Hello again, and apologies again for the late post…we’re trying here!
This week we have trailers from an upcoming HBO science fiction original series, a horror flick with some up and coming actors, and a drama starring three leading-women in Hollywood that has stellar reviews so far.
Let’s get it going.
A science fiction series from HBO, Westworld is about a futuristic theme park described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.” The series was created by Jonathan Nolan, brother of Christopher Nolan (Inception, Interstellar, The Dark Knight), which is based on the novel of the same name written by Michael Crichton. To say that I am excited for this one would be an understatement, given that this is an HBO series, it’s science fiction dealing with alternate realities, and has a Nolan behind it.
Release Date: October 2, 2016
Interest Level: 5/5
Horror films seemed to have taken a backseat in the film industry for the past few years, but are having somewhat of a mini-resurgence recently with the successes of Don’t Breathe, Lights Out, and The Visit. Questions loom as to whether Naomi Watts will be able to carry this film, but with rising stars Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Jacob Tremblay (Room) attached, it has surely drawn my attention.
Release Date: November 11, 2016
Interest Level: 3/5
Most people are surely going to characterize this film as “feminist” given the nature of the story, the three leads being all women, and the title. And I’m afraid that is what is going to hold this film back at the box office, but if the film continues to be well-received by critics, this film could generate a significant amount of buzz come Oscar season. Starring Kristen Stewart, Michelle Williams, and Laura Dern, the film is about three intersecting stories of women in Montana, which is about as vague of a description as possible, but is all you need to know before watching this trailer. Based on short stories from Maile Meloy’s collection, “Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It”.
Release Date: October 14, 2016
Interest Level: 3.5/5
Current MetaScore: 85
Current TomatoMeter: 100