It’s time for a holiday weekened, and we’ve got a few exciting trailers to get you started, including two new Miles Teller flicks, the Bryan Cranston’s return, and some Tom Cruise Oscar bait. So, let’s get to it.
BLEED FOR THIS
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Miles Teller has the capacity to be one of the best actors of this generation. In this new biopic – which Martin Scorsese saw fit to attach his name to – he stars as Vinny Paz, a boxer who attempts a career comeback after a car crash that basically destroys his spinal cord. Sure, it’s got some of the traditional biopic predictability to it, but I love the energy here.
Bryan Cranston won the world over as Walter White/Heisenberg, but before that he was a veteran of comedy, and this year he’s out to prove it again with this film in which he meets his daughter’s fiance (James Franco) and basically declares war on him. It looks like an interesting palate cleanser for both actors, as well as a chance to remind ourselves of how great Megan Mullally is.
Tom Hanks continues his streak of playing American icons with this film about Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, the airline pilot who famously landed a plane in the Hudson River in 2009 after a catastrophe, leaving every passenger alive. Add in Clint Eastwood as director, and you’ve got some Oscar bait.
STAR TREK BEYOND
Yeah, we’ve covered this one before, but every piece of footage I see from this flick just gets me more excited. Star Trek Into Darkness was, for me, a big letdown, but Beyond looks like it could be the most pleasant surprise of the summer.
This is also one we’ve covered before, but the more I see of it, the more attractive it seems. The premise is fairly simple: It’s based on a true story, and Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are arms dealer doing everything they can to make a nickle or two off the Iraq war. Then, they’re in way over their head. This looks like a lot of fun.