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Sicario: Day of the Soldado Trailer #2 (2018) “And Now You Hunt Them”

Sicario 2  is now Sicario: Day of the Soldado, and Columbia has released a synopsis and new trailer for the summer film:

In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver (Josh Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro) to start a war between dueling cartels by kidnapping Isabela Reyes (Isabela Moner of Transformers: The Last Knight), the teenage daughter of infamous kingpin Carlos Reyes. When the mission is exposed, and Graver orders Alejandro to terminate Isabela, the killer’s cold façade cracks.

Benicio del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Soldado is the sequel to the 2015 Denis Villeneuve thriller Sicario about the drug wars between the Mexican cartels and the U.S. government along the southern border of the United States.  It’s one of the most taut, thrilling, and visceral films in recent years, and it left you with an ending that could have stood, but also could have easily been continued (it’s Hollywood, they chose to keep going).  Emily Blunt and director Denis Villenueve will not be returning (replaced by Italian Stefano Sollimo).  Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro will be back as will-and this is the most important thing-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, who does not write bad scripts.  Sicario 2: Soldado will open in theaters June 29, 2018.
Benicio del Toro in Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Sicario 2: Soldado Trailer #1 (2018) “No Rules This Time”

Soldado is the sequel to the 2015 Denis Villeneuve thriller Sicario about the drug wars between the Mexican cartels and the U.S. government along the southern border of the United States.  It’s one of the most taut, thrilling, and visceral films in recent years, and it left you with an ending that could have stood, but also could have easily been continued (it’s Hollywood, they chose to keep going).  Emily Blunt and director Denis Villenueve will not be returning (replaced by Italian Stefano Sollimo).  Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro will be back as will-and this is the most important thing-screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, who does not write bad scripts.  Sicario 2: Soldado will open in theaters June 2018.
Benicio Del Toro in Sicario 2: Soldado

LBJ Trailer #1 (2017) *Woody Harrelson in a Powerful Presidential Biopic*

There was a time when Rob Reiner was, hands-down, one of the five best directors working in Hollywood.  From the mid-80s to the mid-90s, Reiner helmed some of the best movies I’ve ever seen, including The Princess Bride, Stand by Me, The American President, and A Few Good Men.  Then he disappeared from the ranks of Hollywood’s top directors.  LBJ looks like he’s back on his game, and it also looks like a perfect role for one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors: Woody Harrelson.  You need a LOT of personality to begin to be able to capture who Lyndon Johnson was.  He was a complex, contrary, outrageous lion of a man.  The film looks to focus on his finest hour, which was the continuation of the work begun by Kennedy on the Civil Rights Bill after JFK was assassinated.  Even with Johnson’s swing (and few have ever walked through Congress with more), shoving that bill through was a monumental achievement.  That Harrelson, who is coming off his best comedic role since Cheers in last year’s Edge of Seventeen, and the psychotic Colonel in War for the Planet of the Apes, to slip into the skin of this giant of a man, shows his astounding range.  I’m really rooting for this when it opens November 3, 2017. Continue reading LBJ Trailer #1 (2017) *Woody Harrelson in a Powerful Presidential Biopic*

My Favorite Scene: Sicario (2015) “Border Crossing”

Today’s Election Day here in the United States, which means as you read this, there is every chance I am in a voting booth screaming and banging my head against the wall.  So, I decided to forgo anything thematic and focus on what appears to be the upcoming weekend’s science fiction masterpiece, The Arrival, and more specifically Denis Villeneueve.  He first popped on to my radar with the amazing Incendies, then I am still trying to recover from Prisoners, but for most audiences he went mainstream with last year’s Sicario. Continue reading My Favorite Scene: Sicario (2015) “Border Crossing”

Movie Review: Sicario (2015) *Villeneuve Delivers a Tense Masterpiece*

Emily Blunt, Sicario

There are a lot of big movies coming out this week and in the weeks to come.  I hope, in all of that, word of mouth and critical acclaim gets people out to see director Denis Villeneueve deliver a crime drama masterpiece in Sicario.  Villeneueve has shown in Prisoners and Incendies (both must-sees) that he is a savant at building tension to near-unbearable levels.  In his previous films, that tension was mostly confined to interpersonal moments in small films.  Sicario is a crime epic on the scale of Heat. Continue reading Movie Review: Sicario (2015) *Villeneuve Delivers a Tense Masterpiece*