Monday, November 23, 2015
The Big Short (NEW) and Midnight Special Trailers
The latest trailer has dropped for Adam McKay's uptempo drama, The Big Short, and it captures the film very well. My review will be up shortly and, spoiler alert, I enjoyed the film. McKay does an excellent job of molding together his comedic nature with a true story of 2008's catastrophic housing market collapse. With an all-star cast of performers including Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt, The Big Short has plenty of reasons worth watching.
Although he hasn't penetrated the mainstream yet, filmmaker Jeff Nichols has certainly caught my eye with a pair of recent string of successful offerings. The psychological thriller, Take Shelter, was absolutely hypnotic and the coming-of-age drama, Mud, left a lasting impression. Nichols returns with another early year title, the dramatic sci-fi Midnight Special. The trailer is admittedly odd and difficult to wrap your head around, however I'll give Nichols the benefit of the doubt until he lets me down. Check out the first look in the March 2016 release, Midnight Special, starring a Nichols' regular, Michael Shannon.