First 'Downton Abbey' Teaser Trailer Arrives

Three years after the show ended, the Downton Abbey movie is coming in September of next year. This is kind of a lame teaser, because literally all it shows is the house, but with the entire cast back for it (including Maggie Smith), I’m sure the fans will be psyched. I really don’t know what there is left to say about these people though- it was a pretty resolved ending from what I remember.

Marvel Reveals 'Avengers: Endgame' Trailer

So we finally get a trailer for the next Avengers movie, which comes with an actual title reveal, just four months before the movie’s release, on April 26th, 2019. That’s how confident they are in the mad success of this franchise, that it basically requires no promotion after that big cliffhanger that left everyone in tears (not me- you know they’ll all be back because a lot of them are getting their own sequels). The fact that they’re going with “endgame” implies that a bunch of the original mains may not survive this time- Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, etc. We’ll see how many they have the guts to actually kill off.

Kevin Hart to Host the 91st Academy Awards

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Well…in case you hadn’t noticed, it’s December and an Oscar host still hadn’t been announced, which is really late, for show preparation. That’s apparently because no one wanted the gig, and why would they? It’s long become the most thankless job in Hollywood, subject to endless criticism and ever lower ratings (although that may or may not be the host’s fault), so the Academy has been scrounging for weeks for someone who was willing to do it. Apparently that’s Kevin Hart, who had mentioned in the last couple years that he wanted to and now they’re taking him up on the offer. I’m not excited about this, because 1) I don’t think he’s particularly funny, 2) his style of standup isn’t conducive to this type of hosting duty, and 3) his VMA hosting job was an absolute disaster. Maybe he’ll draw a bigger audience thanks to his social media following (and that’s what ABC and the Academy wants), but frankly, I’m expecting the most cringeworthy hosting performance since Anne Hathaway and James Franco. I hope he proves me wrong.

Brie Larson's Alien Origin Revealed in New 'Captain Marvel' Trailer

You know, I’m not sure this movie looks that great. Is it me or does it have kind of a self-serious, dour tone going on? I’m not a fan of all of their movies, but I guess it’s never a good idea to bet against Marvel. Still, I wonder if this one is going to be more on the “okay” level of Doctor Strange and the first two Thor movies.