Category: Film Previews

Film Preview: It Comes at Night (2017)

Page Revisions:

(May 14, 2017) Original

Release Date:

June 9, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Secure within a desolate home as an unnatural threat terrorizes the world, a man has established a tenuous domestic order with his wife and son, but this will soon be put to test when a desperate young family arrives seeking refuge. ”

Poster Rating: C+ / C

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Review: (#1) While there’s a sense of impending doom to this design, there’s a lot of blank space to it, which makes it feel limited. (#2) There’s more detail, but the construction is problematic and too familiar. It’s also not particularly frightening.

Trailer Rating: C- / B-

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Review: (#1) The first trailer is a most confusing affair that makes for a dense horror film, but one without a rooting interesting or a sense of place and setting.

(#2) The second trailer gives us the details of the events, but not enough of them to ruin the premise. There are plenty of interesting aesthetic choices, which could make for a compelling picture if they actually come together in the end.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Trailer Watch: Cars 3 (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#5) / New Posters (#3-#9)

Cars 3, updated

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Trailer Watch: Baywatch (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#3) / New Posters (#10-#13)

Baywatch, updated

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Looking at the Weekend: May 19-21, 2017

Although the previous film, Prometheus was ravaged by critics and fans, the new Alien: Covenant should still prove to be a potent box office foe. Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 will likely go down to defeat. The rest of the week’s new films don’t stand a chance.

Our Highest Rated Films: Alien: Covenant
Our Best Awards Ratings: Alien: Covenant (Oscars)

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Champion

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Trailer Watch: Girls Trip (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#3)

Girls Trip, updated

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Trailer Watch: War Machine (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#3) / New Poster (#1)

War Machine, updated

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Trailer Watch: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2 & #3) / Added Preview Image Gallery

Blade Runner 2049, updated

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Trailer Watch: Wonder Woman (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#5) / New Poster (#7)

Wonder Woman, updated

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Film Preview: Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017)

Page Revisions:

(May 7, 2017) Original

Release Date:

June 16, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A Los Angeles detective seeks out the ruthless gang that stole his dog.”

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-

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Review: This cheeky take on the John Wick films suggests an attempt to capitalize on their popularity while installing an actor more likely to bring audiences to the theater. That doesn’t make the mismatched, boring, and pathetically corny film from looking terribly appealing.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Weekend Preview: May 19-21, 2017

Below are four previews for films opening next weekend.

 

Alien: Covenant (Wide)

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Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul (Wide)

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Everything, Everything (Wide)

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Wakefield (Limited)

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Trailer Watch: Wonder Woman (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#4) / New Poster (#6)

Wonder Woman, updated

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Film Preview: Kill Switch (2017)

Page Revisions:

(May 7, 2017) Original

Release Date:

June 16, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A pilot battles to save his family and the planet after an experiment for unlimited energy goes wrong.”

Poster Rating: C-

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Review: A haphazard, reflective image that doesn’t seem to have a general purpose or a thematic distinctiveness.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: This trailer is a confusing mess of interesting visuals that at once both intrigue and turn-off a would-be viewer.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Trailer Watch: Dunkirk (2017) Updated

New Trailer (#3)

Dunkirk, updated

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Film Preview: The Dark Tower (2017)

Page Revisions:

(May 7, 2017) Original

Release Date:

August 4, 2017

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “The Gunslinger, Roland Deschain, roams an Old West-like landscape where “the world has moved on” in pursuit of the man in black. Also searching for the fabled Dark Tower, in the hopes that reaching it will preserve his dying world.”

Poster Rating: B+ / D (2)

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Review: (#1) This isn’t the first poster design to use a framing technique to create another image, but few others of them have done nearly as well as this. (#2 & #3) These character posters are bland and not the least bit compelling.

Trailer Rating: B

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Review: The trailer does a fine job of setting up the film’s premise while creating enough interesting visual details to pull the audience into the theater.

Oscar Prospects:

It all depends on how popular the film is with audiences and with critics. If both turn their back on it, the film is likely to be forgotten. If audiences show, but critics down, then it’s limited to a handful of creative categories with limited opportunities. If both enjoy it, then it could be in for a strong play in the creative categories.

Trailer #1

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2016 Oscar Season Preview Wrap-Up: December

December 2, 2016

Incarnate

Oscar Prospects: What I said: “None.”
Oscar Results: Still None.
Box Office Prospects: $15 M
Box Office Expectations: What I Said: “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.”
Box Office Results: $4.8 M
Thoughts: [Flop] Not all horror films are equal and this film mcertainly proved that with its utterly dismal performance.

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