Tag Archives: Emory Cohen

SHOT CALLER (2017): New Trailer From Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal…

Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Shot Caller (2017), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

Shot Caller is the new crime / thriller starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Lake Bell, Jon Bernthal and Max Greenfield. Directed by Ric Roman Waugh, Coster-Waldau is a newly released prison gangster who’s forced by the leaders of his gang to orchestrate a major crime on the streets of Southern California…

The initial trailer for this movie didn’t look particularly great. Plus, I’ve seen enough prison drama movies to be able to guess quite accurately the way things will progress If nothing else, this movie will will be a good reminder of just how quickly one’s life can change because of one mistake. As a fan of Mr Coster-Waldau and lady Bell, I’m willing to give Shot Caller a chance.

Shot Caller Release Dates

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WAR MACHINE (2017): New Trailer Starring Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton, Will Poulter…

War Machine (2017), Brad Pitt
War Machine (2017), Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt, Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter’s latest movie, War Machine is a satire of America’s war with Afghanistan. Directed by David Michôd, the comedy/ drama focuses on the people running the war campaign…

I can’t wait to see this movie. Following the trailer for Bright (2017) starring Will Smith and Okja (2017) with Jake Gyllenhaal, War Machine is the third trailer in three days for a movie starring a Hollywood A-lister, that’s due to be released exclusively on Netflix. Interesting times indeed.

On another note, I kind of already inherently knew this but my goodness Brad Pitt is easy to watch. I guess it’s called charisma… among other things.

Emory Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Topher Grace, Scoot McNairy and Anthony Michael Hall also star.

War Machine Release Dates: May 26th, 2017, (UK); 2017 (US)…

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DETOUR (2016): New Trailer From Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer, Emory Cohen…

Detour (2016), Tye Sheridan
Detour (2016), Tye Sheridan

Should one kill ones ungrateful stepfather or should one not? That is the question that must be answered by a young law student as he grieves for his dying mother. Starring Tye Sheridan, Stephen Moyer and Emory Cohen, new thriller Detour is directed by Christopher Smith…

The interesting concept about being ‘split in two’ is my reason to tune in. The other is the execution of this trailer. I sure hope the end result is good.

Detour Release Dates: January 20th, 2017 (US)…

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THE DUEL (2016): New Trailer Starring Liam Hemsworth & Woody Harrelson

The Duel (2016), Woody Harrelson
The Duel (2016), Woody Harrelson

It looks like 2016 is the year of the western because The Duel is a brand new  one that stars  The Hunger Games co-stars Liam Hemsworth and Woody Harrelson…

For this particular movie, I’ve made the decision to look way beyond the highly questionable choice of trailer music and dig down deep in hopes for the best.

I’m getting a little bit of a Colonia (2016) vibe, which isn’t a bad thing. in fact – Lena, the character played by Emma Watson is my current reference for when I need to have courage in a challenging situation. ‘Be brave like Lena’ I say to myself.

The Duel Release Dates: June 24th, 2016 (US)…

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THE GAMBLER (2014): For The Dialogue & Heart Stopping Moments

The Gambler (2014), Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange
The Gambler (2014), Mark Wahlberg, Jessica Lange

The Gambler, directed by Rupert Wyatt and starring Mark Wahlberg is a film that centre’s on the troubles Jim Bennet.

Bennett, played by Wahlberg is a man whose continued self destructive behaviour, especially at the most unexpected times, makes it clear to the  audience early on, that here is an individual in the midst of a very serious existential crisis.

It’s apparent that Bennet has pain, but you’ll have to use your imagination for a much deeper explanation than the familial issues hinted at more than twice.

The Gambler (2014), Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman
The Gambler (2014), Mark Wahlberg, John Goodman

This isn’t the type of movie that plays easy. Some may even accuse Wyatt’s film of being somewhat uneven. True or not, the audience is definitely never left comfortable.

Either the viewer is quite rightly concerned for Bennett’s safety and the safety of those he cares about or they’re worried as to why he really doesn’t seem to care much about the consequences of his seemingly reckless actions.

The best thing about The Gambler for me, besides the individual performances (John Goodman being a particular highlight), is the dialogue. An element most would have had a taster of in the very well executed promotional trailer a few months earlier.

My exposure to Mark Wahlberg’s work has been largely focused on his comedic roles, so this was an overdue and welcome difference.

Happy The Gambler 🙂

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