Category: Film Previews

Trailer Watch: Solace (2016) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Poster (#8)

Solace, updated

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Trailer Watch: Patriots Day (2016) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Patriots Day, updated

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Film Preview: A Kind of Murder (2016)

Page Revisions:

(November 20, 2016) Original

Release Date:

December 16, 2016

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “In 1960s New York, Walter Stackhouse is a successful architect married to the beautiful Clara who leads a seemingly perfect life. But his fascination with an unsolved murder leads him into a spiral of chaos as he is forced to play cat-and-mouse with a clever killer and an overambitious detective, while at the same time lusting after another woman. ”

Poster Rating: C / B-

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Review: (#1) Nothing particularly interesting to see here, let alone enjoy. It’s a fairly standard, unexceptional design. (#2) Although there isn’t much to this design, it’s use of uneven spacing helps give it a unique appeal.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: It’s a time-worn story that plays out just about as expected. Decent actors don’t look to embarrass themselves, so it could be worth watching on a cold winter night at home.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Film Preview: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Page Revisions:

(November 20, 2016) Original

Release Date:

March 31, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: If you’re familiar with the original anime (and not everyone is), this might be familiar or make sense. No one else is likely to get that, making the design ill-fitting.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: The trailer goes all over the place, which may be a good thing to bring fans of the original film into the theater, but for other audiences, the trailer is a poor sales tool.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Trailer Watch: Kong: Skull Island (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Kong: Skull Island, updated

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Trailer Watch: Why Him? (2016) Updated

New Trailer (#3)

Why Him?, updated

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Film Preview: The Zookeeper’s Wife (2017)

Page Revisions:

(November 20, 2016) Original

Release Date:

March 31, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the account of keepers of the Warsaw Zoo, Jan and Antonina Zabinski, who helped save hundreds of people and animals during the Nazi invasion.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: It might have some people to animal lovers, but the design itself is a plain, split-panel design that feels glossy, but unfinished.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: An interesting story played out in very commonplace terms will certainly have its appeal in certain demographics. That it’s releasing in March rather than in prime Oscar season, considering its subject matter, creates is a major red flag.

Oscar Prospects:

It’s too early to tell, but the film tends to play to Academy interests and with Jessica Chastain on target for an Oscar nomination this year, she could be a hot property for next year as well. However, the March release isn’t going to help its case by the end of the year.

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Looking at the Weekend: Nov. 23-27, 2016

If it weren’t for Disney’s Moana, there might be an interesting competition here between Allied, Bad Santa 2, and Rules Don’t Apply. Ultimately, though, they’ll all be crushed by Moana. I’d say that Bad Santa 2, being so far removed from its predecessor and Rules Don’t Apply not looking like a typical blockbuster, only Allied truly has a chance to shine over this Thanksgiving holiday.

Our Highest Rated Films: Moana, Lion, Miss Sloane
Our Best Awards Ratings: Moana (Oscars), Lion (Oscars), Miss Sloane (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Loving (Expanding) (see our Looking at the Weekend Preview for this film)
Nocturnal Animals (Expanding) (see our Looking at the Weekend Preview for this film)
Dea Zindagi
Mifune: The Last Samurai

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2016 Oscar Season Preview: December

Here we look at the upcoming month’s offerings.

December 2, 2016

Incarnate

Premise: From IMDb: “A scientist with the ability to enter the subconscious minds of the possessed must save a young boy from the grips of a demon with powers never seen before, while facing the horrors of his past.”
Box Office Prospects: $15 M
Expectations: Weak. While horror fans can do well, the post-Thanksgiving weekend isn’t the best place to launch one. With minimal advertising, I suspect this one will be easily forgotten.
Oscar Prospects: None.
Cinema Sight Preview: See my preview of this title here.

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Trailer Watch: Hidden Figures (2016) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Hidden Figures, updated

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Trailer Watch: Jackie (2016) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Jackie, updated

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Trailer Watch: Live by Night (2016) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

Live by Night, updated

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Trailer Watch: Beauty and the Beast (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#1 & #2)

Beauty and the Beast, updated

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Film Preview: Run the Tide (2016)

Page Revisions:

(November 13, 2016) Original

Release Date:

December 2, 2016

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “When their drug abusing mother is released from prison determined to rebuild their family, Rey kidnaps his younger brother Oliver and escapes their desert home for the California coast.”

Poster Rating: D

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Review: I guess if you’re interested in what Taylor Lautner does or is doing right now, this might get you interested. For the vast majority of moviegoers, this won’t be that appealing.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: A straightforward family drama built on predictable tropes doesn’t seem like an exciting ride and this trailer does little to dissuade that line of thinking.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Weekend Preview: Nov. 23-27, 2016

Below are nine previews for films opening next weekend.

 

Allied (Wide)

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Bad Santa 2 (Wide)

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Moana (Wide)

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Rules Don’t Apply (Wide)

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Always Shine (Limited)

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Evolution (Limited)

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Kill Command (Limited)

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Lion (Limited)

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Miss Sloane (Limited)

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