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The first trailer has been released for Martin Scorsese‘s new film Silence, and it looks like he’s created another masterpiece. The film is very different from anything he’s done before. Scorsese has been trying to make this film for the past 28 years. Now he’s finally done it, and it looks like it was well worth the wait.
The story is set in the 17th century, and it centers on two Christian missionaries, played by Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver, who embark on a mission to Japan in search of their missing mentor, played by Liam Neeson. This journey is described as their ultimate test of faith as they enter a land where Christianity is outlawed. It looks like this is something that they will be struggling with. Of course, the movie is sure to go beyond that basic premise.
This looks like a deep and powerful film that will go into questions of religious tolerance and explore the dangers of ministering the faith to the Japanese people during that time. There’s going to be plenty of stuff to chew on with this film.
Silence opens in theaters on December 23rd.
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. November 23rd is the odd Wednesday opening weekend during Thanksgiving week proper, and three more movies join the seven that opened Friday to try to entertain families desperate to find something to do together where they don’t have to talk about the 2016 Election. Continue reading In Theaters This Week (11/23/2016) – Moana, Allied, and Bad Santa 2
EXTREME SPOILER WARNING FOR DOCTOR STRANGE
I was going to provide an in-depth analysis of the two end credits scenes from Doctor Strange…..but Looper had already done it. Doctor Strange itself made it clear that the Eye of Agamotto is the Time Gem and the fifth of the six gems that Thanos is looking to fill the Infinity Gauntlet. Most likely, we’ll find out the last one either in Guardians Volume 2 or Thor: Ragnarok next year. Speaking of Thor 3, the first end credits sequence brings the return of the Odinson for the first time since Age of Ultron and is a great set-up for that film, which we now know will see the return of Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange. The scene also implies that Odin is still alive, a plot thread left nebulous since the final scene of Thor: The Dark World.
Oh Mordo, you just aren’t very bendy, are you? The inflexible and disillusioned Baron Mordo is clearly set up as the bad guy for the second Doctor Strange film, which will most likely happen in 2020’s Phase Four post-Infinity War. What is clear from both scenes is that Doctor Strange is here to stay as a major player in the MCU’s future.