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This Week’s Musing: The Incredible Hulk

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I’m what seems to be one of a very small portion of people who are eager to see this week’s The Incredible Hulk.  I’m really hoping that it’s a hit for Marvel after the disaster that was Hulk back in 2004.

I guess what’s obvious from this is that this weekend’s box office take for the film could be substantially hampered by the bad taste in everyone’s mouth from Ang Lee’s drama-filled disaster on the first try.

I personally am keeping the bar low, although I’m still getting more excited as the day nears.  I’ve heard rumblings that it’s just as good as Iron Man, which, if true, really is saying something.  Iron Man started off summer right, and has been one of my favorite movies of the year (not just comic book inspired either).

Hopefully word of mouth helps this one out, although it’s got a lot of competition, seeing as there’s a big release every week until the end of the summer movie season in early August.

Fingers crossed that it’s good…Look for reactions here after I see it.

Anyone else planning on seeing The Incredible Hulk this week?  Thoughts?

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June 9, 2008 at 11:07 am

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Transformers 2 Gets an Official Title

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ComingSoon.net has confirmation from a variety of sources confirming the official title for the sequel to Transformers.

Here it is….

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Anyone else notice how studios shy away from sticking to numbers in the title….I guess it doesn’t always work, but I think in some cases it works…others it doesn’t. Spiderman 2 is the most obvious choice….that movie wouldn’t be the same if it had a subtitle.

Still…this sounds cool, and I’m still finding it hard to believe that in just about a year a sequel to Transformers will already be hitting the big screen…..

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June 5, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Photos

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A couple of new photos have been making the round for the latest entry into the Harry Potter movie franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.

I’ll add them here when I get home….for now, head to FirstShowing.net.

A teaser should arrive in a couple weeks with Get Smart….Always great to be in Harry Potter season!  November can’t come soon enough!

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June 1, 2008 at 6:36 pm

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Trailer Watch: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Fueling my disappointment with Indy 4 was the lack of any big trailer debuts….Indy isn’t tracking as high as I thought it would box-office wise, but it is a very big debut and millions are heading to theaters over the holiday weekend, so any studio wanting people to know about their movie would be dumb not to take advantage.

Instead, I was stuck watching a trailer for something called Benjamin Button (something to that effect, anyway) that looked really weird, a trailer for a heavy-drama Australia, and a bunch of really old trailers I’ve been watching for months.

Where’s the Potter trailer, The Mummy 3 trailer, Star Trek, or something else that would have been unexpected….Quantum of Solace, anyone? 

Hopefully in the coming weeks, trailers will start to improve as even more summer blockbusters are released.  I hear the Potter teaser will be in Get Smart, which doesn’t quite make sense, but I’ll still be seeing it anyway because Carell looks hilarious in the role.

Look for updates later this week…I’ll be out of town, but will still be on the prowl for movie news.

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May 24, 2008 at 5:19 pm

Indy 4 Reviews Piling Up

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You know, the one thing I hate about getting all my movie news from blogs is that all the big ones, which is most of them, manage to get press passes to the premieres that happen before it’s officially released.

Then, all the reviews, or even teases of the reviews get posted online….most of the time revealing spoilers, either inadvertenaly or not.

In particular, Movies.com posted a snippet about a news item I’d already read regarding an Indiana Jones 5, but then they casually mention how something might be a spoiler WHEN IT’S NOT a spoiler until they say that.

Here’s a tip…put a spoiler warning BEFORE you’re about to say something about a movie you’ve seen that hasn’t released to the public yet.  It’s just stupid not to.

I’m really embracing my role as a spoiler shield for everyone seeing this movie…aren’t I?

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May 19, 2008 at 11:22 am

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Trailer Musings: The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

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Finally….FINALLY there’s a Mummy 3 trailer up to see. It’s considered a teaser, so there may still be more awaiting in the coming weeks. Considering it comes out in just under 3 months, it is really odd to just start promoting this one now.

The trailer has a good preview of Alex O’Connell, the grown up son from the second film. The humor seems right up my alley, and comparable to the first two. Hopefully, this one doesn’t disappoint. I’m keeping expectations as low as possible, because it’s getting absolutely blasted by everyone…..

Check it out HERE

Via Rob Cohen’s Blog and MSN

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May 16, 2008 at 11:33 am

Indy IV Rumblings….

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Reviews are trickling through for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and for the most part seem to skew to the negative side.

What good could come from this news, you say?  Well, after skimming them to avoid spoilers, I’ve noticed that all the people who went to see this one wanted it to be the next “Raiders”….like it’s the holy grail (no pun intended) of all the Indy films….

The pecking order they have say that Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade was the worst, when I easily rank that one as my favorite, with Raiders a close second, and Temple of Doom a very close third.  By that account, I think I may enjoy this more, because if they hate “Last Crusade”, then they clearly have a different Indy movie taste.

Number 2….they say in at least one review that this could be the “Die Hard 4” of the franchise…Well, considering Die Hard 4 was my favorite of the Die Hards…despite it being taken to a PG-13 rating, which was still not the best idea….I think that I could be in for a treat. I had A LOT of fun at Die Hard 4, and now I’m itching to see Indy 4 and see if this trend continues.

So I say bring on even more negative, whiny reviews…..They just make me realize how much I’ll actually enjoy this one…..

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May 9, 2008 at 1:15 am