DAMSEL (2018): New Trailer From Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Forster…

Damsel (2018), Mia Wasikowska
Damsel (2018), Mia Wasikowska

Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska and Robert Forster are the stars of Damsel, the story of a businessman who travels West to join his fiancée in the mountains. Unpredictably, their once-simple journey grows treacherous.

David Zellner and Nathan Zellner direct and and co-star…

It’s simple really, I’m in for the kooky / off-kilter humour. I’ll probably also be hoping that there’s no trace of Britishness in Pattinson’s accent. But mostly I just want to be amused in unexpected ways.

Damsel Release Dates: June 22nd, 2018 (US)…

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PAPILLON (2017): New Trailer From Charlie Hunnam, Rami Malek, Tommy Flanagan, Eve Hewson…

Papillon (2017), Charlie Hannum, Rami Malek
Papillon (2017), Charlie Hannum, Rami Malek

Papillon is a remake of a 1973 movie about a man who’s framed for murder and condemned to life in the notorious penal colony on Devil’s Island. Determined to regain his freedom, he teams up with a fellow inmate to plan his escape.

Directed by Michael Noer; Charlie Hannum, Rami Malek, Eve Hewson and Tommy Flanagan star…

I don’t know how good this is going to be but seeing this trailer reminded me of being at university and asking a friend about the name of his favourite book. Reason being, at the time I was in the midst of a long reading rut. A rut that thankfully came to an end after said friend uttered the words ‘Papillon by Henri Charière’, the very book and true story on which this movie is based and a book that is now one of my most highly recommended.

I’m quite sure that I’ll watch the original movie (starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman) about Charière’s story before I see this one. Nevertheless, I just had to check out this trailer for old times sake and to see how much I remembered.

Papillon Release Dates: August 24th, 2018 (US)…

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MOWGLI (2018): New Trailer From Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale, Matthew Rhys…

Mowgli (2018), Rohan Chand.pngDirected by Andy Serkis, Mowgli is another live-action adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s beloved adventure story, the one about an orphaned boy raised by wolves.

Key cast includes Rohan Chand, Benedict Cumberbatch, Cate Blanchett, Christian Bale Matthew Rhys, Freida Pinto…

I’m interested to find out the ways in which this version of The Jungle Book story will differ from the rather good Jon Favreau directed version, The Jungle Book (2016).

Tom Hollander, Jack Reynor and Peter Mullan also star.

Mowgli Release Dates: Octobober 19th, 2018 (US & UK)…

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WILDLIFE (2018), New Trailer From Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould…

Wildlife (2018), Jake Gyllenhaal
Wildlife (2018), Jake Gyllenhaal

Directed and co-written by Paul Dano, Wildlife, set in 1960s Montana is the story of  a sixteen year-old boy who witnesses his parents’ marriage falling apart after his mother finds another man.

The Excellent cast includes Jake Gyllenhaal, Carey Mulligan, Bill Camp, Ed Oxenbould…

I’m always happy to see Gyllenhaal on a cast list; so much so in fact that I was a little disappointed to not hear his voice at all in this trailer. Nevertheless, this looks pretty good and Mulligan is great.

I of course couldn’t help but think of Revolutionary Road (2008) as this trailer played. Blame the general look, feel and arguments.

Wildlife Release Dates: November 9th, 2018 (UK)…

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CITY OF LIES (2018): New Trailer From Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker, Toby Huss…

City Of Lies (2018), Forest Whitaker
City Of Lies (2018), Forest Whitaker

Directed by Brad Furman (The Infiltrator  (2016); starring Johnny Depp, Forest Whitaker and and Toby Huss, City Of Lies is a new crime / drama about the investigation in to the murders of Tupac Shakur and Notorious BIG…

I didn’t realise how much I missed a character played by Johnny Depp – one where his face wasn’t almost completely hidden by makeup and prosthetics until I saw him in this trailer.

The subject matter is almost to dark and disturbing for me personally to watch but curious, I remain. I also trust that Depp and Whitaker will make it worthwhile.

City Of Lies Release Dates:

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SET IT UP (2018): New Trailer Starring Zoey Deutch, Lucy Liu, Taye Diggs, Glen Powell…

Set It Up (2018), Lucy Liu
Set It Up (2018), Lucy Liu

Directed by Claire Scanlon, in Set It Up Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell play two corporate executive assistants who hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses played by Taye Diggs and Lucy Liu…

This one should hopefully be good for when I’m in the mood for some ‘easy viewing.’ I like Diggs and Liu. The latter especially because I’m forever a massive fan of her character (Ling Woo) in Ally McBeal.

Set It Up Release Dates: June 15th, 2018 (US)…

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WHO WE ARE NOW (2017): New Trailer Starring Emma Roberts, Julianne Nicholson, Jason Biggs, Zachary Quinto…

Who We Are Now (2017), Julianne Nicholson
Who We Are Now (2017), Julianne Nicholson

Who We Are Now is a Matthew Newton written / directed drama about an ex-con (Julianne Nicholson) trying to get custody of her son, with help from an idealistic young public defender (Emma Roberts).

Jason Biggs and Zachary Quinto also star…

The cast is good, I enjoy courtroom dramas and I’m curious about the human story. Particularly the challenges faced by the protagonist.

Who We Are Now Release Dates

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THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (2018): New Trailer From Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale…

The Happytime Murders (2018), Melissa McCarthy
The Happytime Murders (2018), Melissa McCarthy

Directed by Brian Henson;  Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks and Joel McHale star in The Happytime Murders; an action / comedy about a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet. 

The private eye puppet is determined to solve the case when the puppet cast of an ’80s children’s TV show begins to get murdered one by one…

I don’t yet know what to make of this. I’m just glad that the word ‘Muppets’ isn’t in the title, considering the ‘R’ rating. It will hopefully be a good comedy thanks to the involvement of Banks in particular and McCarthy. Fingers crossed.

The Happytime Murders Release Dates: August 17th, 2018 (US); August 24th, 2018 (UK)…

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