Advertisements

Blog Archives

Trailer Alert: Gotti

I’m not sure if John Travolta knew he’d be playing John Gotti when he signed up to play Robert Shapiro in the O.J. Simpson True Crime story, but from an aesthetic standpoint Travolta’s portrayal of Shapiro and Gotti look one in the same. John Gotti was such a towering figure in New York during the 70s and 80s that it’d be surprising if you didn’t know who he was. Nicknamed the ‘Teflon Don’, Gotti ruled the mob scene in NYC and became the boss of the Gambino crime family. Whenever it looked like the authorities were closing in on an airtight case, Gotti somehow got out of it, but like all of the bosses before him, Gotti did eventually get locked up and died in prison in 2002. Gotti will explore the mafia kingpin’s meteoritic rise and catastrophic fall, and will be directed by Kevin Connolly (E from Entourage). Gotti premieres December 15th.

-Ryan

Advertisements

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 – Killing Gunther

If you watched Saturday Night Live any time between 2010 and the first half of 2016, chances are you know who Taran Killam is. He was the human Swiss army knife of SNL, as he could literally impersonate anyone, and his original characters were just as good (Jebidiah Atkinson, I miss you so). One of the reasons he left SNL was to pursue his own projects, the first of which just got an official trailer. Plainly put, Killing Gunther looks delightful. Taran Killam, Bobby Moynihan, CeCe from New Girl and a slew of other assassins are trying to kill Arnold Schwarzenegger. If that plot doesn’t interest you then maybe we shouldn’t be friends. The trailer has a nice lightness to it, and I can’t wait to check out the whole thing. Hopefully we get an official release date soon.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Last Flag Flying

Last Flag Flying, a movie based on the novel about three Vietnam War veterans who reunite to bury one of their sons who was killed in Iraq, is an emotional enough story without adding in two of my favorite living actors. Steve Carell & Bryan Cranston play two of the Vietnam vets (and we learn in the trailer it’s Carell’s son who dies in Iraq) and this movie honestly had me at “Steve Carell & Bryan Cranston play Vietnam veteran buddies”. I will watch this movie if it’s the last thing I do.

Last Flag Flying opens November 3rd.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)

Ever since The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) premiered at Cannes earlier this year I’ve been eager to see a trailer. With Netflix purchasing the film (and all of our souls) we finally get a trailer and a premiere date on the streaming platform. I’m a huge Adam Sandler fan, and while it’s easy to pick on him for his very real knack of making movies with his friends rather than exploring whatever artistic ambition it is we think all actors should be exploring, I choose to focus on the positive. He’s made ALOT of really funny movies, and although he picks a serious role on rare occasions, he’s almost always very good at it. Punch-Drunk Love, Click, Reign Over Me, Funny People; Sandler isn’t reinventing the acting wheel in any of those roles, but people find it easier to write him off rather than give him credit where credit is certainly due. I can’t speak for his role in Meyerowitz Stories, but if the critics like it, chances are I will too.

Sandler isn’t the only character to look forward to, either. The rest of the cast includes Ben Stiller, Emma Thompson, Adam Driver & Dustin Hoffman. The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected) premieres on Netflix October 13.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Rememory

Peter Dinklage may be busy cozying up to dragons in the Game of Thrones universe, but as Sam Bloom in Rememory, he plays a mysterious man who tries to solve the murder of the creator of a memory playback device by using the device itself. The more I read back that sentence the more I confuse myself, but this looks like a classic rainy day psychological thriller to watch sometime down the road. I can’t imagine a ton of people going to see this in theaters, but every movie serves a different purpose. Rememory premieres August 24th.

-Ryan

Trailer Alert – Mother!

Last Monday we wrote about the teaser trailer for Mother!, the newest film from Darren Aronofsky starring Jennifer Lawrence & Javier Bardem. 8 days later we’re gifted with a full trailer and shit. is. going. down. I’m a huge fan of Aronofsky’s work, especially The Wrestler & Black Swan, and Mother! certainly teeters towards the Black Swan end of the scale. Is Jennifer Lawrence losing her mind or is her husband and these strangers he’s inviting into their home tormenting her? I don’t have the slightest clue, but I’ll watching this through my fingers to find out. Mother! premieres September 15th.

-Ryan

P.S. This film isn’t rated yet, but if they want an accurate rating they should rate it SYP (shit your pants).

%d bloggers like this: