Monthly Archives: May 2017

Beatriz at Dinner Trailers

Directed by Miguel Arteta, the movie follows Beatriz, played by Salma Hayek, an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico. She has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. She collides with her polar opposite, a self-satisfied billionaire, played by John Lithgow, at a wealthy client’s dinner party.

Interesting storyline and I hope it comes to a complete end where the audience isn’t left trying to figure out how to end it.

The Mountain Between Us Trailer

Directed by Oscar nominee Hany Abu-Assad, The Mountain Between Us stars Oscar winner Kate Winslet and Golden Globe winner Idris Elba.

Beau Bridges has a small part but he is good.

The movie follows two strangers who are stranded after a tragic plane crash.  They must forge a connection to survive the extreme elements of a remote snow-covered mountain as embark on a perilous journey across hundreds of miles of wilderness discovering strength they never knew possible.

This looks like a movie worth watching as long as it has a happy ending.  I am a sucker for any happy ending.

The Glass Castle Trailer

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton with a stellar cast, the movie is based on a book by Jeannette Walls.  The Glass Castle follows a woman’s life that gets turned upside down when her dysfunctional parents move to New York to live nearer to her.

The movie stars Brie Larson, who is from my hometown.  Woody Harrelson, Jennifer Lawrence, Naomi Watts,  and Max Greenfield join Larson.

The movie is being called a comedy-drama. I just hope it hits its mark.

Here is the final poster for the movie. I have also added a featurette that is pretty darn good.  Enjoy!

My Cousin Rachel Trailer

Daphne du Maurier is one of my favorite authors because I devoured her novel Rebbeca. She is a great storyteller.

Here we have My Cousin Rachel,  based on the novel by the British author, published in 1951.  Like the earlier Rebecca, it is a mystery-romance, set primarily on a large estate in Cornwall.

I can’t recall reading My Cousin Rachel, though I have read a lot of du Maurier’s books.  With such a moving and calculating trailer, I am compelled to download the book on my Kindle and read the novel to see if I can remember if I ever read it.

Directed by Roger Mitchell and starring Rachel Weisz, the movie follows a young Englishman as he plots revenge against his mysterious, beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. But his feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling under the beguiling spell of her charms.

This featurette offers an insight into the story.

The Emoji Movie Trailer

Directed by Tony Leondis, The Emoji Movie seems rather far-fetched and unreal because it is a way out there world that does not truly exist.

Following the story unlocks the never-before-seen secret world inside your smartphone. I never thought of my smartphone having a hidden world within the messaging app is Textopolis, a bustling city where all your favorite emojis live, hoping to be selected by the phone’s user.

This story is definitely for kids because, in this world, each emoji has only one facial expression – except for Gene, voiced by T.J. Miller, an exuberant emoji who was born without a filter and is bursting with multiple expressions. Determined to become “normal” like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his handy best friend Hi-5, voiced by James Corden, and the notorious code breaker emoji Jailbreak, voiced by Anna Faris.

The Emoji pals embark on an epic “app-venture” through the apps on the phone, each its own wild and fun world, to find the Code that will fix Gene. But when a greater danger threatens the phone, the fate of all emojis depends on these three unlikely friends who must save their world before it’s deleted forever.

Seems like The Wizard of Oz with a twist in a smartphone.  I ask, “Why can Gene just be himself?”

The Dark Tower Trailer and Clips

Directed by Nikolaj Arcel, I have not read many Stephen King’s books, so I am not familiar with this storyline of The Dark Tower or whether it follows the book at all.

Though, I am intrigued to see a young boy telling a story to a therapist of some sort. There are some talented people behind the camera and in front of the camera as well. Ron Howard is one of the producers.

The story follows a gunslinger, played by Idris Elba,  and we are told there are other worlds than these, which is not that ambitious these days.  Other worlds are quite common in the movie industry.

Still, it is an expansive story from one of the world’s most celebrated authors, and now it is headed to the big screen.  So, the last Gunslinger, known as Roland Deschain, has been locked in an eternal battle with Walter O’Dim, also known as the Man in Black, played by Matthew McConaughey, determined to prevent him from toppling the Dark Tower, which holds the universe together. With the fate of the worlds at stake, good and evil will collide in the ultimate battle as only Roland can defend the Tower from the Man in Black.

Also in the cast is Jackie Earle Haley, who is fondly known for playing Freddy Krueger in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise movies.

It really sounds like dark fantasy where kids tell the story late a night during a sleepover.  I sure it will do well at the box office because King has a legion of fans.