Ant-Man and the Wasp and the revisionist Western Damsel are among the films that are discussed on the latest episode of CinemAddicts. If you were a fan of the first feature, Ant-Man and the Waspdoesn’t disappoint and is actually an improvement over the original. Be sure to stay for the end credits as it’s one of the most memorable closing sequences in Marvel history.
Robert Pattinson’s streak of excellent work continues with Damsel, a feature that, if you’ve seen the trailer, seems like a rollicking, quirky flick. Although there are some humorous moments in the feature, Damsel also has its share of dark and evocative moments, and it’s one of this year’s best films. Mia Wasikowska, if she gets a strong push from the heads at Magnolia Pictures, should be in the running from awards consideration (along with Pattinson).
Also covered in this podcast is co-host Anderson Cowan’s discussion of his feature directing debut Groupers and a few of my thoughts on the upcoming Keanu Reeves flick Siberia (opening July 13). Click on the media bar below our CinemAddictsdiscussion of July’s top releases:
Robert Pattinson once told the Los Angeles Times, “Music is my backup plan if acting fails.” He hasn’t needed that backup plan, because he’s been a very successful actor, but Pattinson still loves his music, and he even does a little bit of singing in his new movie, the comedic Western Damsel. In the film, he sings to the damsel (who doesn’t find it all that distressing), so we asked him if he’s ever tried to woo a woman with his musical charms in real life.
Director David Zellner’s 2014 feature Kumiko, The Treasure Hunterwas a visual and atmospheric thriller that only gets better with time, and having him take on the Western genre sounds like an absolutely great idea. Damsel,co-starring Robert Pattinson and Mia Wasikowska, should, even at its worst, be interesting.
This time out Zellner co-directs the feature with his brother Nathan (they co-wrote Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter) in the story about a pioneer named Samuel Alabaster (Robert Pattinson) who travels through the Wild West to marry his true love Penelope (Mia Wasikowska). Accompanying him on his journey is a drunkard named Parson (David Zellner) and a miniature horse named Butterscotch. From the looks of the trailer, Damsel is not a by the numbers Western, and hopefully the Zellners’ blend of comedy and darkness will give us another memorable cinematic experience.
Pattinson received some of the best reviews of his career with last year’s Good Time (Wasikowska was last seen in The Man With The Iron Heart). The feature hits theaters June 22nd via Magnolia Pictures. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Robert Pattinson’sTwilight days are way behind him, as evidenced by his work in such character driven work in Maps to the Stars, The Rover, and most recently The Lost City of Z. With Good Time, however, Pattinson may have taken his acting chops up another notch as a bank robber who’s determined to save his mentally disabled brother (Benny Safdie) from harm. The feature received a standing ovation during its premiere at Cannes, and it’s safe to say Pattinson may be remembered come Oscar nominations time.
The second trailer to Good Time, directed by the Safdie Brothers, has just been released, and while glimpses Pattinson’s charismatic and heart wrenching performance is sprinkled throughout the video, the biggest eye catcher are the visuals. Even in the darkest of New York nights (Queens to be exact), the diverse colors pop amidst the inevitable shadows that will descend upon these hapless siblings. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
Robert Pattinson delivered the performance of his career with the A24 drama The Rover, and now he’s back with A24 with the crime thriller Good Time. Directed by Josh and Ben Safdie (Heaven Knows What), the picture centers on Constantine (Robert Pattinson) a crook who attempts to get his younger brother (Ben Safdie) out of prison after a failed bank robbery. During one maddening and violent evening, Constantine does whatever it takes to get his brother out of jail and into safety.
After carving his teeth on the Twilight films, Pattinson could have gone the A-list actor route and done his share of studio driven films. Instead, with works such as The Rover, Life, and The Lost City of Z, Pattinson has aligned himself with more auteur driven projects.
Pattinson looks to be in fine form in this film, which premieres at the Cannes Film Festival (in competition) on May 25. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!
Co-starring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Good Time opens in theaters August 11.