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Movie Review: Molly’s Game (2017) *Go All In on Sorkin’s Latest!*

Jessica Chastain in Molly's Game

Aaron Sorkin has written Emmy-winning TV shows (Sports Night, The West Wing, The Newsroom) and Oscar-winning films (Moneyball, The Social Network), but Molly’s Game is the first one of his scripts that he also chose to direct.  What does an Aaron Sorkin-directed film look like?  Well, it’s a lot like his scripts as it turns out.  It’s fast, it’s smart, it’s funny, and it’s brilliant.  Throw in the performance of Jessica Chastain’s career, an astounding true story, and Molly’s Game is one of the best films of 2017.

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Molly’s Game Trailer #2 (2017) “Go All In”

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, has written some of the greatest screenplays of this generation.  Now, he’s directing his own script in Molly’s Game.  The second trailer reveals more about the insane dilemma Molly Bloom finds herself in when she’s put on trial for running elite poker games, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg of nuts this story is and I’ll let your read the full description below for a better summary.  Molly’s Game bows 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.
Molly's Game Poster

 

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

 

Trailer Time: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer #1 (2016) *Is Burton Back?*

If you haven’t read the Peregrine series of books by Ransom Riggs, by all means, do so!  When I read it, I thought, “This is kind of Tim Burton’s X-Men as a period piece.”  So it’s appropriate that Burton will direct the film, which I hope will mark his return to AAA status as a director.

The movie is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and it stars Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Chris O’Dowd, Allison Janney, Terence Stamp, Kim Dickens, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, and Samuel L. Jackson. Continue reading Trailer Time: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Trailer #1 (2016) *Is Burton Back?*

Trailer Time: The Double (2013) Plus Two Posters

Not quite sure what to make of this one.  Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasi….uncessarily long last name in a dark comedy about a man drive crazy by the appearance of his doppleganger directed by Richard Ayoade (Submarine) based on a novella by Fyodor Dostoevesky.  So…bit of a wild card?Jesse Eisenberg, The Double Mia Wasikowska, The Double