Lady Bird – Trailer vs. Movie #89 (-1.1)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

The production company A24 has been on what may be a unprecedented roll lately for independent films.  Lady Bird is another one of those movies that traditional movie houses would rarely have produced, but if it wasn’t would have been a great loss.

Lady Bird is a coming of age story told primarily about a mother and daughters relationship during the final year of high school.  It’s well acted and directed.

The trailer does give away some of the good moments, but there is still a lot here to see.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

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Coco – Trailer vs. Movie #88 (-1.9)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Coco may be the best Pixar movie to ever be released, if it isn’t it is definitely top 5.  Coco is unlike any other Pixar movie for a number of reasons.  For the first time Pixar has gone to great lengths to ensure the subject of the movie is about a peoples culture and that it is portrayed accurately.  This is a all Hispanic cast aside from the tradition of John Ratzenberger being in every movie.  Death and remembrance of ancestors are the major subject here.

Go see it!

 

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – Trailer vs. Movie #87 (-2.9)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Three Billboards is a great movie.  The trailer probably gives away enough of the movie that during the film you are expecting to see some scenes and that knowledge takes away from the power of the moment.

I am not going to talk more about the movie because the less you know going into it the better.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Justice League – Trailer vs. Movie #86 (-2.5)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

This is a movie that I really wanted to be great.  I do like Man of Steel. Super Man vs. Batman is kind of a mess but has some good elements to it.  As always the trailers look great.

Justice League for me is ultimately just good enough.  It’s not great, its not bad, its just good enough for what it needed to be.  What it needed to be was essentially just a movie about the members of the Justice League finally coming together.

The movie starts off pretty strong, but when the main villain is introduced the film loses its way.  Because of the nature of the movie I think it is better to see it in the theater, but its not a must see and will likely land outside of my top 10.

The trailer doesn’t give anything away and does a good job of building the hype around the movie.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? – Yes

 

 

 

 

Murder on the Orient Express – Trailer vs. Movie #85 (-1.6)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

I have never read Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express so this review will not compare the film to the book.  I did however had somewhat high expectations going into this movie because of the cast and I knew that the book is considered a classic.

I was disappointed in the film.  I was hoping for more tension, more trying to connect the dots murder mystery.  The film almost ended up being a paint by the numbers worlds greatest detective solves the murder mystery easily story.  The ending felt very anti-climatic to me,  The cast also didn’t add as much as I thought they might and could have been done by almost any cast.

This is a maybe see in the theater if you really like the subject, but more likely see at home movie.

Those paying close attention will see spoilers in the trailer, but it doesn’t give away too much.

Watch in the theater? – Maybe

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

The Snowman – Trailer vs. Movie #84 (-2.3)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

The Snowman is a case where the trailer promises a great thriller, but fails to deliver.  Unfortunately the trailer is much better then the movie is.

The movie just doesn’t make sense at times, trying to do things to build tension, but the viewer recognizes is simply impossible and just makes more of a mess.

This is probably a sold watch at home movie.

Because the trailer is so much better then the movie, it actually doesn’t give away that much.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Killing of a Sacred Deer – Trailer vs. Movie #83 (-1.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

This is a movie that you will either love or hate, there is no in between here.  It is one of the strangest movies of the year, and in a year that Mother!  came out.  With Mother!  I was able to at least start to understand what was happening by the end of the film.  I was never able to understand why things were happening here.  Maybe there is a good explanation, but it is beyond me.

Unless you are super excited to go see this movie then I think it’s not something you should go see.

The trailer doesn’t give away much, and the movie is far stranger then the trailer would make you believe it is.

 

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – No

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Marshall – Trailer vs. Movie #82 (-2.7)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Marshall is a really well done Biopic of Thurgood Marshall that unfortunately most people won’t be able to see because of its limited release.  Here in Portland it was only showing in one theater in the entire city.

The trailer doesn’t give away much and lets the viewer go into the movie pretty untainted with spoilers.  Acting all around is very well done, Chadwick Boseman continues to shine in everything he touches.

If you can go see it, if not definitely check it out at home.

 

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Thor: Ragnarok – Trailer vs. Movie #81 (-3.4)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Thor: Ragnarok is the best superhero movie to come out this year.  The movie is a large departure from previous Thor films, adding more humor and better villains.

The trailer does give away some moments that I wish it wouldn’t have, but it is also misleading in others so you may think you know what is going to happen at certain moments but don’t really.

I don’t see anyway that Thor doesn’t finish in my top 10 this year.  Definitely go see it in the theater.

 

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? Yes, 2 of them

 

 

 

 

Only the Brave – Trailer vs. Movie #80 (-3)

As is typical with all my posts, please be aware there are possible spoilers.

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Only the Brave is a heart felt movie with a great story.  Acting by all parties is tremendous.  This is another movie that I am not going to talk about much because it’s too easy to get into spoiler territory.

The trailer does show some of the good moments, but there is still plenty here to bite into.

It’s a definite go see movie.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – No

End Credit Scene? No