About a month ago, I saw American Made on an international flight to Barcelona. It seemed like a movie big enough and fun enough to work on a small, boring screen. It's based on a true story about a guy who worked simultaneously for the CIA, the DEA and the foreign drug cartels they were trying to stop. – and for the most part, it was.
The disadvantage is that that was also disappointing about the movie. The film seems to have so much to say about the interference of the United States in foreign affairs to continuously absurd effects. And yet, despite establishing everything that went wrong, the film never manages to comment, or at least not much.
That lack of depth makes the fun experience ultimately feel a bit empty. There is a scandalous, almost incredible parable about the American dream somewhere there. It is simply not clear what it is about, who we are supposed to feel sorry for and from whom to base ourselves.
Check out nine trailers this week below.
I'm quite skeptical about how good the second season of Westworld will be, since the first season was based so much on a narrative trick. But with that said, there seems to be a lot of interesting things in this first trailer of the new season. After more than a year, the show returns on April 22.
Ethan Hawke plays a troubled pastor who seems to be involved in something darker than he expects when he is going to advise a woman about her husband's turn toward terrorism. Hawke looks fantastic, and the movie should also be quite intense: it comes from Paul Schrader, who is best known for writing Taxi Driver and Raging Bull. It leaves on May 18.
The next Margot Robbie movie is still described as neo-noir. And although it looks that way to a certain extent, it's also something much weirder: it's a colorful and eccentric movie about a pair of assassins and their extravagant cohorts. It reminds me a lot of Delicatessen and its beautiful playful horrors. It leaves on May 11.
HBO has a five-part documentary about Serena Williams and where she wants her career to be next. The documentary catches up with Williams soon after the birth of their first child, and if you look closely, you can catch a glimpse of Williams' husband, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who also appears in the series. It begins on May 2.
The tale of the servant
Hulu released another dark, spooky and visually stunning trailer for the second season of The Handmaid & # 39; s Tale. The mix of modern landscapes and the costume and dystopian discussion continue to create a very disturbing television. The new season begins on April 25.
The house with a clock on its walls
Things have twisted a bit in Eli Roth's career. But after a couple of critical failures, he returned with a quirky, cartoonish film about a boy making his way into a strange and seemingly mystical house. You get a bit of an environment from Guillermo del Toro while you watch him. Cate Blanchett and Jack Black Star. It leaves on September 21.
The darkest minds
The director of Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, Jennifer Yuh Nelson, returns with her first live action movie. The Darkest Minds has a very familiar YA, dystopian look and feel, but it seems to do a good job of building that dangerous world. After watching the trailer, I'm not sure what the movie is really about, so I hope there's more here that just does not let us see. It leaves on August 3.
Lu Over the Wall
I do not know … it's a spooky little mermaid kid and some high school students in a rock band, and maybe there are musical sequences. Everything seems very strange, but especially in a good way. The revisions have been positive so far. It comes to the USA UU May 11
Troy: Fall of a city
It's hard not to see this and think about Game of Thrones. Not in the sense that it evokes the same level of quality and drama as Game of Thrones, but in that it's a bloody epic with swords and fire, and armies, and sex, and it's almost certainly trying to connect with the same audience . Still, the program seems surprisingly large. It comes from Netflix and BBC One (it was already aired in the UK) and arrives on Netflix on April 6.