Daddy’s Home 2 – Trailer vs. Movie #99 (+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:

 

Daddy’s Home 2 is a typical Will Ferrell movie.  I was happy to see that the jokes for the most part aren’t going for the crude punch lines, but are pretty clean and give plenty of laughs.  If you want a fun popcorn comedy, this is your movie.

The trailer surprisingly doesn’t give that much away.

Watch in the theater? – Maybe

Watch at home? – Yes

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

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Okja – Trailer vs. Movie #98 (+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:

 

Okja is a film that for me was OK.  I didn’t love it but I also didn’t hate it.   I think the film was just too predictable for me.  No real surprises.  I thought the acting was good enough for the story, but no one really stood out for me.

The trailer gives away way to much and may have something to do with how little the film did for me.

If the trailer really calls to you then I think its worth the watch, if not then I think its ok to miss.

This is a Netflix only film so it’s not in theaters.

Watch in the theater? – NA

Watch at home? – Maybe

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Wonderstruck – Trailer vs. Movie #97 (+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:

 

Wonderstruck is a pretty unique film.  The story is about two kids following similar paths, one in the 1920’s and the other in the 1970’s.  The presentation of these two stories can be jarring at first, but things start to make sense about halfway through the movie.

I think the power of this movie is at the end and it takes a very long time to get there.  The power of this movie is in discovery, but I think it is not great in presenting it.

Watching the trailer you lose a lot of the surprise of the movies presentation.

I think this is a solid watch at home film.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – A little

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

The Square – Trailer vs. Movie #96 (+0.9)

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

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

If your going to watch 100 movies one of them is bound to be a foreign language film.  The Square is a Swedish film about a museum curator and his strange journey after a encounter.

The film for me just didn’t know what it wanted to be.  At times I thought it was a documentary, maybe a serious drama, but most likely a very odd dark comedy.  The humor is at times laugh out loud, but mostly just strange.

The trailer doesn’t really give much away.

I can’t really recommend this movie unless you are someone that likes watching odd dark comedies.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Maybe

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Mudbound – Trailer vs. Movie #95 (+0.8)

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

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Mudbound shows a side of the time period around World War II that I had never seen before.  The film is very powerful in showing just how difficult it was for African American’s in the south during the 1940’s.  Shows the lingering effects of a nation just coming out of the Great Depression, How families were forced to do to survive despite the great hardships they were forced to endure.

This is movie is only available on Netflix, but it is getting early award season buzz.

The trailer does give away some of the main plot points, but there is still lots to see.

Watch it if you have a chance.

Watch in the theater? – N/A

Watch at home? – Yes

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

The Florida Project – Trailer vs. Movie #94 (+0.3)

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 Florida Project came out of no where for me.  Williem Dafoe is getting a lot of Oscar buzz for this movie, but I think relative newcomer Brooklynn Prince needs a serious look here.  The six year old actress, yes SIX years old, does a amazing job in the lead role.  Prince and Bria Vinaite combine for a really strong Mother daughter story about the struggle to just make ends meet, keeping a roof over your head and food to eat.

The film will never make a wide release, but if you get a chance to watch the movie it is definitely recommended.

The trailer does show a little bit but doesn’t give that much away.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

The Disaster Artist – Trailer vs. Movie #93 (+0.7)

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

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

It hard to say The Disaster Artist came out of no where, but I don’t think a lot of people thought it would be critically acclaimed.  James Franco will undoubtedly receive his second Oscar nomination for his role.

I have never seen the movie that The Disaster Artist is based on, The Room, and I don’t think it is a movie that I would enjoy.  Movies that are so bad that they are awkward to watch just don’t appeal to me at all.  The Disaster Artist however doesn’t have any cringe worthy moments and actually excels at showing the chaos around the production of The Room.

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

If you get a chance go see The Disaster Artist.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

The Man Who Invented Christmas – Trailer vs. Movie #92 (-0.1)

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

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

There have been three movies about authors this year, Good Bye Christopher Robin,  Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman, and this one.  The Man Who Invented Christmas is the best one of the three.  It’s easily the most fun of the three with plenty of laughs and unique take on a classic story.

The trailer does give away quite a bit, but there is still plenty here to surprise.

Unfortunately it didn’t get a wide release so it will be tough for anyone to see this movie unless you are willing to go out of your way.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Wonder – Trailer vs. Movie #91 (+0.1)

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

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

 

Wonder is a heart warming story about a kid and his struggle to just fit in.  The movie is very straight forward from what you see in the trailer, but at the same time it doesn’t give away the nature of the story.  Definitely worth a watch, but maybe get the tissue out.

The trailer doesn’t give away too much, but it does show some of the plot points.

Watch in the theater? – Yes

Watch at home? – Yes

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

End Credit Scene? No

 

 

 

 

Roman J Israel, Esq. – Trailer vs. Movie #90 (-0.4)

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

The trailer that I watched for this movie is below:

Denzel Washington may end up with another Academy Award nomination for best actor from this movie.  The way that he is able to portray the lead role is magical at times.   Unfortunately the rest of the movie isn’t as compelling as it could have been.  There are times when it doesn’t feel like the story is progressing.

This is probably a see at home movie because of the issues around the pacing of the movie.

The trailer gives away too much here also.  Gives away the big plot twist.

Watch in the theater? – No

Watch at home? – Yes

I watched the trailer, have I already seen the movie? – Yes

End Credit Scene? No