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In Theaters This Week (9/29/2017): American Made, Flatliners

Nina Dobrev in Flatliners

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.  This week brings Tom Cruise and another remake in to close out a weird September that’s been dominated by a clown.

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mother! Trailer #1 (2017) *Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem and Darren Aronofsky*

The trailer for mother! starts off with a loving couple (Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence…..kind of a big age gap there even for Hollywood, guys) fixing up their house and domestic tranquility.  However, this is a Darren Aronofsky film and if you managed to survive Requiem for a Dream, Pi, The Black Swan, or The Wrestler, you know things are going to get very weird, very quickly, you’ll see a lot of amazing acting and also probably a lot of things you’ll wish you could unsee later.  It’s a weird balance of wanting to see the performances Aronofsky draws out and having some things from Requiem for a Dream wandering the dark hallways of your mind for the rest of your life.  My autocorrect, Darren, also thanks you for sticking a lowercase letter and punctuation mark in the one-word title of your film.  mother! will open September 15, 2017.

mother! Poster with Jennifer Lawrence

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer #2 (2017) “It’s All Rather Inexplicable, Isn’t It? YES!”

It’s easy to dismiss the Winnie the Pooh books as fluff, and in modern incarnations for kids they’re often presented that way, but they’re absolutely brilliant.  Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the Hundred-Acre Woods and the inhabitants therein.  The second trailer oudoes the first, keeping the father/son relationship (his son was really named Christopher Robin), but also underscoring the effect WWI had on Pooh just as the same war had on Tolkien’s writings.  Perhaps the only good things to come out of that useless bloodbath.  The Pooh stories are simple fun as a child, but read as an adult, you begin to understand that Milne’s Woods are the mindscape of his own child and each character within represents an aspect of his own personality.  This reminded me a bit of Finding Neverland, and if it can meet that bar, then it will have succeeded without qualification.  Goodbye Christopher Robin opens October 29, 2017.

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Goodbye Christopher Robin Poster

Goodbye Christopher Robin Trailer #1 (2017) “We’re Having Fun AND Writing a Book”

It’s easy to dismiss the Winnie the Pooh books as fluff, and in modern incarnations for kids they’re often presented that way, but they’re absolutely brilliant.  Goodbye Christopher Robin, directed by Simon Curtis, and starring Domhnall Gleeson and Margot Robbie, tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the Hundred-Acre Woods and the inhabitants therein.  The first trailer is a bit precious, but this is clearly a father and son story, as the stories that Milne told his son (who was actually named Christopher Robin) slowly evolved into a brilliant series of adventures.  They’re just fun stories as a child, but read as an adult, you begin to understand that Milne’s Woods are the mindscape of his own child and each character within represents an aspect of his own personality.  This reminded me a bit of Finding Neverland, and if it can meet that bar, then it will have succeeded without qualification.  Goodbye Christopher Robin opens October 29, 2017.  official synopsis below.

GOODBYE CHRISTOPHER ROBIN gives a rare glimpse into the relationship between beloved children’s author A. A. Milne (Domhnall Gleeson) and his son Christopher Robin, whose toys inspired the magical world of Winnie the Pooh. Along with his mother Daphne (Margot Robbie), and his nanny Olive (Kelly Macdonald), Christopher Robin and his family are swept up in the international success of the books; the enchanting tales bringing hope and comfort to England after the First World War. But with the eyes of the world on Christopher Robin, what will the cost be to the family?

Goodbye Christopher Robin Poster

American Made Trailer #1 (2017) “The Sky is Never the Limit”

The last time Tom Cruise worked with director Doug Liman, the two teamed for the 2014 hit Edge of Tomorrow (which has subsequently been retitled “Live, Die, Repeat”).  A sequel to Edge of Tomorrow, which is supposed to be both a prequel and sequel to the original film is in the works, and Emily Blunt is expected to return.  In the meantime, the two have American Made coming September 29, 2017.  The film tells the wild, true life adventures of Barry Seal, a rogue and pilot recruited by the CIA to head one of the largest covert operations in American history.  American Made also stars Domhnall Gleeson, Sarah Wright, Caleb Landry Jones, and Jesse Plemons.

 

American Made Poster