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‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer: The Journey of an Unlikely Hero Begins

Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Though Han Solo may have perished at the hands of his son in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that’s not stopping Lucasfilm from bringing the character back to the big screen to tell the story of how the scoundrel came to be one of the most notorious smuggler’s in the galaxy.

A new Solo: A Star Wars Story trailer has arrived ahead of the film’s forthcoming debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and it shows off tons of new footage from the origin story that stars Alden Ehrenreich in the role originated by Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope back in 1977. Does he have what it takes to strap into the Millennium Falcon and make fans believe in this movie? Find out for yourself below.

Watch the Solo: A Star Wars Story Trailer

Solo: A Star Wars Story will take fans to locations they’ve never been before on the big screen, including Han Solo’s home planet of Corelia, as well as a new planet called Vandor, which is where the big train heist will be taking place. Plus, let’s not forget that we’ll finally get to see what that Kessel Run is all about and how Han Solo completed it in less than 12 parsecs in the clean, sleek Millennium Falcon that we’re not quite used to seeing yet.

As for the story, it revolves around that aforementioned train called The Conveyex that we’re seeing in the trailers. This is actually the first job that Han Solo will pull as a smuggler, and it will allow him to put his famous pilot skills to the test after the Imperial Academy threw him out on the streets for having a problem with authority. But he’ll also have to deal with the threat of a mysterious villain named Enfys Nest.

Meanwhile, we’ll also see Han Solo meet his future co-pilot Chewbacca for the first time, and they’ll spend some time with a young Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover), who will somehow lose the Millennium Falcon to Solo in the process. Fans have been skeptical as to whether we need to see all these events played out on the big screen, but Rian Johnson threw his support behind the movie a little while back, so maybe that’s a good sign (at least for those who didn’t hate The Last Jedi).

Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard after the exit of directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller. The film also stars Game of ThronesEmilia Clarke as the resident femme fatale Qui’ra, Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Lando Calrissian’s droid sidekick L3-37, Thandie Newton as a tough gal named Val and Woody Harelson as Solo’s mentor Tobias Beckett.

Here is the official synopsis for Solo: A Star Wars Story:

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

 Solo: A Star Wars story hits theaters on on May 25, 2018.

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‘Empire Records’ Musical Being Developed For Broadway

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You might soon be celebrating Rex Manning Day on Broadway. Empire Records, the cult comedy that some people really love, is being developed as a musical with hopes of a Broadway run in 2020. There’s only one question: will GWAR recreate their cameo for Broadway?

The 1995 comedy Empire Records is set in a record store, so it makes a certain sense to re-develop the story as a musical. And that’s just what original Empire Records writer Carol Heikkinen is doing, along with Broadway by producer Bill Weiner, with new music and lyrics by Zoe Sarnak.

The Empire Records musical will retell the tale of a day in the life of bored record store clerks as they struggle with their various problems. “The movie was really about a family that formed among these minimum-wage record clerks,” says Carol Heikkinen. “There’s a lot of nostalgia now for those old record stores where you could go and talk to people who loved the same music you loved, and discover new bands.”

Sarnak adds:

“I first saw Empire Records when my older sister brought it home on VHS – I remember sneaking into the TV room while she was watching it with her friends. Over the years, I watched it again and again because that cast – those characters – were my idea of the coolest misfits. Teenagers who loved music as much as I did, and still do. The film’s music so iconically captured the sound of that decade – a sound that has indelibly shaped my own aesthetic.”

I’m assuming the Empire Records musical will get a lot of mileage out of the very ’90s nostalgia of the story. Empire Records is a very ’90s movie, loaded with flannel, acid wash and clogs. I must confess I missed the boat on Empire Records. While I was the right age to get swept up in the film, I never took to it the way most of my peers did. The film underperformed at the box office, only to find a new audience on home video.

“I am beyond thrilled to bring this iconic film to the Broadway stage,” producer Weiner added. “As a film, Empire Records captured the hearts of millions of Americans, and I am so excited for Carol’s words and vision to be brought together with Zoe’s incredible music and lyrics. They both have such a passion for the story and its time.”

Empire Records Trailer

Empire Records starred Rory Cochrane, Johnny Whitworth, Robin Tunney, Renée Zellweger and Liv Tyler as disaffected youths working at independent record store Empire Records, managed by Anthony LaPaglia. The record store runs into financial difficulties, and the staff has to scramble to save Empire Records before all is lost. Here’s the full synopsis.

Joe (Anthony LaPaglia) runs Empire Records, an independent Delaware store that employs a tight-knit group of music-savvy youths. Hearing that the shop may be sold to a big chain, slacker employee Lucas (Rory Cochrane) bets a chunk of the store’s money, hoping to get a big return. When this plan fails, Empire Records falls into serious trouble, and the various other clerks, including lovely Corey (Liv Tyler) and gloomy Deb (Robin Tunney), must deal with the problem, among many other issues.

If Empire Records does head to Broadway, it’ll just be the latest in a long-line of films that find their way to the stage. Tina Fey’s Mean Girls recently leapt from film to Broadway, and Disney just brought their animated hit Frozen to Broadway as well. 

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‘Fast and Furious’ Ride Photos Invite You to Join the Family In Orlando

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If you want even more from the turbo-charged universe of the Fast and Furious franchise, you’re in luck. Universal is putting together a huge Fast and Furious ride that will immerse you into the high-octane, family-driven world of the films. Check out some Fast and Furious ride photos below that give you a glimpse of what to expect.

The Fast and Furious ride, Fast and Furious Supercharged, will be opening at Universal Orlando soon, unleashing all sorts of fast-paced amusement park action. Be warned, though: only family, not friends, can board this ride (note: this probably isn’t true). A new set of photos from the Fast and Furious ride have arrived (via the Universal Orlando blog), so you can gaze upon them and dream of one day waiting in a very long line to see this stuff in person.

Fast and Furious Ride Photos

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Here’s the exterior of the ride, which has the car of Vin Diesel‘s character Dom sitting outside.

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Here’s the “War Room”, which sets you up for the ride’s mission. Heed that warning, folks: don’t screw up.

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Here’s a truck! It’s gray! That’s all I’ve got here, folks!

Here are some cars. I’m guessing they’re both fast and also furious vehicles.

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Behold: some gears. and other various tools. Pretty exciting!

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Finally, here’s a logo for Fast and Furious that I’d consider getting tattooed on my bicep if I were a bigger fan.

Concept Art

In addition to the photos, here’s some concept art for the Fast and Furious ride via the Universal Orlando site.

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Here, people stand around looking at a photo of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with his mouth open. Perhaps he’s talking about his beef with Vin Diesel.

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Then a gentleman in camo pants shows everyone a photo of Jordana Brewster. This ride has everything!

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In this drawing, many people in shorts check out a workshop. Perhaps shorts are a requirement for this ride?

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Here’s a cool, dark alley. And a car with smoke coming out of the front. I’m sure you can fill in the blanks from there.

The Fast and Furious Supercharged ride will be opening in Universal Orlando in spring 2018.

Fast and Furious Ride Trailer

Join the Fast & Furious family for a full-throttle, high-octane experience where you’ll be immersed in heart-pounding action alongside Dom, Letty, Hobbs and the rest of the crew. You’ll meet up with the team and check out iconic vehicles and memorable locations from the films. Just as the party is getting started an enemy infiltrates your location and a wild chase ensues. You’ll have to keep up with this unbreakable family as they help you escape from danger on this thrilling new ride, coming Spring 2018.

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‘Yellow Submarine’ is Sailing Back to Theaters for Its 50th Anniversary

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It’s The Beatles‘ yellow submarine, we’re all just living in it.

The British rock band’s classic 1968 animated film Yellow Submarine is getting a re-release in theaters across the U.S., in celebration of its 50th anniversary. It’s probably the closest thing we’ll get to a Beatles reunion, so get ready to buy your tickets now.

Released in 1968, Yellow Submarine has become the epoch of pop art experimentation, blending together surreal animation with beloved Beatles pop songs.

Now, Abramorama, Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group are teaming up to give the classic animated film a theatrical re-release for its 50th anniversary, according to ComingSoon.NetYellow Submarine is receiving a 4K digital resolution restoration by Triage Motion Picture Services, while Universal Music Group’s Abbey Road Studios is remixing the film’s songs and score in 5.1 stereo surround sound. And the delicate hand-drawn animation has been restored meticulously by hand, frame by frame.

Yellow Submarine Re-release Trailer

Yellow Submarine is a trippy, surreal pop art masterpiece that was initially released when the Beatles were at their peak. Named after one of their most famous songs, “Yellow Submarine,” the part animated, part live-action film follows the fantastical story of the music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland, a paradise by the sea. When Pepperland is attacked, the Beatles must band together to save their musical paradise. Naturally, it’s all set to the tunes of the Fab Four’s most beloved releases, including “Eleanor Rigby,” “When I’m Sixty-Four,” “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds,” “All You Need Is Love,” and “It’s All Too Much.”

Richard Abramowitz, CEO of Abramorama said of the re-release:

“We’re thrilled to have the privilege of bringing ‘Yellow Submarine’ back to the big screen so that 3 generations of happy Beatles fans can enjoy the ground-breaking animation and classic tunes and that have long been part of our collective cultural DNA.”

The theatrical re-release will take place in theaters across the U.S. Information on local screenings can be found by clicking here.

The music-loving inhabitants of Pepperland are under siege by the Blue Meanies, a nasty group of music-hating creatures. The Lord Mayor of Pepperland (Dick Emery) dispatches sailor Old Fred (Lance Percival) to Liverpool, England, where he is to recruit the help of the Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr). The sympathetic Beatles ride a yellow submarine to the occupied Pepperland, where the Blue Meanies have no chance against the Fab Four’s groovy tunes.

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Chadwick Boseman Wins Black Jeopardy as T’Challa on a Disappointing ‘Saturday Night Live’

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Whenever anyone says Saturday Night Live isn’t funny anymore, it’s because they tuned in on a night when the writers and cast didn’t come together for a good episode, and they used that as a judgment for the entire series. And anyone who tuned into this weekend’s episode with Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman hosting for the first time certainly got fuel for that misguided fire.

Chadwick Boseman did a decent enough job hosting the show, but overall this was a supremely disappointing episode, especially in the second half after Weekend Update. After that, the show completely went off the rails and could barely muster a chuckle in some of the worst sketches I’ve seen in a long time. So where did SNL go wrong this weekend? Find out as we recap the best and worst sketches in the Chadwick Boseman hosted Saturday Night Live.

The Best

Black Jeopardy – It’s so great that SNL has found another successful recurring Jeopardy sketch after their wildly successful Celebrity Jeopardy run when Will Ferrell was still on the show. Even better is that it allows for some great racial material to shine at SNL. In this case, incorporating Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, who is a little out of touch with black culture in the United States, was a nice touch that made this another great installment of the recurring sketch.

Nike Women’s Ad – Commercial parodies are consistently the strongest part of SNL, and this one is no exception. Selling Nike workout pants in the manner in which they’re most predominantly used (as pajamas and couch clothes), but in the same intense way that they sell the rest of their athletic gear? Brilliant.

The Game of Life: DACA Edition – Even though SNL’s political satire has been lacking for the most part this season, every now and then they still find a great way to offer up some commentary on relevant matters. In this case, the game of Life gets some dark twists and turns as it makes immigrants go through a terrible bureaucratic process designed to work against them. Plus, I love the joke at the end about the game not fitting in the box.

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The Average

Aidy B and Cardi B – Anytime Aidy Bryant gets to act super sassy and gets in people’s faces, I just love it. Maybe it’s because she usually plays characters who are more reserved and adorable that she gets so much mileage out of it, but this particular instance is pretty great. Also, I’m not super familiar with Cardi B, but the way she kindly brushes off Aidy Bryant at the end was amusing.

Medical Breakthrough – The gag of this sketch is a simple one, but Mikey Day’s perfect reactions to hearing news about how his penis is going to be completely destroyed by birthing a baby through his urethra makes it fairly entertaining. However, there’s something strange and stilted about Chadwick Boseman’s delivery. He’s not to adept at performing and reading cue cards, but even the voice he’s putting on feels like a struggle for him.

Wakanda Forever – This sketch was just on the cusp of being bad. The pacing is off and it unfolds in an awkward way. But the idea of negotiating who can do the Wakanda Forever salute and when is a funny concept. Chadwick Boseaman appearing as a kooky sort of character was an amusing touch too, but it still didn’t help the sketch overall to be better.

The Worst

Donald Trump Baltic States – Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump has run its course. It’s gotten to the point that the inappropriate things he says on SNL don’t even feel out of character for him. This is barely a caricature, and it’s just not funny anymore. Not even the rest of the cast doing some goofy Baltic accents can make it work.

Magic Mirror – The set-up for this sketch seemed like it would be a funny one, but then I have no idea what is going on here. At first, the prospect of Chadwick Boseman appearing in this sketch as R. Kelly for no reason was funny. But then it never went anywhere or did anything except be inexplicably ridiculous. It just makes no sense, and not in a way that absurdity can be funny.

Restaurant Complaint – First of all, I don’t know how this sketch wasn’t in the 10-to-1 spot when the weirdest sketches usually get placed. Second of all, how on Earth is shit supposed to be funny? What is Chadwick Boseman doing with his voice? Why do these people look like they’re from the 1990s? It’s weird with no explanation as to why, and worst of all, it’s not funny.

Warehouse Fire – It might be getting redundant, but just what the hell is going on in this sketch? Nothing about it feels natural, especially Chadwick Boseman’s delivery. Perhaps a more seasoned comedic actor could have made this work, but it feels like he’s reading this sketch for the first time. Furthermore, all the blocking and technical aspects of the sketch feel like they’re off too. This is easily one of the worst sketches I’ve seen in recent memory.

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Weekend Update

At the very least, Colin Jost and Michael Che were mostly on top of their game. The one-liners recapping the week’s headlines were top notch and skewered Donald Trump better than the cold open sketch did. That’s really how Donald Trump should be approached from now on since any sketch with him appearing as a character has consistently been underwhelming.

Mark Zuckerberg on Cambridge Analytica – Alex Moffat does some great things on Weekend Update and I’m torn on whether this will be one of them. He’s not exactly doing a great impression of Mark Zuckerberg, but he still does some funny things here, especially that high-ptiched scream laugh, but otherwise, it’s nothing to write home about.

Angel on the Royal Wedding – I’m not entirely sure why this character by Heidi Gardner is a recurring one on Weekend Update. Her performance in this role is great, and she nails the tropes of every wife in a boxing movie, but using the character in this way feels contrived and takes away from the humor of it. It’s not that this instance was unfunny, it just felt forced. There has to be a better way to utilize such a great character.

The Host

Chadwick Boseman has plenty of charisma to spare, but it appears that comedy (especially live) may not be one of his strong suits. Boseman certainly did his best on the show, but he couldn’t help but feel consistently unnatural while reading cue cards, which made the timing of some jokes fall flat. Plus, it also messed with the pacing of several sketches. But the strangest thing is that Boseman seems to have trouble doing different voices, occasionally even drifting into his Wakandan accent throughout the evening.

The MVP

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Aidy Bryant – No one really had a great show this weekend, but Aidy Bryant certainly came close. She’s hilarious in the Nike advertisement parody, and even though the sketch as hole wasn’t downright hilarious, Bryant is fantastic in her team-up with Cardi B. It’s just a shame the episode overall wasn’t better to give her more to do this time.

The Final Word

This episode was supremely disappointing. Not only did it waste Chadwick Boseman, but it was a huge missed opportunity for the writers and cast of SNL to show off to everyone who was tuning in simply because Chadwick Boseman was hosting after the success of Black Panther. Instead of bringing in new viewers who might reconsider the fact that SNL is still funny, and usually consistently so, this episode serves as fuel for general audiences to void tuning in because they think every episode is going to be like this.

Anyway, here’s hoping the cast and crew return to form when their old friend John Mulaney hosts on April 14.

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‘Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance’ Trailer: Lifetime Cashes in on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Upcoming Nuptials

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Nothing spells love like a Lifetime movie looking to cash in on your upcoming wedding. Harry and Megan: A Royal Romance is the latest Lifetime movie adaptation about love, beauty, and rich royalty.

Don’t scoff, you know you’re going to watch it.

Harry and Meghan A Royal Romance Trailer

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It was a love story right out of a Lifetime movie: handsome, partyboy prince meets a beautiful American commoner. Soon, they embark on a whirlwind romance of overnight tripstop-secret dates, and shocking public kisses, he ignoring the conservative British public’s disdain for an American divorcée and she stepping back from her career in acting.

Before you know it, it’s wedding bells for Meghan and Prince Harry. Which naturally means an actual Lifetime movie was soon to follow. After their first romantic TV movie about the unprecedented courtship of Prince William and Kate Middleton did gangbusters for Lifetime’s ratings, every middle-aged mother’s favorite channel is premiering Harry and Meghan: A Royal RomanceParisa Fitz-Henley and Murray Fraser play the rosy-cheeked Lifetime versions of Meghan and Harry, in the TV movie that follows them meeting, falling in love, and buying giraffes for each other. They make each other happy — but is that enough?

“She’s American. She’s divorced—are you ready for this?” Laura Mitchell’s Kate Middleton asks Harry.

“She makes me happy, so to hell with tradition!” Harry dramatically responds.

Only on…Lifetime.

This Lifetime movie actually brings things full circle for Markle, who played her fair share of love interest in two romantic TV movies. She starred as the career journalist who accidentally stumbles on a story — and love — in the Hallmark Channel’s When Sparks Fly in 2014, then played a successful businesswoman in everything but love in 2016’s The Dater’s Handbook.

Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance also stars Burgess Abernethy as Prince William and Steve Coulter as Prince Charles. It premieres just in time for the actual wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19.

Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance premieres on Lifetime on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Meghan and Harry meet after being set up by friends. They keep their initial courtship a secret before going public and dealing with the intense media attention.

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John Krasinski and Emily Blunt Don’t Mind Missing Out on the MCU

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Married couple John Krasinski and Emily Blunt can currently be seen together in the creepy A Quiet Place, but in an alternate dimension, both would be appearing together in Avengers: Infinity War later this month. Both actors nearly joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the past, but lost out on their respective roles. Recently, the actors revealed they’re not bothered by their missed Marvel opportunities. More on John Krasinski and Emily Blunt in the MCU below.

In some alternate universe, Emily Blunt is the MCU’s Black Widow, and her husband John Krasinski is Captain America. I’m pretty happy with Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans in those roles, respectively, but I can’t help but wonder, “What if?” What if Gulliver’s Travels hadn’t kept Blunt from taking the Black Widow part, and what if Krasinski had beat out Evans to take up Captain America’s shield? We’ll never know the answers to these hypotheticals, but it’s fun to wonder.

Krasinski and Blunt, however, seem perfectly happy to have not found their way into the MCU. Yahoo Movies spoke to the duo about their missed MCU opportunities, and both seemed pretty chill about the whole thing. For Blunt’s part, she said not being in the MCU has enabled her to take other projects she’s really enjoyed:

“I don’t think I would have been able to do a lot of projects that I’ve loved doing. I think that was a nerve-wracking prospect for me to not be able to choose, and the choices I have are often all I have, so you can’t really plan for anything else. You can’t predict what’s going to happen, what’s going to catch fire and what’s not, so if I make the choice for me, and not because I’m contracted I think that’s an exciting prospect.”

Krasinski agreed, and added that if he were part of the MCU, he probably never would’ve had the chance to make A Quiet Place:

“I think A Quiet Place definitely wouldn’t exist. There are benefits, and Chris Evans seems to be having a wonderful time. I love Chris, I’ve been a friend of his for a while. Those movies are so much fun and I love watching them, I tell him I’m first in line to see his new movies. It’s that zen thing of let life take you where it may and I never would have been here if I had gotten Captain America. I never thought about that, you just broke my brain.”

Signing up for the MCU is clearly a commitment. Joaquin Phoenix reportedly turned down the role of Doctor Strange because he just didn’t like the idea of being attached for multiple movies. So I can certainly see the point of the argument that Krasinski and Blunt would’ve been unable to do several other projects had they ended up in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. And perhaps it’s all for the best. Blunt has forged her own path, with Edge of Tomorrow turning her into a bonafide ass-kicker. And A Quiet Place is earning Krasinski rave reviews, proving that maybe it was his fate to become a horror filmmaker all along.

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Theme Park Bits: ‘Jurassic Park’ Night at Universal, Working Mech Coming to Pandora: The World of ‘Avatar’

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Stranger Things fans, now’s the time to mobilize to bring David Harbour to Halloween Horror Nights.
  • The 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park has inspired a special two-night event at Universal Orlando.
  • Dinosaurs evolved from birds so that gives Donald Duck license to invade Dinoland USA.
  • Street entertainment at Pandora – The World of Avatar is about to get a whole lot cooler.
  • See the new Pixar monorail designs for Disneyland Resort.
  • And more!

It may have started out in jest, but the Orlando Informer now has a full-on retweet campaign going to get actor David Harbour to run the Stranger Things maze with them at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights later this year. We’ve got more details on the maze here and if you want to do your part to help make an appearance from Harbour happen, all you need to do is retweet this reply from the actor himself. As of right now, the retweets fall far short of his projected goal of 300,000, but it’s early yet, folks.

It’s actually been a busy week for Universal news. We’ve now got our first look at some of the movie-authentic vehicles in the Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction, perhaps indicating that the ride is getting very close to opening now. There’s also a 25th-anniversary Jurassic Park event coming to the resort.

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Surfside Inn and Suites and Dockside Inn and Suites are the names of the two new hotels coming to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. A rooftop bar with spectacular views of Volcano Bay’s Krakatau and downtown Orlando marks Universal’s Aventura Hotel, which is set to open in August.

Inside Universal reports that the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Islands of Adventure is now running in 4K-HD.

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From April 9 to May 7, FastPasses will not be available for the Toy Story Mania! ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is to allow for construction on a brand new entrance for the ride in Toy Story Land.

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If you can’t make it to this year’s Cannes Film Festival for the worldwide premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, maybe the next best thing would be to celebrate the movie’s release at Hollywood Studios. Star Wars: Galactic Nights is scheduled to close out the movie’s opening weekend on May 27 and Joonas Suotamo, the actor who took over the role of Chewbacca from Peter Mayhew, will be there.

Even if you can’t make it to Galactic Nights, Hollywood Studios still has plenty of other cool Star Wars stuff going on even before the opening of its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land in 2019. Speaking of which, a new permit to clear a 9.5-acre plot of land just south of the Galaxy’s Edge construction site looks to be paving the way for the park’s upcoming Star Wars hotel.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom saw a new construction permit filed this week, as well, for its Dinosaur ride building. It’s just a rumor for now but what this could mean, according to WDW News Today, is that a corporate lounge once used by McDonald’s there is the new secret location where the park’s Club 33 will be built. The opening of Disney World’s first Club 33, at Hollywood Studios, is said to be imminent and you can now see the full pricing and benefits plan for members with tens of thousands of dollars to burn.

Dinoland USA, the section of Animal Kingdom where the aforementioned Dinosaur ride is located, will soon become the site of Donald’s Dino-Bash. The first concept art for this event has been released and you can check that out that above courtesy of WDW News Today.

Donald’s Dino-Bash will see Donald Duck and friends (including Launchpad McQuack!) overtake Dinoland USA starting May 25. Chipmunks dressed as dinosaurs: it’s a necessary evil, perhaps, but what does this say about the human condition? How can we learn and grow from these chipmunks? Debate and discuss, people.

Elsewhere in Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar already has an AMP (Amplified Mobility Platform) exoskeleton sitting outside its Pongu Pongu lounge. But as you can see from the videos above, a full-on piloted “utility suit” will be coming to the land to regale guests with a new kind of street entertainment. In lieu of character greetings with ten-foot-tall blue Nav’i aliens, this will have to do.

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Over on the West Coast, character hunters and Marvelites can look forward to seeing Dr. Strange at Disney California Adventure.

It’s the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac and now Disneyland is going to the dogs, hosting field trips for service dogs in training.

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Disneyland Resort has debuted a new Incredibles design for its orange Mark VII monorail. The blue monorail is also running with a Finding Nemo design and the red monorail is expected to unveil its own new Pixar design soon to promote the resort’s upcoming Pixar Fest event, which starts April 13. Maybe the sight of these monorails will tide you over until the new lemon flavor of Dole Whip goes on sale at Pixar Pier after the land’s opening on June 23.

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On June 30, AMC Theaters will join the Rainforest Cafe and other Downtown Disney locations in closing to make room for the expansion of Disneyland Resort. WDW News Today reports that the AMC Downtown Disney 12 will relocate to the Anaheim GardenWalk shopping center next year.

Waiting in line for food can feel like a real time-waster when you’re trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland. Soon, however, there will be a way to avoid the lines without giving up the food, as the Disneyland App has a mobile ordering service coming to it. For its part, Walt Disney World Resort is set to begin rolling out a new digital room key feature to its hotels on the My Disney Experience app.

As you can see in the POV video above, In the Loop has literally gone … in the loop … of the new Electric Eel roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego.

Tokyo Disney Resort’s year-long 35th-anniversary celebration is almost here. The celebration begins on April 15 and the resort is expected to make an announcement any day now with regards to its planned 2.7-billion-dollar expansion. Will the expansion bring a third Disney park to Tokyo as previous rumors have indicated?

We’ll have to wait to find out, but in the meantime, GaijinPot has a sweet rundown of the resort’s 10 best attractions. This list focuses on rides with elements unique to the Japanese Disney parks, so you won’t see Toy Story Mania! on there, even though it’s the most popular DisneySea ride among locals and regularly commands insanely long lines.

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Theme Park Bits: ‘Jurassic Park’ Night at Universal, Working Mech Coming to Pandora: The World of ‘Avatar’

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Stranger Things fans, now’s the time to mobilize to bring David Harbour to Halloween Horror Nights.
  • The 25th anniversary of Jurassic Park has inspired a special two-night event at Universal Orlando.
  • Dinosaurs evolved from birds so that gives Donald Duck license to invade Dinoland USA.
  • Street entertainment at Pandora – The World of Avatar is about to get a whole lot cooler.
  • See the new Pixar monorail designs for Disneyland Resort.
  • And more!

It may have started out in jest, but the Orlando Informer now has a full-on retweet campaign going to get actor David Harbour to run the Stranger Things maze with them at Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights later this year. We’ve got more details on the maze here and if you want to do your part to help make an appearance from Harbour happen, all you need to do is retweet this reply from the actor himself. As of right now, the retweets fall far short of his projected goal of 300,000, but it’s early yet, folks.

It’s actually been a busy week for Universal news. We’ve now got our first look at some of the movie-authentic vehicles in the Fast & Furious – Supercharged attraction, perhaps indicating that the ride is getting very close to opening now. There’s also a 25th-anniversary Jurassic Park event coming to the resort.

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Surfside Inn and Suites and Dockside Inn and Suites are the names of the two new hotels coming to Universal’s Endless Summer Resort. A rooftop bar with spectacular views of Volcano Bay’s Krakatau and downtown Orlando marks Universal’s Aventura Hotel, which is set to open in August.

Inside Universal reports that the Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey ride at Islands of Adventure is now running in 4K-HD.

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From April 9 to May 7, FastPasses will not be available for the Toy Story Mania! ride at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. This is to allow for construction on a brand new entrance for the ride in Toy Story Land.

Solo: A Star Wars Story Character Names

If you can’t make it to this year’s Cannes Film Festival for the worldwide premiere of Solo: A Star Wars Story, maybe the next best thing would be to celebrate the movie’s release at Hollywood Studios. Star Wars: Galactic Nights is scheduled to close out the movie’s opening weekend on May 27 and Joonas Suotamo, the actor who took over the role of Chewbacca from Peter Mayhew, will be there.

Even if you can’t make it to Galactic Nights, Hollywood Studios still has plenty of other cool Star Wars stuff going on even before the opening of its Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge land in 2019. Speaking of which, a new permit to clear a 9.5-acre plot of land just south of the Galaxy’s Edge construction site looks to be paving the way for the park’s upcoming Star Wars hotel.

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Disney’s Animal Kingdom saw a new construction permit filed this week, as well, for its Dinosaur ride building. It’s just a rumor for now but what this could mean, according to WDW News Today, is that a corporate lounge once used by McDonald’s there is the new secret location where the park’s Club 33 will be built. The opening of Disney World’s first Club 33, at Hollywood Studios, is said to be imminent and you can now see the full pricing and benefits plan for members with tens of thousands of dollars to burn.

Dinoland USA, the section of Animal Kingdom where the aforementioned Dinosaur ride is located, will soon become the site of Donald’s Dino-Bash. The first concept art for this event has been released and you can check that out that above courtesy of WDW News Today.

Donald’s Dino-Bash will see Donald Duck and friends (including Launchpad McQuack!) overtake Dinoland USA starting May 25. Chipmunks dressed as dinosaurs: it’s a necessary evil, perhaps, but what does this say about the human condition? How can we learn and grow from these chipmunks? Debate and discuss, people.

Elsewhere in Animal Kingdom, Pandora – The World of Avatar already has an AMP (Amplified Mobility Platform) exoskeleton sitting outside its Pongu Pongu lounge. But as you can see from the videos above, a full-on piloted “utility suit” will be coming to the land to regale guests with a new kind of street entertainment. In lieu of character greetings with ten-foot-tall blue Nav’i aliens, this will have to do.

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Over on the West Coast, character hunters and Marvelites can look forward to seeing Dr. Strange at Disney California Adventure.

It’s the Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac and now Disneyland is going to the dogs, hosting field trips for service dogs in training.

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Disneyland Resort has debuted a new Incredibles design for its orange Mark VII monorail. The blue monorail is also running with a Finding Nemo design and the red monorail is expected to unveil its own new Pixar design soon to promote the resort’s upcoming Pixar Fest event, which starts April 13. Maybe the sight of these monorails will tide you over until the new lemon flavor of Dole Whip goes on sale at Pixar Pier after the land’s opening on June 23.

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On June 30, AMC Theaters will join the Rainforest Cafe and other Downtown Disney locations in closing to make room for the expansion of Disneyland Resort. WDW News Today reports that the AMC Downtown Disney 12 will relocate to the Anaheim GardenWalk shopping center next year.

Waiting in line for food can feel like a real time-waster when you’re trying to get the most out of your day at Disneyland. Soon, however, there will be a way to avoid the lines without giving up the food, as the Disneyland App has a mobile ordering service coming to it. For its part, Walt Disney World Resort is set to begin rolling out a new digital room key feature to its hotels on the My Disney Experience app.

As you can see in the POV video above, In the Loop has literally gone … in the loop … of the new Electric Eel roller coaster at SeaWorld San Diego.

Tokyo Disney Resort’s year-long 35th-anniversary celebration is almost here. The celebration begins on April 15 and the resort is expected to make an announcement any day now with regards to its planned 2.7-billion-dollar expansion. Will the expansion bring a third Disney park to Tokyo as previous rumors have indicated?

We’ll have to wait to find out, but in the meantime, GaijinPot has a sweet rundown of the resort’s 10 best attractions. This list focuses on rides with elements unique to the Japanese Disney parks, so you won’t see Toy Story Mania! on there, even though it’s the most popular DisneySea ride among locals and regularly commands insanely long lines.

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ TV Spot Begins Rightfully Selling This Movie as ‘Black Panther 2’

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Avengers: Infinity War may be the latest team-up of every single major hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (except Hawkeye; sorry, Hawkeye), but this new TV spot knows who and what everyone wants to see. With Black Panther still going strong at the box office, and poised to pass Titanic to become the third highest grossing movie in domestic history, the folks at Disney’s marketing department have cut a new extended TV spot selling this movie as Black Panther 2. Can you blame ’em?

Avengers Infinity War TV Spot

Sure, Iron Man and Captain America and the rest of the gang get some moments to shine, but this spot is all about Wakanda. King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) has the most screen time here and we get a terrific shot of Shuri (Letitia Wright) looking slick and kicking ass. And the big final moment, the moment typically reserved for a character everyone loves, goes to Dora Milaje commander Okoye (Danai Gurira), who gets to deliver a great joke and kick ass.

The messaging here is clear: you liked Black Panther? You were one of the many, many people who saw it because it was an event movie that transcended being a Marvel release? Well, there’s more where that came from. With most of the original Avengers line-up set to step back or die or retire after Avengers 4, it’s clear who has become the new figurehead of the MCU…and Tony Stark never made as much money on his own as T’Challa.

Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27, 2018. In addition to the Black Panther characters, the stacked cast includes Scarlett JohanssonJosh BrolinRobert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, and Anthony Mackie.

An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” brings to the screen the ultimate, deadliest showdown of all time. The Avengers and their Super Hero allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe.

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‘Jurassic Park’ 25th Anniversary Celebration Coming To Universal Studios Hollywood

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It’s almost time for Jurassic Park‘s 25th birthday! We’re all old now! To celebrate the Jurassic Park 25th anniversary, Universal Studios Hollywood is going to throw a dino-sized bash. Hold onto your butts.

I remember seeing Jurassic Park in the theater opening weekend – my young mind blown as Steven Spielberg slowly had his cameras craning up, up, up to reveal the towering Brachiosaurus. I remember it like it was yesterday. But it wasn’t yesterday! It was 25 years ago, which officially confirms that I am an old, old man. To celebrate the impending 25th anniversary off Jurassic Park, Universal Studios Hollywood is set to host a big event on May 11 and 12 that will surely appeal to Jurassic fans of any age.

The celebration will feature a private screening of Jurassic Park at Universal CityWalk’s “all-new, state-of-the-art Universal Cinema.” The cinema boasts “18-plex with deluxe power-reclining seats, Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound and Christie RGB Laser projection or our 7-story IMAX featuring next generation IMAX dual 4K laser projection and 12 channel sound.” I’m not really sure what most of that means, but it sounds expensive. The original Jurassic Park trailer will also be screened.

The rest of the event, which includes exclusive after-hours access, will take place within Universal Studios Hollywood, adjacent to the theme park’s “Jurassic Park—The Ride.” 

Jurassic Park 25th Anniversary Celebration

Attendees to the event will “receive a special commemorative lanyard and unlimited access to all things Jurassic, from the acclaimed theme park ride, to original props, including the Gyrosphere as seen in the record-breaking Jurassic World, original dinosaur maquettes, costume displays and an interactive expo area.  Live entertainment, themed food and merchandise will also be available to complement the event.” You can also dress up in costume as your favorite character from the franchise, if you so desire. I’m guessing everyone is going to dress as Mr. DNA. (Universal has posted costume guideline requirements here, FYI.) 

This sounds like a lot of fun, and if you’re anywhere near the area, you should attend. Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park hit theaters on June 11, 1993, and promptly changed movies forever. There have been several sequels, including the upcoming Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, but none of the subsequent films have been able to capture the magic of that original.

Take a journey back into the world of the dinosaurs at Universal Studios Hollywood™ to celebrate the 25thanniversary of the movie that started it all: Jurassic Park™. Enjoy special exhibits, themed photo ops, a fan costume show, live entertainment, giveaways, character sightings, exclusive after-hours access to face off against a 50-foot T. rex on Jurassic Park® – The Ride, and much more. While here, join us for a private screening of the original film on the big screen at Universal Cinema on CityWalk.

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This Week In Trailers: Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear, New Town Utopia, Racer and the Jailbird, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, Granny Project

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we deeply examine a plastic toy, find out that granny has a secret, make sexy time with a partner in crime, discover a master planned community where you don’t need to be 55 or older to visit, and see what some have called the next The Room.

Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie

Sociologically fascinating.

With her first feature documentary, The Other F Word, I instantly connected with director Andrea Nevins’ way of looking at a topical subject. She broke down not just fatherhood but fatherhood through the eyes and lives of punk rockers. Her latest, an examination of Barbie dolls, is an interesting one in how it deconstructs the social construct of beauty. The trailer deftly navigates the establishment of what Barbie represented in the past and how it is running up against the present. When it comes to societal norms around body shape, intersectionality, and the female experience, this doll is quickly falling short. The trailer presents a compelling case why this should be vital viewing for anyone hoping to understand this doll’s place in today’s world.

Racer and the Jailbird

Steamy.

Director Michaël R. Roskam has two solid films under his belt which many should know by now: Bullhead and The Drop. Personally, I was fonder of Bullhead, but his latest here looks like an incredible way to spend a couple of hours. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts of Rust and Bone and Adèle Exarchopoulos of Blue is the Warmest Color, this is the team-up I didn’t realize I needed. It’s fast, it’s sexy, and these two are possessed by the kind of malevolence that only end badly for everyone. The visual flourishes, too, are hypnotic. Even though there is nothing more to comprehend here other than that these are bad dudes, it’s just gripping viewing. Cannot. Wait.

New Town Utopia

There is something meditative about this trailer. Director Christopher Ian Smith isn’t being coy, I think, with how he’s presenting his documentary. He’s certainly hiding narrator Jim Broadbent, but the entire trailer is composed of these visual odds and ends that don’t make much sense on their own; that’s OK, though, because they’re like shapes your brain is trying to make sense of. I believe I have an idea of what has brought us here, but even if I’m wrong, I don’t care because this is just a great trailer. We float in and out of these structures, and then, somehow, people are brought in to provide some context. However, the context doesn’t really help because we’re no closer to understanding everything by the end than we were in the beginning. No matter, though, as this is still a charmer.

Granny Project

Director Bálint Révész appears to touch on how what’s past is prologue in a story of three grandmas. Not just any grannies but, “an English spy, a dancer from Nazi Germany and a Hungarian communist Holocaust survivor.” What I like about the trailer is that apart from the rich histories of these women that will be explored this is also a documentary about memory. The way we enter this narrative is unique, with the reasons of what has brought us all here tucked in later on. Stick with it, though, because there is real passion for the subjects and it absolutely shows.

Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear

Vice wrote about the movie this week, and I had to share.

Apart from all the comparisons to how this might be the next The Room, lost in the discussion is how this trailer is downright nauseating. No disrespect to the content, but the multitude of video effects employed in a 60-second time span was enough to make it difficult to focus. Apart from the editing, director Douglas Burke also has an issue with communicating exactly what it is we are seeing. I think this is a movie about a kid overcoming his feelings about surfing, but there is so much more happening here. It’s overwhelming, and, bad movie or not, this trailer is wildly ineffectual.

Nota bene: If you have any suggestions of trailers to possibly be included in this column, even have a trailer of your own to pitch, please let me know by sending me a note at Christopher_Stipp@yahoo.com or look me up via Twitter at @Stipp

In case you missed them, here are the other trailers we covered at /Film this week:

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This Week In Trailers: Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear, New Town Utopia, Racer and the Jailbird, Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, Granny Project

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week we deeply examine a plastic toy, find out that granny has a secret, make sexy time with a partner in crime, discover a master planned community where you don’t need to be 55 or older to visit, and see what some have called the next The Room.

Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie

Sociologically fascinating.

With her first feature documentary, The Other F Word, I instantly connected with director Andrea Nevins’ way of looking at a topical subject. She broke down not just fatherhood but fatherhood through the eyes and lives of punk rockers. Her latest, an examination of Barbie dolls, is an interesting one in how it deconstructs the social construct of beauty. The trailer deftly navigates the establishment of what Barbie represented in the past and how it is running up against the present. When it comes to societal norms around body shape, intersectionality, and the female experience, this doll is quickly falling short. The trailer presents a compelling case why this should be vital viewing for anyone hoping to understand this doll’s place in today’s world.

Racer and the Jailbird

Steamy.

Director Michaël R. Roskam has two solid films under his belt which many should know by now: Bullhead and The Drop. Personally, I was fonder of Bullhead, but his latest here looks like an incredible way to spend a couple of hours. Starring Matthias Schoenaerts of Rust and Bone and Adèle Exarchopoulos of Blue is the Warmest Color, this is the team-up I didn’t realize I needed. It’s fast, it’s sexy, and these two are possessed by the kind of malevolence that only end badly for everyone. The visual flourishes, too, are hypnotic. Even though there is nothing more to comprehend here other than that these are bad dudes, it’s just gripping viewing. Cannot. Wait.

New Town Utopia

There is something meditative about this trailer. Director Christopher Ian Smith isn’t being coy, I think, with how he’s presenting his documentary. He’s certainly hiding narrator Jim Broadbent, but the entire trailer is composed of these visual odds and ends that don’t make much sense on their own; that’s OK, though, because they’re like shapes your brain is trying to make sense of. I believe I have an idea of what has brought us here, but even if I’m wrong, I don’t care because this is just a great trailer. We float in and out of these structures, and then, somehow, people are brought in to provide some context. However, the context doesn’t really help because we’re no closer to understanding everything by the end than we were in the beginning. No matter, though, as this is still a charmer.

Granny Project

Director Bálint Révész appears to touch on how what’s past is prologue in a story of three grandmas. Not just any grannies but, “an English spy, a dancer from Nazi Germany and a Hungarian communist Holocaust survivor.” What I like about the trailer is that apart from the rich histories of these women that will be explored this is also a documentary about memory. The way we enter this narrative is unique, with the reasons of what has brought us all here tucked in later on. Stick with it, though, because there is real passion for the subjects and it absolutely shows.

Surfer: Teen Confronts Fear

Vice wrote about the movie this week, and I had to share.

Apart from all the comparisons to how this might be the next The Room, lost in the discussion is how this trailer is downright nauseating. No disrespect to the content, but the multitude of video effects employed in a 60-second time span was enough to make it difficult to focus. Apart from the editing, director Douglas Burke also has an issue with communicating exactly what it is we are seeing. I think this is a movie about a kid overcoming his feelings about surfing, but there is so much more happening here. It’s overwhelming, and, bad movie or not, this trailer is wildly ineffectual.

Nota bene: If you have any suggestions of trailers to possibly be included in this column, even have a trailer of your own to pitch, please let me know by sending me a note at Christopher_Stipp@yahoo.com or look me up via Twitter at @Stipp

In case you missed them, here are the other trailers we covered at /Film this week:

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The 1500th Edition of Superhero Bits: Tracy Morgan’s Black Bobcat, Is Ant-Man on an ‘Infinity War’ Poster & More

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Did Black Panther steal some ideas from Tracy Morgan‘s Black Bobcat? Can Ant-Man be spotted on the new Avengers: Infinity War IMAX poster? Is Elizabeth Olsen interested in a solo Scarlet Witch movie? Want to see some new gameplay from LEGO Marvel  Super Heroes 2? What would the honest letter from the Anthony & Joe Russo brothers have said about Infinity War spoilers? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits.

Tracy Morgan stopped by The Tonight Show and accused Black Panther of stealing his Black Bobcat idea.

If you want an autograph Ben Affleck or a photo with the actor at Fan Expo Dallas, that’ll cost you $250 each.

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Funny or Die created an honest letter from Anthony & Joe Russo about Avengers: Infinity War spoilers.

Christian Slater, a voice in Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay, would love to be in a live-action superhero movie.

Comedian Chris Gethard joins Marvel’s Ryan Penagos to play the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

Marvel Studios honored Captain Marvel consultant Air Force Maj. Stephen Del Bagno who died this week.

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IMAX debuted their new Avengers: Infinity War poster, and some fans think they’ve spotted Ant-Man on it.

Black Panther production designer Hannah Beachler is not working on the next Spider-Man movie after all.

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