So it’s after midnight and the new day begins, and for those of you who have been smart enough to follow my blog and to those who are even smarter and have already figured out that I add new trailers every week on Sunday, here they are. The trailers of the week (I’m not even saying they are the best of the best, because slowly I start doubting that good cinema even exists…or at least it has taken a break recently, you know- it’s Oscars time).
1. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Here it is, definitely the most discussed trailer of the week. Is it good? Is it bad? Will I see it if it is free to watch for me? Those and many other questions cannot be answered just yet, because apart from the fact that it has cool sounds and slo-mo special effects, and that every single action scene involves an axe, I can’t say much. I hope it is better than Sherlock Holmes, because I hate this bastard (of course I mean the film)
One of the films I missed during last year’s London Film Festival and so personally I cannot recommend it just yet, however, my dear audience, it looks interesting and it had really good reviews from people I trust with opinions so if you are into Scandinavian thrillers, which will probably get their American remakes, here it is:
3. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
There’s not much to say about this one apart from the fact that it tries so hard to be touching British comedy drama and to portray salmon fishing as a sort of metaphor of human life that it makes me physically sick. However, it has Kristen Scott Thomas and beautiful Emily Blunt and I like them, so here is the trailer for it.
So you know how Australia hardly makes any films especially for the foreign distribution? Well, when they do, they tend to do really really good films and from what I have heard and from what I can see this one looks like it could make a great double bill with Michael (another film I have mentioned in my new trailers section). It is disturbing, dark and unforgettable. The true gem of the week. Don’t miss it. Or maybe you should.
5. Damsels in Distress
To lift up the mood, here is another independent comedy drama for the thinking audience. It has blessing from all the indie festivals, Greta Gerwig and suicide attempts, and yet it definitely will attempt to put a smile on your face more than once. Hopefully as enjoyable as the reviewers in the trailer promise, this horrible titled film might be worth taking another look.