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BEL CANTO (2018): New Trailer From Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe, Christopher Lambert…

Bel Canto (2018), Ken Watanabe
Bel Canto (2018), Ken Watanabe

Based on the best selling novel by Ann Patchett, Bel Canto is a new drama / thriller about a  world-renown opera singer who’s invited to perform for a wealthy industrialist in South America. Things take an unfortunate turn when she becomes trapped in a hostage situation.

Directed by Paul Weitz; Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Christopher Lambert star…

I want to tune in because of Moore and Watanabe. My only concern is that the whole experience may fall short because it’s very obviously not Moore singing.

I wonder if I’d be as apprehensive if I thought the opera singer’s singing voice actually sounded like it could belong to Moore.

Thorbjørn Harr, Sebastian Koch, Melissa Navia, Bobby Daniel Rodriguez, Olek Krupa and Elsa Zylberstein also star.

Bel Canto Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US)…

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THE SEA OF TREES (2016): New Trailer From Gus Van Sant Starring Matthew McConaughey & Naomi Watts

The Sea Of Trees (2015),  Matthew McConaughey.png

The Sea Of Trees stars Matthew McConaughey, Naomi Watts and Katie Aselton.  It’s also the Gus Van Sant (Good Will Hunting 1997, Milk 2008) directed movie that was famously booed at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival…

Based on this trailer, I’d never have guessed that the movie is likely to be bad. All I’m sure of at this point, considering that love, grief and suicide are key themes is that a laugh a minute is unlikely to be words used to describe anyone’s experience of  The Sea Of Trees.

My true reaction before realising that this is the movie that was booed was: ‘Yeah! Another Matthew McConaughey movie and it stars ken Watanabe too; an actor whose face I’ll always be glad to see because of the great work he did in one of my all time favourites, Inception (2010)’.

I think I’m going to give this movie a chance. I’m not promising that I’ll definitely make it to the very end, but I feel I must at least try.

The Sea Of Trees Release Dates: August 26th, 2016 (US)…

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INCEPTION (2010): Only If Other Films Would Stay Away From The Music

Inception (2010), Leonardo DiCaprio
Inception (2010), Leonardo DiCaprio

Part of what makes Christopher Nolan’s Inception (2010) so very good, is Hans Zimmer’s brilliant musical score.

Unfortunately, since the the film’s release, seemingly far lesser movies keep using it. I say ‘seemingly far lesser’ because I can’t actually see myself ever watching any of the offending titles.

I admit, I’m probably too attached to the original film and music, but all the trailers I’ve seen that use the Inception score really don’t look very promising. If they did, I wouldn’t be writing this.

You only have to watch the following Airborne (2012) trailer to see and understand.

Eeewwww indeed! To help get that gross Airborne taste out of your mouth, here are two fantastic Inception trailers…

Inception Trailer 1

Inception Trailer 2

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