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Trailer Time: Gold Trailer #1 (2016) *McConaughey Has Gold Fever*

*From Variety

“Gold” is directed by Stephen Gaghan and loosely based on the Bre-X mining scandal of the 1990s. McConaughey plays Wells as a down-and-out prospector who teams up with a geologist (Edgar Ramirez) to find a massive gold deposit in the jungles of Borneo.

“It’s amazing how a little gold dust can just change everything,” Wells says in the trailer. “For better or worse, the ride has begun.”

But keeping the gold is even harder as Wall Street,  the FBI and the Indonesian military take notice.

The film also stars Bryce Dallas Howard as Wells’ wife, Corey Stoll, Toby Kebbell, Bruce Greenwood and Stacy Keach.

Gaghan, who directed “Syriana” and wrote “Traffic,” helmed from a screenplay by Patrick Massett & John Zinman, who are also producing along with McConaughey, Teddy Schwarzman for Black Bear Pictures and Michael Nozik for HWY61.

“Gold” opens on Christmas Day in the U.S.

 

 

 

Gold, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Fassbender

Ant-Man Blu Ray Release Date and Details!!

Disney and Marvel have released the details of special features the Ant-Man Blu Ray which will be hitting stores on December 8th (available digitally November 17th).  No Marvel One-Shot again, which is a disappointment.  Those little one-shots were getting to be worth the price of the blu ray alone.  The last one pretty much swayed my opinion on Iron Man 3 from “waste” to “ok”.  Ant-Man was a nice surprise, given the turmoil in its production and it’ll be fun to see how they did the size-changing chaos that made the film another unique entry in the MCU.  Details on the disc features below from comingsoon.net.
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Movie Review: Ant-Man (2015) *Phase 2 Closes on a High Note!*

Paul Rudd, Scott Lang, Ant-Man

Let’s be honest: we’ve been worried about Ant-Man.  It isn’t enough that the hero is difficult (borderline silly) to seriously segue into the already-crowded Marvel Cinematic Universe.  Ant-Man had a tortured near-deacade long journey to the big screen, a directorial change at the last minute, serious rewrites and cast a comedian with no action movies in his resume in its lead role.  Let me allay your fears: Ant-Man is good.  It’s a fun, funny heist movie that deftly brings Ant-Man into the MCU in a big way.  Marvel’s made another smart, unique film that ends its second phase on a light note before the looming specter of Captain America: Civil War and Phase 3. Continue reading Movie Review: Ant-Man (2015) *Phase 2 Closes on a High Note!*

Movie Review: Non-Stop (2014)

Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Non-Stop

There was a time when Liam Neeson was known for Schindler’s List and not for being Taken once every two years.  In one of the more odd action-star transitions in history, Neeson has gone from a serious dramatic actor to Nicolas Cage with gravitas.  Sure, we get a real acting turn from Neeson once in a while, but he seems perfectly content right now churning out B-movie action films, none of which I’ve found remotely palatable. (Yet still I watch…)

Non-Stop is actually much better than it has any right to be, at times being downright clever before being sabotaged by a lazy ending.  Neeson plays a US Air Marshall who is texted by a passenger while a flight is in the air saying that they will kill a passenger every 20 minutes unless $150 million is deposited into the account of their choice.  So, yes, the plane has now been Taken.

Liam Neeson, Non-Stop

 

The film takes place nearly entirely within the cabin of the plane as the situation continues to escalate and with several clever plot twists, the entire matter is turned around on Neeson’s character, making it look like he’s orchestrating the entire fiasco.  It doesn’t hurt that the acting talent in the film is top-notch with Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o, House of Cards’ Corey Stoll and Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery anchoring a solid ensemble to sell the outlandish premise.  When it comes time for the denouement, though, the film can’t quite stick the landing and drifts back into schlock territory.  However, I can actually say I found myself enjoying this as a late night rental and I’d recommend it, in that context, to fans of the genre.  I’d like to think this represents an uptick in Neeson’s taste in projects, but Taken 3 is already in pre-production.
6.5/10

Trailer Time: This is Where I Leave You (2014)

This was on my Most Anticipated of 2014 list as a dark horse candidate, primarily because of the strength of the source material (Jonathan Tropper’s novel) and the HUGE, talented cast.  Jason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Driver, Rose Byrne, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Corey Stoll and Dax Shepherd among others.  Check out the trailer above and the synopsis below.  This is Where I Leave You opens in theaters on September 12, 2014.

When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide— driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.