Director: Ron Scalpello
Release: May 3rd, 2019
This looks like a British version of the crap we’ve seen here in the States far too often, these thrilling, crime-ridden, gritty, guns a’blazing dramas that don’t amount to much. I like these actors, they might make it worth our time, and I’m a sucker for English accents, I think they make everything just a little bit better. But I’m still probably gonna pass.
Director: J.J. Abrams
Release: December 20th, 2019
J.J. returns to the director’s chair, but what may be more important is that he returns to write the screenplay as well. Rian Johnson will do the next Star Wars trilogy series, but we needed a break from his take on the universe, The Last Jedi was just too up & down. I was a fan, I had fun, but there were GLARING mistakes that anyone should have been able to see, so calling that film the best of the franchise is completely ridiculous. The Force Awakens was better, so here’s hoping we’re returning to more that mood. I’m excited, as always, to see another piece of this puzzle, and I don’t care if I get all the answers I want, I just want to enjoy, and I really think I will.
Director: Brie Larson
Release: April 5th, 2019
Brie Larson makes her directorial debut, and I couldn’t be more underwhelmed. Unicorn Store looks mostly dumb, disjointed at the very least, and not something that can be taken seriously. The cast is …interesting: Larson, Jackson, Bradley Whitford, Joan Cusack, Martha MacIsaac, Karan Soni. Not the best actors, and not the best idea or execution either, by the look of things. I hate to hate on Brie; I’m no angry fan boy claiming ownership of genres that don’t belong to me. I just don’t think she’s a great talent, I think she’s fine; this movie is our chance to see if she’s any better as a director, and I have my doubts.
Director: Farhad Safinia
Release: March, 2019
This looks slightly better than I thought it would, but still, come on, we can’t be expected to take this seriously. A high-octane drama about making the dictionary? Starring Gibson & Penn & Alan Partridge? No thank you.
Release: June 7th, 2019
This movie looks …weird. Part reenactment, part documentary, part drama? Weird. And Alec Baldwin’s makeup looks horrendous.
Director: Riley Stearns
Release: June 21st, 2019
Jesse Eisenberg isn’t exactly my favorite, but I think the best thing I ever saw him do was The Double, and this odd-ball comedy looks like the closest thing he’s done since, so I’m in. Also, I really like Imogen Poots, probably because of her name.