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Zoinks, Scoob! 🐶

New poster and images for CG-animated Scooby-Doo movie Scoob!

“If it weren’t for you meddling kids, I would’ve gotten away with this!”

Scooby-Doo is a cartoon classic. I recall spending hours watching marathons whenever it was on and I’ll have fun trying to guess whodunit. My favorite character was Velma Dinkley.

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Jinkies! Looks like we have another mystery on our hands.

Plans to reboot the beloved film series into an animated film started in 2014. This final trailer is the result:

This movie takes us to the beginning of how Shaggy met Scooby and how they became friends. The trailer itself was alright, but the voices seem a little off. Also, it looks like this story has the curse of the cliché end-of-world plot, too many so-call hip product placement and over the top feminism rubbish. This movie is also intended to appeal to the younger audience because there is nothing new under the sun and every generation needs recycled agendas. 

Scooby and the gang were scheduled to return to the big screen this month, but due to the pandemic concerns, theater doors stayed close and movies were delayed. However, Canadian and American residents got to view the movie for $19.99 via VOD from last Friday. Even if it was released in cinemas as normal, I was skipping this film for our ship has sailed.

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But I’m curious? Do you like Scooby-Doo and who was your favorite character?

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Thoughts on ‘Gretal and Hansel’ trailer

I don’t know what is ‘Gretel and Hansel’, I only know ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and I’ve disliked that story from the first read. I won’t be featuring the trailer for this beautifully shot garbage, but here’s a promotional poster:

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So, the dormant sibling in this is the girl because women are on top now and men suck. Why not just name the movie “Gretel” then? What are we going to have next? The Beanstalk and Jane? The Seven Dwarfs and Snow White? Jill and Jack? Tess Thumb? Come on, Hollywood agendas, this is getting ridiculous now! And to compensate for the name swaps, the girl looks like a boy anyways. 

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It’s like every feminist movie is a horror movie! All I gathered from the trailer were eyes, triangles, witches, demons, and cannibalism. Despite looking beautifully shot, the movie looks boring, slow-paced, and plain stupid. It looks like it leads nowhere and runs around in circles. 

Eh, whaddaya expect from a feminist movie?

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Movies lately have been remixed, rehashed, redefined, and remade to be given that feminine touch (See “Men In Black” & “Ocean’s 11”). It’s lazy, it’s lame, it’s overbearing, it’s tired. I guess this is what happened when the movie was first pitched: 

Hansel and Gretel: *crickets*

Gretel and Hansel: Whoooo!!! Confetti rains from the ceiling and stacks of money are flung in the air by producers because this is genius, brilliant, and so woke! It’s edgy! It’s art! Let’s dance.

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I’ll never understand why movies such as these set out to degrade men when in fact, men and women NEED EACH OTHER (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:21-24).

Meanwhile, the Russians and Chinese are training soldiers…

Meanwhile, there’s this… 

A new Top Gun: Maverick trailer that I have no problem with for the man in charge is male and not female. Bless you, Tom Cruise.

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Trailer Reaction: Maverick is back!✈✈

*Ponders* That banner could’ve undergone some more work and the fonts look a little wonky. Anyways, welcome to Trailer Reaction. To be honest, I’m not into movies as before, but this one trailer is currently trending #1 on YouTube as it was a surprise for Comic-Con after Tom turned up himself to announce it last evening and many people were curious enough to view it 10 million times and counting, topping the other trailers that came out yesterday, so we gone watch it. 

Top Gun: Maverick ✈

0:02 – It’s official!
0:05-7 – The opening of this trailer is already visually appealing.
0:50 – *Gasps* Maverick is not a two-star admiral, but captain after all of these years?! Why hasn’t he moved up the ranks? I see where this storyline is going. He’s been through something that stopped him from getting promoted. I bet it has something to do with all those missions that were deemed impossible, but turned out possible in the end after all!
0:54 – First close-up of TC, and he looks great for 57! I aspire to age like this. He ages like a vintage bottle of Châteauneuf-du-Pape. 🙄 I mean, the cosmetic and makeup help too, but he is aging well. A huge plus is that he actually looks like a seasoned navy captain.
1:04 – YASSS!!
1:08 – SWEET SHOT of Maverick in the cockpit!

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1:17 – The shades!
1:18 – The bike! A beautiful Ninja H2R!!
1:20 – Highway tooo the daanggeerr zooneeee!!! No, wait, take my breath awaaaayyyy!🎤

1:31 – Some random female pilot with the call sign ‘Phoenix’. Whose ashes is she rising from? Goose’s? TC’s? Is she the new top gun?
1:34 – Is that a funeral for Iceman? 🤔
1:37 – Because we don’t know who TC is!
1:43 – SWEET! I bet TC flew all 3 jets at the same time, too! Great shot, though! 👏
2:01 – Not today, Satan! Maverick’s kind (fighter pilot and because machines are taking over) is heading for extinction but not today! I feel as if this particular line is a jab at Hollywood. If you look at the new movies coming out, the men are being replaced by the women. TC is a man’s man and women want to be one, too. Right, Brie? I am actually surprised that Maverick was not turned into a woman of color. Don’t @ me.
2:09 – The F-14 Tomcat is only the most iconic jet!! Also, civilians are not allowed to fly military aircraft and the last time I checked, Tom was a civilian. Also, also, the F-14 is used in the Iranian Air Force today so is Iran going to be an enemy?

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After 33 years, the sequel to Top Gun that no one asked for is here. I certainly didn’t ask for it, but I give this trailer a solid 5. It’s visually appealing, masterfully shot, and no CGI (If I missed it, too bad, for I’m not going back to look at it). I find no fault in this first trailer so kudos to the team. 

I know many fans prefer the ‘Danger Zone’ soundtrack, but ‘Take My Breath Away’ for me is one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all time. Also, I noticed that the Taiwanese and Japanese flags on Maverick’s jacket have been replaced with China. Where China and Iran are concerned, this brings to mind the 200-million-man army that will counterattack the Beast power (Revelation 9:13-21).

This movie will be out in cinemas in the summer of 2020 be it God’s willing. I’ve had my fair share of movies and TC over the years, so I’ll be skipping it. This movie is also sponsored by the US Navy and had production say “no real aircraft are being used in the filming of this movie” Tom was not doing it. When it comes to military propaganda films, nothing beats Top Gun. Tom looks fantastic in uniform and is a walking commercial for the US military. After the first movie came out, the number of young men who joined the US Navy wanting to be Naval Aviators went up by 500 percent. Can you hear the patriotic chants of “USA! USA!” in 2020?

“The end is inevitable, Maverick. Your kind is heading for extinction”.

“Maybe so sir… but not today.”

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After this trailer, I am pretty much afraid to watch the other trailers YouTube recommended which include Cats so I’ll leave those for next time for I don’t think I’m going to watch a better trailer than this for the rest of the year… and that’s putting it nicely. After all, there is literally nothing new under the sun. 🌞

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Tom Cruise flies high in the first trailer for ‘American Made’

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#Guns #Drugs #MoneyLaundering

STORYLINE: A pilot lands work for the CIA and as a drug runner in the south during the 1980s.

The trailer for American Made is here and I am rightly excited! I love a man in uniform. I love Tom Cruise in uniform. 🙂

“This is your captain speaking.”

In the first trailer for the movie that I’ve been anticipating since 2015, we see TC as American smuggler Barry Seal crash landing a small plane full of cocaine in a suburban neighborhood. He gets out of the plane covered in cocaine and starts handing out cash to a young boy and his sister in exchange for the boy’s bike and their silence. 

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The weight gain is obvious in the face. Haha!

In another scene, his wife tells him that there are bills blowing around in the back yard to which Seal replies, “I’ll rake it up in the morning.” I laughed so hard! Sarah Wright plays Lucy Seal and her chemistry is on par with Tom’s.

A Southern TC? Yes, ma’am! Although some people thinks that he is too handsome for the role. *sighs* You can’t please everyone. I don’t go to the movies for TC’s good looks, I go for his acting chops. Just ignore the nice looking man on the screen and try to get in his acting, yes?

However, I am wondering how they’re going to portray Seal being gunned down. This might be Oscar bait for TC as well, but I won’t hold my breath because… Hollywood.

The movie will hit the big screen on September 29th and it also stars Domhnall Gleeson.

It looks promising, it looks better than The Mummy, I am ready to see this, take my money already!

This movie was directed by Doug Liman who also directed Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow.

Watch TC as a risky drug-peddling pilot in the trailer below: