Category Archives: Movie Trailer

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Movie Trailer – Mortal Engines

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Director: Christian Rivers

Starring: Hera Hilmar, Hugo Weaving, Stephen Lang

Release: December 14th, 2018

What a terrible idea.  Peter Jackson, who deserves almost no credit for The Lord of the Rings since subsequently butchering The Hobbit, writes a screenplay for a film that looks like a Monty Python sketch, they get the artistic director of LOTR to be a director, they cast b-listers and no names in all the roles, the entire thing is based on a post-apocalyptic young adult novel, and it’s not being released for almost exactly a year?  Really, screw you.


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Movie Trailer – The Clapper

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Director: Dito Montiel

Starring: Ed Helms, Amanda Seyfried, Tracy Morgan

Release: January 26th, 2018

I have a feeling that this could actually be kinda good, like in a cute, heartfelt, indie, weird-but-nice kind of way.  Ed Helms has talent, he just chooses strange ways to exhibit it, and perhaps the same could be said for Amanda Seyfried, maybe.  I don’t like all the celebrity cameos though, and maybe the story will simply be too silly, but I guess we’ll see.


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Movie Trailer – The Polka King

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Director: Maya Forbes, Wallace Wolodarsky

Starring: Jack Black, Jenny Slate, Jacki Weaver

Release: January 12th, 2018

Netflix is rolling, and now here they are with a comedy that really ought to hit all the right buttons.  This is Jack Black’s groove, this is what he does best, and the trailer makes it seem like he’s got it all working.  These movies are easy to consume, straight from Netflix, right to my TV, and I appreciate that.  I appreciate it even more when they make strong content, which is what I assume this will be.


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Movie Trailer – Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

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Director: J.A. Bayona

Starring: Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jeff Goldblum

Release: June 22nd, 2018

This is an interesting director choice for this film, moving on from Colin Trevorrow who was in charge of the first Jurassic World.  He didn’t do bad, the movie was fine, but he’s just the writer here, Bayona steps in as the director.  He did The Impossible and A Monster Calls, one hit one miss, so we’ll see how he does here.  To me, the sequel looks identical to the original, except this time there’s a volcano.  I can’t imagine that’ll make things so much better, but that sequence falling into the water does look pretty cool.


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Movie Trailer – Please Stand By

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Director: Ben Lewin

Starring: Dakota Fanning, Toni Collette, Alice Eve

Release: January 26th, 2018

From the guy who brought us The Sessions, which was OK, comes a road trip comedy/touching drama about how autism affects our families?  I’m not buying it.  Bad director, odd story, and honestly these actresses aren’t that great.  I wouldn’t trust any of them to carry this film across the finish line.


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Movie Trailer – Lean on Pete

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Director: Andrew Haigh

Starring: Charlie Plummer, Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny

Release: March 30th, 2018

Haigh’s last film was 45 Years, so I’d say he deserves our attention.  This is more indie, will rely on a young actor, but we’ve seen emotional dramas like this work before, and there’s no reason to think it won’t this time around.  It’s nice to see that funny-looking guy in a movie again, I don’t remember his name, he’s just funny-looking.  And I’m seriously looking forward to this film, I’ll trust A24 to deliver yet another beauty.


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Movie Trailer – 7 Days in Entebbe

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Director: Jose Padilha

Starring: Daniel Bruhl, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Marsan

Release: March 16th, 2018

This looks like a new version of Argo set in a different location and given a little more firepower.  It doesn’t have the star power or the Oscar aspirations though, but I think there’s a chance that it could still be a solid picture.  I really enjoy these actors and am looking forward to seeing what they can do.  They’ve proven themselves in other places, they just need to bring it here, and I think that they can.


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Movie Trailer – Mary Magdalene

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Director: Garth Davis

Starring: Rooney Mara, Joaquin Phoenix, Chiwetel Ejiofor

Release: March 30th, 2018

I adore each one of these actors, I can’t think of anyone better suited for these parts, but I’m still not sure this is the passion film I’ve been waiting for.  What I want is reality.  Portray Jesus as a guy who means well but who gets drunk with power.  Show him having sex with Mary.  Make his death about local politics.  Basically, tell the story how it most likely happened, based on all we’ve observed of human nature through recorded time.  If this movie approaches that, I’ll stand up and applaud.


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Movie Trailer – Avengers: Infinity War

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Director: Anthony & Joe Russo

Starring: All the Avengers & all the superheroes

Release: May 4th, 2018

Awesome.


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Movie Trailer – A Quiet Place

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Director: John Krasinski

Starring: John Krasinski, Emily Blunt

Release: April 6th, 2018

What the what?! What’s out there that they’re hiding from?  I want to know, but I also don’t.  Good job guys, you got me, I’m in.  And how cute that Krasinski & Blunt play a couple when they are one in real life.  Well, it would be cute if they weren’t being terrorized by some unknown, sound-sensitive force.  The fact that Krasinski also wrote & directed this movie makes me want to see it all the more.  I can hardly wait.