OK, so I got out of my repetition rut and binged path on Netflix through Labor Day and … I really wanted to like it! The acting was so good and it looked beautiful, but the script weighed on the credibility at every turn.
It started promisingly with an incident aboard the spacecraft that left the rest of the crew questioning whether first-time captain Emma Green (Hilary Swank) was really up to the long-range mission of taking her to Mars. And there are great performances by a top-notch cast.
I just wish the writers had defied the urge to take on the usual rom-com tensions and the endless eureka! Moments (e.g., a person on Earth gets a static electric shock and realizes this may be key to getting the space crew out of their most recent mishap!) And we would have the B-plot of Green̵
Also cool: the absolute joy mine Verge Colleagues experienced watching the trailer for the new dune Remake. I didn’t see the 1984 film or read the novel, so overall I am dune Neophyte. But apparently the sandworm is a big deal and fear is the killer. Here is the team analysis of the trailer. dune should hit theaters on December 18th.
And here are a few more trailers to check out, including one that is one hundred percent tailored for this former English major:
“A young bride and groom arrive at their husband’s imposing family estate on a windswept English coast and fight the shadow of their first wife Rebecca, whose legacy lives on in the house long after her death.” I mean, just inject this into my veins now. Rebecca was a 1938 Gothic novel by Daphne du Maurier that Alfred Hitchcock made into a film starring Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine, which won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1941 (see trailer here). This remake shows Lily James as the second Mrs. de Winter, Armie Hammer as Maxim and Kristin Scott Thomas (yesssss) as Mrs. Danvers. Rebecca hits Netflix (and select theaters) on October 21.
The truffle hunters
This documentary is about the men looking for rare Alba truffles in Piedmont, Italy, and the beautiful landscapes in the trailer scenes make it look more like a feature film. diversity says, however, that it’s not just idyllic landscapes; Climate change and deforestation are very real threats to this age-old tradition. But filmmakers treat the issue “with respect, curiosity and awe”. diversity‘s review says. The truffle hunters is due to hit theaters on December 25th.
This series is about ex-sneakerhead Devin who is now staying home and still obsessed with finding a pair of zeroes, a kind of holy grail of sneakers. Small spoiler: it’s not just a show about sneakers. Allen Maldonado plays Devin and, to be honest, he’s so funny and charming in the trailer that I can’t wait to see it. Sneakerheads arrives on Netflix September 25th.