By: Henry J. Fromage –
Better late than never this week, as Trailer Reviews changes hands once more. Plenty to talk about this week, so fasten your seatbelts!
Been Affleck directs Ben Affleck in this true story CIA hostage rescue nailbiter. I’ve already seen this (review on Sunday) so pre-ranking it isn’t exactly fair. Here’s a picture.
Nothing lampoonable here at all
And yet, this masterful mix of drama, humor, and thrills is one of the best films of the year… I mean will be. Will be one of the best films of the year.
Here Comes the Boom -
So, take Warrior, then put Kevin James in it. Can’t we all agree this is what happened here?
No! Go watch Warrior instead!
I can’t bring myself to give a sixer to anything involving Kevin James getting his ass beat for two hours.
Ethan Hawke usually is pretty picky anymore, so the fact that he chose to star in a horror flick from the guy who brought you The Exorcism of Emily Rose should tell you something. Early buzz is great, too.
It’s about the time of year a surprising low-budget horror flick comes out of the woodwork.
Seven Psychopaths -
Martin McDonagh’s last team up with Colin Farrell, In Bruges, was a minor masterpiece of wit, violence, and heart. This one is supposed to be an extremely meta exploration of screenwriting and creating in general, wrapped up in a crime tale, which might make it even less accessible.
Still, with that kind of talent and cast, count me in.
Atlas Shrugged, Part II -
Dream on, Scientologists. I hear this comes from an extremely delusional, disproportionately powerful group of rich folks.
Mormons? Alcohol confuses my memorator sometimes
Not sure Part 2 of L. Rand Hubbard’s opus is going to do much better than the under five million the first one grossed. Viva the free market!
Kinda doubt the quality’s going to improve much, either.
Bonus!: 3.2.1… Frankie Go Boom-
If you weren’t able to see the trailer, here’s all you need to know:
Yes, I’m Ron Perlman
But, you ask, what have we done for the Gods go punish us so?
You know what you did. You know.