First Glance: “Ad Astra”


Talk about something that brightened up my day. The much-anticipated first trailer for James Gray’s “Ad Astra” dropped yesterday and let’s just say it helped solidify the science-fiction drama as one of 2019’s movies I’m looking forward to the most.

Gray’s last film, 2016’s “The Lost City of Z”, was an underseen gem. Before that was the fantastic period drama “The Immigrant”. With “Ad Astra” (Latin for “To the Stars”) he heads to space and takes an intriguing cast with him – Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga, Donald Sutherland, and Liv Tyler. What’s most fascinating is the story co-written by Gray and Ethan Gross. Time travel, family drama, space sequences – I’m 100% in with this one.

“Ad Astra” hits theaters September 20th. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing it or giving it a pass.


8 thoughts on “First Glance: “Ad Astra”

  1. I don’t know, to me it doesn’t look that special. There are just so many space movies lately and nothing about this one stands out

  2. I love these posts man. I live under a rock so I’m always finding out about new movies coming out. I never saw The Lost City of Z… I didn’t know it was the same director as The Immigrant! I -love- that movie. I need to go back and watch The Lost City I think!

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