Here’s four trailer for four films, none of which I have high hopes for.
First off, we’ve got LBJ. You’d probably expect that I, as a history nerd, would be excited about any presidential biopic and that usually would be the case. However, LBJ was directed by Rob Reiner and this seems like exactly the type of project that is going to bring out all of his worst tendencies as a filmmaker. I imagine this film will make Lincoln look subtle. I also imagine it will get some good review from the “Let’s make every review about Trump” crowd.
LBJ has actually been around for a while. It was mentioned as an Oscar contender last year. Then festival and preview audiences were exposed to it and all that LBJ Oscar talk abruptly ended. No one is mentioning it as an Oscar contender this year.
The good news about Suburbicon is that it was co-written by the Coen Brothers. The bad news is that it was directed by George Clonoey, a great actor who just happens to be an absolutely lousy director. Much like LBJ, this is another film that I hope will be good but I just fear the material will bring out all of Clooney’s worst instincts as a filmmaker.
That said, as an actor, Clooney had done some of his best work for the Coens. (His self-mocking performance in Burn After Reading was absolutely brilliant.) So, I’m hoping that I’ll be proven wrong and Suburbicon will be great.
Rebel in the Rye is a biopic of writer J.D. Salinger. The advance word on this one is not good. Not good at all.
And finally, here’s the trailer for 9-11, which I’m predicting will be one of the worst films of 2017. Outspoken truther Charlie Sheen plays a man stuck in a elevator September 11th. Apparently, this was directed by Martin Guigui, who also directed National Lampoon’s Cattle Call.
Apparently, this will be the first Charlie Sheen film to actually make it into theaters since A Glimpse Into The Mind of Charlie Swan III. It’ll be released on September 8th and hopefully, it won’t be as annoying as Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.