Another week, another round of trailers. It’s been a fairly quiet week, as we’re kind of in between blockbusters right now, but there are still some interesting gems out there, from a John Travolta revenge thriller to a Dev Patel biopic. So, let’s get to it.
I AM WRATH
Fresh of the triumph of American Crime Story, Travolta’s after yet another cinematic comeback with this revenge thriller. Will it work? I don’t know, but this certainly looks fun. Be sure to keep an eye out for 2012 Playmate Beth Williams at the one minute 19 seconds mark.
KILL YOUR FRIENDS
Nicholas Hoult almost seems too nice for this film, about the ruthless British music scene of the late ‘90s, but if anyone can carry this performance over and make it into something great, it’s him. It should be really interesting to see him stretch his legs beyond even Mad Max: Fury Road.
Bruce Willis continues to try and complete his transition into crime drama villainy with this film, and while it still might not work, I can’t say I’m not looking forward to him chewing scenery with a gun in his hand.
Greta Gerwig, Julianne Moore, and Ethan Hawke star in this film about a a pair of academics (Hawke and Moore) pretending their way through a failing marriage. Then Hawke and Gerwig meet, and sparks fly, but when Gerwig’s character realizes that Hawke is a self-obsessed mess, she hatches a plan to reconcile him with his wife. Add in Bill Hader and Maya Rudolph as supporting characters, and you’ve got a really compelling romantic comedy.
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY
Dev Patel, who stole our hearts with Slumdog Millionaire and may have been the best part of The Newsroom, returns with this true story of an Indian mathemtician who, despite very little education, simply saw the future of equations before his eye, and changed history with his vision. Patel is winning as always, but throw in Jeremy Irons in a period drama and you have my attention for sure.