Top 12 Anticipated Films of 2019!

2019 is here! While not all movies have had their release dates (or I’m just not looking at the right places), here is my list of anticipated film releases in 2019 in the order of release date and not preference. These are all theatrical releases from various places on where I see from Canadian release dates. I haven’t looked into  Netflix Originals or anything else. I would have wanted to spend some time looking at Foreign films as well but I’m going to stick with the mainstream films for now.

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (February 22)

I am a huge fan of How to Train Your Dragon franchise. I thought the first film was fantastic and the second film was also pretty strong. At least it still kept the comedic tone and Toothless is always so fun to watch. I even loved it enough to watch the Christmas special. With the recent bit with Kit Harington, I have this newfound enthusiasm to check this one out. It might just be the first movie of 2019 that I head out to the theatres for.

Captain Marvel (March 8)

I’m super behind with Marvel movies. Well, maybe not super behind. I’m a few movies behind and I try to watch them in order of release since it all seems to link together if not it ends up having some plot points that get lost. However, Brie Larson is a pretty decent actress in the current Hollywood landscape so it will be nice to see how this role turns out.

Dumbo (March 29)

Tim Burton has had a bumpy ride on the Disney route. I personally never thought they were all that bad. However, I think that Dumbo and the psychedelic and darker themes works with Burton’s style. I’m interested to see where his imagination takes this film in the live action. I will do all that I can to see this especially since March is my birthday month so I’ve already requested the husband to go see Dumbo with me at the theatres.

Hellboy (April 12, 2019)

I’m kind of on the fence with Hellboy to be honest. The trailer has its issues that I’m not sure I’ll be running to the theatres to see this. BUT, it does have David Harbour and I like his style so maybe this might work out. Who knows, right? Plus, I love Milla Jovovich and she’s in this. April is kind of my crazy month so I might not end up seeing this in theatres but I’ll get around to it one way or another, especially since I’ll be catching up with the previous Hellboy because of Movies and Tea looking Guillermo Del Toro this season.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu (May 10)

I’m going to confess that I’m not much of a Pokemon fan mostly because I’m a Digimon fan. Does it really matter to make a difference? Not really. However, this trailer was so awesome. The voice acting for Pikachu and the whole tone of it works so well. It looks like a fun time and I love having fun watching movies.

John Wick 3: Parabellum (May 17)

I’m not sure which is a legit trailer for John Wick 3 or whether one has been released yet when I searched it up on Youtube so I’m just going to leave it as is for now. I just caught up with John Wick: Chapter 2 over the holidays and loved it almost as much as the first one. As I was talking to my husband about this, Keanu Reeves may have  more of a renowned role with Neo and The Matrix Trilogy but in terms of a solid and great character, I have to argue that John Wick is so much better plus the movie franchise is much more solid than how The Matrix unravels. I have to watch a John Wick film in theatres so I’m going to try my absolute best to get to the theatres to see this one.

Aladdin (May 24)

I love Aladdin! I’m not sure how I feel about Aladdin without Robin Williams as the voice of Genie but Disney is doing the whole live action trend of all the animated Disney films. I’m usually pretty happy with most of how it goes, although I have to admit the rewatchability sometimes doesn’t have the same appeal as its animated version. Aladdin’s teaser trailer looks nice visually but the trailer doesn’t really show much else except a nice twist to the music in an orchestral way. I wonder if it’ll still be the fantastic musical elements that are from the animated film because that made Aladdin memorable for me. The story was a fun adventure but still, we’ll have to see when possibly another trailer comes out to see how its going to be approached.

Godzilla: God of Monsters (May 31)

Having a Godzilla film on my list seems odd as I haven’t watched any Godzilla films before and I know nothing about Godzilla except what it looks like and what my podcast co-host Elwood talks to me about it as he is very knowledgeable about it. However, I loved the two trailers that has been released for this. Its look really good and fits the blockbuster grandeur especially with its visuals and its cast as well.

The Lion King (July 19)

The Lion King is an epic film. I’ve seen the animated film a ton of times and I’ve seen the Broadway on Tour when it was at Place des Arts in Montreal a few years ago. So, count me in for this one. This one does land right smack in between Fantasia Film Festival so I might have to get creative to see it in theatres, of course, that depends whether I get media coverage again, right? Regardless, this one looks really cool even if its just a teaser trailer.

Hobbs and Shaw (August 2)

And then we head into the unknown territory which is slated but no trailers yet. I’m a huge fan of Fast and the Furious franchise and some of the later movies truly had a lot of fun because of Vin Diesel but I loved them a lot for Dwayne Johnson’s character as Hobbs. He fits the character so well so having a spinoff with him and Jason Statham’s character Shaw is fantastic. It sounds like a lot of fun just in the action and one-liner department. No trailers yet but definitely looking forward to seeing one eventually to have a better idea.

IT: Chapter 2 (September 6)

I liked IT: Chapter 1 a ton. The more I think about it, the more I think it did a really good job. I still think that a part of me would’ve liked the strengths of the new and the old to combine and then it would have been the perfect movie. However, just for the Pennywise design and the horrors it was able to achieve in Chapter 1 makes me curious to see where it takes Chapter 2 especially with a pretty decent cast with Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy and so on.

Zombieland 2 (October 11)

Ten years later Zombieland was released, we’re FINALLY getting Zombieland 2. I’m a huge fan of Zombieland and I rewatch it every once in a while for fun. That movie was awesome in so many ways. I’m not sure how its going to translate after 10 years or just what direction its going to take.  I am happy that the original cast is back and hopefully it’ll be able to still pull off the same fun appeal even if some of the cast has done some cringe-y roles in other films over the last 10 years and has changed as well. We’ll just have to see if they can pull off the same vibe or at least the same vibe but maybe a little more mature. Full confidence in Woody Harrelson being still as awesome though.

Honorable Mention:

Malek (January 18)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (February 8)
Avengers: Endgame (April 26)
Toy Story 4 (June 21)
The New Mutants (August 2)

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Sunday List: Sandra Bullock Roles, Ranked

Sandra Bullock

Sandra Bullock is another one of my favorite actresses. Its inevitable to eventually have a list of her roles ranked from best to worst according to me.

At the same time, this list will be updated as I watch more of the filmography as well as add on some of the reviews that I’ve already seen before.

Annie – Speed (1994)

speed

Lucy – While You Were Sleeping (1995) (Review)

while you were sleeping

Gracie Hart – Miss Congeniality (2000)

miss congeniality

Margaret Tate – The Proposal (2009) (Review)

the proposal

Leigh Anne Tuohy – The Blind Side (2009)

the blind side

Ryan Stone – Gravity (2013) (Review)

gravity

Debbie Ocean – Ocean’s Eight (2018) (Review)

ocean's eight

Mary Horowitz – All About Steve (2009)

all about steve

Ashburn – The Heat (2013) (Review)

The Heat

Miriam (voice) – The Prince of Egypt (1998)

prince of egypt

Jean – Crash (2004)
Birdee Pruitt – Hope Floats (1998)
Kate Forster – The Lake House (2006)
Scarlet Overkill (voice) – Minions (2015)
Linda Hanson – Premonition (2007)
Cassie Mayweather/Jessica Marie Hudson – Murder by Numbers (2002)
Sarah Lewis – Forces of Nature (1999)
Gwen Cummings – 28 Days (2000)
Annie – Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)

Haven’t Seen or Can’t Remember

Lisa Edwards – Hangmen (1987)
Kate Mason – Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989)
Devlin Moran – Who Shot Patakongo? (1989)
Debby Cosgrove – A Fool and His Money (1989)
Diane Farrow – Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
Diane Shaver – The Vanishing (1993)
Amanda – When the Party’s Over (1993)
Linda Lue Linden – The Thing Called Love (1993)
Lenina Hexley – Demolition Man (1993)
Alyssa Rothman – Fire on the Amazon (1993)
Elaine – Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Lori – Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Angela Bennett – The Net (1995)
Roz – Two If By Sea (1996)
Ellen Roark – A Time to Kill (1996)
Agnes von Kurowsky – In Love and War (1996)
Sally Owens – Practical Magic (1998)
Sandra Bullock – Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
Judy Tipp – Gun Shy (2000)
Sandra Bullock – Lisa Picard is Famous (2000)
Sidda – Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Lucy Kelson – Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Mrs. Harker – Loverboy (2005)
Gracie Hart – Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (2005)
Nella Harper Lee – Infamous (2006)
Linda Schell – Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
Jane -Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
Malorie – Birdbox (2018)

What are favorite roles of Sandra Bullock?

Dog Day Blogathon & Sunday Lists: My Favorite On-Screen Dogs

Today is the International Dog Day and Allie at Often Off Topic decided that it was a fine opportunity for everyone to share in a blogathon about dogs in movies. You find all the details of the blogathon when you click on the banner above or HERE. Its Sunday so why not get back to those long-awaited Sunday Lists as its the best opportunity to share My Favorite On-Screen Dogs.

This is in no particular order and will be updated if I remember or find other dogs to add to the list in the future! For the sake of the blogathon though, the initial batch is the 10 selections that I thought of (and yes, I cheated with some of these).

Balto – Balto (1995)

Balto

Review

Balto is a half wolf half dog and because of this, in the small town of Alaska, he is criticized for being wild in nature and untameable, even dangerous. However, when the town gets in trouble, Balto is the dog that goes out and brings the dog sled teams back in a snowstorm to deliver stranded urgent medicine for the infected.

Lady & Tramp – Lady and the Tramp (1955)

Lady & the Tramp

Review

One of my favorite Disney films goes to Lady and the Tramp. It may be one of the first Disney films that I saw because I remember it the most and it had the most lasting effect when I was younger (until Aladdin or other films came along). The story between Lady and Tramp is super awesome. It also happens to be one of my favorite Disney films as well so what more can I say?

Shadow & Chance – Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (1993)

Homeward Bound

Its been years since I’ve seen Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey but its always been one that I think about every once in a while. The bond between Sassy the cat and the two dogs, Shadow and Chance are incredible. Its nice to see two different types of dogs also because in reality (while they don’t talk), dogs tend to be the excited and not so obedient type and the smart and obedient type but in the end, they still care a lot about their owners and are loyal in their own way.

Toby – The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective is one of those films that are rarely referred to in everyday conversation however, I like it a whole lot. One of my fave moments are between Toby and the various characters. This dog is  a hound dog who has quite a bit of character and just so dutiful. He’s just a fun and odd character in a story about mouse detective and the mouse world.

Copper – The Fox and the Hound (1981)

The Fox and the Hound

Its an obvious choice to have on the list is The Hound in the The Fox and the Hound called Copper. Copper is one of those memorable characters when I was younger because you know, animals in movies are always such a heartstring tugging thing because of pets, right?  Copper is just so adorable, and the cutest puppy you know. Just look at him.

Snoopy – A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
(or any other Peanuts movie)

Snoopy

Review

Snoopy is an iconic Peantus character so while I use A Charlie Brown Christmas because that is the one I rewatch the most, he’s in a ton of other ones like the Great Pumpkin or Snoopy Comes Home or something. I watched a ton.

Rex & Fly – Babe (1995)

Babe

Babe is one of those films that when you tell someone who knows nothing about it, they kind of look at you weird because its about a talking pig and a farm of talking animals. But then, one of the best parts of the films is how these two dogs become of the parents of Babe in a certain way. Rex and Fly are fantastic parents both being great sheep dogs on this farm.

Goofy – A Goofy Movie (1995)

Goofy

Another Disney choice and probably not limited to just A Goofy Movie, however Goofy made the most impressions to me as A Goofy Movie. It was a movie that initially my mom and my aunt had bought so my cousin and I could share and we used to watch it on repeat whenever we were together so at a certain point, I remembered know all the songs and how can you watch Goofy and not mimick his hyuck and his over the top screams. Memoriable as I said. Its why he still is a family favorite.

Quill – Quill: The Life of a Guide Dog (2004)

Quill

A little out of the left field with this choice as it is the only foreign movie selection here. A lot of people probably would have seen Hachi but I haven’t. My first sad dog movie was Quill: The Life  of a Guide Dog which is a Japanese film about exactly what the title says. We see him from birth to being selected to be a guide dog and then the bond he makes with his owner and his responsibilities and of course, to the departure. Thinking about it makes me want to cry. Its a sad and touching story and if you haven’t seen it, well, Quill is going to tug on some those heartstrings. Just remember that you will need your tissue box…like the entire box.

Dug – Up (2009)

Up

Who can forget about Dug, right? The talking dog in Up. I would have used the “squirrel” moment also because I do that a lot when I’m anxious about something. Dug is just so hilarious and because he talks, its his words that just crack me up every single time as he interacts with every single character in Dug.

And one of the things for the blogathon was to talk about pets and well, I choose to share something about my dog who has passed away since 2010. Here’s a picture of him below. Isn’t he just like a fluffy bear? I miss him all the time. He was so awesome.

Chow Chow

That’s it for this blogathon and Sunday Lists.
Thanks so much for Often Off Topic for putting together this blogathon. 

What are your favorite dogs in movies?

Sunday List: Meg Ryan Roles, Ranked

Meg Ryan List

Its time for Meg Ryan in the spotlight here. Its honestly was an eventual appearance since she is one of my absolutely favorite actresses. I still have a lot of movies to watch from her filmography but its always a good time when she’s on screen. Although she’s stepped down from the spotlight, I never let go of any chance to take a look at her movies especially when these lists give me perspective on how much more to catch up on and what to prioritize.

As usual, here’s the Top 10 (because I’m apparently missing a lot of her films but there’s no going back) and will be updated regularly.

Sally Albright – When Harry Met Sally… (Review)

when harry met sally

Kate – French Kiss

French Kiss

Maggie – Addicted to Love (Review)

addicted to love

Anastasia (voice) – Anastasia (Review)

Anastasia

Kate McKay – Kate & Leopold (Review)

Kathleen Kelly – You’ve Got Mail (Review)

you've got mail

Rita Boyle – Prelude to a Kiss (Review)

prelude to a kiss

Dede/Angelica/Patricia – Joe Versus the Volcano (Review)

Joe Versus the Volcano

Annie Reed – Sleepless in Seattle (Review)

sleepless in seattle

Sarah Hardwicke – In the Land of Women (Review)

in the land of women

Mary Haines – The Women (Review)

the women

Haven’t Seen or Can’t Remember

Debby at 18 years – Rich and Famous
Lisa – Amityville 3-D
Carole – Top Gun
Maggie Cavanaugh – Armed and Dangerous
Lydia Maxwell – Innerspace
Beverly ‘Bev’ Sykes – Promised Land
Sydney Fuller – D.O. A.
Donna Caldwell – The Presidio
Pamela Courson – The Doors
Kay Davies – Flesh and Bone
Alice Green – When a Man Loves a Woman
Catherine Boyd – I.Q.
Katharine – Restoration
Karen Walden – Courage Under Fire
Dr. Maggie Rice – City of Angels
Bonnie – Hurlyburly
Eve Mozell Marks – Hanging Up
Alice Bowman – Proof of Life
Frannie Avery – In the Cut
Jackie Kallen – Against the Ropes
Deidre Hearn – The Deal
Martha Durand – My Mom’s New Boyfriend
Louise – Serious Moonlight
Mrs. Macauley – Ithaca

Game Warp Podcast: All the E3 Coverage!!

It just hit me that I actually hadn’t shared the Game Warp Podcast coverage!

These shows take a lot of energy and to edit and extends E3 for at least another week. Don’t get me wrong! I’m not complaining, just stating the fact. I already explained how it did cut into blogging time and I have to say that I am fairly recuperated from everything now. Also, if you want to get timely Game Warp Podcast videos, you can subscribe to the channel HERE! Help us out with growing the channel! There’s a ton of stuff there from playthroughs to impressions to demo/betas and event coverage and features.

Let’s just jump right into it!

Let’s start with the big shows as we take a look at the titles that were presented and some highlights of what we liked, didn’t like and frankly was a little disappointed with, when it applies.

E3 Impressions Part 1
EA, Xbox, Bethesda, Square Enix

E3 Impressions Part 2
Ubisoft, PC Gaming Show, Sony Playstation, Nintendo

For the next two shows, as per our tradition, we like to do our Top 10 Triple A Games and Top 10 Independent Games for this year’s E3.

That’s it for this E3’s coverage!
You can find the full coverage at That Moment In.

Sunday Lists: Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies, Ranked

With the sheer amount of MCU movies we get every year, they are now in so many different phases, it seems to be the right time to start ranking these films.

Compared with other superheroes, MCU is more or less complete in my viewing with only a few slots as this post goes up now but it will be updated with the remaining films in between that I have to catch up with. You will see the unseen movies at the bottom.

Let’s take it away!

1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Review

2. Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Review

Captain America Winter Soldier

3. Captain America: Civil War (2016) Review

Captain America Civil War

4. Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Review

Thor: Ragnarok

5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Review

guardians of the galaxy vol.2

6. Iron Man (2008)

iron man

7. The Avengers (2012) Review

avengers

8. Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Review

9. Thor (2011)

Thor

10. Ant-Man (2015) Review

11. Thor: The Dark World (2013) Review

thor

12. Doctor Strange (2016)

doctor strange

13. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Review

Avengers: Age of Ultron

14. Iron Man 3 (2013) Review

iron man 3

15. Iron Man 2 (2010)

iron man 2

Not seen yet:

The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
Black Panther (2018)
Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

That’s my list..to be updated as I catch up gradually!
What is your favorite MCU films? How would your ranking be different from mine?

Sunday Lists: Michelle Pfeiffer Roles, Ranked

This Sunday Lists is part of the Pfeiffer Blogathon hosted by Pfeiffer Pfilms and Meg Movies.

Nothing quite portrays my love for Michelle Pfeiffer, despite really not having seen a lot of her roles in her extensive filmography. However, between her and Meg Ryan (another upcoming Sunday Lists post), its some of my favorite actresses. Michelle Pfeiffer’s been in a ton of stuff so I’m only looking at her movie roles. I have a lot of catching up to do as the list below will reveal however, lets give this a go.

Let’s take a look at the top 5 of her roles (subject to change). This list will be updated regularly.

Susie Diamond – The Fabulous Baker Boys

fabulous baker boys

Review

Selina Kyle/Catwoman – Batman Returns

the batman returns

Lamia – Stardust

stardust

Review

Verma Von Tussle – Hairspray

hairspray

Review

Ingrid Magnussen – White Oleander

white oleander

Tzipporah (voice) – The Prince of Egypt
Rita – I Am Sam
Rosie – I Could Never Be Your Woman (Review)
Titania –  A Midsummer’s Night Dream
Elizabeth Collins Stoddard – Dark Shadows (Review)
Ingrid – New Year’s Eve (Review)

Haven’t seen or can’t remember

 Suzie Q – Hollywood Knights
Sue Wellington (1940s) – Falling in Love Again
Codelia – Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen
Stephanie – Grease 2
Elvira Hancock – Scarface
Diana – Into the Night
Isabeau – Ladyhawke
Faith Healy – Sweet Liberty
Sukie Ridgemont – The Witches of Eastwick
Brenda Landers – Amazon Women on the Moon
Angela de Marco – Married to the Mob
Jo Ann – Tequila Sunrise
Madame de Tourvel – Dangerous Liaisons
Katya – The Russia House
Frankie – Frankie and Johnny
Lurene Hallett – Love Field
Ellen Olenska – The Age of Innocence
Laura Alden – Wolf
Louanne Johnson – Dangerous Minds
Tally Atwater – Up Close & Personal
Gillian Lewis – To Gillian on Her 37th Birthday
Melanie Parker – One Fine Day
Rose Cook Lewis – A Thousand Acres
Beth Cappadora – The Deep End of the Ocean
Katie Jordan – The Story of Us
Claire Spencer – What Lies Beneath
Eris (voice) – Sinbad: The Legend of the Seven Seas
Lea – Chéri
Linda – Personal Effects
Lillian – People Like Us
Maggie Blake – The Family
Kyra – Where is Kyra?
Woma – Mother!
Caroline Hubbard – Murder on the Orient Express

What are your favorite Michelle Pfeiffer roles? Share them in the comments below!