Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 46: Annabelle 2, Billie Joe Armstrong, Flock of Dudes + more!

Two films that did well at the box office return this week in the form of their sequels: Fifty Shades Darker and Annabelle 2. Clearly two quite different films but both with a sense of darkness (no, I’m not just talking about fifty shades getting darker!). The word dark has lost all meaning. Let’s move on!

1. Fifty Shades Darker
When it is released? 10th Feb 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her.
Immediate thoughts? I wonder if this will have more substance than the first one seemed to have.. (sorry for judging without seeing but..)

2. Trolls
When it is released? 21st Oct 2016 (UK), 4th Nov 2016 (USA)
What is it about? From the creators of Shrek comes the most smart, funny, irreverent animated comedy of the year, DreamWorks’ Trolls. This holiday season, enter a colorful, wondrous world populated by hilariously unforgettable characters and discover the story of the overly optimistic Trolls, with a constant song on their lips, and the comically pessimistic Bergens, who are only happy when they have trolls in their stomach. Featuring original music from Justin Timberlake, and soon-to-be classic mash-ups of songs from other popular artists, the film stars the voice talents of Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Russell Brand, James Corden, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, Gwen Stefani, and many more. DreamWorks’ TROLLS is a fresh, broad comedy filled with music, heart and hair-raising adventures. In November of 2016, nothing can prepare you for our new Troll world.
Immediate thoughts? Ouch! My emotions ;(

3. Annabelle 2
When it is released? 26th May 2017 (UK), 19th May 2017 (USA)
What is it about? Several years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, soon becoming the target of the dollmaker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.
Immediate thoughts? oooooowwwww. I haven’t seen the first one, but of course this looks creepy!

4. The Caretaker
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A young woman returns home to care for her gravely ill grandmother, only to begin sleepwalking and envisioning spirits.

5. Christine
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? The story of 1970s TV reporter Christine Chubbuck.
Immediate thoughts? Things just got interesting.

6. Ordinary World
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An aging punk rocker copes with life after rock.
Immediate thoughts? Erm, Billie Joe Armstrong!!

7. Nocturnal Animals
When it is released? 4th Nov 2016 (UK), 9th Dec 2016 (USA)
What is it about? An art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.
Immediate thoughts? Myyyyystery! Also I’m totally nocturnal soo..

8. Flock of Dudes
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? A 30-something year old decides to “break up” with his best buds in order to finally grow up.
Immediate thoughts? Heh, I like the idea of a break-up film between friends, in the style of a couple!

9. Harry and Snowman
When it is released? 30th Sep 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Dutch immigrant, Harry deLeyer, journeyed to the United States after World War II and developed a transformative relationship with a broken down Amish plow horse he rescued off a slaughter truck bound for the glue factory. Harry paid eighty dollars for the horse and named him Snowman. In less than two years, Harry & Snowman went on to win the triple crown of show jumping, beating the nations blue bloods and they became famous and traveled around the world together. Their chance meeting at a Pennsylvania horse auction saved them both and crafted a friendship that lasted a lifetime. Eighty-six year old Harry tells their Cinderella love story firsthand, as he continues to train on today’s show jumping circuit.
Immediate thoughts? While I don’t necessarily agree with show jumping or horse racing, the connection between animals and humans always gets me, and Harry and Snowman seems to be no exception!

What did you think of the trailers this week? Anything take your fancy?

A Dog's Purpose
Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 43: Jack Goes Home, Kevin Hart + DOGS!!

Due to last week’s Trailer Triday, which, if you can’t tell from my sneaky titling, was posted on Friday, and therefore included most of last week’s trailers, there aren’t many trailers for this week’s TT post. So it’s a nice easy one, and there is no excuse not to do your homework! Not even that the dog ate it! Speaking of dogs… *CRIES*

1. Jack Goes Home
When it is released? 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? After his father is killed in a car crash, Jack travels home to Colorado to help nurse his mother (who was injured in the crash) back to health. There, he uncovers long buried secrets and lies within his family history, his parents, his friends and his very identity.
Immediate thoughts? Well that took a turn! Mystery gets me…

2. Kevin Hart: What Now?
When it is released? 11th Nov 2016 (UK), 14th Oct 2016 (USA)
What is it about? Comedian Kevin Hart performs in front of a crowd of 50,000 people at Philadelphia’s outdoor venue, Lincoln Financial Field.
Immediate thoughts? I liiiiike this trailer. I’ve seen a few trailers for Kevin Hart: What Now? and I’ve been confused every time as to what it is… is it a fictional film or is it a live comedy event? But this trailer makes a little more sense. It’s a live comedy event with some fictional behind-the-scenes! Right?

3. A Dog’s Purpose
When it is released? 27th Jan 2017 (UK and USA)
What is it about? A dog looks to discover his purpose in life over the course of several lifetimes and owners.
Immediate thoughts? Oh my god I’m cryingggggg DOG LOVERS COME ON!!! LIFE LOVERS YOU CAN JOIN IN TOO!!

So you’ve got three trailers to pick from… which film would you choose to go see, if you had to watch one of them?

Trailer Tuesday

Trailer Tuesday vol. 23: Deadpool(‘s butt), Desierto, + Remember!

The post-Christmas TT post! And it’s a nice quick one, so you can get back to eating your Christmas chocolate and playing with your lego (no? just me?). This week we’re looking at the Christmas ‘naughty’ trailer for Deadpool, a new Cuarón film, and a thriller called Remember.

1. Desierto
When it is released? 14th Oct 2015 (London Film Festival, UK), 4th Mar 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? STX Entertainment (USA)
What is it about? A group of people trying to cross the border from Mexico into the United States encounter a man who has taken up border patrol duties in his own racist hands.
Who is in it? Gael García Bernal, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Alondra Hidalgo
Where did I find it?
What did I think? I love Alfonso Cuarón, and I love that him and his son work as a team on some of their film projects… and what an unexpected twist!

2. Deadpool
When it is released? 10th Feb 2016 (UK), 12th Feb 2016 (USA)
Who is distributing it? 20th Century Fox (UK and USA)
What is it about? A former Special Forces operative turned mercenary is subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers and adopts the alter ego Deadpool.
Who is in it? Ryan Reynolds, Stan Lee, Gina Carano, Morena Baccarin
Where did I find it?
What did I think? Why I’ve not been following Deadpool too closely during his filmic debut I don’t know, but this trailer I liked.

3. Remember
When it is released? 10th Oct 2015 (London Film Festival, UK), 12th Feb 2016 (USA, limited)
Who is distributing it? A24 (USA)
What is it about? With the aid of a fellow Auschwitz survivor and a hand-written letter, an elderly man with dementia goes in search of the person responsible for the death of his family.
Who is in it? Christopher Plummer, Dean Norris, Martin Landau
Where did I find it?
What did I think? Somewhat mysterious… certainly intriguing.

See! What did I tell you? That took no time at all! Lego, here we come!

The Hunger Games
The Movies Tag

The Movies Tag Q4: Favourite thriller film?

QUESTION: Favourite thriller film?
ANSWER: The Hunger Games
Does The Hunger Games count as a thriller? I always find it difficult to define the genre, so I decided to Google it:
– a novel, play, or film with an exciting plot, typically involving crime or espionage.
“a tense thriller about a diamond heist that goes badly wrong”
– a very exciting contest or experience.
“a seven-goal thriller”
So, I think it’s safe to say The Hunger Games counts: excitement, a bit of crime, tension… plus IMDb says it’s a thriller, so that it must be! 😉
Again, if I had to pick just one of the four films (or three at the moment, considering the fourth doesn’t come out until November), I’d pick the first one… I think.
I can’t really pinpoint what specifically draws me to The Hunger Games. My uni friend and I were late to the Hunger Games party, and we wanted to know what all the fuss was about. We were both rather underwhelmed by the experience at first, but it only took a couple of days for it to grow on me to the point where I wanted to watch it again.
I can’t say it’s because I think the idea is original, because I saw and enjoyed Battle Royale before The Hunger Games (and you’ve got to admit they are very similar plot lines).
I do love Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss, but I don’t think that’s the reason I love the films.
Maybe, just maybe, it’s simply because it is a film franchise. Could it be possible that being a franchise automatically puts films into my good books? That’s ridiculous… nobody can love film franchises that much… or can they…

Don’t worry, I’m running out of film franchises to name as my answers, so look forward to some more specific answers for future questions!
If you love film franchises as much as I do, let me know that I’m not alone!