Flicks to Pick Friday
Every week I will be picking trailers for upcoming films that display exciting potential. This week I bring you the top 5 thrillers that are set to be released later this year.
1. The Counselor
I have not been this excited about a movie in quite some time. It has all the ingredients for a delicious/messy feature. Ridley Scott directs, Cormac McCarthy writes, and Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz, Cameron Diaz, Javier Bardem, and Dean Norris (Breaking Bad) star. The trailer is tense and unrevealing. Watch it here.
2. Captain Phillips
Tom Hanks teams up with director Paul Greengrass (Bourne Supremacy/Ultimatum) to bring us the details on the true story of the 2009 Somali pirate hijacking of a US cargo ship. It is good to see Hanks in a role like this. Watch the trailer here.
3. Machete Kills
Robert Rodriguez is back to direct this sequel to his 2010 grind-house style hit “Machete.” This time around, Machete (Danny Trejo) has been asked by the US President (Charlie Sheen) to go in to Mexico to stop a mad arms dealer (Mel Gibson) from launching a nuke. Expect nothing less than lots of blood and skin. Antonio Banderas, Lady Gaga, and Cuba Gooding Jr. join in on the fun this runaround. Watch the trailer HERE.
4. The Wolf of Wall Street
Starring Leo and directed by Scorsese. Need I say more. Watch the trailer HERE.
5. Runner Runner
The runner up for this week goes to Runner Runner starring Ben Affleck, and JT. If Affleck is taking a break from directing award winners to star in this it has to be good, right? Check out the Trailer HERE.