Here’s the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s remake of West Side Story!
I still don’t know how I feel about this. This is either going to be brilliant or it’s going to be an act of extreme hubris. I don’t see it as being a disaster because Spielberg usually does okay the bigger the project is. (It’s usually only when he attempts to do something low-key or personal that he loses his touch.) But is he going to bring anything new to the material, anything that wasn’t present in the first film? Every Spielberg film arrives with high expectations. Will West Side Story live up to them or will this be another film like The Post or Lincoln, two films that were nominated for Best Picture but which no one would consider to be classic Spielberg?
I guess we’ll find out when the film is finally released in December!
Here’s the first teaser for one of the most anticipated movies of the year, Nightmare Alley!
Guillermo del Toro’s previous film, Shape of the Water, won the Oscar for Best Picture. Could Nightmare Alley pull off the same feat? I have no idea but the trailer looks good and I’ll watch Bradley Cooper, Willem DaFoe, and Cate Blanchett in anything. Nightmare Alley is scheduled to be released on December 17th.
Incidentally, Nightmare Alley is based on a novel, which was previously adapted into a film way back in 1947. That version, which is considered to be a noir classic, was directed by Edmund Goulding and starred Tyrone Power, Jr in the lead role.
I like this image. It’s mysterious but it still captures the way that I often feel. This image was done by Jon Paul. I assume it was done as the cover for a book but I haven’t been able to find the title.
That brings us the 51st video. Rod Stewart’s Ain’t Love A Bitch was one of 11 Rod Stewart videos that were played on MTV’s first day. In fact, Rod Stewart was by far MTV’s most popular artist when it premiered. It’s tempting (and probably correct) to say that today’s MTV viewers probably has no idea who Rod Stewart is but then again, today’s MTV viewers aren’t watching music videos to begin with.