Thursday, August 6, 2015
Spotlight and Deadpool (RED BAND) Trailers
Based on its content, cast and exceptional director, there's every reason to view the November release, Spotlight, as a viable Oscar contender. Despite filmmaker Tom McCarthy's critically panned 2014 clunker, The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler), he's backed by a rather strong career with solid features such as Win Win, The Station Agent and The Visitor. His latest offering centers around the real life Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporting done by the Boston Globe to expose the Catholic Church of long-stemming sexual abuse allegations and cover-up. Starring Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci and many others, Spotlight appears to be a riveting true story that just may warrant some awards season recognition.
Needless to say Marvel's at it again (and again) with the 2016 action-comedy, Deadpool, starring Ryan Reynolds. This time, though, we may have an R-rated comic book flick on our hands courtesy of the film's first red band trailer. The film follows an ex-special forces operative (Reynolds) who undergoes a rogue experiment after being diagnosed with terminal cancer. However, the experiment leaves him with remarkably accelerated healing powers that allow him to adopt the alter ego of Deadpool and fight a villainous foe. While the trailer feels a bit over the top and nowhere near a PG-13 money-making rating that the studio surely wants, we'll have to wait and see what comes about from this February 2016 release.