Category Archives: Movie Trailer

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Movie Trailer – The Darkest Minds

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Director: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

Starring: Amanda Stenberg, Harris Dickinson

Release: August 3rd, 2018

God, I thought we were done with YA dystopian novels about teenage girls.  Is that all that anyone writes these days?  And they aren’t good, I’ve read them, these aren’t talented authors, it’s just pulp, and I would have thought it would have washed away by now.


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Movie Trailer – White Boy Rick

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Director: Yann Demange

Starring: Richie Merritt, Matthew McConaughey

Release: September 14th, 2018

Richie Merritt has never acted before, and that could be the movie’s greatest strength or it’s most damning weakness.  Maybe he works, maybe he feels authentic, maybe he blows us all away, and then again maybe he doesn’t.  It’s hard to tell, but the trailer makes the film seem cool, seem gritty, and I’m into it, I just hope everyone involved knew what they were doing.  The cast looks great: Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Eddie Marsan, Bel Powley.  So I’m tentatively in, and I’m hopeful for something great.


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Movie Trailer – Widows

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Director: Steve McQueen

Starring: Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, Elizabeth Debicki

Release: November 16th, 2018

WHOA


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Movie Trailer – Never Goin’ Back

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Director: Augustine Frizzell

Starring: Maia Mitchell, Camilla Morrone

Release: August 3rd, 2018

This film is definitely bold, and I appreciate its audacity, I just don’t think it’s for me.  It seems very personal, but in a way I can’t relate to and with a humor that I simply don’t think is funny.


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Movie Trailer – Night School

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Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Starring: Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Taran Killam

Release: September 28th, 2018

I know Girls Trip was supposed to be a revelation and that Tiffany Haddish was supposed to be some sort of comedic genius, but I don’t see it.  Every time I see her on TV she is distinctly un-funny.  Kevin Hart I like (Top Five, Get Hard, Jumanji), but this movie looks ridiculous no matter who’s in it and I’m gonna have to pass.


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Movie Trailer – Peppermint

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Director: Pierre Morel

Starring: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr, John Ortiz

Release: September 7th, 2018

I made the mistake once of being sexist toward Jennifer Garner in a review of a film she was in, and I was called out for it by the studio.  I realized what I had done, took ownership of it, apologized, and edited my writing to reflect my better judgment.  Since then, I’ve been extra aware of sexism in my own words, something I didn’t think I had to worry about, but have since realized that every man needs to we wary of, since male superiority has been and is being taught to us every day in ways we don’t even see.  I say all that so that I can say this: Jennifer Garner is a bad actress, it’s ridiculous to cast her in what is already a ridiculous plot, and this movie will be utterly awful.


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Movie Trailer – The Sisters Brothers

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Director: Jacques Audiard

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, John C. Reilly, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed

Release: 2018

I would watch this cast in anything, in a soup commercial, in bear costumes, sleeping, anything, and I will watch them in this movie.  But I gave to say, I feel a slight hint of trepidation.  The story seems a bit over-the-top, and it will take a talented director to reign in all these egos, to make this move one solid, perfectly-flowing film.  I’m already in, you had me when you announced the cast, I just hope the resulting product is as good as I want it to be.


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Movie Trailer – Papillon

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Director: Michael Noer

Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek

Release: August 24th, 2018

It’s been a while since I saw the original, but I remember it as being phenomenal, and I really hope this remake does it justice.  If Charlie Hunnam can channel what he did in The Lost City of Z to this film, it can succeed, and I’ll be there to watch him try.


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Movie Trailer – Crazy Rich Asians

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Director: Jon M. Chu

Starring: Constance Wu, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Release: August 15th, 2018

I assure you that I am happy that POC are “infiltrating” Hollywood, that Asians are getting leads, that we are starting to understand that we don’t ALWAYS need a burly, white, 20-30 year old man as the hero of every film.  But that aside, this movie doesn’t look good.  Chu is not a director who I’d trust with this rom/com; just look at his filmography.  And the story just looks tired, without stunning performances to raise it up.


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Movie Trailer – Destination Wedding

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Director: Victor Levin

Starring: Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Release: August 2nd, 2018

I can not believe I am about to say this, especially because I just got done saying how awful Ryder & Reeves are in my Dracula review, but; this movie looks hilarious.  I don’t know what it is, there’s this dry sense of humor dusted over everything, and maybe it’s just the trailer, but something about it looks magical.  I really still don’t think they’re very talented, but this duo might just be the regular people who I want to watch do this regular movie.  And Levin’s only other film is 5 to 7, which I really, really enjoyed, so hey, why not give this one a chance.