TED LASSO (2020): New Trailer Starring Jason Sudeikis, Hannah Waddingham, Stephen Manas, Colin Blyth…

Ted Lasso (2020), Jason Sudeikis, Apple TV+

Jason Sudeikis, Stephen Manas, Hannah Waddingham and Colin Blyth are the stars of new Apple TV+ comedy miniseries Ted Lasso.

Sudeikis plays Lasso, a US American Football coach who arrives in the UK to manage a struggling London soccer team in the top flight of English football.

I’m always happy to see Sudeikis on screen. I’m even extra happy because Ted Lasso is set in what looks to be a surprisingly sunny England. I say bring on all the Jokes at England’s expense, I love those!

Also, considering how very seriously the British take football, I’m intrigued about how a football manager who supposedly knows very little about the game actually got the job.

Phil Dunster, Brett Goldstein, Brendan Hunt, Bradley Wj Miller, Adam Colborne, Bronson Webb and Moe Jeudy-Lamour also star.

Ted Lasso Release Dates: August 14th, 2020 (US)…

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THE NEST (2020): New Trailer Starring Jude Law, Carrie Coon, Anne Reid…

The Nest (2020), Jude Law, Carrie Coon

The Nest stars Jude Law as an entrepreneur whose family life begins to take a twisted turn after moving into an English country manor.

 Written / directed by Sean Durkin; Carrie Coon, Anne Reid and Charlie Shotwell are among the key cast.

This looks like a very interesting character study. I know that Law can deliver the performance, so my fingers are crossed that the story proves thoroughly worthwhile as well.

Adeel Akhtar, Tattiawna Jones, Oona Roche, Michael Culkin, Abby Stretch, James Nelson-Joyce, Michel Alexandre Gonzalez and Bernardo Santos also star.

The Nest Release Dates: September 18th, 2020 (US)…

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THE OLD GUARD (2020): The Things I Liked…

The Old Guard (2020), Charlize Theron
The Old Guard (2020), Charlize Theron

The Old Guard, an action/fantasy about a covert team of immortal mercenaries is not a bad film. However, though everyone performed well, for me, the movie tended to shine best when the camera was on its main character, Andy (Charlize Theron).

Another thing that director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s movie does well is the fight choreography; the kind that had me wanting to see the behind the scenes rehearsals as soon as possible. Especially for the major sequence towards the end.

As far as action/fantasies go, The Old Guard’s story is a good one and perfect for a sequel which I’d watch right away if it were possible. As you watch Theron, KiKi Layne, and Matthias Schoenaerts’s, another bit of good news is that it kets better as you continue to watch and it’s unlikely you’ll be able to guess everything that’s going to happen as the story unfolds.

What you probably should expect though is to be moved, because The Old Guard is definitely fun but it’s also more moving than you may anticipate and there’s certainly a lot more to love than not.

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TESLA (2020): New Trailer From Ethan Hawke, Eve Hewson, Kyle MacLachlan, Hannah Gross

Tesla (2020), Eve Hewson, Ethan Hawke, IFC Films
Tesla (2020), Eve Hewson, Ethan Hawke, IFC Films

Starring Ethan Hawke and Eve Hewson, visionary inventor Nikola Tesla is the subject of Tesla, director Michael Almereyda’s new drama/biography. Particularly Tesla’s interactions with Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan’s daughter Anne, and Tesla’s breakthroughs in transmitting electrical power and light.

Additional key cast includes Kyle MacLachlan, Hanna Gross and Josh Hamilton.

Ethan Hawke, this cool trailer edit and the greatness of Tesla himself are the reason I’m interested. It also helps that Almereyda’s film looks like no biography I’ve ever seen.

Lois Smith, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Jim Gaffigan, Lucy Walters, James Urbaniak, Ian Lithgow, Donnie Keshawarz and Janelle Feigley also star.

Tesla Release Dates: August 21st, 2020 (US)…

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AN AMERICAN PICKLE (2020): New Trailer From Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook, Sean Whalen…

An American Pickle (2020), Seth Rogen
An American Pickle (2020), Seth Rogen

Starring Seth Rogen, Sarah Snook and Sean Whalen, An American Pickle is a new Brandon Trost directed comedy about Herschel, an immigrant who works at a pickle factory.

After an unfortunate accident, Herschel, is preserved for 100 years and wakes up in modern day Brooklyn, New York.

I’m always ready for a new Rogen comedy. Always ready! And this certainly looks just like the kind of silliness I’ve been needing. Plus it’s set in New York.

I’m even more interested since Rogen is playing two characters. The last time I saw that executed well was in Tom Hardy’s Legend (2015).

Jorma Taccone, Joanna Adler, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Geoffrey Cantor, David Mattey, Charles Rogers, Kevin O’Rourke, Eliot Glazer and Adam Ratcliffe also star.

An American Pickle Release Dates: August 6th, 2020 (US)…

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THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN (2020): New Trailer From Bryan Cranston, Sam Rockwell, Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren…

The One and Only Ivan (2020), Walt Disney Studios
The One and Only Ivan (2020), Walt Disney Studios

In Angelina Jolie, Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston and Sam Rockwell’s latest ,The One and Only Ivan, a gorilla tries to piece together his past with the help of an elephant named Stella, as they work on a plan to escape from captivity.

A partly animated adventure/comedy directed by Thea Sharrock, additional key cast includes Danny DeVito, Brooklynn Prince, Phillipa Soo…

I’m certainly not the biggest fan of circuses. As such, I’m glad it looks as though by the end, this movie will put a big smile on my face. Also, it has elephants!

Ariana Greenblatt, Eleanor Matsuura, Ramon Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Betsy Graver and Owain Arthur

The one and Only Ivan Release Dates: Augustt 21st, 2020 (US)…

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VALLEY OF THE GODS (2019): New Trailer From John Malkovich, Josh Hartnett, Bérénice Marlohe…

Valley of the Gods (2019), Josh Hartnett, Well Go USA Entertainment
Valley of the Gods (2019), Josh Hartnett, Well Go USA Entertainment

Starring Josh Hartnett, John Malkovich and Bérénice Merlohe; Valley of the Gods is a new drama that contrasts abundance and poverty through three separate storylines.

Written/directed by Lech Majewski; additional key cast includes John Rhys-Davies, Keir Dullea and Tokala Black Elk.

Hopefully this will be a good one story-wise but another key reason I’m interested is the visuals, set design and locations. I think I definitely spotted Rome’s magnificent Trevi Fountain.

I’m also happy to see one of my favourite Bond girls, Bérénice Merlohe (Skyfall (2012)) in this trailer. Fingers crossed it’s a great story. However,

Saginaw Grant, Joseph Runningfox, Steven Skyler, John A. Lorenz, and Marek Probosz also star.

Valley of The Gods Release Dates: August 11th, 2020 (US)…

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SUZI Q (2019): The Thing I Liked…

Suzi Q (2019), Suzi Quatro, Madman Films
Suzi Q (2019), Suzi Quatro, Madman Films

Suzi Q, a documentary about Suzi Quatro; an American rock singer-songwriter who helped redefine the role of women in rock ‘n’ roll in the early 70s is a film I was drawn to because I like stories about pioneers and strong courageous people.

From director Liam Firmager; we get to hear from Quatro herself; while also learning about her from family, friends and peers – including Joan Jett, Henry Winkler, Alice Cooper, Debbie Harry and KT Tunstall.

I hadn’t heard of Quatro until this documentary. Now that I’m more familiar, rather than being a fan of Quatro’s music, I’m more a fan of what she represents. The fact that she’s the first female bass player to become a major rockstar is a notable achievement. Especially around fifty years ago during an even more sexist period in the music industry.

I’m certainly glad to have learned about Quatro, even though there are periods during Suzi Q when I found myself not as engaged as I wanted to be.

Overall, I can’t say that Suzi Q is close to the best music documentary I’ve seen. Nevertheless, If you’re curious about Quatro’s journey, and especially if you’re a fan of her music, then give Suzi Q a chance.

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