Friday Roundabout 12/6/19
By Paul Anthony
Welcome to another addition of Roundabout where we talk about stories that may have went under the radar but let’s not waste anytime. Now this week we saw a release of some great movie trailers, we saw the release of the first trailer for Black Widow, which is slated to be in May of 2020, needless to say the trailer was awesome and honestly I wouldn’t release any other trailer, we know the story will take place after Civil War when she is on the run. Next we had a favorite of mine and that was the trailer for Daniel Craig’s final Bond film No Time To Die. Once again it was another good trailer and if this is the end I am looking forward to it. The last Big trailer at least for this week was the latest trailer for Mulan. Now I have yet to watch this trailer but Disney is on good streak and to think this won’t good would be so far from the truth! Wonder Woman 1984 is set to be released Sunday night and this trailer will have my attention, I thought Wonder Woman help DC turn the corner, It raised the bar so I am very excited to see where this sequel goes. Now this week we also saw the first poster for the new Ghostbuster’s film and even a title but when will a trailer be released rumor is sometime next week and as for the title? Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Now remember this whole Justin Timberlake cheating thing, well this week he finally broke his silence about holding hands with another woman other than his wife, well he did apologize in a public statement and blamed it on alcohol and preached that it was innocent and nothing else happened. I believe though I disagree with it holding hands is a no no but if he speaks the truth then his family will remain intact.
When I was younger I use love Jersey shore but then I grew up and they brought the show back in the form of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation which was basically them doing dumb stuff but older now. Snooki revealed today on her podcast that she is retiring from Jersey Shore and won’t be back for season four if there is one. I know most of the highlights from the show had to involve Snooki if she sticks to her word then no doubt the show will take a hit and in this case then that wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Over the past week it was revealed that two judges left the hit show of America’s Got Talent and those two judges were the horrible Gabrielle Union and Juliane Hough left the show due to racism and so forth, rumor is that Union took offense to a joke that Leno told when he was on the show and explain how producers commented her looks as well as Hough’s looks. Are we really that insecure that we can’t take jokes, I guess so. Now with that other claims with Union with racism I hope they turned out to be not true considering the show’s history, in the end though I didn’t think they were good judges, the show made them look good with judging because this season had so much stand out talent. Well there you have it in this week’s Roundabout!
The Reboot and Sequels that got Our Attention
By Paul Anthony
Last Month we saw some big Movie News regarding two franchises and one that is becoming a franchise. Here is why these three films caught our attention, Final Destination is getting rebooted, GhostBusters 3 and Coming to America 2.
Let’s Dive into the reboot of Final destination, This was announced just a few weeks ago in which they officially announced that they would reboot rather then do a sequel. Warners Bros have been playing with this idea since part 5 came out in 2011. The Writing was on the wall for there to be a sixth film. The fifth film Made a decent profit. It grossed 157 million off of a 40 million dollar budget though only 42 million came from the States. Nonetheless the film made money. The numbers for the series have been up and down but each film made money. With the fifth being the highest reviewed film in the series at 62 percent. The series seems to be going strong but yet that was back in 2011 and rebooting a film can be tricking, by the time this film happens it could be ten years, can they recreate the magic or will this just be a waste of time. There is no doubt that this series does have a cult following because the idea was so new but now it is not. If they want to make it work then the film has to be done right and we know that is easier said then done.
In the 80’s and 90’s Eddie Murphy was all over the place, his movies were hits and his stand ups were on fire. Murphy was gold but nowadays he will do anything to keep his name out there. Back in 1988 Murphy starred in the hit comedy film Coming to America. Now new Broke that after thirty years they decided to make a part 2. Certain films shine because stories are a one off thing meaning its better to be one and done and times have changed. Audiences have changed and Murphy isn’t the same. Sure the entire cast is returning but that doesn’t always mean the charm and magic will. Sadly I believe this film won’t recapture the magic like the first film did.
Now the biggest news is the announcement of GhostBusters 3 and no this film won’t be the sequel to the 2016 film, no this is sequel to the first two. This film will have the original cast returning in more then a cameo of a different character, they will be returning as the characters we came to love. This film will act as a passing of the torch film, theam will also feature two boys and two girls learning from the old team. This is what I believe hurt the 2016 film, The women did nothing wriong and was great but it felt like a reboot that we never wanted and with that it underpreformmed and never will get a sequel, The old and new team will hit the theaters in 2020!