Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal. This thing is must-see on star power alone. Them you throw in this synopsis, "based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966", & you've got a heckuva reason to look forward to November 15. I remember they were losing their minds over this one at CinemaCon. Now, after finally seeing the trailer, I know why. This trailer was absolutely fabulous, & even though I know that could mean nothing, I can't help but think this film looks special. Equal parts racing & display of advancements in engineering, with an emotional human element thrown in from many different angles. I think director James Mangold might've really pulled out a winner in this one. I'm now as excited as the folks at CinemaCon were. What about y'all though? Does this do it for you? Do you see the same "special" in this trailer? Put it in the comments, like, & share.Read More
What did I just watch? Talk about taking liberties whole naming a film! This wasn't even close to what I was expecting when I started watching this trailer. Staring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried, & the voice of Kevin Costner, I almost don't even want to talk about it for fear of ruining the surprise I got while watching. What I thought was going to be a racing trailer abruptly turns into a story about a racer's life told through the eyes of a dog voiced by Costner. I don't even know what to think about this one. As if I didn't know it was based on a novel, this is one of the many films I'd love to be in the initial pitch room for. Based on a best seller by Garth Stein, the official synopsis goes, "Based on the best-selling novel by Garth Stein, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN is a heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo (voiced by Kevin Costner). Through his bond with his owner, Denny Swift (Milo Ventimiglia), an aspiring Formula One race car driver, Enzo has gained tremendous insight into the human condition and understands that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. The film follows Denny and the loves of his life - his wife, Eve (Amanda Seyfried), their young daughter Zoe (Ryan Kiera Armstrong), and ultimately, his true best friend, Enzo." As strange as it seems, it looks like it could be a really cute, heartwarming film. Especially for dog lovers. Which we've proved time & again have a major film turnout. Hopefully we skip the inevitable dog ending we seem to always get. Chances have proved to be slim on that hope though. Anyway, what did y'all think of this strangely named story? Put it in the comments, like, & shate.