“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is Full of Dinosaurs, Danger and Fun in First Trailer

Universal Pictures

The wait is OVER! After a week of teasers repeatedly announcing that this trailer would debut today, as if anyone could forget after the first announcement, we finally have our first big look at the sequel to the rebootquel that made millions! Wanting to play with dinosaurs (watch people run and be eaten and terrified by them) will never get old!
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‘The Post’ Offers Plenty of Journalism Intrigue and Thrills in First Trailer

20th Century Fox

Note: This piece was originally published on Creators.co.

Historical and biographical films are great for numerous reasons. Chief among them is that new light can be brought to issues long since passed, debated, and filed away as an important chapter in history. Sometimes that’s all a film can do, as not many probably know about the events depicted in a given film. Other times, like with the award winning Spotlight, to name one recent example, a fresh angle can be used to remind the world of a terrible time and event, and show that, sadly, things haven’t really changed all that much.
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Another First Glance: “It Comes at Night”

Really good horror films don’t seem to come around that often. Over the last few years there’s really only been a handful of films that fit that bill, but they’ve been worth the wait. Even better or just in conjunction with, is when a horror film can deliver well before anyone has seen the film itself. Yes, trailers are supposed to inform and excite viewers, but the level of good I’m thinking of goes well beyond doing just that. Somehow, so much more is accomplished in only a few minutes, that it elevates the film in an instant. Continue reading

At First Glance: “It Comes at Night”

At the least a horror film needs to look interesting. Not a lot to ask for as the story itself and the overall execution probably won’t be there to warrant much else. But sometimes, so much more can be achieved in a short amount of time. So much, that you have a strong reason to believe the film will be so much more than simply interesting. A film that’s genuinely worth your time. That being scared, if not outright terrified, would be a most welcome experience. Continue reading

At First Glance: “My Cousin Rachel”

Sometimes getting excited for a film doesn’t even require viewing the trailer. You recognize an actor in the film’s poster and that’s all you need. Of course, having the poster be immediately mysterious and intriguing helps a lot as well. And then, there’s the trailer itself. If that wasn’t reason enough, throw in the fact that the film is based on a classic novel, by an author who’s works include other classic novels which helped elevate her status as a storyteller. At this rate, is a trailer even necessary? Continue reading

At First Glance: “It (2017)”

When it comes to remakes, the golden rule among filmgoers is usually don’t do it. However, most studios, and the writers and directors hired, don’t seem to seriously consider this before getting to work on what’s usually a wasted effort. The final film is that bad that it’s a wonder anyone thought it a good idea in the first place. Because horror films seem to fall into this exact category more often than not, it’s difficult to get excited about any remake, no matter who’s involved creatively. Continue reading

At First Glance: “Paris Can Wait”

When it comes to film surprises, the best kind tend to be of the indie variety. With more freedom to tell a story, one that major studios wouldn’t dream of touching, there’s a better chance that the directors vision will remain intact. While it’s not a complete guarantee that the final film will be good, at least you’ll know that the director and writer will have tried something new. That’s more than you can say for most other studio films. Continue reading