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The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

The Crimes of Grindelwald Review
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We return to the Wizarding World this week to review the second film in the Newt Scamander tale, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. We also talk news including the box office results, the new Batmobile, Aquaman trailers, and more.

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The Crimes of Grindelwald Review

SH S3E20: The Mummy & Dark Universe

Universal Studios is launching their Dark Universe with The Mummy, now in theaters. First, we talk a bit about The Mummy, including why it’s not as bad as people say, even when looking at the box office numbers. Then it’s on to the Dark Universe with our fan casting! We cast a dozen different characters we expect or want to see in the upcoming Dark Universe movies including the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, the Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Van Helsing, plus more.

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Yoga Hosers – A Spectacle of Fun

Kevin Smith’s latest movie, Yoga Hosers, hits theaters tonight! His new movie stars his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, as well as Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp. The movie is part of the True North Trilogy which began with Tusk and now continues with Yoga Hosers. While this review is basically spoiler-free, there’s a fee notes about general plot as well as a couple of cameos you might not have expected. But I promise we don’t give away the Canadian farm.

I was recently given the opportunity to attend a pre-screening of Yoga Hosiers as part of a Q & A session with Kevin Smith and his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith. During this session Smith discussed why he decided to create such a bizarre movie and how he plans to tie it into his “True North Trilogy”. He explained that he simply was excited to make a movie that was “fun and starred his daughter”. Whether this movie is critically perceived as a masterpiece or not, simply put “he didn’t care”. Although some would be quick to label him, I found his attitude to be inspiring. People are very critical and often depend too much on the general population’s opinion, NOT their own. So here’s my opinion on Yoga Hosers, and how it was so bad, it became good.

Yoga Hosers - band

This film takes place directly after the events of “Tusk” (the first installment in the “True North Trilogy”) and pretty much stars the same cast reprising their roles for this film, turning a pair of one-scene characters into its main protagonists. Colleen McKenzie (Harley Quinn Smith) and Colleen Collette (Lily-Rose Depp) pass their time obsessing over pop cultural and yoga. While the Colleens struggle with standard teenage normalcies like crushes and bad minimum-wage jobs, a secret Sausage-Nazi invasion is happening right beneath their noses, or feet.

Who doesn’t like a film about two female leads stopping a hostile Manitoba Sausage-Nazi takeover? That’s right, Sausage-Nazi’s!

Yoga Hosers Sausage Nazi

This film comes jam-packed with endless cheesiness, sarcastic references, and Canadian slams which is all a part of the Kevin Smith charm. It’s very reminiscent of a younger Clerks that somehow tangled with Gremlins.

The effects are what you would expect from a B-Grade movie. Character introductions are handled with 8-bit Technicolor cutaways, comic-style fight scenes, and a black/white flashback to provide some context regarding the ridiculous Sausage-Nazi villains. All stylistic approaches Kevin Smith added to throw this semi-horror and semi-action movie over the top on its imagery.

Yoga Hosers - poster

In my opinion, the best parts of this film are the cameos. Johnny Depp nails it, with his peculiar role of Guy LaPointe. Justin Long couldn’t have been any funnier as an “out of his mind” Yoga instructor. It was quite refreshing to see both Harley Quinn Smith and Lily-Rose Depp have a natural chemistry that extends beyond the big screen.

By no means is this a good movie, but it has something few movies have, FUN. Of course, hearing Kevin Smith’s explanation of this movie helps for understanding this bizarre spectacle, but I personally enjoyed it. I didn’t take it seriously and I didn’t have any expectations. Yoga Hosers was a fun transition from its seemingly disturbing predecessor, Tusk. I am looking forward to seeing Jay and Silent Bob in the final installment of the True North Trilogy:  Moose Jaws.

I give this movie a solid 3 out of 5 UFO’s.

Yoga Hosers – A Spectacle of Fun

Alice Through the Looking Glass, trailer review

Fans of the 2010 Disney film Alice in Wonderland got treated to an all new trailer this week for the sequel film, Alice Through the Looking Glass. We have the returning main cast of characters, Mia Wasikowska as Alice, Johnny Depp as The Mad Hatter, Anne Hathaway as The White Queen, and Helena Bonham Carter as The Red Queen. In addition to the returning main four characters we also have new additions for the villain Time, a half clock, half human being, played by Sacha Baron Cohen who has the ability to freeze time and go back and forth between different time periods, and the Mad Hatters father played by Rhys Ifans. Also returning are the voice talents of Alan Rickman, Stephen Fry, and Michael Sheen.

The new trailer opens with Alan Rickman’s character of Absolem talking and guiding Alice through a mirror and back into the world of Wonderland. We know from the original teaser released a while back that something has happened to the Mad Hatter and Alice must go back to Wonderland to try and save him from the villain, Time presumably. This trailer doesn’t show a whole lot of new footage or story plot elements but it does give us glimpses of the main characters, Time questioning Hatter and the March Hare about where Alice is and when she is meant to arrive in Wonderland, The Red Queen wanting revenge from her defeat in the first film and still wanting to cut off Alice’s head, Time turning the hands on a clock backwards and making Bayard the Bloodhound revert back to puppy, a very dark and scary looking Mad Hatter with dark circles under his eyes and grey streaks in his orange hair, and what seems to be an allegiance between Time and The Red Queen against Alice and her friends. The trailer is complete with it being cut to the Jefferson Airplane song “White Rabbit,” covered by artist P!NK. We still know very little about this movie but what has been shown looks very promising, and with Tim Burton now producing and James Bobin, director of The Muppets and The Muppets Most Wanted now in the director’s chair, along with Linda Woolverton returning to write the screenplay, this Disney sequel will surely be one to see when it opens in theaters on May 27th.

Check out the newly released poster and both trailers for the film bellow.

Alice Through the Looking Glass

 

What did you all think of the new Alice Through the Looking Glass trailer? Do you think it will do as well as the original film or even better? Sound off in the comments bellow and let us know what you think of the Alice sequel.

Alice Through the Looking Glass, trailer review