MyXboxRadio - TV&MOVIES http://1080players.com Fri, 22 Sep 2017 21:54:02 -0400 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Inhumans Has Been Cancelled Already and it Hasn't Even Hit TV Yet http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4084-inhumans-cancelled-abc-marvel http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4084-inhumans-cancelled-abc-marvel Inhumans Has Been Cancelled Already and it Hasn't Even Hit TV Yet

Well, that didn't take long, huh? Inhumans has been absolutely eviscerated by critics during its IMAX run in theaters. The remaining episodes are scheduled to air next week to complete the eight episode run, and it looks like that's all we are going to get as the show has been cancelled with no further episodes to be filmed. 

There were plans to continue the series with additional seasons after plans for the film were swapped to TV. As we noted prior to the IMAX screening, we were incredibly worried about what we saw. It turns out that we were right. I watched the episodes despite my own desire not to in order to be an informed individual. Inhumans is absolutely horrible. The effects, plot, story and overall C-list acting quality really destroyed what should have been an amazing special effects show. 

As you can tell, according to Renew Cancel TV, Inhumans is now being promoted as 'The Complete Series'. This indicates that no future episodes will be shot, as it would say complete season if they were, not series. There have been rumors of ABC being upset with Marvel over the bad quality as they are already committed to airing the episodes despite the awful reviews. 

Take a look at the promo image up top, and Inhumans airs on ABC beginning September 29th 

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:31:24 -0400
Colin Trevarrow is no longer the Director of Star Wars Episode IX http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4075-star-wars-episode-ix-director-colin-trevarrow http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4075-star-wars-episode-ix-director-colin-trevarrow Colin Trevarrow is no longer the Director of Star Wars Episode IX

Disney and Lucas Film have announced that Director Colin Trevorrow will be exiting as head man behind the untitled Star Wars Episode IX.  It was a very short statement, amounting to only three sentences on the official Star Wars site:

Lucasfilm and Colin Trevorrow have mutually chosen to part ways on Star Wars: Episode IX. Colin has been a wonderful collaborator throughout the development process but we have all come to the conclusion that our visions for the project differ. We wish Colin the best and will be sharing more information about the film soon.

Trevorrow's most recent work, Jurassic World, earned a ton of money at the box office despite the film's acting being horrid. That is not a reflection of his work, however, and excitement was high to see what he could do with Star Wars. He has been signed as Director for over two years, but Jack Thorne was recently brought on to replace him as writer.

The film is currently set to release on May 24th, 2019, leaving the December release window most recently set with The Force Awakens. The first six films all released in May, so this isn't anything new. We'll have to wait and see how this pans out, as it appears the script is being rewritten nearly completely.

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Wed, 06 Sep 2017 10:33:33 -0400
Huge Daredevil Easter Egg Dropped in The Defenders http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4059-defenders-daredevil-easter-egg http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4059-defenders-daredevil-easter-egg Huge Daredevil Easter Egg Dropped in The Defenders

If you haven’t watched The Defenders on Netflix yet, you really must. Stop what you’re doing and go watch, then come back and read this. You can also read our review here. As the title notes, there is a major Daredevil spoiler down below. You’ve been warned twice now, so it’s on you if you keep reading.

Ok, you asked for it. Here it goes.

 

 

At the end of The Defenders on Netflix, we see the four Heroes squaring off against Elektra (Black Sky) and the remaining fingers of The Hand beneath New York City. The location is a few hundred feet underground, at the same location of the giant hole we saw Daredevil and Elektra at back in Daredevil season two. The hole is now covered by a giant skyscraper, which is The Hand headquarters helmed by Sigourney Weaver’s Alexandra. The Hand needs Danny in order to further their nefarious plot, and so of course the fight takes place down below.

At the end of the fight, which was the best in the series, we see only the four heroes and Elektra remaining. Daredevil tells the others to leave in order to protect Danny, as he is the key to their success. He then states that he can convince Elektra about the good in her, and swears he’ll make his way out alive. After Daredevil whispers something in Danny’s ear (whcih we find out later), the three make their way out, and we see the building implode with the explosives they set. Daredevil can be seen holding Elektra in a half fight / half embrace type hold as dust encircles them and the building collapses.

Now, everyone is under the impression Daredevil gave his life for the team, but we know better. After all, there is a season three coming. The final scene sets up a huge easter egg, and what is sure to be the focal point of Daredevil season three. The camera starts at floor level and pans its way up to Matthew Murdock lying in a bed unconscious. He’s covered in bandages and badly injured. A nun is sitting on the edge of the bed and says “Get Maggie, tell he he’s awake”. The screen than cuts to credits.

Maggie, of course, is Maggie Murdock. She is also Matthew’s mother. In the comics, his mother suffered from severe postpartum depression. Fearing she would not be able to care properly for her son, she left him in the care of his father and fled to join a nunnery.  His mother was referenced in the first season of Daredevil by Stick, who asked why Matthew was in an orphanage rather than with her.  Other than that, Maggie Murdock has not been mentioned at all.

After the events of The Defenders, I was curious to see how they would continue with the Daredevil series. As the only one of the four heroes with two seasons in the books already, it seemed that his story was complete. The revelation of his mother and uncertainy of not only what happened to Elektra but how it happened makes Daredevil season three incredibly intriguing.  After all, the elevator was busted. How the hell did Daredevil get out of that hole?

Let us know what you think below

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Fri, 18 Aug 2017 13:59:00 -0400
The Defenders Review - Netflix http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4056-defenders-review-netflix-marvel http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4056-defenders-review-netflix-marvel The Defenders Review - Netflix

Marvel’s The Defenders on Netflix has been hotly anticipated since it was officially announced back at SDCC. The culmination of the four heroes and their hotly different personalities coming together left a sense of cautious optomism in fans, especially considering that Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage or Jessica Jones was never a Defender in the comics. After years of waiting, as well as debating which of the four was the best (and worst), The Defenders has finally arrived on Netflix. In case you were wondering, you can dispel any worry you had about the series. Even with only eight episodes and a shortened season, The Defenders is a brilliant “ending” on the heroes’ initial stories.

All four heroes are brought together in a funny way, as well as a brilliant one with cinematograhy. The shortened count of only eight episodes is not a worry either. The first episode and a little bit of the second act as basically a continuation of each of the heroes previous season. Daredevil is struggling with no longer donning the mask. Jessica Jones still hasn’t taken on a new case as she fights her internal sarcasm with becoming a hero. Luke Cage is out of prison and back in Harlem. Iron Fist is back in NYC from K’un Lun and abroad. Although they don’t team up right away, the folks at Netflix did an excellent job of tying the shows into each other without the individual characters actually meeting. Each one of the heroes interacts with people from another hero’s universe, with it all leading to the first meetup between them.

It was an interesting way to do it, and probably the best way in hindsight. This let the studio have the heroes “meet up without meeting up” in a way so as not to rush the story in an already shortened season. This also added to the belief of there being “greater things at work”, as having things intertwined in such a way increased the aura of destiny around the heroes opposed to just some random meet up. I enjoyed this, as the show’s story felt deeper because of it.

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The color scheme for each hero is incredible and it should win an award for best cinematography. Each time a hero is on screen, so is there respective color; Red for Daredevil, Yellow for Luke, Purple for Jessica and Green for Iron Fist. The beauty of it is that it’s not just a filtered lense but the actual setting. Scenes like Luke riding the train with his yellow hoodie bathed in the morning sunlight, before switching to Danny returning to NYC at night in a helicopter with the green backdrop of the NYC skyline. All of these things come to a head once they all gather in the Chinese restaurant. All four of their colors present on the wall and background merge directly behind Danny, in the form of a dragon. It’s a clear depiction of the team not only coming together as one, but as Iron Fist as the leader.

After they come together, they first interact against the baddies in pairs before the “Final Four” comes into play. As you could tell from the trailers, it’s Iron Fist/Luke Cage and Daredevil/Jessica Jones. This was the best pairing as not only do their stories intertwine, but their personalities are polar opposites of each other. Luke’s dry sense of humor tempers Danny’s exuberance, while Jessica Jones’ sarcasm counteracts Daredevil’s “matter of fact” approach. Some good comedy resulted along with the amazing fight scenes, which admittedly was Iron Fist’s worst least exciting attribute. Personally, Iron Fist was my 2nd favorite individual story after Daredevil S1. Although the fight scenes and story weren’t as flamboyant as the others, it was incredibly true to the comics. Danny Rand is still that 10 year old kid in a 25 year old man’s body, and we see him mature through the first season of Iron Fist. While it may have been more action oriented to include better fight scenes, it would not have been true to the evolution of his character.

This all changes in The Defenders as Danny is clearly the leader. Not only is he more mature, but he uses his abilities in more visibly enjoyable ways than simply busting up a wall. The Defenders acts a lot like Iron Fist season 1.5 as The Hand’s story is tied directly to K’un Lun. Seeing Danny mature as he did in Iron Fist and now The Defenders allowed for the threat of The Hand to appear more egregious than if Danny came in guns blazing from the get go. After all, change and overcoming adversity as Danny did always adds to the emotional immersion for the viewer, and it definitely shined through in The Defenders.

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Elektra is back, but she is now the Black Sky. After being resurrected as The Hand’s most destructive weapon, she no longer has any memory of who she is or her past life. Daredevil really struggles with this, as he thought her dead for the better part of a year. Her association with the The Hand, and Sigourney Weaver’s role as Alexandra, are deeply shrouded in mystery. Not even Stick knows what Alexandra’s end game is, and he is the one who is supposed to have the most knowledge about The Hand. This end game comes into play quite quickly, however, with tie-ins to each of the hero’s respective storylines. I really enjoyed how it was revealed, as it had a good ebb and flow with the way the characters came together in the first couple of episodes.

With the re-introduction of Elektra comes The Hand’s true desire with Iron Fist. He is the key to what they want most, and it’s not the destruction of New York. (Don’t worry, that’s not a spoiler). This is instead a byproduct of their desire, and they are willing to do anything to get it. Elektra is the means to an end of satisfying this desire, and it all comes together incredibly smoothly. Sigourney Weaver’s role as Alexandra was the final piece of the puzzle, but it was nothing of shock value. She of course has her own mystery revealed, but it amounts to nothing more than her association with the other four fingers of The Hand, as she is one of them.(Also not a spoiler) The mystery itself is what the five fingers of The Hand represent, which is explained. This follows up on the Iron Fist season and rounds out the story arc with a fitting end.

Iron Fist is the true leader of The Defenders. The Hand is associated with all four of the heroes, some more than others. As Iron Fist, Danny not only brings closure and understanding to the other heroes’ story arcs, but realizes how they are associated with his own mission. There is of course a pretty big twist, which is surprisingly unexpected even with how much clearer things become with it. Maybe it was attitude that did it, but as surprising at the twist was, I still wasn’t that surprised if that makes sense. When you see it, you’ll know what I mean. And don’t worry, you can’t miss it

All of the heroes make it out at the end. I mean, this is obvious as everyone has a new season coming. One of them has a bit of mystery on their hands, which is only half solved by the final scene before it fades to credits. It leaves the thought of “Wait a minute. I knew it would happen, but how did it?” in your head. It’s a perfect culmination of the first five seasons and the overall best installment of the bunch so far. The stories merge brilliantly, the fight scenes are fluid, dynamic and intense, and it sets up the follow-up stories without leaving too much to the imagination. Eight episodes are the perfect length, and none of the characters’ stories were rushed in any way

Next up is The Punisher this Fall, followed by season two of Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones next year. Daredevil season three will begin filming in November, but a release date has not been set for it yet.

Overall, The Defenders is the best Marvel product so far, better than even The Avengers.

Score 90 / 100

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Fri, 18 Aug 2017 11:41:00 -0400
The Next Disney Cars/Planes Movie Will Be Set in Outer Space http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4036-disney-cars-movie-in-space-official-release-date http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4036-disney-cars-movie-in-space-official-release-date The Next Disney Cars/Planes Movie Will Be Set in Outer Space

Along with Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet and The Incredibles 2 information revealed today, Disney's John Lasseter revealed plans for a new movie during the D23 Expo. It will be film in the Cars/Planes franchise set in outer space. Lasseter noted that the film does not have a title yet, jokingly saying that it's harder to pick a title than to go to outer space. 

In the brief little clip shown in announcing the film, we saw two jets (based on the ones from the Planes movie) ripping through the desert before going into our space. The words Disney: Space appeared on screen, before the entire phrase showed up poking a little fun at the absence of a title "This Space to Be Filled by a Title When We Think of One.” Cars 3 is in theaters now and wraps up the career of Lightning McQueen. Most of us thought that this would be the end of the franchise, and mostly is for Cars. With three movies in the works compared to only two for Planes, this space venture will most likely be the final go around as well. No word if Dusty CropHopper will be retrofited to survive in space, but it would be interesting, right?

The release date for the film is set for April 12th, 2019. What is interesting about this is that it is before Toy Story 4, which releases later that year on June 21st, 2019. Two films that close together has never been done before by Disney/Pixar, and it will interesting to see how it pans out. The footage shown was not available online, but only to those present at the event today. We'll keep our eye out for the official teaser, and update you when it goes live. 

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Sun, 29 Nov -0001 19:00:00 -0500
The Incredibles 2: Edna Mode Gets A Teaser Trailer http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4035-the-incredibles-2-reveal-trailer-edna-mode http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4035-the-incredibles-2-reveal-trailer-edna-mode The Incredibles 2: Edna Mode Gets A Teaser Trailer

We got our first official look at footage and plot details for Incredibles 2 today, but it wasn't of the Parr family, Instead, it was a promo teaser piece for Edna Mode. It features a number of high profile, female celebrities and CEO's who all offer praise for the undercover super spy.

Although she's not really undercover, Edna is a focal part of the film. She will help Elastigirl, who will be at the forefront of the movie after a number of incidents. Also, something was mentioned that caught me a little off guard regarding Jack-Jack. Of course, we all know he has powers. Apparently, the family still does not know this, despite him wearing a mask at the end of the first film while sitting on his father's shoulders.

Brad Bird, the film's Director, mentioned that by saying

"You the audience know that he has super powers but the family is unaware. We're having fun with that in the film. There's an issue with the family's house. So, the family has to get a new house. As you can see, it's kind of a cross between a dream house and a super lair -- a secret agents house or something. Water flows throughout the whole building and its made almost entirely of sharp corners which is not ideal for a baby." 

This is rather odd. After all, Jack-Jack turned into a heavy piece of solid metal, flaming baby and a monster. Even though he was in the sky, the entire family was staring up at him, so how did they not see him. It seems like a bit of a stretch, but we can't wait for the film either way. The Incredibles 2 hits theaters in June, 2018, and you can check out the Edna Mode trailer below.  How excited are you? Let us know.

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Sun, 29 Nov -0001 19:00:00 -0500
Incredibles 2 Takes Place As Soon As the First Movie Ends, There is no Time Jump http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4034-incredibles-2-timeline-reveal-trailer http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4034-incredibles-2-timeline-reveal-trailer Incredibles 2 Takes Place As Soon As the First Movie Ends, There is no Time Jump

Along with Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet, Disney Pixar announced some exciting news about The Incredibles 2 at the D23 Expo today. It's been 14 years since the first movie was released, and fans were wondering exactly how long afterward the sequel would be set. After all, both kids would be out of college and only Jack-Jack would be in high school at 15 years old. As interesting as this may have been, it really wasn't logistically feasible to be honest.

John Lasseter, the Creative Chief at Pixar, told IGN that the film would be set immediately after the first one ends. As soon as the Parr's put on their masks when the Underminer emerges from the ground is when the film will start. 

"It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on. It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that's where start this movie. "One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it's really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme. It's awesome, the idea we came up with -- simple as that. ... We love to really look at our own lives and look at what's going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience."

The Incredibles 2 will surely set all kinds of records when it releases on June 18th, 2018. It was originally set for a June 2019 release, but swapped spots with Toy Story 4. That film will see Woody in search of his love Little Bo Beep, who was absent from Toy Story 3. Frozone, Edna Mole are returning, and surely some new people may pop into the mix as well. Hopefully, we get a trailer soon as we are one year away from release. 

 

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Sun, 29 Nov -0001 19:00:00 -0500
Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet First Footage Released at D23 Expo http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4033-wreck-it-ralph-2-ralph-breaks-the-internet-trailer http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4033-wreck-it-ralph-2-ralph-breaks-the-internet-trailer Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet First Footage Released at D23 Expo

With the D23 Expo going on this week, footage and news is coming out about all things Disney. One of those is the first footage from the Wreck it Ralph 2 film, Ralph Breaks the Internet. It was taken as off screen footage compliments of ScreenRant, who was at the event. Rich Moore, the Director of the movie, confirmed that it will take place six years after the first one, as if in the current day

“It’ll be just like the first one. So it will be exactly four years, or no, six years after the first Wreck-It Ralph. The current day timeline,” Moore said. The interview also teases fans that the upcoming sequel will include a nod towards the Tron films as Moore is a big fan of the franchise. When asked, “Are you going to manage to get TRON in this movie,” 

Ralph Breaks the Internet will hit theaters in October, 2018 and is undergoing development now. Jane Lynch and the entire crew will be back. You can see the entire teaser below. It's short, only about 28 seconds, but you can see Ralph and Venelope flying through the information super highway and crashing onto some motherboard. Other films like The Incredibles 2 also got some new information, and you can see that by clicking the link.

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Sun, 29 Nov -0001 19:00:00 -0500
The Flash Season 4 Photos Show Wally in the Flash Costume http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4032-the-flash-cw-wally-west-flash-costume http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4032-the-flash-cw-wally-west-flash-costume The Flash Season 4 Photos Show Wally in the Flash Costume

If you haven't caught up on The Flash season 3, then you may want to avoid reading this until you do.

 

Last chance.

 

 

Ok, you were warned. At the end of season 3 of The Flash, we saw Barry sacrifice himself to the speed force to save Central City and the world. We know, it sucked and we hated it too. We already know that Barry will return in season 4 (well, duh), but we are not aware of when this will happen. New set photos have emerged from the filming of season four, and it shows The Flash in costume. The only problem is that it isn't Barry, but Wally West, as the scarlet speedster this time around. Now, emotions aside, it's pretty obvious why this is.

The Flash is head honcho in Central City. Kid Flash is second fiddle. There are going to be a lot more questions if The Flash leaves opposed to Kid Flash, so Wally decides to trade in his yellow suit for the scarlet one and take up the helm of The Flash until Barry is rescued from the speed force. If I were a betting man, I'm going to say that Barry will be out of the speed force by episode four. We already know the main villain will be The Thinker, aka Clifford Davoe. He was mentioned twice last season by both Abracadabra and Savitar Barry, then confirmed later on by the show's producers. Hopefully we get answers to some of the questions left hanging at the end of season 3. Does Iris play it cool with the save the date cards? Why the hell didn't Garrick step up and go back into the speed force after they rescued him in the first place? How does Davoe's thinking cap override speed so fast that it can alter time??

We'll have to wait to October 10th to find out, but we can't wait. Let us know what you think below. 

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Sun, 29 Nov -0001 19:00:00 -0500
Marvel's Inhumans Will be Missing One Huge Part of Black Bolt http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4030-inhumans-black-bolt-no-costume-not-good-idea http://1080players.com/index.php/tvmovies/item/4030-inhumans-black-bolt-no-costume-not-good-idea Marvel's Inhumans Will be Missing One Huge Part of Black Bolt

The first official trailer for Marvel's Inhumans dropped a couple weeka go, and it's safe to say that fans were pretty underwhelmed. The response was not what was expected from most fans, and saw a result containing pretty bland reactions.

Inhumans features Black Bolt, who is a king with a super power so intense that he can destroy an entire planet with his voice. A simple exhale can literally topple a building. His comic costume is a black outfit set up with a tuning fork. This isn't just for a design, but it maintains his powers at bay so that he can actually whisper to his wife, Medusa. As queen, Medusa can use her hair as a weapon, and it's flowing red. Unfortunately, Black Bolt (played by Anson Mount) will not feature the classic costume. Speaking with Screenrant, Mount noted that 

Dude, one of the tricks of this kind of adaptation from the graphic novel world to a live-action is to, you have to ground it. You have to ground it in a way that makes these characters more accessible to a viewing audience rather than a reading audience. It’s a colder medium. They are not participating. Even if the novel is graphic, it’s still a hotter medium. There are certain aspects of the character in the world that are a bit more grounded than what you’d see in the graphic novels, but, uh, I was about to make a brilliant side thought and it just left my head, but, it’ll come to me.

I understand a little poetic license, but completely removing a costume from someone who always had it is a bit off. It's incredibly disappointing, and hopefully the content of the show makes up for the lack of flair. Take a look at the trailer below if you missed it. 

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mikeboccher@1080players.com (Mike Boccher) Movies & TV Sun, 29 Nov -0001 19:00:00 -0500