Author Archives: MattFromRI

Trailer Alert – War for the Planet of the Apes

HERE. WE. GO

My biggest gripe with these movies is the inconsistent cast (Other than Cesar and his other monkey friends). No one human actor makes it from one movie to the next and it kind of bugs me. I say “kind of”, because other than that I adore these flicks. They are the pinnacle of motion capture performances (fuck Avatar and the blue horse it rode in on) and truly show off what a big studio can do with CGI. 2017 is going to be a WILD year for Sci-Fi movies.

-Matt

Trailer Alert – Spider-Man: Homecoming

The moment the MCU has been waiting for, for so long, is here!

PETER PARKER IS BACK…again. Regardless of the previous Spider-mens shortcomings, we should all be hyped for the first Spider-Man that will be woven into the MCU.

-Matt

Trailer Alert – Transformers The Last Knight

The Last Knight Trailer OUT OF NOWHERE!

All about this movie. ALL about it. I didn’t think I was going to make it after hearing that Shia wasn’t coming back for ‘Age of Extinction’, but Marky Mark turned out to be a suitable replacement in one of my favorite (fight me) franchises going right now. This trailer shows some old faces (from the first 3 movies) and some fresh faces, which is a nice way of tying all of the movies together. Could we maybe see a surprise appearance by Shia in this one? Not likely, unfortunately. But a man can dream.

-Matt

PS – Here’s a trailer breakdown from Nerdist for a closer look.

Trailer Alert – Wonder Woman

GET HYPED PEOPLE. THE AMAZON IS HERE!

GOOSEBUMP CITY. First off, can I move to Themyscira? What’s the cost of living compared to RI? Taxes HAVE to be better. I think this trailer speaks for itself. There’s Nothing I can add that hasn’t already been decocted from this trailer. This movie looks dope. Plain and simple.

PS – I’m just going to call Chris Pine’s character “Captain Kirk”, If that’s ok with everyone. It better fits into the Star Trek fan faction i’m writing.

-Matt

Trailer Alert – Life

Daniel Espinosa, director of Safe House, takes us into outer space for a sci-fi horror/thriller that looks like the spiritual cousin of the Alien franchise.

I’m not sure i’m ready for Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds to share the big screen. How does the hype train not reach ludicrous speeds with a cast like that?! Give me all the space horror/thrillers, and give me them now.

-Matt

Sidenote: Both writers are from Deadpool, and are currently working on Deadpool 2, so look for Ryan Reynolds to steal the show with one-liners.

 

Video Game Trailer Alert – Titanfall 2

Why do video games make the best damn promo videos? Like, I want this to be a movie starring Tom Hardy, yesterday. The music, the visuals, the feels. All great.

I’ve had this bad boy pre-ordered since July. Can’t wait for a single player Titanfall experience.

-Matt

Let’s Talk About Apple’s New Toy

macbookproYesterday, Apple  announced their new line of MacBook Pros. They feature thinner frames, faster processors, better battery life, less (zero) usb ports and a new product Apple calls the Touch Bar. Admittedly not the most clever name for this cool piece of tech, but like most apple product names, it will grow on me. i.e. iPad (Think about how ridiculous that name is).

In simple terms, the Touch Bar is a long, multi-touch surface that adapts to what you’re doing on your MacBook Pro. Using Final Cut? The bar lets you scrub through your timeline for editing. Photoshop has shortcuts, etc, etc. The Touch Bar is sure to make some things we do on MacBooks significantly easier and some things more annoying. Those are the facts. It will be implemented cleverly with 1st party apps, but third part will be hit or miss…in my opinion. But, the Touch Bar isn’t a huge selling point for me. See, I was excited for new MacBook Pros whether or not they had this rumored addition.

apple-fbi-514451372I bought my first MacBook Pro in the summer of 2012. Its a 15″ beauty with 250gb of ssd storage and a BEAUTIFUL Retina display. Before this little bundle of magic, I had a Mac Mini (2006) and a 27″ iMac (2010). All great devices, but nothing compared to my MacBook Pro. This Read the rest of this entry

Trailer Alert – Man Down

I’m ALL about this Shia renaissance we’re going through. With American Honey getting rave reviews and this emotional war story in the chamber, Shia has been on the grind trying to get back to what he does best, acting. Sure, he will probably always be known as a loose cannon, but when he’s putting out work like this, and staying out of negative headlines, you can’t help but cheer him on.

Shia with all the feels in Man down.

Book Release – Stone Dick: The American Superhero

October 26, 2016 – With the final debate coming up, a group of writers known as the Average Nobodies, has released a book about the Super Hero that America and the world needs: Stone Dick: The American Superhero.

The book, Stone Dick: The American Superhero, follows a modern day superhero on his quest to rid America of scum and ISIS with an American spin on things.

Stone Dick brings humor to today’s most pressing lifestyle, political, and American problems while saving the world.

Stone Dick includes cameo appearances by superstars like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Snoop Dogg, Donald Trump and others!

“We’d like to stay anonymous, as we have written the book for Americans by Americans” said King Savage Media, spokesman for the Average Nobodies. “We hope the book will provide people with the humor and hope they need to see America through it’s perils.”

“We wrote this book to be as American as they come,” the Average Nobodies added. “We think it’s a success, and hope you enjoy it as much as we had fun writing it!”

Buy the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Stone-Dick-American-Superhero-Destruction-