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Fly Me to the Moon (Again)

The cinematic jazz duo of ‘La La Land’ actor Ryan Gosling with writer and director Damien Chazelle are back with a story–known and unknown–that changed the way we view our planet relative to the infinite, mysterious space around it.

Neil Armstrong is the focus. 1961-1969 are the years. And the moment was historic.

Now for the first poster.

first-man-poster

Now the first trailer just released online.

We’ll just have to wait and see if ‘First Man’ has the right stuff to live up to the legacy of NASA and Neil Armstrong, its fearless leader.

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There’s a Nice Way to Make a Movie Trailer, Karen

Is there a better “Flashback Friday” than the ’70s retro trailer for the 2016 buddy cop movie The Nice Guys?

I don’t think so.

The marketing campaign for The Nice Guys a couple years back was as fantastic and fun as the film being promoted. And it was covered extensively by Jimmy’s Daily Planet. The film’s trailers (retro, animated, traditional) and interviews with Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling (individual and joint) were simply incredible. The strategy for making and promoting this entertaining flashback to ’70s-style cinema in the form of a hilariously self-aware and brutally clever buddy-cop bromance didn’t receive the accolades it should have at the moment.

Just this writer’s opinion.

The good news is, in the YouTube era, we can reminisce with relative ease.

And that’s nice, guys.

P.S. Bonus points to anyone who caught the admittedly subtle movie-line reference in this blog post’s title to a line from a recently acclaimed film by one of the aforementioned actors.   

The Battlefont of Our Generation?

How did this happen?

The man who directed the cinematic masterpiece Titanic just accepted something so pedestrian as the leading brand image of what continues to evolve as his ultimate cinematic universe. We still have no answer, despite an ordinary man’s quest to solve an extraordinary mystery. It’s been a few weeks since we learned of this person’s mission that’s driven by unmistakable, relentless anguish. He’s considered a hero in some circles. Not many circles, but more than one.

We’re still waiting for a press conference from Avatar director James Cameron so he can confront this ever-pressing issue.

The late Steve Jobs (RIP) would probably be happy that we’re discussing fonts with such intensity.

Maybe not about the Papyrus font, but still…

1982 Called…and Sounded Impressed

After 35 years, Blade Runner 2049 is now in theaters across the country. The long-awaited sequel to the quintessential science-fiction film has finally arrived.

As I give you time to order tickets in the event you haven’t bought yours for the movie event of October, be sure to enjoy a visually stunning reminder as to why Blade Runner 2049 is primed to be the rare example of a sequel that will match its beloved 1980s nostalgic forefather.

Or, as has been written on Jimmy’s Daily Planet, surpass its cinematic game-changing and iconic original.

No pressure.