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TRAILER SALAD VIII: DOPE, TALE OF TALES (NSFW), MR. HOLMES, JURASSIC WORLD, YOUTH (NSFW), THE LITTLE PRINCE, WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE, RESULTS, THE OVERNIGHT, BLACK MASS, NIGHTINGALE

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I’m so excited for this. I saw another trailer the other day that was even better. The Boys Don’t Cry bit strikes a sour note, but otherwise, this looks like a hell of a lot of fun. I haven’t had a film this year crack ****½ yet, let alone *****, so I’m hoping this could come close.

Also, I’m not going to share it, but I do want to say that the newest The Force Awakens trailer does look really fucking good. Abrams might be doing his best directing yet here, and it sounds like John Williams has written his first really good score in a while. I’m not even a huge Star Wars buff and I’m genuinely excited for this.

As compensation, here’s the newest Mad Max: Fury Road trailer. Because you need to be as excited for this movie as I am.

This is popping up at Cannes (and I will be putting up a rundown of the Cannes contenders soon), and I really hope it turns out to be good. It certainly looks incredible (if I don’t nominate this for Production and Costume Design, it’s probably only because I didn’t get to see it. I also like how this trailer has a very different feel from most trailers–this looks from the outset to be something special. With John C. Reilly and Salma Hayek, no less.

I admit, I was a touch dubious about this at first–it seemed more like a vehicle to finally get McKellen an Oscar than anything else–but no, this looks interesting. I’m solidly on board. I don’t know if it’ll be an awards contender, but the reviews so far don’t count it out.

I just want this to be a fun B-movie. If it’s any better than that I’ll be pretty damn pleased. Chris Pratt is awesome, of course, and even though her material seems iffy I’m glad to see Bryce Dallas Howard again (where did she go?). The shot of Pratt riding the motorcycle while flanked by the velociraptors is crazy awesome enough to keep my hopes up.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of The Great Beauty, and this looks like it might be more of the same–beautiful cinematography, careful direction, but kind of a blah story. That the cast has people I know and like might help a little (though if Toni Servillo is absent, I’ll be sad), but I’m hesitant about this. Also Paul Dano, who’s redeemed himself somewhat in my eyes but is still a potential red flag (though I really want to see that Brian Wilson biopic he’s in).

Could be nice, but I really wanted more of the stop-motion material (which makes the CGI look all the more generic), plus the framing device seems to take up an awful lot of screentime. Maybe it’s just a weirdly cut trailer, but I’m more interested in checking out the film of Gibran’s The Prophet (which was a passion project for Salma Hayek).

It’s Studio Ghibli. It’s going to be worthwhile. I don’t need to elaborate. (Side note: I’ll be able to see Princess Kaguya soon. So excited.)

This has received somewhat mixed reviews to date, but I was a major fan of Bujalski’s Computer Chess (had I done the Drama-Musical/Comedy split that year, it would have been up for a few things), and this looks pretty good to me. I like Cobie Smulders, I like Guy Pearce, and assuming the protagonist’s obnoxiousness is properly dealt with, I should be happy enough with it.

This could go either way, but I’ll be optimistic; this could be good and fucked up. I also dig the cinematography, which one does not get to say often enough for comedies.

You know, I should be wary, but I would really like this to be good. Depp actually looks pretty good (and isn’t doing the usual Depp bullshit), and the direction seems to be solid (still haven’t seen Out of the Furnace). The writing might be trying a bit too hard, but I’m leaving the possibility on the table that this will be good. Not Oscar good, mind you, but good.

And I really wonder if that marinade is as good as he says. I’ll have to try that.

Lastly, there’s this–technically made for TV, but it looks like a hell of a showcase for David Oyelowo. Don’t know when I’ll get to see it, but I’d like to (only 80 minutes, too).

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