I AM CHRIS FARLEY (2015): New Documentary About The Life Of The Celebrated Comedian

I Am Chris Farley (2015), Chris Farley
I Am Chris Farley (2015), Chris Farley

I am Chris Farley features stories from friends, family, comics and Actors that worked with Farley prior to his unfortunate death by drug overdose in 1997.

Directed by Brent Hodge and Derik murray, I’m most curious about how Farley chose comedy and the cautionary tale in the struggles and success that resulted in his unfortunately early demise at 33.

Happy I Am Chris Farley 🙂

G

THE REVENANT (2015): Trailer Of The Week From Leonardo DiCaprio & Tom Hardy

The Revenant (2015), Leonardo DiCaprio
The Revenant (2015), Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy… There are very few other names that get me as excited about the release of a brand new trailer than these two, and what a beauty we have here…

Teaser Trailer…

Full Trailer…

The Revenant, is from Alejandro González Iñárritu, the Director of the 2015 Best Picture Oscar winning film, Birdman (2014)

Based on this stomper of a  teaser, the film’s tale of vengeance might just be the one. You know, the film that finally gets that Best Actor golden trophy in the hands of… 

Happy Revenant 🙂

G

LEGEND (2015): Thank You, Super Trailer Maker!

Legend (2015), Tom Hardy
Legend (2015), Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy’s Legend has a great new trailer.

This third version is so well put together that you’re not going to be happy when it’s over. Sounds like an odd thing to say… until you realise that it’s only July and the release date is in two to three months time.

Impatiently goes the wait to witness the extraordinary transformation of Mr Hardy, great British humour and that good, good music.

Happy Legend 🙂

G

JOY (2015): New Trailer For Jennifer Lawrence & Bradley Cooper Drama

Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence
Joy (2015), Jennifer Lawrence

‘Find people you like working with and work with them whenever possible’.

These are words that probably came out of acclaimed Director David O. Russell’s mouth at some point, for here comes another movie starring his two favourite Actors, Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper. Add Robert De Niro and you’ve got the cast of Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman that rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Based on the trailer, it definitely looks filled with trying times for the family but I’m looking forward to seeing Jennifer Lawrence’s character make sweet, sweet lemonade out of it all.

Happy Joy 🙂

G

THE DRESSMAKER (2015): A Charming New Trailer Has Landed

The Dressmaker (2015), Kate Winslet
The Dressmaker (2015), Kate Winslet

Starring Kate Winslet, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook and Liam Hemsworth, The Dressmaker is a revenge drama about a glamorous woman, who returns to her rural Australian small town…

I’ll watch because I love Winslet and yes, also definitely because Liam Hemsworth looks dreamy. But mostly because I love Kate Winslet.

The Dressmaker (2015), Liam Hemsworth
The Dressmaker (2015), Liam Hemsworth

The Dressmaker Release Dates: September 23rd, 2016 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 🙂

G

SUICIDE SQUAD (2016): New Trailer With Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Will Smith…

 

Suicide Squad (2016), Margot Robbie
Suicide Squad (2016), Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, Jai Courtney, Scott Eastwood, Cara Delevingne, Ben Affleck, Will Smith, Jared Leto, Joel Kinnaman, Viola Davis, Common, Jay Hernandez and a few more are the stars of Suicide Squad

Teaser Trailer

Trailer 1

Blitz Trailer

David Ayer, the man who brought us Training Day (2001) and Fury (2014) is in the director’s seat. I want to say that there’s no way this isn’t a sure thing… and I just did.

Based on all three trailers, it looks like Margot Robbie’s part is a big one, something I have no complaints about since her role looks perfectly badass.

As for  Jared Leto’s Joker, Heath Ledger did such an unforgettable thing with the part in The Dark Knight (2008) that it’s going to take something very special for many film fans not to think of Ledger whenever the Joker is mentioned. With that said, I’m loving what I see in the blitz trailer.

Well trailer maker, for the excellent editing and choice of music.

The wait for release feels long. Lets all hope that it’s so very worth it indeed.

Release Date (s): August 5th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

G

BROOKLYN (2015): Definitely Not Trailer of The week

Brooklyn (2015), Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegan
Brooklyn (2015), Saoirse Ronan, Michael Zegan

For some time now I’ve been annoyed by the way some of the marketing people responsible for approving movie trailers have gone about their business. They have been happy to release film promos that reveal more of the story than many film fans care to see prior to release.

In the past, most of the films that have fallen victim to this ‘reveal virtually everything in the trailer’ movement have been movies I haven’t really been that interested in seeing. Today unfortunately, is a new day and I’ve just watched the so-called ‘trailer’ for Brooklyn (2015).

Starring Saoirse Ronan, Domhnall Gleeson, Michael Zegan and Written by Nick Hornby, the John Crowley directed movie’s trailer reveals what looks like approximately 95% of the film’s plot in just 2.5 minutes.

What should have been a well executed trailer that reveals just the right amount to make you want to see the actual movie, was instead turned into what is essentially a very condensed short film sans the actual ending.

The feeling I got at the end is akin to how you might feel if a technical glitch occurred at the most inopportune moment, just before the big revelatory last scene of a movie. In such a situation, you might feel forced to immediately seek out the true ending. Perhaps ask someone that may have already seen it. Me? I felt forced to google the ending and I have no regrets.

The trailer has left me with completely no reason to want to watch the film. Why would the marketers do this? I just can’t believe it’s because the the film is based on a book that a lot of the audience would have already read. Money has to be behind it, along with laziness and a lack of imagination. What’s obvious is that there’s an opportunity for balance and compromise unless because trailers have been done well before without being turned into short films.

Go ahead and watch the trailer but only if you like spoilers.

G

BATMAN v SUPERMAN – DAWN OF JUSTICE (2016): Official Trailer

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Ben Affleck

Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg and  Gal Gadot as Wonder woman, the DC Comics’ Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie  trailers look good…

Trailer 1

Trailer 2

Intense, interesting are two words that come to mind. I’ll be watching for reasons including the seemingly promising dialogue. Though, I do wonder how much longer it’s going to be before comic book movie fatigue sets in on a large scale, if it does. Either way, right now it’s the fans who really, REALLY love these stories that I’m most excited for.

Perhaps Wonder woman will get the two  superheroes to work together. Quite likely.

Release Date (s): March 24th, 2016 (FR & GER); March 25th, 2016 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving  🙂

G

%d bloggers like this: