Christopher Stipp’s Top 10 Trailers of 2018

Green Band Trailer

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, let’s rank The Best Movie Trailers of 2018.

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Movies With 100% Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Universal acclaim is hard to come by. Even the most beloved film or TV show will have a few detractors. But every now and then, certain titles come along that end up without a single negative review…on Rotten Tomatoes, at least. As 2018 draws to a close, here are the handful of this year’s lucky TV shows and movies with 100% Rotten Tomatoes scores.

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Comic-Con ScareDiego 2018

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Sorry, Mario won’t appear in Ralph Breaks the Internet.
  • Bill and Ted 3 will start production “pretty soon.”
  • Meet Newt’s new menagerie in Fantastic Beasts 2 featurette.
  • Also: Fantastic Beasts 2 opens the same day in China as it does in the U.S.
  • Crazy Rich Asians sequel will shoot in China.
  • V/H/S is being revived as a Snapchat show.
  • Buyers are flocking to Rambo V.
  • David Arquette would like a Scream 5, please.
  • It Chapter 2 receives a very boring announcement poster.
  • Cobra Kai episode 1 has passed 50 Million views on YouTube.

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Cobra Kai Season 2 Teaser Video

The first season of the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai on YouTube was a surprise hit. Fans of the original films starring Ralph Macchio and William Zabka found themselves caught up in a bit of nostalgia, but also in the story of the next generation of karate kids that was much better than anyone thought it would be.

Now creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, and Josh Heald are hard at work on the second season, and a Cobra Kai season 2 teaser video reveals a familiar set we’ll be spending plenty of time at. However, beware of a major spoiler for the end of the first season of Cobra Kai. Read More »

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Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content for YouTube, returned to the Television Critics Association after a breakthrough season that saw the renewals of Cobra Kai, Impulse and Step Up: High Water. /Film asked Daniels about the second season of Cobra Kai during her executive sessions, and we may have incepted her to increase the episode order by asking if there would be more than 10 in season two.

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Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) may have the one who swept Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) leg in The Karate Kid, but John Kreese was the one who told him to do it.

The original Cobra Kai sensei played by Martin Kove was the cruel karate master who preached “no mercy” to the bullies in the Karate Kid series, but perhaps mercy is what we’ll feel toward John Kreese when Cobra Kai season 2 is over.

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Cobra Kai season 2 cast

The ruthless and stoic John Kreese was one of the main villains in 1984’s The Karate Kid, and 35 years later, actor Martin Kove will be reprising that role once again on the YouTube Red series Cobra Kai. A new report says Kove has officially joined the Cobra Kai season 2 cast as a series regular. Read more about his character below. Read More »

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Cobra Kai never dies!

Good news: Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence will return to continue the story of this Karate Kid sequel series as YouTube has officially picked-up Cobra Kai for a second season. The first season of Cobra Kai made its debut on YouTube Red only a week ago, but the show has been met with wide acclaim. Below, learn more about Cobra Kai season 2, including what the second season could be about.
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If you binge watched all of Cobra Kai in the first day, you’ve surely got questions about that final reveal. So creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald agreed to talk spoilers as long as this interview ran after the premiere. If you haven’t made it through all 10 episodes yet that’s okay. Savor it, and we’ll save the spoiler talk for the end of this interview.

There’s plenty to talk about up front, just with the idea of revisiting The Karate Kid in this format. The YouTube Red original series picks up in present day with Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) down on his luck, living in the shadow of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio). When Johnny reopens Cobra Kai to start training a new generation of students, it reopens old wounds with Daniel, too.

The creators all have credentials when it comes to revisiting popular franchises and genres. Hurwitz and Schlossberg wrote and directed American Reunion. Heald wrote Hot Tub Time Machine, which time travels back to 1986 and features Zabka in a role. The trio spoke with /Film at length, so strap in for a deeb dive into the Karate Kid franchise then and now.

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Ready to be transported back to the world of The Karate Kid, but not willing to fork over the cash for a YouTube Red subscription? You’re in luck: the first two Cobra Kai episodes are available to watch now for free on YouTube. It’s a clever marketing ruse by YouTube to get new subscribers, but the Cobra Kai free episodes may actually convince you to buy into a whole new streaming service. Because critics are raving about the long-awaited sequel to the classic ’80s sports film.

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