Episode 184 – X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Trek Beyond, Independence Day: Resurgence; review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Pictures)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (Walt Disney Pictures)

We’re back to our regular format this week as we watch new trailers for three of this summer’s blockbusters: X-Men: Apocalypse, Star Trek Beyond, and Independence Day: Resurgence. We also finally review Star Wars: The Force Awakens (with spoilers).  Plus we recap our Christmas weekend box office predictions and talk about What We’re Watching.

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What We’re Watching…

– Cody: Creed (now in theaters)
– Andy: 3 Idiots  / Chaos on the Bridge 
– Dustin: Ash vs. Evil Dead (Starz)
– BK: Fargo – Season 2 (FX

Full trailers…

X-Men: Apocalypse (20th Century Fox) — in theaters May 27, 2016

Star Trek Beyond (Paramount Pictures) — in theaters July 22, 2016

Independence Day: Resurgence (20th Century Fox) — in theaters June 24, 2016

Episode 24 – Jack Reacher, Silver Linings Playbook, Silent Night, review: Flight

Special guest John fills in this week while Cody is away! We watch the newest trailer for Tom Cruise’s new film Jack Reacher, along with trailers for Silver Linings Playbook starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence and the holiday horror Silent Night. Plus we review the Denzel Washington film Flight, BK joins us to talk about the announcement of the new Star Wars trilogy, and we offer our picks of the week.

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Show notes…

0:00 – 7:26 Trailer #1: Jack Reacher
7:26 – 18:45 Review: Flight
18:45 – 23:42 Trailer #2: Silver Linings Playbook
23:42 – 34:12 BK on the new Star Wars trilogy
34:12 – 40:00 Picks of the Week…
– Andy: It Might Get Loud  (YouTube – FREE)
– Dustin: Wreck-it Ralph  (in theaters now)
– John: The Thick of It  (Hulu) / In the Loop 
40:00 – end Trailer #3: Silent Night

Full trailers…

Jack Reacher (Paramount Pictures) — in theaters December 21, 2012

Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company) — in theaters November 21, 2012

Silent Night (Anchor Bay Films) — in theaters November 30, 2012

Star Wars Episodes II & III to get 3D release…sometime?

Photo courtesy obviouswinner.com

UPDATE (1/31/13): Disney has announced that the 3D releases of Episodes II & II will be delayed indefinitely while Lucasfilm focuses on the new Episode VII, currently slated for release in 2015. Disney says it still plans to release the prequel films in 3D, but it has not set new release dates.

ORIGINAL STORY (8/27/12): Star Wars, episodes II and III, will be released in 3D next year, according to an announcement from Lucasfilm.  Episode II: Attack of the Clones will hit theaters on September 20, 2013, and Episode III: Revenge of the Sith will follow on October 11, 2013.

Episode I: The Phantom Menace had a 3D theater release in February of this year. It was a relatively modest success, pulling in $43.5 million domestically and $59.3 million internationally, according to comingsoon.net.

I’ve expressed my general dislike for 3D before, and I’m not particularly fond of these movies either, so I personally can’t wait to have not seen any of them.