Tatiana Maslany and Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger

Stronger Trailer #1 (2017) “Strength Defines Us”

Following on the heels of last year’s outstanding Patriots Day is another film telling the stories of inspiration that spun out of the horror that was the Boston Marathon Bombing.  Based on the book by the same name, Stronger tells the story of one of the victims of that 2013 attack.  Jake Gyllenhaal plays a victim of the bombing who aided the police in the capture of the bombers and inspired the city of Boston in their darkest hour.  I’m so glad that Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany is now getting some major film roles after the series has wrapped, and more people will get to see her astounding talent.  Directed by David Gordon Green, Stronger opens in theaters September 27, 2017.

Tatiana Maslany and Jake Gyllenhaal in Stronger

7 thoughts on “Stronger Trailer #1 (2017) “Strength Defines Us””

  1. Patriot’s Day was fantastic, but did not do well at all. If a movie that good did not find an audience, I question the appetite quotient.

    I hope you did not take my comments wrong last night, it was not my intention to bash Lucasfilm, or Kathleen, but you have to admit that if these movies were turning out terrible, we would all be saying we’d seen the writing on the wall, writ large, in blood.

    There must be a lot of people over there who actually dig SW. It’s the only explanation. Who could have guessed?

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  2. Dave, you know I have weird tastes sometimes. Did you ever try watching Twin Peaks? I will not be offended if you did, and hated it, or could not get with it. But I just learned the other night that it was the splitting of the atom that first caused Killer Bob to be born into our world, and bizzare catchphrases are rattling around in my head like zen koans. “This is the water and this is a well. Drink deep, and descend. The horse is the white of the eye and dark within.” I am mesmerized and hooked, and so long as you don’t absolutley hate season 1, I would go for it man, I would jump in, as long as you are strong enough to handle a few crushed skulls and a mauling.

    This season is the weirdest, most daring and audacious thing that has ever been on tv, and I no longer care how it ends. I just want to be there, so I can say I was there.


    1. I did watch the pilot and was intrigued, but I have SO many TV series that I’m committed to (in the middle of Suits Season 6 right now) that Twin Peaks is a project I DO intend to binge at some point, but my boycott of sequels I have no interest in is nearly at an end, so there will be movies to review and I have been churning out some meaty features for the site (also for Movie Pilot, where I’m working through their Creator’s Academy in the hopes of being actually paaaaid for all these words some day). So my long answer is yes and I still intend to ingest it all, but my plate….she is a’full.


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