Trailer of the Week!

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

Annihilation:

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.

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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.

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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.

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Trailer of the Week!

Trailer of the week is back, and back with a real interesting one.

Acrimony

The word acrimony means to have feeling of bitterness or ill will, and I think its safe to say we’re going to get A LOT of that in this movie. Written and directed by Tyler Perry, who clearly is trying to either reinvent himself, or at least show us more of that Gone Girl side of him, and staring Taraji P. Henson as our lead here. It seems to tell of a fairly simple story, involving trust, betrayal, and everything else we expect from a marriage struggling to hold itself together.

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Where this movie I think looks to stand out, is both in its portrayal of both sides, which should lean heavily on the acting talent here, and what the trailer teases as some kind of twist in the narrative here. A twist of course isn’t anything new to stories like this, but it will be interesting to see where Perry takes us, in contrast to his much more well known comedic writings.

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Seemingly leaning heavily on the performance of Henson here, and also looking to be a stand out showing for Perry as a director, Acrimony looks to be a real bold statement from Perry. I think we all know Henson can really bring it in a role like this, but what everyone is probably waiting to see, is can Perry’s writing and directing hold up the high level he seems to be aiming for here. Acrimony drops at the end of March 2018, will you be seeing it, or do you need more proof?

Trailer of the Week!

This weeks trailer of the week goes to:

You Were Never Really Here (Official Trailer)

Possible naming change issues aside, You Were Never Really Here (or A beautiful day) is another movie coming to us with some festival love, and packs some serious acting talent in the amazing Joaquin Phoenix. Based on a novel by Jonathan Ames, with directing and screenplay by Lynne Ramsay, the film follows the story of an enforcer played by Phoenix, who gets called out to find and return a politicians daughter.

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The story obviously takes some serious twists and turns, some of which we can see in the trailer here, others that we will have to see the final product to see. Something that the trailer itself does a great job of showcasing is also the deep and dark tone of the movie, and the way in which the roles are being portrayed. You can really get a feel for where the characters are coming from, just from the limited screen time we get in this trailer alone.

You Were Never Really Here looks to be a really dark and hard hitting look at darker side of the world we hardly see and seldom like to imagine, and if Phoenix’s performance is anything to go on, we are in for a real actors showcase here, and a real award level performance. What do you guys think about this trailer, and are you excited to see it?

Trailer fo the Week!

This weeks (I must say on time and I’m proud of that) trailer of the week is:

Gemini (Trailer #1)

Trailer of the week has always been an avenue where I could bring to light some smaller, lesser known films, and this week we have another similar item. Gemini comes to us hot from the film festival route of release and is written and directed by Aaron Katz who’s directed a few smaller movies before, landing arguably his biggest cast this time around.

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That cast includes Lola Kirke of Gone Girl fame, Zoë Kravitz of multiple fame, and even John Cho, who’s career has definitely gone down a much more serious acting lane as of late. These top billed actors here definitely have more than enough acting power, so the real question here is if that script and the directing are up to par with he talent on show here.

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The story itself here is a bit of mystery, and one thats meant to be a mystery. All we get from the trailer is that a crime has occurred, and that crime will both draw our main characters into its crosshairs, but also put a real test and strain on the relationships between them. Does Gemini look like something you want to check out, or another less than amazing festival film?

Trailer of the Week!

Today’s (yes in know its late) trailer of the week goes to:

Molly’s Game (trailer #1)

Based on a true story, A list amazing cast, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, I feel like I should have to say anything else to see this movie, but I will anyway. Molly’s Game follows former Olympic skier Molly Bloom, who took her career to another level when she managed and ran a series of high stakes private poker games, which led her onto the door steps of the FBI and the Russian Mob.

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Aaron Sorkin is extremely well known for writing work, but this will be his debut job as a director, and he’s certainly chosen a great story to work with. From a Few Good Men, to Money Ball, to The Social Network, Sorkin’s body of work is definitely one to be proud of. He’s proven himself as someone who knows how to write really interesting characters, that even if not always well rounded people, are definitely realistic in their actions and motivations.

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Speaking of casts, we have Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba, Chris O’Dowd, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, and many more. Like I said before, this movie in my eyes really does sell it self, just give that trailer a look or two, and I think if your not sold, theres no selling you. What do you think, are you buying this as much as I am?

Trailer of the Week!

This weeks trailer of the week is a low key one, but it goes to:

Goodbye Christopher Robin (Trailer #2)

Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie head up a movie here that might be bit on the low key side, but its certainly not lacking in acting talent. It following the life and story behind A.A. Milne’s world famous Winnie the Pooh series of books inspired by his son Christopher Robin. The story itself looks to tell both a larger and smaller story here however, as we see clips in the trailer showing both his struggles with PTSD, as well as letting his son influence his work in a direction he probably never expected.

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The movie seems to be much more of a character study on the lives of these characters, than the characters of Pooh and the like, where we get a real in-depth look at how these kinds of culturally changing events occur. I’m not sure just how large a role Robbie will have as she doesn’t have much time in the trailer, but with her capability as an actor, I have no doubt that she will be smash any level of a role she’s given.

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What do you think about this Goodbye Christopher Robin trailer, is it too low key of a movie for you, or are you a fan of the more dramatic stuff? Either way comment and let me know what you think about it, and if you plan on seeing this movie.

Trailer of the Week!

This week we have a trailer that came out of no where, but is looking to make a big splash:

Suburbicon (Trailer #1)

Suburbicon is film, written by the Coen brothers, and directed by one of their favorites in George Clooney. It stars Matt Damon, Oscar Isaac, Julianne Moore, and more, and centers around the central plot of a home invasion gone awry, but of course with the quirks and flare of every Coen script ever. Just from what we see in the trailer here, its so full of the Coen-isms, that it will also be really interesting to see how much of Clooney’s directing we can see though this mist of Coen.

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Matt Damon of course is a consummate professional as always. He does ever seem to phone in a role, and he can really can excel when asked to play roles so varied as this one seems. Setting him between the like of a Julianna Moore, and a Oscar Isaac, will also allow him perfect sparing partners to work off of when he tries to flex his acting muscles here. We’re going to need a more story oriented trailer to get a real better idea of what the real narrative here is, but so far, I know I’m hooked.