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29 May

Recently I watched the full length trailer for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie, Interstellar. According to the official movie website – In the future, governments and economies across the globe have collapsed, food is scarce, NASA is no more, and the 20th Century is to blame. A mysterious rip in spacetime opens and it’s up to whatever is left of NASA to explore and offer up hope for mankind.

Interstellar may have elements of time travel and alternate realities, but as usual, Nolan is keeping most details under wraps. The movie stars Academy Award winners, Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Michael Caine and Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain.

Nolan does an amazing job of combining science fiction with drama and I’m sure Interstellar will deliver in quality and casting. The only potential miscast actor could be Matthew McConaughey. Despite winning an Academy Award last year for Dallas Buyer’s Club, it’s difficult to look past his string of painful romantic comedies (How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Failure to Launch, Fool’s Gold, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past…etc.) and his personal preference for playing bongo drums naked while smoking pot. His performance in Dallas Buyer’s Club has been his best in recent years, but McConaughey lacks the charisma and talent of other leading men like Michael Fassbender, Leonardo DiCaprio or Robert Downey Jr.

I find it painful to live in a world where Matthew McConaughey has an Oscar and Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t.

Interstellar opens November 7, 2014.

Trailer – The Wolf of Wall Street

23 Jun

Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort, the real uber-rich stockbroker enjoying the finer things in life.  The movie is based Belfort’s memoir of the same name.

The Wolf of Wall Street will be the 5th collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese.  The film also starts Jonah Hill and Matthew McConaughey.

Is it just me or is DiCaprio looking younger these days?

Trailer – The Hobbit – The Desolation of Smaug

11 Jun


Remember how yesterday I said that I didn’t care much for The Hobbit...perhaps I changed my mind.  Parts of the new Desolation of Smaug trailer made me giddy like a schoolgirl.

Trailer – Prisoners

9 Jun

Hugh Jackman, Terrence Howard and Jake Gyllenhaal star in Prisoners – a thriller about two missing 6 year old girls.  The film is directed by Denis Villeneuve (Polytechnique, Incendies).

After Keller Donner’s (Hugh Jackman) daughter and her best friend are kidnapped, a young detective (Jake Gyllenhaal) heads the investigation to find the girls.  He’s lead to Alex Jones (Paul Dano), but is forced to release him due to a lack of evidence. Believing that the girls are still alive, Donner kidnaps Jones, holds him captive, and will do anything to find out what he did to the girls and where they are.

I think from watching the trailer you’ll understand the characters’ motivations, but there’s definitely some hints as to how far Jackman’s character will go.  I started forming opinions on the characters and their ethically questionable behaviours right away.  I’m a big fan of Villeneuve because he doesn’t shy away from uncomfortable and sensitive topics.  It’s obvious that Prisoners will have some great performances and I’m curious to see how audiences will react.

Trailer – Blue Jasmine

8 Jun

Blue Jasmine is the latest film from director Woody Allen.  It stars Cate Blanchett as a woman suffering from a mid-life crisis after finding out her husband (Alec Baldwin) was a crook and a cheater.

Now You See Me: Trailer

18 Nov

Now You See Me is a heist thriller starring Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine.

The movie follows a team of illusionist known as “The Four Horsemen” who steal from corrupt companies during their performances and then share the stolen money with the audience.

I’m undecided from the trailer.  It looks really over the top, but I’m sold since Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are in it. Director Louis Leterrier previously helmed The Incredible Hulk, Clash of the Titans and Transporter 2.





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