It was only a couple of months ago when we last discussed the upcoming Stephen King mini-series “The Stand”. This will air episodically over on the CBS All Access streaming service and if you missed the dramatic trailer please click HERE for some quick background. It really looks good and below you will find the poster, premise and ensemble casting. Don’t worry I will close out with some editorial for good measure since you expect me to.
The Stand is described as “King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the nefarious ‘Dark Man.’ Continue reading Now Streaming: “The Stand” on CBS All Access (12/17/2020)→
It’s without question that the streaming services have been kicking it up a notch with the content they are offering their subscribers which during a global pandemic is a very, very good thing. CBS All Access has just released the official trailer for their upcoming mini-series with Stephen King’s “The Stand”. Let’s take a look at this down below along with some premise, a promotional visual and the ensemble cast.
The Stand is described as “King’s apocalyptic vision of a world decimated by plague and embroiled in an elemental struggle between good and evil. The fate of mankind rests on the frail shoulders of the 108-year-old Mother Abagail and a handful of survivors. Their worst nightmares are embodied by a man with a lethal smile and unspeakable powers: Randall Flagg, the nefarious ‘Dark Man.’ Continue reading CBS All Access Presents “The Stand” Official Trailer→
So a lot has happened since the teaser trailer for “The New Mutants” first came to our collective attention back in October 2017. Yes my friends, its been that long so let’s recap for any of those who are not up to speed. First up, this film was supposed to come before “Dark Phoenix” to the best of my knowledge but it didn’t. Then Disney would end up purchasing 20th Century Fox Studios (discussed HERE) and that returned the whole group of X-Men, Fantastic Four and assorted other connected characters to the eventual control of Marvel Studio. Insert sigh of relief here. The original trailer for the film left many for want (see for yourself HERE) and it was reported that test screenings did not go well. Then “Dark Phoenix” came out and was a bomb and shortly after that, Disney and Marvel Studios released “Avengers: Endgame” which became the highest grossing movie of all time (discussed HERE). Most of us wondered if this film would see the light of day and well, it looks like it will and a brand-new trailer is here to see some two years after the first one. Let’s look.
Though a lot of us fans out there wish that the X-Men family of characters were back in the hands of Marvel Studios, one has to agree that the people at 20th Century Fox have succeeded without a doubt with the films “Deadpool” and “Logan”. Each of those were rated “R” and pulled out all the stops that one would expect in such a film and heck, even “X-Men: Age Of Apocalypse” was not too bad. The next film in the franchise comes with “The New Mutants” and the first trailer was released a few days ago. Check it out.
The Premise: Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves. (thanks Wiki)
Anya Taylor-Joy as Illyana Rasputin/Magik
Maisie Williams as Rahne Sinclair/Wolfsbane
Charlie Heaton as Sam Guthrie/Cannonball
Henry Zaga as Roberto da Costa/Sunspot
Blu Hunt as Danielle Moonstar/Mirage
Alice Braga as Cecilia Reyes
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Though I’m not sure about how much I like the idea of “The New Mutants” being a bit of a Horror film, I am surprisingly intrigued about their taking this route. I enjoyed the original cast of characters in the comic book that I purchased so very long ago and think that it will be cool to see them fleshed out on the big screen. Fox did a pretty great job with “Logan” and if you have not seen that one yet I say get to purchasing the DVD release, or the Blu-ray since that is what we did. This film comes out in April of 2018 so I am thinking that a longer and more in-depth trailer will be coming eventually. When that happens you can count on my sharing it here. Until then you can let me know what you think about this one down below.