Daily Archives: August 24, 2013

Trailer for All is Lost (2013)

All is Lost Poster

All is Lost (2013) (Click on the title for my full review.)

This is literally a one man show starring Robert Redford.  It is written and directed by J.C. Chandor.

The film is about a lone sailer (Robert Redford) who crashes into a shipping container in the middle of the ocean and his boat starts sinking.  Using every resource at hand, he tries his best to survive.

The movie looks like Cast Away (2000) except that instead of being stranded on a desert island, Redford is stuck in the middle of the ocean.

It’s a Robert Redford one man show.  That is enough for me to want to see it.

The film is set to release on 10/18/13.


Trailer for The Book Thief (2013)

The Book Thief Poster

The Book Thief (2013) (Click on the title for my full review.)

This movie is based off of the novel by Markus Zusak.  Liesel (Sophie Nelisse) is a young girl without a family in Nazi Germany during WWII.  She gets taken in and adopted by a couple who also hide a Jewish boy under their stairs.  With all of the terrible things going on around her, Liesel takes comfort in stealing books and sharing them with her new family.

The film was directed by Brian Percival and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Ben Schnetzer, Joachim Paul Assbock, Kirsten Block, and Sandra Nedeleff.

I have not read the book, but the movie looks like it could be pretty good.  It’s a story that I am not familiar with, but it looks intense.

The movie is set to release on 11/15/13.