There has been a lot of talk and speculation about this week’s presidential debate: who won, who lost, who was stiff, who had Paulie Walnuts hair, and yet out of all the pundit-fueled noise, not a single voice has spoken up about both candidates’ complete silence on what they thought of The Master! Did they like it? Did they think it should have had more to say about Scientology? Can anyone beat Joaquin Phoenix at the Oscars? Zip. Radio silence. Unbelievable. Movie trailers:
The Lone Ranger
I, uh, I don’t, uh, I mean, OK. What? Sure. I guess? I will see this movie, but I do not understand what it is. A Lone Ranger movie starring the Winkelvoss Twins? As if either Armie Hammer OR the Lone Ranger are the biggest things on Earth? In which it seems like the Lone Ranger aspect of things was actually just tacked onto a completely different movie about trains? And Johnny Depp, don’t forget whatever is going on with Johnny Depp? OK. What? Sure. I guess?
A Good Day To Die Hard
YES! I am usually not a fan of teaser trailers because I am just like, “how about you give me the full trailer already,” but this is a perfect teaser trailer. I feel like I have said this before, but I cannot remember having as much fun at the movies as I did watching Die Hard 4. That movie is fucking perfect. So I am very excited for this movie!
Ooh. What is this? I hadn’t even heard of this! This looks good. I’m not sure what voice Russell Crowe is doing, and OK this is a bit of a pastiche of every crooked crop, power triangle movie of the past 20 years, but Mark Wahlberg is the best and I love when people get in over their heads. Kanye West. Cruel Summer.
This movie is for kids, and I hope they enjoy it.
You don’t see a lot of movies like this anymore: multiple storylines, each with different writers and directors? That is VERY ’90s. The whole thing was put together by the Farrelly brothers (The Three Stooges). Up to you, man.
You really have to hand it to Jason Statham. He figured out what he is good at, and he’s not messing with something that works. We should all pay attention. And see this fun looking movie!
Oy. I like Seth Rogen and Barbara Streisand is a living legend. And I really like these types of stories in theory. I still maintain that That’s My Boy is a great idea. Father/son, mother/daughter, father/daughter, mother/son relationships are so ripe and relatable and intense and ridiculous! But then when it actually comes time to watch the movie I kind of feel like, uh, what else is on? Also, this movie really presupposes that there are a lot more Jews than I think there actually are.
The First Time
THIS FALL. GET. IT. WET.