Some trailers popped this week that might be of some interest for you kids.
First, we’ve got the trailer for War for Planet of the Apes, the third installment in the franchise.
Without giving too much away, this movie will focus on Caesar and his merry band of apes that are antagonized by an army of humans led by a callous Colonel. The apes suffer mass casualties and inconceivable losses, causing Caesar to go on a personal vision quest of sorts to avenge his fallen brethren. The quest will culminate in a full out war pitting Caesar and the Colonel against each other that will determine the fates for their respective species and the fate of the world. *bum bum buuuuuuuuuuuuum.*
War for the Planet of the Apes is directed by Matt Reeves (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Cloverfield, and Let Me in), stars Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Judy Greer, and Steve Zahn as top billing. Based on the trailer, I’ll give this 4.2/5 Damn Dirty Apes. Would’ve gotten higher if the TITLE OF THE MOVIE WASN’T MENTIONED AS DIALOGUE, WOODY.
Next up, we have a second trailer for Netflix’s Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.
“If you are interested in a story with a happy ending, that story is streaming elsewhere. This story has no happy ending, no happy beginning, and very few happy things in the middle.”
The trailer showcases four novels in the span of two minutes, so I’m pretty keyed up about that. The series looks very similar to the 2004 Jim Carrey movie version, which I adore without shame. This fact has me scaroused as it can go either way, but I’ll retain my optimism. The Netflix series stars Neil Patrick Harris as Count Olaf, Patrick Warburton as Lemony Snicket, as well as a host of other incredible talent too numerous to mention. TheLemony Snicket series will extend over eight episodes and is executive produced by Emmy Award winner Barry Sonnenfeld and Daniel Handler. The premiere date is January 13, 2017. Trailer gets 4.9825/5 Lemons. That is a good thing here, girls and boys.
Finally, this last one is for me, guys. It’s a documentary but before you groan, check out the trailer:
Harry Benson: Shoot First gives us the intimate, behind-the-scenes rise of famed photographer Harry Benson and his career being known as the photographer for the Beatles. He was assigned to cover their inaugural trip to the US in 1964 and soon became their most trusted photographer, capturing some truly beautiful moments of the band. The documentary is a must-see for anyone with even a minute interest in pop culture and politics. His portfolio ranges from Winston Churchill, Muhammad Ali, Greta Garbo, Dr. Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, the elusive Bobby Fischer, and the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy. At 86, Benson has already established himself as a legend, but true to his search of the perfect shot, he has no intention of stopping. Based on the trailer, I give it 4/4 Beatles with a bonus Pete Best 5th Beatle.
The documentary can be found on Apple’s iTunes streaming oh look! TODAY! Rent it now, high five me later.