Category Archives: Movie Trailer

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Movie Trailer – Dark Waters

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Todd Haynes

Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Bill Pullman, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins

Release: November 22nd, 2019

Spotlight meets Erin Brockovich, and that’s fine, that’s watchable, but I hope there’s more beyond that to make Dark Waters a truly special film, because the story being told here is one that deserves our attention.  This is happening, this is real, this is life for so many people, and it needs to change; films like this don’t tilt the world on its axis, but they can at least bring attention, and that’s a start.  Other than Carol, I don’t like Haynes much, and I don’t expect this narrative to fit into his typical style, but we know that Mark Ruffalo can pull off a role like this, he’s an excellent professional, so I trust him to do the plot justice.  Everything taken into account, I expect this film to be solid, and I want to support its message, because it’s something people need to hear.


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Movie Trailer – Uncut Gems

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: The Safdie Brothers

Starring: Adam Sandler, Idina Menzel, LaKeith Stanfield

Release: December 25th, 2019

People are acting like they’re surprised by how good this movie looks, but why?  Sandler has proven that he can be literally be the best actor in any room (Punch-Drunk Love, Meyerowitz Stories) and the Safdie Bros. have proven that they know what they’re doing (Good Time), AND A24 is an amazing studio, so it just makes sense that this film would look this amazing and could seriously be in the Oscar conversation in a few short months.


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Movie Trailer – The Aeronauts

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Tom Harper

Starring: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Himesh Patel

Release: December 6th, 2019

Really?  Balloons?  Really?  This doesn’t look interesting, and these actors are being misused, because they’ll only end up looking stupid and that’s not what they deserve.  Hard pass.


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Movie Trailer – The Laundromat

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Starring: Meryl Streep, Gary Oldman, Antonio Banderas

Release: October 18th, 2019

The Laundromat, mirroring the vast majority of Soderbergh’s films, is going to be bad.  He’s not a good director, that fact is painfully obvious to me, and I don’t know how more critics don’t understand that.  His films are goofy and gimmicky, but he persuades stars to jump on board and we get excited, but we really shouldn’t, because the typical result is crap.  This movie isn’t going to be an Oscar contender, nor will it be a Meryl Streep award vehicle; it simply won’t be good enough, despite what you might hear to the contrary.


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Movie Trailer – The King

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: David Michod

Starring: Timothee Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Sean Harris

Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily-Rose Depp, Thomasin McKenzie

Release: 2019

Michod and Edgerton wrote The Rover together, they have now written The King together, Chalamet is a great young actor, the supporting cast of the movie is spectacular, and we might get to see a depiction of Agincourt; I can’t wait to watch this the first day, the first hour, that it’s launched on Netflix.  I hope it’s good enough to be considered for Best Picture; last year I thought Outlaw King was, but no one listened to me.  Let’s have a makeup call now and get this film some awards.


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Movie Trailer – Parasite

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Joon Ho Bong

Starring: Kang-ho Song, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Release: October 11th, 2019

I liked both Snowpiercer and Okja, but I don’t know about Bong’s latest.  It looks like a cross between The Killing of a Sacred Deer and Burning, but I can’t decide which way it’ll lean more, and I enjoyed the former much, much more than the latter.  Parasite really does look like a Lanthimos project; why wouldn’t I just wait for another one of those to come out?


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Movie Trailer – Harriet

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Kasi Lemmons

Starring: Cynthia Erivo, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monae

Release: November 1st, 2019

I don’t dispute that this movie looks powerful, I just don’t think it’ll be that good, and especially not Oscar-worthy.  People have it in the Top Ten for Best Picture, and I just don’t see that, unless they’re going off of pure emotion, not apparent quality.  Lemmons is an unproven director, Erivo is a beginning film actress, Odom & Monae are performers more than anything else; why are we trusting this team with this much drama?  I hope I’m wrong, I’m gonna watch with an open heart, but if we’re predicting things I’m predicting some disappointment.


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Movie Trailer – Motherless Brooklyn

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Edward Norton

Starring: Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Bruce Willis

Release: November 1st, 2019

I was just thinking about Ed Norton, it was his birthday, and I said into the void that he’s one of the best actors we’ve ever seen, a transcendent talent like few others, and we’re lucky to have him.  Case in point; this movie, which is gonna be huge.  He played around with a character like this in The Score, it worked well then, he knows how not to take it over the top into insulting territory, and it’ll work again here.  Oscar for Edward?  Maybe.  He’s only directed one other time, Keeping the Faith in 2000, but he’s collected a great cast for this time around, which I think could work out well: Willem Dafoe, Alec Baldwin, Michael Kenneth Williams, Bobby Cannavale.  I’m definitely looking forward to this.


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Movie Trailer – Queen & Slim

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Melina Matsoukas

Starring: Jodie Turner-Smith, Daniel Kaluuya

Release: November 27th, 2019

This looks like a cool experiment, but not a film that’s strong enough to push its way into the real conversation.  The message, Kaluuya, some unique qualities; I support all that.  But as a movie, I just can’t imagine enjoying watching what I think is going to be an amateur attempt to say something powerful.


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Movie Trailer – The Report

Category : Movie Trailer

Director: Scott Z. Burns

Starring: Adam Driver

Release: November 15th, 2019

An Adam Driver-driven Spotlight, but what’s so bad about that?  He’s amazing, that movie was great, this is an important topic, and we’ll be talking about this film come Oscar season.  The director is more a writer, and the cast is only OK: Corey Stall, Jon Hamm, Annette Bening, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson.  So we’ll see, but let’s hope.