On this installment, I look back at anime series whose home video left something (and several disks) to be desired. There’s nothing more irritating to a collector than something being incomplete.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of the Planet of the Secret Wars of the Final Crisis on Infinite Earths of Justice has had several trailers so far, but this newest one is by far the least spoilery one. It’s also the final one, so who knows what that says about the marketing department at Warner Bros.
Pretty much this whole thing just sets up the fight between, well, Batman and Superman — with some Wonder Woman thrown in because whoever cuts the trailers is smart enough to know that there’s a bunch of us more hyped for her than the two characters in the title.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice comes to theaters March 25, 2016.
There’s a massive 80s nostalgia wave happening right now, and while some of it is kind of bad, there are a few gems out there too. One that looks like it can be filed under the “good” column though is the forthcoming film Turbo Kid.
Seemingly a bizarre combination of The Road Warrior, Kamen Rider, Commando (or at least the garden shed scene from it), and a coming of age movie, Turbo Kid actually seems kind of neat.
And Michael Ironside plays the bad guy. You can’t beat that.
Turbo Kid hits theaters August 28th 2015.
Z for Zachariah, an adaptation of the Robert C. O’Brien novel, debuted at Sundance earlier this year, and will see a wide release in theaters this August. The drama stars Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine as survivors of the apocalypse – and, well, stuff gets dark.
I mean, like, not compared to humanity dying – but still.
Anyway, we now have a trailer for the film. Which you should watch.
Because of reasons.
What do you get when Glee‘s Ian Brennan and the Saw series’s Leigh Whannell cowrite a film? Well, you get Cooties.
Starring Rainn Wilson and Elijah Wood, Cooties is about the staff of an elementary school trying to survive a zombie outbreak that only affects children.
The horror comedy has just had its first trailer released, and honestly? It’s exactly what I expected it to look like — and that’s damned good. Because it’s a trailer. Even bad movies have good looking trailers.
Cooties comes out September 18th.
One of the series we’re most anticipating here at Nerd & Tie for next season is Supergirl. The CBS series, created by the same team behind Arrow and The Flash, won’t debut until the fall, but the network has put out a six-ish minute trailer for the series.
And it looks exactly like you’d expect a Supergirl series to look like from this creative team… and that’s a good thing.
Watch it for yourself though, and come to your own conclusions.
So when I first learned that Fox was adapting the Sandman spinoff comic Lucifer (where Lucifer abandons hell and runs a piano bar) into a police procedural I was skeptical.
But with the trailer… while I still am critical of the decision to completely mess with the premise, I actually might still enjoy the show that has resulted. Like if Constantine and Brimstone had a baby or something.
Lucifer will air on Fox in 2016.
So there’s totally a Minority Report television series coming to Fox this fall. I don’t think we ever bothered mentioning it here, mostly because I don’t think we completely believed it ourselves.
I mean, would you expect an in-continuity sequel television to the movie Minority Report to happen?
Well, it is – and we now have a trailer for it. Normally trailers can get me hyped up for just about anything, but this one? The show feels like 90s B-Grade science fiction, which while still really fun to watch, doesn’t bode well for a show coming to the “let’s cancel everything fun” Fox network.
Decided for yourself.
Sense8, a Netflix original series created by the the Wachowskis, just got a new trailer today. The series follows eight people who have become connected, and can use their combined minds to do… Matrix-y stuff. Like I said, it was created by the Wachowskis.
It looks pretty cool, but it’s a trailer – so you’d expect it to.
Sense8‘s first season premieres in its entirety on Netflix on June 5th.
Absolutely Anything is Simon Pegg’s next film, which an ordinary guy is given god-like powers by a group of aliens to judge whether or not they should destroy the planet.
So normal stuff.
Besides Pegg, the film stars the surviving members of Monty Python as the aliens, and the late Robin Williams voices a talking dog.
So, again, normal stuff.
Absolutely Anything comes out August 14th 2015.