Trailer Watch: Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#6-#13)

Kingsman: The Golden Circle, updated

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Film Preview: Professor Marston & the Wonder Women (2017)

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(July 23, 2017) Original

Release Date:

October 27, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Detail the unconventional life of Dr. William Marston, the Harvard psychologist and inventor who helped invent the modern lie detector test and created Wonder Woman in 1941. Marston was in a polyamorous relationship with his wife Elizabeth, a psychologist and inventor in her own right, and Olive Byrne, a former student who became an academic. This relationship was key to the creation of Wonder Woman, as Elizabeth and Olive’s feminist ideals were ingrained in the character from her creation. Marston died of skin cancer in 1947, but Elizabeth and Olive remained a couple and raised their and Marston’s children together. The film is said to focus on how Marston dealt with the controversy surrounding Wonder Woman’s creation.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: C / B-

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Review: (#1) This teaser doesn’t seem necessary and the ultimate design feels clunky.

(#2) Apart from being a formulaic pseudo-sensational slog, the trailer presents an interesting story that is rife with potential plotting problems.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Oscar Profile #350: Samuel Fuller

Born August 12, 1912 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Samuel Fuller was one of seven siblings, whose life was as interesting as any of the many characters of his long career. One of the best writer-directors never to be nominated for an Oscar, his films which were mostly overlooked during his lifetime, have gained in stature since his death.

His father having died when Fuller was 11, young Sam went to work at the age of 12 as a copy boy on the New York Evening Graphic where his older brother Ving was a staff cartoonist. Mentored by veteran crime report Rhea Gore, the former wife of Walter Huston and mother of John Huston, he became a crime reporter himself at 17, breaking the news of actress Jeanne Eagels’ death in 1929.

Moving to Hollywood, Fuller’s first screenplay was 1936’s Hats Off. With time out for military service during World War II, he became increasingly annoyed with the direction directors were taking with his screenplays and in 1949 signed a three-film contract with independent producer Robert Lippett stipulating that he be allowed to direct as well as write at his writer’s salary. His first film was 1949’s I Shot Jesse James, followed by The Baron of Arizona and the 1951 Korean War film, Steel Helmet for which he won a Writer’s Guild award.

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This Day in Oscar History: July 27 (2017)

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Poll: What Are You Watching? (Jul. 28-30, 2017)

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Film Preview: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween (2017)

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(July 23, 2017) Original

Release Date:

October 20, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Madea, Bam, and Hattie venture to a haunted campground and the group must literally run for their lives when monsters, goblins, and the boogeyman are unleashed.”

Poster Rating: B

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Review: An appropriate and modestly creepy design. Tyler Perry’s team certainly has a nose for strong designs.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: If you’re familiar with the original, this will be well worth your time, but if you aren’t, there are enough humorous elements to make you want to go back and check out the previous effort.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Proud Mary (2018)

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(July 23, 2017) Original

Release Date:

January 12, 2018

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “An assassin meets a young boy who sparks her maternal instinct.”

Poster Rating: B+

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Review: A nice homage to the 1970s female-led action flicks. It’s colorful and evocative, though lacking in sufficient detail.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: It starts off far too slowly, but once it ramps up, things get exciting. There isn’t sufficient amounts of story here, but that’s not the intention of this first design. if they don’t infuse later efforts with it, that might be a problem.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Looking at the Weekend: Jul. 28-30, 2017

Animation vs. action at the box office with two movies attempt to dethrone Dunkirk, which is expected to have a solid hold-over. In The Emoji Movie‘s favor is that there hasn’t been an animation or children-targeted release in a month when Despicable Me 3 opened. There should be pent-up desire to see the film. However, early reviews have been non-existent because the studio is afraid of negative press and has refused to screen it for critics. Meanwhile, Atomic Blonde is riding a solid 81% Rotten Tomatoes rating (though, the 6.8 average rating isn’t spectacular), which suggests it could be a strong player for the weekend. Looking back at Charlize Theron’s action openings and they haven’t been spectacular when she’s been the main draw, but have been astronomical when paired with others. However, the stylish action film might be able to delve into the Baby Driver-type support and run away with the box office. I suspect Atomic Blonde will come in second because even crappy animation is box office ambrosia.

Our Highest Rated Films: Atomic Blonde, Menashe
Our Best Awards Ratings: The Emoji Movie (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

30 Years of Garbage: The Garbage Pail Kids Story
I Dream In Another Language
An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

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This Day in Oscar History: July 26 (2017)

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Film Preview: The Shape of Water (2017)

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(July 23, 2017) Original

Release Date:

December 8, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “An other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forver when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment.”

Poster Rating: C+

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Review: While it’s nicely drawn and eye-catching, its simplistic connection to the film doesn’t engender excitement.

Trailer Rating: B

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Review: Building a mythology quickly, this trailer does a fine job establishing the monster in the water and setting everything up to be a type of period love story we don’t often see.

Oscar Prospects:

Guillermo Del Toro’s films are visual marvels, which means it could be an Oscar contender in the tech categories.

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Film Preview: The Snowman (2017)

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(July 23, 2017) Original

Release Date:

October 20, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Detective Harry Hole investigates the disappearance of a woman whose pink scarf is found wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman.”

Poster Rating: B- / C+

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Review: (#1) This is the way you use a blank white background effectively. It’s a stirring design that is perhaps a little bit too simple. (#2) Here you have the wrong way to do a blank white background, but it works thematically.

Trailer Rating: B+

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Review: Tomas Alfredson’s new film looks like a tight, gripping serial killer mystery of the kind not frequently made these days. That intensity might help sell tickets.

Oscar Prospects:

Depending on general reception, it could be an Oscar contender in several categories.

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The DVD Report #526

Grantchester Season 3 continues the first-rate British mystery series about Anglican priest Sidney Chambers (James Norton) in the mid-1950s who aids his police inspector friend Geordie Keating (Robson Green) in solving local murders. In addition to Geordie, the series features his close relationships with his married soon-to-be-divorced girlfriend Amanda Hopkins (Morven Christie), his blunt-spoken housekeeper Mrs. Maguire (Tessa Peake-Jones), and his closeted gay assistant cleric Leonard Finch (Al Weaver).

The first episode on the home video Blu-ray and DVD release of the third season is a Christmas special that aired on Christmas Eve, 2016 in the U.K., but in the midsummer in the U.S. where the series is still running on PBS.

The episode is a critical one in that it establishes the groundwork of the six-episode season that follows. In addition to solving a murder, Sidney and Leonard must direct the annual children’s Christmas play and the pregnant Amanda must give birth to her husband’s child, which Sidney has vowed to raise. The season itself will test the Sidney-Amanda relationship as Sidney goes through a crisis of faith in which he must choose between remaining a priest or marrying a divorced woman. Anglican priest can marry, but marriage to a divorcée was still frowned upon at the time.

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This Day in Oscar History: July 25 (2017)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

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Poll: Now That You’ve Seen “Dunkirk”

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Film Preview: Wonderstruck (2017)

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(July 23, 2017) Original

Release Date:

October 20, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “The story of a young boy in the Midwest is told simultaneously with a tale about a young girl in New York from fifty years ago as they both seek the same mysterious connection.”

Poster Rating: B

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Review: A cabinet of curiosities you might say. It’s an interesting design even if it doesn’t tell us much about the film itself.

Trailer Rating: B+

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Review: Todd Haynes films are always visual marvels, but this trailer does some interesting things graphically while concisely creating presence and story. It’s a little convoluted in places, but that’s to be expected without revealing too much.

Oscar Prospects:

Todd Haynes should always be considered a potential major Oscar contender, so keep an eye out on this one.

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