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Monday, December 11, 2017

Looking forward to some future thrill rides at the Movie Trailer Park

With the state of the world in flux right now, looking ahead to next year is not quite a hopeful vision of things to come. However, there is one place where we can always count on for thrills and strange new changes that are sure to please us and that is at the movies.

So, one of the most anticipated flights of fancy to arrive in 2018 is the cinematic adaptation of Madeline L'Engle's classic novel, A Wrinkle in Time. For those like me who haven't read the book, it's the tale of Meg Murray, a young girl searching for her missing scientist father whose theories regarding inter dimensional travel were more accurate than he realized.

The film has a good amount of star power behind it, from director Ava DuVernay to actresses such as Mindy Kaling, Reese Witherspoon and Oprah Winfrey as the trio of mystical guides known as Mrs. Who, Mrs.Which and Mrs. Whatsit. Chris Pine and Zach Galifianakis  are also on board,making it a serious set of big league players here.

Granted, that's not a guarantee of success or quality but this is clearly is a labor of love for most of these folks and that should amount to something truly special on screen:

For something a bit more down to earth, we have Red Sparrow, starring Jennifer Lawrence as Dominika Egorova, aka DIVA, a specially trained Soviet spy who may be considering a switch to double agent.

Her interest in increasing her work load is due to a romance with CIA agent Nathaniel Nash(Joel Edgerton), something that her bosses may not see as a threat to their control over her at first. However, the time when those particular set of skills that were drummed into Dominika will be used against those in charge is fast approaching.

This movie happens to be based on a thriller novel by Jason Matthews, which could be a good sign of a solid screenplay and the director on hand, Francis Lawrence, worked with JLaw on the Hunger Games trilogy,so perhaps this may be a savvy sleeper hit in the making:

If you're in the market for fact based ghost stories, then a movie like Winchester:The House that Ghosts Built should be right up your alley.

Helen Mirren stars as the widow of the renowned gun maker who keeps on adding extensions to her already elaborate mansion in order to avoid the haunted spirits within the walls.

Yet, not even the further expanding of the now infamous house is enough to keep the determined supernatural threat at bay. I have a feeling that those who are familiar with the legendary Winchester Mystery House are part of the intended audience but not as much as regular horror movie fans:

Speaking of horror movies, the upcoming X Men themed film,The New Mutants,is certainly been made as one.

The plot has a quartet of newly empowered young people( a couple of which are played by Maisie Williams and Charlie Heaton) held at an isolated location in order to learn control over their seriously dangerous abilities. However, someone or something appears to be hunting them down.

This certainly is a change of pace for the franchise and if the results are anywhere near to what Logan achieved, we're in for some major ground breaking genre material here:

Out of all these,however, my strongest hope is with Ready Player One. Ever since I read Ernest Cline's amazing novel that blended pop culture wonder with video game prowess, it was not hard to envision this as a movie.

Fortunately, Steven Spielberg is at the helm which aids greatly to getting in many of 1980s referenced material into the story(Spielberg has opted out of using his own work,due to not wanting to make this film look like a vanity project). Also, while a few familiar faces(Simon Pegg,Mark Rylance) can be seen in the cast, we have a good amount of fresh faces as well.

That's important as the story is truly the star of the show and judging by this brand new trailer, this film could provide some much needed relief from what's to come in 2018 and revive our collective cinematic spirits for the better:

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