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Shit to Watch 02

 

october

Hello! It’s time for me to let you know about the shit that’s hit our screens this October and why you should watch it. That being said, if I mentioned it in last months TIFF post there will be no repost regardless of release date. Now let’s get to  show-business. I’ll see myself out.

SICARIO

Sicario is the one of two big ticket movies that I failed to mention in last month’s TIFF post. That wasn’t by accident.

Firstly, I needed something to talk about this month, haha.

Secondly, I thought the early trailers made the movie look pretty boring. For a movie about Mexican drug trade and police corruption, it just didn’t look very exciting.

Since those initial trailers the reviews have been overwhelmingly positive. Call me very pleasantly surprised. I love me some Benecio Del Toro and can’t wait to see him in another drug trafficking movie. The movie also stars Emily Blunt and Josh Brolin. It is directed by Denis Villeneuve, who previously directed Enemy and Prisoners. Not too shabby.

ROOM 

The second film I failed to mention was Room. I overlooked it and I’m sorry I did. Room looks absolutely heart wrenching. It follows the story of a young mother (Brie Larson) and her son (Jacob Tremblay) who live, imprisoned in a 10×10 foot room. Ma’s is sexually assaulted and beaten and her efforts to raise her son reach a breaking point when she attempts to escape. How do they live their lives once they are out in the real world?

This movie won the Peoples Choice Award at TIFF which is very impressive considering the subject matter. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay are getting rave reviews with Larson getting a ton of Oscar buzz. The movie is directed by Lenny Abramson who previously directed Frank. To think that this story is based off of real events is horrific. I’m glad it’s in capable hands.

GOOSEBUMPS

Every time they announce a movie based off of a franchise from my childhood I can’t help but cringe. Rarely has it ever gone well. Transformers, TMNT, G.I. Joe, Super Mario Bros, Jem and the Holograms… It looks like the streak of heartbreak may be coming to an end with the upcoming Goosebumps movie.

The movie looks suitably absolutely fucking nuts. If I could describe it in one sentence it looks like Goosebumps by way of Jumanji. I don’t know thy anyone would object to that.

R. L. Stine looks to be the perfect role for Jack Black. The zannier the better for this one. Hopefully he can recapture his School of Rock mojo. It’s been a while. It’s a great sign when the trailer makes me laugh out loud.

The movie is directed by Rob Letterman who previously directed Monsters VS Aliens and Shark Tale.

CRIMSON PEAK

Honestly, this trailer does nothing for me. I’m not really a fan of haunted house movies or Mia Wasikowska. That being said, I do love Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Hunnam and have never seen a Guillermo Del Toro movie I didn’t love. And no horror movie should be ignored leading up to Halloween. Especially one with these production values.

Guillermo Del Toro has previously directed Pan’s Labyrinth, Pacific Rim and Hellboy

BRIDGE OF SPIES

I don’t think Steven Spielberg ever considered anyone other than Tom Hanks for the starring role in Bridge of Spies, a movie about an American lawyer tasked with negotiating the exchange of spies with during the Cold War. In watching the trailer it seems as if it was made specifically for Hanks. He almost seems too natural. To the point where it almost comes off as by the numbers and boring. He’s become one of those actors where I don’t see the character but the actor who’s playing that character. He’s almost become a caricature of himself. With all the crap I’m heaping on Hanks I can’t actually think of a movie he’s been in that I haven’t liked and I do love a good spy movie. The movie does have a secret weapon with the Coen brother having co-written the film. The movie could be my The Imitation Game of this year. A period piece with a boring trailer the absolutely blows me away when I see it in theatre.

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