Another week and another set of trailers for your eyeballs to enjoy. They range from sharks, to a couple of “DICKS” in the 1970s to the world of illegal drugs. Sounds like a Nicolas Cage film? Well, we have him too. Enjoy.
Jerry Stahl writes this alluring story about a group of friends looking for a good time that gets caught up in the sexy, wild side of drugs. Having wrote a memoir about this subject, Permanent Midnight, who better to sell a fictional story of this nature? The short look into the film this trailer provides has a distinct realism that I couldn’t help but notice.
Daemon Sloane (Brosnan) creates “designer” drugs. He hosts parties and gives the glowing blue product, Urge, out to his guests with one stipulation; the first time will be their last. The friends that arrive there expecting to have a good time actually have the time of their lives, and they find themselves fiending for more. When they are able to do so, their experiences after their first night with the drug become more strange and dangerous, and still they can’t let go. I definitely can’t wait to see this. It looks like it will draw me in quick and I need to know how it ends. -Kelsey Mejiarodarte
USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage
Everyone’s favorite, mad Oscar winning actor is back in another Hollywood film. Nicolas Cage stars as Captain McVay in the true story of the crew of the USS Indianapolis. The men were stranded in the Philippine Sea for five days after delivering the atomic weapons that would eventually end WWII. When their ship is destroyed by opposing forces, the men are left to survive and fight off relentless shark attacks.
Cage is known for being a part of movies that either show the madness of his acting, or come off as him trying to make a quick buck. This one is different. It reminds us that Cage can take a serious part and roll with it. Though the effects look cheap, it does look at least interesting. Some of the supporting cast seem like they are trying to over sell their characters, but what would you expect from Tom Sizemore? Might be something worth checking out. – Mark Salcido
The Shallows (Official Trailer #2)
Nancy (Lively), is looking for a spot to go surfing, but not just any spot. She is looking to surf where her mother had surfed a long time ago. It’s hard to find and exceptionally secluded. Only two other people are around when she heads out into the water. Enjoying the space to surf and be alone, she seems to be completely immersed in the energy of the location. Then, something grabs her and drags her under for a brief second. When she realizes it was a shark and is lucky enough to get away, the serene view and perfect surfing conditions has now become a fight for her life under impossible circumstances.
Honestly, I am not a huge fan of shark movies. They tend to follow the same type of storyline, and can be terribly unoriginal. The Shallows actually has my interest. Jaume Collet-Serra directs this one, and that’s probably a good reason why. The trailer showcases the main character’s plight in a believable way, and seems to get creative on how she might either “sink or swim” with each new challenge she faces. It will be released June 29th, right in time for summer. – KM
The Nice Guys (Final Trailer)
Shane Black, I’m sold. But before that, let’s go over the story in case you forgot. A private eye investigates the apparent suicide of a fading porn star in 1970s Los Angeles and uncovers a conspiracy.
Black has only had a few feature length directing credits, but this man has been a staple in Hollywood for decades. Gosling and Crowe continue show that they have great comedic chemistry in this film, and the action looks just about right. I’m surprised that Black hasn’t taken the helm of director before his first film with Kiss Kiss Bang, but I’m sure glad he’s found himself comfortable in that role. – MS