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Film Preview: Carol (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

November 20, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Set in 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.”

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: B+

Review: Memories of Far from Heaven make up the dulcet tones of this compelling trailer that doesn’t give away its premise, but remarkably keeps it looking fresh and approachable. Without knowing the details, audiences will surely be curious to find out more, especially with the actors involved.

Oscar Prospects:

A prime contender to net two Oscar nominations for Best Actress, Carol is going to turn both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara into Oscar contenders. Blanchett already has two prizes, so the Academy won’t give her another, but Mara could definitely compete. In addition, Todd Haynes’ new film is sure to be a player this year. His last major period contender, Far From Heaven, would likely have been nominated under the new Best Picture system, giving Carol a solid chance there and in several other categories, including the creative ones.

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Oscar Preview: Weekend of Aug. 28-30, 2015

We had no films release this past weekend with the potential for Oscar nominations.

The Morning After: Sep. 7, 2015

Welcome to The Morning After, where I share with you what movies I’ve seen over the past week. Below, you will find short reviews of those movies along with a star rating. Full length reviews may come at a later date.

One more week of disappointed expectations. I promise to do better!

This Day in Oscar History: August 31 (2015)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died


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Gallery: The Iron Giant: Signature Edition

Below is a gallery for the upcoming release The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.

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Weekend Preview: Sep. 4-6, 2015

Below are six previews for films opening next weekend.
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Film Preview: A Rooster with Many Eggs (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

September 4, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “The world’s most egg-cellent animated (Huevo Cartoon) series finally cracks the U.S. big screen with UN GALLO CON MUCHOS HUEVOS! Toto, (voiced by Bruno Bichir) was born the runt of the litter. But, when an evil rancher threatens to destroy his home and his family, Toto must go from a timid young “chicken” to a brave and scrappy rooster. Toto and his friends (voices include: Angelica Vale, Maite Perroni, Omar Chaparro, Ninel Conde, Carlos Espejel) must band together on an egg-citing adventure that will prove that big surprises can come from little packages.”

Poster Rating: C+

Review: It’s your prototypical animated film poster design with tons of characters, mildly diverting background elements with a whole sense of nothing exciting going on.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: There are some mildly funny moments in the trailer, though it plays much like a kid-targeted animated feature in the U.S. that might ultimately end up on home video shelves before it ever made it to the theater.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Number One Fan (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

September 4, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Muriel Bayen, a divorced beautician and mother of two, loves to tell stories. She is a huge fan of this singer Vincent Lacroix, in fact she is a dedicated fan. One day Vincent knocks on her door and asks for her help.”

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: B-

Review: There’s something delightfully twisted embedded in this trailer. Infusing the typical black comedy with a hint of French humor, you get a film that looks at once entirely engaging and utterly avoidable.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Bloodsucking Bastards (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

September 4, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “An Office Space meets Shaun of the Dead action-packed vampire comedy, Bloodsucking Bastards stars Fran Kranz as Evan Sanders, a dutiful and overworked employee stuck at a soul-killing corporation with his beautiful co-worker and girlfriend Amanda (Emma Fitzpatrick) and his slacker best friend Tim (Joey Kern). Evan’s world begins to crumble when Amanda dumps him and his boss Ted (Joel Murray) hands his coveted promotion to his nemesis Max (Pedro Pascal). When his office mates start going through disturbing changes and bodies begin to pile up, Evan must find a way to stop the evil brewing amidst the cubicles and water coolers, win back Amanda, and rescue his workplace pals before his life and career go from dead-end… To just dead.”

Poster Rating: C

Review: The tagline doesn’t make nearly as much sense without already knowing the premise. While it’s possible audiences will know that before seeing the poster, the reverse is far more likely. Yes, there are fangs coming out of the title, but will that be enough to dislodge the confusion?

Trailer Rating: C-

Review: Filled with corny clichés and stiff one-liners, this trailer looks like it wants to be a slightly more hip version of Dracula: Dead and Loving It, but without a cast worth watching.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Before We Go (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

September 4, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Two strangers stuck in Manhattan for the night grow into each other’s most trusted confidants when an evening of unexpected adventure forces them to confront their fears and take control of their lives.”

Poster Rating: D+

Review: I suppose you only need Chris Evans to sell the film, but ultimately something more visceral or notable would have drawn passers-by to the design, which is sometimes the only way anyone will know a film like this exists.

Trailer Rating: C+

Review: Without Evans charming personality, this trailer would come off like a generic, frustratingly unoriginal concept piece with a romantic entanglement that felt obligatory rather than natural. The film still looks like it might be that way, but Evans will certainly add a sparse amount of gravitas.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: A Walk in the Woods (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

September 2, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.”

Poster Rating: D+

Review: Thematically fitting, but visually dull, this poster doesn’t do enough to sell audiences on the film’s stars or its premise. It seems to only want to focus on hikers who might have familiarity with the backdrop if they even cared to give it a second look.

Trailer Rating: B-

Review: Nick Nolte and Robert Redford don’t look half bad in the film, but the clunky dialogue and contrived setting won’t help the film find a very solid audience even if its more contemplative than it lets on.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: The Transporter Refueled (2015)

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(August 30, 2015) Original

Release Date:

September 4, 2015

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “In the south of France, former special-ops mercenary Frank Martin enters into a game of chess with a femme-fatale and her three sidekicks who are looking for revenge against a sinister Russian kingpin.”

Poster Rating: F / B- / C+

Review: (#1) If you don’t have a familiar face, you shouldn’t be on a poster design. Not only does it not draw a casual viewer’s eye, the tagline and overall design are boring enough to lose the viewer right away. (#2) A visually engaging backdrop give this poster design some weight, but it’s ultimately a design we’ve seen a lot in this type of film recently. (#3) Trying to go for the inset-image design doesn’t always work if there’s nothing really exciting to look at and this design doesn’t quite give us that.

Trailer Rating: C+ / C

Review: (#1) Without much plot, only fans of the original Transporter and its sequels would give this film a second glance. The trailer’s filled with all the vehicular action and compelling stunts those fans would love, but doesn’t have enough distinctiveness to go beyond that.

(#2) Now that we have a better idea of what the film’s about, it becomes even less interesting. A rescue mission that looks like they crossed Fast & Furious with Taken, the differences aren’t sufficient to keep the audience tuned in.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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This Day in Oscar History: August 30 (2015)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born

Died

Released


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This Day in Oscar History: August 29 (2015)

Here’s what happened today in Oscar History.

Born


Died


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