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Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Trailer Roundup: Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Interstellar, Nightcrawler, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl and Frank

Greetings from The North,

I am glad to report to report that GUARDIAN'S OF THE GALAXY was well worth the wait!
It's a smart, funny, action-adventure and an absolute, must-see film.
You can check out a full review from The South right here.
GUARDIANS was near the top of our Most Wanted Lists for months.
With it off the boards, it's time to check out trailers for some the films we are still eagerly awaiting.

Our hero, Katniss Everdeen (North/South favorite, Jennifer Lawrence), has been drafted into a war for control of the world. Her inspirational actions have become the rallying point for the other Districts to rise up against the dominating force of The Capitol. This has the potential to be the best film in the series when it hits theaters on November 21st.

Christopher Nolan looks like he is trying to redefine the term "epic" in the latest trailer for INTERSTELLAR. I'm happy to be kind of in the dark with the plot details of this film. Yes we know there will be space travel and that the Earth needs some saving, but I really don't care to find out any more than that. Nolan is one of the best directors in the business and while his Batman series was good, I can't wait to see another one of his original visions. It hits the big screen on November 7th.

Jake Gyllenhaal gets creepy as a guy who likes to take crime photos in NIGHTCRAWLER.
It's written and directed by Dan Gilroy who goes behind the camera for the first time after writing numerous screenplays (FREEJACK, THE BOURNE LEGACY) and creating the story for 2011's underrated, REAL STEEL. This film looks dark and twisted which fits Gyllenhaal's talents perfectly. Get ready to be spooked on October 17th.

There is already a ton of Oscar buzz surrounding FOXCATCHER. It stars Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo and a heavily made-up Steve Carell. It's based on a true story and is directed by Bennett Miller who did a great job with MONEYBALL and also won best director at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival for his work here. Do yourself a favor and DO NOT read up on the actual events the film is based on, just wait until November 14th.

While director David Fincher's version of THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO was brilliant, it did not do enough at the box office to green-light the rest of the series. That hasn't stopped him from going back to the literary well for GONE GIRL, starring Ben Affleck in his last pre-Batman role. Fincher is one of the best when it comes to adaptions, FIGHT CLUB, THE SOCIAL NETWORK and ZODIAC were all just words on a page before he turned them into film hits. Hopefully he can do the same when GONE GIRL debuts on October 3rd.

If you watch the trailer for FRANK and don't want to see it immediately, I don't need ya! The always awesome Michael Fassbender trades his Magneto helmet for a paper mache head in this oddball comedy. Although he is relegated to verbally describing his facial expressions, Fassbender's performance is already getting some heavy praise and I am hoping/praying desperately that our dual home bases, Burlington, Vermont and New Orleans, Louisiana get this film during it's limited theatrical release.

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