Category: Previews

Trailer Watch: Puss in Boots: The Last Wish (2022) Updated

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Film Preview: Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)

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(November 20, 2022) Original

Release Date:

December 2, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “An unhappily married aristocrat begins a torrid affair with the gamekeeper on her husband’s country estate.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: There isn’t much here, just two lovers in an embrace that’s not terribly erotic or exciting.

Trailer Rating: B

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Review: The trailer does a fine job creating a sense of place and time, highlighting the ramifications of the type of seductive concept in a period of subdued social mores. The leads are appealing, which will help give it a chance with audiences.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: The Whale (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

December 9, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A reclusive English teacher attempts to reconnect with his estranged teenage daughter.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: As much as this looks like Brendan Fraser and tells some element of his story, there’s nothing going on in the design which makes its inertia exert itself over the passer-by.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: In spite of the acclaim the film has already received, the trailer makes the film look incredibly dull and lacking in weight. There’s little here to recommend to the casual viewer and even fans of Darren Aronofsky’s and cinema in general won’t see much here to excite them.

Oscar Prospects:

Aronofsky’s latest film is at least likely to be nominated for Best Actor for Brendan Fraser if nothing else.

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Film Preview: Black Warrant (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

December 9, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A semi-retired special ops assassin and a DEA agent cross paths on separate missions to stop a cyber terrorist organization that has built a dangerous machine threatening to attack the power grid and bring catastrophe to the world.”

Poster Rating: –

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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 familiar premise with familiar tropes and unfamiliar actors. None of these are a recipe for success an the cut of the trailer feels excessive while also seeming simultaneously dull. An awful combination.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Trailer Watch: Causeway (2022) Updated

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Trailer Watch: Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022) Updated

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Film Preview: Christmas Bloody Christmas (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

December 9, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “It’s Christmas Eve and Tori just wants to get drunk and party, but when a robotic Santa Clause at a nearby toy store goes haywire and begins a rampant killing spree through her small town, she’s forced into a battle for survival.”

Poster Rating: C+

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Review: A perfect evocation of the film’s premise without giving enough information about the film itself. If only it were less static.

Trailer Rating: B-

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Review: Fans of the genre have seen a lot of the elements to the film before and the performances seem unnecessarily weak, but fans of 80s horror are sure to see something here worth checking out, which should be enough to make this a minor hit even if it doesn’t ultimately reach cult status.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Trailer Watch: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Updated

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Trailer Watch: I Wanna Dance with Somebody (2022) Updated

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Film Preview: Savage Salvation (2022)

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(November 6, 2022) Original

Release Date:

December 2, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A recovering opioid addict seeks revenge on the dealers responsible for selling the drugs that resulted in his fiance’s death.”

Poster Rating: C+

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Review: Surprisingly well balanced, the inclusion of the main character twice is a bit distracting, but the balance works and the backdrop doesn’t feel overly familiar.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: Revenge thrillers are very common. They don’t take a lot to produce as you can often just change a few elements of the basic plot, weave in different locales and events, and ultimately put it out cheaply. This trailer does almost nothing to dissuade us of that notion with the long exception being the solid cast, which could elevate the material if they are given the right impetus.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Taurus (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

November 18, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “Follows the last days of a rising but problematic musician.”

Poster Rating: C+ / D

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Review: (#1) While the colors are nice and the background gives an interesting depth, the lower half of the poster is too empty to be of visual relevance. (#2) Unlike the prior design, there are no details to the background here and while it uses the same image, the whole design looks sparse and unappealing.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: The story has some salience if you’re interested in the struggles of stardom, but the main character is so unappealing and lacking in charm that the audience can’t latch onto much in this trailer that will entice their viewership.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: The Last Manhunt (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

November 18, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “In 1909, amidst the dying old west, Willie Boy, a long distance Desert Runner by Chemehuevi tradition, falls in love with young native beauty, Carlota. Carlota’s father, a Chemehuevi shaman and local tribal leader, refuses to let the young couple be together. In a fatal confrontation, Carlota’s father falls dead to an accidental gun shot and the young lovers flee to the sun enslaved Mohave desert. The local sheriff leads a mounted posse armed with fire power and two Native American trackers seeking justice for their “murdered” tribal leader. Willie Boy and Carlota evade capture outlasting the men and their horses. However, fake news stories meant to sell papers adds to the mounting pressure to capture Willie Boy. In a desert that purifies all, the search for Willie Boy forces everyone to face their own demons in this tragic tale of love, death, and desert heat.”

Poster Rating: C / C

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Review: (#1) The white specs that are part of the nigh sky in the lower third are poorly overlaid to the primarily image and as a result, the effort looks a bit cheap. (#2) A familiar style that makes the film look action-oriented when the trailer suggests the opposite. Further, the shoehorning of Jason Momoa into the design to try and goose viewership feels crass.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: Accidental deaths and lynch mobs are a staple of western films and while that might appeal to younger genre fans, the older fans won’t see anything here worth engaging with, which means its ultimate failure since it’s an antiquated genre without many new adherents.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Lamborghini: The Man Behind the Legend (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

November 18, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “The life story of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Lamborghini.”

Poster Rating: C

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Review: There’s no real reason for this poster to be so glaringly yellow. The car that’s the focus of the film is a powder blue, which makes this ill-fitting and with the lack of background detail, it just feels overbearing.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: There’s supposed to be drama here between Lamborghini and Ferrari, but the rivalry feels bland and uneventful and the excitement of auto racing simply doesn’t come through in the trailer design.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: Fisherman’s Friends: One and All (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

November 18, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A sequel to the hit U.K film.”

Poster Rating: C / C- / C

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Review: (#1) Although there are plenty of details, they are poorly placed and lack relativistic necessity. (#2) While the prior design didn’t look very appealing in spite of its bountiful details, this one lacks those details and the bland character placements are underwhelming. (#3) Lastly, the same as the first design with everything compacted a bit more with far too large lettering overwhelming the whole.

Trailer Rating: C+

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Review: A sequel to a film most people didn’t see, the trailer partly calls back to it while making the case for its own standing. That’s a brave choice, but ultimately the film’s premise doesn’t put itself out there enough to entice the audience.

Oscar Prospects:

None.

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Film Preview: 200 Meters (2022)

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(November 13, 2022) Original

Release Date:

November 18, 2022

Synopsis:

From IMDb: “A Palestinian father trapped on the other side of the separation wall is trying to reach the hospital for his son.”

Poster Rating: C+ / C

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Review: (#1) Nothing in this poster design effectively evokes the film’s premise and thus it doesn’t make it seem that interesting. (#2) This is a much better evocation of the premise, but it’s also dreadfully dull and visually lifeless.

Trailer Rating: C

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Review: Nearly every Palestinian story looks and feels the same way, which doesn’t help the film stand out, especially with a trailer that lumbers its way to its conclusion without really engaging the viewer.

Oscar Prospects:

It was already submitted for Oscar consideration and didn’t make it, which means it would be eligible this year, but it will not likely be nominated.

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