The Parr Family is Back in 'The Incredibles 2'

YES!! Now this is a sequel I'm excited about! 2004's The Incredibles was one of my favorite movies of the decade, and it still holds up insanely well. With writer-director Brad Bird back for this sequel, it looks just as good, even if I'm a little puzzled as to why they seem to be picking up right where they left off. I really thought they'd age the characters if it ever came back for sequels- think about how great it would be to change up the family dynamic and have Violet and Dash as teenagers, with Jack-Jack as the little kid (then the problem of recasting Dash's voice actor wouldn't have happened). But this one looks like it's all about Helen going back to work as Elastigirl, while Bob takes care of the kids, which is a good idea too. Hopefully they can do a time jump if there's a third one.

More Super Bowl Teasers for 'Infinity War,' 'Jurassic World 2,' 'Red Sparrow'

During yesterday's game (yay Eagles!) there were a boatload of teasers and glimpses at the would be blockbusters coming out this year. Here's a recap of the most buzzed about ones:

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (May 4)

Everyone's really excited about this, which brings even more characters into the mega-universe, like the Guardians, Spider-Man, Black Panther and Doctor Strange, but I pretty much hated the last Avengers movie, so I'm meh on it. What I most noticed about this was just about everyone got a new hairstyle since the last one.

 

JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM (June 22)

Jurassic World was one of the loudest, dumbest movies I'd seen in a good decade or so, and the sequel looks to be following in that one's tone for the most part. Who thought it was a good idea to bring those stupid hamster balls back?

 

RED SPARROW (March 2)

I haven't actually posted anything for this movie yet, so I figured I'd throw this one in here. It's coming out next month, and it looks pretty iffy. Most of my skepticism comes from the fact that it's from the hack Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, but who knows. Also not too sure about JLaw's Russian accent. Hasn't this been done a million times already? Wasn't this similar to the Angelina Jolie movie Salt? Actually, it looks exactly like the begged for Black Widow movie fans wanted, if Marvel had ever agreed to let a Black Widow movie happen. I guess we'll see if anyone's into this.

First Trailer for 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Is Out

Well, here it is. The young Han Solo movie is coming and here's our first look at Alden Ehrenreich stepping into the shoes of the (most?) iconic Star Wars hero. Although the weird thing for me about the very idea of this movie has always been twofold: 1) we've literally already seen Han Solo as a young man- that was 33-year-old Harrison Ford in the first Star Wars and now that era Han is a new guy, and 2) this character wasn't really iconic because of what was on the page- it was entirely Harrison Ford's personal charisma, his demeanor, his style. That was all just him. So the love of that character was never so much about Han Solo as it was about cool, lackadaisical Harrison Ford taking over the silly, grandiose Star Wars universe and bringing it down to earth with his I-don't-give-a-shit attitude. Can this dude replicate that? Doesn't look like it to me. I wish this was a Lando movie, to be honest.

'Mission: Impossible- Fallout' Trailer Airs During Super Bowl

Yes!! I don't know how it happened, but I've gradually become a fan of this series as each new one is better than the last. For the first time in the franchise, a director returns for a second installment, as writer/director Christopher McQuarrie, who helmed Rogue Nation, is back for more. Also returning for the first time in the series is the major female character from the last movie, the awesome Rebecca Ferguson as a fellow agent Ilsa Faust, along with regulars Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg and Alec Baldwin. Newcomers Angela Bassett and Henry Cavill round out the cast for Ethan Hunt's latest. Looks pretty great!

Toni Collette Stars in the Sundance Horror Movie 'Hereditary'

It's become a tradition of late for the really good horror movies to premiere to ecstatic reception at Sundance, and then go on to cult-like indie status. In recent years we've had The Babadook, It Follows and The Witch, to name a few. Now we've got Hereditary, which I'm pretty sure got the most glowing reviews of them all, in large part thanks to Toni Collette's performance in this, which drew raves like no other out of the festival this year. Said to be more genuinely terrifying than any of the others, It's coming out on June 8th. I can't wait.

Paul Rudd Returns With Evangeline Lilly in 'Ant-Man and the Wasp'

I wasn't the biggest fan of Ant-Man, so I'm guessing whatever the sequel has in store probably won't win me over- but the most notable thing about it is Marvel inching ever closer to a having a female lead. Baby steps, right? This is the first with a woman co-lead, and look, her name even gets to be in the title! Next time, it's Captain Marvel, where they finally wade in altogether.