Just minutes ago (literally), the first official trailer for ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ dropped online by Sony Pictures Entertainment. It’s the third film in the series, but the immediate sequel to the 2017 movie ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ that was made without Robin Williams. The latest two films have, appropriately, been made with a different tone and direction than the original classic from 1995. And this new level of ‘Jumanji’ cinematic storytelling centered around a vintage video game called Jumanji gone awry has been surprisingly entertaining and interesting.
The primary cast includes Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan. A couple of the newcomers to the series includes movie veterans Danny DeVito and Danny Glover.
Ladies and gentlemen, without further ado…
What’s old is new again.
‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ arrives in a theater near you this Christmas.
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
Watching my 8-year old nephew read his favorite book series with excitement and dedication (anywhere and everywhere) is a wonderful sight. The fact that he willingly takes long breaks from the intoxicating glow and varied selection of high-definition electronics at his disposal is a genuine flashback to the days when my friends and I chose books over Nintendo (for at least a couple weeks).
The bookstore > Media Play (there’s a blast from the past!)
The greatest book series when I was his age was Goosebumps by scare master R.L. Stine. He was the best at sparking imaginations to run wild in suspense and mystery. His creative elasticity to write so many books is impressive and his legacy endures to this day.
We all know a book/book series isn’t truly worthy until Hollywood projects it on the big screen. From books to TV to the silver screen, R.L. Stine’s next chapter will be coming to a theater near you, with Jack Black portraying the famous author.
Goosebumps comes alive this October.
Welcome to Stine’s House.
The 85th Academy Awards are this Sunday night. There are some powerful nominees this year, albeit with the absence of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Understanding its dark cloud, it is still odd that not even its soundtrack/sound was acknowledged. Fans know the quality of the film, which is perhaps most important.
Anyways, here are a few of the most popular questions being asked before this year’s ceremony:
Will Daniel Day-Lewis be the first former Republican President to receive a standing ovation in Hollywood?
Did Sally Field prove that she is not only still one of the finest actresses in Tinseltown, but literally the best from this past year…for the third time!?
Will Argo take home the Oscar for Best Picture? If so, will Ben Affleck be the primary speaker? What tone will he strike?
Does Seth MacFarlane become a household name or remain a comedy writer and producer within his already existent niche market?
What is Hollywood’s real opinion regarding the true story of tracking down and killing Osama bin Laden? The Navy Seal who shot bin Laden said Jessica Chastain’s portrayal of Maya was, “awesome.” He added, “They made her a tough woman, which she is,” he said. Will his endorsement of sorts mean anything?
And quite possibly the most important question pondered each year: Will the best individuals and films actually win?
Regardless of the names listed inside the golden envelopes, below is a video reminding these very actors, directors, editors, etc. of something very important to consider before they give their respective speeches: