‘Solo’ Official Trailer Shows Why Studio Waited So Long To Drop It

The first official full trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story dropped overnight, and while it’s not quite a snooze, nothing in it made me sit up and pay attention, either. In fact, if anything, I was disappointed by the lack of imagination on display.

Overall, I can see why the studio waited so long to release a real trailer: Curiosity is the only thing that’s going to bring the casual viewer in to see this Han Solo origin story, so maintaining the mystery about what it actually is, seems to be the best bet. The more I learn about Solo, the less excited I am about it.

A train robbery? Really? That old saw? Sure, it’s “in space,” but c’mon, FIREFLY already did that years ago, not to mention Sucker Punch!
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‘Terminator: Genisys’ Character Posters Are Incredibly Bad!

Paramount Pictures made the huge mistake yesterday of releasing five character posters to promote its big summer movie, Terminator: Genisys, but they feature cliche poses and odiously horrible Photoshop effects!

I was getting psyched to see this movie, but now I’m back to maybe waiting for Netflix.


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Wow, Those ‘GoT’ Dragons Got Big!

This trailer for HBO’s GAME OF THRONES does a good job of making season four look exciting! (Oh, and Daenerys… sigh)

My favorite part is Cersei (Lena Heady) asking the eternal question, “What good is power if you cannot protect the ones you love?” That’s the problem classic Superman wrestled with in the comics. (In the movie Man of Steel? Not so much…)

Be watching on April 6!

New Terminator Finds Its Sarah Connor

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Looks like there’s no going back now for the fifth installment of the Terminator franchise — Terminator: Genesis has a director in Thor: The Dark World’s Alan Taylor, and now it has a leading lady: Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, will portray Sarah Connor, the “mother of the future.”

Perhaps it’s a coincidence, but Taylor has directed quite a few episodes of GoT, so he probably feels very comfortable with her. Clarke, recently seen on Broadway doing a much-publicized nude scene in Breakfast at Tiffany‘s, reportedly beat out Brie Larson in a head-to-head battle that went down to the wire.

Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back as the Governator Terminator, and the project is looking more and more like a reboot rather than yet another sequel.

Interestingly, Clarke is not the only GoT cast member to play Sarah Connor; Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) portrayed her in the TV series TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES on Fox.

GAME OF THRONES 2.1: “The North Remembers”

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Kings were wild this week on the second-season premiere of GAME OF THRONES, because every time a character turned around, someone was declaring himself king — or khaleesi/queen. And there was a red comet in the sky, but no one could agree on what it portends.

Perhaps the show should be renamed “Game of Kings,” because it’s almost easier to enumerate which characters are not laying claim to the iron throne than those who are. Doesn’t anyone want to be just a noble knight anymore?
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