Welcome one and all, to the feature whose biggest attractions seem to routinely come out only hours before my upload time. Last time it was Venom, and this time it’s the fantastic new trailer for AntMan and The Wasp. But besides that, we also have quite a few trailers flying under the radar that are just as worth discussing.
THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE
“The Man Who Killed Don Quixote tells the story of a deluded old man (Jonathan Pryce) who is convinced he is Don Quixote, and who mistakes Toby (Adam Driver), an advertising executive, for his trusty squire, Sancho Panza. The pair embark on a bizarre journey, jumping back and forth in time between the 21st and magical 17th century. Gradually, like the infamous knight himself, Toby becomes consumed by the illusory world and unable to distinguish his dreams from reality
After 17 long years of failed attempts and difficulties, the Terry Gilliam film that some have called “cursed” has finally been made and will (probably) make it’s worldwide debut as the closing movie at Cannes.
I say probably because, in a twist worthy of a Gilliam film itself, the producer of one of the failed versions of the film, Paul Branco, claims that this current version is “Illegal” and that he legally owns the rights to the film. There’s gonna be a hearing on may 7 to determine the legality of this whole thing, but odds are Gilliam wins this.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote will debut, if all goes well, at the Cannes film festival May 19 in France. Release outside of France tbd. Directed by Terry Gilliam
“Diane (Diane Keaton) is recently widowed after 40 years of marriage, Vivian (Jane Fonda) enjoys her men with no strings attached, Sharon (Candice Bergen) is still working through her decades-old divorce, and Carol’s (Mary Steenburgen) marriage is in a slump after 35 years. The lives of these four lifelong friends are turned upside down after reading the infamous “”50 Shades of Grey,”” catapulting them into a series of outrageous life choices.”
It’s great that this movie is based around a group of older women, but did the thing that “turns them upside down” really need to be “50 Shades of Grey?”
Book Club will star giving money to EL James May 18, Directed by Bill Holderman
LEAVE NO TRACE
Will (Ben Foster) and his teenage daughter, Tom (Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie), have lived off the grid for years in the forests of Portland, Oregon. When their idyllic life is shattered, both are put into social services. After clashing with their new surroundings, Will and Tom set off on a harrowing journey back to their wild homeland.
From the director of Winters Bone comes a film that has been getting raves out of Sundance, and that I’ve been keeping an eye on since it was originally announced. Through it doesn’t have a specific release date, it will be coming out this Summer.
Leave No Trace will leave a trace this summer. Directed by Debra Granik
A documentary about the members of the rap rock band 311 before they were famous? Nope, it’s another direct to dvd Nic Cage films. I could go on a rant about how Nic Cage is still a big name and that he’s ruined his chance at a comeback by willfully taking on these generic no name films, but I’ll save that for the next movie he stars in.
211 will be available on demand and in select theaters June 8 2018 Directed by York Alec Shackleton
ANTMAN AND THE WASP
We’ve got a whole space to discuss this trailer, so I’ll keep this short:
This looks good.
Ant Man and the Wasp will be comparing sizes July 6 Directed By Peyton Reed
“Chased by a vengeful criminal, the feds and a gang of otherworldly soldiers, a recently released ex-con and his adopted teenage brother are forced to go on the run with a weapon of mysterious origin as their only protection.”
First off, judging by the trailer and wikipedia information, this is a film advertised as a James Franco film with very little James Franco, which for me is a good thing. The trailer is a bit hokey, but the concept and acting is topnotch. I’m pretty confident that the movie is a lot softer and unconventional than the bombastic trailer suggests.
KIN is blasting into theaters Aug 31, Directed by Johnathan and Josh Baker
That’s it for this week! As always, feel free to post any trailers in the comments that I may have missed.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to rant about Nicholas Cage’s acting choices.