GODZILLA – KING OF THE MONSTERS (2019): Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins Bradley Whitford…

Godzilla - King Of The Monsters (2019), Charles Dance, Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga
Godzilla – King Of The Monsters (2019), Charles Dance, Millie Bobbie Brown, Vera Farmiga

Godzilla – King Of The Monsters is a new Michael Dougherty directed action / adventure of epic proportions. One that pits Godzilla against some of the most popular monsters in pop culture history.

Millie Bobby BrownVera Farmiga, Sally Hawkins and Bradley Whitford star…

My favourite thing about this trailer? Each moment wings unfurl to that beautiful music – especially at 1:19. The combination of the visual effects, the score and the monster’s sheer size makes for an almost, dare I say, ‘spiritual experience?’

To be clear, I’m in for the special effects and would truly be delighted if this were a disaster movie that pleasantly surprised me in more than one or two ways.

Kyle Chandler, Charles Dance, Ziyi Zhang, Aisha Hinds, Thomas Middleditch, Ken Watanabe and O’Shea Jackson also star.

Godzilla: King Of The Monsters Release Dates: May 31st, 2019 (US)…

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SHAZAM! (2019): New Trailer From Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer…

Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi
Shazam! (2019) Zachary Levi

With a single magic word (Shazam!), a boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need.

Directed by David F. Sandberg, Shazam! stars Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel Jack Dylan Grazer…

This may just be the next hit superhero movie from DC Comics (after Wonder Woman (2017). I’m in for this reason, the humour and to possibly see a version of my own superhero fantasies played out. I’m already liking  the on-screen chemistry between Asher Angel and Jack Dylan Grazer.

Adam Brody, Djimon Hounsou, Michelle Borth, Marta Milans and Ross Butler also star.

Shazam! Release Dates: April 5th, 2018 (US)…

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AQUAMAN (2018): New Trailer From Jason Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park…

Aquaman (2018), Amber Heard
Aquaman (2018), Amber Heard

In Aquaman, Jason Momoa is Arthur; a man who learns of his position as heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Arthur must step forward to lead his people and become a hero to the world.

Directed by James Wan; Momoa, Amber Heard, Nicole Kidman, Randall Park star…

I’m in for the visual spectacle and to see Momoa do a good job.

The cast also includes Patrick Wilson, Patrick Wilson and Willem Dafoe.

Aquaman Release Dates: December 14th, 2018 (UK); December 21st, 2018 (US)…

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ELIZABETH HARVEST (2018): New Trailer From Ciarán Hinds, Abbey Lee, Carla Gugino…

Elizabeth Harvest (2018), Ciarán Hinds
Elizabeth Harvest (2018), Ciarán Hinds

Elizabeth Harvest is a new Sebastian Gutierrez written / directed thriller about possible consequences of  giving your spouse full access to all areas of your life except one.

Ciarán Hinds, Abbey Lee and Carla Gugino star…

I want to see see how similar this movie is to Crimson Peak (2015) but I’m also in for the colours, the mystery and I admit – Lee’s arresting face.

Additional cast includes Dylan Baker and Matthew Beard.

Elizabeth Harvest Release Dates: August 10th, 2018 (US)…

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GLASS (2019): New Trailer From James McAvoy, Samuel L. Jackson, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy…

Glass (2019), James McAvoy
Glass (2019), James McAvoy

In new M. Night Shyamalan horror / mystery, Glass, James McAvoy is Kevin Wendell Crumb, a disturbed man who has twenty personalities and Bruce Willis plays the security guard who uses his supernatural abilities  to track Crumb down…

The cast and the hope of seeing a well executed story that features key characters from Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016) come together… that’s why I’m in.

Anya Taylor-Joy, Sarah Paulson, Luke Kirby, Charlayne Woodard, Spencer Treat Clark and Rob Yang also star.

Glass Release Dates: January 18th, 2019 (US & UK)…

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SECOND ACT (2018): New Trailer From Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini…

Second Act (2018), Jennifer Lopez
Second Act (2018), Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez, Milo Ventimiglia, Vanessa Hudgens and Leah Remini are the stars of new romance / comedy Second Act.

Directed by Peter Segal, Lopez plays a retail worker who reinvents her life / life-story and shows Madison Avenue what street smarts can do…

Two of my favourite romantic comedies (The wedding Planner (2001) and Maid In Manhattan (2(002) star Jennifer Lopez. Hopefully this will be another favourite to add to the list, regardless of the obvious similarities to the maid In Manahattan story.

Charlyne Yi, Freddie Stroma and Treat Williams also star.

Second Act Release Dates: November 21st, 2018 (US); November 30th, 2018 (UK)…

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MAZE RUNNER – THE DEATH CURE (2018): The Thing I Liked…

Maze Runner - The Death Cure (2018). Dylan O'Brien, Giancarlo Esposito, Dexter Darden, Rosa Salazar
Maze Runner – The Death Cure (2018). Dylan O’Brien, Giancarlo Esposito, Dexter Darden, Rosa Salazar

Maze Runner – The Death Cure, the final instalment in the young adult science fiction trilogy set in a post apocalyptic dystopian world is generally OK. Having already seen the first two Maze Runner films and also finding them mainly adequate, I wanted to watch The Death Cure to finish what I’d started. I was very happy to see that the films main actor Dylan O’Brien appeared to have recovered fully following the serious 2016 on-set accident that put production on hold for months.

Even though I’m not in love with this movie, I don’t regret having sat through it for reasons including, the acting isn’t terrible overall, I like the consistent pace and there are a couple of in-air stunts that had my attention. Beyond that though, I’d say that director Wes Ball’s film is an easy distraction that doesn’t ask too much of you. In which case, perhaps hit that play button – for a casual viewing. I say that whilst knowing that big fans of the books (I’ve never read them) probably wouldn’t sit down to this movie ‘casually.’ Nevertheless though, every movie has its place in everybody’s mind. From ‘this deserves my undivided attention’ to ‘I’m definitely skipping that.’ 

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BOY ERASED (2018): New Trailer From Russell Crowe, Nicole Kidman, Lucas Hedges, Joel Edgerton…

Boy Erased (2018), Joel Edgerton
Boy Erased (2018), Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton is the director and a co-star in Boy Erased, a new drama / biography based on the true story of Jared Conlon, a Baptist preacher’s son who was forced to participate in a church-supported gay conversion program.

Additional key cast includes Nicole Kidman, Russell Crowe, Lucas Hedges…

This trailer is beautiful, the cast is brilliant and the story worthwhile. I’m looking forward to this one and more from Edgerton as director.

Xavier Dolan, Troye Sivan, William Ngo and Jesse LaTourette also star.

Boy Erased Release Dates: November 2nd, 2018 (US)…

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