YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (2017): New Trailer From Joaquin Phoenix, Ekaterina Samsonov, Alessandro Nivola…

You Were Never Really Here (2017), Joaquin Phoenix
You Were Never Really Here (2017), Joaquin Phoenix

In You Were Never Really Here, Joaquin Phoenix plays a war veteran whose attempt to save a young girl from a sex trafficking ring goes horribly wrong. Directed by Lynne Ramsay; Alessandro Nivola and Ekaterina Samsonov also star.

The sound / music in the first 45 seconds was quite challenging for my delicate ears; nevertheless, I’m interested in this movie. Phoenix is great and the film’s mood reminds me of one of my favourite Tom Hardy movies, Locke (2013)Also, the film’s synopsis kind of reminds me of The Equalizer (2014) – except things probably didn’t go quite as terribly for Denzel Washington’s character.

You Were Never Really Here Release Dates:

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THE SILENT MAN (2017): New Trailer From Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Kate Walsh, Michael C. Hall…

The Silent Man (2017), Liam Neeson
The Silent Man (2017), Liam Neeson

From writer / director Peter Landesman, The Silent Man stars Liam Neeson, Diane Lane, Kate Walsh and Michael C. Hall. It’s the true story of Mark Felt, a man who under the name “Deep Throat” helped journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein uncover the Watergate scandal in 1974…

Before this trailer, I knew nothing about The Silent Man and the people / incidents it’s based on. After Neeson’s engaging monologue, I sure hope that the film’s dialogue will be great. Neeson’s words actually took me back to how much I loved the dinner table scene in the first teaser trailer for Black Mass (2015). The memories!

Ike Barinholtz, Marton Csokas, Maika Monroe, Tony Goldwyn and Josh Lucas also star.

The Silent Man Release Dates: …2017 (US)…

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WIND RIVER (2017): New Trailer From Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Jon Bernthal…

Wind River (2017), Jeremy Renner
Wind River (2017), Jeremy Renner

In Wind River, Elizabeth Olsen is an FBI agent who teams up with the town’s veteran game tracker (Jeremy Renner) to investigate a murder that occurred on a Native American reservation. Written and directed by Taylor Sheridan; Jon Bernthal and Kelsey Asbille also star…

This one appeals because I want to know if the town’s veteran game tracker (Renner) is the killer, plus I want to see more of the beautiful creatures at 1:55 in the above trailer; big cats are my favourite, after all.

Wind River Release Dates: August 4th, 2017 (US), September 8th, 2017 (UK)…

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SHIMMER LAKE (2017): New Trailer From Rainn Wilson, Wyatt Russell, Adam Pally, Benjamin Walker…

Shimmer Lake (2017), Rainn Wilson
Shimmer Lake (2017), Rainn Wilson

Wyatt Russell, Rainn Wilson, Adam Pally and  Benjamin Walker are the stars of Shimmer Lake, an Oren Uziel directed crime / drama / mystery told backwards – reversing day by day through a week. The story follows a local sheriff’s quest to unlock the mystery of three small town criminals and a botched bank heist…

I’m so ready for that good kooky humour. The scream at 1:02 is perhaps as satisfying and well timed as the one at 1:02 in the Absolutely Fabulous (2016) trailer. I love me some good comic timing. Also, it looks like Adam Pally may be an a serious role; interesting.

Shimmer Lake Release Dates:

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WONDER (2017): New Trailer From Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay…

Wonder (2017), Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts
Wonder (2017), Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts

In Wonder, the latest movie from Julia Roberts, Jacob Tremblay and Owen wilson, August (Auggie) Pullman is a boy with facial differences who enters fifth grade at a mainstream elementary school for the first time…

Jacob Tremblay is such a great young talent. He along with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson are great reasons to watch this movie. It also helps that the film is based on R.J. Palacio’s bestselling book of the same name. I don’t recall the last time I watched Wilson in a non-comedy role so this should be interesting.

Wonder Release Dates: November 17th, 2017 (US); December 4th, 2017 (UK); January 8th, 2018 (GER)…

Daveed Briggs, Millie Davis, Sonia Braga and Emma Tremblay also star whilst Stephen Chbosky directs.

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THE BOSS BABY (2017): The Things I liked…

The Boss Baby (2017), Alec Baldwin
The Boss Baby (2017), Alec Baldwin

When I first realised that The Boss Baby was about a smart / adult-like briefcase carrying baby, I feared that as I watched the movie, I’d miss the only other smart / adult-like  baby I’d ever known and loved. I’m of course talking about the lovable Stewie Griffin of Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy. Luckily though, as I watched the Tom McGrath directed animated movie, not for a single second did the delightful Stewie G. pop into my mind. There was simply too much engaging fun, imagination and general cuteness going on in The Boss Baby.

There’s certainly no doubting that the person behind the story of The Boss Baby (Marla Frazee) is an individual with a great imagination – not unlike the film’s main character, Timmy (Miles Bakshi) – and many other children you may or may not know. Naturally, kids are going to have a good time with The Boss Baby but you absolutely don’t have to be a kid to like it.

There were some things that happened in this movie that really reminded me that I was watching an animation, meaning that the rules of what may or may not happen in an everyday situation simply have be discarded completely. Usually I’m fine with suspending my disbelief but with this movie for some reason, I was sometimes less able.

My personal favourite animated films are still Finding Nemo (2003) and Ratatouille (2007)This movie, though not as well executed in every way as the aforementioned, it’s still a fun adventure. Another personal highlight for me was knowing that the dad character was being voiced by my favourite American talk show host, Jimmy Kimmel; a seemingly nice man whose voice I happen to find rather comforting.

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PATTI CAKE$ (2017): New Trailer From Danielle Macdonald, Bridget Everett, Siddharth Dhananjay…

Patti Cake$ (2017), Siddharth Dhananjay, Danielle MacDonald
Patti Cake$ (2017), Siddharth Dhananjay, Danielle MacDonald

An aspiring rapper from a down trodden town in New Jersey is working on making it big. Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$ is her name and she’s played by Danielle McDonald in this Geremy Jasper directed drama. Bridget Everett and Siddharth Dhananjay also star…

For obvious reasons, Eminem’s 8 Mile (2002) came to mind as I watched the above trailer. I’m curious about the film because I’m quite the sucker for a promising underdog story,. You know,  people winning regardless of all the doubters. Fingers crossed this is a good one.

Patti Cake$ Release Dates: August 18th, 2017 (US); September 1st, 2017(UK); November 2nd, 2017 (GER)…

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THE GLASS CASTLE (2017): New Trailer From Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson, Naomi Watts…

The Glass Castle (2017), Brie Larson
The Glass Castle (2017), Brie Larson

The perfectly titled The Glass Castle stars Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. Written and directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the story centres around a young girl’s coming of age in a poor, dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads…

The subject matter, this trailer and the actors have me so interested in this movie. Stories about parent / offspring relationships especially once the children are grown up are always interesting to me. Also, what wonderful roles these are for all the actors involved.

Max Greenfield and Sarah Snook also star.

The Glass Castle release Dates: August 11th, 2017 (US)…

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