A quick recap in the happenings on Trial By Films over the past week…along with elsewhere in the film industry.
The Fate of the Furious: 8/10 – If you want to see the best spectacle in Hollywood, buy yourself a ticket to The Fate of the Furious; but don’t complain about a lack of plot.
Zootopia: 9/10 -Top to bottom, Zootopia is one of the most impressive films of all time to come from Walt Disney Animation Studios. Story, character design, voice work, animation – everything is pitch perfect, and collectively makes Zootopia an instant Disney classic.
Power Rangers: 8/10 – Relying on its’ talented ensemble of young actors, Dean Israelite’s Power Rangers doesn’t break any new ground, but is still a very fun 2 hours.
How Should Body Changes For Roles Be Treated?: A look into some recent cases where actors made well-publicized changes to their bodies for upcoming roles and how it turned out for them. A reflection on how these transformations should be weighed when reviewing films and actor performances.
New Trailers From This Week:
Breathe: With stars Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy (The Crown) attached, Andy Serkis’ directorial debut looks worth taking a chance on.
Good Time: From the Safdie brothers is this Cannes nominee starring Robert Pattinson. Pattinson has really turned his career around in recent years with a slew of arthouse films – this one looks like another interesting performance.
Ingrid Goes West: I wonder how dark this ‘Single White Female’ comedy is going to get; might be worth taking a look when it hits home media.
The Greatest Showman: Starring Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum, this is a musical coming out this winter. Skip it.
Other Interesting Film News:
James Bond Gets In the Cinematic Universe Game – Because what we need is more cookie-cutter action blockbusters…
Power Rangers Sequel – Yes Please!
Jordan Vogt-Roberts Pitches Superman Movie – This is how the film industry could make comic book movies intriguing again.
New Movie in Theaters Worth Seeing: