Daily Trailer Insights – Priceless Official Trailer (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

Priceless is a powerful story about James Stevens, a young man unknowingly on a journey of self-discovery. After losing his family and dead broke, he takes a shady job hauling cargo cross country— no questions asked. But when he finds out the cargo is a WHO, not WHAT, and this unlikely hero risks it all to save two frightened women and discovers the life he was meant to live.

What the trailer tells us

If the plot summary above does not get you hooked, then the trailer will. The film will look to demonstrate a man that has lost everything due to taking wrong turns in life. A man that did not see the end coming and when it hits him he decides to take on a job hauling cargo cross country. The summary describes that he goes on this journey of self-discovery unknowingly. What I like about the trailer is that it is clear that this young man has nothing to lose and despite his many problems he does sympathise and show compassion.

I feel the film will mostly start off with him in a bad light. An adult so reckless and selfish towards the people he loves that he willingly loses them due to odd complacency. The price of his selfishness lost him a lot.

Then that is where the title comes in – Priceless. He did not have to put it on himself to try to help out the two women he seemingly finds at the back of the truck after having a mad moment on the roads. Helping others is priceless, it is unselfish, and it should not become applauded. It should be human. I do hope that the film focuses on this type of principle that his journey of self-discovery of helping these two women makes him realise that being a good person is good. A decent deed provides an inner feeling of warmth and growth. If the film takes this approach, then we are in store to witnessing an honest narrative. At this moment in time, the film may go either way. It could turn into a rollercoaster action film. We will have to wait and see.

General Information

Starring: Jim Parrack, David Koechner, Bianca A. Santos 
Director: Ben Smallbone

Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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Daily Trailer Insights -Voyage of Time Official Trailer 1 (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

An examination of the birth and death of the known universe.

What the trailer tells us

This full-length documentary feature will set out to be a beautiful on-screen masterpiece which pieces together how this earth became where it is today and alongside that how the universe has evolved in parallel. The biggest selling point of this film is that it looks to be an IMAX only viewing so that we can admire the gorgeous imagery that this movie has captured in the making.

Terrence seems to be setting us on a masterpiece where a few words will do, but fantastic cinematography will set the scene.

One to be enjoyed and appreciated. At least that’s what the trailer tells us.

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Director: Terrence Malick

Excitement rating: 4 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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Daily Trailer Insights – Sully Official IMAX trailer (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

The story of Chesley Sullenberger, who became a hero after gliding his plane along the water in the Hudson River, saving all of his 155 passengers.

What trailer tells us

Plane dramas based on actual events always have a way of producing a tense feature. If you haven’t seen Flight (2012) then I would recommend you give it a watch before viewing this because both look oddly familiar. The difference is it is primarily based on a true story and the main character Chesley Sullenberger is one of the reasons our planes have such reliable aviation safety today. The story in itself is interesting because although he saved 155 passengers due to plane failure the oddness of him landing the plane in Hudson River compelled investigators and reporters to try and point significant blame on him. This film will show the heroics of “Sully” but also the unfortunate investigation placed on him. An interesting comparison to the fictional movie Flight because the pilot in that film was hardly scrutinised for his apparently drunk actions but in this real story we are faced to watch someone questioned for brave actions which saved 155 lives.

If the film focuses on the heroics and the scrutiny as the core, which it looks to be doing then we are in for a decent movie. If you research the actual events from 2009 then you can guess how this film will end, but I do not think this story will be really about the conclusion – it will be more about the events that surrounded it.

As for performances and direction; Tom Hanks rarely fails when it comes to a good performance so we can expect an all-around act from him. Clint Eastwood in his recent films manages to make the best use of a script, and if he applies the same principles to Sully, then I am sure it will offer a well-structured film.

General Information

Starring: Tom Hanks, Anna Gunn and Aaron Eckhart
Director: Clint Eastwood

Excitement rating: 4 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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Daily Trailer Insights – American Honey Official Trailer 2 (2016)

 

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a travelling magazine sales crew and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law-bending and young love as she crisscrosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

What the trailer tells us

I am not entirely sure why they added in a voice over for this trailer, but it greatly distracts it from the purpose of what it intends to do. To be clear, I do not want you to tell me how well the film is going to be perceived; judgement follows once the movie gets its theatrical release. Despite this, the trailer’s intentions for the audience should be given the benefit of the doubt because it has been released in some parts of the world and already is raking in awards and critical recognition.

At first look, it appears the film will try and focus mostly on the teenage girl and the casual lifestyle she has suddenly taken on. The trailer provides this impression that it is not a “coming of age” story but more leaning towards a girl becoming an adult, who has free choices to make within the “American dream”. This freedom that has become of her within her new job looks to provide a variety of different outlandish events that she will enjoy, but she will have to take on with an open mind. There is an undeniable romance in the trailer as well which the film may delve into more in the full-length.

If the trailer does what it intends by firstly showing how a young girl takes on a spontaneous free life within a new job and taking on the challenges of the “American dream”. And secondly risking the consequences of the outlandish behaviour she becomes accustomed. Then I reckon it will be the film we suspect based on the awards and accolades.

I would have given the trailer four stars out of five if it was not for the voice over.

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Starring: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough
Director: Andrea Arnold

Excitement rating: 2 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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Daily Trailer Insights – When the Bough Breaks Official Trailer 2 (2016)

Fandango Movieclip Channel describe it as

A surrogate mum for a couple becomes dangerously obsessed with the soon-to-be father.

What the trailer tells us

The trailer is insightful because what it manages to do is build up the obsession of the surrogate mother very slowly and as it progresses through the two minutes the more dramatic and worse the scenes get. If this is what the full-length feature tries to achieve, then we are in for an indulgent drama about a woman’s obsession that runs so deep that it takes over her mind until she is helplessly on a path to sickly destruction.

Overall I liked how the trailer tried to sell the film. Obsession comes in many forms but sometimes in the shape of a mental illness and as you can see the surrogate mother is apparently getting worse as it gets to the climax of the trailer.

I do feel that the film may get slightly over the top if it moves away from the drama and tries to turn into an action when the obsession reaches its peak like the trailer suggests, however, this could be just for the sake of this 2-minute clip and not reflect the full-length at all.
Overall this film looks to be creepy but fascinating. At this stage, you cannot tell how this movie will ultimately end.

General Information

Starring: Morris Chestnut, Regina Hall, and Theo Rossi
Director: Jon Cassar

Excitement rating: 3 stars out of 5

By Dan Hart

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