1. A Better Life
I am leading with a strong film about a father and son. This is NOT the "Pursuit of Happyness" however, this film does seem to have common themes with it. The story is about a Father who works extremely hard, and endures strife, stress, and the ever present threat of being exported, all because he wants to provide a better life for his son. However, his son almost seems to fall into the same pattern of behavior as his father, as moving up in society is always harder than it seems.
2. Mysteries of Lisbon
Now here's a major contender. This film trailer is absolutely enchanting. It hits all of the right areas for true Drama lovers. Nostalgia, Foreign Language, Class Wars, Murder, and of course the notion that any of the leading characters could be a major culprit! Take a look and make sure to comment on how you feel this film is going to turn out.
3. The Ledge
"Did you ever see the movies "Cellular" or "Phonebooth" or even "24 Hour Photo" ?
"Um...we think so, are those the ones that all revolve around someone being forced to do something horrible in order to save others from a lover's revenge?"
"Yeah, those ones,... Did you like them?"
"uh, not really, it was really predictable and it was like watching a fat guy fall down really slowly, I mean, we all know what is going to happen, but no one does anything to stop it."
"Yeah! well how about the exact same thing?!? Yes! Another one! Yay!
Another Steven Spielberg film. You know what I mean, the kind that can make you say, "Did you see it?" for an entire year, or the kind that can make you say, "I can't believe that people saw that."
This is a story about an English boy whose horse is re-appropriated by the English government during World War I. And the arch of the story takes shape when the horse escapes rank, and makes his epic journey all the way back home. awwwww.
5. Special Treatment
Here's one for the stretch of what should be a finite subject. What do prostitutes and psychoanalysts have in common? Apparently that's the subject of the movie. This one is a bit too weird for words...and I am beginning to think that I do not understand French culture at all. See if you all can fill me in on what is going on in this trailer.
6. The Myth of the American Sleepover
iTunes put this one under the "Romance / Comedy" genre...but I dare to say "Nay!" I have high hopes for this one. The film hopes to keep the audience involved while having an extra huge set of characters and overlapping story arches all simultaneous. The same kind of thing happened in the movie "Crash" however, this one is more about teenagers in love, and less about how racially charged LA is. I feel that it's a valid comparison.....don't mock me!
Have you waited your entire life to see a crazy, LSD induced, dramatic nightmare? Then this is the movie for you! Well, at least that's the way that it looks based on the trailer. This movie seems to have the same theme as many of your favorite TV episodes. Two guys are friends...Then one of the guys falls for a girl and totally ditches his friend....then the other guy is jealous, and wants his friend back....and so on. HOWEVER, I have never seen anything like this trailer is depicting. That same story as if you were reliving it through the lenses of an alternate universe. Definitely worth taking a look at...and hopefully it won't be so fantastic that the academy passes it up.
At first glance of this trailer, you seem to be following along the story of four police officers, and their struggles to keep their home lives and their professional lives in check. It looks like a really neat human incite kind of movie.....and then, there is the scene in the trailer, in which it becomes obvious that this movie has an alternative motive for displaying moving pictures on the screen. I am certain that we could all be swept into the stories of these men who struggle to keep themselves honorable, but there is an overwhelming feeling that this movie is not going to turn out to be that kind of movie....if you know what I mean. Take a look and judge for yourselves.
This Fall, (dun duh, dah dah dah) Brad Pitt, (bump-a, bah bump-a) Philip Seymour Hoffman, (dun dah, dun dun dah) and ..... Jonah Hill?
Now I know that both Philip Seymour Hoffman and Brad Pitt have been in their share of comedies too...but seriously....Jonah Hill? anyways
Moneyball is the story about the general manager of the Oakland A's and how he had the baseball world turned on its ear when he took on the system and ran his team on an extremely small budget. thus the name, Moneyball. It actually looks pretty interesting. Comment please, comment! I live on your comments alone!
This could be one of those heart touching films about a girl who made all of the wrong choices in life, but still has someone who has always worshiped and adored her from afar. This is not "Can't Hardly Wait" and this is certainly not "Forest Gump" but something else....It's not even where those two films meet. This is something that will be great, I know that this movie is going to be on my "Keep an Eye on It" list.
11. The Tree
I can tell you that this trailer just doesn't do it for me. I feel like I couldn't connect on many levels, and that they didn't really give me that "just enough" bit of plotline to keep my interest. So, that being said, I am really hoping for a "Trailer 2" from this film production before the actual movie comes to theaters.
Essentially, "The Tree" revolves around a family, as they are grieving the loss of the father. One of the daughters is convinced that his spirit lives on in the tree that grows outside of their house. Meanwhile, the mother is being courted and the man that she is dating is finding that the house has plumbing problems due to the roots of the tree....and you can pretty much see where this is going. yada, yada, yada. Fingers crossed for a "Trailer 2."
yes, that's it, the title is simply, "R." Little is given in this trailer. The story is supposed to be about a character named Rune who is newly imprisoned. He must quickly learn the ins and outs of prison life. However, as a sub-plot, there is a befriending inmate who becomes an accomplis. See if you can decipher just what this movie is all about.
13. The Sleeping Beauty
This film seems to have one foot in "Fantasy" and one foot in "Drama" so I have made "Drama" it's home based on the fact that I can. Nanna nanna boo boo. This is a highly deconstructed telling of the classic story. I like to watch the trailer again and again to see if I can catch all of the parallels between the story that we all know of "Sleeping Beauty" and this seemingly eccentric vision.
14. Life Above All
You know what....as much as it would seem like laziness to not write anything. I simply feel that the trailer speaks volumes more than I could ever express or hope to explain to you, my beloved readers. Please, please, please look at this trailer. Then write some comments down, please put your words where I could not.
15. Griff The Invisible
This is like the plotline of some kind of backwards superman epic. Take a man who's life is unfulfilling, so in turn, he becomes a crime fighter each night. Meanwhile, the "mild mannered" side of him attracts a young lady, who now must save himself from totally being consumed by this need to fight crime. Sounds like a mashup of Spiderman 3 and you know.....something good.
This is a coming of age story.....but wait for the twist....she's a lesbian. How can a 17-year old highschool student, remain calm, keep composure, and slowly but surely come out of the closet with minimal ramifications? Well hopefully when we see the whole movie, we will witness something like that. "Pariah" is listed as "Coming Soon." Keep an eye on it.
17. The Help
The real question on this film is....can Emma Stone carry a film? I would like to think so, however, this is her big opportunity and so we will all have to find out On August 10th. This story revolves around the Equal Rights era of the 1960's in the state of Mississippi. Emma Stone's character is a journalist who takes an interest in the sub-culture of "The Help." The Help mainly consisted of African American Women whom had stronger bonds in friendship to each other than their employers. Armed with the dirty details and incites of the collective African American Women whom worked in the houses of the white employers, Emma Stone begins to publish her stories, but all of this at the rist of exposing her sources.
18. A Love Affair of Sorts
First, take a look at this trailer.
Okay, Now for a fun fact: Yes, this entire movie was shot on the old (and now phased out) Cisco Flipcams. So my readers....you must now judge for yourselves, is this story staged, or are we really watching the gritty reality of a relationship as it unfolds?
19. Gun Hill Road
This one looks promising. Our main character is just getting out of prison after 3 years. He is trying to re-integrate himself back into his regular family life only to find that his wife is emotionally distant, and his son is gay (much to his father's dismay). As the Drama unfolds, our main character must either re-find his place in the family, or adapt to the fact that he is no longer as needed now that 3 years has given the rest of the family time to grow.
Well that's all for now my readers! make sure to leave your comments below, I really enjoy the fact that we can all discuss what we think a movie will be like, and how our first impressions shape how we may or may not see that movie. Thank you for Reading!