It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Finally, yesterday The Today Show debuted the trailer for the new screen adaptation of the bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
While most of the online reactions consisted of women sweating it out, me…not so much. Let’s discuss.
Trailer: ‘Whiplash' - Nov 13
Written and directed Damien Chazelle, starring JK Simmons, Miles Teller, Melissa Benoist and Paul Reiser.
Trailer: ‘50 Shades of Grey' - Feb 13
Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Doran, Aaron Taylor Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden, Eloise Mumford and Rita Ora.
This looks about as I expected it to. Totally bland and forced. At least it’s got a Beyonce song?
Trailer: 'Nightcrawler' - Oct 17
Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Bill Paxton, Renee Russo, Ann Cusack, Anne McDaniels, Kevin Rahm and Eric Lange.
I’m picking up ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ meets ‘Drive’ vibes off of this, which isn’t a terrible combination — but at this point looks more like drama and brooding for the sake of drama and brooding’s sake. The repetition is interesting though.
Trailer: ‘Another Me' - Aug 22
Directed by ıIsabel Coixet, starring Sophie Turner, Rhys Ifans, Gregg Sulkin, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
Trailer: ‘The Imitation Game' - Nov 21
Directed by Morten Tyldum, written by Graham Moore, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Matthew Goode, Charles Dance and Rory Kinnear.
Trailer: ‘The One I Love' - Aug 1 (VOD)
Directed by Charlie McDowell, written by Justin Lader, starring Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson.
Trailer: ‘Ouija' - Oct 24
Directed by Stiles White, starring Olivia Cooke, Ana Coto and Daren Kagasoff.
More generic than you could even imagine.
Trailer: ‘Horns' - Oct. 31
Directed by Alexandre Aja, written by Keith Bunin based on Joe Hill’s novel, starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Sabrina Carpenter, Heather Graham and David Morse.
This more a mood trailer than anything else, but boy does it nail the mood.
Trailer: ‘Unbroken' - Dec 25
Directed by Angelina Jolie, written by William Nicholson, Richard LaGravenese, and Joel and Ethan Coen, starring Jack O’Connell, Domhnall Gleeson, Takamasa Ishihara, Garrett Hedlund, and Finn Wittrock