Saturday, November 15, 2014
Escobar: Paradise Lost and The Cobbler Trailers
Arriving in theatres this January is Andrea Di Stefano's directorial debut, Escobar: Paradise Lost. As an official selection of the Philadelphia Film Festival, I was able to catch this mostly fictional and highly dramatized account (read my review here) of the world's most notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar (played by Benicio Del Toro). The Hunger Games' Josh Hutcherson stars as Nick, a Canadian-born surfer who migrates to Columbia and discovers paradise when he meets and falls in love with Maria. However, Maria is a loyal niece to the rising politician and cocaine manufacturer, Pablo Escobar, which ultimately lures Nick into a world of crime and drug trafficking.
Despite his latest effort, The Cobbler, being panned by critics and moviegoers a like, I'm still willing to check out any film from Win Win writer/director, Thomas McCarthy. McCarthy is a fantastic story teller and his latest adventure straddles the line of fantasy and reality. Adam Sandler stars as Max, a shoe repairman in New York City who's trapped in a world of monotony. But after Max discovers a magical heirloom that gives him the power to literally "step into another man's shoes", he begins to see the world in a different way. Check out the debut trailer for The Cobbler below.