Will Power Rangers Live Up to Our Expectations?

Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer explained the jump in the development of the live-action Power Rangers film from July 22, 2016 to Jan. 13, 2017 which looks promising. Fingers crossed. Looks like Feltheimer wishes to see Lionsgate launch multiple films for the Power Rangers franchise.

With a live-action Power Rangers movie that will cost a significantly more money to produce, it makes sense for Lionsgate to start banking on brand awareness to a certain extent, to mitigate the pressure to produce an exceptional product. Now the question lies… Just how popular are the Power Rangers these days?  Unless the film is something radical, there is a huge wall that the Power Rangers film will face.

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Love Is A Crazy Thing

From the looks of it, Jared Leto was on the set of Suicide Squad this evening, giving us another look as The Joker. I guess with all the rumors of Batman being a cameo in the movie may be true then.

I thank the person taking snaps even if it was far away from the set, because you can still make out The Joker and Harley Quinn. It’s kind of hard to miss the luminous green hair. From what it looks like, it seems like they’re arguing. Okay okay, there’s a purple Lambo there which I am most certainly disturbed by. Its tacky even for the King of Jokes himself. Let us know what your thoughts are so far.

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11295544_842830179099702_300740563938900442_nUPDATE: Joker does indeed have tattoos.



Sneak Peek of Civil War?

With Age of Ultron setting the records this past weekend, there is already a promo art for Civil War. Now for fans out there, there are some noticeable designs already from Iron Man. Besides, his “Bleeding Edge” design of the armor, his helm design looks like its from the Ultimate series, yet his arc reactor is not the OG round design. Capt. America’s costume doesn’t look too different from Age of Ultron besides removing the red tint from the star on his chest, and adding a bit more on his sides. There also seems to be more bulk around the forearms and shins… but for all intents and purposes, this is pretty much the same costume.


Civil War is also titled, Captain America: Civil War, which makes me wonder if its almost like how Batman v. Superman is where its not a sequel to Winter Soldier but more of an introduction to other characters involved. There are concerns about whether Spidey will be caught in the middle of all of this or will it be revised.

Questions, questions, questions…

Stay tuned for future updates.


An Overdose Avengers Flick But Not Really Overdosed

Hmm.. What can I say about Avengers: Age of Ultron? Rather than a superhero movie, it’s more like a comic book movie. If you don’t think there’s a difference between the two, you are sadly wrong. What made it a comic book movie is the fact that there’s humor behind conversations as if it’s a natural thing while fighting a war but also has some serious moments. To add to that, there’s the thing Disney/Marvel Studios does best and it’s the dramatic action scenes. 

Joss Whedon, who was the director for this movie, brought life to each character without making it specifically targeted to an individual. But there was some actual discussions of what kind of impact war brings to the world or better yet, humanity. It’s neat that Marvel Studios and Whedon hasn’t forgotten that behind all the bedazzled world of superheroes, there’s some real topics that are reminded to the viewers.

I do have to say that each individual actors and actresses had such fluid but rigid chemistry even if there was probably a couple of takes here and there. What I mean is that a team can work together but not know anything about each other. All I can say is that it was well displayed. The chemistry between two mad scientists, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) rejecting what is said to be “the man wasn’t made to meddle” medley is believable even if it’s a movie. I say this because their hope of a humanity evolving into a better place, makes you wonder.. Is this what every scientist thinks about? Capt. America (Chris Evans), our eye-candy leader, who believes that every time people try to stop a war before it starts, it starts. Can I just say Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is just flat out hilarious? Oh, you say son of Odin can’t have any humor? Wrong. Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) both portray opposites of what having a family is about, but at the same time, it connects. You’ll understand what I mean when you watch it. 

There’s our quick and weird Maxioff twins, Pietro (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Wanda (Elizabeth Olsen) who play a part that connects both our Avengers and ah yes… Ultron (James Spader), our main antagionist. This guy just simply kills it. Without spoiling anything, let’s just say… It’s just what you need so the movie doesn’t just seem to be about the Avengers.

Deciding that humans’ fatal mistake is “thinking order and chaos are opposites” — which makes me think that Marvel’s credo is Buddhism, which isn’t the worst foundation for an action movie. Whedon finds a perfect balance between adolescent hero-worship and smartass banter in Age of Ultron
Biggest disappointment? A mushy Beauty and the Beast kinda theme during such war times and that on-off switch on the accent from Olsen. Aside from that, well made for a complex story such as this.




It’s absolutely stunning. A fairytale as familiar as Cinderella, the trick in sprucing it up for a new generation is figuring out how to rework the most precious treasure that smells distinctly of mothballs seem fresh again. Director Kenneth Branagh, who has gone from Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit to Thor, creates a dazzling dream of a live-action movie with a surprisingly obvious solution by sprinkling some pixie dust where it will be notice most: casting and costumes. And it’s not a musical.

The radiant Lily James (best known as the cousin Lady Rose on Downton Abby), stars as Ella, a porcelain-skinned Disney heroine who is mistreated by her stepmother and her two nitwit daughters, Anastasia (Holliday Grainger) and Drizella (Sophie McShera). Sound familiar? It definitely sounds very true to the book, well, that’s because it is. But what gives the new Cinderella its deliciously sinister spark is who’s doing the tormenting. Enter Cate Blanchett, who lets it rip in a delirious swirl of candy-colored evil. From her ruby-red lips to her Sandy Powell-designed costumes and courtesy of the legendary Dante Ferretti’s production design, which are all kinds of wonderful. A cross between Coco Chanel and Norma Desmond, she smartly plays her harpy-like personality so well to the audience.

Alas, this is Cinderella’s story — Ella’s forced to live in the drafty attic, eat leftovers, do menial chores, and sleep by the burning embers of the fireplace. Even her first meeting, on horseback, with Kit (Richard Madden), a dreamy prince with a jaw so chiseled and blue eyes that you could get lost in, Ella describes of ideas on how to run a kingdom. The rest of the story from the pumpkin chariot, the glass slipper, and so forth, is the epitome of faithfulness.

Overall, it was a great opportunity to create a whole life beyond the fairytale, which is already so beautiful as it is, but making it richer and giving each character their own specific back stories. Kenneth Branagh kept it light and magical, much like a fairytale.

I’m still a bit wary of the tale’s retrograde notions of what constitutes wish fulfillment for girls. But the element of strength from unity is something audiences will definitely respond to. A story about two people coming together who actually bring out the best in one another, and from that love comes strength. But the fizzy cocktail combination of Blanchett’s cartoonish hauteur and Branagh’s visual razzle-dazzle and confectionary sets manage to take a tale as wheezy as Cinderella and make it feel almost magical again and just how powerful love is.


Midnightmoviecritics Changes

Hey everyone!

Hope you all are doing well and having a fantastic year! Midnightmoviecritics or some would call it, MMC is being remodeled under a new name, FlickOut.

Our blog and company has had history over these past few years and we would like to thank every one of you who show your support towards our site.

We will really focus on bringing out movie reviews as much as possible as well as events that are held when there are premieres or opening nights.

Stay tuned for new updates. Links will follow when new site goes up!