March 16, 2017

New ‘Power Rangers’ Clip Shows Zack Crashing a Many-Legged Zord

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Contrary to the way the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV show portrayed it, teens can’t just gain access to superpowers and giant robotic battle machines and instantly know how to use both of them. That’s one thing that Dean Israelite‘s Power Rangers movie seems to keep in mind. We’ve already seen the title teens struggling to rein in their new, incredible abilities, and a new clip now shows just how difficult it is to earn that Zord-driving license.

Taking the plunge this time is Zack (Ludi Lin), the Black Ranger, who famously started out by piloting the mighty Mastodon Zord. This clip is more humorous than heroic and it shows that the Rangers have a lot to learn; it also shows just how different the Zord designs are in this movie version. Also on display in this clip is Bill Hader‘s Alpha 5, who delivers a signature line in a very different way.

Also starring Naomi ScottBecky G.RJ Cyler, and Dacre Montgomery, with Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks, the John Gatins-scripted Power Rangers opens in theaters on March 24th.

 

Check out the clip below:

 

Here’s the official synopsis for Power Rangers:

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS follows five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove — and the world — is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

March 16, 2017

Netflix teases its Brad Pitt film 'War Machine'

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If it wasn't already clear that Netflix has enough clout to get the biggest names in entertainment, it is now. The streaming service has posted its first teaser for War Machine, a satire of the war in Afghanistan starring a slew of major actors including Brad Pitt (whose company Plan B is involved), Tilda Swinton, Topher Grace, Anthony Michael Hall and Keith Stanfield. The clip offers a good hint as to what to expect from the movie: General McMahon (Pitt) has to fight the war while grappling with the government, the press and the gritty realities of battle.

 

The movie arrives on May 26th, or well after its originally hoped-for 2016 debut. However, it's still a coup for Netflix, which also tapped Plan B for The OA and Okja. The company is no stranger to offering well-received movies and even scored an Oscar for its The White Helmets documentary, but projects like War Machine take that ambition to a new level. It's now offering exclusives that compete directly with the top-tier movies you'd see in a theater, and might just be in the running for the most prestigious awards.