Return of Trail Mix!

I’m in a weird state of mind where I honestly don’t know what to watch so until I get my mojo back I’m going to bring back an old favorite…TRAIL MIX! I usually hate trailers now but since I’ve seen nearly nothing in the last month as far as trailers go, I’m gunna post a bunch. Hopefully this gets you ready for the summer by introducing you to something you didn’t know was coming out.

Yup. This is a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie. If I can recall, I believe this is going to be the fourth attempt to make a serviceable movie out of the franchise which features turtles kicking ass as ninjas. I was a fan of the first one but mostly because I was ten and it was the 90s. I remember an animated version that released about six years ago when I was an usher at the theater I would go on to manage, but remember it doing poorly. Hopefully this is better than its predecessors but considering Jonathan Liebesman is at the helm, I highly doubt it. His previous movies were Wrath of the Titans, Battle Los Angeles, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning. Yuck.

Releases July 11

This is one of my most anticipated films of the year. Richard Linklater spends twelve years constructing this film as a boy literally grows up. I can’t even describe in words how cool that is. The fact that Linklater is directing and writing the film only goes to show how amazing it will be. Linklater is in the club of directors who have literally done no wrong. I love all his films.

Releases October 3rd

Fincher has always been one of my favorite directors and even though I didn’t enjoy Benny Button or Girl With a Dragon Tatoo as much as everybody else, he’s still a visionary and I can’t wait to see what he does with this. Also, I love when trailers do this. I have no idea what the film is really about. Hats off to the people who cut the trailer.

Releases July 18th

I love Mike Cahill’s film “Another Earth”. It’s a movie that I would make if I had the ambition and the financial ability. His new film is equally as intriguing and and features Michael Pitt in a starring role which I’ve waited so long to see. I loved him in the “Funny Games” remake and finally he gets to shine. The trailer is a bit revealing so only watch it once and try to scrub your mind afterward.

Horrible news today. Phillip Seymour Hoffman found dead in his apartment…

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This is a horrible day. One of the best actors of the last two decades, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, was found dead in his apartment today, apparently overdosing on heroin. Police claim that they entered the apartment ad found him in his bathroom with a needle in his arm. Sources say the actor used heroin frequently. That is the story so far. I’ve dealt with heroin over the years. Friends and family members of mine have had run ins with it and it’s a drug that should be banished from existence. I am shocked to learn that he had a problem with it but he was a person after all and people have vices and problems regardless of their social status. That’s all I’ll say on the way he died until more details come out.

For now I’m going to take a little time and remember one of my favorite character actors of all time. I can remember the first couple of films I’ve seen him act in. Patch Adams was a film that disappointed me greatly but it did show how creepy the man could be, a trait that would carry over in films like Mission Impossible: 3 and Happiness. He had comedy traits that he showcased in films such as Twister, Along Came Polly, Punch Drunk Love, and The Big Lebowski. However, the films in which he most certainly will be remember for were his award nominated roles in The Master and Capote, in which he actually took the gold statue home for the latter. Those films, as well as his whole filmography are evidence of what a talented actor he was. His presence on the screen is going to be missed for a long time.

He leaves three children and may saddened fans and family members. Rest in peace.