The Silver Bullet ~ “Alex Cross” Trailer

Synopsis: After Washington DC detective Alex Cross is told that a family member has been murdered, he vows to track down the killer. He soon discovers that she was not his first victim and that things are not what they seem.

Release Date:  October 19, 2012

Thoughts: Based on one of the 18 (and counting!) novels in a popular series by James Patterson, Alex Cross sees Tyler Perry stepping into the role created by Morgan Freeman in Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider.  Nothing against Perry, who is a fine actor when he wants to be, but taking over for Freeman is no small task.  As a fan of the Alex Cross novels (though I admittedly haven’t read one since #10) I always considered this a series better suited for television than the big screen.  It doesn’t help that the films continue to be made out of order which means the Cross character will forever be scattered amongst movies.  The trailer doesn’t do a lot for me, looking to be more of a by-the-numbers police mystery.  Also, is Matthew Fox sick or something?  Rather than looking super ripped in his villain role he looks malnourished which maybe just adds to his creep factor.  In any event, I’m a proven sucker for a thriller so all gripes aside there’s no doubt I’ll be catching this one in October.

The Silver Bullet ~ “The Words” Trailer

Synopsis: A writer at the peak of his literary success discovers the steep price he must pay for stealing another man’s work

Release Date:  September 21, 2012

Thoughts: You gotta give it to Bradley Cooper, the man could easily rest on his laurels and take every action film or dopey comedy that comes his way.  Instead, Cooper takes a road less traveled and attaches himself to movies that might otherwise be a tough sell.  While The Words does have its share of appealing actors, the success or failure of it will fall to Cooper’s shoulders as he navigates a movie that looks to have equal amounts of romance and drama.  Arriving as the summer fades from memory, The Words is another test of Cooper’s appeal as a draw for moviegoers.  He parlayed 2011’s Limitless to a modest box office hit and could very well have another sleeper on his hands.

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