DESTINATION WEDDING (2018): The Things I Liked…

Destination Wedding (2018), Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves
Destination Wedding (2018), Winona Ryder, Keanu Reeves

Destination Wedding– Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder’s comedy / drama about two unpleasant wedding guests who develop a mutual affection despite themselves is just as delightful as the trailer suggested.

The beautiful destination, the way the dialogue posed some of life’s key questions and how it was all so engaging throughout. These are the things I liked most about Destination Wedding. My favourite moment if I had to pick one is the scene when Ryder’s character gets carried. Overall though, I really liked it all.

In my mind, director Victor Levin’s movie can probably be likened to a dark and funny cousin of Richard Linklater’s Before Sunrise (1995).  

In conclusion I say, watch it because it’s misery but fun. Fun that stars many ‘props’ and two engaging characters. 

Happy Film Loving 

G

MISSION – IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT (2018): The Things I Liked…

Mission - Impossible - Fallout (2018), Rebecca Ferguson
Mission – Impossible – Fallout (2018), Rebecca Ferguson

I took a moment to remember how much fun I had watching Mission Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015), before sitting down to Tom Cruise’s latest movie, Mission Impossible – Fallout.

The action sequences in Fallout are impressive, well-choreographed physical feats. You know, because it’s a Tom Cruise movie. Yet there was one moment at the beginning in the scene with the plutonium that felt too obvious as an action movie plot device – due to the way it was executed.  It was unfortunately a moment that made me feel that little bit less enthused about the rest of the film. 

As the story progressed, I was adequately engaged but whilst also simultaneously concluding that I probably need to give this franchise a break. That way when I return in some years, it will all feel kind of fresh and new again.

Even though I definitely had more fun with Rogue Nation, Fallout is still a good movie. It’s just unfortunate that for me personally, more than any specific action sequence or scene, the most memorable thing about director Christopher McQuarrie’s film is that it helped me realise what a truly great face Rebecca Ferguson actually has. A totally random observation, I know. Yet I’m quite sure, thoroughly accurate.

Watch Mission Impossible – Fallout because it’s good. Who knows, it may even be your favourite.

Happy Film Loving 

G

TRIPLE FRONTIER (2019): New Trailer From Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund, Charlie Hanum…

Triple Frontier (2019), Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck
Triple Frontier (2019), Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Pedro Pascal, Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck

Directed by J.C. Chandor; Triple Frontier stars  Charlie Hunnam, Ben Affleck, Pedro Pascal, Garrett Hedlund and Oscar Isaac.

This one is a  action / adventure where five former Special Forces operatives  plan a heist in a sparsely populated multi-border zone of South America. A major heist that turns into  an epic battle for survival…

Seeing the hurt in Isaac’s character’s eyes, I wonder how much sympathy these guys are going to get out of me. Either way, I’m hoping for a thrilling adventure and with a  cast like this, the chances should be good.

Adria Arjona, Sheila Vand and Reynaldo Gallegos also star.

Triple Frontier Release Dates: March 2019 (US)…

Happy Film Loving 

G

BRIGHTBURN (2019): New Trailer From Elizabeth Banks, Meredith Hagner, David Denman…

Brightburn (2019), Elizabeth Banks
Brightburn (2019), Elizabeth Banks

In new horror movie Brightburn, a child from another world crash-lands on Earth, only instead becoming a hero to mankind, he’s something far worse.

Directed by David Yarovesky; Elizabeth Banks, Meredith Hagner, David Denman, Jackson A. Dunn, Matt Jones and star…

I’m drawn to this because I like Banks. Whether I make it to the theatre or not is another matter entirely. I mean, after all, this is categorised as horror rather than horror / drama / mystery, like  A Quiet Place (2017) –  scary-ish movie I had no issue watching.

Brightburn Release Dates: May 24th, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 

G

SWING KIDS (2018): New Trailer Starring Kyung-soo Do, Hye-soo Park, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-Se…

Swing Kids (2018), Kyung-Soo Do
Swing Kids (2018), Kyung-Soo Do

Based on Korean musical Rho Ki-Soo, Swing Kids is a new drama about a tap dancing North Korean soldier held captive in the Geoje prison camp during the Korean War.

Directed by Hyeong-Cheol Kang, Swing Kids stars  Kyung-soo Do, Hye-soo Park, Jared Grimes, Oh Jung-Se…

I like how unexpected the tap dancing element in this movie is and that’s why I want to see it.

Additionally, even though this is based on a musical, there’s no actors ‘singing instead of speaking’ in this trailer; a truth that makes my non-musical loving heart rather happy. 

Swing Kids Release Dates:  December 21st, 2018 (US)…

Happy Film loving 

G

AVENGERS – ENDGAME (2019): New Trailer From Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth…

Avengers - Endgame (2019), Chris Evans
Avengers – Endgame (2019), Chris Evans

Avengers – Endgame is instalment number four of the Avengers series is here.

Key cast includes Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson and Chris Hemsworth…

I definitely didn’t see this trailer coming but I sure am glad it’s here. What intrigues me among other things is how Captain Marvel will fit into the mix with all the other Avengers.

Karen Gillan, Brie Larson, Bradley Cooper, Evangeline Lilly, Jon Favreau, Josh Brolin, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan and Paul Rudd also star.

Avengers – Endgame Release Dates: April 26th, 2019 (US & UK)…

Happy Film Loving 

G

ALL IS TRUE (2019): New Trailer From Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen…

All Is True (2019), Kenneth Branagh is William Shakespeare
All Is True (2019), Kenneth Branagh is William Shakespeare

Directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh, All Is True is a new drama about the last days of celebrated  playwright William Shakespeare.

Additional key cast includes Judi Dench, Ian McKellan… 

Something tells me that ‘epic’ isn’t the word for this production but I rather like Branagh and definitely appreciate Shakespeare… even though his words take take extra time to understand in these here modern times.

Kathryn Wilder, Lolita Chakrabarti, Michael Rouse, Jack Colgrave Hirst and Matt Jessup also star

All Is True Release Dates:  December 21st, 2018 (US); February 8th, 2019 (UK)…

Happy Film Loving 

G

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING (2018): New Trailer For Documentary About Contemporary Art…

The Price Of Everything (2018)
The Price Of Everything (2018)

Directed by  Nathaniel Kahn, The Price Of Everything promises a close look at the role of art in today’s consumerist society. Particularly the rarefied world of  contemporary art where everything can be bought and sold. 

Featured artists and art enthusiasts include Jeff Koons, Amy Cappellazzo, George Condo, Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Marilyn Minter…

I appreciate all  art  forms and my favourite kind is film. However, I can’t imagine ever being convinced that art is more important than life. More reason to watch this, I suppose.  Who knows, I may even be inspired afresh to pick up my paintbrush.

The Price of Everything Release Dates

Happy Film Loving 

G

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