Welcome to Deja News, the every Monday article where I talk about the news you already know about, and if you don’t know about it, you’re welcome.
Well, it’s the first Monday of the month which means it’s time for a little Deja Views, a monthly segment where I pick three movies that are coming out and I give my quick opinion on them.
Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle releases September 22. I missed out on the first Kingsman movie, but from everything I’ve seen in the trailers so far, I’m definitely going to have to go back and watch the first one. If you’ve somehow missed out on the trailer for this let me give you just a few of the highlights. There’s a guy with a light saber lasso, unbelievable car chases, from the looks of things, Channing Tatum is a cowboy, and Halle Berry is… well, she’s there. I’m sure she’ll do something cool too though, don’t worry.
With such movies like Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream, and The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky has become one of my favorite directors. So it’s no wonder why I’m so excited for his next film, Mother. Releasing September 15, Mother looks to bring Aronofsky back to his roots, making movies that will leave you utterly disturbed. At first, while watching the trailer for this film I was worried that it showed off too much, but by the end I realized it did what so many trailers try but ultimately fail to do. It kept me wanting to see more. No matter how much they showed me, I never once felt like things were being spoiled. With an all-star cast of Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris, and Michelle Pfeiffer, Mother looks to have all the making of an all-time classic.
Coming out September 8, it’s Stephen King’s IT. For the record, I absolutely loved IT as a kid. I remember my dad having that big double VHS box of the 90’s TV movie. I must have watched it 100 times. So when they announced an IT reboot I was very nervous. The first few images released didn’t help matters either. Everything I was seeing just didn’t feel right. That was until we started getting the most recent trailers. While I’m not in love with everything I’m seeing, overall I think the movie is going to deliver. If doesn’t, at least I’ll have something to write about.
That’s it for Deja Views but don’t worry, even though (in my opinion) it was a slow news week, there is one story that I couldn’t let slide by. Last week I brought up the disaster that is Warner Brothers and their DC Cinematic Universe. One of the stories in particular that I brought up, a stand alone Joker movie NOT staring Jared Leto. Well, more information is slowly starting creep out. And before I tell you this, remember that WB is still planning on making a different Joker movie staring Jared Leto.
The man rumored to be staring in the origins Joker movie is… Leonardo DiCaprio. WHAT?! Don’t get me wrong, I love DiCaprio. He’s easily one my favorite actors of all time, but I just don’t understand the move. Granted nothing is set in stone and everything is just rumors at this point, but if they can get Leo, why not just reboot the character? Like I’ve said before, I liked Leto’s version the Joker. He’s one of the only good things about Suicide Squad. It’s obvious though that WB doesn’t care for him.
It really does leave me stunned reading all of the news coming out of DC and Warner Brothers. I’m having flashbacks to when Sony was in complete control of Spider-man. I’m not sure how many remember but before Amazing Spider-man 2 disappointed at the box office, Sony was planning an Aunt May stand alone movie. WHAT?! At this point all I can do is hope that this film either falls through completely or DC/Warner Brothers decides to reboot the character entirely. At this point, it’s the only way I see things working out.
Well, this has been another week of Deja News. What movies coming out this month are you most excited for? And Leo as The Joker, great idea or complete disaster? No matter what you think, leave your comments down below, either on the site or back on the facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ThinksofaThoughter/ I’m always interested in keeping the conversation going, and I can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks.