The Outsider tells the story of an American former G.I. who joins the yakuza (transnational organized crimesyndicate) during post-WWII Japan.
Directed by Martin Zandvliet; the key cast includes Jared Leto, Tadanobu Asano, Kippei Shîna…
I’m always ready for some slick onscreen badassery. Therefore, having seen this trailer, I’m now even more excited about the The Equalizer (2014) sequel because towards the end of Leto’s trailer, I was reminded of my favourite scene in The Equalizer. The one that involves a very swift move with a gun.
May this please be one of the better Netflix movies.
Chloé Zhao is the writer / director of The Rider, a drama about a young cowboy who must find a new identity in the heartland of America after a near fatal head injury…
Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau and Lilly Jandreau star…
Before I read the synopsis, I wasn’t sure that the trailer had convinced me to watch. However, now that it’s clear this film is about having to find a plan B where there wasn’t a need for one before, now I’m really quite curious.
I’m going to wait until my mood is exactly right to sit through this film’s seemingly melancholic but likely hopeful vibe.
For those who believe in the ultimate power of nurture over nature and for those who don’t, Birthmarked –Toni Collette and Matthew Goode’s latest Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais directed comedy sure sounds like fun.
Collette and Goode play two scientists who choose to raise 3 children contrarily to their genetic tendencies, all for the purpose of proving the power of nurture over nature…
I kind of think that raising kids at all is an experiment whether parents like it or not. It’s just that not everyone’s parents are scientists unlike the parents in this trailer.
I’m so ready for the seemingly kooky madness and of course the results. I definitely want the results!
Michael Smiley, Tyrone Benskin, Suzanne Clément and Fionnula Flanagan also star.
Written / directed by Adam Rifkin; The Last Movie Star stars Burt Reynolds, Ariel Winter and Chevy Chase in the universal story about growing old.
Reynolds plays an ageing former movie star forced to face the reality that his glory days have come to an end…
I haven’t seen Reynolds in a movie for a while, and based on all the stories I hear about him in his later years, most of it is focused on how very physically able he still is. In which case I’m thinking that he probably acted his socks off to look as fragile as he does in this trailer.
The story of ageing intrigues me too, of course but I’m going to have to watch this just to see how much I buy Reynolds’s physical portrayal of the man he’s playing.
Ellar Coltrane, Nikki Blonsky, Clark Duke also star.
Regardless of how much I wished and hoped, Irreplaceable You which stars Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman is not a good movie. However sweet the premise of the love story may be and as tragic as the story’s end is, the execution was not satisfying.
It’s odd to say this of a movie about a young couple whose love story is cut short by terminal illness but, I kept thinking where’s the heart, the soul? Why am I not connecting to this story – let alone the characters?
Overall, I don’t think I really bought much of what was happening throughout. My viewing session kept being interrupted by thoughts of ‘this is not great’ and ‘The Fault In Our Stars (2014)’ did a much better job of telling a similar story.
What I know for sure is that story editing, the writing, cliches and perhaps insufficient chemistry between the two leads has something to do with why Irreplaceable You isn’t great. There were a few moments where I thought ‘this is where it takes a turn and gets better’ but it never did.
If I had to pick a thing or two I liked, I’d say the moment in Central Park during the ‘Did you know’ game because I learned one or two things I didn’t already know. There’s also Jacki Weaver. However small the part or disappointing a film, ‘Queen Weaver’ never seems to give a bad performance. I haven’t watched all her movies, of course but I always buy everything she’s selling. The Voices (2014), for example.
The Fault In Our Stars, definitely watch that instead. Really.