I’d be lying if I said that the movies on this Trailer Roundup were not the ones I’m looking forward to the most for the remainder of 2018. And not a super hero or Star Wars movie in the mix. What is the world coming to?
With music by Lady Gaga, director Bradley Cooper, and one of my favorite artists, Jason Isbell, and a cast that includes Sam Elliot and Dave Chapelle I am all in for A Star is Born. Check out this selection of 4 clips from the movie to see why. A Star is Born may be on it’s second remake but this version looks like it may be truly extraordinary.
Rami Malek (Mr. Robot, Until Dawn) has lead as the legendary frontman for Queen, Freddie Mercury, in Bohemian Rhapsody. It remains to be seen how true to like the movie is, if its anything like most biopics it will follow a loose trajectory of real events. Nevertheless, it looks set to bring home a pile of awards and box office. It’s unfortunate that, er, problematic director Bryan Singer is at the helm here but Bohemian Rhapsody looks like it’s going to be well worth watching.
It took 40 years and numerous sequels but screenwriter Danny McBride (yes, Kenny fucking Powers) and David Gordon Green (who also directs) look to be set to deliver the definitive sequel to John Carpernter’s brilliant classic, Halloween. Ejecting the story line from everything after the original, his new Halloween finds Michael Myers on the hunt again for Laurie Strode, but this time, she’s waiting. Who will win in the battle of elderly combatants? Hopefully the audience. That Mike is a spy mother fucker for pushing 70.
Jeff Bridges, Jon Hamm, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, Nick Offerman, just those actors alone are enough to get me in the theater for Bad Times at the El Royale. Tack on that it is written and directed by Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) and I’m throwing my money at this screen in a vain attempt to make the movie play immediately. Other than this trailer (and a newly released one but frankly I prefer this older one) I have no idea what the movie is about. I intend to keep it that way. “This old heart of mine, been broke a thousand times…”