This week features a rather ground-breaking trailer, if you ask me. IBM are the first to commission an A.I. to create a film trailer. They asked their A.I. to analyse the film Morgan along with some existing horror film trailers. Once it was done, it selected the parts of the film it thought would work well in a trailer, and I’ve got to say it did a great job. While the trailer feels like a horror trailer, it has a unique style that is unlike common cliche horror trailers we see all too often.
Anyway, if a step towards the scary, amazing future isn’t your cup of tea, then maybe an anime, the heart-wrenching Cardboard Boxer, or a bunch of interesting women would be?
1. For the Love of Spock
When it is released? 9th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An examination of the enduring appeal of Leonard Nimoy and his portrayal of Spock in Star Trek (1966).
Immediate thoughts? For the Love of Spock indeed!! Any Star Trek fan, any Leonard Nimoy fan, will join me in wanting to see this. ❤
2. The Matchbreaker
When it is released? 2016 (USA)
What is it about? When an idealistic romantic gets fired from his day job, he is offered a “one-time gig” to break up a girl’s relationship for her disapproving parents. This “one-time” gig spreads through word-of-mouth and he ends up becoming a professional match-breaker. However, he ends up falling for one of his clients and must figure out how to balance his secret job with his love-life.
Immediate thoughts? Christina Grimmie should be heard!
3. Cardboard Boxer
When it is released? Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A homeless man is recruited by a bunch of rich kids to fight other impoverished people.
Immediate thoughts? Oww this looks so nice, and humbling. Ow my heart.
When it is released? 2nd Sep 2016 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A corporate risk-management consultant must decide whether or not to terminate an artificially created humanoid being.
Immediate thoughts? A trailer for a film about an A.I., with clips chosen by an A.I. Blooooell that’s pretty cool. I was expecting the trailer to be edited entirely by the A.I., but it’s still so interesting to see what clips they picked!
5. Shut In
When it is released? 11th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A heart-pounding thriller about a widowed child psychologist who lives in an isolated existence in rural New England. Caught in a deadly winter storm, she must find a way to rescue a young boy before he disappears forever.
Immediate thoughts? I loved Naomi Watts in The Ring, it’s definitely one of my favourite horror films and it’s likely she has something to do with that, so I’m excited to see her do her horror thang in Shut In.
6. Max Steel
When it is released? 25th Oct 2016 (UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The adventures of teenager Max McGrath and alien companion Steel, who must harness and combine their tremendous new powers to evolve into the turbo-charged superhero Max Steel.
Immediate thoughts? This film looks like just another Spider-Man. It looks like it is tailored more towards to younger generation, and I’m not keen on the little Steel character so far… But the ‘is my mum dangerous?!’ line got me, and I’m loving the metal work with all the lines and stuff (much technical, so sense)
7. Certain Women
When it is released? 9th Oct 2016 (London Film Festival, UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.
Immediate thoughts? Oddly peaceful, this trailer for Certain Women intrigues me more than I would expect it to. I’ve also just realised that this is one of the films which will have a poster featured in this week’s Artwork Wednesday!
8. Miss Hokusai
When it is released? 5th Feb 2016 (UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The life and works of Japanese artist and ukiyo-e painter Katsushika Hokusai, as seen from the eyes of his daughter, Katsushika O-Ei.
Immediate thoughts? I’m including this trailer for Miss Hokusai more so because of the style, which I enjoy, but the story certainly has weighty substance too.
What do you think of the A.I.-made Morgan trailer? Yay or nay?