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‘Richard Jewell’ Trailer

The year just doesn’t feel complete without a Clint Eastwood movie.

Seems like just yesterday this movie was even announced, let alone started production. Oh wait, this film literally starting filming in June and we already have a trailer for it. Clint Eastwood seriously doesn’t mess around when it comes to banging out his production schedule. When you think about it, it’s quite something having a movie trailer come out and have this much footage only 3 months after it’s start date.

The latest Eastwood flick, follows Richard Jewell, the hero of the 1996 Atlanta Bombings. Based on the incredible true story, once again, the film seems intriguing enough, and it’s always fascinating to see a man that is Eastwood’s age, pump out a film each year, remarkable really.

Chalked full of talented people, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser, playing the lead role. Not completely a household name yet, but I loved him in I Tonya and he’s been taking great roles ever since.

The thing about most of Eastwood’s films is you never really know what you’re going to get. Since he makes a movie every year it can be difficult to stay consistent, but whenever Jon Hamm is playing a hard nosed cop, I’m all in. I think this looks better than last years, The Mule.

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‘Birds of Prey’ Trailer

It’s the return of Harley Freakin Quinn.

So after a slight tease in front of IT: Chapter 2, Birds of Prey finally gets itself a full length trailer, and it’s just okay…

Obviously front and center is the star of the show, Harley Quinn, her name is in the title of the movie, so what do you expect? The trailer has a lot going for it, from its stylish and colourful cinematography, really creating quite the atmosphere for our birds. Paired with the well executed action set-pieces, the trailer flows pretty nicely. We even get to see Harley and her hyenas in live-action, probably the highlight of the entire trailer.

Here’s the big concern. If you are a casual fan and know very little about any of these characters, this trailer I feel will leaving you scratching your head. Yes, it’s a teaser, but you need to gain some momentum from each new trailer you release. There wasn’t even a name drop for any of the other birds in the trailer and not even trying to introduce them in the slightest. I know you want to focus on Harley Quinn, but in order for people to fully grasp what this movie is about, just felt like they should have done a better job in that aspect. Same with Black mask who’s being played by Ewan McGregor, he’s in it a ton, but no mention of his name or really what he’s even all about. They did at least foreshadow what will be happening to him in the film, but I’m just worried about the causal fan, not understanding who any of these people are.

It looks like a ton of fun, Margot Robbie really was destined to play this role, and there’s even a slight Joker tease in the trailer, so expect Jared Leto to reprise his role as the Clown Prince of Crime. I expect WB to go heavy on the marketing for this one, because it truly appears to be special.

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‘Uncut Gems’ Trailer

So we get good Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett? I’m all in.

Never ever sleep on Adam Sandler. This is the reason, because he will make you look stupid. The guy likes making movies for his kids now, but can also turn out something that looks this good. Circling around film festivals already, Uncut Gems is apparently really great and the best Sandler performance in quite some time.

This really is a great trailer. It’s so weird to see Sandler in a role like this, because we have grown so accustomed to his Netflix movies and not taking him to seriously. Coming from the minds of the Safdie brothers, who did Good Time with soon to be Batman Robert Pattinson (check it out) appear to have another gem on their hands. This movie is also loaded with a talent and diverse cast. The whole internet was going crazy with this trailer yesterday. Can’t wait!

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‘Just Mercy’ Trailer

This is either going to storm through the awards season, or fall flat on its face.

I can’t decide if this is going to be 2019’s Green Book or not. Big name actors, terrible accents, a period piece, it truly has all the makings of an Oscar contender. If this was made in the 90s, boy it would be considered one of the best movies of all time probably. But like Michael B Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson, how can you not be at least a little bit intrigued. If the trailer didn’t turn you off at least.

I don’t think the trailer is very good, I’m so tired of these kinds of movies being over shadowed by a sappy song in their trailers. Show me some heart. If you have these three talented people in your movie, show them off a little bit. Not saying some classic dialogue from a movie like this. The accents are terrible, that’s one thing that could be unforgivable about Just Mercy, but it’s hard to tell what kind of movie this is going to be because of the messy trailer. My gut says this will be a contender for all sorts of awards come Oscar season. I also know that I will go see anything with Michael B Jordan. His streak of movies without taking his shirt off is officially over.

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New ‘Joker’ Trailer

I guess it’s time we start taking this movie very seriously. This is Taxi Driver meets well The Joker

Who knew the guy behind Road Trip and The Hangover trilogy would deliver perhaps one of the best movies of 2019. This looks like an early Martin Scorsese film, and it all just looks so glorious. When you think about a comic book movie, you think big and eventful. One of the main attractions of this film is how authentic and real everything feels. There are no green screens, no special effects, they hit the streets of New York and truly made something beautiful.

Joaquin Phoenix really is going for it all. Between him, Pitt and Leo we might have a serious 3 man race for best performance come Oscar season. Just three individuals at the top of their respected game, giving us some memorable performances. Phoenix transformed not just his mind for this role but his body. It’s eerie how skinny he looks in some of these shots and how healthy he looks in others.

Joker appears to perhaps be a revenge flick, with Joker going after a man he idolized in Murray Franklin (Robert DeNiro). This could have serious Dark Knight Returns vibes where the Joker goes on a talk show only to wreck havoc and cause utter chaos. Time well tell, but one thing is certain, we have a new Clown Prince of Crime on our hands, it he is to die for.

Joker hits theatres in October!

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New ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer

You know what’s better than one lightsaber – two lightsabers.

So this movie is going to be off the chain. Say what you want about the last outing, which was awesome. The finale to one of the greatest stories ever told is about to go down. It’s been a hectic summer, full of forgettable summer blockbusters, but just when you think all hope is lost, Disney drops the final trailer for their ace up their sleeve.

The trailer doesn’t even show much, again it’s just a little voice over work, nothing really about the plot is mentioned and we are only getting small fragments and quick shots from throughout the movie. That’s all they need to do to market this bad boy. That ending alone is worth the price of admission. Now for the next 4 months the world can speculate whether or not Rey will turn to the dark side. Either way it doesn’t really matter because she looks so badass. Between that and the water battle between her and Kylo make this all worth while.

We really don’t need to see anything else until this drops. Carrie Fisher finishing enough work to be apart of this finale is touching and it’s heart warming that was the case. It just wouldn’t have had that emotional weight behind it if she wants apart of it.

The countdown is officially on until another Disney property destroys the box-office.

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‘The Irishman’ Trailer

This legendary trio is back together, but could it be to little to late, or can they all muster up some movie magic one last time?

Once at the top of their respect games, three Oscar winners, now starring in a movie together, all under the tutelage of the great Martin Scorsese. The Irishman a biographical crime drama that follows an alleged hitman Frank Sheeran (DeNiro) and the possible slaying of Jimmy Hoffa (Pacino). The trailer can’t help but make you feel nostalgic, about all the wonderful times you’ve had watching these actors perform their craft, and when they are at their best, it’s usually in a Scorsese film. Weird thing is, this is going straight to Netflix, no big theatrical release, just on September 27th, it will pop up worldwide on everyone’s Netflix. Strange that a movie with this much star power won’t be getting that sort of treatment, but then again, Netflix is turning into a beast of its own.

As for the trailer, it looks solid. Very Goodfellas kind of vibe going on throughout it, which is never a bad sign. I can’t recall the last time we watched Joe Pesci in anything. That’s one thing this movie has going for it, star power. The list is too long, but whether or not this will add up to be a recipe for success remains uncertain at this point in time. One thing that is clear, we have several of the very best along side one of the best directors, in a mob movie, something they all excel at. The Irishman could end up being this years Roma, a Netflix film that becomes a serious contender come Oscar season. Something tells me this could be juggernaut and will have everyone talking the following week, because if this is as good as it could be, everyone and I mean everyone will be watching The Irishman.

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‘Zombieland 2: Double Tap’ Trailer

As a huge fan of the first, I’m actually so excited to see Woody kill so many zombies. We better see Bill Murray again.

Seriously. It’s been 10 years (I wrote that with the voice of the old woman on the Titanic voice) since we last saw everyones favourite zombie killing family. Seeing how this movie is coming out in October and they are just starting the marketing now has me a tad bit worried. With the success of the first and in the last ten years, it’s not like Emma Stone went on to win Oscars and Jesse Eisenberg became a massive household name. One would think they would seriously get ahead of this thing and market the shit out of this movie.

The comedic spin on the zombie apocalypse was a nice touch and the chemistry between the 4 main stars was palpable. Now we are tossing in Luke Wilson, Rosario Dawson, Dan Aykroyd, Zoey Deutch and Thomas Middleditch who are appearing as pseudo doppelgängers for the original 4 cast members. Will they be bad? Or will they add to this already fantastic family dynamic. I just know that the first left me wanting more and all we had to do was wait ten years.

The trailer is actually very well done, plays again to the humour aspect of the film, but showcases a ton of zombie killing. Can’t wait.

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‘A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood’ Trailer

Tom Hanks has had so many incredible performances in his life, but I think this is the role he was born to play.

After the documentary that broke everyone’s hearts; Won’t You Be My Neighbour? We getting another telling of one of the most beloved and famous children’s television host, Fred Rogers. So pull out your sneakers and cardigans, because I’m sure this will be another touching and emotional journey.

Who better to play one of the most kind and caring souls to ever grace this earth, than another kind and caring soul in Tom Hanks. Looking spot on to even the tiniest little mannerism, Hanks has gone bye-bye and totally immersed himself into the world that Mr. Rogers had built. Even if this doesn’t turn out to be a fantastic movie, just from watching this trailer, you can bet that Tom Hanks will be a shoe-in for an Oscar nomination. His last nomination came all the way back in 2001 with Castaway, and his last win was 24 years ago. That would be so achievement to win Oscars that far apart from one another.

Directed by Marielle Heller who is coming off Can You Ever Forgive Me? Where the star Melissa McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar. So you know that Marielle is capable of getting the most out of her stars.

Overall the trailer looks the part, from every little detail on the set of his show, and I’m sure they will capture the essence and the true character of Fred Rogers. This one could be special.

Hits theatres November 22nd.

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New ‘IT: Chapter 2’ Trailer

Bigger budget. Bigger stars. Bigger body count. Pennywise is back.

I can’t remember a franchise that has had this many incredible trailers for their movies. That’s 4 in a row dating back to IT: Chapter 1. This is one beautiful trailer, with some many visuals and imagery that will surely haunt your dreams.

It’s been 27 years and Pennywise is hungry. Bill Skarsgard is elevating his performance, we get a ton of new Pennywise footage in this trailer and he is on the hunt. What a re-imaging he has done with this iconic horror movie villain and turned it not only into something pretty iconic, but the level of acting he’s doing is worth noting.

I’m so happy they really put Isaiah Mustafa and his portrayal of adult Mike on display in this trailer. He’s such an important and vital role in the second half of this creepy story. Mike didn’t really get his due in Chapter 1 and it appears they are making up for that here. All the adult losers are involved in some sort of way, and the casting is just so perfect. Bill Hader looks like he’s going to be phenomenal as adult Richie. It’s so refreshing to see him in something like his after showcasing his terrific acting in his TV show Barry. But at the end of the day the trailer belongs to Pennywise and it looks like not only is the kill count going to sky-rocket but the amount of blood as well.

September 6th can’t get here fast enough!