Trailer Watch: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’, ‘Cop Car’, ‘The End of the Tour’ & ‘A Walk in the Woods’ 0 35


It’s Trailer Watch time once more, where we collate all the major trailers of the day into one easily digestible dose! Today we present: Pawn Sacrifice, Cop Car, The End of the Tour and A Walk in the Woods. So let’s get to it, shall we?

First up we have the first trailer for Pawn Sacrifice, a biographical drama about troubled American chess champion Bobby Fischer (Tobey Maguire) as he prepares for his legendary 1972 match with Russian grandmaster Boris Spassky (Liev Schreiber).

The film sports an impressive supporting cast of great character actors including Michael Stuhlbarg, Lily Rabe (TV’s American Horror Story) and Robin Weigert (TV’s Deadwood). It’s directed by Edward Zwick (recently announced to direct Jack Reacher 2) and written by Steven Knight (Locke).

Check out the tense trailer below:

Pawn Sacrifice doesn’t have a UK release yet but is set for September 18th in the U.S.

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Moving on we the brand new trailer for Cop Car, a thriller starring Kevin Bacon as a small town sheriff who sets out to track down two kids who have taken a joy ride in his car. It comes from director Jon Watts, who turned certain heads with last year’s horror Clown, and co-stars “that guy from that thing” actor Shea Whigham.

Watch the trailer below:

Cop Car doesn’t have a UK release date yet but is set for August 7th across the pond. However, it will make an appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Next up we have the trailer for The End of the Tour, a drama starring the likes of Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel, Anna Chlumsky, Ron Livingston and Joan Cusack, which was extremely well-received when it premiered at Sundance back in January. The biographical drama recounts a magazine reporters travels and conversations with celebrated author David Foster Wallace (played by Segel, in what some are describing as his best ever performance) during one of his promotional book tours.

Here’s the trailer:

Once again, The End of the Tour doesn’t have a set UK release date but is out in the U.S. on July 31st. We’ll update once a UK date is set.

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Finally, we have the trailer for adventure comedy drama A Walk in the Woods, based on the memoir by celebrated travel author Bill Bryson. After spending two decades in England, Bryson (played in the film by Robert Redford) returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends (Nick Nolte).

Watch the new trailer below:

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That’s it for our latest Trailer Watch. Which of these films are you looking forward to most?

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I’m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 10 years of experience writing for various different reputable online and print publications. In addition to my running, editing and writing for Thoughts On Film, I am also the film critic for The National, the newspaper that supports an independent Scotland, covering the weekly film releases, film festivals and film-related features.

I have a passion for all types of cinema, and have a particular love for foreign language film, especially South Korean and Japanese cinema. Favourite films include The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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The Hulk Might Return in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ 0 103


As was the case with the first movie, far and away one of the most entertaining aspects of Avengers: Age of Ultron was Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner AKA The Hulk, who had a film-stealing fight scene with Iron Man that rivalled the end of Man of Steel in terms of city destruction.

The last time we saw The Hulk in Age of Ultron he was [SPOILER ALERT] in the Quinjet, which supposedly crashed and the man or beast hasn’t been seen by the rest of The Avengers, SHIELD or anyone else since. He probably jumped out and swam to Fiji, said Nick Fury. However, we may now have word about when we’ll next see him.

Now take this news with a grain of salt but Joblo is reporting that The Hulk will next appear in Thor: Ragnarok, the third solo movie for Chris Hemsworth’s God of Thunder. The plot of the film, which recently had Flight of the Conchords director Taiki Waititi attached, is currently under wraps but Joblo reports it amounts to, “nothing less than the Norse Apocalypse.” The Hulk would certainly be a welcome fighting partner, then!

If true, Ruffalo joins the already confirmed returnees Tom Hiddleston as trickster Loki – the last time we saw him he had [SPOILER ALERT!] faked his death and claimed the Asgard throne for himself – and Jaimie Alexander as Thor’s female ally Lady Sif.

Do you believe Ragnarok is when we’ll next see The Hulk? Is he a good fit for Thor’s solo storyline?

Thor: Ragnarok is currently scheduled for a October 27th, 2017 release.

Source: Joblo

Leonardo DiCaprio Producing Volkswagen Scandal Movie 0 55


Wow, talk about things moving fast in Hollywood!

It may have only been a few weeks since the scandal erupted around the Volkswagen fuel emissions cheating but there’s already a movie in the works. DiCaprio is on board to produce the film alongside Jennifer Davisson through his Appian Way company.

There’s no mention of stars, writer or director yet – one might assume that DiCaprio might star himself but he’s a known environmentalist who has produced these types of themed films before (the climate change documentary The 11th Hour chief among them) so it wouldn’t surprise me if he kept himself strictly as a producer for this one, too.

Paramount is the studio behind the movie, having nabbed the presumably sought-after rights to the upcoming book by Jack Ewing. Variety has the details on what it exposes:

“…The company placed illegal software in their clean diesel cars that could tell when a car was being tested for fuel emissions and would turn on the emissions control to cheat the test and meet EPA standards. During normal driving conditions, emission control software was shut off  — resulting in as much as 40 times more pollution than allowed by law. Volkswagen is currently facing up to $18 billion in fines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.”

If there’s one thing Hollywood loves it’s a true story and, more specifically, a controversial one. Getting this one made and out in the world will be crucial for it to feel relevant to audiences. DiCaprio being attached can’t exactly hurt its box office chances.

The actor will next be seen in the amazing-looking The Revenant.

Source: Variety