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Category Archives: Trailer Alerts

Trailer Alert – Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson makes a movie about dogs (in the style of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’) living on a trash island together after being kicked out of Japan. Got that image locked in your head? If you do, then you might not need to watch this trailer. It’s Wes Anderson to the max and I mean that in the best, most amazing, way possible.

-Matt

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Trailer Alert – The Punisher [Netflix]

Will The Punisher sooth my Defenders hangover? Well, its too soon to tell. I do know that Jon Bernthal was the PERFECT choice for the gun-weidling badass. I have a feeling that the brutal visuals, awesome music, and fantastic dialogue are only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Netflix’s newest superhero installment.

Please excuse me while I sync up war documentaries to Metallica albums.

-Matt

Trailer Alert – Tomb Raider

At long last, we have a full-length trailer for the new Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander.

I’m a huge ancient tomb/history/international terrorist movie/video game guy. Everyone knows that. Indiana Jones, National Treasure and the Uncharted games are all prime examples of my obsession. But nothing, and I mean nothing, hits the nostalgia bone like Tomb Raider. From my first time playing on Playstation, to seeing the Jolie movies multiple times in theaters, I whole heartedly love this franchise. The fire was re-ingnited last year with the brad-new Tomb Raider game on XBone and this trailer has turned that fire into a fire tornado. Yes, a fire tornado.

Also, Alicia Vikander looks badass as Lara Croft.

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Look familiar?

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-Matt

Trailer Alert: Red Sparrow

Ballerina Dominika Egorova is recruited to ‘Sparrow School’ a Russian intelligence service where she is forced to use her body as a weapon. But her first mission, targeting a CIA agent, threatens to unravel the security of both nations. – IMDB

Jennifer Lawrence has been in the news a lot lately, mainly because her new movie Mother! is the first movie in quite awhile to either earn lavish praise or hellish scorn. I’ve read about 15 non spoiler reviews of Mother! (I still really want to see it) and there is no middle ground when it comes to people’s feelings on it. Her follow up to Mother! will be Red Sparrow, a thriller helmed by her Hunger Games: Catching Fire & Mockingjay Parts 1 & 2 director Francis Lawrence. Jennifer just turned 27 last month, so it appears she has a lengthy acting career in front of her, and I’m glad to see her taking roles like Mother! and Red Sparrow. It’d be easy for her to embrace the America’s Sweetheart role that everyone seems to want her to play and only do happy go lucky movies, but she’s so versatile that it’d be a shame for her not to switch things up once in awhile. Red Sparrow premieries March 2, 2018.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: The Shape Of Water (Red Band Trailer)

Simply put: if you enjoy Guillermo Del Toro movies, there’s a high chance you’re going to like The Shape of Water. IMDB explains the plot as “An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.” Sign me the hell up. Add in Michael Shannon as a borderline psychotic government agent who yells at himself in the mirror and doesn’t understand sign language and you’ve got one hell of an intriguing story. The Shape of Water premieres this December.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: Curb Your Enthusiasm Season 9

Few shows are as outrageously funny as Curb Your Enthusiasm, and even though it’s been 6 years to the day since the show last aired, it’s clear that nothing has changed. Curb has aged gracefully, and funny is funny, so I can’t imagine the time off equaling any kind of drop in quality. Plus, our best friend Bryan Cranston joined the cast as Larry’s therapist! Curb premieres Sunday, October 1st.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Gaga: Five Foot Two (Teaser Trailer)

You know what looks fucking terrible? Being a famous celebrity. For those that have seen Amy, the great yet incredibly sobering documentary about the late Amy Winehouse, you’ll know what I mean. Being a celebrity, especially one in the entertainment business, looks terrifying. You’re constantly being pulled in a million different directions and you never seem to have a personal moment to breathe. Inviting a documentary crew from Netflix to follow you around 24/7 isn’t necessarily going to help that, but it does give fans a peek inside celebrities everyday lives. Gaga: Five Foot Two, if you couldn’t tell by the title, follows around Lady Gaga last year leading up to her Super Bowl halftime show. I’m a Gaga supporter (if you don’t like Million Reasons KINDLY LEAVE) so I’m hoping this is similar to the Amy documentary minus the tragic ending. Gaga: Five Foot Two starts streaming September 22nd.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert: Hostiles (Teaser Trailer)

I’m a big fan of period dramas, and I’m also a big fan of Christian Bale, so chances are I’m going to be a big fan of Hostiles. According to IMDB, Hostiles takes place in 1892, with Captain Joseph J. Blocker (played by Bale) as the centerpiece of the film. It’s a period piece Western directed and co-written by Scott Cooper, who has experience with Bale (Out of the Furnace) and filming in this landscape (Crazy Heart). Racism and prejudice have always existed in America, and I’m interested to see how this film examines the strained relationship between white men and their Native American counterparts. Hostiles does not have a release date yet.

-Ryan

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