Nothing about the trailers for this movie doesn't make it look like it's going to be the craziest movie ever. Or maybe it wouldn't seem that weird if it had another title, but considering this is still ostensibly a movie based on the classic board game—which we don't remember involving alien invasion in any prominent way, though then again it has been a few years—it just seems like the most wackiest. Not to mention that the cast—involving Brooklyn Decker, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson and both Landry and Tim Riggins from Friday Night Lights—seem to be assembled by Real World "one of each"-type logic.
Oh yeah, and Rihanna's in there too. We haven't seen her much in the trailers those far, but she's the fourth actor listed in the show's cast on Wikipedia (beating out Neeson and Landry!) so presumably her character's a big deal. The latest trailer for the movie contains a record amount of Rihanna—three whole shots, including a dripping wet (but fully clothed—this isn't a music video) Rihanna dramatically turning around in slo-mo, nervously shifting her eyes during an Battleship all-hands-on-deck meeting, and wearing a headset while working on something. During the last one she even gets to say a word, and a word that we imagine to be fairly integral to the Battleship The Movie experience: "BOOM."
We're rooting for Battleship, if for no other reason than we hope that Riggins get a nice bounce-back after the disappointing John Carter. Texas Forever, Timmy Boy.
The classic He-Man meme video stands the test of time as an iconic example of queer-coded art.
In December of 2005, Brokeback Mountain shifted queer-coded cinema into the mainstream.
Prior to 2005, "New Queer Cinema"––a term coined by film scholar B. Ruby Rich in Sight & Sound to define the queer-themed independent film movement, which focused on rejecting heteronormativity and concentrated on LGBTQ protagonists––existed on the fringe of the film world. It's worth noting that while the movement primarily refers to the boom in independent LGBTQ films from 1992 onwards, queer cinema existed for many years prior, albeit without a proper name. But regardless of nomenclature, New Queer Cinema was typically designated for niche audiences, relegated to arthouse showings at best.
There's a big problem with the trailer for Morbius, Sony's upcoming Marvel outing that is definitely not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe even though it has Michael Keaton reprising his role as Vulture (please let us keep our license, Disney!).
See if you can spot it.
MORBIUS - Teaser Trailer www.youtube.com
If you answered, "Sampling Beethoven's 'Für Elise' to line up with blue-tinted action shots is the absolute lowest effort, brain-dead attempt to signify 'gothic vampire movie' in the entire history of movie trailers," you're correct, but that's still not the biggest problem with Morbius. No, the biggest problem is that Morbius is played by Jared Leto.