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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Terminator: Dark Fate trailer

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The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the Terminator: Dark Fate trailer… After failing to reignite the franchise with 2015’s soft reboot Terminator Genisys, Paramount Pictures is going back to the Terminator well once more this year with the sixth entry in the series, Terminator: Dark Fate. With Linda Hamilton and James Cameron back alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first time since Terminator 2: Judgment Day in what is a direct sequel to the 1991 classic (not to mention the inclusion of Deadpool helmer Tim Miller) there’s been optimism that Dark Fate may finally deliver a follow-up worthy of the first two movies. Well, we got our first look at Dark Fate this week, so is the optimism still there after the release of the first trailer? Or could we be heading for another Rise…
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the It: Chapter Two trailer

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The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the It: Chapter Two trailer… Warner Bros. and New Line Cinema gave us our first look at this year’s hotly-anticipatedIt: Chapter Two this week with the release of a trailer for the follow-up to the hugely-successful 2017 Stephen King adaptation. Here’s what our writing team made of this first glimpse at present day Derry, where the Losers’ Club will reunite for one final battle against It… EJ Moreno: A wonderful way to suck viewers back into the town of Derry and the world of IT. The intro scene is equal parts hilarious and terrifying, which is the true beauty of the story. Also, love that they didn’t overdo Pennywise in this trailer! Make him feel like the shark from Jaws, I want to be scared…
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer

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The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the latest Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer and the post-Endgame MCU possibilities… Marvel Studios and Sony gave us our first glimpse at the post-Avengers: Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of a new trailer for July’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, and here’s what our writing team made of this latest look at the closing chapter of Phase Three of the MCU. Eammon Jacobs: Although I was worried that this might end up being a disappointment after the Endgame spectacle – this trailer restored my faith. Everything from Mysterio and the larger multiverse ramifications, to Peter’s journey overcoming grief. Very excited about this. EJ Moreno: I-I-I don’t know what to really say. It looks cool? Yeah, let’s go with it looks cool. Not sold on…
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer

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The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker… Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 kicked off with a bang yesterday as Lucasfilm unveiled the title and trailer for Star Wars: Episode IX – which, henceforth, shall be known as Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The Star Wars franchise has found itself in uncharted waters lately, with Star Wars: The Last Jedi proving hugely divisive, and Solo: A Star Wars Story failing to perform at the box office. So, with a lot riding on The Rise of Skywalker, Disney and Lucasfilm will certainly have been hoping to hit a home run with this first glimpse at the final chapter of the Skywalker story. Here’s what our writing team made of the trailer (and the title)… Allen Christian:  Looks good, looks like it could put a nice…
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Exclusive Interview – Captain Marvel actress Sharon Blynn

Exclusive Interview – Captain Marvel actress Sharon Blynn

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Tai Freligh interviews Sharon Blynn from Captain Marvel… Sharon Blynn is best known for her key role in Disney’s Captain Marvel, in theaters now. She plays the role of Soren, a Skrull and the wife of Talos, who is played by Ben Mendelsohn. Blynn shared the big screen and showcased her talent alongside award-winning actors such as Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson and Jude Law. The catalyst that began her acting career was her battle with Ovarian cancer which she successfully beat. As a result of her fight, she founded Bald is Beautiful. The organization supports Ovarian Cancer programs and helps bring awareness to the disease. Blynn wanted to create a platform that utilized TV/Film/Print media to redefine social notions of beauty, femininity, and wholeness for women. Her activism has landed…
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The Flickering Myth Reaction to the first Joker trailer

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The Flickering Myth writing team share their thoughts on the first Joker trailer… Yesterday, Warner Bros. Pictures gave us a peak at Joker, releasing a trailer for the upcoming comic book adaptation which sees Joaquin Phoenix becoming the latest actor to do the clown make-up as the iconic DC villain, with director Todd Phillips (The Hangover) set to explore the origins of the character in what is being described as a gritty drama. Here’s what our writers made of this glimpse of the standalone DC movie… EJ Moreno: Holy Oscar Contender, Batman! All I want from my films are a dark and morose tone, and the Joker trailer captures that perfectly. The first DC movie since Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice that is making me foam out the mouth in anticipation as well. Can’t wait…
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Blu-ray Review – Aquaman (2018)

Blu-ray Review – Aquaman (2018)

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Aquaman, 2018. Written and Directed by James Wan. Starring Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Willem Dafoe, Patrick Wilson, Dolph Lundgren, Nicole Kidman, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Ludi Lin, Temuera Morrison, Michael Beach, Randall Park, Graham McTavish, Djimon Hounsou, John Rhys-Davies, Leigh Whannell, Sophia Forrest, Natalie Safran, and Julie Andrews. SYNOPSIS: Arthur Curry, the human-born heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, goes on a quest to prevent a war between the worlds of ocean and land. This is a solid, if not slightly uneven entry into the DC Universe.  I really enjoyed this film for the amazing visuals and interesting storyline.  I felt like Jason Momoa did the role of Aquaman justice in this first solo outing.  The movie has so much going on that you have to watch it multiple times…
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Exclusive – Sherri Chung, composer for Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase

Exclusive – Sherri Chung, composer for Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase

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Tai Freligh interviews Sherri Chung, composer for Nancy Drew and The Hidden Staircase… Sherri Chung is an accomplished composer for film and television. She is most celebrated for crafting the musical world of CW’s fan-favorite series Riverdale, adapted from the beloved Archie Comics by creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and producer Greg Berlanti. She is also known for her work on the score for NBC’s Blindspot. She has two highly-anticipated projects this year with Warner Bros’ Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, produced by Ellen DeGeneres; and CBS’ The Red Line, produced by Ava DuVernay. A long time collaborator with composer Blake Neely, they have worked together on a number of scores, including those for CW’s Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. A documentary short she scored, The Other Side of Home was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars for Best…
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Exclusive Interview with Manifest star Curtiss Cook

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Tai Freligh chats with Manifest star Curtiss Cook… An actor who began his career struggling on Broadway as a single father of three children, Curtiss Cook is now best known for projects including Arbitrage, TheInterpreter and Shutter Island, along with roles in series such as Netflix’s House ofCards, Luke Cage and Narcos. Curtiss can currently be seen on FX’s Mayans M.C., NBC’s Manifest and the second season of Showtime’s The Chi. Curtiss took time out to chat with Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh about his upcoming projects. Talk about your character on Mayans M.C. Hey guys, thank you for the interview! My character on Mayans M.C. is named Larry Bowen, he’s a family man with a wife and two kids living in southern California. He works for the government and is trying to make a difference in this country, for this country and for people of color. He’s learned over the years that one of the…
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Moose Toys launches Fortnite Battle Royale mini-figures

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In partnership with Epic Games, Moose Toys have launched a collection of miniature Fortnite collectible figures with plans to release 100 mini-figures this year.  Moose Toys will be the global partner for Fortnite branded figures 3 inches and under, starting with a new line to be unveiled this fall. The Fortnite Battle Royale Collection will give fans the opportunity to collect a huge roster of characters and miniature scale fort building sets. They held a VIP launch party in December and provided several mini-figs to Flickering Myth to check out… Mark Rein, Epic Games co-founder, commented, “We love the idea of giving fans the chance to build a huge collection of figures and forts at an awesome mini scale!”  Johnny O’Neal, Vice President of Marketing at Moose Toys said, “Fortnite has the coolest characters in gaming, and…
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