Trailer Talk: October 2014
“Trailer Talk” is about anticipated upcoming films and an attempt to feature some films that may not get the attention they deserve prior to release, but movies definitely worth keeping an eye out for. Sometimes I make predictions, and we get to see if I’m right or wrong after the movie releases. Let’s take a look at some of the most exciting movies releasing in October 2014.
GONE GIRL (October 3rd, 2014)
Before he dons the cape as the newest Batman in Zack Snyder’s BATMAN V. SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, Ben Affleck will be seen in one of the years most awaited movies, GONE GIRL. The films looks intriguing to say the least, simply because Affleck’s character being the killer is hinted to in the Trailer right away, so you know he’s not for that very reason. So it makes you wonder what the actual reason behind his wife’s disappearance really is. The movie features an impressive cast, that includes Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris & Tyler Perry in non-comedic roles, and is directed by David Fincher,
LEFT BEHIND (October 3rd, 2014)
Nicolas Cage always does some strange, mediocre or uniquely interesting movies. LEFT BEHIND falls somewhere in the middle of all that. The strangest thing is that the premise of this movie seems eerily similar to the recent HBO Series THE LEFTOVERS. While the HBO Show dealt with the aftermath years later, LEFT BEHIND seems to deal with a similar event right when it happens.
THE GOOD LIE (October 3rd, 2014)
Reese Witherspoon is back and brunette. I’m a sucker for ‘based on a true story’ movies of overcoming hardship, and THE GOOD LIE seems to provide ample amounts of this, with some political side dishes as well. With some humour and feel good moments, this seems like an endearing story of life, loss and family.
DRACULA UNTOLD (October 10th, 2014)
Dracula and Vampires have become a pop culture icon given the amount of works created of them in the last 10 years, and going even further back. However, it looks like no film has ever tackled as in depth an origin story about the character as DRACULA UNTOLD plans to. The Trailer shows a lot about the perspective the film will take, the how and what is what remains to be seen, but it is a very interesting viewpoint that I’m anxious to see play out.
THE JUDGE (October 10th, 2014)
Robert Downey Jr. & Robert Duvall in a court room drama that’s seeped in dysfunctional family moments and intensely emotional teary eyes scenes seems very derivative and cliche, but I’m still down. Two powerhouses at odds with one another and a cast that also has Vera Farmiga & Billy Bob Thornton is a movie that should be an On Demand viewing if not in Theatres. Given how rare RDJ is non Iron Man roles… this should be interesting.
KILL THE MESSENGER (October 10th, 2014)
It’s been a while since Jeremmy Renner headlined a movie on his own and KILL THE MESSENGER definitely seems well worth the wait. A full on political thriler rom the perspective of a Journalist boasts of an amazing cast as per the Trailer including Michael Sheen, Ray Liotta, Andy Garcia, Oliver Platt and more. This is a thriller with powerful performances all against the backdrop of a political conspiracy. Juicy!
FURY (October 17th, 2014)
After INGLORIOUS BASTERDS, Brad Pitt returns to a War setting with FURY. With an ensemble cast of some pretty interesting actors, including Shia LeBeouf, THE WALKING DEAD’s Jon Berthal, Michael Pena and others in a movie that looks to be heavy on the war action, but also some serious dramatic moments, about a Tank crew going up against an insurmountable enemy.
MEN, WOMEN & CHILDREN (October 17th, 2014)
Jason Reitman returns again, with probably his most controversial film ever. With a massive cast that includes Jennifer Garner & Adam Sandler to name a very select few, the look and feel of the trailer seems to imply a connection to technology or new media in the world, and how people are dealing with it all. The content is definitely intriguing and slightly shocking. Knowing Reitman’s penchant for high wire drama and intensity, this one shouldn’t disappoint.
RUDDERLESS (October 17th, 2014)
RUDDERLESS seems like one of those hidden gems of a beautifully well told story. Billy Crudup looks amazing, displaying a wide range of emotions while Anton Yelchin looks a little crazy to be honest. The music sounds poetic while the story seems endearing enough to take a look. Also the fact that it’s written and directed by William H. Macy! *gasp*
JOHN WICK (October 25th, 2014)
JOHN WICK is easily my most awaited movie of the month. Despite varying opinions Keannu Reeves is still a fan favourite, and he shines in this movie full of creative action that I haven’t seen before, as per the Trailer anyways. A man out for revenge is a staple of film genres, and I’m glad to see Reeves getting a piece of the action. Reeves always plays his characters with varying degress of abandon, and it seems to be on full display here.
ST. VINCENT (October 24th, 2014)
Bill Murray is undoubtedly a comedic genius. So of course I will watch him in a role where he’s an old slob that becomes a paid babysitter to some random neighbour’s kid, as he teaches him life lessons. It’s another one of those over done mismatched pair style of dramedy, but Bil Murray is good in everything so I’m pretty sure he’ll carry this movie.
WHITE BIRD IN A BLIZZARD (October 24th, 2014)
I wasn’t interested much in this movie, until I saw the Trailer. I’m more intrigued by, what looks like amazing performances by Eva Green & Christopher Meloni. This seems like a creepy family drama movie with some interesting performances, and my interest is most certainly piqued.
HORNS (October 31st, 2014)
Harry Potter is the devil! I’m not a hater, it’s just Daniel Radcliffe’s new movie HORNS where he may or may not be slowly transforming into a Devil. Glad to see Radcliffe stepping out of his comfort zone and taking more risks with his career.
NIGHTCRAWLER (October 31st, 2014)
Starring Jake Gyllenhall, NIGHTCRAWLER seems to put Paparazzo style journalism on the forefront and show just how obstructive these guys can be. It looks to be an intense thriller with maybe even some sort of social commentary on the trend that new mdia has taken and the ethical conundrums of it all.
Which movie are you most looking forward to this month! I am definitely going for JOHN WICK!