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 – Ted Mathot and Marc Sondheimer on Auntie Edna short

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Tai Freligh interviews Ted Mathot and Marc Sondheimer on Auntie Edna short… Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh recently attended a press event at Pixar Studios and had the chance to interview story supervisor Ted Mathot and producer Marc Sondheimer on the Auntie Edna short included with the very popular Incredibles 2 film. He asked Ted and Marc about when the idea for the short came about, Marc’s thoughts on Bao and whether or not these Pixar shorts are a callback to pre-show cartoons, Ted’s first time directing (and being mentored by Brad Bird along the way) and going from his first job on The Ren and Stimpy Show to Pixar. We thank story supervisor Ted Mathot and producer Marc Sondheimer for taking the time to speak with us. Incredibles 2 was released on October 23rd via digital, and is now available…
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Exclusive Interview – Dave and Jessica Torres on Incredibles 2

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Tai Freligh interviews Dave and Jessica Torres on Incredibles 2… Flickering Myth’s Tai Freligh recently attended a press event at Pixar Studios and had the chance to interview animators Dave and Jessica Torres on the very successful Incredibles 2 film.  Dave joined Pixar in 2015 and has worked on films like Finding Dory, Cars 3 and Incredibles 2 and is currently working on Toy Story 4.  Jessica came on board Pixar in 2009 and has worked on such movies as Toy Story 3, Brave, Coco, Inside Out and Incredibles 2. We asked them how they handle animation on later installments of series, how much the technology has changed in the 14 years between Incredibles films, what it’s like to work on their first film together, what opportunities there are for women at Pixar Studios as well as how they met and fell in love. We thank animators…
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