Category Archives: Movie Trailer

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Movie Trailer – A Private War

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Director: Matthew Heineman

Starring: Rosamund Pike, Jamie Dornan, Tom Hollander

Release: November 16th, 2018

This director is a documentarian, and it shows.  The movie feels like one, which is fine, but we aren’t going to get excited about it unless there’s something else.  That could be the stars, who I honestly really, really like.  Pike is versatile and strong, I’ve seen her in so many unique projects, and she always impresses me.  And Dornan; I’m serious, putting the Fifty Shades movies aside, he is a solid, likeable, talented actor.  If you don’t believe, go check him out, he deserves it.  Anyway, this true story should be interesting, and I trust the actors, I just don’t see any real reason to watch, no hooks to really get audiences excited.  We’ll see.


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Movie Trailer – The Happy Prince

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Director: Rupert Everett

Starring: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson

Release: October 5th, 2018

I don’t know much about Oscar Wilde, but his story is one that’s far too common.  It makes me sick to think of anyone being persecuted or sent to prison or sterilized or any number of atrocities, simply for being gay.  It’s abhorrent, as are the people who prosecute love as a crime.  That dominates this trailer for me, but otherwise, I think this film looks great, with performances that are poised to blow us away.  This is Everett’s directorial debut, and I hope it’s amazing.


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Movie Trailer – The Front Runner

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Director: Jason Reitman

Starring: Hugh Jackman, Vera Farmiga, J.K. Simmons

Release: November 21st, 2018

A) I dislike this song, I think it’s featured in movies too often, and it’s just a really sloppy choice.  2) I know I’m going to dislike how I feel after watching a movie about a candidate’s campaign imploding because of an affair when we have a sitting President who could not be more disgusting on that front, yet his “moral party” base couldn’t give two shits.  Howard Dean says “Woooo!” and he’s out, but Trump fucks porn stars, cheats on his pregnant wife, illegally pays women for their silence, and he’s taking golf trips on the taxpayer dime.  You see, I’m all riled up already and I haven’t even seen the film.  I just know how I’ll feel after this, and anyway, this acting trio is fine but feels like simply choosing from a list, instead of finding real talent to fit the part.  I’ll watch because I think it’ll get some Oscar buzz, but you can’t make me enjoy it.


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Movie Trailer – Peterloo

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Director: Mike Leigh

Starring: Rory Kinnear, Maxine Peake

Release: November 9th, 2018

This has a chance to be powerful, given that it has anything new to say or any original content whatsoever.  There’s a chance it doesn’t, we’ve seen this type of movie before, but also we enjoy it, and are pretty open to seeing it again.  I just like British people more than regular people, and I love history, so I’m in regardless.


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Movie Trailer – Ben Is Back

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Director: Peter Hedges

Starring: Julia Roberts, Lucas Hedges

Release: December 7th, 2018

Talk about a tease.  This is barely anything but a tiny clip, but I already don’t like what I see.  Mainly, Julia Roberts, who is awful, right?  Don’t other people think so?  She’s a bad, over-dramatic actress, always has been.  I love Lucas Hedges, but I think he’s making a bad choice here, with an Oscar-bait film that won’t become what they’re hoping that they made.  Also, it’s directed by Lucas’ dad Peter, who really only does bad movies, so.


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Movie Trailer – King Lear (2018)

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Director: Richard Eyre

Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Florence Pugh

Emily Watson, Tobias Menzies, Jim Carter, Jim Broadbent, Andrew Scott

Release: September 28th, 2018

I’m shocked that this looks as horrible as it does, considering the foundation and the talent.  Maybe it’s just a terrible trailer or an odd style choice, but I really don’t like the modern military look, it throws me off and feels doubly strange when they use the text verbatim.  Three years ago, Eyre directed The Dresser, which was about Hopkins playing Lear on stage, and it was an incredible film; I almost wish he had simply stuck to that.


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Movie Trailer – The Land of Steady Habits

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Director: Nicole Holofcener

Starring: Ben Mendelsohn, Thomas Mann, Edie Falco

Release: September 14th, 2018

Netflix is really getting back on the horse after a few hard falls.  Ben Mendelsohn is a genius, this story seems relevant, and I bet it’ll be a nicely-wrapped package for audiences to take home.  BUT, I am still a little concerned.  This director is more TV, a bit amateur when it comes to anything major, and I just don’t trust that anything original is coming our way.  And I’m getting a little tired of Thomas Mann; he impressed when he emerged but since then he hasn’t really risen in the ranks.  I’m at least curious about this film, so we’ll see.


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Movie Trailer – Green Book

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Director: Peter Farrelly

Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali

Release: November 21st, 2018

This movie has the smell of something that’s trying to trick me, but I think it might already be working.  The director really only does comedy, but he’s trying to stretch himself here, which I guess is admirable, but perhaps not recommended.  You can tell that someone new to this genre is trying their hand at it, but again, I’m almost drawn in anyway, despite the knowledge that it most likely won’t be the quality of drama I want to see.


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Movie Trailer – Outlaw King

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Director: David Mackenzie

Starring: Chris Pine, Florence Pugh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Release: November 9th, 2018

I’m confused; when they said “untold story” did they mean “Braveheart 2”?  Or, more specifically, “Braveheart: Retold from Robert’s Perspective”?  Because this looks like the same movie I’ve seen & loved before; Braveheart is one of the greatest epic films ever made.  It’s the same scenes even; the killing of the relatives, attacking smaller castles, rallying the Scotsman, the arrows, the spears, the English king.  Am I missing something?  I know that Braveheart wasn’t 100% historically accurate, but does this time around have anything new to offer other than a different main hero?  I love Chris Pine, he’s incredible, and I loved Hell or High Water, it was exceptional.  But I’m really confused as to why people are pretending that this exact story hasn’t already been told.  I think these events will happen immediately after the William Wallace events, so it’s basically a second open rebellion against England, but that doesn’t really change anything; we’ve still seen this before, this isn’t original cinema.


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Movie Trailer – Slaughterhouse Rulez

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Director: Crispian Mills

Starring: Simon Pegg, Michael Sheen, Asa Butterfield

Release: October 31st, 2018

No, no, no, no, no.  This is not how you do it.  Come on people, get your heads right.  This isn’t horror or comedy or genre or funny, it’s just dumb, and I’m sad that these actors are involved in it.