Trailer of the Week!

28 Days Later, Sunshine, Dredd, and Ex Machina….what do all these movies have in common? Alex Garland.


Annihilation is the next project either written or directed by writer and director Alex Garland. Its also his next project after the amazing and extremely well regarded Ex Machina, and that puts Annihilation much higher on the list of anticipation than it might have been before. Its stars an all-star, mostly female main cast with the likes of Tessa Thompson, Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Oscar Isaacs and Benedict Wong. So the acting quality should definitely be up to par, and while Garland’s writing has always been highly praised, Ex Machina has shown us what he can do behind the camera also.


The story follows Natalie Portman as she signs up for a dangerous mission into an area that has been taken over by some kind of alien force. Her and a team of other female A-Listers take on the challenge and we get a much better idea in this trailer of the kind of things they will be facing on their journey to figure out whats really going on this is strange and crazy world. The story looks set to full of suspense and tension, with good moments of horror and action, and if its anything like the Garland movies before it, there should also be some good twists and turns to come.


So what do you think about Annihilation and this latest trailer? Does this look like the kind of movie you’re interested in, or do you still need to see more to be convinced? Either way leave a comment and let me know.


Trailer of the Week!

Yes its back, because finally we have something worth it (and I see you all rolling your eyes because yes I know the amazing infinity war trailer came out, but come on we knew it was coming).

Alita Battle Angel

Now this one might be a bit polarising, but I think thats going to be a good thing, and actually help the buss behind this movie. So Alita Battle Angel is the latest from director Robert Rodriguez and is based on a popular manga series titled Battle Angel (western name), and sees Rosa Salazar in the title role…kind of.

The first thing most people will notice about this movie, is the look of its protagonist, and she is a motion capture role, and even though this is a live action movie, she in particular will be noticeably CGI because of some very distinct design choices made here. I am of course talking about her anime inspired eyes, that make her look and feel like a doll come to life, for better or worse. Its one of those things where I can really only say that she was CGI because of the eyes, I even thought maybe it was just her eyes, but I’m not sure how main stream audiences will react to something like that.

This movie also boasts a really strong supporting cast, with the likes of Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly and Mahershala Ali to name a few. Will this combination of talent both in front and behind the camera, when paired with material that has already has its own fan base finally see one of these kinds of movies succeed? Or will this be another Ghost in the Shell situation, and probably heap even more pressure onto the shoulder of the Akira live action project.

Trailer of the Week!

I know there was no trailer of the last week, but this week we’re back with a good one.

Borg vs. McEnroe (Red Band Trailer #1)

Say what you will about the likes of Shia LaBeouf, about his off the screen antics and behaviors, but the man is a world class actor and Borg McEnroe should be a real great vehicle for that acting. The movie see’s him taking on the role of the equally polarizing John McEnroe. A tennis player really know not just for his ability on the court, but is loud, and aggressive opinions on and off the court. The movie also is set on the epic rivalry between him and Björn Borg.


Borg in this movie is being played by Sverrir Gudnason, a lesser known actor for sure, and one who will have his most major role when this movie comes out, but his casting is authentic to the character. One of the greatest names in tennis history, the movie sees Borg taking on this new, up and coming tennis star in McEnroe, and everything that entails. We must remember at the time, the tennis world was basically resting on the shoulders of Borg, as movie seeks to explore much more than just the on court ramifications of such a match and match up.


So much at stake on and off court, actor versus actor, icon versus icon; Borg vs. McEnroe looks to be a stellar tension filled film, that shows us what it takes to reach the top, and to try and stay there. What do you think about the trailer for Borg vs. McEnroe? Are you planning to see it, and do you think its a movie that could get itself some awards contention?

Trailer of the Week!

This weeks trailer of the week is:

Thank you for Your Service (Trailer #1)

This weeks trailer of the week is the new first trailer for Thank You for Your Service. Based on the book by David Finkel, and adapted for the screen by Jason Hall, Thank You for Your Service tells the story of the affects of post traumatic stress disorder, and the way it affects the lives of returning service men and women. The movie also directed by Hall of American Sniper fame stars Milles Teller and Haley Bennett in the title roles, but also sees the likes of Amy Schumer in smaller roles.


The trailer also gives us a real good sense of the sense of tension and way in which PTSD creeps into your life and then just doesn’t leave. It also illustrates the great juxtaposition of the way these returning soldiers are seen as heroes, but they don’t see themselves as heroes, just comrades who had a shared experience. It looks to tell a heart wrenching, gutt punching type of story, but one that I think both needs to be told, and told well. Are you looking forward to Thank You for Your Service?

Trailer of the Week!

This weeks trailer of the week is:

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (final trailer)

Avatar meets the Fifth Element…I hope. That’s how I would describe what Valerian is to someone who’s never heard the name, and that sounds pretty good to me honestly. Valerian and the city of a thousand planets is the latest from long time director Luc Besson. Based on the Valerian and Laureline, a french 1960s comic book series, it sees the title characters on an adventure set on the planet like city of Alpha, a city thats home to a vast array of species and creatures.


The movie stars Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevigne in the title roles, but also boasts a solid supporting cast of well known actors and personalities. I’m personally a big fan of DeHaan’s acting, and think he brings both an intensity and a down to earth-ness that gives him a presence on screen while keeping him identifiable. Delevigne on the other hand, still has yet to impress me, and even in her best on screen performance so far in Paper Towns, I still don’t know if she can hold her own both against DeHaan and as a co-lead here.


Valerian is set to be one the most visual journeys of the year, but will it be able to put the backbone of story that a movie like this needs. If Besson can deliver another movie on the level of his Fifth Element, but with the added benefit of modern day technology. Are you excited for Valerian? Were you planning to see it, or are you considering it now?

Trailer of the Week!

This weeks trailer of the week is:

Blade Runner 2049 (Trailer #1)


A slower week for trailers than last week, but we still got ourselves a hit with the first full length trailer for the upcoming Blade Runner 2049. After getting a tease last week, we only had to wait a few days to get first official trailer for long in demand sequel. The film sees the return of the title character portrayed by Harrison Ford, but not as the lead character here. That honor goes to Ryan Gosling, who plays a new young blade runner, who seeks some answers and Ford’s former blade runner might be his only help.


Set in the same futuristic world created by Ridley Scott back in 1982, new director  Denis Villeneuve takes over the reigns here and while he doesn’t seem to be trying to change the look of the movies too much, he certainly up dated them and is clearly also adding some of his signature directing style that he has come to be known and respected for. With a list of previous movies boasting Arrival, Sicario, and Prisoners, I personally think there wasn’t much of a better choice to lead this new Blade Runner movie to hopefully new heights. Are you excited for Blade Runner 2049, and how do you think it will do compared to the original?

Trailer of the Week!

Hey guys, just wanted to keep adding to the blog, so in that spirit I start a new ongoing series here called Trailer of the Week! Where every week, (usually on Friday) I will give out my choice for the best trailer of the week, why I think its such, and some info on the movie it supports. Hope you guys enjoy, lets get it started.

This weeks trailer of the week is:

Dunkirk (Main trailer)

This week has been a real good one for trailers, and it picking a top trailer wasn’t easy. The first trailer for Dark Tower, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and even the new Cars 3 trailer were all strong competitors. Then came Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk trailer… and wow. Dunkirk tells the true story (one of biggest true stories we’ve yet to get adapted in this form) of one of the largest evacuation of troops ever attempted when 400,000 allied soldiers were cut off and surrounded by the German army and had no where to turn. The rescue events enlist not just available troops, but also ropes in civilians that use their own personal boats to add to the rescue efforts.

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This is Christopher Nolan’s latest project and features some new and old faces to his typical line-ups. Staring Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, Kenneth Branagh, James D’Arcy, and even Harry Styles among many others that let to movie boast a stellar cast to match some stellar visuals, and what so far is an intense and gripping score. Set to drop the end of July this year and will probably look to really up its marketing game from this point going forward. What do you think about the Dunkirk (main trailer), what are your hopes for the movie and are you planning to see it cinemas?