Friday, March 31, 2017

SEQUELS, SCIENCE-FICTION AND PLENTY OF ACTION---WHAT WE'LL SEE AT THE MOVIES THIS SUMMER

  Many of the movies we can expect to see in theaters later this year have been unveiled for the first time in Las Vegas over five dizzying days. 
  I came back from the CinemaCon convention reeling from the onslaught of movies, star appearances, presentations, parties and non-stop hype as studio executives talk up their forthcoming movies. 
  Ryan Gosling, George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Cara Delevigne, Anthony Hopkins, Mila Kunis, Matt Damon, Tom Holland, Jessica Chastain and many more were on hand to help push their movies. 
   Although I didn't see every studios' reels---that would be too much for any sane person---I got a good idea of what to expect
Matt Damon and George Clooney at CinemaCon
from this summer and autumn's upcoming movies, many of which are sequels (such as Transformers 5!). Very few of the movie clips I saw, apart from animations, didn't have guns, car chases, action, violence and, of course, NOISE. One of the few exceptions was Molly's Game starring Jessica Chastain as Molly Bloom, who ran the nation's most celebrated----and celebrity-filled-undergrad poker game.

   Some of the most promising footage belonged to Matt Damon, who stars in Suburbicon, which was directed by George Clooney and in which he portrays the widower of a woman at the centre of a life-insurance fraud investigation, and in Downsizing, about people who volunteer to be shrunk to miniature size in order to afford a more luxurious lifestyle--- a mansion the size of a doll's house can be had on the cheap. 
  Dwayne Johnson was there, entering through the crowd accompanied by swimsuit-clad beauties to introduce the stars of the new Baywatch movie, whom he dubbed "The Avengers of the beach---Team Baywatch."

  So....plenty of action, plenty of science-fiction and more than a few sequels. Happy cinemagoing!

3 comments:

  1. What about Spiderman??

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  2. Yes Spider-man wss there in the form of the diminutive Tom Holland and also as stunt men swinging from poles during a party at the Omnia nightclub.

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    1. Unlike the leviathan John Hiscock

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