarnations. Having already been introduced to Tom Holland’s Peter Parker briefly in ‘Captain America: Civil War’, I was eager to see how he would hold his own in his first film. I’m relieved to say he did not disappoint, and neither did the film as a whole.  

Following his participation in the epic airport battle against Captain America and his team, Peter Parker (Holland) returns home feeling that his day-to-day heroics helping average citizens is a huge step down from what he just took part in. Eager to participate in more Avengers missions, Peter wants to impress Stark (Downey Jr.) and show him he’d be a valuable member of the team. When Peter starts interfering in Adrian Toomes’ (Keaton) plans, Toomes sees no other option than to put an end to the Spider-Man.

Tom Holland may just be my favourite portrayal of Peter Parker/Spider-Man to date. He completely embodied Peter’s awkwardness, his eagerness to do more to help people, and his struggle to please everyone. Both in and out of the suit, Holland is a joy to watch on screen and I’m excited for what’s to come for Peter following certain revelations in the film, and the fact we get to watch him progress through High School, juggling school, a social life, and his evening heroics. Michael Keaton was menacingly brilliant as Toomes / Vulture. There’s one scene in particular where he is face to face with Holland and his delivery is enough to send shivers down your spine. Vulture has quickly become one of my favourite villains in the Marvel Cinematic Universe because whilst a lot of villains we’ve met so far see themselves as Gods or are willing to cause havoc and mayhem to gain power, Toomes is just a guy who thinks he’s doing the right thing to provide for his family. It’s this protective behaviour that spurs him on to don his Vulture wings and do what he deems necessary.

Despite appearing heavily in the trailers and posters, Iron Man’s involvement in the film isn’t as big as many had feared, with people often dubbing it ‘Iron Man 4’ due to how much he was in the trailers. Stark’s protectiveness over Peter and his heroics provides one of the best exchanges of dialogue between two heroes in the MCU, which I won’t spoil here, but if you’ve seen the film you’ll know what I mean. It truly shows how much Tony has changed from his arrogant, selfish, playboy ways when we first met him in ‘Iron Man’  and how what he’s experienced since then has changed him.

Michael Giacchino’s opening score had me excited from the get go. Incorporating the classic Spider-Man theme tune was always going to be a winner in my eyes, and after hearing it in the little teaser video he released on Twitter, I couldn’t wait to hear it blasting from the cinema speakers. What a treat that was! Sadly, Giacchino’s score throughout the rest of the film is pretty forgettable, which regrettably seems to be a recurring thing in Marvel movies.

Overall, ‘Homecoming’ is one of the strongest first entries in the MCU and I feel that Marvel/Sony taking the risk and not making it an origin story was definitely a huge factor. With this being the third reboot in the last 15 years, the audience for this film know how Peter gets his powers, they know his parents history and Uncle Ben’s fate. Skipping all that allowed them to focus on Peter’s struggle as a kid to balance school, friends, and keeping this huge secret from those closest to him. 

Tom’s rating: 8.7 out of 10

New ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Trailer Shows Off Spidey’s Suit

Two brand new ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ trailers hit the web this morning, with the international trailer offering a better look at Michael Keaton’s Vulture, and the domestic showing off Spidey’s new suit, courtesy of Tony Stark.  

After the last trailer left some fans feeling it had showed a little too much of the film, it’s likely some may avoid these final trailers and wait until the films release on July 5th. 

We also have two brand new posters! You can find HQ versions of them both over on our Twitter – @JumpCut_Tweets

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“A young Peter Parker/Spider-Man, who made his sensational debut in Captain America: Civil War, begins to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging super hero in Spider-Man: Homecoming. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, Peter returns home, where he lives with his Aunt May, under the watchful eye of his new mentor Tony Stark. Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine – distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man – but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.”