I love movie reviews! They’re fun, they’re short and they’re easy to share. And over the past few days, a whole pile of new movie reviews arrived and I’m going to share them all at once. Because that is the best strategy.
First up is Werewolves Within, the new werewolf thriller comedy!
This one looks pretty darn funny! It starts Sam Richardson, who is everywhere these days, and Milana Vayntrub, who was going to be the live action Squirrel Girl at one point! So this looks killer. Werewolves Within arrives in theaters on June 25.
Next up is Last Night in Soho, the new Edgar Wright film!
Edgar Wright doing dark and suspense? Sounds doable! I’m a huge Edgar Wright fan, though I’ll admit that I didn’t really like Baby Driver all that much. That’s on me. Last Night in Soho stars Thomasin MacKenzie, who was also in Jo Jo Rabbit, so that’s neat! Plus Ana Taylor-Joy, Matt Smith from Doctor Who and Jessie Mei Li, who I recently saw starring in Shadow and Bone on Netflix. Neat cast! Last Night in Soho comes out in October.
Then we have a trailer for Gunpowder Milkshake, a movie I didn’t really know existed. Seems to be a lady version of John Wick, to an extent.
And it looks great to me! Who doesn’t love Karen Gillen? Plus Lena Headey and Chloe Coleman, the little girl from My Spy? I love the whole cast, from the looks of it, and I love me some action. The title is also pretty fun. Gunpowder Milkshake will come out on July 14.
Next, brand new just this morning, is a trailer for Jungle Cruise! It’s that Disney ride film starring the Rock and Emily Blunt that was supposed to come out last year.
And it still looks fun. An action film set on a boat in a jungle starring the Rock? Seems simple enough. I’m in. Jungle Cruise comes out on July 30.
Lastly we have a new Chris Pratt action film The Tomorrow War.
This looks to be a solid, enjoyable Chris Pratt action film! This might be one of those movies that has too many plot holes, or twists that we can already predict, but we’ll have to watch it to find out! The Tomorrow War comes to Amazon Prime on July 2.
And those are the movies that put out new trailers this week. Fun for us all.
On Sunday, the tentative release date for the Black Adam movie was announced for July 29, 2022. I say “tentative” because movies get delayed all the time. So who knows? But The Rock and all the other cast members have at least started filming. Or they will any day now.
It’s a pretty slow news day today, which is why all I’m posting is a release date announcement. I’m a little surprised that the Black Adam movie is finally getting made. And then I was reminded that The Rock was cast as Black Adam all the way back in 2007!
Come on! That was nearly 14 years ago! That’s insane! What the hell was life even like 14 years ago? I was still a young man! And where have those 14 years gone?! What have I done with my life?
Disney is apparently forging ahead with all of their upcoming movies, including Jungle Cruise with Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt. It’s their latest attempt to turn a theme park ride into a movie franchise…though I don’t think it looks very good.
I dunno. There’s action, sure. There’s comedy, I guess. We’ll probably get some good special effects and performances. But I don’t think this film is going to be another Pirates of the Caribbean. I think we’re looking at another Haunted Mansion.
But I could be wrong! I’ll probably go see it anyway because I get paid to go see movies now! You henchies are listening to my weekly movie review podcast, right? Right?!
Jungle Cruise comes out on July 24.
Dwayne Johnson is an international treasure. Does there exist a more charismatic and enjoyable human being on the planet? Who also has good moral values and a such a big heart? That The Rock has taken over Hollywood is just about the most delightful thing that could happen to Hollywood. And you best believe I’m going to see his new movie Rampage this weekend!
So where could Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson fit in the Marvel Cinematic Universe?
Why not bring together the two best things in Hollywood? Marvel and The Rock! Yes, he’s apparently going to play Black Adam for DC Comics, but it’s not like that movie is in production or anything. And it’s not like he’s going to show up as the villain in the Shazam movie, which is in production. DC is clearly wasting whatever contract they currently have with The Rock! He should jump ship and make a real explosive entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
But who could he play? Which Marvel heroes or villains are bold enough for The Rock? Join me after the jump for some of my ideas!
The Rock just keeps piling on these action movies. Next up is Rampage, based on the classic video game. It looks pretty OK.
I’m sure I played Rampage at least once or twice back in the day, but I can’t imagine too many people have some huge love for the game. This is just another attempt by Hollywood to co-opt a familiar name brand and hope the Rock boosts ticket sales. Maybe he will! But hey, more power to the movie. Maybe it’ll be good.