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AT ETERNITY’S GATE (2018): New Trailer From Willem Dafoe, Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac…

At Eternity's Gate (2018), Willem Dafoe
At Eternity’s Gate (2018), Willem Dafoe

At Eternity’s Gate is a Julian Schnabel directed  biography that takes us inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art.

If you hadn’t already guessed based on the above picture, the artist in question is of  course, Vincent van Gogh who’s played by Willem Dafoe. Also starring Mads Mikkelsen, Oscar Isaac and Rupert Friend, At Eternity’s Gate features scenes based on Van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, as well as purely invented moments.

Other key cast includes Mathieu Amalric, Emmanuelle Seigner, Niels Arestrup…

This trailer reminds me so much of how painful the lives of many great artists often are.  ‘Maybe God made me a painter for people who aren’t born yet.’ Such heartbreaking words because of all that it could possibly mean.

Definitely looking forward to this one and I’m quite sure that Dafoe and Mikkelsen will do a wonderful job in their roles.

At Eternity’s Gate release Dates: November 16th, 2018 (US)…

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OPERATION FINALE (2018): New Trailer From Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Joe Alwyn…

Operation Finale (2018), Oscar Isaac
Operation Finale (2018), Oscar Isaac

Operation Finale is the true story of the team of secret agents brought together to find Adolf Eichmann, the infamous Nazi architect of the Holocaust.

Set 15 years after World War II, Operation Finale is directed by Chris Weitz and stars Oscar Isaac, Ben Kingsley, Mélanie Laurent, Joe Alwyn…

I’m excited at the prospect of seeing Ben Kingsley in a movie that looks worthy of his talents. I also want the bad guy caught, of course.

As I watched this trailer, it occurred to me that so iconic is Christoph Waltz’s turn as Col. Hans Landa in Inglorious Basterds (2009), I will probably always think of him every time I see another actor in the Colonel uniform of Adolf Hitler’s Nazi army. I confess that I say this as someone who’s yet to watch Schindler’s list.

Nick Kroll, Lior Raz and Haley Lu Richardson also star.

Operation Finale Release Dates: September 14th, 2018 (US)…

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LIFE ITSELF (2018): New Trailer Starring Annette Bening, Oscar Isaac, Antonio Banderas, Olivia Wilde…

Life Itself (2018), Annette Bening, Oscar Isaac
Life Itself (2018), Annette Bening, Oscar Isaac

Written and directed by Dan Fogelman, Life Itself  is a movie about people from New York to Spain whose lives intersect over the course of different generations…

Annette Bening, Oscar Isaac, Antonio Banderas and Olivia Wilde star…

If you were thinking ‘wait a minutes. that synopsis sounds kind of familiar’, you’d be right, for director Fogelman is the creator of This Is Us, a hit TV show about the lives of the members of one family captured over the course of different generations.

I like This Is Us. It pretty much makes me cry at least once every episode. That’s because what’s captured very well in the writing is so true. One might also argue that I’m easily moved. I expect the same thing will likely happen with  Life Itself  – but of course, a different story with new characters.

Olivia Cooke, Samuel L. Jackson and Laia Costa also star.

Life Itself Release Dates: September 21st, 2018 (US)…

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ANNIHILATION (2018): New Trailer From Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodriguez…

Annihilation (2018), Natalie Portman
Annihilation (2018), Natalie Portman

Annihilation is the latest movie starring Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Gina Rodriguez. Adapted from novelist Jeff VanderMeer’s best seller of the same name, Portman plays a biologist on a dangerous secret expedition where the laws of nature don’t apply…

There are a number reasons I want to watch this. 1.) Acting queen and all round smart woman, Natalie Portman. 2.) Alex Garland, writer and director of my favourite Alicia Vikander movie, Ex Machina (2015)  – I’m still fantasising about a sequel that I know will very likely never happen.) 3.) This trailer is great! It made me so happy that I punctuated watching it with the words ‘Yeah baby!’ and the thought, ‘This is what I’ve been waiting for.’ I’m so ready. I just hope it isn’t too similar to Arrival (2016), a movie I’m still yet to watch.

Tessa Thompson, David Gyasi, Cosmo Jarvis and Sonoya Mizuno also star.

Annihilation Release Dates: February 23rd, 2018 (US & UK)…

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SUBURBICON (2017): New Trailer From Director George Clooney, Starring Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac…

Suburbicon (2017), Julianne Moore, Matt Damon
Suburbicon (2017), Julianne Moore, Matt Damon

Directed and co-written by George Clooney, Suburbicon stars Matt Damon, Julianne Moore and Oscar Isaac in what looks like a 1950s set story about a home invasion that disturbs a quiet family town…

The humour plus the talents of Matt Damon and Julianne Moore are my key reasons for tuning in. There’s also the 1950s iconography including the spectacles on Damon’s characters face to look forward to.

Glenn Fleshler, Jack Conley, Noah Jupe and Gary Basaraba also star.

Suburbicon Release Dates: November 3rd, 2017 (US); November 23rd, 2017 (UK)…

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STAR WARS – THE LAST JEDI (2017): New Trailer Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Adam Driver…

Star Wars - The Last Jedi (2017), Daisy Ridley
Star Wars – The Last Jedi (2017), Daisy Ridley

The latest trailer for the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars – The Last Jedi is here. Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega and Adam Driver, the story continues with Rey (Ridley) on her epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker following the events of Star Wars Episode 7 – The force Awakens (2015)

I like the first 20 seconds of this trailer. After that though, it becomes a little tedious and leaves me thinking, ‘I know how to breathe but what else have you got?’ I found the trailers for the previous Star Wars movie far more exciting and thrilling – teaser trailer or not. It’s probably too early to call it of course. So I wait.

Star Wars – The Last Jedi Release Dates: December 15th, 2017 (UK & US)…

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THE PROMISE (2016): New Trailer From Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale, Charlotte Le Bon…

The Promise (2016), Charlotte Le Bon, Oscar Isaac
The Promise (2016), Charlotte Le Bon, Oscar Isaac

Starring Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac and Charlotte Le Bon, the backdrop of The Promise is the last days of the Ottoman Empire/ the Armenian genocide. The heart of the movie is a love triangle – one between the beautiful, sophisticated Ana, a renowned American journalist and a brilliant medical student…

I’m curious about The Promise mostly because of the talented Mr Bale but also because of the controversy surrounding the subject matter, the Armenian Genocide. At time of writing, The Promise hasn’t  even been properly released yet except at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival on September 11th; yet it has a very poor IMDB score of 1.8 out of 10, the lowest I’ve ever seen on the site. I refuse to believe that Christian Bale would choose to be in a movie as terrible as the score suggests. Unfortunately, I can’t quite say the same for Oscar Isaac – on account of Mojave (2015). I digress. My guess is that those opposing the movie for political reasons have decided to do what they can to deter others from seeing it. If that’s the case, time will tell how well that’s going to work.

The Promise Release Dates: 2016 (US)…

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MOJAVE (2015): There’s Something I Liked…

Mojave (2015), Garrett Hedlund
Mojave (2015), Garrett Hedlund

My favourite thing about Mojave is the bass in Garret Hedlund’s voice. The  general story had potential, but in the end it didn’t turn out as well as it could have. My main issue is with the plausibility of aspects of the story and the general overuse of the word ‘brother.’

The only reason I don’t completely regret watching Mojave is Garrett Hedlund. Can someone please cast him to star in a well scripted and executed movie? I ask because I believe in his acting abilities, not just so I can enjoy listening to him speak.

As for Oscar Isaac… I can’t say I loved his performance here. But, he was good in Ex Machina (2015). So there’s that…

Watch Mojave if you really, really must. The only other reason I can think of is if you want to find out just how much truth is in everything I’ve said about Garrett Hedlund. Or maybe you want to count how many times the word ‘brother’ is said. The answer is way more than you’d ever want to hear.

Director William Monahan is also responsible for the unfortunate script and Mark Wahlberg makes an appearance.

Happy Film Loving 🙂

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