Category Archives: Movie Trailer

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Movie Trailer – Stan & Ollie

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Director: Jon S. Baird

Starring: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly

Release: January 11th, 2019

Oh no, this looks awful!  I’m so upset!  I love Coogan & Reilly, I love their body of work, they are tremendous actors, they can do no wrong.  But maybe they just have, or maybe it’s just a terrible trailer, because something is off, majorly off, and I’m quite sad.  I even loved Baird’s Filth, it’s a hidden gem, but this looks like a rock that should have stayed out if sight.


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Movie Trailer – Captain Marvel

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Director: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Starring: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Jude Law

Release: March 8th, 2019

I don’t need Brie Larson to smile more, I need her to be a more consistent actor who is not so heavily reliant on brooding and internal struggle.  She’s dependent on a certain range, and most likely because that’s the easiest for her to pull off; I’m sure 99% of professionals in her business are the same way, much more comfortable in wheelhouse roles.  But now we’re expecting her to do more because she’s reached megastar status, and I’m really not sure the ability is there.  Is she good enough to play this character is this movie?  Hell yeah, definitely, she’s on par if not better than the majority of the other MU superheroes.  I just wish she was hands down the best so we could call her such; maybe she’ll prove it here in what looks to be a solid addition to the ever-expanding franchise.


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Movie Trailer – Apostle

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Director: Gareth Evans

Starring: Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen, Mark Lewis Jones

Release: October 12th, 2018

Life comes at your fast.  I was all for this movie; Stevens, Sheen, the plot foundation, the religious element.  And then, surprise, it’s apparently Saw 19, or at least an unimaginative copy, a gory horror film that’s masquerading as something else.  That genre is fine, I’ve seen my fair share, but the best ones are those that own their ridiculousness (Happy Death Day), or offer some other element that transcends the style (Get Out).  It looks like Apostle is a poser, and that’s not cool, man.


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Movie Trailer – Mary Poppins Returns #2

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Director: Rob Marshall

Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw

Release: December 19th, 2018

I had a few doubts after the small teaser, but they’ve been laid to rest after the full trailer.  Blunt is the perfect casting, Miranda seems capable of the accent, and I can already feel the magic pouring through in the way we dreamed it would.  I might be cynical by default, but not towards this movie, I’m ready for it to wow me.


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Movie Trailer – Captive State

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Director: Rupert Wyatt

Starring: John Goodman, Vera Farmiga, Kevin J. O’Connor

Release: March 29th, 2019

For what looks like a film with an incredibly cool plot, I predict that Captive State will end up as mediocre.  Rupert Wyatt directed the first new Planet of the Apes movie, and it was good, but the weakest of the bunch.  Then he did The Gambler, which was also OK, but not special.  Now he’s writing a sci-fi flick about aliens taking over our society, which has been done plenty of times before.  The Purge, Cloverfield Lane, Independence Day, The 5th Wave; these and a bunch more come to mind, which isn’t a good sign, I should be able to latch on to more original content than borrowed.  I really do think this movie looks fun, I just think the result won’t be anything to get excited about.


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Movie Trailer – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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Director: The Coen Brothers

Starring: Tim Blake Nelson, James Franco, Liam Neeson

Release: November 16th, 2018

I don’t know, your guess is as good as mine.  I was one of the few who actually enjoyed Hail, Caesar!, and this outing looks like more of the same from the Coens, a tale of tales without any real or physical point.  Do we need one though, when the directors are this talented and the cast is this expansive?  I’d trust this crew to give me the one movie I could take on a desert island and watch over and over; they’ve earned it from past projects.  All we can do is hope they’ve still got it, and there’s really no reason to doubt.


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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.