Category Archives: Movie Trailer

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Movie Trailer – Everybody Knows

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Director: Asghar Farhadi

Starring: Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem

Release: February 8th, 2019

For a film by Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Salesman), there is very little conversation surrounding this film, which is suspect and then, after watching the trailer, telling.  This one won’t be as strong as his other projects, you can see that coming a mile away.  It’s a cheap thriller set in a lovely place, with two talented actors who maybe already peaked?  That’s not great.


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Movie Trailer – Velvet Buzzsaw

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Director: Dan Gilroy

Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Toni Collette

Release: February 1st, 2019

I was expecting a lot more from this film, much more than a scary, bloody, cheaply-made art-comes-alive-and-kills-you type of thing, and I’m really disappointed that this is the result. It makes sense; Gilroy has directed two movies and they’re both only OK, despite phenomenal lead actors (Nightcrawler, Roman J. Israel Esq.).  He writes movies as well, but they aren’t that great either, so I guess we should have seen this coming.  People are excited about what they see here because it’s JG, who I love, and it’s frightening, which I don’t care for.  I guess I’ll check this out on Netflix when it’s released because why not, but I’m not going in with high expectations.


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Movie Trailer – Hotel Mumbai

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Director: Anthony Maras

Starring: Dev Patel, Armie Hammer, Jason Isaacs

Release: March 22nd, 2019

Hmmmmm, I don’t know about this one.  The trailer is pretty bad, but the actors are strong, and it’s a true life story; I think I’m interested enough to give it a chance.  I don’t imagine this is going to be the next Argo, but I think it will be passing fair.


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Movie Trailer – Arctic

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Director: Joe Penna

Starring: Mads Mikkelson, Maria Thelma Smaradottir

Release: February 1st, 2019

I don’t know about the trailer, I guess it’s alright, but I would follow Mads into the Arctic, of course I would watch him pretend to be dying there.


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Movie Trailer – Close

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Director: Vicky Jewson

Starring: Noomi Rapace, Sophie Nelisse, Indira Varma

Release: January 18th, 2019

Noomi Rapace is about this far from being crossed off the list completely, as in “do not watch this film because this actor is in it”.  I am one of the few critics who thoroughly appreciated Prometheus, but she’s making bad choices now (What Happened to Monday, Bright) and I live in a what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world.  Get it together, Nooms, because this movie looks hideous.


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Movie Trailer – Men in Black: International

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Director: F. Gary Gray

Starring: Tessa Thompson, Chris Hemsworth, Liam Neeson

Release: June 14th, 2019

This is a silly cash grab and I will not stand for it.  I was fifteen when MIB came out and it was awesome; this latest version will not be.


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Movie Trailer – High Life #2

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Director: Claire Denis

Starring: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Mia Goth

Release: April 12th, 2019

Robert Pattinson is an incredible actor, I feel like we should all know this by now, so it shouldn’t really be a shock.  If you want proof watch Good Time and send me a thank you card later.  I’m all in on this sordid space adventure with sex and psychos starring someone I know I can trust, and I’m fairly certain that, no matter how this movie turns out, I will never have seen its like.


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Movie Trailer – Spider-Man: Far From Home

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Director: Jon Watts

Starring: Tom Holland, Zendaya, Jake Gyllenhaal

Release: July 5th, 2019

I thought that Spider-Man: Homecoming was only OK; Spidey is much, much better in Civil War and in Infinity War, his character just works better alongside adults I guess.  Then he seems cute and cool; with his friends, who aren’t good actors, and with Watts, who isn’t an experienced director, he seems lame.  I like Holland, I like the MU, I just don’t think this character series is going to hold up as well as, say, the Captain America movies.  I’ll still see it, it’ll still be fun, but I’m going in with low expectations.


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Movie Trailer – All Is True

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Director: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellan

Release: 2019

This movie looks magnificently boring.


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Movie Trailer – Artemis Fowl

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Director: Kenneth Branagh

Starring: Ferdia Shaw, Hong Chau, Nonso Anozie

Release: August 9th, 2019

As long as this movie is even slightly better than A Wrinkle in Time I’ll consider it a sweeping success.  That attempt at film was so god-awful that it should be shown in classes as an example of what not to do.  I understand that it was made for young people, young girls, young girls of color, I’m not an idiot.  And my daughter liked it, which is great, as long as she acknowledges later in life that it’s terrible cinema.  Anyway, getting back to Artemis Fowl, I fear the same path is being walked down, and I won’t bother watching this time unless something shockingly unexpected happens.