‘Gold’ Trailer

For years, The Weinstein Company was an Oscar Powerhouse. Thanks to Harvey’s handshaking and not-a-bribery, he managed to get nominated almost every year, from 2008 to 2014, in multiple categories, and even managed to get a win for The King’s Speech and The Artist. However, they’ve recently run into trouble, hemorrhaging money and failing to get any Best Picture nominees last year, despite the universal acclaim of Carol. This year, they have a fairly week field, and don’t seem to know what to do with the films they have. While The Founder is destined to underplay, and no one knows how Lion will do, their last ditch effort, Gold, seems like it has some potential.

The film follows Kenny Wells (Matthew McConaughey), an overweight, down-on-his-luck prospector, teams up with geologist Michael Acosta (Édgar Ramírez) to hunt for gold in the jungles of Indonesia.

It looks like a solid adventure film exploring greed, in the vein of Treasure of the Sierra Madre. I haven’t seen director Stephen Gaghan’s other film Syriana, but I’ve heard good things. I’m intrigued enough to give this one a chance. You can watch the trailer below, and see if Weinstein can manage to restore himself to his former glory on December 25th.


  • Aaron Martinuzzi Posted 09/11/2016 1:28 pm

    FWIW, Syriana was a middle-east-conflict version of Crash; nothing more than an on-the-nose, overly tidy, “let’s expose this injustice” piece. That said, it was well done. From what you write, “Gold” sounds like it has more of a chance to be honestly entertaining.

    On an unrelated note, can you change that font color for comments? It’s super hard to see this light grey on the white background.

    • Travis Burgess Posted 09/11/2016 7:15 pm

      That’s weird. It shows up as black on mine. I’ll take a look at it and see if I can change that. Thanks!

      • Aaron Posted 09/11/2016 8:52 pm

        It’s just while I’m entering the comment (using an iPhone or iMac). Once the comment posts it’s black.

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