In Theaters This Week (8/18/2017): Logan Lucky, The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson in The Hitman's Bodyguard

Each Thursday we look at what is going to be coming out in theaters this weekend, show you the trailers for the big releases, predict the box office winner and just generally give you enough of a carrot to pull you through the rest of the work week.  August is a time where you hope a movie comes along and becomes a critical surprise, and we have that this weekend in addition to the usual August dumping ground material.

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Thor: Ragnarok Trailer #3 (2017) “Thor, Destiny Has Dire Plans For You”

In the third trailer for Thor: Ragnarok (also the Japanese trailer in which the film’s weird lettering makes sense for the first time), we get mostly footage from the first two trailers, but it does have a very new beginning featuring Doctor Strange.  We knew Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sorcerer Supreme would be in the film from one of Doctor Strange‘s end credits scenes last year, but he opens this trailer, which has a much more dire tone than the humor of the first two, by telling Thor that his fate has changed and destiny has dire plans for him.  Read below for the official synopsis.  Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters November 3, 2017. Continue reading Thor: Ragnarok Trailer #3 (2017) “Thor, Destiny Has Dire Plans For You”

Molly’s Game Trailer #1 (2017) *Aaron Sorkin Goes Behind the Lens*

 

Aaron Sorkin is my favorite writer working….in any format.  The scribe behind The West Wing, The Newsroom, A Few Good Men, The American President, Moneyball, Charlie Wilson’s War, and the list goes on, can literally make the English language sit up and dance while making both a pop culture reference and an intellectual point.  Not content to merely pen Molly’s Game, Sorkin is also taking his first turn at directing his script of a true story so crazy I’m just going to paste the official synopsis below and tell you I’ll be there when it opens November 22, 2017.

The true story of Molly Bloom, a beautiful, young, Olympic-class skier who ran the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker game for a decade before being arrested in the middle of the night by 17 FBI agents wielding automatic weapons. Her players included Hollywood royalty, sports stars, business titans and finally, unbeknown to her, the Russian mob. Her only ally was her criminal defense lawyer Charlie Jaffey, who learned there was much more to Molly than the tabloids led people to believe.

Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game
Jessica Chastain in MOLLY’S GAME

 

My Favorite Scene: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) “Putting the Team Together”

 

The ensemble for Ocean’s Eleven can stand against pretty much any film ever made, containing EIGHT Oscar-winning/nominated actors and actresses (Elliot Gould, Brad Pitt, Casey Affleck, Don Cheadle, George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Andy Garcia) and that doesn’t even count NINE-time Emmy winner and legend Carl Reiner in his final major role or the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated Bernie Mac.  That’s a cast!  Unfortunately YouTube was unable to give me the whole assembling of the 11, so I cobbled it together the best I can from four clips. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Ocean’s Eleven (2001) “Putting the Team Together”

The Defenders Trailer #3 (2017-Netflix) *It’s Just a City. You’ll Get Used to Watching Them Fall…*

*Text from Geek Tyrant

Marvel’s The Defenders follows Matt Murdock/Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), Luke Cage(Mike Colter) and Danny Rand/Iron Fist (Finn Jones), a quartet of singular heroes with one common goal – to save New York City. This is the story of four solitary figures, burdened with their own personal challenges, who realize they just might be stronger when teamed together.

The series also stars Elodie Yung as Elektra, Scott Glenn as Stick, Deborah Ann Woll as Karen Page, Elden Henson as Foggy Nelson, Carrie-Anne Moss as Jeri Hogarth, Rachael Taylor as Trish Walker, Eka Darville as Malcolm Ducasse, Simone Missick as Misty Knight and Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing.

The Netflix original series launches globally on August 18, 2017.
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