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August 13th, 2013

Except for The Way Way Back, which I loved (click here for my review!), it’s been a pretty mediocre summer of movie-going for me, with most of the highly-anticipated blockbusters feeling pretty “eh” to me.  No solution, then, but to look forward towards other films that are coming soon!

I don’t know if the film will be any good, but I am in absolute love for this trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.  It’s a gorgeous little tone-poem, and one of my favorite trailers in years:

Equally quirky is this peek at the Coen Brothers’ latest: Inside Lleweyn Davis.  A new film by Joel and Ethan Coen is always worthy of anticipation, and this trailer is terrific:

Any new film from the Coen brothers excites me, no matter the topic or genre, and I am starting to feel the same way about Spike Jonze.  His Where the Wild Things Are was my favorite film of 2009, a criminally under-appreciated gem.  This new trailer for Her, in which Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with his iphone, has me very much intrigued:

This new trailer for Thor: The Dark World is terrific, promising an epic feel that nicely raises the scale and the stakes from the first film.  I love how this trailer gives a spotlight on all the supporting characters — there’s a “the gang’s all here” feel that is very endearing, along with some great action.  Really looking forward to this one:

This look at CBGB, which tells the story behind the famous New York City music club, has me intrigued.  Plus, it stars Alan Rickman, and Alan Rickman is unfailingly awesome!  I am eager to learn more about this one:

This trailer for Paul Greengrass’ based-on-a-true-story film, Captain Phillips, has been out for a few months, but I just saw it for the first time in a movie theatre last week.  It is riveting.  I don’t want to see anything more before seeing this film:

I have loved George Clooney’s work as a director (his first film, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, is one of my very favorite films of all time), so I am excited for his latest film, The Monuments Men.  Hoo boy, what a cast!

Will these films be as good as their trailers?  Maybe not, but I can’t wait to find out.

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