Category: Film Previews

Looking at the Weekend: Aug. 16-18, 2019

Two films have the potential for topping the week’s box office. 47 Meters Down: Unchaged follows on the heels of a cult-loved predecessor, which could help it improve on that film’s paltry $11 million opening. The more likely winner is The Angry Birds Movie 2, which has a far more successful predecessor to build off of. That Hobbs & Shaw had a commonplace, but notable slide in its second weekend, it’s unlikely to take the top for a third week in a row.

Our Highest Rated Films: Blinded by the Light
Our Best Awards Ratings: No consensus

OTHER LIMITED RELEASES

Aquarela (Limited)
Cold Case Hammarskjold (Limited)
End of the Century (Limited)
Mission Mangal (Limited)
ZZ Top: The Little Ol’ Band from Texas (Limited)

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Trailer Watch: The Addams Family (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#2)

The Addams Family, updated

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Film Preview: Haunt (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 11, 2019) Original

Release Date:

September 13, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “On Halloween, a group of friends encounter an “extreme” haunted house that promises to feed on their darkest fears. The night turns deadly as they come to the horrifying realization that some nightmares are real.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: The concept is interesting, though poorly expressed. This is a trailer more concerned with selling its gore than inviting the audience to be excited.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Hustlers (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 11, 2019) Original

Release Date:

September 13, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: A couple of moments in the trailer are compelling, but the overall structure of it suggests a fairly rote exploration of theme and plot, which might inhibit its ability to connect.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Bloodline (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 11, 2019) Original

Release Date:

September 20, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Evan (Seann William Scott) values family above all else, and anyone who gets between him, his wife, and newborn son learns that the hard way. But when it comes to violent tendencies, it seems the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: A poorly executed design meant to express the central character’s duality, but feeling very cheaply produced.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: If the Showtime series Dexter had been made into a movie this trailer would represent that film and while that idea was well executed on television, the trailer doesn’t give enough hope that it will be well executed on the big screen.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

Trailer #1

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Film Preview: Union (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 4, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 2, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A woman disguises herself as her dead brother, Henry, in order to survive in the Confederate ranks during the Civil War. He marries a widow to rescue her from an arranged marriage. They keep each others secrets and find true love.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: D+

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Review: A clunky trailer that tries to sell its story of a woman who dresses like a man to fight in the U.S. Civil War. While these stories do tend to dominate history, few have ever been effective or successful and this trailer does absolutely nothing to suggest the film is more than a bunch of random Civil War reenactors with no cinematic experience making movies.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: The Tracker (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 4, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 9, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A mysterious stranger, his wife and daughter were kidnapped.”

Poster Rating: D+

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Review: Dull and chunky, this design does very little to sell the film to anyone other than fans of Dolph Lundgren sniper films.

Trailer Rating: C-

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Review: A story that’s as lacking in freshness as it was decades ago. We’ve seen it before and there’s little presented in this trailer to suggest its own significance or necessity.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Weekend Preview: Aug. 16-18, 2019

Below are eight previews for films opening next weekend.

 

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (Wide)

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (Wide)

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Blinded by the Light (Wide)

Cinema Sight Preview
 
 
 

Good Boys (Wide)

Cinema Sight Preview
 
 
 

Where’d You Go, Bernadette (Wide)

Cinema Sight Preview
 
 
 

The Divine Fury (Limited)

Cinema Sight Preview
 
 
 

Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (Limited)

Cinema Sight Preview
 
 
 

The Second Sun (Limited)

Cinema Sight Preview
 
 

Film Preview: The Second Sun (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 11, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 16, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Two lost souls meet one cold night in Post-war Manhattan. Before dawn deep rooted secrets will be revealed. And this man and woman, will believe in life, love, and most importantly miracles again. The human spirit can survive anything.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: While the color selection is above average, the design elements are over emphasized with the blue coloring and the overall design lacks specificity.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: If you read the synopsis for the film, you never quite get the impression that this trailer generates and that the audience is watching a romantic drama. The trailer, instead, looks like it might cheaply use Nazi Germany as a backdrop.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Line Walker 2: Invisible Spy (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 11, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 16, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “The three big men are playing with Taiwan! Continuing the case of “undercover undercover!” the dark internet is about to be sealed. The Police are in an unprecedented panic when the black police surfaced. Is a thief a soldier? Police Civil War is on fire!”

Poster Rating: C+ / C / C

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Review: (#1) As appealing as the color layout is, the overall feeling of excess and minimalism don’t combine well. (#2) Too chaotic with a color palette of excessive imbalance. (#3) Better colors, but not the most appealing set of poses or background design elements.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: The trailer is fairly easy to follow and there’s a lot of action here, but unless you’re looking for more of the same, this cop/crime/martial arts/action film doesn’t look original enough.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Already Gone (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 4, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 16, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “No Plot Summary Available”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: A dark trailer with a ramshackle plot doesn’t look like it mines much new ground, which may inhibit its potential for pulling in an audience.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Gwen (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 4, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 16, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A dark folk tale set in the hills of Wales during the industrial revolution.”

Poster Rating: C / C-

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Review: (#1) It highlights the darkness inherent in the film’s premise, but without making it seem important. (#2) A poorly structured design of poor lighting and weak structure.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: An atmospheric film that doesn’t provide much of interest to filmgoers as the plot isn’t particularly well developed and no one of serious cinematic interest is going to be persuaded by the notices posted on screen from critics.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Itsy Bitsy (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 4, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 30, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Based on the centuries old poem, a family moves into a secluded mansion where they soon find themselves being targeted by an entity taking the form of a giant spider.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: If you are an arachnophobe, the trailer does enough to weird you at as to be mildly unpleasant. The horror and frights on display aren’t as compelling as they should be and the sound effects on display are ham-fisted at best.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Kingdom (2019)

Page Revisions:

(August 4, 2019) Original

Release Date:

August 16, 2019

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “In ancient China, a young boy dreams of becoming the greatest general of the Qin Kingdom.”

Poster Rating: –


Review: There was no poster immediately available for my review. Should one become available in the future, this section will be updated.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: While the subtitles are much easier to understand than a lot of similar trailers I’ve recently seen, the premise doesn’t feel as exciting or interesting as it should be.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Trailer Watch: Angel Has Fallen (2019) Updated

New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#2-#8)

Angel Has Fallen, updated

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