For the Love of Geek | March 11, 2015

Tomorrowland Trailer

After we got a teaser last October, I couldn’t wait to learn more about the Brad Bird-helmed Tomorrowland. This new trailer (seen above) was just released Monday for the film that comes out May 22 this year.

In this trailer, we never actually see anyone other than Casey (played by Brit Robertson) touch the pin, though at one point she holds it with a tissue and appears to be unaffected by it. Will it work on anyone when it comes into direct contact with their skin, or is Casey somehow special?

I’m forever wary of the “Special Girl” trope that has been so popular in movies and television in the last several years. I always end up finding myself back at this quote from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” I think it’s much more interesting when a great person falls into the latter of the two categories than simply the birth lottery.

I hope whatever happens in Tomorrowland is handled well, because I really want to like it!

Supergirl Costume Revealed

SUPERGIRL-First-Look-Image

Production has begun on Supergirl (for the television network CBS, which does seem like an odd choice, but I’m willing to give it a try) with Melissa Benoist in the lead. The first photos of Benoist in the updated costume, designed by Colleen Atwood who designed the looks for the CW’s The Flash and Arrow, were released last week.

A lot of people are talking about how the colors are darker than they are in the comic books and past film and television incarnations, but that is so often the style with the superheroes we find on our screens these days. I think it looks like a good costume; I wasn’t blown away by it, but I also don’t find anything troublesome about it. It’s enough to say, “All right, I’m interested. Now, make a good show!”

Zoolander Sequel Announced

After video emerged of Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson strutting their stuff on the Valentino runway at Paris Fashion Week, Paramount announced via Twitter that the sequel to 2001’s Zoolander is set to release February 12, 2016.

I am totally on board with marketing stunts like this! The usual press conferences and press junkets are…boring. I can’t think of any other way to say it. With so many movies and studios vying for audiences’ attention, the best way to really make news is to be bold and unconventional. This is a win!

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