There are few things that excite the Scrivener more than a good trailer. It is the promise of cinematic treasure to be unearthed that leaves the viewer wanting more yet informs just enough to sink the hook in. Cutting and editing together these 60 to 90 second windows into the beating heart of cinema are worth shining a light on weekly.
Derek runs down all (ALL!!) of Stan Lee's movie cameos in Marvel's films to-date.
22 Jump Street, from the same directing duo that brought us the Lego Movie, is self-aware to an extreme few movies go in the mainstream but it never wears out its welcome. It is crass, raucous and stuffed to the gills with meta-humor that won't necessarily surprise you but it will make you laugh. More after the jump.
Bryan Singer's first two X-Men films set the standard for the genre and now, fourteen years later, he has helped to raise the bar even higher. Days of Future Past is dense, smartly written, well crafted and a hell of a movie. Hit the jump for more.
Godzilla returns to the big screen after a decade away. 1998's disaster of a film, thanks to Roland Emmerich, still lingers on the tongue but, thankfully, Gareth Edwards knows what the hell he's doing. Big, menacing and badder than ever. Godzilla is back baby. Hit the jump for more.
Jeremy Saulnier's Blue Ruin is a masterclass in suspense and has the fingerprints of the Coens and Tarantino on it but makes this one all his own. Macon Blair, unheralded before this, has a bright future ahead of him as does Saulnier. This is one of the best revenge thrillers in some time. More after the jump.
Neighbors, directed by Nicholas Stoller, will make you laugh. It is crass, over-the-top and I lost count of just how many dick jokes there are. It also has far more nuance than one would expect and never gets too heavy or dark. More after the jump.